Last updated 10th November 2018
These lists were initially compiled from the peal reports published in 1994 and 1995 and contained about 350 composers’ names at that time. Roger updated it in January 2008 by doing a quick trawl through the top 6 societies from peals.co.uk, which by the way has an unpublicised reports page where you can search for (among other things), peals by specific composers. Apparently, Roger also searched Tony Smith’s admirable Index to Compositions in the Ringing World, and at the time Roger died the main list contained 743 names. The lists below had another major update in April 2014 by searching for new names of composers in the Ringing World Index, and the compositions collections maintained by Don Morrison and others, and there have been sporadic updates since.
The following 20 composers are recorded as having produced quarter peals, but for all I know they may have produced peals too. The Ringing World or Bell News reference is to a representative composition only. If you know of any peals any of them composed please .
|1344 3-Spliced Plain & Little Major||A E||Brown||RW 78/0934|
|1319 Grandsire Cinques||K||Brown||RW 94/1122|
|1260 PB Triples||Peter A K||Covey-Crump||RW 2002/630|
|120 5-Spliced Doubles||J||Davey||RW 50/0446|
|720 Plain Bob Minor||?||Dixon||RW 68/0240|
|2001 Plain Bob Triples||John A||Foster||RW 2001/907|
|1952 Plain Bob Major||Geoffrey J||Gammon||RW 52/0046|
|1277 Grandsire Caters||G||Hollis||RW 78/0922|
|2000 Plain Bob Major||Timothy P||Hughes||RW 99/701|
|1260 Grandsire Triples||Michael||Hurst||RW 2001/0005|
|1909 Stedman Caters||William H||Inglesant||BN XXVII/567|
|1260 Stedman Triples||S||Jones||RW 50/0798|
|2002 Grandsire Triples||Paul||Marshall||RW 2002/0048|
|1998 Grandsire Caters||Simon S||Meyer||RW 98/0381|
|1296 Grandsire Caters||Ian J||Povey||RW 2002/1011|
|720 Plain Bob Doubles||A R||Price||RW 96/0365|
|1260 Grandsire Triples||H A||Price||RW 63/0360|
|touches Stedman Triples||E V||Williams||RW 77/0922|
|720 Plain Bob Minor||H F||Wood||RW 51/0764|
|1260 Grandsire Triples||C H||Woodbury||RW 73/0846|
The following 4 composers are recorded as having produced peals but their names have not been fully identified; again the reference (Ringing World etc.) is to a representative composition only. And, again, please if you know their names more fully.
|Composition||Composer (incomplete name)||Reference|
|6144 Plain Bob Major||P||Brickell (Northenden, Cheshire)||BN IX/608|
|5040 Grandsire Triples||M T||Edwards||Peal Board, Kensington, 19 April 1804|
|5088 Plain Bob Major (False)||E A||Ridgeway||RW 75/0355|
|5024 Plain Bob Major||J W||Sedgley (King’s Lynn)||BN VIII/323|
I believe the following list to be correct, with the caveat that many of the 879 names in it are based on Roger’s memories of obsessively reading the Ringing World for almost 50 years. If you spot any errors (especially where there are alternative spellings for Christian names, such as Anthony/Antony) or omissions, please .
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