Peal Associated with the Saffron Walden Society of Change Ringers

Sawston, Cambridgeshire, St Peter

Sunday Oct 17 1886 in 3 hours 3 minutes

5024 Kent Treble Bob Major

Nathan J Pitstow 1 John F Penning 5
George Martin 2 Ernest Pitstow 6
Charles Freeman 3 George Taylor 7
Israel Rockett 4 Frederick Pitstow (C) 8
First peal on the bells. First peal of treble bob - 4.

The above peal was augmented from 6 to 8 by Messrs. Lewis some months ago, but the trebles were so unsatisfactory that they were taken down, and the casting of two more were entrusted to Messrs. Mears & Stainbank, which are a decided improvement being, much heavier. After the peal was rung (which is the first on the bells) Mr. Hedding, one of the churchwardens, came into the belfry and congratulated the ringers on their capital performance, at the same time offering to pay for a board to commemorate the peal.

All the ringers, with the exception of Mr. Rockett, are members of the Essex Association. Messrs. Taylor & Rockett hail from Cambridge, the rest from Saffron Walden.

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