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Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 1 January 1949 in 3h 5 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Being seven extents, called differently
1 David Vincent
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Peter Laflin
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Alan J Brown
6 John Worth
Rung as a welcome to Mr and Mrs G G Vincent, married at Mossley, Congleton on December 25th
Ringing World February 4th 1949 No. 1977 Vol. XLV page 54

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 1 January 1949 in 2h 45 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (17m)
Being seven extents in seventeen methods, viz.: (1) (Spliced) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob; (2) (Spliced) Willesden and Newdigate Delight; (3) (Spliced) Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight; (4) (Spliced) Wragby and Charlwood Delight; (5) (Spliced) Neasden and St. Albans Delight; (6) (Spliced) Kingston, Sandal, Capel and London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob; (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Norman Meakin
2 Alexander Richardson
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Arthur Hibbert
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal in 17 methods ‘inside’: 2 & 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 1 January 1949 in 3h 19 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5058 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's (Johnson variation)
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 John Cooke
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 James H Cooke
5 Charles B Pemberton
6 Alexander J Martin
7 Frank T Parry
8 William Dean (C)
First peal of Surprise Major: 7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Tuesday, 4 January 1949 in 2h 59 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Alfred W Cusick
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Brian D Threlfall
5 James H Cooke
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
7 John Cooke
8 William Dean
First peal in the method: 1,2,3,5,7 and 8.
First peal of Surprise Major: 4
First peal in the method as conductor
First peal in the method on the bells.
A 20th birthday compliment to B. D. Threlfall

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 8 January 1949 in 3h 23 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Donald Pearson
2 Mrs C W Lawton
3 Stanley Pickford
4 June M Henshaw
5 Charles W Lawton
6 Harold C Lonyon
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
9 Frank Yates
10 Gordon Henshaw
First peal of Grandsire caters : treble,3,4 and 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 22 January 1949 in 3h 13 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5024 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 George F Sperring
2 John Hayes
3 Percy Swindley
4 John W Best
5 Samuel Jones, Jun
6 Henry O Baker
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Harry Pye
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob Major: 1,6
100th peal and first of Major as conductor: 7
A welcome to the Rev W N Digbie Thomas, the new Rector
Ringing World page reference: 1975.0067

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Tuesday, 25 January 1949 in 2h 45 (7½ in B)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
42 120's 10 Callings
1 Sidney Holmes
2 R Gordon Corby
3 George F Sperring
4 Brian Harris
5 Henry O Baker (C)
6 John Payne
Birthday compliment to the conductor.
First peal 1,4
First in method 2
Ringing World page reference: 1975.0073

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 29 January 1949 in 3h 14 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Minor (2m)
Being four extents of Oxford Bob and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 Gordon F Pickthall
2 Robert F Ferris
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Andrew J H Scott
5 A Lennard Shepherd
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal: 1 & 2
First peal in more than one method: 4 & 5
25th peal: 6
A birthday (her 84th) compliment to the mother of the treble ringer and also to Mr James Turner of Eastham.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 29 January 1949 in 3h 6 (13–1–2 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Charles W Lawton
2 Miss June Henshaw
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 Harold Lonyon
5 Allan A Potts
6 Norman Meakin
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 Joseph Whittaker (C)
First peal of Major and of Treble Bob: 4
First peal as conductor on eight bells
Ringing World 18th February 1949 No. 1976 Vol. XLV page 79
Ringing World page reference: 1976.0079

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 5 February 1949 in 3h 6 (20–0–20 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hubbard
1 Albert Booth
2 Miss Elizabeth Morton
3 Harry Parker
4 David Smith
5 Richard T Holding
6 Albert Crawley
7 Harry H Howard
8 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
A compliment to Joseph Ashmole, the oldest member of the Northwich Branch of the Guild on his 85th birthday.
First peal on the bells since December 26th 1930

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 12 February 1949 in 3h 23 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5058 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John R Pritchard
1 Stanley Naden
2 Harold Lnyon
3 Charles W Lawton
4 Miss June Henshaw
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Mrs C W Lawton
8 Joseph W Whittaker (C)
First Peal 1,5; First Peal in the method 2; First Peal of major in the method as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 19 February 1949 in 3h 5 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5408 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 James A Milner
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Alan A Potts
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 22 February 1949 in 3h 2 (14–1–26)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Jean C Brown
2 John Worth
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Alan J Brown
5 David Vincent
6 Harold Walker
7 Roy Broom
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1 & 7.
Rung in honour of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Lewis.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 26 February 1949 in 3h 20 (15–3–6 in E)
5184 Single Oxford Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by J W Griffiths
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Best
3 Edwin J Lindley
4 Frederick H Birks
5 Henry O Baker
6 John W Griffiths
7 Harry Pye
8 Percy Swindley (C)
100th peal: 3
First peal of Major in the method by all
Ringing World page reference: 1980.0115

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 26 February 1949 in 2h 47 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of Oxford, Capel and Sandal Treble Bob and two extents each of London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob.
1 Winifred Penny
2 Arthur Hibbert
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Eric Simpson
5 George H Ashmore
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 26 February 1949 in 3h 22 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Frank T Parry
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 Robert S F P Harris
4 A Trevor Sutton
5 Ernest T Carvell
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
7 Joesph Goddard
8 William Dean
1st peal : 3.
1st in m: 1,2,5,6 & 7.
1st of major:4
50th peal: 7
A welcome home to the Rector Rev. W J Allan-Price married at Bromborough on 12/2/1949. Also a 74th birthday compliment to Mr Joseph Goddard.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 28 February 1949 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Harry W Howard
2 Miss Elizabeth Morton
3 Miss Norah M Bibby
4 David Smith
5 Harold Worrall
6 George H Randles
7 Harry Parker (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
A birthday compliment to Messrs. H W Howard and Kenneth Parker
Ringing World March 25th 1949 No. 1981 Vol. XLV page 126

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 5 March 1949 in 3h (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's Transposition
1 John W Griffiths
2 Harry F Holding
3 John W Best
4 Richard T Holding
5 Harry Pye
6 George A Packer
7 Richard D Langford (C)
8 Edward J Boffey
Ringing World March 25th 1949 No. 1981 Vol. XLV page 127

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 12 March 1949 in 3h 9 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of Oxford, Capel, Sandal, Spliced London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston; and Kingston; and two extents of London Scholars’ Pleasure.
1 Stephen W J Penny
2 Sydney Hough, Jun
3 Arthur Hibbert
4 Eric Simpson
5 Edward Houldsworth
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal, aged 13: 1.
First peal of Treble Bob: 5.
[Ringing World No. 1982 Vol. XLV, April 1, 1949, p145]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 12 March 1949 in 3h 13 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Joan M Webster
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Alexander J Martin
6 James H Cooke
7 John Cooke
8 William Dean (C)
First peal in the method: 1,2,3,4,6 and 7.
First peal in the method as conductor.
First peal of London on the bells.
A 17th birthday compliment to A. Cusick.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 12 March 1949 in 2h 53 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extents
1 Stanley Sutton
2 Edward J Boffey
3 Herbert Sutton
4 Ronald Travis
5 John E Brough
6 Frederick S Sutton (C)
First peal of Minor: 1
First peal as conductor
Ringing World April 1st 1949 No. 1982 Vol XLV page 145

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Monday, 14 March 1949 in 2h 27 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of Double Oxford, Plain Bob and Cambridge Surprise, and two extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob
1 David Smith
2 Miss Elizabeth Morton
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harry W Howard
5 Harry Parker
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
25th peal together: 4,6
A birthday compliment to the ringers of the 3rd, 4th and tenor
Ringing World April 15th 1949 No. 1984 Vol. XLV page 164

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 26 March 1949 in 3h 18 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Rochester Surprise Royal
Composed by John Worth
1 John Worth (C)
2 Peter Laflin
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Alan A Potts
5 Walter Allman
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Charles W Lawton
9 Edward Jenkins
10 James C E Simpson
First peal of Surprise Royal with extending Bob leads to be rung in the North of England.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 April 1949 in 2h 45 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Stephen Penny
2 June Henshaw
3 Barry Corbishley
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Harold C Lonyon (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method - 1; First peal of minor and first peal as conductor - 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 9 April 1949 in 3h 17 (14¾ in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J E Burton
1 Percy Swindley
2 John W Griffiths
3 Nancy P Birks
4 John W Best (C)
5 George F Sperring
6 Frederick H Birks
7 Dennis H B Millward
8 Harry Pye
First peal of Bob Major: 6 & 7.
RW 1986.0187

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 9 April 1949 in 2h 50 (11–0–9)
5040 Plain Minor (3m)
Being two 720’s St. Clement's Bob, two 720’s Oxford Single and three 720’s Plain Bob.
1 John H Walker
2 Lester L Gray
3 Horace Myatt
4 George Ledsham
5 Harry Rogers
6 Thomas A Rogers (C)
First peal: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Monday, 18 April 1949 in 3h 14 (13–3–8 in F)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Hazel Close
2 Arthur B Close
3 John W Best
4 Frederick H Birks
5 Percy Swindley
6 John W Griffiths
7 Henry O Baker (C)
8 Harry Pye
First peal in the method: 1,2,4
First of Surprise as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 1987.0199

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Tuesday, 19 April 1949 in 3h 30 (20–1–16 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John Cooke
2 William O Wharton
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Ernest T Carvell
6 John W Evans
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 Ernest F Bennett
First peal: 2
First peal in the method: 4
A farewell to the Vicar, Rev. N. J. Blow, M.A., on preferment as Dean of Newcastle, N.S.W.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 22 April 1949 in 2h 54 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights (26)
1 Walter Allman
2 Henry O Baker
3 James S Webb
4 Ralph G Edwards
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 John E Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method; 1,2.
A wedding compliment to the ringer of the third.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Friday, 22 April 1949 in 3h 6 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Doubles (3m)
Being 17 extents of Grandsire, 9 St Simon's and 16 Plain Bob
1 Gordon F Pickthall
2 A Leonard Shpeherd
3 John Cooke
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Thomas W Wood
First peal in 3 methods: 1 & 2
First peal: 6
First peal of doubles by all the band.
A first birthday compliment to Michael Shepherd

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 April 1949 in 3h 1 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Harold C Lonyon
2 June Henshaw
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Alan A Potts
6 Charles W Lawton
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise 1,2; First peal of Surprise away from treble 4; To mark the completion of two years' service as Vicar's warden of Mr F Horsfield, leader of the above tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 29 April 1949 in 2h 49 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise and two extents of Plain Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Joseph Booth
2 Harry W Howard
3 Miss Elizabeth Morton
4 Eric Hornby
5 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
6 David Smith
First peal: 1
A birthday compliment to the daughter of the conductor and a welcome to the Rev FG Gentry as Curate at Davenham

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 30 April 1949 in 3h 13 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 James A Milner
3 Alan A Potts
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Peter Laflin
Birthday compliment to Mr. J. A. Milner.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 30 April 1949 in 3h 20 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1 Percy Swindley
2 John Hayes
3 John W Best
4 Frederick H Birks
5 Samuel Jones, Jun
6 Edwin J Lindley
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Harry Pye
First peal in method: 4
Ringing World page reference: 1988.0213

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 May 1949 in 3h 27 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 James A Milner
2 Mrs C W Lawton
3 James Fernley
4 Alan A Potts (C)
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Walter Allman
9 John Worth
10 Ralph G Edwards
First peal of Surprise Royal : Mrs. C.W. Lawton.
First peal of Surprise Royal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 May 1949 in 3h 17 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by J Carter
1 Wilfred Kerr
2 Harry F Holding
3 John E Brough
4 Edward J Boffey
5 Richard T Holding
6 Thomas Price
7 Thomas W Lamb
8 Richard D Langford
9 Howard Howell
10 George A Packer (C)
First peal of Royal: 1,3,4
First of Bob Royal: 7
First of Royal as conductor
Ringing World May 20th 1949 No. 1989 Vol. XLV page 226

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 7 May 1949 in 2h 50 (11–0–9)
5040 Plain Minor (3m)
Comprising one 720 St. Clements’ three 720’ s of Oxford Single Bob, and three 720’s of Plain Bob, rung alternately.
1 Kenneth Gray
2 Hugh Roberts
3 Alex J Webster
4 Lester L Gray
5 Eric J Gilbert (C)
6 George Ledsham
First peal: 1
First peal of Minor: 2
First peal as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 28 May 1949 in 3h 38 (29–0–0 in C)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Nancy P Birks
3 Norah M Bibby
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 George H Randles
7 Henry O Baker
8 Harry Pye
9 Percy Swindley
10 D H B Millward
First peal on ten bells: 2, 5, 7 & 10.
First peal of Stedman Caters: 4, 6, 8.
50th peal: 7.
In memoriam William Bibby and Walter Thomas
Ringing World page reference: 1993.0274

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 4 June 1949 in 3h 10 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Prichard
1 Anne Worth
2 James A Milner
3 Dennis Heapy
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Barry Corbishley
6 John Worth (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Stanley Naden
First peal: 1,3. First peal away from the treble: 8.
Ringing World page reference: 1993.0275

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 4 June 1949 in 2h 57 (12–0–25 in G)
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 A Trevor Sutton
2 A Lennard Shepherd
3 John Cooke
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 George T Grover
First peal in 7 methods: 2
A 71st birthday compliment to the Vicar, Rev J Wright Davies and also for the birthday of Mrs E Shepherd

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 6 June 1949 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent of Double Oxford, Plain Bob, two extents of Oxford Treble Bob, three extents of Kent Treble Bob
1 Joseph Booth
2 Albert H Booth
3 Eric Hornby
4 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
5 David Smith
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in four methods: 1,4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Merseyside
St Mary
Monday, 6 June 1949 in 2h 50 (11–0–9)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Audrey M M Ruddock
2 John H Lawrence
3 George L Grover
4 Ernest T Carvell
5 Charles B Pemberton (C)
6 Alexander J Martin
First peal: 1 & 2
25th peal: 5
First peal in the method as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 18 June 1949 in 2h 47 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (9m)
Being seven extents in nine methods, viz., (1) (Spliced) Wragby, St Albans and Neasden Delight; (2) (Spliced) Neasden and Charlwood Delight; (3) Kingston Treble Bob; (4) London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob ; (5) Capel Treble Bob; (6) Sandal Treble Bob; (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Winifred Penny
2 William Smith
3 James A Milner
4 Arthur Hibbert
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Alexander Richardson (C)
First peal in nine methods: 1. First peal (age 16): 2. First peal as conductor.
A 60th birthday compliment to Mr. Isaac Smith, of Fairfield, Buxton

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 1 July 1949 in 3h 3 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 George Ledsham
2 John E Bibby
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Walter Allman
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method by all the band except the conductor and on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 2 July 1949 in 3h 35 (26–0–21 in D)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by John Reeves
1 Stanley Pickford
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 John Worth
4 June M Henshaw
5 Alan A Potts
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Harold C Lonyon
8 William E Mashiter
9 Victor J Norbury
10 Edward Seed
11 Frank Yates (C)
12 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of maximus : Stanley Pickford, June Henshaw, Barry Corbishley, Harold Lonyon, William Mashiter, Victor Norbury and Edward Seed.
First peal of Plain Bb Maximus : Alan Potts and Frank Yates.
A 21st birthday compliment to the Harold Lonyon.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 9 July 1949 in 3h 10 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5440 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 James A Milner
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung with double calls throughout, i.e., a bob when the treble is in 7-8 is followed by one when she is in 1-2. The first peal in the method to be rung in this fashion.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 15 July 1949 in 2h 53 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Watford Surprise Major
Composed by H G Cashmore
1 Henry O Baker
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 George Ledsham
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 Walter Allman
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 John E Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
150th peal; 5.
First peal in the method on the bells, for the Guild and by all the band. Rung without previous practice.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 16 July 1949 in 3h 3 (15–3–15 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A J Corrigan
1 Dorothy Osborn
2 Eric Hornby
3 Robert B P Hulse
4 Harry Parker
5 Walter Allman (C)
6 William E Allman
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Harry W Howard
First peal away from treble: 6.
RW 2000.0362

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 16 July 1949 in 3h 26 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Worth
1 Stanley Pickford
2 John Worth
3 James A Milner
4 June M Henshaw
5 Alan A Potts
6 Harold C Lonyon
7 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
8 William E Mashiter
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Royal : 6
First peal in the method : treble,7 and 8.
First peal of Royal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 July 1949 in 2h 43 (14–1–26)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Jean C Brown
2 A Neville Brown
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Roy Broom
5 Frank Arrowsmith
6 Douglas Kirkpatrick
7 David Vincent
8 Alan J Brown
First peal in the method: 2, 4, 5 & 6.
A wedding compliment to Miss Joan Morris, a member of the local band, and Mr. G. Heath.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 July 1949 in 3h 8 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Denis Mottershead
2 June Henshaw
3 Barry Corbishley
4 Harold C Lonyon
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 John Worth (C)
8 Alan A Potts
First Peal of Surprise 1,3; First Peal of Surprise inside 4; 200th Peal for the Chester Diocesan Guild 5; 100th Peal 8

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 28 July 1949 in 3h 7 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Hereward Bob Triples
Composed by C.C. Collection Triples Methods, Peal No. 1
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Nancy P Birks
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Henry O Baker
7 Percy Swindley
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal in the method by all except 7.
Ringing World page reference: 2001.0375

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 30 July 1949 in 2h 47 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz. : Beverley Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Kent Treble Bob, St. Clement’s Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Daphne M Wain
2 A Trevor Sutton
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Ernest T Carvell
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal in seven methods away from the treble: 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 1 August 1949 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3 Methods)
Being three extents of Oxford Treble Bob and two extents of Kent Treble Bob, Plain Bob
1 Joseph Booth
2 Eric Hornby
3 Albert H Booth
4 David Smith
5 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
6 Harry W Howard (C)
A birthday compliment to the daughter of the ringer of the 4th

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
9 School Lane, Bidston
Monday, 1 August 1949 in 2h 18 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 extents, 4 callings.
1–2 Alexander J Martin (C)
3–4 Charles B Pemberton
5–6 Alfred W Cusick
Umpire: A T Sutton
First peal ‘in hand’ by all the band and for the Wirral Branch
Believed to be the first handbell peal ever rung in Wirral Peninsula
Ringing World August 19th 1949 No. 2002 Vol. XLV page 394
Ringing World page reference: 2002.0394

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 5 August 1949 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 John E Bibby
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Cyril Valentine
4 Henry O Baker
5 Walter Allman
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth
8 James C E Simpson (C)
A belated 80th birthday compliment (July 26th) to Mr. Charles Edwards, of Bowdon, sometime Master of the Hereford Diocesan Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 August 1949 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Consisting of 1,056 Bristol, 2,688 London, 672 Cambridge, 672 Superlative.
Composed by C W Roberts
1 James A Milner
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 Peter Laflin
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 C Kenneth Lewis
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 6 August 1949 in 2h 57 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Stedman Doubles
Forty two 120’s, ten different callings
1 Frederick S Sutton
2 John E Brough (C)
3 Herbert Sutton
4 George Packer
5 Richard D Langford
6 Frank Barnard
First peal of Stedman: 1,2,3
First peal of Stedman Doubles by all the band
First peal of Stedman on the bells
Ringing World August 19th 1949 No. 2002 Vol. XLV page 394

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
19 Falcon Road
Tuesday, 9 August 1949 in 2h 12 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (3m)
Being 30 extents of Plain Bob, 10 of Grandsire and 2 of St Martin’s
1–2 Alexander J Martin
3–4 Charles B Pemberton
5–6 Alfred W Cusick (C)
Umpire: A Lennard Shepherd
First peal in three methods ‘in hand’ by all the band and for Wirral Branch
First peal ‘in hand’ as conductor
Ringing World August 26th 1949 No. 2003 Vol. XLV page 401
Ringing World page reference: 2003.0401

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 13 August 1949 in 3h (11–0–7 in G)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1 George F Sperring
2 Norah M Bibby
3 John W Best
4 Henry O Baker
5 Frederick H Birks
6 George H Randles
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method: 1,3,5,7,8
Ringing World page reference: 2003.0400

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 15 August 1949 in 3h 3 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Harry Parker (C)
2 Eric Hornby
3 Dorothy C Osborn
4 Harry W Howard
5 William Allman
6 Harold Worrall
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Walter Allman
H Parker and H W Howard have now completed the circle in this tower
Ringing World August 26th 1949 No. 2003 Vol. XLV page 400

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Thursday, 18 August 1949 in 2h 58 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Oxford Bob and St Clements Bob and three extents of Plain Bob
1 James M Pemberton
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 Andrew J H Scott
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Alexander J Martin
6 A Lennard Shepherd (C)
First peal in three methods: 3
First peal as conductor
A compliment to Mr and Mrs J M Scott (parents of the ringer of the 3rd) on their silver wedding anniversary, and
also to Mr and Mrs P C Holmes on their 21st wedding anniversary.
Also a birthday compliment to Mrs M Martin and Mrs I Cooke.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 August 1949 in 3h 8 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Double Oxford Bob Triples
Composed by C.C. Collection Triples Methods, Peal No. 1
1 Nancy P Birks
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 R Gordon Corby
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Henry O Baker
7 Percy Swindley
8 John Payne
First peal of Triples in the method by all.
Fiftieth peal together: 2 & 4.
Ringing World page reference: 2005.0423

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 25 August 1949 in 2h 45 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of Beverley, Surfleet and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent T.B., Single Oxford and Plain Bob.
1 Eric J Gilbert
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 Hugh Roberts
4 Alex J Webster
5 George Ledsham
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in seven methods: 7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Tuesday, 30 August 1949 in 2h 44 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (6m)
Being seven extents viz.: (1) Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, (2) Oxford, (3) Kent, (4) Cambridge, (5) St. Clement's, (6) Plain Bob, (7) Single Oxford Bob
1 Monic Dutton
2 Joan Webster
3 Marjorie Webster
4 John A Webster
5 Alex J Webster
6 Eric J Gilbert (C)
First peal on the bells since retuning and rehanging by John Taylor and Co.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Wednesday, 31 August 1949 in 2h 58 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Plain Minor (4m)
Being one extent each of Double Oxford Bob and St. Clement's Bob, two extents of Oxford Bob and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 Gordon F Pickthall
2 Stanley D Sutton
3 A Lennard Shepherd
4 Ernest T Carvell
5 John Cooke
6 Alexander Martin (C)
First peal in four methods: 1
First peal: 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 September 1949 in 3h 8 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 John W Best
3 Nancy P Birks
4 George F Sperring
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Percy Swindley
7 R Gordon Corby
8 John Hayes, Junr
First peal: 8.
First peal of Grandsire Triples: 3, 7.
First peal of Grandsire inside: 5.
Ringing World page reference: 2007.0448

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 13 September 1949 in 2h 45 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Being 12 six-scores of Plain Bob and 30 six-scores of Grandsire.
1 Arnold Worth
2 Leonard Copnall
3 John Worth
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
6 Harry Callwood
First peal: 1, 2 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 16 September 1949 in 2h 54 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Hugh Roberts
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 Henry O Baker
4 Walter Allman (C)
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Cyril Valentine
8 John E Bibby
First peal of Surprise ‘inside’; 2.
First peal on the tenor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Saturday, 17 September 1949 in 3h 21 (23–0–0)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's Variation
1 William E Allman
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 Denis Maddock
5 George H Randles
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 David Vincent
8 Ralph G Edwards

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Tuesday, 20 September 1949 in 2h 29 (7½ in B)
5040 Stedman Doubles
42 120's 15 Callings
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Henry O Baker
3 Fredrick H Birks
4 John W Best
5 Percy Swindley
6 John Payne
Ringing World page reference: 2009.0481

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 24 September 1949 in 3h 8 (13–1–5 in F)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by B Annable
1 Albert H Booth
2 Dorothy C Osborn
3 Eric Hornby
4 Elizabeth Morton
5 David Smith
6 Cecil Raddon
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Little Bob: 1,2,3,7
Believed first peal Little Bob on the bells
A wedding compliment to the ringer of the third
Ringing World October 14th 1949 No. 2010 Vol. XLV page 488

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 24 September 1949 in 3h 45 (29–3–8 in D)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G. Lindoff
1 William Allman
2 Walter Allman
3 John E Bibby
4 Leslie W G Morris
5 John Worth
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 James C E Simpson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 24 September 1949 in 2h 57 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Lester L Gray
2 Hugh Roberts
3 Julia M Preston
4 Alexander J Webster
5 Ernest T Carvell
6 George Ledsham
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in the method "inside": 2 and 4.
First peal of Surprise: 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 24 September 1949 in 3h 17 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John Cooke
2 Alfred W Cusick
3 James M Pemberton
4 Stanley D Sutton
5 A Trevor Sutton
6 Charles B Pemberton
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 Frank T Parry
First peal of major & first peal away from the treble: 3;
First peal of Major: 4;
25th peal together: 6&7;
First peal in the method inside: 8;
A 21st birthday compliment to Miss Joan M Webster, of Wallasey.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 28 September 1949 in 3h 10 (15–3–15 in E)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Alan Dugdale
2 Thomas H Mather
3 Charles ward
4 John E Bibby
5 Claude S Benwell
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 William E Allman
8 Denis Maddock
First peal: 1. First in the method: 2, 3, 7. 8. Rung for the centenary of the church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 28 September 1949 in 2h 51 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, Wells, York, Durham, Beverley, Surfleet, Cambridge
1 Hugh Roberts
2 Alex J Webster
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 George Ledsham
6 Ralph G Edwards
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 1 & 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 1 October 1949 in 3h 15 (20–1–16 in E)
5024 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Julia M Preston
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 Alexander J Webster
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 George Ledsham
7 Ernest F Bennett
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal in the method: 1,2 and 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 6 October 1949 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5280 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Walter Allman
2 Ralph G Edwards
3 Henry O Baker
4 John E Bibby
5 James C E Simpson (C)
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
St Paul, Stayley
Saturday, 8 October 1949 in 3h 14 (17–3–10 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parkers 12 Part
1 Robert Lees
2 Tom Wilde
3 Albert Hodgson
4 Alfred Roberts
5 Sydney Hodgson
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Sidney Hough jun
8 Percy Walton
First peal of Triples in the method: 7. First peal of Triples as conductor.
To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the dedication of the church: also a compliment to Canon B. B. Slater, M.A., C.A., on the completion of 25 years as Vicar.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 14 October 1949 in 2h 47 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (5 Methods)
Being two extents of Cambridge Surprise, Kent Treble Bob and one extent of Oxford Treble Bob, Double Oxford and Plain Bob
1 Albert Booth
2 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harry W Howard
5 Harry Parker
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 15 October 1949 in 3h 35 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by W Barton
1 Frank Varty
2 John W Griffiths
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 Percy Swindley
7 Walter Allman
8 James C E Simpson
9 John Worth
10 Edward Jenkins (C)
First peal of Yorkshire Surprise Royal:1, 2, 6.
First peal in the method on the bells.
Ringing World page reference: 2013.0526

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 15 October 1949 in 3h 18 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Edward Jenkins
2 John E Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 John Worth
6 Frank Varty
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 15 October 1949 in 2h 55 (13–1–14 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Pritchard's four part
1 George Astbury
2 Eric B Allman
3 Margaret Rigby
4 Frederick E Wilshaw
5 Reginald Rowley
6 Neville R Holland
7 G Arnold Moore
8 Frederick W Grocott (C)
A birthday compliment to the 5th ringer
Ringing World November 4th 1949 No. 2013 Vol. XLV page 527

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 22 October 1949 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Single Oxford Bob Triples
Composed by J.J. Parker’s Ten-part (CCC. No. 28)
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 R Gordon Corby
7 Percy Swindley
8 Brian Harris
First peal in the method; 5,6.
First peal on eight bells; 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 22 October 1949 in 2h 58 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 A Trevor Sutton
2 Joan M Webster
3 James H Cooke
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Ernest T Carvell
6 Alfred W Cusick
7 John Cooke
8 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal of Surprise Major: 1
First peal in the method away from the treble: 5
First peal in the method and 100th peal: 7
First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 29 October 1949 in 2h 49 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 120’s, ten callings
1 Frederick W Chapman
2 John E Brough (C)
3 Brian Schofield
4 Frederick S Sutton
5 Thomas P Barlow
6 John Barlow
First peal: 3.6
Ringing World November 18th 1949 No. 2015 Vol. XLV page 553

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Saturday, 29 October 1949 in 2h 30 (7½ in B)
5040 Minor (4m)
1 720 Double Oxford, 2 720's Kent, 2 720's Oxford Treble Bob, 2 720's Plain Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 Brian Harris
3 Eric Hornby
4 David Smith
5 Harry Parker (C)
6 Harry W Howard
First peal in more than one method 2
Birthday Compliment to E. V. Rodenhurst and Harry Parker.
Ringing World page reference: 2014.0545

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Saturday, 5 November 1949 in 2h 53 (9–1–3)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: London Surprise, York Surprise, Beverley Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Bob.
1 Stanley D Sutton
2 Alfred W Cusick
3 George R Newton
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 A Trevor Sutton
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal in seven methods: 1.
125th peal: 2.
To mark the 51st anniversary of the first peal on the bells and of Mr. G. R. Newton’s first peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 5 November 1949 in 3h 15 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Nancy P Birks
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Frederick H Birks
7 Brian Harris
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal in the method: 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7.
Ringing World page reference: 2015.0552

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Greater Manchester
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 November 1949 in 3h 2 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Deva Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 June Henshaw
2 James A Milner
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Alan A Potts
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph Whittaker
First peal in the method.
"The first peal of Deva Surprise has been rung at Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire. It is a combination of Bristol and Superlative without 7th. The method was given to Mr. C. K. Lewis some two or three years before the war by Mr. T. B. Worsley. Deva is the name of the Roman city of Chester."
RW 2015.556

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 11 November 1949 in 3h 7 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Glasgow Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method for the Guild in the county and by all the band. A fourths place bob was used, and this is the first time this method has been so rung.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Saturday, 12 November 1949 in 3h 8 (23–0–0 in E♭)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by Henry Dains
1 Eric J Gilbert
2 Walter Allman
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 John Worth
6 James C E Simpson
7 Frank Varty
8 Edward Jenkins
Umpire: George R. Newton. This is the first non-conducted peal of London Surprise Majorby the Chester Diocesan Guild and in the county.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 November 1949 in 3h 32 (30–0–00)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Pritchard's Four-part
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Harry Parker
3 Eric Hornby
4 Albert H Booth
5 Harry W Howard
6 William Allman
7 David Smith (C)
8 A Gordon Lawrence
First peal in the method 'inside.': 6. First peal of Major as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 12 November 1949 in 3h 5 (13–3–8 in F)
5088 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1 George F Sperring
2 Brian Harris
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 John W Griffiths
6 Frederick H Birks
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method for all and on the bells
First Surprise peal: 2,7
Ringing World page reference: 2016.0567

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 14 November 1949 in 2h 44 (14 in F)
5040 Double Oxford Bob Minor
1 Harry W Howard
2 A Gordon Lawrence
3 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
4 Eric Hornby
5 David Smith (C)
6 Harry Parker
First peal in the method for the Northwich Branch, on the bells and by all the band.
In honour of Prince Charles' first birthday

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 19 November 1949 in 3h 8 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 St Clement's College Bob Triples
Composed by A J Pitman
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Brian Harris
5 Frederick H Birks
6 R Gordon Corby
7 Percy Swindley
8 John Payne
First peal in the method: 3, 4, 5 & 8.
First peal in the method inside: 6.
Ringing World page reference: 2017.0579

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 19 November 1949 in 3h 12 (18–0–11 in E)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Alan A Potts
2 James A Milner
3 Tom Wilde
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
A 27th birthday compliment to Mr. H. Laflin, son of the 7th ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 19 November 1949 in 2h 47 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, Wells, York, Durham, Beverley, Surfleet and Cambridge.
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Alex J Webster
3 Eric J Gilbert
4 John E Bibby
5 Walter Allman
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 4 & 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Monday, 21 November 1949 in 3h 15 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 Harry Lewis
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 Rev J Kingdon
6 George F Sperring
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 John H Stockton
First peal: 5
In memoriam Frederick Dutton, churchwarden for nearly 30 years
Ringing World page reference: 2018.0591

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Tuesday, 22 November 1949 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Ashtead Surprise Major
Composed by Arr. Edwin H Lewis
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Edwin H Lewis (C)
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Henry O Baker
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson
First peal in the method on the bells, by all the band and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 26 November 1949 in 2h 55 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Arthur Snape
2 Brian L Hallworth
3 Alfred Frost
4 John Barker
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Jack Clegg (C)
First peal: 2.
First peal of Minor: 4.
Rung for the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Smith, he being a ringer at above church for 47 years, and as a birthday compliment to the treble ringer.
[Ringing World No. 2018 Vol. XLV, December 9, 1949, p597]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 26 November 1949 in 3h 12 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John R Pritchard
1 Harold Brough
2 Anne Worth
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Barry Corbishley
5 Dennis Heapy
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Stanley Naden
8 Alan A Potts (C)
First peal in the method 1; First peal away from treble 2; Rung as a farewell to the Rev T Lever on his departure to Newton-in-Mottram

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 26 November 1949 in 3h 9 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Dennis H B Millward
2 John W Best (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Brian Harris
5 Frederick H Birks
6 John W Griffiths
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in method: 1,4,5,7
Ringing World page reference: 2018.0592

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 30 November 1949 in 2h 40 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, Wells, York, Durham, Beverley, Surfleet and Cambridge.
1 Alex J Webster
2 Joan M Webster
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Hugh Roberts
6 Eric J Gilbert (C)
First peal in seven Surprise methods inside: 5
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0020

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 December 1949 in 2h 45 (17)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Edward Francis
1–2 Alan A Potts
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 John Worth
7–8 Peter Laflin
9–10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Royal "in hand" : 1-2 and 9-10.
First peal of Bob Royal as conductor.
A birthday compliment to Peter Laflin.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 3 December 1949 in 2h 53 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Doubles (4m)
Being 19 extents of Grandsire, eight each of St Simon's and St Martin's and seven of Plain Bob
1 Philip C Holmes
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 Andrew J H Scott
4 A Trevor Sutton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Thomas W Wood
First peal: 1
First peal of Doubles: 3 & 4
First peal in four doubles methods by all the band.
A birthday compliment to Messrs. P C Holmes, A J H Scott, T W Wood and G F Pickthall.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 3 December 1949 in 3h 6 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 John A Webster
2 Hugh Roberts
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 Ernest T Carvell
5 Alex J Webster
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 George Ledsham
8 Ralph G Edwards

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 10 December 1949 in 3h (15–3–15 in E)
5040 Double Grandsire Triples
Composed by Dr A B Carpenter's Ten-part
1 Arthur Watkin
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Fredk H Birks
4 John W Best
5 Henry O Baker
6 Brian Harris
7 Percy Swindley
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal in the method by all.
RW 2022.0003

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 10 December 1949 in 3h 20 (20–0–20 in E)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 David Godfrey
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harry Parker
5 Albert Booth
6 Harry H Howard
7 David Smith
8 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
First of Treble Bob Major - 1
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob Major - 8
Ringing World page reference: 2022.0003

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 10 December 1949 in 3h 30 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5080 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Anne Worth
2 John Worth
3 James A Milner
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Jack Barker
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 Edward V Rodenhurst
9 Alan A Potts
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method for Anne Worth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 10 December 1949 in 2h 43 (16–2–2 in F)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Alexander J Webster
2 Julia M Preston
3 Frank Varty
4 John E Bibby
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Walter Allman
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First touch of London: 2
50th peal this year, and 50th peal of London: 4
200th peal and 25th of London: 5
Ringing World page reference: 2022.0003

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 10 December 1949 in 2h 53 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
42 extents.
1 John Lawrence
2 Arnold Worth
3 Robert Barratt
4 Ernest Pimlott (C)
5 Arthur Street
6 John P Jackson
First peal - 1,3,5. First inside - 2. First as conductor. First on the bells by a Sunday service band. A compliment to Clement LJ Taylor, being a chorister for 64 years and a ringer for 62 years at the above church.
Ringing World page reference: 2022.0005

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 12 December 1949 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Containing 2,560 Bristol, 1,600 London and 448 each of Cambridge and Superlative, with 110 changes of method.
Composed by James Topp
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Walter Allman
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Francis Bibby
8 James C E Simpson (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2022.0003

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wistaston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 17 December 1949 in 2h 50 (5–3–24 in B)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 J Derek Smith
2 Mary Wallace
3 Arthur Watts
4 Kenneth W Mackintosh
5 Richard T Holding
6 Albert Crawley (C)
First peal - 2,3. For the christening of Susan Barbara Wallace, niece of the ringer of the 2nd.
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0022

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 17 December 1949 in 3h 8 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Consisting of 1,440 London, 1,440 Rutland, 640 Bristol, and 320 each of Cambridge, Superlative, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Pudsey, with 120 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Arthur Hibbert
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James A Milner
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise: 1. First peal of Spliced Surprise in eight methods: 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7. First peal of Spliced Surprise in eight methods in the county and for the Guild.
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0019

Chester Diocesan Guild
Market Drayton, Shropshire
St Mary
Saturday, 17 December 1949 in 2h 58 (17–2–3 in E)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Bernard Madeley
2 William H Tyler
3 George A Packer
4 Frederick Price
5 Thomas Price
6 Richard D Langford
7 Arthur V Pearson
8 Arthur Pritchard (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2022.0005

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 17 December 1949 in 2h 49 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one 720 Double Oxford, two 720's each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and two 720's of Plain Bob
1 David Godfrey
2 Elizabeth Morton
3 Eric Hornby
4 Albert H Booth
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 Cecil Raddon
First peal in four methods: 1.
Ringing World page reference: 2022.0006

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 17 December 1949 in 2h 55 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Lester L Gray
2 Alec J Webster
3 Eric J Gilbert
4 James C E Simpson
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Walter Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal in the method: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0018

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 24 December 1949 in 2h 28 (14 in F)
5040 Doubles (4 Methods)
Being eight extents of St Simon's, Plain Bob, six of April Day and 20 of Grandsire
1 Albert H Booth
2 Harry W Howard
3 Eric Hornby
4 David Smith
5 Harry Parker (C)
6 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
First peal doubles: 4
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0023

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Monday, 26 December 1949 in 3h 15 (20–1–16 in E)
5184 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Lester L Gray
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 John E Bibby
5 Alexander J Webster
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Ernest F Bennett
8 James C E Simpson
First peal in the method 'inside': 2 and 5.
First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 26 December 1949 in 3h 12 (14–1–26)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 John Worth
2 Ann Worth
3 June Henshaw
4 Mary Lewis
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Wilfred Stevenson
7 Alan A Potts
8 Alan J Brown
First peal in the method: 2 & 4.
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0021

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Merseyside
St Saviour
Monday, 26 December 1949 in 3h 15 (20–1–16 in E)
5184 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by CW Roberts
1 Lester L Gray
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 John E Bibby
5 Alex J Webster
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Ernest F Bennett
8 James CE Simpson
First peal in the method inside - 2,5. First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Taxal, Cheshire
St James
Tuesday, 27 December 1949 in 2h 43 (11–0–0)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (12m)
720 (Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury Treble Bob); 720 (Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans Delight); 720 (St Albans and Wragby Delight): 720 (Kingston and London Scholars Pleasure Treble Bob); 720 (London Scholars Pleasure, Sandal Treble Bob); 720 (Sandal, Capel Treble Bob); 720 (Capel, Sandal, London Scholars Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob)
1 Frances Laflin
2 William Smith
3 Arthur Hibbert
4 Eric Simpson
5 James A Milner
6 Alex Richardson
* Conductor
Ringing World page reference: 2024.0038

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 27 December 1949 in 3h 3 (13–1–5 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hubbard
1 Harry Parker (C)
2 Eric Hornby
3 Elizabeth Morton
4 Harry W Howard
5 Dorothy C Osborn
6 Harold Worrall
7 David Smith
8 Cecil Raddon
A birthday compliment to Sheila Edwards, granddaughter of C Raddon
Ringing World January 20th 1950 No. 2024 Vol. XLVI page 35
Ringing World page reference: 2024.0035

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 27 December 1949 in 3h 12 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Oxford Little Bob Major
Composed by J Morgan
1 Arthur B Close
2 R Gordon Corby
3 Nancy P Birks
4 John W Griffiths
5 Brian Harris
6 Frederick H Birks
7 Dennis H B Millward
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method by all except 4 and 8.
Ringing World page reference: 2024.0035

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, 27 December 1949 in 3h 34 (26–0–21 in D)
5040 Rochester Surprise Maximus
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 James Fernley
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Walter Allman
8 James C E Simpson
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
11 Ralph G Edwards
12 John Worth (C)
250th peal for Wilfred Stevenson.
First peal of Rochester Surprise Maximus by all the band, for the Guild, and in the county.
Ringing World page reference: 2023.0018

Chester Diocesan Guild
Alsager, Cheshire
Christ Church
Tuesday, 27 December 1949 in 2h 55 (10–2–20 in G♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
2 David Smith
3 Eric Hornby
4 Elizabeth Morton
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry Parker (C)
7 Harry W Howard
8 Cecil Raddon
50th peal: 2
Ringing World January 20th 1950 No. 2024 Vol. XLVI page 35
Ringing World page reference: 2024.0035

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 31 December 1949 in 3h 15 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Dorothy C Osborn
2 Harry W Howard
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harold Worrall
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harry Parker
7 David Smith
8 A Gordon Lawrence (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hayfield, Derbyshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 31 December 1949 in 3h 5 (10–2–21 in A♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Ann Worth
3 James A Milner
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Alan A Potts
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 31 December 1949 in 4h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
6496 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Containing 1,504 Bristol, 1,152 each of Cambridge, Pudsey and Super­lative, and 768 each of London and Watford, with 178 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
This is the longest length of Spiced Surprise Major yet rung and the longest length which has been composed in six methods.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 31 December 1949 in 3h 3 (12–1–22 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 Henry O Baker
3 John W Best (C)
4 George F Sperring
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Brian Harris
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Bob Major: 6
50th peal together: 2,7
To celebrate the wedding of Miss Brenda Mary Richards (a ringer at this church) and Mr William Ewart Lewis
Ringing World page reference: 2025.0051

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 31 December 1949 in 3h 1 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (2m)
Being 3,200 Superlative and 1,856 of Cambridge with 86 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 James H Cooke
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 William Dean
6 Brian D Threlfall
7 John Cooke
8 Alexander J Martin (C)
25th peal together: 3 and 4.
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major by all the band and on the bells.
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major to be rung in Wirral Peninsula.
A 21st birthday compliment to B. D. Threlfall.