Guild Archives and Library Report 

GUILD ARCHIVES

Guild records are held in the Warwickshire County Records Office, Cape Road, Warwick and can be examined during opening hours, which are 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Tuesday to Thursday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Friday and 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Saturday. Main records comprising minute books, membership records and annual reports 1910 to present day will be found under reference DR1289. Peal books from 1950 to 2003 are under reference DR1301. More recently have been added the bell maintenance inspection, restoration and augmentation papers of the late Harry Windsor together with documents, press cuttings and audio CD relating to the Guild Centenary year 2007. All of these are under reference DR1382.

GUILD LIBRARY

This is held in the belfry at St Mary’s Warwick and most items may be borrowed. The collection currently totals 205 titles including a number of early text books. Books issued by the Central Council include all currently available publications, CDs and DVDs. Contact Chris Mew (01926 402273) for details. If members have any books etc. that they are willing to donate again please contact Chris Mew. Full up to date details of all books and papers held in the Guild Library can found below

Chris Mew.

ITEMS MARKED * CANNOT BE BORROWED

Books and Records

1. Church Bells of Warwickshire- Tilley and Walters 1910*
2. Bells old and new- Cyril Johnston 1929
3. Campanology- paper given by Albert Walker to Assoc of Mechanical Engineers1927
4. St Martin’s Youths- E C Shepherd 1953
5. Bell Tones- Alex Young 1926
6. Ancient Society of college Youths History 1928
7. Ancient Society of College Youths Rules 1911
8. Coventry Bells and how they were lost. Record of events prior to removal of old bells- Alexander Young 1926*
9. The Steeple, Bells and Ringers of Coventry Cathedral- C Pickford 1987
10. Coventry Bells and how they were regained- H Windsor and R Winter 2003*
11. Change Ringing- Troyte 1880*
12. Tintinnalogia- Stedman 1668 reprinted 1895*
13. Guild Newsletters No. 1 (1977) to 1988 (boxed)
14. Church Bells- Mears and Stainbankc1910 (lists Whitechapel castings)
15. Tower Deflection at Coventry Cathedral- H Windsor 1985

Text Books and Booklets

101. Handbook on Grandsire Caters- E C Shepherd 1964
102/ 102A. On Conducting- W G Wilson 1954 and reprint 1964
103/ 103A. Standard Diagrams- Snowden 2 copies
104. Standard Methods Text- Snowden 1908
105. Ropesight- Snowden 1880
106. Treatise on Treble Bob- Snowden 1902
107. Stedman- J Armiger Trollope 1938
108. Stedman- Rev C D P Davies 1903
109/ 109A. Duffield- Sir A P Heywood 2 copies
110. Lancashire Assoc Rules and Diagrams for Beginners- 1911
111. Collection of Peal compositions Part 1 Grandsire- 1903,
112. ditto Part 2 Plain Bob- 1904.
113. ditto Part 3 Double Norwich- 1908,
114. ditto Treble Bob- 1904
115. ditto Major Methods- 1950,
116. ditto Major Methods 1966
117. ditto Stedman Caters and Cinques 1961
120. Collection of Plain Methods- 1926
121. Central Council Handbook- 1956
122. Handbook on Bell Maintenance and Restoration- 1954
123 – 125. Collection of Doubles and Minor Methods- 1931, 1939, 1961
126 – 128. Change Ringing Theory- Elementary- 2004, Intermediate- 2004, Advanced- 2004
129. Coventry Guild Centenary History- 2007
130. Beginners Handbook 5 copies
131. Towards Better Striking
132. Raising and Lowering
133. Ringing Jargon Made Easy
134. Beginner’s Grandsire
135. Beginner’s Plain Bob
136. Doubles and Minor for Beginners
137. Triples and Major for Beginners
138. Ringing Circles
139. Ringing Skills
140. The Learning Curve 1 1999 – 2001
141. The Learning Curve 2 2002 – 2003
142. The Learning Curve 3 2004 – 2005
143. The Learning Curve 4 2006 - 2007
144. Beginner’s Guide to Change Ringing on Handbells
146. Change Ringing on Handbells
147. The Tower Handbook
148. Learning Methods
149. Method Slicing
150. Understanding Place Notation
151. Will You Call a Touch Please, Bob
152. Service Touches
153. Conducting Stedman
154. A Tutor’s Handbook
155. Tower Captain’s Handbook
156. One Way to Teach Handling
157. Teaching Beyond Bell Handling
158. From Rounds to Bob Doubles
159. Kaleidoscope Ringing
160. Simulators and Teaching
161. Starting a New Band
162. Towers and Bells Handbook
163. The Bell Advisor
164. Schedule of Regular Maintenance
165. DIY Guidelines
166. Organising a Bell Restoration Project .
167. Sound Management
168. Splicing Bell Ropes
169. Change Ringing History Vol. 1
170. Change Ringing History Vol.3
171. Centenary History of the Central Council
172. Giants of the Exercise
173. Giants of the Exercise Vol. 2
174. An Unassuming Genius- The Life and Times of A J Pitman
175. Dove’s Guide
176. Belfry Offices
177. Organising an Outing
178. Church Towers and Bells
179. Getting It Right
180. Collection of Minor Methods
181. Treble Dodging Minor Methods
182. Collection of Principles
183. Plain Methods 2nd Edition
184. Rung Surprise to end of 2005
185. Rung Surprise. Supplement to end of 2005
186. Rung Surprise. Supplement to end of 2006
187. Handbook of composition
188. Spliced Minor collection
189. Collection of Grandsire Compositions
190. Collection of 10 Bell Compositions
191. Collection of 12+ Bell Compositions
192. Collection of Universal Compositions (Treble Dodging Major Methods)
193. CD- Listening to Ringing Live
194. CD- Listening to Ringing
195A/B. DVD- Bellhandling. Video - Bellhandling
196A – C. The Ringer’s Handbook- E S Powell 1944 (3 copies)
197A/B. Handbells- Trevor Jennings (Shire Publications 1989) 2 copies
198. Change Ringing- Troyte (4th Edition 1880)
199. Special Bound Volume of Snowden. Incorporates Ropesight 1883, Standard Methods- Text 1892, Diagrams 1892
200. DVD- The Craft of Bellringing- George Perrin 2007 (48 minutes)
201. Ringing Basics for Beginners- John Couperthwaite CC 2008
202. Teaching Unravelled- Pip Penney CC 2008
203. Tower Deflection at Coventry Cathedral (with ref. to Brailes and Warwick) H Windsor 1985
204A/B. Video- Church Bell Restoration. 2
205. Video - Anyone Can Be a Ringer