Stories

I learnt to ring a bell aged 12, the daughter of a ringer, but really started my ringing journey from...

 A few years ago, I called a peal. When it was published in the RW, I noticed I was the...

I think there are several reasons for the imbalance, some valid, and some definitely not. Women are generally physically weaker...

At a District Meeting two or three years ago we welcomed two male visitors. One of them had phoned in...

Interesting stories - what comes across to me is how much people's experience differs, it really does seem to strongly...

Two women/girls in our tower were encouraged to ring the Tenor (15 1/2 cwt) and made a habit of it...

When I started ringing as a short 14yr old (admittedly a long time ago!) the tower possessed one box, height...

I am always happy to ring one of the smaller bells – the lighter the better.  I learnt to ring...

After I had learned a few methods I started going to other local practices and learned to call simple touches...

One example: I tried to convince a male tower captain that his overwhelming tendency to place only male ringers around...

I think of myself as a “started too late in life (when I was in my 60s) ringer”, rather than...

I learnt to ring in a tower where it was clear that I would be expected to ring the heavier...