Route announced for Open Towers Day on 3rd Jan 2022

The route has been announced for the Open Towers Day to be held on Monday 3rd January 2022, which is a bank holiday.  The proceeds will be shared between the Bell Restoration Fund and meeting the costs of hosting the National 12-Bell Striking Contest at Guildford Cathedral on 25th June 2022.  These costs, which are not recoverable on the day, include such things as the hire of a marquee and portaloos and having a first aid presence on site.

There will be 27 towers open mainly in the Leatherhead and Chertsey Districts.  The route is set out below, with each tower open for one hour from the time stated.  The ongoing Covid situation will be monitored and appropriate precautions finalised nearer the time.  Further information will be given through the District email groups.

The Guildford Guild last held such an open day on 1st January 2007, when 31 towers were open mainly in the Farnham and Guildford Districts.  It was a successful and enjoyable day and £1,400 was collected for the Bell Restoration Fund.

All Guild members are invited to take part as well as ringers from elsewhere.  Tower captains are accordingly encouraged to make sure that all their local ringers know about it.

(With acknowledgments to JACKIE ROBERTS and CHRIS ROGERS)

On behalf of the Organising Committee

9.00Banstead1.20West Clandon
9.20Epsom, St Martin1.40Ockham
9.40Epsom, Christ Church2.00Cobham
10.00Leatherhead2.20Esher
10.20Dorking2.40Thames Ditton
10.40Ranmore3.00East Molesey
11.10Newdigate3.20Hersham
11.25Capel3.40Oatlands
11.40Ockley4.00Weybridge
12.00Ewhurst4.20Chertsey
12.20Albury4.40Chobham (TBC)
12.40Merrow5.00Horsell
 5.20Old Woking
LUNCH BREAK5.40Send
 6.00Guildford Cathedral