Early Society Peals

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Leading

Ringers

Alan Regin 2208 (70 as C)
Derek E Sibson 1775 (1553 as C)
Simon J Davies 1306 (6 as C)
E Jane Sibson 1212 (1 as C)
Ian R Fielding 1199 (683 as C)
Graham A Duke 1158 (159 as C)
Ian G Campbell 1151 (1 as C)
Richard M Hobbs 1026 (129 as C)
John P Loveless 1015 (475 as C)
Shirley E McGill 933 (1 as C)

Conductors

Derek E Sibson 1553
Ian R Fielding 683
Stephen A Wheeler 511
John P Loveless 475
Roger Baldwin 274
George Newson 227
Ian Roulstone 213
Graham A Duke 159
Dennis Beresford 150
Stanley Jenner 136

Towers

Shoreditch, St Leonard 995
Spitalfields, Christ Church 223
Westminster, St Martin in the Fields 118
Watford, 15 Harford Drive 99
Trumpington, St Mary & Michael 84
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 1011
Bristol Surprise Major 691
Surprise Minor 351
London Surprise Major 299
Grandsire Triples 296
Yorkshire Surprise Major 254
Stedman Cinques 244
Bristol Surprise Maximus 223
Plain Bob Major 212
Kent Treble Bob Major 196

Fulham, Middlesex
All Saints
Saturday, 12 December 1885 in 3hrs 10mins (18-2-22)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Cox

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Charles E Malim
  3. John Rogers
  4. William Coppage
  5. Henry Swain
  6. Newland Alderman
  7. Henry A Hopkins
  8. Henry S Thomas
  9. Henry Dains
  10. John W Mansfield
Peal No: 673

Margate, Kent
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 12 December 1885 in 3hrs 8mins (21-2-3)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt

  1. Charles Willshire
  2. Leon Willshire (C)
  3. Percy A Reed
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. John J Bristow
  7. George Willshire
  8. Francis Carroway
Peal No: 674

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Tuesday, 29 December 1885 in 2hrs 45mins (13-2-24)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Arthur G Thomas
  3. William Coppage
  4. John W Mansfield
  5. Henry S Thomas
  6. Henry Swain
  7. Carl W Ludwig
  8. William Ambrose
Peal No: 675

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Thursday, 14 January 1886 in 3hrs 8mins (24-3-7)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thomas Brook

  1. George Newson
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Edward F Cole
  4. Thomas Titchener
  5. Benjamin Foskett
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. Frederick Pitstow (C)
  8. William Arscott
Peal No: 676

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Saturday, 30 January 1886 in 2hrs 59mins (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Reeves

  1. Augustus Pointer
  2. Percy A Reed (C)
  3. Charles Willshire
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. Leon Willshire
  7. George Willshire
  8. Edward Golder
Peal No: 678

Fulham, Middlesex
All Saints
Saturday, 30 January 1886 in 3hrs 24mins (18-2-22)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by William Shipway

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. John W Mansfield
  3. Henry J Davies
  4. William Coppage
  5. Albert E Church
  6. Arthur G Thomas
  7. Charles E Malim
  8. Henry Swain
  9. Henry Dains
  10. Joseph Barry
Peal No: 677

Lambeth, Surrey
St Mary
Saturday, 13 February 1886 in 3hrs 3mins (16)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thomas Thurstans

  1. John Nelms
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Benjamin Foskett
  4. Edward F Cole
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. George Newson (C)
  7. George R Banks
  8. John W Mansfield
Peal No: 679

Westminster, Middlesex
St Stephen
Saturday, 20 February 1886 in 3hrs 54mins (23)
6048 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Henry Dains
  2. Alfred C Fussell
  3. J Nixon Oxborrow
  4. James Hannington
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. William H Fussell
  7. James Barrett
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 680

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Tuesday, 2 March 1886 in 2hrs 45mins (13-2-24)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Reverend J Ulten Todd
  3. Edward F Cole
  4. William W Thorne
  5. Arthur G Thomas
  6. Henry S Thomas
  7. Henry Swain
  8. William Ambrose
Peal No: 681

Lee, Kent
St Margaret
Saturday, 6 March 1886 in 3hrs 0mins (14-1-13)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. William Coppage
  3. Thomas G Deal
  4. Charles E Malim
  5. John W Mansfield
  6. George R Banks
  7. Henry Dains
  8. Edward Albone

First peal on these bells

Peal No: 682

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Saturday, 13 March 1886 in 3hrs 3mins (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Reverend Charles D P Davies

  1. Augustus Pointer
  2. Leon Willshire (C)
  3. Charles Willshire
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. Percy A Reed
  7. George Willshire
  8. Edward Golder
Peal No: 683

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 3 April 1886 in 3hrs 37mins (30)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by George Newson

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Arthur R Jacob
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. Ackland J Perkins
  5. James Hannington
  6. Henry Swain
  7. George Harvey
  8. Henry A Hopkins
  9. Henry Dains
  10. James Barrett
Peal No: 684

Chertsey, Surrey
St Peter
Saturday, 1 May 1886 in 3hrs 8mins (20-0-14)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Edward Chapman
  2. Alfred C Fussell
  3. William H Fussell
  4. Edward F Cole
  5. George Griffin
  6. Newland Alderman
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 685

Sonning, Berkshire
St Andrew
Saturday, 29 May 1886 in 3hrs 19mins (20-1-4)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Arthur R Jacob
  2. James Leach
  3. Alfred C Fussell
  4. George Griffin
  5. Edward F Cole
  6. Newland Alderman
  7. William H Fussell
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 686

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Sunday, 13 June 1886 in 3hrs 8mins (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Leon Willshire
  3. John Rogers
  4. Charles E Malim
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. John J Bristow
  7. William H Doran
  8. John W Mansfield
Peal No: 687

Buxted, Sussex
St Margaret the Queen
Saturday, 21 August 1886 in 2hrs 54mins (14-2-7)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. Charles E Golds
  2. George F Attree (C)
  3. Henry J Davies
  4. James Searle
  5. Henry A Hopkins
  6. John Jay Jr
  7. John Jay
  8. Edward Butler
Peal No: 688

Worthing, Heene, Sussex
St Botolph
Thursday, 26 August 1886 in 2hrs 52mins (10)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. James Searle
  2. George F Attree
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Harry Weston
  5. Charles Tyler
  6. George A King
  7. John Jay (C)
  8. Walter F Veron
Peal No: 689

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Tuesday, 5 October 1886 in 2hrs 54mins (12-3-21)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Percival Heywood

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. James Page
  3. James Hannington
  4. Thomas Gleed
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. George Griffin
  8. Henry Dains
Peal No: 690

Netley Abbey, Hampshire
St Edward the Confessor
Wednesday, 13 October 1886 in 2hrs 48mins (8)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Henry A Hopkins
  3. John Rogers
  4. James Hannington
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Henry Dains
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. William Baron

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 691

Fareham, Hampshire
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 16 October 1886 in 3hrs 1min (11-2-27)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. George Williams (C)
  2. George Baker
  3. William L Chamberlain
  4. Henry Haggett
  5. James Hewitt
  6. Frederick Hill
  7. John W Whiting
  8. George Grafham
Peal No: 692

Sawston, Cambridgeshire
St Mary
Sunday, 17 October 1886 in 3hrs 3mins (13)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Nathan J Pitstow
  2. George Martin
  3. Charles Freeman
  4. Israel Rockett
  5. John F Penning
  6. Ernest A Pitstow
  7. George Taylor
  8. Frederick Pitstow (C)

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 693

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 30 October 1886 in 3hrs 31mins (24-3-7)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by William Sottanstall

  1. Dansie W Griggs
  2. James Page
  3. Edward Chapman
  4. Thomas Gleed
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. George Griffin
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 694

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Saturday, 6 November 1886 in 2hrs 42mins (13-2-24)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Santley Baker
  2. William Baron (C)
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Albert E Church
  5. William W Thorne
  6. Henry S Thomas
  7. Carl W Ludwig
  8. William Ambrose
Peal No: 695

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Monday, 8 November 1886 in 2hrs 56mins (14-0-16)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. William H Fussell
  3. Arthur R Jacob
  4. Thomas Titchener
  5. Edward Chapman
  6. John Smith
  7. James Barrett
  8. Henry Dains
Peal No: 696

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Tuesday, 16 November 1886 in 2hrs 48mins (12-3-21)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Samuel Clarke
  2. James Page
  3. George Griffin
  4. George Newson (C)
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. John Smith
  7. Edward Chapman
  8. William Arscott
Peal No: 697

Chelsea, Middlesex
St Luke
Saturday, 27 November 1886 in 3hrs 40mins (23)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Rogers

  1. George G Wild
  2. William Lally
  3. John W Mansfield
  4. William Coppage
  5. Henry J Davies
  6. William Baron
  7. Albert E Church
  8. Henry Swain
  9. John Rogers (C)
  10. Joseph Barry
Peal No: 698

City of London,
St Brides
Saturday, 11 December 1886 in 3hrs 57mins (28)
5104 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by Henry Hubbard

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Charles E Malim
  3. Henry J Davies
  4. Henry A Hopkins
  5. Albert E Church
  6. Edward F Cole
  7. William H Fussell
  8. Henry Swain
  9. George Newson
  10. Arthur R Jacob
  11. Henry Dains
  12. John Smith
Peal No: 699

Woodford, Essex
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 December 1886 in 2hrs 48mins (10-2-21)
5040 Minor
4 methods: Two extents of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, one extent of Grandsire Minor and two extents of Plain Bob Minor

  1. Samuel J Wincey
  2. John Gobbett
  3. John Nunn
  4. Edwin Barnett
  5. William Lebbon
  6. Hugh T Scarlett (C)

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 700

Ashtead, Surrey
St Giles
Monday, 27 December 1886 in 2hrs 52mins (12-3-26)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. William Coppage
  3. Arthur G Thomas
  4. Albert E Church
  5. Henry J Davies
  6. Henry S Thomas
  7. John Rogers
  8. John W Mansfield
Peal No: 701

Westminster, Middlesex
St Martin in the Fields
Saturday, 1 January 1887 in 3hrs 33mins (30-1-20)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Cox

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. William Coppage
  3. Charles E Malim
  4. Arthur G Thomas
  5. Edward F Cole
  6. Henry A Hopkins
  7. Albert E Church
  8. George Newson
  9. Henry Dains
  10. John W Mansfield
Peal No: 702

Foxearth, Essex
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 15 January 1887 in 3hrs 0mins (7-0-17 )
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Daniel Prentice

  1. Samuel Slater
  2. John Lee
  3. James Bird
  4. Frederick Wells
  5. George Maxim
  6. Robert Mingay
  7. Walter P Gridley
  8. Percy Charles S Scott (C)
Peal No: 703

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Tuesday, 18 January 1887 in 2hrs 45mins (13-2-24)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Santley Baker
  2. William Baron (C)
  3. Arthur G Thomas
  4. Jabez Horton
  5. Albert E Church
  6. Henry S Thomas
  7. Carl W Ludwig
  8. William Ambrose
Peal No: 704

City of London,
St Brides
Saturday, 29 January 1887 in 3hrs 38mins (28)
5021 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Cox

  1. William J Moore
  2. Henry J Davies
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. Jabez Horton
  5. Joseph Barry
  6. William H Fussell
  7. Henry Dains
  8. Albert E Church
  9. George Newson (C)
  10. George R Banks

The performance commemorates the second anniversary of the death of the late Mr John Cox, who held the office of steeple-keeper at this church for many years.

Peal No: 705

Slough, Buckinghamshire
St Mary
Saturday, 5 February 1887 in 3hrs 4mins (9)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. William Baron
  2. Alfred C Fussell (C)
  3. William Coppage
  4. Charles E Malim
  5. William Wilder
  6. Henry S Thomas
  7. Arthur G Thomas
  8. James Pursey

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 706

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 12 February 1887 in 3hrs 4mins (24-3-7)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William F Meads
  2. Joseph Barry
  3. Jabez Horton
  4. Henry J Davies
  5. William H Fussell
  6. Albert E Church
  7. George Newson (C)
  8. George G Wild
Peal No: 707

Havant, Hampshire
St Faith
Friday, 18 February 1887 in 3hrs 1min (15)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. George Williams (C)
  2. John W Whiting
  3. John Staples
  4. James Hewitt
  5. George Baker
  6. William L Chamberlain
  7. Henry Haggett
  8. George Grafham
Peal No: 708

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Thursday, 24 March 1887 in 3hrs 4mins (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. Albert H Sayer
  2. Percy A Reed (C)
  3. George Willshire
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. Leon Willshire
  7. John J Bristow
  8. Edward Golder

This peal was rung with the bells half muffled, as a last tribute of respect to the late Mr W H Thornton, Surgeon of Margate.

Peal No: 709

Ash next Sandwich, Kent
St Nicholas
Saturday, 16 April 1887 in 2hrs 57mins (22)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Reverend Charles D P Davies

  1. Charles Willshire
  2. Leon Willshire (C)
  3. George Willshire
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. Samuel Jarman
  7. John J Bristow
  8. Edward Golder
Peal No: 710

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Thursday, 28 April 1887 in 3hrs 0mins (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Reverend Charles D P Davies

  1. Charles Willshire
  2. Leon Willshire (C)
  3. George Willshire
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. Samuel Jarman
  7. John J Bristow
  8. Francis Carroway
Peal No: 711

Slough, Buckinghamshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 4 May 1887 in 2hrs 55mins (9)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. William H Fussell
  3. Alfred H Andrews
  4. Edward Chapman
  5. Alfred C Fussell
  6. William Wilder
  7. Reuben Flaxman
  8. James Perryman
Peal No: 712

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Tuesday, 24 May 1887 in 3hrs 5mins (15-1-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Reverend Charles D P Davies

  1. Charles Willshire
  2. Leon Willshire (C)
  3. Samuel Jarman
  4. Thomas B Read Jr
  5. Thomas B Read
  6. Francis Carroway
  7. John J Bristow
  8. Edward Golder
Peal No: 713

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Saturday, 28 May 1887 in 3hrs 7mins (14-0-16)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. William H Fussell
  2. Frederick Pitstow
  3. Edward F Cole
  4. George Newson (C)
  5. William H Doran
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Taylor
Peal No: 714