Shown below are the technical publications available from the Foundry. These cover a
variety of subjects of interest to the ringer or tower keeper ranging from the
basics of double-handed change ringing on handbells to the maintenance and repair
of tower bells and their bellframes. Please enquire for postage & packing rates to
The Conservation and Repair of Bells and Bellframes|
This is the Code of Practice published by the Council for the Care of Churches and as such
it should be referred to before repair of bells and bellframes in churches in England, and
adhered to thereafter. It contains much practical advice and technical information.
ISBN 0-7151-7599-8 (32 pages) £9.99p
(see also TOWERS AND BELLS - ed. Alan J.Frost)
The Maintenance of Whitechapel Handbells
Published by WBF, this is the essential guide to the maintenance and refurbishment of
Whitechapel handbells. (18 pages) £3.00p
The Beginner's Guide to Change Ringing on Handbells by William Butler|
Ringers who have struggled to plain hunt on a tower bell usually consider that change ringing
on two handbells is impossibly involved and far beyond their capabilities. The purpose of
this booklet is to disprove this.
(32 pages) £2.50p
Change Ringing on Handbells by C.W.Wooley
A guide to double-handed change ringing on handbells for those who have progressed from
being beginners. The perfect follow-up to the previous booklet.
(54 pages) £2.50p
This booklet provides a starting point for ringers wanting to understand the basic principles
of place notation. It outlines how methods work and how place affects a method. The fundamentals
of ringing by place notation are given, along with sample methods.
(12 pages) £2.50p
Beginners Handbook by Malcolm Tyler
This booklet is intended as a new bellringer's companion. It is a book to help in further
understanding those things taught under instruction in a tower, a book to consult after
practice as an aid in absorbing the information acquired at practical sessions in the belfry.
(44 pages) £2.50p