TRIBUTE TO A FALLEN RINGER.
|To the Glory of God,
and in affectionate memory of
Arthur Ward, private
14th York and Lancaster Regt.,
killed in action at Arras (Gavrelle),
July 1st, 1917, aged 24 years.
fellow bellringers of St. John’s, Ranmoor .
In proposing a vote of thanks to. Mrs. Nicholls, who had performed the ceremony at the unanimous request of the local company, Mr. Cockey referred to the fortunate position in which the band were placed in having the interest and co-operation, of the Vicar, and Mrs Nicholls and the churchwardens, and at the pleasure it gave them to have Mr Lee Nicholls among them as a practical ringer and at the progress he was making in the art.
In proposing a vote of thanks to the ringing visitors for their assistance, and to all those present for their interest, the Vicar referred to the pleasure that it gave his wife and himself to co-operate with the ringers, to his keen interest in the art, to the high place which the Ranmoor ringers had always held among the Exercise, to the great difficulties with which they had had to contend during the war, and to his belief in their ability to regain their old standard. He concluded by asking those present to stand in silent prayer in memory of the fallen in the war.
After the ceremony, the bells were again rung half-muffled and some good touches of Double Norwich, Bob Major and Grandsire Triples were brought round, in which the Vicar and members of the Cathedral, Ranmoor. Norton and St. Marie's (R.C.) towers took part.
Thanks are due to Messrs. C. Haynes and J. Osgathorpe for making all the arrangements in connection with the memorial.
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|See also Article on Arthur Ward's Centenary|
also Centenary Quarter Peal