Stories from across the Guild

21/09/2021: Challenges and fun at Leatherhead
The peal of Bob Major at Leatherhead on Saturday shows that the Pandemic caused no more than a temporary interruption of progress, in one tower at least.  Jemima Bleackley and…
23/08/2021: Crondall – Every tower should have a simulator
Prior to restarting general practices we held some targeted teaching sessions in the tower using the simulator.  We have one total newbie who started with us during lockdown using RingingRoom…
29/07/2021: Service Ringing Restarts at Egham
We have started ringing for services again. The service times have changed and the new ringing times are: 08.30 – 09.00 10.00 – 10.30 Practices are still on Thursdays 19.45-21.15.…
07/06/2021: Ringing Recovery at Frensham
In Frensham we are proposing to re-start Sunday service ringing on Sunday (23rd May) ringing in the same way as we did for a few weeks last summer – so…
24/08/2021: Guild towers open for Heritage Open Days 2021
Each year people are encouraged to experience local history, architecture and culture for free. This is an ideal opportunity to showcase bells and bell ringing and do a sly bit…
08/08/2021: Recruitment advice from Shalford
When I retired/was made redundant, I really thought I ought to recruit a new band, something I had been putting off. Five regulars (and visitors on Mondays) really isn’t good,…
07/06/2021: Recovery at Crondall
I have sent out a doodle to my band with 5 evenings available next and the following week to get the more worried ringers just pulling off and ringing -…
23/08/2021: Epsom, St Martin’s
The Epsom band continued to enjoy chatting in the (virtual) pub as soon as the lockdowns came into force, and we also managed to ring five bells (1 – 3…
25/07/2021: Recovery at Leatherhead
Where to start? Soon after the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020 our members were asked whether they might like to start a RingingRoom/Zoom group. Uptake was discouraging.…
19/07/2021: Recovery at Epsom Common
The ringers at Epsom Common have kept meeting in one way or another since the beginning of the first lockdown. Initially it was on Zoom using makeshift ‘bells’ before RingingRoom…
29/08/2021: Recovery at Merrow
When lockdown regulations and periodic relaxations have allowed over the past 18 months, we have managed to toll the tenor or ring up to 3 of our 6 bells for…
27/07/2021: Ringing recovery at Banstead
Online ringing did not take off at Banstead, but our small band held together via a weekly Zoom chat instead of a practice night and we were pleased to keep…
22/07/2021: First Quarter at Ashtead for 18 months
1260 Plain Bob Triples – 21 July 2021 1 Sarah Huck 2 Rosemary Henderson 3 Mike Todd 4 Jenny Heyworth 5 Alan E Brown 6 K Roger Tompsett 7 Richard M…
19/07/2021: Recovery at Aldershot
We are ringing regularly at Aldershot now. We have set up 2 rotas for practice night with 8 people in 2 sessions of 45 mins. Only 6 ring – the…