imgcons4Cumberland & North WestmorlandA section on the history of the Cumberland Association ( 1889 to 1947) and the Cumberland and North Westmorland Association (1947 to 1975) will be added later.

Archive cabinet



The Guild Archive is housed in a cabinet in the ringing room at the Cathedral.


Here are a few items from 1975 to 2017 – please contribute.

Carlisle DGCBR established

12th April 1975

Carlisle DGCBR established

The final AGM of the Cumberland and North Westmorland Association of Changeringers held at Orton agreed to change the name to the Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

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Ten bells for Whitehaven

15th December 1978

The Guld’s first ring of ten are dedicated at Whitehaven

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First Annual Dinner

9th October 1982

The Guild held its first Annual Dinner at the Tithebarn in Cockermouth

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Carlisle Diocese 850th Anniversary

21st April 1983

CDGCBR hosts Central Council meeting

12th April 1988

First Guild Training Day

29th April 1990

Millennium Celebrations

1st January 2000

Millennium projects in the CDGCBR area include: Carlisle Cathedral Wigton Aspatria Greystoke

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Ringing Open Day

17th July 2002

CDGCBR and Lancashire Association towers were open

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New peal ringers

2nd December 2015

New peal ringers

Six ringers from the Guild rang their first peal in 2015 to mark 300 years since the first recorded full peal.

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Closure of Cleator Moor

2nd May 2017

Cleator Moor (archived web page)

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Ringing around the Lake District