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Association Peal Record 2019

Association Peal Record 2019

Hanmer, Wrexham

St Chad

Saturday, 2 March 2019 in 2h 56 (17–0–0 in F)

5040 Plain Bob Minor

Seven different extents.

1 Geoffrey Parting

2 Christopher D Parker

3 Nicola J Galton

4 Peter Neil

5 Thomas D Miles

6 Peter L Furniss (C)

Rung for St.Chad`s Day and as a compliment to Peter Beckett on his forthcoming retirement as Tower Captain after 31 years.


Llangollen, Denbighshire

St Collen

Saturday, 8 June 2019 in 3h 12 (16–2–14 in F)

5024 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Composed by Anthony J Cox

1 Beverley J Furniss

2 Linda M Garton

3 Frederick Shallcross

4 Antony P Diserens

5 Peter L Furniss

6 David T G Jones

7 Duncan L C Hyde

8 John P Loveless (C)

Conductor has rung peals with 2000 different ringers. The 2000th ringer was Tony Diserens.


Porthmadog, Gwynedd

St John Div

Saturday, 29 June 2019 in 2h 46 (11–2–19 in G)

5040 Stedman Triples

Composed by Thomas Thurstans' "Sleeping Beauty"

1 Richard B Grimmett (C)

2 Frederick Shallcross

3 Gareth Davies

4 David Raggett

5 Peter L Furniss

6 Trevor W Marchbank

7 Paul E Bibilo

8 Lenard J Mitchell

Rung as 91st Birthday compliment to Gwyddfid Davies, Mother of the 3rd ringer and former resident of Porthmadog. Also rung to congratulate David Raggett on achieving a First Class degree in Electrical Engineering.

First of Stedman Triples - 4.

Chirk, Wrexham

St Mary

Friday, 12 July 2019 in 5h 36 (7–2–8 in A)

10500 Doubles and Minor

720 each of Cambridge Surprise Minor, Grandsire Doubles, Norwich Surprise Minor, Eynesbury Doubles, Kent T. B. St.Osmonds Doubles, Double Oxford Bob Minor,Reverse Canterbury Doubles,Childwall Bob Minor, St.Simons Doubles, St.Clements Bob Minor, St.Martins Doubles, Plain Bob Minor & 1,140 Plain Bob Doubles.

1 Lenard J Mitchell

2 Christopher J Pickford

3 David T G Jones

4 Paul B Hunter

5 Andrew J Rawlinson (C)

6 Peter L Furniss

Umpires:Beverley Furniss, Carrie Hyde, Haley Barnett, Heather Pickford.

Rung to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the building of the Tower and North Aisle of this church.

Longest peal of Minor and Doubles yet rung.

Longest peal rung in North Wales and for the North Wales Association.

First peal over 10,000 changes 3 & 5. Longest peal on tower bells 4.

Subject to ratification.

Chirk, Wrexham

St Mary

Saturday, 23 November 2019 in 2h 45 (7–2–8 in A♭)

5040 Doubles and Minor

2880 Plain Bob Minor, 2160 Plain Bob Doubles.

1  Nicola J Galton

2  Clare Morris

3  Stuart Holroyd

4  Stephen Broughton

5  Geoffrey Parting

6  Peter L Furniss (C)

First peal 2 & 4. Believed to be the first Chirk trained ringers to ring a peal.

First peal for 32 years - 3.

Llandegai, Gwynedd

St Tegai

Sunday, 27 October 2019 in 2h 49 (9–2–22 in G♯)

5040 Minor

2 extents each of Cambridge Surprise, St Clements. 3 extents of Plain Bob

1  Rowan R L Rushton

2  Zoe M Seymour

3  Nicola J Galton

4  Martin J Brown

5  Peter L Furniss

6  David Raggett (C)

First peal: 1

First minor and inside: 2

First as conductor: 6

Rung after High Mass, and in thanksgiving for the ministry of The Reverend John Matthews, our vicar for the past ten years, and leader of the Bro Ogwen Ministry Area, and for his wife Sue. We wish John and Sue every blessing in their new ministry at St Luke’s Church, Havelock North in New Zealand, and thank them for their unstinting support of bellringing at Llandegai.