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Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 7 January 1939 in 2h 50 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (20m)
Being seven extents in 20 methods: (1) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV., Willesden and Marple Delight; (2) Charlwood, Neasden and Braintree Delight; (3) St. Albans and Wragby Delight. (4) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob; (6) London Scholars' Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Capel, Sandal and Oxford Treble Bob. There were 70 changes of method.
1 Harry Farrar
2 Albert T Bancroft
3 Thomas Taylor
4 John Worth (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 James A Milner
First peal in more than one method: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 12 January 1939 in 1h 56 (12 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Charge
1–2 Harold Jackson
3–4 Allen F Bailey (C)
5–6 Harry Ashton
7–8 Alfred Barnes
Witness: Mrs A F Bailey
Ringing World January 20th 1939 No. 1452 Vol. XXXIV page 38
Ringing World page reference: 1452.0038

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 14 January 1939 in 3h 7 (11–0–7 in G)
5056 St Clement's College Bob Major
Composed by J Morgan
1 George F Sperring
2 Robert Sperring
3 William E Fletcher
4 Frank Varty
5 Fred Hartman
6 Harry Pye
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in method by all except 2
Ringing World page reference: 1453.0051

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 19 January 1939 in 2h 10 (20 in E)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Harold Jackson
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Peter Laflin
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs A F Bailey
Ringing World January 27th 1939 No. 1458 Vol. XXXIV page 53
Ringing World page reference: 1453.0053

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 21 January 1939 in 2h 52 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (29m)
Being seven extents in 29 methods, viz.; (1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh, Abbeyvillo and Canterbury Delight; (2) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV., Willesden, Marple and Taxel; (3) Braintree, Humber and Wragby Delight; (4) Charlwood, Neasden and St. Albans; (5) Ockley, Morning Star Treble Bob and Disley Delight; (6) Norbury Duke of Norfolk and College Exercise Treble Bob; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Harry Farrer
2 James Fernley
3 Joseph W Whittaker
4 Thomas Taylor
5 James A Milner
6 John Worth (C)
First peal in 29 methods 1. There were 76 changes of method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Saturday, 4 February 1939 in 3h 58 (11–0–22 in G)
7200 Surprise Minor (10m)
Comprising one extent each of Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Beverley, Surfleet, York, Durham, London, Wells and Cambridge
1 William E Fletcher
2 Lester L Gray
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 Ralph G Edwards
5 George Ledsham
6 Thomas A Rogers
First peal in ten methods and the longest length for all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 11 February 1939 in 3h 20 (13–1–5 in F)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Joseph Whittaker
2 Ernest Bennett
3 Revd Frank Bonner
4 William Fernley
5 James Fernley
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
Ringing World February 24th 1939 No. 1457 Vol. XXXIV page 119

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 11 February 1939 in 3h 15 (20–0–0 in E)
5007 Erin Caters
Composed by Joseph W Parker
1 Robert Sperring
2 George A Packer
3 Richard D Langford
4 Harry T Holding
5 James Swindley
6 Harry Overton
7 Samuel Jones jun (C)
8 Harry Pye
9 James H Riding
10 Harry Thelwell
Chester and Crewe Branches
First peal on the method on the bells; first for the Chester Diocesan Guild in the county by a resident band
Ringing World February 17th 1939 No. 1456 Vol. XXXIV page 103

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 16 February 1939 in 2h 32 (17 in B♭)
5021 Grandsire Caters
Composed by J W Washbrook
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Harold Jackson
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Peter Laflin
9–10 Harry Ashton
Witness: Mrs A F Bailey
Ringing World February 24th 1939 No. 1457 Vol. XXXIV page 121
Ringing World page reference: 1457.0121

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 18 February 1939 in 3h 10 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (3) Methods Minor
3 extents of Kent TB Minor, 3 extents of Oxford TB Minor and 1 extent of Plain Bob Minor
1 Frank Walters
2 Albert T Bancroft
3 C Kenneth Lewis (Conductor
4 Wilfred Wilde
5 Edmund Walters
6 James A Milner
First peal and first attempt at Kent for 1 and 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 25 February 1939 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by F Bennett
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 James Fernley
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 William Fernley
6 James A Milner
7 Tom Wilde
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Thursday, 2 March 1939 in 3h 3 (11–1–9 in G)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 William Gayes
2 Joseph W Whittaker
3 Harry Farrar
4 Ernest Haigh
5 Jack Tipper
6 T Bradshaw Knight
7 John Worth (C)
8 Jack Waumsley
First peal in the method at first attempt: 3, 4 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 4 March 1939 in 2h 45 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 John W L Slack
2 Arthur Cheers
3 Rev Frank Bonner
4 Ernest Hague
5 John Worth (C)
6 Joseph J Whittaker
First peal in the method away from the treble - 2, First peal in the method - 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Ash Mount, Peter Street
Wednesday, 8 March 1939 in 2h 27 (12 in F)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Harry Farrer
3–4 Joseph W Whittaker
5–6 John Worth
7–8 Gerald Farrer
Ringing World March 17th 1939 No. 1460 Vol. XXXIV page 169
Ringing World page reference: 1460.0169

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 9 March 1939 in 2h 19 (12 in F)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by G R Newton
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Harold Jackson
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Peter Laflin
9–10 Harry Ashton
Witness: Mrs A F Bailey
Rung as a 72nd birthday compliment to Mr Hiram Meakin, Master of St George’s company, Stockport
Ringing World March 17th 1939 No. 1460 Vol. XXXIV page 169
Ringing World page reference: 1460.0169

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 13 March 1939 in 2h 45 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Harry W Howard
2 Herbert McKunnel
3 Harry Parker
4 John Hassal
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 David Vincent
Rung as a birthday compliment to HW Howard and Kenneth Parker
David Vincent has now rung peals of Plain Bob Minor, Major, Royal & Maximus

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 25 March 1939 in 3h 5 (13–1–5 in F)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Thorp
1 Harry Parker
2 George H Crawley
3 Thomas Hurd
4 Richard T Holding
5 Walter Longman
6 Alan D Steele
7 Albert Crawley
8 Charles H Page (C)
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob Major: 2
Ringing World March 31st 1939 No. 1462 Vol. XXXIV page 200

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 25 March 1939 in 2h 53 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extents called differently
1 Ivan B Gardiner
2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3 Arnold Worth
4 Harry Farrar
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of minor: 1 & 2. First peal of Bob Minor away from the treble: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 25 March 1939 in 3h 5 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 William Fernley
2 James Fernley
3 Rev Frank Bonner
4 John Worth
5 Tom Wilde
6 Lionel Clough
7 James A Milner
8 Ernest Bennett (C)
First peal in the method as conductor.
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr T Wilde

Chester Diocesan Guild
Alsager, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 25 March 1939 in 2h 52 (10–2–20 in G♯)
5024 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by Samuel Wood
1 Harry Overton
2 Thomas Price
3 Harry F Holding
4 William J Chester
5 George A Packer
6 Harry Thelwell
7 Richard D Langford
8 James H Riding (C)
First peal of Major: 6
A birthday peal for the tower keeper, Mr G Whalley
Ringing World March 31st 1939 No. 1462 Vol. XXXIV page 200

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 April 1939 in 2h 42 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 William E Fletcher
2 Fred Hartman
3 George R Newton
4 Percy Swindley
5 Frank Varty
6 Lester L Gray
7 Edwin Jennings
8 James C E Simpson (C)
Ringing World page reference: 1465.0247

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 8 April 1939 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5280 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 George A Packer
2 Harry F Holding
3 Richard D Langford
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 William Fernley
7 James H Riding
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1 & 3. First peal in the method away from treble: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 April 1939 in 3h 4 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (3) Methods Minor
Being two extents of Kent TB two extents of Oxford Tb and three extents of Plain Bob
1 Ivan B Gardiner
2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Rev Frank Bonner
5 C Kenneth Lewis (Conductor
6 Joseph Whittaker
First peal in more than one method and first attempt for Treble Bob for 1 and 2. Rung on the occasion of the retirement of Mr J B Wood, of the local band, after 55 year of devoted service

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Monday, 10 April 1939 in 2h 55 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Forty two six scores, ten callings
1 Harold W Clutton
2 Frederick W Chapman
3 Thomas P Barlow
4 Wilfred H Clutton
5 Albert J Biggs (C)
6 Charles W Allman
First peal inside: 3
First peal and first attempt: 4.6
First peal as conductor
Ringing World April 21st 1939 No. 1465 Vol. XXXIV page 249

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 10 April 1939 in 2h 45 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Cecil Tomkinson
2 Albert H Booth
3 George A Parker
4 David Smith
5 Harry Thelwell
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal: Cecil Tomkinson
First peal of Plain Bob Minor: George Parker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rock Ferry, Wirral
St Peter
Tuesday, 11 April 1939 in 2h 33 (10–0–8 in G)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (14m)
Being seven spliced extents viz.: (1) Northumberland and Carlisle; (2) Ipswich and Cambridge; (3) Alnwick and Newcastle; (4) London and Wells; (5) York and Durham; (6) Chester and Munden; (7) Beverley and Surfleet
1 John Cooke (C)
2 James H Cooke
3 Alexander J Martin
4 Joseph Leslie
5 Frank T Parry
6 William Dean
First peal and first attempt: 2 & 3
First peal of Spliced Surprise Minor on the bells.
There were 52 changes of method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 15 April 1939 in 3h 15 (20–2–4 in D)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's Transposition of Thurstans' Four-part
1 Robert Sperring
2 Lester L Gray
3 Thomas R Butler
4 William E Fletcher
5 Edwin C Birkett
6 George R Newton (C)
7 Frank Varty
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal of Stedman on the bells. Rung in honour of the completion of 53 years as a service ringer at this church by the tower-keeper, Mr Harry Dickens.
[Printed in RW as Great Bedworth]
RW 1466.0263

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 22 April 1939 in 2h 54 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different 720's
1 S Ronald Fethers
2 Arnold Worth
3 Charles W Lawton
4 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
5 John Worth (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal at first attempt 1. Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss N. Jones.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 29 April 1939 in 2h 49 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extents called differently
1 Jocelyn B Gardiner
2 Ivan B Gardiner
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 John Anthony Beaumont
5 Albert T Bancroft
6 James A Milner
First peal away from treble: 2. First peal: 4. First peal of Bob Minor: 5.
Rung as a welcome to the Rev. Frank Bonner, who has just commenced duties as curate at Disley; also as a birthday compliment to J. A. Milner.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 29 April 1939 in 2h 52 (8–1–2 in G)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by S Wood
1 James H Riding
2 Walter Longman
3 Harry F Holding
4 Richard D Langford
5 Harry Overton
6 Harry Thelwell
7 J William Edge
8 George A Packer (C)
First peal of Kent Major: 6
First peal in the method as conductor
Ringing World May 12th 1939 No. 1468 Vol. XXXIV page 296

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 13 May 1939 in 2h 56 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (9m)
Being seven extents in nine methods, viz.: (1) Wragby Delight; (2) Charlwood, Neasden and St. Albans Delight; (3) Capel and Kingston Treble Bob; (4) London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob; (5) Sandal Treble Bob; (6) Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Revd Frank Bonner
2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3 Eric Ellison
4 Albert T Bancroft
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 James A Milner
First peal in nine methods: 2.
Rung in connection with the centenary celebrations at this church.
Ringing World page reference: 1470.0333

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 13 May 1939 in 3h 49 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by H J Tucker
1 George Lee
2 Robert Sperring
3 John Best
4 Fred Hartman
5 William E Fletcher
6 John W Griffiths
7 James Swindley
8 Ralph G Edwards
9 Harry Pye
10 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal of Bob Royal: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9.
First peal of Bob Royal on the bells.
First peal of Bob Royal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 13 May 1939 in 2h 34 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Oxford Bob, Plain Bob, Kent Treble Bob, London, York, Beverley and Cambridge Surprise
1 Walter J Battle
2 Dorothy Battle
3 Frank T Parry
4 Joseph Leslie
5 Derek Parry
6 William Dean (C)
First peal and first attempt: 2 and 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 20 May 1939 in 2h 55 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (17m)
Being seven extents in 17 methods: (1) Ockley and Norbury Treble Bob (2) Duke of Norfolk and College Exercise Treble Bob; (3) Newdigate and Willesden Delight; (4) Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight; (5) Charlwood and Wragby Delight; (6) Neasden and St. Albans Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Albert T Bancroft
2 Revd Frank Bonner
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Eric Ellison
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 James A Milner
Rung in connection with the centenary celebrations at this church.
There were 49 changes of method.
Ringing World page reference: 1471.0349

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
In the Belfry of All Saints’ Church
Saturday, 27 May 1939 in 2h 23 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Ivan B Gardiner
First peal of Minor ‘in hand’ by all the band
Ringing World June 9th 1939 No. 1472 Vol. XXXIV page 366
Ringing World page reference: 1472.0366

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 27 May 1939 in 3h 18 (20–0–0 in E)
5163 Stedman Caters
Composed by C W Roberts
1 James H Riding
2 George A Packer
3 Robert Sperring
4 Harry F Holding
5 William J Chester
6 Harry Overton
7 Richard D Langford (C)
8 Arthur Pritchard
9 Percy Swindley
10 Harry Thelwell
First peal of Stedman as conductor
Rung as a birthday compliment to HM Queen Mary
Ringing World June 2nd 1939 No. 1471 Vol. XXXIV page 347

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
20 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley
Thursday, 1 June 1939 in 2h 5 (17 in B♭)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Alfred Barnes
3–4 Harold Jackson
5–6 Allen F Bailey (C)
7–8 Harry Ashton
Ringing World June 9th 1939 No. 1472 Vol. XXXIV page 366
Ringing World page reference: 1472.0366

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 7 June 1939 in 2h 45 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, London, York, Beverley and Chester.
1 Wallace K C Townley
2 William Dean
3 John Cooke
4 Joseph Leslie
5 James Blair
6 Frank T Parry (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1
First peal as conductor
Rung with the bells half-muffled as a tribute to the men who lost their lives in H.M. Submarine 'Thetis.'

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 10 June 1939 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Jocelyn B Gardiner
2 Joseph W Whittaker
3 James Fernley
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 William Fernley
6 Peter Laflin
7 James A Milner
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Major with a Treble Bob bell: 1. First peal in the method: 2, 4, 6 & 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Nicholas
Wednesday, 14 June 1939 in 2h 56 (16–2–20 in E)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, York, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester , Beverley and Cambridge.
1 George Ledsham
2 Lester L Gray
3 John Ledsham
4 Frank Varty
5 Harry Rogers
6 Thomas Rogers (C)
First peal: 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 17 June 1939 in 2h 53 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 (39) Methods Spliced Treble Bob Minor
Being seven extents in 39 methods viz:- (1) Dover, Fotheringay, Skipton, Balmoral and Chepstow Delight (2) Ely, Bogedone, Knutsford, Wilmslow and Rostherne Delight (3) Cantebury, Abbeville, Crowland, Comberemere, Vale Royal and St Werburgh Delight (4) Taxal, Marple, Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob (iv) and Willesden Delight (5) Humber, Braintree, Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans and Wragby Delight (6) Disley Delight, Morning Star, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, and Norbury Treble Bob (7) Oxford, Capel, Sandal, London Scholar's Pleasure and Kingston Treble
1 Jocelyn B Gardiner
2 Rev Frank Bonner
3 C Kenneth Lewis (Conductor
4 John Worth
5 Joseph Whittaker
6 James A Milner
First peal in 39 methods 1 and 2. Rung in honour of the birth of a daughter to Rev F S Spackman, vicat of this parish and Mrs Spackman.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 24 June 1939 in 2h 35 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Minor (46m)
Being seven extents in 46 methods:- 1. Plain Bob, Double Bob, Reverse Bob, Fulbeck Bob and Canterbury Pleasure Bob. 2. Dover, Fotheringay, Skipton, Balmoral and Chepstow Delight. 3. Ely, Bogedone, Knutsford, Wilmslow and Rostherne Delight. 4. Abbeyville, Canterbury, Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight. 5. Marple, Taxal, Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV. and Willesden Delight. 6. Braintree, Humber, Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight. 7. Oxford, Capel, Ockley, Sandal, Duke of Norfolk, London Scholars' Pleasure, College Exercise, Kingston, Norbury Treble Bob, Carisbrooke, Donottar, Wath and Pontefract Delight. 89 changes of method.
1 Albert T Bancroft
2 James Fernley
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 John Worth
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 James A Milner
First peal in 46 methods: 1 & 5.
Rung on the occasion of the wedding of Mr. A. Rowbotham, a member of the local band, to Miss K. Marsh.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 1 July 1939 in 2h 59 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
One extent of Plain Bob and three extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 David Smith
3 Albert Crawley
4 Richard T Holding
5 Walter Allman
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 July 1939 in 3h 7 (17–0–0 in F)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 six scores with 10 callings
1 Eric Wigley
2 Edward F M Samson
3 Albert T Bancroft
4 Wilfred Wilde
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 James A Milner
First peal and rung at first attempt-2. First peal of Grandsire Doubles for 3, 4 and 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Monday, 10 July 1939 in 2h 55 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being three extents of Kent Treble Bob, two of Oxford Treble Bob and two of Plain Bob.
1 Robert Sperring (C)
2 Mrs A S Roberts
3 George Jones
4 Charles Dryland
5 Rev A S Roberts
6 J William Clarke
A wedding compliment to the Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Roberts.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarvin, Cheshire
St Andrew
Saturday, 22 July 1939 in 2h 45 (8–1–8 in G♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford, Oxford Bob, St Clements and Plain Bob
1 William E Fletcher
2 Fred Hartman
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 Percy Swindley
5 Harry Pye
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in seven methods on the bells
Ringing World page reference: 1480.0492

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 22 July 1939 in 2h 55 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (57m)
(1) Double Oxford, London Bob, Thelwall Bob, Lytham Bob, St Clement's Bob, College, Childwall Bob and Wavertree College; (2) Plain Bob, Double Bob, Reverse Bob, Fulbeck Bob and Canterbury Pleasure Bob; (3) Dover, Chepstow, Balmoral, Skipton and Fotheringay Delight; (4) Ely, Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford and Bogedone Delight; (5) Canterbury, Abbeyville, Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight; (6) Taxal, Humber, Marple, Braintree, Newdigate, Charlwood, Old Oxford, Neasden, College Bob IV, St Albans, Willesden, Wragby, Elston, Clarence Delight and Morning Star TB; (7) Oxford, Ockley, Capel, Duke of Norfolk, Sandal, College Exercise, London Scholars' Pleasure, Norbury, Kingston TB, Donottar, Carisbrooke, Pontefract and Wath Delight. 136 changes of method.
1 Jocelyn B Gardiner
2 James Fernley
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 John Worth
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 James A Milner
First peal in 57 methods: 1&5. First peal in 57 methods away from the treble: 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 29 July 1939 in 3h 5 (12–1–22 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's variation of Middleton's
1 William E Fletcher
2 Fred Hartman
3 James C E Simpson
4 Frank Varty
5 James Swindley
6 John W Griffiths
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
Ringing World page reference: 1480.0492

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rock Ferry, Wirral
St Peter
Thursday, 3 August 1939 in 2h 31 (10–0–8 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Beverley, Chester, Cambridge, Carlisle, Canterbury, London and York.
1 Harold Andrew
2 James H Cooke
3 Charles C Hulse
4 Joseph Leslie (C)
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Frank T Parry
First peal and first attempt: 1 & 3
First peal as Conductor
Rung as wedding compliment to the Rev. H. P. Williams (curate at St. Peter's) on the occasion of his marriage to Miss F. M. Lythgoe.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 August 1939 in 2h 57 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William Fernley
2 Joseph W Whittaker
3 James Fernley
4 Walter Shaw
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth
7 James A Milner
8 Jack L Millhouse (C)
First Surprise peal: 4. First peal of Cambridge Major: 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 5 August 1939 in 3h (19–3–12 in E♭)
5008 Gonville Bob Major
Composed by J A Trollope
1 William E Fletcher
2 Fred Hartman
3 George R Newton
4 Percy Swindley
5 James Swindley
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Percival W Cave
8 James C E Simpson (C)
The first peal in the method
Ringing World page reference: 1481.0507

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 12 August 1939 in 3h (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Minor (2m)
Consisting of four extents of Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob, each called differently
1 Harry Overton
2 R Thomas Holding
3 Harry F Holding
4 George A Packer
5 J William Edge
6 James H Riding (C)
Rung as a wedding compliment to Mr Francis C King, one of the local ringers, on the occasion of his marriage to Miss Jessie Garnett
Ringing World August 18th 1939 No. 1482 Vol XXXIV page 526

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 12 August 1939 in 3h 3 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5072 Treble Bob Major (3m)
(Spliced Kent, Oxford and Granta Treble Bob)
Composed by J Morgan
1 William E Fletcher
2 Fred Hartman
3 John Best
4 John W Griffiths
5 James Swindley
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Frank Varty
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal to be rung in these three Treble Bob variations.
Ringing World page reference: 1482.0525

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 19 August 1939 in 3h 32 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by F Dench
1 James H Shepherd
2 Mrs R Richardson
3 Gabriel Lindoff
4 Frank Varty
5 George Martin
6 George R Newton
7 Frank Bennett (C)
8 Frederick White
9 Rupert Richardson
10 James C E Simpson
First peal of Surprise Royal on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 19 August 1939 in 2h 55 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5152 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Ernest Pye
1 James H Shepherd
2 Frederick White
3 George R Newton (C)
4 Frank Bennett
5 James C E Simpson
6 Rupert Richardson
7 George Martin
8 Frank Varty

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
At the Church of All Saints
Monday, 21 August 1939 in 2h 23 (14 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 six-scores
1–2 J Anthony Beaumont
3–4 Jocelyn B Gardiner (C)
5–6 Ivan B Gardiner
First peal ‘in hand’ and in the method: 1-2
First peal as conductor
Ringing World September 1st 1939 No. 1484 Vol. XXXIV page 556
Ringing World page reference: 1484.0556

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 26 August 1939 in 2h 58 (15–3–15 in E)
5024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 George Williams
2 Gabriel Lindoff
3 James C E Simpson (C)
4 George R Newton
5 Frank Bennett
6 George Martin
7 Frederick White
8 Frank Varty
First Surprise peal on the bells.
RW 1484.0558

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 26 August 1939 in 2h 56 (16–2–2 in F)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Frank Varty
2 Frederick White
3 George R Newton
4 George Martin
5 Frank Bennett (C)
6 James H Shepherd
7 James C E Simpson
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal of Superlative on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 26 August 1939 in 3h 21 (16–3–6)
5184 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2m)
Kent and Oxford
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Ivan B Gardiner
2 Jocelyn B Gardiner
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
5 John Worth
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Charles W Lawton
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of major: 1 & 7.
A 21st birthday compliment to Miss E. M. P. Fethers, and rung to celebrate the birth of a daughter to the curate, Rev. Ollier, and Mrs. Ollier. The first peal of Spliced Treble Bob Major for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 14 October 1939 in 2h 57 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Mrs J Fernley
2 James Fernley
3 William Fernley
4 Revd Frank Bonner
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 James A Milner
7 Lionel Clough
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1.
Rung in honour of the wedding of Mr. Alan James Kendal to Miss Margaret Edith Humphreys. The bride is the daughter of the Rev. A. T. Humphreys, Vicar of Norbury and Rural Dean. The peal was also a welcome to the curate, the Rev. Selwyn Gummer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 21 October 1939 in 2h 45 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of one 720 of Oxford Bob and two each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 John W L Slack
2 Joseph W Whittaker
3 Thomas Taylor
4 Miss E Millicent P Fethers
5 Norman Meakin
6 John Worth (C)
Arranged and rung for the wedding of Mr. S. Noble (a Sunday service ringer at the above church) to Miss V. Pickford.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 December 1939 in 3h 10 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 George Sperring
2 Harry Lewis
3 Robert Sperring
4 Fred Hartman
5 James Swindley
6 Harry Pye
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley (C)
Rung as a welcome to the new Bishop of Chester, the Right Rev. Douglas Henry Crick.
Ringing World page reference: 1498.0727

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Tuesday, 26 December 1939 in 2h 45 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of Surfleet, Beverley, York, Durham, London, Wells and Cambridge
1 Robert Sperring
2 Lester L Gray
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 George R Newton
5 Percy Swindley
6 Frank Varty (C)