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PEAL WEEKEND 2001: 13th-17th September

College Youths Peal Weekend was planned as a happy occasion. A time for Members to get together, have some good ringing and enjoy traditional hospitality. In the event, it took place against a sombre background which inevitably cast a cloud over proceedings.

On the Tuesday before the event the tragic events of 11th September took place in New York and Washington.

With Peal Weekend only a few days away the Society faced a difficult choice as to whether we should cancel. After careful consideration, we decided to go ahead whilst leaving individual organisers to make their own decisions based on local opinion. In arriving at this conclusion, we were encouraged by our US Members who, whilst having to cancel their own planned peals in Washington DC because of transport and other difficulties, supported going ahead on the basis that life must go on. Despite all the problems, a Society handbell peal was rung in Washington.

The Society would like to dedicate all the peals rung on Peal Weekend to those who were killed, injured, bereaved or otherwise affected by the events of 11th September. Our thoughts go out to all our friends in the United States at this difficult time.

God bless America.

PR

 

SOUTH CROYDON, Surrey

At the Church of St Peter
Tenor: 30-0-20 in D
On Thurs 13th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5150 Stedman Caters

Unfortunately lost after an hour when the tenor clapper fell out.

 

EAST HUNTSPILL, Som.

At Little Orchard
Tenor: 21lb 9oz in D
On Fri 14th Sept, 2001 in 1h 56
A Peal of
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by P. Border

1.

Barrie Hendry

2.

Michael J. Stone

3.

Robert Perry

4.

Charlotte E. Edmond

5.

Geoffrey Hebdon

6.

Matthew R. T. Higby

7.

Christopher Field

8.

Jenny M. A. Astridge

9.

A. C. John Davies

10.

Richard A. M. Newman

Conducted by
Richard A. M. Newman

 

PHILADELPHIA, USA

At the Church of St Mark
Tenor: 17-3-18 in F
On Fri 14th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
Yorkshire Surprise Major

Peal called off owing to
the recent problems in
North America.

 

CITY OF YORK, N. Yorks

At the Church of St Lawrence
Tenor:
On Fri 14th Sept, 2001 in 2h 33
A Half-Muffled Peal of
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Arranged by S. Fenwick

1.

Trevor B. Elliott

2.

Christopher Bostock

3.

Adam S. Greenley

4.

Darren R. Moore

5.

Timothy Payne

6.

Timothy P. Bradley

7.

Michael J de C Henshaw

8.

Neil Donovan

Conducted by
Michael J de C Henshaw

Rung half-muffled on the National Day of Mourning for those so tragically killed in the terrorist action.

 

BEDFORD, Beds

At the Church of St Peter
Tenor: 12-3-14 in F sharp
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
Bristol Surprise Major

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

 

BISHOPSTOKE, Hants

At the Church of St Mary
Tenor: 11-1-1 in G
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h 54
A Half-Muffled Peal of
5000 Triton Delight Royal
Composed by R. LeMarechal

1.

Charlotte E. Edmond

2.

Anthony P. Smith

3.

Robin J. Walker

4.

Simon M. Alford

5.

Graham J. Wright

6.

Andrew D. Barnsdale

7.

David M. Salter

8.

Roy LeMarechal

9.

A. Terence Collins

10.

Matthew R. T. Higby

Conducted by Roy LeMarechal

Rung with the bells half-muffled as a mark of respect for all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in the USA on 11th Sept.

 

BROMHAM, Beds

At the Church of St Owen
Tenor: 22-3-18 in E flat
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 3h 6
A Peal of
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A.M. Barber

1.

Francis P. G. Flack

2.

David J. Hawkins

3.

Alban D. Forster

4.

Roy V. Webb

5.

Alan M. Barber

6.

Terry J. C. Streeter

7.

J. Richard Castledine

8.

Christopher Forster

Conducted by Alan M. Barber

Remembering those who lost their lives in The United States on Tuesday, 11th Sept.

 

FRINDSBURY, Kent

At the Church of All Saints
Tenor: 15-2-4 in F
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5024 Spliced Surprise Major
(4m)
Composed by A.J.Pitman

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

 

GNOSELL, Staffs

At the Church of St Lawrence
Tenor: 15 cwt in G
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h 55
A Half-Muffled Peal of
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by R. Baldwin

1.

Timothy M. Davis

2.

Clive R. Calton

3.

Kenneth G. Lee

4.

Ian Friend

5.

Alan Burbidge

6.

William J. Hall

7.

Stuart C. W. Hutchieson

8.

David W. Friend

Conducted by
Stuart C.W. Hutchieson

 

HEXHAM, Northumberland

At the Abbey Church of St Andrew
Tenor: 21-1-16 in E
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 3h 5
A Half-Muffled Peal of
5055 Stedman Caters
Composed by R.E.J. Dennis

1.

George S. Deas

2.

Christopher M. Richardson

3.

John E. Anderson

4.

Ian Tilling

5.

Anne E. Parkin

6.

J. Neville Parkin

7.

Stephen B. Bell

8.

Philip M. Park

9.

Howard E. J. Smith

10.

David Hird

Conducted by J. Neville Parkin

Rung half-muffled in memory of those who lost their lives in the U.S.A. Tragedy of 11th Sept and as part of the Hexham Abbey Music Festival.

 

HOO ST WERBURGH, Kent

At the Church of St Werburgh
Tenor: 15-3-6 in E flat
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C. Middleton

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

CITY OF LONDON

At the Church of St Lawrence Jewry
Tenor: 24-3-2 in E flat
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 inn 3h 11
A Peal of
5024 Spliced Surprise Major
(Standard 8)
Composed by N. R. Aspland

1.

Alan D. Flood

2.

Susan L. Apter

3.

Victoria J. M. Halliwell

4.

James H. Foster

5.

David J. Baverstock

6.

Mark A. Humphreys

7.

Andrew J. Graham

8.

Richard H. Burton

Conducted by Richard H. Burton

 

 

CITY OF LONDON

At the Church of St Giles, Cripplegate
Tenor: 34-0-6 in D flat
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
Bristol Surprise Maximus

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

CITY OF LONDON

At the Church of St Michael Cornhill
Tenor: 42-0-6 in B
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 3h 29
A Peal of
5009 Stedman Cinques
Composed by D. E. House

1.

Alex F. Byrne

2.

Christopher H. Rogers

3.

Harry Winter

4.

Katie L. Town

5.

David A. Town

6.

David E. House

7.

Roderick W. Pipe

8.

Noel J. Diserens

9.

Robin O. Hall

10.

Brian P. Diserens

11.

Robert C. Kippin

12.

Paul N. Mounsey

Conducted by David E. House

 

 

MOSSLEY, Lancs

At the Church of St George
Tenor: 12-1-14 in G
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h 58
A Peal of
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by J. S. Warboys

1.

Gordon R. Birks

2.

Peter C. Randall

3.

Kelly N. Barnes

4.

Nina E. Brannan

5.

Mark Bell

6.

Jeffrey Brannan

7.

C. Michael Orme

8.

Stephen A. Brannan

Conducted by Peter C. Randall

In memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the recent acts of terrorism in the USA.

 

 

CITY OF ROCHESTER, Kent

At the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tenor: 30-0-14 in D
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 3h 24
A Peal of
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by W. Pye

1.

David J. Dearnley

2.

Phillip R. J. Barnes

3.

Dickon R. Love

4.

Gwen Rogers

5.

Peter Valuks

6.

Mark A. S. Jones

7.

F'r David A. Gibbons

8.

Richard H. Edwards

9.

Neil W. Jones

10.

Philip Rogers

Conducted by Richard H. Edwards

Remembering those who lost their lives and those who are bereaved following the recent acts of terrorism in the USA.

 

SOUTHAMPTON, Hants

On the Hartley Twelve
Tenor: 15lbs 6oz in E flat in 2h18
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
Composed by S. J. Ivin

1.

Simon M. Alford

2.

Roy LeMarechal

3.

John P. Colliss

4.

Mark A. Wilson

5.

Christopher R. Field

6.

Brian J. Woodruffe

7.

Charlotte E. Edmond

8.

Graham J. Wright

9.

Oliver Coldrick

10.

Matthew R. T. Higby

11.

R. Mark Esbester

12.

Martin B. Hough

Conducted by Roy LeMarechal

 

SWINDON, Wilts

At Christ Church
Tenor: 22-0-9 in E flat
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
Stedman Caters

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

 

THORVERTON, Devon

At the Church of
St Thomas of Canterbury
Tenor: 15-0-4 in F
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h 51
A Peal of
5000 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by J.H.Fielden

1.

Mervyn C. Way

2.

Matthew J. Hilling

3.

Michael Hatchett

4.

Richard C. Shere

5.

Lester J. Yeo

6.

E. William Ford

7.

Ian W. Avery

8.

Matthew H. Weighell

9.

Paul J. Pascoe

10.

Reginald T. McKenzie

Conducted by Matthew J. Hilling

Rung to mark 50 years' membership of the Society for local ASCY members Terry Hampton, John Hill and Norman Mallett.

 

TOWCESTER, Northants

At 10, Watling Street
Tenor:
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5040 Surprise Minor

Peal called off in the week before.

 

 

TOWCESTER, Northants

At the Church of St Lawrence
Tenor: 23-1-13 in E flat
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Half-Muffled Peal of
Stedman Cinques

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

TUNSTALL, Kent

At the Church of St John the Baptist
Tenor: 10-1-8 in G
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h 29
A Peal of
5024 Spliced Surprise Major
(4m. 1280 each Cambridge, London, Superlative; 1184 Bristol; 110 changes of method. All the work.)
Composed by A.J.Pitman

1.

Robin H. Rogers

2.

Judith M. Rogers

3.

Karen A. Edwards

4.

Phillip R. J. Barnes

5.

Michael A. Birkbeck

6.

Richard H. Edwards

7.

John B. Keeler

8.

David J. Dearnley

Conducted by John B. Keeler

Remembering those who lost their lives and those who are bereaved following the recent acts of terrorism in the USA.

 

WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.A.

At the Old Post Office Tower
Tenor: 26-1-13 in D.
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
Stedman Caters

Peal called off owing to
the recent problems in
North America. There is
no ringing at this tower
until further notice.

 

WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.A.

At a handbell venue tba
Tenor: tba
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h25
A Peal of
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composer J Pritchard

1-2. John Owen
3-4. Quilla Roth
5-6. Richard S. Dirksen
7-8. Edward Martin

Conducted by Edward Martin

Dedicated to the honour of all whose lives are touched by the tragic events of 11th September, 2001

 

WOLVERHAMPTON, West Mids

At the Church of St Peter
Tenor: 33-0-21
On Sat 15th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
Cambridge Surprise Maximus

Called off.

 

BERMONDSEY, Surrey

At the Church of St James
Tenor: 14-1-15 in F sharp
On Sun 16th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5152 Spliced Surprise Major
(23m: 224 each Belfast, Bristol, Buckfastleigh, Caterham, Chertsey, Chesterfield, Claybrooke, Colnbrook, Essex, Huddersfield, London, Malpas, Moulton, Newcastle, Newlyn, Northampton, Pudsey, Richmond, Sonning, Sussex, Whalley, Willesden,Yeading. 160 changes of method. Each lead different. All the work)
Composed by S.D.Chandler

Unfortunately unsuccessful.

 

 

IPSWICH, Suffolk

At the Church of St Mary le Tower
Tenor: 34-3-16 in D flat
On Sun 16th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5009 Stedman Cinques
Composed by A.M.Barber

1.

George W. Pipe

2.

RIchard J. Munnings

3.

Alan M. Barber

4.

Owen P. Claxton

5.

Christopher A. Munnings

6.

Trevor N. J. Bailey

7.

J. Barry Pickup

8.

Alan P. Mayle

9.

Neil M. Thomas

10.

Nigel J. Newton

11.

Brian G. Meads

12.

John I. White

Conducted by Alan M. Barber

Remembering those who lost their lives in The United States on Tuesday, 11th Sept.

 

CITY OF LONDON

At the Church of St Michael Cornhill
Tenor: 42-0-6 in B
On Sun 16th Sept, 2001 in 3h 44
A Peal of
5152 Spliced Surprise Major
(23m: 224 each Belfast, Bristol, Buckfastleigh, Caterham, Chertsey, Chesterfield, Claybrooke, Colnbrook, Essex, Huddersfield, London, Malpas, Moulton, Newcastle, Newlyn, Northampton, Pudsey, Richmond, Sonning, Sussex, Whalley, Willesden,Yeading. 160 changes of method. Each lead different. All the work)
Composed by S.D.Chandler

1.

David J. Baverstock

2.

Philip A. B. Saddleton

3.

Andrew J. Graham

4.

Anthony J. Bloomfield

5.

Robin O. Hall

6.

John N. Hughes-D'Aeth

7.

Stephen A. Coaker

8.

Philip Rogers

Conducted by
John N. Hughes-D'Aeth

 

SADDLEWORTH, W. Yorks

At the Church of St Chad
Tenor: 10-1-6 in G
On Sun 16th Sept, 2001 in 2h 51
A Peal of
5088 Crewkerne Surprise Major
Composed by S. Jenner

1.

Kelly N. Barnes

2.

C. Michael Orme

3.

Jeffrey Kershaw

4.

Nina E. Brannan

5.

Gordon R. Birks

6.

Trevor J. Marchbank

7.

Derek Thomas

8.

Jeffrey Brannan

Conducted by Jeffrey Brannan

Remembering those who lost their lives in The United States on Tuesday, 11th Sept.

 

 

STOW, Lincs

At the Church of St Mary
Tenor: 9-2-0 in G
On Sun 15th Sept, 2001 in 2h 37
A Peal of
Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by J.R. Ketteringham (125C)

1.

John F. Underwood

2.

Judith M. Rogers

3.

Tim Wylie

4.

Leslie G. Townsend

5.

Robin H. Rogers

6.

A. R. Heppenstall

7.

Brian Harris

8.

Christopher P. Turner

Conducted by Christopher P. Turner

A tribute to the life of Geoffrey R. Parker, Lincoln D.G. Master (died 4th September, 2001) by 9 Lincolnshire College Youths.

 

 

WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.A.

At the Cathedral Church of
Ss Peter & Paul
Tenor: 32-0-4 in D
On Sun 16th Sept, 2001
A Peal of
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

Society peal called off owing to
the recent problems in
North America. In its
place a half-muffled peal
of Erin Caters (conducted by Eddie Martin) was successfully rung by
the North American Guild.

 

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, Som

At the Church of St John
Tenor: 12 cwt approx. in G
On Sun 16th Sept, 2001 in 2h 45
A Peal of
5058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by D. Barton

1.

Robert Perry

2.

Geoffrey Hebden

3.

Raymond E. J. Baker

4.

Christopher R. Field

5.

Richard A.M. Newman

6.

Michael J. Stone

7.

Robert Caton

8.

Jenny M. A. Astridge

Conducted by Robert Perry

 

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM

At the Cathedral Church of St Philip
Tenor: 31-0-21 in D
On Mon 17th Sept, 2001

Peal called off.

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