Like many good ideas, it started in the pub after a Peal attempt at Caerphilly in October when Andrew Phillips made a casual remark about it being almost 10 years since he'd called a Peal of Grandsire Triples to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Trevor Lewis' first Peal, which had also been Grandsire Triples at Caerphilly.

A quiet word in Trevor's ear the following day over a cup of coffee and the seed was sewn.......

All went to plan, the Peal was scored and there was a very happy Trevor in the pub afterwards. Trevor wanted "Last Peal: 6" in the footnote, but that was over-ruled as the band are planning another one in 10 year's time smiley

Peal details:

Llandaff & Monmouth Diocesan Association
CAERPHILLY, Caerphilly, St Martin
Saturday 14 December 2013 in 3hrs (13-0-1)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed: J J Parker (12-Part, 7th Obs)
1 David J Llewellyn
2 Helen Phillips
3 John A Vesey
4 Anne D Jones
5 Andrew C John
6 Trevor T Lewis
7 Andrew J Phillips (C)
8 Barry J Hayman
100th Peal on the Bells.
Rung to mark the 60th Anniversary of Trevor Lewis' first peal, which was rung on the same bell, to the same composition.

For the record, the details of Trevor's first Peal are as follows:

Llandaff & Monmouth Diocesan Association
CAERPHILLY, Caerphilly, St Martin
Saturday December 12 1953 3h10 (13)
5040 Grandsire Triples
JJ Parker's 12-part (7th Observation)
1 Jennifer M Stephens
2 Dilys L Hulbert
3 A Ryan Price
4 Percy Jones
5 Thomas T Yeomans
6 Trevor T Lewis
7 William H Dare (C)
8 Jean Powell
First peal: 1 & 6. Birthday compliment to Mr Percy Jones and an 88th birthday compliment to Mr J W Jones of Newport (Mon).

Photo: The Peal band (stood in order, left to right):

(With apologies to all for the tardy write-up)

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