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Anniversary Dinner

Anniversary Dinner

The Anniversary Dinner was held in the Accountants' Hall.

Long Length at South Croydon

Photo DrL

A peal of 10,150 Stedman Caters was rung at South Croydon on 22nd September to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the church. It took 6 hrs 35 mins.

l-r front row: Alan Frost, Dickon Love, Tim Billings, Andrew Tibbetts, Richard Tibbetts; back row: Stephen Pocock, Michael Moreton, David Sheppard (Conductor), Keith Game, Dennis Hewitt. Propping up Alan Frost is one of the two new trebles on display in the church.

Peal Weekend

Results from the 2001 Peal Weekend may be seen here.

National 6-Bell Striking Competition

Photo DrL

The Society triumphed in the National 6-bell Striking Competition at St Buryan. Here the Senior Steward (Chris Pickford) who was in the winning band, is seen lifting the Trophy.

Stan Ryles hits 95

Photo provided by D J Baverstock

One of the oldest members of the Society celebrated his 95th birthday at St Peter's, Titchfield recently. Charles Stanley Ryles (Stan) was elected in 1950.

Wedding of the Senior Steward

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On 4th August, the Senior Steward, Chris Pickford, married Heather Radford. Mark Regan reports on the wedding..

Worldwide Brereton Reunion

On 1st August, the Officers' rang a peal of Doubles at Brereton at the invitation of the local band to celebrate the Worldwide Brereton Reunion.

Country Meeting in Oxford

The Country Meeting was held on 21st July in Oxford.

Out of Town Practice in Ipswich

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The Out of Town Practice was held at Ipswich on 3rd July where the Society was treated to a generous welcome.

National 12 Bell Striking Contest

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The National 12-bell eliminator was held at Reading on 24th March.

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