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Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 7 January 1928 in 3h 45 (29–3–12 in D)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by G E Symonds ( No 1 )
1 Ernest Cutsforth
2 Thomas B Worsley
3 George R Newton
4 Edward Jenkins (C)
5 John Wilkinson
6 Tom Wilde
7 Titus Barlow
8 Peter Laflin
9 Allan F Bailey
10 James H Riding
First peal of Surprise Royal 1,6,and 8 . First peal of Surprise Royal on the bells .

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 7 January 1928 in 2h 52 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C.Middleton
1 Oswald Claybrook *
2 Arthur Bevington
3 Norah M Bibby
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 William Bibby
6 Cyril Valentine
7 George H Randes
8 Francis Bibby
* First peal of Surprise . All the band are Sunday service ringers at Frodsham. First peal of Surprise on the bells by a band resident in the parish . Rung as 21st birthday compliment to Miss L M Bibby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 23 January 1928 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Cyril Valentine
3 Henry C Collyer
4 William Bibby
5 William H Fussell
6 John E Bibby
7 Edward Jenkins (C)
8 Francis Bibby

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 26 January 1928 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (21m)
Being seven 'Spliced' extents as follows:- (1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh. (2) Poynton, Old Oxford Modernised, Bocking, Willesden. (3) Grove Delight, Neasden, College Bob IV., Wragby. (4) Trowel, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury. (5) Norbury, College Exercise, Duke of Norfolk, Trowel. (6) Oxford, Overton and Sandal. (7) London Scholars' and Kingston.
1 James Fernley jun
2 Harry Langley
3 William Fernley
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 James Fernley sen (C)
6 John W Hartley
First peal of Minor on the bells. The 5th extent in this peal was the conductor's 2,000th

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 4 February 1928 in 3h 8 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Peter Laflin
2 John E Bibby
3 William Bibby
4 Thomas B Worsley
5 Tom Wilde
6 Allen F Bailey
7 Titus Barlow
8 Edward Jenkins (C)
First peal of London and 100th peal: 5. First peal of London in the tower.
Rung with muffled clappers as a tribute of respect to that great British soldier, Field-Marshal Earl Haig.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Monday, 6 February 1928 in 3h 5 (13–3–8 in F)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
1 Edward Harrison
2 Albert J Hughes
3 Robert Sperring (C)
4 John Hayes
5 James Swindley
6 George R Jones
7 James Morgan
8 Arthur E Pegler
Rung half-muffled to the respected memory of the late Field-Marshal Earl Haig and the late Rev T Lewis Jones M.A., president of the North Wales Association, who was interred at Bangor Cemetery on February 2nd, 1928
Ringing World page reference: 882.0099

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 11 February 1928 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Samuel Wood
1 Richard E Jones
2 Ernest Bennett
3 James Fernley jun
4 Harry Langley
5 Lionel Clough
6 William Fernley
7 James Fernley sen
8 John W Hartley (C)
First peal: 1 & 2. First peal of Major as conductor. The ringer of the second is only 15 years of age. The above band are all Sunday service ringers at this church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 11 February 1928 in 3h 5 (14¾ in F)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Harry F Holding
2 Robert Sperring
3 Harry Overton
4 Richard T Holding
5 George R Jones
6 Albert J Hughes
7 Edward V Rodenhurst
8 James H Riding (C)
RW 0882.0100

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 24 February 1928 in 2h 57 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Bruce Berrington
2 Oswald Claybrook
3 John E Bibby (C)
4 George Cooke
5 Arthur Berrington
6 William Bibby
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby
First attempt for a peal by the treble ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 March 1928 in 3h (14–1–25 in F)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry W Wilde
1 Geoffrey Milton
2 Robert Sperring
3 Walter J Battle
4 Harry F Holden
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 George R Jones
7 Albert J Hughes (C)
8 James H Riding
First peal of Double Norwich: 1.
First in the method as conductor.
Rung on the 40th anniversary of the cutting of the first sod for the erection of the Port Sunlight Works.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 10 March 1928 in 2h 59 (18–0–11 in E)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Peter Laflin
2 James H Riding
3 John E Bibby
4 William Bibby
5 Tom Wilde
6 Thomas B Worsley
7 Titus Barlow
8 Edward Jenkins (C)
First peal of Bristol: 5. First peal of Bristol in the tower

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 10 March 1928 in 2h 52 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's twelve part
1 Robert Sperring
2 Ronald G Jones
3 Harry F Holding
4 Geoffrey Milton
5 Samuel Roberts
6 George Williams
7 George R Jones (C)
8 A J Hughes

Chester Diocesan Guild
Reddish, Cheshire
St Elizabeth
Tuesday, 13 March 1928 in 2h 55 (12½)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Holt's Ten-Part
1 J R Barnes
2 Charles E Tomkinson
3 Thomas Jones
4 Harold Jackson
5 Frank Twigg
6 Tom Wilde
7 W W Wolstencroft (C)
8 John E Beaver
First peal: 2, 5, 8.
Ringing world: 887.0179

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 17 March 1928 in 3h 2 (15–3–6 in E)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Geoffrey Milton
2 Robert Sperring
3 Harold Edwards
4 Harry F Holding
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Albert J Hughes
7 George R Jones
8 James H Riding (C)
Ringing World page reference: 887.0180

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Saturday, 24 March 1928 in 3h 7 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by J Holt
1 D Wheeler
2 Miss E Grimshaw
3 Edward Johnson
4 Arthur Jackson
5 Samuel Fielding
6 Charles Wood
7 Walter W Wolstencroft (C)
8 Alfred Roberts
First peal: 3 & 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 24 March 1928 in 3h 12 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Frederick H Crawley
2 Arthur Berrington
3 Walter Longman
4 George W Biddulph
5 John S Royle
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Albert Crawley
8 Harry Parker (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 31 March 1928 in 3h 8 (14–1–25 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Alfred K Leatham
2 Walter J Battle
3 John Breese
4 Thomas A Rogers
5 Thomas Hammond
6 George R Newton
7 John Cooke
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal and first attempt for a peal of Treb1e Bob: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 31 March 1928 in 3h 12 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 William Bibby
2 Arthur Berrington
3 Miss Norah M Bibby
4 John E Bibby
5 Edward Jenkins (C)
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Francis Bibby
8 Edward V Rodenhurst

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 31 March 1928 in 3h 7 (13–3–8 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 John Hayes (C)
2 Geoffrey Milton
3 Albert J Hughes
4 Robert Sperring
5 James H Riding
6 James Swindley
7 James Morgan
8 George R Jones
100th peal: 1
First peal in the method: 2
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr Jos Hughes of Bangor
Ringing World page reference: 889.0212

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 14 April 1928 in 3h 10 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 David Hughes
2 Walter J Battle
3 James F Smith
4 Thomas A Rogers
5 G Ronald Edwards
6 John Breeze
7 Herbert Ludkin
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob: 1,6 and 8.
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 3 and 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 21 April 1928 in 3h 5 (12–1–22 in F)
5056 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by James Morgan
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 George Jones
3 Albert E Richards
4 Walter Thomas
5 Reginald L Ince
6 James Morgan
7 Edward V Rodenhurst
8 George R Jones
Rung for the 21st anniversary of the wedding of Mr and Mrs Reginald L Ince, who kindly entertained the company to tea.
First peal of Major on the bells since they were rehung and tuned by Messrs Taylor and Co. The 'go' is excellent.
Ringing World page reference: 892.0259

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 28 April 1928 in 2h 58 (14–1–25 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by James C E Simpson
1 G Ronald Edwards
2 William J Jones
3 Alfred K Leatham
4 James F Smith
5 John Breese
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 John Cook
8 James C E Simpson
First peal of Major: 2.
First peal of Bob Major, and first peal away from treble: 3.
This is believed to be the quickest peal of Major on the bells, and the composition is now rung for the first time. All the above band except the ringer of the 7th are under 21 years of age the ringers of 2nd and 6th being only 14, and the ringer of the 3rd 15 years old.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Saturday, 12 May 1928 in 2h 49 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being 720 each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Bob and Oxford Treble Bob, and two 720's each of Plain Bob and Kent Treble Bob.
1 William J Jones
2 James F Smith
3 G Ronald Edwards
4 Ralph G Edwards
5 John Cooke
6 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Minor inside: 2
First peal of Minor as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Alsager, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 12 May 1928 in 2h 50 (10–2–20 in G♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (4m)
Being two extents of Woodbine, Cambridge Surprise and Kent, and one of Oxford
1 Charles H Page
2 George Crawley
3 Charles S Ryles
4 Thomas Hurd (C)
5 Frederick Crawley
6 Albert Crawley
Rung after meeting short for Major
Ringing World May 18th 1928 No. 895 Vol. XXIII page 309

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Nicholas
Wednesday, 16 May 1928 in 3h 1 (16–2–20 in E)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of London, Canterbury, Beverley, York, Carlisle, Chester and Cambridge Surprise.
1 John Greasley
2 Eric H Lloyd
3 Edward Parry
4 Harry Rogers
5 Thomas A Rogers (C)
6 Thomas Rogers
First peal on an inside bell: 2.
First peal 4 and 6.
First as conductor.
Rung on the Eve of Ascension Day.
This is the first peal of Surprise in seven methods for all the band, and the first peal of Surprise on the bells.
Also the quickest peal on the bells.
Rung at first attempt.
The above are all members of the local band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 26 May 1928 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 New Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Alfred Barnes
2 William Fernley
3 James Fernley
4 Harry Langley
5 Edward Jenkins (C)
6 Tom Wilde
7 Thomas B Worsley
8 James H Riding
First peal of New Cambridge on the bells and by all the band except the ringers of 3rd and tenor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burton, Cheshire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 26 May 1928 in 2h 46 (7–0–7 in B♭)
5040 Minor (6m)
Being 720 each of Beverley and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Bob, Plain Bob, and Oxford Treble Bob, and two 720's of Kent Treble Bob.
1 William J Jones
2 Alfred K Leatham
3 G Ronald Edwards
4 John Cooke
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Minor: 2
First peal inside in six methods: 5 & 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Monday, 28 May 1928 in 3h 20 (16–2–2 in F)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Lester L Gray
2 John Breeze
3 David Hughes
4 G Ronald Edwards
5 Thomas A Rogers
6 John Hughes
7 John Cooke
8 James C E Simpson (C)
This peal was rung with half-muffled clappers as a token of deep regret to the memories of Isaac F. Winstanley and William Hughes, two members of the local band, who both recently passed away. Mr. Winstanley retired from ringing some years ago, but Mr. Hughes was able to ring until a few months before his death, and had been
a ringer at the church for forty years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warmingham, Cheshire
St Leonard
Saturday, 2 June 1928 in 2h 47 (10–0–11 in G♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
42 six-scores
1 Harold Asbury
2 Eric B Allman
3 John Brassington (C)
4 John Parker
5 Arthur Allman
6 Albert Asbury
First peal: 1
First peal inside: 2
First peal of Doubles: 4,6
First peal as conductor
Arthur Allman’s 50th peal for The Chester Guild
Ringing World June 15th 1928 No. 899 Vol. XXIII page 374

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 9 June 1928 in 3h 21 (20–0–0 in E)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 William T Holding
2 Robert Sperring
3 James H Riding (C)
4 Richard D Langford
5 Harry F Holding
6 Harry Overton
7 George H Crawley
8 William Edge
9 Richard T Holding
10 John Holloway
First peal in the method: 1
This peal was rung on the 50th anniversary of bells being put into this tower. The band, with the exception of Mr Sperring are Sunday service ringers at this church
Ringing World June 15th 1928 No. 899 Vol. XXIII page 371

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 16 June 1928 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Samuel Wood
1 Ralph Taylor
2 Isaac Schofield
3 John H Brierley
4 Ernest Garside
5 Albert Gorringe
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 James Fernley (C)
8 Fred Holt
This was a branch quarterly peal, and seven towers were represented, viz., Mossley, Oldham, Ashton, Stalybridge, Hyde, Norbury and New Mills.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 16 June 1928 in 3h 7 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by A variation of Holt's Ten-part
1 Harry Lewis
2 Arthur Minns
3 Martin Harris
4 John Hayes (C)
5 William Sconce
6 Percy Swindley
7 James Swindley
8 Arthur Watkin
First peal: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 900.0388

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 23 June 1928 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J Piggott
1 Cyril Valentine
2 Robert Sperring
3 William Bibby
4 Albert J Hughes
5 John E Bibby
6 Francis Bibby
7 James H Riding
8 Edward Jenkins (C)
First peal of Bristol; 6.
First peal of Bristol on the bells.
Arranged and rung as a birthday compliment to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 23 June 1928 in 2h 51 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being 720 of Cambridge, two of Oxford Treble Bob, 720 each of Oxford Bob and Plain Bob and 2 720's of Kent Treble Bob.
1 G Ronald Edwards
2 John Bresse
3 James F Smith
4 John Cooke
5 John Hughes
6 James C E Simpson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Tuesday, 17 July 1928 in 3h 7 (16–2–2 in F)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 John H Dodd
2 David Hughes
3 Frank Woosnam
4 John Breeze
5 William A Woosnam
6 John Hughes
7 Frank Winstanley
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1.
First peal in the method: 3, 5 and 6.
First peal away from the treble: 3.
This peal was specially arranged to enable the first 'all-local' peal to be rung on the bells; and it is believed to be the first peal of Major to be rung for the Wirral Branch of the Chester Guild by a band all of whom are members of one and the same local company.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 21 July 1928 in 3h 49 (29¼)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C J Sedgley
1 Harold Jackson
2 Robert Sperring
3 Tom Wilde
4 Thomas Ball Worsley
5 James H Riding
6 Edward Jenkins (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Titus Barlow
9 Allen F Bailey
10 Arthur E Pegler
Arranged and rung as a birthday compliment to the Vicar, the Venerable Archdeacon J. H. Thorp, M.A., B.D., who attained his 75th birthday on the 19th inst.
It is 30 years since Mr. A. E. Pegler rang a peal of Surprise Royal.
Ringing world: 0905.0466

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Thursday, 26 July 1928 in 2h 51 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two 720's each of Oxford and Kent treble Bob and three 720's of Plain Bob
1 Lester L Gray
2 John Greasley
3 Arthur Tomlinson
4 George R Newton (C)
5 James C E Simpson
6 John Cooke
This peal was arranged for Mr. A. Tomlinson, of Blackburn who was on holiday in the district.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 28 July 1928 in 2h 52 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being 720 each of Duke of York, Cambridge Surprise and Woodbine and two 720’s each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob
1 Harold G Smith
2 George H Crawley
3 Walter Longman
4 Frederick H Crawley
5 Thomas Hurd
6 Albert Crawley (C)
First peal on the bells, which have recently been rehung by J. Taylor and Co.
The ringers wish to thank the Vicar of Marbury for the use of the bells
Ringing World August 3rd 1928 No. 906 Vol. XXIII page 483

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 28 July 1928 in 3h 19 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by J C E Simpson
1 Thomas R Butler
2 Walter J Battle
3 Thomas Hammond
4 George R Newton (C)
5 Arthur Tomlinson
6 James Martin
7 John Cooke
8 James C E Simpson
1st peal in method on the bells. It is upwards of 25 years since a peal was rung on these fine bells. They have recently been re-hung by Messrs. Taylor & Co., their 'go' being highly satisfactory.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 31 July 1928 in 2h 37 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of London, Beverley, and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 John Breeze
2 James F Smith
3 George R Newton
4 G Ronald Edwards
5 John Cooke
6 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in seven methods: 1,2 & 6
First 720 of London: 2 & 6
First 720 of London and Beverley: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 18 August 1928 in 3h 5 (16–1–5 in E)
5152 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Miss Norah M Bibby
2 Arthur Berrington
3 William Bibby
4 Cyril Valentine
5 Henry W Wilde
6 Edward Jenkins (C)
7 Edward V Rodenhurst
8 James C E Simpson
First peal of Superlative by all except ringers of 3rd, 5th and 6th
Ringing World August 24th 1928 No. 909 Vol. XXIII page 531

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 25 August 1928 in 3h 6 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Edward Jenkins (C)
2 Ernest Bennett
3 James Fernley jun
4 Harry Langley
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 Tom Wilde
7 James Fernley sen
8 John W Hartley
First peal of Surprise: 2. First peal of Superlative: 3, 4, 7 & 8. First peal of Superlative on the bells. The ringer of the 2nd, aged 16, is believed to be the youngest ringer in the Guild to ring a peal in a Surprise method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 1 September 1928 in 3h 20 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by F Holden
1 G Ronald Edwards
2 Thomas Birch
3 Walter J Battle
4 James F Smith
5 John Cooke
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Joesph Goddard
8 Herbet Ludkin (C)
1st peal of Treble Bob and 1st peal of Major away from treble: 2; 1st peal in m: 4; The band wish to thank the Vicar for the use of the bells and Mr Grindley for having all in readiness.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 8 September 1928 in 3h 10 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Edward Jenkins
1 James Fernley sen
2 James Fernley jun
3 Ernest Bennett
4 Harry Langley
5 William Fernley
6 John P Fidler
7 Tom Wilde (C)
8 Walter W Wolstencroft
First peal in the method: 2 & 3. This composition, which is in forty-seven courses, has twenty-three 4-6-8's, six 5-6-8's, and eighteen 6-7-8's, is now rung for the first time.
Rung to celebrate the birth of a son to Mr. John Oldham, of Loughborough.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 10 September 1928 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 London Surprise Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Arthur Berrington
3 Miss Norah M Bibby
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Cyril Valentine
6 William Bibby
7 George H Randles
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method; 1,2,7.
First peal of London inside; 5.
First peal in the method as conductor.
All the above are regular Sunday service ringers at St. Lawrence’s, Frodsham. Rung with the bells half-muffled as a last tribute of respect to Rev. A.E. Bartlett, who passed away on Sunday, September 9th, and was interred at Great Crosby, near Liverpool, on Wednesday, September 12th. He was for some years assistant clergyman at Frodsham, and retired recently on account of ill-health.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 15 September 1928 in 2h 56 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Sir A P Heywood's variation
1 Lester L Gray
2 John Hayes
3 James C E Simpson
4 Percy Swindley
5 James Swindley
6 George R Jones
7 Thomas R Butler (C)
8 John A Randles
First peal in the method and first attempt: 4,8
Ringing World page reference: 913.0596

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 27 October 1928 in 3h 4 (10–0–10)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Hopgood
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 James H Riding
3 Geoffrey Milton
4 Walter Lycett
5 John Hayes
6 James Swindley
7 George R Jones
8 Edward V Rodenhurst
First in the method: 3
First peal of Major: 4
W Lycett belongs to Stanton, near Shrewsbury, and was made a life member of the Guild
Ringing World page reference: 919.0692

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 27 October 1928 in 3h 11 (16–2–2 in F)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by James C E Simpson
1 George Battle
2 G Ronald Edwards
3 John H Dodd
4 James F Smith
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 Herbert Ludkin
7 John Breeze
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1.
First peal on an inside bell: 3
All the above band, with the exception of the ringer of the 6th, are under 21 years of age, and the ringer of the treble is only 12 years old.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 1 November 1928 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Edward Jones
2 James Fernley jun
3 Tom Wilde
4 Harry Langley
5 William Fernley
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 James Fernley sen (C)
8 John W Hartley
50th peal: 5.
Rung to commemorate the third anniversary of the consecration of the new chancel and dedication of the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Reddish, Cheshire
St Elizabeth
Saturday, 3 November 1928 in 3h 10 (12½)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Hy Hubbard
1 Edwin Johnson
2 Miss Ethel Grimshaw
3 Frank Twigg
4 Ernest Bennett
5 Charles E Tomkinson
6 Alfred Frost
7 Sidney Hough
8 W W Wolstencroft (C)
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
First peal in the method as conductor
Ringing world: 921.0723

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 November 1928 in 2h 51 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 George R Jones
3 George Williams
4 Ronald G Jones
5 Samuel Roberts
6 Geoffrey Milton
7 Thomas Griffiths
8 Harry Pye
Ringing World page reference: 921.0723

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Monday, 5 November 1928 in 2h 39 (9–1–3)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of London, Beverley and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 John Breese
2 G Ronald Edwards
3 James F Smith
4 James C E Simpson
5 George R Newton (C)
6 John Cooke
Rung on the thirtieth anniversary of the conductor's first peal, which was rung on these bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 10 November 1928 in 3h 3 (12–1–22 in F)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Walter Thomas
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 John Hayes
4 Albert J Hughes
5 George R Jones
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 James Swindley
8 James H Riding
Rung in honour of the golden wedding of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 2nd
Ringing World page reference: 922.0738

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 12 November 1928 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by E Barnett
1 Edward Jones
2 James Fernley jun
3 Ernest Bennett
4 Harry Langley
5 William Fernley
6 James Fernley sen
7 Tom Wilde (C)
8 Walter W Wolstencroft
Rung as a compliment to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Davidson on their golden wedding day, and on the day of the Archbishop's retirement after twenty-five years as Primate of England.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 17 November 1928 in 2h 48 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 George R Jones
3 Ronald G Jones
4 Edmund Humphreys
5 George Lea
6 John E Randles
7 Geoffrey Milton
8 Harry Pye
First peal, at first attempt: 4.
Ringing World page reference: 923.0755

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 1 December 1928 in 3h 3 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Marjorie Cooke
2 John Gorst
3 G Ronald Edwards
4 James F Smith
5 Thomas A Rogers
6 John Cooke (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1 and 2; the ages of these two ringers are 13 and 15 respectively, and it is the first peal in which a lady member of the Wirral Branch has taken part.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 3rd on attaining his majority, also to Mr J H Cooke.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 15 December 1928 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5008 Plain Bob Major
Composed by W Harrison
1 Thomas Entwistle
2 Richard E Jones
3 James Fernley sen
4 Harry Langley
5 Frank Twigg
6 William Fernley
7 Tom Wilde (C)
8 John W Hartley
First peal: 1. First peal away from the treble: 2.
Rung to celebrate the 70th birthday of Mrs. Wilde, of Hyde, mother of the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 15 December 1928 in 3h 15 (14)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 Geoffrey Milton
3 Harry F Holding
4 Arthur Pritchard
5 James H Riding
6 Harold Edwards
7 Walter Thomas
8 Edward V Rodenhurst
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr W Thomas.
Mr A Pritchard is from Wellington, Shropshire.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
81 Beech Road
Tuesday, 18 December 1928 in 2h 15 (12 in F)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by J W Washbrook
1–2 Harold Jackson
3–4 Frederick Page
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Alfred Barnes
First peal of Stedman Triples in hand in the county and by the Guild
Ringing World December 28th 1928 No. 927 Vol. XXIII page 819
Ringing World page reference: 927.0819

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Wednesday, 26 December 1928 in 3h 1 (7–1–25 in A)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Arthur Allman
2 Harold G Smith
3 Charles S Ryles
4 Harry Parker
5 George W Biddulph
6 George H Crawley
7 John Brassington
8 Albert Crawley (C)
First peal of Bob Major: 2,3
25th peal: 5
50th peal: 7 and has now rung each bell in the tower through a peal
Ringing World January 4th 1929 No. 928 Vol. XXIV page 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Alsager, Cheshire
Christ Church
Wednesday, 26 December 1928 in 3h 3 (10–2–20 in G♯)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Albert Booth
2 Walter Longman
3 Thomas Arrowsmith
4 Charles S Ryles
5 John Samuel Royle
6 Albert Crawley
7 George W Biddulph
8 Harry Parker (C)
First peal of Major: 3
Ringing World January 4th 1929 No. 928 Vol. XXIV page 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Monday, 31 December 1928 in 3h 16 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by James C E Simpson
1 Harold Pulford
2 John Breeze
3 David Hughes
4 Lester L Gray
5 Eric H Lloyd
6 John Hughes
7 Frank Winstanley
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1.
First peal on eight bells and first attempt: 5.
This peal was specially arranged and rung in order to enable the ringer of the treble to score his first. It was rung for watchnight service, with half-muffled clappers, to ring out the old year 1928. All are members of the local band, except ringers of 4th and 5th.