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Training & Support for Ringers

Training Support

I am pleased to announce that the Training Support Scheme is now open for any tower needing support with their training needs. If you are a tower captain or ringing master, and need help with your training, you should apply using our our Tower Training Request form (individuals can request help using our Individual Request form).

If you (or your tower) is able to help, and you haven’t done so yet, please offer your support using the the Individual Training Support (or the Tower Training Support) form.


How to Learn a Method – Understanding the ‘Blue Line’

Now we are starting to return to real ringing may be a good time for some theory. Its an on-line course using Zoom, which we are running again ‘on demand’.

A really helpful explanation and simplification of what exactly a method is and thereby significantly assisting in understanding how they ‘work’ and can be learnt. A copy of the course notes after the event was very helpful” – one of our participants.

More details and a booking form on our website.


Ringing up and Down

If you (or your tower) are able to ring a bell up and down on your own, but find doing it together and keeping in rounds all the way is a very different story, then this workshop is for you. Its all about the theory of ringing up and down in peal.

Understanding the theory behind it all is an often neglected part and will, we hope, help you bring it all together with success. The workshop lasts about an hour and is not a lecture – more a discussion about problems that people encounter and sharing of ideas. You will be asked to view a YouTube clip before the session which we will discuss.  A handout about the dynamics of ringing a bell up and down will also be sent out before the day.  We frequently find that lack of understanding of technique in ringing a single bell up is the reason behind not being able to ring up in peal

Please use the booking form on our website.


Plain Methods at the Gordon Halls Ringing Centre

A reminder that the Plain Methods sessions run at the Gordon Halls Ringing Centre (GHRC), Eckington once a month on a Saturday Morning. The next one is on the 4th September – If you wish to attend, or get more information please contact the GHRC directly.

Andrew Hall
Education Chairman