Early Society Peals

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Leading

Ringers

Alan Regin 2158 (70 as C)
Derek E Sibson 1777 (1555 as C)
Simon J Davies 1305 (6 as C)
E Jane Sibson 1214 (1 as C)
Ian R Fielding 1185 (678 as C)
Graham A Duke 1137 (154 as C)
Ian G Campbell 1128 (1 as C)
Richard M Hobbs 1018 (125 as C)
John P Loveless 988 (469 as C)
Shirley E McGill 885 (1 as C)

Conductors

Derek E Sibson 1555
Ian R Fielding 678
Stephen A Wheeler 511
John P Loveless 469
Roger Baldwin 261
George Newson 227
Ian Roulstone 204
Graham A Duke 154
Dennis Beresford 150
Stanley Jenner 131

Towers

Shoreditch, St Leonard 986
Spitalfields, Christ Church 218
Westminster, St Martin in the Fields 118
Watford, 15 Harford Drive 86
Trumpington, St Mary & Michael 85
Barton Seagrave, St Botolph 74
Edmonton, All Saints 71
West Ham, All Saints 62
Highgate, St Anne 60
Hackney, St John 51

Methods

Spliced Surprise Major 987
Bristol Surprise Major 679
Surprise Minor 332
Grandsire Triples 296
London Surprise Major 290
Yorkshire Surprise Major 244
Stedman Cinques 240
Plain Bob Major 212
Bristol Surprise Maximus 209
Kent Treble Bob Major 196

Holloway, Middlesex
St Mary Magdalene
Saturday, 25 August 1883 in 3hrs 19mins (17-2-15)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thomas Brook

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. John Gobbett
  3. Wingfield Meadows
  4. James Hannington
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. William H Doran
  7. James Barrett
  8. George Griffin

This peal was rung with the bells deeply muffled as a last mark of respect and esteem to William Pascal Smithett, Esq., Churchwarden of the above church, and he had also been connected with the parish for the last forty years as Vestryman, Guardian, and Chairman of the Board.

Peal No: 589

Camberwell, Surrey
St George
Thursday, 13 September 1883 in 2hrs 59mins (14)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John F Penning

  1. James Rumsey
  2. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  3. Alfred C Fussell
  4. Thomas Titchener
  5. William H Fussell
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. Joseph Barry
  8. William Jones
Peal No: 590

Camberwell, Surrey
St George
Saturday, 22 September 1883 in 3hrs 3mins (14)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John W Barker

  1. Thomas Titchener
  2. Wingfield Meadows
  3. Robert Pettit
  4. Harry Randall
  5. James Hannington
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. William H Doran
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 591

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Saturday, 6 October 1883 in 3hrs 4mins (13-2-24)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Ernest E Robins
  2. John Nelms
  3. John Perks
  4. William Baron
  5. Edward Moses
  6. Henry Dains
  7. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  8. Henry A Hopkins
Peal No: 592

Enfield, Middlesex
St Andrew
Saturday, 20 October 1883 in 3hrs 8mins (19)
5056 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  2. Matthew Ellsmore
  3. Henry Dains
  4. George Newson
  5. Thomas Scarlett
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. William H Doran
  8. Samual Jarman
Peal No: 593

Loughton, Essex
St John the Baptist
Thursday, 25 October 1883 in 3hrs 10mins (18-2-19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John F Penning

  1. William Smith
  2. George Akers
  3. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  4. George Cornell
  5. Matthew Ellsmore
  6. John Gobbett
  7. Samual Jarman
  8. William Truss
Peal No: 594

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 27 October 1883 in 3hrs 30mins (24-3-7)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thomas Brook

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Thomas Titchener
  3. William H Fussell
  4. James Hannington
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. William H Doran
  7. Samual Jarman
  8. Alfred Dawes
Peal No: 595

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Tuesday, 6 November 1883 in 3hrs 3mins (12-3-21)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. George Newson
  2. James Page
  3. William H Fussell
  4. Thomas Gleed
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. James Hannington
  8. James Barrett (C)
Peal No: 596

Redenhall, Norfolk
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, 8 November 1883 in 3hrs 30mins (22-2-20)
5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Edward Smith (C)
  2. William Sheldrake
  3. William Matthews
  4. George Prime
  5. Nathan J Pitstow
  6. Frederick Smith
  7. George Mobbs
  8. Captain A P Moore
Peal No: 597

West Ham, Essex
All Saints
Saturday, 17 November 1883 in 3hrs 31mins (28)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Harry Randall
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. James Hannington
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. John Gobbett
  7. Edward Moses
  8. William H Doran
  9. Samual Jarman
  10. James Barrett
Peal No: 598

Putney, Surrey
St Mary
Monday, 21 January 1884 in 3hrs 20mins (16)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry Johnson

  1. James Page
  2. Edward Chapman
  3. Arthur R Jacob
  4. James Hannington
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Wingfield Meadows
  7. George Newson (C)
  8. James Barrett
Peal No: 599

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Wednesday, 23 January 1884 in 3hrs 21mins (24-3-7)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. John Nunn
  3. Ernest A Pitstow
  4. George Martin
  5. John Gobbett
  6. Harry Randall
  7. Frederick Pitstow
  8. Samual Jarman
Peal No: 600

Camberwell, Surrey
St George
Thursday, 24 January 1884 in 3hrs 4mins (14)
5056 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Ernest A Pitstow
  2. Thomas Titchener
  3. John Gobbett
  4. Arthur R Jacob
  5. James Hannington
  6. Wingfield Meadows
  7. Frederick Pitstow
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 601

Islington, Middlesex
St Mary
Friday, 25 January 1884 in 2hrs 51mins (16)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Wingfield Meadows
  2. James Hannington
  3. Ernest A Pitstow
  4. Arthur R Jacob
  5. Edward Moses
  6. Frederick Pitstow
  7. George Newson (C)
  8. Joseph Barry
Peal No: 602

Fulham, Middlesex
All Saints
Saturday, 26 January 1884 in 3hrs 22mins (18-2-22)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves

  1. Harry Randall
  2. James Hannington
  3. Ernest A Pitstow
  4. Henry Swain
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. William Hoverd
  7. Frederick Pitstow
  8. George Newson
  9. James Barrett
  10. Wingfield Meadows (C)
Peal No: 603

Tottenham, Middlesex
All Hallows
Saturday, 26 January 1884 in 3hrs 4mins (13-2-0)
5056 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Henry Dains
  5. Edward Moses
  6. Thomas Taylor
  7. William H Doran
  8. Samual Jarman
Peal No: 604

Camberwell, Surrey
St George
Saturday, 2 February 1884 in 2hrs 55mins (14)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  2. William H Fussell
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. Alfred C Fussell
  5. Wingfield Meadows
  6. Joseph Barry
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. William Jones
Peal No: 605

Enfield, Middlesex
St Mary Magdalene
Saturday, 16 February 1884 in 3hrs 19mins (20)
5056 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Arthur H Gardom (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. James Hannington
  4. Arthur R Jacob
  5. William H Fussell
  6. George Newson
  7. William H Doran
  8. James Barrett

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 606

Ely, Cambridgeshire
St Mary
Saturday, 23 February 1884 in 2hrs 58mins (17-0-25)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Samual Slater
  2. George Martin
  3. Ernest A Pitstow
  4. Frederick Wells
  5. George Taylor
  6. Henry Prior
  7. John F Penning
  8. Frederick Pitstow (C)
Peal No: 608

Staines, Surrey
St Mary
Saturday, 23 February 1884 in 3hrs 12mins (16-3-1)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Charles T Hopkins
  2. Wingfield Meadows
  3. Alfred C Fussell
  4. William H Fussell
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. James Hannington
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 607

City of London,
St Sepulchre without Newgate
Thursday, 28 February 1884 in 3hrs 29mins (28-2-16)
5057 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Nelms

  1. John Nelms (C)
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Charles T Hopkins
  4. John Gobbett
  5. Harry Randall
  6. Edward Moses
  7. David Stackwood
  8. William H Doran
  9. Samual Jarman
  10. Daniel Lovett
Peal No: 609

City of London,
St Brides
Saturday, 8 March 1884 in 4hrs 18mins (28)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by John Cox

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Harry Randall
  4. James Hannington
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. Arthur H Gardom
  8. Edward Moses
  9. William H Doran
  10. Wingfield Meadows
  11. Samual Jarman
  12. James Barrett
Peal No: 610

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Thursday, 27 March 1884 in 3hrs 50mins (30)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. John Nelms
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. Arthur R Jacob
  5. James Hannington
  6. Henry Dains
  7. William H Doran
  8. Wingfield Meadows
  9. Samual Jarman
  10. James Barrett

Rung to commemmorate of the 100th anniversary of the 12,000 of Oxford Treble Bob Royal, which was rung by members of this Society at St. Leonard's in 1784.

Peal No: 611

Westminster, Middlesex
St Martin in the Fields
Saturday, 5 April 1884 in 4hrs 15mins (30-1-20)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by John Cox

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. John Nelms
  4. James Hannington
  5. Henry Dains
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. Henry Swain
  8. Henry A Hopkins
  9. William H Doran
  10. David Stackwood
  11. William Baron
  12. James Barrett

This performance was rung, with the bells half-muffled, as a mark of sympathetic and mournful respect to the late Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, whose register of birth appears upon the books of this parish church.

Peal No: 612

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 26 April 1884 in 4hrs 13mins (30)
5280 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by George Newson

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Harry Randall
  4. James Hannington
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. Arthur H Gardom
  8. Frederick Pitstow
  9. William H Doran
  10. Wingfield Meadows
  11. Samual Jarman
  12. James Barrett
Peal No: 613

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Thursday, 1 May 1884 in 3hrs 4mins (14-0-16)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Charles T Hopkins
  2. Alfred C Fussell
  3. William H Fussell
  4. H E T Glover B A
  5. Edward Chapman
  6. Newland Aldersman
  7. Wingfield Meadows
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 614

West Ham, Essex
All Saints
Saturday, 3 May 1884 in 3hrs 25mins (28)
5067 Stedman Caters
Composed by Harry Randall

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. James Hannington
  4. Harry Randall
  5. William H Fussell
  6. John Gobbett
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. William H Doran
  9. Samual Jarman
  10. Frederick Searle
Peal No: 615

Fulham, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 5 May 1884 in 3hrs 10mins (18-2-22)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Cox

  1. Charles T Hopkins
  2. Wingfield Meadows
  3. James Hannington (C)
  4. Thomas Titchener
  5. William H Fussell
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. Harry Randall
  8. George Newson
Peal No: 616

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Thursday, 29 May 1884 in 3hrs 38mins (30)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by John Cox

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. John Gobbett
  3. Ackland J Perkins
  4. William H Fussell
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. William H Doran
  8. Wingfield Meadows
  9. Arthur H Gardom
  10. Harry Benham
Peal No: 617

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Sunday, 1 June 1884 in 3hrs 1min (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. William Ambrose
  2. William Baron (C)
  3. William Coppage
  4. Arthur G Thomas
  5. Henry Swain
  6. Henry A Hopkins
  7. Carl W Ludwig
  8. Ernest E Robins
Peal No: 618

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Monday, 9 June 1884 in 3hrs 1min (14-0-16)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. George Newson
  2. James Hannington (C)
  3. George Griffin
  4. Thomas Gleed
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. Wingfield Meadows
  8. George B Lucas
Peal No: 619

Lavenham, Suffolk
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 14 June 1884 in 4hrs 0mins (21-0-7)
6016 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Thomas Lockwood

  1. Samual Slater
  2. George Martin
  3. Ernest A Pitstow
  4. Frederick Wells
  5. Oliver T Garwood
  6. John F Penning
  7. George Taylor
  8. Frederick Pitstow (C)
Peal No: 620

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Sunday, 3 August 1884 in 3hrs 24mins (15-1-20)
5073 Stedman Caters
Composed by John Nelms

  1. John Nelms (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. George Newson
  4. William Coppage
  5. Henry A Hopkins
  6. Henry Dains
  7. Arthur H Gardom
  8. Henry Swain
  9. William Baron
  10. John W Mansfield

The above members of the Society visited the Waterloo Tower at the invitation of Henry S Thomas Esq. for the purpose of commemorate the 65th anniversary of the opening of these bells by members of this Society and hereby desire to express a lasting gratitude for the opportunity this afforded.

Peal No: 621

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Monday, 4 August 1884 in 3hrs 14mins (15-1-20)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Cox

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Arthur H Gardom
  3. John Nelms
  4. Arthur G Thomas
  5. Henry Dains
  6. Henry A Hopkins
  7. Henry Swain
  8. Henry S Thomas
  9. George Newson
  10. William Coppage
Peal No: 622

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Thursday, 21 August 1884 in 2hrs 54mins (12-3-21)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thomas Brook

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Arthur R Jacob
  4. James Hannington
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Edward Chapman
  7. James Barrett
  8. Thomas Gleed
Peal No: 623

Waltham Abbey, Essex
Holy Cross & S Lawrence
Saturday, 30 August 1884 in 3hrs 12mins (19)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Henry Dains (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Harry Randall
  5. Arthur H Gardom
  6. James Hannington
  7. George Newson
  8. William Baron
Peal No: 624

Saffron Walden, Essex
St Mary
Monday, 15 September 1884 in 3hrs 16mins (22-2-24)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Nathan J Pitstow

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. George Martin
  3. Charles T Hopkins
  4. Henry A Hopkins
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. John F Penning
  7. Edward Chapman
  8. Frederick Pitstow
Peal No: 625

Long Melford, Suffolk
Holy Trinity
Wednesday, 17 September 1884 in 3hrs 16mins (15-0-18)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Henry A Hopkins
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Ernest A Pitstow
  4. Samual Slater
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. Frederick Wells
  7. Edward Chapman
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 626

Kenninghall, Norfolk
St Mary
Friday, 19 September 1884 in 3hrs 3mins (15-2-3)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Charles T Hopkins
  2. Henry A Hopkins
  3. Edward Chapman
  4. Arthur R Jacob
  5. Robert Hutton
  6. John Woods
  7. Ernest A Pitstow
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 627

Hingham, Norfolk
St Andrew
Saturday, 20 September 1884 in 3hrs 14mins (16-1-0)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Henry A Hopkins
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Robert Hutton
  4. Ernest A Pitstow
  5. Edward Chapman
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. John Woods
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 628

Norwich, Norfolk
St Peter Mancroft
Monday, 22 September 1884 in 3hrs 33mins (37)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Charles T Hopkins
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Philip Sadler
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. Edward Chapman
  7. Frederick Knights
  8. James Skinner
  9. Captain A P Moore
  10. George Smith
Peal No: 629

Redenhall, Norfolk
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, 24 September 1884 in 3hrs 17mins (22-2-20)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Arthur R Jacob
  3. Charles T Hopkins
  4. Henry A Hopkins
  5. William Matthews
  6. Thomas Taylor
  7. Philip Sadler
  8. John Smith
Peal No: 630