HRGB South West Region
Browse our Calendar of South West events and download booking forms where available.
Welcome to the web site of the South West Region of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain. This page is updated on a regular basis so be sure to come back again for information on events, people, sales and a wealth of other information that we are keen to let people know about.
Within this site can be found information on active handbell teams in the South West with a map to guide you in finding your nearest team to ring at your event. There are over 130 registered teams in the South West with many more operating outside the umbrella of HRGB.
The South West Region is one of the largest regions in HRGB with its territory stretching from Cornwall to Wiltshire, Dorset to Gloucestershire. The Channel Islands are also part of the South West Region as is the southern part of Wales where we are currently trying to develop a greater interest in handbell tune ringing.
As you will see from our events page we are a very active region. Over the last year we have attempted to take the ringing to the ringers by holding numerous area (or mini) rallies. We have prepared a quantity of Massed Ringing books - unmarked, marked with coloured circles or in number format - which can be used on the day and all we ask you to do is to find a venue, provide tea and coffee during the day and we'll do the rest!
For more information on Ringing Round The Region please contact John Willis on (01837) 52565 or write to us at:
Lyndhurst, Prospect, Okehampton,Devon, EX20 1JD
What is the Young Ringer Fund?
It is a fund set up by SW Region to provide financial support to young ringers from the Region who wish to attend National – or perhaps even International – handbell events.
The South Region is proud of its tradition of hosting summer schools. These are either day events or residential weekends for ringers of all abilities. There are even workshops for non-ringers to help them down the road of our hobby.
Below are photos from the recent 2014 Summer School held at Halsway Manor near Taunton. Please click on the images and brows the photoset - there's quite a few!