On Saturday 20th Feb 11 branch members, one new recruit, and a couple of hangers on attended the branch AGM at Caversfield.
The church was a little cold, but (I hope, talking as the host) the welcome was warm. We started with 30 minutes ringing before the service where we rang plain hunt, Grandsire Doubles and a touch of Plain Bob Doubles.
Given our number was small we all sat in the chancel which, together with 3 gas heaters, made it a little warmer as Penny Wood led our service.
The meeting took around an hour (minutes to follow) with all branch officers being re-elected and 8 new members being elected (from Islip, Kirtlington and Stratton Audley). We then headed for the Bure Farm pub in Bicester for warmth and a lovely lunch.
Our next branch practice is scheduled for Kirtlington next Monday, but as the floor work has been delayed we will likely have to move it to another tower – keep a watchful eye on your emails (and the website event list) for an update shortly.