Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
Saturday, 20 August 2016 in 2h 39 (9–2–14)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 John A Coates
2 David R Finch
3 Roger A Smith
4 J Stuart Brown
5 Colin Aked
6 Philip Walker
7 John P Ottaway
8 Nicholas J Parkes (C)
Specially arranged to celebrate Bryan Birkett achieving 50 years service as tower captain at this church. Under Bryan's leadership the bells at Sutton have been transformed in several stages over the years. In 1966 the old three (6-8 of the present ring) were rehung. Augmentation to four followed in 1981, then to five in 1986, to six in 1991 and finally to eight in 1998!
The band would like to associate Andrew Hall, Melanie Newman and Nathan Fisher with this peal, all of whom rang in the previous unsuccessful attempt, but were unable to ring today.
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