MID-DEVON BRANCH LIBRARY

The list below shows the holdings in the Mid-Devon Branch Library. From November 2016 the Library is is held in the old ringing room at St Marychurch.

HOW TO BORROW FROM THE LIBRARY

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Reference number
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Your tower
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The Branch Librarians - Jeanette Thompson and Wena Mansley (St Marychurch) - will contact you to arrange when the item can be collected. Individual items can (by arrangement) be delivered to other towers. Material from the Library is also brought to Branch meetings where possible. 

Borrowers are asked to return (or renew) items from the Library within a couple of months.

 

WHAT IS HELD IN THE BRANCH LIBRARY

The list of holdings is arranged in the following eight sections:

1. Learning to Ring and to Ring Better
2. Learning Methods
3. Teaching Bellringing
4. Conducting Touches and Compositions
5. Tower Management and Bell Maintenance
6. Audio and Audio-Visual material
7. History
8. Archive

 

1. LEARNING TO RING AND TO RING BETTER

1 From Rounds to Ropesight - Stuart I Bamforth
2 The New Ringer's Book - John Harrison and Catherine Lewis
3 Raising and Lowering - Philip Gay
4 Raising and Lowering in Peal - John A Harrison
5 Beginner's Handbook - Malcolm Tyler
6 Carry on Counting - Karl Grave
7 The Follow-on Book (Sherbourne Teaching Aid 4)
8 Beginner's Grandsire - A Waddington
9 Beginner's Plain Bob - A Waddington
10 Doubles and Minor for Beginners
11 Triples and Major for Beginners
12 Beginner's Guide to Change Ringing on Handbells - William Butler
13 Change Ringing on Handbells - C W Woolley
14 The Bellringer's Early Companion - Steve Coleman
15 Come on! Listen to it! - Michael Foulds
16  Ropesight - Jasper Snowdon
17  Elementary Handbook for beginners in the art of change ringing -                   Central Council

 

 

 2. LEARNING METHODS

1 Learning and Ringing the 'Standard Eight' Surprise Major Methods - Peter T Hurcombe
2 Ringing Circles: A guide to learning methods - Chris Adams
3 How to learn Methods - Michael Foulds
4 Learning Methods - Michael J de C Henshaw
5 Ringing Basics for Beginners (or How to learn methods and then ring them properly) - John Couperthwaite
6 Place notation - R G T Morris
7 The Learning Curve – Volume 1 John A Harrison
8 The Learning Curve – Volume 2 John A Harrison
9 The Learning Curve – Volume 3 John A Harrison
10 The Learning Curve – Volume 4 John A Harrison
11 The Method Ringer's Companion - Steve Coleman
12 Change Ringing (The art and science) - Wilfrid G Wilson
13 Collection of Doubles Methods - Central Council
14 Collection of Minor Methods - Central Council
15 Grandsire - J. Armiger Trollope
16 Elementary change ringing - F.F. Rigby
17 Ringers Handbook: Instructions for Grandsire, Stedman, Plain Bob & Kent Treble Bob (6 bells) - E S & M Powell

 

3. TEACHING BELLRINGING

1 Kaleidoscope Ringing - Gordon Lucas
2 One way to teach ringing - Michael J de C Henshaw
3 Teaching from Rounds to Bob Doubles - Wilfred F Moreton
4 Teaching with Simulators
5 Teaching Unravelled Pip Penney
6 Towards better striking - Roger Smith & Malcolm Tyler
7 Teaching tips - Pip Penney
8 Tutors Handbook - Wilfred F Moreton & Norman Chaddock

 4. CONDUCTING TOUCHES AND COMPOSITIONS

1 Conducting Stedman - David E Parsons
2 Ringing down 'ere (call change ringing in the SW) - John A Purdey & Owen J Borlase
3 Service touches - David Parsons
4 Will you call a touch please bob? - Peter T Hurcombe
5 Ropesight (the art of change ringing) - Jasper Whitfield Snowdon
6 The Ringer's Handbook - ES & M Powell
7 Instructions and Diagrams for Beginners (Lancs Association)
8 The bob caller's companion - Steve Coleman

9 On conducting - Wilfred G Wilson

 

5. TOWER MANAGEMENT AND BELL MAINTENANCE

1 Belfry offices - Malcolm Tyler
2 Getting it right (guidance for officers) - Heather Peachey
3 Maintenance handbook
4 A schedule of regular maintenance
5 Sound management
6 Splicing bell ropes - Frank Beech
7 Towers and bells - Alan J Frost
8 The tower handbook John Harrison

6. AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL

1 Christmas handbells - Handbell Ringers of Great Britain
2 Abel Ringing Simulator
3 Dartmoor Changes
4 Bellhandling (A tutor's companion)
5 Learning the ropes
6 The craft of bellringing

7. HISTORY

1 An unassuming genius (life & times of A JPitman) - Michael B Davies
2 England's Child - Jill Johnston
3 The Society of College Youths - William T Cook
4 Bell Ringing (Chimes, Carillons, Handbells) - John Camp
5 Giants of the exercise - Dr John C Eisel
6 Giants of the exercise II - Dr John C Eisel
7 The ringing in history companion - Steve Coleman
8 The Sound of Bells - Edgar C Shepherd
9 The Bellringer's bedside companion - Steve Coleman
10 The nine tailors - Dorothy L Sayers
11 St Peter's Church, Stoke Fleming

12 Towers & bells of Devon (Volume 1) - John Scott, Frank Mack, James Clarke
13 Towers & bells of Devon (Volume 2) - John Scott, Frank Mack, James Clarke

8. ARCHIVE

1 The towers and bells handbook
2 Ringing Skills - John A Harrison
3 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
4 Tower Captain's Handbook
5 The bells of St Marychurch
6 The bells of Exeter Cathedral - John Scott
7 Whitechapel - Christopher Pickford
8 Elementary Handbook for Beginners in the Art of Change Ringing
9 Discovering bells and bellringing - John Camp
10 Secretary minutes Jan 1966 – Sep 1981
11 Secretary minutes Sep 1981 – Nov 1989
12 Secretary minutes Nov 1989 – Nov 1997
13 Secretary notes 1993 - 1997