Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.
~~~ Established January 5th. 1924 ~~~
In our branch area, we have
27 Ringable towers and 3 Un-ringable towers;
(plus one tower, ringing temporary suspended pending repairs)
housing clockwise rings of :-
5 x eight bells; 12 x six bells; 11 x five bells; 1 x four bells & 1 x three bells, plus 1 x anti-clockwise ring of four bells.
This adds up to a total of 178 bells, of which, 159 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;
Our rural geographical area spans from the Warwickshire county border in the west with the parishes of Crick, Yelvertoft & Lilbourne. Following the River Avon county boundary with Leicestershire from Lilbourne to Welford, the boundary then changes to the River Welland at Sibbertoft continuing on to Marston Trussell. Walgrave is the most westerly point, whilst Long Buckby & East Haddon are the most southerly villages.
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 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.