Norman Smith's 23 Spliced Suprise Major

Band that rang first peal of 23 Spliced atw

The band that rang the first peal of Norman Smith's all the work 23 Spliced Surprise Major at Bilsborrow on 31 Dec 1966.

Left to right: Neil Bennett, Cyril Crossthwaite, Walter E Wilkinson, Richard J Parker, Philip J Crossthwaite, Maryl R Crossthwaite, Norman Smith (C), John H Fielden.

Seven survivors (2002) of the band that rang first peal of 23 Spliced atw

The seven survivors of the band photographed following Cyril Crossthwaite's funeral on 17 May 2002.

Left to right: Walter E Wilkinson, Neil Bennett, Philip J Crossthwaite, Maryl R Chambers (nee Crossthwaite), Richard J Parker, Norman Smith (C), John H Fielden.

The original peal band at a celebration party.

The original peal band at a celebration party following the first peal of atw 23 Spliced

Back row (L to R): Neil Bennett, Derek Butterworth (umpire), Walter E Wilkinson, Norman Smith (conductor), John H Fielden. Front row (L to R): Philip J Crossthwaite, Maryl R Crossthwaite, Richard J Parker, Cyril Crossthwaite.