Chairman's Chatter


A belated Happy New Year, may it bring you health, happiness and plenty of enjoyable ringing opportunities. At the time of writing, ringing rules vary around the UK (and indeed the world). It does, however, seem that the outlook is better than this time last year. The ART team is planning for a full programme of events for 2022, but we’re prepared to reschedule if the Covid-19 situation deteriorates.

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Have you seen Tower Talk, the quarterly magazine for new ringers, by new ringers?

t’s great to be producing an edition of Tower Talk knowing that, at least in the UK, ringing is coming back! We know that Australia and NZ were ringing earlier, but they both now have partial lockdowns, while the newly updated North American Guild of Change Ringers website shows that there’s not much ringing there at present – though the Honolulu ringers did ring for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. We hope it won’t be long before our overseas friends can join us in fully getting back to ringing again. In UK, recruits are being recruited, teachers are beginning to teach, lapsed ringers are returning and achievements and milestones are already being notched up by Learning the Ropes ringers. What’s more, it’s great to see young ringers taking centre stage at the National Youth Competition in Worcester, and brand new Young Ringers association being launched. In this edition, we celebrate all these successes and hope it inspires and motivates others to continue with their progress.

» Download the October 2021 edition of Tower Talk

Alongside its regular features, this edition of Tower Talk includes:

  • A Great Day Out in Worcester
  • Young Ringers of the World Unite!
  • Puzzle Corner
London Festival of Bells
  • Learning the Ropes Achievements
  • A Busy Return to Ringing
  • How do you Learn a New Method?
  • News from ART
  • Ringing, from a Different Angle
  • New Start with New Bells
  • LtR Advanced Call Changes Scheme
  • Some Original Thinking............
  • Ringing for Special Occasions
My Comeback
  • Answers to Puzzles

If you have enjoyed Tower Talk why not forward this edition to your ringing friends so that they feel part of this amazing community which stretches right around the world.

Ruth Suggett
Editor, Tower Talk