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The Bells That Never Were

by Josh Burson

As the title suggests, this concerns the history of unsuccessful proposals for change ringing towers in North America. This is the "published" version of a talkthat I gave at the 2020 AGM; it may also be printed in The Clapper at some point. If anyone is interested in a slightly neater copy (inc. appendices and maps), please feel free to contact me.

The attached images are the towers proposed in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, respectively; and of five notable proposed towers (Montgomery, AL; the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC; Holy Trinity, Edmonton; Gasson Hall, Boston College; and Pauli Murray College, New Haven.

Posted Oct 19, 2020

George Pipe biography

Unfortunately, after several discussions with the Ringing World, we’ve learned that because of the pandemic, the cost of postage from the UK has risen substantially. This means that the cost of the George Pipe biography (Shake my hand and I'll show you the ropes) will not be significantly cheaper when bulk-ordered and then mailed on to...

Posted Oct 17, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

2021 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

It is that time of the year again! The 2021 RW Diaries and Calendars are now available. Please support your NAGCR Book Service

Posted Oct 14, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Updated peal list

by Edward J Futcher
Posted Oct 04, 2020

Response to 'Taylor's Appeal'

by Quilla Roth
Hi Rosalie, If you go to the "Virgin Giving" donation link ( that is given in the "How to Donate" info on the site, it offers payment by credit card or PayPal, so although the donation will be in pounds sterling, I'd think you'd see the dollar amount you pay. /Quilla
Posted Aug 15, 2020

Response to 'Got Pictures? Got Videos? Got skills? NAGCR needs YOU!'

by Bruce N Butler
The Executive Committee is thrilled and very excited about this project. We are very pleased that Kemp has come forward to take the lead, however, he can’t do it alone and needs everyone’s help to develop our new website.
Posted Aug 15, 2020

Got Pictures? Got Videos? Got skills? NAGCR needs YOU!

by Kemp Brinson
Posted Aug 15, 2020

Response to 'Taylor's Appeal'

by Rosalie Nesbit
Is there a way to contribute in US $? Rosalie
Posted Aug 14, 2020

Online practice Information

The document at the following link contains information about North American Guild of Change Ringers online practices.

Posted Jul 13, 2020 by Tom Farthing

Review of the Excellent (!) New Book "Change-Ringing on Handbells Volume 1: Basic Techniques" by Tina Stoecklin and Simon Gay.

by Kemp Brinson (via Quilla Roth)

Kemp Brinson reviews Change-Ringing on Handbells Volume 1: Basic Techniques by Tina Stoecklin and Simon Gay.

Posted Jun 18, 2020

2020 AGM Honolulu

It is with much sadness that I have to forward the following message I have just received from Richard Harris, Tower Captain, Honolulu. Although I was always dubious, given the current circumstances, I was hoping the situation would have eased allowing us to travel by October. As it is unlikely that large gatherings and meetings will be possible anywhere in...

Posted May 31, 2020 by Bruce N Butler
UPDATE: Please see the calendar entry for the registration form and schedule of events being planned...
Posted Sep 23, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Returning to Ringing

by Bruce N Butler
Posted May 29, 2020

5/28/20 - Central Council Index of Lockdown Training Videos Now Available

by Quilla Roth

Check out the Central Council's searchable index of lockdown training videos at Ringing Education is Alive and Well!

Posted May 28, 2020

Illinois Online Bell Bash

The University of Chicago ringers welcome you to join us on Saturday, May 16th for not the 8th Annual Illinois Tower Bell Bash, but rather the Illinois Online Bell Bash.

Posted May 07, 2020 by Tom Farthing

Central Council's Ringing YouTube Competition

The Central Council has launched a YouTube competition that will run from May until November. Details can be found here, where there is also a link to a YouTube video on how to make a YouTube ringing video!

Posted May 01, 2020 by Bruce N Butler