The Holy Trinity Collection

Holy Trinity Church, Hobart is the home of Australia's oldest ring of bells, installed in 1847. There has been a band of ringers there from the earliest times. As early as the 1880s (or perhaps even earlier) someone began hanging group photographs of ringers and panoramas of Hobart on the ringing room wall and this practice continues to this day. As a result of this and other items collected over the years, Holy Trinity has perhaps the best documented history of any tower in Australia and the ringing room contains an extensive collection of ringing memorabilia.

The collection can be browsed online here.

Links

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers (see below)

Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (a UK-based umbrella organisation)

Dove's Guide (searchable catalogue of all change-ringing towers)

The Ringing World (a weekly magazine for ringers)

BellBoard (an online listing of ringing performances)

John Taylor & Co (bell founders of Loughborough, UK)

ANZAB

The Hobart Bellringers forms a branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers, which was formed in 1962, incorporating the New South Wales Association of Change Ringers founded in 1946, to promote the art of change ringing. There are currently around 500 members who ring at more than 65 bell towers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

ANZAB's activities and services include:

ANZAB is a gateway to the world-wide community of bellringers and a life-long learning experience.

Recruitment Poster

The source file for this poster has been uploaded to the website and is made available without condition. It is a 48Mb zip file that contains a TIF file that should be suitable for editing in Photoshop CS3 or later (and maybe other image editing packages). The imagery is of sufficient resolution to print to A3 size. You will, of course, need to edit the text and the QR code and URL to suit local requirements.

Click here to download.

The TIF file includes a Color Balance layer that slightly alters the balance of the highlights, decreasing the red and increasing the green in the ringers and the overall background. This was put in to correct a magenta cast when printed. Depending on your choice of paper type and printer settings, you might find that you don't need this adjustment (or you need to alter it).

Acknowledgement

Some of the content of this site has been based on similar content on the ANZAB and the Adelaide Bellringers' websites.