Max Boden

We are very sorry to report that Max Boden passed away on Saturday 13th January. As well as a loyal member of East Leake tower and South Notts District, Max had been the S Notts Guild Committee Rep for several years and attended the Daytime Meetings.
Please keep Annette and the family in your thoughts at this time.

Max’s funeral will take place on Thursday 1st February at 4.15pm at Loughborough Crematorium.

Michael Poppleston

With sadness we have to report the passing of another of our members. Michael Poppleston passed away on Thursday 18th Jan. Some of you will remember Michael from the early 1960’s when he was ringing master at Wollaton and then at St Peter’s when he returned to Nottingham from the North East in 1997. From then he was a member of the band at St Peter’s for some 12 years. Before Covid, Michael made it to many of the daytime weekday sessions, even though he was struggling with mobility. Please remember his wife, Anthea, in your thoughts and prayers.

Michael’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 31st January, at Bramcote Crematorium at 4.30p.m.

Fred Barber, HLM

With sadness, I pass on the news that Fred Barber passed away earlier this week. Fred was formerly tower captain of Cotgrave and was recognised as an Honorary Life Member of the Guild in 2014.

Sharon Bryan – funeral arrangements – update 15/9/22

Please find below a message from Austin

“To dispel any doubts, Sharon’s funeral will go ahead as planned on Monday 19 September 2022. There will be open ringing from 11.30 am until 12.25 pm. After Mass there will be an arranged QP in celebration of Sharon’s life. Sharon didn’t think she looked good in black, so as far as clothing is concerned wear whatever colour you are comfortable in. No flowers, please, but if you would like to make a donation to a charity Sharon supported, this can be done on-line at”

HM The Queen Elizabeth II – RIP

Hello all

The guidance re ringing agreed between Lambeth Palace and the Royal Household is here: (

I appreciate this is long, but to pick out the first piece ringing or tolling at 12 noon tomorrow (9 September) for 1 hour (all at the discretion of the incumbent / PCC).

I’ll (or someone else will) post updates and communications to the Facebook group, send to the District Secretaries and put on the website as soon as is practicable following their receipt.

May she rest in peace.


Congratulations to our chairman, Jim Crabtree , for being awarded the British Empire Medal in the Birthday Honour’s list for services to the community in Attenborough.

Guild AGM

Details of the Guild AGM on May 21st are as follows:


2pm – ringing

3.30pm – service – meeting

followed by tea.

Names for tea to Geoff Wells by 14 May, 01636 706800 or .

Paperwork for meeting can be found here:

Robert Wilson – memorial service

Robert Wilson’s funeral will take place at Ossington Parish Church, family and close invited friends only. (Ossington Church is a very small Estate church and would not cope with the expected numbers of mourners.)

At 1PM on Tuesday the 29th March 2022 there will be a memorial service held at Newark Parish Church and afterwards in Newark Town Hall.  

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the life of Robert, a man who’s devotion to ringing surpasses all levels.  There will be ringing from 12:15PM on the ten bells of St Mary Magdalene, Newark .  Rounds and Call Changes only and open to all ringers. (For those who have not rung at Newark I should mention the climb up to the ringing room is more than you will be use to so give yourselves plenty of time.)  

Robert Wilson

I’m sorry to post that Robert Wilson passed away on 23 February, 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet, Margaret and the rest of the family