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Biographies of Ringers

 

The lives of individual ringers provide us with insights into the way ringing has developed over the years, as well as being valuable personal records of individual ringers now deceased. Most of those recorded so far served on the Central Council but the records are being extended to include other notable ringers, including those who lived and rang before the Council was formed in the late 19th century. As well as being online, the records are kept in a series of books that form part of the Council’s historical collection.

The biographies have been transcribed from the original sheets and from more detailed accounts in pdf format. The next stage is to cross reference these with the reported records in Bell News and The Ringing world. This has found in just the first few years many discrepancies in the societies represented.

Note that these searches are limited to those where we know a date of death.

 
 

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