Lancashire Association of Bellringers VE Day Peal

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Reference WMO/282642


St Cuthbert's Church

Halsall Road


L39 8RG


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Painted
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A framed oak board with an arched top, around which is written the name of the church, framing the flags of the major Allied nations, with the USSR to the left, the USA to the right, and Great Britain in the centre, emblazoned on a carved bell in half-relief. The painted inscription describes the Peal and the ringers involved. A lower inscription describes a Peal carried out the following day, above the names of the Church Wardens and the Rector.
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St Cuthbert's Halsall/ Lancashire/ Association/ of Change Ringers/ On Tuesday May 8th 1945/ (VE Day) a Peal of Minor/ 5040 5040 was Rung in 2 Hrs. 28 Mins,/ Being-2-720s of Oxford Bob/ and 5 of Plain Bob./ The Ringers were:/ Names/ On May 9th 1945 a Peal of/ Minor 5040 was Rung in/ 2 Hrs 26 Mins Being-2-720s of/ Oxford Bob and 5 of/ Plain Bob./ The Ringers were:/ Names/ W Gradwell, J Sephton, Wardens/ Rev. EL Mather, Rector

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