Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
St Mary’s
Thursday, 6 April 2017 in 3h 1 (10–1–18)
5160 Minor (7m)
(being one extent each: 1. Cuckney S; 2. Welbeck D; 3. Single Court B; 4. Plain B; 5. Single Oxford B; 6. Kent TB; 7. Oxford TB; & 120 Single Court B.)
1 Nicola L Eves
2 J Stuart Brown
3 John P Ottaway
4 Colin Aked
5 Nicholas J Parkes
6 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Specially arranged and rung on the eve of the centenary of the death of John Joseph Hakes, former ringer at this Church, the first of three Cuckney ringers to lose their lives during the Great War.
Rung with the bells half muffled as a mark of respect to commemorate the centenary of Private John Joseph Hakes being killed in action in the Somme region on 7th April 1917 aged 19, whilst serving in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) 2nd/8th Battalion.
John Hakes was one of ten ringers at Norton Cuckney in 1914 forming the new local band to ring on the new bells after they were augmented at Easter 1914 by the Duke of Portland, and John and the other nine Norton Cucnkey ringers joined the North Nottinghamshire Association as probationary members (a member who is able to ring his bell well in rounds).
Honourable age does not depend on length of days, nor is the number of years a true measure of life.
We Will Remember You!
Attributed also to the ‘old’ North Nottinghamshire Association.