Rural Branch Striking Competition
Winners and Rules
The Rural Branch Striking competition Trophy
with its new base completed by Brian Angell in 2018
to make space for future winning bell shapes.
Branch Striking Competition Rules click
To see the years the branch have entered the Penn Trophy click
If you would like to see pictures of the teams that have entered over the years from 1999 to the present day, you can see them in year order Click
The trophy is competed for by rural branch towers which enter
in the yearly competition. The trophy was made and presented to the branch by Brian Angell
in 1976, although it appears the
competition was started in 1968. It is the tradition that
the winner of the competition goes forward to the association Croome trophy. To date
although rural branch have entered every year we have never won the Croome trophy
(The figure in brackets after the year is the position the tower
came in the Croome trophy)
We now have a supply of engravable bellshapes, it has become it seems quite difficult to obtain the bell shape although a number of different patterns have been made or obtained over the years!
The branch have had 100 made and will supply the bell shape to the winning team each year who may then get it engraved, if you go to Timpson's and use font ******* which will in future be the standard font for the trophy it will cost you £5.00 for the engraving.
|Almondsbury||1984(7th) 1986(2nd) 2008(9)|
|Coalpit Heath||1971(4th) 1973(4th) 1974(2nd) 1975(6th) 1980(9th) 1982(12th) 1983(4th) 1985(3rd) 1991* 1993(8th) 2006(6) 2011() 2014(5) 2019()||*Joint with Dyrham 1991|
|Frampton Cotterell||1978(6th) 1979(4th) 1981(3rd) 1983() 1988(7th) 1991(5th) 1992(10th) 1994(6th) 1995(7th) 1998(*) 2012() 2017(8)(represented Westerleigh)||* Joint first with Westerleigh, who rang in the Croome trophy|
|Mangotsfield||2016 (9th) picture|
|Thornbury||1968(5th) 1969(8th) 1970(5th) 1972(9th) 1977(10th)
1987(5th) 1989(3rd) 1999(7th)
|Tytherington||2015 (9)RMC||Ringing Masters Clapper|
|Westerleigh||1996() 1998(8th) 2000() 2002() 2003() 2004() 2005(8) 2007(7) 2010(9) 2013(8) 2017|
Over the Years we have had problems obtaining the bell shapes for the trophy,
the branch have npw obtained 100 of the bell shapes
courtesy of John Peyton, to whom we are indebted. In future the branch will provide the bell and the winning tower will be responsible
for getting it ingraved and attaching it to the trophy!.
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