Haughton Village News

Haughton Village News

Video of Ringing for our Open Day

Judith Smythe who left us the lovely comment on Facebook has also provide the video of us ringing below.  Thank You Judith

St. Giles Church Open Day 30th October 2021

The Church has had an open day today and so the bell ringers rang between 12noob to 1pm.  Trevor Stacey, William Hall, Karen Powell, Mervyn Lock, Jocelyne Lock, Trevor Lock all had a ring, and the methods that were rung were; Places, Plain Hunt Singles, Plain Hunt Minimus, St. Remigius Singles, and Grandsire Minimus. 

They would like to dedicate their ringing today to Stuart Taylor who’s recovering from a recent operation.

We also had a nice comment left on the village Facebook account. Thank You Jude.

Stay Safe This Halloween - Advice from Staffordshire Police

Although lots of people enjoy Halloween, it can be a concerning evening for vulnerable residents as there’s the possibility of someone approaching their property uninvited.

If you have concerns, or you support a vulnerable person, we’d encourage you to display a sign in the window/or the door to let trick or treaters know you’d prefer for them not to knock the door.

I’ve attached this sign which also contains tips to stay safe over Halloween, please share this advice with your friends, family, and neighbours. 

We hope you won’t, but if you do see any antisocial behaviour over Halloween you can report this through the Staffordshire Police website, by private messaging us on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

For more safety tips visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/police-forces/staffordshire-police/areas/staffordshire-police/campaigns/2021/halloween-safety-tips/

If you're celebrating Halloween have a great time, stay safe and look out for each other.

Download a 'No Trick or Treat' Poster from here:

Message Sent By
Emma Ray (Staffordshire Police, Communications Officer, Staffordshire) via Haughton Parish Council

Ringing for Harvest Festival

We decided to make a special effort for our Harvest Festival Service and to attempt a quarter peal.  A full peal is 5040 changes (full extent on 7 bells) and so a quarter peal is 1260 changes.

We rang 210 extents of plain hunt singles with 4 and 5 behind.  One extent of plain hunt singles is 6 changes long, and so 210 extents gave us our 1260 changes.

The Bell Ringers Were:

1. Karen Powell

2. Trevor Lock (Conductor)

3. Mervyn Lock

4. Trevor Stacey

5. Dick Bowler.

William Hall, Jocelyne Lock, and Hilary Saunders would also like to be associated with this quarter. It was Karen's first-ever quarter, 'Well Done Karen!'

A link to the BellBoard submission is available here: https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1464649

Also happy belated birthday to Trevor Stacey.  He had his own unique 'T-shirt' bought by his daughter for him.  

Message from South Staffordshire Police

As the darker nights are setting in, don't let an opportunist burglar see your home as an easy target.

Use an automatic plugin time switch to operate a lamp or light at pre-set times when you're out or away.

For more advice take a look at our website: https://orlo.uk/UkDgQ.

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Message Sent By Adrian Price (Police, PCSO, South Staffordshire) and supplied to us from Haughton Parish Council.

Staffordshire Fire and Safety Message


Information supplied by Haughton Parish Council.

Autumn Clappertrappings

 The North Staffs Autumn 2021 Clappertrapping is available for viewing from the link below:

Clappertrappings Autumn 2021

Peal Ringing at Beckbury

 The one thing I love about bell ringing is the places it takes me!  Many places it takes me,  I would never normally visit, and lately, I've been lucky enough to have been invited to ring a full peal with the Shropshire association bands. A full peal consists of 5040 and roughly takes 3 hours to ring (non-stop).


Beckbury is a lovely little village on the Shorpshire and Staffordshire border near to Albrighton.  It was late summer sunny afernoon, there was a band playing at the local shop/pub, and I could smell freshly cut grass as I walked towards the church.

The tenor bell is just over 4cwt and so is fairly small, with a short draft (a low ceiling) they bells went really well and we 'pealed' them in just under 2 and a half hours.

Details of the peal can be found here:

Details of the bells can be found here:

Details of the village can be found here: