Peals

This page contains a handful of significant peals that have been rung in the last 9 years. There has been a multitude of footnotes, including long-lengths (some of which broke the records), new methods, first and n-thousandth peals, marking special occasions and in memory of loved ones.

For the full details of all peals, please visit Bellboard.

150th Peal on the bells.
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Monday, 4 April 2016 in 2:29 (3–1–2)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by M B Davies (no.1)
Graham J Wright
John P Colliss
Charlotte K Colliss
James A Hodkin
Malcolm M Powell
Richard M Thompson
John A Dodd
Edward P D Colliss (C)
150th peal on the bells.

1000th Peal for John Dodd, and a record length.
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Saturday, 22 November 2014 in 13:6 (3–1–2)
28512 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by B D Price
John A Dodd
David J Mattingley
Benjamin J Carey
James A Hodkin
Andrew B Mills (C)
Andrew J Dodd
Roy LeMarechal
Edward P D Colliss
1000th peal – 1.
Longest peal in the method so far, beating in changes, if not time, the 23296 rung at Llanfeugan in 1974. Longest peal by the Guild, beating the 25088 Plain Bob Major rung in hand in 1977. 4th longest tower bell peal ever.
Umpires – Christine R Hill, Martin J E Daniels, Andrew G Craddock, Alistair K C Brown, Margaret E L Chapman, Sam Shead, Patricia D Spink
This peal has been recognised as a record length in the method.

70th Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Landings
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 6 June 2014 in 2h:03 (1–1–2)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Composed by R Bailey
Caroline Daniels
John A Dodd
Maureen J Hanney
Colin J Butler
Martin J E Daniels
James A Hodkin (C)
Rung to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings. Remembering both those who participated and the multitude of support personnel who made this turning point of the War possible.

100th Peal on the bells
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 in 3h 16 (3–1–2)
6480 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by J Clatworthy
1 John A Dodd
Jenny M A Astridge
Brian J Woodruffe (C)
Janet L Morris
Patricia D Spink
Tobias B Dando
Christopher R Field
Raymond Haines
Andrew J Dodd
10 James A Hodkin
100th peal on the bells.

First Peal with the new tenor
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Saturday, 16 March 2013 in 2.06 (3)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Composed by Roger Bailey
John A Dodd
Harriet J Dodd
Colin J Butler
E C Gareth Higgs
Martin J E Daniels
James A Hodkin (C)
First peal with the new tenor
First minor as conductor

1300th Peal for John Couperthwaite
Awbridge Society
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 in 2hr 37min (2–2–0)
5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal
Composed by R J Angrave (No 21)
John A Dodd
Anne L Rueff
Karen M White
Martin J Turner
Janet L Morris
Tom Page
E C Gareth Higgs
W John Couperthwaite (C)
Edward J W Manley
10 Ronald F Diserens
1300th peal: 8.

60th Anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Monday, 6 February 2012 in 2h33 (2cwt)
5184 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Graham A C John (6-part)
Alan D Elsmore
John A Dodd
Frank R Morton
Tom Page
Brian J Woodruffe (C)
Janet L Morris
E C Gareth Higgs
Martin J Turner
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne.

100th Peal for Andrew Dodd
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 28 May 2010 in 2h 30 (2–2–0)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Brian J Woodruffe
Andrew J Dodd (C)
Colin J Butler
Martin J E Daniels
Jonathan P Daniels
Graham J Wright
Edward P D Colliss
John P Colliss
John A Dodd
10 James A Hodkin
100th Peal and 25th of Royal – 2. First of Royal as conductor.
Circled the tower to Peals – 7,10.
Thank you to the ringers of 1, 6, 7, 8 & 9 who also rang in the conductor’s first peal on 24/03/2003.

2000th Peal for John Colliss
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 in 2:32 (2–2–0)
5000 Superlative No.2 Surprise Royal
Composed by R LeMarechal No.5
John P Colliss
Edward P D Colliss
Lizzie J Hough
Andrew J Dodd
John A Dodd
D Annabel Preston
Roy LeMarechal (C)
Anthony P Smith
James A Hodkin
10 Stuart J Heath
2000th peal – 1.
First peal of Superlative No.2 S.10 – 2, 3, 4.

First Peal on the Bells
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 24 July 2009 in 2:37 (2–2–0)
5021 Grandsire Caters
Composed by arr R LeMarechal from A M Tyler
Harriet J Dodd
Matthew R T Higby
Andrew J Dodd
Brian J Woodruffe
John P Colliss
Roy LeMarechal (C)
Barry J Fry
Graham J Wright
John A Dodd
10 Martin K Waldron
First peal on the bells.