On This Day - 25 February

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 25th February

YearEventReference
1777The Union Society of Shrewsbury rang a 10,080 Plain Bob Major at St Mary, Shrewsbury. The peal, composed by William Doubleday Crofts of Nottingham, took 5 hours and 56 minutes.BN1883/159
1777The Leicester Change Ringers rang 10,080 Grandsire Caters at St Margaret's, Leicester in 7 hours and 12 minutes. They went for the peal every Monday morning until they accomplished it. Four times they rang over 8,000 changes, and once over 9,000 when a missed sally lost the peal. William Bull conducted, the composition being by John Martin. A subscription was taken around the town for the ringers, which raised over £33. See March 3, 1778.nv
1889John Carter conducted his own composition of 10,272 Grandsire Major at Rowley Regis for the Birmingham Amalgamated Society. The peal, which took 6 hours and 5 minutes, remains the longest length in the method.nv

Birthdays for 25th February

1883Arthur J Bartlett born
1892Victor J F Bennett born
1901Edward T Bailey born
1903H A Jack Mowle born
1908Harry W Howard born
1911William J Whitmore born
1911William Slaughter born
1930Hilda V Carter born
1931Harry Poyner born
1938Noel D Kirk born

First pealers for 25th February

1900First peal rung by Harry F Dawkins. Recorded peal total is 75.
1905First peal rung by Mary E Chillingworth. Recorded peal total is 17.
1905First peal rung by Robinson Leonard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Daniel Shipp. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Christopher [Staindrop] Walker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Owen Bayes. Recorded peal total is 12.
1905First peal rung by William J Newell. Recorded peal total is 9.
1907First peal rung by Edwin J Brown. Recorded peal total is 73.
1907First peal rung by J Grazier. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Herbert Stansfield. Recorded peal total is 21.
1909First peal rung by James Rhodes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by Tom [Newhey] Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by Joseph [Newhey] Wood. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by A [Loughborough] Williams. Recorded peal total is 2.
1911First peal rung by Basil C Roberts. Recorded peal total is 2.
1911First peal rung by Harry [Barrow-Upon-Humber] Ashton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1911First peal rung by Joseph Barrick. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First peal rung by John W Crowder. Recorded peal total is 15.
1911First peal rung by Henry Ebbaston. Recorded peal total is 3.
1911First peal rung by Arthur W Hoodless. Recorded peal total is 126.
1911First peal rung by Percy Hoodless. Recorded peal total is 3.
1911First peal rung by Cyril Wenham. Recorded peal total is 11.
1911First peal rung by Edwin Wood. Recorded peal total is 10.
1911First peal rung by Carvell Bonser. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by Walter Cheal_jun. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by Walter Cheal_sen. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by Thomas Gent. Recorded peal total is 3.
1914First peal rung by Henry Hopkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by George Snow. Recorded peal total is 1.
1919First peal rung by Stanley Clarke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1919First peal rung by Vincent Tipton. Recorded peal total is 16.
1919First peal rung by Stanley F Clark. Recorded peal total is 54.
1921First peal rung by E Geoffrey Benson. Recorded peal total is 125.
1922First peal rung by Leslie J [Widford] Clark. Recorded peal total is 56.
1922First peal rung by William [Milverton] Cross. Recorded peal total is 5.
1922First peal rung by Walter P Whitehead. Recorded peal total is 831.
1922First peal rung by Thomas James. Recorded peal total is 10.
1922First peal rung by Ernest [Mangotsfield] Palmer. Recorded peal total is 20.
1922First peal rung by Herbert V Hurd. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Frederick E Wilson. Recorded peal total is 94.
1922First peal rung by Albert [Coddington] Hawkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Ernest Price. Recorded peal total is 8.
1922First peal rung by Frederick Stinton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Archie Webley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Amos Hurst. Recorded peal total is 1.
1926First peal rung by H W Moody. Recorded peal total is 1.
1926First peal rung by Harry Musson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1928First peal rung by David Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
1928First peal rung by Norman Grady. Recorded peal total is 1.
1928First peal rung by George A [Albrighton] Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1928First peal rung by John R Harridge. Recorded peal total is 3.
1928First peal rung by Edward W Palmer. Recorded peal total is 8.
1928First peal rung by Frederick J Wood. Recorded peal total is 9.
1928First peal rung by Charles T Wilson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1929First peal rung by Herbert Hancock. Recorded peal total is 1.
1929First peal rung by David Sleet. Recorded peal total is 12.
1929First peal rung by Stephen Sleet. Recorded peal total is 2.
1929First peal rung by Molly Thompson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1929First peal rung by Frederick Wallace. Recorded peal total is 2.
1930First peal rung by Rosina Howe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by John S Taylor. Recorded peal total is 4.
1931First peal rung by Albert Ball. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by Jack Cooper. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by Charles Crew. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by Christopher Gapper. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Ernest Belson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1933First peal rung by Frederick Jeffs. Recorded peal total is 3.
1933First peal rung by Thomas S Horridge. Recorded peal total is 182.
1933First peal rung by Horace E Plowman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Arthur E Whiting. Recorded peal total is 38.
1933First peal rung by Charles Blackburn. Recorded peal total is 46.
1933First peal rung by Albert Fildes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by John [Southwark] Thorpe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Albert J Clark. Recorded peal total is 3.
1933First peal rung by Rose M Coombes. Recorded peal total is 2.
1933First peal rung by Victor G Lee. Recorded peal total is 9.
1935First peal rung by Horace Benson. Recorded peal total is 5.
1935First peal rung by Leslie I Francombe. Recorded peal total is 6.
1935First peal rung by Claude Gifford. Recorded peal total is 6.
1935First peal rung by Donald J Marsh. Recorded peal total is 10.
1935First peal rung by Gerald W D Smart. Recorded peal total is 5.
1936First peal rung by Violet Hyman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by Frederick [Portishead] Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1936First peal rung by John H A Thomas. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Horace Hodge. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by Albert Bridges. Recorded peal total is 16.
1939First peal rung by Arthur H Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Fred Place. Recorded peal total is 3.
1939First peal rung by Alice M Reed. Recorded peal total is 15.
1939First peal rung by E [Mursley] Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by N Goode. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by C J Knight. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by F Ward. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by Walter Enser. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Elsie Chaddock. Recorded peal total is 105.
1939First peal rung by Arthur Sheppard. Recorded peal total is 23.
1939First peal rung by Ernest A Baker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1944First peal rung by Sheila M McKay. Recorded peal total is 6.
1945First peal rung by Thomas H [Kirtlington] Smith. Recorded peal total is 2.
1948First peal rung by Bob Booth. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Fred R T Booth. Recorded peal total is 2.
1948First peal rung by Reginald L Hughes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1950First peal rung by James A Smart. Recorded peal total is 1.
1950First peal rung by Margaret Finlow. Recorded peal total is 5.
1950First peal rung by Ronald Forster. Recorded peal total is 8.
1950First peal rung by Richard J Stannard. Recorded peal total is 10.
1952First peal rung by Wilfred Stokes. Recorded peal total is 2.
1952First peal rung by Michael F Amos. Recorded peal total is 52.
1952First peal rung by Albert J Cooper. Recorded peal total is 5.
1953First peal rung by Jane Coates. Recorded peal total is 3.
1953First peal rung by Peter J Ryman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1954First peal rung by John J Stanier. Recorded peal total is 150.
1954First peal rung by P John King. Recorded peal total is 18.
1956First peal rung by Clive Wilkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1956First peal rung by Anthony D Bax. Recorded peal total is 4.
1959First peal rung by Judith Harding. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Rosemary Mander. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Jeffery Halford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Edgar Nunn. Recorded peal total is 19.
1961First peal rung by Alan Hawkes. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First peal rung by Roger Liddell. Recorded peal total is 3.
1961First peal rung by Thomas J Brock. Recorded peal total is 154.
1961First peal rung by Susan J Hubbard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1966First peal rung by Janet House. Recorded peal total is 702.
1967First peal rung by C Mary Box. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by Nigel M Parker. Recorded peal total is 10.
1967First peal rung by David Brookes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by J Denise Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 13.
1967First peal rung by Dennis G Boast. Recorded peal total is 7.
1967First peal rung by Thomas G Boast. Recorded peal total is 32.
1967First peal rung by R Filby. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by Samuel G Flatman. Recorded peal total is 28.
1967First peal rung by Eveline F Foreman. Recorded peal total is 4.
1967First peal rung by Kay Whittaker. Recorded peal total is 17.
1967First peal rung by Tony E R Lewis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1973First peal rung by David W G Jolly. Recorded peal total is 1.
1975First peal rung by Hilary Bugler. Recorded peal total is 4.
1978First peal rung by Susan E Frodsham. Recorded peal total is 4.
1978First peal rung by Michael R McCallum. Recorded peal total is 2.
1978First peal rung by Paul A Peacock. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by Fiona J Slade. Recorded peal total is 4.
1978First peal rung by Nicholas A Elvidge. Recorded peal total is 45.
1978First peal rung by Kathy J Thomas. Recorded peal total is 2.
1978First peal rung by Alexandra K A Butter. Recorded peal total is 3.
1978First peal rung by Sue J Smith. Recorded peal total is 9.
1978First peal rung by Susan Ashton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by Ann Ward. Recorded peal total is 13.
1979First peal rung by Benjamin F H Jeffrey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Peter Etherington. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Elisabeth A Judge. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Christine M Woodcock. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Stephen A Rossiter. Recorded peal total is 433.
1984First peal rung by Daniel J Cunningham. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Paul L Carless. Recorded peal total is 675.
1984First peal rung by Clare S Watson. Recorded peal total is 18.
1984First peal rung by H Malcolm Oliver. Recorded peal total is 15.
1985First peal rung by Rachel Oxtoby. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by John S Boorman. Recorded peal total is 19.
1989First peal rung by Nicholas J Bryan. Recorded peal total is 2.
1989First peal rung by Michael R Watson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Carrie T Applegath. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Richard M Bishop. Recorded peal total is 8.
1989First peal rung by Helen M Mumby. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Bryan A Hardwick. Recorded peal total is 4.
1989First peal rung by Sue Jay. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by David A Jackson. Recorded peal total is 225.
1989First peal rung by John L Rollason. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First peal rung by Philip D Minton. Recorded peal total is 3.
1995First peal rung by Prudence Fay. Recorded peal total is 268.
1995First peal rung by Timothy E P Mills. Recorded peal total is 23.
1995First peal rung by John D Hammond. Recorded peal total is 3.
1995First peal rung by John H Palmer. Recorded peal total is 6.
1995First peal rung by Miriam Y Taylor. Recorded peal total is 7.
1995First peal rung by E Ann Davis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First peal rung by Richard U Gauger. Recorded peal total is 3.
1995First peal rung by Paula M Armstrong. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First peal rung by Rebecca Osborne. Recorded peal total is 2.
1995First peal rung by David G Mould. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by Eleanore Chadderdon. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Bob S Davis. Recorded peal total is 2.
2001First peal rung by Mary E Bayliss. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First peal rung by Elizabeth M Downward. Recorded peal total is 2.
2002First peal rung by Lucy M Bricheno. Recorded peal total is 50.
2003First peal rung by Julie Wren. Recorded peal total is 3.
2006First peal rung by Tim Randall. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First peal rung by Louise C Palmer. Recorded peal total is 49.
2012First peal rung by Andrew R Freer. Recorded peal total is 18.
2013First peal rung by Jessica L Arnold. Recorded peal total is 2.
2017First peal rung by Edward I A Longman. Recorded peal total is 3.
2017First peal rung by Therese Strand. Recorded peal total is 3.
2022First peal rung by Sam Ecclestone-Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
2022First peal rung by Xanthe A Simmonds. Recorded peal total is 3.

First peals in towers for 25th February

1823First peal on the bells at Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 8.
1893First peal on the bells at Treeton, St Helen, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 33.
1905First peal on the bells at Staindrop, St Mary, Durham. Recorded peal total is 83.
1905First peal on the bells at Tring, SS Peter & Paul, Hertfordshire. Recorded peal total is 92.
1906First peal on the bells at Coddington, All Saints, Herefordshire. Recorded peal total is 30.
1911First peal on the bells at Barton upon Humber, St Peter, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 106.
1911First peal on the bells at Iden, All Saints, Sussex. Recorded peal total is 9.
1911First peal on the bells at West Monkton, St Augustine, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 30.
1922First peal on the bells at Mangotsfield, St James, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 45.
1927First peal on the bells at Wolborough, St Mary, Devon. Recorded peal total is 127.
1931First peal on the bells at Cam, St George, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 21.
1939First peal on the bells at Chalgrove, St Mary, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 10.
1939First peal on the bells at Coleshill, All Saints, Berkshire. Recorded peal total is 8.
1950First peal on the bells at Winterslow, All Saints, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 6.
1955First peal on the bells at Pinhoe, Exeter, St Michael & All Angels, Devon. Recorded peal total is 238.
1961First peal on the bells at Kington St Michael, St Michael, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 7.
1988First peal on the bells at Merton, All Saints, Devon. Recorded peal total is 3.

First peals in method for 25th February

1960First tower bell peal of Swansea Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1961First tower bell peal of Feltham Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 9.
1961First tower bell peal of Harefield Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First tower bell peal of Warminster Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First tower bell peal of Elthorne Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1974First tower bell peal of Rickinghall Inferior Little Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1978First tower bell peal of Clerkenwell Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First tower bell peal of Orion Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 150.
1983First tower bell peal of Ragsdale Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 7.
1984First tower bell peal of Double Dunkirk Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First tower bell peal of Noborough Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1988First tower bell peal of Amazon Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1988First tower bell peal of Glaramara Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1994First tower bell peal of Ossett Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Adron Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Laphroaig Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Hoof Stones Height Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1997First tower bell peal of Barleythorpe Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1997First tower bell peal of Bushbury Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First tower bell peal of Pednathise Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2003First tower bell peal of Catmose Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First tower bell peal of Xpoynential Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
2004First tower bell peal of Fishergate Bar Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2006First tower bell peal of Calvary Triples. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First tower bell peal of Dingley Bob Doubles. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First tower bell peal of Icomb Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2006First tower bell peal of Parkhead Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2007First tower bell peal of Marshland Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2012First tower bell peal of Devonport Royal Dockyard Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Pinner Green Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Rogmau Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.