Peals and Peal Database
2018 Peal Report
There were twelve peals rung for the TDGR during 2018 rung at ten different locations. This is an increase on 2017 (8) but still significantly less than 2016 (19).
The peals were rung by 22 resident members augmented by a further 27 from outside the Guild. John Davis and David Ralls were the leading peal ringers for the Guild with 7 each and John Pladdys was the leading conductor with 3.
Congratulations to Tracey Hillman who rang her first peal the first attempt at St Dominick.
The first peals were rung on the new bells at St Winnow (by a visiting band) and on the Bradoc mini-ring. The 100th Peal on the bells was rung at Penzance making this only the third tower in Cornwall to reach this total, the other two being Carbis Bay and Truro Cathedral which have now had 220 and 117 peals rung respectively.
There were a further 34 peals rung in Cornwall by visiting bands in 2018.
Three peals were rung at Helston in 2018, the first peals on the bells since 1985 and a peal at Mullion was the first since 1977. There are a further seven ringable towers in Cornwall that have been peal-less for a longer period than this.
Following the seven dwarf themed peal in 2017, the same band rang a peal on ‘Star Wars Day’ in suitably named methods. We look forward to the next instalment.
In the five year period 2014-2018 there have been 239 Peals rung in Cornwall, of these 109 Peals were rung for the TDGR.
Ringing in these 109 TDGR peals have been only 52 resident members; half (55) of these peals have been of Stedman with predominantly visiting ringers.
Whilst peal ringing in Cornwall is not a popular activity, it still represents the Gold Standard of the exercise and it would be good to see more people having a go or coming back to it after a few years.
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Compiled by Robert Perry, Guild Secretary
courtesy of Robert Perry
Courtesy of Robert Perry