We are excited to announce that we have reached 1,000 bell ringing recruits for Ringing Remembers and to mark the occasion we are launching a special Ringing Remembers badge for campaign learners.
Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Faith and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, will be attending a special event to launch the badges at the Parish Church of St Aidan in Bamburgh, Northumberland on Wednesday 25 July. Bells will be rung by both new Ringing Remembers learners and experienced ringers to mark the occasion. Bamburgh is significant because the tower lost 6 ringers in World War One, the most lost out of all towers except Edington where 6 were also lost. You can read about the ringers here.
To receive your Ringing Remembers learners’ badge, please make sure you have registered on the signup form and that your contact details are up to date and correct. Badges will be sent out to Ringing Remembers learners soon.
Reaching 1,000 bell ringers is an important milestone for the Ringing Remembers project and we would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the project so far and is learning to ring. Ringing Remembers recruits can ring for the Armistice, as they did 100 years ago to mark the end of World War One. We need 400 more people to join Ringing Remembers and take part in honouring the 1,400 bell ringers from across the UK who died during the First World War. To find out more and sign up to the project visit our Ringing Remembers page.
Read all about learning to ring bells by taking a look at our case studies page, where a number of enthusiastic learners have contributed their stories to share with others. You can also join the Ringing Remembers Facebook group to keep in touch with other learners.