Ancient Society of Esquire Leeds Youths [Est. 1751]
St Nicholas
Sunday, 22 July 2007 in 41m (16­¢)
1260 Triples on Stedman's Principle
1 Christopher J Cooper
2 John E Hearn
3 Benjamin D Kipling
4 Richard J Chandler
5 Simon J O Head
6 Roderic K Bickerton
7 Mark Chittenden-Pile (Call'd Bobs)
8 William J Stungo
"The Sun is sinking fast; the daylight dies: Let love awake and pay her evening sacrifice". Rung at eventide to the honoured memory of John D. Money Esq., Gent. of the Parish of Leeds, Kent who passed away recently. He lived over 50 years at "Battel Hall" in that P'ish; was a Chartered Land Agent and as such Estates Manager of Leeds Castle in the days of Sir Adrian and Lady Olive Baillie. He was a staunch supporter of the landed Gentry, and the Forms of Service contained in the Book of Common Prayer (1662). "Well done, thou good and faithful servant". 'REQUIESCAT IN PACE'.
The above ringing is quite probably the best and truest striking performed upon these bells since rehanging in 1975.