Ringing societies

This is a test page. It lists ringing societies so far identified, with the date when they were created (by being founded, by merger or by name change) and an indication of the type of society.

  Key: – T = Territorial, L = Local (one place), G = Global, P = Profession or other shared non-ringing interest, U = University/college.
 Two letters implies change over time .

Name Created Description Type

Aberystwyth University Society Change Ringers

1961 ? U
Abraham Lincoln Society 19 May 2013 This society was formed after there had been a disagreement between ringers about the acceptance of some peals rung for the North American Guild. It is not intended not [??] be a competitor with NAG. ? T
Aldenham College Youths 1886 Bell News 17 January 1891 records the fourth annual supper of the Aldenham College Youths. ? L
Amersham Guild 2002 One of several societies set up as a peal ringing society ? LG
Ancient Society of College Youths (ASCY) 1637 This society is centred on London, but members can live anywhere. LG
Antient Free and Accepted Masons of England 12 October 1974 This date is when Clavis Lodge was consecrated. However, the first peal for the Society was rung in 1969. P
Guild of Army Bellringers 1959 The Guild was formed in 1959. After some difficult years it was reformed as the Army Guild of Bellringers in 1996. P
Army Guild of Bellringers 1996 See Guild of Army Bellringers P
Bangor Student Society of Change Ringers ?? XXX U
Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZAB) 1962 Formerly the New South Wales Association of Change Ringers, ////cut//first started in 1895, again in 1930 and was finally brought into being in 1946 as the Australian and New Zealand Association. T
Barnsley & District Society of Change Ringers 1909 Covers the area within a 12 mile radius of St. Mary’s Parish Church , Barnsley T
Barrow & District Society of Church Bell Ringers 1 March 2004  T/G
Bath & Keynsham United Deaneries of Change Ringers 18 July 1882 A fore runner of the Bath & Wells Diocesan Association T
Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers 31 May 1890 Was formed on the extension of the former Bath & Keynsham United Deaneries T
Bath University Society ?? ? U
Bedfordshire Associationof Church Bell Ringers 1882 T
Beverley & District Ringing Society 19 August 1946 T
Birmingham District Amalgamated Society   This society was led by John Carter and was an expansion of the St. Philip’s Society, Birmingham T
Birmingham University Society Change Ringers 1955 One of the co-founders was Rod Pipe U
Bristol Association of Thirteenth Tintinnabulary Youths (BATTY) 13 July 1981 Its aim was to improve striking and it rang at least one quarter-peal on the 13th of all 88 months up to the AGM on 13th October 1988, which decided to wind it up at 11.47pm on 13th December 1988, after the dinner. L?
University of Bristol Society of Change Ringers 1943 U
Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers 1879 U
Society of Cambridge Youths 1724 This society is for those who ring at Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge L
Camping, Caravanning, Rambling and Hostelling Ringing Society   P

Canterbury Colleges Society of Change Ringers

?? ? U
Cardiff Students Bellringing Society of Change Ringers ?? ?   
Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 19 April 1975 Formerly known as the Cumberland and North Westmorland Association of Change Ringers, it became known by its current name in 1975 and the first AGM was held at St. Bees on May 1st 1976. T
Central African Provincial Guild of Bellringers 7 February – 14 March 1965 The Mashonaland Diocesan Guild changed its name to the Central African Provincial Guild when the bells were installed at Kwekwe. T
Central European Association of Change Ringers 2008 T
Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1887 This serves the ringers of the diocese of Chester. T
University Chicago Guild Change Ringers ?? ? U
Chiltern Midweek Group 1994 ? T
Cleveland & North Yorkshire Association 3 December 1898 T
Guild of Clerical Ringers 8 April 1937 Serves ringers who are in Holy Orders. Its foundation formalised an informal grouping that had held an annual ringing week in the previous few years. P
Coventry Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers 1907 Previously known as the Warwickshire Guild of Change Ringers, the name changed in 1946 T
Cumberland Association Founded 1889 Listed in Ernest Morris’s book ‘The History and Art of Change Ringing’. It was wound up in 1946, probably because that was when the Cumberland and North Westmorland Association started. T
Cumberland and North Westmorland Association of Change Ringers 26 May 1947 The society covered all churches in the Carlisle diocese, except Millom and those churches which were already affiliated to the Lancashire Association. Later changed its name to the Carlisle Diocesan Guild T
Derby & District Association of Change Ringers 1946 Was in the area previously served by the Midland Counties Association. This name was changed after only one year when the Association became known as the Derbyshire Association of Change Ringers. T
Derby Diocesan Association of Church Bellringers 20 April 1963 Formerly the Derbyshire Association of Change Ringers, whose name was changed at the AGM on April 20th 1963; it covered the same area as its predecessors. T
Derbyshire Association of Change Ringers 1947 This Association served Derbyshire from 1947-April 1963 when the name was changed to the Derby Diocesan Association of Church Bellringers T
Derbyshire College Youths 1991 This society was for ringers who had studied at any Derbyshire college U
Devon Association of Ringers March 30th 1929 This Association is for ringers who ring called changes to a very high standard who live in Devon. T
Guild of Devonshire Ringers March 1874 The Guild is concerned with ringers who practise change ringing (scientific). T
Doncaster & District Society of Change Ringers 1921 Members ring at churches within a 15 mile radius of Doncaster T
Dordrecht Ringers’ Guild   ? L
Dorset County Association of Change Ringers January 1st 1983 T
Dudley and District Guild of Change Ringers April 29th 1899 Made into an Association in 1911. Wound up 19th October 1970. Now part of Northern Branch of Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association T
Dundee Society of Bellringers 22 August 1873 ? L
Durham Diocesan Association of Ringers 1877 Initial name of the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bell Ringers T
Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bell Ringers 1882 (1877 ) Founded as the Durham Diocesan Association of Ringers. It adopted its current name after the formation of the Diocese of Newcastle in 1882. T
Durham University Society of Change Ringers 1959 U
East Anglia University Society ?? ? U
East Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire Change Ringing Society 1878 (Presumed – 2nd AGM August 1880 ) A precursor of the Oxford Diocesan Guild, which became one of its founding branches in 1881 T
East Derbyshire Ringers Association 13 August 1870 Was founded at Beighton. T
East Derbyshire Association of Church Bellringers 1887 Founded at Clay Cross with members drawn from a dozen or so surrounding towers. Changed its name to East Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Association in 1929 and to East Derbyshire & West Nottinghamshire Association in 1963 T
East Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Association of Church Bellringers 1929 Formerly the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Association . The name change reflected the affiliation of towers across the county border in Nottinghamshire. T
East Derbyshire & West Nottinghamshire Association of Church Bellringers 1963 Formerly the East Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Association . The name was changed to reflect the fact that only towers in the western fringe of Nottinghamshire were affiliated. T
East Grinstead & District Guild 4 June 1927 T
Eastern Counties Guild 2 June 1884 T
Edinburgh University Guild of Change Ringers ?? ? U
Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers 12 January 1897 T
Essex Association of Change Ringers 1879. Founded in Writtle, its boundaries are those of the old county of Essex T
Vale of Evesham Society 1997 This society was founded as a result of an increase in peal fees by the Worcester & Districts Association. T
Exeter University Change Ringing Society ?? ? U
Faraday Guild of Bellringers 1984 This guild is for past and present employees of the electricity supply industry. P
Fire Service Guild of Bellringers 10 September 1988 P
Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers 18 October 1909 The Four Shires are Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. T
Society of Framland Ringers 29 November 1875 Founded at Waltham on the Wolds. It covers the Framland deanery near Melton Mowbray. T
Freehold Society 11 February 1997 A peal ringing society. Peals must be rung on Taylor bells. G
Friends of Dorothy Society 1991 This society serves gay and lesbian ringers. P
The changeringers of Geldrop September 1976 The group was formed following the move of the carillion to the south tower of church with clappers of the 8 bells connected to ringing ropes to allow practice of change ringing. In 2008 the tower acquired a ring of 8 bells hung for full circle ringing. L
Green Dragon Society ?? ? ??
Goscote Society (Leicestershire)   Listed in Ernest Morris’s book ’The History and Art of Change Ringing’ page 635. It became the Syston District of the Leicester Diocesan Guild, having previously run alongside the Midland Counties Association. T
Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers 8 January 1878 T
Guildford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1927 Was previously in the very large Winchester Diocesan Guild. T
Archdeaconry of Halifax Guild of Church Bellringers 7 March 1953 T
Heavy Woollen District Association 1892 or 1893 First peal for the Association was rung in 1893. ? P
Hereford Diocesan Guild of Bell Ringers 2 March 1886 T
Hertford County Association of Change-Ringers 29 October 1884 T
Huddersfield & District Association 12 February 1938 This Association lapsed at the start of WW2 and started again on 17 November 1945. However, after another meeting in early 1946, it lapsed again. After 5 years, it was re-kindled again with a meeting at Lindley on 3 March 1951. On 7 March 1953, the name was changed to the Archdeaconry of Halifax Guild of Church Bellringers. T
Huddersfield University Society ?? ? U
Hull University Society XXX XXX XXX
Irish Association of Change Ringers 1898 T
Kalamazoo College Guild of Change Ringers ?? Members include students, faculty, alumni, and members of the local tower XXX
Keele University Society XXX XXX XXX
Kent County Association of Change Ringers 18 May 1880 T
Ladies Guild of Change Ringers 1912 G
Lancashire Association of Change Ringers 1876 T
Lancaster University Society ?? ? U
Leeds & District Society of change Ringers 30 March 1889 Became a branch of the Yorkshire Association on 31st January 1970 T
Leeds University Society of Change Ringers 1958 U
Leicester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1946 Was formed after the Midland Counties Association was divided into four new associations at the beginnings of 1946. T
 Leicester University Society ?? ? U
Lichfield and Walsall Archdeaconry Society of Change Ringers 1983

Was originally formed in 1883 and known as the Society of Change Ringers for the Archdeaconry of Stafford. The name was changed after the names of the deaconries were changed.

T
Lincoln Cathedral Company 1612 L
Lincoln Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 29 April 1899 The Guild was made up from four Guilds which already covered the area of the Diocese of Lincoln, which is the same as Lincolnshire as it was before boundary changes in 1974. The South Lincolnshire Association was founded on 12 August 1879, the East Lincolnshire Association was founded on 4 October 1994. Also in 1884 the Eastern Counties Association was formed as was the North Lincolnshire Association. These four groups became the Lincoln Diocesan Guild in 1899. Rev. H Law James was instrumental in bringing this about. T
Lincoln University & Colleges Society of Bell Ringers ?? ? U
East Lincolnshire Association 4 October 1994 See Lincoln Diocesan Guild T
North Lincolnshire Association 1884 See Lincoln Diocesan Guild T
South Lincolnshire Association 12 August 1879 See Lincoln Diocesan Guild T
Liverpool University Society of Change Ringers 9 February 1960 This society was the fore-runner of the Liverpool Universities Society of Change Ringers (see below) U
Liverpool Universities Society of Change Ringers 29 November 2002 The Society was known as Liverpool University Society of Change Ringers But then it was enlarged to include the new Liverpool John Moores University and Hope University as well and the name was changed accordingly on 29 November 2002. U
Llandaff Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers 13 October 1893 Later became the Llandaff & Monmouth Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers T
Llandaff & Monmouth Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers 1921 This was founded in 1921 as a successor to the Llandaff Diocesan Association when the new diocese of Monmouth was formed T
London County Association 1903 The LCA began life as the St. James Society in 1824 as its meetings were held at St. James Clerkenwell. After it expanded in 1903 it became known as the London County Association. It was wound up at a meeting in the crypt of St. Clement Danes on February 10th 2007. T
University of London Society of Change Ringers October 1945 U
London Scholars Society   This was the original name of the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths. ? L
Lundy Island Society 1994 For those who ring on Lundy ? G
Malvern Hills Society 12 February 1996 Wound up 29 January 2011 T
Manchester Universities Guild Change Ringers ?? ? U
Martley District Change Ringers Guild 9 November 1974 Works within and with the Worcestershire & Districts Association T
Mashonaland Diocesan Guild of Bellringers 14 December 1960 The founding master was H. Peter Raynor. The Guild became known subsequently as the Central African Guild of Bellringers (when the bells were installed at Kwekwe; the Rhodesian Guild of Bellringers when the nation changed its name and the Zimbabwe Guild of Bellringers when the national name changed again. T
Guild of Medical Ringers 7 May 1955 Inaugural meeting held at All Hallows, Twickenham P
Medway Universities XXX XXX XXX
Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1897 This was formed in 1897 by the union of two previous Middlesex societies. In 1874 the West Middlesex Bell Ringers Association was formed. But in 1894 it was reformed as the South and West Middlesex Guild. In 1888 the North Middlesex Association was formed, but the following year the Word ‘North’ was dropped from the title. The amalgamation of the two societies took place and the first meeting took place on Whit Monday 1897. In 1903, the words ‘and London Diocesan Guild’ were added to the title. T
Midland Counties Association of Change Ringers 10 April 1882 According to Ernest Morris in ‘The History and Art of Change Ringing’ page 258, the Midland Counties Association was first called ‘The Society for the Archdeaconry of Derby and District’. This Association covered all of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, the southern part of Staffordshire and part of Warwickshire. It ceased to exist at the end of 1945 when it was split up as it was too large. The societies which sprang from it were the Leicester Diocesan Guild, the Southwell Diocesan Guild, the Derby and Districts Association and the Midland Counties Guild. T
Midland Counties Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1946 The Midland Counties Guild covered the area of South Staffordshire near Burton on Trent. It was formed when the Midland Counties Association of Church Bell Ringers broke up at the end of 1945. The remainder was divided into the Southwell Diocesan Guild (for Nottinghamshire), the Derby & Districts Association (for Derbyshire), the Leicester Diocesan Guild (for Leicestershire) and T
MIT Guild of Bellringers ?? ? U
Moorland Ringers ?? ? Operates around Dartmoor? T
Musicians’ Guild of Change Ringers ? ? P
National Three and Four Bell Society 6 July1996 Formed to promote and support ringing at three and four bell towers. Membership open to everyone who is a keen or supportive ringer of three and four bell towers. G
New South Wales Association of Change Ringers 1895, 1930 First started in 1895, again in 1930. Finally brought into being in 1946 as the Australian and New Zealand Association. T
North American Guild of Change Ringers September 1972 T
North Nottinghamshire Association Founded in 1887 Became part of the Southwell Diocesan Guild in 1946 T
 North Staffordshire and District Association of Change Ringers 1925 Successor to the Stoke on Trent Archdiaconal Association . Some time later the title was shortened by omitting the ‘and district’. T
North Staffordshire Association of Change Ringers 1925 Renamed North Staffordshire and District Association. T
North Wales Association of Church Bell Ringers 14 February 1903 T
North Wiltshire Guild First AGM 13 April 1880 Presumably founded in 1879 T
Central Northants Association Whit Monday1895 The fore runner of this Society was called the Raunds, Wellingborough and District Society of Church Bell-ringers. The Central Northants Association became part of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild on 5 January 1924. T
Northern Universities Association Change Ringers ?? An informal grouping of northern university change ringing societies in the UK who meet annually for a weekend, usually in November, including a Striking Competition. U
Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers 4 April 1877 T
Nottingham University Society Change Ringers ?? ? U
Open University Society of Change Ringers 1979 Serves students from the Open University. U
Oundle & Districts Association. ? A forerunner of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers ?T
Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 17 January 1881 T
Oxford Society of Change Ringers 1 January 1734 ? L
Oxford University Society of Change Ringers 1872 The oldest University Society, according to the web page. U
Page 3 Society August 2015 Initially Jenny, Jack & Daniel Page, who rang in the first peal but G?
Painswick Youths 1811 Their peal book stated in 1811, but the first time the name was used was in 1816. They flourished until about 1860, then just faded away. ? L
Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers 5 January 1924 The Guild was made up from the Central Northants Association, the Peterborough & Districts Association and the Oundle & Districts Association. The Guild has 10 branches. T
Peterborough & Districts Association ? A forerunner of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers T
National Guild of Police Ringers 1931 The Guild was founded by Harold J Poole of Leicester. P

Portsmouth Union of Bellringing Students

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The Post Office Guild of Ringers 30 October 1971 Founded at Hinckley. Later became the Guild of Post & Telecom Ringers ?? When the Post Office was split from British Telecom?? ?P
Guild of Post & Telecom Ringers 30 October 1971 Founded at Hinckley. The original name was ‘The Post Office Guild of Ringers.’ P
Guild of Railway Ringers 1994 (1956) See Railwaymen’s Guild below. P
Railwaymen’s Guild 1956 After privatisation of the railways in 1994 the Guild was originally renamed the Railways Industries Association before it was realised that there was an identically named organisation which was a group of railway suppliers. The name was then changed to the Guild of Railway Ringers. P
Rambling Ringers Society ?? ? G
Raunds, Wellingborough & District Society of Church Bell-ringers ? ? T
Reading University Society Change Ringers ?? ? U
Rhodesian Guild of Bellringers Some time between 4 November 1965 and 10 April 1966 The Central African Provincial Guild changed its name to the Rhodesian Guild. Later renamed the Zimbabwe Guild T
Rochdale & District Association ?   ? T
Romney Marsh & District Guild of Ringers   The society was re-established in 1999 after a lapse of about 60 years. T
Royal Air Force Guild of Ringers 24 March 1973 P
Royal Naval Guild of Bell Ringers 14 January 1978 The first peal for the Naval Guild was rung exactly 30 years before the Guild was founded! In 1978 the Guild was inaugurated at HMS COLLINGWOOD. P
Rye Grammar School Society 1955 For ringers who were pupils at Rye Grammar School. ? P
Towcester & District Association c 1894 Became a District of the Peterborough DG on July 1st 1930 T
Saffron Walden Society of Change Ringers 1623 For ringers at St. Mary’s Saffron Walden. ? LG
Guild of St. Agatha 5 February 1983 This Guild serves Roman Catholic ringers ? P
St Salvator’s Society of bell ringers (St Andrews University ) Revived in 2010 (founded earlier) For university students, staff, and townspeople. U
St Blaise Society 2012? Formed in response to increase in peal fee by the Oxford Diocesan Guild ? G
St. Brannock’s Society (of North Devon) In the 1980s Society for change ringing in an area that mainly rings Devond style called changes, centred on St. Brannock’s church Braunton. The society meets on Tuesday evenings and rings at other times as well. T
St. Davids Diocesan Guild of Bellringers 29 September 1945 Founded in Carmarthen. Apparently neither the Diocese nor the Cathedral uses the apostrophe: St. Davids. T
St. James Guild 17 February 1985 Founded after a peal of Belfast Surprise Major, after which there was a ‘Grand High Feast’. The founder members were the 8 ringers in the peal, plus the 2 who prepared the Feast!
St. James Society 1824 So-called as its meetings were held at St. James Clerkenwell. Became the London County Association in 1903. ? LT
St. Lawrence Towcester Society 1981 This Society is for the ringers of St. Lawrence, Towcester. L
Society of St. Martin’s Youths 1755 The precursor of St. Martin’s Society of Change Ringers ? L
St Martin’s Society of Change Ringers 1881 The precursor of St. Martin’s Guild T
St. Martin’s Guild of Change Ringers for Birmingham , Aston and the surrounding districts. January 1889 Henry Johnson was the Presiding Ringing Master. The society was later renamed to St Martin’s Guild of Church Bell Ringers for the Diocese of Birmingham T
St Martin’s Guild of Church Bell Ringers for the Diocese of Birmingham January 1906 The former St. Martin’s Guild of Change Ringers for Birmingham, Aston and the surrounding districts was renamed in January 1906, shortly after the creation of the Diocese of Birmingham T
St Mary Abbotts Guild ?? This society is for the ringers of St Mary Abbotts, Kensington L
St. Philip’s Society XXX  Birmingham. Later became the Birmingham District Amalgamated Society L
Salisbury Diocesan Guild 14 September 1882 T
Scottish Association of Change Ringers 1932 T
(Seattle) University Washington Change Ringing Society ?? ? U
Sheffield District Society   Listed in Ernest Morris’s book ‘The History and Art of Change Ringing’ page 636. Presumably became part of the Yorkshire Association. T
 Sheffield Universities' Guild of Change Ringers 9 October 1958 ? U
Society of Sherwood Youths 1672 T/G
Shropshire Association of Church Bellringers July 1926 T
Smith College Ringing ?? Open to all faculty, staff and students and extended community members U
Society of Royal Cumberland Youths (SRCY) 6 September 1747 A Society based in London originally, but now with members all over the world. It was known as the London Scholars Society before it adopted the name ‘The Society of Cumberland Youths’. The ‘Royal’ was added in the 1870s. LG
Sonning Deanery Society of Change Ringers 1880 A precursor of the Oxford Diocesan Guild, which became one of its founding branches in 1881 T
South African Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1988 T
South Northamptonshire Society ?? ? T?
Southern Universities Association Change Ringers ?? A grouping of southern university change ringing societies in the UK. Since 1996 the societies have met annually for a weekend, usually including 6 & 8 bell striking competitions U
Southampton University Guild of Change Ringers ?1944 ? U
Southwell Diocesan Guild 31 December 1945 This one was one of four Guilds which was formed following the dissolution of the Midland Counties Association. T
Southwell & Nottingham Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 2008 The name of the Southwell Diocese had been changed to the Southwell and Nottingham diocese in 2005. So the Southwell Diocesan Guild resolved to change its name to reflect the new name of the Diocese at its AGM in 2008. T
Society of Change Ringers for the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1883 The name was changed to the Lichfield and Walsall Archdeaconry Society in 1983 when the names of the deaconries were altered. T
Stoke on Trent Archdiaconal Association of Church Bell Ringers 16 December 1882 Originally there were four districts but in 1907 this was changed to a single entity. In 1925 Cheadle RC church was admitted so the name was changed to North Staffordshire & District Association of Change Ringers; T
Suffolk County Association 5th February 1921 Changed its name to Suffolk Diocesan Association at Easter of the same year. T
Suffolk Diocesan Association 1921 Initially the Suffolk County Association but changed the name after a few months. The following year it changed again to St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Association T
St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Association 29 April 1922 (1921) Formerly the Suffolk Diocesan Association. The following year again changed its name to the Suffolk Guild of Ringers for the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich T
Suffolk Guild of Ringers for the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich 2 April 1923 (1921) Name changed from St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Association (originally founded as the Suffolk County Association). Charles Sedgley was the Master. T
Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers 17 May 1880 T
University Surrey Society Change Ringers ?? ? U
Sussex County Association of Change Ringers 24 January 1885 T
Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Guild of Bellringers 27 October 1923 T
National Guild ofTeachers ?? ? P
Three and Four Bell National Society ?? ? G
Towcester, St Lawrence Society XXX XXX XXX
Society of Trinity Youths 1782 Revived on 26 May 1883, according to an article in Bell News, but a later article in 1903 suggested that no meetings were held after 1883.The society was based at St. Nicholas at Deptford. ? L
Truro Diocesan Guild of Ringers 8 October 1897 Founded in the Chapter Room of Truro Cathedral T
Universities Association of Change Ringers 1943 U
United Counties Association c1883 The meetings of this Association were attended by ringers from Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire. The first peal for the Association was rung on 14 January 1884 at Stalybridge. T
Associazione Suonatori di Campane a Sistema Veronese 1983 This Association is in Italy in the area surrounding Verona. There are several other systems of ringing in Italy as well as the Veronese one. T
Walsgrave Society Change Ringers 2015 The society is open to all young ringers in Coventry and from both universities (Coventry & Warwick). It was formed after the disollution of the Warwick University Bell Ringing Society U
Warwick University Bell Ringing Society ?? Dissolved at the beginning of 2015 and reploaced by the Walsgrave Society of Change Ringers U
Warwickshire Guild of Change Ringers 23 November 1907 Prior to the formation of the guild the area was described as ‘the only county in England not covered by a county Guild or Society.’ Although the Diocese of Coventry was founded in 1918, the Guild title was not changed until 1946, when it became the Coventry Diocesan Guild. T
Waterloo Society 1868
Welsh College’s Society of Change Ringers 1959 Students and former students of Welsh colleges and universities, and their friends and families U
West Anglian Guild [?West Anglia Society?] December 14th 1988 Founded by Frank Warboys and 13 other ringers at Thaxted. It is for ringers who have retired from full time work. T
Whiting Society 1968 The society is named after Arthur Whiting, a Cheshire ringer who hated business meetings. This society has no business meetings but holds a variety of ringing activities each year. It actively promotes learners by running training sessions and publishing books on many aspects of ringing. ? G
Winchester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 26 June 1879 This Guild was founded by Rev. Arthur du Boulay Hill and Canon F. T. Madge. At that time the Diocese of Winchester was very large. In 1924 it was divided into three dioceses: Winchester, Portsmouth and Guildford. The ringers decided that ringers in the Dioceses of Portsmouth and Winchester should form the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild and those in Guildford would form a separate Guildford Diocesan Guild. T
Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 1924 Formed by the subdivision of the Winchester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers T
Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association Easter Monday 10th April 1882 T
Worcester Cathedral Guild of Voluntary Bellringers 1893 L
University of Wales Society of Change Ringers 19 February 1959 In 1975 the society became the Welsh Colleges Society so as to include students all colleges of further education on Wales U
Welsh Colleges Society of Change Ringers 1975 Formerly the University of Wales Society of Change Ringers U
York Colleges Guild Change Ringers ?? ? U
Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers 3 July 1875 The Yorkshire Association has the Barnsley Society, Doncaster Society and Halifax Guild operating within its boundaries. T
South Yorkshire & East Derbyshire Association of Change Ringers Before 1880 T
Zimbabwe Guild of Bellringers Between 8 April 1980 and 17 June 1980 The Rhodesian Guild of Bellringers changed its name when the nation changed its name. T
Zipper Society of Bell Ringers 16 October 1993 Ringers in this society have undergone major heart surgery. P