Library

The items in the DCA Library are available for loan by any DCA Member free of charge. To borrow one email your requirements to the secretary via dcacbr@gmail.com and we will attempt to bring it along to the next practice / event.

LEARNING / METHODS BOOKS:

  • Beginners Grandshire by A Waddington
    As it says.
  • Bell Handling DVD (Learning The Ropes)
  • Learning Methods by Michael J de C Henshaw (Central Council)
    The Blue Line, place bells, method structure and tricks of the trade.
  • Ringing Circles: A guide to Learning Methods by Chris Adams (Central Council)
    From Plain Bob through to Kent, Stedman and up to Cambridge with calling in Doubles ideas.
  • The Follow-on Book (Sherbourne Teaching Aid no 4)
    Personal aid and logbook for moving beyonf plain hunt.
  • The Learning Curve Volume 1 1999-2001 by John Harrison
    Based on a series of Ringing World Features on a wide range of topics from Raising and Lowering to Double Handed ringing!
  • The Learning Curve Volume 2 2002-2003 by John Harrison
    Based on a series of Ringing World Features on a wide range of topics from chiming, coils, leading and speed!
  • The Learning Curve Volume 3 2004-2005 by John Harrison
    Based on a series of Ringing World Features on a wide range of topics from placing your bell accurately, learning rhythm and good rope technique!
  • The Ringers Handbook by ES & M Powell (1984 Edition)
    Instruction in Grandshire, Stedman, Plain Bob & Kent Treble Bob
  • The Ringers Handbook by ES & M Powell (1995 Edition)
    Instruction in Grandshire, Stedman, Plain Bob & Kent Treble Bob
  • Triples and Major for Beginners by William Butler
    From Plain Bob through to Erin Triples.

CONDUCTING AND MORE ADVANCED METHODS BOOKS:

  • Criblines 1 by DJ Marshall & AM Popplewell
    41 regular surprise minor methods
  • Criblines 2 by DJ Marshall & AM Popplewell
    60 popular surprise major methods
  • Easily Remembered Service Touches
    Selection of touches a conductor could use for service ringing. Plain Bob – Stedman, Doubles – Maximus.
  • Method 300 by John Longridge and Ian Campbell
    A conveniently tabulated reference book in the main covering Surprise or Spliced methods
  • Quarter 500 compiled by John Longridge
    A compilation of compositions for conducting from Doubles to Maximus, Spliced doubles and major.
  • Standard 70 compiled by John Longridge
    Conducting for practices, quarter peals and peals from Doubles to Maximus.

TEACHING BOOKS:

  • One Way to Teach Bell Handling by Richard
    From advice on where to start with a new band to raising and lowering skills.
  • Teacher’s Guide to Learning The Ropes by Pip Penney
    ART guide to the Learning the Ropes programme.
  • Teaching Tips by Pip Penney
    Teaching skills from bell handling to basic touches.
  • Tutors Handbook for Tutors and Students by Wilfred F Moreton and Norman Chaddock
    A book in two parts from Bell Control to Plain Hunt then Elementary Change Ringing

TOWER MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE BOOKS:

  • A Schedule of Regular Maintenance by Bernard J Stone
    Guide to maintaining the bells
  • Getting it Right: Guidance for Officers of Ringing Societies by Heather Peachey
    From jobs that need doing to business meetings, risk assessment and insurance re 2005.
  • Splicing Bell Ropes Illustrated by Frank Beech
    As the title says! Very clear illustrations for those wanting to learn.
  • The Tower Handbook by John Harrison
    Useful reference from tower organisation to teaching and running a tower ideas.
  • Tower Captain’s Handbook by David E. Parsons
    From the size of the band, to recruiting, running a practice and public relations.

MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS:

  • Church Bells of Britain by R H Dove (1976 Edition)
    List of Bell Towers as it was in 1976!