Annual General Meeting - 12th May 2018

You are warmly invited to attend the 133rd AGM of the Sussex County Association on Saturday 12th May - details below. The Southern District have organised a fun day of activities for people to come along and enjoy ringing/socialising with their fellow Sussex ringers. Names for lunch to Mary Burr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday 5th May at the very latest please.

The Association is in the unusual position where the roles of Master and General Secretary are up for grabs. Are you an organised person, enjoy talking to people, have computer skills? - we need you. Do you care about the Association, have views on how it should move forward, want to inspire people to get involved more with ringing around the County? - we need you.

AGM Reports and Documents

Dewbys bells will be at the South of England Show again this year - 7-9 June. If you fancy a day ringing on this lovely mini ring, talking enthusiastically to visitors about ringing and getting time to look around the rest of the show (with free entry!), then please let Marisa Hayes know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please do get in touch with me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like any further details on the positions vacant, any issues you would like addressed at the AGM or with apologies for absence.

Sandra Alford
Acting SCACR General Secretary

Sussex Young Ringers - win SE Youth Striking Contest 2018!

Congratulations to the Sussex Young ringers! First place at the South East Youth Striking Competition at Warnham on Saturday 14th April.

SCACR clothing - more choices available!

The Sussex clothing range is proving popular with polo t-shirts, and perhaps not surprisingly given the weather so far this year, warm sweatshirts and rugby tops leading the way.

A new item has just been added ahead of the hopefully warmer Spring weather – a fleece gilet at a bargain price of just £21.96 available in a range of colours. Head to www.scacr.org/resources/clothing for more details or get in touch with Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but get in quick, an order is being placed next week! (i.e. by 31st March).

Commemorative Ringing for the Great War Centenary - 2018

Thank you from Alan Regin and Alan Seymour, to all the Tower Bands and Ringers who during 2017 arranged and rung to Commemorate the Great War Centenary deaths of the 15 known SCACR / Sussex Ringers who died while on service in His Majesty Forces in 1917.

Also further to the ‘Remembering Sussex Bell-ringers - Songs of Praise Service’ held in April 2017 at St. Swithuns, East Grinstead; a special thank you to Marisa Hayes, and to all those involved in arranging and carrying out this service. Thank you also to those who attended.

1918 would see 11 known SCACR / Sussex Bell-ringers from 9 towers lose their lives. They were in date order:

Date Surname First names Tower
21/03/1918 GROOMBRIDGE Arthur MAYFIELD
22/03/1918 ATTWATER Ernest CUCKFIELD
27/03/1918 COOTE Frank WEST GRINSTEAD
27/04/1918 MOORE George Walter LEWES
01/05/1918 BURGESS George WESTHAM
30/05/1918 MINCHIN Frank Hopkins HENFIELD
01/06/1918 EDWARDS Edwin Harold SALEHURST
08/08/1918 BAUGH William George MAYFIELD
21/09/1918 TURRELL Lawrence WEST GRINSTEAD
16/10/1918 HOLLMAN William Harold PULBOROUGH
02/11/1918 JENNER Harold HEATHFIELD

Could I please ask the above Tower Bands to arrange for some Great War Centenary Commemorative ringing, to take place in 2018 on or near the Centenary of death of each ringer? Thank you. You will find the basic Military/Commemorative details on each of the above names on our Rolls of Honour page.

After each or any other Great War Centenary Commemorative ringing, could I please ask that the details of the ringing are forwarded to Alan Regin, C.C.C.B.R. Steward of the Roll of Honours, via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. thank you.

Alan Seymour, Burgess Hill, January 2018

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