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Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 2 January 1948 in 3h 4 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Margaret L Tutt
3 Francis Bibby
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Walter Allman
6 Dennis Maddock
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Cecil Raddon

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 3 January 1948 in 3h 4 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Alan A Potts
3 Revd R D St John Smith
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of London: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 9 January 1948 in 2h 52 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3 Methods)
3 x 720 Plain Bob, 2 x 720 Kent Treble Bob, 2 x 720 Oxford Treble Bob
1 A Gordon Lawrence
2 Eric Hornby
3 Miss Elizabeth Morton
4 Harry Parker
5 Harry W Howard
6 Reginald W Worrall (C)
First Peal as conductor
First peal in three methods 'inside' : 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 10 January 1948 in 3h 12 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5058 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William Fernley
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 Alan A Potts
6 Charles W Lawton
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in this method: 2 & 6.
In memoriam Mr. H. Langley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 17 January 1948 in 3h 9 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J S Wilde
1 Jean C Brown
2 Mary Elkins
3 Doreen Wilde
4 Frances M Laflin
5 Jack Barker
6 A Richard Elkins
7 Tom Wilde (C)
8 Alan J Brown
First peal of Treble Bob: 1. First peal of Treble Bob ‘inside': 3 & 6. First peal of Major: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 17 January 1948 in 2h 57 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (17m)
Being seven extents in 17 methods as follows: (1) Newdigate and Willesden Delight; (2) Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight; (3) Ockley and Norbury Treble Bob; (4) Duke of Norfolk and College Exercise Treble Bob; (5) Charlwood and Wragby Delight; (6) Neasden and St. Albans Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure. Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Alex Richardson
2 Arthur Hibbert
3 James A Milner
4 Eric Simpson
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alfred John Lee
First peal in 17 methods: 1, 4 & 6.
First peal in 17 methods away from treble: 2.
Forty-nine changes of method.
Ringing World page reference: 1924.0076

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 24 January 1948 in 3h (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extents called differently
1 Stella P Wain
2 Doreen Wilde
3 Mary Elkins
4 Norman Hough
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
First peal: 1. First peal in the method and of Minor: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 24 January 1948 in 3h 15 (13–1–2 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Mrs C W Lawton
2 James A Milner
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Alan A Potts
5 Sydney Hough JUN
6 Charles W Lawton
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method: 1
Ringing World 27th February 1948 No. 1925 Vol. XLIV page 82
Ringing World page reference: 1925.0082

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Tuesday, 27 January 1948 in 3h 6 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Cheshire Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 George H Randles
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Walter Allman
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
The first peal in the method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 31 January 1948 in 3h 40 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Worth
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 John Worth (C)
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Alan A Potts
6 Charles W Lawton
7 John E Bibby
8 David Vincent
9 Walter Allman
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Oxford T B Royal : 2,4 and 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 31 January 1948 in 3h 7 (12–1–22 in F)
5040 Double Court Bob Triples
Composed by J J Parker's ten-part (C.C.C. No 27)
1 John Hayes
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 James S Webb
6 Harry Pye
7 Percy Swindley
8 George F Sperring
The first peal in the method by all, on the bells and for the Guild
Ringing World page reference: 1925.0083

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 5 February 1948 in 2h 35 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.. London Surprise, Beverley Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob, Plain Bob and Cambridge Surprise.
1 Alfred W Cusick
2 Joan M Webster
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 James H Cooke
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 William Dean
First peal: 1 & 3
First peal as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 7 February 1948 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Liverpool Surprise Major
Composed by H G Cashmore
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 George Ledsham
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method; 2.
In memoriam Lord Derby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 14 February 1948 in 3h 22 (20–2–4 in D)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J Cox
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 John E Bibby
4 George Ledsham
5 George H Randles
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Walter Allman
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Bristol on the bells.
RW 1927.0104

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 February 1948 in 2h 56 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, and two extents each of Kingston and Oxford
1 Jack Bagshaw
2 Henry Kirk
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Eric Simpson
5 Arthur Hibbert
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal 1,2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 16 February 1948 in 3h 5 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Miss E Morton
2 John E Bibby
3 Harry Parker
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 Gordon Lawrence
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal of Surprise: 1,4
First peal of Surprise inside: 5
First of Surprise as conductor
Ringing World March 19th 1948 No. 1928 Vol. XLIV page 114

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 20 February 1948 in 3h 5 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by J Thorpe
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Dennis Maddock
7 George H Randles
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Superlative; 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 21 February 1948 in 2h 48 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Stedman Doubles
Ten callings
1 Charles W Lawton
2 John Worth (C)
3 Alan A Potts
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Mrs C W Lawton
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Lawton have ‘circled’ the tower. Mr. John Worth and Mr. W. Stevenson have now a complete Stedman family of peals from Doubles to Cinques.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 28 February 1948 in 2h 48 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3 Methods)
1 x 720 Cambridge Surprise, 3 x 720 Kent Treble Bob, 3 x 720 Oxford Treble Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 David Smith
3 Harry W Howard (C)
4 Harry Parker
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 A Gordon Lawrence
Rung as a birthday compliment to HW Howard and Kenneth Parker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 13 March 1948 in 3h 4 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 13 March 1948 in 3h 21 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 Edward J Holloway
2 Harry F Holding
3 Herbert Edge
4 Wilfred Kerr
5 Richard T Holding
6 Thomas W Lamb
7 Edward J Boffey
8 Richard D Langford
9 George A Packer (C)
10 J William Edge
First peal inside: 3
First peal on ten bells: 7
First on ten as conductor
Ringing World April 9th 1948 No. 1931 Vol. XLIV page 142

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 15 March 1948 in 3h 6 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's Variation
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Harry W Howard
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Harry Parker
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal of Surprise inside: 2
Ringing World April 9th 1948 No. 1931 Vol. XLIV page 144

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 20 March 1948 in 3h 9 (14¾ in F)
5040 St Clement's College Bob Triples
Composed by Holt's Ten-Part
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John E Cook
4 Denis Maddock
5 John W Best
6 Harry Pye
7 Percy Swindley
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal of Triples in the method by all.
RW 1932.0154

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 29 March 1948 in 2h 50 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (13m)
Being seven extents in 13 methods, viz.: (1) Willesden, Newdigate, Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight; (2) St. Albans and Neasden Delight; (3) Charlwood Delight; (4) Wragby Delight; (5) Sandal and Capel Treble Bob: (6) London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Eric Simpson
3 Arthur Hibbert
4 Charles W Lawton
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal in 13 methods: 1.
A farewell to the Rev. Charles Musgrave, M.A., Vicar for 24 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 29 March 1948 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
2 x 720 Cambridge Surprise, 2 x 720 Kent Treble Bob, 2 x 720 Oxford Treble Bob, 1 x 720 Plain Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 Eric Hornby
3 Harry Parker
4 Denis Maddock
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 A Gordon Lawrence
First peal in four methods: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Monday, 29 March 1948 in 3h (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Seven 720s
1 George F Sperring
2 Henry O Baker
3 John W Best
4 John W Griffiths
5 Percy Swindley (C)
6 Harry Pye
First peal in the method: 2
Ringing World page reference: 1933.0164

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 2 April 1948 in 3h 3 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Rochester Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Denis Maddock
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 George H Randles
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method on the bells and by all except the conductor.
First peal in the method as conductor.
In honour of the marriage of Ralph G. Edwards and Ella Grace.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 3 April 1948 in 3h 12 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 William Fernley
2 June Henshaw
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley (C)
5 Eric Simpson
6 Arthur Hibbert
7 James A Milner
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 2 & 5.
In honour of the wedding of C. K. Lewis and Mary Elkins.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 April 1948 in 3h 16 (14–1–26)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Alan J Brown
2 Millicent Lawton
3 Charles W Lawton
4 Alan A Potts
5 Tom Wilde
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 John Worth (C)
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 6.
A wedding compliment to C. K. Lewis and Mary Elkins.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Thursday, 8 April 1948 in 2h 38 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (3m)
Three 720s each Kent and Oxford, one 720 Plain Bob
1 William Allman
2 Thomas H Mather
3 Walter Allman
4 Albert H Booth
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 J Dennis Maddock

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Friday, 9 April 1948 in 2h 40 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being three extents each of Cambridge Surprise and Plain Bob and one extent of Kent Treble Bob.
1 Thomas Smith (15)
2 A Kenneth Humphreys (17)
3 Charles B Pemberton (17)
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Brian D Threlfall (19)
First peal: 1 & 2
First peal away from the treble: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 10 April 1948 in 2h 38 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Arthur K Humphries
2 Alfred W Cusick
3 James H Cooke
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Brian D Threlfall
First peal of Surprise: 1, 2, 4 & 6
First peal in method: 3
First peal of Surprise as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 15 April 1948 in 3h 13 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 George E W Griffiths
2 John W Best
3 John W Griffiths
4 George F Sperring
5 John E Cook
6 Denis Maddock
7 Percy Swindley
8 Henry O Baker (C)
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 1, 4.
First peal of Major as conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 1935.0186

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 15 April 1948 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by H Law James
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 John E Bibby
4 Walter Allman
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 George Ledsham
7 George H Randles (C)
8 Ralph G Edwards
101st peal; 2.
First of Surprise as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 17 April 1948 in 3h 30 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by Henry Johnson
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 June M Henshaw
5 Alan A Potts
6 Charles W Lawton
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
9 Edward Seed
10 Gordon Henshaw
First peal of Stedman Caters : 3,4,6 and tenor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 23 April 1948 in 3h 3 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Ipswich Surprise Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 George H Randles
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method for all except 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 1 May 1948 in 2h 45 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Seven 720’s, viz., two of Oxford Double Bob, two of Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob
1 Ronald Hough
2 Norman Hough
3 Sidney Hough sen
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 John Worth (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 8 May 1948 in 3h 25 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
1 John W L Slack
2 Joseph W Whittaker
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Frank Yates
6 John Worth (C)
7 Charles W Lawton
8 Fred Horsfield
First peal on eight bells 1,8; First peal on the bells which were dedicated on May 1st, 1948

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 13 May 1948 in 3h 4 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights (120)
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 George Ledsham
7 George H Randles
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Yorkshire; 1,2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 15 May 1948 in 3h 2 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Arthur Hibbert
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 James A Milner
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1. First peal in the method: 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 20 May 1948 in 3h 17 (14–1–26)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John Carter
1 Herbert Ludkin
2 Frederick E Dukes
3 Mary Lewis
4 David Vincent
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Douglas Kirkpatrick
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal: 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 20 May 1948 in 2h 42 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (12m)
Being seven extents in twelve methods, viz.: (1) Carlisle; (2) Alnwick and Newcastle; (3) Chester and Munden; (4) London and Wells; (5) York and Durham ; (6) Beverley and Surfleet; (7) Cambridge.
1 Arthur K Humphreys
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 James H Cooke
4 John Cooke
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 William Dean
* First peal in 12 methods and first ‘ touch ’ of Snliced Surprise.
First peal in 12 methods: 1 & 2 and as conductor.
A compliment to the verger and towerkeeper, Mr. Joseph O. Mann, on his 70th birthday.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 29 May 1948 in 3h 15 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5600 Aldenham Surprise Major
Composed by Arr C K Lewis
1 Frances M Laflin
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method by all the band, on the bells and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 29 May 1948 in 2h 35 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Seven extents called differently
1 Mavis Botham
2 James A Milner
3 Eric Simpson
4 Mary Lewis
5 Arthur Hibbert
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
For the induction of the Rev. W. B. James as Vicar.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Monday, 31 May 1948 in 3h 7 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Frederick H Birks
2 Harry Lewis
3 Robin Guy
4 George F Sperring
5 Clifford Brown
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 Henry O Baker
8 John W Best
First peal: 1
First peal in the method: 3
Rung in memoriam William David Morris, verger at the above church, 1911-1948
Ringing World page reference: 1942.0263

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Wednesday, 2 June 1948 in 2h 31 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being two 720’s of Reverse Canterbury, two 720’s of Oxford Bob and one each bf Plain Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and Kent Treble Bob.
1 Sydney Flint
2 Eric Edmundson
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 A Kenneth Humphreys
6 Thomas S Horridge (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 5 June 1948 in 2h 59 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (17m)
Being seven extents in 17 methods, viz.: (1) Spliced Newdigate and Old Oxford Delight; (2) Spliced College Bob IV. and Willesden Delight; (3) Spliced Wragby and St. Alban’s Delight; (4) Spliced Neasden and Charlwood Delight; (5) Spliced Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob; (6) Spliced Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Sandal and Capel Treble Bob; (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Sydney Hough, Jun
2 Arthur Hibbert
3 Eric Simpson
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal in 17 methods: 1.
[Ringing World No. 1943, Vol. XLIV, July 2, 1948, p273]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Wednesday, 9 June 1948 in 3h 13 (25–3–0)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by C. J. Sedgley
1 Alan J Brown
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred J Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 David Vincent
7 John Worth
8 Leslie G Brett (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 12 June 1948 in 3h 27 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by Arr C Kenneth Lewis
1 James A Milner
2 James Fernley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Alan A Potts
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 George A Packer
7 Charles W Lawton
8 John Worth (C)
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method by all the band and for the Guild.
First peal of Surprise Royal on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 June 1948 in 3h 45 (29–3–8 in D)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A. J. Pitman
1 David Vincent
2 John E Bibby
3 Cyril Valentine
4 Leslie G Brett
5 Alan J Brown
6 George Ledsham
7 Walter Allman
8 James C E Simpson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 19 June 1948 in 3h 18 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Percy Swindley (C)
2 John Hayes
3 John W Best
4 Samuel Jones, Jun
5 Henry O Baker
6 James S Webb
7 John W Griffiths
8 Harry Pye
First peal in the method: 8
First peal in the method 'inside': 5
First peal in the method as conductor
A birthday compliment to Mr J Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 1944.0283

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 24 June 1948 in 3h 6 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Comprising 1,440 London, 1,440 Rutland, 640 each of Bristol, Cam­bridge and Superlative, and 320 Yorkshire, with 125 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 George H Randles
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise; 7.
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major in six methods for the Guild, in the tower and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 26 June 1948 in 3h 22 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 George F Sperring
2 John Hayes
3 George A Packer
4 John W Best
5 Henry O Baker
6 Richard D Langford
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley (C)
Ringing World page reference: 1945.0294

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 3 July 1948 in 3h 1 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Belgrave Surprise Major
Composed by Arr C K Lewis
1 Arthur Hibbert
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 James A Milner
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Charles W Lawton
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method on the bells. First peal in the method by all the band.
Rung as a farewell peal to the curate, the Rev. Basil Hamer, LL.B., M.A.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Monday, 5 July 1948 in 2h 31 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being one 720 of Double Oxford, one 720 of Plain Bob, one 720 of Cambridge Surprise, two 720’s of Oxford Treble Bob and two 720’s of Kent Treble Bob
1 Bernard J Ongley
2 Miss Elizabeth Morton
3 Reginald W Worrall
4 A Gordon Lawrence
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 Harry Parker
First peal in five methods: 1,2
Ringing World July 23rd 1948 No. 1946 Vol XLIV page 308

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Friday, 9 July 1948 in 2h 57 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Minor (2m)
Being three 720’s Kent Treble Bob and four 720’s Plain Bon
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Edward J Boffey
3 Harry W Howard
4 David Smith
5 Harry Parker
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
A compliment to Mr and Mrs Harry Parker on the anniversary of their wedding
Ringing World July 30th 1948 No. 1947 Vol. XLIV page 316

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 16 July 1948 in 2h 53 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights (158)
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Walter Allman
3 George Ledsham
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson
First peal in method; 1,3,6.
100th peal; 5.
150th peal; 7.
First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 17 July 1948 in 2h 52 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being three extents of Plain Bob and two extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Harry Parker (C)
2 John E Brough
3 David Smith
4 Albert Crawley
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Harry W Howard
Ringing World August 13th 1948 No. 1949 Vol. XLIV page 336

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 24 July 1948 in 3h 1 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William E Allman
2 Oswald Claybrook
3 Dennis Maddock
4 Walter Allman
5 John E Bibby
6 James C E Simpson
7 Thomas Rogers
8 Ralph G Edwards (C)
First peal of Major as conductor
Ringing World August 13th 1948 No. 1949 Vol. XLIV page 334

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 29 July 1948 in 2h 44 (11–0–9)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (18m)
Being seven Spliced extents in 18 methods, viz.: (1) Netherseale, Lightfoot and Wearmouth; (2) London, Wells and Cunecastre; (3) Carlisle and Northumberland; (4) Alnwick and Newcastle; (5) Chester and Munden; (6) Durham, Beverley, Surfleet and York; (7) Cambridge and Ipswich
1 Joan M Webster
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 James H Cooke
4 John Cooke
5 Alexander J Martin
6 William Dean
First peal of Spliced: 1 & 2
First peal of Spliced as conductor
First peal in 18 methods by all and on the bells.
The greatest number of Surprise methods yet rung to a peal for the Guild.
In honour of the birth of Mr. J. H. Cooke's daughter, granddaughter of Mr. J. Cooke and niece of the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 7 August 1948 in 3h 8 (18–0–11 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William Fernley
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Alan A Potts
4 James A Milner
5 Arthur Hibbert
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 5.
For the wedding of Mr. G. D. Lawton and Miss D. Wilde.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 7 August 1948 in 2h 33 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Double Oxford, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, St. Clement’s, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 John A Webster
2 Alfred W Cusick
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alexander J Webster
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Arthur K Humphreys
First peal in seven methods away from the treble: 2
A birthday compliment to H.M. The Queen

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 12 August 1948 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Stockport Surprise Major
Composed by Arr C K Lewis
1 James A Milner
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung as a compliment to Mr. W. W. Wolstencroft, whose method has now been rung for the first time. This method is No. 299 in Corrigan’s Collection of Surprise Methods.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 August 1948 in 3h 30 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 Frances M Laflin
5 Alan A Potts
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth (C)
8 Charles W Lawton
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung for the Silver Wedding of the Rev. and Mrs. A Clarke.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Wednesday, 18 August 1948 in 3h (20–2–4 in D)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's Transposition
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John E Bibby
3 Alan A Potts
4 Cyril Valentine
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 John Scott
7 John Worth (C)
8 Walter Allman
RW 1952.0368

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas, Hazel Grove
Saturday, 21 August 1948 in 2h 48 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 James A Milner
2 Hilda M Stobbs
3 Margaret Fidell
4 James Fearnley
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph Whittaker
First peal in the method 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 28 August 1948 in 3h 20 (20–1–16 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths
3 James S Webb
4 Henry O Baker
5 John W Best
6 Ernest F Bennett
7 Percy Swindley (C)
8 Harry Pye

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 28 August 1948 in 3h 12 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5040 Little Bob Major
1 Bernard J Ongley
2 John Scott
3 Miss Elizabeth Morton
4 David Smith
5 Denis Maddock
6 Reginald W Worrall
7 A Gordon Lawrence
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Little Bob, 3,4,7.
First peal of Little Bob as conductor.
First peal of Little Bob on the bells.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 3rd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 31 August 1948 in 2h 30 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz., London, Alnwick, Chester, Carlisle, York, Beverley and Cambridge.
1 James M Pemberton
2 A Trevor Sutton
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 Thomas Smith
5 Charles B Pemberton
6 Arthur K Humphreys (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1 & 2
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 4
First peal as conductor
First peal in seven Surprise methods on the bells by a local band.
A birthday compliment to Sylvia D. Pryce.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Tuesday, 7 September 1948 in 3h 1 (13–3–8 in F)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 George F Sperring
2 John Hayes
3 John W Best (C)
4 Samuel Jones, Jun
5 Henry O Baker
6 James S Webb
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 1,5
25th peal together: 5,7
First of Surprise as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 1955.0404

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 11 September 1948 in 3h 13 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Ramsey Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 John Worth
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 James A Milner
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The first peal in the method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Thursday, 16 September 1948 in 2h 41 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz., Cambridge Surprise, Double Oxford, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, St. Clement’s, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Monica M Dutton (21)
2 Thomas Smith (15)
3 Joan M Webster (19)
4 Alfred W Cusick (16)
5 Charles B Pemberton (18) (C)
6 A Kenneth Humphreys (17)
First peal: 1
First peal in seven methods: 2
First peal as conductor
A 21st birthday compliment to the treble ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 September 1948 in 3h 20 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Harry F Holding
2 Alan A Potts
3 Richard D Langford
4 Arthur V Pearson
5 Barnabas G Key
6 George A Packer
7 Howard Howell
8 Alan F Thirst
9 Arthur Pritchard
10 John Worth (C)
First peal of Cambridge Royal: 4,5,6,7
Ringing World October 8th 1948 No. 1957 Vol. XLIV page 422

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 21 September 1948 in 2h 53 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 Donald Pearson (16)
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Alan A Potts (16) (C)
4 John Worth
5 Ernest Pimlott
6 John P Jackson
First peal: 1, 5 & 6. First peal in the method as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 25 September 1948 in 3h 11 (13–1–5 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
1 Miss Nancy M Evans
2 Eric Hornby
3 Miss Elizabeth Morton
4 Harry Parker (C)
5 Harry W Howard
6 David Smith
7 Albert H Booth
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal on eight bells: 1
Ringing World October 8th 1948 No. 1957 Vol. XLIV page 423

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 1 October 1948 in 2h 46 (14 in F)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Eric Hornby
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 David Smith
4 Harry Parker
5 Harry W Howard
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
First Peal of Cambridge Surprise Minor : Eric Hornby, Reginald Worrall, David Smith, Gordon Lawrence
Harry Howard's 100th Peal
First peal of Surprise rung by a local band of the Northwich Branch of the Guild

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 2 October 1948 in 3h (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (10m)
Being 10 methods spliced into seven extents, viz.: (1) Braintree and Wragby Delight; (2) Charlwood, Neasden and St. Albans Delight; (3) Capel and Oxford Treble Bob; (4) Sandal and Oxford Treble Bob; (5) London Scholars’ Pleasure and Oxford Treble Bob; (6) Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob; 49 changes of method.
1 Frances M Laflin
2 Sidney Hough, jun
3 James A Milner
4 Eric Simpson
5 Arthur Hibbert
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal of Minor: 1. First peal ‘inside’ in ten methods: 2.
[Ringing World No. 1958, Vol. XLIV, October 15, 1948, p436]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 2 October 1948 in 3h 55 (26–0–21 in D)
5016 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by Henry Johnson
1 Kenneth Smith
2 Alan A Potts
3 Stanley Pickford
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Thomas Potts
6 John Worth
7 Charles W Lawton
8 Harold C Lonyon
9 Joseph Smith
10 Joseph W Whittaker
11 Frank Yates (C)
12 Victor Norbury
First peal : Kenneth Smith, Stanley Pickford, Harold Lonyon, and Joseph Smith.
First peal on twelve bells : Mrs C.W.Lawton, Thomas Potts, and Charles Lawton.
First peal of Grandsire cinques : Alan Potts, Joseph Whittaker and Victor Norbury.
First peal as conductor.
Rung to commemorate the completion of 50 years as a bellringer by Mr. Wilfred Matthews at St Michael's, Macclesfield.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 9 October 1948 in 3h 15 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 9 October 1948 in 2h 44 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz., Alnwick, Chester, Carlisle. London, York, Beverley and Cambridge.
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Joan M Webster
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Eric J Gilbert
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 1, 2 and 3
For the induction and institution of the Rev. Kenneth Lee. M.A., as Vicar of the newly created dual parish of St. Mary and St. Paul, Birkenhead

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 15 October 1948 in 3h 4 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Ralph G Edwards
2 Edward Jenkins
3 George Ledsham
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Walter Allman
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 16 October 1948 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Alan A Potts
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 John E Bibby
4 Peter Laflin
5 Cyril Valentine
6 John Worth (C)
7 Walter Allman
8 Ralph G Edwards
9 James C E Simpson
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 18 October 1948 in 3h 8 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Thos. B Worsley
1 Albert J Pitman
2 John E Bibby
3 Dennis Maddock
4 Edward Jenkins
5 George Ledsham
6 Cecil Raddon
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Ralph G Edwards
Ringing World November 12th 1948 No. 1962 Vol. XLIV page 482

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 23 October 1948 in 2h 45 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being one extent each of Oxford Single, St Clement's, Double Oxford, Plain Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Kent and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Miss Elizabeth Morton
2 A Gordon Lawrence
3 Harry W Howard
4 Eric Hornby
5 Harry Parker (C)
6 David Smith
First peal in seven methods by all except conductor. First peal in seven methods as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 30 October 1948 in 3h 50 (14–1–26)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Alan J Brown
1 Stella P Wain
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 A Neville Brown
4 Jean C Brown
5 Frank Arrowsmith
6 David Vincent
7 Roy Broom
8 Alan J Brown (C)
First peal of Major: 1. First peal away from the treble: 4. First peal: 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 30 October 1948 in 3h 15 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Thomas Smith
2 Joan M Webster
3 Marjorie E Webster
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Charles B Pemberton
6 James H Cooke
7 Arthur K Humphreys
8 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal of Major: 1,4,5 and 7.
First peal of Major as conductor
A birthday compliment to the ringers of 3rd and 7th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Thursday, 4 November 1948 in 2h 37 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Norah M Bibby
2 John BHarailey
3 Harold Worrall
4 Cecil Raddon
5 George H Randles
6 J Dennis Maddock (C)
First peal in the method - 1 and 5;
A 73rd birthday compliment to John H Davenport, tower master for 38 years

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Thursday, 4 November 1948 in 3h 20 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parkers 12 Part
1 Fred Horsfield
2 Barry Corbishley
3 John Worth
4 Joseph W Whittaker
5 Edward Seed
6 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
7 Hedley Wood
8 Harold Brough
First Peal in method 2; First of Triples inside 5,7; First Peal 8

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Friday, 5 November 1948 in 2h 45 (9–3–7)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, -viz.: York Surprise, Beverley Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 John A Webster
2 George R Newton
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 James H Cooke
5 Alexander J Martin
6 William Dean (C)
The 50th anniversary of the first peal on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 November 1948 in 3h 10 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Rochester Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Arthur Hibbert
2 James A Milner
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in method 1, 3 & 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 6 November 1948 in 3h 17 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Hayward
1 Edward J Holloway
2 Harry F Holding
3 G Herbert Edge
4 Thomas W Lamb
5 Richard T Holding
6 Wilfred Kerr
7 George A Packer
8 J William Edge
9 Richard D Langford (C)
10 W Frank Stenson
First peal: 10
A birthday peal for the ringers of the 8th and tenor, who were both 60 years of age
Ringing World November 26th 1948 No. 1964 Vol. XLIV page 506

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 6 November 1948 in 3h 14 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Percy Swindley (C)
2 John Hayes
3 John W Best
4 James S Webb
5 Henry O Baker
6 John W Griffiths
7 Harry Pye
8 Arthur Pritchard
First peal of London: 8
A farewell to Canon A W Sarson, 23 years' Rector of this parish
Ringing World page reference: 1964.0506

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 13 November 1948 in 3h 32 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Rev H Law James
1 Mrs C W Lawton
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Charles W Lawton
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 13 November 1948 in 3h 3 (20–2–4 in D)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 David Smith
2 Miss Elizabeth Morton
3 Mrs Cecil Holden
4 Albert Crawley
5 Cecil Holden
6 Harry Parker (C)
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Harry W Howard
First peal of Major 'inside.': 5.
RW 1964.0508

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Nicholas
Monday, 15 November 1948 in 2h 59 (16–2–20 in E)
5040 Single Oxford Bob Minor
1 Joseph W Hazlehurst
2 Lester L Gray
3 T Gilbert
4 George Ledsham
5 Harry Rogers
6 Thomas Rogers (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 15 November 1948 in 2h 45 (14 in F)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (3 Methods)
Being three extents of Cambridge Surprise, two extents of Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob
1 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
2 Miss Elizabeth Morton
3 Eric Hornby
4 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
5 David Smith
6 Harry Parker
25th Peal: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Monday, 15 November 1948 in 2h 53 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 William B Griffiths
2 William Astle
3 Frank Poston
4 Ernest Fleet
5 Arthur Newell
6 Nicholas Collins
7 William Griffiths (C)
8 Stanley Carman
Rung on the occasion of the birth of Prince Charles.
[The only evidence for this peal is the accompanying photograph of the peal board. All the ringers were from Christleton, but none of them rang a peal for the CDG in 1948 according to the Annual Report. Apart from the treble and tenor ringers all the others had previously rung at least one peal, but in several cases a good many years earlier.] JDA

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 16 November 1948 in 2h 41 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Double Oxford, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob, St. Clement’s and Plain Bob.
1 Daphne Wain
2 Joan M Webster
3 Marjorie E Webster
4 Thomas Smith
5 Charles B Pemberton (C)
6 Alfred W Cusick
First peal: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 18 November 1948 in 3h 5 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Edinburgh Surprise Major
Composed by F Bennett
1 John E Bibby
2 George Ledsham
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 Walter Allman
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
300th peal; 1.
First peal in the method for the Guild, on the bells, and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Thursday, 18 November 1948 in 2h 59 (16–1–5 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Taylor's Six-part
1 Stanley Booth
2 Thomas Mather
3 Norah M Bibby
4 John Bailey
5 Denis Maddock
6 Harold Worrall (C)
7 George H Randles
8 Walter Foster
First peal in the method: 1,4,6
First peal in the method inside: 5
First peal: 8
First peal as conductor
A Royal Birth Peal
Ringing World December 10th 1948 No. 1966 Vol. XLIV page 534

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 20 November 1948 in 2h 47 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Leonard Campey
2 John W L Slack
3 Charles W Lawton (C)
4 Mrs C W Lawton (C)
5 N Meakin
6 J W Whittaker (C)
Conducted by Mrs W M P Lawton 4, C W Lawton 3 (two extents each), J W Whittaker 6 (three extents). For the dedication of a victory memorial clock and of the memorial clock to Thomas Taylor (a ringer at this church for over 48 years)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 20 November 1948 in 2h 52 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Being seven extents in five methods: (1) Capel, (2) Capel and Sandal (spliced), (3) Sandal, (4) London Scholars, (5) London Scholars and Kingston (spliced), (6) Kingston, (7) Oxford.
1 Margaret White
2 Alec Richardson
3 Jack Smith
4 Henry Kirk
5 Eric Ellison
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal: 1.
Ringing World page reference: 1965.0529

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 November 1948 in 3h 47 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Rochester Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Eric J Gilbert
2 George Ledsham
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 John E Biibby
5 James C E Simpson
6 Walter Allman
7 John Worth
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal in the method inside: 2.
First peal in the method on the bells.
Ringing World page reference: 1966.0535

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 23 November 1948 in 3h 17 (14–1–26)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Alan J Brown
1 Joan Morris
2 Alan J Brown
3 David Vincent
4 A Neville Brown
5 Cecil Raddon
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Roy Broom
8 Harold Walker
First peal in the method: 1 & 7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Tuesday, 23 November 1948 in 3h 13 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Joan M Webster
3 Marjorie E Webster
4 James H Cooke
5 Alfred W Cusick
6 Charles B Pemberton
7 Alexander J Martin
8 William Dean (C)
The first peal in the method by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 27 November 1948 in 3h 35 (20–1–16 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Joan M Webster
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 James H Cooke
6 Alexander J Martin
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 William Dean (C)
To mark the 25th anniversary of the first peal in the method by a resident Wirral band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 4 December 1948 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (35m)
Being 35 methods spliced into seven extents: (1) Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Bogedone and Ely Delight; (2) Chepstow, Balmoral, Skipton, Fotheringay and Dover Delight; (3) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (4) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (6) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV, Willesden and Marple Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob
1 William Fernley
2 James Fernley
3 James A Milner
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
Fifty-five changes of method. Rung on the 25th anniversary of the first 35-method peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 4 December 1948 in 3h 6 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Charles B Pemberton
2 Andrew J H Scott
3 Ernest T Carvell
4 A Lennard Shepherd
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Frank E Hawthorne
First peal in the method: 1,3 & 5
First peal: 2
A 15th birthday compliment to the 2nd ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 4 December 1948 in 3h 24 (16–3–6)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 June Henshaw
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Alan A Potts (C)
4 Mrs E M P Lawton
5 Charles W Lawton
6 Arthur Hibbert
7 N Meakin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal on 8 bells: 7. First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 11 December 1948 in 3h 11 (18–0–11 in E)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
In seven methods, being 736 each of Cambridge, Aldenham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Belgrave, 448 Ramsey, and 1,024 Rutland, with 160 changes of method.
Composed by C K Lewis (arr)
1 James A Milner
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major: 2, 5, 7 & 8. First peal of Spliced Surprise in seven methods by all the band, by the Guild and on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 11 December 1948 in 3h 17 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Erin Triples
Composed by E S Powell
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Nancy P Birks
3 John W Best
4 Frederick H Birks
5 Percy Swindley
6 Henry O Baker
7 Harry Pye
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal of Triples in the method by all, on the bells and for the Guild
Ringing World page reference: 1969.0571

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 18 December 1948 in 6h 17 (13–2–15 in F♯)
10080 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Peter Laplin
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Walter Allman
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
This composition, rung for the first time, contains the 60 course-ends with the tenors together. Longest length for all except the ringer of the treble and 4th.
RW 1949.0004
Ringing World page reference: 1970.0004

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 18 December 1948 in 2h 51 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different 720’s
1 Dennis Moss
2 Herbert Sutton
3 Frank Ollier
4 John E Brough (C)
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Edward J Boffey
First peal: 1
First peal inside in method: 2
Rung for the royal christening
Ringing World January 7th 1949 No. 1970 Vol. XLV page 9

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 27 December 1948 in 3h 3 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Percy Swindley (C)
2 Nancy P Birks
3 Henry O Baker
4 Frederick H Birks
5 Arthur Watkin
6 Arthur B Close
7 Dennis H B Millward
8 John W Griffiths
First peal: 5.
First peal in the method: 2, 4 and 7.
A birthday compliment to Mrs H O Baker.
Ringing World page reference: 1971.0016

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 27 December 1948 in 3h 56 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 New Cambridge Surprise Maximus
5 course block
Composed by John Worth
1 George Ledsham
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Edward Jenkins
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Walter Allman
7 John Worth (C)
8 Peter Laflin
9 Charles W Lawton
10 Joseph W Whittaker
11 Ralph G Edwards
12 James C E Simpson
First peal of Surprise Maximus away from the treble : Joseph Whittaker.
First peal of New Cambridge Surprise Maximus for all the band, on the bells, and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Monday, 27 December 1948 in 2h 30 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford, St. Clement's, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 James M Pemberton
2 A Trevor Sutton
3 Thomas Smith
4 Arthur K Humphreys
5 Alfred W Cusick (C)
6 Charles B Pemberton
First peal: 1 & 2
First peal as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 30 December 1948 in 3h 9 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Joan Brentnall
2 Arthur Hibbert
3 James A Milner
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 Peter Laflin
First peal: 1. 300th peal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 31 December 1948 in 2h 54 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different 720’s
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 John W L Slack
3 Millicent Lawton
4 John Worth (C)
5 Charles W Lawton
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Minor: 1.