Minster Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and St Thomas the Apostle
Sunday, 9 January 2022 in 49m (16–1–23 in F)
1278 Grandsire Caters
Arr. Nicolas Bourbaki (3 course block extended)
1 Stephen Noyes (C)
2 Jane D Johnston
3 Rodney Downer
4 Beccy Noyes
5 Caroline May
6 Margaret Downer
7 Kieran Downer
8 Revd Barry Downer
9 Martin Hough
10 Marghanita Allen
First on ten: 10
First on ten inside: 3,5
By an Isle of Wight band.
For the 200th anniversary of the death of Valentine Gray, "The Little Sweep". His death aged 9 in Newport in January 1822 at the hands of his master, later convicted of manslaughter, led to acts of parliament that improved conditions for working children and made it illegal to send children up inside chimneys any more. A memorial to him was raised by public subscription and placed in Church Litten, and Gray’s Walk in Newport is the old alley where he died.