Richard Bloodworth Machin - Memorial Peal
On Wednesday 8th June, a group of ringers turned up at St. Swithin, Bicker to ring a peal, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the death of Rifleman Richard Bloodworth Machin, aged 18, who died, serving his country, on June 7th 1916. Bicker Parish Council presented a wreath which was placed on the belfry tower steps on the anniversary of his death. Richard was a member of the Lincoln Diocesan Guild and was a ringer at Bicker. He is commemorated in the Bellringer's Roll of Honour.
Lincoln Diocesan Guild
1 Andrew I Blacklock
Remembering Rifleman Richard Bloodworth Machin, ringer at Bicker, who died 7th June, 1916 aged 18, & is buried at Rifle House Cemetery, Belgium.
In the photograph the ringers & Bicker tower captains as follows:-
Left to right:
Alan Regin (5th)
R Kingsley Mason (7th)
James E Benner (2nd)
Ruth Curtis (3rd)
Andrew I Blacklock (Treble)
Paul F Curtis (6th)
Ian Butters (Tenor & Conductor)
Tower captains Barbara Webster & Dave Webster
Ian G Campbell (4th)