NO SUPPORT FOR QUARTERLY PEAL PROPOSAL.
A quarterly meeting of Southampton District was held at Romsey on Saturday [April 5th]. The bells were available during the afternoon and evening, and service was held in the Abbey at 4.30, conducted by the Vicar of Romsey (the Rev. W. B. Corban). Tea and a short business meeting took place in the Church Hall, Mr. George Williams (vice-president) being in the chair.
Three new members were elected from St. Mary’s, Southampton, and Mr. Williams suggested that a quarterly peal should be rung, the band to be selected from the towers in the district. The suggestion, however, got no support from the meeting and, therefore, the matter dropped.
The methods rung during the day were Grandsire and Stedman Triples, Bob, Double Norwich, Superlative and London Surprise Major. The towers represented were North Stoneham, Bishopstoke, Netley, Brockenhurst, Titchfield, Portsmouth, Croydon, Southampton, Kings Somborne, Ringwood and Romsey.
The next meeting will be held at Sherfield English on Saturday, July 5th.
The Ringing World No. 994, April 11th, 1930, page 233