[Bell Historians] Nearest to 1000 peals
Alan F. Ellis
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Fri Jan 19 04:22:58 GMT 2007
Although I have never rung any quarters or peals with Ron Sharp, I knew
him reasonably well, having lived in Luton from 1971 to 1978. He always
attended association branch meetings.
Bedfordshire lost three ringers of note that year, Harry Wood of Luton,
Ron Sharp of Maulden and Alf Rushton also of Luton, the Bedfordshire
Did we meet that year, Chris?
Chris Pickford wrote:
> I've checked Ron Sharp's obituaries (RW 1978 pp.407, 532 and 926) and
> the supplementary article by Martyn Marriott giving details of his
> peals (RW 1979 p.231). It turns out that he rang 959 peals in all
> Interestingly (as Martyn observed) he had two other near misses - he
> rang 188 at his own tower (Maulden), and 594 for the Beds Association.
> A third near miss was that he never circled the tower at Maulden - he
> needed the tenor to complete the circle. He never rang a peal on
> twelve and never took part in a handbell peal.
> I moved to Bedfordshire in January 1978 and Ron died on 7 May after a
> short illness. His last peal was on 22 April. I was always sorry that
> I never met him - one of Bedfordshire's ringing characters and a link
> with the past
> Chris Pickford
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