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

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 28 November 1891 in 3hrs 33mins (24-3-7)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton

  1. Henry A Hopkins
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. William Short
  4. Albert Pittam
  5. Charles H Martin
  6. John Barber
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 841

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Monday, 14 December 1891 in 3hrs 20mins (24-3-7)
5280 Single Canterbury Pleasure Bob Major
Composed by Charles H Martin

  1. William F Meads
  2. Charles H Martin
  3. Benjamin C Pratchett
  4. Francis Carroway
  5. Charles W Tucker
  6. Ernest T Edridge
  7. William Short (C)
  8. John Barber
Peal No: 842

Hammersmith, Middlesex
St Paul
Saturday, 19 December 1891 in 3hrs 12mins (15-0-18)
5120 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Benjamin Foskett
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Edward F Cole
  4. Henry A Hopkins
  5. William Smith
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 843

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Saturday, 26 December 1891 in 2hrs 50mins (12-3-21)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Arthur R Jacob
  3. James Kitchener
  4. James Nixon
  5. Albert Pittam
  6. Arthur Tennant
  7. Frederick J Pitts
  8. James Cawley
Peal No: 844

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Saturday, 23 January 1892 in 3hrs 3mins (12-3-21)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. James Cawley
  2. George Smith
  3. James Page
  4. James Hannington
  5. George Newson (C)
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. Albert Pittam
  8. Arthur R Jacob
Peal No: 845

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Saturday, 30 January 1892 in 3hrs 3mins (14-0-16)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton

  1. Charles W Tucker
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Henry Dains
  4. Charles H Martin
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Frederick J Pitts
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 846

Hendon, Middlesex
Mr Charles W Tucker Residence
Thursday, 4 February 1892 in 2hrs 38mins ()
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. 1–2Charles W Tucker
  2. 3–4George Newson (C)
  3. 5–6Charles H Martin
  4. 7–8Benjamin C Pratchett
Peal No: 847

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Saturday, 6 February 1892 in 2hrs 44mins (13-2-24)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Thomas W Comley
  2. George Newson (C)
  3. William G Bull
  4. Santley Baker
  5. Albert E Church
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. Arthur Sweetman
  8. George Chesterman
Peal No: 848

Westminster, Middlesex
St Stephen
Saturday, 20 February 1892 in 3hrs 18mins (23)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Arthur Percival Heywood
Transposition of Thomas Thurstans'

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. Henry Swain
  5. John C Truss
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. William Lamb
Peal No: 849

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Thursday, 25 February 1892 in 2hrs 38mins (14-0-16)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Benjamin Foskett
  2. Henry Dains
  3. John C Truss
  4. Henry Swain
  5. Albert Pittam
  6. Edward F Cole
  7. Arthur R Jacob (C)
  8. George Newson
Peal No: 850

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 5 March 1892 in 3hrs 16mins (24-3-7)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. George Paice
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. James Parker
  4. Henry Dains
  5. Edward F Cole
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 851

Westminster, Middlesex
St Margaret
Saturday, 5 March 1892 in 3hrs 20mins (26)
5021 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Rogers

  1. Ernest T Edridge
  2. Charles E Malim
  3. Harold N Davis
  4. Richard W Hoather
  5. Alfred J Griffiths
  6. John C Truss
  7. William Baron Jr
  8. Albert E Church
  9. Frederick J Pitts (C)
  10. William F Meads
Peal No: 852

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
All Saints
Saturday, 12 March 1892 in 3hrs 22mins (18-3-27)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves

  1. Arthur R Jacob
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Thomas Titchener
  4. Henry Dains
  5. George Woodis
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Edward F Cole
  8. James W Trappitt
  9. George Welling
  10. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 853

Sittingbourne, Kent
St Michael
Saturday, 26 March 1892 in 3hrs 6mins (19-0-6)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Arthur Percival Heywood
Transposition of Thomas Thurstans'

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Charles Willshire
  4. Frederick Pitstow
  5. Edward F Cole
  6. Henry Dains
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. Richard S Stains
Peal No: 854

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Sunday, 27 March 1892 in 3hrs 16mins (15-1-20)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Reverend H Earle Bulwer

  1. William G Bull
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Edward F Cole
  5. Henry Dains
  6. Frederick Pitstow
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 855

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 April 1892 in 3hrs 26mins (24-3-7)
5248 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. William F Meads
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Henry Dains
  4. Edward F Cole
  5. John C Truss
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Arthur R Jacob (C)
  8. George Newson
Peal No: 856

Marylebone, Middlesex
St Andrew
Monday, 18 April 1892 in 2hrs 58mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William Baron (C)
  2. Alfred J Griffiths
  3. Edward Jones
  4. Robert J Dawe
  5. Richard W Hoather
  6. Dansie W Griggs
  7. Frederick J Pitts
  8. William F Meads
Peal No: 857

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Monday, 30 May 1892 in 3hrs 7mins (14-0-16)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. William F Meads
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Charles J Wilkins
  4. John C Truss
  5. George Newson
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. Henry Dains (C)
  8. Arthur R Jacob
Peal No: 858

Westminster, Middlesex
St Margaret
Saturday, 18 June 1892 in 3hrs 17mins (26)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Arthur R Jacob (C)
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Edwin Barnett
  4. Albert Pittam
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. Ackland J Perkins
  7. George Welling
  8. James W Trappitt
  9. John H Cheesman
  10. George Newson
Peal No: 859

Hendon, Middlesex
Mr Charles W Tucker Residence
Thursday, 23 June 1892 in 0hr 0mins ()
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Charles H Martin

  1. 1–2Charles W Tucker
  2. 3–4Henry J Martin
  3. 5–6Charles H Martin (C)
  4. 7–8Francis Carroway
Peal No: 860

Hadlow, Kent
St Mary
Sunday, 24 July 1892 in 2hrs 55mins (12-3-0)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. George A Card
  2. Edward F Cole
  3. Frederick J Cullum
  4. Thomas Card
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. Charles H Martin
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 862

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 24 July 1892 in 2hrs 56mins (13-1-26)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. George A Card
  2. Charles H Martin
  3. Frederick J Cullum
  4. Edward F Cole
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. Thomas Card
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 861

Marylebone, Middlesex
St Andrew
Saturday, 30 July 1892 in 3hrs 6mins (19)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. William F Meads
  2. George Welling
  3. Charles H Martin
  4. Charles J Wilkins
  5. Edward F Cole
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Arthur R Jacob (C)
  8. George Newson
Peal No: 863

Bewdley Hill, Worcestershire
Mr R E Grove Residence
Monday, 8 August 1892 in 2hrs 4mins ()
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Reeves

  1. 1–2William Wakeman
  2. 3–4Thomas J Salter
  3. 5–6Harry Williams (C)
  4. 7–8William Short

Referee: MR R E Grove, who ticked the lead ends off as they were rung. The above peal was rung on the handbells belonging to the Worcestershire Association, and is the first peal on these bells, and by all the band.

Peal No: 864

Erith, Kent
St John the Baptist
Tuesday, 9 August 1892 in 3hrs 5mins (15)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Edwin Barnett
  2. William J Reeve
  3. Frederick J Cullum
  4. George Conyard
  5. John H Cheesman
  6. Charles J Wilkins
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 866

Hendon, Middlesex
St Mary
Tuesday, 9 August 1892 in 2hrs 23mins ()
5024 Single Canterbury Pleasure Bob Major
Composed by Charles H Martin

  1. 1–2Charles W Tucker
  2. 3–4Henry J Martin
  3. 5–6Charles H Martin (C)
  4. 7–8Francis Carroway
Peal No: 865

Westminster, Middlesex
St Margaret
Saturday, 13 August 1892 in 3hrs 20mins (26)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Cox

  1. William F Meads
  2. Harold N Davis
  3. Frederick G Perrin
  4. Alfred J Griffiths
  5. George Conyard
  6. James E Davis
  7. Walter C Hasted
  8. Joseph Barry
  9. Frederick J Pitts (C)
  10. Charles W Ward
Peal No: 867

Erith, Kent
St John the Baptist
Friday, 26 August 1892 in 3hrs 5mins (15)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Frederick J Cullum
  2. Harold N Davis
  3. William J Reeve
  4. George Conyard
  5. James E Davis
  6. John H Cheesman
  7. Charles J Wilkins
  8. Edwin Barnett (C)
Peal No: 868

Romford, Essex
St Edward the Confessor
Saturday, 27 August 1892 in 3hrs 3mins (15)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Henry A Hopkins
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Ackland J Perkins
  4. William Bedwell
  5. George Welling
  6. Charles J Wilkins
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 869

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Tuesday, 30 August 1892 in 2hrs 58mins (12-3-21)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. James Page
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. George Smith
  4. Charles W Tucker
  5. Charles H Martin
  6. Newland Alderman
  7. Arthur R Jacob (C)
  8. George Newson
Peal No: 870

Westminster, Middlesex
St Margaret
Saturday, 10 September 1892 in 3hrs 30mins (26)
5166 Stedman Caters
Composed by George Newson

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. George Welling
  3. Ackland J Perkins
  4. Albert Pittam
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. Edwin Barnett
  7. George Harvey
  8. John H Cheesman
  9. Arthur R Jacob
  10. James Cawley
Peal No: 871

Barking, Essex
St Margaret
Saturday, 17 September 1892 in 3hrs 9mins (18)
5072 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. William F Meads
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Ackland J Perkins
  4. John H Cheesman
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. Newland Alderman
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 872

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 1 October 1892 in 3hrs 5mins (19)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. James Maynard
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. John H Cheesman
  4. Arthur R Jacob
  5. Thomas Card
  6. Charles J Wilkins
  7. George A Card
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 874

Tunbridge Wells, Kent
St Peter
Saturday, 1 October 1892 in 2hrs 57mins (14)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. James Maynard
  2. Benjamin Foskett
  3. Charles J Wilkins
  4. John H Cheesman
  5. Arthur R Jacob
  6. Thomas Card
  7. George A Card
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 873

Westminster, Middlesex
St Clement Danes
Monday, 3 October 1892 in 3hrs 17mins (24)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Newson

  1. William F Meads
  2. George Newson (C)
  3. Joseph Barry
  4. James Griffiths
  5. Harold N Davis
  6. James E Davis
  7. George Harvey
  8. David Stackwood
  9. Arthur R Jacob
  10. Edward Albone
Peal No: 875

Holloway, Middlesex
St Mary Magdalene
Wednesday, 30 November 1892 in 3hrs 8mins (17-2-15)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Charles H Martin
  2. Albert Pittam
  3. George Smith
  4. Arthur Tennant
  5. Harold N Davis
  6. Newland Alderman
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 876

Battersea, Surrey
St Mary
Saturday, 3 December 1892 in 3hrs 20mins (13-2-24)
5280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Benjamin Foskett
  2. George Smith
  3. Henry A Hopkins
  4. Ackland J Perkins
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. George Newson (C)
  7. Albert Pittam
  8. Arthur R Jacob
Peal No: 877

Westminster, Middlesex
St Margaret
Saturday, 10 December 1892 in 3hrs 19mins (26)
5037 Stedman Caters
Composed by George Newson

  1. George Newson (C)
  2. Harold N Davis
  3. Benjamin Foskett
  4. John C Truss
  5. Albert Pittam
  6. John H Cheesman
  7. James E Davis
  8. Charles J Wilkins
  9. Arthur R Jacob
  10. William F Meads
Peal No: 878

Putney, Surrey
St Mary
Thursday, 15 December 1892 in 3hrs 16mins (16)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. William F Meads
  2. John C Truss
  3. James E Davis
  4. George Newson (C)
  5. Richard Bevan
  6. Harold N Davis
  7. Ernest T Edridge
  8. Albert Pittam
Peal No: 879

Walthamstow, Essex
St Mary
Saturday, 17 December 1892 in 3hrs 20mins (18)
5104 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Abraham G Freeman
  2. Ackland J Perkins
  3. Benjamin Foskett
  4. Charles J Wilkins
  5. Arthur Tennant
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Albert Pittam
  8. George Newson (C)
Peal No: 880

Barnet, Hertfordshire
St John the Baptist
Tuesday, 27 December 1892 in 3hrs 16mins (22-3-15)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Benjamin Foskett
  2. Henry J Martin
  3. Francis Carroway
  4. George B Lucas
  5. Charles H Martin
  6. Albert Pittam
  7. Arthur R Jacob
  8. George Newson (C)

First peal on the new bells

Peal No: 881

West Ham, Essex
All Saints
Saturday, 14 January 1893 in 3hrs 43mins (28)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by George Newson

  1. Arthur R Jacob (C)
  2. Ackland J Perkins
  3. Benjamin Foskett
  4. Thomas Titchener
  5. Charles J Wilkins
  6. Harry Randall
  7. George Pearl
  8. Edwin Barnett
  9. John H Cheesman
  10. George Newson
Peal No: 882