Haughton Village News

Haughton Village News

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.

Leave a light on in your property if you're heading out for the evening to help deter potential burglarsImage removed by sender. Email tracking gif

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:

Ringing of newly installed Dumbbell at Stoke Minster before Quarter Peal for Restored Spitfire

On Saturday 18th of September, a team of bell ringers met at Stoke Minster to ring a quarter to celebrate the unveiling on Wed 14 Sept of the fully restored MkXVI Spitfire No RW388 in a new gallery at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley.

Just before the Quarter, we couldn't resist trying out the newly installed dumbbell.  It is ideal for demonstrating the art of bell ringing and demonstrating how bells swing on and ring on their wheels. 

For further information on the restoration project and the museum can be found from the links below:

Details of the quarter peal are available from the link below:

St. Giles Church Haughton Bell Ringing Times October 2021

Tuesday 5th October - Practice 7.30pm until 9pm

Thursday 7th - Silent Practice (Stage 2) - 9am until 10am

Sunday 10th - Service Ringing - 10am until 10.30am

Tuesday 12th October - No Practice

Sunday 17th October - 3.00pm until 4pm - Harvest Festival (Quarter Peal Attempt)

Tuesday 19th - Practice 7.30pm until 8.30pm

Sunday 24th October - No Service Ringing

Tuesday 26th October - No Practice (Half-Term)