2021 Quarter Peals

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Freiston, St James

1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor in 49m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Robert J Ingamells
  2. Sylvia M Bird
  3. Alan D H Bird
  4. Joanne French
  5. Luke Tobin
  6. Anthony D Walker (C)
For Christmas

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Coningsby, St Michael and All Angels

5100 Doubles and Minor (4m) in 2h 50 (10-1-3)

Being: 1440 each of 1-2. Johnny Johnson Surprise Minor; 3-4. Dambusters Surprise Minor; 5-6. Scampton Surprise Minor; followed by 780 Grandsire Doubles, being 3 x 240's Morris & a 60.
  1. Jane A Aked
  2. Paul Sharp
  3. Peter A Limage
  4. Stephen L Clarke
  5. Colin Aked
  6. Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Specially arranged and rung in honour of Squadron Leader George Leonard “JOHNNY” JOHNSON, MBE, DFM, upon his 100th birthday today! Johnny is the last surviving original member of 617 Squadron, which undertook the famous Dambusters Raid in May 1943, flying out of RAF Scampton.
Johnny was born here in Lincolnshire not far away from Coningsby in the small hamlet of Hammeringham near Horncastle. His first RAF posting was just down the road from Coningsby at RAF Woodhall Spa. It therefore seemed fitting to attempt a peal here at Coningsby in his honour with RAF Coningsby being the home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which includes the only airworthy Lancaster Bomber in the UK, which was the plane Johnny flew in during the Dambusters Raid. During the peal the RAF got the Lancaster up and flying over Coningsby especially in honour of Johnny! Johnny has also been a key fundraiser for the International Bomber Command Centre & Memorial which has recently been built on Canwick Hill overlooking the City of Lincoln, something which has been very close to his heart - remembering all his friends and colleagues of Bomber Command. It was truly a privilege for us all to ring in this peal attempt for this great man ‘Grand Sir’ - Many Happy Returns Johnny!
The band wish to name the following three new methods:
Johnny Johnson Surprise Minor X36X14XXX1236X34X36-12
Dambusters Surprise Minor X34X14XXX1236X34X16-16
Scampton Surprise Minor X36X14XXX36X34X36-12

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Freiston, St James

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 44m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Robert J Ingamells
  2. Christine Higginson
  3. Caroline E Beach
  4. Joanne French
  5. Anthony D Walker (C)
  6. Simon Pearson
Rung on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate 100 years since the installation of the Freiston war memorial and its recent restoration
In memory of Private Reginald Alfred Jones, great uncle of 2, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He died aged 19 on 22/10/1918 and is buried in the Awoingt British Cemetary, France.

Monday, 11 October 2021

Coningsby, St Michael and All Angels

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 41m (10-1-3 in G)

  1. Colin Simpson
  2. Tess Rowland
  3. Yvonne Woodcock
  4. Paul Sharp
  5. Christopher Woodcock (C)
  6. Phil Smith
Rung with grateful thanks to the local benefactor who donated the new bell ropes which were hung in February 2021 and to celebrate the return to ringing.

Friday, 23 July 2021

Freiston, St James

1272 Oxford Treble Bob Minor in 48m (14-1-4 in E)

  1. Joanne French
  2. Valerie S Wild
  3. John B Bennett
  4. Phil Wild
  5. Luke Tobin
  6. Anthony D Walker (C)
For St James Patronal Festival.
18th Birthday compliment to James Pearson

Friday, 28 May 2021

Leverton, St Helena

1320 Ipswich Surprise Minor in 42m (8-2-24 in G)

  1. Joanne French
  2. Greg Harrison
  3. Valerie S Wild
  4. Luke Tobin
  5. Michael Maughan (C)
  6. Anthony D Walker
Rung in memory of Jane Moore of Leverton who passed away on 27th November 2020.
Her family came to listen to the bells.
First ring on the bells after the 2020-21 Covid 19 pandemic

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Ingoldmells, St Peter and St Paul

1272 Plain Bob Minimus in 44m (5-0-12 in F#)

  1. Clare E Barker
  2. Isabel Barker
  3. James A Barker
  4. Tony W Barker
The first ringing here since our final practice exactly one year ago today when the Coronavirus pandemic 'lockdown' was first announced.
Remembering Ingoldmells & Addlethorpe ringer Bill Brotherton (1945-2020) and Alford ringer Tracey Kim Goldsmith (1964-2021) who regularly attended practices here.
Rung on the front 4 of 8 by a covid-safe band: all the ringers are of the same household.