On This Day - 15 April

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 15th April

YearEventReference
182710,080 Plain Bob Major was rung at St Michael, Croston in 5 hours and 28 minutes, conducted by Thomas Broderick. The record concludes: "We, the undersigned professors of the art, having assembled for the purpose and heard the whole of the peal, can testify it was a fine struck peal."
1882The Worcester and Districts Association rang their first peal with one of Kent Treble Bob Major at Bromsgrove, Worcs.nv
1963Robert B Smith conducted 11,552 changes of Superlative Surprise Major at St Peter, Ashton-under-Lyne in 6 hours and 52 minutes, surpassing the previous record length rung on January 29, 1927 by 300 changes.nv
2007Eight members of the Marchbank family rang a peal with one of Grandsire Triples at Greasley, Notts, conducted by Trevor W Marchbank.RW2007/469

Birthdays for 15th April

First pealers for 15th April

1895First peal rung by John W Steddy. Recorded peal total is 58.
1903First peal rung by Alfred Osman. Recorded peal total is 14.
1903First peal rung by B B Baker. Recorded peal total is 2.
1903First peal rung by E A Hopkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1893First peal rung by William Steed. Recorded peal total is 36.
1893First peal rung by John [Romford] Dale. Recorded peal total is 25.
1904First peal rung by Richard Gould. Recorded peal total is 1.
1904First peal rung by Henry [Wraxall] Windsor. Recorded peal total is 6.
1905First peal rung by William Allison. Recorded peal total is 9.
1905First peal rung by Ernest W Smithers. Recorded peal total is 3.
1907First peal rung by James Bartram. Recorded peal total is 1.
1907First peal rung by James [Eye] Stannard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by Alfred Brewer. Recorded peal total is 3.
1914First peal rung by Thomas W Rowley. Recorded peal total is 10.
1914First peal rung by Samuel F Williams. Recorded peal total is 2.
1895First peal rung by Herbert J Skelt. Recorded peal total is 126.
1922First peal rung by Joseph Bowerman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1926First peal rung by John G Beckford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1926First peal rung by Edwin W Cartlidge. Recorded peal total is 3.
1930First peal rung by G E Rex Chapman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by George W Chapman. Recorded peal total is 2.
1933First peal rung by Eric Tyas. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by Charles M Clarke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by William J Coppard. Recorded peal total is 4.
1936First peal rung by A Cramp. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by W Stokes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by G Stubbs. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by F [Cottesmore] Walker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by H [Cottesmore] Walker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by J W Walker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1937First peal rung by Harold Morwood. Recorded peal total is 29.
1939First peal rung by Wilfrid F Moreton. Recorded peal total is 1363.
1939First peal rung by Donald T Meager. Recorded peal total is 16.
1939First peal rung by Henry Pearson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Ronald H Pearson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Leonard F Stonton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by William Byard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by William R Webster. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Frank N Bastin. Recorded peal total is 8.
1939First peal rung by William E Pidsley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Sidney H Seager. Recorded peal total is 2.
1944First peal rung by Edward H Preston. Recorded peal total is 1.
1944First peal rung by George E Porter. Recorded peal total is 3.
1947First peal rung by Leslie G Jupp. Recorded peal total is 3.
1947First peal rung by Charles G Stoner. Recorded peal total is 6.
1947First peal rung by Clifford Booth. Recorded peal total is 4.
1947First peal rung by Albert Ellis. Recorded peal total is 5.
1947First peal rung by Benjamin Stepney. Recorded peal total is 23.
1947First peal rung by William E Stepney. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by John R Flint. Recorded peal total is 7.
1950First peal rung by Jack Merrifield. Recorded peal total is 2.
1950First peal rung by David J King. Recorded peal total is 292.
1950First peal rung by Jacqueline S King. Recorded peal total is 344.
1950First peal rung by John J Sims. Recorded peal total is 12.
1950First peal rung by John Beardmore. Recorded peal total is 35.
1950First peal rung by Arthur Gaunt. Recorded peal total is 9.
1950First peal rung by John W D Seymour. Recorded peal total is 11.
1950First peal rung by Clifford Aaron. Recorded peal total is 10.
1950First peal rung by Thomas S Bowles. Recorded peal total is 21.
1952First peal rung by Margaret de Jong. Recorded peal total is 4.
1952First peal rung by David G Thorne. Recorded peal total is 208.
1952First peal rung by Roger Woodcock. Recorded peal total is 7.
1953First peal rung by Desmond G Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 5.
1955First peal rung by Alice E J Lester. Recorded peal total is 128.
1955First peal rung by Percy Bray. Recorded peal total is 18.
1955First peal rung by George Wareham. Recorded peal total is 14.
1958First peal rung by Raymond G Jones. Recorded peal total is 34.
1961First peal rung by John C Wane. Recorded peal total is 34.
1961First peal rung by Derek J White. Recorded peal total is 13.
1961First peal rung by Mary E White. Recorded peal total is 23.
1961First peal rung by Robert J Wyatt. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by David F Jefferies. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Derek A Cork. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Christopher H Macve. Recorded peal total is 25.
1961First peal rung by Ann Hancock. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First peal rung by Cecilia J Bland. Recorded peal total is 8.
1961First peal rung by Alan R Baldock. Recorded peal total is 1207.
1963First peal rung by Christopher C Brown. Recorded peal total is 11.
1963First peal rung by Sheila M Walpole. Recorded peal total is 1.
1963First peal rung by Barry R Eglesfield. Recorded peal total is 329.
1967First peal rung by Edwin T Dibble. Recorded peal total is 16.
1967First peal rung by Alan [Tanfield] Taylor. Recorded peal total is 4.
1967First peal rung by Keith M Talbot. Recorded peal total is 3.
1967First peal rung by Ann H Whaley. Recorded peal total is 7.
1967First peal rung by Gale M Starkie. Recorded peal total is 2.
1967First peal rung by Valerie A Copleston. Recorded peal total is 3.
1967First peal rung by David E Potter. Recorded peal total is 693.
1967First peal rung by Janet A Pullen. Recorded peal total is 4.
1967First peal rung by David H Ralls. Recorded peal total is 401.
1967First peal rung by Barbara Hollis. Recorded peal total is 15.
1967First peal rung by Kevin A Hughes. Recorded peal total is 137.
1967First peal rung by Richard L Jones. Recorded peal total is 405.
1967First peal rung by Robert J Kite. Recorded peal total is 2.
1967First peal rung by Howard J Payne. Recorded peal total is 5.
1967First peal rung by Patricia A Winch. Recorded peal total is 2.
1967First peal rung by E Ann Kilgour. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by Martin Povey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Anne C Cooke. Recorded peal total is 27.
1969First peal rung by S Elaine Barrie. Recorded peal total is 2.
1969First peal rung by Christine M Abbott. Recorded peal total is 2.
1972First peal rung by Robert H Hume. Recorded peal total is 8.
1972First peal rung by Margaret H Mees. Recorded peal total is 2.
1972First peal rung by Sheila F Dalton. Recorded peal total is 34.
1972First peal rung by Heather S Peattie. Recorded peal total is 10.
1972First peal rung by John [Fulham] Harvey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1972First peal rung by James B Dutton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1972First peal rung by Robert Nightingale. Recorded peal total is 12.
1972First peal rung by Jonathan D Shanklin. Recorded peal total is 584.
1972First peal rung by Malcolm M Brown. Recorded peal total is 13.
1974First peal rung by Robert J Fearnett. Recorded peal total is 20.
1974First peal rung by Donald Copeman. Recorded peal total is 3.
1974First peal rung by Helen L Ashburn. Recorded peal total is 2.
1977First peal rung by Ann [Dorset] Smith. Recorded peal total is 5.
1978First peal rung by Richard J Bates. Recorded peal total is 7.
1978First peal rung by Garry V Thorp. Recorded peal total is 4.
1978First peal rung by Stephanie Crossley. Recorded peal total is 2.
1978First peal rung by Ruth Goulding. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by David W Reynolds. Recorded peal total is 5.
1979First peal rung by Christine E Terry. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First peal rung by Sara L Osborne. Recorded peal total is 2.
1983First peal rung by James R Humphries. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Susannah K Pomphrey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Linda J Prior. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Bridget M Dunn. Recorded peal total is 2.
1985First peal rung by Karen L Weatherer. Recorded peal total is 5.
1989First peal rung by Robert G Withey. Recorded peal total is 6.
1989First peal rung by Hazel L Meeking. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Richard Wheeler. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Michael R Butcher. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Andrew C Pickett. Recorded peal total is 31.
1989First peal rung by Graham J Wright. Recorded peal total is 938.
1990First peal rung by Alison L Loydall. Recorded peal total is 3.
1993First peal rung by Andrew J Monk. Recorded peal total is 1.
2000First peal rung by Rosemary Chesshire. Recorded peal total is 1.
2000First peal rung by Ian W Cole. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal rung by Adam Colby. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal rung by Thomas J A Bishop. Recorded peal total is 23.
2000First peal rung by Simon Grubb. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal rung by Diane M Faux. Recorded peal total is 387.
2000First peal rung by Nicholas A Faux. Recorded peal total is 16.
2004First peal rung by Ken J Dyer. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Christopher R Rogers. Recorded peal total is 2.
2004First peal rung by Daniel P Rogers. Recorded peal total is 3.
2009First peal rung by Mark E Tittley. Recorded peal total is 18.
2014First peal rung by Saskia L Frisby. Recorded peal total is 10.
2017First peal rung by Rachel Attaway. Recorded peal total is 1.
2018First peal rung by Peter S J Bailey. Recorded peal total is 2.
2023First peal rung by Catherine S Knight. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 15th April

1754First peal on the bells at Sheffield, SS Peter & Paul, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 468.
1782First peal on the bells at Otley, All Saints, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 118.
1845First peal on the bells at Rickinghall Superior, St Mary, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 46.
1866First peal on the bells at Hunslet, Leeds, St Mary the Virgin, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 41.
1895First peal on the bells at Benhilton, Sutton, All Saints, Surrey. Recorded peal total is 54.
1895First peal on the bells at Holme Lacy, St Cuthbert, Herefordshire. Recorded peal total is 67.
1899First peal on the bells at Hintlesham, St Nicholas, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 38.
1899First peal on the bells at Twyford, St Mary the Virgin, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 16.
1939First peal on the bells at Grayshott, St Luke, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 50.
1950First peal on the bells at Iffley, Oxford, St Mary, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 14.
1989First peal on the bells at Swerford, St Mary, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 18.
2001First peal on the bells at Otford, St Bartholomew, Kent. Recorded peal total is 10.

First peals in method for 15th April

1747First tower bell peal of New Trebles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1754First tower bell peal of Allwood's Delight. Recorded peal total is 1.
1859First tower bell peal of Prince Albert Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1952First tower bell peal of Pontefract Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First tower bell peal of Longney Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1961First tower bell peal of Norton-le-Moors Treble Bob Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First tower bell peal of St Simon's Bob Caters. Recorded peal total is 4.
1972First tower bell peal of Hurworth Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1977First tower bell peal of Ashleworth Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First tower bell peal of Brigantia Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First tower bell peal of Evening Star Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First tower bell peal of Cuba Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1989First tower bell peal of Kirkton Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Zanthi Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First tower bell peal of Eskimo Blue Day Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First tower bell peal of St Philip's Little Surprise Cinques. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Peonnum Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Melrose Abbey Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2002First tower bell peal of St David's Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First tower bell peal of Allwood's Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Chippinghurst Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Quodlibet Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First tower bell peal of Ramsbury Bitter Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2012First tower bell peal of Diamond Jubilee Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2013First tower bell peal of Ruby Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Hallam Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.