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News from Bletchley

The Fenny Stratford and Bletchley newspaper from the end of Victoria's reign provides a detailed insight into the formation of the Bletchley band

A new newspaper in the 1930's continues the story.

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Newton Longville
January 22, 1916
Muffled Peal
On Saturday at the invitation of the Newton Longville church bell ringers, the St. Mary's Bletchley bellringers went over in order to ring on the Newton Longville bells half muffled as a token of respect to three men who have lost their lives at the front. Several touches of Grandsires, Stedman's and Bob Major were rung by the following ringers:- Messrs. G. Hopkins, R. Nicholls, E. Lathell, L. Meager, T. Best Junr., H. Sear, W. Sear, W. Pether, H. Taylor (Royal Engineers), W. Smith and E. Leonard.
Fenny Stratford Weekly Times
January 25, 1916