Tag Archives: Learning the Ropes

Teaching Andrew – first blows of Plain Hunt to touches of St Simons in 3 weeks

By on 07-Feb-2018 - Following my post on Facebook in mid-November, about a young man who was ringing the treble independently to touches of Plain Bob, Grandsire and St Simon’s Doubles less than three weeks after his first blows in plain hunt on 5 bells, I agreed to share the learning programme we had devised for him. I was […] Read more

Module 1 Course to be held at Edington Priory, 24th March 2018

By on 05-Jan-2018 - On the 24th March, Edington Priory will host the first module in the ART Training scheme – teaching bell handling. Beginning with a day course, both new and experienced teachers will learn various techniques for teaching bell handling, starting with the bell in the ‘down’ position, which is ideal for nervous ringers who can feel […] Read more

Caistor Ringers – if you can’t beat’ em…….

By on 11-Dec-2017 - We are a small band at Caistor and since January 2017 five of us have been progressing through the new ART programme at different levels. We are grateful to Heather Peachey for introducing us to the programme, teaching us and guiding us through the process. As a result we all feel that we have made […] Read more

Module 1 Course to be held at Edgmond, Shropshire, 11th November 2017

By on 24-Oct-2017 - Tutored by Paul Lewis, this will be a Module 1 day course from the ART Training scheme – teaching bell handling. Held on Saturday the 11th November at Edgmond (8), delegates are invited to arrive from 9.15am for a cup of tea and introductions, before the theory and practical sessions start at 9.30am.  The course […] Read more

New Altarnun Bell Ringer – a Surprise Presentation

By on 08-Oct-2017 - On the fourth of October, Rob Perryman was presented with his ‘Learning the Ropes’ certificate by his trainers, Paul Burden and David Shoubridge. ‘Learning the Ropes’ is the national training scheme for Bell-ringers. Rob has now mastered the basics of bell-ringing, and successfully,completed Level 1. Also, as Altarnun,Tower is part of the Truro diocese, he […] Read more

Module 2 F Course at Marsworth – Review

By on 19-Jun-2017 - On a very warm Saturday morning, 14 ringers attended the ART Module 2F course at All Saints’ church, Marsworth, Bucks. The delegates were from near (Marsworth tower), slightly further afield (Bucks, Beds and Oxon) and some distance away (near Peterborough and Basingstoke). Paul, our tutor himself had driven over 2 hours from Shropshire. Some of […] Read more