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 May 21st, 2017 I have rung 920 (I have conducted 15 of those) peals. I have also rung 369 (112 of those I have conducted) quarter peals and I have rung in 653 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.