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Informal Dinner
The Informal Dinner was held on 19th March, once again in the Bleeding Heart, organised by Rebecca Sugden and the Secretary.
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ASCY v SRCY Competition
This year's friendly competition took place on 7th April at St Martin in the Fields.  The result was an overall dead heat, with the ASCY winning the 6 bell challenge, the SRCY winning the 8 bell challenge, and a dead heat for the 10 bell challenge.
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Members tour Charleston
Some members met up in Charleston during Easter week to ring some peals on the east coast of the United States.
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Country Meeting in Ipswich
The Country Meeting was held in Ipswich, organised by George Pipe.  It included a meeting and dinner at the St Lawrence Centre.  A report may be found by David House, with pictures by Mark Esbester.
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Peal Weekend
This took place 17-19th Sept. 33 peals were successful, 3 were lost and 1 didn't start.  One of the peals was rung in Western Australia by an all Australia resident band, pictured here (L-R: Adam Beer, Tony Godber, Bert Woolven, Vicki Greenhalgh, Ian McCulloch, Mary Townsend, Deb Hay, Ian Harris).

An ASCY First - a Peal on Mainland Europe by a Resident Band
Clive Smith relates how a band of Society members, all of whom are resident in Europe, met at t Klockhuys in Dordrecht to ring a peal, on 16th October.
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The Society wins the Whitechapel Trophy
The London 12-Bell Striking Competition for the Whitechapel Trophy took place on Saturday 30th October at St Mary-le-Bow. The Society was victorious for the 2nd year running.
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The 373rd Anniversary Dinner
The 373rd Anniversary Dinner was held at the Tower Guoman Hotel.  The speakers were the Master, Rev Katherine Rumens, Alex Byrne and the Secretary.  A report by Jennie Butler and pictures from the Webmaster are available.
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A New Master
A new Master was elected on 9th November - Philip Goodyer. Graham Bradshaw also won the election for Junior Steward and has joined top table.
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New Members in 2010


Richard Taylor

Jonathan Slack
Thomas Lawrance


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