Tag Archives: Ringing Remembers

The Steeplechase – by Niels Benatar of Braunschweig, Germany & the Tysoes in Wawrickshire

By on 09-Sep-2019 - In the previous edition of Tower Talk, I described my long-distance relationship with English bell ringing from my home in Braunschweig, Germany. I have now developed an affinity for the Tysoes and the Cotswolds which makes me feel giddy. It’s not just the addictive (six times this year alone!) elopement-like jaunts from Thursday to Saturday, […] Read more

Hilton and Ansty Bell Ringers of the First World War

By on 30-Aug-2019 - Every year, on Remembrance Day, we gather round the Memorial Cross in front of All Saints’ Church in Hilton, Dorset, and read the names of the men who left the Hilton & Ansty Parish Community and did not return. As the centenary of the end of the ‘war to end all wars’ approached, it felt […] Read more

First Time at a Striking Competition

By on 06-Aug-2019 - I started learning to ring in March 2018, in Nassington, Northamptonshire. I’ll always be grateful that they took me under their wings to help me learn to competently handle a bell. We have two ART teachers at our tower and both have been extremely supportive and encouraging. They’ve never let us stand still with our […] Read more

New band for a new tower – St Mary’s, Kilmood

By on 26-Nov-2018 - St Mary’s Kilmood.  6bells, Tenor 2cwt. I coordinated teaching of 17 new ringers using  Art Teaching methods by other Art teachers and two highly experienced other teachers ( soon to start on the Art Teacher Training Programme). Kilmood is a light 6 installed by Martin Hough, very like installation at  Dunmanway in  Co Cork . […] Read more