Lincoln Diocesan Guild
St Oswald's
Sunday, 18 November 2018 in 2h 50 (8–3–26)
5100 Doubles (5m/1v)
(being 1500 changes of St Martin’s Bob (12 exts & 1 x 60) & 720 changes each of All Saints Place (6 exts), Plain Bob (1 x 720), St Simon’s Bob (6 exts), April Day (6 exts), Grandsire (3 x 240), rung as follows: [1-6] ST MARTIN’S BOB – 6 exts; [7-12] ALL SAINTS PLACE – 6 exts; [13-18] PLAIN BOB DOUBLES – 1 x 720 by Mark Lynch; [19-24] ST SIMON’S BOB – 6 exts; [25-30] APRIL DAY – 6 exts; [31-36] GRANDSIRE - 3 x 240 by Leslie W. G. Morris; [37-42] ST MARTIN'S BOB – 6 exts & 60 changes.)
1 Jane A Aked
2 Peter A Limage
3 Rhona I H McEune
4 Paul Sharp
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Bob Hardwick
Lest We Forget
Specially arranged and rung during Remembrance-tide with the bells half muffled to mark the Centenary of the Armistice. Rung remembering all those who were killed during the Great War 1914-1918, especially the 12 men & boys from this village who did not return.
We especially remember Private WILLIAM HENRY ROSSINGTON who was killed in action on 15th April 1918 aged 21. William was a ringer at this Church and a ringing member of this Guild.
We also particularly remember this year:
WILLIAM ROOK (21st Mar 1918),
EDWARD RAYNOR KEY (23rd Mar 1918),
ROBERT CARR (24th Aug 1918),
We Will Remember Them!
Their Name Liveth For Evermore
When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.
The treble of the six in this tower was given as a War Memorial in 1919 by the farmers of Blankney as a thanksoffering for Peace.
St Martin’s Doubles was specially chosen as the Armistice fell on St Martin’s Day.
The ringers of 2, 4, 5 & 6 are all members of the local band.
250th peal on the bells and in the tower.

This performance is linked to the events Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society — Blankney Remembers (WW1 commemorations) , Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society — Remembering our fallen local Ringers (WW1) and Ringing for the Centenary of the WWI Armistice .

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