Ringing World Vol 10, Iss 262, p140,

Saturday 8th March 1916


  We regret to have to record the death of Mr. John Mulligan, a wellknown Sheffield ringer, who passed away on Wednesday, March 8th, at the age of 60 years. Deceased had been in indifferent health for a considerable time, but had only been off work about four weeks, consumption. being the cause.

  His ringing career commenced at Norfolk Row, on the old peal of steel bells in 1874. He joined the company when the present peal were hung in 1875, and it was here that he conducted his first peal. He afterwards became a member of the Ranmoor company, where he called several peals of Grandsire Triples, and of late years was a member of the Sheffield Cathedral Society, resigning a few years ago on account of his health.

  The funeral took place at Intake Cemetery on Monday, the 13th, in the presence of a large number of his fellow ringers, a course of Grandsire Triples being rung over the open grave by Messrs. Burgar, Holmes, Thorpe and Thomas.

  Mr. Mulligan had placed some 60 peals to his credit, the majority of them being rung with the Yorkshire Association (of which he was a life member), his last being one of Kent Treble Bob Major at Norton on the 30th September, 1907. R.I.P.

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