A meeting of the Yorktown District of the Winchester Diocesan Guild was held at Farnborough on Saturday, May 28th, when members were present from Chertsey, Weybridge, Hawley, Farnham, Bagshot, Yorktown, Pirbright, and the local band. Ringing during the afternoon on the five bells included Stedman, Grandsire and Bob Doubles. The service was taken by the Rev. Canon Chalacombe, who also kindly provided tea on the Vicarage lawn. Canon Chalacombe presided at the meeting, supported by the Rev. Ellswood, of Hawley.

Mr. Nye gave a brief account of the business transacted at the committee meeting of the proposed Guildford Diocesan Guild held the previous Saturday.

It was proposed to give £1 to Mr. B. Hawkins, of Hawley, for instruction given to the Yorktown band.

It was with great regret that the meeting was asked to accept Mr. J. B. Hessey’s resignation as hon. secretary on the ground of ill-health. The Chairman asked Mr. S. G. Armstrong (the Ringing Master) to convey his and all the members’ wishes for a speedy recovery.

Mr. H. J. Chaffey was elected to carry on the secretary’s duties to finish the year, and Mr. Armstrong offered to help with the work.

A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman for his kindness in providing the tea, officiating at the service and presiding at the meeting.

Afterwards, Canon Chalacombe invited the 17 members present to a game of bowls on the lawn, and after a pleasant game more refreshments were served, and time came all too soon for the ‘trek’ home at the close of one of the most pleasant meetings.

The Ringing World No. 846, June 10th, 1927, page 359