Cathedral
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 in 53m (17–0–16)
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 J Michael Procter
2 David Hamby
3 Julie Bell
4 Stephen B Bell
5 Richard Grainger
6 William Davidson
7 Edmund P Crowdy
8 Howard E J Smith (C)
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 the Church of St. Mary at Barnard Castle was killed. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private Stanley Willis Wilkinson
Stanley Wilkinson born in 1899. was one of seven children to Thomas and Sarah Jane Wilkinson of Portland Square, King Street, Barnard Castle. Not only was he a bellringer but he also taught in the Church Sunday School. He served with the 16th. Bn. Notts. and Derby Reg. of the Sherwood Foresters. His service number was 72226. Having enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne he died aged 19, on the 24th. October 1917, of shrapnel wounds after having served for seven months. Stanley is commemorated at the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium on panel 102.
Stanley Wilkinson we have remembered you

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