Wednesday, 21 March 2018 in 44m
1280 Plain Bob Major
1 Barbara Wheeler
2 Elizabeth Thompson
3 Julie Bell
4 Sonia Thompson
5 Richard M Grainger
6 J Michael Procter
7 Stephen B Bell
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 Wylam on Tyne was killed. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Pioneer William Wrightson
William Wrightson. Died 21/03/1918 age 20. Royal Engineers "E" Special Coy. Service No.214409. Born 2nd quarter 1897 at Wylam. One of six children. Son of Robert William Wrightson and Isabella Brown Wrightson of Stephenson Terrace, Wylam on Tyne, Northumberland. He was in school at the time of the 1911 census. Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne. Resided (1911 Census): Burgoyne Terrace, Wylam on Tyne.
His name is recorded on the ringer’s plaque in this Cathedral, on the Pozieres Memorial in France, panel 10 -13 and on the memorial plaque in the Falcon Centre which was the old North Wylam County School
William Wrightson we have remembered you

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