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The Great Gumby

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Just got confirmation on the second tower, for the afternoon, which is St Peter and All Saints, Harrold. Dove details can be found here.

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Spike

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Does anyone know if the threatened train strike is still going ahead? If it is, that could cause serious problems for me.

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Qoheleth.

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This and this give the current state of play. Ricardus was also envisaging problems. These strikes sometimes peter out at the last moment.

I would guess that the roads will be pretty well choked as well. Without thinking of the temperature!

Watch this space?

Q

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I'm planning to travel by train from Derby to Bedford, so would be stuck if the strike goes ahead.
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Well, I'm not taking any chances - I've booked a ticket with National Express to get me to Bedford Bus Station for 1.30, and a railway ticket to get me back again (since it'll be after the strike).

Roxanna - National Express can get you to Bedford by 12.00.

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Pah! Having done that, it turns out the strike was called off this morning.

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The Great Gumby

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Can you get a refund on your coach ticket? [Frown]

At least we should be all set to go on Saturday! [Yipee]

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Qoheleth.

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Roxanna - PM me with your train time, and I can collect you from the station. I'm meeting Spike at 10:35.

ETA - Ricardus ditto to confirm your later train.

Cheers,
Q.

[ 19. July 2006, 22:21: Message edited by: Qoheleth. ]

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The St Simeon bell-ringing is now the top story of the ship's homepage -- click here. Hope it all goes well. Don't forget to have a reading from our life of St Simeon sometime during the proceedings, as is traditional.

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Hello. Sorry to butt in mid-discussion but I'm not sure who's in charge here to PM them.

I wanted to say I hope it goes well. I would have loved to have joined you, but unfortuantely I'm in Poland just now. Maybe some other time.

Good luck [Smile]

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Qoheleth.

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Hi, winklet. No one's in charge here [Eek!]

Thanks for your good wishes. Several other shipmate ringers couldn't make it this time; it could become a regular event [Smile] ? We'll count you in for next time; what do you ring?

Q.

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At the moment I ring Cambridge (minor usually but have rung major too), but hopefully I'll be broadening my horizons a bit in the next few months. And I'm based in Cambridge in term-time and near Newcastle in the holidays.
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We'll keep a rope for you next time!

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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
Can you get a refund on your coach ticket? [Frown]

Alas no. But some of the train journey would have been a replacement bus service anyway, so it's not too bad.

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Qoheleth.

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Ok - I've heard from Ricardus, but not yet from Roxanna, and I think she wants a lift from Bedford too. Please note in the event of changes of plan, I will be off-line from about midday Friday. Various people have my phone number.

Looking forward to a good day,

Q.

ETA - now I have made contact with Roxanna!

[ 20. July 2006, 21:43: Message edited by: Qoheleth. ]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
Tower duly booked. For those who want to look it up in Dove, it's St Mary's Carlton, Beds.

Blimey, I haven't thought about Carlton for ages. My best mate grew up there (I'm a Linslade girl myself) and I'm now re-living all sorts of memories of necking cider on the swings in the park without having any fun because we were too stressed her parents' would come home and spring us, so we spent the whole time looking for their car.

I also have fond memories of the pub once we got older. Still sneaking around though as her parents didn't know she smoked.

Carlton will ever be a place of sneaking and ducking for me. Maybe I should have flown home to dispel the image with some bell ringing.

Hope it goes well.

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Simon's spotted this "regurgitated" report on the meet at Sarcasmo (about halfway down the page). Note the opening line:
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Sarcasmo.co.uk - first with the news you won’t hear anywhere else (with good reason)
Do you think they're taking the piss? [Biased]

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Just had a call from a local paper who are sending a snapper down for a few pics around 11am. Look after him! Gave him your mobile number, TGG.


[Cool]

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It looks as though I'm the first one back.

Both Quarter Peals were sucessful, which is pretty impressive bearing in mind that none of us had rung together before. Much ale was consumed too.

Thanks to Qoheleth for organising it and to Sarum Sleuth for conducting.

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Congratulations all of you on the success of both Quarter Peals!
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Grr... Shouldn't have made that cup of tea when I came in. [Razz]

And thanks to TGG for arranging the towers.

Photos & report to follow soon.

(AM: The snapper was a "she" [Hot and Hormonal] <sound of sexist knuckles being rapped>)

Q.

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Qoheleth.

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The official reports, to be filed with TPTB. RL names changed to protect the innocent.
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Carlton, Bedfordshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 22 July 2006 in 43m (9-2-7)
1259 Grandsire Doubles
1 Roxanna
2 Carys*
3 The Great Gumby
4 Spike
5 Sarum Sleuth (C)
6 Qoheleth.
* 1st inside
By 6 shipmates of www.shipoffools.com for the 5th birthday of the Ship and the Feast of St Simeon.
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Harrold, Bedfordshire
St Peter
Thursday, 22 June 2006 in 46m (13-0-6)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Carys *
2 Roxanna
3 Spike
4 The Great Gumby
5 Ricardus
6 Sarum Sleuth (C)
* 1st minor
By 6 shipmates of www.shipoffools.com on the Feast of St Mary Magdalene.

Especial congratulations to Carys, in scoring two personal firsts in consecutive QPs on the same day. [Overused]

Q.

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quote:
Originally posted by Qoheleth.:
Especial congratulations to Carys, in scoring two personal firsts in consecutive QPs on the same day. [Overused]

And indeed doubling my number of successful QPs! My fingers are interestingly blistered but the taping up before the second one worked.

We were actually back earlier than Spike (around quarter past eight having done some shopping) but ate and things first. Odd priorities I know!

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Some photos here. Not a complete set; I think others have some, too.

Q.

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and a bit of a vid here.

Does anyone know how to turn it by 90' ???

Q.

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Well done all - great fun, especially the video (although I have a bit of a crick in my neck now...

I trust Simeon will smile his blessings down upon you all!

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Well done Shipmates!

(Was it really raining that hard? Lord have mercy!)

Charlotte

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The Great Gumby

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Yes, it really was raining that hard. There was some relatively nice weather in between, though. Some more photos here.

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Congrats - TWO quarters in a day for a band who'd never rung together deserves respect!
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Nice one!

I haven't rung in rather too long... (And it's difficult when your nearest tower is Westminster Abbey)

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Well done everyone for making this an excellent St Simeon venture. Photos and video are great. Hopefully the local paper will run a story + pic this week as well.

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Congratulations ! Wish I could have heard it .

Peals B-4 Swine

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Wow! Wonderful! What a massively-cool Shipmeet! [Overused] [Big Grin]

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I really enjoyed reading about this one - and kudos to all those who put in so much effort.
I hope the madly defiant act of unity from the Anglican shipmates around Canberra turns out to be just as much fun this weekend!

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Congratulations! Lovely pics & video, oh my! Could that rain you had be the drenching rain we had in New York on Friday, express-shipped across the Atlantic just for you [Big Grin] ? That looks like so much fun (the bells, not the rain).

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Next year, the Ship's Patronal Festival falls on the Saturday, 21st July 2007. All ringers should book the date now!

Q

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The Ring o' Fools made it into Beattie's Diary in this week's Baptist Times (UK) - no online version, sorry.

shipoffools.com was dubbed 'wonderful' and a quote from TGG was lifted from the media release - 'bell-ringing really does raise foolishness to an art form'.

Concludes with: 'Baptists don't usually go in for saints but Beattie could be persuaded that an exception could be made for St Simeon, bless him.'

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quote:
Originally posted by Qoheleth.:
Next year, the Ship's Patronal Festival falls on the Saturday, 21st July 2007. All ringers should book the date now!

After the success this year, what can we do to make next year's venture distinctive or unusual? I'm afraid there appear to be no belltowers in the entire country dedicated to St Simeon, which was something that crossed my mind. A quick method search also turned up no methods called Simeon, St Simeon (there is a St Simons), Ship, Fool, or any variation thereof*. Plenty of methods with stupid names, just not the ones we want! Even if they were beasts to ring, it might have been nice to attempt a touch of something appropriate.

* Although there are methods called Simon and Erin! I wonder how many other shipmates have methods named after them... [Big Grin]

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I'm glad to hear both the quarters went okay and I liked the sound clip even if the opening rounds were a touch shaky!

As it happens I was staying at Walsingham for the weekend and, on Saturday morning a group of visiting ringers from Leicestershire called to ring at Walsingham church. Hearing the bells start up I dashed down to the church and introduced myself. In accodance with long standing ringers custom they invited me to join them for a few minutes and I rang tenor behind to a touch of St Simons. At 19cwt they're a heavy six but they handle beautifully.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
...there are methods called Simon and Erin! I wonder how many other shipmates have methods named after them... [Big Grin]

FAB! I haven't rung for donkey's years, but would be prepared to have another go solely to be able to ring Simon and/or Erin on St Simeon's Day!

Corpus

[Actually, I haven't rung since I was at School - my girlfriend at the time was also a ringer and came to ring in our tower whilst staying at Mater Manor during a school holiday. She broke the stay on the treble and the Tower Captain (who hadn't liked her before and certainly didn't like her after!) was so cross I was too ashamed/scared to go back again.]

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Well, up the tower last week, I picked up a copy of the comic* (11th August) and found the report Qoheleth had submitted. Thanks for that.

*Info for non-ringers, the comic = "The Ringing World" a weekly paper about Bells and ringing.

Carys

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quote:
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FAB! I haven't rung for donkey's years, but would be prepared to have another go solely to be able to ring Simon and/or Erin on St Simeon's Day!

You know, until I saw that post I had completely forgotten the method "Erin Triples" otherwise I may have suggested it as a method to go for. I rang it once about 15 years ago. It's a bit like Stedman AFAIR.

So, we now have a method for next year. Quarter of Erin. Start looking it up everyone!

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Originally posted by Spike:
You know, until I saw that post I had completely forgotten the method "Erin Triples" otherwise I may have suggested it as a method to go for. I rang it once about 15 years ago. It's a bit like Stedman AFAIR.

So, we now have a method for next year. Quarter of Erin. Start looking it up everyone!

I recall now being amused by the fact that Erin was a principle when I heard of it. Not sure I'll be up that for next year. I've not even learnt Stedman yet.

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Adrian1
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As one or two people here know, I ring regularly at the parish church in my local market town. Well we had a little bit of hilarity in the belfry this morning - at my expense too! Recently my mother very kindly let my Sunday best trousers out a little bit to accomodate an ever expanding waistline. Putting them on this morning I thought they still felt fairly snug and that wearing a pair of braces would be unnecessary. Little did I realise that the theory was going to be put to the test.

I arrived at church as usual and climbed the 92 steps to the ringing chamber. My fellow ringers arrived and the bells were raised without incident. However we had just begun to ring call changes on eight, and I was in my usual tenor position, when I felt my trousers starting to gravitate slowly southwards. Realising there was nothing I could do about it, I was forced to let them continue their journey and a couple of seconds later they were round my ankles! I'd heard of other ringers having similar experiences during peals and carrying on as if nothing had happened so that's exactly what I did and the conductor continued to call the changes.

About 10 minutes later I was reunited with my trousers amidst much laughter! On reflection I'd rather the ladies present hadn't discovered that I had hairy legs or wore a certain brand of (reasonably clean) underpants so I've taken steps to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Have any other ringers here had similar experiences?

[Razz] [Killing me]

[ 10. September 2006, 18:06: Message edited by: Adrian1 ]

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Carys

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My skirt was slipping on Thursday evening at ringing, but I wasn't too worried as I wear shorts underneath for cycling purposes. The shorts also help stop the skirt escaping.

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Qoheleth.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Quarter of Erin.

.. and if it fires out, it will be pickled 'erring
<groan [Disappointed] >.

I posted the comic reference on the meejah thread in The Styx. We also got the same piece onto Campanophile, although the report has been now been pushed off the end. All good publicity for Our Ship.

It must have been the day for trouser accidents: our QP attempt before evensong tonight fired out after 20 minutes. The tenor ringer was very relieved, as he knew his trousers were slowly descending, due to belt error... [Big Grin]

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Trouser and skirt mishaps certainly seem to be in vogue at the minute. I'm sorry to hear about the lost quarter - I know from people who ring them just how frustrating that can be. I hope another attempt's more successful.

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