Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.
~~~ Guild and branch both established January 5th. 1924 ~~~
In our branch area, we have
29 ringable towers including one limited ringing tower
housing clockwise rings of :-
5 x eight bells; 12 x six bells; 10 x five bells; 1 x four bells & 1 x three bells,
plus one un-ringable clockwise ring of five bells at Old
and one un-ringable anti-clockwise ring of four bells at Lamport.
This adds up to a total of 178 bells, of which,
169 bells are ringable.
including the following ….
Oldest Bell, 1317 @ Cold Ashby;
Newest Bell, 2012 @ Marston Trussell;
Lightest Bell, Treble 2-1-8 @ Cold Ashby;
Heaviest Bell, Tenor 16-0-10 @ Brixworth;
“Royal-Headed” Bell @ Winwick;
Complete rings of bells by one founder
4x Joseph Eayre of Neots @ Draughton, 1767;
6x Charles & George Mears @ Guilsborough, 1847;
6x Edward Arnold of St. Neots @ Kelmarsh, 1774;
5x Thomas II Eayre of Kettering @ Lilbourne, 1761/1762;
Our rural geographical area within North-west Northamptonshire spans from the Warwickshire county border in the west incorporating the parishes of Watford, Crick, Yelvertoft & Lilbourne. Following the River Avon county boundary with Leicestershire north-eastwards from Lilbourne to Welford, the boundary then changes to the River Welland at Sibbertoft continuing on to Marston Trussell. Walgrave is our most eastern tower, whilst Long Buckby & East Haddon towers are to the southern perimeter of our area.
This website is mainly set up to be a static site whereby readers can check out locations, general practice times, Sunday service times and other technical data etc.
We also utilise “®Facebook”, “®Twitter” & ®Google+ pages to advise of a variety of bell ringing occasions, however we find on a local basis, “®Whats App” is a useful social media platform. Another local, but limited audience social media site is “®NextDoor”.
Well respected Local Radio also lends a helping hand in informing some of our events. These are :-
- BBC Northampton.
- Rugby FM.
© Dove’s Guide, empty data fields :
The branch steward is currently embarking upon an update programme by reviewing and adding data information from all of our 31 bell installations for inclusion and publication at ©Dove’s Guide online. For up to date progress on this topic, please go to the ” Characteristics ” page on our website.
In parallel to this local exercise, the Guild are also updating their bell inventory records.