Isle of Wight District (of W&P Diocesan Guild)



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Meetings & practices, fund raisers, District Secretary, and links to other sites...

District Calendar should really be on the W&P Isle of Wight web pages but it is poorly maintained. In the meantime here is my unofficial list

All welcome at the practices.  You should book on the training afternoons, and for these there may be
a fee of a few pounds to cover tower donation, refreshments and any course materials

Many of the dates are "To Be Confirmed" (TBC) but this is what is proposed

Sat 9 March
District practice, Whitwell 2-4pm.  ALL WELCOME Open poster 
Sat 13 April District practice or training day, Shorwell
Sat 27 April
Open Day, all Towers (plus a few!) Proposed timetable (TBC)
Sat 11 May Guild Inter-Tower striking competetion ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
6 bell in morning at Arreton, 8 bell back 8 at Carisbrooke in the afternoon
Sat 25 May District practice or training day
Sun 26 May Brading Cream Tea fundraiser, cream teas delivered to your door!
Thu 6 June Ringing to 80th Anniversary of D-Day.  6.30pm or another convenient time
Sat 8 June Guild AGM & Inter District striking competition (Portsmouth District)
Sat 15 June Brading BBQ fund raiser, Brading
Sat 22 June
Island 8 bell striking competition, Shanklin Rules
Sat/Sun 6-7 July Havenstreet car parking for 1940s w/e; it's really EASY and we get a nice fat donation
Sat 20 July Half Yearly Meeting, Arreton
Sat 27 July Brading Teddy Bear zip wire & parachute jump fundraiser, Brading
Sat/Sun 3-4 August Chale Show; help please on manning entrance gates and we get a fat donation
Fri-Mon 23-26 Aug Havenstreet car parking Steam Fair; it's really EASY and we get a nice fat donation
Sat 7 Sept
Call change 6 bell striking competition, Newchurch Rules
Sat 21 Sept District practice?
Sat 5 October Brading quiz night fundraiser, Brading
Sat 12 October
Change ringing 6 bell triking competition, Carisbrooke Rules
Sat 26 October District practice or training day
Sat 2 November Brading beetle drive fundraiser, Brading
Sat 23 November District practice or training day
Sat 11 Jan 2025 District practice
Sat 15 Feb 2025 Annual District Meeting
For details contact the District Ringing Master or District Secretary

Isle of Wight Ringers Facebook Page Winchester & Portsmouth Guild Facebook Page
Dove's guide to rings of bells John Harrison's glossary of ringing terms

Isle of Wight District Secretary, Mary Tester
        Granfers Cottage, Southdown Lane, Chale, Isle of Wight. PO38 2LJ
        (01983) 551486