ROMSEY ABBEY BELLS TO BE RESTORED.
A meeting of the Southampton District was held at Sherfield English on Saturday, October 17th, when the musical peal of eight by Taylor were kept going to methods from Grandsire to London Surprise Major. Tea and business meeting took place in the Parish Hall, the Rector of Dibden in the chair, supported by Mr. G. Williams (Ringing Master), Mr. F. W. Rogers (general secretary), and members from Basingstoke, Bishopstoke, Dibden, Titchfield, North Stoneham, Twyford, Lymington, Romsey, Farnborough, Southampton, Milford-on-Sea and Winchester.
Mr. Williams was congratulated by those present on celebrating his golden wedding on the previous Thursday.
A vote of sympathy was passed to Mr. Harry Barton in his recent bereavement.
It was mentioned that Romsey Abbey bells and clock are to be restored. The Abbey has a ring of eight with tenor of 25 cwt. 8 lb. in D.
It was decided to hold a combined practice at St. Michael’s, Southampton, in November, and the annual meeting at Southampton on January 16th, 1932.
H. J. Hulcup, of Dibden, was elected an honorary member of the Guild.
The Ringing World No. 1074, October 23rd, 1931, page 685