In honor of Hendersonville's Apple Festival, apple orchards and growers, our "spider" is a turned wooden apple, made by Charlie Black, Charleston, SC.
 [A spider is the place to store the ropes when not in use; it is pulled up to the ceiling out of reach]. (Photographer: Connie Engle, Hendersonville, NC, Jan 1978)Thanksgiving dinner. (Boston)
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Change Ringing? What's That?

Change Ringing is . . .
A team sport
A musical performance
An antique art &
A demanding pattern-based exercise
. . . All at once!

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Jul 14—Ringing Day in Orleans, July 19th, will start at noon and end at 5pm. Have an early lunch so we can start ringing right at noon!

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UPDATE: Executive Position of Peal Secretary available I have been requested by Theresa Rice, the current...

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UPDATE: Available Executive Position This is to advise the membership that I will not be standing...

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UPDATE: Annual Report now uploaded to the website

Apr 4—The eighth annual Pittsburgh ringing course will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 8-10 August 2014. More...

Event Reports

2nd Annual Illinois Tower Bell Bash May 31 – Jun 1. Tom Farthing

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Twelve Bells . . . and Then Some Madeleine Cheesman

250 peals at The Advent Jun 7. Don Morrison

Charleston Ringers Trek to Raleigh Apr 12. Kit Matthew

Toronto in Pittsburgh Feb 14–17. Don Morrison

Highlights from Our Store

The New Ringer's Book
Harrison and Lewis
A spiral bound book written for the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Education Committee. An excellent resource for both student and teacher with many photos and diagrams.

157 pages

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Resources & Links


North American Peal Ringing 2013 Don Morrison

Alternate source of bell information Carl Scott Zimmerman, Webmaster,

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The Smoke Ring Michael Hinton

Ideas for recruitment William Hronas

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2012 Quarter Peal analysis Rick DuPuy

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The Clapper

Spring 2014 Vol. 41, No. 2

Photo of the Day

The Groton Chapel
The Groton Chapel. (Photographer: Dianne S P Cermak, Groton)

Photo and Video Albums

Spring Dinner Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, Mar 2014 A Thomas Miller

AGM 2013 Hendersonville St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, N.C. , Sep 2013 Joy Franklin

Sonando Cambios New York, Dec 2009 Nancy Garcia

Philadelphia Spring Dinner Philadelphia, Mar 2012 A Thomas Miller

New York City Area Meeting New York, Dec 2011 John Danaher

Member Discussions

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Bell Simulator
Lynn G Blair
Renew online?
Laura Dickerson
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Where Can I Find a Ringing Box?
Paul Windels III
Plus responses from Bruce N Butler, Paul Windels III
How do you address lack of motivation from your ringers?
Lynn G Blair
Plus responses from Susan O'Neill

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