On This Day - 3 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 3rd March

YearEventReference
1752The local company at Wingham, Kent rang a peal of Grandsire Triples.nv
1778A peal of Grandsire Caters, 10,260 changes, was rung at St Mary, Nottingham in 7 hours and 22 minutes, conducted by William Doubleday Crofts. It was rung as a result of an offer from William Fortrey, of Kings Norton, Leics, to give a set of handbells to the first team from Nottingham or Leicester to ring a ten thousand of Grandsire Caters. The Leicester men are said to have won the match and handbells on February 25, 1777. (q.v.) However, the perseverance of the Nottingham band was rewarded with another set of handbells that are still preserved in the ringing chamber of St Mary's, Nottingham.nv
1785The Anacreontic Society from Oswestry rang Holt's Ten-part peal of Grandsire Triples, conducted by Robert Salter. The society was probably founded as a ringing company but largely existed as a social club, its members numbering clergymen and army officers besides ringers.RW1940/328
1868The bells of the rebuilt tower of St Paul's, Bedford were first rung on this day.nv
1883Samuel Wood conducted the local band through 10,464 changes of Kent Treble Bob Major at St Peter, Ashton-under-Lyne in 6 hours and 14 minutes.BN1884/401
1916C M Girdlestone - a non-ringer - rang 1-2 to a perfect course of Grandsire Triples on handbells at Trinity College, Cambridge, less than an hour after it had been explained to him.nv
2009The new ring of twelve for St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, London was consecrated at a solemn High Church Service attended by many civic dignitaries led by the Lord Mayor of London. This was the first new ring of twelve in the City of London since the bomb-damaged ring of St-Mary-le-Bow was replaced in 1956.RW2009/268

Birthdays for 3rd March

1880Harry Wills born
1883Clement Glenn born
1888Frederick Messenger born
1890Raymond C Seager born
1904Ernest B Betts born
1906Lionel M Pink born
1910John Gibbons born
1913Thomas Cullingworth born
1914Kenneth W H Felstead born
1914Richard V Fuller born
1915George A West born
1918Harold Byrom born
1929Peter M Brown born
1939John N McCutcheon born

First pealers for 3rd March

1902First peal rung by Albert W Hall. Recorded peal total is 1.
1888First peal rung by Arthur Symonds. Recorded peal total is 218.
1906First peal rung by John W Lake. Recorded peal total is 118.
1906First peal rung by Albert E [Bourne] Larkinson. Recorded peal total is 13.
1906First peal rung by James Osborn. Recorded peal total is 95.
1906First peal rung by William Mathews. Recorded peal total is 4.
1906First peal rung by Edward H King. Recorded peal total is 69.
1910First peal rung by Thomas Edmondson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1910First peal rung by Esau Walmsley. Recorded peal total is 12.
1923First peal rung by O Leslie Warner. Recorded peal total is 7.
1923First peal rung by Alfred Breakspear. Recorded peal total is 2.
1923First peal rung by Frank W Bunce. Recorded peal total is 12.
1923First peal rung by Percy W Fletcher. Recorded peal total is 10.
1923First peal rung by Reginald C Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1923First peal rung by Dan H Woodley. Recorded peal total is 7.
1923First peal rung by Richard Longden. Recorded peal total is 30.
1924First peal rung by John George. Recorded peal total is 7.
1924First peal rung by Ernest Gosden. Recorded peal total is 20.
1924First peal rung by James W Knight. Recorded peal total is 68.
1924First peal rung by Samuel [Wootton Courtenay] Baker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by Norman Ball. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by Walter Conibere. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by Alfred Court. Recorded peal total is 2.
1924First peal rung by Thomas Court_jun. Recorded peal total is 3.
1924First peal rung by William [Wootton Courtenay] Middleton. Recorded peal total is 6.
1928First peal rung by Mabel Henderson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1932First peal rung by George [Wolverhampton] Langley. Recorded peal total is 2.
1932First peal rung by Norman H Smith. Recorded peal total is 11.
1932First peal rung by Norman Bastow. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Frederick T Groombridge. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by Frank R Barnett. Recorded peal total is 6.
1934First peal rung by Percy Coe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1934First peal rung by Reginald W Davies. Recorded peal total is 3.
1934First peal rung by William A Kitson. Recorded peal total is 13.
1934First peal rung by C G Littlehales. Recorded peal total is 3.
1934First peal rung by Victor C Preece. Recorded peal total is 6.
1938First peal rung by Ernest E Long. Recorded peal total is 2.
1938First peal rung by Kathleen M Vessey. Recorded peal total is 2.
1945First peal rung by Wilfred E Geary. Recorded peal total is 6.
1945First peal rung by Gordon A Olliffe. Recorded peal total is 31.
1945First peal rung by Dennis Cooper. Recorded peal total is 56.
1945First peal rung by Frederick S Sutton. Recorded peal total is 320.
1945First peal rung by John [Acton] Young. Recorded peal total is 5.
1945First peal rung by Jeffrey C Birt. Recorded peal total is 209.
1945First peal rung by Derek J Judd. Recorded peal total is 22.
1945First peal rung by George F Newton. Recorded peal total is 44.
1947First peal rung by Leslie R E Martin. Recorded peal total is 1.
1948First peal rung by Frederick W Bishop. Recorded peal total is 3.
1949First peal rung by Peter G L Cole. Recorded peal total is 2.
1949First peal rung by Christopher G Woodhead. Recorded peal total is 31.
1951First peal rung by Alex Merrill. Recorded peal total is 3.
1951First peal rung by John Jolleys. Recorded peal total is 8.
1951First peal rung by F Lewis Hemstock. Recorded peal total is 17.
1951First peal rung by J Leslie Smith. Recorded peal total is 2.
1951First peal rung by Frank W Lewis. Recorded peal total is 523.
1951First peal rung by Desmond D Ladd. Recorded peal total is 5.
1951First peal rung by Janet R Lawrence. Recorded peal total is 22.
1951First peal rung by John F Penfold. Recorded peal total is 16.
1951First peal rung by George E Ruck. Recorded peal total is 38.
1951First peal rung by Peter J Rye. Recorded peal total is 15.
1951First peal rung by Ann Vine. Recorded peal total is 7.
1951First peal rung by Florence M Hope. Recorded peal total is 2.
1951First peal rung by Brian Cookson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1951First peal rung by George Thornley. Recorded peal total is 2.
1951First peal rung by Ronald Bagnall. Recorded peal total is 7.
1951First peal rung by Alfred Lomas. Recorded peal total is 12.
1951First peal rung by Henry Smethills. Recorded peal total is 4.
1951First peal rung by Robert [Pendleton] Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1951First peal rung by George E Ingram. Recorded peal total is 1.
1953First peal rung by Glyn F Jenkins. Recorded peal total is 40.
1953First peal rung by Ashley C P Pugh. Recorded peal total is 26.
1953First peal rung by John H Smart. Recorded peal total is 424.
1956First peal rung by Colin J B Taylor. Recorded peal total is 94.
1956First peal rung by Brian R Jones. Recorded peal total is 19.
1956First peal rung by Gaynor E Barlow. Recorded peal total is 1.
1956First peal rung by A Anthony Jaques. Recorded peal total is 5.
1958First peal rung by Gillian M Swannell. Recorded peal total is 1.
1962First peal rung by A F Tony Lurcock. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First peal rung by Richard A Cobley. Recorded peal total is 31.
1967First peal rung by Gordon Wilcox. Recorded peal total is 2.
1969First peal rung by Jack Brierley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1969First peal rung by Colin F Thompson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1973First peal rung by Aubrey S Forster. Recorded peal total is 138.
1973First peal rung by E E Coombes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1973First peal rung by Richard H Budd. Recorded peal total is 2.
1973First peal rung by Geoffrey [Norbury] Dyson. Recorded peal total is 22.
1973First peal rung by Stephen [Norbury] Gregory. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by Gary S Crisp. Recorded peal total is 17.
1978First peal rung by Jamie N Fairchild. Recorded peal total is 3.
1978First peal rung by Elaine M Hammans. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First peal rung by Brian Blakey. Recorded peal total is 3.
1979First peal rung by Rachel Richardson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First peal rung by Louise D Evans. Recorded peal total is 3.
1979First peal rung by Wendy A Haslam. Recorded peal total is 3.
1979First peal rung by Roger W Haynes. Recorded peal total is 29.
1979First peal rung by Roy J Prescott. Recorded peal total is 4.
1979First peal rung by Clare N Reading. Recorded peal total is 5.
1979First peal rung by Gillian Eastwood. Recorded peal total is 46.
1979First peal rung by Sylvia Evans. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First peal rung by Lynn Gow. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First peal rung by Cleoni Payne. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First peal rung by Yvonne Fox. Recorded peal total is 10.
1982First peal rung by Paula M Stinchcombe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First peal rung by Audrey McNutt. Recorded peal total is 8.
1983First peal rung by Pamela Fulford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Christine S Farthing. Recorded peal total is 45.
1984First peal rung by Simon K Haworth. Recorded peal total is 45.
1984First peal rung by Rodney A Swallow. Recorded peal total is 52.
1984First peal rung by Angela M Spencer. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Jenny K Hill. Recorded peal total is 4.
1984First peal rung by David M [Feckenham] Jones. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Martin Black. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First peal rung by Mark R Rizzo. Recorded peal total is 70.
1985First peal rung by Anthony T Simmonds. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by Tracy Tew. Recorded peal total is 1.
1985First peal rung by M Alan Davis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1988First peal rung by Peter J Sage. Recorded peal total is 5.
1989First peal rung by Philip R [Newcastle] Miles. Recorded peal total is 5.
1990First peal rung by Christopher J Cooke. Recorded peal total is 4.
1990First peal rung by Philip L Roberts. Recorded peal total is 2.
1996First peal rung by John S Cookson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1996First peal rung by Heather E Greenan. Recorded peal total is 2.
2001First peal rung by Nicola Dowdeswell. Recorded peal total is 2.
2001First peal rung by Richard A Dowdeswell. Recorded peal total is 2.
2001First peal rung by Colin R Edwards. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First peal rung by Darren A Gardner. Recorded peal total is 13.
2007First peal rung by W David Roskelly. Recorded peal total is 23.
2007First peal rung by Michael F Hoare. Recorded peal total is 2.
2012First peal rung by Claire A Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 40.
2012First peal rung by Sarah L Hawkins. Recorded peal total is 5.
2012First peal rung by Nathan R Fisher. Recorded peal total is 21.
2012First peal rung by Mo Sweet. Recorded peal total is 4.
2013First peal rung by Jane M Dunn. Recorded peal total is 1.
2018First peal rung by Flavia Faedo. Recorded peal total is 1.
2019First peal rung by Laura Byrne. Recorded peal total is 14.

First peals in towers for 3rd March

1778First peal on the bells at Priors Marston, St Leonard, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 8.
1814First peal on the bells at Boxford, St Mary, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 9.
1840First peal on the bells at Norton, Sheffield, St James the Great, Derbyshire. Recorded peal total is 199.
1900First peal on the bells at Great Addington, All Saints, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 71.
1902First peal on the bells at Horringer, St Leonard, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 99.
1914First peal on the bells at Chenies, St Michael, Buckinghamshire. Recorded peal total is 32.
1923First peal on the bells at Steventon, St Michael & All Angels, Berkshire. Recorded peal total is 18.
1928First peal on the bells at Lillington, St Mary Magdalene, Warwickshire. Recorded peal total is 6.
1962First peal on the bells at Scaldwell, SS Peter & Paul, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 15.
1990First peal on the bells at Caldecott, St John the Evangelist, Rutland. Recorded peal total is 6.
1996First peal on the bells at Marietta, St James, Georgia. Recorded peal total is 80.
2001First peal on the bells at Barnburgh, St Peter, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 2.
2002First peal on the bells at Nairn, Druim Croft, Nairnshire. Recorded peal total is 12.

First peals in method for 3rd March

1927First tower bell peal of Durham Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 37.
1955First tower bell peal of Sudbury Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1962First tower bell peal of Wychwood Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 33.
1964First tower bell peal of Quenby Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1979First tower bell peal of Orcades Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First tower bell peal of Stanmere Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1979First tower bell peal of Yealmpton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First tower bell peal of Thorne Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1981First tower bell peal of Spitalfields Delight Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First tower bell peal of Glaslyn Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4.
1984First tower bell peal of Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First tower bell peal of Stansgate Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1988First tower bell peal of Brahmaputra Delight Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First tower bell peal of Isherwood Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1990First tower bell peal of Englishcombe Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 7.
1990First tower bell peal of Whitechurch Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Foxhill Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1993First tower bell peal of Cullingworth Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1995First tower bell peal of Phoside Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of St Vincent Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Beangram Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Elstow Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Fevrier Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 8.
1999First tower bell peal of Triplebrook Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First tower bell peal of Ememem Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2001First tower bell peal of Fallingwells Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 2.
2006First tower bell peal of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2007First tower bell peal of Dorian Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First tower bell peal of East Farleigh Lock Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First tower bell peal of Yarpole Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First tower bell peal of Creeton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2010First tower bell peal of Trimillennial Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2011First tower bell peal of Queenstown Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2012First tower bell peal of Isla Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2016First tower bell peal of Evelyn Treble Place Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.