The lives of individual ringers provide us with insights into the way ringing has developed over the years, as well as being valuable personal records of individual ringers now deceased. Most of those recorded so far served on the Central Council but the records are being extended to include other notable ringers, including those who lived and rang before the Council was formed in the late 19th century. As well as being online, the records are kept in a series of books that form part of the Council’s historical collection.
552 of these 956 records are scanned images of handwritten originals.
As well as the biographic records here, other sources of biographical information on ringers include:
- Prolific peal ringers (ringers who have rung more than 1000 peals)
- Obituaries published in The Ringing World from November 2008 until May 2015
- Index of The Ringing World from 1993 onwards
- Index of references to obituaries published in Bell News and The Ringing World from 1881 to 2000