Face to Face is the official newsletter of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers.

First published in 1975, the publication is now produced three times each year, and circulated free to all affiliated towers throughout the Guild, as well as to various other bodies.

As from F2F 147 the editor is Jerry Holmes who was elected at the 2016 AGM.

 

 SpringSummerAutumnWinter
2017 
2016Face to Face 146newsletter-147-webnewsletter-148-web
2015Edition 143Edition 144Edition 145
2014Edition 140Edition 141Edition 142
2013Edition 136Edition137Edition 138Edition 139
2012Edition 132Edition 133Edition 134Edition 135
2011Edition 128Edition 129Edition 130Edition 131
2010Edition 124Edition 125Edition 126Edition 127
2009Edition 120Edition 121Edition 122Edition 123
2008Edition 116Edition 117Edition 118Edition 119
2007Edition 112Edition 113Edition 114Edition 115
2006Edition 108Edition 109Edition 110Edition 111
2005Edition 104Edition 105Edition 106Edition 107
2004 Edition 101Edition 102Edition 103

 

The origins of our Guild newsletter date back to the mid-1970s. The first edition, consisting of three pages, was assembled by John Sankey of the Calne Branch. By the time of the sixth issue (January 1977) the Newsletter was managed by Linda Drew of the Devizes Branch. By now a slight change of format saw a production of, on average, four pages with news from various parts of the Guild.

Under the late Reverend Roger Keeley, the Newsletter appeared in March 1978 with a new title Face to Face which it retains to this day. With considerable editorial skills, Roger produced a regular, newsworthy and interesting publication maintaining an average of seven pages. In this task he was ably assisted by the Reverend Bill Pugh of Stalbridge. At that time the publication appeared three times a year – Spring, Summer and Autumn.

With the sudden death of the Roger Keeley in January 1987, the production of the newsletter was taken up by Ivan Andrews of Bradpole, assisted by Donald Lee of Marlborough (Don continuing to assist through the 90s). In 1992 Face to Face first appeared as a quarterly, 20-page production. In 1997 it was decided to enter copies of Face to Face in The Ringing World Newsletter Competition where the Guild was extremely pleased to attain joint second place.

In 2000 the Newsletter first appeared with a front cover illustration and a year later each edition appeared with a different coloured cover. In 2004 the Guild purchased a computer together with all ancillaries. As a result Face to Face appeared with photographs, illustrations and was compiled with most news and correspondence transmitted by e-mail.

Ivan stood down as Editor after 25 years in 2012 and was succeeded by Michael Bailey who continued to produce a high quality and much appreciated newsletter, helping to bring together our large Guild. Face to Face is now produced three times a year and back copies are posted on the Guild website. It is distributed electronically as well as in hard copy to all towers.

Based an article written by Neil Skelton as Master (Newsletter 42, September 1988) and from the booklet ‘SDGR 1982-2007’ written by Ivan Andrews.