On This Day - 26 February

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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 26th February

YearEventReference
1725The first peal of Maximus was one of Plain Bob, rung by the College Youths at St Brides, Fleet Street. Benjamin Annable composed the peal of 5,200 changes, also conducting the peal in 4 hours and 4 minutes.CY5
1776The Cumberland Youths rang the first peal of "real" Double Grandsire Cinques at St Saviour's, Southwark, composed and conducted by George Gross, Senior. In "real" double methods calls are made when the treble lies behind as well as when it is at lead.CuY87
1805The Cumberland Youths, with George Gross, Junior as composer and conductor, rang the record length of 6,129 Stedman Caters at St Leonard's, Shoreditch. This peal, which took 4 hours and 12 minutes, was to stand as the longest peal in the method for nearly forty years. A previous attempt eight days earlier failed with a broken clapper. See November 13, 1797 and January 25, 1842.S153
1927The new tower and bells at Cresswell, Derby were dedicated. The scheme for the work had been planned some thirteen years earlier, but the war had halted fund raising. John Taylor of Loughborough cast the eight bells, tenor 12 cwt. 2 qr. 4 lb, on their “true harmonic system”.RW1927/154
1927John H Cheeseman conducted an 11,008 Double Norwich Court Bob Major at Erith, Kent. The peal, composed by J W Parker, took 6 hours and 36 minutes. With this peal the conductor completed peals in 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 17 thousand changes.RW1927/136

Birthdays for 26th February

1883Arthur W Ward born
1906Christopher J Badrick born
1919Leslie H Jermy born
1920James E Godman born
1928Kenneth L Brown born
1932Yvonne C Porter born
1933George S Deas born
1940Alec Osbaldiston born
1969Ian S Bennett born

First pealers for 26th February

1906First peal rung by H [Tilehurst] Oliver. Recorded peal total is 1.
1906First peal rung by James Peters. Recorded peal total is 7.
1906First peal rung by George H Wheeler. Recorded peal total is 2.
1906First peal rung by F [Minehead] Page. Recorded peal total is 1.
1906First peal rung by A Sams. Recorded peal total is 4.
1906First peal rung by George Cheesman. Recorded peal total is 8.
1906First peal rung by Arthur Lintott. Recorded peal total is 107.
1908First peal rung by S [Harpenden] Barnes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Ernest Bolton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Ralph Coburn. Recorded peal total is 3.
1908First peal rung by Charles Dellar. Recorded peal total is 4.
1908First peal rung by Leonard Pearce. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by William [Wednesbury] Hill. Recorded peal total is 12.
1909First peal rung by John T Nicklin. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by Arthur L Smith. Recorded peal total is 4.
1910First peal rung by Frederick [Rodmersham] Brown. Recorded peal total is 7.
1910First peal rung by Fred Hutton. Recorded peal total is 15.
1910First peal rung by Thomas Hutton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1910First peal rung by Horace A Osborne. Recorded peal total is 10.
1910First peal rung by Richard N Runham. Recorded peal total is 62.
1911First peal rung by W W Hughes D'Aeth. Recorded peal total is 4.
1912First peal rung by Frederick G Waymark. Recorded peal total is 5.
1913First peal rung by Richard Dunnett. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Herbert George Coburn. Recorded peal total is 1.
1916First peal rung by William Barton. Recorded peal total is 325.
1920First peal rung by Robert Walker. Recorded peal total is 22.
1921First peal rung by A Maud Jordan. Recorded peal total is 1.
1921First peal rung by Thomas [Highgate] Bevan. Recorded peal total is 60.
1921First peal rung by Charles [Southwold] Rush. Recorded peal total is 5.
1923First peal rung by Cecil G Harrison. Recorded peal total is 6.
1927First peal rung by Jessie M Kippin. Recorded peal total is 209.
1927First peal rung by Fred Perry. Recorded peal total is 11.
1927First peal rung by A John Timson. Recorded peal total is 22.
1927First peal rung by H Hawker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1927First peal rung by Alex H T Parker. Recorded peal total is 5.
1927First peal rung by George Godard. Recorded peal total is 10.
1927First peal rung by G Ronald Edwards. Recorded peal total is 833.
1927First peal rung by Ralph G Edwards. Recorded peal total is 1135.
1927First peal rung by Harold Chant. Recorded peal total is 296.
1927First peal rung by Herbert [Felkirk] Cooper. Recorded peal total is 2.
1927First peal rung by Moses Perry. Recorded peal total is 20.
1927First peal rung by L Roebuck. Recorded peal total is 1.
1927First peal rung by Daniel Smith. Recorded peal total is 186.
1927First peal rung by J Thomas White. Recorded peal total is 32.
1935First peal rung by Peter Case. Recorded peal total is 4.
1938First peal rung by William Biggs. Recorded peal total is 2.
1938First peal rung by Victor Robinson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1938First peal rung by Eric J Coe. Recorded peal total is 15.
1938First peal rung by Leonard Lobb. Recorded peal total is 1.
1938First peal rung by Ernest W Fulford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1938First peal rung by Thomas J Thurley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1938First peal rung by Arthur H Oakley. Recorded peal total is 8.
1938First peal rung by Horace D Wright. Recorded peal total is 12.
1938First peal rung by William Patchell. Recorded peal total is 1.
1944First peal rung by Mrs A Holway. Recorded peal total is 1.
1944First peal rung by Queenie Pring. Recorded peal total is 13.
1944First peal rung by George E Retter. Recorded peal total is 58.
1947First peal rung by Doreen Cox. Recorded peal total is 79.
1948First peal rung by George W Thomas. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Arnold White. Recorded peal total is 2.
1948First peal rung by Tom Wooldridge. Recorded peal total is 2.
1949First peal rung by Raymond Suart. Recorded peal total is 35.
1949First peal rung by John [Irthlingborough] Chambers. Recorded peal total is 2.
1949First peal rung by William Wilby. Recorded peal total is 2.
1949First peal rung by Robert S F P Harris. Recorded peal total is 4.
1949First peal rung by R William Garner. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Harry M Payne. Recorded peal total is 40.
1949First peal rung by Walter R Beebe. Recorded peal total is 35.
1949First peal rung by John H Jones. Recorded peal total is 3.
1949First peal rung by David Goddard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Winifred Penny. Recorded peal total is 3.
1949First peal rung by Derek Fowles. Recorded peal total is 37.
1949First peal rung by Victoria Jaquest. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by J [Colwall] Ward. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Miss M S Churchill. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Betty Birch. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by William J Gethin. Recorded peal total is 3.
1949First peal rung by Wilfred R Jackson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1949First peal rung by Frederick W James. Recorded peal total is 7.
1949First peal rung by E Dudley Wilson. Recorded peal total is 10.
1949First peal rung by Mollie Broughton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by James Ward. Recorded peal total is 62.
1952First peal rung by Bryan E Carson. Recorded peal total is 26.
1926First peal rung by Jack [Hawkhurst] Brown. Recorded peal total is 3.
1955First peal rung by Peter Evanson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1955First peal rung by Anthony J Brazier. Recorded peal total is 62.
1955First peal rung by Elaine Greathead. Recorded peal total is 3.
1955First peal rung by E Alan Rawlinson. Recorded peal total is 18.
1955First peal rung by Peter Ketteridge. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by William J Newman. Recorded peal total is 48.
1960First peal rung by Anne Stephens. Recorded peal total is 3.
1963First peal rung by Anthony D H Blyth. Recorded peal total is 5.
1964First peal rung by Roy E Cockaday. Recorded peal total is 2.
1964First peal rung by Graham Dodd. Recorded peal total is 1.
1964First peal rung by Alfred S Mason. Recorded peal total is 2.
1965First peal rung by Thomas Hobson. Recorded peal total is 29.
1965First peal rung by Jane Owen. Recorded peal total is 785.
1966First peal rung by A T Antony Bennett. Recorded peal total is 5.
1966First peal rung by Grahame S Keay. Recorded peal total is 9.
1966First peal rung by Anthony J Leeves. Recorded peal total is 29.
1966First peal rung by Mary E Foster. Recorded peal total is 6.
1966First peal rung by Martin R Rickman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1966First peal rung by John Dodgson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1966First peal rung by Adrian Dempster. Recorded peal total is 518.
1972First peal rung by Peter R Tudball. Recorded peal total is 1.
1972First peal rung by Rosalind M Rutter. Recorded peal total is 8.
1972First peal rung by Margaret C Ranken. Recorded peal total is 1.
1972First peal rung by Julie A Roberts. Recorded peal total is 14.
1972First peal rung by Jill Haseldine. Recorded peal total is 190.
1973First peal rung by David Pattinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1977First peal rung by Zena F Warman. Recorded peal total is 28.
1977First peal rung by Pauline A Percy. Recorded peal total is 19.
1977First peal rung by Gillian Bland. Recorded peal total is 8.
1977First peal rung by Ian C Bland. Recorded peal total is 9.
1980First peal rung by Robert Kloss. Recorded peal total is 2.
1983First peal rung by Christopher J Fuller. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Helen C Rodgers. Recorded peal total is 3.
1983First peal rung by Robin B Green. Recorded peal total is 147.
1983First peal rung by Christine Sherratt. Recorded peal total is 52.
1983First peal rung by David J [Bradwell] Maybrey. Recorded peal total is 20.
1983First peal rung by Sarah J Stearn. Recorded peal total is 3.
1983First peal rung by D Mark Hodgson. Recorded peal total is 52.
1984First peal rung by Tim R Shorman. Recorded peal total is 5.
1985First peal rung by Sharon L Mills. Recorded peal total is 139.
1989First peal rung by Jim Dingley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1994First peal rung by Amanda L M Lysons. Recorded peal total is 1.
1994First peal rung by Glyn V Geen. Recorded peal total is 13.
1994First peal rung by Thomas C Heath. Recorded peal total is 3.
1994First peal rung by James L Ward. Recorded peal total is 13.
1995First peal rung by Helen Hayton. Recorded peal total is 5.
1995First peal rung by Simon P de Banks. Recorded peal total is 2.
1995First peal rung by Ashley G Chaloner. Recorded peal total is 14.
1995First peal rung by Oliver B Chaloner. Recorded peal total is 9.
1995First peal rung by Sarah E Dale. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal rung by Matthew J R Cook. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal rung by Peter Pascoe. Recorded peal total is 1.
2000First peal rung by Katherine E Walters. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First peal rung by Mary A Cross. Recorded peal total is 24.
2005First peal rung by Edward J Esau. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First peal rung by Eifion Francis. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First peal rung by Owen J Francis. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First peal rung by Jonathan A Agg. Recorded peal total is 623.
2006First peal rung by Victoria K Johnstone. Recorded peal total is 42.
2011First peal rung by Amanda R Craig. Recorded peal total is 3.
2022First peal rung by Gary S Crutchley. Recorded peal total is 1.
2022First peal rung by David G Newton. Recorded peal total is 1.
2022First peal rung by Alison M Lee. Recorded peal total is 2.
2023First peal rung by Andrew J Craig. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 26th February

1907First peal on the bells at Sherfield English, St Leonard, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 69.
1910First peal on the bells at Tarvin, St Andrew, Cheshire. Recorded peal total is 25.
1911First peal on the bells at Buckhorn Weston, St John the Baptist, Dorset. Recorded peal total is 3.
1921First peal on the bells at Cosby, St Michael & All Angels, Leicestershire. Recorded peal total is 46.
1921First peal on the bells at Thurnby, St Luke, Leicestershire. Recorded peal total is 36.
1927First peal on the bells at Felkirk, St Peter, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 78.
1927First peal on the bells at Hartpury, St Mary the Virgin, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 8.
1927First peal on the bells at Shaugh Prior, St Edward, Devon. Recorded peal total is 4.
1929First peal on the bells at Lympstone, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Devon. Recorded peal total is 10.
1947First peal on the bells at Thrybergh, St Leonard, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 96.
1948First peal on the bells at Madron, St Maddern, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 46.
1949First peal on the bells at Beoley, St Leonard, Worcestershire. Recorded peal total is 11.
1949First peal on the bells at Brushford, St Nicholas, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 9.
1960First peal on the bells at Birmingham, Bishop Latimer, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 6.
1995First peal on the bells at Gimingham, All Saints, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal on the bells at St Erth, St Ercus, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 5.

First peals in method for 26th February

1726First tower bell peal of Plain Bob Maximus. Recorded peal total is 262.
1738First tower bell peal of Ham Trebles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1776First tower bell peal of Double Bob Cinques. Recorded peal total is 1.
1938First tower bell peal of Wymondham Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1953First tower bell peal of Metropolis Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1953First tower bell peal of Neasden Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1972First tower bell peal of Sapcote Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1976First tower bell peal of Bristol Little Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 3.
1979First tower bell peal of Pisces Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 14.
1982First tower bell peal of Braybrooke Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1983First tower bell peal of Loundes Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Jenny's Cove Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 11.
1992First tower bell peal of Malta G.C. Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
1993First tower bell peal of Glazebury Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1993First tower bell peal of Wilton Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 2.
1994First tower bell peal of Iceni Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Todmorden Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1997First tower bell peal of Sarasara Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First tower bell peal of Double Celebration Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2007First tower bell peal of Milston Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First tower bell peal of Quorn Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Carriage Hall Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2011First tower bell peal of Whorlton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2013First tower bell peal of Upperthorpe Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Zyzzyva Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.