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Bill Butler's Blog for 18th February Edit BBB | ||
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Year | Event | Reference |

1689 | The spire of Cruwys Morchard, Devon was struck by lightning, and the Pennington ring of four in the tower destroyed. | nv |

1777 | In the long peal contest between the College Youths and the Cumberland Youths the former rang in 7 hours and 28 minutes, 10,000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal at St Leonard, Shoreditch, conducted by Charles Purser. See May 10, 1777. | CY165 |

1777 | An old ringing book, dated 1677, which was at one time in the possession of the Bisley Society of Ringers (Gloucester) contained the following: “February 18, 1777 was rung at Abingdon upon ten Hand Bells a Complete Peal of 5040 Plain Bob Method in 3 hours and ten minutes by ye five following persons, viz: Thomas Taylor 1-2, Henry Parker 3-4, Jeremiah Wright 5-6, Benjamin Glanville 7-8. Edward Brooks 9-10. It is the first Peal of the kind that was ever rung in this Kingdom. | RW1913/117 |

1781 | The Trinity Youths of Deptford rang their first peal - Grandsire Triples, conducted by John Day. | TY1 |

1805 | The Cumberland Youths made an attempt to ring 6,129 changes of Stedman Caters at St Leonard, Shoreditch. They had rung just over 5,500 changes when the sixth clapper broke. See February 26, 1805. | S153 |

1817 | In an attempt to emulate the Wath-on-Dearne ringers' double length peal rung the year before, the Horbury, Yorks ringers rang 10,080 Minor in 14 methods, conducted by Thomas Carr. The peal took 5 hours and 50 minutes. See February 27, 1816. | BN1883/159 |

1819 | An agreement was made on this day between the parish of Hundleby, Lincs and a tinker named James Rose, who was usually known as “Ingenuity Rose”. He offered to repair their cracked tenor for £10, but agreed he would not receive any money if the bell was not made perfect. He sawed a piece out of the bell and then tried to run some new metal into the crack. His “Ingenuity” failed him, so he received no money and James Harrison later recast the bell! | CBLi470 |

1822 | The first peal of New Cambridge Surprise Major was rung at Huddersfield, Yorks. | nv |

1881 | The Surrey Association rang their first peal with one of Grandsire Triples at Kingston-on-Thames. | nv |

1914 | The eminent composer, Nathan J Pitstow, died aged 67. | RW1914/133 |

1926 | Edwin Hims rang 2-3 to a tower bell peal of Bob Minor at Launton, Oxon. He was the fourth person to ring a peal on two tower bells. James W Washbrook, (Ireland), William Lawrence, (Little Munden) and James E Groves (Birmingham) rang the earlier peals. | RW1926/149 |

1968 | The first peal of "23 all the work" spliced Surprise Major to be rung silent and non-conducted took place at Longney, Glos. A previous attempt three weeks earlier was lost after three bells shifted with twenty leads to go! See December 31, 1966. | RW1968/181 |

2004 | A handbell peal at Cambridge was rung for the University Guild of 21,600 Spliced Treble Dodging Minor in 102 methods. The peal, conducted by Andrew J W Tibbetts, took 6 hours and 53 minutes, and was the longest “all the work” peal besides being the longest length of Minor in hand. | RW2004/542 |

Birthdays for 18th February | ||

Happy Birthday, Benjamin J Barnes (Year of birth not given for living ringers) | ||

First pealers for 18th February | ||

1912 | First peal rung by Frederick A Salter. Recorded peal total is 79. | |

1928 | First peal rung by Thomas J Setter. Recorded peal total is 44. | |

1931 | First peal rung by Cyril Griffiths. Recorded peal total is 37. | |

1932 | First peal rung by Arthur H Hingley. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1932 | First peal rung by David Hingley. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1938 | First peal rung by George R Payne. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1939 | First peal rung by Alan Capstick. Recorded peal total is 297. | |

1939 | First peal rung by Donald Coombes. Recorded peal total is 47. | |

1939 | First peal rung by John Askew. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1939 | First peal rung by Thomas W Turner. Recorded peal total is 18. | |

1939 | First peal rung by Vernon Forshaw. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1939 | First peal rung by W Thomas Turner. Recorded peal total is 22. | |

1949 | First peal rung by David G Yeo (Long Ashton). Recorded peal total is 40. | |

1949 | First peal rung by Norman H Yeo. Recorded peal total is 0. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Alfred H Little. Recorded peal total is 37. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Donald Percy. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Edward E Elkiss. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Honour Pratt. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1950 | First peal rung by Walter Little. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Dorothy Hughes. Recorded peal total is 17. | |

1952 | First peal rung by Donald A Smith. Recorded peal total is 8. | |

1952 | First peal rung by Pamela M Eastwell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1952 | First peal rung by Robert Worsfold. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1955 | First peal rung by Raymond W Busby. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1956 | First peal rung by David F Welham. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1956 | First peal rung by David J Kennington. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Frank Kennington. Recorded peal total is 23. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Michael H Paulson. Recorded peal total is 16. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Roland Drury. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1958 | First peal rung by Dennis Sutton. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Joan Payne (Wigtoft). Recorded peal total is 101. | |

1960 | First peal rung by Paul E Wells. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Ann Grainger. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Elisabeth A Tutty. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Ian V J Smith. Recorded peal total is 3221. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Paul A Gibson. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1961 | First peal rung by Susan E Cross. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1961 | First peal rung by W William Bradbury. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1961 | First peal rung by William Smith (Sedlescombe). Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Andrew J M Cross. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Anthony J Mason. Recorded peal total is 31. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Elizabeth A Ewan. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1967 | First peal rung by John A Crum. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1967 | First peal rung by John R Bailey. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Lynne Croger. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1967 | First peal rung by M Cecilia Evans. Recorded peal total is 9. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Margaret R Binsted. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Maris C Midgley. Recorded peal total is 254. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Michael Evans. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Michael J Crowell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Philip Rogers. Recorded peal total is 1980. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Robert Bunker. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Simon M Jack. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Susan M Ottley. Recorded peal total is 13. | |

1967 | First peal rung by Tony Pawson. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1968 | First peal rung by William L Richmond. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1971 | First peal rung by Donald O Jefferies. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1973 | First peal rung by Christine Eagle. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1976 | First peal rung by Christopher B Richards. Recorded peal total is 299. | |

1978 | First peal rung by David J Gooding. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Hilary J Briscoe. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Lee-Anne Elliott. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Michael D Peate. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Paul R Meyer. Recorded peal total is 67. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Roger D Bromley. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Timothy J Kelly. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1980 | First peal rung by Anne P Welbourne. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1980 | First peal rung by David H Goodwin. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1980 | First peal rung by Pamela M Harding. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1981 | First peal rung by Roger D Diserens. Recorded peal total is 29. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Alison J Beard. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Alison Merritt. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Anita R McMenamin. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1984 | First peal rung by C Abbott Conway. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Margaret E Farmer. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Richard J Harvey. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Rosaline M Stockwell. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Teresa J Brown. Recorded peal total is 35. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Thomas A Kessell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Trevor Hobday. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Brian Patmore. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1989 | First peal rung by David J Left. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Josephine A Webb. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Rachel C Brown. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Vicki L Chapman. Recorded peal total is 106. | |

1989 | First peal rung by Victoria J Easto. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1993 | First peal rung by Rosalind Bulpit. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Barbara Pettit. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Fraser Harper. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Louisa Pettit. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Lucy A Jones. Recorded peal total is 29. | |

1995 | First peal rung by Roderick M Johnstone. Recorded peal total is 57. | |

1998 | First peal rung by David E Munday. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2006 | First peal rung by Lucy Jerram. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2007 | First peal rung by Karen L Shipley. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Benjamin Clive. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Benjamin J Barnes. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Charles Harrison. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Charlie Martin. Recorded peal total is 10. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Edward Sutch. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Elizabeth Medcalf. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Elliot Hughes. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Greg Rata. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2012 | First peal rung by Samantha J Martin. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2014 | First peal rung by Alison J Lucas. Recorded peal total is 9. |

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