Library

Do you wish to find out how many quarter peals have been rung at your tower?
Are you interested in researching a special member of your band?
Do you want to know about ringing in Sussex?

The Library contains approximately 300 volumes, including books on Sussex bells, SCACR annual reports and peal records, general interest, method composition etc, plus bound ringing magazines (The Ringing World, Bell News, Campanologia, The Bellringer, Soundbow (SCACR magazine), minute books, postcard albums and scrapbooks.

The most frequently used material includes the Sussex information, Ringing World archive, The Bell News 1881-1915, Soundbow, SCACR Annual Reports and minute books.

We also have a few videos and DVDs on bellringing in general, teaching/learning, bell restoration, bell foundries, and rope-making. Audio-visual materials are available to borrow in return for the postage costs.

We are keen for members to use the library! We also are happy to receive offers of donations, but space is limited and if an item is already in stock we hope that would-be donors will not be offended if we have to decline an offer.

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Subjects

Ephemera, Founders, Handbells, Interest, Magazines, Methods, Peals & Compositions, Societies, Sussex, Teaching, Towers

Library: Towers

AUTHOR SUBJECT TITLE EDITION NOTES
Bulwer, H Earle Teaching Glossary of Technical Terms 1901 and 1904 reprint of 1901 edition  
Central Council Teaching Elementary Handbook for Beginners on the Art of Change Ringing 1959  
Chaddock, Norman Teaching A Manual of Bell Control Modern  
Corrigan, A.J. Teaching College of Campanology, Bell Handling and Control (2nd Ed.) 1960  
Dyke, J. T.and Coleridge Teaching Hints for Instructors and Beginners 1933  
Goslin, A.B Teaching First Steps to Bellringing 2nd Ed. 1881 Repair
Harrison, John Teaching The Tower Handbook. Answers to 1001 questions about ringing 1998 See Interest
Howes, Rev R. Teaching Village Bells 1947 2 copies
Hurcombe, Peter T. Teaching "Will you call a touch please, Bob" A Beginner's Guide to Conducting 1989 Signed copy
Hurcombe, Peter T. Teaching The Tower Captain and training of ringers 2 copies 1985 See also Sussex
Jones, William; Reeves, John; Blakemore, Thomas Teaching Clavis Campanalogia or A Key to the Art of Ringing 2 copies 1788, 1 facsimile 1886,1 undated copy with additions 1 to be restored
Lancashire Association Teaching Instructions and Diagrams for Beginners 2 copies 1948  
Oxford Diocesan Guild Teaching How to Run a One Day Ringing Course and a One Day Maintenance Course    
Sussex County Association Teaching Weekend Ringing Course booklets 1996-2002, 2005- 2008 See Sussex
Wilson, W.G Teaching On Conducting 1954  

Library: Teaching

AUTHOR SUBJECT TITLE EDITION NOTES
Bulwer, H Earle Teaching Glossary of Technical Terms 1901 and 1904 reprint of 1901 edition  
Central Council Teaching Elementary Handbook for Beginners on the Art of Change Ringing 1959  
Chaddock, Norman Teaching A Manual of Bell Control Modern  
Corrigan, A.J. Teaching College of Campanology, Bell Handling and Control (2nd Ed.) 1960  
Dyke, J. T.and Coleridge Teaching Hints for Instructors and Beginners 1933  
Goslin, A.B Teaching First Steps to Bellringing 2nd Ed. 1881 Repair
Harrison, John Teaching The Tower Handbook. Answers to 1001 questions about ringing 1998 See Interest
Howes, Rev R. Teaching Village Bells 1947 2 copies
Hurcombe, Peter T. Teaching "Will you call a touch please, Bob" A Beginner's Guide to Conducting 1989 Signed copy
Hurcombe, Peter T. Teaching The Tower Captain and training of ringers 2 copies 1985 See also Sussex
Jones, William; Reeves, John; Blakemore, Thomas Teaching Clavis Campanalogia or A Key to the Art of Ringing 2 copies 1788, 1 facsimile 1886,1 undated copy with additions 1 to be restored
Lancashire Association Teaching Instructions and Diagrams for Beginners 2 copies 1948  
Oxford Diocesan Guild Teaching How to Run a One Day Ringing Course and a One Day Maintenance Course    
Sussex County Association Teaching Weekend Ringing Course booklets 1996-2002, 2005- 2008 See Sussex
Wilson, W.G Teaching On Conducting 1954  

Library: Sussex

AUTHOR SUBJECT TITLE EDITION NOTES
Anon Sussex Brighton, St Peter?s ? the bells past and present: Ringing World article 9 April 1954 1954 See Ephemera
Anon Sussex Centenary Eucharist. Chichester Cathedral. Order of Service 11-May-85 Donated by Wendy Wheeler
Anon Sussex Dedication and rededication, Balcombe, St Mary's 1936  
Anon Sussex Dedication and rededication, Slaugham, St Mary's 1934  
Anon Sussex Dedication Fairwarp, Christ Church 1936  
Anon Sussex East Grinstead, Parish Church c. 1935  
Anon Sussex Edburton, St Andrews, An Appeal c. 1950  
Anon Sussex Peal Records in the County of Sussex, rung before the formation of the Sussex County Association 1827-1883  
Anon Sussex Peal Records Rung in Sussex 1951 and 1952 1951, 1952  
Anon Sussex Recordings of Sussex Ringers and Bells copied from audio cassette tapes onto DVD *.AIFF format and .MP3   See Ephemera DVD
Anon Sussex Rededication of bells at St Mary the Virgin, Shipley 2010  
Anon Sussex Rededication of Ticehurst Bells 1950  
Anon Sussex SCA Centenary Songs of Praise at Hurstpierpoint 1985  
Anon Sussex SCACR Centenary Merrily on High. Promotional flyer advertising 5 sites of centenary exhibitions about bells and bellringing in Sussex 1985 See Ephemera Donated by Wendy Wheeler
Anon Sussex Shipley: handbell tunes on 8 bells   See Ephemera
Anon Sussex Shipley: Recipe for Cure for Love and Curious Love Letter   See Ephemera
Anon Sussex Shipley: Re-dedication of the bells 21 Mar 2010   See Ephemera
Anon Sussex Shipley: tale of Richard Middleton who was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in for using playing cards in church during Divine Service see Shipley book   See Ephemera
Anon Sussex St Margaret?s Church, Buxted Park, E Sussex: 2008 Bells Restoration Project DVD 2008 See Ephemera DVD
Anon Sussex Sussex churches: pen and ink sketches used in Soundbow   See Ephemera
Anon Sussex The Horsham Ringers' Peal Book (photocopy) 1766-1821  
Armstrong, Stanley Sussex Carbon copy of a critical letter to Edwin Macadam, SCACR Secretary dated 30 Jan 1975 1975 See Ephemera
Baldock, Christine Sussex Masters of the SCACR from 1893 to date 2011  
Barrett, F. T. Sussex Ancient Church Bells at Cocking, Heyshott, Graffham & Duncton 1956  
Beck, Julie Sussex Bicycles, Bells, Bombers and Bees - stories of locallife as told by Cecil Longhurst of West Grinstead    
Bond, A. W Sussex Sussex Weekly Advertiser 1749-1822: extracts relating to bells and bellringing compiled by A. W Bond 1970-1982 See Ephemera
Burstow, Henry Sussex Reminiscences of Horsham 1911  
Chapman, E.J. Sussex Method collections 2 volumes See Ephemera
Chichester Magazine Sussex Article about Southover Young Ringers. Page 28 Jan/Feb 2012 See Ephemera
Christophers, R. J Sussex The Bell Tower of Chichester Cathedral 1965  
Cragg,David Sussex Ditchling Bells 1863-1919 2014  
Daniel-Tyssen, A. Sussex Church Bells of Sussex 3 copies 1864, 1 copy 1915  
Davis, A.E Sussex The Bells & Bellringers of St. Margaret, Angmering 1983  
Eastern Division Sussex 60 Qtr peals rung to mark the accession of Queen Elizabeth II 25 May - 9 June 2002  
Eastern Division Sussex Divisional newsletters May 1981 to May-June 2010 See Ephemera
Eastern Division Sussex Ring in 2000 tower records and photographs 2000 See Ephemera
Elphick, G.P. Sussex SCACR artwork for badge and text designed by George Elphick (not adopted)   See Ephemera
Elphick, G.P. Sussex Sussex Bell-frames 1946  
Elphick, G.P. Sussex Sussex Bells and Belfries 2 copies 1970. 1 autographed  
Elphick, G.P. Sussex The Craft of the Bellfounder (autographed) 1988  
Elphick, G.P. Sussex The making of the Master's Chain of Office. Article from Soundbow Summer 1988 See Ephemera
Elphick, G.P. Sussex Typescript of 'Sussex Bells and Bellfries' 2nd copy in wooden case including original photographs    
Green Brothers of Hailsham Sussex Rope Measures (includes bell ropes) 1847 - 1883  
Hemsley,T. W Sussex Brighton, St Nicholas Church (a short history of, and guide book to) photocopy of Tower section 1895 See Ephemera
Hurcombe, Peter T. Sussex "Will you call a touch please, Bob" A Beginner's Guide to Conducting 1989 See Teaching. Signed copy
Hurcombe, Peter T. Sussex The Tower Captain and training of ringers 2 copies 1985 See also Teaching
Hurstpierpoint, Church of the Holy Trinity Sussex Belfry Open Day 18th September 2010 See Ephemera
Kenyon, Ruth Sussex Christ Church St Leonard's on Sea 1859-1935 Frank Hicks collection
Lee, Geoff Sussex An Introduction to the History of Bells and Ringing   See Ephemera
Macadam, Edwin Sussex Pen and ink sketches of Sussex churches for a calendar 1989 See Ephemera
McCarthy, Margaret Sussex New Bell Cuisine. Nibbles and bites from Warbleton 2014  
Norris, John Sussex Belfry Open Day, Hurstpierpoint 18-Sep-10  
Northern Division Sussex Divisional newsletters November 1978 to May-June 2010 See Ephemera
Northern Division Sussex Ring in 2000 tower records and photographs 2000 See Ephemera
Overy, Raymond Sussex Method and conductings books 2 volumes See Ephemera
Pawley, Philip Sussex The Bells of All Saints Church, Eastbourne 2018  
Reynolds, H. Sussex About Bells - St Mary the Virgin, Eastbourne 1969  
Ringing World, The Sussex Ringing World Calendar for 2000 featuring ?Bells of Sussex? and The Chichester Magazine Christmas 1999 edition 1999/2000 See Ephemera
Seymour, Alan Sussex Research Tillington bells Jun-18  
Simpson, Paul Sussex Bells of Earth, A Christmas Carol. Score and words 2007 See Ephemera
Simpson, Rev. Arthur B. Sussex Simpson Tuning - articles appertaining to the work of The Rev Canon Arthur B Simpson, Rector of Fittleworth   See Ephemera
Southern Division Sussex Divisional newsletters 1 undated copy, Mar 1983 to May-June 2010 See Ephemera
Southern Division Sussex Ring in 2000 tower records and photographs 2000 See Ephemera
St. Pauls, Brighton Sussex St. Pauls, Brighton Peal Book (1889 - 1909)    
Starmer, W.W. Sussex Bells of Withyham Church    
Summershal, Raymond Sussex Shipley Method Book given to Wm Denman Snr, given to Cecil Longhurst, given to SCACR by Cecil Longhurst 2002   See Ephemera
Sussex Archaeology Sussex Inscribed Pre-Reformation Church Bells in Sussex. Various 1957  
Sussex County Association Sussex A celebration of the centenary of the Association by veteran members and their friends at St. Margaret's Angmering 1985 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex A one day seminar on teaching beginners and other related materials 1980-1981  
Sussex County Association Sussex Artwork for SCACR certificates and two versions of the badge 2nd edition? See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Bellringers' map of the county 1983 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Eastern Division accounts 1892-1957, 1958-1975 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Eastern Division attendance 1947-1958, 1959-1968, 1969-1977, 1977-1995, 2000-2001 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Eastern Division Minutes 1900-1930, 1930-1959, 1959-1981, 1981-1995, 1996-2002, 2003-2009 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Eastern Division subscriptions 1933-1978, 1964-1965, 1996-2002 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Form of Service for Use at Meetings 1960s 3 copies  
Sussex County Association Sussex Form of Service for Use at Meetings Pre WW2 3 copies  
Sussex County Association Sussex Order of Service c.2015 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Northern Division Minute Book 1968-1979 and June 1997-Nov 2009 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex SCACR Pocket Guide for new members 2000 version 2, 2013 version 5, 2017 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee 2002 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Ringing Festival Programme 31st August 1991 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex SCACR 125th anniversary quarter peals 2012  
Sussex County Association Sussex SCACR AGM Order of Service 14 May 2016 held at Ardingly 14 May 2016  
Sussex County Association Sussex SCACR celebrates The Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a Festival Fortnight 25 May ? 9 June 2002 ? folder of ringing activities and events 2002 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex SCACR Centenary Ringing World feature 8th February 1985 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Southern Division attendance 1956-1961, 1961-1967, 1968-1976, 1976-1983 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Survey of Peal Boards and Record Books carried out by the 1985 Committee 1985  
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex 80th Anniversary ? a Memorable Night Ringing World feature 29th January 1965 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex Association ? annual meeting at Brighton Ringing World feature 12th May 1911 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex County Association ? 70th anniversary celebrations 11th February 1955 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex County Association ? challenge bell competition to cease Ringing World 18th May1923 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex County Association Dedication of ringing exhibition in memory of George P.Elphick 1995 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex County Association ? Ringing World article 4th April 1947 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex County Association of Change Ringers Centenary Dinner 26th January 1985 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex County Association sponsorship of The Ringing World Calendar for 2000 entitled ?Bells of Sussex? and The Chichester Magazine Christmas 1999 edition   See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex Peal Book from 1950 to 1962   Given by Florrie Wyman in memeory of Oliver Sippetts, Crawley
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex Peal Book from 1970 to July 1973 6th December 1970 - 28th July 1973 Half full, written up by Tom Fox of Horsham.
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex Peal Book Volume 2 1920-1923  
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex Peal Book. Record of the peals rung by the Sussex County Association of Change Ringers 1963-1970. Written up by Tom Fox 1984  
Sussex County Association Sussex Sussex Tourists visit Yorkshire (organised by Florrie Wyman) ? Ringing World article 06 August 1954 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex The 125 newsletter and challenge. 2010/2011  
Sussex County Association Sussex The Centenary Service held at St Peter's Brighton 27th January 1985 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Sussex The Sussex County Association of Change Ringers 1952 - 2002. A Look Back at Some of the Ringing Events and Ringers of those 50 Years. Golden Jubilee Celebrations. 2002  
Sussex County Association Sussex Weekend Ringing Course booklets 1996-2002, 2005-2008  
Sussex County Association Sussex Western Division subscriptions 1933-1968 See Ephemera
Sussex Weekly Advertiser Sussex Abstracts Re. Bells & Ringing 1749-1822 made by A. W. Bond 1970-1982  
Tyssen, D. A. Sussex See Daniel-Tyssen, D.A    
Wales, Tony Sussex Ballards, Bands and Bellringers 1985  
Waters, Rev. R. A. Sussex Church Life in Sussex 1920s  
Western Division Sussex Divisional newsletters Sept 74, June 78, Dec79 to May-Jun 2010 See Ephemera
Western Division Sussex Ring in 2000 tower records and photographs 2000 See Ephemera

Library: Societies

AUTHOR SUBJECT TITLE EDITION NOTES
A.S.C.Y. Societies 300th Anniversary Dinner Programme 1937  
A.S.C.Y. Societies 313th Anniversary Dinner Toast list 1950  
A.S.C.Y. Societies Ancient Society of College Youths, History, Rules etc. 1945 Len Stillwell's personal copy
A.S.C.Y. Societies Rules and Regulations of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Revised 1902 1902, 1912  
Brighton & District Societies Brighton & District Ringers Social Guild Minute Book 1922 See Ephemera
Bristol Guild Societies Bristol Guild Directory of Ringers 1929, 1931, 1935 x2 See Towers
Central Council Societies A Model Code of Rules Suitable for a Company of Ringers. Bound in Rules and Decisions 1902  
Central Council Societies A Model Code of Rules Suitable for a Society, Association or Guild of Ringers. Bound in Rules and Decisions 1902  
Central Council Societies Collection of Legitimate Methods, Doubles, Minor and Triples. Bound in Rules and Decisions 1907  
Central Council Societies Handbook 1956  
Central Council Societies Model Code of Rules Suitable for a Company of Ringers 1902, 1929, 1951  
Central Council Societies Report on the Preservation and Repair of Bells, Frames and Fittings. Bound in Rules and Decisions 1892  
Central Council Societies Rules and Decisions 1904  
Central Council Societies The Formation of a Catalogue of Peals. Including Grandsire Triples, Caters and Cinques and Treble Bob Maximus. Bound in Rules and Decisions 1894  
Ellacombe, Rev. H.T Societies Belfries and Ringers, Practical Remarks - with an appendix on chiming 3rd Ed.1871, 4th Ed. 1878, 5th Ed. 1884  
Harrison, John Societies The Tower Handbook. Answers to 1001 questions about ringing 1998 See Interest
Heywood and Davies Societies Bells, Bellfries & Ringers. Papers read at the Brighton Church Congress 2 copies  
Roslyn, H.E Societies The History of the Antient Society of St Stephen's Ringers, Bristol 1928  
Shepherd, E.C. Societies St. Martin's Youths 1953  
Society of Royal Cumberland Youths, The Societies Rules of the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths 1891, 1931, 1979  
St. Peter's Twineham Ringer's Guild Societies Record book containing rules, minutes, attendance, peals, quarter peals and details of special ringing events Founded 1912 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Account books recording affiliation fees 1900-1911, 1912-1920 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Annual General Meeting Minute books 1884-1919, 1921-1967 See Ephemera 1884 needs repair.
Sussex County Association Societies Annual Reports 1967 to 2000 bound. Subsequent years to date See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Annual Reports bound w/o peals 1885-1889, 1890-1900, 1901-1909, 1910-1925 See Ephemera. Leatherbound.
Sussex County Association Societies Annual Reports bound with peals 1925 -1966 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Association accounts 1900-1911, 1912-1920 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Association minutes 1884-1919 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Central Division Minute Book 1902-1922 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Form of Service for Use at Meetings 1960s 3 copies See Sussex
Sussex County Association Societies Form of Service for Use at Meetings Pre WW2 3 copies See Sussex
Sussex County Association Societies General Commitee Minute Book 1900-1917, 1918-1939 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies General Commitee Minutes, combined with Western Division minutes 1918-1939 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Metal printing plate used to produce SCACR certificates 2nd edition? See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Northern Division Minute Book 1968-1979 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Peal Book Volume 2 1920-1923 See Sussex
Sussex County Association Societies SCACR Pocket Guide for new members 2000 version 2, 2013 version 5, 2017 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Southern Division accounts 1933-1956 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Southern Division minutes 1933-1964, 1964-1985 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Southern Division subscriptions 1933-1968, 1969-1983 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Survey of Peal Boards and Record Books carried out by the 1985 Committee 1985 See Sussex
Sussex County Association Societies Weekend Ringing Course booklets 1996-2002, 2005-2008 See Sussex
Sussex County Association Societies Western Division Account Book recording affiliation fees 1933-1970 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Western Division accounts 1900-1911 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Western Division attendance 1978-1984, 1984-1993, 1994-1999 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Western Division Minute Book 1900-1935, 8th Jun 1974-10 Nov 1990 See Ephemera
Sussex County Association Societies Western Division Minute Book and General Committee minutes 1900 -1935 1892-1900 See Ephemera
Trollope, J.A. Societies The College Youths 1937  
Tyrwhitt-Drake, Rev. B.H. Societies The Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers Jubilee History 1931 1931  
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