Troyte Ringing Centre
Registered Charity Number 1179374
Events & Services

DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS OPEN PRACTICE NIGHTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Regular Ringing

Bampton   Practice night: Thursday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.15am (except 2nd & 5th) and 5.55pm (1st and 4th)
6 bells, tenor 14 cwt with practice bell and simulator


Huntsham Practice night: Monday 7:30pm
Service Ringing:Sunday 9:00am (2nd only)
8 bells, tenor 8 cwt

Huntsham Quarter Peals: First Wednesday Evening each Month (see dates below)
Huntsham Peal Ringing: Thursday Mornings
Huntsham Monthly GDR Branch Practice: Wednesday Evenings (see Branch Events)

For a detailed weekly programme of ringing at Huntsham for all weddings, visiting ringers, peals, quarter peals and practices see the notice posted in the village bus shelter.

Short Courses and Extended Practices

The number of students at our Short Courses and Extended Practices is carefully limited to ensure that all learners get a good opportunity for plenty of ringing. If you wish to attend any of these events, please book a place with Les Boyce well in advance. Where there is demand we may well run extra events, so please get in touch and let us know your needs.

 
MAY
14



MAY
21
 
MAY
28
Saturday 14th May 2022
09:30 - 11:30
Theory and introduction to
"Ringing Room"



Saturday 21st OR 28th May 2022
09:30 - 11:30
Extended practice for up to
3 learners

'Short Course'

PLAIN HUNTING ON 5 OR 6 BELLS
THEORY & PRACTICE

Plain Hunting is the basis of all method ringing and a solid grounding in it is necessary before attempting to ring the inside work of a method. This short course will explain the theory of hunting, explain how this is translated into ringing a tower bell to plain hunt and provide practice time in the tower. There will also be additional practice available on the online platform “Ringing Room”.

All meetings at Bampton. Learners must attend the theory session and at least one Extended Practice and be competent ringers of call changes. Fee: 7.00 for two sessions.
 
         
 
JUN
25
Saturday 25th June 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Huntsham
'Extended Practice'

RAISE & LOWER IN PEAL ON 6 BELLS

If you can ring a bell up & down but are struggling to do so in peal, then this is the course for you. A practical session with tips, developing understanding & practice on how to know if you are too high/low, near or far. Held at Huntsham. Optional lunch available after. Fee: 10 inc lunch
 
         
 
AUG
13



AUG
20
 
AUG
27
Saturday 13th August 2022
09:30 - 11:30
Theory and introduction to
"Ringing Room"



Saturday 20th OR 27th Aug 2022
09:30 - 11:30
Extended practice for up to
3 learners

 
'Short Course'

PLAIN BOB DOUBLES – THEORY & PRACTICE

Bob Doubles is commonly the first method encountered by a new ringer. This short course will explain how the method is constructed, how this is translated into ringing a tower bell and provide practice time in the tower. Additional practice on the online platform “Ringing Room” will also be offered.

All meetings at Bampton. Learners must attend the theory session and at least one Extended Practice and be competent ringers of call changes. Fee: 7.00 for two sessions.

All meetings at Bampton. Learners must attend the theory session and at least one Extended Practice and be competent ringers of plain hunt. Fee: 7.00 for two sessions.
 
         

Donate to our fund raising efforts and it will not cost you a penny :  

Quarter Peals

Quarter Peals are an excellent way of getting extended practice for a particular method or several methods. We can arrange for an experienced band to ring with you to help you achieve your ringing targets. Quarter peals normally are rung monthly at Huntsham.

If you would like us to organise a quarter peal for you, additional dates/venues can also be arranged,
please contact Sheila Scofield . . .
e-mail:
Tel. 01884 256819.

Peals

Like quarter peals, a peal attempt is a good way to get practice. The Troyte Ringing Centre organises regular peals, usually Thursday mornings, and anyone interested in ringing in one should contact Mike Hatchett . . .
e-mail:
Tel. 01398 331843.

Call Change Ringers Workshops

Please contact Pat Hatchett to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.
e-mail:
Tel. 01398 331843

Learning Packages

We have prepared free learning packages to take you from Plain Hunting onwards. Just Click Here to see what you can download.

Developing Your Ringing Skills

In 2020 the North East Branch will be holding monthly “Focused 6-bell Practices” (see the Guild website for precise dates and times), aimed at ringers wanting to move beyond Bob Doubles. For those that wish to take part there is a “Blue Pathway” published by the Ringing World. It is not compulsory to sign up for this list of suggested methods, but it will be used to provide the “focus” for these practices. If you are interested in following the pathway, please contact Les Boyce (e-mail: les@troyteringingcentre.org.uk Tel: 01884 256819).Branch Practice Towers are open to Branch members. They have a local band or regular attendees capable of supporting a ringer who is developing skills in the method listed above. They are attended by learners/developers & experienced ringers. Contact with the Captain beforehand is advisable so that your needs can be addressed. Contact details are in the Guild annual report, Guild website & TRC website.

• Monday. Huntsham 7.30-9pm

• Tuesday. Tiverton St Peter, 7.30-9pm

• Thursday. Bampton 7.30-9pm

• Friday. Tiverton St Paul, 7.30-9pm

We also have a number of experienced ringers who have offered to support developing ringers through discussion, email, phonecalls, suggestions of practices to attend, preparation before a practice etc. If you would like some further help in this please contact the Education Officer for a list of Support Ringers.

Beyond Plain Bob Doubles - Many of the methods being rung at the Focused 6-bell practices are shown on these handouts:

Click on the links below to download a PDF file.

1. Plain Bob above the Treble
2. Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place
3. Shipway Place
4. Minor Methods Beyond Plain Bob

See Method Database for further Doubles methods.

Services We Can Offer

TEACHING PEOPLE TO RING SAFELY AND CONFIDENTLY

After School Bell Club, Young ringers and Vulnerable adults:
Contact: Shelia Scofield 01884 256819 e-mail:

Adults and first enquiries:
Contact: Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

RINGING AT THE TROYTE RINGING CENTRE TOWERS

Ringing at Bampton:
Contact: Pat or Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

Ringing at Huntsham:
Contact: Pat or Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

Bell and Equipment Maintenance:
Contact: Mandy Burnett e-mail:
Or Richard Barker e-mail:

WORKING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS

Ringing for weddings and other local celebrations:
Contact: Pat Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:
Or Mandy Burnett e-mail:

Visits to towers and talks on bell ringing to the general public:
Contact: Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

ADMINSTRATIVE MATTERS

Contact: Jenny Jones 01884 253668 e-mail:

Help for Towers & Groups

BESPOKE TRAINING & PRACTICES

Events can be arranged for tower bands or groups of ringers with the same needs e.g. raising or lowering in peal or starting to plain hunt. These can be arranged to take place either:

A key requirement is that the individual ringers in towers or groups can commit to attending the sessions which are arranged. Help from others can be arranged where a tower is short of experienced ringers. Courses can be run in the daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends, subject to the availability of tutors, the Centre bells and helping ringers.

Please contact Les Boyce to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.
e-mail:
Tel: 01884 256819.



All ringers are invited to make contact for any of the events above or for general ringing information, to book the Bampton practice bell for individual sessions or to bring a band to Huntsham for open ringing.
You can contact us HERE.

Visit the Local Branch website for more local ringing events - Click HERE.

Display Boards: A set of twelve display boards which are available for use by any tower holding an open day or giving a talk on bell ringing to the general public. These display boards are contained within carry bags and are easy to transport within a medium size car and can be erected and dismantled by one able bodied person using reasonable care. For more details CLICK HERE.


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