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Tower & Belfry Courses

We provide towers and ringers with self-help information on all aspects of tower and rope maintenance and the potential for minor improvements. We normally aim to hold three or four Guild courses a year at locations across the Diocese (Oxon, Berks & Bucks) and we particularly welcome offers of venues for courses! We also like to assist Branches to run their own local courses if they can provide a venue with all the “domestics” and assemble the students.

Course topics include:

    • Rope splicing and rope management
    • Introduction to towers & belfries, common components and issues: wheels, clappers, pulleys, rope bosses, rope guides, bearings, headstocks etc
    • Detailed belfry courses with hands-on experience up the tower

2018 ODG Towers & Belfries Course – tied bell video

Checkendon course 2019