[Bell Historians] Nearest to 1000 peals

Mark Regan markregan at tjy29YNOVEkICMVtXspvKqznlxi2BKAE3_nFUD-67jOUj3ax8sSwKWDCqg-lsFNJikDtdLjjuDo_S2o_.yahoo.invalid
Thu Jan 18 00:04:39 GMT 2007

Ron Sharp from Maulden Bedfordshire was in the 900s when he died.
Stephen Ivin may know the precise number or someone from the SRCY who
keeps their records or obituaries.
A few years’ ago we replicated Bert Prewitt’s last two peals (Southwold
and Wrentham). After he rang them he returned to France and was killed
just before WW1 ended. We had his peal book with us at both towers – it
was quite a day thinking about him, especially when we left the tower on
that cold miserable evening. We all went home. He went back to
Alan Regin can tell you more of this moving story.
Mark Regan
31 Park Street
01905 354339
07971 573688
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[mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike Chester
Sent: 17 January 2007 23:50
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Nearest to 1000 peals
Does anyone keep record of near misses to 1000 peals? I asked Bill 
Butler if someone I ring with quite often is likely to be the oldest 
person to reach 1000 peals, it seems unlikely as he will only be 84, I 
think! Len Stilwell was 85yrs 100 days when he reached this milestone. 
I was wondering what would happen if Stan gave up peal ringing in the 
next few months!

Bill tells me that the nearest miss he has is Bert Prewitt, who was on 
953 at the time he was killed in WWI in 1918. Does anyone know of 
anyone that got closer?

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