All Saints' Kempston Bell Ringers



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Kempston Bell Ringers

Though there is documented evidence that bells have existed at All Saints' since 1500 (as discussed in the history of the bells), unfortunately there are few documents available to record the ringers who rung the bells. What little evidence that is available is in the form of Peal records and Peal boards. The first peal rung by the Kempston Ringers was on the 7 February 1923, while the first recorded peal on the bells was on 21 October 1893, a peal of minor (7 methods). There are also many photographs available - below are photographs of previous tower captains at All Saints and our current tower captain.



Pearl Inskip 1920-63


George Hutchings 1963-74


Cliff Izzard 1974-2010


Martin Whiteley 2010 - 2012


Robert Wood 2012 to 2013


Richard Hillson 2013 to Date






There are also photographs of the local bands over the years.



Back Row Left to Right

Ernest Freeman, Alfred Ford, Cliff Izzard, Walter Izzard, George Hutchings

Front Row Left to Right

Michael Stephens, Pearl Inskip, Canon T.H.W Barker, Leonard Turner, Richard Stephens




Back Row Left to Right

Phil Haslam, David Potts, Melvyn Potts, Cliff Izzard, Richard Hillson, Jonathan Porter, Andrew Keech, Clive Parrott

Front Row Left to Right

Wendy Haslam, Gill Izzard, Nicola Odell, Rev. Richard Carter, Anne Izzard, Rachel Slater, Stephen Darwood



George Hutchings, Pearl Inskip, Len Turner

circa 1960




Back Row Left to Right

Nicola Darwood, Ros Keech, Melvyn Potts, Cliff Izzard, Emma Darwood, Stephen Darwood, Brenda Wiles, Richard Hillson, Margaret Whiteley

Front Row Left to Right

Thomas Keech, Alex Keech, Andrew Keech, Rachel Darwood