Peals and Quarters

This is a record of the peals and quarter peals rung by members of the York Colleges Guild. This list is by no means complete, but we try to keep it as up to date as possible.

Records are displayed in academic year from September 1st to August 31st

Last Peal
Friday, 3rd June 2016
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 2h 56
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Peter D Hughes (Superfan)
  • 2 - Claire E Reading (Langwith)
  • 3 - William L K Brooke (Halifax)
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson (Alcuin)
  • 5 - Claire L Pearson (Alcuin)
  • 6 - Nathan C Cox (St John)
  • 7 - Ryan Mills (Halifax) (C)
  • 8 - Eric W S Wolever (Wentworth)
Rung in anticipation of the 46th annual York Colleges Guild Dinner.
With many thanks to YCG superfan Peter Hughes for replacing Kevin Atkinson's right hand at the last minute!
First surprise: 2
First surprise inside: 4
Last Ringing
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Ringing Room, UK in 6m
120 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Rebecca Hall
  • 2 - William Lake
  • 3 - Simon Cumming
  • 4 - Huw Foden
  • 5 - Rosemary S Hall (C)
  • 6 - Tom M G McGonagle
Rung by current members on the day that our 50th dinner day didn't happen due to COVID-19 pandemic
The band would like to associate Simon's internet connection with this performance

2019/20
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Ringing Room, UK in 6m
120 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Rebecca Hall
  • 2 - William Lake
  • 3 - Simon Cumming
  • 4 - Huw Foden
  • 5 - Rosemary S Hall (C)
  • 6 - Tom M G McGonagle
Rung by current members on the day that our 50th dinner day didn't happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The band would like to associate Simon's internet connection with this performance
Friday, 11th October 2019
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 42m
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - David Denbigh (Langwith)
  • 2 - Emma Coles (York College)
  • 3 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin (Wentworth)
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson (Alcuin)
  • 5 - Rosemary S Hall (Alcuin) (C)
  • 6 - Helen M Beaumont (Langwith)
  • 7 - Susan G Hall (SUGCR)
  • 8 - Eric Wolever (Wentworth)
First as conductor - 5th
Birthday compliments to Sheila Ford, grandmother of 5th and mother of 7th
Birthday compliments to Jacob Blackwell

2018/19
Friday, 14th June 2019
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 42m
1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - David Denbigh (Langwith)
  • 2 - Claire Reading (Langwith)
  • 3 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin (Wentworth)
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson (Alcuin)
  • 5 - William Brooke (Alcuin)
  • 6 - Rosemary Hall (Alcuin)
  • 7 - Emily E Hall (NUSCR)
  • 8 - Eric Wolever (Wentworth) (C)
3: First of Yorkshire
To mark the opening of the York Colleges Guild 49th annual Dinner Day.
Ryan Mills and his strenuous drive from Oxford would like to be associated with this performance.
Saturday, 16th March 2019
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 43m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - David Denbigh (Langwith)
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington (Alcuin)
  • 3 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin (Wentworth)
  • 4 - Rosemary Hall (Alcuin)
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson (Alcuin)
  • 6 - William Brooke (Alcuin)
  • 7 - Kevin Atkinson (Alcuin)
  • 8 - Eric Wolever (Wentworth) (C)
First of Surprise Major: 3.
A birthday compliment to Helen Hollocks, sister of 7.
Rung by a Sunday service band.
Saturday, 13th October 2018
Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire (8-2-14 in A) in 43m
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - David Denbigh (Langwith)
  • 2 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin (Wentworth)
  • 3 - Claire Reading (Langwith)
  • 4 - Rosemary Hall (Alcuin)
  • 5 - William Brooke (Halifax)
  • 6 - Eric Wolever (Wentworth) (C)
2 : First of Surprise inside.

2017/18
Thursday, 7th June 2018
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 39m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Holly Barrett
  • 2 - Lucy Williamson
  • 3 - Simon Cumming
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - William Brooke (C)
  • 6 - Claire Pearson
First Treble: 1
Rung in celebration of the end of University exam season, and for Lucy, Claire P, Holly and Billy completing undergraduate degrees.
Also rung with YCG's best wishes to Andy Blacklock and Ellie Maude for their wedding.
Saturday, 24th February 2018
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 40m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Caitlin Turpin
  • 2 - Claire Reading
  • 3 - Samuel Turner
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson
  • 5 - William L K Brooke
  • 6 - Eric Wolever (C)
Rung to celebrate Sam's visit to York and his ridiculous ringing progress since we last saw him! :D
First of treble bob and first of minor: 1.
Saturday, 30th December 2017
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 39m
1260 Surprise Minor
540 Norwich S Minor 720 Cambridge S Minor
  • 1 - Charlotte Alford
  • 2 - Claire Pearson
  • 3 - Claire Reading
  • 4 - Eric Wolever
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
To mark ten years and one day since Charlotte's first quarter peal.
First without a stay: 1
First Norwich S Minor: 2,3,4,5
Best of luck to those taking exams in January.
The Band
Friday, 8th December 2017
St Lawrence, York, (7-3-24 in A) in 42m
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - William L K Brooke
  • 3 - Claire E Reading
  • 4 - Eric W S Wolever
  • 5 - Claire L Pearson
  • 6 - Lucy B J Williamson (C)
First Treble Bob Hunt: 1
First Surprise Minor as conductor: 6
Wednesday, 29th November 2017
St Lawrence, York, (7-3-24 in A) in 38m
1260 Stedman Doubles
  • 1 - Claire Reading
  • 2 - Caitlin Turpin
  • 3 - William L K Brooke
  • 4 - Eric Wolever (C)
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson
  • 6 - Simon Cumming
First Stedman inside: 2, 5
First Stedman Doubles: 1, 4
First tenor behind: 6
Band L-R
Wednesday, 29th November 2017
St Lawrence, York, (7-3-24 in A) in 38m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Lucy Williamson
  • 2 - Simon Cumming
  • 3 - Claire Reading
  • 4 - William L K Brooke
  • 5 - Eric Wolever (C)
  • 6 - Holly Barrett
First of Bob Doubles inside: 2
Band L-R

2016/17
Tuesday, 29th August 2017
The Ascension, Rochester, New York (11-1-7 in G) in 50m
1260 Plain Bob Royal
  • 1 - Claire L Pearson (Alcuin College)
  • 2 - James A Sanderson (Huntington School 6th Form)
  • 3 - Claire E Reading (Langwith College)
  • 4 - Helen M Beaumont (Langwith College)
  • 5 - Eric W S Wolever (Wentworth College)
  • 6 - Nathan Cox (St Johns)
  • 7 - Lucy B J Williamson (Alcuin College)
  • 8 - Michael J Pollard (Vanbrugh College)
  • 9 - David E Potter (St Johns)
  • 10 - Simon A Percy (Alcuin College) (C)
First quarter on 10 abroad for YCG!
Band R to L: 1-5 on the front, 6 to 10 on the back.
Friday, 16th June 2017
St Lawrence, York (7-3-24 in A) in 43m
1320 York Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Claire Reading
  • 2 - Ryan Mills
  • 3 - Claire L Pearson
  • 4 - William L K Brooke
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson
  • 6 - Eric Wolever (C)
First treble bob hunt: 1
First blows in York: 3
First of York: 4
Rung to mark the commencement of the 47th York Colleges Guild Dinner Day.
Additionally,
Rung to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Reading's trainers and the christening of Billy's new shoes (which look exactly the same as the old ones!).
And now, to the pub....
Our sexy af band
Thursday, 1st June 2017
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 41m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Samuel Turner
  • 2 - Eric Wolever (C)
  • 3 - Caitlin Turpin
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - William Brooke
  • 6 - Holly Barrett
First quarter: 6
100th quarter: 2
First of Grandsire: 3
Rung to celebrate the end of exams!!
Birthday complements to June Kendall
Monday, 1st May 2017
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 39m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Samuel Turner
  • 2 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 3 - Eric Wolever
  • 4 - Nathan Cox
  • 5 - William Brooke (C)
  • 6 - Claire Reading
First Grandsire inside: 2
First Grandsire conducted: 5

2015/16
Monday, 8th August 2016
532 Norwich Road (The Vestey Ring), Ipswich, Suffolk ((8 lbs 5 oz B)) in 33m
1272 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Claire L Pearson
  • 2 - Charlotte Alford
  • 3 - Eric W S Wolever
  • 4 - Claire E Reading
  • 5 - Lucy B J Williamson
  • 6 - Nathan C Cox (C)
First on a mini ring: 1 (also longest stint on mini ring without accidentally ringing down!)
First in pyjamas for all.
With thanks to Billy Brooke for his background entertainment.
P.S. It works better when you're sober :P
A well earned post quarter nap
Saturday, 6th August 2016
532 Norwich Road (The Vestey Ring), Ipswich, Suffolk ((8 lbs 5 oz B)) in 37m
1272 York Surprise Minor
  • 1 - William L K Brooke
  • 2 - Nathan C Cox
  • 3 - Ryan Mills
  • 4 - Claire E Reading
  • 5 - Lucy B J Williamson
  • 6 - Eric W S Wolever (C)
First on a mini ring: 1, 2, 3, 4
First outside for all
First in method: 4, 5, 6
75th Quarter Peal, 5th as conductor and first conducting surprise: 6
Fidget the Dog would like to be associated with this quarter for joining us on vocals on attempt number one and having to be shut inside for the rest of the duration!
Rung to mark our love of York, without which we would never all have met and to celebrate a much needed reunion weekend in Ipswich :) With many many thanks to Jonathan and Susan Williamson for their help and hospitality.
The Band Clockwise....and Fidget :-P
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
St Lawrence, York in 41m
1280 Spliced Minor
York Colleges Guild Alliance Minor and Little Bob Minor
  • 1 - Claire Pearson
  • 2 - Charlotte Alford
  • 3 - Lucy Williamson
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - Eric Wolever
  • 6 - Nathan Cox (C)
The serious bit...
First in method by all.
First of spliced minor: 3,4,6.
First spliced: 2.
With many thanks to David Hull, Don Morrison, Derek Jones and James Hibbert for their assistance with the composition
The funny bit...
Least appropriately dressed and first in a skirt: 1.
Rung for the first wearing of her new shoes: 4.
The band would like to associate William L K Brooke with this quarter peal who listened diligently to the whole thing from the church yard :)
Rung to celebrate the end of term and to prove to Ryan Mills that we can do cool stuff without him #shotsfired #bellringing #topbants #endofterm #YOLO #archbishopofbanterbury #bantelopeatthewateringhole
The Band L-R
Tuesday, 7th June 2016
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire in 46m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Sam Turner
  • 2 - William Brooke (C)
  • 3 - Charlotte Alford (C)
  • 4 - Claire Reading (C)
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson (C)
  • 6 - Stephen Webb
First quarter peal away from cover - 1
First as joint conductor - 2
Tuesday, 7th June 2016
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Claire Reading
  • 2 - Caitlin Turpin
  • 3 - William Brooke (C)
  • 4 - Eric Wolever
  • 5 - Nathan Cox
  • 6 - Benedikt Lehmann
First inside - 2
Rung in association with Reading's dress and the CO2 fire extinguisher
Friday, 3rd June 2016
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 2h 56
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Peter D Hughes (Superfan)
  • 2 - Claire E Reading (Langwith)
  • 3 - William L K Brooke (Halifax)
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson (Alcuin)
  • 5 - Claire L Pearson (Alcuin)
  • 6 - Nathan C Cox (St John)
  • 7 - Ryan Mills (Halifax) (C)
  • 8 - Eric W S Wolever (Wentworth)
Rung in anticipation of the 46th annual York Colleges Guild Dinner.
With many thanks to YCG superfan Peter Hughes for replacing Kevin Atkinson's right hand at the last minute!
First surprise: 2
First surprise inside: 4
Saturday, 28th May 2016
St Lawrence, York in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Ben Williamson
  • 2 - Lucy Williamson
  • 3 - William Brooke
  • 4 - Claire Pearson
  • 5 - Eric Wolever (C)
  • 6 - Samuel Turner
1: First on the Treble
6: First Quarter Peal
1 & 2: First together without the Parents :P
The Band L-R
Saturday, 16th April 2016
St Lawrence, York, Yorkshire in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Claire Reading
  • 2 - Nathan Cox
  • 3 - William L K Brooke (C)
  • 4 - Eric Wolever
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson
  • 6 - Stephen Webb
First Quarter 6, First as conductor 3, First without a stay 5.
Band left to right.
Wednesday, 20th January 2016
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Caitlin Turpin
  • 2 - Nathan Cox (C)
  • 3 - Claire Pearson
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - Sarah McTiernan
  • 6 - Benedikt Lehmann
Rang in premature celebration of the treble ringer's birthday, and to celebrate Wednesday!
Band L-R 2,1,3,6,5,4
Saturday, 21st November 2015
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 45m
1344 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
192 Cambridge, 192 Lincolnshire, 768 Superlative
  • 1 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 2 - Claire Reading
  • 3 - William L K Brooke
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson
  • 5 - Sarah McTiernan
  • 6 - Claire L Pearson
  • 7 - Eric Wolever
  • 8 - Ryan Mills (C)
First Spliced: 6
First Spliced Surprise: 5
First Spliced Surprise Major: 7
Most methods spliced: 2
200th Quarter: 8
The Band - I TOLD YOU WE COULD DO IT!!
Monday, 2nd November 2015
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 46m
1260 Plain Bob Triples
  • 1 - Claire Pearson
  • 2 - Claire Reading
  • 3 - Sarah McTiernan
  • 4 - William L K Brooke
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 7 - Nathan Cox (C)
  • 8 - Benedikt Lehmann
Rung to celebrate the 20th Birthday of Claire Reading (2), and prior to the solemn requiem mass for the feast of All Souls.
First Quarter: 8
Saturday, 24th October 2015
St Lawrence, York, in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Claire L Pearson
  • 2 - Susan J Williamson
  • 3 - Charlotte Alford
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson (C)
  • 5 - Jonathan Williamson
  • 6 - Claire Reading
4: First as conductor
6: First as tenor behind
The band left to right

2014/15
Sunday, 12th July 2015
St Michael, Yorktown, Surrey (13-3-9 in F) in 48m
1344 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 2 - Claire L Pearson
  • 3 - Claire Reading
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson
  • 5 - Charlotte Alford
  • 6 - Ryan Mills
  • 7 - Nathan Cox
  • 8 - Matthew S Pearson (C)
Rung to mark the imminent departure of the fabulous Charlotte Alford and to celebrate the end of the YCG Surrey Weekend (with much thanks to the Pearson family for their hospitality).
Clockwise from front right; Claire Pearson, Lucy Williamson, Claire Reading, Lydia Mayfield, Ryan Mills, Nathan Cox, Charlotte Alford and Matthew Pearson (honourary member of YCG) :)
Saturday, 11th July 2015
St Michael, Pirbright, Surrey (11-2-19 in G)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Alford (C)
  • 2 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 3 - Claire Pearson (C)
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson (C)
  • 5 - Claire Reading (C)
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
Rung to celebrate the Confirmation of Matthew Pearson on Tuesday 7th July and for the glorious arrival of the lovley Charlotte Alford.
First participation in the conducting of a Quarter Peal - 3, 4, 5.
First as joint conductor - 6.
Ey Up it's the band: Claire Reading, Claire Pearson, Lucy Williamson, Charlotte Alford, Lydia Mayfield and Ryan Mills.
Saturday, 11th July 2015
St Lawrence, Seale, Surrey (7-1-12 in G♯) in 39m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Claire Pearson
  • 2 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 3 - Claire Reading
  • 4 - Lucy Williamson
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
First Grandsire inside - 2, 3
Rung in the absence of the wonderful Charlotte Alford who was stuck at Guildford Station.
Friday, 12th June 2015
St Olave, York, Marygate (tower) in 9-0-14 G♯
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Alford
  • 2 - Sophie Adams
  • 3 - Lucy Williamson
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - Nathan Cox (C)
  • 6 - Claire Pearson
First in Method-2
Friday, 5th June 2015
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 41m
1296 Minor
720 St Clements 576 Cambridge
  • 1 - Claire Pearson
  • 2 - Lucy Williamson
  • 3 - Claire Reading
  • 4 - Eric Wolever
  • 5 - Ryan Mills
  • 6 - Nathan Cox (C)
Rung for the commencement of the YCG Dinner Weekend 2015 (45th Annual Dinner). The band wishes to associate Bob the Badger with this quarter.
Thursday, 28th May 2015
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A)
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 2 - Charlotte Alford
  • 3 - Lucy Williamson
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - Nathan Cox
  • 6 - Claire Pearson
  • 7 - Eric Wolever
  • 8 - Ryan Mills (C)
First Yorkshire: 2,3,6
Ring in celebration of the completion of a degree (8), completion of first year (3,4,5,6), completion of summer exams (2). Also with best of luck to 1 for her final assessment.
The band
Wednesday, 25th February 2015
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 45m
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 2 - Charlotte Alford
  • 3 - Victoria K Johnstone
  • 4 - Claire Reading
  • 5 - Lucy Williamson
  • 6 - Claire Pearson
  • 7 - Nathan Cox
  • 8 - Ryan Mills (C)
Rung by an all undergraduate York Colleges Guild band
First treble bob: 1
First surprise major: 5,6
First Cambridge Surprise Major: 2, 7
Wednesday, 28th January 2015
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 38m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Sophie Adams
  • 2 - Charlotte Alford
  • 3 - Lucy Williamson
  • 4 - Ryan Mills
  • 5 - Nathan Cox (C)
First in method as conductor.
Wednesday, 5th November 2014
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire in 40m
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Charlotte Alford
  • 2 - Lucy Williamson
  • 3 - Nathan Cox
  • 4 - Victoria K Johnstone
  • 5 - Eric Wolever
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
First surprise: 2
Friday, 10th October 2014
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8cwt)
1344 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Nathan Gamble
  • 2 - Eric Wolever
  • 3 - Lucy Williamson
  • 4 - Charlotte Alford
  • 5 - Claire Reading
  • 6 - Claire Pearson
  • 7 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 8 - Ryan Mills (C)
First on 8: 3,5
First Major: 1,6
First Plain Bob Major: 2,4
Rung to welcome all new members of YCG to York as well as Eric back to York and as a birthday compliment to Kevin for yesterday.
(L-R) Claire Pearson, Nathan Gamble, Claire Reading, Charlotte Alford, Lucy Williamson, Eric Wolever, Ryan Mills

2013/14
Sunday, 8th June 2014
Richmond, North Yorkshire
1320 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Glenys Jones
  • 2 - Susan E Welch
  • 3 - Elizabeth J Foster
  • 4 - Peter N Trewby
  • 5 - Andrew J Slade
  • 6 - John R Welch (C)
For evensong. First of minor 1

2012/13
Saturday, 15th June 2013
St Martin, York, N Yorkshire (10 cwt) in 45m
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Becky Holloway
  • 2 - Sarah West
  • 3 - Barry Baxter
  • 4 - Emma Jones
  • 5 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
Rung on the morning of the 43rd annual York Colleges Guild dinner.
Saturday, 15th June 2013
St Olave, York, N Yorkshire (9 cwt)
1271 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 3 - Emma Coles
  • 4 - Rosina Baxter
  • 5 - Peter Sanderson
  • 6 - Glenn A A Taylor (C)
Rung on the morning of the 43rd annual York Colleges Guild dinner.
Saturday, 15th June 2013
Tiger 10 (a ka The Parish, fomerly St John, Ousebridge), York, N Yorkshire (9 cwt)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Eric Wolever
  • 2 - Tina Walker
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 5 - David Potter
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
Rung on the morning of the 43rd annual York Colleges Guild dinner.
Wednesday, 29th May 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 46m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Lydia Mayfield
  • 2 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 3 - Ryan Mills
  • 4 - Eric Wolever
  • 5 - Becky Holloway
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
2 - First 'inside'
Rung not as a compliment to the engagement of Lydia's sister, Helen, but as a compliment to Lizzy Usher, a ringer at this tower, who is getting married on Saturday.
Saturday, 20th April 2013
St Wilfrid, York, N Yorkshire (18 cwt) in 44m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Alex Bishop
  • 2 - Eric Wolever
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Sophie Palmer
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
For evening vigil on the back 5
Sunday, 14th April 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Sophie Palmer
  • 3 - Eric Wolever
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First minor - 1
In memoriam Ernest Denys Coles, who for many years served here as churchwarden - rung on the 47th anniversary of his death. RIP.
Monday, 8th April 2013
All Saints, Yatesbury, Wiltshire (9-3-16) in 2h 54
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Rebecca S Holloway
  • 3 - Eric W S Wolever (C)
  • 4 - Kevin D Atkinson
  • 5 - Ryan Mills
Rung on Becky's 24th birthday by members of the St Lawrence's Parish Church, York, Sunday Service band. First peal at first attempt for Anna-Lena, Becky and Eric, and first touch as conductor.
Marking the passing of The Baroness Thatcher, may she rest in peace.
Rung jointly for the Yorkshire Association.
Sunday, 10th March 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 3 - Becky Holloway
  • 4 - Eric Wolever
  • 5 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 6 - Joost Maagdenberg
Rung for Mothering Sunday. With congratulations to Kevin on successfully ringing 4 handstrokes on the tenor during the quarter.
Wednesday, 27th February 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 43m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 2 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 3 - Rebecca S Holloway
  • 4 - Eric W S Wolever
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Peter R Holloway
6 - First quarter peal
Friday, 8th February 2013
Spurriergate (St Michael) in , York, N Yorkshire (8cwt)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Becky Holloway
  • 2 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - David Potter
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
1 - First treble bob
Sunday, 3rd February 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 42m
1260 Doubles
780 Plain Bob; 240 St Simon's Bob; 240 St Martin's Bob
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 6 - Becky Holloway
5 - 100th Quarter
First quarter peal with the new tenor bung; oh what a glorious hum!
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 45m
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Owen H Winter
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Joost Maagdenberg
1 - First away from cover
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
  • 2 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Owen H Winter
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Eric Wolever
With thanks for Fr. Tim Jones (Vicar of this parish) for allowing us repeated access to the bells over the past week.
Monday, 21st January 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 46m
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Becky Holloway
  • 2 - Eric Wolever
  • 3 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 4 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Len Rawlinson
2 - First Quarter 'inside'
Rung before practice night, for the first airing of the conductor's new jeans.
Friday, 11th January 2013
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Eric Wolever
  • 2 - Gail Cater
  • 3 - Becky Holloway
  • 4 - Robert Cater
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 6 - Alex Bishop
1 - First quarter peal away from cover;
Kevin was associated with this quarter;
A birthday compliment to Anna-Lena
Friday, 14th December 2012
SS Philip and James, Clifton, York, N Yorkshire (3 cwt) in 45m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Tanya Green
  • 3 - Rebecca S Holloway
  • 4 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 6 - Anna-Lena Bulgrin
6 - First Quarter Peal
3 - 10th Quarter Peal & first outside of St Lawrence, York
A birthday compliment to David Atkinson, Kevin's father.
Tuesday, 11th December 2012
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 44m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Rebecca S Holloway
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 6 - Alexis S Bond
6 - First Quarter Peal
Wednesday, 5th December 2012
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 43m
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
  • 1 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 2 - Rebecca S Holloway
  • 3 - Justinus J M Maagdenberg
  • 4 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 5 - Sara F Powell
5 - First Quarter Peal
First quarter peal of minimus for all
Friday, 23rd November 2012
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (8 cwt) in 46m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Sarah E Gale
  • 2 - Rebecca S Holloway
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Ryan Mills
  • 5 - Kevin D Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Eric W S Wolever
First quarter peal (6), 28 days after his first handling lesson.
First quarter peal 'inside' (2)
First quarter in York (1)
Friday, 12th October 2012
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire
1260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Becky Holloway
  • 2 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 3 - Joost Maagdenberg
  • 4 - Ryan Mills
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Alex Bishop
Rung to welcome Rosalind Ann Esbester, a daughter for Mike & Nicola. (1/10/12) & an 80th birthday compliment to Ivy Leadbitter.
First touch of St Simon's (1, 3).

2011/12
Tuesday, 19th June 2012
St Michael Spurriergate, York, N Yorkshire in 43m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 2 - Joost Maagdenberg
  • 3 - Ryan Mills (C)
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Owen H Winter
Friday, 15th June 2012
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 2h 26
5040 Minor (6m)
(1) Surfleet S (2) Beverley S (3) Norwich S (4) St Clement's CB
  • 1 - Jennifer E Shields (James)
  • 2 - Ryan Mills (Halifax)
  • 3 - Emma R Chapman (Associate)
  • 4 - Kevin D Atkinson (Alcuin)
  • 5 - David E Potter (St John)
  • 6 - Matthew J Jones (Derwent) (C)
Rung to mark the beginning of the 42nd anniversary Dinner Day weekend of the York Colleges Guild.
Tuesday, 5th June 2012
St Wilfrids, Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Lauren Woodhall
  • 2 - Penny Bell
  • 3 - Robert Atkinson
  • 4 - E Hannah Beck
  • 5 - Jonathan Wilson (C)
  • 6 - Mike Woodhall
In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll
This was Jonathan Wilson's first quater peal as a conductor
Saturday, 21st April 2012
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 40m
1260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
  • 1 - Joost Maagdenberg
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Jenni Shields
  • 5 - Ryan Mills
  • 6 - Owen H Winter (C)
First touch as conductor. This quarter completes (at 9.20 pm) a series of quarters rung today in York by the same six people at six different towers of six different methods conducted by six different people.
(6/6)
Saturday, 21st April 2012
St Michael Spurriergate, York, North Yorkshire (8-2-14) in 48m
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Joost Maagdenberg (C)
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Owen H Winter
  • 5 - Ryan Mills
  • 6 - Jenni Shields
First touch as conductor, and first quarter inside!
Looking forward to the picnic.
(5/6)
Saturday, 21st April 2012
St Martin le Grand, York, North Yorkshire (10-1-23) in 40m
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Joost Maagdenberg
  • 2 - Jenni Shields
  • 3 - Owen H Winter
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Ryan Mills
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
A good deal of Cambridge (more than 1440 changes!) was rung today at this tower before the completion of this quarter. The first was prior to the morning Eucharist, but unfortunately a shift in course prevented success. We returned in the late afternoon to achieve victory.
(4/6)
Saturday, 21st April 2012
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter, York, North Yorkshire (11-2-19) in 45m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Ryan Mills
  • 3 - Jenni Shields (C)
  • 4 - Owen H Winter
  • 5 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 6 - Joost Maagdenberg
Rung on the smallest six we could find.
Believed to be the first Dutchman to ring a quarter at the Minster (6).
(3/6)
Saturday, 21st April 2012
SS Philip and James Clifton, York, North Yorkshire (3-1-23) in 38m
1260 Stedman Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington (C)
  • 3 - Jenni Shields
  • 4 - Ryan Mills
  • 5 - Owen H Winter
  • 6 - Joost Maagdenberg
Birthday compliments to the conductress' brother, Ian.
(2/6)
Saturday, 21st April 2012
St Olave, York, North Yorkshire (9-0-14) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Joost Maagdenberg
  • 2 - Owen H Winter
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Jenni Shields
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
50th quarter peal (6).
Rung during the gun salute taking place in the museum gardens tomark Lizzie's 86th birthday, God bless her.
(1/6)
Sunday, 18th March 2012
St Lawrence, York, N Yorkshire (8 cwt)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Joost Maagdenberg
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Jennifer Shields
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
1 - Eerste kwart van verrassing;
Eerste van verrassing als dirigent
Friday, 16th March 2012
St Martin-le-Grand Coney Street, York, North Yorkshire (10 cwt)
1344 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Justinus Maagdenberg
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Gail Cater
  • 4 - Jennifer Shields
  • 5 - Owen Winter
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 7 - Adam Crocker
  • 8 - David Potter
Congratulating Emma Coles on her impending betrothment to Fred,her intended.
First of major (1), and also marking the end of term.
Friday, 16th March 2012
St Michael Spurriergate, York, North Yorkshire (8 cwt)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Richard Mayers
  • 2 - Emma Coles
  • 3 - Robert Cater
  • 4 - James Baxter
  • 5 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 6 - Ryan Mills (C)
First minor - 1, 4
Rung to celebrate the end of term.
Also, with get well wishes to Pat Hearn
Friday, 10th February 2012
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 41m
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Lucy Stewart
  • 2 - Tom Luxford
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - David Potter (C)
In memory of Dr. James CE Simpson, on the sixtieth anniversary ofhis death (7/2/1952).

2010/11
Wednesday, 29th June 2011
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 41m
1260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
  • 1 - James Baxter
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Thomas Luxford (C)
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
Rung on the back five after meeting short.
Wednesday, 29th December 2010
61 Fox Street, Warrington, in 29m
1271 St Clements College Bob Minor
  • 1-2 - Iain D Scott
  • 3-4 - Elaine M Scott
  • 5-6 - Peter J Scott (C)
Believed to be the first Quarter Peal rung at the address.
Under a new light shade.

2009/10
Wednesday, 30th June 2010
St Lawrence, York, Yorkshire (7cwt) in 38m
1260 Doubles
60 Stedman 120x3 St Simons Bob 120x3 St Martins Bob 120x4 Plain Bob
  • 1 - Thomas Luxford
  • 2 - Alice Longden (C)
  • 3 - Helen Beaumont
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Jonathan Stokoe
  • 6 - Helen Rickerby
1st 1/4: 6
To mark the forthcoming graduations of members of the York Colleges Guild- well done to Jenni, Alice, Helen G, Helen R, Natalie, Louise and Roy!
Monday, 21st June 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 2h 34
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Jonathan J F Stokoe (Langwith) (C)
  • 2 - Susan M Jones (St Johns)
  • 3 - Alice A Longden (Alcuin)
  • 4 - John S Leech (Vanbrugh)
  • 5 - Peter Wilkinson (St Johns)
  • 6 - Martin J Turner (Derwent)
  • 7 - David E Potter (St Johns)
  • 8 - Kevin D Atkinson (Alcuin)
Rung to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the York Colleges Guild.
Rung jointly with the Yorkshire Association.
Saturday, 19th June 2010
All Saints Huntington, York, North Yorkshire (5 cwt) in 43m
1260 Grandsire Triples
  • 1 - Tom Henthorn (Goodricke)
  • 2 - Ros Baxter (St Johns)
  • 3 - Helen Watson (Derwent)
  • 4 - Dominic Travis (Wentworth)
  • 5 - David Ball (Alcuin)
  • 6 - Neil Curnow (Goodricke)
  • 7 - Rachel Moss (St Johns) (C)
  • 8 - Andrew Moss (Associate)
Rung to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the York Colleges Guild.
Saturday, 19th June 2010
Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of St Peter, York, North Yorkshire (59-1-23) in 4h 22
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
  • 1 - Allen J Eccles (Vanbrugh)
  • 2 - Helen E Green (James)
  • 3 - Alice A Longden (Alcuin)
  • 4 - Margaret Whiteley (St Johns)
  • 5 - Jonathan J F Stokoe (Langwith)
  • 6 - Kevin D Atkinson (Alcuin)
  • 7 - Matthew J Jones (Derwent)
  • 8 - Michael J Pollard (Vanbrugh)
  • 9 - David A Leese (Wentworth)
  • 10 - Stephen J Hall (St Johns)
  • 11 - David E Potter (St Johns)
  • 12 - Robert W Lee (Vanbrugh) (C)
Rung to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the York Colleges Guild. First peal of maximus for the Guild.
50th peal on the bells (11).
Rung jointly with the Yorkshire Association
Saturday, 19th June 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 39m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Daisy Davies (Halifax)
  • 2 - Deborah Spinks (Vanbrugh)
  • 3 - Julie Goodchild (Langwith)
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway (Vanbrugh)
  • 5 - Jonathan Goodchild (Associate) (C)
  • 6 - David Denbigh (Langwith)
Rung to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the ork Colleges Guild.
Saturday, 19th June 2010
St Wilfrid, York, North Yorkshire (18 cwt) in 3h 3
5040 Plain Bob Royal
  • 1 - Sophie E Palmer (Wentworth)
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington (Alcuin)
  • 3 - Jennifer E Shields (James)
  • 4 - Helen M Beaumont (Langwith)
  • 5 - Thomas F M Luxford (Derwent)
  • 6 - Owen P Claxton (Alcuin)
  • 7 - Martin J Turner (Derwent)
  • 8 - Peter Wilkinson (St Johns)
  • 9 - Michael O Esbester (Wentworth)
  • 10 - Roger S Riley (St Johns) (C)
Rung to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the York Colleges Guild. First of royal by an all guild band.
1st peal of royal (1, 2, 3).
200th peal (8).
Sunday, 6th June 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 38m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Sam Collard
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Emma Worsfold
  • 4 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 5 - Tom Luxford (C)
  • 6 - Sophie Palmer
Rung by members of York Colleges Guild prior to Evensong.
Congratulating those who have completed their degrees this academic year.
Sunday, 28th February 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (8) in 43m
1272 Beverley Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Emma Worsfold
  • 2 - Sophie E Palmer
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Tom Luxford
  • 6 - Stephen J Hall (C)
First Beverley: 2, 3, 5, 6. Rung by a sunday service band prior evensong.
Saturday, 27th February 2010
Red Light Ring, Dunkirk, Nottinghamshire (4lbs) in 33m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Sophie Palmer
  • 3 - Alice Longden
  • 4 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 5 - Jennifer Shields
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
First on mini ring: 2, 3, 5, 6.
First on ceramic bells: 1.
First minor on the bells in this location.
With best wishes to Matthew Illman who is making his rhythmic gymnastics costume.
Sunday, 21st February 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (8) in 38m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Stephen J Hall (C)
  • 2 - Emma Worsfold
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 5 - Tom Luxford
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First Minor inside: 2. Rung by the sunday service band prior to Evensong.
Sunday, 14th February 2010
St Michael Spurriergate, York, North Yorkshire (8) in 46m
1320 Ac/dc Delight Minor
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Sophie E Palmer
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Tom Luxford
  • 6 - Stephen J Hall (C)
First blows in the method for all. Believed to be the first QP in the method in the Northern Hemisphere. Rung to commemorate next friday, the 30th anniversary of Bon Scott's death. Also celebrating in its 30th year, the release of "Back in Black".
Friday, 12th February 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Tom Luxford
  • 2 - Emma Worsfold
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont (C)
  • 4 - Charlotte Flower
  • 5 - Stephen J Hall
  • 6 - Becky Holloway
First quarter peal: 6
First inside: 4
Congratulations to Tom (Tower Bell Ringing Master), Lottie (Handbell Ringing Master) and Helen (Secretary) on their election to the committee of the York Colleges Guild.
Friday, 5th February 2010
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 39m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Alice Longden
  • 2 - Emma Worsfold
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont (C)
  • 4 - Tom Luxford
  • 5 - Stephen J Hall
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
First inside: 2.
First as conductor.
With best wishes to Margaret Burbidge for her forthcoming operation.
Wednesday, 3rd February 2010
St Michael Spurriergate, York, North Yorkshire (8) in 40m
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Emma Worsfold
  • 2 - Stephen J Hall (C)
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Tom Luxford
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Michael J Pollard
First TB: 1. First Surprise Minor: 3. Birthday compliment to Jenni Shields.
Saturday, 23rd January 2010
St Martin Le Grand, York, Yorkshire (10-1-23) in 39m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
2x 240 6x 120 1x 60 each called differently
  • 1 - Alice A Longden
  • 2 - Matthew D Illman
  • 3 - Michael J Pollard
  • 4 - Thomas F M Luxford
  • 5 - Stephen J Hall (C)
Dedicated to mark the 40th anniversary this week of the first meeting for York Colleges Guild.
We would like to associate Helen Beaumont with this quarter, she would have been ringing if she'd got up in time.
Rung on the back 5.
Monday, 28th December 2009
Melrose School, Brewster, New York (8-2-22) in 41m
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Sophie Palmer
  • 2 - Helen Green
  • 3 - Alice Longden
  • 4 - David Roberts
  • 5 - David Leese
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - Robert Lee
  • 8 - David Potter (C)
Wednesday, 16th December 2009
St Lawrence, York, Yorkshire in 40m
1260 Mixed Doubles
Grandsire, St. Simon, St. Martin
  • 1 - Sam Collard
  • 2 - Michael Pollard
  • 3 - Alice Longden (C)
  • 4 - Sophie Palmer
  • 5 - Stephen J Hall
  • 6 - Thomas FM Luxford
First on treble: 1
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Saturday, 28th November 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (8) in 37m
1260 Minor (2m)
(720 St Clements CB; 540 Plain B)
  • 1 - Emma Worsfold
  • 2 - Sophie E Palmer
  • 3 - Helen M Beaumont
  • 4 - Stephen J Hall (C)
  • 5 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 6 - Tom Luxford
First Minor: 1. First St Clements: 2, 3. 275th QP: 4.
Sunday, 1st November 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7) in 41m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Jenni Sheilds
  • 2 - Sophie E Palmer
  • 3 - Stephen J Hall (C)
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Johny Stokoe
  • 6 - Tom Luxford
  • 7 - Alice Longden
  • 8 - Kevin Atkinson
First Surprise Major: 2. Rung by a sunday service band, withbirthday wishes to Joyce Richardson-Hall.
Friday, 16th October 2009
St Michael Spurriergate, York, North Yorkshire (8cwt) in 50m
1260 Doubles (6m)
St Simon's bob St Martin's bob St Giles' bob St Miles' bob
  • 1 - Emma Worsfold
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Helen Green
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
1st away from cover: 1.
Friday, 25th September 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 37m
1260 Grandsire Triples
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Stephen Hall (C)
  • 5 - Tom Luxford
  • 6 - Sophie Palmer
  • 7 - David Leese
  • 8 - Michael Pollard
1st in method 5 & 6.
With Birthday Wishes to Allen Eccles and welcoming Stephen to theYork Colleges Guild.
Saturday, 19th September 2009
St Martin le Grand, York, North Yorkshire (10cwt) in 45m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Rachel Storr
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Helen Green
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Michael Pollard
  • 6 - Christine Potter
  • 7 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 8 - David Potter (C)

2008/09
Saturday, 29th August 2009
Lichfield Diocesan Mobile Belfry, Baskerville House, Staffordshire
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Stewart Bannister
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Helen Watson
  • 4 - David Denbigh
  • 5 - Tom Luxford
  • 6 - Antony Allen (C)
For the 2009 YCG summer reunion.
Friday, 28th August 2009
Lichfield Diocesan Mobile Belfry, Baskerville House, Staffordshire in 39m
1272 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Antony Allen
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Helen Green
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Rob Lee (C)
  • 6 - Dominic Travis
Completed at 11.26pm, when it seemed a good idea.
Friday, 22nd May 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 38m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Tom Luxford
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Daisy Davies
  • 4 - Mike Pollard
  • 5 - Christine Potter
  • 6 - Alice Longden
  • 7 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 8 - David Potter (C)
1st on eight (1). First Cambridge S Major (3).
Remembering Tom's hair, before Halford's blue spray paint got to it.
Sunday, 10th May 2009
Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire (8-2-14) in 28m
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Sophie Palmer
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Tom Luxford
  • 4 - David Roberts
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - James Holdsworth (C)
Quickest QP for all except Conductor.
Matthew: FAIL
Sunday, 10th May 2009
St Martin le Grand, York, North Yorkshire (10 cwt) in 45m
1320 Norwich Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Sophie Palmer
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Tom Luxford
  • 4 - Mike Pollard
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - James Holdsworth (C)
First Norwich: 3 & 4
Friday, 20th March 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 46m
1320 Doubles (4m/3v)
St Osmund St Simon's St Martin's St Mile's St Gile's Southrepps
  • 1 - Charlotte Flower
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Jenni Shields
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 5 - Alice Longden
  • 6 - David Roberts
1st quarter (1), well done Lottie!
Thursday, 19th March 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Sophie Palmer
  • 3 - Alice Longden (C)
  • 4 - Roy Scivyer
  • 5 - Tom Luxford
  • 6 - Laura Griffin
1st Quarter (6)
With thanks to Sophie for standing in at the very last minute!
Tuesday, 17th March 2009
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 44m
1260 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Jenni Shields
  • 2 - Tom Luxford
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Helen Green (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
1st quarter of Surprise Minor (2). Well done Tom!
Sunday, 15th March 2009
St Olave, York, North Yorkshire (9-0-14) in 45m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Helen Green
  • 3 - Tom Luxford
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Michael Pollard (C)
  • 6 - Sam Collard
First Quarter Peal: 6
Sunday, 15th March 2009
St Wilfrid RC, York, North Yorkshire (6-0-6) in 39m
1260 Doubles (1p/3m/3v)
Stedman, Plain Bob, St Mile's Bob, St Gile's Bob, St Martin's
  • 1 - Matthew Illman
  • 2 - Tom Luxford
  • 3 - Alice Longden
  • 4 - Michael Pollard
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Emma Worsfold
First quarter peal: 6. Most methods: 2.
Wednesday, 11th March 2009
St Lawrence, York, (7-3-24) in 42m
1312 Bristol Surprise Major
  • 1 - Sophie Palmer
  • 2 - Lilah Longden
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Helen Green
  • 5 - David Leese
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - Michael Pollard
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
First in method (7)
With compliments to Tjerk van der Veen of Den Haag
Saturday, 24th January 2009
St Martin-le-Grand Coney Street, York, North Yorkshire (10-1-23) in 41m
1320 York Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Michael Pollard
  • 2 - Allen Eccles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Helen Green (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First in method for 2,3,4,5,6 and first of treble bob for 1.
Arranged to mark a successful year for YCG and thanks to the 08/09 committee for their hard work. Helen's reign of terror is almost at an end.
Friday, 23rd January 2009
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 44m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Sophie Palmer
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington (C)
  • 4 - Helen Green
  • 5 - David Leese
  • 6 - David Roberts
First Grandsire: 2. Well done Sophie!
Wednesday, 12th November 2008
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 37m
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Jennifer Shields
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Michael Pollard
  • 6 - Helen Green
  • 7 - David Roberts
  • 8 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
1st of Yorkshire : 5
Rung for the feast of St. Emilian Cucullatus
Sunday, 26th October 2008
St Lawrence, York, (8) in 51m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Mike Pollard
  • 3 - Lucy Stewart
  • 4 - David Roberts (C)
  • 5 - David Potter
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
3 - First entire quarter of Grandsire
Friday, 17th October 2008
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 43m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Tina Walker
  • 3 - Peter Sanderson (C)
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Helen Green
  • 6 - Michael Pollard
  • 7 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 8 - David Roberts
1st on eight: 6, first of surprise inside: 2, and also 1st in method for 4.
Rung to mark the beginning of the academic year, and to welcome Mike to the YCG.
It should also be noted that Tina's kitten, Margot, is now toilet trained, it no longer does its business behind the sofa or in the shower!
Sunday, 12th October 2008
35 Willis Street, York, North Yorkshire (8 in C) in 28m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1-2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3-4 - Alice Longden
  • 5-6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
First quarter in hand 1-2 & 5-6 and as conductor
Believed to be the first quarter on the Colleges' Guild handbells, and first in the house.
Friday, 10th October 2008
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 37m
1260 Doubles (2m)
300 Grandsire and 960 Plain Bob
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Lucy Stewart
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - David Roberts (C)
First of Grandsire: 3
Rung on the back five for the feast of Saint Paulinus of York.
Friday, 3rd October 2008
Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire (8-2-14) in 40m
1260 Doubles (1p/4m/3v)
60 Stedman, 120 each of St Mile's bob, St Gile's bob, Southrepps, Reverse Canterbury, 240 each of Plain bob, St Simon's bob and St Martin's bob
  • 1 - James Gajdus
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Jennifer Shields
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
First blows in the principle and wishing him good luck in his new job in Cambridge: 1

2007/08
Tuesday, 5th August 2008
All Saints, Inveraray, Argyll (13-0-8) in 37m
1260 Doubles (1p/1m)
Stedman and Plain Bob
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Matthew Illman
  • 3 - Jennifer Shields
  • 4 - David Roberts
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Karen Owen
Rung on the front six by members of the York Colleges Guild.
Wednesday, 11th June 2008
St Lawrence, York, (7-3-24) in 2h 37
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
  • 1 - Karen J Owen
  • 2 - Allen J Eccles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Helen E Green
  • 5 - Kevin D Atkinson
  • 6 - Matthew J Jones (York)
  • 7 - David E Potter
  • 8 - Robert W Lee (C)
Rung jointly with the Yorkshire Association.
Friday, 23rd May 2008
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 42m
1280 Bristol Surprise Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Allen Eccles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Helen Green
  • 5 - Peter Sanderson (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - David Potter
  • 8 - Matthew Jones
A compliment to Mr. Roysam, Sally his Registrar and all of his surgical team. A get well soon to Mary McRoy of Ryhope.
Saturday, 3rd May 2008
St Lawrence, York, (7-3-24) in 38m
1344 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - James Gajdus
  • 4 - Jenni Shields
  • 5 - Alice Longden
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 7 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 8 - Matthew Jones (C)
First of major and with a broken pisiform:3
Also the first quarter with the re-spelt dedication. It is now St. LaWrence not St. LaUrence, by order of the Vicar. It's not our bad spelling!
Friday, 18th April 2008
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 40m
1250 Bristol Surprise Major
  • 1 - Jennifer Shields
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 4 - Karen Owen
  • 5 - David Roberts
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - David Potter
  • 8 - Matthew Jones
Friday, 14th March 2008
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 45m
1260 Plain Bob Triples
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - James Gajdus
  • 4 - Daisy Davies
  • 5 - Jennifer Shields
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 8 - Allen Eccles
First inside on 8: 3.
Rung by the York Colleges Guild in celebration of the last day of the Spring Term, Pi Day and Einstein's birthday at the end of National Science Week.
Friday, 22nd February 2008
St Laurence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 42m
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - Daisy Davies
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Helen Green
  • 5 - Alice Longden
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - Robert Lee
1st of Surprise Major:2, and 1st of Surprise as Conductor.
Rung to celebrate the installation of Daisy and Sarah's new gas cooker.
Friday, 15th February 2008
St Wilfrid, York, (18-1-21) in 47m
1272 Redding Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Matthew Illman
  • 2 - Allen Eccles
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - Robert Lee (C)
First quarter with breasts for all.
Sponsored in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Friday, 25th January 2008
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 43m
1260 Plain Bob Triples
  • 1 - James Gajdus
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Karen Owen
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Jennifer Shields
  • 6 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 7 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 8 - David Denbigh
First on 8: 1.
First of triples: 5, and as conductor.
Rung by the York Colleges Guild to mark the completion of the 'lean-to' at 35 Willis Street.
Friday, 11th January 2008
St Laurence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 45m
1344 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Daisy Davies
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Jenni Shields
  • 5 - Helen Green
  • 6 - Alice Longden
  • 7 - Allen Eccles
  • 8 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
First on eight: 2,4 and first of major as conductor
A birthday compliment to Alice's friend Daniel.
This quarter is dedicated to snot, as half the band had quite a lot of it. Taylor's, Ho Ho Ho
Friday, 14th December 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 50m
1320 Bedale Bob Minor and Mixed Doubles
720 Bedale Bob Minor 360 Plain Bob Doubles & 240 Grandsire
  • 1 - James Gajdus
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Jenni Shields
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
To mark the birthday of David Atkinson, father of the conductor, born 50 years ago today in Sunderland.
1st of Bedale Bob Minor for all the band!
1st of Grandsire: 4
1st of Minor: 1
Friday, 7th December 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Joe Dillon
  • 4 - Roy Scivyer
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - James Gajdus
First inside: 3.
Rung by the York Colleges Guild in memory of Laura Gerstel, 3rd year biochemist at the University of York.
Sunday, 25th November 2007
St Laurence, York, Yorkshire (7cwt) in 46m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - James Gajdus
  • 2 - Emma Coles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Alice Longden (C)
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Karen Owen
Rung for Gareth who came, sat and endured.
98th quarter: 4
Saturday, 10th November 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 43m
1308 Minor (2m) and Doubles
600 Annable's London Surprise Minor 540 Plain Bob Minor 120
  • 1 - Jennifer Shields
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - James Sanderson
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
First of Annable's London:2,3,4,5,6
First of treble bob, 1
Rung for the feast of SS Trypbaena & Tryphosa
Friday, 9th November 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - James Gajdus
  • 3 - Roy Scivyer
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
Rung by the York Colleges Guild.
First inside: 2.
First on a box (due to inappropriate clothing having arrived straight from work): 4.
Saturday, 27th October 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 39m
1272 London Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Arthur Reeves
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Karen Owen
  • 4 - Alice Longden
  • 5 - Peter Sanderson (C)
  • 6 - Matthew Jones
1st touch of London: 2,3 & 4
Rung as a birthday compliment to Jane Owen, mother of 3.
Friday, 19th October 2007
St Laurence, York, Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 39m
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Alice Longden
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
Rung to welcome Alice, Helen, Lousie, and Roy to the York Colleges Guild.

2006/07
Friday, 31st August 2007
St Laurence, York, in 37m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Joe Dillon
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
Rung by the York Colleges Guild to celebrate the birth of Edward Michael Watson, second son of Helen and Simon Watson. Helen is a former member of YCG.
Friday, 27th July 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 37m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Karen Owen (C)
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - James Sanderson
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
To congratulate Dean Graham and Paul Welbourn on their civil partnership.
Friday, 6th July 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 44m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Joe Dillon
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Matt Greenaway
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First away from cover - 1.
Also to mark the 50th anniversary of the birth of Gill Goodhand, née Housden, 7 July 1957 to 23 May 1999, a member of the York Colleges Guild. Rest in peace.
Sunday, 3rd June 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 2h 30
5040 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Jennifer E Shields (James)
  • 2 - Karen J Owen (Alcuin)
  • 3 - David G Denbigh (Langwith)
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington (Alcuin)
  • 5 - Kevin D Atkinson (Alcuin)
  • 6 - Matthew J Jones (Derwent) (C)
1st Peal: 1
1st Peal on six bells: 2
1st Peal 'inside': 3
Rung jointly for the Yorkshire Association
Friday, 25th May 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 40m
1440 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - David Potter
  • 4 - David Roberts
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
To mark the renovation of the old Sellers kindly restored by David.
Also birthday compliments to Brian Owen, father of Karen.
Friday, 18th May 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24)
1440 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Jennifer Shields
  • 2 - Daisy Davies
  • 3 - David Denbigh
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
First of minor:1
First of minor as conductor
Friday, 18th May 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24)
1260 Doubles (4m)
300 Grandsire, 240 each St Simons, St Martins & Plain Bob 240 St Simons & St Martins Spliced
  • 1 - Jennifer Shields
  • 2 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - David Denbigh
1st Grandsire Doubles: 3
Friday, 11th May 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - James Gajdus
  • 2 - Matthew Jones
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First away from cover: 1.
Surprise?
Wednesday, 21st March 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 35m
1260 Minor (2m)
720 Cambridge Surprise; 540 Plain Bob.
  • 1 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 2 - Allen Eccles
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Matthew Blurton
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
To mark the movement of the old Sellars bell from the ringing chamber to the silence chamber.
Sunday, 18th March 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 40m
1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - James Sanderson
  • 2 - Jane Owen
  • 3 - Karen Owen
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 6 - Brian Owen
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - Kevin Atkinson
To mark the removal of the old Sellars bell from the south aisle of the church to the ringing room, soon to be installed for full circle ringing in the silence chamber. Birthday wishes to Helen Atkinson, sister of Kevin. Also for Mothering Sunday. Rung by the York Colleges Guild.
Friday, 16th March 2007
St Martin le Grand, York, in 42m
1280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - David Hull
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Matthew Jones
  • 7 - Peter Sanderson
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
1st blows in method for 2,4,5 & 6. To mark the end of the spring term. Five weeks off, with nothing to do but ring quarters!
Sunday, 11th March 2007
St Laurence, York, (39)
1300 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Arthur Reeves
  • 2 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 3 - Jennifer Shields
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - James Gajdus
1st quarter without a stay: 2. Nicola would like it to be known that she was not responsible (in this instance anyway)!
Friday, 9th March 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 41m
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 4 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 5 - Christine Potter
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - David Potter
  • 8 - Matthew Jones
1st of Cambridge Major: 2.
Rung by members of the York Colleges Guild.
There are 297 days remaining of this year, and even fewer by the time you read this in the comic.
Friday, 2nd March 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 42m
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - David Roberts
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - David Potter
First of Surprise Major: 2
With birthday compliments to Christine Potter from all the band. Also for the Icelandic people.
Friday, 2nd March 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 40m
1280 Lessness Surprise Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - David Roberts
  • 4 - Christine Potter
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - David Potter
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
First blows in Lessness: 2,3,5,7
With commiserations to Rutland Surprise Major which was dropped in favour of something better!
Sunday, 25th February 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 36m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Arthur Reeves
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - James Gajdus
For Evensong.
First quarter - 6.
With thanks to Charlotte Elkington for organising the YCG Spring outing yesterday, and to IWD for recommending a great place for lunch!
Friday, 23rd February 2007
Spurriergate, York, (8-2-14) in 38m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Jennifer Shields
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Matthew Jones
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
1st inside: 2
To mark the beginning of the York Colleges Guild annual outing tomorrow, organised by Char.
Friday, 16th February 2007
St Laurence Hull Road, York, (8 cwt) in 40m
1280 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)
Bristol Cambridge Superlative Yorkshire
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - David Hull (C)
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
  • 7 - Matthew J Jones (the York one)
  • 8 - Robert Lee
First quarter of spliced: 2, 4, 6.
First quarter of spliced Major: 5.
Sunday, 11th February 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Daisy Davies
  • 3 - Karen Owen
  • 4 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Joseph Dillon
First quarter - 6.
With the conductors apologies to the rest of the band for being unable to conduct.
Thanks to Matthew Jones for keeping everything right!
Friday, 9th February 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 42m
1344 Superlative Surprise Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
First quarter of Superlative 2,3,4,5,6
First in method for the York Colleges Guild.
Compliments to Arthur J Reeves, down and out, but not forgotten.
With get well compliments to Allen Eccles' neck and David Hull's foot.
Drink is the curse of the working classes.
Friday, 2nd February 2007
St Laurence Hull Road, York, (8 cwt) in 40m
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
  • 1 - Arthur J Reeves
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - David G Hull (C)
  • 6 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 7 - Ian Mellor
  • 8 - Matthew J Jones (the York one)
First quarter of Yorkshire: 2, 3, 4.
To welcome Allen Eccles as Ringing Master of the York Colleges Guild; also with best wishes to Matt Greenaway and Karen Owen for their birthdays.
Friday, 26th January 2007
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1320 Reverse Canterbury Doubles
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - David Bryant (C)
  • 5 - Charlotte Elkington
On the back five.
Friday, 26th January 2007
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23)
1344 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Guy Ward
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Rachel Storr
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Matthew Jones
  • 7 - Rob Lee (C)
  • 8 - Tim Bradley
Rung by the York Colleges Guild. Another day, another quarter...
Sunday, 21st January 2007
St Wilfrid, York, (18-1-21) in 45m
1282 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - David G Hull
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
Rung by the York Colleges Guild
Sunday, 14th January 2007
St Laurence Hull Road, York, (8 cwt) in 36m
1260 Grandsire Triples
  • 1 - Allen J Eccles
  • 2 - Matthew J Jones (the York one)
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - David G Hull (C)
  • 5 - Kevin D Atkinson
  • 6 - Timothy P Bradley
  • 7 - Robert W Lee
  • 8 - Rachel J Storr
Prior to Evensong ringing.
Saturday, 13th January 2007
St Olave, York, (9-0-14) in 2h 34
5040 Minor (2m)
Cambridge Surprise (1-4,6), Plain Bob (5,7)
  • 1 - Allen J Eccles (Vanbrugh)
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson (Alcuin)
  • 3 - David Roberts (Derwent)
  • 4 - David E Potter (St John)
  • 5 - Matthew J Jones (the York one) (Derwent) (C)
  • 6 - David J Bryant (Langwith)
First peal of surprise minor by YCG in a decade.
First of surprise minor - 2.
Rung jointly for the Yorkshire Association.
Thursday, 11th January 2007
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 38m
1260 Doubles (1m/1p)
Stedman and Plain Bob
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Matthew Jones
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Jennifer Shields
1st Quarter: 6
Compliments to Robert W Lee, who was unable to dampen our embers this evening even though we were on fire!
Sunday, 7th January 2007
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 38m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Emma Fleming
  • 3 - Matt Greenaway
  • 4 - Guy Ward
  • 5 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 6 - David Bryant
First of Minor on an inside bell: 2.
Following the quarter, the ringers of the back three bells spent a considerable amount of time in the pub - in fact, several pubs.
Saturday, 6th January 2007
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 38m
1260 Minor (2m)
(720 Cambridge Surprise 540 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - David Bryant
  • 5 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 6 - Martin Jones
First quarter on the bells since September 06
Sunday, 17th December 2006
Holy Trinity, Stockton-on-the-Forest, North Yorkshire (5-1-5) in 33m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Karen Owen
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - Pat Hearn
For 'The Fourth Wise Man'.
Friday, 15th December 2006
SS Philip and James Clifton, York, (3-1-23) in 37m
1260 Doubles (1p/4m)
(60 Stedman, Morris' 240 and 2x120 Grandsire, 2x120 each St
  • 1 - David Bryant (C)
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Nicola Hibbert
First as cover: 6.
A birthday compliment to David Atkinson, Kevin's father.
Sunday, 3rd December 2006
Minster, York, North Yorkshire (59-1-23) in 59m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Graham Blackburn
  • 3 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 4 - David Potter
  • 5 - David Bryant
  • 6 - Robert Lee
Rung on the back six for Evensong.
With best wishes to David Potter on his birthday from the Colleges Guild.
Friday, 24th November 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 39m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Emma Fleming
  • 3 - Nickie Colson
  • 4 - David Bryant (C)
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First quarter on an inside bell: 2 & 3.
A get-well compliment to Geoff Allen of Bedale, currently suffering with Chicken Pox.
Friday, 17th November 2006
St Wilfrid, York, (18-1-21)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
  • 1 - Nickie Colson
  • 2 - Jacqui Ward
  • 3 - Guy Ward
  • 4 - Arthur Reeves
  • 5 - Matt Greenaway
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - David Bryant (C)
  • 8 - Allen Eccles
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Matthew Jones.
Friday, 10th November 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1320 Double Oxford Bob Minor
  • 1 - Emma Fleming
  • 2 - Allen Eccles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
First in method for all except the conductor.
Circled tower: 2.
Friday, 27th October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 38m
1260 Buxton Bob Minor
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - David Roberts
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
First blows in method for all.
A birthday compliment to Jane Owen, mother of Karen.
If it wasn't for sellotape, this quarter would never have happened. Ropes have a habit of unravelling at the most inconvenient of times.
Thursday, 26th October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire (8-2-14) in 41m
1272 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - David Bryant
First in method (2)
A smashing time was had - making the most of the current window of opportunity. We may have a few less next year, which will be a pane. But let's glaze over that for now.
Sunday, 22nd October 2006
St Wilfrid, York, (6-0-6) in 2h 22
5040 Plain Bob Minor
(7 extents)
  • 1 - David J Bryant
  • 2 - James RC Knowles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Allen J Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Matthew J Jones (C)
Rung on the front six by a resident YCG band. 50th peal on the bells and in the tower, and first on fewer than 8 bells.
A birthday compliment to Martin Jones, the conductor's father.
With thanks to David Hull for letting us have the bells at short notice.
Saturday, 21st October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 45m
1260 Childwall Bob Minor
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
First blows in method for all.
A birthday ccmpliment to Heather Reeves, Arthur's sister.
Saturday, 21st October 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 46m
1344 Grandsire Triples
  • 1 - Jane Owen
  • 2 - Jacqui Ward
  • 3 - Guy Ward
  • 4 - Brian Owen
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 8 - Karen Owen
A 50th Birthday compliment to Martin Jones, father of the conductor.
1st in method: 5
1st in method as conductor.
Friday, 20th October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 42m
1260 Minor (2m)
(720 Cambridge Surprise, 540 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
Friday, 13th October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1320 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - David Bryant (C)
  • 2 - Matthew Jones
  • 3 - Daisy Davies
  • 4 - Arthur Reeves
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First in method: 3.
Friday, 13th October 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 35m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Nicola Colman
  • 2 - James Knowles
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Matthew Jones of York (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
To welcome Nickie and the new ringers in York to the Colleges Guild.
Monday, 9th October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 35m
1260 Doubles (5m)
60 Stedman 360 Grandsire 240 each St. Simon's, St. Martin's Plain, 120 Spliced St. Simon's and St. Martin's
  • 1 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 5 - David Bryant
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
A 22nd birthday compliment to Kevin Atkinson. Best wishes from all the band!
Sunday, 8th October 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Emma Fleming
  • 2 - Matthew Jones
  • 3 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Arthur Reeves
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
First of minor, and 2nd quarter: 1.
50th quarter: 4.
Circled tower: 5.
Rung to welcome Emma to York. Hopefully we haven't scared her off...
Saturday, 7th October 2006
St Gregory, Bedale, North Yorkshire (20cwt) in 45m
1280 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Lizzy Usher
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 5 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 7 - Matthew Jones
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
Birthday Quarter for Kevin. Rung by a resident York Colleges Guild band. Probably the youngest quarter peal band on these bells! First of Major:2 First quarter wearing a pink T shirt:7 40th quarter peal this year:3 40th Quarter peal:1
Friday, 6th October 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 42m
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Matthew Jones
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
  • 7 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 8 - Robert Lee (C)
First of surprise major - 3,5,6.
First of surprise major by a resident YCG band for several years.
Footnote pending soberness.
Friday, 29th September 2006
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23)
1272 Norwich Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Lizzy Usher
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Peter Sanderson (C)
  • 5 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 6 - David Bryant
First in method: 2&3.
50th quarter this year: 6.
Friday, 22nd September 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1260 St Martin's Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - David Bryant (C)
  • 3 - Jacqui Ward
  • 4 - Guy Ward
  • 5 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 6 - Karen Owen
50th quarter this year: 1.
25th as conductor this year.
A 20th birthday compliment to Allen Eccles.
Friday, 15th September 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Nicola Hibbert
  • 3 - Jacqui Ward
  • 4 - Guy Ward
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
Rung to welcome Nicola to York.

2005/06
Saturday, 29th July 2006
St Mary le Ghyll, Barnoldswick, Lancashire (6 cwt)
1320 Plain Bob Singles
  • 1 - David Bryant (C)
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
Saturday, 29th July 2006
St Oswald, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire (10-1-24)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
  • 1 - David Bryant
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Alan Birney (C)
Sunday, 23rd July 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 41m
1260 Doubles (1p/4m)
(60 Stedman 4x120 Grandsire 2x120 each St Martin's St Simon's and Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - James Knowles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five.
Saturday, 22nd July 2006
St Laurence, York, (2-3-16) in 31m
1260 Shipping Forecast Singles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
Always find out what the weather forecast is before venturing out in shorts, sandals and T-Shirt; there might be a thunder storm!
Jointly conducted by members of the York Colleges Guild
Saturday, 1st July 2006
St Peter, Upper Helmsley, North Yorkshire (3 cwt) in 36m
1320 Singles (2p/1m)
(36 Stedman 1164 Plain Bob 120 Original)
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - David Bryant (C)
Friday, 30th June 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 38m
1250 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - David Potter
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - David Bryant
First of Surprise: 2 & 3.
Rung by The York Colleges Guild as a get well compliment to the conductor's credit rating.
We would also like to associate this quarter with Allen Eccles, who would have rung with us had he not had to go home.
Friday, 30th June 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 38m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Sara Jones
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Matthew Jones (C)
Rung on the back 5 by the York Colleges Guild on the last day of term as a birthday compliment to Daisy Davies. Best wishes to Nicci Staves, David Denbigh and Caroline Cheesman who graduate this year. A successful end to the academic year!
Wednesday, 28th June 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 35m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Darren Sage
  • 2 - Debbie Spinks
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Matthew Jones (C)
Too early in the morning to think of a witty footnote!
Rung on the back 5.
Tuesday, 27th June 2006
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 38m
1260 Doubles (1p/2m)
(60 Stedman 5 extents each Grandsire and Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Debbie Spinks
  • 2 - Allen Eccles
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Matthew Jones
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five prior to Minster practice.
Monday, 26th June 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 40m
1260 Reverse Canterbury Doubles
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 3 - Debbie Spinks
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
To celebrate the completion of the University's production of 'Guys and Dolls' starring 1.
First in method: 2,3,4.
First in method as conductor.
Friday, 23rd June 2006
St Laurence, York, (2-1-15) in 33m
1272 Original Singles
  • 1 - David Denbigh
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
Rung on the lightest minor 3 in the tower to celebrate the installation of a new spider by the steeple keeper.
30th Q this year: 2
Jointly conducted.
Friday, 23rd June 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 37m
1260 Doubles
120 Grandsire 240 each St. Simon's and St. Martins 300 Spliced St. Simon's and St. Martin's 360 Plain Bob
  • 1 - David Denbigh
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Ian Broster (C)
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
Rung on the back 5 to congraulate Debbie Spinks on completing her PGCE, and as a birthday compliment to Jayne Eccles, sister of 5.
Thursday, 22nd June 2006
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 38m
1260 Doubles (5m)
60 Stedman 3 extents each of Grandsire St Martins and St Simons and 1 extent Plain Bob
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - David Bryant (C)
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Matthew Jones
Rung because none of us have anything better to do (most of our exams are now over and we are aiming to ring a quarter peal ever day until the end of term!). Rung by members of the York Colleges Guild prior to the practice at St Wilfrids.
Wednesday, 21st June 2006
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 38m
1260 Doubles and Minor
60 Stedman 480 Little Bob 720 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - David Denbigh
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
To celebrate the end of examinations for Kevin and Allen. No more work until the 9th of October!
Friday, 16th June 2006
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 39m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Matt Greenaway
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
To mark the start of The York Colleges Guild Annual Dinner Day weekend, this year organised by Sarah Case and Daisy. Thanks to Matthew Jones for stepping down as we met one ringer to many.
Sunday, 11th June 2006
St Laurence, York, in 36m
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
Rung on the front four - just for fun!
Jointly conducted.
First of minmus inside: 3.
First of minimus: 4.
Sunday, 28th May 2006
St Wilfrid, York, N. Yorkshire (18-1-21) in 43m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1x60 + 10x120
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - James Knowles
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - Matthew Jones (C)
On back five instead of YCG practice.
With commiserations to those who could not, or would not, turn up.
With congratulations to Caroline Cheesman on completing her degree if she ever graduates(AUT strike still on).
Saturday, 27th May 2006
St Mary le Ghyll, Barnoldswick, Lancashire (6 cwt) in 36m
1260 Plain Bob Singles
  • 1 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 2 - David Bryant
  • 3 - Alan Birney
Circled tower (in first three quarters on the bells): 3.
First quarter on ropes with knob ends: 1 and 2.
Saturday, 27th May 2006
All Saints, Broughton in Craven, North Yorkshire (5-3-11) in 37m
1260 Original Singles
  • 1 - David Bryant
  • 2 - Alan Birney
  • 3 - Matthew Jones (C)
Rung to entertain the churchyard sheep.
Saturday, 27th May 2006
St Peter, Marton in Craven, North Yorkshire (6 cwt) in 38m
1320 Plain Bob Singles
  • 1 - David Bryant
  • 2 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 3 - Alan Birney
First quarter on the bells.
30th quarter this year: 1.
When we went up to oil the bearings prior to the quarter, we noticed what appeared to be a timber shaft which rose the height of the intermediate chamber and continued several feet into the bell chamber above. What was it? A mystery indeed!
Having rung the quarter we left the church, and a backward glance from the churchyard gate revealed the answer to the great mystery. Of course! The shaft was for the weights which drive the sundial on the south wall of the tower!
Friday, 26th May 2006
St Wilfrid, York, (18-1-21) in 42m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Matthew Jones
  • 2 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back six to celebrate the treble ringer's new ring tone.
Saturday, 20th May 2006
St Laurence, York, N Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 36m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - David Denbigh
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Matthew Greenaway (C)
In celebration of another successful year of student tutoring through the 'York Students in Schools' scheme.
Rung by past and present tutors on the back 5.
First as conductor.
Wednesday, 17th May 2006
Minster (Ringing Chamber) in , York, (22 C) 29m
1320 Original Singles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - David Bryant
  • 3 - Allen Eccles (C)
Rung on handbells to avoid walking home in the rain.
First on handbells: 3.
We still got rained on.
Saturday, 13th May 2006
Minster (Ringing Chamber) in , York, (15 C) 32m
1320 Original Singles
  • 1 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - David Bryant
Rung on handbells, whilst sittting on the boxes of the 10th, 11th and tenor.
First on handbells: 1.
Rung to fill in time until the pub opened.
Friday, 12th May 2006
St Martin le Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 2h 29
5040 Doubles
(4m: 10 extents each of Grandsire St Simon's Bob and St Martin's Bob; 12 extents of Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Allen J Eccles
  • 4 - Matthew J Jones
  • 5 - David J Bryant (C)
  • 6 - David G Denbigh
First peal: 6.
First peal of Doubles: 1,2,3,4.
By a resident YCG band.
Sunday, 30th April 2006
St Martin-le-Grand, York, N.Yorkshire (10-1-23) in 35m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1x60 + 10x120
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - James Knowles
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
On 8th attempt!
Saturday, 29th April 2006
St Laurence, York, N. Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 39m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1x720 + 1x540
  • 1 - Arthur Reeves
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - David Denbigh
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
A bad start to the term! Having come last in the striking competition, we then proceeded to ring a raggerd quarter. Rung one week late for St George's Day, having finished all our exams. The Conductor had six exams in five days, ending with a nasty Commodity Markets paper which he thinks he has failed. 4 had a Calculus exam this morning which had complex numbers in it which 4 couldn't do. Treble went to a party before ringing, while the rest continplated ringing a quarter of minimus on the front four, but fiddled with the Twiddle Pins on the seventh instead. 5 keeps asking what day it is and 2 has repeatedly said: "we are all very tired". We got this after the thrid attempt which is probably a new record for us. About the only successful ringing we've had this evening was the 480 of Little Bob we glided through during the first attempt, however,switching to St Clements proved to be a bad idea as we fired out after the first lead. It all started in 1964........
Friday, 31st March 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 40m
1260 Doubles (1p/4m)
(60 Stedman 3x120 Grandsire 2x120 each St Simon's and St Martin's 3x120 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Stephen Nicholson
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Lizzy Usher
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
  • 6 - Karen Owen
To mark the success of the York Minster 12-bell team (of which the conductor is a member) in qualifying for the final of the competition.
Saturday, 18th March 2006
St Martin le Grand Coney Street, York, (10-1-23) in 40m
1260 Doubles (3m)
360 St Simon's 360 St Martin's and 540 Plain Bob
  • 1 - Guy Ward
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Arthur Reeves
  • 5 - Matthew Jones (C)
  • 6 - David Bryant
Rung on the back six for the morning Service. 50th Quarter Peal: 2
Friday, 17th March 2006
St Martin-le-Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 50m
1512 Plain Bob Triples
  • 1 - Matthew Jones
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - David Greenaway
  • 7 - David Bryant (C)
  • 8 - Kevin Atkinson
For St Patrick's Day and the end of the University term
Friday, 17th March 2006
St Andrew, York (Bishopthorpe) in , (14-0-20) 43m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Matthew Jones
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
No method mistakes!
Friday, 10th March 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 45m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - Matthew Jones
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Arthur Reeves (C)
  • 5 - David Bryant
  • 6 - Charlotte Elkington
1st as conductor.
Sunday, 5th March 2006
St Laurence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 39m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
Rung on the back 5 to celebrate the successful completion of the 2006 YCG Outing without breaking anything.
First in method as conductor.
Saturday, 4th March 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Daisy Davies
  • 3 - David Bryant (C)
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - David Denbigh
1st inside: 2.
A birthday compliment to Kathy Elkington, Charlotte's sister.
Friday, 3rd March 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 40m
1260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
  • 1 - Arthur Reeves
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - James Knowles
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
1st in method: 2,4,5.
Saturday, 25th February 2006
St Martin-le-Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 40m
1260 Doubles (1p/4m)
(60 Stedman 3x120 Grandsire 2x120 each St Simon & St Martin 3x120 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Allen Eccles
  • 2 - Alan Birney
  • 3 - Matthew Jones
  • 4 - James Knowles
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five.
Friday, 24th February 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 38m
1272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
  • 1 - David Bryant
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - David Potter
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - Rob Lee
  • 6 - Matthew Jones (C)
1st in method: 2,4 and as conductor.
Sunday, 19th February 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 44m
1380 St Simon's Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Matthew Jones
  • 2 - David Bryant (C)
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Allen Eccles
  • 6 - Matthew Greenaway
1st in method: 4&5. Circled tower: 4.
Rung because only six of us turned up to practice, and to celebrate the fact that today is the day after yesterday and the day before tomorrow.
Friday, 17th February 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, Yorkshire (8-2-14) in 41m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - David Bryant
  • 2 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 3 - Allen Eccles (C)
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - David Potter
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First quarter as conductor: 3.
Wishing a speedy recovery to Arthur Reeves, who fell off his bike on Monday.
Friday, 10th February 2006
St Martin-le-Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 50m
1504 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Matthew Jones
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 6 - Allen Eccles
  • 7 - James Knowles
  • 8 - David Bryant (C)
1st of Major: 4,6.
1st of Major inside: 3.
Friday, 3rd February 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Allen Eccles
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
  • 6 - James Sanderson
A Birthday compliment to Matthew Greenaway.
Saturday, 28th January 2006
St Gregory, Bedale, North Yorkshire (20 cwt) in 44m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back six.
Saturday, 28th January 2006
St Martin-le-Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Jacqui Ward
  • 3 - Guy Ward
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back six for morning service.
Friday, 27th January 2006
St Martin-le-Grand, York, (10-1-23) in 44m
1260 Plain Bob Triples
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - Arthur Reeves
  • 6 - Matthew Jones
  • 7 - David Bryant (C)
  • 8 - Allen Eccles
First on 8: 5,8. First on 8 inside: 3.
First 8-bell quarter by a resident YCG band for a number of years.
Friday, 13th January 2006
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 60m
2006 Doubles (2m)
(86 Spliced Spurriergate Little Bob and Plain Bob Doubles 16 extents Plain Bob Doubles)
  • 1 - Daisy Davies
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five. Longest touch for all except the conductor. Spurriergate Little Bob Doubles is rung for the first time.
Spurriergate Little Bob Doubles: 5.1.3.1.345.123 l.h. 14235
86 Spliced Spurriergate Little Bob and Plain Bob Doubles (Comp: D Bryant): Ring one lead of SLB, then change to PB and call the 5th home twice.
Wednesday, 21st December 2005
St Gregory, Bedale, North Yorkshire (20 cwt) in 49m
1290 Original Singles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington (C)
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - David Bryant
Rung on the heavy major triad (bells 4,6,8) to congratulate the treble ringer on completing her PhD.
Saturday, 17th December 2005
Minster (clock chamber SW tower) in , York, (15C)
1290 Original Singles
  • 1 - David Bryant
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
Jointly conducted. First on handbells for all (how do people ring two of 'em...).
Friday, 16th December 2005
SS Philip & James Clifton, York, (3-1-23) in 38m
1380 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Arthur Reeves
  • 4 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five to mark the conductor's 26th birthday (14/12) and to congratulate Arthur on learning how to open and close the jaws of an adjustable spanner.
Sunday, 4th December 2005
St Olave, York, (9-0-14) in 35m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Lizzy Usher
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
First in method: 2.
To compliment the North Yorkshire Police (mounted section) on effectively enforcing the law by preventing that incorrigible rogue Kevin Atkinson from cycling the wrong way up a one-way street with no front light on his bicycle.
Sunday, 4th December 2005
St Olave, York, (7-0-26) in 34m
1260 Doubles (1v/1m)
(5x120 Southrepps 5x120 & 60 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Arthur Reeves
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 4 - David Bryant (C)
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson
After the first quarter, Kevin said "shall we ring another one" and with unabated enthusiasm all apart from one (who had to be elsewhere) agreed (well - some took a bit of persuading). Rung on the minor five as a mark of disappointment that the city Christmas tree this year doesn't have enormous Quality Streets on it for all to covet.
Saturday, 3rd December 2005
St Helen, Ainderby Steeple, North Yorkshire (9-3-23) in 45m
1380 Doubles (1p/1m)
(60 Stedman 11x120 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - James Knowles
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Matthew Greenaway
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five. Apologies to the landlord of the Wellington Heifer for disturbing his afternoon nap.
Friday, 25th November 2005
St Olave, York, (9-0-14) in 40m
1260 Doubles (1p/2m)
(60 Stedman 5x120 each Grandsire and Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - Matt Greenaway
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five.
Sunday, 6th November 2005
St Laurence, York, Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Char Elkington
  • 2 - Matthew Jones
  • 3 - Allen Eccles
  • 4 - James Knowles
  • 5 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 6 - Arthur Reeves
First quarter as Conductor: 5
40th quarter this year: 2
Rung open for the life of 2's dog, Jasper,
and as a birthday compliment to Val Dobson and Jan Allen of Bedale.
Friday, 4th November 2005
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 43m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Karen Owen
  • 2 - Arthur Reeves
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 4 - Guy Ward
  • 5 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
First of minor on an inside bell: 2 & 3.
300th quarter: 6.
First quarter on the tenor's new bearings.
Friday, 21st October 2005
St Laurence, York, Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 43m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Arthur J Reeves
  • 2 - Caroline L Cheesman (C)
  • 3 - Kevin Atkinson (C)
  • 4 - Char Elkington (C)
  • 5 - Lizzy Usher (C)
  • 6 - Maff Glover
Jointly conducted. Rung to mark Kevin's 21st Birthday. 1st Quarter-peal as Conductor 2,3,4,5
Rung on Trafalgar day

2004/05
Sunday, 26th June 2005
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14)
1260 Doubles (1p/7m)
(60 Stedman 240 Grandsire 120 each St Nicholas Winchendon Place Reverse Canterbury St Martin St Simon 360 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Ant Allen
  • 4 - David Bryant
  • 5 - Rachel Moss (C)
  • 6 - Andrew Moss (1st Q)
Rung during York Colleges Guild Dinner Day Weekend.
Friday, 10th June 2005
St Laurence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington MChem (York)
  • 2 - Caroline Cheesman (2nd year Biochemist)
  • 3 - Jacqui Ward BSc (Hons) MR Pharms
  • 4 - Kevin Atkinson (2nd year Chemist)
  • 5 - Debbie Spinks (3rd year Chemist) (C)
  • 6 - Paul Hutchins (1st year Chemist)
Rung by a band of chemists to celebrate the completion of the conductors BSc Chemistry course yesterday. With special thanks to Dr J M Lynam who supervised the conductors BSc project; "radical" mechanisms in molybdenum alkyne chemistry which was awarded a first class mark.
Friday, 11th March 2005
, York St Laurence, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 43m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Arthur Reeves
  • 2 - Kevin Atkinson
  • 3 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 4 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 5 - Debbie Spinks (C)
  • 6 - Darren Sage
Rung to celebrate the completion of the conductors Bsc project Radical mechanisms in molybdenum alkyne chemistry.
Saturday, 5th March 2005
St Martin le Grand (Coney Street) in , York, North Yorkshire (10-1-23) 44m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - Rachel Town
  • 4 - Matthew Jones
  • 5 - Robert Lee (C)
  • 6 - Matthew Young
For Morning Service.
Rung open in celebration of the life of Beth Gale, close friend of the treble ringer.
Friday, 4th February 2005
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 40m
1440 Minimus (3m)
(20 courses each of St Nicholas Double Bob and Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Debbie Spinks
  • 2 - David Bryant (C)
  • 3 - Matthew Jones
  • 4 - Jonathan Galloway
  • 5 - Maff Glover
Rung on the back five to congratulate Matthew on his election as Master of the York Colleges Guild.
Friday, 28th January 2005
St Wilfrid, York, (18-1-21) in 45m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Jacqui Ward
  • 3 - Matthew Jones
  • 4 - Jonathan Galloway
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
Rung on the back five to celebrate the birth of Bryony, great-niece of Jacqui Ward, on 12th January.
Sunday, 23rd January 2005
St Laurence, York, (3-0-2) in 35m
1320 Original Singles
  • 1 - David Bryant (C)
  • 2 - Darren Sage
  • 3 - Matthew Jones
Circled tower as conductor.
On the light major triad.
Friday, 14th January 2005
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 41m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 2 - Nicci Staves
  • 3 - Debbie Spinks
  • 4 - David Bryant (C)
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
Rung on the back six as a birthday compliment to Monica Harrison (Kevin's Grandmother), who was 70 on Monday.
Saturday, 1st January 2005
St Laurence, York, (2-3-16) in 34m
1320 Original Singles (with cover)
  • 1 - Darren Sage
  • 2 - David Bryant (C)
  • 3 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 4 - Maff Glover
On the front four. For new year and to work off lunch in the Mason's Arms!
Friday, 17th December 2004
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 42m
1260 Doubles (1p/2m)
(60 Stedman 5x120 each of Grandsire and Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Nicci Staves
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - David Bryant (C)
  • 4 - Debbie Spinks
  • 5 - Ian Broster
  • 6 - Maff Glover
On the back six.
First blows of Stedman: 1.
Friday, 10th December 2004
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 45m
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - David Bryant (C)
  • 3 - Caroline Cheesman (1st inside)
  • 4 - Nicci Staves
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - Kevin Atkinson
On the pentatonic six. To mark 360 emails on the tower email list since it was set up five days ago.
Friday, 3rd December 2004
St Laurence, York, (7-3-24) in 38m
1260 Doubles (2m)
(5 extents of Grandsire 5 extents and a 60 of Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Caroline Cheesman
  • 2 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 3 - David Bryant (C)
  • 4 - Debbie Spinks
  • 5 - Matthew Jones
  • 6 - Nicci Staves
Rung on the back six to celebrate Nestle Rowntree's sponsorship of York's Christmas Lights this year. Now every street can be a quality street! The city tree has enormous quality streets on it, but sadly they are too high to reach so a purple one cannot be borne triumphantly away.

2002/03
Sunday, 22nd June 2003
Spurriergate Centre, York, (8-2-14) in 39m
1260 Doubles (3m)
(60 Stedman 5x120 each Grandsire & Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Martin Turner
  • 2 - Ellie Dawkins
  • 3 - Lizzy Usher
  • 4 - Neil Curnow
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
  • 6 - Mike Esbester
Rung during York Colleges Guild Dinner Weekend.

2001/02
Sunday, 16th June 2002
Former St John (Arts Center) in , York, Yorkshire (9-0-4) 42m
1300 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen J Owen
  • 3 - Hilary Blake
  • 4 - Andrew W Dennison
  • 5 - Ian Broster (C)
  • 6 - Emma E Tatnall
First Quarter 6. For the YCG Annual Dinner.
Friday, 14th December 2001
Former St John, York, North Yorkshire (9-0-4) in 41m
1260 Doubles (4m)
(2*120 Grandsire 4*120 St Martin's Bob 2*120 St Simon's Bob 2*120 + 1*60 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Hilary Blake
  • 2 - David Potter
  • 3 - Ian Broster
  • 4 - Robert Lee
  • 5 - David Bryant (C)
On the back five. Also (Minster), 9th December, 880 Plain Bob Cinques: Rachel Storr 1, Angela Mitchell 2, Giles Galley 3, Adam Greenley 4, Paul Young 5, Chris Young 6, Mike Esbester 7, Ray East 8, Tim Bradley 9, David Bryant (C) 10, David Potter 11, Robert Lee 12. A Quarter Peal attempt cut short due to lack of time. Both rung to mark the conductor's 22nd birthday on 14th December.
Sunday, 2nd December 2001
St Wilfrid, York, North Yorkshire (6-0-6) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  • 1 - Max Spicer
  • 2 - David Bryant (C)
  • 3 - Emma Greenhill
  • 4 - Ian Broster
  • 5 - Jonathan Galloway
  • 6 - Lizzy Usher
On the front six. A birthday compliment to David Potter, president of YCG and the driving force behind the installation of these bells.
Friday, 26th October 2001
St Laurence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24) in 36m
1298 Cambridge Surprise Minor
  • 1 - Max Spicer (1st Treble Bob)
  • 2 - Robert Lee
  • 3 - Tom Henthorn
  • 4 - Ian Broster
  • 5 - Darren Moore
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
On the back six by YCG.
Friday, 19th October 2001
Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire (8-2-14)
840 Plain Bob Doubles and Minor
(2*120 1*240 Bob Doubles 360 Bob Minor)
  • 1 - Charlotte Elkington
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Max Spicer
  • 4 - Christine Potter
  • 5 - Ian Broster
  • 6 - Jonathan Galloway
Conducted by David Bryant - first performance as conductor while sitting on a table. The only proper ringing involved in our part of "Bong! Smack!", a piece (of what is questionable!) specially commissioned by the City of York Council and involving all seven rings of six or more bells within the walls, plus a number of "Digital Bell Towers". See bongsmack.com for further information on the concept behind the performance. Submitted on the basis that if we could have used the hour and a quarter allowed solely for proper ringing we could, if we'd rung the bells at Robert Lee speed, have rung two quarters. To celebrate the disinfection of the Arts Centre porch!
Friday, 5th October 2001
Former St John, York, North Yorkshire (9-0-4) in 44m
1260 Grandsire Doubles
  • 1 - Robert Lee
  • 2 - Guy Ward
  • 3 - Max Spicer (1st in m)
  • 4 - David Potter
  • 5 - Ian Broster (C)
  • 6 - David Bryant
To mark the beginning of the University term next Monday.
Saturday, 29th September 2001
Former St John, York, North Yorkshire (9-0-4)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Hilary Blake
  • 2 - Leanne Britton
  • 3 - Guy Ward
  • 4 - Max Spicer
  • 5 - David Potter
  • 6 - David Bryant (C)
First by YCG following the summer break. Rung prior to the St John's College Freshers' Fair. With commiserations to fellow YCG member Angela Squier, following her encounter with an aggressive fence which jumped out in front of her and caused her to fall off her bicycle. Nothing to do with having spent the evening imbibing, of course!

2000/01
Sunday, 24th June 2001
Former St John, York, North Yorkshire (9)
1296 Minor
(2m: 720 Cambridge Surprise 576 Plain Bob)
  • 1 - Leanne Britton
  • 2 - Karen Owen
  • 3 - Andrew Dennison
  • 4 - David Potter
  • 5 - Ian Broster (C)
  • 6 - David Bryant
During YCG Dinner Weekend.
Friday, 22nd June 2001
Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire (8) in 40m
1260 Plain Bob Minor
  • 1 - Leanne Britton
  • 2 - Guy Ward
  • 3 - David Bryant (C)
  • 4 - Max Spicer (1st Minor)
  • 5 - Andrew Dennison
  • 6 - Robert Lee
To mark the beginning of YCG Dinner Weekend. Circled tower as conductor.

Pre 2000
Saturday, 3rd September 1988
St Nicholas, Chiswick, Greater London (13-1-15 in F) in 43m
1280 Rutland Surprise Major
  • 1 - David J Ambler
  • 2 - Sarah L Wood
  • 3 - Jay Bunyan
  • 4 - Diana J Linford
  • 5 - Alan Combs
  • 6 - Jane L Ambler
  • 7 - Andrew M Farmer
  • 8 - David J Buckley (C)
First of Rutland: 6
Sunday, 19th June 1988
St Martin le Grand Coney Street, York, North Yorkshire (10-1-23 in G#)
1264 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Charles Crooks
  • 2 - Angela R Nix
  • 3 - Sarah Wood
  • 4 - Richard Darby
  • 5 - Jane Ambler
  • 6 - John D Leach
  • 7 - Michael J de C Henshaw (C)
  • 8 - Andrew Farmer
For guild dinner (on 18/6/1988)
Monday, 24th November 1986
St James the Apostle, Birstwith, North Yorkshire (11-1-14 in G) in 2h 40
5072 Plain Bob Major
  • 1 - Hilary Adams
  • 2 - Diana J Linford
  • 3 - Sarah L Wood
  • 4 - Richard P Darley
  • 5 - Robert D C Richards
  • 6 - John S Leech
  • 7 - David I Smith
  • 8 - Roger S Riley (C)