Hayley sees her role in ringing as motivating people to do something, helping them to make a difference. She feels it is time for her generation to take responsibility for the future of ringing, they don’t have loads of time on their hands, but what they do have is the ability to make what they do fun and have a passion to move things forward. If everyone who feels the same way can take on something small it will make an impact. Traditionally the focus has been on the hardware, and bells are totally awesome, but now it’s time for the people, positivity and playing to everyone’s strengths.
Hayley was taught to handle by her father Paul Barton, she rang at Dursley in Gloucester as a teenager and rang with the band at Loughborough whilst at university. She is now Truro cathedral Ringing Master and TDGR Guild Secretary. Hayley aspires to be a good 12 bell ringer!
This entry was written in April 2022.
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