On Wednesday 6 September 2017 various ringing took place in the North-East to remember North Shields ringer Private George Robert Potter.
A quarter peal was rung in memory of George Potter at North Shields. The ringing received some good press coverage too, in the News Guardian.
Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 (7)
1250 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Darren Gardner
2 David Hamby
3 Alyson Kerr
4 Christine Richardson
5 Alan Barber (C)
6 Michael Hewitt
On the centenary of the death of Private George Robert Potter of the 1st/6th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers (service number 275089) and is commemorated in Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He was a ringer at this tower.
The band, clockwise from bottom right.
A quarter peal was also rung at Newcastle Cathedral:
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 in 47 (17–0–16)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Howard E J Smith (C)
2 J Michael Procter
3 Richard Grainger
4 David Hewitt
5 Daniel Smith
6 Matthew Hetherington
The bells of this Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas were rung today as part of “Ringing to Remember” – the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers First World War ringing commemoration. On this day one hundred years ago a bellringer from Christ Church North Shields was killed. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private George Robert Potter. His name is recorded on the ringers plaque in this Cathedral.
George Potter we have remembered you.