During the First World War 1,400 bell ringers hailing from across the UK died. Ringing Remembers sought to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers in their memory; in total 2,792 ringers were recruited to be part of this unique nationwide project!
Towers that had sat silent for years or decades were filled again with ringing. Existing groups saw their numbers grow. Patricipants of all ages came together and rang in rememberance.
Ringing Remembers was funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government as part of our Remember Together programme, exploring diverse stories from the First World War. You can read more about the UK Government’s national WW1 commemoration activities, in which bell ringing played a leading role, on the Armistice 100 website. You can also see where bell ringing took place on The Ringing World’s Armistice 100 BellBoard event.
We have been shortlisted in the Best Public Awareness Cause Campaign category of the Campaigns for Good Awards 2019. This prestigious awards scheme from PRWeek, Campaign and Third Sector recognises the best good-cause campaigns of the year. Thank you to all our incredible supporters, ringers and Campaigns for Good!
Ringing Remembers was funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and was a partnership with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Ringing Remembers was part of Remember Together, which brings diverse communities together to commemorate shared – and often sidelined – heritage, bringing significant marginalised heritage into the mainstream.