During 2018 there is a campaign to recruit 1400 new ringers to symbolically replace the 1400 who were lost during the Great War.
Find out more and register at the Ringing Remembers web site.
We are a group of about 650 bell ringers in Derbyshire (or the Diocese of Derby) who meet to
ring and socialise together, give support and training, promote bell ringing and provide bell
The association is divided among 4 districts: Central, Chesterfield, Peak, and Southern.
are organised by the districts or the whole association. We also manage the competition for the W W Worthington Memorial Trophy.
arranged for members - covers personal accident and public liability while ringing
Twelve Derbyshire towers rang for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. This included a quarter peal at Belper. There was also a DDA quarter peal at Trowell. See the performances on Bellboard. BBC Radio Derby covered the event with three slots broadcast: Shirland – with Richard Whittle. The DDA (and Old Brampton) Read more about Ringing for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day[…]
I am pleased to report that the new Management Group has held its inaugural meeting. The meeting was well attended with only two apologies. Richard Brooke was coopted onto the group as the representative for the Southern District. This will be voted on at the next Southern District meeting. The discussions included formally recording the Read more about Management Group 1st Meeting[…]
The rule changes to create a Management Group were accepted by a substantial majority at the AGM on 6th April, along with the changes to the objectives. The rule change to enable Proxy Voting was withdrawn, but will be considered by the Management Group in due course. The web site is being updated to reflect Read more about Management Group Created[…]
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of this Association will be held in Duffield Church Hall on Saturday 6th April. Open ringing will be at St Lukes Derby (14:00-15:00), and at Duffield (15:30-1700). This will be followed by a Ringers’ Service, Tea and the Meeting. There will now be open ringing after the meeting in place Read more about Notice of AGM 2019[…]
Proposed replacement objectives
Proposed rule changes to enable a small Management Group, which replaces the General Committee.
Proposed rule changes to enable proxy voting.
Rule changes, postponed from October 2018, which change election of CC reps to be annually at the AGM.
The Education Committee will be running Roadshows in February & March 2019 aimed at those who run the ringing at all DDA towers. For an exchange of ideas and discussions on the best practice of: How to recruit and retain new ringers. How to get help teaching beginners. Planning a practice. Running a successful practice. Read more about Roadshow[…]
In this period of Advent may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and hope that whatever you do over the holiday that you have an enjoyable and rewarding time. I’m sure all of us will be involved in lot’s of ringing activities and hopefully all will go Read more about A Happy & Peaceful Christmas to all Members[…]