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Ringing Links…


Here are some useful web links about bell ringing…

Nationally:

  Central Council of Church Bell Ringers – for the definitive view on everything to do with change ringing.

  The Ringing World – the bellringers’ own newspaper.

  Campanophile website – a record of Peals and Quarter Peals rung throughout UK (and the world).

Internationally:

  The Australia and New Zealand Association of Bellringers site has some useful general information about ringing, as well as a lot about ringing down under. It includes a Towers Directory with ringing times and contact information.

  There is also a North American Guild of Change Ringers and their website offers some useful information for any ringers crossing the Atlantic.

Local (to Thornbury):

  The Gloucester and Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers:

  Thornbury is a member of the Bristol Rural Branch. 

  The Gloucester Branch also have a web site.

  The University of Bristol Society of Change Ringers – our local university. 

Bell Founders:

  The Whitechapel Bell Foundry – who rehung the bells and recast the Treble in 1996

  Taylors of Loughbororough, the other bellfounders in the UK, also have a web site.

Roger Bailey’s site has extensive information and lots of links including links to other tower sites.

  Don Morrison has a comprehensive and well-indexed collection of quarter peal compositions.

 For a personal view of ringing, and some useful links, see Zena Woodley’s on-line article “Summoned by Bells“.  In short, it explains why she took up ringing, and why it becomes an obsession with so many of us.