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Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 1 January 1938 in 3h 5 (16–2–2 in F)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 David Hughes
2 Frank Varty
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 George R Newton
6 Joseph Ridyard
7 Lester L Gray
8 James C E Simpson
First peal on eight bells: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 January 1938 in 3h 6 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (25m) Treble Bob Minor
Being seven extents in 25 methods: (1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St Werburgh and Abbeyvale Delight (2) Ockley, Morning Star Treble Bob (3) Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob(4) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob (iv), Willesden and Marple Delight (5) Charlwood and Braintree Delight (6) Neasden, St Albans and Wragby Delight (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholar's Pleasure, Kingston and Oxfors Treble Bob
1 Norman Meakin
2 Ernest Bennett
3 Thomas Taylor
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Joseph Whittaker
6 James A Milner
First peal in 25 methods-1. First peal in 25 methods away from treble-5. There were 52 changes of method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 January 1938 in 3h 1 (14–1–26)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Norman Heaps
2 William Fernley
3 Alan J Brown
4 James Fernley
5 Christopher Gudgeon
6 David Vincent
7 John Worth
8 Thomas B Worsley (C)
First peal in the method on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tattenhall, Cheshire
St Alban
Tuesday, 11 January 1938 in 2h 47 (12)
5040 Minor (4m)
4 methods: 1 extent Cambridge Surprise; 2 extents Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Plain Bob
1 Walter Thomas
2 John W Griffiths
3 Robert Sperring
4 Albert E Richards
5 James Morgan (C)
6 J William Clarke
Rung as a peal of welcome to the new Rector, Ven Archdeacon R V R Burne.
Ringing World page reference: 1401.0056

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 15 January 1938 in 3h 23 (29¼)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Washbook's variation of Thurstans' Four part
1 Alfred Barnes
2 G Leonard Burgess
3 Hiram Meakin
4 Peter Laflin
5 Frank Twigg
6 Harry Ashton
7 Allen F Bailey (C)
8 Charles Bell
First peal of Stedman Triples: 6
First peal: 8
Ringing world: 1401.0055

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 19 January 1938 in 2h 44 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Harry Farrer
2 John Worth (C)
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Jack Tipper
5 John W L Slack
6 Joseph Whittaker
First peal and first attempt 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burton, Cheshire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 22 January 1938 in 2h 33 (7–0–7 in B♭)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being one extent each of London, York and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, Single Oxford and Plain Bob.
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 Lester L Gray
3 George R Newton
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in seven methods: 1 & 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 22 January 1938 in 3h 23 (16–3–6)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parkers 12 Part
1 John Worth (C)
2 Thomas Taylor
3 Harry Farrar
4 Joseph W Whittaker
5 Jack Tipper
6 William Gayes
7 James A Milner
8 Headley Wood
First peal on 8 bells: 2 & 3. First peal and first attempt: 8

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 29 January 1938 in 3h 10 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by F Bennett
1 William E Fletcher
2 Frank Varty
3 George R Newton (C)
4 Samuel Jones, Junr
5 James Swindley
6 George Ledsham
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 6.
Ringing World page reference: 1403.0092

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 29 January 1938 in 2h 54 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Joseph Witter
2 Robert Sperring
3 William Griffiths
4 George F Sperring
5 James Morgan
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 Arthur Newell
8 Edward Price
First peal: 1
First peal in method as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 1403.0092

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
St Paul, Stayley
Saturday, 5 February 1938 in 3h 3 (17–3–10 in E)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 William Fernley
3 James Fernley
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 James A Milner
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
150th peal as conductor. First peal of Surprise Major in Stalybridge.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 5 February 1938 in 3h 2 (12–1–22 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 George F Sperring
3 Walter Thomas
4 Thomas W Simon
5 J William Clarke
6 Reginald L Ince
7 James Morgan
8 Albert E Richards
First peal of Major: 4
Mr Robert Sperring's 500th peal for the Guild
Ringing World page reference: 1404.0108

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 February 1938 in 2h 55 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (17m)
Being seven extents in 17 methods: (1) Ockley and Duke of Norfolk Treble Bob; (2) College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob; (3) Willesden and Newdigate Delight; (4) Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight; (5) St. Albans and Charlwood Delight; (6) Neasden and Wragby Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob. Seventeen changes of method.
1 Mrs J Fernley
2 James Fernley
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Albert T Bancroft
5 Wilfred Wilde
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal of Minor: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 19 February 1938 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 R Edward Jones
2 Revd Frank Bonner
3 Frank Twigg
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 William Fernley
6 Lionel Clough
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 2 & 3.
Rung as a 28th birthday compliment to the conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Monday, 21 February 1938 in 2h 20 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 ?? Doubles
Method not stated
1 V Carlile
2 G Clough
3 Douglas Watson Jnr
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 James F Smith (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1
First peal inside and in the method: 2
First peal of Doubles: 3 & 4
First peal of Doubles as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Tuesday, 22 February 1938 in 2h 56 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 William Strong
3 David Hughes
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 George Ledsham
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in three methods: 3
Rung with the bells half-muffled as a token of respect to the late Mr. Robert Webster, a ringer at this church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Thursday, 24 February 1938 in 3h 17 (23–3–16)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by C W Roberts
1 James Fernley
2 Jack Tipper
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Edward A Jackson
6 James A Milner
7 David Vincent
8 Allen S Gordon
9 John Worth (C)
10 Norman Heaps
First pool of Stedman Caters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
A birthday compliment to Mrs, N. Heaps
Ringing world: 1407.0155
Ringing World page reference: 1407.0155

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 26 February 1938 in 3h 32 (15–3–15 in E)
5440 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 George Lee
2 Fred Hartman
3 Harry W Howard
4 Walter Allman
5 Harold Worrall
6 William E Fletcher
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal on eight bells: 4. First peal of Treble Bob on the bells.
RW 1407.0157

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 26 February 1938 in 2h 43 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (35m)
Being seven extents in 35 methods : — (1) Chepstow, Balmoral, Skipton, Fotheringay and Dover Delight. (2) Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Bogedone and Ely Delight. (3) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight. (4) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV., Willesden and Marple Delight. (5) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight. (6) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury and Morning Star Treble Bob. (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 James A Milner
2 Joseph Whittaker
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Ernest Bennett
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth
First peal in 35 methods: 2.
Fifty-three changes of method.
Ringing World page reference: 1407.0160

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 26 February 1938 in 3h 7 (13–3–8 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 John Hayes
3 Martin Harris
4 George Packer
5 Harry F Holding
6 James Swindley
7 J William Edge
8 Samuel Jones, Jun
Ringing World page reference: 1407.0156

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tilston, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 1 March 1938 in 2h 42 (9)
5040 Minor (7m)
7 methods: London Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford, Single Oxford, Plain Bob
1 Walter Thomas
2 John W Griffiths
3 Robert Sperring
4 Albert E Richards
5 James Morgan
6 J William Clarke (C)
First peal as conductor.
Rung on St David's Day.
Ringing World page reference: 1408.0177

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Wednesday, 2 March 1938 in 2h 20 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being an extent each of London, York and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, Qxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Ralph G Edwards
2 Lester L Gray
3 John W Collingwood
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 George Ledsham
6 Frank Varty (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 5 March 1938 in 3h (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (19m) Treble Dodging Minor
Being seven extents in 19 methods viz : (1) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob (2) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob (iv) and Willesden Delight (3) Marple Delight (4) Braintree Delight (5) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans and Wragby Delight (6) Capel, London Scholar's Pleasure, Sandal and Kingston Treble Bob (7) Oxfrod Treble Bob
1 Cyril Bowden
2 Albert T Bancroft
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Joseph Whittaker
5 Wilfred Wilde
6 C Kennet Lewis (C)
First peal in 19 methods-1. Nineteen changes of method

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Saturday, 5 March 1938 in 3h 7 (13–2–19)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Ernest Bennett
2 James Fernley
3 Rev Frank Bonner
4 William Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
Ringing world: 1408.0176

Chester Diocesan Guild
Alsager, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 5 March 1938 in 2h 55 (10–2–20 in G♯)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Parker’s twelve part
1 Harry Overton
2 Thomas W Lamb
3 George A Packer (C)
4 Edward J Boffey
5 Harry F Holding
6 John Brassington
7 Richard D Langford
8 James W Edge
First peal: 2,4
First peal as conductor
A 21st birthday compliment to Mr Herbert Edge, son of the tenor ringer
Ringing World March 18th 1938 No. 1408 Vol. XXXIII page 175

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 12 March 1938 in 3h 33 (29¼)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Ernest Morris
1 Christopher Harris
2 Alfred Barnes
3 Frank Twigg
4 G Leonard Burgess
5 Hiram Meakin
6 Edward A Jackson
7 Peter Laflin
8 Richard D Langford
9 Harry Ashton
10 Allen F Bailey (C)
First peal: 1.
Rung in honour of the 71st birthday of Mr . Hiram Meakin.
Ringing world: 1408.0175
Ringing World page reference: 1408.0175

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 12 March 1938 in 2h 52 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Minor (2m)
Being four extents of Oxford Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob, called differently.
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 Eric Ellison
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Roy Phillips
5 George Ashmore
6 James A Milner
First peal and at first attempt: 4.
Ringing World page reference: 1408.0178

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Friday, 25 March 1938 in 2h 30 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (3m)
Three 720s plain Bob; two extents each Kent and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Stanley N Harrison
2 Harry Parker
3 Harold Worrall
4 Walter Allman
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First in three methods - 4.
For the birthday of Mrs S H Parker and the anniversary of the 6th ringer's parents.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 26 March 1938 in 2h 54 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (39m)
Being seven extents in 39 methods :— (1) Chepstow, Balmoral, Skipton, Fotheringay and Dover Delight, (2) Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Bogedone and Ely Delight. (3) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh, Abbeyville and Canterbury Delight. (4) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV., Willesden, Marple and Taxal Delight. (5) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby, Braintree and Humber Delight. (6) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury, Morning Star Treble Bob and Disley Delight. (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 James A Milner
2 John Worth
3 Thomas Taylor
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Ernest Bennett
First peal in 39 methods 3,5,6; 100th peal and 25th as conductor 4; One hundred and ten changes of method. A 21st birthday compliment to J Whittaker.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 1 April 1938 in 3h 12 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 John E Bibby
2 Harry W Howard
3 Stanley N Harrison
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 Walter Allman
6 Harold Worrall
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Harry Parker (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 April 1938 in 3h 10 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 George Lee
2 Frank Varty
3 Robert Sperring (C)
4 William E Fletcher
5 Fred Hartman
6 George Ledsham
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob: 1.
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob inside: 6, 7.
A 21st birthday compliment to Mr. Frank Varty and his 50th peal.
Ringing World page reference: 1412.0239

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 April 1938 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Rochester Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 William Fernley
3 James Fernley
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 Ernest Bennett
6 James A Milner
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method in the county, by the Guild and the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 9 April 1938 in 3h 4 (13–3–8 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 William Griffiths
3 John W Griffiths
4 Arthur Newell
5 James Morgan
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Samuel Jones, Jun
8 Arthur E Pegler
Ringing World page reference: 1412.0240

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 9 April 1938 in 3h 9 (14¾ in F)
5024 Spliced Double Norwich Court and Plain Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Douglas Watson
2 Fred Hartman
3 Richard T Holding
4 William E Fletcher
5 James Swindley
6 Richard Langford
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal of spliced Double Norwich and Plain Bob by all the band, in the county and for the Guild.
RW1413.0256

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 9 April 1938 in 2h 44 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Harry Parker
3 George A Packer
4 Edward J Boffey
5 Harry Thelwell
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Treble Bob: 1
First peal of Minor: 3,4
First peal of Treble Bob as conductor
First peal of Treble Bob on the bells
Ringing World April 15th 1938 No. 1412 Vol. XXXIII page 241

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 16 April 1938 in 3h 2 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 William E Fletcher
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Lionel Clough
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 Percy Swindley
6 John Worth (C)
7 James A Milner
8 Ernest Bennett
First peal in the method: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Monday, 18 April 1938 in 2h 50 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two 720's of Oxford and two of Kent Treble Bob, and three of Plain Bob
1 James Manifould
2 Norman Meakin
3 Thomas Taylor (C)
4 Joseph Whittaker
5 John W L Slack
6 Stanley Noble
Rung by members of the Sunday service band to commemorate the completion of 40 years' service by Messrs. J Manifould, J W L Slack and T Taylor, and as a birthday compliment to Mr J W L Slack

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 18 April 1938 in 3h 6 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Charles Shaw
2 Harold Worrall
3 Robert J Hulse
4 David Smith
5 Walter Allman
6 Stanley Harrison
7 Harry W Howard
8 Harry Parker (C)
First attempt for a peal of Major: 1
Ringing World April 29th 1938 No. 1414 Vol. XXXIII page 271

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Tuesday, 19 April 1938 in 2h 57 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's Transposition of Thurstans's Four-Part
1 Robert Sperring
2 Thomas R Butler
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 Percy Swindley
5 James Swindley
6 Percival W Cave
7 Samuel Jones, Junr (C)
8 William Griffiths
Rung as a centenary celebration of a peal of Stedman rung by the Christleton Youths at St John's Church, Chester, on April 19th, 1838.
Ringing World page reference: 1414.0272

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 April 1938 in 3h 25 (32–0–00)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Rev. H. Law James
1 Joseph Whittaker
2 Ernest Bennett
3 James Fernley
4 Rev Frank Bonner
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 23 April 1938 in 3h 22 (29–0–0 in C)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Worth
1 John Hayes
2 Harry Lewis
3 John Best
4 William E Fletcher
5 Martin Harris
6 Gilbert Gerrard
7 James Swindley (C)
8 Samuel Jones, Junr
9 Harry Pye
10 Percy Swindley
First peal of Treble Bob Royal, and rung at the first attempt: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9.
First peal of Royal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Tuesday, 26 April 1938 in 2h 49 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Seven extents each called differently
1 Walter Thomas
2 Albert E Edwards
3 Robert Sperring (C)
4 John W Griffiths
5 James Morgan
6 J William Clarke
Ringing World page reference: 1416.0309

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 30 April 1938 in 3h 14 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William E Fletcher
2 Harry F Holding
3 Richard D Langford
4 John Hayes
5 Samuel Jones, Junr
6 James Swindley
7 John Worth (C)
8 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 1416.0308

Chester Diocesan Guild
Neston, Cheshire
St Mary and St Helen
Saturday, 7 May 1938 in 3h 15 (14–2–24 in G)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 George Ledsham
2 Ralph G Edwards
3 William E Fletcher
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 Harry Pye
6 Lester L Grey
7 Frank Varty
8 Percy Swindley (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 12 May 1938 in 2h 27 (17 in B♭)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Harold Jackson
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Peter Laflin
9–10 Harry Ashton
Ringing World May 20th 1938 No. 1417 Vol. XXXIII page 326
Ringing World page reference: 1417.0326

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 14 May 1938 in 3h 10 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 William E Fletcher
2 Fred Hartman
3 George R Newton
4 Frank Varty
5 James Swindley
6 Lester L Gray
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method: 1,2
Ringing World page reference: 1418.0339

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 28 May 1938 in 3h 2 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 James Fernley
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 William Fernley
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1 & 3. The conductor's 200th peal for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 28 May 1938 in 3h 7 (20–2–4 in D)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-part (7th observation)
1 Harry Dickens
2 Stanley N Harrison
3 Harry W Howard
4 Fred Alcock
5 Walter Allman
6 Harold Worrall
7 Albert Crawley (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal: 1. First peal of Triples: 5 & 6. Rung for the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Howard
RW 1422.0402

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Wednesday, 1 June 1938 in 2h 50 (7½ in B)
5040 Minor (3m)
3 720's Oxford treble Bob; 2 720's Kent; 2 720's Plain Bob
1 George Lee
2 Edward P Evans
3 John W Best
4 W E Fletcher
5 Thomas Mather
6 R G Edwards (C)
First Peal in three methods 1, 2, 3, 5.
First peal as conductor in the method.
Ringing World page reference: 1420.0373

Chester Diocesan Guild
Reddish, Cheshire
St Elizabeth
Saturday, 4 June 1938 in 2h 57 (12½)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Rev H Law James
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 William Fernley
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 James Fernley
5 Lionel Clough
6 Ernest Bennett
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
Ringing world: 1421.0387

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 4 June 1938 in 3h (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two 720's each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob.
1 Charles W Lawton
2 Stanley Noble
3 Thomas Taylor
4 E Millicent P Fethers
5 John W L Slack
6 John W Whittaker (C)
A birthday compliment to C. W. Lawton.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Thursday, 16 June 1938 in 2h 47 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising an extent each of Beverley, Carlisle, York, Durham, London, Wells and Cambridge
1 Lester L Gray
2 Ralph G Edwards
3 George R Newton
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 George Ledsham
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in seven surprise methods: 1 & 2
First peal in seven surprise methods as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 2 July 1938 in 3h (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Frederick Hancock
3 Walter Allman
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 Stanley Harrison
6 Harold Worrall
7 Norman Heaps
8 Harry Parker (C)
Rung as a compliment to Thomas W. Mather on his retirement after 46 years as the Master of the Runcorn ringers.
RW 1424.0436

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 July 1938 in 3h 9 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Douglas Watson, Senr
2 Harry Lewis
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 Frank Varty
5 Fred Hartman
6 William E Fletcher
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal on eight bells: 1.
Ringing World page reference: 1427.0487

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 July 1938 in 3h 8 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Lionel Clough
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Walter W Wolstencroft
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
A birthday compliment to the Rev. F. Bonner.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Friday, 8 July 1938 in 3h 16 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 George Lee
2 Harry Lewis
3 John W Best
4 William H Fussell
5 James Swindley
6 William E Fletcher
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 Percy Swindley (C)
Ringing World page reference: 1426.0470

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Monday, 11 July 1938 in 3h 6 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's variation of Middleton's
1 William E Fletcher
2 Thomas Hammond
3 Robert Sperring
4 William H Fussell
5 James Swindley
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Frank Varty
8 Percy Swindley (C)
Ringing World page reference: 1426.0471

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 July 1938 in 2h 46 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Minor (84m)
Being seven extents in 84 methods, viz.:- 1. Freiston, Candlesby, Butterwick, Tattershall, Benington, Langton, Frampton, Alford, Denton, Poynton, Sutton, Chelford, Wrangle, Leake Alliance and Bastow Little Court. 2. Double Oxford Bob, London Bob, Lytham Bob, Thelwall Bob, St. Clement's Bob, College, Childwall Bob, Wavertree College, Fulbeck Bob, Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Double Bob, Reverse Bob and Plain Bob. 3. Rostherne, Chepstow, Wilmslow, Balmoral, Knutsford, Skipton, Bogedone, Fotheringay, Ely Delight, Nelson Treble Bob, Bourne and Hull Surprise. 4. Newdigate, Charlwood, Old Oxford, Neasden, College Bob IV., St. Albans, Willesden, Wragby, Marple, Braintree, Taxal, Humber, Elston, Clarence Delight and Morning Star Treble Bob. 5. Ockley, Capel, Duke of Norfolk, Sandal, College Exercise, London Scholars' Pleasure, Norbury, Kingston, Oxford Treble Bob, Carisbrooke, Donottar, Pontefract and Wath Delight. 6. Surfleet, Hexham, Beverley, Berwick, Cambridge, Primrose Surprise, Burslem and Waltham Delight. 7. Berkeley, Kentish, Pembroke, Edinburgh, Barham, Oswald Delight, Berwyn and Waterford Treble Bob. 178 changes of method.
1 James A Milner
2 James Fernley
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Ernest Bennett
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 John Worth
The greatest number of methods yet rung in seven true and complete extents. Denton, Poynton, Sutton and Chelford Alliance are now rung for the first time.
Ringing World page reference: 1426.0473

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Thursday, 21 July 1938 in 3h 13 (16–2–2 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by G Williams
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 Lester L Gray
3 Robert J Lear
4 George R Newton (C)
5 J Norman Benson
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 George Ledsham
8 Frank Varty
First peal: 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 23 July 1938 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 Arnold Worth
3 John Worth
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 Eric B Hartley
6 James A Milner
7 James Fernley (C)
8 Lionel Clough
First peal: 2. First peal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 23 July 1938 in 2h 58 (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Minor (7m)
Comprising 7 extents: Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford, Oxford Bob, St Clement's and Plain Bob
1 William E Fletcher
2 Frank Varty
3 Douglas Watson, jun
4 Percy Swindley
5 Harry Pye
6 Ralph G Edwards (C)
First peal in seven methods: 5
First peal in seven methods as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 1427.0489

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 30 July 1938 in 2h 50 (11–0–7 in G)
5040 Minor (5m)
Comprising seven extents viz., two Cambridge Surprise, two Kent Treble Bob and one each of Plain Bob, Oxford Bob and Oxford Treble Bob
1 William E Fletcher
2 Robert Sperring
3 William C Rhodes
4 Harry F Holding
5 Fred Hartman
6 Ralph G Edwards (C)
First peal in five methods: 3,4
Ringing World page reference: 1428.0504

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 30 July 1938 in 2h 47 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 six scores called differently
1 E Roberts
2 A Crosby
3 W C Sutton (C)
4 H Sutton
5 Edward J Boffey
6 S Sutton
First peal away from tenor: 1
First peal and first attempt: 2
A compliment to the Vicar’s son on his first birthday
Ringing World August 12th 1938 No. 1429 Vol. XXXIII page 521

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
In the Belfry of All Saints’ Church
Sunday, 7 August 1938 in 2h 26 (13 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 six-scores
1–2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Ivan B Gardiner
The conductor’s first peal ‘in hand’
First peal of Bob Doubles by all
Ringing World August 19th 1938 No. 1430 Vol. XXXIII page 537
Ringing World page reference: 1430.0537

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 8 August 1938 in 2h 57 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (171)
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Revd Frank Bonner
3 James A Milner
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 William Fernley
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 13 August 1938 in 3h (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (20) Methods Spliced Treble Bob Minor
Being seven extents in 20 methods: (1) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury and Morning Star Treble Bob (2) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob (iv), Willesden and Marple Delight (3) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans, and Wragby Delight (4) Capel and Kingston Treble (5) Sandal and London Scholar's Pleasure Treble Bob (6) Oxford Treble Bob (7) Kent Treble Bob
1 Charles W Lawton
2 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
3 Thomas Taylor
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Joseph Whittaker
6 James A Milner
First peal in 20 methods-1. There were 27 changes of method

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 20 August 1938 in 3h 11 (15–1–16 in F)
5280 London Surprise Major
Composed by Joseph W Parker
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 James Fernley
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 James A Milner
5 Walter W Wolstencroft
6 William Fernley
7 John Worth (C)
8 Ernest Bennett
First peal in the method on the bells.
Source: RW 1938, page 551.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lower Peover, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 20 August 1938 in 2h 52 (12–0–12 in G)
5040 Minor (2m)
(4 extents Plain Bob, 3 Kent Treble Bob)
1 Albert H Booth
2 John H Davenport
3 Walter Allman
4 Albert Crawley
5 Joseph Ashmole
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal on the bells. First peal in two methods: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 22 August 1938 in 2h 55 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Sydney J Anthony
2 Harry W Howard
3 Robert J Hulse
4 Stanley W Booth
5 Stanley J Harrison
6 Walter Allman
7 Harold Worrall
8 Harry Parker (C)
First peal on eight bells: 1
Rung as a farewell peal to the Rev V Dams, Vicar of Daresbury
Ringing World September 2nd 1938 No. 1432 Vol. XXXIII page 567

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 23 August 1938 in 3h 3 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 George Lee
2 Arthur B Close
3 John Best
4 Harry Lewis
5 James Swindley
6 William E Fletcher
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal of Bob Major and first attempt: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 1432.0567

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Thursday, 25 August 1938 in 2h 40 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of Carlisle, Beverley, York, Durham, London, Wells and Cambridge
1 Lester L Gray
2 Frank Varty (C)
3 George R Newton
4 Douglas Watson Jnr
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 James C E Simpson

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 3 September 1938 in 2h 58 (15–3–6 in E)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 George Lee
2 Fred Hartman
3 Samuel Jones, Jun
4 John W Best
5 James Swindley
6 William E Fletcher
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method: 4
Ringing World page reference: 1433.0583

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 17 September 1938 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 John Worth (C)
2 G Leonard Burgess
3 Frank Twigg
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 William Fernley
7 James A Milner
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 2, 3 & 4. First peal in the method on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 24 September 1938 in 3h 2 (8–1–2 in G)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 J William Clarke
3 Walter E Longman
4 George A Packer
5 James Morgan
6 Albert Crawley
7 Richard T Holding
8 Richard D Langford
Ringing World September 30th 1938 No. 1436 Vol. XXXIII page 632

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 1 October 1938 in 3h 5 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Consiting of 42 six scores
1 George Barnard
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Thomas Taylor (C)
4 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
5 John W L Slack
6 Edward Seed
First Peal - 1, First peal away from treble - 2, First peal in the method on the bells. Rung as a thanksgiving peal for the preservation of peace and for the harvest festival.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 8 October 1938 in 3h 3 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 William Fernley
6 Charles Sharples
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 8 October 1938 in 3h 12 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 William E Fletcher
2 Robert Sperring
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 John E Bibby
5 James Morgan
6 Percy Swindley
7 Lester L Gray
8 Frank Varty (C)
First peal of Surprise Major as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Haughton, Greater Manchester
St Anne, Denton
Saturday, 15 October 1938 in 3h 7 (15–0–12)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Composed by Being seven different extents
1 Ernest Bennett (C)
2 Thomas Taylor
3 Harry Farrer
4 Wilfred Wilde
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 James A Milner
First peal of Treble Bob: 3.
Ringing world: 1439.0681

Chester Diocesan Guild
Reddish, Cheshire
St Elizabeth
Saturday, 22 October 1938 in 3h 10 (12½)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Johnson
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 William Fernley
3 G Leonard Burgess
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 Charles Ollier
6 Joseph Whittaker
7 James A Milner
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 3.
Ringing world: 1440.0696

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Tuesday, 25 October 1938 in 2h 49 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Comprising two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob
1 Douglas Watson Snr
2 William E Fletcher
3 John Best
4 George R Newton
5 Lester L Gray
6 Frank Varty (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 27 October 1938 in 2h 25 (17 in B♭)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Worth
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Harold Jackson
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Peter Laflin
9–10 Harry Ashton
Ringing World November 4th 1938 No. 1441 Vol. XXXIII page 713
Ringing World page reference: 1441.0713

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 November 1938 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G R Pye
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 Walter W Wolstencroft
5 John Worth (C)
6 James Fernley
7 William Fernley
8 James A Milner
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr. G. Sellars, verger at St. Thomas', and for the thirteenth anniversary of the opening of the eight bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 9 November 1938 in 3h (11–1–9 in G)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Matthews' 12 part No 2
1 William Gayes
2 Arnold Worth
3 Harry Farrar
4 Gerald Farrar
5 Jack Tipper
6 Thomas B Knight
7 John Worth (C)
8 Edward Seed
First peal of triples: 2. First peal: 4. First peal on 8 bells: 8.
Arranged and rung for the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. C. Longden, of Macclesfield, grandparents of ringers of the 3rd and 4th, also as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the treble.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 19 November 1938 in 3h 7 (11–1–24 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 George Barnard
2 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
3 T Taylor (C)
4 J W L Slack
5 Charles W Lawton
6 Joseph W Whittaker (C)
First peal in the method: 1. First peal in the method away from the treble: 2 & 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 19 November 1938 in 2h 55 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob.
1 Herbert McKinnel
2 Norman Hough
3 Sidney Hough sen
4 Alfred W Frost
5 John Hassell
6 Alan J Brown (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Monday, 21 November 1938 in 2h 47 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, Wells, York, Beverley, Chester, Carlisle and Cambridge
1 William Strong
2 Lester L Gray
3 Frank Varty
4 Arthur Howard
5 Harry Rogers
6 Thomas A Rogers (C)
First peal in seven methods: 1
First peal in seven Surprise methods 'inside': 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 30 November 1938 in 3h 7 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Clifford Jones
2 George Sperring
3 Harry Lewis
4 John Best
5 Thomas Mather
6 William E Fletcher
7 Thomas Guest
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal: 1.
A birthday compliment to Mr. Noel David Oakley.
Ringing World page reference: 1447.0807

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 2 December 1938 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Miss Norah M Bibby
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby
5 Walter Allman
6 Stanley N Harrison
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Christopher Gudgeon (C)
First peal in the method; 5.
A birthday compliment to the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 3 December 1938 in 3h (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, Wells, York, Durham, Beverley, Surfleet and Cambridge
1 William E Fletcher
2 Lester L Gray
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 Ralph G Edwards
5 Percy Swindley
6 Thomas Rogers
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 1,5
First peal of Surprise on the bells
Ringing World page reference: 1447.0809

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Tuesday, 6 December 1938 in 2h 57 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury, Oxford and Kent
1 Albert E Richards
2 Robert Sperring
3 John Hughes
4 Charles Dryland
5 James Morgan (C)
6 J William Clarke
First peal in seven methods: 3 & 4
First peal on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 10 December 1938 in 2h 38 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Ten different callings
1 Harry Dickens
2 Frederick Hancock
3 Reginald W Worrall
4 Robert Hulse
5 Walter Allman (C)
6 John H Davenport
First peal of Doubles - 1, 2, 4, 5. First as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 10 December 1938 in 3h 5 (13–1–5 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knight's
1 Harry Overton
2 George H Crawley
3 Harry F Holding
4 R Thomas Holding
5 George A Packer
6 Richard D Langford
7 J William Edge
8 James H Riding (C)
First peal on the bells since they were rehung by Messrs. J Taylor and Co
Ringing World December 23rd 1938 No. 1448 Vol. XXXIII page 824

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 17 December 1938 in 2h 50 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 John W L Slack
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
5 Stanley Noble
6 Joseph W Whittaker (C)
First peal in the method by all the band at first attempt. Rung in honour of the birthday of H.M. the King.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Monday, 26 December 1938 in 3h 10 (23–3–16)
5021 Grandsire Caters
Composed by W Walmsley
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 Arnold Worth
3 Frank Reynolds
4 Jack Tipper
5 Joseph Whittaker
6 Albert Ford
7 John Worth
8 Allen S Gordon
9 Lionel Clough
10 James A Milner
First peal of Grandsire Caters: 2, 5
First peal of Caters as conductor
Ringing world: 1451.0022

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 26 December 1938 in 3h 35 (26–0–21 in D)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by John Reeves
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 William Fernley
3 James A Milner
4 Wilfred Matthews
5 Alan D Steele
6 Frank Reynolds
7 Lionel Clough
8 Albert Ford
9 Joseph W Whittaker
10 David Vincent
11 George W Biddulph
12 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method on 12 bells : C Kenneth Lewis, William Fernley, James Milner, Joseph Whittaker, and Albert Ford.
First peal on twelve bells : Alan Steele, Frank Reynolds, Lionel Clough, and George Biddulph.
First peal of maximus : David Vincent

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 26 December 1938 in 2h 52 (16–1–5 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Thurstan’s Four-part
Composed by Arranged by C Gudgeon
1 Christopher Gudgeon (C)
2 Alan J Brown
3 Cecil Raddon
4 Harry Parker
5 John Hassell
6 Harold Worrall
7 Stanley N Harrison
8 Sydney Anthony
First peal of Stedman Triples: 2,5,6,8
Rung as a welcome to the new Vicar, the Rev E W L M Protherowe
Ringing World January 6th 1939 No. 1450 Vol. XXXIV page 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 27 December 1938 in 2h 57 (13–2–12 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 six scores. Four callings
1 Ivan B Gardiner
2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3 Samuel Graham
4 Wilfred Wilde
5 C Kenneth Lewis(Cond
First peal on tower bells 1 and 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Ash Mount, Peter Street
Tuesday, 27 December 1938 in 2h 56 (12 in F)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Harry Farrer
3–4 Joseph Whittaker
5–6 John Worth
7–8 Gerald Farrer
First peal of Major: 1-2
First peal ‘in hand’ for all except the conductor
Ringing World January 13th 1939 No. 1451 Vol. XXXIV page 22
Ringing World page reference: 1451.0022

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Tuesday, 27 December 1938 in 3h 7 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Albion Treble Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 William E Fletcher
2 Lester L Gray
3 Robert Sperring
4 Frank Varty
5 George R Newton
6 Percy Swindley
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method on the bells and by all the band except R. Sperring.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Tuesday, 27 December 1938 in 3h 2 (11–1–9 in G)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1 Ernest Bayley
2 Arnold Worth
3 William H Heap
4 Gerald Farrar
5 Jack Tipper
6 John Worth (C)
7 Ernest Haigh
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal: 1 & 3. First peal in the method: 4, 7 & 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 27 December 1938 in 2h 57 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents.
1 George Barnard
2 Arnold Worth
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Stanley Noble
5 John W L Slack
6 Joseph Whittaker (C)
First peal of Minor - 2, First peal of Bob Minor as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
In the Belfry of All Saints’ Church
Friday, 30 December 1938 in 2h 37 (14 in D)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 six-scores
1–2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Ivan B Gardiner
First peal of Grandsire Doubles by all
Ringing World January 13th 1939 No. 1451 Vol. XXXIV page 22
Ringing World page reference: 1451.0022

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 31 December 1938 in 3h 5 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Charles Shaw
2 Albert H Booth
3 David Smith
4 Richard T Holding
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Albert Crawley
7 Harry H Howard
8 Harry Parker (C)
First peal on the bells since they were rehung

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 31 December 1938 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Albert Ford
4 James Fernley
5 William Fernley
6 James A Milner
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth
First peal in the method: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 31 December 1938 in 3h 17 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Holt's Ten-Part
1 Percy Swindley
2 John Hayes (C)
3 George Lee
4 Harry Lewis
5 John W Best
6 William E Fletcher
7 Harry Pye
8 Edward Price
Rung with the bells half-muffled for the departure of the old year
Ringing World page reference: 1451.0019

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 31 December 1938 in 3h 10 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Frank Shelly
2 Robert Sperring (C)
3 Ernest Waring
4 Clifford Brown
5 Arthur Prince
6 George R Jones
7 Ronald G Jones
8 George F Sperring
First peal: 1,4
Rung will bells half-muffled for the passing of the old year and in deepest sympathy for the death of Douglas Barnet, aged 16, a young ringer at this tower
Ringing World page reference: 1451.0018

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 31 December 1938 in 2h 55 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Herbert Sutton
2 George A Packer
3 Edward J Boffey
4 Richard D Langford
5 Harry Overton
6 Harry Thelwell (C)
First peal of Minor: 4
First peal as conductor
Ringing World January 20th 1939 No. 1452 Vol. XXXIV page 37