2019 Quarter Peals

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Candlesby, St Benedict

1380 Doubles (7m) (6-0-24 in B)

Eynesbury, St Osmunds, St Martins, St Simons, April Day, Plain Bob, Grandsire
  1. Caroline E Beach
  2. Joanne French
  3. Sam W Napper
  4. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
  5. Robert J Ingamells
First in Eynesbury, St Osmunds and Grandsire - 5
Most methods to a quarter - 5
Oldest bell to a quarter - 3 and 4
The 3 and 4 here were cast c. AD 1400, during the reign of Henry IV; who was born nearby at Bolingbroke Castle.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Sleaford, St Denys

1260 Grandsire Triples in 49m (19-1-0 in Eb)

  1. Caroline Beach
  2. Caitlin Meyer
  3. Joanne French
  4. Helen Brotherton
  5. Sylvia M Taylor
  6. Bill Brotherton
  7. Ed White (C)
  8. Alan D H Bird
Rung for Evensong and also in fond memory of Roland Cook whose funeral took place on Wednesday 31st July

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Sproxton, St Bartholomew

5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major in 2h 44 (8-2-15) in A

Composed by M Maughan
  1. Judith M Rogers
  2. Sylvia M Taylor
  3. Diane M Faux
  4. Joanne French
  5. Alan D H Bird
  6. P Barry Jones
  7. Michael Maughan (C)
  8. Anthony D Walker
First peal on eight - 4.
Remembering Roland Cook on the day of his funeral.
Roland had a special affection for these bells, both when they were at All Saints Leicester, and now at Sproxton

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Freiston, St James

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 48m (14-1-4 in E)

60 = BPBPBP 1200 = 5 x (Behind, Behind, Behind, Make, In, Out)
  1. Christine M Higginson
  2. Caroline E Beach
  3. Joanne French
  4. Ian D G B Ansell
  5. Sam W Napper (C)
  6. J William Daubney
The band would like to associate Brian Plummer, of the Elloe Deaneries, with this performance.
First quarter peal for many years - 1
Organised and rung prior to Evensong on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St James, to whom this church and former Benedictine priory is devoted.
A truly excellent piece of ringing, conducted in silence except for the expected calls; without a clip, clash or method mistake throughout.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Freiston, St James

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 52m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. J William Daubney
  2. Louis Watson
  3. Joanne French
  4. Caroline E Beach
  5. Sam W Napper
  6. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
Organised and rung to celebrate the Feast of Saint James, to whom this church and former Benedictine priory is dedicated.
Congratulating Louis Watson on his appointment as Director Music, Choir and Organ at the Burgh le Marsh group of parishes!!
First in method - 2
First in 34 degree heat at the peak of hottest day ever recorded in UK - all!!!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Butterwick, St Andrew

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 44m (9-3-12 in G)

2 x Morris 240 6 x 120s 1 x 60 Composed by Morris, Roan
  1. Thomas J Freeston
  2. Joanne French
  3. G John Collett
  4. Sam W Napper
  5. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
  6. Robert J Ingamells
Specially organised and rung to celebrate the 87th birthday of the treble ringer, and to celebrate the visit to Lincolnshire of the ringer of 3.
Tom Freeston has been an active ringer since the late 1940s, and rang his first quarter peal at Boston Stump in 1948. Tom is a much cherished ringer and teacher in the Boston area, and supporter of Sunday morning ringing every week. Tom has taught many local ringers, including current Butterwick ringers under the age of 20.
John Collett is much loved former resident member of the LDG, teacher and conductor and fund raiser. John is especially noted for his support of the annual Race Night fundraiser, and for encouraging the resurrection of a range of Eastern Branch events. John rang his first quarter peal in 1946, at Burford.
Between them, John and Tom have made and continue to make an incalculable contribution to the teaching and continuation of church bell ringing; as well as being excellent company in and out of the ringing room.
From all of us, many thanks!

Friday, 28 June 2019

Sibsey, St Margaret

1344 Plain Bob Triples in 48m (14-1-24 in Eb)

  1. Joanne French
  2. Valerie S Wild
  3. John Bennett
  4. Luke Tobin
  5. Ian D G B Ansell
  6. Greg Harrison
  7. Anthony D Walker (C)
  8. Sam W Napper
Rung as a 32nd Wedding Anniversary compliment to Rita and John Bennett of Gedney (ringer of the 3rd) congratulations to them both

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Freiston, St James

1320 Doubles (3m) in 49m (14-1-4 in E)

480 St Martin's, 480 St Simon's, 360 Plain Bob
  1. Greg Harrison
  2. Caroline E Beach
  3. Joanne French
  4. Ian D G B Ansell
  5. Sam W Napper (C)
  6. Robert J Ingamells
Specially organised and rung to mark 117 years to the day since the augmentation of these bells to 6, in 1902.
Welcoming John Collett back to the Eastern Branch!
50th quarter peal - 5
Many thanks for help and advice - 1 and 4
First quarter of multidoubles - 2

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Butterwick, St Andrew

1300 Plain Bob Doubles in 47m (9-3-12 in G)

  1. J William Daubney
  2. Thomas J Freeston
  3. Caroline E Beach
  4. Joanne French
  5. Sam W Napper (C)
  6. David E Bennett
Rung in celebration of the life of Tom Palmer, on the day of his funeral.
Tom's daughter Anne was present in the church during the quarter and listened throughout. Anne was a ringer and it was she who introduced Tom to ringing, in which he became involved after retiring from farming. Tom Palmer is a much loved and valued member of the LDG Eastern Branch, and a stalwart member of the local bands as well as a tower captain of Butterwick and Freiston churches. Tom Palmer rang a peal at Fishtoft in 1995 with the ringer of 6. Indeed, the ropes with which this quarter was rung were tied onto the wheel by Tom. Plain Bob Doubles was rung as it was a method with which Tom was familiar, by his friends.
The band wishes to associate the following friends of Tom with the quarter, who have not that the chance to ring a quarter for Tom:
Brian Bunting, John Collett, Penny Fountain, Wayne Francis, Annie and Bob Hardwick, Annette Rhodes, Diana Street, Peter Udy, Viv Simpson, Simon Pearson.

Freiston, St James

1300 Plain Bob Doubles in 53m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Louis Watson
  2. Caroline E Beach
  3. Joanne French
  4. Ian D G B Ansell
  5. Sam W Napper (C)
  6. Robert J Ingamells
Rung half-muffled in celebration of the life of Tom Palmer, on the day of his funeral.
Tom Palmer is a much loved and valued member of the LDG Eastern Branch, and a stalwart member of the local bands as well as a tower captain of Butterwick and Freiston churches. Tom began ringing after retiring from farming, and during WWII formed part of the Freiston fire brigade. Plain Bob Doubles was rung as it was a method with which Tom was familiar, by his friends. Tom Palmer rang a peal in 1995 at nearby Fishtoft. Many ringers have been recently recounting how Tom would pay them visits and how they enjoyed his company; for example, Tom sometimes enjoyed helping the ringers of 4 and 6 run their windmill when he was passing by.
The band wishes to associate the following friends of Tom with the quarter, who have not that the chance to ring a quarter for Tom:
Brian Bunting, John Collett, Penny Fountain, Wayne Francis, Annie and Bob Hardwick, Annette Rhodes, Diana Street, Peter Udy, Viv Simpson, Simon Pearson.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Butterwick, St Andrew

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 46m (9-3-12 in G)

  1. Thomas J Freeston
  2. Yvonne I Smith
  3. Sam W Napper
  4. Ian D G B Ansell
  5. Michael J Smith (C)
  6. Caroline E Beach
In memory of Tom Palmer, past tower captain of Butterwick, Freiston, and Leverton who died on 24th May. A good friend to all and a grand character of the countryside.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Freiston, St James

1320 St Simon's Bob Doubles in 50m (14-1-4)

  1. Robert J Ingamells
  2. Caroline E Beach
  3. Ian D G B Ansell
  4. Sam W Napper (C)
  5. Joanne French
  6. Brian E Plummer
Rung to wish a very happy birthday to John Collett. John is a much valued teacher, ringer and conductor in the LDG Eastern Branch, from whose teaching many local ringers have benefited significantly. John's support of ringing at Kirton and Butterwick was and still is very much appreciated. Happy birthday, John!
First quarter peal away from Plain Bob/Grandsire - 2.
First on a treadle - 1 and 2.
One step away from circling the tower - 5.
Many thanks for help and advice - 3.

Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 43m (17-2-4 in Eb)

  1. Lorna Adlington
  2. Isabel Barker
  3. Helen M Brotherton
  4. C Victor Waite
  5. K John Turner
  6. Bill Brotherton
  7. Tony W Barker (C)
  8. James A Barker
Rung in memory of Anthony William Henry Hayter who passed away on Sunday 19th May 2019. A long serving, loyal and faithful member of this Church who will be sadly missed by all.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Frampton, St Mary

1440 Kent Treble Bob Minor (12-2-26 in F#)

  1. Sylvia M Taylor
  2. Joanne French
  3. Michael Slater
  4. Claire Holbrook
  5. Alan D H Bird
  6. Ian Ansell (C)
Celebrating 40 years of ringing for Michael Slater

Sutterton, St Mary the Blessed Virgin

1250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major in 43m (12-1-19 in F)

  1. Bill Brotherton
  2. Sue Buckingham
  3. Helen Brotherton
  4. Joanne French
  5. Alan D H Bird (C)
  6. Sylvia M Taylor
  7. Ian Ansell
  8. Greg Harrison

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Coningsby, St Michael and All Angels

1260 Doubles (39 Methods) in 43m (10-1-3 in G)

Westminster, Blackburn, St Hilary, Dragon; Knapton, Lyng, Intwood, Strelley; New Bob, Huntspill, St Vedast, Blaisdon; Forncett, Ellingham, Bedingham, Screveton; St Nicholas, Winchendon, St Remigius, Huntley; Fundenhall, Haddiscoe, Harpley, Ossington; Twineham, Bampton, Fifield, St Ouen; St Simon's, St Martin's, St Osmund, Eynesbury; Braywood, Welford, Longworth, Sutton on Trent; Stedman, Grandsire; Reverse Canterbury
  1. David Webb
  2. Janet Garnett
  3. Katie Wright
  4. Adrian Malton (C)
  5. Joe Ostler
  6. Helen Lewis
Most methods - 2 & 5

Fishtoft, St Guthlac

1296 Alnwick Surprise Minor in 46m (12-2-9 in F#)

  1. Joe Ostler
  2. Ann-M Webb
  3. Janet Garnett
  4. Katie Wright
  5. David Webb
  6. Adrian Malton (C)

Freiston, St James

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 47m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Ann-M Webb
  2. Adrian Malton (C)
  3. Helen Lewis
  4. Janet Garnett
  5. Joe Ostler
  6. David Webb

Tattershall, Holy Trinity

1272 Norwich Surprise Minor in 49m (12-1-11 in F#)

  1. Ann-M Webb
  2. Katie Wright
  3. Janet Garnett
  4. Joe Ostler
  5. David Webb
  6. Adrian Malton (C)

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Freiston, St James

1320 Plain Bob Doubles in 49m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Robert J Ingamells
  2. Caroline E Beach
  3. Joanne French
  4. 4 Ian DGB Ansell
  5. Sam W Napper (C)
  6. Louis Watson
Organised and rung to celebrate the 95th birthday of Tom Palmer on the 25th April. Tom Palmer is a former tower captain of this tower and of Butterwick, and a popular member of both the local ringing community and the Eastern Branch of the LDG. Tom rang his most recent quarter peal on the occasion of his 88th birthday. Happy birthday, Tom!
The produce of dedication and study - 2
Tenth quarter peal - 6
First quarter peal as conductor - 5

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Old Bolingbroke, St Peter and St Paul

Call Changes in 30m (12-2-23 in F#)

  1. Tess Rowland
  2. Michelle Lilley
  3. Josie Trewin
  4. Bruce Talmage
  5. Steve Lumb
  6. Colin Simpson (C)
  7. Bob Hardwick
Rounds and Call Changes in honour of the Monarch's real birthday rung at mid day.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Frampton, St Mary

1260 Single Oxford and Plain Bob Minor in 48m (12-2-26 in F#)

Consisting 720 Single Oxford & 540 Plain Bob
  1. Caroline Beach
  2. Claire Holbrook
  3. Joanne French
  4. Bill Holbrook
  5. Ian D G B Ansell
  6. Anthony D Walker (C)
In solidarity with Notre Dame Cathedral after the devastating fire on afternoon of the 15th April, 2019

Monday, 8 April 2019

Freiston, St James

1320 Doubles (1p, 7m, 3v) in 47m (14-1-4 in E)

Stedman; Grandsire; April Day; Reverse Canterbury; Kennington; Southrepps; Plain Bob; St Simons; St Martins; St Osmund; Eynesbury
  1. Bill Holbrook
  2. Joanne French
  3. Claire Holbrook
  4. Sam W Napper
  5. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
  6. Simon Pearson
Most methods/variations in a quarter- 3
First quarter with Stedman and variations- 4
In memory of Jean Tillson, longstanding member of the congregation at St James and former PCC member, whose funeral was today.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Gunby, St Peter

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 42m (6-2-21 in D)

  1. Robert J Ingamells
  2. Sam W Napper
  3. Ian D G B Ansell
  4. Luke Tobin
  5. Anthony D Walker (C)
First on 5 bells - 2
Lightest bell to a quarter - 1
On NO Brexit Day

Friday, 22 March 2019

Freiston, St James

1260 Single Oxford Bob Minor in 48m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Luke Tobin
  2. Valerie S Wild
  3. Joanne French
  4. Sam W Napper
  5. Ian D G B Ansell
  6. Anthony D Walker (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs. Janet Pearson, mother of the ringer of the 3rd.
First in method - 4

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Wigtoft, St Peter and St Paul

1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor in 44m (7-2-17 in A#)

  1. Bill Brotherton
  2. Sylvia M Taylor (C)
  3. Joanne French
  4. Helen M Brotherton
  5. Alan D H Bird
  6. Ian D G B Ansell
40th birthday compliments to Robert Ingamells

Frampton, St Mary

1260 Doubles (3m) in 40m (12-2-26 in F#)

Reverse Canterbury; Plain Bob; Grandsire
  1. Robert J Ingamells
  2. Sylvia M Taylor
  3. Joanne French
  4. Alan D H Bird
  5. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
40th birthday compliments to the treble ringer!
The band wish to associate David Collin with this quarter

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Sutterton, St Mary the Blessed Virgin

1280 Plain Bob Major in 48m (12-1-19 in F)

  1. Caroline E Beach
  2. George T Pickwell
  3. Helen M Brotherton
  4. Bill Brotherton
  5. Ian D G B Ansell
  6. Sam W Napper
  7. Joanne French
  8. Greg Harrison (C)
1st quarter of major at 1st attempt- 1 and 2. 1st in method- 7
To wish George every success in his new career with the Royal Air Force.
Also to congratulate Penny Fountain (Sutterton ringer) on her new career as a film critic!

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Alford, St Wilfrid

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 44m (12-1-24 in F#)

  1. Sally J Sivil
  2. Caitlin A Meyer (C)
  3. Richard Haywood
  4. Richard D Willoughby
  5. Edward Vear
  6. Ashley Reeson
Rung to celebrate the life of Natalie Haywood, aged 20 years, tragically killed in car accident.
Natalie was learning to ring at Alford. Natalie's smile, happiness and enthusiasm for life will be missed.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Freiston, St James

1320 Doubles (11m) in 47m (14-1-4 in E)

120 each - Reverse Canterbury: Winchendon; St Nicholas; St Remegius; Huntley; Plain Bob; St Simons; St Martins; St Osmund; Eynesbury; Grandsire
  1. Caroline E Beach
  2. Sam W Napper
  3. Joanne French
  4. Anthony D Walker
  5. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
  6. Robert J Ingamells
Most methods in a quarter- 2

Friday, 1 February 2019

Sutterton, St Mary the Blessed Virgin

1260 Doubles (5m) in 45m (12-1-19 in F)

comprising 2 extents each Reverse Canterbury, Grandsire, St. Simon, St. Martin, Plain Bob + 60 Plain Bob
  1. Luke Tobin
  2. Joanne French
  3. Sam Napper
  4. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
  5. Anthony D Walker
  6. Robert J Ingamells

Friday, 25 January 2019

Freiston, St James

1260 Single Oxford Bob Minor in 48m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Luke Tobin
  2. Valerie S Wild
  3. Joanne French
  4. Ian D G B Ansell
  5. Mark Mumby
  6. Anthony D Walker (C)
Rung in celebration of the life and work of Reverend David Creasey of Hanthorpe, near Morton, Lincolnshire. whose funeral was at St. John the Baptist Morton earlier this day. R.I.P

Monday, 21 January 2019

Butterwick, St Andrew

1260 Doubles (3m) in 47m (9-3-12 in G)

St Simons, St Martins, Plain Bob
  1. Caroline E Beach
  2. Joanne French
  3. Sam W Napper
  4. Ian D G B Ansell (C)
  5. Robert J Ingamells
  6. J William Daubney<
First multi doubles quarter 5
Birthday compliments to the conductor

Friday, 4 January 2019

Frampton, St Mary

1320 Surfleet Surprise Minor in 45m (12-2-26 in F#)

  1. Helen Brotherton
  2. Sylvia M Taylor (C)
  3. Joanne French
  4. Bill Brotherton
  5. Alan D H Bird
  6. Ian Ansell
First blows in the method 3