The St Lawrence’s Society of Change Ringers
Darlaston, Staffordshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 28 February 1863 in 65m
1863 Grandsire Triples
Composed by W Hallsworth
1 Thomas Wilkes
2 James Bruerton
3 Isaac Henness
4 George Ashmore
5 Joseph Wilkes
6 James Bowker (C)
7 Josiah Simkin
8 John Cooper

Bell’s Life in London, Sun. 1 March 1863 (From research carried out by John Eisel):

On Feb 28 eight members of the St Lawrence’s Society of Change Ringers of Darlaston, ascended the tower of that church and rang a true and complete peal of grandsire triples, consisting of 1863 changes, being the date of the present year, in 1h 5min. The band were stationed as follows:—T. Wilkes treble, J. Bruerton 2, I. Hennes 3, G. Ashmore 4, J. Wilkes 5, J. Bowker 6, J. Simkin 7, J. Cooper tenor. Composed by W. Hallsworth of Walsall and conducted by J. Bowker of Darlaston.