Football fans among you will recognise the Norwich City colours on these beautifully painted nails by Norfolk ringer Katie Wright. But this edition has got nothing to do with football – it’s just a nod to the very first Learning the Ropes Festival of Ringing held in Norwich in August. Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre Manager Nikki Thomas and Tower Talk Editor Ruth Suggett (that’s me!) got together to plan a day of ringing and learning in the city centre, showcasing not just the brand new Ringing Centre but also the historic towers in and around this ‘home of the peal’. A full day’s programme of master-classes and workshops aimed at ringers at the Foundation Skills level was offered and students came from far and wide. Beverley McAlister from Birmingham describes the day on page 9. The feedback from the day was immensely positive and we hope this will be the first of many!
Alongside its regular features, this edition of Tower Talk includes:
If you would like to share some of these experiences we would be delighted to include them in future editions of Tower Talk. Just get in touch! The editor is Ruth Suggett and she can be contacted by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Suggett, Editor