Stories

I was encouraged to call touches at my tower. I felt at that time when the feminist movement was on...

I am concerned that we are missing opportunities to encourage ringers with non-Anglo backgrounds. This is based on their representation...

I want to acknowledge the many ringers (male and female) who have encouraged me to develop my skills as a...

If you notice bias you can, and should, take steps to counter it.

For example, in the context of bias...

At our annual association festival one year I realised that  the quarter-peal bands, arranged by the organisers, typically had only...

Running practices in the 1990s I realised that when a visiting male/female couple came into the tower I would ask...

I learnt to ring in the 1980.  I attended an all girls school (not sure if that is significant) and...

I did not ring much for years after I had children because our family schedule, ringing room layouts, and child...

I was taught to ring by a woman in a fairly well balanced tower. The male tower captain encouraged others...

In 1999 I moved to a new city, not knowing a soul, for work after college. I didn’t ring for...

In my early years I happily rang the eleventh at York Minster and the tenor at St.Nicholas Pier Head, Liverpool...

I currently have three children under the age of 5 and now ring infrequently, having previously been an active peal...