Audio / Visual

A summary of the videos and sound files contained in the collection. The videos are largely recorded by Dickon Love with the aim of showcasing each ring of bells with a particularly high standard of ringing.

Videos

Broomfield (St Margaret)
  • "Part of the first peal on the augmented ring of six bells at St Margaret, Broomfield, Kent rung on 18 Nov 2017. The peal was of 7 Surprise Minor, and this clip is Bourne." (Dickon R Love) 18 November 2017

  • Canterbury (St Dunstan)
  • "Part of a peal rung on 21 May 2023." (Dickon R Love) 21 May 2023

  • Chartham (St Mary)
  • "Cambridge Surprise Minor." (Dickon R Love) 28 May 2022
  • "Cambridge Surprise Minor." (Dickon R Love) 28 May 2022

  • Farnborough (St Giles the Abbot)
  • "Recorded on 11 April 2023 during a peal." (Dickon R Love) 11 April 2023

  • Faversham (St Mary of Charity)
  • "Cambridge Surprise Royal rung on 31 December 2022." (Dickon R Love) 31 December 2022

  • Hollingbourne (All Saints)
  • "Part of a peal of Plain Bob Major." (Dickon R Love) 10 June 2023

  • Monkton (St Mary Magdalene)
  • "Part of the first peal on the bells, 5 June 2022 rung for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee." (Dickon R Love) 5 June 2022

  • Petham (All Saints)
  • "This is an extract from a peal rung on Sunday 19 November 2023." (Dickon R Love) 26 November 2023

  • Quex Park (Waterloo Tower)
  • "Stedman Cinques, rung by the Ancient Society of College Youths, on 4 Aug 2019." (Dickon R Love) 4 August 2019

  • Rochester (Christ & the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • "Grandsire Caters, rung on 29 December 2018. This clip shows the ringers in the ringing room followed by the bells themselves swinging in the belfry." (Dickon R Love) 29 December 2018

  • Sevenoaks (St Nicholas)
  • "Part of a peal of Cambridge S Major rung on 6 Jan 2017." (Dickon R Love) 6 January 2017
  • Sound clips

    Aldington (St Martin)
  • "40.39s sound clip of the bells as recorded from outside the church." (Dickon R Love, Nov 2002)

  • Ashford (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "c. 1979" (Source not recorded)

  • Beckenham (St George)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Benenden (St George)
  • "The ring of 8 prior to being augmented." (Roger Button)
  • "Rounds before the first peal on the bells." (Dickon R Love, 21 Dec 2003)

  • Bexleyheath (Christchurch)
  • "The ringing bell." (Dickon R Love, 14 Aug 2004)
  • "Bell 1" (Dickon R Love, 14 Aug 2004)
  • "Bell 2" (Dickon R Love, 14 Aug 2004)

  • Bickley (St George)
  • "Sound clip of the bells" (Dickon Love, 1 Apr 2004)

  • Bilsington (Ss Peter & Paul)
  • "Sound clip of the bell in the tower." (27 Dec 2004)
  • "Sound clip of the cracked Chamberlain bell." (28 Dec 2003)

  • Blackheath (All Saints)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 13 Jun 2004)
  • "Sound clip of the sanctus bell." (Dickon R Love, 13 Jun 2004)

  • Bonnington (St Rumwald)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 27 Dec 2003)

  • Boughton Monchelsea (St Peter)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Roger Button)

  • Brabourne (St Mary the Blessed Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of 6 before they were augmented to 8." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Broadwater Down (St Mark)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • Bromley (Ss Peter & Paul)
  • "An extract from a peal of Stedman Triples, which includes Queens." (Phillip R J Barnes, 31 Dec 2015)

  • Bromley Common (St Luke)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 1 Apr 2004)

  • Brookland (St Augustine)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Chartham (St Mary)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 28 Dec (but year not noted!))

  • Cheriton (St Martin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of 8 before they were retuned in 2011." (Source not recorded)

  • Chevening (St Botolph)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of 6 bells before they were augmented to 8." (Dickon R Love, 28 Mar 2005)

  • Chiddingstone Causeway (St Luke)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • Chislehurst (Christ Church)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 25 Mar 2008)

  • Chislet (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Roger Button)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Source not recorded)

  • Downe (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 1 Apr 2004)

  • Eynsford (St Martin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Folkestone (Ss Mary & Eanswythe)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Gravesend (St George)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 1 May 2004)

  • Great Chart (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Greenwich (St Alfege)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (William A Hibbert, 21 Aug 2000)

  • Halstead (St Margaret)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • Hayes (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 1 Apr 2004)

  • High Halden (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Hothfield (St Margaret)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Hythe (St Leonard)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of 8 bells before they were augmented to 10 in 1992." (c. 1979)

  • Kennington (St Mary)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Kingsnorth (St Michael)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Knockholt (St Katharine)
  • "Sound clip of the lighter bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)
  • "Sound clip of the heavier bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • Lamberhurst (St Mary the Blessed Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Bells on Sunday, 12 Aug 2012)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Leeds (St Nicholas)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Little Chart (St Mary the Virgin (New Church))
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Lydd (All Saints)
  • "A recording of Stedman Triples on the bells." (Nicholas J Davies, May 1981)

  • Lyminge (Ss Mary & Eadburga)
  • "Recording of the ring of bells prior to retuning in 2002." (William A Hibbert)
  • "Recording of the ring of bells after retuning in 2002." (William A Hibbert)
  • "Recording of the ring of bells prior to retuning in 2002." (c. 1979)

  • Maidstone (All Saints)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Maidstone (County Hall)
  • "Recording of the bell." (Dickon R Love, 25 Jan 2007)

  • Maidstone (St Luke)
  • "Recording of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 25 Jan 2007)

  • Maidstone (St Philip)
  • "Recording of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 25 Jan 2007)

  • Mark Beech (Holy Trinity)
  • "Recording of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • New Romney (St Nicholas)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Queenborough (Holy Trinity)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Rochester (Christ & the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Roger Button)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Source not recorded)

  • Rusthall (St Paul)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • Saltwood (Ss Peter & Paul)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Sellindge (St Mary)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Mark Chittenden-Pile)

  • Sevenoaks (St Nicholas)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (c. 1979)

  • Smarden (St Michael)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Southborough (St Peter)
  • "Sound Clip of the chime of 6 played with the Ellacombe apparatus." (Dickon R Love, 12 Nov 2004)

  • Southfleet (St Nicholas)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 7 May 2005)

  • Speldhurst (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (I have lost the name of the person who donated this recording - for which I apologise. 2004)

  • St Mary Platt (Piltdown House Campanile)
  • "Sound clip of rounds, rung at the dedication." (Dickon R Love, 6 Dec 2000)
  • "Sound clip of rounds, rung at the dedication." (Dickon R Love, 6 Dec 2000)
  • "Little bell music in a peal of Bristol S Maximus at around the 1,750th change." (Phillip R J Barnes, 23 Jun 2001)
  • "Little bell music in a peal of Bristol S Maximus at around the 2,000th change." (Phillip R J Barnes, 23 Jun 2001)
  • "End of a peal of Bristol S Maximus." (Phillip R J Barnes, 23 Jun 2001)

  • Staplehurst (All Saints)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of 10 bells." (Dickon R Love, 13 Apr 2002)

  • Stone in Oxney (St Mary the Virgin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Sturry (St Nicholas)
  • "A sound clip of the ring of bells before they were retuned in 1993." (Roger Button)
  • "The bells after retuning." (Dickon R Love, 23 Dec 1993)

  • Sydenham (St Bartholomew)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Church web site)

  • Tenterden (St Mildred)
  • "Sound recording of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Tonbridge (Ss Peter & Paul)
  • "Sound recording of the sanctus bell." (Dickon R Love, 31 Dec 2004)

  • Tonbridge (St Stephen)
  • "Sound recording of the first quarter." (Dickon R Love, 28 Mar 2005)
  • "Sound recording of the second quarter." (Dickon R Love, 28 Mar 2005)
  • "Sound recording of the hour bell." (Dickon R Love, 28 Mar 2005)

  • Tunbridge Wells (St James)
  • "Sound clip of the single bell." (Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

  • Tunstall (St John the Baptist)
  • "A recording of the bells between retuning in 1975 and recasting in 1995, taken from the last peal onthe bells." (Dickon R Love, 1995)
  • "The clock chime on the old bells." (Dickon R Love, 1995)
  • "A recording taken from the first peal on the bells." (Timothy F Dean, Dec 2003)

  • West Peckham (St Dunstan)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 10 Jun 2005)

  • West Wickham (St John the Baptist)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Dickon R Love, 2005)

  • Wittersham (St John the Baptist)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Damian S Smith)

  • Woodchurch (All Saints)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of bells." (Source not recorded)

  • Wrotham (St George)
  • "Sound clip from a peal on the bells." (Phillip R J Barnes, 26 Dec 2000)

  • Wye (Ss Gregory & Martin)
  • "Sound clip of the ring of 10 bells." (Dickon R Love, 20 Apr 2002)
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