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.
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...
It is that time of the year again! The 2021 RW Diaries and Calendars are now available. Please support your NAGCR Book Service
The document at the following link contains information about North American Guild of Change Ringers online practices.
Review of the Excellent (!) New Book "Change-Ringing on Handbells Volume 1: Basic Techniques" by Tina Stoecklin and Simon Gay.
Kemp Brinson reviews Change-Ringing on Handbells Volume 1: Basic Techniques by Tina Stoecklin and Simon Gay.
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...
Check out the Central Council's searchable index of lockdown training videos at https://cccbr.org.uk/youtube-index/. Ringing Education is Alive and Well!
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.
The Central Council has launched a YouTube competition that will run from May until November. Details can be found here https://cccbr.org.uk/youtube-competition/, where there is also a link to a YouTube video on how to make a YouTube ringing video!