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1st Jul 2014 Todmorden Unitarian Church Restoration Celebration  
by Helen Rigby

As you may be aware, the bells at Todmorden Unitarian church have recently been restored, mainly funded by a legacy left by local ringer, Geoffrey Cheetham. We would very much like you to come to our opening event on Saturday July 12th.

5.00–6.00 - Quarter peal by an invited band on the 50th anniversary of Donald Bateman’s first peal
6.00–6.30 - Ringing room open for viewing & demonstrations to non ringers
Refreshments available in church or grounds
6.30–7.00 - Official Opening Event in church
7.00–8.30 - General ringing & more refreshments

Refreshments will be a cold buffet, with alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks available. Could you please give me an indication of numbers for refreshments as soon as possible please. Reply by email is the best way to .

A couple of requests: I’d like a few ringers in the tower before the Opening event to give demonstrations if required – please let me know if you can help with this. And if anyone can help with getting a video link of the bells & the ringing room into church I’d very much like to hear from you!

Parking in Todmorden is a bit scarce, particularly around the church, but there is a pretty good train service. Please do not try to park in the church yard. If anyone needs disabled access please let me know. There is a gate up Honey Hole Road, level with church that could be used for passengers being dropped off.


28th Mar 2014 Bells and Bikes - Supporting Le Tour  
by Mike Orme

Bells rang out throughout the media this week as Yorkshire ringers pulled together for the launch of the Yorkshire Festival and the milestone of 100 days until Le Tour de France comes to Yorkshire.

A member of the CCCBR PR committee has been chatting to Rod Ismay for some time now about his publicity project for bellringing in Yorkshire during "Le Tour" the cycle tour of Great Britain.

He has got himself on the BBC! The forthcoming Songs if Praise from Otley due to be broadcast on BBC1 on the 29th June.

Further info on bellsandbikes.com


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