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East Midlands

Secretaries: Val Webb and Diane Moore email eastmidlandsladiesguild_at_gmail,com

East Midlands District report for 2015

The last twelve months have seen us gain four new members, Sue George from Clarborough, Annabelle Prebble from Bawtry and Marion Thomas and Helen Nichols who both ring with the Doncaster and District in South Yorkshire. We have therefore extended the Northern boundary of our coverage, and I am sure we will all enjoy ringing together.

During the year we have rung in Rutland, Lincolnshire and both North and South Nottinghamshire. Our ringing has been varied and arranged to suit all capabilities by our very competent ringing master and Vice President Mrs June Stanley (formerly June Wright).
Some of our meetings have attracted visitors including one gentleman who came all the way from the South East of England to join us in Lincolnshire. Most meetings have been well supported.

Our October meeting was arranged to coincide with the Oswy Street Cup Competition, which is organised by the North Nott’s District of the Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild of Bell ringers. Over the years the number of teams entering this prestigious and stringent striking competition has declined. It was good to be able to support them. Sadly we did not win but hopefully we all gained valuable experience.

Diane and I would like to thank all those who have supported us during the year. Many thanks to all the towers captains and incumbents who have allowed the Ladies Guild to ring their bells.
Val Webb & Diane Moore, Joint Secretaries

East Midlands District report for 2014

The East Midlands District is a small group that manage to meet and ring together. We cover a large area, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. We share the organising and booking of the towers, this does help with local knowledge of the areas and suitable rings of bells for ladies.

This year we have mainly visited Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The towers were Gringley-on-the Hill, Everton, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Hallaton, Medbourne and Great Easton. Rempstone, Wymeswold, Diseworth, Belton and Coleorton. A cross section of towers where the ringing was enjoyed by all.

Our meetings have been supported by our usual group of loyal members — we added six new members in this year to our numbers, plus a rejoin, sadly one of our members passed away and also a member unable to continue due to work commitments.

This is my last branch secretary report, having been the secretary for the last ten years it is now time to step down. Have fun whoever takes this on! I would like to thank the members and officers for their continued support, especially our Vice Chairman, our Ringing Master and our Treasurer for their continued hard work.
Rosie Mason