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Society of Royal Cumberland Youths Country Meeting in Shropshire

The Society's country meeting in July 2010 was based in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, around the weekend of 10th July.

The weekend began in the now traditional way with peals on the Thursday and Friday organised by Derek Sibson. There was a 100% success rate on the Thursday, but sadly three attempts were lost on the Friday, one due to a mechanical failure. This early finish for some on the Friday afternoon meant more time to enjoy the hospitality at the Stable Tavern, where many members gathered in the evening for food and liquid refreshment.

On the Saturday morning 44 members took part in five peal attempts coordinated by the Master. All of these were successful, giving an overall tally of 17 peals scored out of 20 attempts over the weekend. Those who preferred not to ring peals enjoyed general ringing at 3 towers on the Saturday morning, before being joined by many of the peal ringers at Ludlow in the afternoon for general ringing on this excellent 10.

At the business meeting in Cleobury Mortimer we remembered Ken Newman, who had been both Junior and Senior Steward of the Society in the 1960's. We also welcomed eight new members from around the UK and around the world.

The meeting was followed by general ringing at Cleobury Mortimer for those who wished, or a visit to the pub for those who didn't! We then returned to the parish hall to find it transformed and ready for over 100 members and friends to sit down to an excellent meal provided by Heather and her helpers. Following dinner the tables were cleared for the barn dance which went on late into the night, interrupted only for the presentation of a 30th birthday cake and card to the Master.

Thanks for a fantastic weekend must go to Heather and Chris Kippin, and to Jo Dorling.

MEH

SOCIETY OF ROYAL CUMBERLAND YOUTHS

FECKENHAM, Worcestershire
St John-the-Baptist
Thu Jul 8 2010 3h2 (12)
5056 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1        E Jane Sibson
2        Joanna K Dorling
3        Caroline J Champion
4        Geoffrey M Brewin
5        Alan H Champion
6        Derek E Sibson (C)
7        John P Loveless
8        Alan Regin

GREAT HAMPTON, Worcestershire
St Andrew
Thu Jul 8 2010 2h55 (13)
5120 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1        Mary E Dunbavin
2        Elizabeth A Coke
3        Stephen J Bedford
4        Stuart P B Talbott
5        Rebecca J Cox
6        Anthony P Cotton
7        Anthony J Cox (C)
8        Peter J Waterfield

HANBURY, Worcestershire
St Mary-the-Virgin
Thu Jul 8 2010 2h56 (12)
5184 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1        Michael H D O'Callaghan
2        Rosemary J Duke
3        Janet E Menhinick
4        Ian Smith
5        Andrew J Cairns
6        Claire F Roulstone
7        Graham A Duke
8        Ian Butters (C)

CLENT, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Thu Jul 8 2010 2h48(11)
5088 Spliced S Major
(4m: 1344 Bristol & Superlative, 1248 London, 1152 Cambridge: 84 com, atw)
Comp. B D Price
1        Joanna K Dorling
2        Christine M Carter
3        Andrew J Cairns
4        Rebecca J Cox
5        Anthony J Cox
6        Stuart P B Talbott
7        Ian Butters (C)
8        Alan Regin
Rung as a 30th birthday compliment to Mary Holden.

HARTLEBURY, Worcestershire
St James the Great
Thu Jul 8 2010 3h6 (18)
5056 Yorkshire S Major
Comp.  A G Reading
1        Ian Smith
2        Mary E Dunbavin
3        Malcolm M Powell
4        Stephen J Bedford
5        Mary E Holden
6        Graham A Duke
7        Alan R Baldock
8        John P Loveless (C)
Rung as a 30th birthday compliment to Mary Holden.

DODDERHILL, Worcestershire
St Augustine of Canterbury
Thu Jul 8 2010 3h6 (19)
5056 Spliced S Major
(8m: 704 Lincolnshire & Superlative, 672 Rutland, 608 Cambridge, Pudsey & Yorkshire, 576 Bristol & London: 139 com, atw)
Comp. A N Tyler
1        E Jane Sibson
2        Barbara Davies          
3        Christine Richardson
4        Janet E Menhinick
5        Michael H D O'Callaghan
6        Derek E Sibson (C)
7        Peter J Waterfield
8        Claire F Roulstone
450th peal - 3.
Rung with the best wishes of the band to the Master, Mary Holden, on her 30th birthday.

CLAVERLEY, Worcestershire
All Saints
Fri Jul 9 2010 3h3 (15)
5120 Cambridge S Major
Comp. B D Price
1        Emma J Southerington (C)
2        Barbara Davies
3        Andrew J Davey
4        John J Ford
5        Joanna K Dorling
6        Ian Smith
7        Russell A Brown
8        Alan Regin

KINVER, Staffordshire
St Peter
Fri Jul 9 2010 3h1 (13)
5024 Lincolnshire S Major
Comp. D F Morrison
1        Graham A Duke
2        Janet E Menhinick
3        Christine M Carter
4        Michael H D O'Callaghan
5        Caroline J Champion
6        Claire F Roulstone
7        Ian Butters (C)
8        Mary E Holden

WOLVERLEY, Worcestershire
St John-the-Baptist
Fri Jul 9 2010 2h45 (10)
5056 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1        Penelope J V Sharpe
2        Linda M Garton
3        John P Loveless (C)
4        Daniel Jones
5        Anthony P Cotton
6        Peter J Waterfield
7        Simon A Rudd
8        Rebecca J Cox

OLDSWINFORD, Worcestershire
St Mary
Fri Jul 9 2010 2h50 (11)
5024 Rutland S Major
Comp. D W Beard
1        Emma J Southerington (C)
2        Russell A Brown
3        Jessie H MacLeod
4        John J Ford
5        Andrew J Davey
6        Alan R Baldock
7        Malcolm M Powell
8        Matthew D Hetherington
25th peal - 3.

MORVILLE, Shropshire
St Gregory
Fri Jul 9 2010 2h38 (8)
5152 Yorkshire S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1        Ian Butters
2        Mary E Dunbavin
3        Rebecca J Cox
4        Penelope J V Sharpe
5        Peter M Wilkinson
6        Daniel Jones
7        Anthony J Cox (C)
8        Stephen J Bedford

NETHERTON, Worcestershire
St Andrew
Fri Jul 9 2010 2h45 (13)
5024 Rutland S Major
Comp. D W Beard
1        Christine Andrew
2        Janet E Menhinick
3        Stuart P B Talbott
4        Ian Smith
5        Geoffrey M Brewin
6        Michael H D O'Callaghan
7        Anthony P Cotton
8        Graham A Duke (C)

LEOMINSTER, Herefordshire
SS Peter & Paul
Sat Jul 10 2010 2h58 (23)
5040 Lincolnshire S Royal
Comp. J Clatworthy
1        E Jane Sibson
2        Julia A Lysaght
3        Hilary A Beresford
4        Janet E Archibald
5        Joanne R Holden
6        Daniel Jones
7        Anthony P Cotton
8        Derek E Sibson (C)
9        Claire F Roulstone
10      Simon R Holden

CLUN, Shropshire
St George
Sat Jul 10 2010 3h (14)
5040 Yorkshire S Royal
Comp. A J Cox
1        Christine M Carter
2        Barbara Davies
3        Richard M Hobbs
4        Rebecca J Cox
5        Ian Smith
6        Malcolm M Powell
7        Anthony J Cox (C)
8        Benjamin D Constant
9        Simon A Rudd
10      Alan Regin

KINGSLAND, Herefordshire
St Michael & All Angels
Sat Jul 10 2010 2h53 (11)
5056 Lincolnshire S Major
Comp. B H Taylor
1        Mary E Dunbavin
2        Peter M Wilkinson
3        Joanna K Dorling
4        Andrew J Davey
5        Peter J Waterfield
6        Graham A Duke
7        Mary E Holden (C)
8        Emma J Southerington
Rung before the visit of the St. Michael's Hospice bikers fundraising tour.

MUCH WENLOCK, Shropshire
Holy Trinity
Sat Jul 10 2010 3h8 (16)
5024 Spliced S Major
(4m: 1280 Cambridge, London & Superlative, 1184 Bristol: 110 com, atw)
Comp. A J Pitman
1        Linda M Garton
2        Jessie H MacLeod
3        Penelope J V Sharpe
4        Janet E Menhinick
5        Michael H D O'Callaghan
6        Matthew D Hetherington
7        Timothy J Peverett
8        John P Loveless (C)
Rung as a compliment to the Rev. Stephen Lowe, Team Rector, on becoming a Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral, and also to Reader John Cumberland on being ordained Deacon.

EARDISLAND, Herefordshire
St Mary-the-Virgin
Sat Jul 10 2010 2h49 (13)
5024 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1        Alan R Baldock
2        Fiona M Wheeler
3        John J Ford
4        Geoffrey M Brewin
5        Shirley E McGill
6        Nicholas D Brown
7        Stephen A Wheeler (C)
8        Stephen J Bedford

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