On This Day - 4 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 4th March

YearEventReference
1684The first recorded account of Triples being rung was when the College Youths rang two 360s at St Sepulchre's without Newgate.NCY14
1771The "Ancient" College Youths rang the first peal of Double Bob Maximus at St Martin-in-the-Fields.nv
1776The Union Society opened a new ring of eight by Pack and Chapman for St Mary's, Shrewsbury. A peal of Grandsire Triples followed in the afternoon.nv
1871For their March 4 annual feast, the Appleton band rang 10,080 Grandsire Caters in 6 hours and 21 minutes, conducted by Frederick White.nv
1961An attempt for 23,111 Grandsire Caters at Grundisburgh, Suffolk was brought round after 5,759 changes as it was considered that the standard of ringing was not high enough for a record peal.nv

Birthdays for 4th March

1891Clarence H Dobbie born
1897Thomas A Buggins born
1900Jack Keyte born
1901Percy G Yeo born
1902Winifred O Penn born
1907George Sharpe born
1909Frederick J Bulley born
1913Thomas [Halewood] Robinson born
1915Richard Horsington born
1927Betty Sutcliffe born
1937Robert W Pound born

First pealers for 4th March

1905First peal rung by Ernest Burnett. Recorded peal total is 36.
1905First peal rung by Charles E Howroyd. Recorded peal total is 7.
1905First peal rung by G Longshaw. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by W [Sharow] Thorpe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by George Cartwright. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Thomas [Alsager] Edwards. Recorded peal total is 2.
1905First peal rung by George Kennerley. Recorded peal total is 2.
1905First peal rung by Henry Mitford. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Thomas [Surfleet] Taylor. Recorded peal total is 3.
1905First peal rung by George Arnold. Recorded peal total is 8.
1905First peal rung by Walter Burst. Recorded peal total is 21.
1905First peal rung by William [Halstead] Root. Recorded peal total is 13.
1905First peal rung by Lewis Wiseman. Recorded peal total is 62.
1905First peal rung by Frederick G Gill. Recorded peal total is 10.
1905First peal rung by Clifton L Noakes. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Francis [Sedgley] Bradley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by Frederick [Sedgley] Evans. Recorded peal total is 20.
1905First peal rung by Thomas Watton. Recorded peal total is 22.
1905First peal rung by Walter Brierley. Recorded peal total is 1.
1905First peal rung by William Kershaw. Recorded peal total is 2.
1905First peal rung by Percy [Rochdale] Walker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1909First peal rung by Frederick J Cross. Recorded peal total is 16.
1909First peal rung by Frederick W Curtis. Recorded peal total is 10.
1909First peal rung by Charles L Jenkinson. Recorded peal total is 4.
1911First peal rung by Alex Booth. Recorded peal total is 2.
1911First peal rung by Horace Howell. Recorded peal total is 29.
1911First peal rung by Richard Lee. Recorded peal total is 5.
1913First peal rung by Henry C Kiln. Recorded peal total is 2.
1914First peal rung by Alfred E Oxley. Recorded peal total is 18.
1916First peal rung by Stanley S Duffill. Recorded peal total is 1.
1916First peal rung by Harry Roe. Recorded peal total is 9.
1916First peal rung by Tom [Kildwick] Rogers. Recorded peal total is 2.
1916First peal rung by Wilfred Whitaker. Recorded peal total is 6.
1916First peal rung by Harry Wilcox. Recorded peal total is 1.
1919First peal rung by Frederick Paige. Recorded peal total is 7.
1922First peal rung by Henry Mann. Recorded peal total is 6.
1922First peal rung by Ernest E Smith. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Henry Gough. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Fred Hacker. Recorded peal total is 2.
1922First peal rung by Horace Anthony. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Percy N Rowley. Recorded peal total is 3.
1922First peal rung by Arthur Virgo. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Percy Virgo. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by William H Cannings. Recorded peal total is 2.
1922First peal rung by Joseph J Parsons. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Tom Penny. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Lewis A Perrett. Recorded peal total is 6.
1922First peal rung by Edwin J Rowe. Recorded peal total is 1.
1922First peal rung by Arthur Rumney. Recorded peal total is 1.
1924First peal rung by Reginald F Beck. Recorded peal total is 58.
1924First peal rung by Thomas [Castle Cary] Snell. Recorded peal total is 10.
1928First peal rung by Edwin Bromley. Recorded peal total is 61.
1933First peal rung by John McGlenn. Recorded peal total is 7.
1933First peal rung by William R Abbott. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Walter J Munns. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Claude A Coe. Recorded peal total is 2.
1933First peal rung by William [Berrington] Downes. Recorded peal total is 6.
1933First peal rung by David [Berrington] Evans. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by William [Berrington] Lewis. Recorded peal total is 1.
1933First peal rung by Alfred E G Owen. Recorded peal total is 51.
1933First peal rung by Louis Pierce. Recorded peal total is 1.
1935First peal rung by Thomas Hand. Recorded peal total is 1.
1935First peal rung by Richard Chew. Recorded peal total is 12.
1937First peal rung by Ronald Birch. Recorded peal total is 45.
1939First peal rung by Kenneth B Jones. Recorded peal total is 2.
1939First peal rung by Richard J Bishop. Recorded peal total is 2.
1950First peal rung by S Patricia M Nix. Recorded peal total is 36.
1950First peal rung by M Elizabeth Roe. Recorded peal total is 49.
1950First peal rung by Patricia A Cartwright. Recorded peal total is 1.
1950First peal rung by Geoffrey D Burroughs. Recorded peal total is 4.
1950First peal rung by Kevin S Hohl. Recorded peal total is 223.
1950First peal rung by George W Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 5.
1950First peal rung by Edward [Prescot] Thomas. Recorded peal total is 1.
1950First peal rung by Leonard Colley. Recorded peal total is 173.
1950First peal rung by Colin Golding. Recorded peal total is 11.
1950First peal rung by Jack Turner. Recorded peal total is 1.
1952First peal rung by Jeanne Peters. Recorded peal total is 2.
1955First peal rung by Valerie R Crouch. Recorded peal total is 1.
1955First peal rung by Geoffrey Simons. Recorded peal total is 1.
1955First peal rung by Michael Finch. Recorded peal total is 2.
1957First peal rung by Graham C Grant. Recorded peal total is 8.
1957First peal rung by Jack Griffin. Recorded peal total is 1.
1958First peal rung by Fred Harrold. Recorded peal total is 2.
1960First peal rung by Robert Crooks. Recorded peal total is 2.
1960First peal rung by Myra A Kibble. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Eric Pratt. Recorded peal total is 1.
1961First peal rung by Eve Munns. Recorded peal total is 17.
1961First peal rung by Albert G Driver. Recorded peal total is 27.
1963First peal rung by David Barker. Recorded peal total is 1.
1963First peal rung by Elaine M Graves. Recorded peal total is 1.
1963First peal rung by J David Langdon. Recorded peal total is 2.
1963First peal rung by Sandra J Logan. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by Robert W Humphries. Recorded peal total is 24.
1967First peal rung by Dorothea M Hargreaves. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First peal rung by John G Barker. Recorded peal total is 13.
1967First peal rung by Stuart J Caldwell. Recorded peal total is 6.
1972First peal rung by Sharon Bryan. Recorded peal total is 14.
1972First peal rung by Alison F Weatherall. Recorded peal total is 1.
1972First peal rung by F Brian Travell. Recorded peal total is 3.
1972First peal rung by John G Henderson. Recorded peal total is 1.
1972First peal rung by John K Munning. Recorded peal total is 1.
1972First peal rung by Jane L Flatters. Recorded peal total is 57.
1972First peal rung by Andrew C Roberts. Recorded peal total is 2.
1972First peal rung by J Lynne Crighton. Recorded peal total is 29.
1972First peal rung by David [Gresford] Williams. Recorded peal total is 2.
1972First peal rung by E M Ray Williams. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by L Richard Bird. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by Wallace [Shere] Hatton. Recorded peal total is 2.
1978First peal rung by Robert E Knights. Recorded peal total is 8.
1978First peal rung by Anthony D Fisher. Recorded peal total is 3.
1978First peal rung by Derrick Fisher. Recorded peal total is 1.
1978First peal rung by Ronald J Foalkes. Recorded peal total is 4.
1978First peal rung by Paul K Smart. Recorded peal total is 3.
1978First peal rung by Kathryn P Cocks. Recorded peal total is 160.
1978First peal rung by Barry M Garraway. Recorded peal total is 212.
1978First peal rung by Douglas P Wren. Recorded peal total is 5.
1978First peal rung by Jane E Edmunds. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First peal rung by Richard M Trueman. Recorded peal total is 85.
1980First peal rung by Kathryn T Kloss. Recorded peal total is 2.
1981First peal rung by Gillian Foxcroft. Recorded peal total is 1.
1981First peal rung by Mark E G Larner. Recorded peal total is 8.
1982First peal rung by Philip R Edwards. Recorded peal total is 1.
1983First peal rung by Marcus J Allum. Recorded peal total is 5.
1983First peal rung by Reginald R Allum. Recorded peal total is 2.
1984First peal rung by Suzanne Garfield. Recorded peal total is 6.
1988First peal rung by Andrew P Butcher. Recorded peal total is 3.
1989First peal rung by Mark C Bennett. Recorded peal total is 513.
1989First peal rung by Ewan B Harley. Recorded peal total is 14.
1989First peal rung by Kate Richardson. Recorded peal total is 3.
1989First peal rung by Timothy Bowers. Recorded peal total is 1.
1989First peal rung by David Soar. Recorded peal total is 7.
1989First peal rung by Brodie J Ballantine. Recorded peal total is 2.
1989First peal rung by Barbara A Jones. Recorded peal total is 50.
1989First peal rung by Christopher D V Jones. Recorded peal total is 97.
1995First peal rung by Sally Bramson. Recorded peal total is 9.
1995First peal rung by Susan A Turner. Recorded peal total is 2.
1995First peal rung by Lynda A Yeadon. Recorded peal total is 1.
2000First peal rung by Irene Barrett. Recorded peal total is 1.
2000First peal rung by Sheridan Billen. Recorded peal total is 1.
2000First peal rung by Kimberley D Thompson. Recorded peal total is 2.
2000First peal rung by James M D Lewis. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First peal rung by Edward P Bennett. Recorded peal total is 1.
2001First peal rung by Kenneth [Chorley] Gray. Recorded peal total is 1.
2006First peal rung by Patricia A Donnelly. Recorded peal total is 177.
2009First peal rung by Simon Goldrick. Recorded peal total is 4.
2009First peal rung by Sarah K A West. Recorded peal total is 4.
2017First peal rung by Alan J Whitmee. Recorded peal total is 1.
2018First peal rung by Tracey Hillman. Recorded peal total is 1.
2023First peal rung by Monica Hollows. Recorded peal total is 2.

First peals in towers for 4th March

1845First peal on the bells at Sunderland, Holy Trinity, Durham. Recorded peal total is 53.
1865First peal on the bells at Sproughton, All Saints, Suffolk. Recorded peal total is 93.
1893First peal on the bells at Axminster, St Mary, Devon. Recorded peal total is 16.
1902First peal on the bells at Richmond, St Mary, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 47.
1905First peal on the bells at Halstead, St Andrew, Essex. Recorded peal total is 78.
1905First peal on the bells at Kilndown, Christ Church, Kent. Recorded peal total is 36.
1905First peal on the bells at Sherborne, St Mary the Virgin, Dorset. Recorded peal total is 158.
1909First peal on the bells at Norwich, St John de Sepulchre, Norfolk. Recorded peal total is 63.
1922First peal on the bells at Broad Hinton, St Peter ad Vincula, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 30.
1922First peal on the bells at Zeals, St Martin, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 7.
1933First peal on the bells at Berrington, All Saints, Shropshire. Recorded peal total is 30.
1933First peal on the bells at Nash, St Mary, Monmouthshire. Recorded peal total is 43.
1950First peal on the bells at Wragby, All Saints, Lincolnshire. Recorded peal total is 17.
1961First peal on the bells at Alderton, St Giles, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 2.
1961First peal on the bells at Tortworth, St Leonard, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 11.
1963First peal on the bells at London, Foster Lane, St Vedast, Middlesex. Recorded peal total is 161.
1967First peal on the bells at Droxford, St Mary & All Saints, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 4.
1973First peal on the bells at Great Durnford, St Andrew, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 5.
2000First peal on the bells at Kirklington, St Michael, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 4.
2000First peal on the bells at Toller Porcorum, St Andrew, Dorset. Recorded peal total is 4.
2001First peal on the bells at West Alvington, All Saints, Devon. Recorded peal total is 1.

First peals in method for 4th March

1785First tower bell peal of Nightingale Triples. Recorded peal total is 1.
1939First tower bell peal of Checkendon Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 6.
1950First tower bell peal of Wragby Delight Minor. Recorded peal total is 2.
1960First tower bell peal of Old Place Doubles. Recorded peal total is 1.
1967First tower bell peal of Eastwood Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 15.
1967First tower bell peal of Wight Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1972First tower bell peal of Notting Hill Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1980First tower bell peal of Haggerston Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1982First tower bell peal of Bishopwearmouth Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1984First tower bell peal of Liss Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1986First tower bell peal of Horsleydown Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
1986First tower bell peal of Selworthy Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1988First tower bell peal of Guilsborough Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1989First tower bell peal of Antrum Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1989First tower bell peal of Underwood Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1990First tower bell peal of Tameside Little Alliance Royal. Recorded peal total is 1.
1992First tower bell peal of Leyspa Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Novius Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1995First tower bell peal of Purcell Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
1995First tower bell peal of Raddon Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 3.
1995First tower bell peal of Stagnite Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
1996First tower bell peal of Little Coggeshall Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
1997First tower bell peal of Lone Star Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5.
1998First tower bell peal of Gorregan Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 2.
1999First tower bell peal of Stonton Wyville Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2002First tower bell peal of Baston Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1.
2002First tower bell peal of Ulrome Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 1.
2003First tower bell peal of Newton Burgoland Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3.
2004First tower bell peal of Quick March Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2005First tower bell peal of Rollestone Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2009First tower bell peal of Layerthorpe Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2.
2010First tower bell peal of Droop Treble Bob Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2014First tower bell peal of Shrove Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.
2015First tower bell peal of Wheatley Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 1.