The buzz from all the Coronation ringing has now become a low hum, but the energy and enthusiasm is still there. This email from new ringer Emma Elkington of Coningsby in Lincolnshire sums it up:
‘Ringing is something I have always wanted to do, as I love the sound of bells ringing – but with three children and a husband in the RAF I’ve never really had the time. I saw a post on Facebook about Ring for the King, so I went to the open morning that it advertised. Everyone was so welcoming and my teacher Colin has been so patient, tailoring his teaching style to what I need and how I learn.
‘I made the crown that you can see in the picture last year for the Platinum Jubilee, as I also run a Rainbows group for 4 to 7 year olds in the local village. When I showed them pictures of my children in the crochet crown, the other ringers said I absolutely had to wear it for the coronation ringing.’
Alongside its regular features, the June edition of Tower Talk includes:
- A Perth Festival
- The Bells of St Clement’s, Cambridge
- Thank You, ‘Ring for the King’
- It’s only been forty-two years!
- Summoned by Bells (puzzle)
- The Diary of a Bellringer
- Ask ART
- The World’s First Level 5 Call Change Conductor
- The Call Change Route to Success
- The First National Call Change Competition
- Stepping Stones
- Rediscovering Ringing
- A ‘tail’ from a novice ringer
- Ringing at Hatton, Rowington & Honiley
- Preparing to Ring for the King
- Happy Tenth Birthday, Naremburn!
- First in February
- All for One and One for All
- Good News from Uffculme
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.
Editor, Tower Talk