Articles

Here is a list links to articles. Those that have appeared in The Ringing World are reproduced by kind permission of the Editor.

General Articles

  • "In the Garden of England", WHF (The Ringing World) 5 July 1929


  • "Kent looks after its medieval bells", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 9 June 1972


  • "Early eights of Kent", Davies, Nicholas J (The Ringing World) 31 May 1989


  • "The world's worst bellfounder [S B Goslin]", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 31 October 1997


  • "Hell Fire Corner [Kent's destroyed churches]", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 21 December 1997


  • "Lost Churches and Bells of Canterbury", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 19 December 2003


  • "A Victorian bell founding enigma - T.C. Lewis, organ builder and bellfounder", Offen, Richard C (The Ringing World) 8 December 2007


  • "The Lost Churches and Bells of Canterbury", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 December 2003

  • David Cawley takes a look at the lost churches and their bells in the City of Canterbury, from the churches that no longer stand today. The story of each is given, including a wealth of personal material from the Author.

  • "Millennium Ringing Produces Record Results", Clark, Andrew (Lovesguide) 1 January 2001

  • More people than ever are taking up ringing following a very successful Millennium recruitment campaign. Here is a valuble snapshot of ringing in 2001.

    Articles on specific towers


    Aldington (St Martin)

  • "Trouble at Aldington", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 24 January 1992


  • Ash by Wrotham (Ss Peter & Paul)

  • "The refurbishment, tuning and rehang at St Peter & St Paul’s, Ash", Stook, Gabriel (The Ringing World) 21 May 2010


  • Ash next Sandwich (St Nicholas)

  • "St Nicholas, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent", Cave, J D H (The Ringing World) 22 July 1977


  • Ashford (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "A Treble for Ashford", David L Cawley (Specially written for Lovesguide) 1 January 2001

  • When Ashford was augmented from 8 to 10 in 1970, the search was on for enough bell metal to cast the new treble bell. This is the story of that search.

    Aylesford (St Peter)

  • "The Priest's Bell", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 18 February 1977

  • "Ss Peter & Paul, Aylesford, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 31 August 1978


  • Bearsted (St Peter (RC))

  • "Holy Cross, Bearsted, Kent", Sheppard, Joy and Gunstone Andrew C P (The Ringing World) 27 April 1973


  • Beckenham (St George)

  • "History of the Bells", Borrowman, R (Beckenham Past & Present) 1 January 1910

  • "Beckenham damage", Corby, Philip A (The Ringing World) 27 May 1988


  • Benenden (St George)

  • "Renewal of Kent Eight", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 24 December 1971

  • "Benenden and Beer", Lebon, J R N (The Ringing World) 13 June 2003

  • "12,000 Bottles Later ... Benenden are now 12", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 12 March 2004

  • "And 12,000 Bottles Later …", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 December 2003

  • The very public sale of large quantities of "Bellringers Beer" helped in the fundraising effort to augment the 8 bells at St George's, Benenden to 12, and thus give Kent its third ring of 12 and possibly one of the most useful for students of 12 bell ringing.

    Bickley (Bickley Hall Stables)

  • "Bickley - rising from the ashes", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 10 April 1992

  • "Bickley restoration celebrated", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 21 June 1996


  • Bicknor (St James)

  • "Steel Bells of Bicknor", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 1 September 1967

  • "Britain's only steel four ringing once more", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 26 January 1996


  • Birling (All Saints)

  • "From Eight to Six to Five to Eight - Now the Best in Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 3 April 1987


  • Brabourne (St Mary the Blessed Virgin)

  • "An Augmentation at Brabourne", Lucas, Ray A (Written for Lovesguide and The Ringing World) 1 October 2002

  • How, in 2002, the village of Brabourne augmented their ring of six to complete the octave.

    Brasted (St Martin)

  • "Brasted project comes of age", Lewis, F W (The Ringing World) 28 October 2005

  • " Brasted Project Comes of Age", Lewis, F W (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 October 2005

  • The story of the fundraising and the project to retune and rehang the six bells at St Martin's, Brasted with two trebles to complete the octave.

    Bredgar (St John the Baptist)

  • "Bredgar's historic bells ring out again", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 27 October 1967


  • Bromley (Ss Peter & Paul)

  • "SS Peter & Paul, Bromley, Kent", Emery, Isaac (The Ringing World) 24 March 1972

  • "Stories of Bromley’s lost memorials are now on the Internet", Tritton, P (The Ringing World) 14 May 2010


  • Brookland (St Augustine)

  • "St Augustine, Brookland, Kent", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 29 March 1974


  • Canterbury (Holy Cross)

  • "Association rescues Canterbury ring", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 21 July 1972

  • "The bells of Saint Saviour's Church, Westgate-on-Sea, Thanet, Kent", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 30 July 1976


  • Canterbury (St Dunstan)

  • "The Parish Church of St Dunstan, Canterbury, Kent", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 13 October 1972


  • Canterbury (St George the Martyr)

  • "Ancient foundry remains", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 20 September 1985


  • Canterbury (St Stephen)

  • "St Stephen's, Canterbury, Kent", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 11 February 1972


  • Canterbury Cathedral (Arundel Tower)

  • "The Noblest of Bells", Offen, Richard C (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 January 1981

  • The story of the noble Great Dunstan and the Arundel Tower of Canterbury Cathedral.

    Chalk (St Mary)

  • "St Mary's, Chalk, Kent", Cluett, F A (The Ringing World) 12 November 1976


  • Chatham (St Mary the Virgin (The Victoria Tower))

  • "A hundred years of 'Victoria' at Chatham", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 6 February 1998


  • Chelsfield (St Martin of Tours)

  • "St Martin of Tours, Chelsfield, Kent", Wilkins, Nicholas (The Ringing World) 25 August 1971

  • "The church on a gravelly knoll in Kent", Kemp, Brian (The Ringing World) 11 November 1994

  • "Three bells dedicated at Chelsfield", Barnes, John (The Ringing World) 3 December 2010


  • Chiddingstone (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "A highly satisfactory restoration at Chiddingstone", Corby, Philip A (The Ringing World) 30 August 1991

  • "A great day at Chiddingstone", Corby, Philip A (The Ringing World) 25 October 1991

  • "The Bells of St Mary's, Chiddingstone", Corby, Lucile (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 January 2004

  • Lucile Corby has researched the history of the bells in this venerable Wealden tower throughout the past 450 years. The full story of the bells and the tower is given here.

    Cobham (St Mary Magdalene)

  • "Cobham, Kent", Litten, Julian W S (The Ringing World) 3 March 2006


  • Cowden (St Mary Magdalene)

  • "Restoration at Cowden, Kent", Bavey, Hilary and Levy-Cooper, Caroline (The Ringing World) 8 December 2000


  • Cranbrook (St Dunstan)

  • "Cranbrook, Kent", AJL (The Ringing World) 3 December 1971

  • "St Dunstan, Cranbrook, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 28 March 1975


  • Crayford (St Paulinus)

  • "The Barnetts of Crayford, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 4 March 1977


  • Dartford (Holy Trinity)

  • "Holy Trinity, Dartford, Kent 1080 - 1980", G H P and J M B (The Ringing World) 28 March 1980


  • Dover (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "Dover Restoration nearing completion", Dale, Peter T (The Ringing World) 23 August 2002


  • East Farleigh (The Parish Church)

  • "The Parish Church of East Farleigh with Coxheath, Kent"", Author unknoiwn (The Ringing World) 26 January 1979


  • Elham (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "St Mary the Virgin, Elham, Kent", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 9 April 1971


  • Erith (Christ Church)

  • "Christ Church, Erith, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 7 April 1978


  • Folkestone (Ss Mary & Eanswythe)

  • "St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 30 March 1979


  • Foots Cray (All Saints)

  • "An exciting ring of five", Grover, Veronica (The Ringing World) 12 June 1987

  • "Footscray bells and ringers", Brett-Smith, Charles (The Ringing World) 3 July 1987


  • Godmersham (St Lawrence the Martyr)

  • "Three hundred years on at Godmersham", Offen, Richard C (The Ringing World) 29 January 1988

  • "The Godmersham Restoration", Offen, Richard C (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 29 January 1988

  • In 1987, the bells of an old belfry were restored to ringing order, 300 years after the bells were cast.

    Gravesend (St George)

  • "St George's, Gravesend (article full of inaccuracies)", Collins, G W J (The Ringing World) 13 September 1974

  • "St George's, Gravesend", Cluett, F A (The Ringing World) 4 October 1974


  • Greenwich (St Mary)

  • "St Alfege, Greenwich", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 2 January 1978

  • "Greenwich Parish Church", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 26 October 1979


  • Hadlow (St Mary)

  • "Hadlow - no more rude comments", Romney, Peter F (The Ringing World) 3 June 1994


  • Hayes (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 23 February 1973


  • Headcorn (Ss Peter & Paul)

  • "A day to remember at Headcorn", Vidler, Jean (The Ringing World) 25 August 1989


  • Herne (St Martin)

  • "The Herne Restoration Project", Record, Susan E and Record, Keith (The Ringing World) 2 February 2012


  • Hernhill (St Michael)

  • "A villlage ring restored", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 14 November 1997


  • Hollingbourne (All Saints)

  • "A small village triumphs over inflation", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 12 December 1975


  • Hoo St Werburgh (St Werburgh)

  • "Trials, tribulations - eventually success at Hoo", Vidgeon, Arthur D (The Ringing World) 8 March 1996


  • Hythe (St Leonard)

  • "Hythe, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 29 September 1978

  • "Centenary Celebrations at St Leonard's, Hythe", Butcher, Brian G (The Ringing World) 3 January 1992


  • Iwade (All Saints)

  • "Tone still distinctly mediaeval", Lewis, Frank H (The Ringing World) 28 August 1992


  • Kemsing (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "Six bells and a band for Kemsing", Lewis, Catherine M (The Ringing World) 25 October 1991


  • Kingsnorth (St Michael)

  • "The Bells of Kingsnorth", Berry, Alan P S (The Ringing World) 1 January 1977

  • The bells of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsnorth were remodelled in 1977 with the result dedicated on 27th April, 1977 by the Bishop of Rochester. As part of the dedication order of service, a short article about the bells was written by Alan Berry which is now reproduced here.

    Leeds (St Nicholas)

  • "James Barham and the Leeds Youths", Wratten, Cyril A (The Ringing World) 12 February 1971

  • "Remembering James Barham and the Leeds Youths", Author unknown (probably Davies, Nicholas J) (The Ringing World) 7 December 2001


  • Lewisham (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "St Mary, Lewisham, London SE13", Stevenson, Ian P (The Ringing World) 9 December 1977


  • Linton (St Nicholas)

  • "St Nicholas, Linton, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 7 July 1978


  • Lydd (All Saints)

  • "Lydd Church Tower Restoration Appeal", CJC (The Ringing World) 3 October 1975

  • "New Year's Eve: A tale of Romney Marsh", Davies, Nicholas J (The Ringing World) 24 December 1993


  • Lyminge (Ss Mary & Eadburga)

  • "St Mary and St Ethelburga, Lyminge, Kent", Joyce. David M (The Ringing World) 10 August 1973


  • Maidstone (St Michael & All Angels)

  • "St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 1 February 1980


  • Mereworth (St Lawrence)

  • "The bells of Mereworth", Evans, Barry (The Ringing World) 14 August 2009


  • Minster in Sheppey (Ss Mary & Sexburga)

  • "The Abbey of Ss Mary and Sexburgha, Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent", Beal, Janet M (The Ringing World) 7 June 1974


  • Nettlestead (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "Now we are six at Nettlestead", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 10 February 2006


  • New Romney (St Nicholas)

  • "Good news from Romney Marsh", Davies, Nicholas J (The Ringing World) 20 June 1994


  • Newington juxta Sittingbourne (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "St Mary's, Newington-next-Sittingbourne, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 13 August 1971


  • Otford (St Michael's School)

  • "Another new six for Kent - déjà vu at Otford"", Lewis, Frank W (The Ringing World) 5 January 2001


  • Preston next Wingham (St Mildred)

  • "Preston-next-Wingham", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 10 February 1967


  • Queenborough (Holy Trinity)

  • "Holy Trinity Queenborough, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 6 October 1978


  • Quex Park (Waterloo Tower)

  • "The Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Birchington-on-Sea", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 24 August 1979

  • "Stained glass peal board restored at Quex", Basford, Hazel (The Ringing World) 1 May 1985

  • "Disaster at Quex - the full story", Basford, Hazel (The Ringing World) 7 July 1989

  • " Further news of Quex", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 1 September 1989

  • "Back to twelve at Quex", Sheekey, D (The Ringing World) 24 November 1989

  • "Quex well and truly quartered", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 29 November 1991

  • "The Squire's Toy", Offen, Richard C (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 January 2004

  • Read how a local Squire found interest in change ringing, and in order to practise changes on 12 bells, resorted to building his own tower on his own estate "for the amusement of himself and his friends".

    Rochester (Christ & the Blessed Virgin Mary)

  • "Gillett & Johnston Press Cuttings. Cathedral Memorial Bells", Buswell, Alan A J (The Ringing World) 11 August 1978

  • "Rochester - 1400 years of Ministry, 100 years of Ringing", Jones, Neil W (The Ringing World) 8 October 2004


  • Rochester (St Margaret)

  • "St Margaret, Rochester, Kent", Nash, Mrs C M (The Ringing World) 28 July 1972

  • " Rochester's 'New' 8 - 30 years of silence", Jones, Neil W (The Ringing World) 21 April 2006

  • "Rochester St Margaret - End of 30 Years of Silence", Jones, Neill W (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 21 April 2006

  • After 30 years, the anticlockwise ring of 8 was put into good order and made ringable again.

    Sandwich (St Clement)

  • "Town of Silent Towers, Part 1", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 25 August 1967

  • "Sandwich - encouraging progress", Young, Phil R (The Ringing World) 23 March 1990

  • "Progress at Sandwich - part 2", Young, Phil R (The Ringing World) 18 May 1990

  • "A very hot Sandwich", Young, Phil R (The Ringing World) 3 August 1990

  • "Cinque Port provides Royal Welcome for a six", Young, Phil R (The Ringing World) 8 August 1990


  • Sandwich (St Mary)

  • "Town of Silent Towers, Part 2", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 1 September 1967


  • Sandwich (St Peter)

  • "Town of Silent Towers, Part 3", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 15 September 1967


  • Seal (Ss Peter & Paul)

  • "The Seal Mystery", Love, Dickon R (Lovesguide) 1 January 2000

  • The Peals Book in the Whitechapel Foundry records details for a new ring of 6 at Seal - but the bells never appeared. This article investigates where these bells went, and speculates whether they were ever intended to go to Seal.

    Seal Chart (St Lawrence)

  • "St Lawrence, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 5 December 1975


  • Selling (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "The Seal Mystery", Love, Dickon R (Lovesguide) 1 January 2000

  • The Peals Book in the Whitechapel Foundry records details for a new ring of 6 at Seal - but the bells never appeared. This article investigates where these bells went, and speculates whether they were ever intended to go to Seal.

    Sevenoaks (Bradbourne House)

  • "The Great Bell of Bradbourne House, Sevenoaks", Pickford, Christopher J (The Ringing World) 12 August 2012

  • "The Great Bell of Bradbourne House", Love, Dickon R and Pickford, Christopher J (Written for The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 January 2002

  • The story of a great house built in Sevenoaks and its eccentric owner who equipped it with a Great Bell, which turned out to be one of the largest in the country.

    Sheldwich (St James)

  • "Return to Ringing", Evans, Paul (The Ringing World) 13 August 1999


  • Shipbourne (St Giles)

  • "Squire's bells to be restored", Chapman, Frank (The Ringing World) 6 November 1992


  • St Laurence in Thanet (St Laurence)

  • "A decade's dreams fulfilled", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 10 April 1998


  • Staplehurst (All Saints)

  • "Down and out: Staplehurst's bells go for restoration at last", Barclay. Roy A (The Ringing World) 24 October 1997


  • Stone by Dartford (St Mary)

  • "Stone next Darford", Clark, Kenneth (The Ringing World) 3 June 2011


  • Swanscombe (Ss Peter & Paul)

  • "Frame movement quite frightening", Smith, D Paul (The Ringing World) 17 February 1995


  • Teynham (St Mary)

  • "Work completed at Teynham", Tumber, Bryan (The Ringing World) 11 August 1987


  • Walmer (St Mary)

  • "Cinque Ports welcome new Lord Warden", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 29 April 2005


  • Waltham (St Bartholomew)

  • "You win some you lose some", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 9 October 1987

  • "Ringing Resumes on the Roof of Kent", Love, Dickon R (Lovesguide and The Ringing World) 1 January 2007

  • The story of the augmentation of an interesting ring of four to a handy ring of six.

    West Malling (St Mary the Virgin)

  • "Last quarter on the bells", Howard, Kathy (The Ringing World) 28 February 1998


  • Westgate on Sea (St Saviour)

  • "Association rescues Canterbury ring", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 21 July 1972

  • "The bells of Saint Saviour's Church, Westgate-on-Sea, Thanet, Kent", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 30 July 1976


  • Whitfield (St Peter)

  • "Ancient Kent bell under restoration", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 4 November 1983


  • Whitstable (St Alphege)

  • "St Alphege, Seasalter, Dedication", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 29 March 1974


  • Wingham (Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin)

  • "Going up", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 9 November 1990


  • Wittersham (St John the Baptist)

  • "Rededication of Wittersham (Kent) Bells", PFD (The Ringing World) 12 April 1967

  • "St John the Baptist, Wittersham, Kent", Mash, Karen A (The Ringing World) 10 July 1998


  • Woodchurch (All Saints)

  • "All Saints, Woodchurch, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 16 November 1973


  • Woolwich (St Mary Magdalene)

  • "Happier news from Woolwich", RDB (The Ringing World) 8 September 1978


  • Wormshill (St Giles)

  • "Culmination of a fifty year project at Wormshill", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 1 September 1995

  • "Wormshill - the real story", Offen, Richard C (The Ringing World) 20 October 1995

  • "Wormshill bells dedicated", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 24 November 1995

  • "Culmination of a 50 year project at Wormshill", Love, Dickon R (:Lovesguide and The Ringing World) 1 January 1995

  • It was 50 years ago that as a 16 year old boy, Michael Nightingale first put 10 shillings into a Post Office savings account entitled the "Wormshill Bell Fund". At that time, the four derelict and cracked bells in the tower, Now after 50 years, there are six bells swinging in the tower and Kent has its newest ring.

    Wrotham (St George)

  • "St George, Wrotham, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 11 March 1977


  • Yalding (Ss Peter & Paul)

  • "St Peter and St Paul, Yalding, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 23 June 1978

  • "Ss Peter and Paul, Yalding, Kent", RAB (The Ringing World) 1 December 1978