Welcome to the Website
This is the official web site for the Derby Diocesan Association of Church Bellringers.
While we try to keep information up to date, we do rely on people sending corrections in. If you notice something which needs changing please email the webmaster (there is a legacy copy of the previous site here for reference).
Do please register and login (click here). You will then be able to comment on the posts and (if you promise to behave) I’ll even let you add your own!
For more information about this site see the initial post.
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.
provided for recruitment, public relations, training, safeguarding
arranged for members - covers personal accident and public liability while ringing
May I wish everyone who visits the web pages a very Peaceful and Happy Christmas! May I also thank you for all the responses to the DDA survey, we are now at more than 18.5% of members having responded, but there is still time before the year end to get your opinions recorded in the Read more about Best wishes from the President[…]
Have you completed the survey to garner opinions on how the DDA will be shaped and managed into the future? So far approximately 14% of the membership have done so, but I would dearly love to see a much increased proportion of members have their say. This survey will close at the year end so Read more about Ensure You Have Your Say![…]
Sue talking to Becky Measures (sitting in for Paulette Edwards) about Old Brampton’s sponsored Ringing Relay in aid of BBC Children in Need. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1V7dpZMO9Q_OCyad3Jd2mE-__dViHE1sE They also made a short video. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EqZaLuzLj60tWcr3KYVd47evK9yxc2ho
Sue talking to Becky Measures (sitting in for Paulette Edwards) about Old Brampton’s sponsored Ringing Relay in aid of BBC Children in Need. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W4yyBIYBrbBT4ZTEaO-CFAn4rPjOtgNi The sponsored ringing relay also appeared in various local magazines and papers
Access to the DDA Database is now available for Tower Secretaries to check tower records. First you need to login as a tower secretary – every DDA tower now has an account on the website. Simply click on lost password from the login page, request a new password, and login using your tower’s email address Read more about Access to the Database for Tower Secretaries[…]
Following on from Ian Webb’s interview, Sue Hall gets in on the act. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WRvbRnudFsLTZmbk9yX1BfdDg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WRvbRnudFsMm5MS0VhUjBrVjA First an interview with Ian Skye on 4th October https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WRvbRnudFsdnhNcFowOW0ydkk Radio Derby sent a reporter round. Part 1 broadcast on 10th October https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WRvbRnudFsSnJNUm82UjNfZDA And part 2, broadcast an hour or so later.
Here are the results from the Inter-District 8 Bell Contest, held on the 7th October 2017 at Breadsall. All the teams rang Plain Bob Triples. The judges Colin and Jane Aked placed the teams on the following order: 1st Chesterfield 21 faults 2nd Central ‘Caterers’ 23.5 faults 3rd Southern ‘1’ 30 faults 4th Central ‘Caterers’ Read more about 2017 8 Bell Contest Results[…]
(Click on the poster to open for printing)
The working party looking at the future of the DDA have agreed on a questionnaire to seek the views and opinions of our membership on as wide a basis as possible. We would would like as many opinions as achievable and I therefore commend you, if you have not already done so, to visit the link Read more about Progress on DDA review – take part in a survey![…]