Thomas Bailey

Birth
Death Mar 1900
Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales
Burial Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales
Memorial ID 180319508 · View Source
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On Monday the remains of the late Mr Thomas Bailey, of Ruabon-road, were interred in Ruthin-road Cemetery, the funeral being of a private character. Deceased, who was eighty-one years of age, was the son of a former conductor of the bellringers of the Wrexham Parish Church, and he himself acted as ringer and sexton during the working years of his life, a period of over sixty years. During that time it was his privilege to commemorate all the principal events of the half century on the historic bells of the old church. He rang for the Queen's coronation, her subsequent marriage, the death of Prince Albert, the marriage of the Prince of Wales, the death of the Duke of Clarence, the demise of most of the noted statesmen and soldiers of the day, including that of the Duke of Wellington. He assisted in the rejoicing each November on the election of the new Mayors of Wrexham. The last time he officiated was at the Qaeen's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. He also was on duty in the belfry at the time when the first gaslight was lit in Wrexham at the churchyard gates. He retired three years ago, and died last Thursday, on the day when the peals were ringing joyously in honour of the relief of Ladysmith. He had rung several peals of grandsire triples and graudsire caters, each of which occupied three hours, and consisted of 5040 changes. Because of his detth the bells of the church were half-niuffi-d on Sunday and Monday, at the time of the funeral. On Sunday three courses of caters were rung.


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  • Created by: Stan Murphy
  • Added: 13 Jun 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 180319508
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bailey (unknown–Mar 1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. 180319508, citing Wrexham Old Cemetery, Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales ; Maintained by Stan Murphy (contributor 48708958) .