Welcome to Yorkshire have released some cracking films on the Yorkshire Festival website. They include great memories of the Festival and of Le Tour de France 2014.
Bells, in particular, feature in “Festival Rising” – excerpts of Sheffield Cathedral and its bells around 1min20s into the film.
West Tanfield has a most beautiful church and a very enthusiastic band who are at the heart of village preparations for Le Tour.
I met the band last August on a day scouting The Dales. We had a great time ringing and an equally fine pint next door. The village was already well into Tour plans a year ago. Check out their website below to see the huge range of events planned for the coming weekend. Bellringing will be one of many activities. Nice Post Office too 🙂
Enjoying Wimbledon but fancy a bit of bellringing to spice it up?
You need the Leeds Waterfront Festival this weekend 28 / 29 June.
The “Wombel” training bell will be there all weekend for the public to come and have a go.
It has been used recently at Dewsbury Minster Fest and at the media launch of the Yorkshire Festival Programme back in January. It went down a storm both times.
Tell your non ringing friends to get down to Thwaites Mill and have a go.
Wim Bell done.