The quarterly meeting was held at Whitwell on Saturday [Aug. 14th], when ringers from Carisbrooke, Chale, Freshwater, Godshill, Newport and Ryde were met and welcomed by the Rev. J. C. Orr and the local band. The bells were raised in peal, and ringing commenced with 360 Kent Treble Bob Minor: J. O. Rymer (Whitwell) 1, A. Brading (Ryde) 2, H. Phillips (Godshill) 3, B. J. Snow (Ryde) 4, H. Barton (Ventnor, conductor) 5, A. R. Ward (Ryde) 6. The touch was arranged and conducted by the District Master as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 2nd. Touches and courses of Bob, Grandsire and Stedman Doubles, also Plain Bob and Kent Treble Bob Minor and Double Court were then rung, in the course of which several probationary members rang their first course, and others their first 120.
The service was conducted by the Vicar, who gave a very interesting address. The ringers were then entertained to tea at the Vicarage by the Vicar and Mrs. Orr, and at the business meeting which followed the Rev. H. E. H. Coombes, R.D., Vicar of Freshwater, and president of the district, occupied the chair.
It was resolved to hold the annual meeting at Carisbrooke on Saturday, November 27th, also a combined practice meeting at Newport on Thursday, September 30th, at 6 p.m.
The meeting concluded with a hearty vote of thanks to the Vicar and Mrs. Orr for their kind hospitality. Some of the ringers then indulged in a game of bowls on the Vicarage lawn, whilst others returned to the church and made good use of the bells.
The Ringing World No. 804, August 20th, 1926, page 519