On This Day - 24 May

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 24th May

YearEventReference
1750James Barham's band from Leeds, Kent rang 10,080 Plain Bob Major at Harrietsham, Kent in 6 hours and 50 minutes. They rang a practice peal of 6,720 changes a few weeks earlier.nv
1768A board at All Saints, Gainsborough, Lincs records: "Mr Holt's true whole Peal of Grandsire Tripples containing 5040 changes was rung in this steeple by a set of the Society of Sherwood Youths from Nottingham. The Bobs were call'd by J S Canner."nv
1779On a visit to the South coast, the Society of Cumberland Youths rang 11,088 Plain Bob Major at St Nicolas, Brighton. The peal, conducted by George Gross, took 6 hours and 50 minutes.nv
1837The first peal of Albion Treble Bob Major was rung at Liversedge, Yorks. One of Snowdon's "Standard Methods", it has never been very popular with ringers.nv
1901The first true peal of Treble Bob Royal in Ireland was rung at St Patrick's, Dublin.nv
1930The first, and probably still the only peal, of Canterbury Pleasure Maximus was rung at Canterbury Cathedral, conducted by E Barnett, Snr.nv

Birthdays for 24th May

First pealers for 24th May

1902First peal rung by Henry G Fairbrass. Recorded peal total is 51.
1902First peal rung by Frank [Great Bentley] Ball. Recorded peal total is 1.
1902First peal rung by Robert W [Fakenham] Cooke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1902First peal rung by Harold Ellis. Recorded peal total is 2.
1902First peal rung by James Spooner. Recorded peal total is 1.
1900First peal rung by Arthur Harding. Recorded peal total is 176.
1896First peal rung by John [Hemingford Grey] Perkins. Recorded peal total is 19.
1897First peal rung by John Sumpter. Recorded peal total is 5.
1904First peal rung by William [Appledore] Sharp. Recorded peal total is 3.
1905First peal rung by William Shaw. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by James A [Uckfield] Hart. Recorded peal total is 90.
1905First peal rung by Edwin J Pannett. Recorded peal total is 40.
1905First peal rung by George F Tyler. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by John [Bourne] Neal. Recorded peal total is 4.
1909First peal rung by Charles Tebbutt. Recorded peal total is 1.
1910First peal rung by Fred T Frazer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1910First peal rung by George Surtees. Recorded peal total is 1.
1910First peal rung by Herbert Hollis. Recorded peal total is 3.
1910First peal rung by Richard Keen. Recorded peal total is 17.
1911First peal rung by Alfred H Newcomb. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by William A Carr. Recorded peal total is 8.
1911First peal rung by Albert Dellow. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by David Hales. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by William G Carter. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by Sidney Stratton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by Silas E Wateridge. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by Oliver Waspe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by E [Watlington] Robertson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by William Noble. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by Albert [Barcombe] Martin. Recorded peal total is 8.
1913First peal rung by Leonard H Stevens. Recorded peal total is 6.
1913First peal rung by John Buck. Recorded peal total is 2.
1913First peal rung by Basil C Owen. Recorded peal total is 2.
1930First peal rung by George Astbury. Recorded peal total is 19.
1915First peal rung by Henry [Duffield] Hill. Recorded peal total is 17.
1915First peal rung by Francis J Board. Recorded peal total is 4.
1915First peal rung by F W Filer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1915First peal rung by T E Saint. Recorded peal total is 1.
1915First peal rung by W J Saint. Recorded peal total is 1.
1915First peal rung by W Weeks. Recorded peal total is 3.
1919First peal rung by Herbert Wales. Recorded peal total is 2.
1919First peal rung by Herbert Fairhead. Recorded peal total is 1.
1919First peal rung by Robert Fleuty. Recorded peal total is 7.
1920First peal rung by William Leakey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1921First peal rung by Thomas Harpin. Recorded peal total is 20.
1922First peal rung by Harry [Moulton] England. Recorded peal total is 11.
1923First peal rung by Charles Avis. Recorded peal total is 2.
1923First peal rung by Reginald Beale. Recorded peal total is 80.
1923First peal rung by Edgar Elson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1923First peal rung by Harry Pocock. Recorded peal total is 5.
1923First peal rung by Samuel Pyne. Recorded peal total is 2.
1923First peal rung by William Underhill. Recorded peal total is 8.
1924First peal rung by John [Withycombe Raleigh] West. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by T Kelham Deacon. Recorded peal total is 92.
1924First peal rung by Percival R Nash. Recorded peal total is 7.
1924First peal rung by George H Edwards. Recorded peal total is 2.
1924First peal rung by John Painter. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by Arthur Pritchard. Recorded peal total is 456.
1926First peal rung by Francis Brotherton. Recorded peal total is 194.
1926First peal rung by Gabriel S Compton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1926First peal rung by Walter Wilson. Recorded peal total is 7.
1926First peal rung by Albert E Axtell. Recorded peal total is 3.
1926First peal rung by George Charlett. Recorded peal total is 3.
1926First peal rung by George H Cox. Recorded peal total is 8.
1928First peal rung by Walter [Nuneaton] Thomas. Recorded peal total is 6.
1928First peal rung by Victor York. Recorded peal total is 2.
1930First peal rung by Wilfred Bowe. Recorded peal total is 3.
1930First peal rung by Benjamin Boote. Recorded peal total is 3.
1930First peal rung by Mary T Benton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Florence K Hartle. Recorded peal total is 9.
1930First peal rung by H J Lucas. Recorded peal total is 3.
1930First peal rung by John Trimmis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Charles M Whitney. Recorded peal total is 43.
1932First peal rung by Cyril W Hammond. Recorded peal total is 20.
1932First peal rung by Thomas E [Northfleet] Taylor. Recorded peal total is 24.
1932First peal rung by Charles Lintern. Recorded peal total is 2.
1944First peal rung by Aleck D Strathdee. Recorded peal total is 4.
1946First peal rung by A Lynan. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by Miss D M Jenner. Recorded peal total is 3.
1947First peal rung by Edward J Wells. Recorded peal total is 9.
1947First peal rung by Ronald Traviss. Recorded peal total is 8.
1947First peal rung by James Deacon. Recorded peal total is 3.
1947First peal rung by Barbara L Long. Recorded peal total is 2.
1947First peal rung by Olive M Moxon. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Walter E Wilkinson. Recorded peal total is 349.
1951First peal rung by Harry Byford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by Eileen M Burton. Recorded peal total is 12.
1951First peal rung by Ivy Pritchard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Alfred [Cockerham] Smith. Recorded peal total is 3.
1952First peal rung by P Mary Beach. Recorded peal total is 25.
1952First peal rung by Thomas N Tindale. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Patricia M Thorley. Recorded peal total is 8.
1952First peal rung by Hubert Pester. Recorded peal total is 2.
1956First peal rung by Carol Fernley. Recorded peal total is 201.
1958First peal rung by William Lake. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Pamela M Jervis. Recorded peal total is 22.
1958First peal rung by Albert W Millichamp. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Leslie W Price. Recorded peal total is 7.
1958First peal rung by Ralph Barnes. Recorded peal total is 2.
1958First peal rung by Mrs G Reece. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by F Tedham. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Leonard A Busby. Recorded peal total is 3.
1958First peal rung by Clifford W J East. Recorded peal total is 107.
1958First peal rung by James W Eustace. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by William J Dowler. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Leonard Greenhorn. Recorded peal total is 2.
1960First peal rung by Geoffrey Bromfield. Recorded peal total is 127.
1960First peal rung by Robert [Barton upon Humber] Harrison. Recorded peal total is 24.
1961First peal rung by John A Clarke. Recorded peal total is 18.
1962First peal rung by Alan J Herman. Recorded peal total is 3.
1962First peal rung by Sabre Sullivan. Recorded peal total is 1.
1964First peal rung by Mary E A Bragg. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Joan P Hutchinson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1968First peal rung by Sandra J Turner. Recorded peal total is 8.
1969First peal rung by Karen French. Recorded peal total is 5.
1969First peal rung by Lesley A Warwick. Recorded peal total is 10.
1969First peal rung by Susan Loveday. Recorded peal total is 15.
1969First peal rung by H Clare McNeil. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by Paul Beniston. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by David C Andrews. Recorded peal total is 2.
1974First peal rung by Adrian H Dyer. Recorded peal total is 3.
1974First peal rung by David V Travers. Recorded peal total is 104.
1975First peal rung by Carol E Sykes. Recorded peal total is 4.
1975First peal rung by Christine A Parker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by Ann J Dalton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by Martin C Howell. Recorded peal total is 8.
1975First peal rung by Christopher R Kibble. Recorded peal total is 5.
1975First peal rung by Janice Neal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by Timothy R Stacey. Recorded peal total is 2.
1975First peal rung by Andrew A Tinson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1978First peal rung by Horace W Gilbert. Recorded peal total is 2.
1980First peal rung by Kevin Mason. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by Patricia J Vittum. Recorded peal total is 7.
1986First peal rung by Andrew Walls. Recorded peal total is 7.
1986First peal rung by Tim Mills. Recorded peal total is 2.
1986First peal rung by John M Corfield. Recorded peal total is 1.
1987First peal rung by A James West. Recorded peal total is 3.
1987First peal rung by Elaine M Scott. Recorded peal total is 10.
1991First peal rung by Simon D Thomas. Recorded peal total is 5.
1991First peal rung by Thalia L Weeks. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First peal rung by Jennifer J Williams. Recorded peal total is 49.
1997First peal rung by Christopher G Caton. Recorded peal total is 31.
1997First peal rung by Andrew R Gray. Recorded peal total is 37.
2003First peal rung by Jackie A Butcher. Recorded peal total is 2.
2003First peal rung by Mark R A Dakin. Recorded peal total is 2.
2003First peal rung by Peter J [Dore] Woodcock. Recorded peal total is 4.
2003First peal rung by Samantha J Shaw. Recorded peal total is 2.
2003First peal rung by Sally J Winstanley. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First peal rung by Jennifer A Curzon. Recorded peal total is 5.
2003First peal rung by David Wales. Recorded peal total is 2.
2008First peal rung by Ian E Holmes. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First peal rung by David R Cooper. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Julie Minch. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Robert W Walton. Recorded peal total is 3.

First peals in towers for 24th May

1768First peal on the bells at Gainsborough, All Saints, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 101.
1836First peal on the bells at Haresfield, St Peter, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 41.
1852First peal on the bells at Gloucester, St Mary de Lode, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 11.
1882First peal on the bells at Witham, St Nicolas, Essex. Recorded peal total is 61.
1890First peal on the bells at Bolton, The Saviour, Lancashire. Recorded peal total is 50.
1903First peal on the bells at South Harting, SS Mary & Gabriel, Sussex. Recorded peal total is 6.
1905First peal on the bells at Little Horsted, St Michael & All Angels, Sussex. Recorded peal total is 20.
1911First peal on the bells at East Coker, St Michael & All Angels, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 98.
1913First peal on the bells at Crosthwaite, St Mary, Westmorland. Recorded peal total is 83.
1913First peal on the bells at St Germans, St Germanus, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 24.
1914First peal on the bells at Uppington, Holy Trinity, Shropshire. Recorded peal total is 9.
1920First peal on the bells at Eaton Bray, St Mary the Virgin, Bedfordshire. Recorded peal total is 11.
1924First peal on the bells at Hanmer, St Chad, Flintshire. Recorded peal total is 12.
1926First peal on the bells at Loxton, St Andrew, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 40.
1926First peal on the bells at Yarnton, St Bartholomew, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 18.
1930First peal on the bells at Bridekirk, St Bridget, Cumberland. Recorded peal total is 11.
1933First peal on the bells at Rocester, St Michael, Staffordshire. Recorded peal total is 56.
1947First peal on the bells at Everton, Liverpool, Emmanuel, Lancashire. Recorded peal total is 12.
1958First peal on the bells at Piddington, St Nicholas, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 7.
1965First peal on the bells at South Benfleet, St Mary the Virgin, Essex. Recorded peal total is 8.
1969First peal on the bells at Newchurch, SS Peter & Paul, Kent. Recorded peal total is 19.
1972First peal on the bells at Quatt, St Andrew, Shropshire. Recorded peal total is 10.
1975First peal on the bells at Jacobstow, St James, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 6.
1993First peal on the bells at Temple Guiting, St Mary, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 2.
1996First peal on the bells at Surlingham, St Mary, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 3.
2002First peal on the bells at Southampton, St Barnabas, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 44.
2008First peal on the bells at English Bicknor, St Mary, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 10.

First peals in method for 24th May

1930First tower bell peal of Single Canterbury Pleasure Bob Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1938First tower bell peal of Hitchin Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 20.
1956First tower bell peal of Norton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 16.
1958First tower bell peal of Kingston Treble Bob Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First tower bell peal of Staining Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First tower bell peal of Stour Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1969First tower bell peal of Ypres Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 7.
1972First tower bell peal of Super Court Bob Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First tower bell peal of Zelah Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 4.
1978First tower bell peal of Victoria Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
1980First tower bell peal of Antioch Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1980First tower bell peal of Hampshire Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
1986First tower bell peal of Redditch Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1990First tower bell peal of Ascension Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First tower bell peal of Sapello Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1991First tower bell peal of Tytherley Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Godmundesleah Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Union Island Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1997First tower bell peal of Aldermaston Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First tower bell peal of Triton Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 109.
2000First tower bell peal of Cinquantesix Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2002First tower bell peal of Dalton-in-Furness Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 15.
2002First tower bell peal of Easton-on-the-Hill Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First tower bell peal of Winter Garden Delight Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First tower bell peal of Hillsborough Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First tower bell peal of Zimbabwe Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Zamara Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Black Cats Return Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Burghill Valley Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Sloman Cross Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Holdcroft Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2008First tower bell peal of Little Orchard Bob Triples. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Catchester Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Fulstow Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.