The City of Lincoln Company of Civic Bell Ringers
The Conifers, Barff Road
Saturday, 16 May 2020 in 38m (7)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
(Tapped on handbells (tenor: 7 in D) – being 53 extents.)
1–2–3–4 Christopher C P Woodcock
Tapped on handbells in memory of the following Lincoln man who died due to the Great War during May 1920. Specially rung to commemorate the centenary of his death today, We will remember them.
Rung by the Civic Ringing Master on the front four of the five handbells (the Minor Four) as a substitute for a Quarter Peal which should have been rung today in Lincoln at St Mary-le-Wigford on the four bells there (being the front four of a ring of six).
PERCY WILLIAM SANDERS, Goods Dept. Sapper 266970, Royal Engineers. Died 16th May 1920 aged 31.
When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.
Honourable age does not depend on length of days, nor is the number of years a true measure of life.
This quarter especially remembers Percy Sanders, who died 16th May 1920, whose name appears on the War Memorial next door to St Mary-le-Wigford’s Church at Lincoln Central Railway Station, which was formally at the Lincoln St Marks Midlands Railway Station before it closed.
He is commemorated on the City War Memorial on the High Street.
The sixty-fourth of the monthly Great War Commemoration Quarters in Lincoln.
(we only had four centenary quarters left to ring - the final one being in 2021 to complete the 67 months which saw Lincoln men killed in or due to the Great War between 1914 & 1921, all 971 who died are listed on the City War Memorial, and we have not missed a month / they have all been remembered, but due to Covid-19 it was not possible to ring a quarter peal today in Lincoln so this was rung as a substitute and all being well a half muffled quarter peal on the bells at St Mary-le-Wigford in Lincoln will be rung next May instead!)
(Rung also for the Lincoln Diocesan Guild)
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