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National 12-Bell Results

The results of the final of the National 12-Bell Striking Contest for the Taylor Trophy held today at Southwark Cathedral are being announced at the moment:

Place Band Rang Speed Score
1st Birmingham 1st 4h7 75%
2nd ASCY 10th 4h2 72%
3rd St Paul’s 7th 3h57 71%
4th SRCY 3rd 4h10 70%
5th Exeter 2nd 4h8 65%
6th Bristol 6th 4h 63%
7th Cambridge 8th 4h1 58%
8th Southwark 4th 3h51 56%
9th Melbourne 5th 4h4 52%
10th High Wycombe 9th 3h58 40%

Congratulations Birmingham and everyone else who participated.

John Gipson

We are sorry to report that John G. Gipson of Meldreth died on 18th June at the age of 93. John had a prolific ringing career, ringing 3015 peals, of which no fewer than 1669 were at Meldreth, where he was instrumental in the augmentation to eight in 1968, hanging the two new trebles himself. Funeral arrangements to follow when known.

BBC Music Day - CCCBR President on BBC radio

As part of BBC Music Day, the CCCBR President, Christopher O’Mahony, featured on Shaun Keaveny’s show on BBC 6 Music. You can listen here.

Mysterious object

In this week’s issue (RW 5538, p 599), we printed a letter from Alison Hodge, appealing for help to identify a mysterious board that may have something to do with ringing. Click on the image to the right if you want to see a better resolution image of the board than we were able to print on the letters page. Do get in touch if you think you might be able to help, on editor@ringingworld.co.uk or edasst@ringingworld.co.uk.

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  • 25th Jan 2016: If you wish to have a group of quarter peals printed together, for example those rung for a district quarter peal week, please create an event for it, enable Linked performances and then select Collate performances in The Ringing World. Please ensure that all performances get associated with this event before (or at least shortly after) the performance submitter sends them for print so they can be caught and collated. This can be done either by the person who submitted the performance, or by the owner of the event; for performances imported from Campanophile, only the latter is possible.
  • 24th Jan: We now have an RSS feed of news bulletins from the front page of BellBoard.
  • 25th Oct 2015: Users who subscribe to The Ringing World may now see this week's issue in PDF format linked prominently from the front page of BellBoard. If you are a subscriber and do not see it when logged in, this is probably because we were unable to link your BellBoard account to your subscription automatically. Contact us and we will link them manually. We also have a library of back issues allowing users to access any issues from your period of subscription. These currently go back to 2011, but we hope to continue that to 2001; they will remain available indefinitely.
  • 6th Aug: A new page shows the days of the year on which you've rung peals or other performances.
  • 4th Jul: It is now possible to download a PDF version of any performance by clicking on the PDF icon in the updated navigation menu above the performance. Many of the old options on that menu have been relegated to a new edit menu marked with a pencil icon. The left and right arrows (or the arrow keys on the keyboard) navigate to the previous and next performances, and the new up arrow returns you to the list. We would be interested in opinions on this new style of menu, especially regarding their usability on phones and tablets.
  • 2nd Jul: BellBoard now tracks the donations you've made, and allows UK tax payers to fill in a Gift Aid declaration allowing The Ringing World to claim 25p from HMRC for every £1.00 donated. This is all linked from the new-look account page, formerly the user preferences page.
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