On This Day - 24 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 24th February

YearEventReference
1736An early peal of Grandsire Triples at St Martin-in-the-Fields, "Prickt and call'd by John Denmead".nv
1784The Trinity Youths rang a double length peal at Lewisham, Kent. Samuel Manley conducted 10,080 Plain Bob Major in 6 hours and 33 minutes.TYPB
1846William Snowdon born, the third son of the Revd John Snowdon, Vicar of Ilkley, Yorks. Like his brother, Jasper, he trained as an engineer and, later joined Jasper's practice as a consulting engineer. After Jasper's early death William took over his papers and continued his work on the theory and history of ringing, researching and publishing new titles as well as revising and updating the earlier books. He was a practical ringer but his great contribution to the Exercise was in the maintenance of The Snowdon Series of textbooks. See September 17, 1915.nv
1872Charles A Fox conducted 10,176 Kent Treble Bob Major at Earlsheaton, Yorks in 6 hours and 10 minutes.BN1883/160
1877A gentleman by the name of George Harrison obtained a special injunction to prevent the bells of St Mark's, Philadelphia from being rung at any time other than the three Sunday services.nv
1912A handbell peal in ten Doubles methods was rung on this day by two brothers, John and Thomas Perry, the former ringing the treble, second and third. No conductor was given. Although no mention was made of it in “Odd Changes”, the two had rung a previous peal of Grandsire Doubles ten years earlier. See February 3, 1902.RW1912/146

Birthdays for 24th February

1875William H Hollier born
1906Thomas W Thirkell born
1908Harold G Greenham born

First pealers for 24th February

1894First peal rung by Frederick R Borrett. Recorded peal total is 513.
1894First peal rung by Ernest F Poppy. Recorded peal total is 299.
1905First peal rung by J [Speldhurst] Pratt. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Victor Still. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by H W Turley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1906First peal rung by Ernest Pope. Recorded peal total is 5.
1906First peal rung by Henry Morris. Recorded peal total is 2.
1906First peal rung by Benjamin Snow. Recorded peal total is 6.
1906First peal rung by Frederick Chrich. Recorded peal total is 2.
1906First peal rung by Edward Manners. Recorded peal total is 9.
1906First peal rung by John P Pollard. Recorded peal total is 7.
1906First peal rung by William [Eastwood] Robinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1906First peal rung by Samuel Birks. Recorded peal total is 5.
1906First peal rung by Edwin R Usher. Recorded peal total is 3.
1906First peal rung by James [Tuebrook] Gard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by John Dearlove. Recorded peal total is 148.
1911First peal rung by William [Hagbourne] Warwick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1920First peal rung by Frederick W Parsons. Recorded peal total is 5.
1912First peal rung by Tom Shaw. Recorded peal total is 7.
1912First peal rung by James H Rowe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1912First peal rung by James [Tyldesley] Watts. Recorded peal total is 1.
1913First peal rung by Dorothy Steel. Recorded peal total is 11.
1913First peal rung by Albert E Austin. Recorded peal total is 208.
1911First peal rung by William Warwick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by Ernest [Ilkeston] Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 11.
1914First peal rung by Albert E Colburn. Recorded peal total is 5.
1914First peal rung by Doris Coles. Recorded peal total is 2.
1914First peal rung by Edith M Hole. Recorded peal total is 4.
1914First peal rung by Blanche L Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 2.
1914First peal rung by Hirzel Edwards. Recorded peal total is 24.
1914First peal rung by William Llewellyn. Recorded peal total is 2.
1919First peal rung by Thomas Phillips. Recorded peal total is 9.
1919First peal rung by William Brenchley. Recorded peal total is 2.
1919First peal rung by Robert Gray. Recorded peal total is 2.
1919First peal rung by Edward J Ilott. Recorded peal total is 11.
1919First peal rung by Arthur J Morton. Recorded peal total is 12.
1919First peal rung by John S Morton. Recorded peal total is 94.
1921First peal rung by Edgar C Russell. Recorded peal total is 21.
1921First peal rung by Frederick F Mortlock. Recorded peal total is 50.
1921First peal rung by Frank Turner. Recorded peal total is 18.
1923First peal rung by Herbert W Slack. Recorded peal total is 2.
1923First peal rung by William Draper. Recorded peal total is 2.
1923First peal rung by Albert Ruston. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by William H Coles. Recorded peal total is 174.
1924First peal rung by George [Erdington] Harris. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by John [Wingham] Parry. Recorded peal total is 1.
1925First peal rung by Ernest Asque. Recorded peal total is 13.
1928First peal rung by Bruce Berrington. Recorded peal total is 5.
1930First peal rung by Arthur E Haines. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Cyril J Watts. Recorded peal total is 23.
1934First peal rung by J Heap. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by J M Kelvey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by W Mullineaux. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by H Timperley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by W [Mottram] Whitehead. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by Edward Charman. Recorded peal total is 71.
1934First peal rung by Arthur G Butcher. Recorded peal total is 2.
1934First peal rung by Bernard Holdaway. Recorded peal total is 2.
1934First peal rung by Mary Jagger. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by Edwin H Chambers. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by George T Jenks. Recorded peal total is 17.
1934First peal rung by Percival W Fisher. Recorded peal total is 2.
1934First peal rung by A [Blaydon] MacFarlane. Recorded peal total is 1.
1938First peal rung by T Barlow Brown. Recorded peal total is 5.
1940First peal rung by Alistair C Maclean. Recorded peal total is 3.
1940First peal rung by Frederick H [Whitney on Wye] Bennett. Recorded peal total is 1.
1945First peal rung by Robert A Cochrane. Recorded peal total is 13.
1945First peal rung by Harold A May. Recorded peal total is 262.
1945First peal rung by Dorothy E Osborne. Recorded peal total is 52.
1951First peal rung by Edgar Buxton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1951First peal rung by Harry Rowlands. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by Robin [Eastham] Thompson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by Albert E [Great Dalby] Parker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by William C Ward. Recorded peal total is 4.
1951First peal rung by James [Great Dalby] Webb. Recorded peal total is 5.
1951First peal rung by Roy Stevens. Recorded peal total is 5.
1951First peal rung by Derek A Walsh. Recorded peal total is 1.
1953First peal rung by John Harris. Recorded peal total is 1.
1953First peal rung by Richard Harris. Recorded peal total is 39.
1953First peal rung by Leslie Maynard. Recorded peal total is 9.
1953First peal rung by Rupert Stedman. Recorded peal total is 2.
1953First peal rung by Arthur E Webb. Recorded peal total is 6.
1954First peal rung by Michael W Carter. Recorded peal total is 9.
1958First peal rung by Alan Edwards. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Eileen Meadows. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Angela J Smart. Recorded peal total is 15.
1960First peal rung by John F Oultram. Recorded peal total is 167.
1960First peal rung by John S Still. Recorded peal total is 2.
1960First peal rung by June N E Chilton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First peal rung by Frank W E Carter. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First peal rung by Kathleen M Exell. Recorded peal total is 18.
1962First peal rung by Suzanne Fovargue. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Barry Spring. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Leslie Burrow. Recorded peal total is 3.
1962First peal rung by James [Higher Walton] Martin. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by Christopher E J Rudderham. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Shirley Bolton. Recorded peal total is 5.
1962First peal rung by Rodney A Yeates. Recorded peal total is 173.
1962First peal rung by David Breakspear. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Keith Young. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by Robert Peers. Recorded peal total is 238.
1963First peal rung by Philip J Daniel. Recorded peal total is 21.
1963First peal rung by David J Etchells. Recorded peal total is 1.
1963First peal rung by Christopher J Head. Recorded peal total is 1.
1964First peal rung by Coleen Prictoe. Recorded peal total is 2.
1964First peal rung by Sheila [Sydmonton] Taylor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1966First peal rung by Anita E Kirkman. Recorded peal total is 70.
1966First peal rung by Julia M Sanders. Recorded peal total is 9.
1968First peal rung by Helen Spiller. Recorded peal total is 2.
1968First peal rung by Walter H Spiller. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Ronald G Pike. Recorded peal total is 23.
1968First peal rung by Richard D Brain. Recorded peal total is 2.
1968First peal rung by Nicholas J L Farndon. Recorded peal total is 5.
1968First peal rung by Mary B Suthers. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Margaret A Chennell-White. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Paul S Gale. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Walter R Gilks. Recorded peal total is 6.
1968First peal rung by Christopher A Clarke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Robert G Baldock. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by David J Wooler. Recorded peal total is 25.
1973First peal rung by Colin Davies. Recorded peal total is 402.
1973First peal rung by Linda J Sager. Recorded peal total is 42.
1973First peal rung by Derek G Gordon. Recorded peal total is 1.
1974First peal rung by Andrew [Blofield] King. Recorded peal total is 1.
1974First peal rung by Patrick L H Brooke. Recorded peal total is 703.
1974First peal rung by Julian Morgan. Recorded peal total is 720.
1976First peal rung by David Franklin. Recorded peal total is 228.
1977First peal rung by James W Mumford. Recorded peal total is 12.
1979First peal rung by Graham R J Davis. Recorded peal total is 38.
1979First peal rung by J K Randolph Ellis. Recorded peal total is 7.
1979First peal rung by Erica M Murray. Recorded peal total is 3.
1982First peal rung by Paul Verney. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Helen L Phenix. Recorded peal total is 19.
1987First peal rung by David W R Stevenson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1990First peal rung by Eric Chater. Recorded peal total is 3.
1990First peal rung by Paul Timmel. Recorded peal total is 18.
1990First peal rung by Peter I Haslam. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First peal rung by Grahame Tucker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First peal rung by Margaret Wortham. Recorded peal total is 1.
1991First peal rung by Daniel P D Braddell. Recorded peal total is 8.
1991First peal rung by Christopher S Huxley. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First peal rung by A Paul White. Recorded peal total is 3.
1992First peal rung by Helen J Cavanagh. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by Martin G R Pearson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by Ian W Rodrick. Recorded peal total is 3.
1996First peal rung by Robin G Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First peal rung by Andrew P Thackeray. Recorded peal total is 289.
2001First peal rung by Joan Warren. Recorded peal total is 17.
2002First peal rung by Sarah A Taylor. Recorded peal total is 8.
2004First peal rung by Roberta T L Fairclough. Recorded peal total is 10.
2004First peal rung by Clive R Southgate. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First peal rung by Mark T Weaver. Recorded peal total is 6.
2007First peal rung by Emma R Greenhill. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Ian W Dodds. Recorded peal total is 1.
2018First peal rung by Robert F Short. Recorded peal total is 1.
2018First peal rung by Niamh Fairbrother-Browne. Recorded peal total is 1.
2018First peal rung by Bernard P Quinn. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Tristan P Melen. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Jason F G Burnet. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Sally J Veal. Recorded peal total is 3.
2023First peal rung by Jessica A Paton. Recorded peal total is 1.
2023First peal rung by T Jacob Tomlinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
2024First peal rung by James Stevenson. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 24th February

1730First peal on the bells at Farnham, St Andrew, Surrey. Recorded peal total is 216.
1784First peal on the bells at Beighton, Sheffield, St Mary, Derbyshire. Recorded peal total is 16.
1866First peal on the bells at Nottingham, All Saints, Nottinghamshire. Recorded peal total is 72.
1877First peal on the bells at Denholme, St Paul, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 42.
1877First peal on the bells at Harborne, St Peter, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 210.
1903First peal on the bells at Dulverton, All Saints, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 31.
1914First peal on the bells at Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, St James, Northumberland. Recorded peal total is 16.
1951First peal on the bells at Mobberley, St Wilfrid, Cheshire. Recorded peal total is 21.
1960First peal on the bells at Sarratt, Holy Cross, Hertfordshire. Recorded peal total is 20.
1962First peal on the bells at Durston, St John the Baptist, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 2.
1963First peal on the bells at Dolton, St Edmund King & Martyr, Devon. Recorded peal total is 4.
1974First peal on the bells at Ridlington, SS Mary Magdalene & Andrew, Rutland. Recorded peal total is 2.
1990First peal on the bells at Potterton, Butterywells Farm, Aberdeenshire. Recorded peal total is 22.
1995First peal on the bells at Parc, Bala, Campanile, Merioneth. Recorded peal total is 3.

First peals in method for 24th February

1786First tower bell peal of Treble Bob Triples. Recorded peal total is 6.
1877First tower bell peal of Woodbine Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 12.
1900First tower bell peal of St Stephen's Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First tower bell peal of St Clement's College Bob Triples. Recorded peal total is 56.
1934First tower bell peal of Staffordshire Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 47.
1959First tower bell peal of Adderbury Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 10.
1973First tower bell peal of Otterspool Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1973First tower bell peal of Over Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 12.
1977First tower bell peal of Northfield Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 4.
1984First tower bell peal of Glasow Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1990First tower bell peal of Benhall Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First tower bell peal of Brightwell Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First tower bell peal of Carnoustie Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Botcheston Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First tower bell peal of Parklands Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1995First tower bell peal of Turks Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1996First tower bell peal of Poyntz on the front Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1996First tower bell peal of Vertis Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Ovretone Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First tower bell peal of Frisebie Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First tower bell peal of Lulsgate Bottom Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2001First tower bell peal of Upcott Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
2001First tower bell peal of Whitfield Treble Bob Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First tower bell peal of Whitwick Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First tower bell peal of Indexer Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2006First tower bell peal of Hazel Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Dashing Erudition Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Egham Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First tower bell peal of Fielder Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Piddle Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Quinag Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.