Over 50 bellringers from Sussex gave their lives in the First World War; around 1,400 bellringers died in the conflict. The Ringing Remembers campaign sought to recruit 1,400 new ringers, to honour those who died. We’re delighted that over 150 new recruits have taken up ringing in Sussex as part of this campaign - Sussex was one of the leading Associations for recruiting new ringers! Many of these new ringers were able to take part in ringing for the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War, on 11th November 2018.
The SCACR is holding two events in March 2019 to say “thank you” to all new ringers and new members in Sussex, and their teachers and helpers. So many people help to train new ringers – these people are the oft-unsung heroes of the Exercise, helping to keep the art of change ringing alive and thriving!
The two events are:
- Saturday 2nd March, 10.20-12.30 at Henfield (BN5 9NZ)
- Saturday 29th March, 10.00-12.00 at Heathfield (TN21 9AG)
Come along to meet other people from around the Association, and get to know them over tea, coffee or juice and some delicious home baking! As well as ringing on easy-going bells (“rounds onwards”), there will also be the opportunity to have a go on handbells, peruse the Association bookstall for helpful ringing-related publications, and take a look at some of the SCACR’s newsletters and magazines. New members who have not yet received their membership pack will be presented with their membership certificates by Rob Lane, SCACR Acting Master.