Lincoln Diocesan Guild
Blankney, Lincolnshire
St Oswald's
Friday, 10 November 2017 in 2 hrs 46 mins (8–3–26)
5040 Doubles (2m)
(being: 2880 changes of Grandsire (12 x 240s Leslie W. G. Morris, called the 8 different ways) & 2160 changes of Plain Bob (3 x 720s Mark Lynch), rung alternating method every 720 changes, every row 21 times at handstroke open and 21 times at backstroke muffled.)
Composed by Leslie W. G. Morris & Mark Lynch
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Jane A Aked
3 Colin Aked
4 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
5 Philip R Wild
Rung half muffled on the back five in memory of the Fallen, who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War.
Remembering in particular the 12 local men of this parish who lost their lives during the Great War, especially
JOHN WILLIAM HOUGHTON (3rd May 1917),
EDWARD THOMAS ROSSINGTON (13th Jun 1917, age 25),
both of whom were killed during 1917,
and CLEMENT ORMEROD (16th Sept 1916), from last year.
We especially remember WILLIAM HENRY ROSSINGTON, a ringer at this Church, who was killed on 15th April 1918 aged 21.
Also remembering WILLIAM PEARSON GREEN a ringer at neighbouring St Wilfrid’s Metheringham, who was killed on 28th June 1916 aged 25 and GEORGE HENRY COOKE also a ringer at neighbouring St Wilfrid’s Metheringham, who was killed on 20th December 1917.
The treble of the six in this tower was given as a War Memorial in 1919 by the farmers of Blankney as a thanksoffering for Peace.
Today’s peal is also dedicated to the memory of Tony Worth CVO, former Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Chairman of the Lincoln Bomber Command Trust, who sadly passed away this morning. Tony was the creator and driving force behind the International Bomber Command Centre & Memorial currently being built on Canwick Hill in Lincoln. He was a close friend of Richard Parker owner of Blankney Estate and his wife Ruth Parker one of the Deputy Lieutenants of Lincolnshire.
Circled the tower to peals: 5.