Category Archives: Upton Grey

A Peal of Plain Bob Minor at Upton Grey for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Upton Grey, Hampshire
St Mary
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 2:45 (9–0–4 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
7 different extents
1Ann P LeMarechal
2Rebecca Webb
3Steve Lutener
4John A Dodd
5Michael J Church
6Roy LeMarechal (C)
Rung as part of the celebrations marking the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Congratulations to Three First Pealers at Upton Grey – Rebecca Webb, Steve Lutener and Richard Webb

Upton Grey Photograph by David Forder
Upton Grey Photograph by David Forder
Roy LeMarechal writes:
The peal was arranged by Michael Church. The ringers are all from St Michael’s Basingstoke. Michael arranged the peal as he and the first pealers were keen to get in on “FirstPeal2015“.

The Initial plan was to ring Plain Bob Minor but Rebecca was keen to ring her first peal with her husband Richard who could only reliably cover, hence Doubles. After a nervous start she was fine. Likewise Steve Lutener who was just about rock solid after the first few extents. Rebecca is already enthusiastic about another peal and I have said I would be happy to ring something with her in the new year.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild

Upton Grey, Hampshire
St Mary
Sunday, 13 December 2015 in 2:46 (9–0–4 in A)
5040 Doubles
2m: 25 extents of Grandsire and 17 of Plain Bob.
Michael J Church
Roy LeMarechal (C)
Rebecca Webb
Steve Lutener
Graham J Wright
Richard D Webb
First peal – 3, 4, 6. Circled tower to peals – 2.
Rung for Christmas and as a farewell to Revd Peter Dyson after 11 years of ministry in Upton Grey.