The St Lawrence’s Society of Change Ringers
Darlaston, Staffordshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 17 December 1870 in 3h 3 (20 cwt)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by James Bruerton
1 Samuel Simkin
2 George Ashmore
3 James Jones
4 John Tinsley
5 William Johnson (C)
6 Josiah Simkin
7 William Smith
8 Thomas Small

Birmingham Daily Post, Thurs. 22 Dec. 1870 (From research carried out by John Eisel):

On Saturday evening, eight of the St. Lawrence Society of Change Ringers ascended the tower of that church, and accomplished, in excellent style, in three hours and three minutes a true and complete peal of Grandsire Triples, consisting of 5,040 changes, containing 182 bobs and 58 singles, with the fifth bell at home every 42 changes, and the sixth and seventh every 420, reversed. The peal was composed by Mr. James Bruerton, and conducted by Mr. William Johnson, of the above society.

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