Bedfordshire Association
Abbey Church of SS Mary and Helena
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 in 2h 36 (9)
5040 Minor (7 Methods)
One extent each of Double Court Bob, Woodbine Delight, Double Oxford Bob, Single Oxford Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, and Plain Bob
1 Michael P Barnicott-White
2 Rosemary A Maddocks
3 David I Stanford
4 Martyn J Marriott
5 Robert P Wood
6 Stephen H Stanford (C)
This was the 100th peal on the bells, rung on the 100th anniversary of the first peal of Minor on the bells (one previous on the five) following their rehanging and augmentation by Alfred Bowell of Ipswich, and using the same methods.
All of the band learnt to ring at Elstow.
The band would like to associate the peal with Miriam Clark (Tower Captain). Also fondly remembering Rev. Peter Hartley (former Vicar), Stanley Marriott (former Churchwarden), and Bob Huckle (former Tower Captain).
100th peal - 2
1st peal on the bells - 1
Church Bellhangers of Distinction