Striking Competition

Some excellent ringing was heard during a striking competition of the Guild held at St. Michael's, Southampton, on October 19th.

After tea, prepared by the ladies of St. Michael's, the judge, Mr. C. H. Kippin, gave his comments. The Master (Canon K. W. H. Felstead) announced that St. Mary's, Liss, band, who rang 240 Grandsire Doubles, were the winners, followed by Warnford (Grandsire Doubles) 171. Christchurch Priory (238 Grandsire Triples) 199. The Alliston Cup was presented by the judge to the winning team, which consisted of Rosemarie Walton 1, Lesley Read 2, Susan Ellenor 3, D. M. Hughes 4, B. R. Walton (cond.) 5, Patricia Smith 6. With an average age of 17 years, they are the youngest team to win the cup.

Other competitors were Winchester Cathedral (Grandsire Triples), who were disqualified as their well struck touch failed to come round within the prescribed length due to a miscall; SS. Peter and Paul's, Fareham (Grandsire Triples); St, Lawrence's, Alton (Grandsire Doubles), and St. Mary's, Fordingbridge (call changes).

The judge and the ladies were thanked, and the Guild is indebted to the Master, who, as convener of the Striking Competition Subcommittee, had been mainly responsible for the excellent arrangements.

The Ringing World No. 2741, November 1, 1963, page 743