Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
Cathedral and Collegiate Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Southwell Minster)
Saturday, 22 April 2017 in 2h 59 (10–0–27)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Carter (12 part)
1 Jane A Aked
2 Colin Aked
3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 C Luke Heaton
5 Nicholas J Parkes
6 Graham J N Colborne
7 Robert H Jordan
8 R Kingsley Mason
Specially arranged and rung to commemorate the centenary of Private Albert Henry Wilson being killed at Arras in the Great War on 25th April 1917 aged 36. Albert was a ringer here at the Minster and also a member of the Midland Counties Association.
At the time of Albert’s death the Minster possessed the old heavy 27 cwt anti-clockwise eight which were rung from the old gallery, these not being recast and augmented to twelve until 1961. Today’s peal was rung on the light eight (bells 2 – 9 plus flat 6th).
Honourable age does not depend on length of days, nor is the number of years a true measure of life.
We Will Remember You!
With thanks to Jane for standing in at very short notice.
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