October 2017

An Enjoyable Concert in Werrington


On a warm Saturday evening in October we made our way to Werrington, where we had been invited to ring at a concert in St Philip's Church together with the Cheadle U3A ‘Not Strictly Barbershop’ singers. These are friends of ours, having shared many concerts together. Sarah Williams, their Musical Director, is also a member of Alton Handbell Ringers, so she had a very busy evening!

We arrived early, as it takes quite a while to unload the car and set everything in place. Alan's car was laden down with tables, sponge cushions, cloths, bells, chimes, music stands and the many smaller items all needed for a successful performance. You catch the organisers of the event watching in amazement as all these items are carried in.

When everything was in place, and before the audience had arrived, we managed to run through several pieces, which helps to settle our nerves....

Litte Handbells Bear meets Big Choir Bear


Little Handbells Bear, a visitor from Handbell Ringers of Great Britain, West Midlands Region, met Not Strictly Barbershop Bear at a joint concert in St Philip’s Church, Werrington on Saturday. Little Bear was with us to celebrate HRGB’s 50th Anniversary. A great time was had by both bears, who tucked into delicious cakes in the interval and enjoyed the beautiful music.


Photo by Alan Walters

'Bellissima!' Launch of our first CD


We are really excited to launch our first CD with our friends, The Inn Ringers!  A lot of work from a lot of people has gone into producing it and we are very pleased with the result.  We have already sold some; they are available now from any member of the AHR team, priced £5, and will be on sale at our forthcoming concerts in Werrington Church (14th October) and at our Christmas Concert in Alton Village Hall, 2nd December.  

If you are interested in buying one please use our contact page and we will get back to you.

Photo by Alan Walters



The Inn Ringers
1. RAF March Past
2. A Lover's Concerto
3. Calling All Workers
4. Scarborough Fair
5. Theme from "Margret"
6. Chariots of Fire 
7. Delilah
8. It's Toon Time

Alton Handbell Ringers
9. Celebration