Hanslope Rehang

I am pleased to report that Whites are due to start work at Hanslope on Monday 9 September.   The bells will be removed from the tower during that week and then transported to Appleton for the refurbishment to begin.  It is estimated that the work will take between three and four months to complete.
Work was originally due to begin in mid July, but Whites had to reschedule the date because there was a backlog of work at the foundry which meant the frame would not have been ready in time for this start date.  Will get back in touch when I have some more information for you.
It’s so exciting to think that the project is finally getting underway, there were times when it felt like it was never going to happen.  
Sheila Blenkhorn – Hanslope

Branch Practice News – August

‘The Branch Practice for this month (August) was held at Milton Keynes Village and was well attended with 25 members representing 11 Towers.  Ringing ranged from plain doubles and  minor, Stedman Grandsire and a couple of courses of Carlisle Surprise Minor were successfully brought round.

Thanks to the local ringers and the incumbent for allowing us to ring, and to all who attended and made this a constructive and beneficial practice. A collection was taken up of £42 which was shared equally between MKV tower and the OD Bell Fund.
Next Branch Practice will be in October at Lavendon (6 Bells 10cwt) on Saturday 21st September from 5.00 – 6.30pm

London Mini Roadshow


Goldsmiths College, London SE14 6NW


21 TALKS–by expert speakers including :

  • Youth Ringing (with a panel of young ringers)
  • Project Pickled Egg (Simon Linford)
  • ART and Teaching Ringing (Lesley Belcher)
  • Building a bell sound (Bill Hibbert)
  • Making Bells (Tom Westley),
  • Bell restoration (Peter Tottmanand Michael Royalton-Kisch)
  • Steve Coleman on “When Ringing Had To Stop”.


  • See the unique Carter Ringing Machine, take a browse at the Central Council’s library on tour, print a model bell, or try your skills at simple rope making on the Avon Ropes stand.


  • Try out a Training Bell to see what it could do for your tower or try out one of our three mini rings.

Click here to Register

Click here to download poster

Steeple Aston – One Day Training Course

Saturday 26th October 2019 At Steeple Aston
9.15am to 8.00pm
A one-day training course providing tuition and practical experience ringing basic methods from Plain Hunt, Plain Bob and Grandsire to Plain Bob Major

£30 per person
For further details and an application form please email
(includes evening meal)
The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th September

Click on the link below to download poster:

Steeple Aston 2019 Poster