The Historical Blog celebrating Lancaster Cathedral's 150th anniversary
Wednesday, January 21
The ringers of 1948
This old picture shows the bell-ringing team of 1948. Those who have known the Cathedral over the years may recognise some of the faces - among them John Pye and Richard Hornby, both of whom are still parishioners. Click on the image for a slightly larger version.
Canon Billington's original history of the parish was published in 1910, and we plan to reprint this fine work next year. A second volume, tracing the parish's history from 1909 until the present day, will also be published. It's too early to give any further details, but if you're interested let us know, and we will contact you when the book is ready to go to print. Email us to register your interest.
Canon Billington wrote the original history of St Peter's parish, which was published in 1910 and is due to be republished, with a second volume covering the last 100 years, in 2010. He is our guide as we look back on 150 years of the church which became Lancaster Cathedral in 1924.