Aldermaston - no practice Thursday 14th May

Please note that there will be no practice at Aldermaston on Thursday 14th May due to an Ascension Day service.

Bucklebury - no practice 26th Feb

The practice at Bucklebury on 26th February has been cancelled as they are attempting a quarter peal instead.

Branch Dinner - Saturday 28th February

The Quarter Peal Week will end with a grand Branch Dinner on Saturday February 28th at The Furze Bush, near Newbury. Partners and Guests are welcome to come along. The cost is £25 per person, with a £5 deposit payable in advance.

More details, including menu choices and how to book, can be found on the invitation.

Organiser: Richard Marshall,

Beedon website pages

Beedon tower now has a set of pages on the branch website, which can be found at

Any other towers wishing to have their own pages should contact the Branch Webmaster.

No Hungerford practice - Wed 28th Jan

Please note that there will be no practice at Hungerford on Wednesday 28th January as it is the tower AGM.

Branch Outing to Hampshire - Saturday 18th April 2015

Now that 2015 calendars have been opened it is time to book in for this year's Branch Outing. The outing is a great opportunity to catch up with ringers from across the branch and ring at some different towers.
More details can be found here.

Hungerford and Chieveley website pages are live

Hungerford and Chieveley towers now have their own set of pages on the website. Take a look at:

No Thatcham practice - 30th December

The practice at Thatcham on Tuesday 30th December has been cancelled.

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas to all Branch Members from the Thatcham Band.

Read all about it!

The Christmas 2014 edition of the Branch Newsletter is out now and can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

Quarter Peal Week / Branch Dinner - February 2015

The 2015 Quarter Peal Week will run from Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th February. The aims of the week are:
- To involve as many Branch Members as possible.
- To attempt quarter peals in as many of the ringable Branch towers as possible.
- To promote bell-ringing and gain local publicity.

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ODG 10 Bell Striking Competition - results

The Oxford Guild 10 bell striking competition was held on Saturday 22nd November. The Newbury Branch put in a team and out of 8 entries, we came 7th, a very respectable result and one that gave a good account of ourselves considering the opposition.

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Branch Outing 2015 to Hampshire

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ODG 6 Bell Striking Competition - results

The final of the Guild 6 bell striking competition was held at Aston Tirrold on Saturday 4th October, and the results were:

1 High Wycombe 14 faults
2 Thatcham 15 faults
3 Drayton St Leonards
19 faults
5 Hanslope 21 faults
6 Caversham 60 faults

Well done to Thatcham!

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