A quarterly meeting of the Basingstoke District was held at Andover on Saturday, July 23rd, when 22 members attended from the following towers: Andover, Basingstoke, Bramley, Highclere, King’s Sombome, North Stoneham, Oakley, Silchester, Woolton Hill and Winchester. During the afternoon and evening good use was made of the bells at St. Mary’s Church, the methods rung being Grandsire Doubles (for the beginners), Grandsire and Stedman Triples, and Bob Major.

The Rev. E. Jones (District Secretary) was away on holiday, and the Rev. H. T. Adams officiated in his stead.

Tea was partaken of in the Bowling Club Pavilion, and, at the business meeting which followed the General Secretary (Mr. G. Pullinger) reported that, in accordance with the wishes of the ringers, he had approached the Bishops of Winchester and Portsmouth, who had both sanctioned and approved the proposal to form a joint Diocesan Association for the new dioceses of Winchester and Portsmouth, He suggested that a special meeting be held at a convenient centre in the autumn, so that arrangements could be made to start the new association on January 1st next.

After a good deal of discussion it was resolved that the matter be left in the hands of the committee, and that all details be submitted to the districts at their annual meetings in November.

The Secretary reported that the next meeting would be at Odiham, due notice of which would be given in ‘The Ringing World.’

The Ringing World No. 855, August 12th, 1927, page 507