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Welcome to Ray’s website

A brief introduction

Hi and welcome to my web site. Nearly everything on this site is connected with bell ringing in one way or another. There’s also a page about me and a page about my wife Donna. If you are looking for Donna’s X-Files collection then follow the link.

To April 24th 2017 I have rung 919 (I have conducted 15 of those) peals. I have also rung 367 (110 conducted) quarter peals and I have rung in 648 different towers. Donna & I own one bell, the treble, at Saint John-the-Baptist Church, Tunstall in Kent.

The roots of the name Hutchings come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. In Scotland the name Hutchings is the equivalent of Hugh.