Extract from the Minutes of the 1919 Council meeting at Gloucester
“The President then intimated that as the Treaty of Peace was not officially signed, and the roll of honour of fallen ringers was as yet far from complete, it was proposed to defer the reading of it until a later occasion.”
Extract from the Minutes of the 1920 Council meeting at Northampton
“The President then announced that he had received the Roll of Honour of all save three of the affiliated Guilds and Associations, and that he would commence reading the combined roll at noon precisely.”
Later: "The discussion of the foregoing subject was interrupted at noon by the reading of the Roll of Honour, all the members rising in their places. The roll contained about 950 names, the reading of which occupied the President for 25 minutes. Bells in some of the churches were tolled for a short space at the commencement and the President recited brief prayers at the end."
Extract from the Minutes of the 1921 Council meeting at Lincoln
"It was proposed by the Rev. Canon H. J. Elsee, and seconded by Mr. J. H. Griffin, that the librarian be asked to ascertain the cost of engrossing on parchment, the names of ringers who fell in the war and that he report the same to the Council.- This was carried."
Extract from the Minutes of the 1923 Council meeting at Salisbury
"The Honorary Librarian then gave a statement in respect to the "Roll of Honour," with which he had been instructed to proceed. He reported that he had written to the various secretaries, and the names for the roll now numbered about 1,100. It was for the Council to give him further instructions in the matter. After many suggestions and some discussion, it was resolved, on a motion, proposed by Mr. T. Hervey Beams, and seconded by Alderman J. S. Pritchett, that the wording of the "King’s Scroll" should be adopted as the preface, and that the names should be written in alphabetical order, followed in each case by the name of the tower and association with which the ringer had been specially connected – abbreviated where possible – and that the roll should conclude with the text, "Their name liveth for evermore." It was not considered essential that more than the title page should be illuminated, but that the writing should be good and of a permanent character.
"It was also agreed that the roll should be bound in the best leather, and the Standing Committee, having already suggested the payment of £20, this sum, together with the whole proposal, was, on the motion of the President, carried, nem. con., and all details left in the honorary librarian’s hands."
Extract from the Minutes of the 1924 Council meeting at London
"The honorary librarian then presented the illuminated roll of honour, now completed. The work was by Mr. Cousins, of Cambridge. The cost was £3 15s. above the £20 voted. (This amount was contributed by those present at the meeting.)
"The President voiced for the Council how deeply they were indebted to the honorary librarian for all he had done in compiling the roll. It was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful modern examples of its kind of work. The Honorary Librarian then moved that the Memorial Book be placed in the Library at St. Paul's Cathedral, London (the Dean having kindly consented). This having been seconded by Canon Baker, it was unanimously agreed that it be deposited for inspection and on permanent loan, and to be produced to the Council upon demand of the officers; with this, a proposition of Mr. W. A. Cave's, seconded by the Rev. C. E. Matthews, was also agreed, that it be placed on the table at the annual meetings."
Extract from the Minutes of the 1929 Council meeting at Chelmsford
"ROLL OF HONOUR — The Hon. Secretary stated that this book had been brought up to date (as they would observe)".
Extract from the Minutes of the 1995 Council meeting at Salisbury
"13. Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour:
(RW 21 April 1995, p.424)
Adopted on the proposition of A J Phillips, seconded by A N Stubbs. A proposal that the names of the 38 members of the Truro Dio. Guild who fell in the First World War should be added to the Rolls at a cost not exceeding £100 was agreed."
Extract from the Minutes of the 2001 Council meeting at Liverpool
"16. Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour: (RW 6th April, p.346)
In proposing adoption of the report, Mr A N Stubbs drew attention to the missing names from the First World War Volume. Mr C H Rogers seconded. Mr D C Manger said that the Kent County Association would like the Steward to add the missing names in the way suggested and it was suggested that he should check the accuracy of the Rolls for other areas. Adoption of the report was then agreed."
Extract from the Minutes of the 2002 Council meeting at Norwich
"16. (a) Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour: (RW 19th April 2002, p397)
In proposing adoption of the report, Andrew Stubbs confirmed that he had checked the lists provided by the Kent County Association and the Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild and found that 21 names are not included in the First World War Roll. No other Societies had provided information. Chris Rogers seconded.>br>
Several speakers spoke in favour of keeping the records open; Frank Blagrove referred to 4 names found at Staines, who had not been members of the Middlesex Association; this prompted Robin Grant to ask if any ringer could be included, whether or not they had been a member of an affiliated society.
Responding, Andrew said there were two books, one each for the World Wars; if the fallen of other Wars were to be included, another book would be necessary. The books currently hold information on members of
affiliated societies. No details are on the website, but the details could be placed there without difficulty. After the meeting had agreed that the records should be kept open, the adoption of the report was agreed."
Extract from the Minutes of the 2003 Council meeting at Llandudno
"13. Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour (RW 18th April 2003, p367)
In proposing the adoption of the report, Andrew Stubbs updated members on the supplement: quotations were being obtained for writing on high quality paper or vellum; 27 names had already been received for inclusion with plenty of room for more. Clarke Walters seconded. Peter Wilkinson asked how to ascertain the names already entered from your own Guild's area; Andrew responded: by examining the books in situ or by looking at the copy held in the CCCBR Library. Adoption of the report was then agreed."
Extract from the Minutes of the 2004 Council meeting at Colchester
"13. Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour(RW 2nd April 2004, p331)
In proposing the adoption of the report, Andrew Stubbs noted that work on the supplement was not yet complete but should be ready soon; he would bring it to the 2005 meeting. Andrew Wilby seconded.
Julia Lysaght asked if it would be possible to include those who had fallen in other conflicts, such as Northern Ireland and Iraq. Andrew Stubbs replied that the two volumes were specifically in respect of the two World Wars; after Julia had proposed that there should be a new volume to cover other conflicts, Tony Smith pointed out that this would require an amendment to Decision (C) and therefore a proposal would have to be brought to a future meeting of the Council. Adoption of the report was then agreed.”
Extract from the Minutes of the 2005 Council meeting at Harrogate
"17. (a) Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour (RW 15th April 2005, p350)
In proposing adoption of the report, Andrew Stubbs was pleased to report that the work on the supplement was now complete and available for inspection that day, prior to its return to St Paul's Cathedral. As mentioned earlier in the meeting any decision on a further volume would be deferred until next year. Michael Church seconded and adoption of the report was agreed.
Extract from the Minutes of the 2006 Council meeting at Leicester
"13. Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour (RW 7th April 2006, p325)
In proposing adoption of the report, Andrew Stubbs noted that after the Harrogate meeting he was asked to add names to the World War I volume: if there were any others to be added, would members please notify him as soon as possible. Andrew drew attention to there being only one copy of the Rolls of very poor quality: he suggested that more copies could be microfilmed if there was sufficient interest. Laith Reynolds seconded.
Several members pointed out that the Rolls could be scanned electronically. Russ McAnulla asked how many names were held on the Rolls. Peter Trotman offered to place the Rolls on the website. Responding, Andrew estimated that there were some few hundred names on the Rolls; he would take up the suggestions for securing copies if the meeting agreed - a straw poll showed there was substantial support. Adoption of the report was then agreed."
Extract from the Minutes of the 2007 Council meeting at Cheltenham
"13. Report of the Steward of the Rolls of Honour (RW 27th April 2007, p443)
In proposing adoption of the report, Andrew Stubbs noted that 30 more names were to be added to the World War I volume, thanks to research by Alan Regin; an electronic version of this Volume was now available and would be copied to the Council’s website. The World War II volume would be scanned shortly. George Doughty seconded and adoption of the report was agreed."