Welcome to BellBoard

Submitting and browsing ringing records is quick and easy on BellBoard – you can also confirm performances for print publication in The Ringing World. We hope that you enjoy using BellBoard.

BellBoard performance submissions

While we appreciate that the community aspect of BellBoard may be helping many ringers feel connected during this difficult time, there have been lots of performances posted recently which we believe are not appreciated by many of our users and don’t help BellBoard keep consistent records of change ringing.

Unless you believe it to be of wider interest, please refrain from posting performances where a computer has controlled one or more of the bells, whether on a simulator or a personal computer.

We support tolling, performances by bands ringing on simulators or computers, and performances that genuinely reflect change ringing (including call change ringing) performed entirely by people, even if the sound is electronic.

Users may wish to use the Facebook group ’BellBoard for simulators’.

Coronavirus: UK ringing should now be cancelled

The UK government has advised against all unnecessary social contact with immediate effect. The Prime Minister advised in a press conference of 16th March that now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.

The Central Council has released a statement in response to the UK government. They advise that If you haven’t already decided to cancel ringing activities, it seems that now is the time to do so. The Ringing World agrees with this statement. It is hard to interpret the government’s guidance in any way other than that all planned ringing activities in the UK should now cease.

George Pipe’s funeral - update

Due to the risks and so many restrictions in the foreseeable future, I have had to replace George’s funeral with a very small family service. George’s wish to have a service of thanksgiving will be rearranged and I hope his many friends will be able to come along and celebrate his life with his family.

Diana Pipe

The Ringing World and coronavirus

The Ringing World intends to continue production of a weekly printed and online journal despite the coronavirus outbreak. As ringing activity declines, ringing reports and news will also decline, and we are considering how that will affect the content and format of the journal, but we intend to turn challenge into opportunity!

All office operations will continue to function, including post, phones, and email. But we are rapidly changing the way our office staff work, to move as far and as quickly as possible towards complete home working. Thank you for your understanding of any delay or disruption this may cause.

Will Bosworth

Editor

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This week's issue

The Ringing World issue 5683

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Older features

  • 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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