Test your bell ringing and general knowledge

In this month’s show, podcast host Cathy Booth transforms into the next Anne Robinson as she joins the ringers of St John’s in New Alresford for their fortnightly Zoom quiz.

Fingers on buzzers as the ringers introduce each other and ask their two allotted quiz questions. There’s one point for each correct answer, so why not play along at home and see if you can beat their top score. … Test your bell ringing and general knowledge

Love under Lockdown : Ringing Room creators

One of the very best things to have happened over the past year is the development of the online ringing platform, Ringing Room. In this special Valentine’s podcast, host Cathy Booth interviews Leland and Bryn, the driving force behind this amazing achievement and now one of ringing’s most famous couples. … Love under Lockdown : Ringing Room creators

Love under lockdown : Belfry proposal, survey results and Valentine’s message

Love is very definitely in the air at the Fun with Bells Podcast this Valentine’s Day, as host Cathy Booth explores ringing’s tender side.

First, we hear the heart-warming story of Jo and Graham, whose romance continues to deepen from Ringing Remembers, through Ringing Room, and to a very memorable lockdown proposal. Be warned, if you get invited to an unexpected Saturday practice, there might well be something afoot … … Love under lockdown : Belfry proposal, survey results and Valentine’s message

Ringing in Ireland : Don McLean

For Don McLean over in Ireland, one of the joys of bell ringing is teaching others and delighting in their achievements. In this charming episode, Cathy Booth, podcast host, shines a light on Don’s motivation and his own considerable achievements, including masterminding the training of 17 new recruits at St Mary’s Kilmood on ‘The Peace Bells’. … Ringing in Ireland : Don McLean

Hear from those who write, blog and vlog about bells

What do ringers do when they are not ringing? Well, judging by this latest episode they write, film, podcast and blog about it!

Podcast host Cathy Booth chats to no fewer than six leading lights in the ringing community who are all doing their bit to share and support the hobby they are all so passionate about. … Hear from those who write, blog and vlog about bells

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre: Simon Rudd and Nikki Thomas / Blue lines and pickled eggs : Matt Austin and Don Morrison

Home of the first true peal, St Peter Mancroft in Norwich is now home to the brilliant Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre. Podcast host Cathy Booth catches up with Simon Rudd and Nikki Thomas to find out what’s been happening.

This episode also trails the Treble’s Going podcast. … Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre: Simon Rudd and Nikki Thomas / Blue lines and pickled eggs : Matt Austin and Don Morrison

Weird and wonderful towers (1 of 2)

These tales of weird and wonderful towers are definitely not for the faint-hearted ringers among you. Podshow host, Cathy Booth, invites us behind the scenes of 15 of the most outlandish ringing environments from across the world, featuring trap doors, vaults, ventilator shafts, crawl ways and external ladders. Clock cases also play a starring role, along with gas lamps and one particularly chilling occupant! … Weird and wonderful towers (1 of 2)