PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT AT BRAMSHOTT.
A very successful meeting was held at Bramshott on Saturday last [July 27th] in fine weather, about 30 ringers and friends being present from Bishop’s Waltham, Blackmoor, Bramshott, Gosport, Portsmouth (St. Thomas’ and St. Mary’s), Shedfield, Steep, Titchfield and Rogate, also Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Pulling (Guildford).
The bells were set going shortly after 3 p.m. in various methods. A short service was held, at which the Rector (Rev. E. H. Polehampton) officiated, and an excellent address was given by the Vicar of Steep (Rev. E. R. Day), which the members greatly appreciated.
By the kindness of Bramshott friends (to whom the district is always greatly indebted), an excellent tea was provided in an adjoining garden, and as the weather was ideal, it was a most enjoyable meal. At the business meeting which followed, the Vicar of Steep was voted to the chair.
It was unanimously decided to hold the next meeting at Gosport on Saturday, October 26th, and the meeting also sanctioned a by-meeting to be held at Hambledon on September 14th.
Capt. A. R. W. Woods, D.S.O., R.N. (Alverstoke), who was present at the meeting, was elected an honorary member, and W. B. Batts (Hambledon) a ringing member.
Before the close of the meeting the Rector of Bramshott in a few remarks welcomed the Guild on their visit, and also thanked those who kindly provided the tea and made the necessary preparations.- Mr. F. W. Rogers (district secretary), on behalf of the members, thanked the Rector for his kind welcome, and also those kind friends whom he had mentioned.- Messrs. E. Woods and W. H. Wright (Bramshott), in the course of a few remarks, said how delighted they were to see their old friend, Mr. A. H. Pulling, present with them, mentioning that he had done yeoman service for the Bramshott ringers in the past.
Touches on handbells were indulged in on the lawn, whilst others returned to the tower for further ringing, which during the day included Grandsire and Stedman Doubles, Plain Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Cambridge Surprise Minor.
The Ringing World No. 958, August 2nd, 1929, page 490