Stories

In general I have spent my life bucking the trend on what girls and women are expected to do (sports...

MENTORS: Although I was taught by a man, and my two main mentors were men, thinking back I think it...

When I learnt to ring in the late 70s it was definitely a male-dominated activity, and there were people about...

When my husband and I started conducting in our young tower, we agreed that I would conduct Plain Bob and...

When I learned to ring as a teenager in Buckinghamshire, I was one of the better ringers at my home...

I agree with many of the comments made in previous stories so far. I have been ringing for more than...

 I carried out an analysis of quarter peals in Suffolk for our annual report including the gender of ringers and conductors.  The...

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

I agree with the writer of the 'Conducting' piece. Although I conducted a number of quarters and pieces during practices...

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...

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