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.

Year | Event | Reference |
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1749 | A peal of Bob Major by the Eastern Scholars was the first on the bells of St. Mary, Rotherhithe. Thomas Bennett conducted the peal. | ES49 |

1793 | The local company rang 15,360 changes of Plain Bob Major at Aston in 9 hours and 31 minutes, Joshua Short conducting it from the tenor. He is reputed to have turned to William Hassell on the seventh after 15,000 changes had been rung and asked him if he was game to try for a 20,000! This remained the longest peal rung until 1868 and the longest length in the method until June 5, 1933. (q.v.) | BN1883/160 |

1837 | A board in the ringing chamber of St Michael, St Albans with this date records the names of the ringers together with this rhyme: the Rules of this Belfry must nere be forgot,relessly pulling a Bell off, it's a fine of a pot,his is a thing we likewise must sayy bring forth a Shilling if you break a Stay.Monk, Clerk” | Peal Board |

1859 | The same six-hundredweight clapper that cracked the first Big Ben cracked the second. See October 24, 1857. The Daily Telegraph for October 3, 1859 records: “The great bell of St Stephen's tolled his last on Saturday afternoon, “Big Ben” like his predecessor, is cracked and his doleful E Natural will never again be heard booming over the metropolis.” | nv |

1878 | A board in South Shields records the first peal by the Durham Association of Ringers in this way: TYNEMOUTH PARISH CHURCH On Tuesday evening the 1st day of October 1878 seven members of the Tynemouth Parish Church ringers and Mr G Overton of St John's, Darlington, members of the Durham Association of Ringers succeeded in ringing on these bells a true peal of 5040 changes of Grandsire Triples in 2 hours and 58 minutes. This is the first peal of 5040 rung since the formation of the Durham Association of Ringers. | Peal Board |

1907 | The first peal of Bristol Surprise Major on handbells was rung at Romford, conducted by William Pye. | nv |

1968 | Mears & Stainbank decided that from this date it would revert to the name of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the name under which the Master Bell Founder had been known since 1570. | Bell Foundry Advert |

1983 | Richard E. Price rang his one-thousandth different tenor to a peal with one at Middleham, Yorkshire. | RW1983/906 |

1983 | A peal at Barrow Gurney was rung by a band of “Yes Minister” civil servants, with representatives from The Lord Chancellor's Department, MOD, DHSS, Home Office, Manpower Services Commission, and Inland Revenue! | RW1983/875 |

2007 | With a peal of Stedman Caters at St Thomas, Oxford, John Pladdys scored his 2,500th peal of Stedman as conductor. | RW2007/1049 |

1942 | Randall R Perrey born |

1904 | First peal rung by C B Hulton. Recorded peal total is 12. |

1904 | First peal rung by George W Meakins. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1905 | First peal rung by Charles H Clarke. Recorded peal total is 15. |

1909 | First peal rung by Henry W Cowley. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1910 | First peal rung by Harry Bungay. Recorded peal total is 48. |

1910 | First peal rung by Samuel [Sharnford] Hunt. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by T Henry Wright. Recorded peal total is 43. |

1910 | First peal rung by Edward Starkey. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by Alfred [Selworthy] Stevens. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by William Pearson_jun. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1910 | First peal rung by Peter Miller. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1910 | First peal rung by A Minshull. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1910 | First peal rung by Ernest W Lenton. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1912 | First peal rung by J C Cantlow. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1913 | First peal rung by William Durrant. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1913 | First peal rung by Thomas G Foulger. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1921 | First peal rung by Frederick [Hoddesdon] Lambert. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1921 | First peal rung by Charles F Mitchell. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1921 | First peal rung by Phillip Bigg. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1921 | First peal rung by William G Curtis. Recorded peal total is 8. |

1921 | First peal rung by Fred [Stoke Golding] Hill. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1921 | First peal rung by Arthur E Rowley. Recorded peal total is 1215. |

1923 | First peal rung by James [Walkden] Bolton. Recorded peal total is 23. |

1923 | First peal rung by Benjamin Welsby. Recorded peal total is 16. |

1923 | First peal rung by William Bott. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1927 | First peal rung by John H Bushnell. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1927 | First peal rung by Reginald Poston. Recorded peal total is 52. |

1927 | First peal rung by John J Webb. Recorded peal total is 188. |

1927 | First peal rung by Henry Grace. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1927 | First peal rung by Charles Hesketh. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Reginald Hulme. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Sidney G Humphriss. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1927 | First peal rung by Thomas W Barwell. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1927 | First peal rung by Harry [Branston] Carter. Recorded peal total is 33. |

1927 | First peal rung by Jack [Welton] Pearson. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1927 | First peal rung by George [Stourbridge] Bennett. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Lester Hill. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Walter Boulter. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Edward L Box. Recorded peal total is 9. |

1927 | First peal rung by John Gibbs. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Amy Lawrence. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal rung by Elsie Lawrence. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1930 | First peal rung by Charles E G Moody. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1930 | First peal rung by Charles W Ottley. Recorded peal total is 81. |

1932 | First peal rung by Henry W F Franklin. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1932 | First peal rung by Edward Eade. Recorded peal total is 9. |

1932 | First peal rung by Henry G Bunce. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1933 | First peal rung by Eric A Camfield. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1935 | First peal rung by Frederick A J Steward. Recorded peal total is 23. |

1936 | First peal rung by John W [Dorchester] Smith. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1936 | First peal rung by John F Grove. Recorded peal total is 65. |

1938 | First peal rung by Harry Munday. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1938 | First peal rung by William R Birchall. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1938 | First peal rung by Albert [Redbourn] Harris. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1938 | First peal rung by Geoffrey Turpin. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1938 | First peal rung by Harry N Walker. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1938 | First peal rung by George Barnard. Recorded peal total is 8. |

1938 | First peal rung by Edward Seed. Recorded peal total is 11. |

1930 | First peal rung by Edwin Avery. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1948 | First peal rung by Leonard Chamberlain. Recorded peal total is 13. |

1949 | First peal rung by Joyce R Cox. Recorded peal total is 14. |

1949 | First peal rung by William F Kewell. Recorded peal total is 22. |

1949 | First peal rung by Millicent Hempshall. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1949 | First peal rung by Peter Sibbick. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1949 | First peal rung by Robin Sibbick. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1949 | First peal rung by Kenneth W Mackintosh. Recorded peal total is 40. |

1949 | First peal rung by Michael G Morgan-Wynne. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1949 | First peal rung by J Derek Smith. Recorded peal total is 63. |

1950 | First peal rung by Agnes E Price. Recorded peal total is 10. |

1950 | First peal rung by Raymond Hazeldine. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1950 | First peal rung by Gilbert Shackleton. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1951 | First peal rung by Antony Brockwell. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1951 | First peal rung by Claude Brockwell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1952 | First peal rung by David H J Body. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1952 | First peal rung by Joan M Peel. Recorded peal total is 164. |

1955 | First peal rung by John R Ashby. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1955 | First peal rung by James W [Hutton Cranswick] Bell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1955 | First peal rung by Harry H Holland. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1955 | First peal rung by Delia M Miller. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1955 | First peal rung by Geoffrey Fearnehough. Recorded peal total is 66. |

1955 | First peal rung by Derek Taylor. Recorded peal total is 154. |

1955 | First peal rung by Trevor Taylor. Recorded peal total is 250. |

1955 | First peal rung by Peter Watson. Recorded peal total is 79. |

1956 | First peal rung by Kathleen Apps. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1957 | First peal rung by Philip G Tovell. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1957 | First peal rung by Richard T Tovell. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1959 | First peal rung by Cherry White. Recorded peal total is 14. |

1959 | First peal rung by Hazel [Newtown] White. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1960 | First peal rung by Jennifer Shieids. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1960 | First peal rung by Michael J Bangham. Recorded peal total is 45. |

1960 | First peal rung by John O Freeman. Recorded peal total is 47. |

1960 | First peal rung by David Lewin. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1960 | First peal rung by Geoffrey G Upsdell. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1960 | First peal rung by Ron Kiddle. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1960 | First peal rung by John M Long. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1960 | First peal rung by Rita Gould. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1962 | First peal rung by Margaret M Horritt. Recorded peal total is 106. |

1966 | First peal rung by Harry [Meysey Hampton] Bennett. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1966 | First peal rung by Rosemary Purnell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1966 | First peal rung by Peter R Godfrey. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1968 | First peal rung by William F Allman. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1970 | First peal rung by Gordon A Adams. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1970 | First peal rung by Theresa R Orriss. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1971 | First peal rung by Elisabeth Trumpler. Recorded peal total is 400. |

1972 | First peal rung by Robert Simpson. Recorded peal total is 28. |

1972 | First peal rung by S David Speechley. Recorded peal total is 8. |

1972 | First peal rung by Fiona M Walters. Recorded peal total is 10. |

1976 | First peal rung by Timothy E Webster. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1976 | First peal rung by Graham E Slade. Recorded peal total is 84. |

1977 | First peal rung by Peter D Storey. Recorded peal total is 37. |

1977 | First peal rung by Jennifer A Morris. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1977 | First peal rung by P Barry Jones. Recorded peal total is 645. |

1978 | First peal rung by Graham Burch. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1980 | First peal rung by David R Carter. Recorded peal total is 130. |

1980 | First peal rung by Rebecca Goodway. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1980 | First peal rung by Helen Liebeck. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1980 | First peal rung by Verity Stokes. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1980 | First peal rung by Peter D Mulcock. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1981 | First peal rung by Lynn P Cooper. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1983 | First peal rung by Geoffrey A Underlin. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1983 | First peal rung by Helen P Bradley. Recorded peal total is 78. |

1983 | First peal rung by Mary Kirkpatrick. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1983 | First peal rung by Lesley I Mayor. Recorded peal total is 22. |

1983 | First peal rung by Hayley S McAllister. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1983 | First peal rung by Charlotte J Hendry. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1984 | First peal rung by C Rosamund L Graves. Recorded peal total is 5. |

1987 | First peal rung by John R Thompson. Recorded peal total is 14. |

1988 | First peal rung by Clive Bignell. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1988 | First peal rung by Vanessa L Bate. Recorded peal total is 20. |

1988 | First peal rung by Claire E Hutchison. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1988 | First peal rung by Claire Woodland. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1989 | First peal rung by Gillian M Woodward. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1989 | First peal rung by David K Still. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1990 | First peal rung by Iain G Hill. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1994 | First peal rung by Peter A Cant. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1994 | First peal rung by Alison A Turner. Recorded peal total is 22. |

1994 | First peal rung by David P Jenkins. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2000 | First peal rung by Michael J Morton. Recorded peal total is 14. |

2000 | First peal rung by Glynis MacDonald. Recorded peal total is 3. |

2000 | First peal rung by Pip Penney. Recorded peal total is 81. |

2000 | First peal rung by Pauline Laing. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2004 | First peal rung by Brenda R Coley. Recorded peal total is 12. |

2005 | First peal rung by Edward P Maughan. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2005 | First peal rung by Adam J Scott. Recorded peal total is 3. |

2005 | First peal rung by Peter James Williamson. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2005 | First peal rung by Helen Thomas. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2005 | First peal rung by Samantha Ede. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2006 | First peal rung by Michael R Crockett. Recorded peal total is 709. |

2012 | First peal rung by Elizabeth J O'Brien. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1770 | First peal on the bells at Carisbrooke, St Mary the Virgin, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 124. |

1781 | First peal on the bells at Chesterfield, St Mary & All Saints, Derbyshire. Recorded peal total is 405. |

1887 | First peal on the bells at Sharnbrook, St Peter, Bedfordshire. Recorded peal total is 93. |

1892 | First peal on the bells at Bolsterstone, St Mary, Yorkshire. Recorded peal total is 141. |

1898 | First peal on the bells at Wylam, St Oswin, Northumberland. Recorded peal total is 21. |

1910 | First peal on the bells at Betley, St Margaret, Staffordshire. Recorded peal total is 12. |

1910 | First peal on the bells at Binfield, All Saints, Berkshire. Recorded peal total is 42. |

1910 | First peal on the bells at Sharnford, St Helen, Leicestershire. Recorded peal total is 20. |

1921 | First peal on the bells at Colwich, St Michael & All Angels, Staffordshire. Recorded peal total is 22. |

1921 | First peal on the bells at Sutton in Ashfield, St Mary Magdalene, Nottinghamshire. Recorded peal total is 46. |

1923 | First peal on the bells at Guilsborough, St Etheldreda, Northamptonshire. Recorded peal total is 26. |

1927 | First peal on the bells at Clyffe Pypard, St Peter, Wiltshire. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1927 | First peal on the bells at Tuxford, St Nicholas, Nottinghamshire. Recorded peal total is 138. |

1959 | First peal on the bells at Newtown, SS John the Baptist & Mary the Virgin, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 14. |

1966 | First peal on the bells at Dummer, All Saints, Hampshire. Recorded peal total is 6. |

1969 | First peal on the bells at Broadway, SS Aldhelm & Eadburga, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 15. |

1969 | First peal on the bells at Defford, St James, Worcestershire. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1977 | First peal on the bells at Woolstone, St Martin of Tours, Gloucestershire. Recorded peal total is 18. |

1983 | First peal on the bells at East Quantoxhead, Blessed Virgin Mary, Somerset. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1983 | First peal on the bells at Stretton with Claymills, St Mary, Staffordshire. Recorded peal total is 8. |

1781 | First tower bell peal of Old Triples. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1954 | First tower bell peal of Wombourn Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 7. |

1964 | First tower bell peal of Lapal Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1972 | First tower bell peal of Benenden Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1976 | First tower bell peal of Lewis Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1977 | First tower bell peal of Bogside Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1977 | First tower bell peal of Osleset Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1979 | First tower bell peal of Belgium Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1982 | First tower bell peal of Clipston Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 9. |

1983 | First tower bell peal of Ad Ansam Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1983 | First tower bell peal of Orton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2. |

1983 | First tower bell peal of Wotton-under-Edge Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1985 | First tower bell peal of Darracott Delight Major. Recorded peal total is 4. |

1988 | First tower bell peal of Bisley Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1993 | First tower bell peal of Drill Bit Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1994 | First tower bell peal of Brigantes Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1994 | First tower bell peal of Flambard Surprise Maximus. Recorded peal total is 3. |

1996 | First tower bell peal of Stockwood Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1997 | First tower bell peal of Longwhattonbrook Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1. |

1998 | First tower bell peal of Scraptoft Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2001 | First tower bell peal of Narrowgate Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2002 | First tower bell peal of Freehouse Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 4. |

2003 | First tower bell peal of Yedingham Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 5. |

2006 | First tower bell peal of Brighouse Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 2. |

2008 | First tower bell peal of Kirkby-in-Ashfield Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 12. |

2008 | First tower bell peal of Stroxton Surprise Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2009 | First tower bell peal of Stob Ghabhar Surprise Royal. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2011 | First tower bell peal of Yellowbelly Treble Place Minor. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2013 | First tower bell peal of Adbolton Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2013 | First tower bell peal of Eau Brink Surprise Minor. Recorded peal total is 1. |

2015 | First tower bell peal of Hardwick Alliance Major. Recorded peal total is 1. |