Bellringing: It’s harder than it looks

Some of you will have met Adam Bacon, who Rob Parker has been teaching to ring at Bermondsey.

Adam has produced a video which shows how media personality Ant Smith learnt to ring rounds with 13 hours intensive tuition over a period of four weeks, coordinated by Deborah Thorley.

Ant had the objective of ringing on twelve at Bradford Cathedral, and although his 12 bell striking was not up to much, he did a creditable job of ringing on six bells. This just shows what can be achieved in a relatively short space of time, and this video is perhaps something that can be used to inspire other beginners.