Newsletter for October & November 2015


Once again, I am very short of news, hence two months in one.

The Ancient Society of College Youths

Established in 1637, the Society is the premier change ringing society in the City of London, with a national and international membership that promotes excellence in ringing around the world.

At the recent November meeting, Tessa K Beadman was elected master for the coming year. Tessa is the granddaughter of John and Connie Beadman, who are rightly extremely proud of Tessa’s achievement. She is only the third female to hold the position and is the youngest by far.

A big ‘well done’ from the Rutland Branch to Tessa.

Message from Murray Coleman.

On Saturday 13th February 2016, as part of our normal ringing practice meeting, we are running a teach-in on rope splicing.

 Venue: Rothwell Parish Church.

 Times: 14.00 to 16.00hrs, or later if necessary.

Tea & Biscuits at half-time.

 The session will be very much "hands-on" and will include a "short" splice from start to finish and at least,a demonstration of the "long" splice.

 All welcome. Will appreciate approx numbers so I know how bits of rope to find!

 Ringing for any supporters who don't want to splice.

 Best wishes



Rutland Branch Tour

On Saturday 3 October the Rutland Branch Tour, extremely efficiently organised by Alan Wordie took place.

We commenced at Thurlby at 12.00 noon followed by an excellent lunch at the Horseshoe pub in Thurlby. We moved on to Bourne which everyone agreed were not the easiest to ring!. From Bourne, we moved on to Witham on the Hill, an 8 bell tower, not too bad to ring. Then on to Morton, quite a heavy 6 (15cwt) with a useful toilet in the village hall! Next back to Bourne for refreshments in the Costa coffee lounge, before proceeding on to Edenham which are a lovely 10 and fairly easy to ring. Finally to Ryhall which many of you will know and thanks to Jane McKee for making us welcome.

Jim Lilley joined us for the day as Edenham is the last 10 or 12 bell tower in Lincolnshire he requires for his collection. I think he has about 3,500 towers now including some on the tour! Well done to Jim!

Again thanks to Monica for assisting Alan and of course to Alan for again, organising a tour so well.


Richard Beadman and his daughter Georgina ran the Leicester Marathon for Loros on Sunday 25th October,  26.4 miles.


Quarter Peal of Cambridge at St. Peter, Brooke on 1st Nov. in memory of Lionel Atton.


  1. Richard Beadman

  2.  Val Kellett

  3.  Alan Ellis

  4. Louis Totaro

  5. .John Beadman

  6. David Beadman- Conductor


David Beadman is Lionel’s Godson. He taught David and Alan Ellis to ring. Lionel died 17th October aged 88 years.