history

Ringing Success: Church History, Fundraising, and Band Building in Nevern
September 14, 2023x
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Ringing Success: Church History, Fundraising, and Band Building in Nevern

How many bells are enough? Six, eight, ten? As show host Cathy Booth discovers from Peter Heard, once the offers of help and support came rolling in to Nevern Restoration Project, it was easy for their ambitious plan to grow and grow! There’s something for everyone in this engaging episode, whatever your interests...

Stories from 'A history of change ringing in Scotland'
April 14, 2022x
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00:32:4622.55 MB

Stories from 'A history of change ringing in Scotland'

In this month’s fascinating episode, Simon Aves takes host Cathy Booth on an entertaining romp through Scotland’s bell ringing history. You may be surprised to learn it is very different to England’s. Who knew the Scots were so fond of peace and quiet? Cathy learns that in the past the best way to anno...

Superstition
October 14, 2021x
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00:23:5816.48 MB

Superstition

Avoid all ladders, black cats and don’t whatever you do break a mirror in your rush to listen to this month’s Fun with Bells podcast on bells and superstition. From birth, through to death and beyond, bells have had played a fascinating role in the customs around our key rites of passage. Amongst the many sp...

Young autistic bell ringer and historian
April 08, 2021x
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00:33:3323.09 MB

Young autistic bell ringer and historian

In this fast-paced episode, podcast host Cathy Booth meets 20-year-old ringer, Oliver Lee, and discovers his passion for ringing and ringing history. Oliver is clearly fascinated by all aspects of ringing and takes Cathy on whistle-stop tour of a huge range of ringing-related subjects, ranging from Ellacombe chimes, thr...

Thirty voices, seventy five years, one story
May 07, 2020x
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01:13:2650.49 MB

Thirty voices, seventy five years, one story

Originally timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE day, this unique episode sees host Cathy Booth, joined by a whole cast of ringers, bust the myths about ringing during World War II. This is the full version of ‘thirty voices, seventy-five years, one story’ . And what a story! Bell towers across t...

Remarkable phd study of Cambridge bellringers' pay and habits
March 12, 2020x
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00:35:2324.33 MB

Remarkable phd study of Cambridge bellringers' pay and habits

In this podcast, historian Gareth Davies challenges everything you ever thought about the history of bell ringing in one of host Cathy Booth’s most engaging interviews yet. At times, Gareth makes being an 18th century ringer sound like everyone’s dream job. Fancy being paid £80,000 a year, enjo...

100 year old hand bells
May 02, 2019x
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00:32:4322.53 MB

100 year old hand bells

Ever wondered what the attraction of handbell ringing is? Well, Judy Vale gives Fun with Bells Podcast host, Cathy Both, a whole raft of reasons to take up this absorbing and musical hobby. Handbells are part of our history and tradition, you can take your handbells out to places like care homes and really con...

Ringing Remembers champion
March 28, 2019x
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00:41:4328.74 MB

Ringing Remembers champion

In this fascinating podcast, Cathy Booth catches up with top bellringer and inspirational driving force behind the recent Ringing Remembers campaign, Alan Regin MBE. This is a must-listen interview for any new ringing recruit as Alan reveals the origins of his idea for this amazingly successful initiative.  A proli...

The how-to and history of hand bell ringing
March 21, 2019x
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00:39:5027.4 MB

The how-to and history of hand bell ringing

Hand bells, bell plates, hand chimes and boomwhackers - who knew there was so much variety!?! In this podcast Cat Nettles talks Cathy Booth through the wonderful world of handbell ringing, filling her in on the history, range of instruments and styles of ringing, Cathy discovers that hand bellringing allegedly began whe...