Lincoln Diocesan Guild
St Peter and St Paul
Saturday, 14 October 2017 in 42m (8–3–23)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Anne Hardwick
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Janet Crafer
4 Tess Rowland
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Bob Hardwick
Rung by the Coningsby ringers & friends for the Eastern Branch quarter peal week (all the ringers are regular members of the Tattershall practice night band).
Rung to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate, who died on 6th October 1892. Tennyson was born at neighbouring Somersby here in the Lincolnshire Wolds in 1809 and lived at Somersby Rectory until 1837.
It is thought that during his early years of living at Somersby he was inspired by the sound of Church bells which he could hear from his home in Somersby, being Hagworthingham 2 miles away (became 8 in 1824), Harrington 1.5 miles away (3 bells cast in 1814), Langton-by-Partney 3 miles away (6 bells cast in 1825) & South Ormsby 2.5 miles away (became 5 in 1757), which resulted in him writing ‘Ring Out Wild Bells’ which is part of ‘In Memoriam’ which he started in 1834 whilst at Somersby.
Tennyson Quarter Peal Tour No. 2 of 3.
Ring Out, Wild Bells - by Alfred, Lord Tennyson:

This performance is linked to the events Coningsby & Friends (Lincoln Diocesan Guild) — 125th Anniversary of the death of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Coningsby & Friends (Lincoln Diocesan Guild) — Eastern Branch Quarter Peal Week .