Kings and princes, lords, ladies and common folk - we come and we go. But Castle Bromwich church bells ring out now as they have done since the Middle Ages. Let’s keep ‘em ringing!


This local history unit for schools has been devised me, William Dargue, a Birmingham teacher for many years and a long-time bellringer at Castle Bromwich Church. 


(You may also want to look at my other websites - 

and - - lots of Castle Bromwich articles here!




I'm Bill Dargue, the webmaster of this site on behalf of the Castle Bromwich bellringers for the Bell Restoration project. Now that the restoration is complete, no further additions or alterations will be made to this website. However, if you want to get in touch with us, please do so by going to the 

Contacts page on our church website.


The Castle Bromwich Village Trail was first published as a leaflet by William Dargue in 2013 with artwork by David Adams to support the Castle Bromwich Bell Restoration Project refurbishing St Mary & St Margaret’s church bells to commemorate the installation of the peal by Sir John Bridgeman II in 1717. Other material is the work of William Dargue, some derived from The Bells of Castle Bromwich and A Brief History of Castle Bromwich and its Church 2013 by William Dargue and kindly sponsored by Hall's Garden Centre, a family-run business established in Castle Bromwich in 1952.



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William Dargue 2016

'A History of Castle Bromwich for Young People' written by William Dargue 2016 for the Castle Bromwich Bellringers.

We’ve been ringing here for 500 years and are keen to involve local people in our ancient art. Contact us via our church website, if you want learn to ring or visit the tower or have one of us talk to your group about the history of Castle Bromwich, our church or bellringing.  Material on this site may be reused only for non-commercial purposes providing appropriate attribution is given (Creative Commons Licence Attribution NonCommercial 4.0) - details on the Contact page.