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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
, Lincolnshire
St. Swithin
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 in 2h 47m (7-3-15 in A♭)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Ian Butters no 662

1 Andrew I Blacklock
2 James E Benner
3 Ruth Curtis
4 Ian G Campbell
5 Alan Regin
6 Paul F Curtis
7 R Kingsley Mason
8 Ian Butters (C)

Remembering Rifleman Richard Bloodworth Machin, ringer at Bicker, who died 7th June, 1916 aged 18, & is buried at Rifle House Cemetery, Belgium.

The Peal Band and Tower Captains

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)

Barbara Webster