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Saturday 9 December 1916 – Badsey Change Ringing

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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On Sunday members of the Southern Branch of the Worcestershire Association rang a peal of Grandsire Triples on the church bells, consisting of 5040 changes – in three hours and three minutes, the ringers were Herbert Jordan (treble), Harry Middleton 2, Joseph O. Johnson 3, Frederick J. Johnson 4, Henry J. Phipps 6. James Hemming 7, George Moisey (tenor). The composition was Groves’ variations of Packers, twelve part, and was conducted by J. Hemming. This peal was rung with the bells half muffled as a token of respect to Corpl. L. H. Sparrow, a much respected member of the local band of ringers, a member of the Church choir, and also a member of the Worcestershire Association of Change Ringers, who was killed in France on Sunday, October 22. by a shell. The members of the Southern Branch of the above association wish to take this opportunity of tendering their sincere sympathy with the widow and children of Corpl. Sparrow and other members of the family in their irreparable loss.