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Summer 2014, Vol. 41, No. 3
In this issue:

In this Issue:

Obituary - Lynn Jackson

250 Peals at The Advent

Washington National Cathedral 50th Anniversary

Proposed Bylaw Amendment

Officer Nominations

Officer Reports

. . . and much more

The Clapper is the journal of the North American Guild of 
Change Ringers. It is published quarterly and distributed to all members. The cut-off dates for submissions are January 8, April 8, July 8 and October 8. 
The Newsletter Editor will hold space for a specific article if given reasonable notice. Items for publication should be sent to the Editor at .


The Clapper archives

Obituaries: Thomas Arkell

Captain E. G. (Jeff) White

Officers' Reports

More on Place Notations

Ring Around Charleston

Vernal Equinox Weekend

Peals and Quarters

many Area Reports

. . . and much more

Obituaries: Barbara Knight

Marion Ainsworth

Eddie Martin

Officers' Reports

Place Notations - more explained

Out and About in the UK

Peals and Quarters

and much more

The Paul Engsberg Room - Dedication
Obituaries: Ron Warford
Dick Waterman
Report on the 2013 Central Council meeting
If its Memorial Day, It Must be Quebec

and much much more

Obituary - S. Harrison "Harry" Carter Jr.

How to Organize and Ringing Course

Out and About in the UK

7 Towers Festival

Peals and Quarter Peals

Executive Reports

and much more

Pewaukee Tower News

Obituary - Erret Van Hook

The Butler Tour of Buckinghamshire

Communication in the Ringing Room

Clapper Bushings - what every Steeple Keeper should know

Peals

Quarter Peals

40th Anniversary AGM at Smith College

Obituary - Mark Rizzo

Peals and Quarters

Tower Reports

Executive Committee Interim Reports

Tribute for Richard Graves

Ringing for a school credit

Hand and Back

7 Towers Festival Report

NEW CONTENT: Out and About

Peals and quarters

April, 2012 ("Spring") Vol. 39, No, 2

Ring Around Charleston

Learning Grandsire from the ringing circles

Peals and Quarters

Young ringers program at Marietta

A WOW tour

Visiting ringers in the South East

Peals

Quarters

Reports

  • 2011 Toronto AGM (Cover Article)
  • Comments, corrections invited for 2010 Annual Report
  • Minutes of 2011 NAGCR AGM
  • Update on Washington National Cathedral
  • Announcement for appointment of Newsletter Editor
  • Area reports
  • Report on Ringing Courses -- Sue DeVuyst
  • WRS ringer travels 'round the world in 27 towers - Lian von Wantoch
  • Book review -- Wooten Surprise
  • Actions of the Executive Committee
  • Interim Reports from Officers and WebTeam for 2011
  • Peal Secretary update
  • Membership update
  • Peals & Quarter Peals
  • Ring Around Charleston announcement
  • Philly QP Weekend announcement
  • Upcoming events
  • Book Service offerings
  • Membership application

  • 2011 Southern Cross Ringing Festival -- Honoring Marie Cross (Cover Article)
  • Update on registration for Toronto AGM, Sept 23 -- see website claendar entry for form
  • Victoria celebrates 75 years of ringing
  • Area reports
  • Report on the 2011 meeting of the Central Council
  • Remembering Paul Engsberg
  • Kalamazoo Hand Bell Weekend, March 2011
  • North American SRCY meet in Pittsburgh, April 2011
  • New ringing room doors at Orleans highlight Northeast area meeting in June
  • Butler I-20 tour - "Parte Uno"
  • Mobel - a review
  • Butlers' 25th overseas tour - Channel Islands
  • Actions of the Executive Committee
  • Officers' Reports
  • Regarding nominations of Guild officers for 2012 term
  • Peals & Quarter Peals

  • A FIRST: Teaching the Teachers (Cover Article)
  • Developing TtT - the back story
  • Registration for NAGCR AGM -- Toronto in September -- see website calendar entry for form
  • First Peal Rung in Asia
  • Philly Vernal Equinox weekend
  • "Ringing World" Centenary celebration
  • Regarding nominations of Guild officers
  • Officers' Reports
  • Area Reports
  • Peals & Quarter Peals

  • "Ringing in the Clouds" (Cover Article)
  • Philly Quarter Peal Weekend
  • Bell ringing in Shakespeare
  • Officers Reports
  • Area Reports
  • Peals & Quarter Peals

  • Little Rock AGM (Cover Article)
  • Seven Named to Honor Roll
  • Butlers' Australian Ringing Tour
  • AGM Minutes
  • Officers Interim Reports
  • Area Reports
  • Peals & Quarter Peals

  • Well Struck? (Cover Article)
  • AGM 2010 Information
  • Butlers' Ringing Tour
  • A First for Orleans
  • 30th Anniversary of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Officers Columns
  • Area Reports
  • Peals & Quarter Peals

  • Full Circle (Shreveport)
  • Stedman, Revisited
  • Philly Weekend
  • Officers Columns
  • Area Reports
  • Peals & Quarter Peals

  • Studying Stedman
  • 2010 Butler Tour (Cornwall)
  • Officers Columns
  • Area Reports
  • Peals & Quarter Peals
  • 10th Anniversary of St. Marks' (Philadelphia)

  • NYC AGM Report & Photos
  • Obituaries: Bob Stokes & Paul Cattermole
  • Name the Place
  • Butler Tour 2009
  • Post Your News While It's New
  • Ringing in Cape Cod

  • Remembering Bill Jackson
  • Five Towers Festival 2009
  • Yale Update
  • The First Steel City Ringing Festival
  • Toronto Twelve Weekend 2009
  • Thoughts and Wandering in Worcester
  • Kalamazoo's Silver Anniversary Peal

  • US Presidential Inauguration Ringing in DC and elsewhere
  • Bill Jackson Remembered
  • Surprise Workshop
  • Quarter Peal Weekend
  • Spring Dinner
  • NYC AGM Update

  • "A True 5040" -- Trumpler Golden Anniversary
  • First Local Peal at Trinity NYC
  • Bell Ringing at Smith College
  • "A Picture is Truly Worth 2009 Changes"
  • Surprise Weekend at Brewster
  • "Teamwork in the Belfry" -- New Clappers for the Advent

  • "The Little Tower that Could" -- Miami AGM
  • "Improving Ringing Skills"
  • Getting Acquainted with Russian Bells and Ringers
  • Pittsburgh Ringing Course
  • Arthur Nichols' & Change Ringing in Boston
  • New Website Preview

  • A Day in Old New Castle
  • 6th Annual Minnesota Handbell Weekend
  • Butler Tour 2008
  • Education Survey Analysis
  • NCS Rings Around the UK
  • View of Seattle's Bells

  • Seattle Ring in Process
  • "Start Spreading the News" -- SRCY in NYC
  • 25th Anniversary of Old North Rehanging
  • Vernal Equinox Weekend in Philadelphia
  • The NorthEast Towers
  • Five Towers Festival Report
  • "Treble's Gone" -- 2007 Striking Competition
  • The Towers of the SouthWest
  • Birmingham's First Quarter Peal
  • St. Martin's in the Field's 500th QP
  • 20th Anniversary of Raleigh Bells

  • 2007 NoGA AGM Report
  • Report of the Constitution Committee
  • Statement of Financial Position
  • Proposed Constitution Committee
  • "The Bells of Stetson Chapel Reach 500"
  • "It Was Awesome"

  • Seventeen Years of Butler Tours
  • Proposed Budget for 2008
  • Butler 'WAGOS' Tour Report
  • "All's Well that Ends Well"
  • "St. Louis University Ringing"

  • Thirty Years of Ringing Together n Victoria
  • DVD Review: "Craft of Bellringing"
  • Report of the southeastern Palm Sunday Workshop
  • Report of Philadelphia events
  • "When we are Four"

  • The English Ringer of the 'Boston Guild'
  • Appeal for Clapper Archives
  • Ringing for funeral of Gerald Ford
  • Bells of Old North history
  • Report of 2007 Flying Pig Festival in Houston
  • Name the Ringers

  • Report of AGM in British Columbia
  • "Learning to Ring Derek Sawyer's Way"
  • "Ringing a la Mode"
  • Report of the Peal Books Project Team
  • "Turn Around When Possible" -- Butler Tour Report
  • Obituary of Derek Miles Sawyer
  • The Bells of Birmingham
  • Fourth Annual Minnesota Handbell Weekend Report
  • "To Strengthen Ringing in North America"
  • Five Towers Ringing Festival Report
  • Random Access

  • The Church of the Good Shepard -- Wilde Bells
  • Report of the Constitution Committee
  • Philadelphia Quarter Peal Weekend 2006
  • Random Access
  • Obituary of J. Arthur Izard
  • Obituary of Dr. Robert Alan Verrey

  • The Bells of Holy Rosary Cathedral
  • NAGCR Election Results
  • Yesteryear in the Clapper
  • Upcoming Events
  • Ring Around Charleston Announcement
  • "Go Houston"
  • Book Review: "Coonducting and Coursing Order"
  • First Annual Individual Striking Competition, Kalamazoo
  • Don Trumpler's Western Canada Peal Band Tour
  • The 2005 Butler Tour
  • Constitution Committee Report
  • Toronto 12-Bell Weekend Report
  • Constitution Committee Report
  • Four Towers Festival 2005 Poem
  • Phiiadelphia Bells Barbeque Birthday Bash
  • Washington Three Tower Tour
  • Random Access
  • A Celebration of the Vernal Equinox
  • A Quarter Peal Weekend in the Grand Tradition"
  • "Undersea Ringing: An Octopus Surfaces"
  • Random Access
  • The Fortune Cookie Game

  • A Dream Comes True in Sewanee
  • Report of Dedication of Augusta Bells
  • Toronto to the Max: First Peal on Twelve by NA Band in Toronto
  • Raleigh Striking Competition
  • Official NAG Chat Group
  • Random Access

  • Ringing the Red Line in Washington DC
  • Quebec City Peal Weekend
  • Central Council Report
  • Announcement of NAG Chat Group
  • A Virginia Gentleman in Bruce Butler's Bus
  • AGM photos
  • Three Cheers for the Four Towers Festival
  • Way Down Upon the Sewanee Tower
  • Remembrance of Shirley Harris
  • First Peal for Pittsburgh
  • Calgary Homecoming: 50 Years of Bells in Calgary
  • Peach of a New Ring in Georgia
  • Four Towers Festival Report
  • Impressions of Ring Around Charleston
  • Obituary of Martyn W. Harbott
  • The Old Post Office Tower: Not Your Average Ring of Bells
  • Guidelines to Tower Etiquette
  • Thoughts on the Striking Competitions
  • Of Headstocks, Gudgeons, Clapper Joints, of Stays and Twiddle Pins
  • Dear Diary: A Guild to the Ringer's Diary

  • Striking Competition 2003
  • Thoughts on Bell Control
  • Conductor's Corner: Calling Extents of Stedman Doubles
  • Second Spring in Australia
  • Handbell Book Reviews
  • The Clapper Survey (Early Results)
  • Top Ten Reasons to Ignore Your Ringing Friends' Good Ideas

  • 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Bells at St. James, Hendersonville
  • Letters to the Editor: Catching the Sally with the Tail around the Back
  • AGM Kalamazoo 2003
  • Ringing Roadshow 2003
  • Perspectives from the Other Side of the Atlantic
  • Conductor's Corner: A Quarter Peal of Grandsire Triples
  • Innocents Abroad -- A Ringing Tale: Or Why Would You Go to Wantage to Learn to Ring?

  • Memories of a '43er
  • A Course of Ringing in Kent, or, Cue the Queen's Quarter
  • Augmentation to 6 of the 3 at St. James, Dallas
  • Circling the Cathedral
  • 2003 Three Towers Festival and Course in Houston
  • A Ringer's Fate: A Poem by Aileen Murphy
  • Conductors' Corner: An Alternative Approach to Calling Stedman Triplesr

  • The Surprise Weekend
  • A Useful Next Step for Doubles Bands
  • Not Just a Plain Course
  • My First Quarter Peal Weekend
  • New Castle Dinner 2002
  • If the Bells Won't Come to You, You'll Have to Go to the Bells
  • From The Clapper

  • 2002 Striking Competition
  • Officer Columns
  • Anniversary Celebrations in Miami
  • Hells Bells
  • Dolphins Break Surface, Hold 1st World Tour
  • The Pinx Tour

  • The Bells of Southminster
  • The Cumberlands' Country Meeting
  • In Loving Memory: Ethel Margaret Izard Twining
  • David Cyril Bertram Mills: A Tribute Delivered at the Memorial Service
  • High Times on the Downs
  • The Keele Ringing Course
  • Notes from the Back of the Bus

  • The Carmel Campanile
  • Calgary's Memorial to the Queen Mother
  • Victoria Day Weekend 2002 Report
  • If This is Tuesday . . . The Trumpler Tour
  • The Morrison Tour
  • The Bells' Birthday Barbeque Bash
  • Quebec Weekend 2002

  • Obituary of David C.B. Mills
  • And Did Bare Feet in Ancient Time: A Poem by David Wiedner
  • David Mills: A Tribute to a Friend
  • Westminster Abbey, Mission City, Meeting
  • Amphibian Ringing Society: Fact or Fiction? Coming to a Sleazy Network Near You!!!
  • Ring of One Follows the Sun: The Tale of the New Castle Cow Bell -- A Poem by Sue Clopper

  • New Cathedral Eight in Charleston
  • Emily Takes Charleston
  • Christ Church Raleigh Restoration Complete
  • Two Yanks at Sparsholt
  • A Love Story
  • The Twoer Bells of Trinity Episcopal CAthedral

  • Ring Toronto: The 2001 AGM
  • Condolences: The Ringing Community Responds
  • 99 Peals +1
  • In Philadelphia, Spring Came Late This Year
  • Touring the North of England
  • A Holiday with Some Ringing in the Southern States
  • The Tower Bells of Trinity Espiscopal Cathedral

  • Perpetual Peal Panic: Saint Martin's 20th Anniversary Peal
  • The Tower Bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • Listening to Ringing
  • Honolulu's Tenth Anniversary
  • Bells in Literature
  • Arkansas Tower Linked to Marietta
  • Grace Church Ringers Tour the UK

  • Tower Maintenance in Charleston
  • Quarter Peal Weekend
  • Surprise Major Weekend
  • The Tower Bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • The Lost Rings of America: Baltimore

  • NAGCR Striking Competition 2000: Two Views
  • Dedication Weekend -- Atlanta
  • Conducting for New Conductors
  • The Tower Bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Part IV
  • Announcement of Toronto 12-bell Weekend

  • NAGCR Annual Meeting 2000
  • Where Are We to Get Our Ringers
  • What I Did at Bell Camp
  • The Tower Bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock
  • A Kalamazoo Weekend: Why the Queen Mum Will Have to Wait Another Year
  • The Eagle Screamed
  • 10th Annual Butler Tour: A Squirrel's View

  • St. Luke's Bell Tower Nears Completion
  • Alice W. Shurcliffe Obituary
  • Bell's Birthday Barbecue Bash
  • College Youths' Country Meeting: Canada 2000
  • A Visit to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • Philadelphia Party Patrol Invades New England
  • St. Neot 1999: An Exile's View

  • In Memoriam: J. MIchael Simpson
  • GCNA Website Supports NAGCR
  • Ringing in the Millennium
  • Philadelphia Spring Dinner
  • Sallies Retire to Honolulu
  • Diary of a Clapper
  • Ringers' Excuses: It's Not My Fault, Really

  • ASCY Canada 2000 Tour
  • Report of Charleston AGM 1999
  • Obituary of Ernest Edwin (Ted) Lee
  • Conducting One's First Quarter Peal
  • Visiting Abilene
  • The Bells of St. Mark's Philadelphia

  • Striking Competition in Hendersonville
  • When Sound Meets Symbol: A Day of Change Ringing and Mathematics at Kalamazoo
  • The Bruce and Eileen Butler 9th Annual Tour -- The Shires
  • St. Mark's Rededication Weekend

  • Plain Bob's Almanac: Repairing Bob Doubles
  • Venimus Tinnimus Vincimus, or The Marietta Surprise Workshop
  • St. Mark's Bells: The Grit, the Grime, and the Glory
  • Birthday Bash Weekend
  • All Local Band First Peal (Marietta)
  • Central Council Report
  • "A Ringer Departs" -- Remembering Wendell Blake
  • The Three Towers Festival Report
  • Philadelphia Spring Ringing: QP Weekend Report
  • "How I Spent My Summer Vacation
  • Scenes from Marietta Surprise Weekend
  • Dangerous BC Bells
  • Plain Bob's Almanac: Ringing Jargon
  • 20 Tons of Bell Metal and Not an Ounce of Change
  • Of Mushroom Clouds, Quasimodo and the Efforts of Mere Mortals
  • A Neophyte Rings at York Minster
  • A Charleston Peal
  • 1998 Striking Competition: Stella Maris

  • Exhilaration in Victoria: 1998 AGM
  • Shamrocks and Haggis: 1998 Butlers' WISE Tour
  • Recruitment: How Is It Going?
  • Change Ringing in America Circa 1946

  • 500 Quarters at the Advent
  • Quebec Weekend 1998
  • Derek Wilsden Honored
  • Philadelphia Bells Come of Age
  • Three Towers Festival
  • "The Tower Handbook" -- A Book Review
  • Our Men in Ireland

  • Remembering John G. "Jack" Fanfani
  • The Bells of Trivitte Memorial Church: A Lost Ring Found
  • St. Mark's Church Votes to Restore Bells
  • A Vancouver Peal of Plain Bob Triples
  • Observations of a First-Timer at a Quarter Peal Weekend
  • Marietta Surprise Major Weekend
  • Three Towers Festival Report

  • DC Band Wins NAG Striking Competition
  • Victoria AGM Report
  • The British Columbia Association of Change Ringers
  • Charleston's First Ringing Weekend
  • St. Andrew's Honolulu Tower Outing

  • Notes from Northampton: Report of the 1997 AGM
  • NAGCR AGM: One Person's Perspective
  • Report of Smith College AGM Ringing Course
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Remembrance of Sally Coad
  • Seventh Annual Butler Tour Report
  • NCS Whitechapel Guild Trip to Devon and Cornwall

  • Dedication of North America's First Twelve
  • Victoria Day Weekend Report
  • Seeds Sprouting Quebec!
  • Ninth Annual Three Towers Festival (and Ringing Course)
  • Review of New Teaching Aids from the Central Council
  • Bells and Ringing in Boston at the Turn of the Century in Boston
  • Review of "The Bellcaster's Apprentice"

  • Toronto Cathedral Bells Are Installed and Ringing
  • Spring Again! Vernal Equinox Dinner in Philadelphia
  • Philly Quarter Peal Weekend '97
  • Old York Twelve Chronology
  • Looking Back
  • Review of "There Was Life Before NAG"

  • Bells with Wine in California
  • Toronto Twelve Update
  • Looking Back
  • Name Change for The Clapper
  • Ringing on Bodies

  • Report of Miami AGM
  • Veronese System of Bell Ringing
  • Celebration of the Bells, Victoria BC
  • Ringing in the North
  • Tower Grabbing -- A Poem by Chet Ham

  • Three Towers Festival inTexarkana
  • Calling Plain Bob "By the Clock"
  • Charleston Young Ringers Guild
  • Announcement of Ring of Twelve to be Installed in Toronto
  • Don Taylor Meets John Taylor: Bells for Dallas
  • Life Before NAG: Calgary Chapter

  • First Tower Bells Rung in Georgia -- Bell Dedication in Marietta
  • An Unexpected Visitor
  • Life Before NAG: Hingham Chapter
  • Traveling Nuptials
  • Report of Vernal Equinox Ringing
  • Stedman Made Easy: A Review of "The Printer's Devil" by Chico Kid
  • Centennial Celebrations

  • Where Are Our Ringers to Come From?
  • Thanks to Will Harwin and Jill Kirby
  • Go in Peace! -- a Poem by Chet Ham
  • Washington's Dave Brown Dies
  • Life Before NAG; Part 3

  • 1995 AGM in Boston: Demiquinquecentennial of the Old North Bells, but We Spend More Time at Advent
  • Tower Integrity at Hingham
  • North American Ringers Sighted in UK!
  • Quebec: Remembrance of Things Past
  • Life Before NAG -- Part II
  • New Bells Dedicated on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
  • "Life Before NAG"
  • A Tribute to the Ellis Family
  • NCS Ringers Tour British Isles
  • Conducting Grandsire Doubles
  • "Part of the Pattern"
  • Obituary of Bill Crichton
  • "The Blessing"
  • Philadelphia Spring Dinner Report
  • Philadelphia Quarter Peal Weekend Report
  • "Ringing Rounds: The Second Time Around
  • Conducting Plain Bob Doubles (for Everyone)
  • Summary Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting 1/14/95
  • Obituary of Albert Mostone
  • Book Service Offerings
  • A Double Surprise
  • AGM Returns to Kalamazoo
  • Summary Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting
  • "Learning the Ropes"
  • Change Ringing in Flatland
  • Silent and Unconducted at Riverside
  • Unwaned 37 Cwt Twelve -- Former Bull Ring Bells
  • "Quebec: David Flies, Lynn Doesn't, and Sally Unwinds in Chet's Arms"
  • "A Name on a Lost Peal Board"
  • An Enjoyable Exercise
  • "Classical Music and Change Ringing Music
  • Three Decades of Devotion
  • Announcement of 1994 AGM Plans
  • "A Sparkling Weekend in Philadelphia"
  • Report of Vernal Equinox Weekend
  • Obituary of Geddes
  • Acrostic by MT
  • "First in Maryland"
  • Announcement of NAG Tutorial Program
  • Three Towers Festival Announcement
  • Vernal Equinox Weekend Announcement
  • "How to Make Friends with, and Influence, the Bell
  • AGM in Calgary Report
  • A View of the AGM from Two Visitors
  • If It's Sunday, It must be Victoria
  • 25th Anniversary of the Bells at Smith College
  • Contribution Guidelines
  • "HOG Tour"
  • "Surprise! Methods"
  • "Quebec Pilgrimage"
  • Peal Ringing in England
  • Hands On in Ithaca
  • Dedication in Charleston
  • A Distant Country Meeting
  • St Michael's, Charleston, Bells Cross the Sea
  • Raleigh Peal Dedicates Augmented Eight
  • Book Review: "Change Ringing: The History of an English Art"
  • "Number Crunching at the National Cathedral"
  • "Meredith Morris Elected Pope? or, Awkansawyers Ring in the Presidential Inauguration of a "Man from Hope"
  • "Saturday Dawned Bright and Sunny"
  • "The Year of the Simulator -- Concluded"
  • Raleigh Dedicates New Eight
  • Philadelphia Hosts Striking Competition
  • Obituary for Rt. Rev. Allen Goodings
  • Vernal Equinox Weekend Announcement
  • "Were You Invited"
  • Kent-Brewster Hosts 1992 AGM
  • Expansion Proposal Approved for Ballot
  • Executive Committee Action
  • Bruce & Eileen's Bellringing Tour
  • Re-Visiting Royalty
  • "A New Ring of Twelve for Minneapolis-St Paul"
  • The Lost Ring of Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster
  • Obituary of William Theobald
  • News from Abroad: The Update from Oxford
  • The Year of the Ringing Simulator
  • Headstock Hiatus at Houston
  • Learning Surprise Methods
  • Sound Out the Spring Song
  • NAG Role of Honor Established
  • Honolulu Update
  • Restoration Progress at St Mary's, Burlington
  • Burlington Work Weekend: "A Wonderful, Terrible Time"
  • 1991 Striking Competition: First Place Tie
  • "Meditation, Reminder"
  • "Labor Day in the Sweet Sunny (?) South"
  • Minutes of the 1991 AGM in Little Rock
  • Consecration of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria
  • "The First Ithaca Handbell Gorge"
  • "Belfries, Beds, Baths, and Breakfast"
  • St. Andrew's Honolulu Dedicated
  • International Striking Competition
  • Ringing for the Queen (And Then Some)
  • Old North Peal Lottery Announcment
  • USA '91 (If It's Tuesday It Must Be Texas)
  • "Building a Belfry, or EXPO Moves to Riverside"
  • "Little Rock Welcomes AGM"
  • "Learning Surprise Methods: Cambridge"
  • Striking Competition Announcement
  • "Equinoctial Revelry"
  • Ringers Songs
  • "The Bells of Abilene Are Ringing Changes"
  • "A Minute and Distorted Look at North American Ringing"
  • Cumberlands at Kalamazoo
  • "A Trip to Abilene, or: A Tour of Eight Towers"
  • Book Review: "Campanological Archaeology"
  • Report of 1990 AGM in Philadelphia
  • Washington Celebrates Consecration of National Cathedral
  • Database Design for Quarter Peals
  • EXPO Rings for Crown Princess
  • "Thanksgiving"
  • Report of Philadelphia AGM
  • Report of Three Towers Festival
  • Report of Raleigh Striking Competition
  • Philadelphia's Ten-Year Anniversary
  • Quebec City Weekend Report
  • !990 Handbell Bash Report
  • Cathedral of the Holy Rosary -- A Short History
  • Plans for Philadelphia AGM
  • "Rutland: An Exercise in Surprise Major Composition"
  • "A Ringing Network???"
  • Remembrance of Ben Schwarzs
  • A Stedman Primer
  • Ringing Tour of Northern Ireland
  • Survey of Scottish Towers -- II
  • "Pulling Off Bells"
  • "Ringers' Test"
  • "Post-AGM Syndrome Afflicts Flow Chart Queen, or Warm Welcome in Houston"
  • Minutes of the 1989 AGM
  • "A Passion for Bells -- Part 3"
  • "Three Towers in a Week"
  • NAGCR's First Live Striking Competition
  • Abilene Update
  • "Eight Ringers in a Boat"
  • "E Maurice Atkins: A Treat of Major for the New Conductor"
  • Quebec City Ringing Weekend Report
  • American Ringers North of the Severn: Tour '89
  • Arthur Nichols: A Passion for Bells
  • "Toward Better Striking"
  • "Computers and Composition"
  • "Fun, Surf, and Sun -- Almost"
  • Revised 1988 Peal Analysis
  • The Bells of St. Michael's, Charleston
  • Survey of Towers in Scotland & Renegade Americans in Scotland
  • "OK Things to Think about during Peals & Things Not to Think about during Peals"
  • Striking Competition Announcement
  • Bicentennial Peal Boards in Place at Last
  • Announcement of First Three Towers Festival
  • Advent Scores 100th Peal
  • A "Delight" to Remember, Or, 5 Englishmen Go Mad in Houston
  • "A Real Ringing Weekend: Farthing-Stibal Wedding"
  • In Memory of Alice Dickinson
  • Muncians Meander Down Under
  • Editorial Mailbag
  • "St. Mark's, Philadelphia: Bells on Trial
  • Old North Peal Lottery Announcement
  • Transvaal and Zimbabwe Guilds Welcomed
  • Quebec City Ringing Weekend Report
  • "Award to Ringer"
  • "Things Overheard"
  • Plans for Quebec AGM
  • Popular Peal Compositions: Stedman Caters
  • Raleigh Peal Dedicated
  • Letter from the President
  • NAG Tour Report
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ringing Tours Highlight NAG Summer
  • MIdwest Group Brings "Grand Cicadas" Tour East
  • Ringers, Chocaholics Converge on Boston; Madcap Weekend Ensues
  • Proposal for HLM of Martyn Harbott
  • "NAGing GOSSIP"
  • Plans for the Kalamazoo AGM
  • Report of Quebec City Weekend
  • "A Visit Down Under"
  • Report of CCCBR Meeting
  • NAG Scores Long Length of Double Dublin
  • "The Twisted Grapevine"
  • Historical Account of 1894 Restoration at Old North
  • Erin Triples Long Length Attempt
  • "Heard in the Tower"
  • "Ringing on Bodies"
  • Wakeland to Do Tower History
  • "Ancient Society Established in America"
  • NAG Band Rings Record Length of Erin Caters
  • "Martin on Cambridge"
  • CCCBR PR Committee Report
  • AGM Photos & Report
  • CCCBR Report
  • Middleton's Cambridge
  • "Belfrymanship" Reprinted from 1977

  • First Local Peal at Kalamazoo
  • AGM in Victoria Details
  • Old North Peal Lottery
  • Photos & Report of Quebec City Weekend
  • Doubles Ringing Continued with Compositions & Table of Names

  • “Doubles Ringing”
  • Plans for Quebec City Weekend
  • Proposal to Purchase a Computer to Produce The Clapper
  • Report from CCCBR PR Committee
  • Striking Competition Details

  • “A Mid-(& Trans-) Atlantic Tower Grab”
  • Announcement of Striking Competition
  • Plans for AGM in Victoria in late August
  • Maps & Directions to Smith College tower

  • Report & Photos of AGM in Boston
  • “Abilene Revisited”
  • Report of the Quebec City Weekend
  • Australian BiCentennial Planning for 1988

  • "It's William Again"
  • "Measuring Odd-Struck Bells"
  • About Founders and Foundries
  • Member Profile: Don Morrison
  • Proposal for Dues Change
  • Miami bells dedicated
  • Obituary of Bill Risinger
  • "Teaching Change Ringing to the Masses"
  • Charts for ringing simple methods
  • "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Composing PB Major"
  • Complete List of Bells of North America
  • Dedication of Texarkana bells
  • Update on proposed Texas rings
  • Plans for 1985 AGM in Boston
  • Bell Fund Concert for Cambridge MA
  • Schedule for Quebec City Weekend
  • Handbell Census Form
  • "Beryl's Travels"
  • "Go Grandsire Caters"
  • Last Chance Puzzle
  • List of all NA Towers
  • First Peal at Kalamazoo
  • "Date Quarters and Round Blocks"
  • Washington Bells: 20 Year Perspective
  • Dedication of the bells of Kalamazoo College
  • Statements Introducing new officers
  • Proposed new Constitution & ByLaws
  • Tenth Anniversary of Melrose Bells
  • "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" by James R. Lawson
  • The Riverside Carillon
  • "Closet Catholic, Anyone?"
  • Little Grandsire Caters
  • Sound Insulation in Belfries
  • "New Ringers Learn the Ropes"
  • Name Change for "The Clapper"?
  • Dedication of the Ditchley Bells, Old PO Building, DC
  • "Little Grandsire"
  • "The Origins of Our Art"
  • "On Conducting: Plain Courses of Plain Bob"
  • Washington DC Post Office Ring -- History, Dedication
  • "Queen's Birthday Frolics"
  • Little Grandsire Caters
  • "On Conducting -- Part Two"
  • New Constitution and ByLaws
  • Victoria Bells Dedicated
  • St. Michael's Bells, Charleston
  • "Alice's Adversaries in the Belfry" reprinted from 1956 RW
  • Ditchley Gift of Bells to the US Congress
  • New Ring in Abilene
  • Little Grandsire Triples
  • Obituaries for Fred Price and A. Patrick Cannon
  • "Rabbit's Guild Fears Victimisation"
  • Plain Bob Minor Discussion
  • "William!"
  • "The Rabbit's Guild"
  • "From Here to Here and In -Between"
  • "Bells are Instruments, Ringers are Musicians"
  • "Synergisms"
  • "On Conducting"
  • "Points to Ponder"
  • Local Peal at Victoria, B.C.
  • More letters about conflict over Guild purpose and means
  • "Ringing Logistics" by WJ Kollar
  • "It's William Again"
  • "Starting Surprise"
  • Proposals to amend the Constitution
  • First Peal at Old North
  • Replies on the matter of the meaning & means of the NAGCR
  • "Will's Wit"
  • Profile of William Theobald
  • Progress at Immanuel Church
  • Plea for dues payment
  • Standing Committees of the NAGCR
  • "Too Proud to Snool?"
  • "Will Ragland Rite Again"
  • Questionnaire about NAG purposes and activities
  • Report of Hendersonville AGM
  • AGM Course Questionnaire Results
  • Geoff Davies Declines HLM and outlines future tasks for the Guild
  • "Excerpts from the Diary of a Texas Ringer"
  • "A Ring of Bells"
  • Philadelphia Ringing Weekend
  • Early History of Immanuel Church, New Castle
  • "There and Back -- The Journey of 2 Bellringers"
  • First ringers meeting in Laramie, Wyoming
  • "The First Peal in Canada: Story of Vancouver's Bells" (RW, 1916)
  • Reprint from Harper's Weekly
  • "Two from Boston, Or How I Learned to Love Maggie"
  • "Bell Ringing by Computer"
  • Response to "Carter's Principle"
  • "Xenomania Surprise Major"
  • Plans for the restoration of Immanuel Church, New Castle
  • First peal on the Mitchell Ten
  • "Heaviest and Lightest Pealed in a Day"
  • AGM Site Selection Article
  • "The Method Column -- Carter's Triples"
  • "Belfrymanship"
  • NAG Constitution
  • Minutes of AGM on August 31 in Houston
  • Annual Report of NAGCR from June 1979-June 1980
  • "The Practice of Change Ringing in the United States"
  • Obituary for Fred J. Westlake
  • Advisory Committee formed for ring of bells at St. John the Divine in NYC
  • Announcement of St. James Guild Annual Dinner, Hendersonville
  • Announcement of NAGCR Peal Record Reference Service
  • Call for more PR materials for Guild Scrapbook
  • St. Martin's Philadelphia bells installed -- 14th in the U.S.A.
  • Old North ringing on Walter Cronkite's Evening News
  • Proposed amendments to the Constitution
  • Exchange regarding political situation in Quebec and ringing
  • "Plain Bob, Variable Hunt
  • E.W. Izard Memorial Fund
  • Minutes of the 1979 AGM in Brewster
  • Dedication of Berkeley Carillon
  • Bells in Colorado
  • "St. Martin's (Philadelphia) Orders its Bells"
  • Philadelphia Bell Fund
  • AGM Hendersonville Report
  • Statement of NAG membership requirements
  • Import Tariff on Cast Bells
  • "Treble and Tenor"
  • Announcement of next AGM at Kent
  • Letter from the Editors
  • "Plain Speaker"
  • "Stedman Trips without Too Many Tears (2)
  • Letter from the Secretary-Treasurer
  • April Showers in February
  • New Activity at Christ Church Boston
  • "Plain Speaker"
  • Report of the New Castle Annual Dinner
  • A Reasonable Facsimile of English Beer
  • New Castle's Annual Dinner Report
  • "Plain Speaker"
  • Letter to and from the Editors
  • Recipe for New Castle Cheese Soup
  • Report and Minutes of Chicago AGM
  • "Plain Speaker"
  • "North American Ringers in England"
  • "Don Morrison, Expo Bells, and Confusion at a Steam Festival"
  • "Stedman Triples without Too Many Tears"
  • The Hendersonville Ring
  • Edward Whitaker Izard Obituary
  • "The Pilgrim's Progress"
  • "New Ring for Washington?'
  • "Plain Speaker"
  • Report of Bell Fund Committee
  • Proposal for a monthly Clapper
  • "Plain Speaker" article
  • Quarter Peal analysis
  • "A New Class of Minor Methods?"
  • First peal on the Advent bells, Boston
  • Announcement of a NAG pamphlet
  • "Philadelphia, Vancouver, and Recruiting"
  • Announcement of 1978 AGM in Chicago
  • Cartoon Caption Contest
  • Report & Minutes of Vancouver/Victoria AGM
  • Annual Reports of Officers, Budget & Book Service
  • Announcement of a new ring for Washington, DC
  • Report of First Peal in North America, Reprinted from 1916 RW
  • News of NAG Bellhanger in Britain
  • Information about upcoming AGM in Victoria/Vancouver
  • Proposal for a NAG Bell Fund
  • Proposed amendments to the Constitution
  • "A Bellhanger's Winter Complaint" -- a poem by LCW
  • Announcement of NAG Book Service -- "Rapid Ringing Books"
  • Message from the Secretary-Treasurer
  • Forms related to upcoming AGM
  • Annual Quarter Peal Report
  • Report of First Peal at Brewster
  • "From the Horse's Mouth"
  • Brief History of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria
  • Letter from the Secretary-Treasurer
  • Belfry Gossip
  • Report of NAG Tour to England
  • "Mysteries of the Art" -- A Guide for Non-Ringers, poem by Ann Martin
  • Minutes of the Groton AGM
  • Report of the Boston AGM
  • Note about role of Area Reps
  • Proposal for New England peal week
  • Bicentennial ringing
  • Quebec City Weekend report
  • Announcement of upcoming Boston AGM Agenda
  • "From the Horse's Mouth"
  • Special Report of Philadelphia ringing
  • Reports from other areas
  • Proposed amendment to the Constitution
  • "From the Horse's Mouth" -- N.A.G. Notes
  • Ringing commences at Melrose School, Brewster
  • Area Reports in depth as usual
  • Report & Minutes of Washington AGM
  • Article about Marie Cross teaching in Houston
  • Details of planned 1976 ringing tour of England
  • "Belfry Gossip" column
  • AGM location change
  • AGM Agenda & Motions
  • Paul Revere Bicentennial Reprint from RW
  • John Buchholz obituary
  • Report of the Quebec City weekend
  • Formation of the MIT Guild
  • Area Reports
  • "Rapidly Sinking Old Men" column
  • Calgary AGM photos
  • Submission instructions from the Clapper Editor
  • AGM Reports & Minutes
  • More extensive News & Letters to the Editor than in previous issues
  • Report of Williams Peal Band Tour
  • News from Advent Tower
  • HLMs named
  • 170 ringers in Tobin Tour visit Boston
  • AGM report
  • Public Relations 1974
  • Kent-Groton Exchange Visits
  • Wilfred Williams Peal Band comes to Boston
  • AGM Motions
  • Letter from Tony Collins on NAG policies

  • Grotties Take Trip to England
  • Ringers Honor 'Pop' Izzard
  • Quebec City Hosts Ringing Weekend

  • Silent Bells in the Boston Area
  • What is This?
  • To England Again