Society of St Mary's Youths
St Mary Magdalene
Sunday, 17 December 1815 in 5h 48 (11–1–18 in F♯)
10080 Plain Bob Major
(Kentish Gazette, Tues. 20 Feb. 1816; also Maidstone Gazette, Tues. 27 Feb. 1816). Extract kindly provided by John Eisel; as at 9 May 2021 no details of the 11 peals mentioned have been found.
RINGING.—On Sunday, the 17th of December, the Society of St. Mary’s Youth[s] rung at the parish church of Gillingham, in the county of Kent, a correct and regular peal of Bob Major, consisting of 10,080 changes, in the short space of five hours and 48 minutes. The above mentioned Society have surmounted a task extremely difficult, agreeable to a resolution they had formed at the commencement of the year to ring 12 regular and true peals in the above method within the year, that should consist of at least 5000 changes each; they completed or exceeded that number in 11 peals, and determined to double the number in the last, which they did in masterly style.
For some reason Jasper Snowdon did not include this peal in his list of long length performances that was published in BN (02.0159-0160).