The Barrow & District Society of Church Bell Ringers is an Affiliated Society of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Charity Registration No: 1120077
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The ringing centre was first set up in 2000 when there were 8 bells in the tower. Since then 4 more have been installed, offering a far wider range of ringing possibilities.
Each of the bells is fitted with a silencing device made from a piece of motorcycle tyre. This is used during initial bell handling training and also to enable special “silent” practices to take place.
With a selection of bells silenced, we can use a computer & speakers to produce simulated bell sounds. The computer program can “ring” one or more bells with perfect timing and a person can attempt to match this timing, ringing along with the computer purely by ear/rhythm. There is also a lightweight dumbell which can be used for part of the initial training process and also for individual practice with the simulator.