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Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 11 January 1936 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (61)
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 James Fernley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Lionel Clough
5 James A Milner
6 William Fernley
7 Walter W Wolstencroft
8 John Worth (C)
Rung as a farewell peal to the curate (the Rev. Lawrence Wood), who has removed to Bishop's Stortford, also for the 38th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wolstencroft. The conductor's 150th peal and 100th peal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 18 January 1936 in 2h 53 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (46m)
Consisting of seven spliced extents in 46 methods, viz.: (1) Ockley, Capel, Duke of Norfolk, Sandal, College Exercise, London Scholars' Pleasure, Norbury, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob, and Carisbrooke, Donottar, Wath and Pontefract Delight; (2) Melandra, Castleton, Peveril. Beeston and Leasowe Delight; (3) Dover, Chepstow, Balmoral, t Skipton and Fotheringay Delight; (4) Ely, Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford and Bogedone Delight; (5) Crowland, Abbeyville, Canterbury, Cumbermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight; (6) Marple, Newdigate, Old Oxford, Taxal, College Bob IV. and Willesden Delight; (7) Braintree, Charlwood, Neasden, Humber, St. Albans and Wragby Delight.
1 Kenneth Lewis
2 James Fernley
3 James A Milner
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth (C)
This is the greatest number of methods yet rung in a peal. There were 78 changes of method.
Ringing World page reference: 1296.0053

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 18 January 1936 in 3h 9 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5280 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2m)
Kent and Oxford Treble Bob
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Robert Sperring
2 Percy Swindley
3 John Hayes
4 James Morgan
5 James Swindley
6 J William Clarke
7 Samuel Jones, Jun (C)
8 Arthur E Pegler
A birthday compliment to the conductor
Ringing World page reference: 1297.0069

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 25 January 1936 in 2h 38 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different 720's
1 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
2 John Worth
3 Horace Marden
4 Joe Whittaker
5 Stanley Noble
6 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
First peal at first attempt and belongs to the local band - 3, First peal of minor as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Nicholas
Monday, 27 January 1936 in 3h 5 (16–2–20 in E)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of London, Beverley, Canterbury, Chester, Carlisle, York and Cambridge Surprise.
1 John W Collingwood
2 George Ledsham
3 Frank Varty
4 Arthur Howard
5 Harry Rogers
6 Thomas Rogers (C)
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 2
First peal in seven Surprise methods "inside": 3
First peal and first attempt: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Tuesday, 28 January 1936 in 3h 15 (12–1–22 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extents
1 Harry Hughes
2 George Simon
3 Lee Ince
4 Thomas W Simon
5 Reginald L Ince
6 John Thomas
7 Albert E Richards (C)
8 Jonathan Youde
First peal and first attempt: 1,2,3,4,6,8
First peal on the bells by a local band. Rung on the middle six with the bells half-muffled. The 'whole pull and stand' was also rung 70 times.
Rung in memoriam King George V
Ringing World page reference: 1298.0086

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Tuesday, 28 January 1936 in 3h 12 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Ernest Waring
2 George F Sperring
3 Robert Sperring (C)
4 Ronald G Jones
5 Frank Fox
6 George R Jones
7 Percy Swindley
8 Joseph Leatherbarrow
Ringing World page reference: 1299.0099

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, 28 January 1936 in 3h 26 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 George Williams
2 Harry Lewis
3 Gilbert Gerrard
4 James Morgan
5 James Swindley
6 Samuel Jones, Jnr (C)
7 J William Clarke
8 Arthur Jones
For the death of King George V, with the bells fully muffled except for the tenor, which was open on one side.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 30 January 1936 in 2h 23 (17 in B♭)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by G W Debenham
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 James W Washbrook
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Peter Laflin
9–10 Harold Jackson
Witness: Mrs A F Bailey
Ringing World February 21st 1936 No. 1300 Vol. XXXI page 119
Ringing World page reference: 1300.0119

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 8 February 1936 in 2h 45 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (10m)
Being ten methods in seven extents, viz. : (1) Kent Treble Bob ; (2) Neasden and St. Albans Delight; (3) Charlwood and Wragby Delight; (4) Capel and London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob; (5) Sandal Treble Bob; (6) Sandal and Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Oxford Treble Bob
1 Arthur Hibbert
2 Alexander Richardson
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 George Ashmore
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal in ten methods 1,2,4; 25th peal together 3&6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 20 February 1936 in 2h 11 (17 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 James W Washbrook
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 A Ernest Jones
Witness: J N Bailey
Ringing World March 6th 1936 No. 1302 Vol. XXXI page 154
Ringing World page reference: 1302.0154

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Saturday, 22 February 1936 in 2h 45 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Beverley and Cambridge Surprise, Kent and Oxford Treble Bob, St. Clement's College Bob, Single Oxford Bob and Plain Bob
1 Lester L Gray
2 Eric J Gilbert
3 Douglas Watson Jnr
4 George R Newton
5 Frank Varty
6 Thomas A Rogers
First peal in seven methods: 2
First peal in seven methods as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 29 February 1936 in 2h 50 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
720 each of Burton, Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob.
1 Stanley Noble
2 E Millicent P Fethers
3 John Worth (C)
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 Wilfred Stevenson
First peal in seven methods: 1 & 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 7 March 1936 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 John Worth (C)
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 Lionel Clough
7 Walter W Wolstencroft
8 William Fernley
This composition is now rung for the first time.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 7 March 1936 in 3h 4 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Plain Major (2m)
Plain and Little Bob
Composed by Arr. Percy Swindley
1 Robert Sperring
2 William Bibby
3 Samuel Jones
4 James Swindley
5 James Morgan
6 John E Bibby
7 John Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 14 March 1936 in 3h 1 (11–0–7 in G)
5152 Single Canterbury Pleasure Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 George F Sperring
2 Robert Sperring
3 George Jones
4 Samuel Jones, Jun
5 John W Griffiths
6 James Morgan
7 J William Clarke
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method by all
Ringing World page reference: 1305.0203

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 14 March 1936 in 2h 52 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
In seven methods vix.: Burton, Capel, Sandel, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston, Oxford and Kent.
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Stanley Noble
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 John Worth (C)
First peal in seven methods 3,5; First peal in seven methods away from treble 4. First peal in seven methods for the branch. Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 5th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 14 March 1936 in 3h 5 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Miss Marion Crossley
2 Arthur Hibbert
3 James A Milner
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Arthur Whiting
First peal and rung at first attempt-1; first lady ringer to ring a peal on the bells. First peal away from the treble-2. The first peal on the bells since they were rehung. The ringers of 1, 5 and 6 are lcal ringers

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 21 March 1936 in 3h 7 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Alec Eggington
2 David Hughes
3 Eric J Gilbert
4 George Ledsham
5 Lester L Gray
6 J Norman Benson
7 Frank Varty (C)
8 Thomas A Rogers
First peal and first attempt: 1.
First peal on eight bells: 3.
First peal of Major as conductor.
Rung with the bells half-muffled as a token of respect on the occasion of the anniversary of the passing away of the late Vicar of this parish.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 28 March 1936 in 2h 58 (13–1–2 in F)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 William Carnwell
2 John E Wheeldon
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 Lionel Clough
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1,2
First peal in the method on the bells
Ringing World 3rd April 1936 No. 1306 Vol. XXXI page 220
Ringing World page reference: 1306.0220

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 4 April 1936 in 3h 7 (20–0–0 in E)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George G Newton
1 E Dennis Poole
2 Harry F Holding
3 George Packer
4 John W Griffiths
5 George R Newton (C)
6 William A Farmer
7 Arthur Pritchard
8 Edward V Rodenhurst
First peal of Major in the method:3
The band wish to thank Mr W Edge for his welcome. Rung after meeting short for Grandsire Caters
Ringing World April 10th 1936 No. 1307 Vol. XXXI page 235

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 April 1936 in 2h 50 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (9m)
Being seven extents in nine methods, viz.: (1) Charlwood Delight, (2) St. Albans and Wragby Delight, (3) Charlwood and Neasden Delight, (4) Capel and Oxford Treble Bob, (5) Sandal and Oxford Treble Bob, (6) London Scholars' Pleasure and Oxford Treble Bob, and (7) Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 William Atkinson
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Adam Marsland
4 Ernest Bennett
5 John Worth
6 James A Milner (C)
Rung in honour of the wedding of Mr S. Ardern, a member of the local band, to Miss A. Brown, which took place at this church earlier in the day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 11 April 1936 in 2h 30 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one 720 of Oxford Treble Bob and two 720's each of Kent Treble Bob, Single Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 Joseph Smith
3 Douglas Watson Jnr
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 George Ledsham
6 Frank Varty
First peal: l
First peal in four methods and first 'inside.': 2
A birthday peal for D. Watson, Jnr.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 13 April 1936 in 2h 40 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (3m)
Two 720s Kent and Oxford Treble Bob; three 720s Plain Bob
1 Richard T Holding
2 David Smith
3 John H Davenport
4 Albert Crawley
5 Harry W Howard
6 Harry Parker (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 13 April 1936 in 3h 10 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Harry Pye
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 Harry W Howard
4 Joseph Littler
5 Richard T Holding
6 Harry Parker
7 Albert Crawley
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal of Kent Treble Bob: 1
Ringing World April 24th 1936 No. 1309 Vol. XXXI page 267

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Monday, 13 April 1936 in 2h 45 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being 720 each of Oxford Treble Bob and two 720's each of Kent Treble Bob, Single Oxford Bob and Plain Bob
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 Joseph Smith
3 Douglas Watson Jnr
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 J Norman Benson
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal of Minor: 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Thursday, 16 April 1936 in 3h 1 (16–2–2 in F)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A P Knight
1 Alec Eggington
2 George Ledsham
3 Frank Varty
4 David Hughes
5 Hugh Roberts
6 Lester L Gray
7 J Norman Benson
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal on an "inside" bell: 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 18 April 1936 in 3h 35 (29–0–0 in C)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Lester L Gray
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Thomas W Hammond
4 Arnold Brunton
5 George R Newton
6 Samuel Jones, Junr
7 John Worth
8 James C E Simpson (C)
50th together: 3, 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Reddish, Cheshire
St Elizabeth
Saturday, 25 April 1936 in 3h 1 (12½)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights (171)
1 Alfred Barnes
2 William Fernley
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method on the bells.
Ringing world: 1811.0303

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 9 May 1936 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Alfred Barnes
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 William Fernley
7 Walter W Wolstencroft
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 23 May 1936 in 3h (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (52 Methods) Treble Bob Minor
Being seven spliced extents in 52 methods:(1) Ockley, Capel, Duke of Norfolk, Sandal, London Scholar's Pleasure, Norbury, Kingston, Oxford TB and Carisbrooke, Dunottar, Wath and Pontefract Delight (2)Hexham, Surfleet, Berwick, Beverley, Primrose, Cambridge Surprise and Waltham, Burslem Delight (3) Kentish, Berkley a Edinburgh Pembroke, Oswald, Barham Delight and Waterford, Berwyn Treble Bob (4) Melandra, Castelton, Beeston, Peveril and Leasowe Delight (5) Crowland,Canterbury Abbeyille, Combermere, Vale Royal and St Werburgh Delight (6) Marple, Newdigate, Taxal, Old Oxford, College Bob and Willesden Delight (7) Braintree, Charlwood, Humber, Neasden, St Albans and Wragby Delight
1 James A Milner
2 James Fernley
3 Kenneth Lewis
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth (C)
This is the greatest number of methods yet rung in a peal. There were 112 changes of method. Rung on the occasion of the church becoming a separate parish

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 23 May 1936 in 2h 48 (11–2–6 in F)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Washbrook's variation of Thurston's 4 part
1 Christopher Gudgeon
2 Wilfrid J Moss
3 Harold Jones
4 Thomas Haighton
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Stanley N Harrison
7 Joseph H Ridyard (C)
8 Norman Heaps
First in the method - 4.
Rung on the wedding anniversary of the 6th ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 30 May 1936 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (171)
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 James Fernley
3 John E Wheeldon
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 James A Milner
6 Lionel Clough
7 William Fernley
8 John Worth (C)
Arranged for Mr. J. E. Wheeldon, who had not struck a blow in the method before starting for the peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 6 June 1936 in 2h 57 (8–1–2 in G)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Reginald Harper
2 Stanley Noble
3 John Worth
4 Miss E M K Feathers
5 Job Whittaker
6 William Carter
7 Walter Longman
8 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 2,4
First peal on eight: 5
First peal of Major as conductor
Ringing World June 12th 1936 No. 1316 Vol. XXXI page 384

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 13 June 1936 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Walter Howard
2 John Worth
3 James Fernley
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 Frank Twigg
6 William Fernley
7 James A Milner
8 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
First peal at first attempt: 1.
Rung on the occasion of the wedding of Mr. F. Jones and Miss A. Hatton, who were married at the above church prior to the peal. Mr. Jones is a service ringer at Norbury.
This composition, now rung for the first tune, contains the 24 4-6-8's.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 13 June 1936 in 2h 57 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Single Canterbury Pleasure Bob Major
Composed by James Morgan
1 George F Sperring
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 Fred Hartman
4 George R Jones
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 James Swindley
7 Samuel Jones, Jun
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 3,4,5,6
Rung for the 45th anniversary of the reopening of the church
Ringing World page reference: 1318.0415

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 June 1936 in 2h 54 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5152 Double Oxford Bob Major
Composed by James Morgan
1 George Sperring
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 Fred Hartman
4 George R Jones
5 John Griffiths
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Samuel Jones
8 Percy Swindley
First in the method by all the band except the conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 1319.0430

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 20 June 1936 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (61)
1 Richard E Jones
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 James Fernley
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 James A Milner
6 Lionel Clough
7 William Fernley
8 John Worth (C)
Arranged for the wedding of P.C. S. Hough, of Knutsford, to Miss I. J. Williamson, which took place prior to the peal at the above church. The bridegroom is a member of the Chester Diocesan Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 July 1936 in 2h 36 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (30m)
Consisting of seven extents in 30 methods, viz,: (1) Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford and Bogedone Delight, (2) Crowland, Abbeyville and St. Werburgh Delight, (3) Combermere and Vale Royal Delight, (4) Newdigate, Marple, Old Oxford, College Bob IV. and Willesden Delight. (5) Charlwood, Braintree, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight, (6) Oxford, Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob, (7) Ockley, Morning Star, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob and Disley Delight.
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 William Fernley
3 James A Milner
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth (C)
There were 88 changes of method. The thanks of the band are due to Mr. W. Fernley, who stood in at the last minute.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 1 August 1936 in 3h 3 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Robert Sperring
2 George F Sperring
3 Fred Hartman
4 John Hayes
5 James Swindley
6 James Morgan
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal of Bob Major inside: 2
First peal of Bob Major: 3,7
Rung as a birthday compliment to the conductor
Ringing World page reference: 1326.0542

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 15 August 1936 in 2h 52 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (20m)
Consisting of seven 720’s in 20 methods: (1) Newdigate, Marple and Willesden Delight; (2) Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight; (3) Charlwood, Braintree and Wragby Delight; (4) Neasden and St. Albans Delight (5) Ockley, Morning Star, Duke of Norfolk, College Exorcise and Norbury Treble Bob ; (6) Oxford, Capel and Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Sandal and London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob
1 Stanley Noble
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
5 Joe Whittaker
6 John Worth (C)
First peal in spliced methods 1,3,4; First peal in spliced methods away from treble 5. Arranged and rung as a birthday compliment to Miss Fethers.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 22 August 1936 in 3h 2 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (66m)
(1) Chepstow, Rosthern, Balmoral, Wilmslow, Skipton, Wilmslow, Skipton, Knutsford, Fotheringay, Bogedone, Ely Delight and Nelson Treble Bob. (2) Charlwood, Newdigate, Neasden, Old Oxford, St Albans, College Bob iv, Wragby, Willesden, Braintree, Marple, Humber, Taxal, Clarence, Elston Delight and Morning Star Treble Bob (3) Capel, Ockley, Sandal, Duke of Norfolk, London Scholars' Pleasure, College Exercise, Kingston, Norbury, Oxford Treble Bob and Carrisbrooke, Dunottar, Wath and Pontefract Delight (4) Hexam, Surfleet, Berwick, Beverley, Primrose, Cambridge Surprise and Waltham, Burslem Delight (5) Kentish, Berkeley, Edinburgh, Pembroke, Oswald, Barham Delight and Waterford and Berwyn Treble Bob (6) Melandra, Peveril, Beeston, Leasowe, Castleton and Bucknall Delight (7) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St Werburgh, Abbeyville and Canterbury Delight
1 James A Milner
2 James Fernley
3 Kenneth Lewis
4 Walter Steveson
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth (C)
This is the greatest number of methods yet rung in seven true and complete extents. There were 138mchanges of method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Monday, 24 August 1936 in 2h 56 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
Being an extent each of St. Albans Delight, Wragby Delight, Neasden Delight, Sandal Treble Bob, Kingston Treble Bob, London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Arthur Hibbert
2 Alexander Richardson
3 Adam T Marsland
4 Eric Ellison
5 Kenneth Lewis
6 James A Milner (C)
Rung half-muffled as a token of respect and esteem for Mr. Robert Ashmore, 'father of the local band,’ who was laid to rest earlier in the day at this church.
Ringing World page reference: 1328.0576

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 29 August 1936 in 3h 7 (12–1–22 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's twelve part
1 Alfred E Barker
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 George F Sperring
4 Thomas Pugh
5 Rowe Huxley
6 J William Clarke
7 Percy Swindley
8 Edward Price
First peal on eight bells: 1
Rung as a welcome to the new Rector
Ringing World page reference: 1328.0575

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 5 September 1936 in 3h 1 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Union Triples
Composed by J J Parker
1 George Sperring
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 Fred Hartman
4 Thomas Price
5 Samuel Jones, Junr
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Percy Swindley
8 Edward Price
First peal of Triples: 4.
First peal in the method for all except the conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 1329.0591

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 5 September 1936 in 2h 48 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (68m)
Being seven extents in 68 methods, viz.: 1. Chepstow, Rostherne, Balmoral, Wilmslow, Skipton, Knutsford, Ely, Fotheringay, Bogedone Delight, Hull and Bourne Surprise and Nelson Treble Bob. 2. Newdigate, Cbarlwood, Old Oxford, Neasden, College Bob IV., St. Albans, Wragby, Willesden, Braintree, Marple, Humber, Taxal, Clarence, Elston Delight and Morning Star Treble Bob. 3. Ockley, Capel, Duke of Norfolk, Sandal, College Exercise, London Scholars' Pleasure, Norbury, Kingston, Oxford Treble Bob and Carisbrooke, Donottar, Wath, Pontefract Delight. 4. Hexham, Surfleet, Berwick, Beverley, Primrose, Cambridge Surprise, Waltham and Bursley Delight. 5. Kentish, Berkeley, Edinburgh, Pembroke, Oswald, Barham Delight, Waterford and Berwyn Treble Bob. 6. Melandra, Castleton, Bucknall, Peveril, Beeston and Leasowe Delight. 7. Crowland, Canterbury, Abbeyville, Combermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight.
1 James A Milner
2 James Fernley
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth (C)
This is the greatest number of methods yet rung in seven true and complete extents. There were 138 changes of method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 September 1936 in 3h 17 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Robert Sperring
2 Frederick Hartman
3 Samuel Jones, Junr
4 James Morgan
5 James Swindley
6 J William Clarke
7 John Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 1330.0607

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 19 September 1936 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnsons' variation of Middleton's
1 William Fernley
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Joseph W Whittaker
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 Lionel Clough
6 James A Milner
7 George W Biddulph
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise at first attempt: 3. Mr. W. Fernley has now 'completed the circle' at this tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 19 September 1936 in 3h 10 (13–1–14 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Bennett
1 Eric B Allman
2 Robert Sperring
3 Richard T Holding
4 John Brassington
5 George R Newton (C)
6 James Morgan
7 Arthur Allman
8 Albert Crawley
Rung as a birthday compliment to E B Allman
Ringing World September 25th 1936 No. 1331 Vol. XXXI page 623

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 26 September 1936 in 3h 8 (13–1–5 in F)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Robert Sperring
2 Harry W Howard
3 Harry Parker
4 James Morgan
5 James Swindley
6 Richard T Holding
7 Albert Crawley
8 Percy Swindley (C)
Rung on the occasion of Sandbach Wakes, also as a birthday compliment to Mr Albert Crawley
Ringing World October 9th 1936 No. 1333 Vol. XXXI page 655

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 26 September 1936 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by H Law James
1 Frank Jones
2 William Fernley
3 James Fernley
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 James A Milner
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1.
Rung on the 100th anniversary of the renaming of the village from Bullock's Smithy to Hazel Grove.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 10 October 1936 in 3h (17–0–0 in F)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (23m)
Being seven extents in 23 methods (1) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Morning Star, Norbury Treble Bob and Disley Delight (2) Marple, Taxal and Willesden Delight (3) Newdigate, Old Oxford nd College Bob (iv) Delight (4) Braintree, Humber and Wragby Delight (5) Charlwood, Neasden and St Albans Delight (6) Capel, Sandal and Oxford Treble (7) London Scholar's Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Lionel Clough
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 John Worth
4 James A Milner
5 Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Arthur Whiting
100th peal-4. First peal in 23 methods as conductor. First peal in 23 methods 6. There 57 changes of method

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, 13 October 1936 in 3h 25 (26–0–21 in D)
5104 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by Wilfred Matthews
1 Harold Davenport
2 John Worth
3 Arthur Burgess
4 Thomas Potts
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 Jack Tipper
7 Albert V Rees
8 Harold Dean
9 Harry Lomas
10 Victor Norbury
11 Wilfred Matthews (C)
12 William Gayes
Ringers of 2,5, and 6 have now rung Grandsire from doubles to cinques.
Rung to commemorate the completion of 30 years as Branch Secretary by Mr. Joseph Norbury,the esteemed leader of this tower. All the band are resident members.
This composition is now rung for the first time.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 16 October 1936 in 2h 43 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3m)
3 x 720 Plain Bob, 2 x 720 Kent Treble Bob, 2 x 720 Oxford Treble Bob
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Stanley Harrison
4 Harry W Howard
5 Albert H Booth
6 Harry Parker (C)
Rung for the "Mid-Cheshire Crusade of Witness"

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 24 October 1936 in 2h 55 (14–0–0 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Parkers twelve part
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 Albert Booth
3 George H Crawley
4 Richard T Holding
5 Harry W Howard
6 Albert Crawley (C)
7 Joseph Ashmole
8 Harry Parker
First peal of triples: 5
The ringers wish to congratulate Mr Ashmole on the way he rang through the peal despite his 74 years. He is the 'father' of the Northwich Branch

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 24 October 1936 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (56)
1 Richard E Jones
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 James Fernley
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 James A Milner
6 Lionel Clough
7 William Fernley
8 John Worth (C)
Rung on the eleventh anniversary of the opening of the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 31 October 1936 in 2h 57 (18–0–11 in E)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 William Fernley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
This composition is now rung for the first time and contains the 6th the extent right at 12 course ends.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Tuesday, 3 November 1936 in 3h 6 (15–3–6 in E)
5040 Oxford Little Bob Major
Composed by James Morgan
1 Robert Sperring
2 Albert E Richards
3 John W Griffiths
4 Samuel Jones, Jun
5 James Swindley
6 J William Clarke
7 James Morgan
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method in the county, for the Guild and by all the band
A peal of welcome to the Rev F J Okell, vice-chairman of the Chester Branch, and a compliment to his younger daughter, who was christened on the previous Sunday
Ringing World page reference: 1338.0735

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretford, Greater Manchester
St Matthew
Saturday, 7 November 1936 in 3h 9 (11–1–23)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Joseph Whittaker
2 William Fernley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 James A Milner
6 Lionel Clough
7 Walter W Wolstencroft
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1.
First peal in the methocl on the bells
Ringing world: 1338.0736

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burton, Cheshire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 7 November 1936 in 2h 50 (7–0–7 in B♭)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 Frank Varty (C)
3 Eric J Gilbert
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 George Ledsham
6 Lester L Gray
L L Gray has now rung peals of Kent from Minor to Maximus.
Rung to celebrate the 22nd wedding anniversary of the treble ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 7 November 1936 in 3h 6 (13–1–14 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Parker’s twelve part
1 Harold Astbury
2 John Brassington
3 Bryan Fernyhough
4 John Matthews
5 Richard T Holding
6 Albert Crawley (C)
7 Arthur Allman
8 Eric B Allman
Rung as a farewell to the Rector (the Rev E Armitstead), also as a birthday compliment to Mr F H Crawley, of Barrow, son of the conductor
Ringing World November 20th 1936 No. 1339 Vol. XXXI page 751

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 11 November 1936 in 2h 50 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Frank Postons
2 Thomas Griffiths
3 Harry Lewis
4 Frank Fox
5 Percy Swindley
6 Samuel Jones, Junr (C)
7 William Griffiths
8 Edward Price
First peal: 1.
Rung for the 18th anniversary of the Armistice. The above band are all ex-Service men except the treble ringer, who kindly stood in at the last moment in place of an ex-Service man who was unable to ring owing to illness.
Ringing World page reference: 1339.0751

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Wednesday, 18 November 1936 in 2h 8 (17 in B♭)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Allen F Bailey (C)
5–6 Harold Jackson
7–8 Harry Ashton
Witness: Mrs A F Bailey
First peal ‘in hand’: 7-8
Rung as a birthday compliment to’Bobby’ Jones and the composer
Ringing World November 27th 1936 No. 1340 Vol. XXXI page 769
Ringing World page reference: 1340.0769

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 21 November 1936 in 2h 53 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Single Oxford Bob Triples
Composed by J J Parker
1 Percy Swindley
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 Fred Hartman
4 James Morgan
5 James Swindley
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Samuel Jones, Jun
8 Edward Price
First in the method for all, except 2 and 4
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Mr Fred Hartman
Ringing World page reference: 1340.0768

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 December 1936 in 3h 13 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5472 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 William Fernley
2 James Fernley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 James A Milner
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 12 December 1936 in 3h 29 (29–0–0 in C)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Miss Nora M Bibby
2 Robert Sperring
3 William Bibby
4 John Griffiths
5 James Morgan
6 John E Bibby (C)
7 Francis Bibby
8 Percy Swindley
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr Samuel Jones and Mr Walter Thomas, two old and respected members of the Chester Diocesan Guild.
First in the method: 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Saturday, 19 December 1936 in 2h 48 (7½ in B)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
7 different 720's
1 Edward Preastner
2 George F Sperring
3 John W Best
4 Harry Lewis
5 John Benyon
6 Percy Swindley (C)
In honour of King George VI Accession.
First Peal 1, 3
Ringing World page reference: 1346.0020