W. S. Plant

Ringing World Vol 22, Iss 842, p294,

  3rd May 1927 


  On May 3rd, the Ranmoor (Sheffield) company lost a respected and valued member in tho person of Mr. Wm. S. Plant, who passed away after an illness lasting 10 days. Deceased, who was in his 68th year, had suffered for a long period from bronchitis and asthma, and, despite his more or less ailing nature, his death came as a shock and surprise to his brother ringers.

  Mr. Plant had been with the Ranmoor company for 44 years, having joined them in January, 1883, and was a member of the Sheffield District Society and the Yorkshire Association. His peals totalled 29, rung principally at Ranmoor Church for the credit of the County Association, and the majority of them were performed under the conductorship of the late Mr. Sam Thomas.

  Although a good ringer, Mr. Plant, was of a retiring disposition, and did not go far away from home for his ringing, but, so far as his health would permit, he regularly attended for Sunday service ringing and on practice nights, his last pull being on Easter Sunday.

  The interment took place on Friday, May 6th, at Fulwood Cemetery, ringers being present from the local company, St. Marie’s, Dore, All Saints’ and Sheffield Cathedral. Brother ringers carried him to his grave, where a course of Grandsire Triples was rung by: A. Craven 1-2, C. Harrison 3-4, J. E. L. Cockey 5-6, J. Thorpe 7-8, and in the evening, at St. John’s Church, with the bells half-muffled, a quarter-peal of Grandsire Triples was rung as a tribute to his memory by: J. Osguthorpe 1,  A. Craven 2,  C. Harrison (conductor) 3,  J. Thorpe 4,  J. Parker 5,  H. Thorpe 6,  C. Haynes 7,  Wm. Biggin 8.

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