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Striking Competition Winners table
Winners of the branch striking competition and in brackets the position in the Croome trophy, if the year is underlined their are pictures.

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There is an article in the November 2018 Branch Newsletter about the almondsbury newsletter, click
October 5th 2018.
Almondsbury bells were rung for the last time yesterday, 1 October. The ropes come off  today and the bells go away next Monday, 8 October. We expect them back sometime in mid-January but don't yet have an exact date. 
Would be grateful if you could spread this news through the district to ensure no visitors turn up at Almondsbury whilst we are not ringing.
Yours,
Adam Mead


The pictures below are from the BBC coverage of the removal of the bells for which we ar indebted.
Information sent by Adam Mead.

Eight bells, weighing a total of nearly five tonnes and dating back to the 1600s, have been removed from a church tower.
Its the first time since 1903 that the bells at St Mary's Church in Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, have been serviced.
No hydraulics or machinery were used during the operation, just chains and pulleys.
Local fundraising has topped up a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of 65,000.
Steeple-keeper Gerry Anniss said the removal marked a milestone in a two-and-a-half year project which has cost nearly 100,000.
"In 2005 we had all the [bell] clappers exchanged for new ones and we realised we needed more work done so set a target of 2020," he said.
"We were told bits of metal from the original casting were still in the bells and rusting away which made them liable to crack... leading to a recast which would have been a lot more expensive."


 

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Almondsbury have been conducting a local recruitment campaign
the press came along and put an article in the local papers.
The picture accompanied the article.
For a report on this see the April 2011 newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





The Striking Competition Team 2009 at Kelston.


Almondsbury represented Rural Branch in the Croome trophy after winning the 2008 Branch striking
competition at Marshfield. Whilst not winning the Croome trophy they were awarded one of the
G & B ringing masters trophies a 'Ring Masters Clapper ' for an extremely good performance.
Below are three of the team members holding the branch trophy and the ringing master's clapper.
Below is a picture of the team on the day. Below is a picture of the team on the day.
To see a report of the G & B AGM in the May 2008 newsletter click here



Rural Branch Striking Competition Marshfield 2008.
Tim Jefferis of Almondsbury collects the winners trophy from the judge Ian Hill of City Branch
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the winning Almondsbury team who will represent Rural Branch in the Croome trophy.



November 2006

Don Haskins presentation for 70 years dedication to ringing, most of them in Almondsbury tower.
To see an article sent in by Clare Jefferis of Almondsbury on the presentation ceremony in November 2006 see the February 2007 Rural Branch Newsletter Click here


I hope to add a picture of the plaque at a later time, I have one but cannot make the print sufficiently clear



January 1st 2000 12.00 ringers

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The day the BBC came to Almondsbury

Striking Competition Band 2000
Placed second out of eight teams

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Striking Competition Winners table
Winners of the branch striking competition and in brackets the position in the Croome trophy, if the year is underlined their are pictures.

Almondsbury 1984(7th) 1986(2nd) 2008(9)


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