A well-attended meeting of the Portsmouth District was held at Curdridge on Saturday last [Oct. 18th], when forty members and friends were present from Curdridge, Gosport, North Stoneham, Petersfield, Portsmouth (St. Mary’s and St. Thomas’), Southampton, Shedfield, Swanmore, Titchfield, Ryde, Wickham, Bishopstoke, Lymington, Overton and Winchester.
Full use was made of the bells during the afternoon, when a short service was held in the church, at which the Vicar (Rev. A. H. Starey) officiated. An excellent tea was served in the reading room, after which the business meeting was held.
The election of the following non-resident members was confirmed: Miss I. L. Hastie (Dorking), Mrs. A. E. Lock (Abingdon), and Messrs. A. J. Bartlett (Chiddingfold), R. Overy (Haslemere) and E. J. Munday (Rogate). Two full members from Steep and one from Swanmore were elected ringing members.
It was decided to hold the annual meeting at Portsmouth Cathedral on Saturday, January 24th, 1931. It was decided that the following resolution be forwarded to the Central Committee: ‘That all non-resident ringers, on joining the Guild as compounding members, be presented with a copy of the Guild certificate.’
Votes of thanks were accorded the Vicar for allowing the use of the bells and being present at the meeting, after which a further visit was made to the tower, the methods rung including Grandsire and Stedman Triples, Plain Bob, Double Norwich, Superlative, Cambridge and Bristol Surprise Major.
The Ringing World No. 1022, October 24th, 1930, page 688