Marisa Bartlett writes:
Paul Tyson and I would like to announce that a new Monthly Minor Practice will begin on Wednesday 12th October at Canford Magna church – 7.30pm – 9.00pm.
The idea is to help ringers progress to more complex minor and, eventually, Surprise Minor methods, with the help of experienced ringers to support them – but it all depends on the number of people who turn up – in particular helpers. The minimum ability is that you can ring touches to Plain Bob Minor.
The first method will be St Clement’s Bob Minor. If you want to attend this session and learn to ring this method please ensure you’ve looked at the line and have a rough idea about the touches.
I would therefore ask that if you are interested (in either learning or helping) please would you let me know so that we can plan a worthwhile session. I will regularly post the method of the month, so don’t worry if you can’t attend the first session.
Marisa (District Ringing Master)
Read the Student testimonials on the new Birmingham School of Bell Ringing – very happy customers!
There are probably over 4000 ringers on Facebook. Difficult to be more precise as they are not neatly lined up in one place asking to be counted. So where are they lined up? Many are friends with each other and use Facebook to plan outings, peals, etc etc. If you only meet up with a ringer a couple of times a year, it can be a real help to keep in touch this way as well. The best place to start is your local Guild or District Facebook group, or the one nearest to you. With any luck you will know some of the members so your application to join should go through with no trouble. Many ringers find this membership is all they need – they can find out what’s on locally, ask if practice nights are happening (if there’s any doubt) or just use it to stay in touch with friends. If you apply for membership of any group please be prepared to wait about 48 hours as the Admins are often busy ringing! If nothing appears to happen then check your messages “other” inbox because the Admin may be trying to confirm who you are!
New ones (July 2016)
New ones (2015)
but here is a selection of Guild and association groups:
These national groups are a start!
Bellringing Facebook Pages
Any query, or to add your group to this list, or remove it if you wish, please use the REPLY BOX BELOW or contact me.
The Bellringers Facebook group may have broken a record this week with a thread started by Malcolm Edwards that ran to 423 comments (and counting) – clearly the balance between ambition duty to Sunday ringing and different opportunities to ring and to learn, are hot topics….
Well, never having had a bespoke T shirt before I am pleased with the batch that arrived just now – the logo has reproduced very well.
I got this one from Vistaprint – if I hear of a cheaper or better source I will post!
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Interesting article about a new simulator on the Isle of Man – aimed at non-ringers in the local paper.
Click to download the article (pdf)
“Overseas Ringers meet-up”, at 1:30 – 2:00 PM at the Central Council Public Relations Committee stand. This is meant for overseas ringers visiting or living in the UK, or for UK ringers planning to visit or to move to other ringing country. Come and meet others ringers like you and find out about ringing opportunities for you. The Central Council Vice President, Christopher O’Mahony, an Australian living in the UK, will attend this event