Back Issues

How to obtain extra copies of this week's RW and older back issues

Back copies of issues back to 2000 are usually available from The Ringing World office at the current cover price (for 2023 this is £3.00), payable by electronic transfer or cheque (, 01264 366 620).

To order

To pay by electronic transfer:

  • Include the letters ‘BC’ (back copies) and your surname or subscriber reference in the payment reference. Please transfer to

Bank: CAF Bank
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account No: 00095085

  • Then send an email to including the delivery address and the issue numbers or dates required.

You can also pay by cheque - please send it to the office at 35A High St, Andover, Hants SP10 1LJ with details of your issue request.

Electronic copies

PDF files of the current issue and all issues from 2001 can purchased from BellBoard for only £2.10 an issue. All you need is a BellBoard user account - they're free, easy and quick to set up.

Bulk discounts

We offer discounts if you are purchasing more than two copies. Please get in touch with with your request.

Complimentary copies

We offer discretionary complimentary copies to contributors, first quarter pealers, and in special circumstances such as if we have printed the obituary of a close family member. Please get in touch with to enquire.

We also send out free copies to ringers when we print their first peal. We should get in touch with the conductor or submitter of the peal in these circumstances - please contact us if we haven't been in touch.

Older issues

Please note that paper copies of issues prior to 1950 are comparatively rare and generally now obtainable only as part of bound volumes on sale through specialist second-hand book dealers.

The Ringing World Shop stocks a USB stick which contains electronic scans (PDF) of all the issues from the first hundred years of The Ringing World (1911-2011).

Copies of the 1911-1970 PDFs are also available to download from BellBoard, and from the Central Council website. 

Getting rid of old Ringing Worlds?

If you have a collection of old issues, unbound, in good condition, which you would be willing to donate to us, please let us know. 

BB BellBoard
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers