The attendance at the quarterly meeting of the I.O.W. District, held at Newchurch on Saturday last [Nov. 16th], was very small indeed, only eight ringing members (representatives from Brading, Godshill (2), Newport (3), Ryde and Whitwell) putting in an appearance. Nevertheless, good use was made of the six bells, and methods ranging from Grandsire Doubles to Double Court were rung. Tea was kindly provided and served to the ringers by the Vicar and Mrs. Bamford in the Parish Hall. The Rural Dean also presided at the business meeting, at which Mr. A. Jackson, of Ryde, was elected a ringing member.
It was resolved to hold a by-practice meeting at Carisbrooke on Saturday, January 4th, the annual meeting having already been fixed for Saturday, February 1st, at Newport.
The meeting concluded with a hearty vote of thanks to the Rural Dean and Mrs. Bamford for providing tea, also to the former for presiding. A course of Grandsire Caters was then rung on handbells by B. J. Snow, W. Upton, H. Barton, Dr. J. B. Williamson and H. Phillips, and further ringing was afterwards indulged in on the church bells.
The Ringing World No. 974, November 22nd, 1929, page 747