Performances report

  • «
  • »

This page gives a report of the performances matching your search criteria.

There were 5 matching performances.

Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Tiverton, Devon
St Peter
Monday, 3 January 1887 in 3h 8 (25–2–18 in D)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Taylor's Bob & Single Variation
1 R Grater (Senior)
2 E munday
3 T Harvey
4 J Grater (Junior)
5 R Grater (Junior)
6 James Babbage (C)
7 John Grater (Senior)
8 J Hoare
" First Peal: 1, 3 and 8. First Peal with a Bob Bell: 5."
Uploaded from The Guild Peal Book, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of The Guild of Devonshire Ringers (1874 – 2024), the first territorial Guild or Association.

Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Torquay, Devon
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 30 May 1887 in 3h (17–1–24 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Hollis's Five-part
1 James Moss
2 Edwin Shepherd
3 Alfred Shepherd
4 William L B Mundy
5 Ferris Shepherd (C)
6 William M Gifford
7 Frederick M Batchelor
8 Thomas J Lake
"This is the first Peal ever rung on these Bells."
Uploaded from The Guild Peal Book, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of The Guild of Devonshire Ringers (1874 – 2024), the first territorial Guild or Association.

Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Exeter, Devon
St Sidwell
Saturday, 17 September 1887 in 85m (23–3–2)
Grandsire Triples
1 Frank Davey
2 Richard French (C)
3 Alfred Shepherd
4 William Mundy
5 Ferris Shepherd
6 Edwin Shepherd
7 James Moss
8 Benjamin Mundy
The St Sidwell’s Society attempted a peal of Grandsire Triples, with the bells muffled, in memory of those who perished in the fire at the Theatre Royal on September 5th; but after ringing for 1 hour & 25 minutes, were asked to stop, owing to someone being ill near the church.
[Sources: Bell News, September 24, 1887, page 321 & Church Bells, September 23, 1887, page 1035.]
The Theatre Royal, Exeter was opened in 1886 and replaced the previous Theatre Royal [which was on a different site] that had burnt down. On the 5th September 1887, fire broke out backstage, the number of exits from the gallery of the auditorium proved inadequate and in the panic 186 people died.
It remains the worst theatre fire in British history and led to the introduction of various safety precautions including the “Safety Curtain”.

Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Exeter, Devon
St Sidwell
Saturday, 26 November 1887 in 2h 58 (23–3–2)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Hollis's Ten-Part.
1 Charles Carter
2 William Stocker
3 William Mundy
4 Frank J Davey
5 Ferris Shepherd (C)
6 Edwin Shepherd
7 James Moss
8 Thomas J Lake
Rung by the St Sidwell's Society in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
First peal: 1, 2 and 4.
[Sources: Guild Peal Book: Peal No.39 / Church Bells, December 2, 1887, page 10 & Bell News, December 3, 1887, page 439.]
Uploaded to mark the Eightieth Anniversary of the destruction of St. Sidwell’s Church, during the Exeter Blitz, 4th May 1922.

Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Ottery St Mary, Devon
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 28 December 1887 in 3h 2 (18–2–14 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Hollis's Five-Part
1 William Stocker
2 Edwin Shepherd
3 Frederick Gover
4 Stephen Binfield
5 Ferris Shepherd (C)
6 William Mundy
7 James Moss
8 Thomas J Lake
First peal: 4.
All the above are members of the ST. SIDWELL’S SOCIETY, except Mr. Gover, who was given a place in the peal.
Mr. Gover hails from London, and is a native of Ottery.
THIS IS THE FIRST PEAL EVER RUNG ON THESE BELLS.
The ring of eight bells has had the Ellacombe Chiming Apparatus fixed to them by Mr. Harry Stokes of Woodbury, and were used for the first time for the services on New-year’s Day.
[Sources: Guild Peal Book: Peal No.40 / Bell News, January 7, 1888, page 499, & Church Bells, January 13, 1888, page 174.]
Uploaded to mark the Eightieth Anniversary of the destruction of St. Sidwell’s Church, during the Exeter Blitz, 4th May 1942.