Congratulations to Guildford Cathedral who retained the trophy at today’s District Striking Competition!
The bells at Bramley provided the opportunity for all the bands to ring well and the full results were as follows:
1. Guildford Cathedral (120 Cambridge Surprise Minor) 1.5 faults
2. Godalming (120 Grandsire Doubles) 6.5 faults
3.= Shalford (120 Grandsire Doubles) 11 faults
Shalford (call changes) 11 faults
The Shalford call change band won a tub of chocolates for the tower as the best call change band (unopposed due to a late withdrawal…).
Many thanks to Stu Aitken and Clare Le Marie from the Farnham District for judging and to the Bramley ringers for providing excellent coffee and cake. Donations for the refreshments raised £38 which Bramley have generously said they will pass to the Guild Bell Restoration Fund.
I took some recordings and photos during the day so there should be a video compilation of the ringing available in a few days. In the meantime here is a picture of Matthew Beadman collecting the trophy from the judges.
Guildford District Ringing Master
21st May 2022