The ChanneI Islands’ Ringing Centre
Wells Bells will be at the heart of the Channel Islands’ Ringing Centre – a purpose built training venue – incorporating a Higby simulator with large TV running Abel and a 3 cwt peal of 8 which will ring/turn as if they weighed 5 cwt. Wells Bells have now been ordered from Matthew Higby, they will be contained in a totally soundproof purpose built structure so will be available 24/7. They will provide an easy practice facility for learners and a rewarding instrument for visiting & local peal/qtr peal/practice ringers.
As expected from a Ringing Centre it will include a toilet, kitchenette, comfy sofa, handbells, a video link from the bells to the ringing chamber and easy parking. The Ringing Centre will be used for Open Days, general recruitment activities and of course support training initiatives across the Channel Islands eg handling workshops, triples weekends and surprise major events.
Wells bells will be a sister peal to St Agatha’s in Portsmouth and should be installed by the summer 2017. I will be taking orders for tee shirts at Easter:-)