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Happy Christmas 2016

An afternoon entertainment for residents at Briar Close, Borrowash Advertisements

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Happy New Year

Well the ringing is over for another Christmas period. It came and went so quickly in the end, but we were pleased to play at a variety of new venues this year. We paid two visits to the Royal Oak … Continue reading

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Almost Christmas!

It’s that time of year when someone in the team says:”Isn’t it time we got the Christmas folders out?”. Well we are obviously well into autumn and we can’t put it off much longer, so this is the week when we … Continue reading

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Eat your heart out Danny Boyle

Well we made it! And so did more loyal supporters than we had dared to hope for . It was great to be part of the Great Bellringing Event, welcoming in London 2012. OK we weren’t up there with the … Continue reading

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Countdown to London 2012

We’re in the paper! http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Bell-ringers-real-ding-dong-mark-start-Olympics/story-16595632-detail/story.html We’re also hoping that local television will be at our event tomorrow: July 27th………no ordinary day! Remember 8.12 am at the Golden Jubilee Clock in Borrowash.

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All The Bells

Join Nelson Handbells and the nation. Ring a bell and celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games.  We will be by the Golden  Jubilee Clock in the centre of Borrowash, Derby from 8.00 am on Friday 27th July.  We are … Continue reading

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Belles and Beaux from Alton, Staffs (and their 44 bells)

Belles and Beaux from Alton, Staffs.

Curious to hear the Alton Handbell Ringers I went along to their concert on Saturday night in support of
Cheadle Animal Welfare.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, with music played in a variety of styles, using chimes and drums and three octaves of handbells.  It would be good to incorporate some of the techniques which they used in our own arrangements. I particularly enjoyed their Processional Celebration and the combining of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring with Blessed Assurance. They played English Whitechapel bells which they had gathered from various sets. It is very interesting to see the way in which handbell groups develop their own particular styles. Alton Ringers are off to York this coming weekend to size up the competition ( my choice of words!) at the National Rally, so here’s hoping that they have an inspiring time. Perhaps it’s something Nelson Handbell Ringers could think of doing in future.

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