On This Day - 28th February

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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 28th February Edit BBB
YearEventReference
1733The College Youths rang “5040 Bob major Royal Double at St Brides in Fleet Street being the first that ever w. rung in this method”. Only nine ringers were mentioned, and Annable called it from the tenor. It has been suggested that this was the first peal of Double Bob Royal, but was it Double Bob Major with two on the tenor?CY34
1744The local ringers at Hadleigh, Suffolk rang a peal of Bob Major.nv
1798The Bury and Norwich Post for this day recorded: “Yesterday sennight died, aged 66, Mr Richard Browne, baker, of St Martin's at Oak. He was the first man that raised the tenor of S Peter's bells, on which account the ringers gave an excellent funeral peal on the day of his interment.”nv
1809Henry Johnson born at Lichfield. Moved to Birmingham when four years old and started ringing when seventeen years of age. Became one of the most distinguished ringers and composers of the nineteenth century. He died on January 7, 1890, and muffled peals were rung all over the country. A public subscription resulted in a polished granite monument being erected over his grave in Aston churchyard with the inscription: “This stone is erected by the Ringers of England in grateful memory of HENRY JOHNSON to whose ability and perseverance the art of change ringing is wide indebted.”H&A/540
1838Edwin Horrex, a leading College Youth of the nineteenth century, was born at Ipswich.nv
1881The longest peal of Stedman Cinques to be rung to this date took place on this day at St Martin's, Birmingham. They took 6 hours and 48 minutes to ring the 9,238 changes, which were composed by Henry Johnson and conducted by W Hallsworth. It was rung on the composer's 72nd birthday. See April 27, 1861 and December 26, 1901.nv
1888Sir A P Heywood gave a dinner at the Colonnade Hotel, Birmingham as an eightieth birthday compliment to Henry Johnson. He invited the chief ringing officials of each county or diocesan association to attend, and after the dinner put forward his proposal to form The Central Council.BN1889/613
1980John Noonan's immensely complicated peal of Stedman Triples, containing 710 bobs and 22 singles, was rung non-conducted by the Ancient Society of College Youths at St Margaret's, Uxbridge. See May 22, 1799.nv
1982Elisabeth A G Bowden became the fourth woman to ring one thousand peals with one of Cambridge Surprise Maximus at St Stephen's, Bristol. She was the 88th person to achieve this milestone.PPR
1987A peal of Minor was rung at Wonston, Hampshire, all the ringers being members of the Kippin family.nv
 
Birthdays for 28th February
1909Robert G W Broughton born
1924Edith J Shellard born
1924Kathleen I Yates born
1938Martyn Hawkes born
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth T Birmingham (Year of birth not given for living ringers)
Happy Birthday, James Kirkcaldy (Year of birth not given for living ringers)
Happy Birthday, Alan P Mayle (Year of birth not given for living ringers)
Happy Birthday, Martin J Bright (Year of birth not given for living ringers)
 
First pealers for 28th February
1926First peal rung by James C E Simpson. Recorded peal total is 69.
1927First peal rung by Arthur Hatch. Recorded peal total is 33.
1930First peal rung by Albert Fleet. Recorded peal total is 8.
1931First peal rung by A Benjamin Cooper. Recorded peal total is 100.
1931First peal rung by James H Gwilliam. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by John A Brown. Recorded peal total is 45.
1933First peal rung by William J White. Recorded peal total is 7.
1938First peal rung by F David Goddard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1946First peal rung by George S Bush. Recorded peal total is 22.
1948First peal rung by Alan Wrigley. Recorded peal total is 11.
1948First peal rung by Maurice Hillary. Recorded peal total is 19.
1950First peal rung by Anne W Rae. Recorded peal total is 1.
1953First peal rung by Alan G Feaver. Recorded peal total is 133.
1953First peal rung by James E Case. Recorded peal total is 7.
1953First peal rung by John S Wybrew. Recorded peal total is 48.
1953First peal rung by Rohilla M Cooke. Recorded peal total is 30.
1954First peal rung by Leslie Andrews. Recorded peal total is 5.
1954First peal rung by Ronald Stallwood. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by Elizabeth A Cooper. Recorded peal total is 4.
1959First peal rung by Ernest W Penn. Recorded peal total is 29.
1959First peal rung by Harold E Hosking. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by Jean L Kimber. Recorded peal total is 78.
1959First peal rung by Robert W Winstanley. Recorded peal total is 131.
1959First peal rung by Roger Hawkes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1960First peal rung by Edwin R Chillingford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Helen Bartlett. Recorded peal total is 3.
1968First peal rung by Susan M Cooper. Recorded peal total is 3.
1970First peal rung by Ian M McCallion. Recorded peal total is 143.
1970First peal rung by Shelagh Dennis. Recorded peal total is 11.
1973First peal rung by C Ian Hayes. Recorded peal total is 6.
1974First peal rung by Lawrence C Davies. Recorded peal total is 65.
1976First peal rung by Alison G Joyce. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Barbara M Joyce. Recorded peal total is 4.
1976First peal rung by Dereck Williams. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Graham E McLean. Recorded peal total is 4.
1976First peal rung by Helen Knowles. Recorded peal total is 3.
1976First peal rung by Jane Carveth. Recorded peal total is 2.
1976First peal rung by Janet Knowles. Recorded peal total is 2.
1976First peal rung by Julia J Williams. Recorded peal total is 6.
1976First peal rung by Karen Stedman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Lindsay E Trott. Recorded peal total is 4.
1976First peal rung by Malcolm H Joyce. Recorded peal total is 43.
1976First peal rung by Margaret Simpson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Simon Stiles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by William H Mills. Recorded peal total is 9.
1981First peal rung by Anthony J Trumbell. Recorded peal total is 9.
1981First peal rung by Caroline Flockton. Recorded peal total is 24.
1981First peal rung by Charmian Hill. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by Christopher K Rance. Recorded peal total is 7.
1981First peal rung by Claire E O'Mahony. Recorded peal total is 230.
1981First peal rung by Ian Griffiths. Recorded peal total is 8.
1981First peal rung by J Michael Cole. Recorded peal total is 161.
1981First peal rung by Jane C Vowles. Recorded peal total is 4.
1981First peal rung by Joan A Thorne. Recorded peal total is 8.
1981First peal rung by Jonathan R Fowle. Recorded peal total is 5.
1981First peal rung by William F J Quarrell. Recorded peal total is 3.
1982First peal rung by Kevin Lavelle. Recorded peal total is 1.
1987First peal rung by Andrew J Rodliffe. Recorded peal total is 15.
1987First peal rung by John O Morris. Recorded peal total is 11.
1987First peal rung by Karl A Grave. Recorded peal total is 41.
1987First peal rung by Roy Smith (Wanborough). Recorded peal total is 6.
1991First peal rung by David A Norman. Recorded peal total is 6.
1991First peal rung by Gill A Thompson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1993First peal rung by Oliver C Gilbert. Recorded peal total is 2.
1998First peal rung by Anthony J A Shutler. Recorded peal total is 2.
1998First peal rung by David W Wilkinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Derek P Tweed. Recorded peal total is 3.
1998First peal rung by Heather A Taylor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Nicholas Bishop. Recorded peal total is 3.
2004First peal rung by Ian D Hamilton. Recorded peal total is 12.
2004First peal rung by Liz Griffith-Jones. Recorded peal total is 202.
2004First peal rung by Sarah Conway. Recorded peal total is 3.
2004First peal rung by Viv L P Hamilton. Recorded peal total is 2.
2006First peal rung by Barbara Fox. Recorded peal total is 2.
2006First peal rung by Roger G Moss. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First peal rung by Dominic M David. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Charles M Wilde. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Ian Overton. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by James P Ramsbottom. Recorded peal total is 97.
2009First peal rung by Jonathan C Wilde. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Mark Kent. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Martin Blazey. Recorded peal total is 5.
2015First peal rung by Andrew F Hoddinott. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Caroline Simmonds. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Daniel R C Scott. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Gemma L Wormleighton. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Megan A Corless. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Rosalind A Martin. Recorded peal total is 5.
2017First peal rung by Cameron Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 1.

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