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Special issue of The Ringing World

Women in ringing edition of the The Ringing World

We are very excited and proud to have produced a special issue of The Ringing World devoted to exploring women in ringing from many different points of view. 

  • Read about the first ladies' peal, the first women to ring Cambridge Max in hand, the first women to join the College Youths since the war era - oh yes, long skirts, cups of tea, beautiful peal records and quotes from amazing women!
  • And more - get tips on how to ring a bigger bell, take your first steps in conducting, and the benefits of pushing past your own reticence and just trying things.
  • Discover the Ladies Guild, find out what kind of tower captain you are, and how to make your practices more parent-friendly.
  • Finally, how do you ring in a floaty skirt?  and other wardrobe malfunctions.....

Buy a copy, share a copy, but definitely read a copy.  (View or purchase your copy here: