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2008's performances

  • 21st Dec 08 - Pam's first QP of Yorkshire
  • 20th Dec 08 - Imogen's first Peal of 8-Spliced
  • 7th Dec 08 - Sharon's first Peal and Mark's first of Spliced
  • 30th Nov 08 - Sam & Mark's first QP of Glasgow
  • 23rd Nov 08 - Sharon's 100th Quarter Peal
  • 16th Nov 08 - Sue's first QP of Surprise Major, and Tracey's first for ages!
  • 2nd Nov 08 - Alan's 40th anniversary of his first peal as conductor
  • 19th Oct 08 - Imogen's first QP of 8-Spliced
  • 12th Oct 08 - Imogen's first QP of Pudsey
  • Sept 08 - 60th birthday compliment to Ian W Davies
  • Sept 08 - Samantha George and Phil Gorman are engaged!
  • Aug 08 - Mark's first QP of Belfast
  • Aug 08 - All the Eights : QP of 8-spliced on 8 bells, on 08/08/08
  • July 08 - Alan's "wrap-rounds" QP composition of Bob Major
  • July 08 - Sharon's first QP of Belfast
  • June 08 - Wedding compliment to Sallie Langston and Andrew Batchelor
  • June 08 - QP to welcome Brinley Thomas Wilkes, born on Wednesday 4th June
  • June 08 - Spliced Plain Minor (3m) in memory of Ian Cameron
  • May 08 - Spliced Trumpington Surprise & Trumpington Delight Major #2
  • May 08 - Spliced Trumpington Surprise & Trumpington Delight Major #1
  • Apr 08 - Spliced Trumpington Delight & Gainsborough Bob Major
  • Apr 08 - First QP of Grandsire Triples for Sharon & Thomas
  • Apr 08 - Billy's first QP at the first attempt (aged 10), and a family Brooke band
  • Mar 08 - Thomas's first QP of Lincolnshire
  • Mar 08 - Trumpington Delight Major #2 - Mark's first as composer/conductor
  • Feb 08 - Imogen & Mark's first QP of London
  • Feb 08 - Sue's first QP of Stedman Triples and Stephen's 1000th QP
  • Feb 08 - Trumpington Delight Major #1
  • Jan 08 - 2008 Trumpington Surprise Major on 1st Jan 2008 to welcome the New Year


  • Imogen's Peal band
      

    Imogen's first Peal of 8-Spliced

    Imogen rang her first Peal of 8-Spliced on Saturday 20th December 2008. Mum, Dad and Sister rang too. Dad called Don Morrison's 6-part composition (no. 3). Congratulations!

            

    Sharon's Peal band
      

    Sharon's first Peal

    Sharon rang her first Peal on Sunday 7th December 2008. Ringing 8-Spliced for a first peal is quite an acheivement! It was Mark's first peal of spliced. Conducted by Alan Winter (his 200th for the Ely DA), Don Morrison's 12-part composition (no. 44) with lots of singles kept us on our toes. Congratulations!

            

    Sharon's 100th Quarter Peal

    Sharon rang her 100th Quarter Peal on Sunday 23rd November 2008.

      

    Sharon's 100th Quarter Peal band (composite double-sofa-in-the-pub photo!)
            

    The Stedman band
      

    Alan's 40th anniversary of first peal as conductor

    A Quarter Peal was rung on Sunday 2nd November 2008, to mark Alan's 40th anniversary of his first peal as conductor (CUGCR 698 at Trumpington).

            

    Sunday service band 5th Oct 08 - photo by Stephen Brown
      

    Photos for Village Hall Centenary Celebrations

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Village Hall in October 1908, the Local History Group, Village Hall Trustees and groups that use the Hall collaborated in an exhibition about life in Trumpington over the last 100 years. Stephen Brown took several photos to create a display panel for the Parish Church, including this photo of the ringers for Sunday service on 5th October.

            

    The Belfast band
      

    Mark's first of Belfast

    A Quarter Peal was rung on Sunday 10th August 2008 as a Silver Wedding Anniversary compliment to Phil and Liz Orme - Mark's first of Belfast S Major.

            

    All the Eights
      

    All the Eights : 8-spliced on 8 bells, on 08/08/08

    Friday 8th August 2008 was a notable date (08/08/08), inviting a Quarter Peal of 8-spliced S Major. We scored at Swaffham Bulbeck, starting at 8pm, and coming round after 44 (half of 88) minutes.

            

    The "wrap-rounds" band
      

    Alan's "wrap-rounds" composition of Bob Major

    There are 8 possible "wrap-round" changes, where 12345678 appears across adjacent rows, e.g.

    :
    65871234
    56782143
    :
    
    Alan constructed a tricky one-part composition of Plain Bob Major, containing all 8 possible "wrap-rounds" in a quarter peal of 1520 Plain Bob Major, which was then reduced down to 1376 by replacing some leads of Plain with Little, and rung on Sunday 27th July 2008.

    The composition was highly musical, including a multitude of runs on the little, middle and big bells; roll-ups and roll-downs; on the front, in the middle, at the back, and across rows too. It contains an awesome 252 runs of 4 or more bells - 140 forward runs (of 1234, 2345, 3456, 4567 & 5678) and 112 backward runs (of 4321, 5432, 6543, 7654 & 8765). Of these, 116 were 5-bell runs, 55 x 6-bell runs, 24 x 7-bell runs, and finally (of course, by design) all 8 x 8-bell runs, plus (for free) reverse rounds.

            

    The Belfast band
      

    Sharon's first of Belfast

    A Quarter Peal was rung on Sunday 20th July 2008 as a wedding compliment to Lynn Browning & Chris Hinton, married at All Saints, Houghton, Hampshire on Sat 19th July - Sharon's first of Belfast S Major

            

    Quarter peal to welcome Brinley Thomas Wilkes
      

    Congratulations on the birth of Brinley Thomas Wilkes

    A Quarter Peal of Cambridge S Major was rung on Sunday 8th June 2008, to welcome Brinley Thomas Wilkes, born on Wednesday 4th June 2008. With best wishes to Clare and Stephen from the Trumpington band.

            

    Spliced Trumpington Surprise & Trumpington Delight Major
      

    Spliced Trumpington Surprise & Trumpington Delight Major

    Having rung these confidently a few times individually already, our next challenge was to splice the two together. Robert selected a robust quarter peal composition with 18 changes of method to test our mettle, which was duly scored first time on the sunny Sunday 11th May, believed to be the first time these methods have ever been spliced in a QP.

    A different composition, composed and conducted by Alan Winter, was used for another quarter peal in these two methods on Sunday 18th May 2008.

            

    The Brooke Minor band - Photo by Dorothy
      

    Billy's first QP at the first attempt

    Billy Brooke (aged 10) rang his first Quarter Peal at the first attempt of Plain Bob Minor on Sunday 6th April 2008, with a family Brooke band. Youngest member Dorothy took the photo afterwards of the successful team.

            

    The Trumpington Delight Band - all Singled out
      

    Trumpington Delight Major #2 - Mark's first as composer/conductor

    Mark Norris composed and conducted an elegant 4-part singles-only Quarter Peal of Trumpington Delight Major, brought round in fine style on Sunday 9th March 2008.

            

    Stedman Triples Band
      

    Sue's first Stedman Triples and Stephen's 1000th QP

    The Quarter Peal of Stedman Triples on Sunday 10th February 2008 was Sue's 1st of Stedman, and Stephen's 1000th QP overall.

            

    The Delighted Trumpington Delight Band
      

    Trumpington Delight Major #1

    Having conquered Trumpington Surprise, a Quarter Peal of Trumpington Delight Major on Sunday 3rd February 2008 was the next logical step!

            

    The 2008 Date Touch Band
      

    2008 Trumpington Surprise Major on 1st January 2008

    A Date Touch of 2008 changes of Trumpington Surprise Major was rung on 1st January 2008 to welcome the New Year.

            


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