Author: claremcardle

Birmingham School of Bell Ringing

Congratulations and well done!

Congratulations to Christine on achieving Level 4. Well on the way to Level 5 now: www.campanophile.com/view.aspx?229552¬†Will she be the first student to graduate?…….

Front page news

Mike Keeble has made it on to the front page of this week’s Ringing World with a review of The Whiting Society’s ‘From Rounds to Ropesight’ DVD. And Sophie (Mike and Eileen’s daughter) had her review published too. Congratulations to both. I wonder what other hidden talents there are among our students, tutors and helpers…..

New term gets off to a good start

We’re two weeks in to the new term and the decision to operate a 3 tower rotation to ease the strain on helper numbers is proving to be a good one. We have the resources to work at full capacity throughout September. So how does it work? The flagship tower, Tower A (St Paul’s), continues…
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Real ALE

Yesterday’s St Martin’s Guild ALE (Adult Learners’ Event) was enjoyed by a number of the BSoBR Students. After School in the morning, several of the students, tutors and helpers hot-footed it over to Sheldon to join other Guild members for the first of four towers, that had been arranged by Simon, for what has become…
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Ringing at new towers

Janet Horton writes: One of the great thing about ringing as a hobby is being able to go and ring at new towers. An outing is good way to gain experience whilst enjoying a day out in the country – or perhaps visiting an historic city. When I learnt to ring in the 70s, this…
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Competition news…..

Congratulations to the BSoBR striking contest team. 3rd place (out of 5) in the St Martin’s Guild 6-bell Striking Contest, judged by Phil Gay. A nerve-wracking experience for some I think, but well done to Tim, Jenny and Christine for being brave enough to take part. We’ll aim for more teams next year…..

VE Day Commemoration

The national commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day is taking preference over sessions of the School this week. As many of you will be aware, the Government has requested that bells in all churches be rung (if possible) at 11.00 on Saturday 9th May. So that this can happen, we recognise that many…
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Website updates

Some of the sections of the website have now been updated – “About the School” has some additional pages, giving the prospective new ringer a bit more of an idea what to expect should they sign up. From this week onwards, the weekly allocation will also be published in the “helpers” section of the School…
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Great feedback….

This morning’s session at Harborne was the most progress I have ever seen in a single session of the School. Well done to Tim, Jenny and Sallie, and also to Tower B for providing the groundwork that makes such quick progress possible! Simon

News from abroad….

Found in my “inbox” today: Hi Clare Just to let you know that Sue and I have rung at Dordrecht today. Regards,¬† John and Sue Good to see our students venturing out a bit…..