[Bell Historians] Duke of Albany a ringer?

Robert Lewis editor at 7uxWTNh80NKV734G-mBKkiuFUdLhg3EvoAYHVUwCGDHhVxVxxFYYxHOboniqItrDhhv2AcJBSrfso5mV2Nr6flOWlw.yahoo.invalid
Mon Apr 14 16:32:13 BST 2008

>My interest was initially sparked by reading the portrait article on 
>"Mr. John Rogers of London (born at Woodstock, Oxon. 1835)" - Bells 
>News, October 1894, p.265;

In the same article:

"In September, 1867, business requirements compelled John Rogers to 
take up his residence in the City of Oxford, which place he had 
visited on previous occasions, and he was enabled to renew his 
acquaintance with the Oxford members of his society, with whom he 
rang several peals during the seven years he resided in that city. 
About this time the University Guild of ringers was in full swing, 
under the Presidency of Colonel Troyte, of Ch. Ch. College, who with 
his brothers and several of the University members used to practice 
with the city men, and rung some peals with them. It was no novelty 
to see one or two noblemen in the belfry at that time, including 
H.R.H. the late Duke of Albany."

Does anyone know anything about the royal Duke's ringing career?  I 
wonder if he was a member of the OUS?



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