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
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Wendy Dennis 28/10/18 Called call changes to Tittums and back
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary MacKay 28/10/18 Called call changes to Tittums and back
Forest
Ruardean
Lucas Reade 28/10/18 Rang a quarter of Cambridge Minor.
Forest
Ruardean
Will Ruck 28/10/18 Called a quarter of Cambridge Minor.
Forest
Littledean
John Linden 28/10/18 Rang for Sunday Service.
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Marika Hortop 28/10/18 Rang first quarter peal - tenor behind to Grandsire Doubles.
Cheltenham
Leckhampton
Gilly Whittingham 28/10/18 Rang first quarter peal - tenor behind to Grandsire Doubles.
North Cotswold
Stow-on-the-Wold
Mark Travers 27/10/18 Took part in a lower on ten for the first time, and did it superbly.
North Cotswold
Stow-on-the-Wold
Mark Travers 27/10/18 Rang on ten for the first time.
North Cotswold
Wyck Rissington
Andrew, Elizabeth, Pippa and James 27/10/18 Entered their first striking competition
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Rosemary MacKay 26/10/18 Called call changes on 8
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Ian Tuffill 26/10/18 Solo plain hunting on 5
Tewkesbury
Sophia Tunnicliffe 26/10/18 Called call changes ever (on 8)
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Amy Taylor 25/10/18 Rang Reverse Canterbury Pleasure doubles
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
James Raywood 25/10/18 Covering to a method
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Amy Taylor 25/10/18 Rang plain course of Bob caters
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Katherine Watson 25/10/18 Rang a touch of Bob doubles
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Sophia Tunnicliffe 25/10/18 Rang a successful solo touch of Bob doubles
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rachel Bagley 24/10/18 Lowering the tenor at Twyning in peal
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rachel Bagley 24/10/18 Called call changes not from the treble
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Gordon Dennis 24/10/18 Rang the 4th to Bob doubles
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary MacKay 24/10/18 Called call changes to Kings and back
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Sue Burley 24/10/18 Rang a plain course of Bob minor
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Gordon Dennis 24/10/18 Treble to Bob minor
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Rachel Bagley 22/10/18 Lowering the tenor in peal
Forest
Littledean
David Gill 22/10/18 Rang a double handed course of Bob Minor on tower bells.
Forest
Littledean
Sue Coleman 22/10/18 Rang a double handed course of Bristol on tower bells.
Forest
Littledean
Steve Coleman 22/10/18 Rang a double handed course of Bristol on tower bells.
Forest
UNATTACHED
Francesca Cinderey 22/10/18 Rang a double handed course of Bristol on tower bells.
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Gordon Dennis 21/10/18 Called a plain course of Bob doubles
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Wendy Dennis 21/10/18 Called call changes on six getting the bells to Kings and back
Forest
Alvington
The Whole Band 21/10/18 Rang Plain Hunt for Sunday service
Chippenham
Chippenham, St Andrew
Nicki Shewring 21/10/18 Rang first quarter peal. Tenor behind to Doubles.
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Philippa Shaw 20/10/18 First quarter outside of Gloucestershire (at Ripple)
Tewkesbury
Ashchurch
Ian Tuffill 19/10/18 First on the tenor at Ashchurch and first plain hunting on 7
Stroud
Woodchester
Diana Fowler 19/10/18 Rang her first 9-call 120 of Grandsire.
Forest
Ruardean
Lucas Reade 18/10/18 Led down in peal on ten.
Forest
Hewelsfield
Graham Feeney 18/10/18 Rang his first Kent Royal.
Forest
Ruardean
Paul Avent 18/10/18 Rang his first plain bob caters.
Forest
Alvington
Richard Heys 18/10/18 Rang his first plain hunt on nine.
Forest
Alvington
Eleanor Heys 18/10/18 Attended her first ten-bell practice.
Forest
Hewelsfield
Graham Feeney 18/10/18 Rang his first touch of Stedman Caters.
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 18/10/18 Called call changes on eight to Queens and back
Forest
Ruardean
Lucas Reade 18/10/18 Rang his first touch of Stedman Caters.
Forest
Ruardean
Lucas Reade 18/10/18 Called Bob Caters for the first time.
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary MacKay 17/10/18 Rang the 5th at Twyning to plain hunting on 5
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Sue Burley 17/10/18 Called a plain course of Bob doubles
Tewkesbury
Wendy Dennis 17/10/18 Called call changes on six getting the bells to Queens and back
Forest
Tidenham
Joyce 17/10/18 Stood at backstroke for the first time.
Forest
Alvington
Caroline Prosser 17/10/18 Called call changes for the first time.
Forest
Alvington
Sandra Brown 17/10/18 Called plain hunt for the first time.
Forest
Alvington
Sue Rickards 17/10/18 Called plain hunt for the first time.
Forest
Alvington
Terina Riches 17/10/18 Called plain hunt for the first time.
Cheltenham
Cheltenham, St Christopher
Jakub Bottcher 17/10/18 Call changes, from rounds to Queens and back
Cheltenham
Cheltenham, St Christopher
Cathy Cleevely 17/10/18 Rounds on 6
Stroud
Leonard Stanley
Andrew Smith 16/10/18 Conducted his first touch of triples.
Tewkesbury
Twyning
Rosemary MacKay 15/10/18 First quarter inside
Forest
Littledean
John Linden 15/10/18 Rang his first call changes.
North Cotswold
Stow-on-the-Wold
Mark Travers 14/10/18 Covered to his first quarter of Grandsire Doubles.
North Cotswold
Bourton-on-the-Water
Rob Kilbey 14/10/18 Conducted his first 120.
North Cotswold
Great Rissington
Glenys Agg 14/10/18 Rang her first quarter - and rang it excellently.
Stroud
Woodchester
David Pouncey 13/10/18 Rang his first touch of 4-spliced surprise major.
Stroud
Woodchester
Sue Pouncey 13/10/18 Rang her first touch of 4-spliced surprise major.
Stroud
Woodchester
John Hale 13/10/18 Rang his first touch of 4-spliced surprise major.
Chippenham
Niamh 13/10/18 Touch of plain bob doubles on the treble and ringing on 10 bells on youth training day
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Ruth 13/10/18 Plain hunt and ringing on 10 bells on youth training day
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Lydia 13/10/18 First attendance at an Association event and plain hunt on 6 on youth training day
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Zoe 13/10/18 A plain course of beverley surprise minor on youth training day
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Jiahan 13/10/18 Plain hunt on youth training day
Wotton under Edge
Stone
Yuhan 13/10/18 Ringing on 10 bells on youth training day
Wotton under Edge
Richard 13/10/18 First attendance at an Association event and ringing on 10 bells on youth training day
Gloucester
Barnwood
Mary Pang 13/10/18 A plain course of cambridge surprise minor on youth training day
Cirencester
Kempsford
Isabella Beattie 13/10/18 Treble bob hunting to Cambridge Surprise Minor on youth training day
Cirencester
Barnsley
Ivan Barritt 13/10/18 A plain course of cambridge surprise minor on youth training day
Cirencester
Cirencester, Holy Trinity
Matthew Woods 13/10/18 A plain course of beverley surprise minor on youth training day
Stroud
Woodchester
Millie Judson 13/10/18 Touch of bob minor on the fourth on youth training day
Stroud
Minchinhampton
George 13/10/18 Plain hunt on the fourth on youth training day
Stroud
Woodchester
Daisy Judson 13/10/18 Plain hunt on the third on youth training day
Cirencester
Barnsley
Catherine Barritt 13/10/18 A touch of plain bob doubles on the fourth on youth training day
Chippenham
Abigail 13/10/18 A touch of plain bob minor on youth training day
Chippenham
Colerne
Charles 13/10/18 Rang his first rounds on 6.
Chippenham
Colerne
Olivia 13/10/18 Called her first Call Changes to Queens and back.
Forest
Alvington
The Whole Alvington Band 13/10/18 Gave a bellringing demonstration and taster session for another tower and secured three new recruits.
Cheltenham
Cheltenham, St Christopher
Harry Stephenson 13/10/18 First Treble Bob