April 2012

How not to lose a peal

Submitted by Tina on Mon, 23/04/2012 - 14:32

Last Saturday, we sat down and rang a peal of Stedman Caters.


For many of our fellow handbell ringers whose attempts at ringing beyond a plain course are fraught with hesitations, disastrous memory failures, swapped pairs, and simple lack of confidence, the above is an amazing statement.  Most of...

ODG Handbell Day – 2012

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/04/2012 - 10:26

One house, one day, three dozen ringers and a similar number of planned quarter peals.  That was the formula for the 2012 ODG Handbell Day, held in Reading Saturday.  It’s an annual event that has grown over the years.  The first one I attended, in 1987, was in a village...

Oh Savannah!

Submitted by Tina on Sat, 07/04/2012 - 18:19

My brother has recently eloped, and we have been trying to get a quarter peal round for the last couple of weeks. Our string of frustrations is a good way to encapsulate the progress of our ringing over the last few months.

(We have had a long period 'off-blog' in...

Handbell Gatherings

Submitted by Tina on Fri, 06/04/2012 - 11:12

Handbells, and why more people don't ring them, has been a subject on the Change Ringers mailing list over the last couple of days.  The debate has been fairly lively, not yet very conclusive, and so probably far from over.

In the midst of this, Lester Yeo, from the Guild...