[Bell Historians] Early Peal
edward.w.martin at VYpKO4zUMJBzyuOaRP1hyDvmK156FL2ojAeYQg1tGr3wqGXryWYVXOrwbh_mLOC_px09IoUqBCledUExbKbu3w.yahoo.invalid
Sat Jan 27 13:44:13 GMT 2007
Good man Sam...I was busy typing page 370-71 also, but you type faster than
I do :-)
On 27/01/07, Samuel Austin <combineharvestersam at etUpgwnrFCqOUqQyaHrksQoXqrGcFgxg4BHwTZRNpzt64AUzW9CrGkNjCr3LX3P-WYov0TihAj1QlM3PEpT2sLnTJGRLvLkj.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> From Morris's History and Art.
> Wath-Upon-Dearne, Yorkshire.
> "The Wath Company of Ringers ascended the tower of
> Wath Church on the 2nd day of April 1815, and rang
> fourteen peals viz: - Symphony; Cambridge Surprise;
> Cheapside; City Delight; Duke of York; St Ann's
> Delight; Oxford Treble; London Scholars, Primrose,
> Tulip, Violet, College Treble, College Pleasure and
> Rodney's Victory, making 10,080 changes which were
> bought round in 5 hours & minutes by five ringers of
> Wath & one from Darton viz: Christopher Taylor; Joseph
> Blackburn; WIlliam Fox (Darton); Joseph Jackson;
> Matthew Blackburn; and William Blackburn, the whole
> being conducted by William Blackburn. This was the
> greated number of changes rung up to that day; but the
> old tower of Darton was ascended in the same year by
> the ringers of that place, and they rang fifteen peals
> in a grand and masterly style. The men being named as
> follows, they now being dead. Benjamin Howcroft,
> Samuel Howcroft, Robert Fox, John Senior, William Fox
> (Tenor) and George Fox: The most extraordinary feat
> however, was by the Wath ringers. They ascended the
> old tower on Shrove Tuesday February 27th 1816, and
> rung twenty-one pelas, viz.: - Evening Delight;
> Evening Star; Cheapside; Cambridge; Symphony; Bob
> Royal; Morning Exercise; Morning Star; Morning
> Pleasure; Primrose; Tulip; College Treble; College
> Pleasure; London Scholars; Oxford; St Ann's Delight;
> Navigation Bob; Violet, Duke of York; City Delight;
> and Rodney's Victory, making 15,120 changes which were
> brought round with masterly style in 8 hours & 27
> minutes, without a man quitting his rope. The
> following persons were the performers: - Christopher
> Taylor; Joseph Blackburn; Joseph Myers; Edward Myers;
> Matthew Blackburn; WIlliam Blackburn (tenor)."
> --- rchat <home at 1cn0QJg0pe2lslQ-MreLPgiMxut2Rg8DYVms1AC05_haSVhC0PGpxGT-anw2GTQphH2TCBoPKGAgWToX.yahoo.invalid <home%40allton.org.uk>> wrote:
> > Looking in the RW1936, p807, there is mention of a
> > 15,120 rung at Wath,
> > Yorkshire in 1816. There is no mention of this in
> > the Felstead details.
> > Does anyone have any more details of this
> > performance please?
> > Thanks
> > Richard Allton
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