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St Martin-in-the-Fields Peal Boards

At the 2008 January business meeting it was discussed what was to be done with the old peal boards that were stored at St Martin-in-the-Fields before the work commenced there.

Due to the limited amount of space in the ringing room and the church policy that they cannot be stored elsewhere, the vast majority of the boards must be re-homed, perhaps recycled to record a more recent peal or may even have to be destroyed if no one wants to claim them.

This page shows what peal boards are "available" and what state they are in.We're interested in people's views about which peal boards are the most significant and may therefore be considered to be retained at St Martins (bearing in mind the very limited space!), but also if anyone wants to claim one or more of them, please get in contact with the Secretary by the end of February.

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Rung in 1785 - A peal of Oxford Treble Bob Maximus, 5136 changes by the Society of College Youths (so blacked as to be almost illegible).

46 x 75

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Rung in 1862 - For a peal of Stedman Caters 5050 changes, rung by the Society of Cumberland Youths in honour of the Prince of Wales’ majority.

54 x 77

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Rung in 1887 - A peal of Grandsire Cinques, 5015 changes, rung by the Cumberland Youths to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee.

41 x 54

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Rung in 1837 - 7325 Grandsire Cinques by the St James’s Youths.

26 x 47

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Rung in 1854 - 5151 Stedman Cinques by the Cumberland Society.

28 x 37

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Rung in 1865 - 5019 Stedman Cinques by the Cumberlands, also 5013 Grandsire Cinques in 1867.

36 x 60

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Rung in 1868 - 5040 Grandsire Triples by the Society of the Cumberlands.

45 x 25

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Rung in 1871 - 5040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by the St James’s Society.

25 x 39

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Rung in 1881 - 5278 Stedman Cinques by the Royal Cumberland Society.

25 x 34. (Split in two)

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Rung in 1905 - 5040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths.

30 x 37

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Rung in 1918 - 5002 Stedman Cinques (last before restoration) by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths.

15 x 18

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Rung in 1926 - 5007 Stedman Cinques (farewell to Revd Dick Sheppard) by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths.

17 x 26

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Rung in 1945 - 5019 Stedman Cinques (to celebrate the cessation of hostilities) by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths.

19 x 23

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Rung in 1953 - 5019 Stedman Cinques (for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II) by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths.

15 x 19

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Rung in 1954 - 5001 Stedman Cinques (to welcome the Queen home from Australia) by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths.

15 x 19

Not Rung at St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Rung in 1877 - 5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major rung by Royal Cumberland Youths at Camberwell.

15 x 20

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Rung in 1923 - 5013 Stedman Cinques rung by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths at Painswick.

20 x 24

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Rung in 1925 - 5035 Stedman Cinques rung by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths at Ipswich.

19 x 22

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Rung in 1928 - 5040 Cambridge S Royal (first Surprise Royal by the Society) rung by the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths at Epsom.

19 x 22