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Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary Ringing

in the Lewisham District

 

The following ringing took place in the district. Please let me know if anything else took place so I can add it here. Ringing that took place around the County can be found here.

 

SS. Peter and Paul, Ash by Wrotham

We rang for Trafalgar and ringers and supporters were rewarded with a bottle of specially brewed beer.

 

St. Martin of Tours, Chelsfield

A quarter of Bob Minor was rung on 22nd October

 

St. Paulinus, Crayford

Saturday 22nd October

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 42mins

1.

Rachel Backhouse

2.

Brenda Barton

3.

Carol Eastaugh

4.

Andrew Sinclair

5.

Rupert Cheeseman (C)

6.

Mark Backhouse

Rung to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

 

Holy Trinity, Dartford

General ringing took place on Saturday prior to a civic service held in the church to commemorate the battle.

 

HOORAY-TIO:

Bells ring for Nelson

Bell ringers in Dartford joined the rest of the world to celebrate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar.

Participants at Holy Trinity Church joined the sound of chiming bells across the globe to mark the battle's 200th anniversary.

Church bells were used in 1805 to ring out the news of the victory.

This time they were sounded throughout the Trafalgar weekend, starting in New Zealand and ending at the Falkland Islands.

The celebrations were organised by the Nelson Commemorations Committee in conjunction with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.

From Dartford Messenger, Thurs 27th October 2005.

 

St. John the Baptist, Eltham

Sunday 23rd October

1260 Grandsire Triples in 43mins

1.

Peter Skinner

2.

David Holdridge

3.

Rupert Cheeseman

4.

Diane Reynolds

5.

Andrew Sinclair

6.

Len Morley

7.

Ian Mills (C)

8.

Len Dumper

Rung to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, also as a farewell tribute to Len Dumper, ringer of Eltham for 34 years.

 

St Alfege, Greenwich

The BBC sent along a cameraman to take some shots prior to the start of the peal. These were then briefly used on the 1 o'clock news.

 

Friday 21st October

5200 Stedman Caters in 3hr 9mins

Comp: R C Kippin (Arr D P Hilling)

1.

Alan D Flood

2.

Christopher H Rogers

3.

Fr David A Gibbons

4.

Michael J Uphill

5.

Rupert J Cheeseman

6.

Nigel R Parsons

7.

David P Hilling (C)

8.

Colin J E Wyld

9.

Matthew J Hilling

10.

Michael R Worthington

Rung to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

 

St Mary, Horton Kirby

General ringing on 23rd October

 

St John the Evangelist, Penge

A peal was attempted here on Saturday morning but came to grief in the 2nd extent.

 

SS Peter & Paul, Shoreham

6 bells fired; rounds and call changes on 8 on 23rd October

 

Page last updated: 30 October 2005