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.

Year | Event | Reference |
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1788 | The first peal of Stedman Cinques, 6204 changes, was rung in 4 hours and 47 minutes at St. Martin-in-the-Fields for the College Youths, composed and conducted by Thomas Blakemore. The peal board modestly states: “an instance of that unrivalled merit only to be equalled by a similar assiduity and perseverance”. Nearly thirty years were to pass before a longer peal was rung - although to be fair, only two other peals of Stedman Cinques were rung in the intervening period. See January 31, 1792, December 15, 1806 and December 20, 1806. | S156 |

1804 | The Northampton Mercury of October 13 records: “On Saturday last October 6th a singular and Melancholy accident happened at the new Church, Dagenham, Essex. The Society of Cumberland Youths were invited to open the new Peal of Bells which they performed in the Morning by Ringing 7008 Changes of Oxford Treble Bob Royal in 4 Hours and 49 Minutes and in the Evening Mr Channon Master of the Society wished to oblige the Inhabitants of the Village with another Peal, when unfortunately his Leg got entangled in the Rope which drew him to the next Loft and falling on his Head he was killed on the spot.” Two things are wrong with this report. In 1804, Thomas Mears only cast a ring of six bells for Dagenham, and Malachi Channon, still hale and hearty, rang his last peal 15 years later at Bethnal Green! | RW1991/78 |

1849 | William Booth of Sheffield died. Born in 1783 he had rung in the first peals of Oxford Treble Bob Major, Royal and Maximus on handbells. He was the grandfather of Thomas and Charles Hattersley, also well-known Sheffield ringers. | nv |

1902 | The first peal on the bells of Exeter Cathedral was one of Grandsire Caters, conducted by George Williams. Canon G F Coleridge rang the tenor. | nv |

1926 | A peal of spliced Bob Royal and Grandsire Caters was rung at St James, Bristol, conducted by E G Trew. | nv |

1928 | James George became the eighth person to score a thousand peals. His final total was 1281. See also November 27, 1853, March 10, 1951 and February 16, 1889. | RW1951/185 |

1979 | A peal of Grandsire Caters was rung at Daventry, Northants, conducted by Christopher Forster. All the rest of the band had the Christian name of Christopher too! See October 7, 1978 and October 4, 1980. | NP |

1991 | Members of the Middlesex County Association and the London Diocesan Guild rang a handbell peal of Plain Bob Major in Geneva, conducted by Roger Bailey, who claimed it as the first peal to be rung in Switzerland. | nv |

1894 | First peal rung by Albert E [Tetbury] Edwards. Recorded peal total is 17. |

1888 | First peal rung by Henry L Garfath_sen. Recorded peal total is 11. |

1900 | First peal rung by John Flint. Recorded peal total is 514. |

1894 | First peal rung by Harold G Bird. Recorded peal total is 12. |

1902 | First peal rung by Arthur [Hertford] Wright. Recorded peal total is 12. |

1903 | First peal rung by Villiers Stacey. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1904 | First peal rung by Sidney W Corden. Recorded peal total is 14. |

1904 | First peal rung by Leonard Stilwell. Recorded peal total is 1003. |

1906 | First peal rung by George [Halifax] Naylor. Recorded peal total is 48. |

1906 | First peal rung by Ernest [Solihull] Davis. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1909 | First peal rung by Walter Lago. Recorded peal total is 88. |

1910 | First peal rung by Frank Cawrse. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by Ernest C Freund. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by Joseph T Gulley. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by William H Sleeman. Recorded peal total is 41. |

1910 | First peal rung by Harry Miller Smeath. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1910 | First peal rung by William Phillips Trestain. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1911 | First peal rung by Joseph Haywood. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1913 | First peal rung by Leonard Brightman. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1917 | First peal rung by Walter H Rowles. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1923 | First peal rung by Frank Horton. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1923 | First peal rung by Andrew Round. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1923 | First peal rung by Charles H Lake. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1923 | First peal rung by William [Port Sunlight] Dean. Recorded peal total is 38. |

1923 | First peal rung by Herbert P Collins. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1923 | First peal rung by David Gibb. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1927 | First peal rung by John A Randles. Recorded peal total is 29. |

1927 | First peal rung by Samuel Roberts. Recorded peal total is 11. |

1928 | First peal rung by Dorothy R Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 200. |

1928 | First peal rung by Esther Mathews. Recorded peal total is 9. |

1928 | First peal rung by Frederick R Palmer. Recorded peal total is 19. |

1928 | First peal rung by Lewis Allen. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1928 | First peal rung by Howard Ford. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1928 | First peal rung by Henry Jordan. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1928 | First peal rung by Alfred [Cornwood] Barker. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1932 | First peal rung by Frederick J Cattermoul. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1932 | First peal rung by Cyril G Conway. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1932 | First peal rung by Richard H Gilbert. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1932 | First peal rung by F Gordon Moon. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1934 | First peal rung by Vernon Taylor. Recorded peal total is 40. |

1934 | First peal rung by Basil J Sands. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1934 | First peal rung by Leslie G Walters. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1934 | First peal rung by Douglas V Gare. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1934 | First peal rung by Richard Gare. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1934 | First peal rung by Hubert Owens. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1934 | First peal rung by Charles Thomas. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1934 | First peal rung by Walter [Queen Camel] Thomas. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1935 | First peal rung by Frank Linfoot. Recorded peal total is 23. |

1935 | First peal rung by Ralph Popplewell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1935 | First peal rung by A James Smith. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1945 | First peal rung by George [New Alresford] Allen. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1945 | First peal rung by Gerald Dare. Recorded peal total is 31. |

1946 | First peal rung by John J [Eastrington] Taylor. Recorded peal total is 44. |

1946 | First peal rung by Jack Thompson. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1947 | First peal rung by Pamela A Latchford. Recorded peal total is 62. |

1948 | First peal rung by John W Blythe. Recorded peal total is 392. |

1951 | First peal rung by Cyril E Lewington. Recorded peal total is 79. |

1951 | First peal rung by Heather Evans. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1951 | First peal rung by Jack Powell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1951 | First peal rung by Jean Powell. Recorded peal total is 31. |

1951 | First peal rung by Edward [Horbury] Atkinson. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1951 | First peal rung by Roger F E Axford. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1951 | First peal rung by Arnold Bowers. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1951 | First peal rung by Michael Hunt. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1956 | First peal rung by Colin S Taylor. Recorded peal total is 18. |

1956 | First peal rung by Bernard F L Groves. Recorded peal total is 5865. |

1956 | First peal rung by Alan McFall. Recorded peal total is 405. |

1956 | First peal rung by Robert B Smith. Recorded peal total is 3572. |

1956 | First peal rung by J Leslie Cox. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1956 | First peal rung by Allen P Sandford. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1956 | First peal rung by David W Jack. Recorded peal total is 113. |

1956 | First peal rung by J Leslie Shenton. Recorded peal total is 16. |

1956 | First peal rung by Colin Smith. Recorded peal total is 38. |

1956 | First peal rung by John C Evans. Recorded peal total is 20. |

1956 | First peal rung by Robert J Warrilow. Recorded peal total is 279. |

1956 | First peal rung by Frances A Secker. Recorded peal total is 42. |

1956 | First peal rung by Janet K Secker. Recorded peal total is 20. |

1962 | First peal rung by Frank A Williamson. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1962 | First peal rung by Angela M Truelove. Recorded peal total is 43. |

1962 | First peal rung by Albert G Stripp. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1962 | First peal rung by Derek J Jones. Recorded peal total is 175. |

1964 | First peal rung by James A Harris. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1971 | First peal rung by Christopher D Glenton. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1973 | First peal rung by Alan Bull. Recorded peal total is 20. |

1973 | First peal rung by Charlotte Suthrell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1973 | First peal rung by David Dorrington. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1973 | First peal rung by Carole [Edmonton] Francis. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1973 | First peal rung by Rachel Sweet. Recorded peal total is 11. |

1973 | First peal rung by William [Dursley] Allen. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1973 | First peal rung by Penny J Martin-Smith. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1974 | First peal rung by Timothy Philips. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1974 | First peal rung by Isobel White. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1974 | First peal rung by Carolyn J Crawley. Recorded peal total is 54. |

1976 | First peal rung by Stephen J Bramfitt. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1977 | First peal rung by Christopher R Pearson. Recorded peal total is 24. |

1978 | First peal rung by Jonathan P Eskdale. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1979 | First peal rung by Howard J Tocock. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1979 | First peal rung by Geoffrey M Slaven. Recorded peal total is 122. |

1979 | First peal rung by Julie A Kendrick. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1980 | First peal rung by Andrea J Core. Recorded peal total is 49. |

1982 | First peal rung by Eleanor R Hutchin. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1984 | First peal rung by Judith M Dawson. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1984 | First peal rung by Martin J Dawson. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1984 | First peal rung by Clare L Valentine. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1984 | First peal rung by Catherine M Gray. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1984 | First peal rung by Katherine J Hempstead. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1984 | First peal rung by Arnold J Smith. Recorded peal total is 14. |

1984 | First peal rung by Graham M Lane. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1984 | First peal rung by Mark D Hughes. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1985 | First peal rung by Andrew P Johnson. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1990 | First peal rung by Hazel Calvert. Recorded peal total is 18. |

1990 | First peal rung by Debbie Leach. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1990 | First peal rung by Kerry Mellor. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1990 | First peal rung by Lyndsey Mellor. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1990 | First peal rung by Stephen Mellor. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1994 | First peal rung by Catherine F King. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1996 | First peal rung by James R H Fisher. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1998 | First peal rung by Kerri L Andrews. Recorded peal total is 17. |

2001 | First peal rung by Carol Williams. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2001 | First peal rung by Stephen C Williams. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2001 | First peal rung by Coral Griffiths. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2001 | First peal rung by Sally Taylor. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2001 | First peal rung by Susan E Davey. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2001 | First peal rung by Elisabeth Lucas. Recorded peal total is 4. |

2001 | First peal rung by Kathryn H Lucas. Recorded peal total is 106. |

2001 | First peal rung by Christine Moses. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2007 | First peal rung by Paul R Parker. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2007 | First peal rung by Joanne M Holden. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2015 | First peal rung by Jacqueline M Hazell. Recorded peal total is 10. |

2015 | First peal rung by Lillian R Halewood. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1739 | First peal on the bells at Battle, St Mary, Sussex. Recorded peal total is 89. |

1766 | First peal on the bells at Stourbridge, St Thomas, Worcestershire. Recorded peal total is 362. |

1897 | First peal on the bells at Lanhydrock, St Hyderock, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 43. |

1897 | First peal on the bells at Lanlivery, St Brevita, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 16. |

1902 | First peal on the bells at Exeter, St Peter, Devon. Recorded peal total is 180. |

1932 | First peal on the bells at Earls Croome, St Nicholas, Worcestershire. Recorded peal total is 38. |

1934 | First peal on the bells at Middleton Cheney, All Saints, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 18. |

1958 | First peal on the bells at Lelant, St Uny, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 44. |

1974 | First peal on the bells at Tickenham, SS Quiricus & Julietta, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1979 | First peal on the bells at Hendersonville, St James, North Carolina. Recorded peal total is 60. |

2001 | First peal on the bells at Laugharne, St Martin, Carmarthenshire. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1923 | First tower bell peal of Rochester Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 49. |

1928 | First tower bell peal of Woodbine Delight Minor. Recorded peal total is 12. |

1952 | First tower bell peal of Coslany Imperial Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1979 | First tower bell peal of Antarctica Delight Minor. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1979 | First tower bell peal of Verlucio Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1981 | First tower bell peal of Elkstone Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1984 | First tower bell peal of Chigwell Row Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1986 | First tower bell peal of Xysys Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1990 | First tower bell peal of Marleberge Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1993 | First tower bell peal of Bescaby Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1995 | First tower bell peal of Bimini Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2000 | First tower bell peal of Soixante Delight Minor. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2001 | First tower bell peal of Quireby Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 3. |

2004 | First tower bell peal of James College Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4. |

2009 | First tower bell peal of 70th Birthday Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3. |

2010 | First tower bell peal of Amy Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 5. |

2010 | First tower bell peal of Celtic Manor Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2013 | First tower bell peal of Exmoor Gold Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2015 | First tower bell peal of Princetown Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2015 | First tower bell peal of Quatre-Vingts Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2015 | First tower bell peal of Rainbow Hill Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |