At one time **The Ringing World** had a feature called **On This Day** where notable events from the past were listed.

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Bill Butler has agreed to supply his collection of events that happened on this day. These complement the automated extracts from PealBase.

Bill Butler's Blog for 26th March Edit BBB | ||
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Year | Event | Reference |

1729 | By a coincidence, two local companies many miles apart rang their first peal on this day. They both rang Grandsire Triples: one peal was at St Mary, Dover; the other was at Wrexham in North Wales. | nv |

1731 | The Painswick Youths continued to establish themselves as the leading society in the area by ringing their third peal of Grandsire Triples in four weeks. See February 19 and March 1, 1731. | nv |

1784 | The rivalry between the divided members of the College Youths was heightened when the ancient society rang 6048 Real Double Bob Maximus at Southwark, only two days after the junior society rang the first, and shorter peal! | CY220 |

1843 | William Hudson composed and conducted the first peal of Hudson's New Light Treble Bob Major, 5,600 changes. He devised this method of ringing Kent and Oxford places in Treble Bob as a means of keeping the tenors out of the slow work. Each plain course contained 800 changes, and there was only nine bobs in the whole peal! | nv |

1883 | An early account of ladies ringing was recorded on this day when Beatrix and Rosa Routh rang touches of Triples on handbells with their brothers at the Rectory, Tilehurst, Berks. | nv |

1894 | Two long peal attempts failed through mechanical faults on this day. A band of Cumberland Youths attempted to ring a record length at Brentwood, 13,440 Double Norwich Court Bob Major, composed and conducted by George Newson. However, a rope broke after 13,072 changes, with only two or three minutes left to ring. See also April 18, 1894. At Wolverhampton, a Midlands band under the leadership of John Carter was attempting 17,000 Grandsire Caters, and this was lost after 7,362 changes in 4 hours and 39 minutes when the tenor clapper broke. | nv |

Birthdays for 26th March | ||

1901 | Frank Harrington born | |

1919 | Northleigh F E Reeve born | |

1921 | William E Thompsett born | |

Happy Birthday, Phillip S George (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

Happy Birthday, Stephen R Taylor (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

Happy Birthday, Charlotte A Boyce (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

First pealers for 26th March | ||

1926 | First peal rung by William Picthall. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1927 | First peal rung by Ernest C Staff. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1927 | First peal rung by Reginald Harper. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1938 | First peal rung by Chris Hawkins. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1938 | First peal rung by Chris Hawkins. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1938 | First peal rung by Chris Hawkins. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1938 | First peal rung by E Parmenter. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1938 | First peal rung by Frederick A Munday. Recorded peal total is 305. | |

1938 | First peal rung by Frederick A Munday. Recorded peal total is 305. | |

1949 | First peal rung by David Hoare. Recorded peal total is 168. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Edwin Atkinson. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Geoffrey W Ashdown. Recorded peal total is 24. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Harry Mann. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Hedley Griffin. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Joan Bussey. Recorded peal total is 48. | |

1949 | First peal rung by John Holbrook. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Wilmot Mann. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Winifred Oliver. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Winifred Oliver. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Alfred H Jarvis. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Anne P Taylor. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Anthony E Johnson. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1951 | First peal rung by David H Slade. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Diana Seal. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Ernest W Bishop. Recorded peal total is 18. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Harry F Makins. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Jack O Berry. Recorded peal total is 66. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Leonard E Sharp. Recorded peal total is 58. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Alex Simpson. Recorded peal total is 24. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Josephine Dyas. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Norman F Hull. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Rosaline Farlow. Recorded peal total is 8. | |

1955 | First peal rung by T Wilson. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1957 | First peal rung by Kenneth Ellison. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by David R Matthews. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Richard Bevis. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Vivienne A Neal. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Anthony R Crowther. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Douglas Deakin. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Leonard Morley. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Leslie K Grey. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Peter J Church. Recorded peal total is 276. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Susan Buckingham. Recorded peal total is 399. | |

1971 | First peal rung by Elisabeth R Mullett. Recorded peal total is 71. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Andrew P Haynes. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Colin Latimer. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Elizabeth Harvey. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Esther Whyte. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1977 | First peal rung by F Stuart Ford. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Graham L Sparey. Recorded peal total is 177. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Malcolm A Thurling. Recorded peal total is 55. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Simon C I Bland. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Emma Routh. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Gill M Stracey. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Michael Amphlett. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Nicola R Cox. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1981 | First peal rung by David C Powell (Lancashire). Recorded peal total is 21. | |

1981 | First peal rung by David Gosden. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1981 | First peal rung by John R Booth. Recorded peal total is 37. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Sarah J Fradgley. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Hilary S Gostelow. Recorded peal total is 58. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Alan C Moult. Recorded peal total is 61. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Brian Bird. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1983 | First peal rung by David N Watts. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Enid D Dixon. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Guy N Slater. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Helen E Owen. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Julie Yeamans. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Gareth Cooke. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Gill D Walmsley. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Ian J Barton. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1988 | First peal rung by John Coppendale. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Kathleen M Johnson. Recorded peal total is 299. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Paul H Beeken. Recorded peal total is 31. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Peggy Powell. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Rachel Brookes. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Reginald R Foreman. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Richard L Thumwood. Recorded peal total is 1516. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Wendy R Jones. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Tania L Picton. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1992 | First peal rung by Richard W Tansley. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1994 | First peal rung by Huw E J Davies. Recorded peal total is 16. | |

1994 | First peal rung by James Harling. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1994 | First peal rung by Janet E Crispin. Recorded peal total is 115. | |

1994 | First peal rung by Tricia Hulse. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Cynthia M R Burrows. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Joan Tipple. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Michael A Neale. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Stephen F Munford. Recorded peal total is 26. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Susan J Munford. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

2002 | First peal rung by Dale A Winter. Recorded peal total is 87. | |

2002 | First peal rung by William T Winter. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

2003 | First peal rung by Alexander J Cannon. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

2003 | First peal rung by Neil I G Mackay. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

2003 | First peal rung by Vanessa Williams. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2003 | First peal rung by Victoria J Winckles. Recorded peal total is 2. |

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