Back Issues

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

Back copies of the last three years' issues are usually available from The Ringing World office at the current cover price (for 2022 this is £3.00), payable by electronic transfer or cheque (, 01264 366 620).

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.

Electronic versions (pdf format) 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.

Please note that 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. However there is a Central Council CD available which contains electronic scans of all the early editions (1911-40), plus two more covering the years 1941 to 2000:

See for further details on how to purchase these.

BB BellBoard
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers