Author Archives: Rob Parker

Docklands Ringers gets social!

I’m pleased to announce two new additions to the DRC Communications network…

If you are on Twitter or Facebook, please Follow and Like our pages. We hope that they will be useful to showcase the range of events and activities of the Docklands Ringers and so we therefore also invite you to tweet, post, contribute, mention, tag and hashtag about all your ringing adventures – from practice night to Sunday ringing and from the tower to the pub.

Great creative and we will retweet and share!

Surrey Assoc: Method focus day – Docklands area towers

Saturday, 20 Jun 2015, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We hope to combine the fun of an outing with the support given on a training day.

Ringers will be grouped by ability and assigned helpers.

Students and helpers will then travel round to each tower as set out below. Rotherhithe have their open church afternoon, and they are keen the tower will be open and the bells ringing during the afternoon, good publicity for ringing!

The number of groups we can run depends on student and especially helpers that come forward to help. Until we know that, planning is very, very tricky!

But in principle we would like to have:

  • Rounds and call changes
  • Plain Hunt on its own and to method
  • Plain Bob and or Grandsire inside
  • Treble Bob Hunting or slightly more advanced
  2.00 till 3.00 3.30 till 4.30    5.00 till 6.00
Group A St George’s in the East Rotherhithe    Bermondsey
Group B Rotherhithe Bermondsey    St George’s in the E
Group C Bermondsey St George’s in the East    Rotherhithe

What to do NOW:

  • Express your interest to come, especially if you can be a helper
  • PRINT the POSTER for your tower

From there we can plan and set up groups.  It should be a fun day but please let us know whether you will be there so we can plan!!!!

Contact Caroline Prescott (Master of the Northern District of the Surrey Association) directly or via your tower representative for Surrey

New Webmaster for Docklands Ringers

Hello everyone!

For those who I’ve not met yet, I’m Rob Parker, ringer at Bermondsey, and today (somewhat belatedly) I’ve taken over the role of Docklands Ringers Webmaster from Andrew Larsen.

I’d like to thank Andrew for his handover, and for leaving me with what I hope it already a well oiled machine. We have an effective Yahoo Group and a interesting stream of News and Events on this website, which I hope will continue from all those who currently support it – and any new (or not so new ringers) are welcome to try their hand at posting news or updates from their towers or practices. If you’ve got any questions about what to do, just let me know.

I look forward to seeing many new posts over the coming months.

Equally, if you have new ringers attending your tower please do let me know their name and email address and I will be happy to add them to the website and the Yahoo Group. As before, just get in touch via the website.


Rob Parker
Docklands Ringers Webmaster