Saturday, 5 September 2009


The Guild quiz, hosted by Robert Wellen, was held at Motcombe village hall on 29th August. Liz catered for the evening with help from Sylvia, Jill and Sheila, and we enjoyed a meal of coronation chicken, meringues and coffee in the interval. Some of the Motcombe quiz team were busy in the kitchen which left Dennis, Jill and Liz to answer the questions on the first two rounds. The rest of the team gathered together for the next few rounds until our master stroke of playing the joker on the motoring round. Dennis showed his expertise and we scored a maximum of 20 points! At the end of a fun evening we came second which is our best place yet. Well done to our quiz team!


On 29th August, after a shaky start, we rang a quarter peal for a wedding in Motcombe church. The method was Grandsire Doubles. Luckily for a 4 o'clock wedding there wasn't too much hot sunshine beating in through the west window as I had forgotten the fan!
  1. Sylvia Charles
  2. Jan Walmesley White
  3. Carol Bracey
  4. Judith Williamson
  5. Hugh Walmesley White (C)
  6. Dennis Jenkins


The Mere branch striking competition was held at Bourton this year, on bells which required good striking and concentration. A record equalling number of 6 teams entered and we were pleased to ring slightly less erratically than the other teams and come first (by only one point!). It was good to have such pressure and encouraging to hear the improvement in the other bands. Congratulations to our team and supporters.
  1. Sylvia Charles
  2. Carol Bracey
  3. Liz Biles
  4. Jan Walmesley White
  5. Laurence Odell
  6. Hugh Walmesley White