Stories

In my experience, many women are put off ringing at an early stage by a lack of understanding from their...

I learnt to ring at 15, with my brother who was 12.  We were in the choir and the tower...

Why is it that there is an even gender balance among ringers in the early stages of ringing, but the gender...

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

I learnt, and continue to ring, in a place that is dominated  by males and I feel they behave very...

I have called touches in the past, and I particularly worked on Stedman Triples, as no one locally could call...

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

You have asked for  instances when I have felt that there was gender discrimination. Here's a few:

  • during a routine...

Coming from a ringing family, I've sat in ringing rooms surrounded by both "uncles and aunties" as long as I...

When I learned to ring as a teenager in the early 1970s there was no messing about: men were men...

I had not been ringing very long but was very keen. At a  branch practice I attempted to ring a...

I was ringing at a cathedral after a 12-bell. The person running the ringing and asked, in a cheeky way...