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Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Saturday, 7 January 1950 in 3h 23 (23–0–0)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W. Hubbard
1 Harry W Howard
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Eric Hornby
4 Douglas Kirkpatrick
5 Harold Worrall
6 George H Randles
7 Harry Parker (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
A birthday compliment to C. Raddon.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
St Paul, Stayley
Saturday, 7 January 1950 in 3h 3 (17–3–10 in E)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 June Henshaw
2 James A Milner
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Peter Laflin
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Alan A Potts
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method: 1. First peal in the method on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
19 Falcon Road
Sunday, 8 January 1950 in 2h 28 (17 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Alexander J Martin (C)
3–4 Charles B Pemberton
5–6 Alfred W Cusick
Umpire: A T Sutton
First peal of Minor ‘in hand’ by all the band and for the Wirral Branch
Ringing World February 3rd 1950 No. 2026 Vol. XLVI page 77
Ringing World page reference: 2026.0077

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 14 January 1950
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 R Boardman
2 A Frost
3 A G Clarke
4 E A Jackson
5 J Clegg
6 A Cairns (C)
First quarter peal: 1. First quarter peal as conductor: 6.
[Ringing World No. 2027 Vol. XLVI, February 10, 1950, p94]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 14 January 1950 in 3h 41 (29–3–8 in D)
5056 Rochester Surprise Major
Composed by A. Knights
1 Alexander J Webster
2 Cyril Valentine
3 Walter Allman
4 Frank Varty
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 John E Bibby
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First touch of Rochester: 4. First peal in the method on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
12A Rowson Street
Monday, 16 January 1950 in 2h 17
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal on handbells: 1-2 and 3-4
First peal of Minor ‘in hand’: 5-6
First peal as conductor ‘in hand’
Ringing World February 10th 1950 No. 2027 Vol. XLVI page 87
Ringing World page reference: 2027.0087

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 21 January 1950 in 3h (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Albion Little Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Morgan
1 George F Sperring
2 Brian Harris
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 John W Griffiths
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method by all the band except 6 and 8.
Ringing World page reference: 2028.0098

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 21 January 1950 in 2h 58 (11–2–6 in F)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Lester L Gray
2 Julia M Preston
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Frank Varty
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method on the bells

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 21 January 1950 in 3h 20 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Charles B Pemberton
2 Alexander J Martin
3 Robert S F P Harris
4 H Stewart Bailey
5 Ernest L Humphries
6 Derek Parry
7 Joesph Goddard
8 Frank T Parry (C)
1st peal inside: 4.
1st peal of major: 6 and as C.
A compliment to Mr & Mrs D Parry on their 1st wedding anniversary. Also a birthday compliment to Mary Parry and Mrs D Parry.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Sunday, 22 January 1950 in 2h 55 (13–1–14 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Grove’s variation
1 Beryl Skerratt
2 John Brassington
3 Eric B Allman
4 Reginald Rowley
5 George Astbury
6 John Timmis
7 Arthur Allman (C)
8 George Meade
First peal: 1
First peal inside: 5
A birthday compliment to Mrs A Allman, wife of the conductor
Ringing World February 10th 1950 No. 2027 Vol. XLVI page 84

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 27 January 1950 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Composed by James Topp
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John E Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 Henry O Baker
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major on an 'inside' bell; 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 3 February 1950 in 3h 8 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John R Pritchard
1 Barry Corbishley
2 Anne Worth
3 June Henshaw
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Dennis Heapy
6 Ivor Nichols
7 Harold C Lonyon
8 Alan A Potts (C)
First Peal 6; Average age of band 18 years

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 3 February 1950 in 2h 59 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by H Law James
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Walter Allman
3 Henry O Baker
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 Cyril Valentine
6 John E Bibby
7 Francis Bibby
8 Ralph G Edwards (C)
First peal of London as conductor. A birthday compliment to John E. Bibby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 4 February 1950 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Rutland Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 John Worth (C)
6 Walter Allman
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
9 Ralph G Edwards
10 James C E Simpson
First peal of Rutland Royal by all the band, on the bells, in the county, and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
Sunday, 5 February 1950 in 1h 52 (11 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
100th peal for the Guild: 5-6
Ringing World February 24th 1950 No. 2029 Vol. XLVI page 119
Ringing World page reference: 2029.0119

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Wednesday, 8 February 1950 in 1h 50 (11 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Frank Varty (C)
5–6 Eric J Gilbert
Witness: J A Webster
Ringing World February 24th 1950 No. 2029 Vol. XLVI page 119
Ringing World page reference: 2029.0119

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 February 1950 in 3h 2 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 College Bob Triples
Composed by A J Pitman
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Brian Harris
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 R Gordon Corby
7 Percy Swindley
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal in the method by all.
Ringing World page reference: 2031.0146

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 11 February 1950 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Spliced Surprise Major (14m)
Being 14 methods: 704 Aldenham, 608 London, 544 Cambridge, 416 Superlative, 384 Rutland, 352 each of Yorkshire and Belgrave, 320 each of Lincolnshire and Ramsey, 288 Pudsey, 256 Blackburn, 192 each of Painswick and Bristol, 96 Premier, with 156 changes of method.
Composed by C K Lewis
1 James A Milner
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The first peal in 14 Spliced Surprise Major methods by all the band, in the county and by the Guild.
A farewell peal for the ringer of the third, who joined H.M. Forces on February 16th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 11 February 1950 in 2h 52 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Stedman Doubles
Being forty two 120’s, ten callings
1 Edward J Boffey
2 George A Packer (C)
3 John E Brough
4 Frederick S Sutton
5 Herbert Sutton
6 Roy Boyer
First peal of Stedman inside: 1
First peal of Stedman: 6
First peal of Stedman as conductor
A birthday peal for the daughter of the third ringer.
Mr EJ Boffey has now circled the tower
Ringing World March 3rd 1950 No. 2030 Vol. XLVI page 134

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
19 Falcon Road
Sunday, 19 February 1950 in 2h 8 (10 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Alexander J Martin
3–4 Charles B Pemberton
5–6 Alfred W Cusick (C)
Witness: A K Humphreys
First peal of Minor ‘in hand’ as conductor
An 85th birthday compliment to Mrs E Pickthall of Bromborough
Ringing World March 17th 1950 No. 2032 Vol. XLVI page 167
Ringing World page reference: 2032.0167

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 25 February 1950 in 3h 4 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5152 Hereward Bob Major
Composed by J Morgan
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Brian Harris
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method by all except the conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2032.0164

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 25 February 1950 in 2h 46 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent Cambridge Surprise and two extents of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 Elizabeth Morton
2 David Smith
3 Eric Hornby
4 Henry Parker
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harry W Howard (C)
25th Peal: 1
For the birthdays of the sons of the ringer of the 4th and conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 25 February 1950 in 3h 17 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Thorp
1 John Cooke
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 Frank T Parry
5 A Lennard Shepherd
6 Ernest T Carvell
7 Joseph Goddard
8 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal in the method: 2,3 and 6
First peal of Major: 5
50th peal of Kent Treble Bob Major: 7
First peal in the method as conductor and 25th peal as conductor.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Mr. W. Dean on the occasion of his marriage to Miss D. White.
Also a 75th birthday compliment to Mr. J. Goddard.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 4 March 1950 in 2h 50 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (9m)
Being seven extents in nine methods, viz.: (1) Spliced Charlwood and Neasden Delight, (2) Spliced St. Albans and Wragby Delight, (3) Capel Treble Bob, (4) Sandal Treble Bob, (5) Spliced Sandal and London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob, (6) Spliced London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob, (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Frances M Laflin
2 Arthur Hibbert
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Alexander Richardson
5 George H Ashmore
6 James A Milner (C)
50th peal: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Sunday, 5 March 1950 in 2h 50 (13–1–14 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Grove’s variation
1 Thomas Skerratt
2 John Brassington
3 Eric B Allman
4 John Timmis
5 George Astbury
6 Frederick W Grocott
7 Arthur Allman (C)
8 Frederick Windsor
First peal: 1,8
90th for the Guild: 2
Ringing World March 24th 1950 No. 2033 Vol. XLVI page 179

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 10 March 1950 in 2h 58 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John R Pritchard
1 Daniel Naden
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Anne Worth
4 Denis Heapy
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Hedley Wood
7 Stanley Naden
8 John Worth (C)
First Peal 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 11 March 1950 in 3h 10 (18–0–11 in E)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G R Pye
1 Eric J Gilbert
2 Edward Jenkins
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 Walter Allman
6 James C E Simpson
7 John Worth
8 Ralph G Edwards
500th peal: 7.
This is first silent peal of Bristol. Umpire: Tom Wilde

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 18 March 1950 in 2h 59 (14–1–4)
5040 (4) Treble Bob Minor
Being one extent of Capel Treble Bob, two each of Sandal and London Scholar Treble Bob and one each of Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Frances M Laflin
2 Dorothea Way
3 James A Milner
4 Alexander Richardson
5 George Ashmore
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal 2. A 21st birthday compliment to the ringer of the 2nd

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 March 1950 in 3h 16 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves
1 Donald Pearson
2 Alan A Potts
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 June M Henshaw
5 Anne Worth
6 Peter Laflin
7 Wilfred Stevenson (C)
8 William E Mashiter
9 Joseph W Whittaker
10 John Worth
First peal in the method: treble,5 and 8.
First peal in the method as conductor.
A birthday compliment to Mr. J.W. Whittaker.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Sunday, 19 March 1950 in 1h 52 (11 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Comprising one extent of Double Bob, two extents of Reverse Bob and four of Plain Bob
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in three methods ‘in hand’ by all
In honour of the birth of a daughter to the wife of the conductor
Ringing World April 7th 1950 No. 2035 Vol. XLVI page 214
Ringing World page reference: 2035.0214

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 24 March 1950 in 3h 10 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Wembley Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
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 by all the band, for the Guild and on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wybunbury, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 25 March 1950 in 2h 55 (14–0–8 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 M Roy Boyer
2 Herbert Sutton
3 Edward J Boffey
4 Harold G Smith
5 Frank Ollier
6 Frederick S Sutton (C)
A birthday compliment to the ringer of the 5th
Ringing World April 14th 1950 No. 2036 Vol. XLVI page 228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 1 April 1950 in 3h 24 (13–1–5 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Reeves five part
1 Albert H Booth
2 David A Godfrey
3 Harry W Howard
4 Eric Hornby
5 Henry Parker
6 Harold Worrall
7 Cecil Raddon
8 David Smith (C)
First peal of Major in the method: 2
First peal of Treble Bob as conductor
Ringing World April 14th 1950 No. 2036 Vol. XLVI page 228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 1 April 1950 in 2h 46 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Mrs C W Lawton
2 E Anne Rose
3 June Henshaw
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 Charles W Lawton (C)
First peal, aged 13 - 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Monday, 10 April 1950 in 3h 21 (20–1–16 in E)
5088 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1 James M Pemberton
2 Joan M Webster
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 James H Cooke
5 Alfred W Cusick
6 John Cooke
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 Alfred K Leatham
First peal of Surprise Major: 1
First peal in the method by all the band, on the bells and for the Wirral Branch.
In memoriam Samuel Moston, for 52 years a ringer at this church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Monday, 10 April 1950 in 2h 29 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise, two each of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 David Smith
2 Eric Hornby
3 Miss Elizabeth Morton
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
A compliment to the Rev. W H Bolton on his completion of 20 years’ service as Vicar and on his appointment as Rural Dean
Ringing World April 21st 1950 No. 2037 Vol. XLVI page 244

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, 10 April 1950 in 3h 38 (29–0–0 in C)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by E C Shepherd
1 John W Best
2 Frederick H Birks
3 Henry O Baker
4 Arthur B Close
5 Brian Harris
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Samuel Jones, Junr
8 R Gordon Corby
9 John W Griffiths (C)
10 Percy Swindley
First peal of Grandsire Caters: 2, 3, 6.
First peal on ten bells: 5, 8.
Ringing World page reference: 2038.0258

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 22 April 1950 in 2h 44 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Thomas G Hayes
2 Harold G Smith
3 Frederick S Sutton
4 John E Brough (C)
5 Frank Ollier
6 Edward J Boffey
First peal: 1
Ringing World May 12th 1950 No. 2040 Vol. XLVI page 294

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 22 April 1950 in 2h 53 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Leonard Campey
2 Denis Mottershead
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 Ivor Nichols
5 Charles W Lawton (C)
6 George Barnard
A 70th birthday compliment to Mr J W L Slack, a Sunday service ringer at the above church for 53 years, and a respected member of Macclesfield Branch. Also a 9th birthday compliment to Anthony Wm. Lawton, youngest ringer in the tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 22 April 1950 in 3h 2 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 James A Milner
2 Anne Worth
3 James Fernley
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method 2; First peal of London on the bells. A 70th Birthday compliment to Mr J W L Slack, and esteemed member of the Macclesfield Branch.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 29 April 1950 in 3h (14–1–25 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Tamia Dunn
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Ernest L Humphries
6 Derek Parry
7 H Stewart Bailey
8 Frank T Parry (C)
First peal: 1.
To commemorate the golden jubilee of the foundation of this church. Also a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Tamia Dunn.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 3 May 1950 in 2h 39 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz., Alnwick, Chester, Carlisle, London, York, Beverley and Cambridge.
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Stanley D Sutton
3 A Trevor Sutton
4 Charles B Pemberton (C)
5 Alfred W Cusick
6 Alexander J Martin
First peal of Surprise: 2
First peal of Surprise as conductor
For the occasion of the visit of Her Majesty the Queen to Birkenhead to launch the aircraft carrier 'Ark Royal.'

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 6 May 1950 in 2h 58 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Norah M Bibby
2 Daphne Lloyd
3 John W Griffiths
4 Arthur Watkin
5 Brian Harris
6 Henry O Baker (C)
7 George H Randles
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal inside: 2.
First peal of Grandsire Triples: 4, 5.
Ringing World page reference: 2041.0308

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 6 May 1950 in 2h 44 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Frederick Chapman
2 Brian Schofield
3 Harold G Smith
4 Frank Barnard
5 Edward J Boffey
6 John E Brough (C)
First peal in the method: 1.2
Ringing World May 19th 1950 No. 2041 Vol. XLVI page 310

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 6 May 1950 in 2h 35 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 E Ann Rose
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 June M Henshaw
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Frederick William Growcott (C)
First peal of Treble Bob - 1, First peal of Oxford - 4,5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 8 May 1950 in 3h 5 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 Eric Hornby
3 Dorothy C Osborn
4 David Smith
5 Harry W Howard
6 Harold Worrall
7 Henry Parker (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal: 1
A wedding compliment to Mr S Booth (a local ringer) and Miss A Grounds
Ringing World May 26th 1950 No. 2042 Vol. XLVI page 322

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 12 May 1950 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Lester L Gray
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Henry O Baker
4 Walter Allman
5 John E Bibby
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of London; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 19 May 1950 in 3h 10 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 William G Bibby
2 John E Bibby (C)
3 Frederick Jackson
4 Henry O Baker
5 Dennis Maddock
6 William Allman
7 John Orm
8 Walter Allman
First peal; 1,3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 20 May 1950 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Consisting of 2,688 London, 1,056 Bristol, 672 Cambridge and 672 Superlative.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 James A Milner
2 John E Bibby
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Walter Allman
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 20 May 1950 in 3h (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 John Amer
2 Philip C Holmes
3 Andrew J H Scott
4 James R Turner
5 A Lennard Shepherd (C)
6 Thomas H Wood
First peal: 1 & 4
First peal inside: 2
This is the first peal ever rung on the bells by an all Eastham band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Sunday, 21 May 1950 in 3h (13–1–14 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Eric B Allman
2 John Brassington
3 Eric Hornby
4 David Smith
5 Albert Crawley
6 Henry Parker (C)
7 Arthur Allman
8 Harry W Howard
First peal of Treble Bob: 1
A birthday compliment to the father of the conductor and J Brassington
Ringing World June 2nd 1950 No. 2043 Vol XLVI page 340

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Tuesday, 23 May 1950 in 3h 11 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's Transposition of Thurstan's
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 June M Henshaw
3 Anne Worth
4 Gerald Farrer
5 A Hedley Wood
6 Harry Farrer
7 John Worth (C)
8 Gordon Henshaw
First peal in the method for 3,4,5,6 and tenor.
Rung by fellow members of the Christ Church tower to celebrate the election of Councillor J.B. Hidderley, bellringer at this church, as Mayor of Macclesfield.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 27 May 1950 in 3h 10 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Clegg
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 Bernard J Ongley
3 Eric Hornby
4 Denis Maddock
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Albert H Booth
7 David Smith
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Bob Major, 1.
First peal away from the treble, 2.
50th Peal, 3.
A birthday compliment to Queen Mary.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 29 May 1950 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Ann Worth
2 R Joyce Pett
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 James Fernley
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 12 June 1950 in 3h 5 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 John W Griffiths
3 Nancy P Birks
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Brian Harris
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley (C)
A Birthday Compliment to 4.
Also a farewell peal to 2, leaving for an appointment in London.
Ringing World page reference: 2046.0388

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 14 June 1950 in 2h 50 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (2m)
2160 of Kent Treble Bob minor, 2880 of Plain Bob Minor
1 Neil D Lomas
2 Sydney Sage
3 Dorothy Kidd (C)
4 Arthur Rhodes
5 Ian D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead
First peal (1,4,5), first peal as conductor (3), first peal on the bells by local band.
A fifth birthday compliment to Miss Christine Kidd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 15 June 1950 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Ann Worth
2 June Henshaw
3 James A Milner
4 Alan A Potts
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Wilfred Stevenson
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1. First peal in the method away from treble: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 17 June 1950 in 2h 50 (14–1–25 in F)
5040 Single Court Bob Triples
Composed by A. B. Carpenter’s Ten-part (C.C.C. No. 9).
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 John W Best
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Brian Harris
7 Percy Swindley
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal in the method by all.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 28 June 1950 in 2h 40 (11–0–9)
5040 Plain Minor (4m)
Comprising one extent of St. Clement’s Bob, one extent of Double Oxford Bob three extents of Single Oxford Bob and two of Plain Bob, rung alternately.
1 Vivian T O Boase
2 Julia M Preston
3 Frank Varty
4 Eric J Gilbert (C)
5 Alex J Webster
6 Hugh F Roberts
First peal: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 1 July 1950 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5056 St Clement's College Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 John W Griffiths
3 Henry O Baker
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Brian Harris
7 R Gordon Corby (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 1,4,5,6,7
First peal as conductor
Ringing World July 14th 1950 No. 2049 Vol. XLVI page 435

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
St James the Great
Saturday, 1 July 1950 in 2h 50 (8–3–19 in A)
5040 Doubles (3m/1v)
Being eleven 120’s of Stedman, ten 120’s of Grandsire, nine 120’s of April Day and twelve 120’s of Plain Bob Doubles, calling all the different 120’s
1 John E Brough (C)
2 Harold G Smith
3 Herbert Sutton
4 Edward J Boffey
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 M Roy Boyer
25th peal: 5
First peal in four Doubles methods by all the band
Ringing World July 14th 1950 No. 2049 Vol. XLVI page 436

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Monday, 3 July 1950 in 2h 53 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 John E Brough (C)
2 Joseph Boyer
3 Harold G Smith
4 Edward J Boffey
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Herbert Sutton
First peal of Minor: 2
Ringer of the tenor has now completed the circle at Acton
Ringing World July 14th 1950 No. 2049 Vol. XLVI page 437

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 14 July 1950 in 3h 3 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
being 2,688 London, 1,056 Bristol and 672 each of Superlative and Cambridge, with 129 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John Worth
3 Henry O Baker
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Walter Allman
7 Fred Dunkerley
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal of Spliced Surprise; 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 15 July 1950
1308 Minor (2m)
720 Kent Treble Bob and 588 Plain Bob Minor.
1 E Jackson
2 B Hallworth
3 D Mottershead
4 W Shaw
5 S Sage
6 S Hough, jun (C)
First quarter peal in method: 2.
First quarter peal as conductor: 6.
Rung for Confirmation.
[Ringing World No. 2053 Vol. XLVI, August 11, 1950, p503]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 15 July 1950 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Ann Worth
3 June Henshaw
4 John Worth
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 James A Milner
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 15 July 1950 in 3h (12–1–26 in F♯)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Percy Swindley
2 Daphne Lloyd
3 Henry O Baker
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 J Benjamin Budd
6 Brian Harris
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal of Major inside: 2.
50th peal together: 1, 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2051.0467

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 22 July 1950 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Eric Gilbert
8 Peter Laflin
9 James C E Simpson
10 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method : treble,2,6,7,8 and 9.
First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 22 July 1950 in 2h 49 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise, three extents of Oxford Treble Bob, one extent of Kent Treble Bob, two extents of Plain Bob
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 David A Godfrey
3 Eric Hornby
4 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of minor: 1
25th peal as conductor
A birthday compliment to the son of the 5th ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 9 August 1950 in 2h 43 (11–0–9)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of Hereward, Reverse Bob, Double Bob, Thelwall, Childwall, Double Oxford and Single Oxford.
1 Gordon W Craine
2 Hugh F Roberts
3 Julia M Preston
4 Alex J Webster
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal: 1
First peal in seven methods: 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wybunbury, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 12 August 1950 in 2h 38 (14–0–8 in E)
5040 Doubles (3m)
Being 2520 Grandsire, 1080 April Day, 1440 Plain Bob, calling all the different 120’s
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Harold G Smith
3 John E Brough (C)
4 Ivor R Nichols
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Edward J Boffey
First peal of Doubles: 4
Rung to celebrate the birthday of the 2nd ringer and also the 19th wedding anniversary of the tenor ringer
Ringing World August 25th 1950 No. 2055 Vol. XLVI page 533

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 12 August 1950 in 3h 9 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 George F Sperring
2 John Hayes
3 John W Best
4 Henry O Baker
5 Frederick H Birks
6 John W Griffiths
7 Percy Swindley (C)
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal of Cambridge: 8
Rung by a Sunday service band as a wedding compliment to Joan Close and Derek Griffiths, both ringers at this church; also a 21st birthday peal for R Gordon Corby
Ringing World page reference: 2055.0532

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 14 August 1950 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Alan Dugdale
2 John E Bibby
3 John Orme
4 Denis Maddock
5 William Allman
6 Harold Worrall
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First Surprise peal: 1,5,6
First Surprise peal on a working bell: 3
Ringing World August 25th 1950 No. 2055 Vol. XLVI page 532

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 16 August 1950 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Containing 2,080 Bristol, 1,920 London, 576 Cambridge and 544 Super­lative, with 110 changes of method.
Composed by J Topp
1 John E Bibby
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Brian D Threlfall
4 Henry O Baker
5 Walter Allman
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise on a working bell; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Saturday, 19 August 1950 in 1h 47 (11 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Hugh F Roberts
3–4 Alex J Webster
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal on handbells: 1-2
First peal on an inside pair: 3-4
Ringing World September 22nd 1950 No. 2059 Vol. XLVI page 599
Ringing World page reference: 2059.0599

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 19 August 1950 in 3h 42 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Arr P Swindley
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 John W Best
3 J Benjamin Budd
4 George F Sperring
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Henry O Baker
8 Brian Harris
9 John W Griffiths
10 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal on ten bells: 1.
First peal of Bob Royal: 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.
25th peal: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 23 August 1950 in 2h 58 (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 William G Bibby
2 John E Bibby
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 Alan Dugdale
5 Robert B P Hulse
6 William E Allman
7 John Orme
8 Denis Maddock
RW 2056.0547

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 26 August 1950 in 3h 7 (14–0–0 in F)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 John Scott
2 Eric Hornby
3 Elizabeth Morton
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 A Gordon Lawrence
7 David Smith
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal away from Treble: 5
First peal of Little Bob on the bells.
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to the ringer of 3rd and for the birth of a son to the ringer of the 2nd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rostherne, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 2 September 1950 in 3h 1 (19½ in E♭)
5040 Minor (4m)
Two extents each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob and Kent Treble Bob, and one extent of Plain Bob.
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 Elizabeth Morton
3 Reginald Worrall
4 David Smith
5 Harry W Howard
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
39 Wakefield Drive, Leasowe
Sunday, 3 September 1950 in 1h 48 (11 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Hugh F Roberts
3–4 Eric J Gilbert (C)
5–6 Alex J Webster
First peal in hand as conductor
Ringing World September 22nd 1950 No. 2059 Vol. XLVI page 599
Ringing World page reference: 2059.0599

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Wednesday, 6 September 1950 in 1h 51 (11 in G)
5040 Minor (5m)
Comprising one extent each of St Clement’s, Single Oxford, Reverse Bob, Double Bob and three of Plain Bob
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in five methods ‘in hand’ for all
Ringing World September 29th 1950 No. 2060 Vol. XLVI page 613
Ringing World page reference: 2060.0613

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 9 September 1950 in 2h 42 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Frederick S Sutton
2 Herbert Sutton
3 John E Brough (C)
4 Brian Schofield
5 Harold G Smith
6 Edward J Boffey
Rung for the birthday of the ringer of the 2nd
Ringing World September 29th 1950 No. 2060 Vol. XLVI page 612

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
Nordale, School Lane
Wednesday, 20 September 1950 in 1h 55 (11 in G)
5040 Minor (6m)
Comprising one extent each of Kent Treble Bob, St Clement’s, Single Oxford, Reverse Bob, Double Bob and two of Plain Bob
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in six methods for all the band
50th peal as conductor
Ringing World October 6th 1950 No. 2061 Vol. XLVI page 630
Ringing World page reference: 2061.0630

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 23 September 1950 in 3h 3 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Law James
1 James Fernley
2 June Henshaw
3 Ann Worth
4 James A Milner
5 William Fernley
6 Wilfred Stevenson
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 2 & 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 September 1950 in 2h 58 (14–1–26)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Stella P Wain
2 Mary Lewis
3 Jean C Brown
4 A Neville Brown
5 Roy Broom
6 Cecil Raddon
7 Alan J Brown
8 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal of Treble Bob: 1. First peal in the method: 3 & 4.
A birthday compliment for Jean C. Brown

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Monday, 25 September 1950 in 2h 52 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Oxford Treble Bob and Plain Bob and three extents of Kent Treble Bob.
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Henry Parker
3 Eric Hornby
4 Alfred Wilkinson
5 A Gordon Lawrence
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal ‘inside’ in three methods: 4.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the treble.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 25 September 1950 in 3h 1 (16–1–5 in E)
5058 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's Variation
1 Alan Dugdale
2 Walter Allman (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 William E Allman
5 John Orme
6 Harold Worrall
7 John E Bibby
8 Cecil Raddon
Ringing World October 13th 1950 No. 2062 Vol. XLVI page 643

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 30 September 1950 in 2h 31 (6 in B♭)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Brian Ongley
2 Frederick S Sutton
3 Herbert Sutton
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 John E Brough (C)
6 Edward J Boffey
First peal: 1
First peal in the method by all the band
Ringing World October 20th 1950 No. 2063 Vol. XLVI page 660

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 30 September 1950 in 2h 40 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.,. Alnwick, Chester, Carlisle, London, York, Beverley and Cambridge.
1 Charles B Pemberton
2 James M Pemberton
3 Alexander J Martin
4 Stanley D Sutton
5 A Trevor Sutton
6 Alfred W Cusick (C)
First peal of Surprise away from the treble: 2
First peal of Surprise as conductor
To commemorate the octocentenary of the foundation of the Benedictine Priory in Birkenhead dedicated to SS. Mary and James.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 30 September 1950 in 2h 42 (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Frederick H Birks
3 Brian Harris
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 R Gordon Corby
6 Percy Swindley
First peal of Minor: 2
First peal in three methods: 4,5
A welcome home from hospital to Mrs Gambles, wife of local ringer
Ringing World page reference: 2063.0660

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Wednesday, 11 October 1950 in 3h 2 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (5 Methods)
Being two extents of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, one extent of Cambridge Surprise, Plain Bob and Double Oxford
1 Albert Booth
2 Eric Hornby
3 Harry Parker
4 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
5 David Smith
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
Rung half muffled in memory of Canon GR Sandars, Rector of Davenham from 1904-1939 who was interred at Davenham earlier this day

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 14 October 1950 in 3h 7 (12–1–22 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Frank Barnard
2 Joseph Boyer
3 Harold G Smith
4 Herbert Sutton
5 Kenneth W Macintoch
6 Edward J Boffey
7 John E Brough (C)
8 Frederick S Sutton
Ringing World page reference: 2064.0676

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 16 October 1950 in 2h 58 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Alan Dugdale
2 Henry O Baker
3 Cecil Raddon
4 Harold Worrall
5 William E Allman
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 John Orme
8 John E Bibby
150th peal: 3
Ringing World November 3rd 1950 No. 2066 Vol. XLVI page 690

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 28 October 1950 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 James A Milner
2 Ann Worth
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 28 October 1950 in 3h 49 (29–3–8 in D)
5376 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by H. W. Wilde
1 William E Allman
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Henry O Baker
4 John E Bibby
5 Walter Allman
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 James C E Simpson (C)
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal in the method: 2 & 3. First peal in the method on the bells

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 4 November 1950 in 2h 49 (13–0–0)
5040 3 Methods Minor
Oxford TB 720;Kent TB 3x720; 3 x 720 Plain Bob
1 Ian D Lomas
2 Arthur Rhodes
3 Dorothy Kidd (C)
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Sydney Sage
6 Denis Mottershead
In celebration of 700th anniversary of St Bartholomew's Church

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
St Paul, Stayley
Saturday, 4 November 1950 in 3h 14 (17–3–10 in E)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Holt's 10-part
1 Arthur F Taylor (C)
2 Fred Pritchard
3 Albert Hodgson
4 Joan Carter
5 Sydney Hodgson
6 John T Halmsley
7 James Carter
8 Alfred Roberts
First peal of Triples: 4.
To commemorate 50 years of service ringing at St. Paul’s of Alfred Roberts and Charles Wood. Also as a farewell peal to Canon B. B. Slater, R.D.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 4 November 1950 in 12h 58 (13–2–15 in F♯)
21600 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Thomas B Worsley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Henry O Baker
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Walter Allman
7 Fred Dunkerley
8 John Worth (C)
The longest length ever rung by one set of ringers.
RW 1950.0724

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 11 November 1950 in 2h 55 (11–0–7 in G)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 John E Bibby
2 Walter Allman (C)
3 Frederick E Wilshaw
4 Henry O Baker
5 Arthur Peake
6 Neville R Holland
7 Frederick Wm Grocott
8 Ralph G Edwards
First peal in the method: 3,5,6,7
Ringing World page reference: 2069.0739

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 November 1950 in 2h 49 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (4m)
Consisting of two 720’s each of Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, and Kingston Treble Bob, and one 720 of Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Ian D Lomas
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Denis Mottershead
5 George H Ashmore
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal in four methods: 1, 2 & 4.
Rung as an 82nd birthday compliment to Mr. J. Mottershead, of Wilmslow, father of the 4th ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Sunday, 12 November 1950
1272 Oxford Treble Minor
1 E A Jackson
2 N D Lomas
3 E Houldsworth
4 W Shaw
5 S Sage
6 D Mottershead (C)
Rung half-muffled to commemorate Remembrance Day.
[Ringing World No. 2070 Vol. XLVI, December 1, 1950, p765]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 15 November 1950 in 3h 8 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Containing 960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol and 832 each of Cambridge, Pudsey and Superlative, with 127 changes of method.
Composed by A L Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John E Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 Fred Dunkerley
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
This is the first peal to be rung of Spliced Surprise Major in six methods in which the full work of all methods is done by all the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 24 November 1950 in 3h 3 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Containing 2,944 London, 640 Bristol, 736 Cambridge, 736 Superlative, with 112 changes of method.
Composed by E C S Turner
1 Eric J Gilbert
2 Walter Allman
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 John Worth
6 James C E Simpson
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Ralph G Edwards
This is the first silent peal of Spliced Surprised Major.
Umpire: Henry O. Baker.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 25 November 1950 in 2h 46 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Doubles (4m/1v)
Being sixteen 120’s of Stedman, twelve 120’s of Grandsire, four 120’s of Plain Bob, four 120’s St Simon’s and six 120’s of April Day. All the different 120’s being called
1 Edward J Boffey
2 Harold G Smith
3 Kenneth W Mackintosh
4 J Derek Smith
5 John E Brough (C)
6 Frederick W Chapman
First peal in five Doubles methods by all the band
Ringing World December 8th 1950 No. 2071 Vol. XLVI page 774

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 25 November 1950 in 2h 50 (6 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (3m/1v)
Being four extents of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, six extents of April Day, 12 extents of Plain Bob and 20 extents of Grandsire
1 Miss J M S Cooke
2 Bernard J Ongley
3 R Barrett
4 Sydney Sage
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Ernest L Ellis
First peal: 1,6
First peal in four doubles methods: 2,3,4,5
A 55th birthday compliment to R J Ongley, the local captain
Ringing World December 8th 1950 No. 2071 Vol. XLVI page 774

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 25 November 1950 in 2h 48 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent of Double Oxford and two extents of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 Doreen Edwards
2 Henry Parker
3 William R Hammons
4 Harry W Howard
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 Eric Nobles (C)
First peal in four methods: 1,5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 25 November 1950 in 2h 57 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by W A Cave's variation of Washbrook's
1 Norah M Bibby
2 Harry Pye
3 Frederick H Birks
4 George H Randles
5 Brian Harris
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal of Stedman: 8
Ringing World page reference: 2071.0771

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 1 December 1950 in 3h 10 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Matthews 12 part
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 June M Henshaw
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Anne Worth
5 Stanley Naden
6 Denis Heapy
7 John Worth (C)
8 Harold Brough
First peal of Grandsire Triples 2; First peal on eight bells 3; FIrst peal of Grandsire 3,4,5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Taxal, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 2 December 1950 in 2h 53 (11–0–0)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
720 Capel, 720 London Scholars Pleasure, 720 Oxford,1440 Sandal, 1440 Kingston
1 Ian D Lomas
2 Anne Worth
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Sidney Hough Jnr
6 James A Milner (C)
** First peal in 5 methods, (2)First peal of minor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 2 December 1950 in 2h 58 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being one extent each of Wells, London and Cambridge Surprise, Kent and Oxford Treble Bob, Plain Bob and Double Oxford.
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 David Smith
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harry W Howard
5 Harry Parker
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
First peal in seven methods: 1.
First peal as conductor in seven methods: 6.
[Ringing World No. 2073 Vol. XLVI, December 22, 1950, p804]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 December 1950 in 3h 24 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 Stephen Layland
2 Richard D Langford
3 Harry F Holding
4 Ivor R Nichols
5 Richard T Holding
6 Wilfred Kerr
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Edward V Rodenhurst
9 Howard Howell
10 W Frank Stenson
First peal: 1
100th peal together: 3 and 5
A 62nd birthday peal for the tenor ringer and for Mr W Edge, the tower keeper at Crewe
Ringing World December 15th 1950 No. 2072 Vol. XLVI page 786

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Minshull, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 2 December 1950 in 2h 45 (10 in G)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
Being twenty one 120’s of Grandsire Doubles, nine 120’s of April Day and twelve 120’s of Plain Bob Doubles, calling all the different extents, including Morris’s 240 of Grandsire
1 Harold G Smith
2 Kenneth W Mackintosh
3 J Derek Smith
4 John E Brough (C)
5 Edward J Boffey
50th peal for the Guild: 4
First peal on the bells
Ringing World December 15th 1950 No. 2072 Vol. XLVI page 790

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Sunday, 3 December 1950 in 1h 51 (11 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven methods, viz: Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, St Clement’s, Single Oxford, Double Oxford, Reverse Bob and Plain Bob
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in seven methods ‘in hand’: 1-2
Ringing World December 22nd 1950 No. 2073 Vol. XLVI page 806
Ringing World page reference: 2073.0806

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Wednesday, 6 December 1950 in 2h 10 (11 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Roger C Preston
5–6 Julia M Preston
7–8 Frank Varty (C)
First peal on eight handbells: 1-2
First peal on an ‘inside’ pair: 3-4
First peal of Major ‘in hand’ as conductor
Ringing World December 22nd 1950 No. 2073 Vol. XLVI page 806
Ringing World page reference: 2073.0806

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 6 December 1950 in 3h 13 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Containing 1,440 London, 1,440 Rutland, 640 Bristol and 320 each of Cambridge. Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 125 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John E Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 Fred Dunkerley
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise in eight methods; 1,4,5,6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Saturday, 9 December 1950 in 3h 1 (13–2–19)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1 Ian D Lomas
2 Edward A Jackson
3 Sydney Sage
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Alec Cairns
7 Jack Clegg (C)
8 Richard Benson
First peal of Major: 1, 2, 3, 4,
First peal in the method: 5, 6.
First peal in the method on the bells
A birthday compliment to Mr Charles Clegg
Ringing world: 2073.0803

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 9 December 1950 in 2h 47 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, York, Beverley and Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Plain Bob, and Single Oxford Bob.
1 Vivian T O Boase
2 Lester L Gray
3 Frank Varty (C)
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 Hugh F Roberts
6 Alex J Webster
First peal in seven methods: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
39 Wakefield Drive, Leasowe
Wednesday, 13 December 1950 in 1h 57 (11 in G)
5040 Minor (8m)
Being eight methods, viz: (1) Double Oxford Bob (2) Oxford Treble Bob, (3) Kent Treble Bob, (4) St Clement’s Bob, (5) Plain Bob and Double Bob, (6) Reverse Bob, (7) Single Oxford Bob
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal in eight Minor methods for all
Ringing World 5th January 1951 No. 2075 Vol. XLVII page 6
Ringing World page reference: 2075.0006

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 15 December 1950 in 2h 59 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5184 Kendal Surprise Major
Composed by Arr. C Kenneth Lewis
1 Ralph G Edwards
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 Henry O Baker
5 Walter Allman
6 John Worth
7 John E Bibby
8 James C E Simpson
The treble ringer has now ‘circled the tower’ twice and this was his 250th peal.
The first peal in the method for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 16 December 1950 in 2h 43 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Frederick W Chapman
2 J Derek Smith
3 Herbert Sutton
4 George A Packer
5 John E Brough (C)
6 Edward J Boffey
Ringing World page reference: 2075.0006

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 16 December 1950 in 2h 51 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of Double Oxford, two extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob, and Plain Bob.
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 David Godfrey
3 Eric Hornby
4 Dorothy C Osborn
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Wright.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 December 1950 in 3h 19 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Dennis H B Millward
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Frederick H Birks
4 John W Best
5 John W Griffiths
6 Brian Harris
7 George H Randles
8 Percy Swindley (C)
The first peal in the method by all.
A birthday compliment to Mr. S. Jones, a respected member of the local band.
Ringing World page reference: 2074.0820

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 December 1950 in 3h 4 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Bernard R Millward
2 John W Griffiths
3 Daphne Lloyd
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 George F Sperring
6 Brian Harris (C)
7 Percy Swindley
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal:1
First peal of Grandsire as conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2075.0004

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 23 December 1950 in 3h 23 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 James A Milner
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Neil D Lomas
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Anne Worth
6 John Worth (C)
7 Denis Mottershead
8 Wilfred Stevenson
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Surprise Royal : Sidney Hough and Anne Worth.
First peal of Royal : Neil Lomas and Denis Mottershead.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, 26 December 1950 in 3h 56 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Edward Jenkins
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 Fred Dunkerley
6 Walter Allman
7 John Worth
8 Peter Laflin
9 Henry O Baker
10 Leslie W G Morris
11 Joseph W Whittaker
12 James C Simpson
*First peal of Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
#First peal of maximus

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Tuesday, 26 December 1950 in 2h 34 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Doubles (3m/v)
Being eight 120's of Plain Bob (four callings), six 120's of April Day (3 callings), six 240's of Grandsire (3 callings) and sixteen 120's of Grandsire (10 callings)
1 Betty Griffiths (15)
2 Shirley Golding (15)
3 John Boutland (15)
4 Brian Harris
5 R Gordon Corby (C)
6 Samuel S Wood (17)
First peal and first attempt: 1,2,3 and 6
First peal in three doubles methods: 5 & 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 27 December 1950 in 2h 49 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Seven 720's being two each of St. Clement's Bob Minor and Oxford Bob Minor and three of Plain Bob.
1 John W L Slack
2 Anne Worth
3 Barry Lawson
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Charles W Lawton
6 John Worth (C)
First peal 3. Rung for the 19th birthday of Miss M. Cundiff, a prominent member of St. James' Youth Fellowship

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 30 December 1950 in 3h 13 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2m)
Oxford and Kent: 'Worcester' Variation.
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Harry W Howard
2 David Smith
3 Henry Parker
4 Eric Hornby
5 Elizabeth Morton
6 Dorothy C Osborn
7 Alfred Wilkinson
8 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
First peal of Treble Bob 'inside', 3.
First peal of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob by all the band.
Harry W Howard has now 'completed the circle' at this tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 30 December 1950 in 2h 35 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
Being one extent each of F 5040 TREBLE BOB M IN O R Being one extent each of Wragby Delight, St. Albans Delight. Neasden Delight, Sandal Treble Bob, London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob, Kingston Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Denis Heapy
2 Anne Worth
3 Joseph W Whittaker
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 John Worth
6 Wilfred Stevenson
First Peal of Minor 1; First peal in seven methods 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 30 December 1950 in 4h 57 (12–1–3 in F♯)
8032 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Containing 1,504 Bristol, 1,152 each of Cambridge, Pudsey and Wat­ford, and 768 each of Kendal, London, Superlative and Wembley, with 202 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Walter Allman
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 John Worth
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
This is the longest length of Spliced Surprise yet rung. The peal was rung on, and in honour of, the 21st birthday of Elizabeth M. Bibby, one of the local ringers.