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1260 Grandsire Doubles :: Rung half​-​muffled for Remembrance Sunday

from St Martin's Church :: Remembrance Sunday [Half Muffled Quarter Peal] by St. Martin's Church Bell Ringers



Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday on bells which are the village war memorial.

Five bells in the tower of The Church of St. Martin, Winterborne St. Martin, Dorset were given by parishioners in memory of Frederick Chick, Alfred Joseph Dunford, John Hocking, Frederick Charles Park and Albert Trent. Who gave their lives in the war 1939 - 1945. The sixth bell was recast and with the help of German POWs, the tower was cleared and all six bells were installed in 1947.

Prior to the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Martin’s Church, Howard and his team of bellringers were ringing the traditional half muffled quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles.

Half muffling is used for solemn occasions. The clappers of the bells are half covered in a leather “sock”. This means that every other round of the bells has a quality which is distant and dreamlike, a soft echo of its former self.

R.I.P. Albert Edwin Haim, Private in the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, grandfather of the tenor ringer, who died on the Somme 100 years ago.


from St Martin's Church :: Remembrance Sunday [Half Muffled Quarter Peal], released November 17, 2016

1 :: D John Knight

2 :: Robin J Mears

3 :: Howard J Bowering

4 :: Robert Walters

5 :: Timothy F Collins (C)

6 :: Mike Pitman


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