On This Day - 28 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 28th February

YearEventReference
1733The College Youths rang “5040 Bob major Royal Double at St Brides in Fleet Street being the first that ever w. rung in this method”. Only nine ringers were mentioned, and Annable called it from the tenor. It has been suggested that this was the first peal of Double Bob Royal, but was it Double Bob Major with two on the tenor?CY34
1744The local ringers at Hadleigh, Suffolk rang a peal of Bob Major.nv
1798The Bury and Norwich Post for this day recorded: “Yesterday sennight died, aged 66, Mr Richard Browne, baker, of St Martin's at Oak. He was the first man that raised the tenor of S Peter's bells, on which account the ringers gave an excellent funeral peal on the day of his interment.”nv
1809Henry Johnson born at Lichfield. Moved to Birmingham when four years old and started ringing when seventeen years of age. Became one of the most distinguished ringers and composers of the nineteenth century. He died on January 7, 1890, and muffled peals were rung all over the country. A public subscription resulted in a polished granite monument being erected over his grave in Aston churchyard with the inscription: “This stone is erected by the Ringers of England in grateful memory of HENRY JOHNSON to whose ability and perseverance the art of change ringing is wide indebted.”H&A/540
1838Edwin Horrex, a leading College Youth of the nineteenth century, was born at Ipswich.nv
1881The longest peal of Stedman Cinques to be rung to this date took place on this day at St Martin's, Birmingham. They took 6 hours and 48 minutes to ring the 9,238 changes, which were composed by Henry Johnson and conducted by W Hallsworth. It was rung on the composer's 72nd birthday. See April 27, 1861 and December 26, 1901.nv
1888Sir A P Heywood gave a dinner at the Colonnade Hotel, Birmingham as an eightieth birthday compliment to Henry Johnson. He invited the chief ringing officials of each county or diocesan association to attend, and after the dinner put forward his proposal to form The Central Council.BN1889/613
1980John Noonan's immensely complicated peal of Stedman Triples, containing 710 bobs and 22 singles, was rung non-conducted by the Ancient Society of College Youths at St Margaret's, Uxbridge. See May 22, 1799.nv
1982Elisabeth A G Bowden became the fourth woman to ring one thousand peals with one of Cambridge Surprise Maximus at St Stephen's, Bristol. She was the 88th person to achieve this milestone.PPR
1987A peal of Minor was rung at Wonston, Hampshire, all the ringers being members of the Kippin family.nv

Birthdays for 28th February

1838Edwin Horrex born
1875Frederick G Brett born
1881Russell Riches born
1904Ernest G Garrard born
1906Frank E Darby born
1908Robert Arrowsmith born
1909Norman V Harding born
1909Francis G Knight born
1909Robert G W Broughton born
1924Kathleen I Yates born
1924Edith J Shellard born
1938Martyn Hawkes born
1940Anne P Wilkinson born
1953Raymond J Smith born

First pealers for 28th February

1901First peal rung by William L Duffield. Recorded peal total is 45.
1892First peal rung by Frederick Dench. Recorded peal total is 109.
1891First peal rung by Thomas B Kendall. Recorded peal total is 180.
1907First peal rung by Albert W Wheale. Recorded peal total is 13.
1911First peal rung by Walter Faulk. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by Ernest Tribe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by William [Burnham on Sea] Court. Recorded peal total is 1.
1914First peal rung by Humphrey Bean. Recorded peal total is 1.
1920First peal rung by J William Clarke. Recorded peal total is 73.
1920First peal rung by William Sambles. Recorded peal total is 2.
1920First peal rung by Arthur H [Ashtead] Smith. Recorded peal total is 172.
1921First peal rung by Isaac Gilbert. Recorded peal total is 1.
1921First peal rung by Bert Mackman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Frederick [Maidstone] Randall. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Reginald Rich. Recorded peal total is 5.
1922First peal rung by William Bedford. Recorded peal total is 3.
1922First peal rung by Ernest L Humphriss. Recorded peal total is 35.
1922First peal rung by Ernest [Woolton] Seddon. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Alfred Brookland. Recorded peal total is 2.
1922First peal rung by Harold Hawkes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Percy Meeks. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Fred Kendall. Recorded peal total is 18.
1922First peal rung by Harry Baker. Recorded peal total is 385.
1922First peal rung by Harry M Batehup. Recorded peal total is 5.
1922First peal rung by Arthur Brading. Recorded peal total is 13.
1922First peal rung by Philip S Parker. Recorded peal total is 3.
1922First peal rung by Bertram J Snow. Recorded peal total is 12.
1922First peal rung by John T Tansom. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by John [Carisbrooke] Bacon. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by William J Johnson. Recorded peal total is 11.
1922First peal rung by Albert W [Swindon] Bond. Recorded peal total is 166.
1922First peal rung by Charles W Clinch. Recorded peal total is 22.
1922First peal rung by Thomas Firmager. Recorded peal total is 5.
1922First peal rung by Stanley H Wood. Recorded peal total is 5.
1922First peal rung by Andrew Evers. Recorded peal total is 8.
1922First peal rung by Victor Glass. Recorded peal total is 12.
1922First peal rung by Arthur Gregory. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by William R Wingate. Recorded peal total is 2.
1922First peal rung by Wallace Good. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by William J Henniker. Recorded peal total is 17.
1922First peal rung by Sidney Hopper. Recorded peal total is 2.
1922First peal rung by Leslie Wolley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Francis H Whittle. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Fred Boulter. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Ernest [Kibworth] Arnold. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by George [Pencombe] Bishop. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by George Bishop_sen. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by John [Pencombe] Colley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Ernest [Pencombe] Davies. Recorded peal total is 1.
1925First peal rung by Charles T W Coles. Recorded peal total is 3.
1925First peal rung by Frank E Corfield. Recorded peal total is 2.
1925First peal rung by Reginald O Preston. Recorded peal total is 16.
1925First peal rung by Edwin Jennings. Recorded peal total is 383.
1927First peal rung by Henry Margerinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1927First peal rung by Arthur Hatch. Recorded peal total is 85.
1927First peal rung by Charles R Power. Recorded peal total is 12.
1927First peal rung by Richard Atherton. Recorded peal total is 11.
1930First peal rung by Norman Clark. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Albert [Crayford] Fleet. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by Albert L Gale. Recorded peal total is 8.
1931First peal rung by John [Chester-le-Street] Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by Frank Carter. Recorded peal total is 4.
1931First peal rung by Fred Dalby. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by William [Hallaton] Hart. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by A Benjamin Cooper. Recorded peal total is 142.
1931First peal rung by I F Bryant. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by J H Gwilliam. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by A L James. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by R G James. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by T W Marsh. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by C W Phillips. Recorded peal total is 2.
1931First peal rung by John A Brown. Recorded peal total is 114.
1933First peal rung by William J White. Recorded peal total is 8.
1935First peal rung by George Harvey. Recorded peal total is 7.
1937First peal rung by Sydney H Tranter. Recorded peal total is 7.
1938First peal rung by F David Goddard. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by Sidney R Jennings. Recorded peal total is 2.
1946First peal rung by George S Bush. Recorded peal total is 44.
1946First peal rung by Richard Dawson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1931First peal rung by James H Gwilliam. Recorded peal total is 5.
1948First peal rung by Maurice Hillary. Recorded peal total is 20.
1948First peal rung by Patricia [Skipton] James. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Harold Stanforth. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Eric Wharton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by John R Graves. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Arthur C Banbury. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by John Broom. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by John F A Waite. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by E Janet Holman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by William R Manser. Recorded peal total is 147.
1948First peal rung by Alan Wrigley. Recorded peal total is 12.
1948First peal rung by Mrs A Wrigley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by George Abbott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by John R Stone. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by June M Griffiths. Recorded peal total is 3.
1949First peal rung by M G Bryant. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Ronald [Headcorn] Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1950First peal rung by Anne W Rae. Recorded peal total is 1.
1953First peal rung by James E Case. Recorded peal total is 7.
1953First peal rung by Rohilla M Cooke. Recorded peal total is 30.
1953First peal rung by Alan G Feaver. Recorded peal total is 133.
1953First peal rung by John S Wybrew. Recorded peal total is 48.
1954First peal rung by Leslie Andrews. Recorded peal total is 5.
1954First peal rung by Ronald Stallwood. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by Harold E Hosking. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by Robert W Winstanley. Recorded peal total is 131.
1959First peal rung by Elizabeth A Cooper. Recorded peal total is 4.
1959First peal rung by Jean L Kimber. Recorded peal total is 78.
1959First peal rung by Roger Hawkes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1959First peal rung by Ernest W Penn. Recorded peal total is 29.
1960First peal rung by Edwin R Chillingford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by Christine Pinnington. Recorded peal total is 23.
1968First peal rung by Helen Bartlett. Recorded peal total is 3.
1968First peal rung by Susan M Cooper. Recorded peal total is 3.
1970First peal rung by Shelagh Brown. Recorded peal total is 12.
1970First peal rung by Ian M McCallion. Recorded peal total is 146.
1973First peal rung by C Ian Hayes. Recorded peal total is 6.
1974First peal rung by Lawrence C Davies. Recorded peal total is 65.
1976First peal rung by Alison G Joyce. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Barbara M Joyce. Recorded peal total is 4.
1976First peal rung by Malcolm H Joyce. Recorded peal total is 83.
1976First peal rung by Jane Carveth. Recorded peal total is 2.
1976First peal rung by William H Mills. Recorded peal total is 9.
1976First peal rung by Dereck Williams. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Lindsay E Trott. Recorded peal total is 4.
1976First peal rung by Julia J Williams. Recorded peal total is 7.
1976First peal rung by Simon Stiles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Margaret Simpson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Helen Knowles. Recorded peal total is 3.
1976First peal rung by Janet Knowles. Recorded peal total is 2.
1976First peal rung by Graham E McLean. Recorded peal total is 4.
1976First peal rung by Karen Stedman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1977First peal rung by Ann [Llandaff] Davies. Recorded peal total is 15.
1981First peal rung by Claire E O'Mahony. Recorded peal total is 300.
1981First peal rung by Joan A Thorne. Recorded peal total is 8.
1981First peal rung by Ian Griffiths. Recorded peal total is 9.
1981First peal rung by J Michael Cole. Recorded peal total is 160.
1981First peal rung by Caroline Flockton. Recorded peal total is 25.
1981First peal rung by Christopher K Rance. Recorded peal total is 7.
1981First peal rung by Anthony J Trumbell. Recorded peal total is 9.
1981First peal rung by Jane C Vowles. Recorded peal total is 4.
1981First peal rung by Jonathan R Fowle. Recorded peal total is 5.
1981First peal rung by Charmian Hill. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by William F J Quarrell. Recorded peal total is 3.
1982First peal rung by Kevin Lavelle. Recorded peal total is 1.
1987First peal rung by Roy [Wanborough] Smith. Recorded peal total is 6.
1987First peal rung by John O Morris. Recorded peal total is 11.
1987First peal rung by Andrew J Rodliffe. Recorded peal total is 19.
1987First peal rung by Karl A Grave. Recorded peal total is 41.
1991First peal rung by Gill A Thompson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1991First peal rung by David A Norman. Recorded peal total is 6.
1993First peal rung by Oliver C Gilbert. Recorded peal total is 2.
1998First peal rung by David W Wilkinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Nicholas Bishop. Recorded peal total is 3.
1998First peal rung by Anthony J A Shutler. Recorded peal total is 2.
1998First peal rung by Heather A Taylor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Derek P Tweed. Recorded peal total is 3.
2004First peal rung by Ian D Hamilton. Recorded peal total is 12.
2004First peal rung by Viv L P Hamilton. Recorded peal total is 2.
2004First peal rung by Liz Griffith-Jones. Recorded peal total is 202.
2004First peal rung by Sarah Conway. Recorded peal total is 3.
2006First peal rung by Barbara Fox. Recorded peal total is 2.
2006First peal rung by Roger G Moss. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First peal rung by Dominic M David. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Martin Blazey. Recorded peal total is 5.
2009First peal rung by Mark Kent. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by James P Ramsbottom. Recorded peal total is 231.
2009First peal rung by Ian Overton. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Charles M Wilde. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First peal rung by Jonathan C Wilde. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Megan A Corless. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Gemma L Wormleighton. Recorded peal total is 2.
2015First peal rung by Rosalind A Martin. Recorded peal total is 7.
2015First peal rung by Daniel R C Scott. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Caroline Simmonds. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First peal rung by Andrew F Hoddinott. Recorded peal total is 2.
2017First peal rung by Cameron Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Michael Sim. Recorded peal total is 1.
2020First peal rung by Rebecca C Harwin. Recorded peal total is 1.
2020First peal rung by Christopher H Lewis-Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 28th February

1730First peal on the bells at Kettering, SS Peter & Paul, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 243.
1745First peal on the bells at Hadleigh, St Mary, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 55.
1780First peal on the bells at Harlestone, St Andrew, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 26.
1824First peal on the bells at Chailey, St Peter, Sussex. Recorded peal total is 13.
1901First peal on the bells at Tasburgh, St Mary the Virgin, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 17.
1903First peal on the bells at Oxenhope, St Mary the Virgin, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 43.
1931First peal on the bells at Shirenewton, St Thomas a Becket, Monmouthshire. Recorded peal total is 16.
1931First peal on the bells at Winthorpe, All Saints, Nottinghamshire. Recorded peal total is 29.
1948First peal on the bells at Bampton, St Michael & All Angels, Devon. Recorded peal total is 25.
1948First peal on the bells at Dinton, St Mary, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 4.
1948First peal on the bells at Sandon, St Andrew, Essex. Recorded peal total is 35.
1953First peal on the bells at Eastry, St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Kent. Recorded peal total is 13.
1954First peal on the bells at Stanton Lacy, St Peter, Shropshire. Recorded peal total is 37.
1959First peal on the bells at Grittleton, St Mary the Virgin, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 5.
1981First peal on the bells at Yapton, St Mary, Sussex. Recorded peal total is 5.

First peals in method for 28th February

1733First tower bell peal of Double Bob Royal. Recorded peal total is 10.
1814First tower bell peal of London Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 15.
1922First tower bell peal of Premier Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 51.
1953First tower bell peal of Malpas Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1957First tower bell peal of Exeter Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1963First tower bell peal of Aldersgate Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1968First tower bell peal of Ready Money Doubles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1970First tower bell peal of Knotty Ash Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 10.
1970First tower bell peal of Quex Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First tower bell peal of Venta Silurium Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First tower bell peal of Woodspring Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 40.
1981First tower bell peal of Althorp Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1981First tower bell peal of Catherine Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First tower bell peal of Jaywick Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 9.
1981First tower bell peal of Magiovinium Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1981First tower bell peal of Roffey Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First tower bell peal of St Nicholas Bob Minimus. Recorded peal total is 2.
1983First tower bell peal of Applegate Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First tower bell peal of Hucknall Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1987First tower bell peal of Draycott Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1987First tower bell peal of Pimlico Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Mickleton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Verdite Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1997First tower bell peal of Shotwell Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2003First tower bell peal of Deene Hybrid Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First tower bell peal of Upperthorpe Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Spitalfields Market Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
2012First tower bell peal of Quarryford Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2013First tower bell peal of Montgomery Castle Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Pattiswick Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Cotswold Way Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Headcorn Treble Place Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Megan Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Upnorth Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.