Ryan started ringing when he was 9 at Eggbuckland in Plymouth. He was interested in the bells from a young age and would attend with his Dad. Eggbuckland was a real family affair and he was lucky enough to be ringing with some of the best ringers in the County, Eggbuckland have been Devon County 6 bell champions on 22 occasions, spanning 30 years. Ryan was a proud winner three times with the team in 2005, 2007 and 2009, the latter being his finest ring at Lustleigh where they rang 1st and won. Since leaving Eggbuckland he took over as captain at two towers that were run previously by another of his dad’s brothers. He has been captain at Shaugh Prior and Bickleigh for around 6 years. Ryan is also the secretary of the local deanery ringing association and was a past chairman of The Devon Association of Ringers.
This entry was written in January 2019.
They do things differently in Devon, so Cathy Booth discovers in this interview with Devon call change ringer Ryan Trout. Not only do they have a distinctive cream tea, Devon also has its very own unique style of bell ringing. With a great sense of regional pride, Ryan fills Cathy in about this fast and furious ringing ...