We learned of this interesting YouTube video “An Introduction to Bellringing” (13m38) composed of excerpts from the DVD The Craft of Bellringing (available in the US from the NAGCR store). Of particular interest are the segments showing a split screen view of a ringer and his bell:
- Raising the bell (beginning at 1m47); and
- Ringing (beginning at 3m04).
For the Miami ringers, used to our tower dating from 1984, it is intriguing to contrast our week-to-week experience with that of ringing on the six at St Mary’s Addersley in the UK, whose oldest bell is thought to date from 1390.