If you get lost…

by Helen Beaufoy

Even the most experienced ringers get lost from time to time.  However, a good ringer will not allow himself to be lost for long.  If you get lost, whatever you do, don’t give up!  There is nothing more likely to annoy the rest of the band, than someone who refuses to be put right.
Here are some hints:

Now, none of this is any good if more than one person is lost.  If there is a major pile up, the Conductor should call “Rounds” straight away.  Remember, it may be your Learners’ Practice, but the general public don’t know that.  This was brought home to us by a French couple who thanked us for “ze concert of ze bells.”