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 20th February Edit BBB | ||
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Year | Event | Reference |

1729 | The local company at Kettering rang their first peal with one of 5,040 Grandsire Triples. | nv |

1787 | The first occasion in which a peal of over ten thousand changes of Triples was rung took place on this day when the ringers at Otley, Yorkshire rang Holt's Ten Part twice. It took 6 hours and 22 minutes. | BN1883/159 |

1872 | The Oxford University Society was formed. | RW1925/120 |

1892 | An attempt was made to ring 20,160 Canterbury Pleasure Major at Warnham, Sussex. Two bells crossed over after three hours so they stopped and had some light refreshment and then started again. This attempt was also unsuccessful after two and a half hours. | BN1892/580 |

1902 | Original Major is the basis of all method ringing, being plain hunt on eight bells. As each section, or lead, is so short - only two changes - it requires a multiplicity of calls for a peal. The first peal, rung on this day, contained 477 calls! | nv |

1943 | The Universities Association was founded after the annual dinner of the Oxford University Society at Oxford. Members from four different universities rang an inaugural peal of Kent Treble Bob Major on handbells later in the day. | RW1943/108 |

1963 | A record peal of 15,840 Plain Bob Minor was rung on handbells at Putney in 6 hours and 12 minutes, conducted by B J Woodruffe. See May 6, 1973. | RW1963/181 |

Birthdays for 20th February | ||

Happy Birthday, Francis S Wilson (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

Happy Birthday, Arthur W Ward (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

1910 | Spencer G A Kear born | |

1911 | John H Crampion born | |

1932 | William M Bellerby born | |

Happy Birthday, Anthony J Cox (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

Happy Birthday, Martin S Davies (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

Personal Milestones for 20th February | ||

1987 | 1000th peal rung by William A Holmes | |

First pealers for 20th February | ||

1936 | First peal rung by Walter A Lee. Recorded peal total is 390. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Bridget M Tomlin. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Andrew R Carter. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Arthur J Simmonds. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Brian Makeham. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Doreen M Murfin. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Ernest G Jones. Recorded peal total is 53. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Harold Hayes_Jun. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Henry Chamberlain. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Herbert Pople. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Maxwell J Garrett. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Michael A C Sinfield. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Raymond A Lucas. Recorded peal total is 39. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Roger A Lennard. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1954 | First peal rung by Roy F Barrett. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by T Maureen Carter. Recorded peal total is 16. | |

1954 | First peal rung by William T E Hayward. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by William W Bartholomew. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1954 | First peal rung by William Whiting. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Arthur Yates. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Richard Bowles. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by A Terry. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Alan G Thompson. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Alfred W Stenning. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Ben Topliss. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

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

1960 | First peal rung by Dennis Ellisdon. Recorded peal total is 402. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Elizabeth A Negus. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Eric Jarrett. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Frederick Mills. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1960 | First peal rung by G Bonsor. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Harold Borrowdale. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by James Scott. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1960 | First peal rung by John Higgs. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1960 | First peal rung by John R Newman. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Keith Ward. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Leonard J King. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Lesley Pask. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Margaret A Turner. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Margaret Bragg. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Noel D Deam. Recorded peal total is 72. | |

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

1960 | First peal rung by S Gordon Hutchings. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Stewart Bould. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1960 | First peal rung by T Leslie Cundy. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Terry V Deacon. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1960 | First peal rung by W David Ward. Recorded peal total is 59. | |

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

1961 | First peal rung by David F Moore. Recorded peal total is 1579. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Rupert A Clarke. Recorded peal total is 1515. | |

1962 | First peal rung by Peter A Kirkby. Recorded peal total is 41. | |

1963 | First peal rung by David J Bleby. Recorded peal total is 77. | |

1963 | First peal rung by James O Goulter. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1963 | First peal rung by William B Pitcher. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Brian A Vickers. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1965 | First peal rung by John A Laver. Recorded peal total is 12. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Kevan J Chapman. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Marian Balkwill. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Nigel P Spencer. Recorded peal total is 16. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Peter S Robertson. Recorded peal total is 70. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Rosemary E White. Recorded peal total is 27. | |

1965 | First peal rung by Terry G Smith. Recorded peal total is 111. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Harold G Radley. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1966 | First peal rung by Martin Turner (Whitney on Wye). Recorded peal total is 8. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Susan E Bell. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1971 | First peal rung by Diana H Meredith. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1971 | First peal rung by H George Rand. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1971 | First peal rung by Susan M Wolters. Recorded peal total is 26. | |

1975 | First peal rung by Sheila Copley. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Martin A Smith. Recorded peal total is 126. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Anthony D Brooks. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Anthony J Jefferies. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Brenda Parr. Recorded peal total is 52. | |

1982 | First peal rung by David C Sheekey. Recorded peal total is 31. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Elaine Diment. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Fleur A Robotham. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Kay D Nunn. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1982 | First peal rung by V Margaret Hodkin. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Martin S Davies. Recorded peal total is 167. | |

1983 | First peal rung by Philip H Larter. Recorded peal total is 762. | |

1985 | First peal rung by Angus J Gilchrist. Recorded peal total is 14. | |

1986 | First peal rung by Antony S Fuidge. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Adrian P Coward. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Barbara E Wells. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1988 | First peal rung by David R Price. Recorded peal total is 19. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Martin W J Coleman. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1988 | First peal rung by Tim Leach. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Graham M Brown. Recorded peal total is 12. | |

1992 | First peal rung by Simon A E Winter. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Carole Wood. Recorded peal total is 59. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Catherine A Simpson. Recorded peal total is 12. | |

1993 | First peal rung by David Miles. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Mandy Spearing. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Mary E Holden. Recorded peal total is 728. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Neil Fisher. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Patricia Stokes. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Philip J Penney. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Samantha R Clark. Recorded peal total is 21. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Stephen J Baker. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1996 | First peal rung by David C Pye. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1996 | First peal rung by Simon J Smith. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1999 | First peal rung by Elaine J Farrow. Recorded peal total is 19. | |

1999 | First peal rung by Ian R Hartfield. Recorded peal total is 23. | |

1999 | First peal rung by Inga Edwards. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1999 | First peal rung by M Helen Widgery. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1999 | First peal rung by Rachel J Spencer. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

2003 | First peal rung by June C Lane. Recorded peal total is 13. | |

2004 | First peal rung by Emma R Jones. Recorded peal total is 52. | |

2004 | First peal rung by Graham R Kelly. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

2005 | First peal rung by Roy W Pearce. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2009 | First peal rung by Sally E Mason. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

2009 | First peal rung by Sylvie M Fawcett. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

2010 | First peal rung by Greg Jordan. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2010 | First peal rung by Sarah Adams (Tidenham). Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2013 | First peal rung by Nicole H Rolph. Recorded peal total is 8. | |

2014 | First peal rung by Carrie L Hyde. Recorded peal total is 24. | |

2015 | First peal rung by Paul Hext. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

2016 | First peal rung by Kay A Green. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2016 | First peal rung by Stephen J Green. Recorded peal total is 1. |

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