Ringing was not possible during the afternoon at the quarterly meeting of the Portsmouth District at St. Mary's, Alverstoke, on October 5th, because of a late wedding and a broken rope. The Vicar, the Rev. W. Rees, officiated at the service, and tea was served by the ladies in Brodrick Hall.

New ringing members elected at the meeting were Mr. Brown and Miss Simms (Catherington) and Mr. P. Page (Titchfield); compounding member Miss Pamela Gough (Guildford); associate member the Rev. W. Rees.

At the two by-meetings, Alverstoke, November 9th, and Stedfield, December 14th, each from 6 till 9 p.m., it was decided to devote the first two hours solely to the instruction of learners and the last hour to Surprise ringing only (Cambridge, Yorkshire and Superlative).

Methods rung during the evening were Grandsire, Stedman, Plain Bob, Double Norwich, Kent T.B. and Cambridge.

Next quarterly meeting: Titchfield, April 25th.

L. D. D.

The Ringing World No. 2740, October 25, 1963, page 712