Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
St Mary’s
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 in 2h 55 (10–1–18)
5100 Doubles and Minor (5m)
(being: 1. Single Oxford Bob Minor – 1 ext; 2. Grandsire Doubles – 3 x 240s Morris; 3. Kent Treble Bob Minor – 1 ext; 4. Grandsire Doubles – 3 x 240s Morris; 5. Oxford Treble Bob Minor – 1 ext; 6. Grandsire Doubles – 3 x 240s Morris; 7. Plain Bob Minor – 1 ext; & 60 Grandsire Doubles.)
1 Jane A Aked
2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Philip R Wild
4 G William Shanks
5 John P Ottaway
6 J Stuart Brown
Specially arranged and rung to mark the centenary of the death of William Henry Hakes, former ringer at this Church, the second 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 William Henry Hakes being killed in action in Belgium on 6th October 1917 aged 22, whilst serving in the South Staffordshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
William 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 William 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).
The peal was rung today as the date of his death recorded on the War Memorial in Church and on the Hakes Family grave in the Churchyard states 4th October 1917, however his death is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as 6th October 1917.
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.
More info about William Hakes can be found at