Anne Wardell

SDGR Bell Ringing Talks 2021: #2 'War and Covid'

Fundraising for Llewellyn Edwards Bell Restoration Fund (LEBRF)
raised of £250 target
We provide grants to restore church bells to support ringers in the Salisbury Guild


Talk#2 (Sat 20th February 2021): 'WAR AND COVID'  A Long View of Restrictions on Ringing   Speaker: Robert Wellen

This talk is an online event, via Zoom.  To receive the relevant Zoom log-on link, you should register for this event by clicking here and following the onscreen instructions:

There is no charge for this talk, but a voluntary donation to the LEBRF through this JustGiving page would be much appreciated.

About this talk:  There is a programme on BBC Radio 4 called "The Long View".  In it, a contemporary event or phenomenon is taken and compared to historical events which appear to have some similarities. For this talk I apply this format to our recent situation in comparison to the last time the British State intervened to regulate the ringing of church bells, between 1940 and 1943. 

About the speaker:  Robert has been Master of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers since 2015. He lives in Gillingham in North Dorset. He has rung since a teenager and has rung over 1500 quarter peals. He has a lifelong interest in history and a Masters degree in the subject from Lancaster 

About the LEBRF:  The LEBRF began back in 1956 when the Rev Frank Llewellyn Edwards (Guild Secretary from 1913-1950), died and left £150 in his will to start a Guild Bell Fund forthe restoration and augmentation of church bells in the Diocese of Salisbury.  

Regular donations from ringers in the Guild helped increase the value of the Fund and in 1976 the first Open Day was organised boosting the Fund to £1600. This then became a popular annual event drawing in visitors from all over the country and an important source of income. Over the last 5 years grants of over £50,000 have been made across the Diocese to get bells ringing again and maintain them for future generations to enjoy.

This year, because of Covid-19, the Open Day and other ringing events couldn’t take place, and so we are using these 3 online talks to raise vital money for the LEBRF.  Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

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About the charity

The Llewellyn Edwards Bell Restoration Fund, UK Registered Charity no 270529, makes grants towards the restoration & augmentation of church bells in the Diocese of Salisbury. Over the last 5 years we have made grants of over £50,000 to get bells ringing again & to keep them for future generations.

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