Author Archives: Christopher Wright


By on 11-Nov-2019 - These children continue to amaze me. The MiniRingers are an after-school club.   We attract a tenth of the whole (small) school – and we have a waiting list.   That’s not, actually, very hard to achieve.  We arrange a variety of different bell-related activities centered around tune and change ringing on bells and chimes.  We perform […] Read more

Two rather good days

By on 10-May-2019 - No real headlines – but we’ve had a couple of good days here in Yorkshire Tail-End Citadel at Kildwick. Today was quite a one-off.  Six weeks ago, I asked the “vicar” (she’s actually an “interim priest-in-charge”, but few are concerned about such niceties!) if there were any weddings to ring for this year and was […] Read more

More anniversary news

By on 30-Mar-2018 - Our ringers were asked to pen a few lines about their first year in the Kildwick band.   You’ve already seen (if not, why not?!) Theresa’s contribution.  Here are some more: “Back in Harness!  I’ve been retired (from ringing) for fifty years but was dug out to join the new Kildwick band.  Everyone is mutually supportive, […] Read more

First Anniversary

By on 30-Mar-2018 - Theresa Clark was one of the completely new band at Kildwick.  She didn’t come to the tower open day, arranged to attract a new band into a recently silenced tower but Gill did – and dragged her along.  They both live, almost, in the churchyard! There is something very special and joyful about the sound […] Read more

Getting shirty

By on 02-Dec-2017 - The imminent arrival of the latest Couture Collection at Kildwick means more than simple sartorial splendour.  A range of polos, hoodies and fleeces carry two closely-linked logos that symbolise the growing together of the young MiniRingers and the adult inhabitants of the tower. The “MaxiRingers” are making great progress and it is easy to take […] Read more