Group: Bell Ringers
Definition: People who ring bells and practice bell ringing in Bath’s many church towers.
Reasons for selecting: The bell ringers of Bath continue a tradition that has made an impact on the character of the city for hundreds of years. The bells of Bath’s churches are not only rung for religious services and weddings but also to mark national celebrations or times of mourning. Bell ringing is open to anyone who wants to learn to ring, regardless of religion or belief, and the group welcomes guest bell ringers from around the world. As one bell ringer we met described, “Bath’s bells belong to people who hear them, they speak to the city”.
As part of their project ‘Picture in the Paper’, artists LOW PROFILE searched for all of the people in Bath who ring bells and practice bell ringing in Bath’s many church towers, bringing them together to make a professional photographic portrait of as many people in this group as possible.
PHOTO SHOOT DATE: 1st November 2014
TIME: 10:00 – 11:15
LOCATION: BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
The bell ringer portrait was one of 18 group photographs taken in November 2014, before being published in the Bath Chronicle and then put on permanent public display, in the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath when it opened in February 2015.
Bell Ringers of Bath, gathered at BRLSI on Saturday 1st November 2014.
Back row: Susan Crennell, Karen Tyler, David Sworder, Helen Udal, Michael Brett, Angela Umpleby, Tom Longridge, Nicholas Field
Second Row: Di Smith, Benomy Tutcher, Nicki Lang, Sarah Quintin, Barry Quintin, Lord Cope of Berkeley, Sarah Jane Taylor, Candy McCabe, Ali Taylor, Mary Grief, Sonia Field
Third row: Hazel Spence, Rosemarie Amphlett, Sheila Quintin, Maggie Willans, Will Willans, Peter.D. Powell, Jane McAuley, Ian Muir
Front Row: Sarah Foster, Sarah Blake, Christine Sworder, Anne Wright, Georgina Barratt, Emma Longridge, Roger Button, Helen Button
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