It looks like we will not be able to practice effectively, and the lock-down will remain with us, for quite some time. If you aren’t using Ringing Room yet, why not give it a try? Along with software such as Abel and Methodology, Ringing Room can help to keep up interest and keep bands together socially.
If your tower is using Ringing Room on a regular basis, please update your practice night on the website (tower contacts should login as firstname.lastname@example.org, head to Services -> Tower Record), and add “(Ringing Room)” after your practice times. See the Old Brampton entry for an example.
If you haven’t used Ringing Room yet (CCCBR have produced this guide), and would like to give it a go, the Education Committee are fully in support. Please email us with your details and we will get back to you with some helpful suggestions.
One of the ringers at Old Brampton wrote:
Hello Ringing Friends! Hope you are all well.
I just wanted to share with you the amazing experiences I am having using Abel (on my laptop) and Methodology (on my phone) since we haven’t been able to ring the church bells.
I have learnt more about methods (Andrew’s course was really helpful for this) and have been able to ‘ring’ them by learning, firstly, to count the place of my bell, then get familiar with the rhythm of the method and finally get familiar with where all the other bells are and when I follow them.
Since doing this I have got so much more out of the practice sessions on Monday evenings in Ringing Room and have been able to ‘ring’ in a way I never really thought I’d be able to!
Why don’t you give it a go too!
This ringer was struggling with Bob Doubles a few months ago, but is now ringing Kent TB Minor almost flawlessly in Ringing Room!