Great Western Castle Class Locomotives Peal Project
I N D E X

Early in 2010 whilst musing over a book about Great Western Railway locomotives a plan was hatched (In the pub, where else!!) to attempt to ring a series of methods named after the famous Castle Class Great Western Locomotives. The Castle Class was the work horse of the Great Western Railway from the 1920's to the end of mainline steam in the 60's and were regularly seen pulling passenger Locomotives across the County and down into Cornwall. 100 of the locomotives with names such as Launceston Castle, Ludlow Castle, Earl of St Germans and of course Isambard Kingdom Brunei bore engine numbers between 5000 and 5099, so the challenge was set not only to ring a new method to the name but a peal with the exact number of changes to match the engine number. This has provided a particular challenge both in finding unrung methods and compositions to match the length required and for Tim our resident conductor to call as invariably most are one part compositions with variable hunt starts and in the future endings. It is also interesting that having started the project, this little piece of history has sparked much interest, comment and memories of a bygone era in the pages of Ringing World as the peals are published. It is anticipated that this will be an ongoing project for some time as not only are we also ringing a Treble Bob series but fitting in other methods to help particular individuals.

Early in 2010 whilst musing over a book about Great Western Railway locomotives a plan was hatched (In the pub, where else!!) to attempt to ring a series of methods named after the famous Castle Class Great Western Locomotives. The Castle Class was the work horse of the Great Western Railway from the 1920's to the end of mainline steam in the 60's and were regularly seen pulling passenger Locomotives across the County and down into Cornwall. 100 of the locomotives with names such as Launceston Castle, Ludlow Castle, Earl of St Germans and of course Isambard Kingdom Brunei bore engine numbers between 5000 and 5099, so the challenge was set not only to ring a new method to the name but a peal with the exact number of changes to match the engine number. This has provided a particular challenge both in finding unrung methods and compositions to match the length required and for Tim our resident conductor to call as invariably most are one part compositions with variable hunt starts and in the future endings. It is also interesting that having started the project, this little piece of history has sparked much interest, comment and memories of a bygone era in the pages of Ringing World as the peals are published. It is anticipated that this will be an ongoing project for some time as not only are we also ringing a Treble Bob series but fitting in other methods to help particular individuals.

Launceston Castle GWR Launceston Castle No.5000
Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 6 May 2010 in 2hrs 49min (8-0-27)
5000 Launceston Castle Surprise Major
Composed by: Robert D S Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Sheila C Matthews
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Launceston Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5000 Launceston Castle built in September 1926 withdrawn from service October 1964.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 20 May 2010 in 2hrs 48min (8-0-27)
5001 Llandovery Castle Surprise Major
Composed by: Robert.D.S.Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Sheila C Matthews
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Llandovery Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5001 Llandovery Castle Built September 1926. Withdrawn February 1963. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 8 July 2010 in 2hrs 48min (8-0-27)
5002 Ludlow Castle Surprise Major
Composed by: Robert D S Brown
1   Jenny Morris
2   Sheila C Matthews
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Ludlow Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5002 Ludlow Castle built in September 1926 withdrawn from service September 1964.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 21 October 2010 in 2hrs 36min (8-0-27)
5003 Lulworth Castle Surprise Major
Composed by: Robert D S Brown
1   Jennifer E Elmes
2   Paul J Pascoe
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the method
Lulworth Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5003 Lulworth Castle, Built May 1927. Withdrawn August 1962. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

" The band still can't believe Tim Collins rang the Tenor"

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 28 October 2010 in 2hrs 42min (8-0-27)
5004 Llanstephan Castle Surprise Major
Composed by: Robert D S Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Sheila C Matthews
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Llanstephan Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5004 Llanstephan Castle. Built June 1927. Withdrawn April 1962.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 4 November 2010 in 2hrs 41min (8-0-27)
5005 Manorbier Castle Surprise Major
Composed by: Robert D S Brown
1   Michael Hatchett
2   Sheila C Matthews
3   Mervyn C Way
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Manorbier Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5005 Manorbier Castle. Built June 1927. Carried streamlining from March 1935 until 1940. last shed allocation Swindon. Withdrawn February 1960.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 25 November 2010 in 2hrs 50min (8-0-27)
5006 Tregenna Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Frederick J Sage
2   Sheila C Matthews
3   Mervyn C Way
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Lesley A Knipe
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the method
Tregenna Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Loccomotive 5006 Tregenna Castle, Built June 1927. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. last shed allocation Carmarthen. Withdrawn April 1962.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 9 December 2010 in 2hrs 45min (8-0-27)
5007 Rougemont Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Lesley A Knipe
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Michael Hatchett
4   Frederick J Sage
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Rougemont Castle Surprise Major x34x4x256x23x2x5x2x1 le 2 [b] fch BDE
Remembering Great Western Locomotive 5007 Rougemont Castle Built June 1927. Last shed allocation Gloucester. Withdrawn September 1962. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 2 August 2012 in 2hrs 50min (8-0-27)
5008 Raglan Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Graham W Elmes
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Frederick J Sage
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Raglan Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5008 Raglan Castle Built June 1927. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted March 1961. Last shed allocation Old Oak Common. Withdrawn September 1962. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 16 August 2012 in 2hrs 53min (8-0-27)
5009 Shrewsbury Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Frederick J Sage
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Thomas R Garrett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Shrewsbury Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5009 Shrewsbury Castle Built June 1927. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. last shed allocations Swindon. Withdrawn October 1960 and eventually scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 11 October 2012 in 2hrs 48min (8-0-27)
5010 Restormel Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Lesley A Knipe
2   Frederick J Sage
3   Graham W Elmes
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Richard H Johnston
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Restormel Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5010 Restormel Castle Built July 1927. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Last shed allocation Reading. Withdrawn October 1959 and scrapped.

Also in memory of Robert Redvers Brown ,MBE ACIS. 1925 to 2012, (Grandfather Wobbly Bob) Father to ringer of 7th, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Normandy War veteran and friend to many at rest with the Great Architect of the Universe.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 18 October 2012 in 2hrs 47min (8-0-27)
5011 Tintagel Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Richard W Ellis
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Graham W Elmes
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Tintagel Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5011 Tintagel Castle built July 1927. First shed allocation Newton Abbot. Last shed allocation Old Oak Common. Withdrawn September 1962 and scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

Also Birthday compliment to Mike Hatchett and Robert Brown whose birthdays are today.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 1 November 2012 in 2hrs 48min (8-0-27)
5012 Berry Pomeroy Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Berry Pomeroy Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5012 Berry Pomeroy Castle. Built July 1927. First shed allocation Newton Abbot, last shed allocation Oxford. Withdrawn April 1962 and scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 22 November 2012 in 2hrs 50min (8-0-27)
5013 Abergavenny Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Graham W Elmes
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Abergavenny Castle Surprise Major x3x4x256x6x34x5x34.2.5 le 2 [f] fch BDa

Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5013 Abergavenny Castle.

Built June 1932. First shed allocation Newton Abbot.. Last shed allocation Neath. Withdrawn July 1962 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 29 November 2012 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5014 Goodrich Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Michael Hatchett
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Goodrich Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5014 Goodrich Castle.

Built June 1932. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Last shed allocation Tyseley. Withdrawn February 1965 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 17 January 2013 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5015 Kingswear Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Graham W Elmes
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Kingswear Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5015 Kingswear Castle.

Built July 1932. First shed allocation Cardiff Canton. Last shed allocation Cardiff East Dock. Withdrawn April 1963. Scrapped at Central Wagon Co, Wigan.

1800th Peal - 7

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 14 February 2013 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5069 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Frederick J Sage
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5069 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Built June 1938. First shed allocations Old Oak Common. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted November 1958. last shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Withdrawn February 1962 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 28 February 2013 in 2hrs 49min (8-0-27)
5016 Montgomery Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Richard H Johnston
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Michael Hatchett
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Montgomery Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive No 5016 Montgomery Castle. Built July 1932. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted February 1960. Last shed allocation Llanelly. Withdrawn September 1962. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 18 April 2013 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5017 The Gloucester Regiment 28th,
61st Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Lynne P Hughes
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
The Gloucester Regiment 28th, 61st Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive No 5017 The Gloucester Regiment 28th, 61st. Built as St. Donat's Castle, July 1932. First shed allocation Taunton. Renamed April 1954 to mark The regiments gallantry at the battle of Imjin River Withdrawn September 1962: 1,598,851 miles. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 23 May 2013 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5018 St Mawes Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Frederick J Sage
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
St Mawes Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5018 St. Mawes Castle. Built July 1932. First shed allocation Old Oak Common last shed allocation Reading. Withdrawn March 1964. Scrapped at Cohen's, Kettering.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 30 May 2013 in 2hrs 40min (8-0-27)
5019 Treago Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Michael R Spencer
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Michael Hatchett
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Treago Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5019 Treago Castle. Built July 1932. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted February 1961. Last shed allocation Wolverhampton, Stafford Road. Withdrawn September 1962.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 18 July 2013 in 2hrs 58min (8-0-27)
5020 Trematon Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Thomas R Garrett
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Trematon Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5020 Trematon Castle. Built July 1932. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Last shed allocation Llanelly. Withdrawn November 1962 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Bradford Peverell, Dorset
The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, 26 September 2013 in 2hrs 44min (5-3-27)
5021 Whittington Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Jennifer E Elmes
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Lesley A Knipe
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Graham W Elmes
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Whittington Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5021 Whittington Castle. Built August 1932. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Last shed allocation Cardiff Canton. Withdrawn September 1962. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

900th Peal for the DCA and 2500 as conductor - 8

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 3 October 2013 in 2hrs 50min (8-0-27)
5022 Trematon Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Preb. Christopher J B Marshall
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Graham W Elmes
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Wigmore Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5022 Wigmore Castle. Built August 1932. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted February 1959. March 1959 and last shed allocation Wolverhampton, Stafford Road. Withdrawn June 1963. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

Also wishing Lesleys mum a speedy recovery.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 10 October 2013 in 2hrs 50min (8-0-27)
5024 Carew Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Lesley A Knipe
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Graham W Elmes
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Carew Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5024 Carew Castle. Built April 1934. First and last shed allocation Newton Abbot. Withdrawn May 1962. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Newport.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 7 November 2013 in 2hrs 50min (8-0-27)
5070 Sir Daniel Gooch Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Graham W Elmes
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Sir Daniel Gooch Surprise Major x3x4x256x6x2x345x34.2.5 le 2 [f] fch BDa

Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5070 Sir Daniel Gooch Built June 1938. First and last shed allocation Old Oak Common. Withdrawn March 1964 and was cut up at Birds Commercial Motors Risca, South Wales in August 1964. It number and name plate are preserved at the Great Western Museum Swindon.

70th birthday compliment to ringer of the 3rd

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 2 January 2014 in 2hrs 44min (8-0-27)
5023 Brecon Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Mervyn C Way
2   Lesley A Knipe
3   Graham W Elmes
4   Richard H Johnston
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Brecon Castle Surprise Major
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In Memory of John and Chris Longridge

Also Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5023 Brecon Castle. Built April 1934. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Last shed allocation Swindon in March 1959. Withdrawn February 1963 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 9 January 2014 in 2hrs 54min (8-0-27)
5092 Tresco Abbey Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Timothy F Collins (C)
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Richard H Johnston
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Jeffrey Knipe
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Graham W Elmes
First Peal in the Method
Tresco Abbey Surprise Major
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Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5092 Tresco Abbey. Re-built from 'Star' class engine 4072 Tresco Abbey, April 1938. First shed allocation Gloucester. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted October 1961. . Last shed allocation Cardiff East Dock. Withdrawn July 1963. and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 27 March 2014 in 2hrs 53min (8-0-27)
5025 Chirk Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Timothy F Collins (C)
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Richard H Johnston
7   Graham W Elmes
8   Robert D S Brown
First Peal in the Method
Chirk Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5025 Chirk Castle. Built April 1934. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Last shed allocation Hereford. Withdrawn November 1963. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge

200th together: 1 and 2

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 8 May 2014 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5027 Farleigh Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Timothy F Collins (C)
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Graham W Elmes
7   Richard H Johnston
8   Robert D S Brown
First Peal in the Method
Farleigh Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5027 Farleigh Castle Built April 1934. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted April 1961. Last shed allocation Llanelly. Withdrawn November 1962 and Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 26 June 2014 in 2hrs 48min (8-0-27)
5029 Nunney Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1   Graham W Elmes
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Richard A M Newman
7   Richard H Johnston
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the Method
Nunney Castle Surprise Major
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Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5029 Nunney Castle Built May 1934. First shed allocations Old Oak Common. Last shed allocation Cardiff East Dock. Withdrawn December 1963. Acquired by Woodham's, Barry May 1964. Sold to Great Western Society and left as the 81st departure from Barry, May 1976. Now preserved.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 10 July 2014 in 2hrs 51min (8-0-27)
5030 Shirburn Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  D John Knight
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Graham W Elmes
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the Method
Shirburn Castle Surprise Major
x3x4x5x6x4x5.236x56.7 le 2 [b] fch BDace

Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5030 Shirburn Castle. Built May 1934. First shed allocation Exeter. last shed allocation Carmarthen. Withdrawn September 1962 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 28 August 2014 in 2hrs 48min (8-0-27)
5031 Totnes Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Richard H Johnston
7   Graham W Elmes
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the Method
Totnes Castle Surprise Major
x3x4x5x23x4x345x34x1 le 2 [f] fch Bce

Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5031 Totnes Castle. Built May 1934. First shed allocation Wolverhampton, Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted June 1959. Last shed allocation Wolverhampton, Stafford Road. Withdrawn October 1963 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 4 September 2014 in 2hrs 46min (8-0-27)
5040 Stokesay Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Graham W Elmes
7   Richard H Johnston
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the Method
Stokesay Castle Surprise Major
x3x56x456x25x2x6x234x34x3x4.56x56.7 le 2 [b] fch BDEac

Remembering Great Western Castle Class Locomotive 5040 Stokesay Castle. Built June 1935. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Last shed allocation Bristol, Saint Philip's Marsh. Withdrawn October 1963. Scrapped at Cooper Metals, Sharpness.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 23 October 2014 in 2hrs 54min (8-0-27)
5041 Tiverton Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Richard H Johnston
7   Thomas R Garrett
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the method
Tiverton Castle Surprise Major
x3x56x456x25x2x6x234x34x3x456x56x7 le 2 [b] fch BDEa

Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5041 Tiverton Castle Built July 1935. First shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Last shed allocation Old Oak Common. Withdrawn December 1963 and Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

250th together 1 & 6

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 27 November 2014 in 2hrs 54min (8-0-27)
5034 Corfe Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   Richard H Johnston
7   R Nicholas Lawrence
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the method
Corfe Castle Surprise Major
x3x4x5x236x2x45x36x5 le 2 [a] fch BDGc

Remembering Castle Class locomotive No 5034 Corfe Castle Built May 1935. First shed allocation Newton Abbot. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted February 1960. Last shed allocation Old Oak Common. Withdrawn September 1962: 1,250,714 miles. Scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 18 December 2014 in 2hrs 54min (8-0-27)
5042 Winchester Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   R Nicholas Lawrence
7   Richard H Johnston
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the method
Winchester Castle Surprise Major
x3x56x456x25x2x6x234x34x3x4x56x7 le 2 [b] fch BDEa

Remembering Castle Class locomotive 5042 Winchester Castle. Built July 1935. First shed allocation Old Oak Common, May 1965, and last shed allocation Gloucester. Withdrawn June 1965: 1,339,221 miles. Scrapped at R Hayes (Bird's), Bridgend.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 22 January 2015 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5026 Criccieth Castle Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Michael Hatchett
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Richard W Ellis
4   Jeffrey Knipe
5   R Nicholas Lawrence
6   Richard H Johnston
7   Robert D S Brown (C)
8   Timothy F Collins
First Peal in the method
Criccieth Castle Surprise Major
x3x4x5x6x2x3x456x567x4x3x2x6x5x4x3x Le 12 (B) (Non-palindromic)  39/100

Remembering Castle Class locomotive 5026 Criccieth Castle. Built April 1934. First shed allocation Newton Abbot. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted October 1959. Last shed allocation Wolverhampton Oxley. Withdrawn November 1964 and scrapped.

Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 29 January 2015 in 2hrs 54min (8-0-27)
5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   R Nicholas Lawrence
7   Richard H Johnston
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the method
Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Surprise Major
x3x56x456x25x2x6x234x34x3x456x234x7 le 2 [b] fch BDEac  41/100

Remembering Castle Class Locomotive No 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Originally built as Banbury Castle, March 1936. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. Renamed September 1937. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted October 1958. Last shed allocation Cardiff East Dock. Withdrawn December 1963. Acquired by Woodham's, Barry June 1964. Sold to Birmingham Railway Museum, Tyseley and left as the 43rd departure from Barry in September 1973.


5043 Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe at Whiteball
- which happens to be near Huntsham


Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 5 March 2015 in 2hrs 49min (8-0-27)
5044 Earl Of Dunraven Surprise Major
Composed: Robert D S Brown
1  Timothy F Collins
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Lesley A Knipe
5   Michael Hatchett
6   R Nicholas Lawrence
7   Richard H Johnston
8   Robert D S Brown (C)
First Peal in the method
Earl of Dunraven Surprise Major x3x56x456x25x2x6x234x34x3x4x3456x7 le 2 [b] fch BDETac


Remembering Castle Class Locomotive No 5044 Earl of Dunraven Originally built as Beverston Castle, March 1936. First shed allocation Old Oak Common. First of class to be fitted with new shorter chimney as new. Renamed September 1937.Fitted with heavy cadmium whistle chain August 1954. Last shed allocation Cardiff Canton. Withdrawn April 1962 and scrapped.

100th on the Bells - 7
150th on the Bells - 8


Dorset County Association
Huntsham, Devon
All Saints
Thursday, 12 march 2015 in 2hrs 52min (8-0-27)
5059 Earl St Aldwyn Surprise Major
Composed: C.Middleton
Arranged by R.D.S.Brown
1  Graham W Elmes
2   Mervyn C Way
3   Jeffrey Knipe
4   Michael Hatchett
5   R Nicholas Lawrence
6   Richard H Johnston
7   Robert D S Brown
8   Timothy F Collins (C)
First Peal in the method
Earl St Aldwyn Surprise Major
x3x4x5x236x4x5x6x7x6x5x4x36x25x4x3x2 [b] Non Palindromic  43/100

Remembering Castle Class Locomotive 5059 Earl St Aldwyn. Originally built as Powis Castle, May 1937. First shed allocation Exeter. Renamed October 1937. Last shed allocation Shrewsbury. Withdrawn June 1962 and scrapped.


Taken by Ringer of the 5th in 1961

 

 

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