A quarterly meeting of the Winchester District was held at Sherfield English on Saturday last [Aug. 27th]. The musical peal of eight bells by Taylor and Co. were kept going to Grandsire and Stedman Triples, Bob Major, Superlative and Cambridge Surprise Major. Tea and a short meeting were held in the Church Room, the Rector and Mrs. Butler attending to the wants of the members. Tea had been arranged for 20, but 32 had to be catered for, and by a miracle all were well supplied.
Afterwards, the Rector gave the ringers a hearty welcome, and Mr. G. Williams (Master) expressed the hope that the local band would join the Guild.
The Rector, himself an hon. member, said he would do what he could towards this object.
Mr. G. Pullinger, general secretary, gave a few details as to the formation of the new Guild for the dioceses of Winchester and Portsmouth, and also moved a vote of thanks to the Rector for the use of the bells and the kind arrangements made for tea.
The towers represented were Bishopstoke, Basingstoke, Romsey, King’s Somborne, North Stoneham, Southampton (St. Mary’s), Stockbridge, Lymington, Bishop’s Waltham, Ringwood, St. Martin’s and St. Edmund’s, Salisbury, Twyford and Winchester.
The annual meeting will take place at Winchester on Saturday, November 5th, notice of which will be given in ‘The Ringing World.’
The Ringing World No. 858, September 2nd, 1927, page 550