All Saints
Saturday, 19 March 1785 in 3h 12 (22½ cwt approx in E♭)
5040 Plain Bob Major
1 James Brislie
2 Thomas Cutbush
3 Robert Tassell
4 Thomas Rowlings
5 John Harper
6 George Highland
7 Thomas Swinnock (C)
8 Daniel Kingsnorth
Kentish Gazette - Wednesday 23 March 1785:
On Saturday, March 19, was rang at Biddenden By the Maidstone Society, A TRUE and COMPLEAT PEAL of 5040 BOB-MAJOR, In THREE HOURS and TWELVE MINUTES, By the following Persons:
James Brislie
Thomas Cutbush
Robert Tassell
Thomas Rowlings
John Harper
George Highland
Thomas Swinnock
Daniel Kingsnorth
Being the first FIVE THOUSAND ever RANG on these Bells. TENOR, 26 cwt.
Mr THOMAS SWINNOCK called the peal.
The Weekly Journal for Church Bell Ringers since 1911