The Prize Draw made a profit of £1618.

This will be donated towards a worthy bell restoration project.

Thanks to all who bought tickets.

Congratulations to all who won prizes - a full list of the winning numbers has been published here!

The BRF Committee are hosting an Italian evening at Ratby Church Hall on the 30th November

Join us for an evening of Italian food, quizzes, and handbell concertos.

Cost £9 - contact the Secretary for tickets.

Advertise the event in your tower by using this poster!



Great Dalby


The 2013 Guild AGM was held at Twyford on the 26th of October.

The event was well supported with ringers from all over the county enjoying the open ringing at Great Dalby and Twyford prior to the Service at Twyford.

Now with Added Photos! (Facebook required)

The Answers to the Flower Quiz run in aid of the BRF at the BRF Fundraiser in April are now available here.

Many thanks to Jenny for writing the quiz and congratulations to the winners.

The Sproxton bells rang out at 7.30p.m.yesterday to mark the Royal birth, only three hours after the new Prince was born!  Were we the first?The band rang reverse rounds followed by ''firing'' the bells twenty two times to mark the birth date, July 22nd.


The band of locals ringers was Andrew Shipman, Kath Ward, Philip Shipman, Nick Cooke, Sue Dawson, Roger Hawkins, Ken Brockway and David Braunton.


Sue Dawson


Thanks to all of those who turned out yesterday  for the Strikefest at St Wistans, Wistow.

The Strikefest was organised and hosted by the Market Harborough District and they made an excellent selection of the weather for the occasion, to suit the rural location.

For those who don't know, the Strikefest is a competition with a difference - the bands are drawn from the available ringers with a mix of experienced and less experienced ringers. As long as you can ring call changes, you can enter!. There where 24 experienced ringers, and 8 less experienced ringers over a good age range. Some people kindly rang in two teams to enable the less experienced ringers a good opportunity to ring.

Following the competition ringing, there was some open ringing, which those member who where on wedding duty managed to make, and then a picnic tea whilst the judge, one Andrew Young, gave us the results.

The full results are included below - Congratulations to all those who entered - especially if this was your first competition and congratulations to Team 4, headed by Chris Sansome. Thanks for Andrew and Diana for all their hard work.