Blue Peter broadcast of Sussex Young Ringers - UPDATED!

Sussex Young Ringers will feature on the BBC’s Blue Peter programme on Thursday 10th January 2019 (17.30, CBBC channel). Filming took place during the Ringing World National Youth Contest in July, which the Sussex team won. Presenter Lindsey Russell was also filmed having a “learn the ropes” session the week before, with the SCACR and KCACR (Kent) youth striking competition teams. The programme may contain a few surprises…!

The programme airs a few times in the week and is available in iPlayer until 9th February. Do encourage everyone you know to watch it! This is great publicity for ringing, and we hope it will inspire new young (and old!) ringers.

Here's the link to the #bluepeter #bellringing challenge https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0001yts/blue-peter-diamond-countdown … scroll to 18:45. 'It was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but a lot more FUN - you can do it too, give it a try!

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BBC Countryfile at Rotherfield - 11 Nov 2018

The BBC have been to Rotherfield to record an article for 'Countryfile', to be broadcast on BBC1, Sunday 11th November.

The filming included a new War Memorial which has been erected on the village green behind the church. Particular reference was made to Owen Holmwood who was a bell ringer and killed in action 21st October 1916.

The Rotherfield ringers we were asked to ring and so hopefully, you will hear half muffled ringing at the beginning and with John Craven looking up at the Tower, open ringing to finish.

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Put Sussex on the map for Armistice Day ringing!

You can put Sussex on the map by adding your Armistice ringing to the government website (no need to register) and if you'd like a certificate and a mention in the Ringing World add it to the Bellboard event, photos encouraged!

Please add all your planned ringing (of ANY kind - rounds, call changes, touches, QPs etc) NOW, before 11 November. There will be an upsurge in interest from local and national media in the run-up to 11 November; it's likely journalists will be looking at the map to see where there will be ringing, and may well wish to feature your band (if they know you're ringing!)...

Where to record your Armistice Day ringing

There are two places to record your ringing:

  1. The Ringing World, the weekly journal for #bellringing, has a special Bellboard event for recording Armistice Day ringing of all types. These ringing events will also be included in subsequent editions of the printed journal, and photographs of Armistice Day ringing from across the country are sought to accompany this. Ringers will later be able to draw down special commemorative certificates from these records. [N.B. This requires a BellBoard account. Click "register" to join BB for free (no RW subscription required)]
  2. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is asking ringers to record their ringing events on the government's #Armistice100 website Armistice100 website This links to many other #WW1 centenary events happening across the country and allows the public to search for nearby commemoration events.

This info is from the Big Ideas #RingingRemembers newsletter

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