VETERAN WHO RANG FOR ALMA VICTORY..
Ringing World Vol 14, Iss 435, p290,
? July 1919
VETERAN WHO RANG FOR ALMA VICTORY.
The signing of the Peace treaty was celebrated with much
Sheffield. At the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Ranmoor, the bells
were rung from 7 to 8.30 p.m., being fired many times, in the usual
way, and several good touches of Grandsire Triples were brought round
under the conductorship of Mr. W. S. Plant.
The ringers were:
The Rev. J. R. Lee Nicholls (Vicar), F. Allen (aged 85). W. Goodwin. W.
S. Plant (conductor),
C. Haynes, J. E. L. Cockey (late 12th York and Lancs Regt.), H. Allen,
H. E. Haynes, A. Haynes (aged 15).
It is interesting to note that there was a difference of no less
70 years in the ages of the oldest and youngest ringers, the former.
Mr. F. Allen, ringing the 3rd remarkably well and the latter. Mr. A.
Haynes, handling the treble with much credit. Mr. F Allen is proud of
the fact that he rang in celebration of the battle of the Alma
(Crimea), and there can be few ringers who can claim such a record. and
can still be able to ring for the peace of 1919.
The company too, are fortunate in having the assistance and
of the Vicar, who has taken up the art with much enthusiasm. and bids
fair to become a fine ringer. Like many other bands. it has often been
a hard matter to keep things going during the war. but now, thanks to
the enthusiasm of the Vienr, the welcome return of several old and
tried friends, in Messrs. F. Allen, H. Allen and W. Goodwin, who.
in spite of many calls on their time, are lending a helping hand,
and to the advent of several promising recruits the company are looking
forward to brighter days, and to return to the old standard of 1914,
when they ranked as one of the finest bands in the county.
J. E. L. C..
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