Bristol Rural Tower Locator

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Version 3.31
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It seems that even though this wondrous tool has been retired, word is spreading about it in the unlikeliest of places. A cheerful chap named Gwyn featured the Bristol Rural Tower Locator in his fotoLibrarian blog on 31st October 2006, under the heading My Country 'Tis Of Thee, delighting in his discovery of yet another English folly (despite his living next door in Wales). Although to be fair, one of the 13,000+ members of his fotoLibra picture library and stock agency website is my Dad, Colin. To this fine gentleman I tip my hat, and can but hope that in the future the Internet is blessed with many more such eccentricities as this.

The Bristol Rural Tower Locator is a simple tool that provides directions for travelling by road between any two towers containing a ring of three or more bells (hung in the English style for full-circle ringing) within the Bristol Rural Branch of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers. There are a number of occasions when this might come in useful, for example when planning a ringing tour in the area, or simply when visiting a new tower. Simply choose two towers from the drop-down lists above, click on the Locate Towers button, and away you go! (Full Instructions are available).

All of the routes between towers have been compiled by my own fair hand, using my extensive local knowledge and referencing the most up-to-date maps. Nevertheless, I can accept no responsibility for any wild goose chases that might result from the use of this website. In many cases I have not simply followed the signposted route recommended by the local council (in their wisdom), but have used my own knowledge of the local traffic and road infrastructure to provide you with the most straightforward route. Please note that all distances given are approximate and should not be relied upon too heavily.

This is Version 3.31 of the Bristol Rural Tower Locator - see the Version History for further information.