Picture: Purton, St Mary
This page details the Association wide events during the year. Refer to the individual calendars for each Branch level event. More details about each event are available below the calendar.
If you have a suitable client available you can link to 'www.bellsgandb.org.uk/gandb.ics' and have the entire events calendar in your own calendar. Copy the link address (URL) above and paste it into your client in the appropriate place. Desktop clients include iCal, Outlook (but not Outlook Express, now called Windows Live Mail), Evolution and Lightning. There are also various clients for smart phones and tablets available. Alternatively use Google Calendars online if you have a gmail account and import by URL. Google will take a little while to access and incorporate the calendar so don't expect immediate results.
Note: To view any of the information marked with below your computer will need to be capable of displaying Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This link can be used to download a simple reader for this purpose. You should be aware that each link is not in use until just before the event in question.
The Spring Training Day is in March, based at Cirencester. Courses range from basic bell handling up to Grandsire Doubles or Plain Bob Minor.
The Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in April every year, normally either the second Saturday before or after Easter.
The 8 bell Striking competition. This is held on the morning of the day of the AGM and the winners receive the Penn Trophy.
The 6 bell Striking Competition. This is also held on the morning of AGM day and the winners are presented with the Croome Trophy.
The Best Kept Tower Competition. This competition is no longer held, having been replaced with the Tower of the Year competition.
The Tower of the Year Competition. This competition replaces the Best Kept Tower competition.
The Young Persons' Striking competition. This is held in June or July, hosted by the branch of the winners of the previous year's competition. The winners receive the Nibley Trophy. This competition is not currently being held as the Ringing World National Youth Contest clashes.
The Autumn Training Day takes place in October, based in Wotton under Edge. The courses offered for this day continue with more advanced topics up to Surprise Minor and an introduction to seven and eight bell ringing.
This page updated: 11/03/2017