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Quarter peal at Abington

Clare Dean, an Abington ringer who also supports ringing in the Town Centre, rang her first quarter peal on an inside bell on Sunday afternoon, 16th June 2019. The ringing was published on Bellboard, as follows:
Northampton Ringers Society
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Peter and St Paul, Abington
Sunday, 16 June 2019 in 45m (10–1–24 in A)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Bridget Paul
2 Clare Dean
3 Geoffrey Brown
4 Andrew Brighty
5 Graham Paul (C)
6 Michael Sawle
First quarter peal on an "inside" bell for Clare.
Rung by trainers, helpers and a pupil of the Saturday morning Northampton Ringing School.
Clare rang well and was congratulated afterwards by the band members.

Peals in Northampton

Saturday 15th December 2018 saw an unusual circumstance in Northampton: peals were rung on both of the peals of ten in the Town Centre by almost the same band of ringers. 5000 London S Royal was rung in 3 hours and 30 minutes in the morning at St Giles, and in the afternoon 5040 Bristol S Royal was rung at All Saints in 3 hours and 17 minutes.

Christmas Day 2018

Unfortunately, due to many people being unavailable it, will not be possible to ring for the Christmas Day services at any of the Town Centre churches.

Northampton team win striking competition

Each year the Peterborough Diocesan Guild holds a Summer Festival, part of which is an eight bell striking competition. This years Festival was held at Rothwell on 22nd September and a team from Northampton, captained by Branch Ringing Master Giles Willson, entered. Seven teams took part and it is pleasing to report that the team from Northampton won. A team from Wellingborough was second and a team from Towcester was third. The band representing Northampton rang a touch of 168 Plain Bob Triples and the members were: 1 Jennie Paul, 2 Bridget Paul, 3 Nicola Borman, 4 Colin Brown, 5 Giles Willson, 6 Nicholas Parsons, 7 Graham Paul (who conducted), 8 Stephen Borman.

Quarter peal at SS Peter & Paul, Abington

Six Northampton Ringers Society members successfully rang a quarter peal of 1260 changes of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles in 47 minutes on Sunday afternoon, 22nd July 2018. The band comprised Clare Dean on the treble ringing her first quarter peal, Dylan Morris on the 2nd ringing his first quarter peal in the method, Bridget Paul on the 3rd, Graham Paul who conducted was on the 4th, Colin Brown rang the 5th and Ray Starmer the tenor. Clare and Dylan were congratulated afterwards by the other band members. The ringers were either the tutor, helpers or pupils at the Saturday morning Ringing School which takes place at Abington.

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