At one time **The Ringing World** had a feature called **On This Day** where notable events from the past were listed.

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Bill Butler's Blog for 6th October Edit BBB | ||
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Year | Event | Reference |

1788 | The first peal of Stedman Cinques, 6204 changes, was rung in 4 hours and 47 minutes at St. Martin-in-the-Fields for the College Youths, composed and conducted by Thomas Blakemore. The peal board modestly states: “an instance of that unrivalled merit only to be equalled by a similar assiduity and perseverance”. Nearly thirty years were to pass before a longer peal was rung - although to be fair, only two other peals of Stedman Cinques were rung in the intervening period. See January 31, 1792, December 15, 1806 and December 20, 1806. | S156 |

1804 | The Northampton Mercury of October 13 records: “On Saturday last October 6th a singular and Melancholy accident happened at the new Church, Dagenham, Essex. The Society of Cumberland Youths were invited to open the new Peal of Bells which they performed in the Morning by Ringing 7008 Changes of Oxford Treble Bob Royal in 4 Hours and 49 Minutes and in the Evening Mr Channon Master of the Society wished to oblige the Inhabitants of the Village with another Peal, when unfortunately his Leg got entangled in the Rope which drew him to the next Loft and falling on his Head he was killed on the spot.” Two things are wrong with this report. In 1804, Thomas Mears only cast a ring of six bells for Dagenham, and Malachi Channon, still hale and hearty, rang his last peal 15 years later at Bethnal Green! | RW1991/78 |

1849 | William Booth of Sheffield died. Born in 1783 he had rung in the first peals of Oxford Treble Bob Major, Royal and Maximus on handbells. He was the grandfather of Thomas and Charles Hattersley, also well-known Sheffield ringers. | nv |

1902 | The first peal on the bells of Exeter Cathedral was one of Grandsire Caters, conducted by George Williams. Canon G F Coleridge rang the tenor. | nv |

1926 | A peal of spliced Bob Royal and Grandsire Caters was rung at St James, Bristol, conducted by E G Trew. | nv |

1928 | James George became the eighth person to score a thousand peals. His final total was 1281. See also November 27, 1853, March 10, 1951 and February 16, 1889. | RW1951/185 |

1979 | A peal of Grandsire Caters was rung at Daventry, Northants, conducted by Christopher Forster. All the rest of the band had the Christian name of Christopher too! See October 7, 1978 and October 4, 1980. | NP |

1991 | Members of the Middlesex County Association and the London Diocesan Guild rang a handbell peal of Plain Bob Major in Geneva, conducted by Roger Bailey, who claimed it as the first peal to be rung in Switzerland. | nv |

Birthdays for 6th October | ||

1900 | Frederick J Williams born | |

1908 | William F J Cope born | |

1927 | Tom Harris born | |

Personal Milestones for 6th October | ||

1964 | 1000th peal rung by Joseph W Cotton | |

First pealers for 6th October | ||

1904 | First peal rung by Leonard Stilwell. Recorded peal total is 668. | |

1928 | First peal rung by Dorothy R Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 55. | |

1947 | First peal rung by Pamela A Latchford. Recorded peal total is 51. | |

1948 | First peal rung by John W Blythe. Recorded peal total is 368. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Arnold Bowers. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Cyril E Lewington. Recorded peal total is 79. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Edward Atkinson. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Heather Evans. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Jack Powell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Jean Powell. Recorded peal total is 31. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Michael Hunt. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1951 | First peal rung by Roger F E Axford. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Alan McFall. Recorded peal total is 405. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Allen P Sandford. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Bernard F L Groves. Recorded peal total is 5557. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Colin S Taylor. Recorded peal total is 18. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Colin Smith. Recorded peal total is 38. | |

1956 | First peal rung by David W Jack. Recorded peal total is 107. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Frances A Secker. Recorded peal total is 42. | |

1956 | First peal rung by J Leslie Cox. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1956 | First peal rung by J Leslie Shenton. Recorded peal total is 15. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Janet K Secker. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

1956 | First peal rung by John C Evans. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Robert B Smith. Recorded peal total is 3570. | |

1956 | First peal rung by Robert J Warrilow. Recorded peal total is 279. | |

1962 | First peal rung by Albert G Stripp. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1962 | First peal rung by Angela M Truelove. Recorded peal total is 43. | |

1962 | First peal rung by Derek J Jones. Recorded peal total is 175. | |

1962 | First peal rung by Frank A Williamson. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1964 | First peal rung by James A Harris. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1971 | First peal rung by Christopher D Glenton. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1973 | First peal rung by Alan Bull. Recorded peal total is 20. | |

1973 | First peal rung by Carole Francis. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1973 | First peal rung by Charlotte Suthrell. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1973 | First peal rung by David Dorrington. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1973 | First peal rung by Penny J Martin-Smith. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1973 | First peal rung by Rachel Sweet. Recorded peal total is 11. | |

1973 | First peal rung by William Allen. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1974 | First peal rung by Carolyn J Crawley. Recorded peal total is 52. | |

1974 | First peal rung by Isobel White. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1974 | First peal rung by Timothy Philips. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1977 | First peal rung by Christopher R Pearson. Recorded peal total is 23. | |

1978 | First peal rung by Jonathan P Eskdale. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Geoffrey M Slaven. Recorded peal total is 122. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Howard J Tocock. Recorded peal total is 7. | |

1979 | First peal rung by Julie A Kendrick. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1980 | First peal rung by Andrea J Core. Recorded peal total is 49. | |

1982 | First peal rung by Eleanor R Hutchin. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Arnold J Smith. Recorded peal total is 14. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Catherine M Gray. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Clare L Valentine. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Graham M Lane. Recorded peal total is 5. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Judith M Dawson. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Katherine J Hempstead. Recorded peal total is 6. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Mark D Hughes. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1984 | First peal rung by Martin J Dawson. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1985 | First peal rung by Andrew P Johnson. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1990 | First peal rung by Debbie Leach. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1990 | First peal rung by Hazel Calvert. Recorded peal total is 18. | |

1990 | First peal rung by Kerry Mellor. Recorded peal total is 3. | |

1990 | First peal rung by Lyndsey Mellor. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

1990 | First peal rung by Stephen Mellor. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1994 | First peal rung by Catherine F King. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

1996 | First peal rung by James R H Fisher. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

1998 | First peal rung by Kerri L Andrews. Recorded peal total is 17. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Carol Williams. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Christine Moses. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Coral Griffiths. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Elisabeth Lucas. Recorded peal total is 4. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Kathryn H Lucas. Recorded peal total is 87. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Sally Taylor. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Stephen A Williams. Recorded peal total is 16. | |

2001 | First peal rung by Susan E Davey. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2007 | First peal rung by Joanne M Roberts. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2007 | First peal rung by Paul R Parker. Recorded peal total is 1. | |

2015 | First peal rung by Jacqueline M Hazell. Recorded peal total is 2. | |

2015 | First peal rung by Lillian R Halewood. Recorded peal total is 1. |

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