On This Day - 13 December

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Bill Butler has agreed to supply his collection of events that happened on this day. These complement the automated extracts from PealBase.

Bill Butler's Events for 13th December

YearEventReference
1806An attempt by the Senior Society of Cumberland Youths on the Stedman Cinques record peal at Spitalfields failed after 5,500 changes had been rung. See December 15, 1806 and December 20, 1806.S156
1883A new ring of eight at East Ardsley, Yorkshire, was dedicated and the bells opened by the Wakefield Ringers with touches of Grandsire Triples and Kent Treble Bob Major.nv
1884A disastrous fire at Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, supposedly caused by one of the ringers dropping a lighted match onto the rush floor, totally destroyed the tower and five of the six bells.BN1884/448
1884The Sussex County Association was formed at a meeting in Brighton. A large number of clergy and ringers were present, and were enthusiastic about the formation of the new Guild. The meeting lasted three hours and was then adjourned until January 24 when the business was concluded.BN1884/447
1888Heywood's transposition of Thurstan's peal of Stedman Triples was published in The Bell News. It is an easier arrangement than Thurstan's original composition, so it soon found favour with less experienced conductors.nv

Birthdays for 13th December

1904Nellie Taylor born
1906James E [Lancashire] Blackburn born
1909Percy W Mills born
1919Francis A Hobbs born
1920Charles H [Hartford] Smith born
1931George E Evenden born
1938John A Somers born

First pealers for 13th December

1938First peal rung by Frank [Sutton in Ashfield] Bradley. Recorded peal total is 88.
1947First peal rung by Arnold G Hazelden. Recorded peal total is 8.
1947First peal rung by Harry Grocott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by Geoffrey B Andrews. Recorded peal total is 11.
1947First peal rung by Alexander S Watt. Recorded peal total is 91.
1947First peal rung by Charles W Walklate. Recorded peal total is 35.
1930First peal rung by James G A Prior. Recorded peal total is 508.
1948First peal rung by W Edwin Gough. Recorded peal total is 4.
1948First peal rung by Bryon Pell. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Robert D Flowers. Recorded peal total is 4.
1952First peal rung by George A James. Recorded peal total is 7.
1952First peal rung by Cyril W Walton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1952First peal rung by Norman R Gready. Recorded peal total is 2.
1952First peal rung by Colin A Paull. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Aubrey B Clarke. Recorded peal total is 5.
1952First peal rung by John [Rayne] Brown. Recorded peal total is 9.
1952First peal rung by Frank Elsom. Recorded peal total is 11.
1953First peal rung by Brian Atkinson. Recorded peal total is 6.
1953First peal rung by Olive W Barrett. Recorded peal total is 4.
1953First peal rung by Peter S Barrett. Recorded peal total is 2.
1953First peal rung by Jessie K Barrett. Recorded peal total is 3.
1955First peal rung by Beavan Harris. Recorded peal total is 1.
1956First peal rung by Elizabeth M [Oxford] Watts. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Alan G Cooke. Recorded peal total is 19.
1956First peal rung by Allan L M Shepherd. Recorded peal total is 22.
1958First peal rung by Lily D Wood. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Phyllis Foley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Jacqueline A Roberts. Recorded peal total is 15.
1958First peal rung by H Derek Lees. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Florence C Brown. Recorded peal total is 2.
1958First peal rung by Lawrence M Whittard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Michael King. Recorded peal total is 76.
1958First peal rung by David [Grafton Regis] Taylor. Recorded peal total is 11.
1958First peal rung by James W Sellen. Recorded peal total is 3.
1956First peal rung by William E Fuller. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Robert Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by J Alan Ball. Recorded peal total is 7.
1966First peal rung by John Butler. Recorded peal total is 3.
1968First peal rung by J Edward Dakin. Recorded peal total is 29.
1969First peal rung by John Draycott. Recorded peal total is 86.
1969First peal rung by Elizabeth Beaumont. Recorded peal total is 3.
1969First peal rung by Frances A Garfield. Recorded peal total is 29.
1969First peal rung by Alan Walton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by F Joan Muxlow. Recorded peal total is 21.
1969First peal rung by Graham Buchanan. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by William G Buchanan. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Ronda M Purkess. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Thomas Cairns. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Robert J Grundy. Recorded peal total is 3.
1969First peal rung by Maurice Green. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Janet L Penney. Recorded peal total is 171.
1969First peal rung by Raja R Nalliah. Recorded peal total is 2.
1975First peal rung by Nigel Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by John [Barbon] Turner. Recorded peal total is 2.
1975First peal rung by Robin Clarke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by Kevin J Tinson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1975First peal rung by Stephen M Gledhill. Recorded peal total is 4.
1975First peal rung by Albert C Day. Recorded peal total is 6.
1975First peal rung by Antony P Diserens. Recorded peal total is 34.
1975First peal rung by Charlotte Parsons. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by A John Bishop. Recorded peal total is 3.
1977First peal rung by Graham A Nobbs. Recorded peal total is 461.
1977First peal rung by Penny A Clack. Recorded peal total is 2.
1975First peal rung by Alexander M Dowell. Recorded peal total is 40.
1975First peal rung by Linda J Cheshire. Recorded peal total is 53.
1980First peal rung by Anthony E Dunning. Recorded peal total is 21.
1980First peal rung by Christine E Bishop. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Iain M Hewlett. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Janet M Langham. Recorded peal total is 2.
1980First peal rung by Alison J Carter. Recorded peal total is 17.
1980First peal rung by David I Pembleton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1981First peal rung by Marilyn A Antcliff. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by Alan R Beckham. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by Jennifer C Elliott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by Sara R Elliott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Thomas J G Davis. Recorded peal total is 3.
1980First peal rung by Christine A Williams. Recorded peal total is 115.
1975First peal rung by Penelope A Parsons. Recorded peal total is 15.
1986First peal rung by Mark J Garrod. Recorded peal total is 2.
1986First peal rung by Sylvia Green. Recorded peal total is 3.
1986First peal rung by Roger F Mortimer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Carole Pym. Recorded peal total is 48.
1986First peal rung by Barry C Garbett. Recorded peal total is 2.
1986First peal rung by Patricia L Kirkcaldy. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Allan J Belcher. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by John A [Watford] Simpson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Stuart J Barton. Recorded peal total is 98.
1986First peal rung by Jennie E Llewellyn. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Fiona L Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Ian J Smith. Recorded peal total is 6.
1987First peal rung by Mark C Liebenrood. Recorded peal total is 170.
1990First peal rung by Melisa J Evans. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Claire E Tarrant. Recorded peal total is 22.
1992First peal rung by J C Christian Atherton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1997First peal rung by Linda E Gittings. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First peal rung by Graham C Summers. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First peal rung by Karen Strutt. Recorded peal total is 2.
1998First peal rung by Susan V Clopper. Recorded peal total is 5.
2002First peal rung by Hazel Judge. Recorded peal total is 4.
2003First peal rung by Jayne M Danby. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First peal rung by Val Farley. Recorded peal total is 3.
2003First peal rung by Nicholas P Higgs. Recorded peal total is 3.
2008First peal rung by Gary Joce. Recorded peal total is 2.
1975First peal rung by Sally A [Pontefract] Brown. Recorded peal total is 2491.
2010First peal rung by Giles Langston. Recorded peal total is 1.
2012First peal rung by Robert J Hornby. Recorded peal total is 9.
2012First peal rung by Matthew R Johnson. Recorded peal total is 43.
2012First peal rung by Courtney J Spoerer. Recorded peal total is 6.
2014First peal rung by Chloe A Darby. Recorded peal total is 18.
2014First peal rung by Jean Azzopardi. Recorded peal total is 4.
2014First peal rung by Rosamund E Lawrance. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Charlie R Curtis. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Steve Lutener. Recorded peal total is 6.
2015First peal rung by Rebecca Webb. Recorded peal total is 8.
2015First peal rung by Richard D Webb. Recorded peal total is 3.
2015First peal rung by John E Harding. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Charlotte Francis. Recorded peal total is 3.
2015First peal rung by Harry S Gibson. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 13th December

1880First peal on the bells at Bollington, St John the Baptist, Cheshire. Recorded peal total is 29.
1886First peal on the bells at Baldock, St Mary the Virgin, Hertfordshire. Recorded peal total is 102.
1890First peal on the bells at Kennington, St John the Divine, Surrey. Recorded peal total is 6.
1902First peal on the bells at Andover, St Mary the Virgin, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 52.
1902First peal on the bells at Buckley, St Matthew, Flintshire. Recorded peal total is 130.
1909First peal on the bells at Bridstow, St Bridget, Herefordshire. Recorded peal total is 160.
1913First peal on the bells at Ash by Wrotham, SS Peter & Paul, Kent. Recorded peal total is 24.
1913First peal on the bells at Northowram, Halifax, St Matthew, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 122.
1976First peal on the bells at Lambeth, St Andrew, Surrey. Recorded peal total is 31.
1982First peal on the bells at Sandford, St Swithin, Devon. Recorded peal total is 2.
1987First peal on the bells at Raleigh, Christ Church, North Carolina. Recorded peal total is 70.

First peals in method for 13th December

1794First tower bell peal of Cumberland Treble Bob Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First tower bell peal of Clerkenwell Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 14.
1965First tower bell peal of Nantwich Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1975First tower bell peal of Corinium Dobunnorum Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First tower bell peal of Portsmouth Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 7.
1980First tower bell peal of Kent Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First tower bell peal of Zamora Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 6.
1986First tower bell peal of Heanor Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1989First tower bell peal of Sproxton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1990First tower bell peal of Upshire Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First tower bell peal of Snowy Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1992First tower bell peal of Ewyas Harold Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First tower bell peal of Eliot Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
1996First tower bell peal of Rolletown Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Diamond Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 17.
1997First tower bell peal of Grayshott Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1997First tower bell peal of Middlewich Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2002First tower bell peal of Frimaire Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2002First tower bell peal of Valetto Treble Place Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Augusta Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First tower bell peal of Longueville Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Rushall Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Frithelstock Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2009First tower bell peal of Bwell Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2009First tower bell peal of Vaduz Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Xmastide Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2012First tower bell peal of Mangotsfield Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2013First tower bell peal of Berry Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Long Lawford Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.