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The First False Peal
on the 8 bells at All Saints’ Pontefract

The Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers
Annual Report shows :-

PONTEFRACT, W Yorks, All Saints (12 Cwt)
Saturday 20 May 1905
Three hours eighteen minutes
5088 Kent TB Major
Composer A. Knights

Bell Ringer Bell Ringer
1 W. Pease 2 W. Brook
3 G. Wilcock 4 J. Pease
5 B. Watkinson 6 A. Strangward
7 J. Fryer 8 T. Barker (C)
  First Peal 4,5&7
First in the method 1,3&6
  First in the method as conductor.

The peal was published in "Bell News",
but subsequently the composition was found to be false,
so a withdrawal was published in the journal a few weeks later.

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