Ringing out for Peace
More than 1,400 of our bell ringing community laid down their lives for peace in the ‘war to end all wars.’
We know in retrospect that wars were not ‘ended’, but we also know that there is an ever increasing movement to address this. Our fallen bell ringers came from all walks of life, as we ringers still do today (from skilled workers to academics to business people – you name it!), and today we are all united in wanting to ring out a message of peace around the world.
Many of you have been asking: for 2018, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, how will we make this really special for bell ringing?
We suggest half-muffled ringing in the morning to tie in with the normal solemnities and, where possible, to ring open at other opportune moments during the day (with more to come on that in due course). We are looking at how to acknowledge the various efforts made around the world, eg in the form of certificates for the various activities (there is already one available to download from Battle’s Over). And you might want to consider a community lunch or social between ringing, – why not make this a really special day for your whole ringing (and broader) community?
To input your ideas for things to ring to commemorate our fallen, or indeed Ringing for Peace for all levels of ringing and numbers of bells, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then share what we hear on the CCCBR website, in the Ringing World and via other forms of communication.
To find out more about Battle’s Over and sign up to ring at 7.05pm please give your details to: email@example.com