St Wilfrid's Treaty of Versailles Peace Peal

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Reference WMO/264502


St Wilfrid's Church

Market Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Pine
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A black, painted wooden board recording the ringing of a 3-hour peal of the church bells to mark the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919
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Beneath the headings described below, the board is divided into two halves - the left-hand half records the ringing of the Peace Peal. St Wilfrid's Church is written in a semi-circle above the board. Below that, across the two halves, is written: Lancs Assoc of Change Ringers. The commemorative description is: On June 28th 1919 in 3hrs 5min/ A peal of Grandsire Triples/ 5040 changes was rung on/ these Bells to commemorate/ the Signing of Peace on that day. Beneath that the written the names of the eight ringers, with the bell they rang. A line across the board then records the name of the conductor, and beneath that are written the name of the Rector and the Church Wardens.

No names of casualties are on the plaque

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