Alton and Petersfield District

About 35 members and visitors attended the quarterly meeting of the Alton and Petersfield District, held at East Meon on July 14th.

Ringing began at 2.30 p.m. on the fine ring of eight, and ranged from rounds and call-changes to Stedman Triples and Plain Bob Major. During the afternoon a cordial welcome was extended to the newly-elected Master of the Guild, Canon K. W. H. Felstead, who paid a courtesy visit. The Vicar (the Rev. S. Lawry) conducted the Guild service, at which John Clark, the local captain, played the organ.

A very substantial tea was tackled at the Institute, provided by girls from the local junior school. The Rev. J. Long, District chairman, presided at the short business meeting, at which four new members were elected - two from East Meon. A welcome was extended to Mr. "Bob" Fisher, a local ringer aged 96, who took part in several touches during the day. Mr. Fisher replied, saying that he had spent many years both in the choir and ringing the hells, and had been glad to be able to do so. Those whose efforts had made the meeting a success were warmly thanked by the company.

Ringing continued during the evening, much useful spadework being done for the large number of young ringers present.

The Ringing World No. 2677, August 10, 1962, page 525