I want to acknowledge the many ringers (male and female) who have encouraged me to develop my skills as a (female) ringer, conductor,
ringing master, teacher etc. The particular ones I am thinking of assumed I had more ability or potential than I realised. That is great for getting opportunities and it motivated me to concentrate harder and do more homework than I would otherwise have done. Other people were very quick to respond positively when I expressed a desire to learn to conduct, or to take a turn at conducting.