Remembering those handbell ringers no longer with us.
Another piece of my early handbell ringing history has fallen away with the death of Edward W Martin last year on 18 November. As extensive tributes from the North America Guild of Change Ringers show (see www.nagcr.org), Eddie and his wife Ann were hugely influential in early years...Read more
After a tour de force of organisation by Tina, we have rung a total of four handbell peals in memory of Roger, involving nine different people who between them rang over 700 peals with him. All except the first were scored at the first attempt, and ringing three handbell peals...Read more
The Bear has left us. That prolific, amusing, travelled, entertaining, exasperating and sometimes grumpy one more often known as Roger Bailey has left us. For us, it is an enormously personal loss, as it will be with so many other...Read more
We're very sad that Roger has gone. We failed to ring a peal in his memory yesterday evening, but we managed a quarter afterwards. We'll try again for the peal another day.
Roger had a huge influence on my handbell ringing. I first met him in October 1991, when...Read more
It has been on my list to write a blog post or two about handbell ringing in Kalamazoo, although I never imagined it would be about this. Mark Rizzo, who died just last month at the age of 50, features on the list of names associated with my earliest ringing...Read more
The whole of the ringing community has been coming to terms in various ways to the untimely death of Alison Regan. As the ringing tributes come in, it is clear that she was one of those people who 'influenced a generation', even those who hardly knew her.
She is perhaps...Read more