Bell Ringing

Half Peals

For each performance, following the tower's name and location are given the number of bells in the tower and the weight and strike note of the tenor (the heaviest bell in the ring). Where the exact weight of the tenor is known it is given in the traditional way using the British imperial units of Hundredweight, Quarters and Pounds (cwt-qtr-lb) in which there are 28 pounds in a quarter, four quarters in a hundredweight, and 20 hundredweight in a ton (one hundredweight is approximately equal to 50.8 kilograms); otherwise it is estimated to the nearest quarter of a hundredweight. If not all of the bells in the tower were used, such as when ringing six bells at an eight-bell tower, unless otherwise stated it should be assumed that the ringing took place on the heaviest or "back" bells. As always, I've highlighted my own name simply to make it easier for you to spot.

1. Sunday, 21st September 2014
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

2520 changes of St John the Baptist Bob Triples in 1 hour and 38 minutes.

  1. R James Cook
  2. Sheila C Matthews
  3. Nicola J Lang
  4. Lorna E Swan
  5. Jonathan D Storey
  6. George E Wyatt
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Robert Perry

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Composed by Donald F Morrison (No.2153), brought round at the half-way point.

On Back to Church Sunday, part of the Season of Invitation.

The first true performance of this method: which the band would like provisionally to name St John the Baptist Bob Triples.

First Half Peal: 4, 5, 6 & 7

2. Sunday, 2nd December 2018
Holy Trinity with St Edmund, Horfield, Gloucestershire (5, 6-3-14 in Bb)

2520 changes of Mixed Doubles (3 methods) in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  1. Martin S Pearson
  2. Jonathan D Storey
  3. Annabelle F Frost
  4. Matthew C Gardiner
  5. Robert C Beavis

Conducted by Robert C Beavis.

3 methods: Grandsire (240), Plain Bob (1200), St Simon's Bob (1080)

To welcome Father David McGladdery as the new Rector of Horfield Parish.