Salisbury Diocesan Guild — WAR AND COVID

19:15 – 21:00 GMT Saturday, 20th February 2021
Online talk

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A ’Long View’ of Restrictions on Ringing.

Speaker: Robert Wellen

There is a programme on BBC Radio 4 called ‘The Long View’. In it, a contemporary event or phenomenon is taken and compared to historical events which appear to have some similarities. For this talk I apply this format to our recent situation in comparison to the last time the British State intervened to regulate the ringing of church bells, between 1940 and 1943.

Robert has been Master of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers since 2015. He lives in Gillingham in north Dorset. He has rung since a teenager and has rung over 1500 quarter peals. He has a lifelong interest in history and a Masters degree in the subject from Lancaster University.