A quarterly meeting of the Alton and Petersfield District was held at Westmeon on Saturday, April 13th. Members were present from Alton, Bramshott, Blackmoor, Bishopstoke, Eastmeon, Fareham, North Stoneham, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Portsea, Privett, Soberton, Swanmore, Steep, Titchfield, Westmeon, and visitors from Reading. The bells were rung during the afternoon and evening. The Guild's service was conducted by the Rector (Canon W. H. Thomas), who welcomed the Guild to the parish. Tea was served in the New Inn, and was partaken of by a party of about 50.
In the absence of the district chairman, Canon Thomas was voted to the chair for the business meeting. The Hon. Secretary announced the death of the Rev. P. J. Miller, of Langrish, an hon. member, and the meeting stood in silence as a mark of respect.
New ringing members were elected from Steep, Privett and Westmeon.
A discussion on the necessity of holding by-meetings for members who could not attend the usual meetings on Saturdays took place, and at the suggestion of Mr. F. W. Rogers (general secretary) it was decided to arrange one such meeting as a trial.
The next quarterly meeting was fixed for July 20th at Newton Valence.
The Ringing World No. 1257, April 26th, 1935, page 268