What an incredibly busy couple of months it’s been. We are really excited to now be able to share with you the latest numbers registered on the Ringing Remembers database is just over 1,700. Yes, you read that correctly, over seventeen hundred! This is a fantastic number and well over our target of 1,400.
That number does need to be read with a note of caution however. It represents the number of people who have registered on the database. We do expect there to be a percentage of registrants that decide that they are no longer interested and have withdrawn, but that’s a difficult number to assess. So, as with all investments, the final number could go down, as well as up!
Of this number we are currently able to ascertain that 80 are registered as “Returning Ringers”, those that chose this project as a catalyst to return to ringing after an absence of a number of years. We are grateful for their return to help with the Armistice Centenary, and beyond.
At the risk of repeating ourselves, “Ringing Remembers” is the campaign officially endorsed and sponsored by HM Government and is encouraging muffled/half-muffled ringing for the 11am Act of Remembrance followed by open ringing at 12:30pm on Sunday 11th November – aligning with the published agenda for processions and marches in celebration of peace. Nevertheless, knowing the national mood to acknowledge this centenary, CCCBR encourages all ringers to respond as they see fit, taking into account the wide variety of local circumstances. Ringing open at or around 12:30pm is the ideal and recommended option, but any time that afternoon / evening is also supported.
CCCBR Ringing Remembers Project Coordinator