The Kildwick Ringers

Twinkle, Twinkle

Jane's comment started us on a new quest.  "Playing" a tune involves good control of the bells - you have to pull the rope at just the right moment, well before you want it to sound and (crucially) to be able to balance the bell to stop it at any stroke.  We're not very good at it yet, but it makes a great exercise.  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star makes a great introduction as it is made (mainly) of double blows.  Click here for a little more - and a sound clip of a performance!

A broken stay at Kildwick

It had to happen!

One bump too many on the 6th bell and, suddenly, it set very deeply.  There was no drama with an overturned bell, and we managed to keep ringing for the Carols by Candlelight service with little interruption - but a bit of repair work is needed here!  Read a bit more about it on the News Pages

I asked the question:  Can we manage a quarter peal during QP Fortnight?  With, perhaps, just two helpers??
The answer to that was "no".  We had a go at some more extended ringing and Ed rang the treble with Gill on the tenor for 480 changes of Bob Doubles.  A creditable performance for both of them.  We recorded it on BellBoard and it is printed in the Ringing World at the bottom of the Quarter Peal Fortnight report. 

On these pages, see the News section to find out how our new band is progressing.

The Practices page tells of our regular meetings and the  Practice News one will hold news of any cancellations and so on.

Under the Resources heading, there is a variety of bits and pieces that are aimed at helping the band along the way.

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