The St. John’s bellringers annual dinner 1886
On Thursday evening, January 7th, the ringers of St. John’s
their annual dinner at the “ Bull’s Head,” Ranmoor.
After dinner the company adjourned to the church tower, and rang
of Grandsire Triples with the following band:— H. Cressey, 1 ; Joseph
Mulligan, 2; J. Broadhead, 3; F. Allen, 4; John Mulligan, 5; S. Hinde,
6 ; G. Plant, 7 ; R. Collier, 8. Also two or three other short touches.
The Company then returned to the “ Bull’s Head," and after
the business of the Society, the handbells were brought out, and
several tunes were rung by the members of the company; also a course of
Grandsire Triples S. Hinde, 1-2 ; Joseph Mulligan, 3-4; John Mulligan,
5-6; G. Plant, 7-8.
Songs and toasts were given during the evening. “ Success to ‘
News' ” was given by Mr. S. Hinde in a very appropriate speech. Mr.
John Mulligan proposed “ Success to the Ranmoor Society," which was
well received. Mr. A. B . Slowe gave “ The Fisherman's Daughter,” in a
very able manner. Other songs and toasts followed, and a very enjoyable
evening was brought to a close with a vote of thanks to the host and
hostess, for the able and efficient manner in which the dinner had been
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