8th May 2016

Biographical Records

The lives of individual ringers provide us with insights into the way ringing has developed over the years, as well as being valuable personal records of individual ringers now deceased. Most of those recorded so far served on the Central Council but the records are being extended to include other notable ringers, including those who lived and rang before the Council was formed in the late 19th century. As well as being online, the records are kept in a series of books that form part of the Council’s historical collection.

552 of these 953 records are scanned images of handwritten originals.

As well as the biographic records here, other sources of biographical information on ringers include:

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Acland, Colonel John Edward (20 Feb 1848 - 15 Feb 1932)
Acres, John Albert S (4 Dec 1921 - 18 Mar 1981)
Ainsley, Frank (31 Oct 1905 - 2 Jan 1989)
Aldridge, Revd Geoffrey de Y (14 Nov 1875 - 23 May 1945)
Allen, Patrick Henry (17 Mar 1927 - 15 Jun 2002)
Allman, Walter (27 Feb 1910 - 25 Aug 1989)
Anderson, Robert Shield (26 Aug 1907 - 17 Apr 1995)
Andrews, Wilfred (1872 - 22 Jul 1949)
Angold, Dom Paulinus (22 Dec 1913 - 18 Dec 2009)
Annable, Benjamin (d1 Feb 1756)
Argyle, Douglas Harold (Oct 1896 - 11 Jul 1946)
Argyle, Henry (28 Mar 1864 - 9 Dec 1931)
Armstrong, James Kenneth (1889 - 1964)
Armstrong, Stanley Ernest (6 Dec 1903 - 24 Jul 1987)
Arnold, Frank Charles John (17 Nov 1926 - 7 Aug 2010)
Arthur, Kenneth (2 Aug 1916 - 17 Feb 2012)
Ashford, Bernard Charles (17 Oct 1897 - 19 Jun 1985)
Ashley-Cooper, Sir Anthony, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury (31 Aug 1869 - 25 Mar 1961)
Ashmole, Joseph (5 Feb 1863 - 1 Apr 1955)
Aspinwall, John (1836 - 21 Jan 1911)
Atkins, Edward Maurice (11 Jul 1890 - 16 Aug 1964)
Atkinson, John Hewitson (13 Oct 1950 - 18 May 2014)
Attree, George Frederick (14 Jan 1852 - Jun 1918)
Austin, John (19 Nov 1863 - 28 Aug 1944)
Ayre, Walter (4 Dec 1891 - 20 Feb 1978)
Bagworth, Norman Sidney (11 May 1907 - 6 May 1984)
Bailey, Frederick Walter (19 Apr 1894 - 28 May 1979)
Bailey, Roger (25 Jun 1946 - 22 Jan 2013)
Bailey, Trevor Noel John (6 Dec 1941 - 11 Oct 2005)
Baker, Antony Swinburne (13 Jun 1943 - 24 Mar 1995)
Baker, Henry Osbourne (24 Jan 1908 - 14 Aug 1969)
Baker, Herbert (31 Oct 1863 - 28 Dec 1925)
Baker, Peter Edgar (8 Feb 1925 - 15 Jul 2011)
Baker, Revd William Wing Carew (5 Aug 1860 - 14 Nov 1930)
Ball, Thomas Freeman (1847 - 1897)
Ballard, Alfred (14 Dec 1908 - 13 May 1992) (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Banks, John Henry (18 Nov 1868 - 21 Jun 1941)
Barber, William Henry (4 Nov 1876 - 30 May 1950)
Barham, James (1725 - 14 Jan 1818)
Barker, Arthur David (28 Oct 1890 - 20 Feb 1986)
Barker, Brian Miles (12 Jan 1926 - 19 Jan 2011)
Barker, Mrs Gladys Elsie Wilhelmina (9 Aug 1900 - 16 Aug 1998)
Barnett, Edwin (7 Jun 1862 - 13 Aug 1932)
Barnett, Edwin Arthur (15 Oct 1918 - 2 Aug 2004)
Barnett, George Henry (19 Jul 1850 - 20 Jan 1895)
Barnett, Mrs Olive Delia (6 Jul 1919 - 25 Oct 2010)
Baron, William (13 Oct 1843 - 19 Jul 1904)
Barrett, Henry William John (26 Nov 1905 - 24 Jun 1995) (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Barrett, Joseph Thomas (22 Dec 1907 - 13 Aug 1980)
Barry, Albert Leslie (10 Oct 1904 - 28 Apr 1984)
Bartlett, Beric Easterbrook (27 Dec 1912 - 11 Dec 1979)
Bartlett, Tom George (1880 - 28 Feb 1957)
Barton, Harry (8 Aug 1874 - 26 Jan 1940)
Basden, John (17 Feb 1858 - 14 Dec 1911)
Bassett, Charles Alfred (24 Nov 1910 - 19 Jul 1977)
Bastable, Henry (30 Dec 1848 - 19 Jan 1899)
Battin, Alfred James (14 Feb 1876 - 1957)
Baxter, Henry (10 Jul 1901 - 10 Aug 1961)
Bayles, Denis Alan (18 Jan 1922 - 15 Jul 1993)
Beamish, Mrs Dorothy Eva (11 Aug 1899 - 5 Mar 1990)
Beams, Thomas Hervey (15 Jul 1866 - 25 Aug 1930)
Beard, David Walter (21 Nov 1932 - 11 Jan 2004)
Bedwell, William (2 Nov 1869 - 17 May 1901)
Beech, Frank (12 May 1935 - 17 Apr 2015)
Beeston, Revd Arthur Thomas (2 Dec 1861 - 30 Jun 1933)
Bell, Richard Guy (3 Feb 1904 - 20 Aug 1977)
Benfield, Revd Gordon (8 Aug 1929 - 12 Aug 2004)
Bennett, Arthur Burgess (5 Aug 1863 - 30 Mar 1939)
Bennett, Aubrey Lyddon (30 Nov 1895 - 27 Aug 1979)
Bennett, David Hardman (24 Oct 1902 - 1 May 1966)
Bennett, Frank (27 Jan 1869 - 10 Nov 1957) (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Bennett, Frederick Hector (21 May 1907 - 21 May 1982)
Bennett, Stanley Edward (1902 - 29 Feb 1964)
Benson, Revd Preb Edward Geoffrey, MA (8 Dec 1901 - 5 Aug 1961)
Bentham, William (1857 - 7 May 1924)
Beresford, Dennis (12 May 1934 - 30 Jun 2011)
Berry, Arthur Charles (1 Feb 1946 - 30 Jan 2013)
Betjeman, Sir John, CBE CLitt (23 Aug 1906 - 19 May 1984)
Bibby, John Edward (3 Feb 1901 - 12 Jan 1974)
Bibby, William (6 Aug 1870 - 3 Jun 1941)
Biffin, Edward William (27 Aug 1887 - 8 Apr 1960)
Billings, Eric (29 Jun 1938 - 18 Jul 2006)
Binns, Robert (1852 - 1919)
Binyon, Charles Arthur, JP (1874 - 1963)
Bird, Hector Glaze (11 Aug 1900 - 13 Feb 1978)
Birkett, Edwin Cardus (28 Oct 1896 - 19 Mar 1976)
Bishop, Ernest (2 Feb 1863 - 4 Jun 1935)
Black, George Airth (1 Jul 1877 - 8 Apr 1951)
Black, Robert George (10 Mar 1889 - 19 Jun 1976)
Blackburn (Blackbourne), Thomas (1860 - 24 Jan 1933)
Blackman, Richard George (12 May 1898 - 22 Jan 1969)
Blanchard, Robert Boyd (1849 - 7 Jan 1910)
Bluff, John Henry James (10 Jul 1905 - 2 Aug 1979)
Blythe, John William Charles (5 Jul 1929 - 27 Jul 2006)
Bogan, Amos Frederick (18 May 1919 - 20 Mar 2006)
Bolland, George Bean (2 Feb 1852 - 29 Dec 1925)
Bolton, William (9 Aug 1872 - 29 Dec 1940)
Bond, Revd Peter Neville (24 Apr 1922 - 4 Feb 1981)
Border, Peter (8 Feb 1932 - 18 Oct 2000) (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Boreham, Frank Donald (27 Aug 1908 - 1978)

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