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
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.
Forest
Alvington
The Whole Band 21/10/18 Rang Plain Hunt for Sunday service
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Association
Firsts Fortnight 10/10/18 The G&B Firsts Fortnight is now open! Get your Branch Secretary to enter your achievement onto the list and see it up there with all the others. Whatever you did (in ringing obviously) for the first time is eligible.