Category Archives: Lancashire Association

Barnoldswick, St Mary le Ghyll

The parish church of Saint Mary le Ghyll. 6 bells; 630 kg in Ab.

The Bells

The church of St Mary le Ghyll is situated close to the Lancashire & Yorkshire border. It has a pleasant sounding ring of six bells in the key of A flat. The second, third and fourth were cast in 1723 by Abraham II Rudhall with the treble cast in 1870 by John Taylor & Co. and the fifth and cast is 2007 and the sixth cast in 2009 by Taylors, Eayre & Smith. There are almost no neighbours which make the tower popular with peal bands.

Getting There

Withdrawn Peals

I have rung in the following “peals” which have been withdrawn.

Performance 1

Non Association
Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent
Phildene Lodge
Friday, 29 July 1977 in 1h 28 (15 in C)
5,040 Plain Bob Minimus

1–2 Raymond A Hutchings
3–4 Phillip R J Barnes (C)

This peal has been flagged as not complying with the Central Council Decisions. Handbell peals of Minimus were not recognised by the Central Council.

Performance 2

Carlisle Diocesan Guild
Shap
, Cumbria
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 1 August 2019 in 2h 38 (7–2–19 in G)
5,040 Surprise Minor
One extent each of Queen Mary Surprise, King Edward Surprise, Norwich Surprise, Dylan Thomas Surprise, Kelvinbridge Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, and Primrose Surprise.

  1. Clarissa J E Carol
  2. Jane Holland
  3. Andrew J Holland
  4. Raymond A Hutchings
  5. Kevin M Price (C)
  6. Andrew W Gordon

Rung in memory of The Revd. Stanley E Ablewhite, Vicar of Brough and President of the Cumbrian Association during the 1980’s, who died recently.
Peal withdrawn: Dylan Thomas Surprise, Kelvinbridge Surprise are false in a 720.

Performance 3

Lancashire Association
Rainhill
, Merseyside
St Bartholomew
Friday, 30 August 2019 in 2h 38 (2–2–6 in F)
5,040 Surprise Minor
One extent each of Norwich Surprise, Bourne Surprise, Caithness Surprise, Dylan Thomas Surprise, Kelvinbridge Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, Primrose Surprise.

  1. Nicola J Galton
  2. Andrew W Gordon
  3. Andrew J Holland
  4. L Martin Daniels
  5. Raymond A Hutchings
  6. Kevin M Price (C)

100th peal of Seven Surprise Minor – 2
Remembering Kenneth Daniels, Martin’s Father, who died on 30th August 2012).
Peal withdrawn: Dylan Thomas Surprise, Kelvinbridge Surprise are false in a 720.

Performance 4

Carlisle Diocesan Guild
Thursby
, Cumbria
St Andrew
Thursday, 9 January 2020 in 2h 39 (6–2–22 in A)
5,040 Surprise Minor
One extent each Bourne, Hull, Dylan Thomas, Kelvinbridge, Cambridge, Primrose and Norwich.

  1. Ruth M Gilbert
  2. Jane Holland
  3. Andrew J Holland
  4. Peter H Gardner
  5. Kevin M Price (C)
  6. Raymond A Hutchings

Remembering Nigel Gilbert, whose 50th Birthday would have been today.
Peal withdrawn: Dylan Thomas Surprise, Kelvinbridge Surprise are false in a 720.

Hoghton, Holy Trinity

Hoghton, Lancs, Holy Trinity. 8 bells 13-0-14 in G.

The bells

Holy Trinity has a ring of eight bells cast in 1886 by Mears & Stainbank. The tenor bell weighs around 13 cwt and the ring is in the key of G. There is also a 1 cwt service bell.

Getting there

There is a small car park to the west of the church. This is normally kept locked shut.

Preston Minster

Preston Minster

The Bells

The Minster Church of St John Evangelist has a ring of twelve bells with the tenor bell weighing 881 kg and tuned to the key of F. The back eight bells were cast in 1920 by Mears & Stainbank and were originally hung in Holy Trinity, Bolton. The ring was augmented to ten in 1997, when the back eight were installed to replace the previous ring, with the addition of two treble bells cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. Two further bells were added in 2003, also cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd, to form the current ring of twelve.

About the Bells

Dedication: Minster Church of St John Evangelist
Bells: 12 bells. Tenor 17-1-10 (881 kg) in F
Association: Lancashire Association / Preston Branch
Practice Night: Tuesday 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm
Sunday Ringing: 9 am to 9.30 am
Address: Church Street, Preston. PR1 3BT

Getting There

There is a small area for parking cars on the south side of the Minster which can be accessed from Rose Street.

 

Radcliffe, Saint Mary

The Bells

Radcliffe Parish Church possess an impressive sounding peal of 8 Taylor bells, cast in 1923. The ring is in the key of F♯ and the tenor bell weights 765 kg.

About The Bells

Dedication: Saint Mary
Bells: 8 bells. Tenor 15-0-6 (765 kg) in F♯
Association: Lancashire Association / Rossendale Branch
Practice Night: Monday. 7.30 pm to 9 pm
Sunday Ringing: Not Known
Address: Church Green, Radcliffe, Manchester. M26 2QA

Getting There

There is a convenient (free) car park off Church Green to the north east of the Church, very close to the entrance to the Church grounds.