Swinging Bell Quarter Peal Week 2010 Swinging Bell

Friday 12th to Sunday 21st February

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Thank you to everyone who took part in Quarter Peal week and helped make it such a success. 34 quarters were scored altogether and there were attempts in 27 of the 31 district towers. Unfortunately an attempt at Greenwich had to be cancelled due to the start of works to install a mobile phone mast and quarters were lost at West Wickham, Erith CC, Hayes, Beckenham and Chelsfield. Of the 34 scored, 27 had at least one home tower ringer in the band.

Over 90 ringers took part with 81 successfully scoring and 9 people ringing their first quarters. So special congratulations to John, Bryony, Rebecca, Simon, Tiffany, Jonathan, Chris, Jon and Shelagh and may you ring many more! There were 33 firsts of one sort or another. Helen rang in the most quarters with 16 closely followed by David and myself. There were 10 different conductors.

Plain Bob Doubles was easily the most popular method rung. Other notable performances were a district band ringing Bristol Maximus at St Magnus, London S Royal at Beckenham, ringing two quarters of Surprise Major at Horton Kirby and Bromley at the same time and the first by an all Cudham band "for years".

A summary of all the quarters rung can found below (with thanks to www.campanophile.com) or here

Sunday 20 December 2009
Ash By Wrotham (SS Peter & Paul), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st attempt; John Stook
Friday 12 February 2010
Beckenham (St George), Kent1260 Plain Bob Triples1st on 8; Rosemary Stretton
Saturday 13 February 2010
Farningham (SS Peter & Paul), Kent1260 Plain Bob Minor 
Eynsford (St Martin), Kent1288 Grandsire Triples 
Shoreham (SS Peter & Paul), Kent1260 Grandsire Doubles1st Grandsire; Benedict Valuks
Erith (St John the Baptist), Kent1288 Grandsire Triples 
Sunday 14 February 2010
Dartford (Holy Trinity), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st on treble; Deryck Jones
City of London (St Magnus the Martyr), EC31344 Bristol Surprise Maximus 
Beckenham (St George), Kent1259 Grandsire Caters1st on 10; Lizzie Duffey
Bromley Common (St Luke), Kent1260 Plain Bob Minor1st minor; Jackie Duke, Alastair Scott and Ken Gristwood
Eltham (St John the Baptist), London1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st attempt; Bryony Holdridge and Rebecca Jones
Monday 15 February 2010
Woolwich (St Mary Magdalene), London1260 Grandsire Triples 
Lewisham (St Mary the Virgin), London1260 Grandsire Triples1st blows of Grandsire Triples; Benedict Valuks
Deptford (St John the Evangelist), London1280 Plain Bob Major1st major; Benedict Valuks, 1st major inside; Helen Valuks
Penge (St John the Evangelist), London1260 Plain Bob Doubles 
Downe (St Mary Magdalene), Kent1320 Plain Bob Doubles1st quarter; Simon Wilson, 1st inside; Alison Wilson
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Crayford (St Paulinus), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st inside; Brian Ashmore
Eltham (St John the Baptist), London1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st attempt; Tiffany Kelly
Biggin Hill (St Mark), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st on a working bell; Doug Fisher
Bromley (SS Peter and Paul), Kent1260 Doubles (2 methods)1st quarter; Jonathan Payne
Eltham (St John the Baptist), London1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st attempt; Chris Goldsmith
Thursday 18 February 2010
Beckenham (St George), Kent1260 Plain Bob Triples 
St Mary Cray (St Mary), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st attempt; Jon Richards
Beckenham (St George), Kent1440 London Surprise Royal (No. 3)1st London S. Royal; Dominic Meredith and David Kingston
Friday 19 February 2010
Bromley (SS Peter & Paul), Kent1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major1st Surprise Major as conductor; Dominic Meredith
Horton Kirby (St Mary), Kent1280 Bristol Surprise Major1st Bristol; Mark Backhouse and as conductor; Rupert Cheeseman
Cudham (SS Peter & Paul), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st as cover; Simon Wilson
Saturday 20 February 2010
Biggin Hill (St Mark), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles 
West Wickham (St John the Baptist), Kent1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor1st Surprise; Judith Fry
Sunday 21 February 2010
Dartford (Holy Trinity), Kent1260 Doubles (2 methods) 
Foots Cray (All Saints), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st inside; Clare Osmond, 1st on 5; Helen and Benedict Valuks
Sidcup (St John the Evangelist), Kent1260 Plain Bob Doubles 
Bexley (St Mary), Kent1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor 
Eltham (St John the Baptist), London1260 Plain Bob Doubles1st attempt; Shelagh Norman
Last updated: 5th March 2010