Stories

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

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 was a helper on a Surprise Major course some years ago.  After the tutor had placed a couple of...

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

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

I had always wanted to learn to conduct, and having married one of the best composers and conductors there is...

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

I have never experienced much gender bias against me personally, but have been aware of slight gender bias in the...

I think some of the problems are from a wider societial view of how women 'should' act. I've rung in...

Male ringers in my circle are aware of the gender problem at least when it comes to band placement, possibly...

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