Although owing to unforeseen circumstances only 14 members attended the meeting of the Portsmouth District of the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild, held at Soberton on September 4th, the gathering was a success from the learners’ point of view, several of them ringing their first course of Grandsire Triples.

Tea was served in the White Lion and a meeting was held, the Vicar of Soberton being in the chair, supported by the Ringing Master (Mr. George Williams), the general secretary (Mr. F. W. Rogers) and the district secretary (Mr. R. J. Stone).

It was decided to hold the next meeting at Fareham on Saturday, January 15th. The general secretary proposed that a letter should be sent to each tower asking them to support the meeting. Votes of thanks to the Vicar and organist were passed. The methods included Grandsire, Stedman and Bob Major.

The Ringing World No. 1695, September 17th, 1943, page 412