Clapham Common, St Mary (RC)

One ringer from Clapham, Our Immaculate Lady of Victories a Roman Catholic church founded by the Redemptorist Order, served in the First World War. Frank Hairs married Elsie Laura Bennett in January 1916 and they became the first husband and wife to ring a (handbell) peal on their wedding day.

  • Francis Ivie Gane Hairs aka Frank I Hairs — Kite Balloon Section Roehampton, Royal Naval Air Service; Royal Air Force.

There is currently no ringing in the tower as it is believed to be unsafe, see the Surrey Association website for more details.

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