Matthew Sheasby achieved his first peal on Wednesday 16th September, on the Royal Jubilee Bells. This was a peal of Grandsire Triples, which (in common with all peals of “Triples”) features every single permutation possible on seven bells (5040 changes). It took 2 hours 52 minutes to complete.
The band included Matthew’s father, Christopher, and his grandparents Raymon and Janice, as well as Tom Hinks, Helena Mattingley and Dickon Love, who are all from Ss Peter & Paul Bromley, where Matthew learned to ring (under the tuition of Dickon, the late David Kingston and his father). The final member of the band was Oliver Bardsley, who as an active member of the Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers, will be welcoming Matthew into membership in a few weeks’ time when Matthew begins his undergraduate career there.
We hope this will be the first of many peals for Matthew.