Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund – Applications now invited

Applications are invited for grants from this Fund, which are paid only for work carried out by the UK bell founders and bell hangers on bell restoration projects in countries outside the UK and Ireland.  Details of the allocation criteria and administration procedures and an application form are available from me.  Closing date for applications … Read moreFred E Dukes International Bell Fund – Applications now invited

Ringing thriving in Devon

Bellringing is thriving in Devon, particularly at North Tawton – a great clip of 10 year old Ewan ringing and his teacher who is undertandably very proud of him can be seen below: Source: BBC Spotlight News, Wednesday 20th November 2019 Here’s a link to the tower on the Devon Association website: https://www.devonbells.co.uk/index.php/tower-information/north-tawton/

ART Conference 2020

The speakers and topics for the 2020 ART Conference have just been released.  From well-known ringing names to unknown teachers doing great things to those who are bringing new ways of thinking from outside the world of bell ringing there should be something for everyone. The Central Council’s Volunteering & Leadership group will once again … Read moreART Conference 2020

Safeguarding Guidance – June 2019 update

As mentioned in Chris Mews’ article in The Ringing World in September (page 904), Chris has prepared a new set of guidance on safeguarding; Full document available here – This includes the guidance and 3 appendices. sections of the guidance are available on the stewardship and management resources page (on the Tower Operation tab) The guidance and … Read moreSafeguarding Guidance – June 2019 update

This week in The Ringing World – 25th October

Coming in this week’s edition of The Ringing World on Friday 25th October: + Augmentation at Little Cornard, Suffolk – by John Taylor of Debenham + Who’s who – Robert Lewis interviews Linda Hyde of Harare, Zimbabwe + Bloodwise Challenge for TV presenter Simon Thomas – by Paul Carless + Letters on Looking after stays, Guarding … Read moreThis week in The Ringing World – 25th October

John Barnes

We greatly regret to announce the death on Saturday 19 October of John Barnes, Fellow (Life Member) of the Council.  John had been a member since 1969 and was elected a Life Member in 2016 for his services to bell restoration, particularly as parish contact. John was a representative for the Society of Royal Cumberland … Read moreJohn Barnes