Wednesday, 6 September 2017 in 47m (17–0–16)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Howard E J Smith (C)
2 J Michael Procter
3 Richard Grainger
4 David Hewitt
5 Daniel Smith
6 Matthew Hetherington
The bells of this Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas were rung today as part of “Ringing to Remember” – the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers First World War ringing commemoration. On this day one hundred years ago a bellringer from Christ Church North Shields was killed. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private George Robert Potter
George Potter was the Son of Thomas and Jane Ellen Potter of 27, Hotspur Street, Tynemouth, born in the 1st. quarter of 1886.
He married Isabella Shepherd on the 16th. December 1914 at Newcastle.
Before enlisting into the 1st./6th. Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers at Whitley Bay he worked as an insurance clerk.
His service number was 275089 and he is commemorated at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. Grave XI C 16.
His name is recorded on the ringers plaque in this Cathedral.
George Potter we have remembered you

This performance is linked to the event Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association — Ringing to Remember.

The Weekly Journal for Church Bell Ringers since 1911