Death of John D. Money Esq.We are sad to report that Mr Money, formerly Estates Manager at Leeds Castle in the days of Lady Baillie, and who had lived at Battel Hall in Leeds village for over 50 years passed away in early July 2007. His like will never be seen again; both with regard to his splendid diction, and his service to the Community of Leeds in the old days. He was a staunch supporter of the Landed Gentry, and of the Book of Common Prayer, attending the 8am Communion service at Leeds until it was done away with several years ago. ASELY members rang the following Quarter peal on one of the rings of bells upon which the Leeds Youths rang a peal of 5184 Oxford TB Major on Whit Monday May 31st 1762 (tho' all the bells at New Romney have since been recast):
Ten members of the ASELY attempted to ring a Quarter Peal of Stedman Quators at Leeds to Mr Money's memory on 16th August 2007, but sadly this was lost in the 8th course. The band stood as follows: Treble: B.D. Kipling Esq. 2: M.J. Jones Esq. 3: S.J.O. Head Esq. 4: R.J. Chandler Esq. 5: R.K. Bickerton Esq. 6: J.B. Saunders Esq. 7: M. Chittenden-Pile Esq. 8: J. Smith 9: C.J. Cooper Esq. Tenor: K.A. Osborne Esq.
Peal Rung as a farewell to Revd. David Brookes, and to mark 70 years as Verger of Leeds Church for S.J. Russell Esq.Saturday 29th August 2003 at St Nicholas Leeds
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major in 3 hours
Treble: J. Sutch Esq.
2: Mrs G.G. Pearson [non member]
3: Martin Jones
4: Matthew Jones
5: W.J. Stungo
6: S. Head
7: C.F.C. Pearson
Tenor: C.J. Cooper
The peal was also rung to mark the Golden Wedding of Canon & Mrs J.W. Everett [formerly Vicar of Ashford]
The peal was credited to the London County Association, as Mrs Pearson yet again stood in at the 'eleventh hour', and the Society is once more heartily grateful to her for so doing.
Bicentenary of the Casting of Borden Bells
Saturday 2nd February 2002 marked the 200th Anniversary of the casting of the bells of SS Peter & Paul Borden, by Thomas Mears the Elder. A centenary peal of 5040 Stedman Triples was rung on Sunday 2nd February 1902 by a local band, excepting the conductor, that lovely old fellow Challis F. Winney Esq, of St John, Wilton Road; St Clement Danes, Strand; and St Pauls Cathedral. The Leeds Youths had intended to mark this occasion with a peal of Bob Major; however due to illness of two members of the band this had to be reduced to Minor; not all the performers were Society members, and could not on any wise be rung for the ASELY as only peals of Major and above are allowed by the Society rules. Six good and true extents were rung beginning at 3:35 pm and failing at 6:30pm - sadly in the final extent there was a shift in course: five bells were out of course causing it to run round in the middle of the seventh extent. The work which the Leeds Youths had carried out on the bells has improved the 'go' of them quite significantly, and the performance is appended below: Viz
Saturday 2nd February 2002 at S.S. Peter & Paul, Borden
To mark the Bicentenary of the casting of the bells, and the centenary
of a peal by a local company (excepting Mr C.F. Winney, the
conductor). Believed to be the longest length of Minor rung on the
250th Anniversary of the Leeds Youths
Friday 2nd November 2001 at Home (St Nicholas, Leeds)