1914-1918 Girls of Longstock village in Hampshire replacing the male bell ringers who joined the armed forces

A major publication are interested in writing a feature about #RingingRemembers focusing on women learners who have a connection to WW1. This could be to someone who served or whose life was effected by the war. In particular, they have asked for someone who has a connection to one of the first women ringers, such as those from Longstock, or, for example, to a woman who rang to announce the end of the war – here is info about Evelyn Steele, who was part of the first all-women’s band in 1912 and who also rang in Bedford to at the end of the war: https://stpeterdemerton.org/h…/pioneering-women-bellringers/

Please be in touch if you can help

Photo via Imperial War Museum Archive: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205296882

One thought on “1914-1918 Girls of Longstock village in Hampshire replacing the male bell ringers who joined the armed forces”

  1. I have just read the article in the WPBells newsletter, concerning women ringers at Longstock in WW1. My Great Grandfather – Robert Sheppard Routh (1846-1921) – was vicar of Longstock at that time, and I have another similar photograph with him also included with the girls and lady ringer in Longstock church. As a ringer himself, I imagine that he might have helped with teaching them to ring.

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