St James
Thursday, 26 October 2017 in 50m (16)
1320 Doubles
480 Stedman, 480 Grandsire, 360 Southrepps.
1 Barbara Davies
2 Karen Dickinson
3 Alan M Barber
4 Howard E J Smith (C)
5 Stephen B Bell
6 Daniel Smith
The bells of this Church 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 Benwell was killed. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made along with all the other men of Benwell commemorated on the boards inside the base of the tower.
Private Herbert Guthrie
Herbert Guthrie 03/10/1884 was one of seven children born to David Sinclair Marwick and Margaret Ann ( nee Hodge ). Herbert was married to Ada ( nee Binns of 40 Hampstead Road, Benwell.) whom he married in 1911 and Father to David John Binns Guthrie ( 1913 –1995 ). They lived at 260 Clara Street Benwell and Herbert was employed as a clerk. He enlisted into the Royal Marine Light Infantry 1st R.M. Bn. R.N. Div. Service No.CH/2062(S). He died aged 33, on the 26th. October 1917.
Herbert is commemorated at the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium on panel 1 – 162A, on the memorial board inside this Church and on the bellringers memorial plaque in Newcastle Cathedral.
Herbert Guthrie we have remembered you
and the other brave men of Benwell

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

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