Ecclesfield Handbell Ringers, 1960

There has been handbell ringing in Ecclesfield certainly from about 1880 when Thomas Kitson formed a family team. Then in 1904 Mr Hirst, landlord of the Greyhound Inn, bought a set of 68 handbells and with a group of friends formed the Ecclesfield Handbell Ringers. In 1924 they bought a new set of 170 handbells. Girls were recruited for the first time in 1945 and in this photograph taken in 1960 Winnie Lester and Eileen Taylor represent the fairer sex.

Image Details

Archiving Reference Number K/426/a/G CHGA
Location Ecclesfield Village
Source of original material Original from Conrad Gregory

Sorry this item cannot be purchased.