Lincoln Diocesan Guild
St Andrew's
Thursday, 23 October 2014 in 45m (13 cwt)
1320 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
(being: 720 & 600)
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Christine H Hasman
3 Eleanor H Maude
4 Ian Hasman
5 Andrew Blacklock
6 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Specially arranged and rung to mark the 225th anniversary of the bells being cast by Thomas Osborn of Downham Market and officially opened and rung for the first time on 23rd October 1789.
The opening was recorded in the Norwich Journal dated 31st October 1789:
“On Friday last a new peal of six bells were opened at Timberland in the County of Lincoln by a society of ringers from Bicker in the said county with the peals of treble and court bob. After much good ringing on that day the gentlemen in the town and neighbourhood met at the Miller’s Arms where the evening was spent with the greatest harmony and satisfaction. The bells were cast and hung by Thomas Osborn of Downham in Norfolk and are allowed by capital Judges to be a very fine peal of bells.”
The band wish to associate Rod French with this quarter.