On This Day - 2 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 2nd March

YearEventReference
1735The Oxford Society rang 6,876 Grandsire Caters at New College, Oxford.nv
1800Joseph Riley became the fifth man to call Holt's Original with a peal of Grandsire Triples at Aston, Birmingham for the St Martin's Youths.nv
1886The Hereford Diocesan Guild was founded on this day.nv
1889Frank Bennett rang the first of his 1600 peals. One of the first handful of thousand pealers, he was also an expert conductor with an uncanny ability to correct mistakes quickly. See November 10, 1957, January 27, 1869 and December 27, 1924.RW1953/464
1913A plain course of Bob Major was rung on handbells at Bolsover in which Percy Kettleborough rang 1-2 and his elder brother Frederick rang 7-8. It was on Frederick's seventh birthday: Percy was 5 years 9 months old!nv
1991The first all-ladies peal was rung at York Minster. Frances Dodds conducted 5,062 Stedman Cinques, with Alison K Surry and Julia R Cater ringing the 59 cwt tenor and Stephanie Pattenden the eleventh.nv
2008The augmented ring of three to six at St Denis, Ottersham, Cornwall was dedicated. The old mediaeval three from the Exeter Foundry had not been rung within living memory when work started, and the project was only completed with gifts of a tenor from the Keltek Trust and two small bells from Rufforth, Yorks.RW2008/561

Birthdays for 2nd March

1886Herbert J Harlow born
1903George T H Walker born
1904Thomas J Setter born
1904Walter F Jarvis born
1906Cecil Alden born
1908Bertram Potts born
1909A Leonard Bance born
1913James J Spraggett born
1929Donald E R Knights born
1934Stanley H Ashton born
1940Michael Fielding born

First pealers for 2nd March

1889First peal rung by Frank Bennett. Recorded peal total is 1240.
1904First peal rung by George H Sturt. Recorded peal total is 11.
1905First peal rung by George [Hethersett] King. Recorded peal total is 2.
1905First peal rung by Michael F Harrison. Recorded peal total is 63.
1908First peal rung by Fred R Tullett_jun. Recorded peal total is 20.
1907First peal rung by George W Thorold. Recorded peal total is 1.
1907First peal rung by Tom Binns. Recorded peal total is 1.
1907First peal rung by Ambrose Huxstep. Recorded peal total is 3.
1907First peal rung by Vivian D Laurence. Recorded peal total is 5.
1907First peal rung by Gilbert J Youngs. Recorded peal total is 13.
1907First peal rung by George Johnstone. Recorded peal total is 1.
1907First peal rung by George Usher. Recorded peal total is 3.
1907First peal rung by George Burgess. Recorded peal total is 2.
1907First peal rung by Oscar Gilby. Recorded peal total is 51.
1908First peal rung by James Hutt. Recorded peal total is 2.
1908First peal rung by Ernest [Pulborough] Booker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Arthur B Corden. Recorded peal total is 12.
1908First peal rung by R J P Burbery. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Arthur Dowden. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by I Wavell Pain. Recorded peal total is 3.
1908First peal rung by Edwin Simmonds. Recorded peal total is 3.
1908First peal rung by Mark Squire. Recorded peal total is 1.
1908First peal rung by Arthur White. Recorded peal total is 11.
1908First peal rung by George Wilkins. Recorded peal total is 2.
1910First peal rung by Nathan Patmore. Recorded peal total is 42.
1912First peal rung by Frank [Beckenham] Gates. Recorded peal total is 2.
1912First peal rung by Fred Cotton. Recorded peal total is 92.
1912First peal rung by Nun L Walker. Recorded peal total is 10.
1912First peal rung by George [Sharnford] Wood. Recorded peal total is 9.
1912First peal rung by William Hammond. Recorded peal total is 2.
1912First peal rung by William Leatherbarrow. Recorded peal total is 9.
1912First peal rung by James [Newchurch, Culcheth] Orme. Recorded peal total is 8.
1927First peal rung by R v d R Woolley. Recorded peal total is 4.
1931First peal rung by G Frederick Newman. Recorded peal total is 1.
1932First peal rung by Eric Derbyshire. Recorded peal total is 4.
1932First peal rung by Ronald A Hickman. Recorded peal total is 6.
1934First peal rung by Cyril Underwood. Recorded peal total is 1.
1935First peal rung by Malcolm E Bacon. Recorded peal total is 3.
1935First peal rung by E Aubrey Burch. Recorded peal total is 3.
1935First peal rung by Benjamin A Gibson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1935First peal rung by Edward Sowman. Recorded peal total is 18.
1939First peal rung by A [Lydney] Woodward. Recorded peal total is 1.
1940First peal rung by Emily E Clarke. Recorded peal total is 1.
1946First peal rung by Keith Brayshaw. Recorded peal total is 1.
1946First peal rung by Thomas Cooke. Recorded peal total is 166.
1946First peal rung by Peter G Goldsworthy. Recorded peal total is 1.
1946First peal rung by Charles Osler. Recorded peal total is 6.
1946First peal rung by Alan Carveth. Recorded peal total is 499.
1946First peal rung by Miss H Harvey. Recorded peal total is 1.
1946First peal rung by Brian Parkin. Recorded peal total is 1.
1946First peal rung by John H Hayward. Recorded peal total is 8.
1946First peal rung by John F Moor. Recorded peal total is 17.
1946First peal rung by Charles Sandford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by Miss D Wisker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1949First peal rung by R Wisker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Jill Haffenden. Recorded peal total is 5.
1953First peal rung by Rex Bacon. Recorded peal total is 2.
1957First peal rung by Reuben Appleton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1957First peal rung by Douglas G Byng. Recorded peal total is 2.
1957First peal rung by Kenneth Cotterell. Recorded peal total is 3.
1957First peal rung by Hubert A Mitson. Recorded peal total is 72.
1957First peal rung by Martin D Bishop. Recorded peal total is 27.
1957First peal rung by Rosemary Hick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1957First peal rung by Alfred I Johnson. Recorded peal total is 5.
1957First peal rung by Ernest Johnson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1957First peal rung by Susan P Nicholson. Recorded peal total is 6.
1961First peal rung by Dennis D T C Smith. Recorded peal total is 3.
1961First peal rung by Gillian M Doggett. Recorded peal total is 5.
1961First peal rung by Susan E Waterford. Recorded peal total is 7.
1963First peal rung by C Alan Friskney. Recorded peal total is 21.
1963First peal rung by Theodore A Getty. Recorded peal total is 18.
1963First peal rung by Alan J Luxford. Recorded peal total is 116.
1963First peal rung by Gillian Wiggins. Recorded peal total is 1.
1963First peal rung by Harold Bell. Recorded peal total is 1.
1963First peal rung by Florence Chester. Recorded peal total is 8.
1963First peal rung by Roger A Smith. Recorded peal total is 191.
1963First peal rung by Alan S Harrison. Recorded peal total is 3.
1968First peal rung by David G Andrews. Recorded peal total is 22.
1968First peal rung by Andrew N Brock. Recorded peal total is 9.
1968First peal rung by Jacqueline [Tarleton] Holmes. Recorded peal total is 4.
1968First peal rung by James [Sharnford] Wood. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First peal rung by Roger S Harpole. Recorded peal total is 35.
1968First peal rung by Christopher D Walker. Recorded peal total is 16.
1968First peal rung by Andrea North. Recorded peal total is 2.
1974First peal rung by Christopher M Taplin. Recorded peal total is 6.
1974First peal rung by J Desmond Butterfield. Recorded peal total is 1.
1974First peal rung by Robert M Franks. Recorded peal total is 74.
1974First peal rung by John Lamerton. Recorded peal total is 1.
1976First peal rung by Anne Jackson-Baker. Recorded peal total is 4.
1981First peal rung by Nigel L Cavill. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Nicola J Barham. Recorded peal total is 2.
1985First peal rung by Judith A Caton. Recorded peal total is 23.
1985First peal rung by John A Dunstone. Recorded peal total is 9.
1985First peal rung by Timothy C Peppard. Recorded peal total is 8.
1985First peal rung by Janet K Wyatt. Recorded peal total is 22.
1985First peal rung by Carol Carter. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by David M Lock. Recorded peal total is 2.
1985First peal rung by Diana R Crick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by Graham A Crick. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by Keith J MacBrayne. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by Mike H Whitlock. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by Sue Whitlock. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First peal rung by Steve Cowling. Recorded peal total is 6.
1991First peal rung by Juliette Blencowe. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First peal rung by Ian K Chapple. Recorded peal total is 18.
1991First peal rung by Paul Egerton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First peal rung by Hoshi Jila. Recorded peal total is 1.
1991First peal rung by Eric Thornton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1991First peal rung by Michael J Townsend. Recorded peal total is 35.
1991First peal rung by Christopher Holloway. Recorded peal total is 3.
1996First peal rung by Andrew Whalley. Recorded peal total is 4.
1996First peal rung by Philip C Dickinson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First peal rung by Richard C Dickinson. Recorded peal total is 2.
1996First peal rung by Ashley C Fortey. Recorded peal total is 1799.
1996First peal rung by Henry J Webb. Recorded peal total is 3.
1997First peal rung by Samuel M Austin. Recorded peal total is 743.
1997First peal rung by Barry S Lewis. Recorded peal total is 9.
1999First peal rung by Ged P Gora. Recorded peal total is 1.
2002First peal rung by David J K Bosanquet. Recorded peal total is 2.
2002First peal rung by Robert L Davies. Recorded peal total is 5.
2002First peal rung by Thomas P Davies. Recorded peal total is 6.
2002First peal rung by F Hilton Roberts. Recorded peal total is 3.
2002First peal rung by Phillip Cardew. Recorded peal total is 4.
2002First peal rung by Peter T Morley. Recorded peal total is 9.
2002First peal rung by Dawn E Pullan. Recorded peal total is 30.
2003First peal rung by Colin W McAlpine. Recorded peal total is 2.
2009First peal rung by Stephen J D Dann. Recorded peal total is 12.
2014First peal rung by Matthew T R Arnold. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First peal rung by Dorothy C K Brooke. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by David G Middleton. Recorded peal total is 3.
2019First peal rung by Elena L Brake. Recorded peal total is 6.

First peals in towers for 2nd March

1842First peal on the bells at Rendcomb, St Peter, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 10.
1844First peal on the bells at Smithills, Bolton, St Peter, Lancashire. Recorded peal total is 23.
1886First peal on the bells at Drayton St Leonard, SS Leonard & Catherine, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 5.
1901First peal on the bells at Lydney, St Mary the Virgin, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 143.
1907First peal on the bells at Mapledurham, St Margaret, Oxfordshire. Recorded peal total is 54.
1912First peal on the bells at Ardeley, St Laurence, Hertfordshire. Recorded peal total is 21.
1918First peal on the bells at Leonard Stanley, St Swithun, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 15.
1930First peal on the bells at Heytesbury, SS Peter & Paul, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 19.
1946First peal on the bells at Sprotbrough, St Mary the Virgin, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 62.
1963First peal on the bells at Broad Chalke, All Saints, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 18.
1968First peal on the bells at Barbon, St Bartholomew, Westmorland. Recorded peal total is 19.
1974First peal on the bells at Marston St Lawrence, St Lawrence, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 5.

First peals in method for 2nd March

1766First tower bell peal of Morning Exercise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1929First tower bell peal of Melton Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 7.
1963First tower bell peal of St. David's Doubles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1968First tower bell peal of Osmaston Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1968First tower bell peal of Putney Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 5.
1968First tower bell peal of Single Court Place Minimus. Recorded peal total is 8.
1968First tower bell peal of Ulpha Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1974First tower bell peal of Dunstable Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First tower bell peal of Edale Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 5.
1985First tower bell peal of Millcote Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1985First tower bell peal of Navigation Treble Bob Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
1988First tower bell peal of Heptonstall Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 38.
1990First tower bell peal of Peterhouse Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1991First tower bell peal of Caelis Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1991First tower bell peal of Coalpit Heath Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Nictheroy Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1994First tower bell peal of Kittysbrook Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Bushy Leaze Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Upperby Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1996First tower bell peal of Wharfe Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1998First tower bell peal of Rosevean Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First tower bell peal of Pipesmoke Delight Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Nirvana Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First tower bell peal of Fork Handles Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2008First tower bell peal of Daffodil Doubles. Recorded peal total is 1.
2012First tower bell peal of Jolly Hockey Sticks Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Uniform Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Xenolite Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.