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Updates 2021
21/07/2021 Internal photographs at Allesley updated
16/06/2021 Photographs of the bells at Alveston added
14/06/2021 Further photographs of Beaudesert added
12/06/2021 Details of replacement bell at Bournville carillon added
11/06/2021 Pictures of Astley added
20/05/2021 Engraving of St Chad's Birmingham added. Pictures of the newly painted frame at Newbold added.
22/04/2021 Complete details of the bells at Budbrook are now on its webpage. Added/updated as necessary
08/04/2021 Images of Oxhill added
07/04/2021 Images of Wormleighton added
04/04/2021 Deatils of the previous installation at Berkswell added
06/03/2021 Two photographs of St Andrew, Bordesley added
04/03/2021 Details of the treble at Harborough Magna updated
19/02/2021 Frequencies at Birmingham, St Martin updated.
06/01/2021 West Smethwick updated, including a photo of the preserved spire and pictures of the new church and its interior.
01/01/2021 Picture added at Hockley that shows the chime and the bell in the turret and one showing the interior
Updates 2020
11/11/2020 Details of the first peal at Nuneaton, St Nicolas, added. Details of the old pealboards at Coventry Cathedral added.
05/11/2020 Photgraph of the removed bells of Birmingham Cathedral, December 1936, added.
27/08/2020 Photographs of the bells at Aston Cantlow added
13/08/2020 Photographs of the bells at Ansty and Bubbenhall added
11/08/2020 Brief article about the rehanging of Harborne on ball bearings in 1924 added
06/08/2020 Pictures of the rehang at Snitterfield added
31/07/2020 Inscriptions of the pre-1926 ring at Birmingham, St Martin added
30-07/2020 Ringing World article about Erdington Parish published in 1913 added.
29/07/2020 Brief note from Bell News about rehang at Astley in 1912 added and a history of the bells at Stratford as at 1912 from Bell News added
28/07/2020 Article on the refusal of a new ring at Wootton Wawen in 1907 added
25/07/2020 Article on the 1903 dedication at Clifton upon Dunsmore added.  Brief notes about ringing at Harbourne and Handsworth from Bell News added
22/07/2020 An article has been added to the Nuneaton Parish page from Bell News, 1897
21/07/2020 Articles about the re-opening of Coughton and Castle Bromwich bells after rehanging in 1893 have been added to their pages
17/07/2020 Weights and frequencies updated at Snitterfield following tuning and a replacement of the third bell.
14/07/2020 Article on the 1884 fire at Welford on Avon added
03/07/2020 Radway treble has been installed - more pictures added
24/06/2020 Details of the new treble at Radway added and pictures of the installation of the bell.
23/04/2020 Picture of the bell at The Ascension, Hall Green added
25/02/2020 Leek Wootton updated
24/02/2020 Austrey, Avon Dassett, Beaudesert, Moseley, St Mary, Rugby updated
23/02/2020 Snitterfield - restoration pictures added
21/02/2020 Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum, Birmingham St Paul, Moseley, St Anne, Radford Semele, Snitterfield, Umberslade, Yardley updated
20/02/2020 Solihull, Stratford on Avon, Whichford updated
18/02/2020 Hillmorton updated
17/02/2020 Barford, Bournville Carillon, Curdworth, Moseley, St Anne updated
14/02/2020 Fillongley, Halford, Little Compton, Northfield, Radford Semele, Wolston updated
13/02/2020 Shotteswell updated
12/02/2020 Coughton. Fillongley, Henley-in-Arden, Birmingham, St Martin, Moseley, St Mary, Offchurch, Rugby updated
11/02/1992 Henley-in-Arden, Ryton on Dunsmore, Sutton under Brailes updated
10/02/2020 Clifton upon Dunsmore, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry HT, Little Compton, Monks Kirby, Walsgrave updated.
07/02/2020 Keresley, Sheldon, Nether Whitacre, Coventry Cathedral, Rowley Regis updated.
05/02/2020 Emscote, Knowle, Kings Norton, Honiley, Ullenhall , Knowle, Newbold on Avon, Shipston on Stour, Ansley, Priors Marston, Coleshill, Napton, Chilvers  Coton, Polesworth updated
03/02/2020 Chilvers Coton, Harbury, Kenilworth, Allelsey, Alveston, Brailes, Wootton Wawen, Ipsley, Perry Barr, Yardley, Whitnahs, Kingsbury, Hampton in Arden, Sutton Coldfield, Rowley Regis, Lghthorne, updated.
31/01/2020 Bishops Tachbrook, Seckington, Sheldon, Sherbourne, Shilton, Shipston on Stour, Lower Shuckburgh, Upper Shuckburgh, Shustoke, Solihull, Southam, Stratford upon Avon, Tanworth in Arden, Tysoe, Ufton,. Walsgrave, Wappenbury, Warmington, Warwick - St Mary and St Nicholas, Water Orton, Welford on Avon, Wellesbourn, Weston under Wetherley, Whatcote, Whichford, Over Whitacre, Whitchurch, Whitnash, Willey, Willoughby, Wishaw, Withybrook, Wolfhamcote, Great Wolford, Wolston, Wolvey, Wormleighton, Wroxall, Yardley updated. Inscriptions for several one bell towers added.
30/01/2020 Grandbrough, Grendon, Halford, Nether Whitacre, Hampton Lucy, Harbury, Haseley, Haselor, Idlicote, Bishops Itchington, Long Itchington, Kings Norton, Knowle, Leamington Spa All SS, Leamington Hastings, Leek Wootton, Lillington, Loxley, Mancetter, Marton, Maxstoke, Meriden, Middleont, Old Milverton, Monks Kirby, Morton Morrell, Napton, Newbold, Newbold Pacey, Newton Regis, Nuneaton, Oxhill, Oldberrow, Harborne, Handsworth, Great Packington, Little Packington, Packwood, Pillerton Hersey, Polesworth, Preston on Stour, Priors Hardwick, Priors Marston, Radford Semele, Ratley, Rugby, Ryton on Dunsmore, Salford Priors updated, mainly by adding in their inscriptions
29/01/2020 Atherstone on Stour, Austrey, Avon Dassett, Baddesley Clinton, Baddesley Ensor, Barcheston, Barford, Barston, Barton on the Heath, Beaudesert, Bedworth, Berkswell, Bidford on Avon, Binton, Birdingbury, Birmingham - St Martin, St Philip, Bourton on Dunsmore, Brailes, Budbrooke, Bulkington, Burmington, Burton Dassett, Burton Hastings, Butlers Marston, Caldecote, Castle Bromwich, Cherington, Chilvers Coton, Church Lawford, Churchover, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Coleshill, Long Compton, Compton Winyates, Corley, Little Compton, Cubbington, Curdworth, Dunchurch, Erdington, St Barnabase, Ettington, Exhall, Farnborough, Fenny Compton, Foleshill, Fenny Compton updated, mainly by the adding of their inscriptions.
28/01/2020 Alderminster, Allesley, Alveston, Ansly, Arley,  Ashow, Aston, Aston Cantlow, Emscote, Sutton Coldfield, Tysoe updated
27/01/2020 Lillington, Long Compton, Moseley, St Anne and St Mary, Northfield, Polesworth, Rowley Regis, Rugby, Snitterfield, Stockton updated
25/01/2020 Henley in Arden, Hillmorton, Honington, Ilmington, Ipsley, Kineton, Ladbroke, Lapworth, Radway updated
24/01/2020 Boldmere, Edgbaston, Kingbury, Solihull updated
23/01/2020 Atherstone, Farnborough updated
22/01/2020 Bishop Latimer further updated. Kingsbury updated
21/01/2020 Exhall, Bishop Ryder and Bishop Latimer updated
20/00/2020 Honiley and Bishop Latimer, Birmingham updated.
17/01/2020 Castle Bromwich, Coughton, Harbury Knowle, Meriden, Packwood, Wootton Wawen updated
16/01/2020 Bulkington updated
14/01/2020 Stratford-upon-Avon, Tredington, Chilvers Coton updated
13/01/2020 Birmingham Cathedral updated with regard to the 1937 recasting. Deritend, Bishops Itchington, Birmingham St Chad, Coventry HT and Keresley updated
12/01/2020 Burton Hastings, Leamington Hastings and Corley updated
11/01/2020 Aston updated in relation to the 1935 recasting. Church Lawford updated
09/01/2020 More first peals and details of recasting at Knowle and Solihull added.
08/01/2020 Various "first peal on the bells" added. Yardley significantly updated. Coventry Cathedral significantly updated to give details of the 1926  Consitory Court hearing into the recasting of the then 10 bells.
08/01/2020 Various small details added from The Ringing World 1918-1923. Shirley updated significantly. Details of the 1923 rededication at Rowley Regis added
03/01/2020 Some pages updated with information from The Ringing World up to 1918, particularly Coventry Cathedral and Birmingham St Philip and St Martin
02/01/2020 Several pages updated with information gathered from "Bell News"
Updates 2019
30/12/2019 Pictures at Rowington, Hatton and Claverdon updated/added 
13/12/2019 Recordings of Farnborough and Little Compton added
11/11/2019 Photgraphs of Mancetter added
23/10/2019 Pictures of Stretton on Dunsmore's bells added
25/09/2019 Inscriptions at Edgbaston added
17/08/2019 Diameters at Sherbourne updated
16/08/2019 Pictures of Leamington Spa, St Mary and New Milverton added
31/07/2019 Haselor have been rung and are therefore not unringable.
21/06/2019 Frequencies of Sherbourne added. Further pictures of Stockton added
26/05/2019 Photographs of Coventry SJB added
17/05/2019 Frequencies at Oldbury added
15/05/2019 Photographs of Shipston on Stour and Tredington added/updated. Recording of Clifton upon Dunsmore added
07/05/2019 Photographs of Brailes added
03/05/2019 Photographs of Bubenhall added
24/01/2019 Birmingham, St Martin updated
15/01/2019 Recording of Honiley added
Updates 2018
16/11/2018 Frequencies at Lillington added
08/11/2018 Photos of the bell at Hockley Heath and the bells at St Mary's Warwick added
14/08/2018 Photographs of the chime at Kenilworth SJE added
26/07/2018 Better quality recording of Shirley added. Photographs of Walsgrave on Sowe updated
25/07/2018 Pictures of Stockton added
05/07/2018 Pictures of Mappleborough Green added
08/06/2018 Recordings of Barston, Bubbenhall, Polesworth, Sheldon, Studley & Sutton Coldfield added and that of Alcester updated
04/06/2018 Picture of the bombed church at Chilvers Coton added
22/05/2018 Recording of Shipston on Stour added and an improved one for Halford also added.
20/03/2018 Recording of Pillerton Hersey added
13/03/2018 Recording of Bilton and photographs of Bilton and Shilton updated.
12/02/2018 Recordings of Handsworth (front 6), Lighthorne & Solihull added
05/02/2018 Recording of Ipsley added
30/01/2018 Practice night at Snitterfield updated to Wednesday 1730-1900
25/10/2018 Photographs of Farnborough, Warwick St Mary, Burton Dassett and Stoke added/updated
16/01/2018 Recording of Alcester (front 6) added
02/01/2018 Photographs of Churchover bells added
Updates 2017
17/12/2017 Whitnash - roof repairs complete - are now ringing again.
13/12/2017 Pillerton Hersey have now been augmented to 5 and have been test rung. 
03/11/2017 Details of the bells at Pillerton Hersey updated.
19/10/2017 Photographs of Pillerton Hersey bells added. Recording of the 8 at Castle Bromwich added
12/10/2017 Recording of the 6 at Castle Bromwich added
29/09/2017 Recording of Honington added
22/08/2017 Castle Bromwich - details of the new trebles and frequencies for all the bells added.  Weights and diameters of the previous rings added
10/08/2017 Frequencies of Great Wolford added
07/08/2017 Recording of Aston Cantlow added
14/06/2017 Each page has been updated to make it better viewable on smaller devices.   Many churches have had their histories updated and/or floor plans added, courtesy of British History Online.
06/06/2017 Photographs of "Big Brum" added
24/05/2017 Recording of Knowle added
22/05/2017 Pictures of Church Lawford and Snitterfield added
19/05/2017 Recordings of Birmingham, RC Cathedral and Yardley added. A number of photos have been added/upgraded.
13/05/2017 Details of the previous rings at Coventry Cathedral and Warwick, St Nicholas added
08/05/2017 Photographs of Umberslade added
07/05/2017 Recordings of Tanworth in Arden and Tysoe added
29/04/2017 Recording of Shirley added
28/04/2017 Recording of Selly Oak added. Images of Tysoe added
25/04/2017 Images of Princethorpe added
21/04/2017 Recording of the former steel ring at Moseley St Mary and Napton added. Images of Newbold Pacey added
19/04/2017 Recording of Middleton added
13/04/2017 Recording of Lower Quinton added
24/03/2017 Recordings of Halford and Harborne added. Pictures of Handsworth added
21/03/2017 Recording of Erdington Abbey added
14/03/2017 Recordings of Birmingham St Martin, St Philip and St Paul and Brailes added
13/03/2017 Photographs of Castle Bromwich added.
09/03/2017 Several internal photographs of churches added.
Updates 2016
24/11/2016 Recordings of Allesley added to show replacement 6th
18/11/2016 Details and pictures of the replacement 6th bell at Allesley added
31/08/2016 Pictures and recording of Kingsbury added
20/07/2016 Pictures of Great Wolford & Long Compton added
18/07/2016 Recordings of Long Compton and Whichford added
15/07/2016 Recording of Aston added
19/06/2016 Images and recording of Bishops Itchington added
05/06/2016 Photos of Kingsbury and Northfield added
18/05/2016 Walsgrave on Sowe webpage updated.
05/05/2016 Recording of Wishaw added
02/05/2016 Recording of Tidmington added
29/04/2016 Recording of Snitterfield added. Pictures of Sutton under Brailes added
28/04/2016 Pictures of Rugby and Radway added.
27/04/2016 Recordings of Newton Regis, Offchurch and Northfield added
25/04/2016 Recording of Radway added
19/04/2016 Various internal photographs added. Recording of Fenny Compton added.
25/03/2016 Pictures of Hatton and Stretton on Dunsmore added
14/03/2016 Recording of Stretton on Dunsmore added
07/03/2016 Pillerton Hersey updated.
22/02/2016 Photographs of the bells at Burton Hastings added. Photographs of Withybrook added
11/01/2016 Frequencies at Hatton added
07/01/2016 Recording of the 5 at Rugby added
Updates 2015
30/11/2015 Pictures of Ansley, Alveston, Ashow and Ansty added
26/10/2015 Diameters, weights and frequencies added for Clifford Chambers
03/09/2015 Smallest 25 bells at Bournville replaced by bells cast by Taylors.
03/08/2015 Further pictures of Sherbourne added
23/06/2015 Photographs of Leek Wootton, post augmentation, added.
22/06/2015 Photographs of Aston Cantlow, Claverdon & Wootton Wawen added
18/06/2015 Leek Wootton's augmentation is now complete
09/06/2015 Photographs of Leek Wootton's bells back for rehanging added
19/04/2015 Photographs of Corley, Keresley and Fillongley added. Recording of Keresley added
02/04/2015 "As Received" and "as tuned" weights added at Leek Wootton
05/03/2015 Pictures of Stoneleigh, Warwick St Mary and Bulkington added
29/01/2015 Pictures of Stratford upon Avon and Stoutham added
Updates up to the end of 2013
29/12/2013 Leamington Spa RC, Solihull - pictures added. Astley - recording added
22/11/2013 Birmingham, Ashted added to Lost Chimes section
21/11/2013 Lots of new pictures and information about rings of one added - it was a quiet day!
20/11/2013 Hampton Lucy, Hartshill, Idlicote, Kings Heath, Kinwarton updated in Ones and Twos section.  Recording of Longford's chime, and pictures of the bells at Longford and Foleshill, plus frequencies at Foleshill and Ansty added courtesy of Chris Pickford, added.
13/11/2013 Tidmington have been rehung in the tower and are therefore now ringable
08/11/2013 Several pictures of one bell towers and details of the churches added.
04/11/2013 Beaudesert and Exhall put back into place. Old Milverton hung dead and now in Lost Rings and Chimes of 3 sections.
04/11/2013 Site moved to new host after a series of issues.  Not least is that none of the backups would work. Updates since 19/08/13 have been lost and will be replaced if I can remember what they are!  Backups with the new host are hunky dory!
19/08/2013 Recording and pictures of Burton Hastings added
08/08/2013 Nominals at Wormleighton, Napton and Fenny Compton added
09/07/2013 Recording and photos of Butlers Marston added.  Pictures of Shotteswell, Rowington & Lapworth added. Tidmington weights added
26/06/2013 Radway frequencies added. Oxhill - canon info corrected.
16/06/2013 Clifton, Stockton and Grandbrough updated
09/06/2013 Recording of Shotteswell added
05/06/2013 Bourton on Dusmore updated. Diameters and frequencies added at Frankton, frequencies at Stretton
29/05/2013 Practice night at Leek Wootton updated
21/05/2013 Sound clips of Rowington and Moseley, St Mary added. Beaudesert updated.  Photos added for Radford Semele
18/05/2013 Wappenbury and Weston under Wetherley - frequencies added.
01/05/2013 Radford Semele updated.  Meriden and Dunchurch pictures added.
24/04/2013 Minor updates to Willey, Churchover, Harborough Magna and Meriden
17/04/2013 Frequencies of Harborough Magna and Willey added
10/04/2013 Frequencies of Priors Marston added
14/03/2013 Several pictures of chime towers added/updated
30/10/2012 Pictures of Over Whitacre, Tysoe and Whitnash added. Recording of Brinklow added
28/10/2012 Pictures of Farnborough, Brinkow and Bedworth RC added
21/10/2012 Long Itchington and Ufton updated
18/10/2012 Moseley, St Mary updated.
04/10/2012 Bedworth updated
04/09/2012 Churchover updated
28/07/2012 Practice time at Dunchurch updated. Weights at Beaudesert updated
26/04/2012 Brinklow and Wroxall updated
15/04/2012 Photographs of Over Whitacre and sound clip of the old 5 at Kingsbury added.
16/01/2012 Photographs of Corley and Nether Whitacre added. Lower Shuckburgh moved to Lost Section
29/12/2011 Recording and photos of Priors Hardwick added. Photos of Willoughby added
05/11/2011 Photographs of Chadshunt and Wellesbourne added
21/10/2011 Meriden and Tidmington updated
20/08/2011 Nominals at Sutton under Brailes added
26/07/2011 Pictures of removing the old bells and casting of the new at Allesley added.
21/07/2011 Wolfhampcote, Baddesley Clinton, Barcheston, Cherington and Attlebrough updated.
25/06/2011 Tidmington updated
08/06/2011 Pictures of Corley and Hillmorton added.
19/05/2011 Henley in Arden updated
12/05/2011 Burton Dassett and Long Compton updated
06/05/2011 Little Compton updated
21/02/2011 Pictures of Astley added
30/12/2010 Baddesley Ensor updated
04/12/2010 Augmentation at Sheldon is now complete
23/10/2010 Frequencies at Mancetter added.
23/08/2010 Frequencies at Lighthorne and Nuneaton added.
06/07/2010 Pictures and sound clip added at Ettington. Sound clip added at Henley in Arden
18/06/2010 Oldberrow updated
05/06/2010 Nominals at Withybrook added
03/05/2010 Nominals at Leek Wootton added
23/04/2010 Nominals at Snitterfield added
18/04/2010 Pictures of Bishops Itchington added
17/03/2010 Ashow updated. Ettington now ringable for short periods.
13/12/2010 Avon Dassett are now ringable for limited ringing and no longer GF. They are NOT available for general ringing
08/01/2010 A few pictures added
14/12/2009 Sound clip of Coventry, SJB added
12/09/2009 Meriden now unringable
21/08/2009 Weight of 2nd, diameters of 3/4/5 and frequencies for Wolvey updated.
10/08/2009 Sound clips of Bilton, Coleshill and Moseley, St Anne added. All WAV files converted to MP3
09/08/2009 Photographs added at Coventry Cathedral, Salter Street & Bournville St Lazar
31/07/2009 Lots of detail about frames and turnings of bells updated over the last few days. Frequencies being converted into exact notes
06/06/2009 Photographs and inscriptions of Cherington added
29/05/2009 Photographs of Chilvers Coton, Keresley & Lower Shuckburgh added.
26/05/2009 Correct weight of Alderminster added, frequencies have started to be converted into exact notes.
15/05/2009 Frequencies of Austrey added & diameters completed/updated
19/04/2009 Frequencies of Honington, Ettington, Oxhill, Chadshunt, Chesterton and Avon Dassett added. Sound file of Avon Dassett added
23/03/2009 Further Pictures of Nuneaton added, also of Tile Cross and Castle Bromwich
16/03/2009 Pictures of Nuneaton added
15/01/2009 Frequencies of Newbold Pacey added
01/12/2008 Pictures of Cherington added
26/11/2008 Postcodes for all towers added, pictures of some chimes added
17/11/2008 Pictures of Kenilworth added
14/11/2008 Pictures of St Anne, Moseley added
05/11/2008 Further pictures of Kineton added - augmentation completed
22/10/2008 Pictures of Kineton and Radford Semele added
27/09/2008 Nominals/diameters added for Stoneleigh and Wootton Wawen
27/08/2008 Nominals/diameters added for Tanworth
07/08/2008 Sheldon - details of unhung new trebles added.
01/07/2008 Moseley St Anne - details of new tenor added. Are now ringing.
21/06/2008 Moseley St Anne updated - work to make ringable in progress. Whatcote updated.
05/06/2008 Harringtons page updated.
18/05/2008 Pictures of Moseley St Anne and St Mary added.
10/05/2008 Names of Alcester bells and pictures of Allesley added
23/04/2008 Pictures of Leamington RC and the rehanging at Bilton added
21/03/2008 Yardley added. Photographs of the fire damage at Radford Semele added
18/03/2008 Bilton updated
14/03/2008 Wythall added
12/03/2008 Sparkhill SJE and Tile Cross added. Sutton Coldfield updated. Diameters and frequencies added for Welford on Avon
05/03/2008 Smethwick, St Paul and Sparkhill added. Leamington RC updated
02/03/2008 Saltley RC, Saltley, St Saviour and Smethwick added. Selly Oak updated.
29/02/2008 Rowley Regis added
25/02/2008 Perry Barr added
22/02/2008 Northfield and Oldbury added
15/02/2008 Moseley St Anne and Moseley St Mary added
14/02/2008 Picture of Bilton's new tenor added
07/02/2008 Maryvale added
07/02/2008 Harborne and Kings Norton added
04/02/2008 Handsworth St Michael, a lost tubular ring, and Harborne, St Faith and St Laurence added,
photographs of Coventry Cathedral and Napton added
31/01/2008 Erdington, St Barnabas and Abbey both updated. Erdington Orphanage and Handsworth Added
26/01/2008 Birmingham St Paul, Cathedral, Deritend and Bournville Carillon and St Lazar added
20/01/2008 Birmingham St Chad and St Martins pages added
18/01/2008 Aston page added and Bishop Latimer's and Bishop Ryder's added to lost rings section.
31/12/2007 Web site redesigned.
During 2007 Many diameters and frequencies added, courtesy of the Dove Database contributors, to whom many thanks are given.
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