The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

The Association Firsts Fortnight is to celebrate any ringer who has done anything, from the smallest to the biggest, for the first time. Entries into the list are submitted via a Branch Officer, normally the secretary, who can enter the details and upload a photograph.

Branch / Tower Name Date First
Cirencester
Cirencester, St John
Peter Harris 17/11/19 Rang Cambridge Major for the 1st time on 5
Cirencester
Cirencester, St John
Peter Harris 10/11/19 Rang Steadman Caters inside for the 1st time on 6
Swindon
Wendy Sears 04/11/19 Called a plain course of Plain Bob Doubles
Swindon
Pat Churchill 04/11/19 Successfully covering on 4 bells. Ringing the treble to Bastow on 6
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
Paul Hope 04/11/19 Successfully rang the treble to Bastow on 6
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
Linda Nicholas 04/11/19 Setting a bell. Ringing without assistance. First attempt at following another bell
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
Karen Hope 04/11/19 Called a plain course of Plain Bob Doubles. Helped teach new recruit.
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
Jenny Robertson 04/11/19 Called a 120 of Grandsire Doubles
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
Helen Jenkins 04/11/19 Leading for first time
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
David Jenkins 04/11/19 First attempt at ringing an inside bell to Plain Bob Doubles
Swindon
Rodbourne Cheney
Bob Nicholas 04/11/19 Handling bell on his own
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Harry Stephenson 03/11/19 First 100 quarters
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Ian Tuffill 03/11/19 First ring at Ashton-under-Hill
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Ian Tuffill 03/11/19 First covering to a quarter of doubles
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 03/11/19 First quarter of Plain Bob Triples inside
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Sue Burley 02/11/19 First covering to a quarter of doubles
Tewkesbury
Beckford
Philippa Shaw 01/11/19 First time leading up in peal
Tewkesbury
Beckford
Philippa Shaw 01/11/19 First time leading down in peal
Tewkesbury
Beckford
Rachel Bagley 01/11/19 First quarter of Plain Bob Minor inside
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 31/10/19 First time ringing on the back 6 at Tewkesbury Abbey
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
James Raywood 31/10/19 First time ringing Tewkesbury Abbey tenor (ever and to rounds)
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Joan Payne 31/10/19 First time ringing Tewkesbury Abbey treble
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 31/10/19 First time ringing on 5
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Joan Payne 31/10/19 First time ringing Tewkesbury Abbey tenor (ever and to rounds)
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Corinne Pikova 31/10/19 First leading on 8
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Corinne Pikova 31/10/19 First lowering a bell unaided
Bristol Rural
Abson
Glenn Laurence 31/10/19 Called their First 120 touch of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob Doubles
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Gordon Dennis 30/10/19 Leading down on the treble
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary Mackay 30/10/19 Touch of Bob Doubles on the 5th
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Rachel Bagley 30/10/19 Plain course of Little Bob Minor inside (2)
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary Mackay 30/10/19 Leading up on the treble
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Joan Payne 30/10/19 Plain course of Little Bob Minor inside (4)
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Gordon Dennis 30/10/19 Treble to a plain course of Little Bob Minor
Bristol Rural
Wapley
Kathryn Mills 28/10/19 Called her first touch of Grandsire Doubles.
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 27/10/19 First quarter as joint conductor
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Gordon Dennis 27/10/19 First covering to a quarter of doubles
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 27/10/19 First quarter of Plain Bob Doubles inside
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Gilly Whittingham 26/10/19 1st rounds and call changes on 12 bells(Lincoln Cathedral)
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 26/10/19 Turned in Heaviest Bell. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 26/10/19 1st inside to a Touch of Grandsire Triples. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 26/10/19 1st as Conductor of Plain course of Grandsire Triples. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 26/10/19 1st inside to a course of Little Bob Major. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 26/10/19 Trebled down for the 1st time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Cirencester
Cirencester, St John
Andrew Woods 26/10/19 Rang Tenor to Triples for 1st Time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Alistair White-Horne 26/10/19 Conducted a Touch of Stedman Triples for 1st time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Cirencester
Kempsford
Izzy Beattie 26/10/19 Treble to Little Bob Major for 1st Time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Cirencester
Cirencester, St John
Andrew Woods 26/10/19 Lowered on 8 for 1st time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Cirencester
Cirencester, St John
Andrew Woods 26/10/19 Rang heaviest bell - 13cwt. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Cirencester
Cirencester, St John
Andrew Woods 26/10/19 Rang Treble to Triples for 1st Time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Cirencester
Barnsley
Catherine Barritt 26/10/19 Rang inside to a course of Grandsire Triples for 1st Time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Gloucester
Quedgeley
Samuel Austin 26/10/19 Rang with the G & B Youth Team for 1st time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Gloucester
Barnwood
Mary Pang 26/10/19 1st touch of Stedman Triples. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Jaihan Ling 26/10/19 Rang inside to Plain Bob Triples for 1st time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Jaihan Ling 26/10/19 Attended G & B Youth Team Practice for 1st time. At the G & B Youth Team Practice
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Philippa Shaw 25/10/19 First blows of Erin (triples)
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Chris Torr 25/10/19 First blows of Erin (triples)
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Sophia Tunnicliff 25/10/19 Called plain hunting on 7
Cirencester
Barnsley
Andrew Woods 25/10/19 Rang their first quarter peal at the first attempt
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary Mackay 23/10/19 Treble to a plain course of Reverse Canterbury
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Wendy Dennis 23/10/19 Treble to a Plain course of Little Bob Minor
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Gordon Dennis 23/10/19 Touch of Bob Doubles on the 4th
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary Mackay 23/10/19 Plain course of Bob Doubles on the 5th
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Sue Burley 23/10/19 Treble to a touch of Plain and Little Bob Minor
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Wendy Dennis 23/10/19 Touch of Reverse Canterbury on the 2
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Sue Burley 23/10/19 Plain course of Reverse Canterbury on the 2
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Sue Burley 23/10/19 Treble to a plain course of Little Bob Minor
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rachel Bagley 23/10/19 Ran a practice
Bristol Rural
Abson
Judith Parsons 23/10/19 Rang the Tenor to 120 touch of Bob Doubles for the first time
Bristol Rural
Abson
Sheila Lewis 23/10/19 Called her first 120 touch of Bob Doubles
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Susan Hopkins 22/10/19 Rang inside and affected to a touch of Grandsire Doubles
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Marika Hortop 21/10/19 Rang plain course of Bob Doubles
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Gilly Whittingham 21/10/19 Rang plain course of Bob Doubles
Bristol Rural
Wapley
Glenn Laurence 21/10/19 Called their first touch 0f 120 Bob Doubles
Bristol Rural
Wapley
Kathy Mills 21/10/19 Called their first touch of 120 Bob Doubles
Bristol Rural
Wapley
Mary Taylor 21/10/19 Called their first touch of 120 Bob Doubles
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 20/10/19 First quarter on Tewkesbury Abbey tenor
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Marika Hortop 20/10/19 First Quarter Peal on treble to Doubles
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Gilly Whittingham 20/10/19 First Quarter Peal on treble to Doubles
Bristol Rural
Dyrham
Glenn Lawrence 20/10/19 Organized his first 'open tower' event to try and recruit more members for Dyrham. He organized ringers, CCTV to show what was happening in the bell chamber on the ground floor. Also refreshments by the Church for the event and advertised the same.
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Philippa Shaw 19/10/19 First calling call changes for a wedding
Tewkesbury
Tirley
Harry Stephenson 19/10/19 Quarter of Plain and Little Bob Minor
Tewkesbury
Tirley
Sophia Tunnicliff 19/10/19 Quarter on the treble of Plain and Little Bob Minor
Association
19/10/19 The 2019 Firsts Fortnight is open for business!