Anne Parmenter's Bells and Bell ringing
Bells and Bell ringing
This page gives information about the RISC OS version
of the program ‘Bells and Bell Ringing’. It can also be run on
PCs. Downloads for both versions are available here.
This is an excellent educational program for display at 'Open Tower' Days,
in schools, or to help complete beginners understand how and why bells are
rung. It is a multimedia program with both pictures and sound written by
Anne Parmenter using the freely distributable TEView utility part of
Click here to see a page from the program.
It shows an example of “When Bells are Rung”.
Cost: free to try for a short time, but if you find it
useful please consider making a donation which will be forwarded to a local
Guild Bell Restoration fund. Cheques should be made payable to
‘K.M.Crennell’ and sent to
(We will then send one of our personal cheques to the Guild because then
they can claim ‘GiftAid’ back from the Government when we send
on the donation to them. Any donation, of whatever size, would be very
Getting the program via the Internet
For RISC OS.
Please note that this application is packed using David Pilling's !SparkFS
utility. You can unpack it using !Sparkplug, freely available from
Click here to download
a zipped version of the application, !Bells (1374 K), which should be
unpacked into a directory before trying to run it.
To run it you will also need a copy of the multi-media viewing package,
!TeView. The Textease web site no longer exists for RISC OS but they have
agreed that you may download it from here (822K).
It should be unpacked and stored in the same directory as !Bells
To run the program:
You may find method 2 is necessary the first time you run the program.
- either double click on the !Bells icon
- or load !TEView first and drag !Bells onto the !TEView icon on the
For a PC.
This involves some quite long downloads from the Textease (now named Softease)
site which may be
prohibitive if you do not have broadband or similar.
- The Bells application (12 Mb) from here
- This includes the TeView reader for PCs; follow the Readme/txt
within the zipped application to find how to load it.
Page last updated 19 February 2015
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