Full peal of St Paul's bells completed to mark 60th anniversary of Queen's Coronation
03 June 2013
Beginning at 12pm on Saturday 1 June, thirteen of the Cathedral's Guild of Ringers rang 5060 changes of Stedman Cinques in just under four hours.
in 3hr51 (tenor weight 62)
The peal attempt at the Cathedral on Coronation Day in 1953, also of Stedman Cinques, under the conductorship of John E
Chilcott, unfortunately had to be stopped due to a small error and was therefore unsuccessful.
Phil Rogers of the St Paul's Cathedral Guild of Ringers, said: "John was probably the best conductor of Stedman in the country at the time, making the loss particularly unfortunate. However, the peal was successfully rung 18 days later.
"John Chilcott is still with us and retired to the Hereford area. The only other surviving member of the band is his brother Michael. He is still a member of the Cathedral Guild and rang with us regularly until last year."