On This Day - 1 March

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 1st March

YearEventReference
1731The Painswick Youths rang their second peal of Grandsire Triples. See February 19, 1731 and March 26, 1731.nv
1734The Painswick Youths rang the first of their long peals with one of 8,064 Grandsire Caters. A board in Painswick church records that the peal took 4 hours and 45 minutes. This was the longest length in the method at the time, supplanting a 6012 rung by the City Scholars on November 12, 1732. See March 1, 1735.nv
1735The Painswick Youths exceeded their record, set up a year before, with a peal of 10,080 Grandsire Caters in 6 hours and 27 minutes. See March 29, 1762.nv
1881At Heckington, Lincs the bells were rededicated by the Bishop of Nottingham after the old six were rehung and two new trebles added. The cost of rehanging was borne by excess funds accumulated by the Heckington Flower Show!CBLi451
1889H H Chandler conducted 13,440 Canterbury Pleasure Major at Warnham, Sussex in 7 hours and 45 minutes. The peal, composed by A Knights, gives the extent with the tenors together. Henry Burstow arrived to umpire the peal, but was conscripted into ringing as one of the band did not turn up!BN1889/619

Birthdays for 1st March

1881Frederick J Crapnell born
1897Mina C Clements born
1903Thomas Witts born
1905Hugh Falkner born
1909H David Harrison born
1916Robert W R Percy born
1931Renee L Armstrong born
1942Michael J Main born
1963Robert E Havard born

First pealers for 1st March

1887First peal rung by William Biggin. Recorded peal total is 168.
1906First peal rung by Frank [Horley] Sadler. Recorded peal total is 11.
1913First peal rung by John [Swinton] Howard. Recorded peal total is 6.
1913First peal rung by George Betts. Recorded peal total is 26.
1913First peal rung by George Pullinger. Recorded peal total is 139.
1913First peal rung by Arthur Stubbington. Recorded peal total is 9.
1913First peal rung by Charles Church. Recorded peal total is 4.
1914First peal rung by George Wickens_jun. Recorded peal total is 2.
1919First peal rung by Raymond Jelfs. Recorded peal total is 16.
1919First peal rung by Stanley Wayman. Recorded peal total is 5.
1919First peal rung by Frederick Wyant. Recorded peal total is 2.
1921First peal rung by Harry [Mirfield] Buckley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1921First peal rung by John E Dawson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1921First peal rung by Percy Gott. Recorded peal total is 2.
1921First peal rung by John P Lapish. Recorded peal total is 1.
1921First peal rung by Allen Robinson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1924First peal rung by William J Button. Recorded peal total is 319.
1924First peal rung by Ernest W Noy. Recorded peal total is 2.
1924First peal rung by John H Balmforth. Recorded peal total is 3.
1924First peal rung by George E Plant. Recorded peal total is 2.
1924First peal rung by Edwin Sharratt. Recorded peal total is 15.
1924First peal rung by John C Acock. Recorded peal total is 6.
1924First peal rung by Richard Castle. Recorded peal total is 1.
1927First peal rung by Thomas Culver. Recorded peal total is 16.
1927First peal rung by Cyril E Palmer. Recorded peal total is 5.
1930First peal rung by William E Jaine. Recorded peal total is 13.
1930First peal rung by H Furlonger. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Reginald J Elt. Recorded peal total is 6.
1930First peal rung by Ernest [Claines] Wilson. Recorded peal total is 52.
1930First peal rung by A William Coates. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Albert Beaney. Recorded peal total is 2.
1930First peal rung by Eric A George. Recorded peal total is 4.
1930First peal rung by Robert McClelland. Recorded peal total is 3.
1930First peal rung by George Booth. Recorded peal total is 6.
1930First peal rung by Charles [Irnham] Wilkinson. Recorded peal total is 30.
1930First peal rung by Albert Deamer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Geoffrey Marlborough. Recorded peal total is 2.
1930First peal rung by Clement W A Bottomly. Recorded peal total is 9.
1930First peal rung by Arthur [Stroud] Wilkins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1930First peal rung by Albert E Beaney. Recorded peal total is 20.
1932First peal rung by Frederick Newton. Recorded peal total is 58.
1932First peal rung by Fred Gartside. Recorded peal total is 3.
1934First peal rung by Olive Biggs. Recorded peal total is 2.
1937First peal rung by James Robinson. Recorded peal total is 14.
1939First peal rung by John Ream. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by David W Lamb. Recorded peal total is 5.
1947First peal rung by Albert T Amies. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by Betty [Nocton] Brown. Recorded peal total is 48.
1947First peal rung by Charles [Nocton] Brown. Recorded peal total is 11.
1947First peal rung by Edward Clayden. Recorded peal total is 1.
1947First peal rung by T Edward Harrold. Recorded peal total is 64.
1950First peal rung by H David Harrison. Recorded peal total is 7.
1950First peal rung by John L Woodward. Recorded peal total is 2.
1952First peal rung by Peter G Tregelles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Granville Vann. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Harold [Radnor] Evans. Recorded peal total is 2.
1952First peal rung by Bryan D Giddings. Recorded peal total is 28.
1952First peal rung by Ivan J M Saunders. Recorded peal total is 128.
1952First peal rung by Robert E Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Roy Hall. Recorded peal total is 9.
1952First peal rung by James H R Johns. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Frank F Brooks. Recorded peal total is 6.
1952First peal rung by Edward F Fosberry. Recorded peal total is 34.
1952First peal rung by Marian Skinner. Recorded peal total is 14.
1952First peal rung by Harold Stevenson. Recorded peal total is 113.
1953First peal rung by Stanley C Williams. Recorded peal total is 4.
1955First peal rung by Allan R Jones. Recorded peal total is 63.
1955First peal rung by Michael D Goodman. Recorded peal total is 10.
1956First peal rung by M John Halliwell. Recorded peal total is 110.
1958First peal rung by J Edward Brown. Recorded peal total is 109.
1958First peal rung by Frederick Derry. Recorded peal total is 203.
1958First peal rung by G Colin Jackson. Recorded peal total is 15.
1958First peal rung by Francis P G Flack. Recorded peal total is 132.
1960First peal rung by J Vernon Hepworth. Recorded peal total is 4.
1963First peal rung by Delphine J Fuller. Recorded peal total is 3.
1963First peal rung by David W Sweet. Recorded peal total is 6.
1969First peal rung by David R Clayton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1969First peal rung by Michael F Gee. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by James Green. Recorded peal total is 34.
1969First peal rung by Michael J Hunter. Recorded peal total is 3.
1969First peal rung by Richard C Lee. Recorded peal total is 3.
1969First peal rung by Henry J Wingrove. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Michael Symonds. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Robert Williamson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by John H Dudley. Recorded peal total is 12.
1969First peal rung by E Thomas Pilsbury. Recorded peal total is 8.
1970First peal rung by Ronald S Barclay. Recorded peal total is 111.
1971First peal rung by Roy A Thorpe. Recorded peal total is 20.
1972First peal rung by Barbara Ellis. Recorded peal total is 6.
1974First peal rung by Gillian D Housden. Recorded peal total is 3.
1975First peal rung by William D [Llantarnam] Barnes. Recorded peal total is 6.
1975First peal rung by Barry J Hayman. Recorded peal total is 318.
1975First peal rung by Christine Holmes. Recorded peal total is 5.
1975First peal rung by C Anita Blundell. Recorded peal total is 329.
1975First peal rung by Lester J Yeo. Recorded peal total is 1649.
1976First peal rung by Richard J Groves. Recorded peal total is 5.
1980First peal rung by Janet Stenton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Chesney G Birch. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Kim D Logan. Recorded peal total is 3.
1980First peal rung by Jane Orchard. Recorded peal total is 6.
1980First peal rung by Martin B Cowley. Recorded peal total is 30.
1980First peal rung by Stuart E Warstat. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Stephen P Barnes. Recorded peal total is 19.
1981First peal rung by Mary J Brown. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Richard D James. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Patricia M Everett. Recorded peal total is 2.
1986First peal rung by Adrian N Whitaker. Recorded peal total is 2.
1986First peal rung by Guy R Wilkinson. Recorded peal total is 33.
1986First peal rung by Clare Carpenter. Recorded peal total is 8.
1986First peal rung by Sylvia Davies. Recorded peal total is 6.
1986First peal rung by Susan C Rance. Recorded peal total is 6.
1986First peal rung by Daniel A White. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Allison Boyes. Recorded peal total is 6.
1986First peal rung by Jonathan L Fry. Recorded peal total is 4.
1986First peal rung by Eric [Cranford] Martin. Recorded peal total is 3.
1987First peal rung by Kathleen M Rebbeck. Recorded peal total is 2.
1987First peal rung by Richard M Crooks. Recorded peal total is 11.
1990First peal rung by Peta C Cloete. Recorded peal total is 2.
1990First peal rung by Katherine A Whitaker. Recorded peal total is 53.
1997First peal rung by Sarah E Barrett. Recorded peal total is 17.
1997First peal rung by Christine James. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First peal rung by Jonathan C Twinley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Erica J Carr. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First peal rung by Chantal Meloscia. Recorded peal total is 3.
2000First peal rung by E Jane Latham. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First peal rung by Jo A Rontree. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First peal rung by Gail Lilley. Recorded peal total is 42.
2004First peal rung by Graham Drabble. Recorded peal total is 24.
2008First peal rung by Keith R Murphy. Recorded peal total is 12.
2008First peal rung by Saskia E Palmer. Recorded peal total is 36.
2014First peal rung by Joshua D P Jones. Recorded peal total is 125.
2019First peal rung by Robert K Huskisson. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Thomas G Wilding. Recorded peal total is 2.
2020First peal rung by Gwyn Sayce. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in towers for 1st March

1741First peal on the bells at Shoreditch, St Leonard, Middlesex. Recorded peal total is 1527.
1782First peal on the bells at Desborough, St Giles, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 108.
1803First peal on the bells at Benenden, St George, Kent. Recorded peal total is 193.
1842First peal on the bells at Loughborough, All Saints, Leicestershire. Recorded peal total is 329.
1852First peal on the bells at Irchester, St Katharine, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 41.
1870First peal on the bells at Church Langton, St Peter, Leicestershire. Recorded peal total is 13.
1895First peal on the bells at Otley, St Mary, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 65.
1913First peal on the bells at Owslebury, St Andrew, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 20.
1924First peal on the bells at Stratfield Mortimer, St John the Evangelist, Berkshire. Recorded peal total is 10.
1930First peal on the bells at Irnham, St Andrew, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 33.
1949First peal on the bells at East Farndon, St John the Baptist, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 10.
1952First peal on the bells at Sennen, St Sennen, Cornwall. Recorded peal total is 28.
1970First peal on the bells at Spetchley, All Saints, Worcestershire. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First peal on the bells at Marston on Dove, St Mary, Derbyshire. Recorded peal total is 6.
1988First peal on the bells at Winterbourne Earls, St Michael & All Angels, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 2.
1999First peal on the bells at Easton on the Hill, All Saints, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 7.
2009First peal on the bells at Herriard, St Mary, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 8.

First peals in method for 1st March

1951First tower bell peal of Vauxhall Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 25.
1969First tower bell peal of Stancil Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 5.
1978First tower bell peal of Harby Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First tower bell peal of Tewkesbury Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First tower bell peal of Eton Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First tower bell peal of Middlewell Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First tower bell peal of Thetford Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1986First tower bell peal of Tovius Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First tower bell peal of Gaulby Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1995First tower bell peal of Coston Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Thebe Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Roatan Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Fazeley Junction Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 8.
1997First tower bell peal of Howroyd Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1999First tower bell peal of Bax Castle Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2003First tower bell peal of Nunton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Coxheath Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Lincolnshire Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2006First tower bell peal of Hull Road Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2008First tower bell peal of Terrible Towel Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2012First tower bell peal of Hansford County Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Filo Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of St David's Cathedral Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Dewi Sant Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.