- Latest Site Update: Sunday 18 November 2018, 19:57:57; applies to News & Articles only.
We are the organisation for church bell and handbell ringers in South Wales, UK.
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Local ringer and historian Andrew Giles has very kindly made available for free download two of his excellent publications about ringers and bells in our Association's area.
The books are in PDF format and Andrew would be delighted if you would take the opportunity to download and read them at your leisure in the hope that they will increase interest in ringing locally and, if read by non-ringers, inspire readers to get involved and try our fascinating and very sociable pastime.
There are two books available:
- The Bells and Ringers of All Saints' Church, Llanbradach, South Wales
- The Bells and Ringers of St Peter's Church, Pentre, Rhondda, Wales, 1890 – 1954
Please remember that the Copyright for both publications resides with Andrew Giles.
Llandaff Branch Newsletters
Updated 18th November 2018
The Llandaff Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter, copies being sent to each tower.
The latest four Newsletters are available for download below in PDF format. The most recent Newsletter is at the top. Earlier editions (from February 2002) are available from the Webmaster.
The Association's 125th Anniversary
We celebrated our 125th Anniversary (to the very day!) on Saturday 13th October 2018.
The main celebratory event was a dinner held at the Manor Parc Hotel in Cardiff, expertly organised by Andrew Phillips and to which 85 people attended.
Peals were been rung earlier in the day at Caerphilly and at Llandaff and there were a number of Quarter Peals rung too.
2018 All Wales Striking Competitions
The 2018 All Wales Striking Competitions for the Jack Pryor and J Arthur Hoare Trophies were held on Saturday 29th September at Brecon Cathedral and hosted by the Swansea and Brecon Guild.
It was a lovely, sunny afternoon which helped provide very convivial and sociable atmosphere, with the local ringers providing a running buffet of tea and cakes and, rather thoughtfully, a barrel of beer for ringers' exclusive enjoyment which was available from the Pilgrims Café adjacent to the main Cathedral building.
Monmouth Branch Newsletters
Updated 29th August 2018
The Monmouth Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter for its membership.
A copy of each edition of the Newsletter is sent to each Branch tower via the notified tower correspondent. Email copies are also sent to those who've asked to receive them that way.