Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
St Peter and Paul
Sunday, 9 August 2009 in 2h 36 (8–3–23)
5040 Minor (7 Methods)
(1 extent each: Norwich S, Cambridge S, Oxford TB, Kent TB, St Clement's CB, Single Oxford B & Plain B)
"Hayward Seven"
1 Christopher C P Woodcock
2 Matthew B Jeffery
3 Peter L R Hayward (C)
4 Philip R Wild
5 Andrew B Mills
6 Robert H Jordan
Rung to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Tennyson (Poet Laureate) who was born 4 miles down the road in Somersby (Lincs) on 6th August 1809.
Tennyson would have been 16 years old when this peal of six new bells were installed here at Langton Church in 1825 and he would have no doubt heard them ringing out.
In 1850 Tennyson wrote the poem "Ring Out, Wild Bells" which forms part of “In Memoriam”.
25th Peal: 2.