Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
Sunday, 24 July 2016 in 45m (7–2–17)
1260 Minor
720 Cambridge Surprise and 540 Plain Bob
1 Gordon Rothwell
2 Julie Bell
3 Barbara Davies
4 Richard M Grainger
5 Edmund P Crowdy
6 Stephen B Bell (C)
The bells of this Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas were rung today as part of “Ringing to Remember” - the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers First World War Ringing Commemoration.
On this day one hundred years ago a bellringer from St. Aidan, Bamburgh died of wounds. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Captain Rev. Alexander Torrance Laing
Rev. Alexander Torrance Laing was the son of James and Jacobina C.W. Laing of Mizzen Head, Bamburgh. Believed born at the hamlet of Burton just south of Bamburgh. Died aged 27, on the 24th July 1916 of wounds received on the 3rd July. He was with the 13th. Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Grave Officers A.4. 10.
His name is recorded on the ringer’s plaque in this Cathedral.
Alexander Laing we have remembered you.

This performance is linked to the event Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association — Ringing to Remember.