St Andrew's
Friday, 18 November 2016 in 44m (13 cwt)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Anne Hardwick
2 Janet M Risdale
3 Janet Crafer
4 Tess Rowland
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Bob Hardwick
Specially arranged and rung by the local band with the bells open to mark the centenary of the end of the Somme and to celebrate the survival of the three Ingall Brothers (all ringers) from Timberland (Amos, Herbert & Fred) who all went off and served in the Somme and who all survived and returned to the village. Even though Amos was wounded twice in the leg at the Somme and was medically discharged bringing an end to his active service he survived and continued to ring at both Timberland and then Branston and died aged 94 in 1983. Herbert survived the Somme only to be killed in action a year later on 16th August 1917 at Passchendaele aged 25. Fred continued to serve on the Western Front being awarded the Military Medal in 1917 and survived the Great War returning to Timberland where he rang for the rest of his life and died at the age of 100 in 1996.
This quarter is rung open in celebration of the return & survival of the three Ingall Brothers from the Somme to the safety of their home village Timberland.
Rung of course also remembering all those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Somme, not forgetting those who were wounded and those who survived.
(Rung also for the Lincoln Diocesan Guild)
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