Mary Poyner

Mary Poyner, life-long bellringer of hand and tower bells who taught many and rang many peals, died on Friday 26th January. 

Her funeral will be 12 noon on Tuesday 13th February at Whissendine Church.  Open ringing before and after the service. 

If you are planning to attend please email  so we have numbers for refreshments. 

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Grayham Allenby

We are very sorry to have to let you know that Grayham Allenby passed away on Saturday 18th Nov.
Grayham had been a stalwart at Stapleford and had been a regular at the Guild’s Daytime Ringing Meetings.

Please keep Carole and the family in your thoughts at this time.

Bill Blagg

Bill Blagg (former TC at Mansfield Woodhouse) died on Friday 26th May after a short spell in hospital.

His funeral will be on the 21st of June 1pm at St Edmunds Church, Mansfield Woodhouse followed by a service for the family at the crematorium afterwards.

Bryn Richards

Bryn Richards (Warsop) passed away yesterday, aged 92. He had been in hospital for a week following a stroke.

Bryn Richards’ funeral will be on Tuesday 23rd May:

  • 1pm  –    Service at Warsop Church
  • 2.15pm – Crematorium (family only)
  • 3pm    –   Wake at Carr Bank Venue, Windmill Lane, Mansfield.

There will be general ringing from 11.45 – 12.50


Due to investigation of  the floors and ceilings there will be no ringing at Basford until further notice

Colin Reed

I am very sorry to have to pass on the sad news that Colin Reed died, last week, at the age of 93. Colin was an honorary life member of the Guild and had rung at Balderton for many many years. Please remember Beryl and all the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Harry Poyner

We regret to announce that Harry Poyner, long-standing ringer, sadly passed away on 11th March, aged 92. He was a peal ringer on church bells and handbells, and over the years he, with his wife Mary, taught many people to ring.  He rang at East Retford for ten years from the mid 1960s.

The funeral will be at Whissendine church, Rutland, at 12 noon on Friday 31st March. There will be open ringing from 11am.

The family would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend in order to make catering arrangements.  Please let Hilary know on