On This Day - 17 April

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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 17th April

YearEventReference
1768"A Compleat peal of 5012 Titchbourne's Invention, it consisting of one course of Plain Bob Tripples and 44 courses of Bob Major." The London Youths rang this at St George's, Southwark, conducted by the "inventor", James Titchbourne.nv
1769The Norwich Scholars rang the first peal of Double Norwich Court Bob Royal at St Peter Mancroft. See August 7, 1769.nv
1777The College Youths took 4 hours and fifty-eight minutes to ring a record peal of 6,000 Treble Bob Maximus at Southwark, conducted by Charles Purser.CY167
1820The first peal of Kent Treble Bob Maximus was rung by the St Martin's Youths at Birmingham, conducted by Henry Cooper. They rang a long peal, it was 7,200 changes, taking 5 hours and 20 minutes, and it was the longest peal of Treble Bob Maximus rung to date. See March 22, 1802 and March 6, 1832.TB17
1893The new ring of eight at Rothbury, Northumberland, was opened after dedication with a peal of Double Norwich Court Bob Major. Nothing surprising in this, except the band, to ensure success, had rung two practice peals on the previous two days!nv
1900A peal of Superlative Surprise Major, 9,312 changes was rung at Irthlingborough, Northants in 5 hours and 30 minutes.nv
1911Samuel Wood conducted what is still the record length of Kent Treble Bob Maximus at Ashton-under-Lyne. 12,240 changes were rung in 8 hours and 39 minutes conducted by Samuel Wood, with James George (60) ringing the tenor. See December 9, 1833.nv
1912The new ring of ten cast by Gillett and Johnston for Christ Church, Crewe, were dedicated. The original ring of eight was provided by public subscription in 1877 to commemorate the building of the 2,000th railway engine at Crewe Works.nv
1951The first peal of Kent Treble Bob Fourteen-In was rung on handbells at Leicester Cathedral.nv
1976The longest peal of Surprise on handbells to this date was rung at Offerton, Cheshire, when Robert B Smith conducted 13,664 Yorkshire Surprise Major in 6 hours and 5 minutes.nv

Birthdays for 17th April

First pealers for 17th April

1894First peal rung by Cyril W O Jenkyn. Recorded peal total is 353.
1906First peal rung by Sampson T Wright. Recorded peal total is 25.
1906First peal rung by Oswald Arkless. Recorded peal total is 8.
1906First peal rung by Henry H Hanson. Recorded peal total is 7.
1906First peal rung by William Neal. Recorded peal total is 8.
1906First peal rung by William Pillar. Recorded peal total is 15.
1906First peal rung by Ralph M Pounder. Recorded peal total is 8.
1906First peal rung by C Rae. Recorded peal total is 4.
1909First peal rung by Stephen J Boulden. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by Ernest Gosber. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by Clifford Dawson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1910First peal rung by Henry John Dewey. Recorded peal total is 5.
1910First peal rung by Harry J Doick. Recorded peal total is 12.
1911First peal rung by John R Brooks. Recorded peal total is 12.
1911First peal rung by William Daffin. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First peal rung by Joseph Morton. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First peal rung by Henry Mottershal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1911First peal rung by Lewis George Palmer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by William T Palmer. Recorded peal total is 76.
1911First peal rung by Jonathan Thompson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First peal rung by Fred Ball. Recorded peal total is 7.
1911First peal rung by Arthur Papworth. Recorded peal total is 3.
1911First peal rung by Edward Tansley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by William Adcock. Recorded peal total is 15.
1911First peal rung by Harry Crooks. Recorded peal total is 1.
1911First peal rung by Ernest [Watton] Fisher. Recorded peal total is 12.
1911First peal rung by Herbert [Griston] Fisher. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First peal rung by John Murrell. Recorded peal total is 8.
1920First peal rung by Henry Taylor. Recorded peal total is 22.
1920First peal rung by Rowland Barrow. Recorded peal total is 61.
1920First peal rung by R Cecil Blakey. Recorded peal total is 5.
1920First peal rung by Arthur [Staunton in the Vale] Drury. Recorded peal total is 1.
1920First peal rung by John R Jackson. Recorded peal total is 6.
1920First peal rung by Charles [Malinslee] Hewitt. Recorded peal total is 1.
1920First peal rung by Frank Mole. Recorded peal total is 6.
1920First peal rung by Charles Holland. Recorded peal total is 2.
1920First peal rung by James [Coseley] Williams. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Albert E Davis. Recorded peal total is 2.
1922First peal rung by Edward A Kemp. Recorded peal total is 27.
1922First peal rung by John Myhill. Recorded peal total is 15.
1922First peal rung by Isaac T Poulton. Recorded peal total is 8.
1922First peal rung by Ralph Payne. Recorded peal total is 3.
1922First peal rung by William H [Kidlington] Thorne. Recorded peal total is 14.
1922First peal rung by Frederick W Grimshaw. Recorded peal total is 4.
1922First peal rung by William Millson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1923First peal rung by Jack Bourne. Recorded peal total is 1.
1923First peal rung by John Bourne. Recorded peal total is 21.
1926First peal rung by Edward Philpot. Recorded peal total is 13.
1926First peal rung by J P Powls. Recorded peal total is 2.
1926First peal rung by Ernest Moore. Recorded peal total is 2.
1926First peal rung by William E Bunker. Recorded peal total is 2.
1926First peal rung by Stanley R [Plymouth] Harris. Recorded peal total is 1.
1926First peal rung by Richard Heard. Recorded peal total is 1.
1926First peal rung by Harold E Ryder. Recorded peal total is 5.
1928First peal rung by Fred Bell. Recorded peal total is 2.
1928First peal rung by Miss E M Cutsforth. Recorded peal total is 2.
1928First peal rung by John Tyson. Recorded peal total is 5.
1928First peal rung by Harold Walsh. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Howard Howell. Recorded peal total is 629.
1933First peal rung by Eileen Symons. Recorded peal total is 5.
1933First peal rung by Gordon Warren. Recorded peal total is 3.
1933First peal rung by J Haynes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1937First peal rung by Harold R Hofton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1937First peal rung by John N Jukes. Recorded peal total is 8.
1937First peal rung by Florrie Biggs. Recorded peal total is 1.
1937First peal rung by Edward Timpson. Recorded peal total is 9.
1937First peal rung by Eric Kemp. Recorded peal total is 6.
1937First peal rung by Frederick G Southgate. Recorded peal total is 5.
1938First peal rung by Brenda Bayles. Recorded peal total is 4.
1938First peal rung by Jeffery C Priest. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Walter Caddick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by Victor Guest. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First peal rung by James Driver. Recorded peal total is 2.
1947First peal rung by John Scudamore. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by John Target. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Harry W [Brighton] Brown. Recorded peal total is 57.
1948First peal rung by William Reece. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by J J Boyes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Gerald T Speed. Recorded peal total is 6.
1951First peal rung by David [Burstow] Wilson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1951First peal rung by Joseph A Alexander. Recorded peal total is 2.
1951First peal rung by James S Bedlington. Recorded peal total is 1.
1955First peal rung by Kenneth J Minchinton. Recorded peal total is 14.
1955First peal rung by Reginald G Newsum. Recorded peal total is 4.
1955First peal rung by Reginald P Rich. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Ian G Glenton. Recorded peal total is 5.
1958First peal rung by Janet I Rogers. Recorded peal total is 503.
1961First peal rung by David K Putnam. Recorded peal total is 50.
1963First peal rung by Jill Sales. Recorded peal total is 6.
1964First peal rung by Derek J Carr. Recorded peal total is 484.
1964First peal rung by Ian Rimmer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1965First peal rung by A C John Davis. Recorded peal total is 174.
1965First peal rung by Brian Tither. Recorded peal total is 2.
1965First peal rung by E Norman Martin. Recorded peal total is 31.
1967First peal rung by Simon A B Wigg. Recorded peal total is 172.
1967First peal rung by Anne Carpenter. Recorded peal total is 417.
1967First peal rung by Ian P Stoter. Recorded peal total is 5.
1968First peal rung by H James Wightman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Arthur B Corry. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Cyril J Corry. Recorded peal total is 2.
1969First peal rung by Susan M Corry. Recorded peal total is 30.
1971First peal rung by John English. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by Valerie M Edens. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by Lawrence F Ensor. Recorded peal total is 38.
1971First peal rung by Moya C Keys. Recorded peal total is 2.
1971First peal rung by Andrew R [Storrington] Martin. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by Janet Piercy. Recorded peal total is 1.
1971First peal rung by Linda D Stedman. Recorded peal total is 4.
1971First peal rung by E William Stow. Recorded peal total is 2.
1971First peal rung by Ian N Clark. Recorded peal total is 11.
1974First peal rung by Edward McNeil. Recorded peal total is 2.
1976First peal rung by Tina M Bridge. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by Gerard Clinton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First peal rung by Alison Coulthard. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First peal rung by Jane A Pawley. Recorded peal total is 3.
1979First peal rung by Jonathan R Pawley. Recorded peal total is 112.
1979First peal rung by Christine M [Kingston] Johnson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by George Hawkes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by William N L Clubb. Recorded peal total is 43.
1982First peal rung by Celia Ashton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First peal rung by Nick D Hadden. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First peal rung by Ann E Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Stuart P B Talbott. Recorded peal total is 1248.
1983First peal rung by David J Barrance. Recorded peal total is 7.
1983First peal rung by Claire Fricker. Recorded peal total is 8.
1983First peal rung by Tanya Ellis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Tracey D Scase. Recorded peal total is 4.
1983First peal rung by Thomas R Stevenson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by Jane L Haslam. Recorded peal total is 17.
1985First peal rung by Richard R Moore. Recorded peal total is 56.
1986First peal rung by Peter G Stokel. Recorded peal total is 3.
1986First peal rung by Duncan K Wallace. Recorded peal total is 110.
1986First peal rung by Clair Crowther. Recorded peal total is 29.
1987First peal rung by R Neil W Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by Matthew J Robinson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1991First peal rung by David Sreeves. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First peal rung by Francis Sreeves. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First peal rung by Matthew Sreeves. Recorded peal total is 3.
1991First peal rung by Michael J H Pheysey. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First peal rung by Carole D Poole. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First peal rung by Pauline Elliott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First peal rung by Susan Elliott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First peal rung by Sarah J Dickenson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1993First peal rung by David M Hedges. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First peal rung by David Darlington. Recorded peal total is 6.
1995First peal rung by Anna McHugh. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First peal rung by Penny M Bell. Recorded peal total is 6.
1995First peal rung by Geoffrey F Johnson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First peal rung by Catherine P Brown. Recorded peal total is 20.
1995First peal rung by Roderick M Ismay. Recorded peal total is 4.
1999First peal rung by Richard Fullbrook. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First peal rung by Malcolm N Evans. Recorded peal total is 24.
1999First peal rung by Fred K G Henderson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1999First peal rung by Sally M Davis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First peal rung by Caroline D Poll. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First peal rung by Melanie J Wilkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Richard S Johnson. Recorded peal total is 13.
2004First peal rung by Helen J Carter. Recorded peal total is 10.
2004First peal rung by Emma Benjamin. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Frances Benjamin. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Christopher Shepherd. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Ronald Harpham. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Michael Joy. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First peal rung by Jo Turner. Recorded peal total is 3.
2009First peal rung by David [New Romney] Jackson. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First peal rung by Ryan Mills. Recorded peal total is 68.
2010First peal rung by Timothy J Evans. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First peal rung by Christopher J Ruch. Recorded peal total is 7.
2011First peal rung by Robert Denton. Recorded peal total is 9.
2016First peal rung by Josh D Ball. Recorded peal total is 2.
2016First peal rung by Ieuan Hallas. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First peal rung by Sophie L Martin. Recorded peal total is 15.
2021First peal rung by Leo G Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 17th April

1770First peal on the bells at Bredon, St Giles, Worcestershire. Recorded peal total is 7.
1893First peal on the bells at Rothbury, All Saints, Northumberland. Recorded peal total is 12.
1911First peal on the bells at Rainhill, St Bartholomew, Lancashire. Recorded peal total is 11.
1911First peal on the bells at Watton, St Mary, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 70.
1920First peal on the bells at Packwood, St Giles, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 259.
1920First peal on the bells at Staunton in the Vale, St Mary, Nottinghamshire. Recorded peal total is 24.
1920First peal on the bells at Thurcaston, All Saints, Leicestershire. Recorded peal total is 185.
1922First peal on the bells at Springfield, All Saints, Essex. Recorded peal total is 33.
1922First peal on the bells at Thatcham, St Mary, Berkshire. Recorded peal total is 1107.
1926First peal on the bells at Holmes Chapel, St Luke, Cheshire. Recorded peal total is 17.
1948First peal on the bells at Bardney, St Lawrence, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 7.
1963First peal on the bells at Newton Valence, St Mary, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 13.
1966First peal on the bells at Bratton Fleming, St Peter, Devon. Recorded peal total is 5.
1968First peal on the bells at Bredgar, St John the Baptist, Kent. Recorded peal total is 12.
1971First peal on the bells at Alcester, St Nicholas, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 4.
1971First peal on the bells at Ingoldmells, SS Peter & Paul, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 27.
1982First peal on the bells at Stokenham, St Michael & All Angels, Devon. Recorded peal total is 2.

First peals in method for 17th April

1768First tower bell peal of Spliced Plain Bob Triples & Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1769First tower bell peal of Double Norwich Court Bob Royal. Recorded peal total is 63.
1770First tower bell peal of Wilkes' March. Recorded peal total is 1.
1820First tower bell peal of Kent Treble Bob Maximus. Recorded peal total is 347.
1843First tower bell peal of Liversedge Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First tower bell peal of Rothwell Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1969First tower bell peal of Dalston Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First tower bell peal of Gobannium Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1985First tower bell peal of Mendelevium Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1986First tower bell peal of Jupiter Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1988First tower bell peal of Hollesley Little Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1993First tower bell peal of Cradoc Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1993First tower bell peal of Tervedunum Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First tower bell peal of Aeons Little Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First tower bell peal of Hothorpe Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First tower bell peal of Gomersal Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First tower bell peal of Dilston Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2004First tower bell peal of Ipswich Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Tintern Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Neverthelessness Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
2008First tower bell peal of Lockeridge Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Marley's Ghost Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Old Bill Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2008First tower bell peal of Thames Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First tower bell peal of Amelie Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2012First tower bell peal of Kolsas Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2012First tower bell peal of Ranikhet Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Morpeth Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.