Saturday, 23 April 2016

On St George’s Day 1966 two north Essex ringers, Jennifer Millbank from Braintree and Roy Threadgold from Wethersfield scored their first Peal, Plain Bob Major, at Finchingfield. Fifty years later to the day they reunited, together with spouses, to celebrate the anniversary with a day of Quarter Peals. Jenny, now Jennifer Hastings, had travelled from Yorkshire for the occasion, whilst Roy has remained a Wethersfield ringer throughout. Sadly, only one of the other original ringers, Peter Wood, was able to join in. The first attempt of the day was a return to the picture-postcard village Finchingfield and, obviously, Plain Bob Major. After lunch and lots of reminiscing in the Three Tuns, it was off to Wethersfield for Grandsire Triples. The day was rounded off by a quarter of Yorkshire Surprise Major at Braintree. Thirteen ringers took part in total, and Jenny and Roy would like to thank everyone for making a special day.

The original peal: The Essex Association

FINCHINGFIELD at the Church of St John the Baptist, On Saturday April 23rd, 1996 in 3 hr 6 min A PEAL OF 5056 PLAIN BOB MAJOR Tenor 18cwt in E

*Jennifer Millbank Treble *Roy Threadgold 5 Josephine Quilter 2 Robert Lindsell 6 Frank Roper 3 Peter Wood 7 Alan Syder 4 Ronald Suckling Tenor

Composed by J R Pritchard, Conducted by Ronald Suckling

* First Peal

Rung in honour of St George

Associated performances

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23 Apr 2016 Braintree (St Michael) 1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
23 Apr 2016 Finchingfield (St John the Baptist) 1296 Plain Bob Major
23 Apr 2016 Wethersfield (St Mary Magdalene) 1260 Grandsire Triples