The annual meeting of the Christchurch District was held at Christchurch on December 7th, when 42 members and visitors were present at the service held in the Christchurch Priory, which was conducted by the Rev. Canon R. P. Price (Vicar of Christchurch) and the sermon preached by the Rev. J. B. Elliott (Vicar of Hordle).
The annual meeting followed tea in the Priory Restaurant. Rear-Admiral Everett was re-elected chairman, and Mr. W. T. Godfrey was elected District secretary to succeed Mr. A. V. Davis, who had retired after being secretary for 12 years. Tributes were paid to Mr. A. V. Davis for his devoted service during these years. Mr. W. E. Cheater and Mr. R. Marlow were re-elected joint Ringing Masters. Mrs. F. J. Marshallsay and Mr. D. T. Matkin were re-elected executive council representatives and Mr. R. Hurst was re-elected hon. auditor.
Following a report on the 1957 ringers' rally and George Williams commemoration dinner by Mr. D. T. Matkin, it was decided, with regret, that owing to the financial loss sustained in connection with the 1957 function no rally or dinner would be held during 1958. It was resolved that the matter should be discussed again at the next annual general meeting of the District.
The Ringing World No. 2439, December 27, 1957, page 841