Training Overview

All three branches of the W&DCRA undertake training, either on request or by scheduled training events advertised in the General Events Calendar in the News section of this website. Additionally, David Struckett of the Northern branch has provided printed material indexed from this page.

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Northern Branch Training Officer


Since moving to Worcestershire in 2005 I have met many of the Northern Branch Tower Captains, and since agreeing to be Training Officer in 2013, I have made a start on helping Bands with their training needs, both in ringing skills and in tower maintenance. My previous experiences in the Oxford Diocesan Guild and Middlesex Association have been useful, and some of my writings are now being adapted for the interest of Worcestershire ringers. I am currently Ringing Master at St Mary's Kidderminster.

My predecessors as Branch Training Officer, David Chiswell and Paul Marshall, have contributed to many ringers and bands progress over the years, and I will endeavour to continue this help with the Branch's work. They have also both served with the Belfry Advisory Panel, and have greatly helped with maintenance tasks and other advice. I do not seem to be overlapping their work, as my input is to help inspire good maintenance rather than to offer more serious help. Paul currently chairs the B.A.P., so do make enquiries there if you need advise on any repairs.

The notes available on the following pages are intended to support practical work - with information and hints to 'good practice', and ideas which improve progress or ensure safety and ease of use. From time to time courses or 'tower sessions' are organised so that practical experience may be gained, learners inspired, and steeple-keepers re-assured that they can do normal repairs. We also support the Association of Ringing Teachers, and arrange ITTS Module 1 courses when there is enough interest.

David W Struckett, Training Officer


Northern Branch Training Officer

David W Struckett
40 Summerfield Road, STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN DY13 9BE
01299 878461

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Southern Branch Training Officer

Training Officer

Tony Cocks
Stone Cottage, Manor Road, Eckington, PERSHORE WR10 3BH
01386 750654

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Western Branch Training Officer

The Western Branch have not appointed a separate training officer post. Training is organised by the branch ringing master.

Branch Ringing Master

Mr Robin Walker
210 London Road, WORCESTER WR5 2JT
Tel: 01905 353939

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Document last modified 19-Feb-2017