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Battle of the Somme - Memorial Peal at Gosberton

A peal was rung at Gosberton on July 1st in memory of those who died during the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme July 1st 1916 and especially two local ringers. The details are below.

Ringers enjoyed hot drinks, scones & cake in the church hall after served by Carrie Staley & Barbara Webster

Lincoln Diocesan Guild
, Lincolnshire
SS Peter & Paul
Friday, 1 July 2016 in 2h 57m (17-3-7 in E♭)
5040 Surprise Minor
comprising one extent each of
Beverley, York, Netherseale, Annabelle's London, Norwich, Ipswich & Cambridge

1 Keith Brown
2 Eleanor H Maude
3 James E Benner
4 P Barry Jones
5 Christopher P Turner (C)
6 Andrew I Blacklock

Rung in memory of all those who died during the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st, 1916. In particular two Lincolnshire ringers who fell that day, Private George Marshall, aged 30, of Gosberton, and Serjeant Joe Yorke Bishop, aged 29, of Kirton in Holland. Both men are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

The Peal Band

In the photograph from far left going clockwise:

Chris Turner (5th & Conductor)
Eleanor H Maude (2nd)
P Barry Jones (4th)
Barbara Webster (through the hatch)
James E Benner (3rd)
Andrew I Blacklock (Tenor)
Keith Brown (Treble)

Barbara Webster