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 1211 (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 197

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Saturday, 19 December 1896 in 3hrs 5mins (14-0-16)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

  1. George Mulley
  2. John Rice
  3. Henry Dains
  4. William Ward
  5. George Price
  6. James Hannington
  7. James Parker (C)
  8. Frederick Dench
Peal No: 967

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 20 January 1897 in 3hrs 0mins (13-1-26)
5008 Plain Bob Major
Composed by W Garrard

  1. Arthur T Godley
  2. James Baker
  3. Richard Pelling
  4. George Head
  5. Stephen J Perkins
  6. William H Card
  7. James Maynard (C)
  8. George A Card
Peal No: 968

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Saturday, 23 January 1897 in 3hrs 2mins (14-0-16)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. William J Nudds
  2. Albert Pittam
  3. Henry Dains
  4. Henry Wood
  5. William Ward
  6. George Smith
  7. James Parker (C)
  8. James Hannington
Peal No: 969

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 February 1897 in 3hrs 2mins (13-1-26)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Thomas Card

  1. Arthur T Godley
  2. Alfred Lawrence
  3. Richard Pelling
  4. William H Card
  5. Thomas Card (C)
  6. James Maynard
  7. George Head
  8. George A Card
Peal No: 970

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Tuesday, 2 March 1897 in 3hrs 18mins (24-3-7)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Carter

  1. Arthur Miller
  2. Arthur L Price
  3. William Ward (C)
  4. William J Dell
  5. John E Miller
  6. Herbert W Newby
  7. James Parker
  8. John Howard
Peal No: 971

Brighton, 2 Grove Street, Sussex
George Williams Residence
Thursday, 18 March 1897 in 2hrs 16mins (25-2-0)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
10 part

  1. 1–2Frank Bennett
  2. 3–4George Williams (C)
  3. 5–6Keith Hart
  4. 7–8Harry Weston

Umpire Mrs George Williams

Peal No: 972

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 April 1897 in 3hrs 28mins (24-3-7)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Frederick Dench

  1. Henry C Stubbs
  2. Henry Wood
  3. Arthur Preece
  4. William Ward
  5. Albert Pittam
  6. Arthur R Jacob
  7. James Parker (C)
  8. Frederick Dench
Peal No: 973

East Grinstead, Sussex
St Swithun
Monday, 19 April 1897 in 3hrs 17mins (25)
5056 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Andrew L Welsh
  2. William H Card
  3. Richard Pelling
  4. James Maynard
  5. George A Card
  6. Albert E Edwards
  7. Charles Chapman
  8. Thomas Card (C)
Peal No: 974

Chiddingstone, Kent
St Mary
Saturday, 15 May 1897 in 3hrs 20mins (17-3-3)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. James Baker
  2. William H Card
  3. George H Stonestreet
  4. George A Card
  5. Albert E Edwards
  6. James Maynard
  7. Charles Chapman
  8. Thomas Card (C)
Peal No: 975

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Saturday, 22 May 1897 in 2hrs 58mins (12-3-21)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by James Parker

  1. Sydney Wade
  2. Albert Pittam
  3. Henry Wood
  4. William Ward
  5. Alfred E Pitstow
  6. Henry C Stubbs
  7. James Parker (C)
  8. James Hannington
Peal No: 976

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 5 June 1897 in 3hrs 6mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. William H Card
  2. Alfred Lawrence
  3. James Maynard
  4. Edward Mankelow
  5. George A Card (C)
  6. Thomas Card
  7. Albert E Edwards
  8. Joseph Smith
Peal No: 977

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Tuesday, 22 June 1897 in 3hrs 5mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. John Chivers
  2. Alfred Lawrence
  3. George A Card (C)
  4. B Wadmore
  5. William Steed
  6. George H Stonestreet
  7. Thomas Card
  8. Joseph Smith
Peal No: 978

Benhilton, Sutton, Surrey
All Saints
Saturday, 24 July 1897 in 3hrs 1min (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. John Chivers
  2. Alfred Lawrence
  3. Harry Card
  4. B Wadmore
  5. Thomas Card
  6. George H Stonestreet
  7. George A Card (C)
  8. Joseph Smith
Peal No: 979

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Wednesday, 18 August 1897 in 3hrs 25mins (19)
5152 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Frederick Dench

  1. William H Card
  2. James Maynard
  3. William Steed
  4. Albert E Edwards
  5. Stephen J Perkins
  6. George Head
  7. George A Card
  8. Thomas Card (C)
Peal No: 980

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 20 October 1897 in 3hrs 0mins (13-1-26)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major

  1. James Baker
  2. James Maynard
  3. William Steed
  4. Richard Pelling
  5. George H Stonestreet
  6. George A Card
  7. Thomas Card
  8. George Turley (C)
Peal No: 981

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Tuesday, 9 November 1897 in 2hrs 57mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. John Chivers
  2. William H Card
  3. Joseph Smith
  4. Alfred Lawrence
  5. Thomas Card (C)
  6. William Steed
  7. George A Card
  8. George Rabbit
Peal No: 982

Highgate, Middlesex
St Anne
Saturday, 20 November 1897 in 2hrs 56mins (12-3-21)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Newson

  1. Harry Barton
  2. Sydney Wade
  3. William Burrows
  4. William Ward
  5. Albert Pittam
  6. Thomas Titchener
  7. Henry C Stubbs
  8. Arthur R Jacob (C)
Peal No: 983

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 15 December 1897 in 2hrs 52mins (13-1-26)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Frederick Dench

  1. William H Lambert
  2. Stephen J Perkins
  3. Thomas Card
  4. Richard Pelling
  5. George Turley
  6. James Maynard
  7. Albert E Edwards
  8. George A Card (C)
Peal No: 984

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Saturday, 18 December 1897 in 3hrs 2mins (14-0-16)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Sydney Wade
  2. Albert Pittam
  3. Arthur N Hardy
  4. William Burrows
  5. John R Sharman
  6. William Ward (C)
  7. Henry C Stubbs
  8. Arthur R Jacob
Peal No: 985

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 15 January 1898 in 3hrs 0mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. John Chivers
  2. Edward Mankelow
  3. Joseph Smith
  4. Alfred Lawrence
  5. Stephen J Perkins
  6. Thomas Card
  7. George A Card
  8. William H Card (C)
Peal No: 986

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 26 January 1898 in 2hrs 58mins (13-1-26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Charles H Martin

  1. James Maynard
  2. James Baker
  3. Stephen J Perkins
  4. George Turley
  5. William H Card
  6. George A Card
  7. Thomas Card
  8. Albert E Edwards (C)
Peal No: 987

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 5 February 1898 in 2hrs 54mins (13-1-26)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Frederick Dench

  1. James Baker
  2. James Maynard
  3. Stephen J Perkins
  4. Richard Pelling
  5. George Turley
  6. Thomas Card
  7. William H Card (C)
  8. George A Card
Peal No: 988

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 26 February 1898 in 3hrs 8mins (13-1-26)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J S Wilde

  1. James Baker
  2. Stephen J Perkins
  3. Richard Pelling
  4. William H Card
  5. George A Card
  6. James Maynard
  7. Thomas Card
  8. George Turley (C)
Peal No: 989

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 7 May 1898 in 2hrs 57mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. John Chivers
  2. William J Wolfe
  3. George H Stonestreet
  4. Joseph Smith
  5. Alfred Lawrence
  6. George A Card (C)
  7. Thomas Card
  8. George Rabbit
Peal No: 990

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 28 May 1898 in 3hrs 20mins (19)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. John Chivers
  2. William J Wolfe
  3. George H Stonestreet
  4. George A Card
  5. Alfred Lawrence
  6. Thomas Card (C)
  7. William Steed
  8. George Rabbit

Rung with the bells half muffled as a mark of respect to the late Right Hon. William Ewart Gladstone.

Peal No: 991

Gospel Oak, Middlesex
St Martin
Monday, 30 May 1898 in 2hrs 51mins (12)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different callings

  1. Henry Ellis
  2. James Nixon
  3. Ernest A Bonfield
  4. Richard Bevan
  5. Charles H Martin (C)
  6. George Smith

First Peal on the bells

Peal No: 992

Southgate, Middlesex
Christ Church
Monday, 27 June 1898 in 3hrs 12mins (24-3-7)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Alfred R Glasscock
  2. Sydney Wade (C)
  3. John Stumper
  4. William J Dell
  5. John E Miller
  6. Isaac J Attwater
  7. Arthur Miller
  8. John Howard
Peal No: 993

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 4 September 1898 in 3hrs 0mins (13-1-26)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. James Baker
  2. James Maynard
  3. Edward Mankelow
  4. Richard Pelling
  5. George H Stonestreet
  6. George Turley (C)
  7. Thomas Card
  8. George A Card
Peal No: 994

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Wednesday, 5 October 1898 in 3hrs 15mins (19)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. Edward Mankelow
  2. George A Card
  3. James Maynard
  4. Richard Pelling
  5. George Turley
  6. William Steed
  7. Albert E Edwards
  8. Thomas Card (C)
Peal No: 995

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 19 October 1898 in 3hrs 15mins (13-1-26)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Arthur T Godley
  2. James Baker
  3. George Turley
  4. Thomas Card
  5. Richard Pelling
  6. James Maynard
  7. George A Card (C)
  8. Albert E Edwards

Rung with the bells half-muffled in memory of Frederick Still, for many years a ringer at the above church, who was buried that day in the churchyard.

Peal No: 996

Gospel Oak, Middlesex
St Martin
Saturday, 12 November 1898 in 2hrs 44mins (12)
5040 Minor
4 methods: Two extent each of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and Plain Bob and One extent of Canterbury Pleasure.

  1. Ernest A Bonfield
  2. Ernest Young
  3. Frederick Richardson
  4. Richard Bevan
  5. William Burrows
  6. Isaac J Attwater (C)
Peal No: 997

Lindfield, Sussex
All Saints
Saturday, 17 December 1898 in 3hrs 22mins (21-2-19)
5024 New Cumberland Delight Major
Composed by Reverend H Earle Bulwer

  1. George A King
  2. Robert J Dawe
  3. George F Attree
  4. Frank Bennett
  5. Keith Hart
  6. John S Goldsmith
  7. James N Frossell
  8. George Williams (C)
Peal No: 998

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Wednesday, 28 December 1898 in 3hrs 1min (19)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thomas Thurstans

  1. William H Card
  2. Thomas Card
  3. Robert J Dawe
  4. Frank Bennett
  5. Edward Mankelow
  6. George A Card
  7. Keith Hart (C)
  8. George Rabbit
Peal No: 999

Willesden, Middlesex
St Mary
Thursday, 29 December 1898 in 2hrs 38mins (9)
5040 Minor

  1. William Burrows
  2. Harry Kilby
  3. Robert George
  4. Albert Pittam
  5. Frederick Richardson
  6. Arthur Tennant

No conductor mentioned.

Peal No: 1000

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 30 December 1898 in 3hrs 2mins (13-1-26)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. James Baker
  2. James Maynard
  3. Richard Pelling
  4. Thomas Card
  5. George A Card (C)
  6. George Turley
  7. Albert E Edwards
  8. Keith Hart
Peal No: 1001

Hampstead, Middlesex
St Stephen
Saturday, 7 January 1899 in 3hrs 11mins (27)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Ernest A Bonfield
  2. Isaac J Attwater (C)
  3. William H Prior
  4. Ernest Young
  5. Frederick Richardson
  6. Richard Bevan
  7. William Burrows
  8. Henry Ellis
Peal No: 1002

Southover, Lewes, Sussex
St John the Baptist
Friday, 13 January 1899 in 3hrs 8mins (17-1-20)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Alfred J Turner
  2. George F Attree
  3. Robert J Dawe
  4. George A King
  5. Frank Bennett
  6. George Williams
  7. Keith Hart
  8. John S Goldsmith (C)
Peal No: 1003

Tonbridge, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Tuesday, 24 January 1899 in 3hrs 15mins (19)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Arthur T King

  1. John Chivers
  2. William H Card
  3. Joseph Smith
  4. George H Stonestreet
  5. George A Card
  6. Alfred Lawrence
  7. William Steed
  8. Thomas Card (C)
Peal No: 1004

City of London,
St Sepulchre without Newgate
Saturday, 28 January 1899 in 3hrs 25mins (28-2-16)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by John Rogers

  1. John Rogers (C)
  2. Frederick Richardson
  3. William H Doran
  4. William J Nudds
  5. Thomas Titchener
  6. George Smith
  7. Richard Bevan
  8. John Hole
  9. Henry C Stubbs
  10. Daniel Lovett
Peal No: 1005

Brightling, Sussex
St Thomas of Canterbury
Monday, 3 April 1899 in 2hrs 53mins (12-1-9)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. William H Card
  2. Andrew L Welsh
  3. Edward Mankelow
  4. Thomas Card
  5. George Turley
  6. James Maynard
  7. William Steed
  8. George A Card (C)
Peal No: 1006

Guildford, Surrey
Holy Trinity
Monday, 22 May 1899 in 3hrs 2mins (25)
5056 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

  1. Robert J Dawe
  2. Ernest E Allen
  3. Frank Bennett
  4. Charles Willshire
  5. James Hunt
  6. Frank Blondell (C)
  7. William W Thorne
  8. Keith Hart
Peal No: 1007

Speldhurst, Kent
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 September 1899 in 3hrs 12mins (13-1-26)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains

  1. James Maynard
  2. Henry Dains
  3. Stephen J Perkins
  4. Thomas Card
  5. Edward Mankelow
  6. George A Card
  7. Keith Hart
  8. George Williams (C)
Peal No: 1008