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Bill Butler's Blog for 21st February Edit BBB | ||
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Year | Event | Reference |

1734 | At this period there was some rivalry between the London Scholars and the College Youths to see who could ring the longest twelve-bell peal. On this day the City Scholars threw their hat in the ring with a peal of 7,040 Grandsire Cinques in 5 hours and 27 minutes at St Michael, Cornhill. | |

1761 | John Reeves joined the Cumberland Youths. | nv |

1821 | The longest peal of Kent Treble Bob Major to be rung up to this date took place at Oldham, Lancs. The 14,016 changes took 7 hours and 26 minutes to ring, and was the work of W Eversfield, a noted composer of the time. | nv |

1861 | The central tower and spire of Chichester Cathedral collapsed after efforts had been made for several months to shore it up. No one was hurt, and the valuable stalls and tombs had been removed for safety. | nv |

1897 | The first peal on handbells to be rung in Wales was 5,040 Grandsire Triples at Welshpool, Montgomery, conducted by James E Groves. | nv |

1908 | William H Barber conducted Carter's Odd-Bob one part peal of Stedman Triples at Gateshead-on-Tyne whilst blindfolded and ringing a non-observation bell. During the course of the peal, without knowing it, he turned in a complete circle whilst ringing, at one time facing the wall. He was not the first to accomplish this feat, however. See October 12, 1907.and May 30, 1950. | BN1908/7 |

1908 | With a peal of Grandsire Triples at Stoke, (Coventry) conducted by Frank Smallwood, the newly formed Warwickshire Guild of Church Bell Ringers rang its first peal. Nearly forty years later it was renamed the Coventry Diocesan Guild. See November 23, 1907. | BN1908/8 |

1959 | Although he is remembered for his ringing expertise, Revd F E Robinson was also an accomplished woodcarver. Whilst he was Vicar of Drayton, Berks, he took time off ringing to carve the choir stalls and screen. In a fire on this day the screen was destroyed, although the stalls were saved. | RW1959/147 |

1970 | Twenty-three is the maximum number of Surprise Major methods that can be included in a normal length peal if you wish it to contain all the work of all the methods. A peal of 10,080 changes of Spliced Surprise Major at Harrow Weald, Middlesex, included all the work of forty-five methods. This peal, composed and conducted by A R Peake, took 5 hours and 36 minutes. | RW1970/195 |

1981 | A peal of 10,560 Spliced Surprise Maximus in 20 different methods was rung at All Saints, Worcester in 6 hours and 44 minutes, conducted by D C Brown. All the work of each method was included, and every lead of each method was different. | RW1981/389 |

Birthdays for 21st February | ||

Happy Birthday, Malcolm T Johns (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

Happy Birthday, Robert J Taylor (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

First pealers for 21st February | ||

1921 | First peal rung by E Geoffrey Benson. Recorded peal total is 21. | |

1921 | First peal rung by Thomas Bevan. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1926 | First peal rung by Walter Tomlinson. Recorded peal total is 207. | |

1927 | First peal rung by Frederick J Jackson. Recorded peal total is 209. | |

1931 | First peal rung by J Harry Gardner. Recorded peal total is 8. | |

1931 | First peal rung by Reginald H Allsworth. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1948 | First peal rung by Charles T Payne. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1948 | First peal rung by Kathleen I Tebble. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1949 | First peal rung by George Evans. Recorded peal total is 0. | |

1949 | First peal rung by James B Bicknell. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Harry Naylor. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Jack Latham. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Robert Strickland. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Sylvia M White (Henfield). Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1950 | First peal rung by William A Smedley. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Frank D Mack. Recorded peal total is 1736. | |

1952 | First peal rung by Cyril J Weston. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1952 | First peal rung by Denis Hawkings. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

1952 | First peal rung by G Harry Bray. Recorded peal total is 64. | |

1952 | First peal rung by John K Baker. Recorded peal total is 29. | |

1953 | First peal rung by Kenneth R Dunstan. Recorded peal total is 343. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Donald White. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1955 | First peal rung by James A Lord. Recorded peal total is 25. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Jean Blackbourn. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Michael White. Recorded peal total is 22. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Molly Llyal. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1959 | First peal rung by C Thomas Rodgers. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1959 | First peal rung by E John Dolman. Recorded peal total is 23. | |

1959 | First peal rung by Horace Grounds. Recorded peal total is 17. | |

1959 | First peal rung by Jill Easom. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1959 | First peal rung by John Parsonage. Recorded peal total is 8. | |

1959 | First peal rung by Ronald S Anders. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by William J Manning. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Peter L Bill. Recorded peal total is 1179. | |

1962 | First peal rung by Gregory J Roberts. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Brian O Spragg. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Nigel J Cox. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1968 | First peal rung by Jeffrey M Lawrence. Recorded peal total is 12. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Christine P Harrison. Recorded peal total is 22. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Christopher Lucas. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1970 | First peal rung by David J Gower. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1970 | First peal rung by David R Garner. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Geoffrey Kelham. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Ian P Bell. Recorded peal total is 204. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Jillian M Wright. Recorded peal total is 77. | |

1970 | First peal rung by John F Roebuck. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Louise G Butler. Recorded peal total is 23. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Michael E Pickering. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Philip Warrington. Recorded peal total is 18. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Richard M Ragsdell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1970 | First peal rung by Susan A Wright. Recorded peal total is 12. | |

1975 | First peal rung by Deryk R Bugler. Recorded peal total is 475. | |

1975 | First peal rung by Matthew R Holmes. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Caroline L Lund. Recorded peal total is 19. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Christopher Wells. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1976 | First peal rung by David M W Threlfall. Recorded peal total is 330. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Jane M Trotman. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1976 | First peal rung by John Kleeman. Recorded peal total is 82. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Judith A Mack. Recorded peal total is 50. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Kevin D Hamp. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Martin Hemingway. Recorded peal total is 29. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Robert J Maddex. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Anne F Hobbs. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Jeanette M Cowland. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Mark J Chaplin. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1981 | First peal rung by C Richard Lycett. Recorded peal total is 144. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Christopher R Pout. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Deborah Tait. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Frederick A J Goodwin. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Heidi M Richardson. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Jacqui T Bates. Recorded peal total is 42. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Karen M Bass. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Michael J Tinsley. Recorded peal total is 18. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Paul Merryweather. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Robert J Maxwell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Robert J Scase. Recorded peal total is 31. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Robin A Merryweather. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Jason R Turnock. Recorded peal total is 1084. | |

1985 | First peal rung by C Monnica Williams. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1985 | First peal rung by Ian Osley. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1985 | First peal rung by Marline E Osley. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1986 | First peal rung by Simon R Bowler. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1987 | First peal rung by David N Wallis. Recorded peal total is 104. | |

1987 | First peal rung by John W Foster. Recorded peal total is 47. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Charlotte Freeman. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1994 | First peal rung by Charlotte E Dadd. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1994 | First peal rung by Jonathan D Swatton. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1995 | First peal rung by C J Cantwell. Recorded peal total is 25. | |

1996 | First peal rung by Gaynor E Wightman. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1998 | First peal rung by Caroline Hunt. Recorded peal total is 22. | |

2003 | First peal rung by Leslie Morgan. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

2004 | First peal rung by Jonathan P Bamford. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2004 | First peal rung by Susan E Henderson. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2009 | First peal rung by Christopher C Shepherd. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2009 | First peal rung by David Crockford. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2009 | First peal rung by Matthew Whitwood. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2009 | First peal rung by Thomas W Houghton. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2010 | First peal rung by Claire J Harris. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2015 | First peal rung by Clyde R Whittaker. Recorded peal total is 4. |

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