Carlisle Diocesan Guild
St Bridget
Saturday, 29 February 2020 in 2h 49 (5–0–11 in D)
5040 Grandsire Triples
12 part, 7th Obs.
Composed by J. J. Parker
1 Pat M Evans
2 John J Proudfoot
3 Jane Holland
4 Christine B J de Cordova
5 Edwin C Matthews
6 M Gareth Evans
7 Andrew J Holland (C)
8 Gordon E H Gray
First peal on the bells.
First peal: 8. First Triples: 5.
Just before the bells were cast, local ringers were very much saddened by the early death of a much loved, local ringer, Edwin Perrott. Ed had helped with the ringing at Cleator Moor, had booked to go on the trip to Loughborough to watch the castings, and he had intended to help with the teaching of new ringers at St Bridget's. The 5th bell is named after him and the first peal on the bells is dedicated to him.
We also dedicate this first peal to those who are 'commemorated' in inscriptions on the bells:
Isabella Dixon
Hannah Tinkler
Ellie de Cordova
The 77 children, as young as 8, who died in the local pits
The local men who gave their lives in WW1
Those who died in local mines, including over 300 at the nearby William Pit. 104 local men died in a single disaster in 1947.
And finally,
The people of St John's Cleator Moor, past and present, who gave the gift of bells, and those in the parish of St Bridget, Moresby, who received them.
Rung by members of the Guild redundant bells committee, the 'Bells for St Bridgets' project team, the installation team and those who have helped in the tower since the bells were installed.