Lincoln Diocesan Guild
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Parish and Civic Church of St Mary-le-Wigford
Saturday, 20 May 2017 in 3 hrs (6–1–17)
5800 Minimus (8m/1p)
(being: 16 changes of Finchampstead, 30 extents (720 changes) each of: St Nicholas Bob; Reverse St Nicholas Bob; Double Canterbury Place; Double Bob; Double Court Place; Reverse Canterbury Place & Single Court Place & 31 extents (744 changes) of Plain Bob, alternating each of the eight methods every 15, 10 & 5 extents, with 25 changes of method.)
1 Patricia A Donnelly
2 Philip R Wild
3 Colin Aked
4 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln Fair which took place in the City at Lincoln Castle on 20th May 1217 during the First Barons’ War, between the forces of the future Louis VIII of France and those of King Henry III of England. The battle (a major landmark in English history) was the turning point in the First Barons’ War and led to Prince Louis returning to France for good having signed the Treaty of Lambeth in September 1217!
Remembering the formidable lady constable Nicholaa de la Haye Castellan of Lincoln Castle. She directed the defence of Lincoln against the rebel Barons & Louis’ French forces in 1217 during the Battle of Lincoln Fair and made sure the Castle did not fall, holding out until Royalist William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke arrived with reinforcements.
Rung during the City’s Battle of Lincoln Celebrations immediately prior to the Medieval Procession of shields & flags and the parade of Knights (re-enactors) up the High Street from the Stonebow (the City’s southern gateway) up Steep Hill (the route Louis forces took) to Castle Square (where the original battle took place) for the re-enactment of the Battle.
First peal of Minimus: 2
First peal of Minimus inside: 3.
Longest peal of Minimus: 1, 3 & 4.
100th peal as Conductor for the Guild.
Rung also for 'The City of Lincoln Company of Civic Bell Ringers'.

This performance is linked to the event Lincoln Diocesan Guild — The Battle of Lincoln Fair 1217.

The Weekly Journal for Church Bell Ringers since 1911