On This Day - 20 January

At one time The Ringing World had a feature called On This Day where notable events from the past were listed. Unfortunately, the events weren't related to ringing. This web page is a ringing version of On This Day.


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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 20th January

YearEventReference
1746The band at St Margaret's, King's Lynn rang a peal of Garthing's Triples. (Garthing's Triples is accepted as the peal of Grandsire Triples composed by John Garthon of Norwich and rung there in 1718 by the Norwich Scholars. See August 26, 1718.H&A/195
1777The Cumberland Youths rang 6240 Treble Bob Royal at St Leonard's, Shoreditch in 4 hours and 34 minutes. They claimed it as the first true six thousand ever rung - presumably in the method - and also the longest.CuY91
1817The first peal of Double Norwich Court Bob Maximus was rung at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich in 4 hours and 2 minutes. Robert Chestnutt conducted. There is some doubt as to the actual method rung; it may have been Norwich or Double Norwich. This led to a controversy in 1896 when the Ipswich men claimed the first peal of Double Norwich Maximus. See November 28, 1896.DNCB69
1854William Cooter conducted the first peal of Stedman Triples to be rung on handbells, the peal being credited to the Ancient Society of College Youths. Two months later he was a member of the band who rang it silent and non-conducted for the St James's Society. See February 8, 1825.BN1888/481
1914The first peal was rung on the magnificent new ring of eight at Chewton Mendip, Somerset: 5040 Stedman Triples, conducted by Revd C W O Jenkyn.RW1914/71
1926The first ten-bell peal by a band of ladies was rung at St Clement Danes. The method chosen was Stedman Caters, and the conductor was Miss E K Parker. Seventeen years old Ruby Hawksworth, a native of Bradfield, Berks rang the 24-cwt tenor. Note: The Ringing World report gives the time for the peal as 2 hours 30 minutes! See July 20, 1912 and March 31, 1928.H&A/493
1940James Bullock and two of his teenage sons rang a peal of Grandsire Doubles on handbells at their home in Dagenham. It was the first peal for both of the boys. A number of other peals followed in succeeding weeks.RW1940/39
1991The Expo Belfry reached its final home when the tower and bells were dedicated as a permanent installation at St Paul's, Riverside, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The Expo Belfry was designed as a travelling exhibition ring and built by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. The light ring of eight had a tenor of 4 cwt.RW1991/240

Birthdays for 20th January

1893George S Valentine born
1911Stanley A Hayzelden born
1928Anthony W T Cleaver born

First pealers for 20th January

1938First peal rung by John Luck. Recorded peal total is 22.
1940First peal rung by Harry [East Hagbourne] White. Recorded peal total is 10.
1940First peal rung by James A Bullock. Recorded peal total is 107.
1945First peal rung by Harold Parkinson. Recorded peal total is 27.
1946First peal rung by L Michael Callow. Recorded peal total is 175.
1947First peal rung by Mrs F Metham. Recorded peal total is 2.
1947First peal rung by George P Dyer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by Arthur Jeynkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by Frank Millington. Recorded peal total is 3.
1951First peal rung by Peter J Fells. Recorded peal total is 5.
1951First peal rung by Joyce S Coward. Recorded peal total is 3.
1951First peal rung by Cyril J Eades. Recorded peal total is 7.
1951First peal rung by W E Gray. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by Michael Bishop. Recorded peal total is 75.
1951First peal rung by Thomas Drew. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by Montague L Northway. Recorded peal total is 2.
1951First peal rung by Frank Stead. Recorded peal total is 71.
1954First peal rung by Kenneth A Trinick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1956First peal rung by T Brian Eplett. Recorded peal total is 1.
1957First peal rung by Fred Stapleton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by Thomas Bullerwell. Recorded peal total is 2.
1959First peal rung by Frances Thornton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Brenda Hall. Recorded peal total is 3.
1961First peal rung by Christine J Towler. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Winifred Toon. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by David W Camm. Recorded peal total is 406.
1962First peal rung by John A Dodd. Recorded peal total is 1354.
1962First peal rung by C Jane Smart. Recorded peal total is 9.
1962First peal rung by Michael G Godwin. Recorded peal total is 10.
1962First peal rung by Brian Pickering. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by Leslie Pickering. Recorded peal total is 5.
1962First peal rung by Paul Wright. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by Terry R Hatchett. Recorded peal total is 34.
1962First peal rung by Raymond A G Benfield. Recorded peal total is 91.
1967First peal rung by Bruce G Benstead. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Jackie Starke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by David [Major] Robinson. Recorded peal total is 12.
1968First peal rung by Stephen J Crawley. Recorded peal total is 460.
1968First peal rung by Susan Kempe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Doreen E Austin. Recorded peal total is 2.
1968First peal rung by Henry Lunney. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Peter S Philpott. Recorded peal total is 72.
1968First peal rung by Christopher W Tidwell. Recorded peal total is 31.
1968First peal rung by Nicholas Thomson. Recorded peal total is 178.
1962First peal rung by Harvey Meadows. Recorded peal total is 3.
1962First peal rung by Carol I V Brown. Recorded peal total is 539.
1968First peal rung by Richard L E Newby. Recorded peal total is 8.
1959First peal rung by Angela M Fenwick. Recorded peal total is 2.
1973First peal rung by Matthew E Holbrook. Recorded peal total is 63.
1973First peal rung by Thomas H Wheatley-Hubbard. Recorded peal total is 3.
1973First peal rung by Valdeane W Brown. Recorded peal total is 8.
1968First peal rung by Susan M Jones. Recorded peal total is 147.
1979First peal rung by Paul Barrett. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First peal rung by Ian Watcham. Recorded peal total is 2.
1973First peal rung by Robert M Wood. Recorded peal total is 752.
1980First peal rung by Neil A Pirie. Recorded peal total is 52.
1983First peal rung by Christopher H [Westbourne] Shaw. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by David L C Murcott. Recorded peal total is 34.
1990First peal rung by Keith A Brooks. Recorded peal total is 9.
1990First peal rung by David J Woor. Recorded peal total is 28.
1990First peal rung by Hannah M Woor. Recorded peal total is 92.
1990First peal rung by John D Strong. Recorded peal total is 1.
1991First peal rung by Elizabeth J Clarke. Recorded peal total is 14.
1996First peal rung by Phillip B Higgs. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by James C Tuck. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by Martyn G Cole. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by Kate A R Howarth. Recorded peal total is 3.
1996First peal rung by Roger M J Fountain. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First peal rung by Paul A Caruana. Recorded peal total is 112.
2001First peal rung by Elizabeth A [Cheltenham] Evans. Recorded peal total is 50.
2001First peal rung by Malcolm T Cooper. Recorded peal total is 2.
2007First peal rung by George Gale. Recorded peal total is 9.
2013First peal rung by Gillian S Caulfield-Pleavin. Recorded peal total is 7.
2015First peal rung by Laurence P J Bourton. Recorded peal total is 23.
2015First peal rung by Andrew L Haynes. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First peal rung by Janice Firth. Recorded peal total is 7.
2018First peal rung by Lucy R Tutton. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Matthew A Woods. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 20th January

1747First peal on the bells at King's Lynn, St Margaret, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 114.
1891First peal on the bells at Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, St Mary, Lancashire. Recorded peal total is 49.
1892First peal on the bells at Bedworth, All Saints, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 64.
1896First peal on the bells at Cardynham, St Mewbred, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 42.
1900First peal on the bells at Ampthill, St Andrew, Bedfordshire. Recorded peal total is 53.
1904First peal on the bells at Hendon, Sunderland, St Ignatius, Durham. Recorded peal total is 117.
1906First peal on the bells at Swindon, St Mark, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 280.
1912First peal on the bells at West Lydford, St Peter, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 9.
1914First peal on the bells at Chewton Mendip, St Mary Magdalene, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 226.
1923First peal on the bells at Stevenage, St Nicholas, Hertfordshire. Recorded peal total is 79.
1926First peal on the bells at Upton Pyne, Our Lady, Devon. Recorded peal total is 11.
1938First peal on the bells at Curry Mallet, All Saints, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 17.
1951First peal on the bells at Helpringham, St Andrew, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 8.
1988First peal on the bells at West Hunsbury, Northampton, St Benedict, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 27.

First peals in method for 20th January

1765First tower bell peal of Court Bob Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1817First tower bell peal of Norwich Court Bob Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First tower bell peal of Leatherhead Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 33.
1934First tower bell peal of St Albans Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1955First tower bell peal of Icknield Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1960First tower bell peal of Langleybury Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First tower bell peal of Anglesea Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1962First tower bell peal of Glastonbury Delight Minor. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First tower bell peal of Walkerville Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 17.
1964First tower bell peal of Mevagissey Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 7.
1968First tower bell peal of Greasley Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 8.
1975First tower bell peal of Westmorland Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 17.
1979First tower bell peal of Glannaventa Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First tower bell peal of Tuxford Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First tower bell peal of Durdham Down Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
1990First tower bell peal of Balmoral Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First tower bell peal of Qatar Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 7.
1992First tower bell peal of Iguassu Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First tower bell peal of Cuernavaca Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First tower bell peal of Graphite Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1994First tower bell peal of Dearne Valley Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1994First tower bell peal of Stybarrow Dodd Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Fermyn Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Montserrat Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Gayle Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Wandering Wye Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Holguin Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First tower bell peal of Dychpitts Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First tower bell peal of Even Swindon Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2007First tower bell peal of Bower Mount Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Fifty Fifty Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
2011First tower bell peal of Lickey End Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2011First tower bell peal of Oxenwood Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2014First tower bell peal of Enfield Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Priors Marston Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Dore Moor Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.