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Lincoln Cathedral - Centenary of First Peal


The peal band, L-R: Ian Lloyd, David Fox, Christopher C P Woodcock, Andrew Blacklock
Michael J Lawton, Jeremy M Wheeldon, Heather B Blacklock, C Anita Blundell

On Saturday 10th May 2014, a peal was rung at Lincoln Cathedral to celebrate the centenary of the first peal of Major to be rung on the new peal of 8 bells.

Lincoln Diocesan Guild
CITY of LINCOLN
, Lincolnshire
Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln (St Hugh's Steeple)
Saturday, 10 May 2014 in 3 hrs 7 mins (23-3-13)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton (Johnson's variation)

1 C Anita Blundell
2 Heather B Blacklock
3 Jeremy M Wheeldon
4 Michael J Lawton
5 Ian Lloyd
6 David Fox
7 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
8 Andrew Blacklock

Rung by past and present members of the Cathedral Company of Ringers "The Company of Ringers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln".

Rung on the back eight, cast in 1913, to mark the centenary of the first peal of Major to be rung on the newly cast peal of eight bells, being Cambridge Surprise Major on 9th May 1914, using the original 1914 composition.

First peal of Surprise Major: 4. 125th peal as Conductor.


Andrew Blacklock