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Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 8 January 1951 in 2h 33 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Seven 720s called differently
1 W D Kirkpatrick
2 John E Bibby (C)
3 Harold Worrall
4 William Allman
5 Walter Allman
6 Cecil Raddon
First in the method 1, 3, 4, 6.
For the centenary of the hanging of the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Tuesday, 9 January 1951 in 2h 38 (7½ in B)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
3 240's, 36 120's
1 M Jennifer Lee
2 Betty Griffiths
3 Shirley Golding
4 John Boutland
5 Brian Harris (C)
6 Heather M Logan
First Peal 1,6
First peal inside 2
Rung in connection with the "Universal Week of Prayer"
And as an 18th Birthday Compliment to B. Harris.
Average age if band 15 years 5 months
All are still undergoing full time education in the city of Chester at:
The Queens School Chester 1, 6
The City High School 2,3
The Kings School Chester 4,5
Ringing World page reference: 2079.0069

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 13 January 1951 in 2h 52 (16–3–6)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 N R Holland
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Dennis Knox
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Frederick William Grocott
First peal of Cambridge minor: 2. First peal of surprise minor 'inside': 2, 3 & 4.
Conducted by all the band: 1, 2, 3, 4 and tenor one 720 each; 5 two 720’s.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 20 January 1951 in 3h 2 (13–1–5 in F)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 David A Godfrey
3 Eric Hornby
4 Albert H Booth
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 A Gordon Lawrence
7 David Smith
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Major: 1
First peal in the method: 2
Ringing World February 2nd 1951 No. 2079 Vol. XLVII page 69

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 20 January 1951 in 3h 10 (18–0–11 in E)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Being 960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol and 832 each of Pudsey, Cambridge and Superlative, with 127 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 James A Milner
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth
In this composition all the bells do all the work of all the methods.
Rung to celebrate the installation of the Vicar, Canon A. T. Parker, as a Canon of Chester Cathedral.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 20 January 1951 in 3h 15 (20–2–4 in D)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 William E Allman
2 Walter Allman
3 Denis Maddock
4 Henry O Baker
5 John E Bibby
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of London: 3. A birthday compliment to Anthea, daughter of H. O. Baker.
RW 2079.0068

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 27 January 1951 in 3h 9 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Shirley Golding
2 Daphne Lloyd
3 Bernard R Millward
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 John E Usher
6 J Benjamin Budd
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Brian Harris
First peal on eight: 1.
First peal inside: 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2080.0084

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 27 January 1951 in 3h 6 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Lester L Gray
2 George Hesketh
3 Thomas W Hammond
4 Alfred W Cusick
5 Percival W Cave
6 Hugh F Roberts
7 Ernest F Bennett
8 Frank Varty (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 27 January 1951 in 3h 15 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Robert S F P Harris
2 H Stewart Bailey
3 A Trevor Sutton
4 Stanley D Sutton
5 Raymond L Humphries
6 Derek Parry
7 Joesph Goddard
8 Frank T Parry (C)
Rung in honour of the birth of a son to Mrs Price and Rev W J Alan Price (Rector).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 30 January 1951 in 2h 44 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being one Morris’ 240 and forty six-scores, ten different callings.
1 Arthur Street
2 Arnold Worth
3 Robert Barratt
4 Arthur Campbell
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Harry Callwood
First peal: 4.
A birthday compliment to Ian Davidson and Arthur Campbell

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Wednesday, 31 January 1951 in 1h 49 (11 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (2m)
Being one extent of Oxford and Kent combined and three each of Oxford and Kent
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
Ringing World 23rd February 1951 No. 2082 Vol. XLVII page 118
Ringing World page reference: 2082.0118

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Friday, 2 February 1951 in 2h 57 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
(1 & 2) London Scholars’ Pleasure; (3 & 4) Kingston; (5) Capel; (6) Sandal; (7) Oxford.
1 Sydney Sage
2 Edward Houldsworth
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 James A Milner (C)
First peal in five methods: 1. Rung in honour of the consecration of Canon Saunders-Davies as Bishop Suffragan of Stockport.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 2 February 1951 in 2h 55 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John R Pritchard
1 Daniel Naden
2 June M Henshaw
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 Anne Worth
5 Stanley Naden
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Denis Heapy
8 John Worth (C)
Rung for the consecration of David Henry Saunders-Davies, M A Rector of Stockport, to the Bishopric of Stockport

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 2 February 1951 in 3h 3 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 St Lawrence Bob Major
Composed by James Howlett
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Walter Allman
3 Denis Maddock
4 Henry O Baker
5 John E Bibby
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
The first peal in the method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 3 February 1951 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Consisting of 2,688 London, 1,056 Bristol, 678 each of Cambridge and Superlative, with 140 changes of method.
Composed by C W Roberts
1 James A Milner
2 Anne Worth
3 Frederick William Grocott
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Spliced: 2.
Rung for the consecration of the Rector of Stockport, D. H. Saunders-Davies, M.A., as Bishop of Stockport.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 3 February 1951 in 2h 46 (6 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (3m/1v)
Being 42 extents viz; 480 Reverse Canterbury, 720 April Day, 1440 Plain Bob, 2400 Grandsire, using all the callings
1 Miss J M S Cooke
2 Arnold Worth
3 Sydney Sage
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Ernest L Ellis
First peal in four methods: 2
Rung for the consecration of the Bishop of Stockport at York Minster the previous day
Ringing World February 23rd 1951 No. 2082 Vol. XLVII page 117

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 10 February 1951 in 3h 2 (11–0–7 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Frank Barnard
2 Herbert Sutton
3 Harold G Smith
4 J Derek Smith
5 George A Packer
6 John E Brough (C)
7 Frederick S Sutton
8 Edward J Boffey
25th peal: 2
Rung for the 18th wedding anniversary of George A Packer
Also a birthday compliment to Janet, daughter of conductor
Ringing World page reference: 2083.0131

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 10 February 1951 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent each of Durham, York and two extents of London and three extents of Cambridge
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 Elizabeth Morton
3 David Smith
4 Harry W Howard
5 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
First peal in four Surprise methods by all.
A birthday compliment to the ringer of the 5th

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 10 February 1951 in 3h 5 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Dennis H B Millward
2 Denis Maddock
3 Henry O Baker
4 Stella M Kingdon
5 Arthur G Watkin
6 Ivor R Nichols
7 William Allman
8 Frank T Parry (C)
First peal: 4
Rung to celebrate the wedding of Kathleen (daughter of Harry Lewis, the towerkeeper) to Stanley Phillips, which took place earlier in the day
Ringing World page reference: 2082.0116

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 10 February 1951 in 3h (16–3–6)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of two 720’s each of Plain Bob and Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, and one 720 of Cambridge Surprise.
1 Jean C Brown
2 June Henshaw
3 M Jillian Brierley
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal as conductor. Average age of the band 18 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 17 February 1951 in 3h 32 (29¼)
5040 Rutland Surprise Royal
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Henry O Baker
2 Walter Allman
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 John Worth (C)
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Frederick W Grocott
9 Ralph G Edwards
10 James C E Simpson
In memoriam Harry Shuker, late general secretary, Lancashire Association.
Ringing world: 2084.0146
Ringing World page reference: 2084.0146

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 17 February 1951 in 2h 55 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Consiting of two extents each of Sandal and London Scholars' Pleasure and one extent each of Capel, Kingston and Oxford.
1 M Jilian Brierley
2 Jean C Brown
3 June M Henshaw
4 Ivor R Nichols
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in these methods 1,2,3,4,5; First peal in these methods as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Monday, 19 February 1951 in 2h 43 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 John E Bibby (C)
2 J William Clarke
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 Henry O Baker
5 William E Allman
6 Walter Allman
First peal of Surprise Minor: 3
A birthday compliment to Mr J W Clarke
Ringing World page reference: 2085.0164

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 23 February 1951 in 3h 5 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
Containing 960 London, 960 Rutland and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Super­lative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Pitman's Reverse
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 James Fernley
5 John E Bibby
6 Walter Allman
7 John Worth
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major in 12 methods for the Guild, on the bells and by all the band. The reverse arrangement of A.J. Pitman’s composition is by C.K. Lewis.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 24 February 1951 in 3h 15 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Cnsisting of two extents each of London Scholars’ Pleasure and Sandal, and one each of Capel, Kingston and Oxford.
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 Mrs D Kidd
3 James A Milner
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Sydney Sage
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in these methods: 1, 2 & 5.
The first peal on the bells for 40 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 24 February 1951 in 3h 32 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Walter Allman (C)
2 June M Henshaw
3 Arthur Hibbert
4 Frances M Laflin
5 Anne Worth
6 Henry O Baker
7 John E Bibby
8 William E Allman
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
In memoriam Joseph Lomas, ringer at Christ Church.
First peal on ten bells : 3 and 8.
First peal in the method :Treble and 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 24 February 1951 in 2h 54 (12–1–22 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Dennis H B Millward
2 Norah M Bibby
3 John W Best
4 John W Griffiths
5 Frederick H Birks
6 Brian Harris
7 George H Randles
8 Percy Swindley (C)
25th peal together: 1,6
First peal of Cambridge: 6
Rung to celebrate the 100th birthday of Canon Thomas Houghton on February 23rd
Ringing World page reference: 2085.0162

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 24 February 1951 in 3h (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Comprising twenty 120's of Grandsire and twenty-two 120's of Plain Bob
1 Robin Thompson
2 Harry Rowlands
3 Andrew J H Scott
4 John Amer
5 A Lennard Shepherd (C)
First peal: 1 & 2
First peal in more than one method and away from the treble: 4
Rung half-muffled as a token of respect in the passing of the Rev F H Cooke, MA, Vicar of Hooton.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 24 February 1951 in 3h 5 (16–1–5 in E)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Henry Parker
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harold Worrall
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 David Smith
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in the method: 4
The conductor’s 150th peal
Rung as a birthday compliment to the son of the ringer of the second and the conductor
Ringing World March 9th 1951 No. 2084 Vol. XLVII page 148

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 3 March 1951 in 3h (14–1–4)
5040 (7) Treble Bob Minor
Being seven extents: (1) Wragby and Charlwod Delight (2) St Albans and Neasden Delight (3) Capel Treble Bob (4) Sandal Treble Bob (5) Kingston Treble Bob (Oxford Treble Bob
1 Dorothea Way
2 James A Milner
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Sydney Hough JUN
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
Rung to commemorate the instillation of the vicar Canon F.S Spackman M.A. as Canon of Chester Cathedral and his appointment as Rural Dean

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 3 March 1951 in 2h 45 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Alex Merrill
2 Frederick S Sutton
3 J Derek Smith
4 Herbert Sutton
5 Edward J Boffey
6 John E Brough (C)
First peal: 1
25th peal as conductor
JE Brough has now completed the circle
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the tenor
Ringing World March 23rd 1951 No. 2086 Vol. XLVII page 180

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Tuesday, 6 March 1951 in 2h 40 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 32 six scores, ten callings and five Morris' 240
1 Betty Griffiths
2 Shirley Golding
3 John Boutland
4 Rev J Kingdon
5 Henry O Baker (C)
6 William Bramall
First Peal: 6
First peal of Doubles: 4
Ringing World page reference: 2086.0182

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 10 March 1951 in 3h 19 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Harry F Holding
2 Fred Price
3 Richard D Langford
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 George A Packer
7 William Tyler
8 John Worth (C)
9 Howard Howell
10 Ralph G Edwards
First peal of Surprise Royal: 2,7
Ringing World March 31st 1951 No. 2087 Vol. XLVII page 194

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 10 March 1951 in 3h 38 (29–0–0 in C)
5093 Double Norwich Court Bob Caters
Composed by F Nolan Golden
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Best
3 Norah M Bibby
4 Samuel Jones, Junr
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 George H Randles
8 Harry Pye
9 Percy Swindley
10 Brian Harris
The first peal of Caters in the method for the Guild and by all the band.
Ringing World page reference: 2086.0178

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 10 March 1951 in 2h 57 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being one extent of Kingston and London Scholars’ Pleasure, Treble Bob, Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Fourth’s Delight
1 June M Henshaw
2 M Jilian Brierley
3 Jean C Brown
4 Derek Ogden
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Ronald Barlow (C)
First peal in seven methods by for all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Backford, Cheshire
St Oswald
Friday, 16 March 1951 in 2h 32 (10–0–12 in G)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
Being six 120’s of April Day, sixteen 120’s of Plain Bob and twenty 120's of Grandsire.
1 M Jennifer Lee
2 Shirley Golding
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 John Boutland
5 Brian Harris (C)
6 Brian R Kenny (15)
First peal in three methods: 1
First peal of Doubles: 3
First peal: 6
First peal as conductor in three methods.
A birthday peal for John W. Griffiths, of Handbridge.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Tuesday, 20 March 1951 in 2h 43 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Doubles (2m)
1200 Plain Bob and 3840 Grandsire. 12 Morris's 240 and eight extents, six callings
1 Betty Griffiths
2 Henry O Baker (C)
3 Shirley Golding
4 Rev J Kingdon
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 John Boutland
First peal in two methods: 4
Ringing World page reference: 2088.0212

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Monday, 26 March 1951 in 3h 8 (14–0–0 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Eric Hornby
2 Albert H Booth
3 David A Godfrey
4 Henry Parker
5 William Allman
6 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
7 David Smith
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs Parker and son of ringer of the 7th and for Mr Johnson, who has just completed 60 years as a ringer at this tower

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 30 March 1951 in 2h 55 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by James Washbrook
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 June M Henshaw
3 Anne Worth
4 Gerald Farrer
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Harry Farrer
7 A Hedley Wood
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method on the bells. Rung by the ringers of Christ Church, Macclesfield ringers to mark the 19th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Worth.
First peal in the method : 6 and 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Friday, 30 March 1951 in 3h 7 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Betty Griffiths
2 John E Bibby
3 Frank Jackson
4 Shirley Golding
5 Henry O Baker
6 John Boutland
7 William Allman
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal in the method all aged 15: 1,4,6
Ringing World page reference: 2089.0228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Saturday, 31 March 1951 in 3h 37 (24–0–7)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by H W Haley
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Frederick H Birks
3 A Edward Reeves
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Harold Worrall
6 Frederick G Beddow
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Brian Harris
9 Percy Swindley
10 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
25th peal together
First peal of Stedman Caters
First peal of Stedman Caters ‘ inside.’
Rung on the first birthday of the granddaughter of the ringer of the 7th.
Ringing world: 2090.0242
Ringing World page reference: 2090.0242

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 31 March 1951 in 2h 44 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Richard J Moore
2 Richard Cartlidge
3 J Victor Stonier
4 Frank Barnard
5 Edward J Boffey
6 John E Brough (C)
First peal: 1,2,3
Rung for the induction of the Ven. J Tyler Whittle as Rector of Astbury
Ringing World April 20th 1951 No. 2090 Vol XLVII page 246

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 2 April 1951 in 3h 9 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Harold Worrall
3 Mary Colegate
4 Harry W Howard
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 A Gordon Lawrence
7 Henry Parker (C)
8 Douglas Kirkpatrick
First peal: 3
100th peal together: 4,7
50th peal: 6
Ringing World April 20th 1951 No. 2090 Vol. XLVII page 243

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 7 April 1951 in 3h 1 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
Containing 960 London, 960 Rutland and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman (reversed)
1 James A Milner
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 7 April 1951 in 2h 32 (6 in B♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Miss J M S Cooke
2 Bernard J Ongley
3 Norman Hough
4 Miss Elizabeth Morton
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Minor: 1
First peal of Plain Bob Minor: 5
First peal of Plain Bob Minor inside: 2,4
Ringing World April 27th 1951 No. 2091 Vol. XLVII page 262

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 7 April 1951 in 3h 4 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5152 Marlborough Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by J W Griffiths
1 John W Best
2 John W Griffiths
3 Norah M Bibby
4 Frederick H Birks
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Brian Harris
7 George H Randles
8 Percy Swindley (C)
The first peal in the method by all and for the Guild.
Ringing World page reference: 2091.0259

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 7 April 1951 in 3h 8 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Charles Wiltshaw
2 Daphne M Wain
3 Charles C Hulse
4 A Trevor Sutton
5 John Cooke
6 Stanley D Sutton
7 Joseph Goddard
8 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal: 1
First peal away from the treble: 2
First peal in the method: 4 and 6
50th peal: 8
A 76th birthday compliment to Mr. Joseph Goddard.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 14 April 1951 in 3h 12 (13–1–5 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hubbard
1 Henry Parker (C)
2 Albert H Booth
3 Eric Hornby
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 Dorothy C Osborn
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 David Smith
8 Harry W Howard
Rung as a birthday compliment to the mother of the ringer of the 5th
Ringing World May 4th 1951 No. 2092 Vol. XLVII page 275

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Sunday, 15 April 1951 in 2h 37 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
consisting of seven 720's
1 John W L Slack
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Barry Lawson
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 John Worth (C)
A farewell to the Rev. E G M Evans on his leaving the parish for Durham.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 19 April 1951 in 3h 4 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Claybrooke Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Henry O Baker
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
The first peal in the method for the Guild, on the bells and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rostherne, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 21 April 1951 in 3h 10 (19½ in E♭)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Being 720’s rung thus: (1 & 2) Spliced Capel, Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Sandal Treble Bob, (3) Capel, (4) Kingston, (5) London Scholars’ Pleasure, (6 ) Sandal, (7) Oxford.
1 J Neville Haile
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Sydney Sage
4 Derek Ogden
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Treble Bob: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 21 April 1951 in 3h 9 (15–3–6 in E)
5184 Winchester Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 John W Best
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Frederick H Birks
5 George H Randles
6 John W Griffiths
7 Brian Harris (C)
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method by all and for the Guild
Rung in honour of the birthday of HRH Princess Elizabeth
Ringing World page reference: 2092.0276

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 21 April 1951 in 3h 37 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
Being 960 each of London and Rutland and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Superlative, New Gloucester, Wembley, Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman (reversed)
1 Henry O Baker
2 Walter Allman
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
A birthday compliment to H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Saturday, 21 April 1951 in 3h 16 (13–2–19)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Eric Hornby
3 David Smith
4 Henry Parker
5 Harold Worrall
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Believed first peal of Little Bob on the bells.
A birthday compliment to H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth
Ringing world: 2093.0290

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rostherne, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 28 April 1951 in 3h 4 (19½ in E♭)
5040 Doubles (4m)
Being 720 April Day, 960 Plain Bob, 960 St. Simon’s and 2,400 of Grandsire
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Dorothy C Osborn
3 Harry Parker (C)
4 Alfred Wilkinson
5 David Smith
6 Harry W Howard
First peal of doubles in 4 methods: 1. First peal of doubles inside: 2. First peal of doubles: 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 28 April 1951 in 3h 5 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (16m)
Being 16 methods, viz.: 640 London, 320 each of Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, Lindum, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Rutland, Wembley, Wordsworth, Yorkshire and Bristol, and 160 each of Uxbridge and Watford, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman (reversed)
1 James A Milner
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The first peal in 16 Spliced Surprise Major methods by the Guild, in the county and by all the band.
Rung for the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fernley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 28 April 1951 in 3h 7 (14¾ in F)
5040 Gainsborough Little Bob Major
Composed by J Morgan
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Frederick H Birks
4 John W Best
5 Brian Harris
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 George H Randles
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method by all.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Wednesday, 2 May 1951 in 3h 5 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Shirley Golding
2 Henry O Baker
3 Betty Griffiths
4 John E Bibby
5 Rev J Kingdon
6 John Boutland
7 William Allman
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal in method inside: 3
First peal in method: 5
Rung in honour of the Ascended Lord
Ringing World page reference: 2095.0327

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Friday, 4 May 1951 in 3h (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by J J Parker's Twelve-part
1 Norah M Bibby
2 Hazel Close
3 John Hayes
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 George H Randles
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 Brian Harris
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Grandsire: 2
Rung to mark the opening of the Festival of Britain
Ringing World page reference: 2095.0322

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 4 May 1951 in 3h 2 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Being 30 six-scores of Grandsire and 12 six-scores of Antelope.
1 Ian Davidson
2 Arnold Worth
3 Arthur Campbell
4 Ernest Pimlott (C)
5 Arthur Street
6 John P Jackson
First peal: 1. First peal in two methods: 3, 5 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 5 May 1951 in 2h 51 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (4m)
720 Cambridge, 1440 Oxford TB, 1440 Kent TB, 1440 Plain Bob
1 Arthur Rhodes
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Dorothy Kidd (C)
4 S Sage
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 5 May 1951 in 2h 47 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being one 240 of Morris’s and 40 extents, ten callings
1 Frederick W Chapman
2 Edward J Boffey
3 Thomas P Barlow
4 John E Brough (C)
5 J Derek Smith
6 John Barlow
First peal of Grandsire Doubles: 5
Festival peal to mark the opening of the Festival of Britain
Ringing World May 25th 1951 No. 2095 Vol XLVII page 326

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 5 May 1951 in 2h 48 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob and one extent of Cambridge Surprise
1 J Beardmore
2 June M Henshaw
3 Neville Haille
4 Peter E Parry
5 Derek Ogden
6 Ronald Barlow (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 7 May 1951 in 3h 8 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Johnson’s variation
Composed by C Middleton
1 Alfred Wilkinson
2 John E Bibby (C)
3 Eric Hornby
4 A Gordon Lawrence
5 David Smith
6 Harold Worrall
7 Harry W Howard
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal of Surprise Major: 1,3,5
Rung for the opening of the Festival of Britain
Ringing World May 25th 1951 No. 2095 Vol. XLVII page 322

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Wednesday, 9 May 1951 in 3h (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Betty Griffiths
2 John Boutland
3 Shirley Golding
4 Rev J Kingdon
5 George F Sperring
6 Henry O Baker (C)
First peal of Minor: 1,2,3,4
Rung as a birthday compliment to George F Sperring and his sister
Ringing World page reference: 2096.0342

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Thursday, 10 May 1951 in 2h 33 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (14m)
Being seven spliced extents, viz.: (1) Cambridge and Ipswich, (2) Carlisle and Northumberland, (3) Alnwick and Newcastle, (4) Chester and Munden, (5) London and Wells, (6 ) York and Durham, (7) Beverley and Surfleet.
1 Charles B Pemberton
2 James M Pemberton
3 Alfred W Cusick
4 A Trevor Sutton
5 Stanley D Sutton (C)
6 Arthur K Humphreys
First peal of Spliced: 2, 4 & 5
First peal of Spliced Minor: 3
First peal of Spliced Minor away from the treble: 6
First peal as conductor.
A 78th birthday compliment to Mrs. M. Pemberton, grandmother of treble and 2nd ringers.
Also a farewell peal to J. M. Pemberton, leaving to join H.M. Forces.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 12 May 1951 in 3h 9 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Charles McGuiness
2 Henry O Baker
3 C Henry Harding
4 Ronald J Sharp
5 Thomas J Lock
6 Jack L Millhouse
7 Cecil W Pipe
8 A Patrick Cannon (C)
First peal of Yorkshire on the bells.
Mr A.P. Cannon's 250th tower for a peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Monday, 14 May 1951 in 3h 3 (14–0–0 in F)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Leonard Stilwell
2 C Henry Harding
3 Ronald J Sharp
4 Frank Bennett (C)
5 Rev A G G Thurlow
6 A Patrick Cannon
7 William C Duffield
8 Thomas E Sone

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Monday, 14 May 1951 in 3h 15 (23–0–0)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C. H. Hattersley
1 Cecil W Pipe
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Leslie W G Morris
4 John E Bibby
5 Walter Allman (C)
6 T Mark White
7 Thomas J Lock
8 Wilfred Williams

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 14 May 1951 in 3h 22 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by Henry Daine
1 Frank B Lufkin
2 Charles McGuiness
3 Geoffrey J Lewis
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Jack Bray
6 Jack L Millhouse (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 George E Fearn
9 John Worth
10 Thomas H Francis
The conductor's 400th peal.
First peal in the method for Geoffrey Lewis.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Monday, 14 May 1951 in 2h 32 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Mary Drew
3 David Smith
4 Henry Parker
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 Harry W Howard (C)
150th peal for the Chester Diocesan Guild. The quickest peal on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 14 May 1951 in 2h 52 (11–2–6 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Mary Drew
3 Harold Worrall
4 David Smith
5 Albert Booth
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 Henry Parker
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First away from treble - 2; Rung as a 74th birthday compliment to Noah Smith, a local ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Monday, 14 May 1951 in 2h 47 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents viz., Double Oxford, St. Clement's, Oxford Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Cambridge Surprise and Plain Bob
1 Andrew J H Scott
2 A Trevor Sutton
3 A Lennard Shepherd
4 Stanley D Sutton
5 Frank E Hawthorne
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal in seven methods: 1 & 5
50th peal for the Guild; 6
A birthday compliment to Mr A L Shepherd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Wednesday, 16 May 1951 in 2h 52 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 extents, four different callings.
1 Alice Worrall
2 Alfred Wilkinson
3 Mary Drew
4 A Doreen Edwards
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 David Smith
First peal: 1. First peal in the method by all.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 3rd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Wednesday, 16 May 1951 in 2h 55 (12–1–22 in F)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Alfred Ballard
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Frank W Perrins
4 Leslie W G Morris
5 Frank E Haynes
6 Harold J Poole
7 Walter Allman
8 Wilfred Williams (C)
Rung for the installation of Canon George Vaughan, B.D., Rector of Farndon, Hon. Canon of Chester Cathedral
Ringing World page reference: 2097.0356

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 19 May 1951 in 2h 55 (13–1–14 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Frederick Windsor
2 John Brassington
3 John Timmis
4 George Astbury
5 Arthur Allman (C)
6 Eric B Allman
First peal of Minor: 1,3,4
50th on the bells: 5
Ringing World June 15th 1951 No. 2098 Vol. XLVII page 374

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 20 May 1951 in 2h 56 (14–1–26)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Jean C Brown
2 A Neville Brown
3 Jack Clegg
4 Roy Broom
5 Charles Clegg
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Alan J Brown
8 David Vincent
Rung for the ordination as deacon of the curate, the Rev. A. W. Penn, B.A., for the 25th anniversary of the Vicar’s (the Rev. D. P. Low, M.A., T.D.) ordination as deacon, and for the 60th anniversary of the Assistant Priest’s (the Rev. Arthur Dale, M.A.) ordination as priest.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretford, Greater Manchester
St Matthew
Saturday, 26 May 1951 in 3h 5 (11–1–23)
5070 Plain Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Eric Hornby
3 Bernard J Ongley
4 David Smith
5 Harold Worrall
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 Henry Parker
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as birthday compliments to H.M. Queen Mary and the father of the ringer of the seventh, who were 84 on May 26th and 24th respectively.
Ringing world: 2099.387

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Monday, 28 May 1951 in 2h 46 (11–0–9)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (21m)
Being seven Spliced extents in 21 methods) viz: (1) Primrose, Berwick and Hexham ; (2) Netherseale, Lightfoot and Wearmouth; (3) Chester, Munden, Alnwick and Newcastle; (4) London, Wells and Cunecastre; (5) Carlisle and Northumberland; (6) Durham, Beverley, Surfleet and York; (7) Cambridge and Ipswich; 80 changes of method.
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Alfred W Cusick
3 James H Cooke
4 John Cooke
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Charles B Pemberton
First peal of Spliced Minor: 1
First peal in 21 methods by all the band, on the bells and in the Wirral Peninsula. Greatest number of Surprise methods, yet rung to a peal for the Guild. A compliment to the verger and towerkeeper, Mr. Joseph O. Mann, on his 73rd birthday.
Mr. A. W. Cusick has now circled this tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 2 June 1951 in 3h (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 James H Cooke
2 Gordon F Pickthall
3 Alexander J Martin (C)
4 Andrew J H Scott
5 John Cooke
6 Ernest T Carvell
First peal away from the treble: 2
A birthday compliment to Mrs. E. Shepherd

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 June 1951 in 3h 32 (20–0–0 in E)
5067 Stedman Caters
Composed by J E Groves
1 George A Packer (C)
2 Ivor R Nichols
3 Harry F Holding
4 Wilfred Kerr
5 Richard T Holding
6 Frederick S Sutton
7 Richard D Langford
8 Edward J Boffey
9 John E Brough
10 William Frank Stenson
First peal of Stedman Caters: 2,6,8,9
200th peal: 3
First peal of Stedman: 4
First peal of Stedman Caters as conductor
Rung as a compliment to Cclr John A Madeley, JP, MBE, Mayor of Crewe, to whom the ringers were presented before the peal. The conductor has now completed the circle at this tower
Ringing World June 22nd 1951 No. 2099 Vol. XLVII page 386

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Saturday, 9 June 1951 in 3h 22 (23–0–0 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by H. Johnson's Variation of C. Middleton's
1 Albert Booth
2 William Allman
3 Harold Worrall
4 Reginald Worrall
5 David Smith
6 Cecil Raddon
7 A Gordon Lawrence
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal of Surprise Major: 1. Rung as a compliment to Mr. and Mrs. R. Worrall, D. Smith and A. G. Lawrence on their wedding anniversaries.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 23 June 1951 in 3h 2 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
(1) Capel; (2) Sandal; (3) Oxford; (4 & 5) London Scholars' Pleasure; (6 & 7) Kingston.
1 Ann Worth
2 Stephen W J Penney
3 Neil D Lomas
4 James A Milner
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Sidney Hough jun (C)
First peal in the method 'inside': 2. 25th peal: 5. 50th peal and first peal as conductor: 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 23 June 1951 in 3h 19 (26–0–21 in D)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Henry O Baker
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Alfred W Smith
4 Leslie W G Morris
5 Walter Allman
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 John E Bibby
8 Eric J Gilbert
9 Peter Laflin
10 Ralph G Edwards
Rung after meeting short for Maximus, W Stevenson kindly standing down.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 30 June 1951 in 2h 40 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Being 600 Plain Bob and 4440 Grandsire (Eight Morris's 240s and twenty-one extents).
1 Betty Griffiths
2 Brian R Kenney
3 Rev J Kingdon
4 Henry O Baker (C)
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 S Samuel Wood
Rung for the Patronal Festival and also for the marriage of Henry Bale Jones and Doris Mary Purcell.
First peal inside: 2
Ringing World page reference: 2104.0469

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 30 June 1951 in 2h 57 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (9m)
Consisting of 3 extents of Spliced Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight. 3 of Spliced Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob, and 1 of Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Eve V Parker
2 James A Milner
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal: 1. First peal in 9 methods as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 30 June 1951 in 3h 9 (14¾ in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by J J Parker's 12-part (Grove's Variation)
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Frederick S Sutton
3 Wilfred Kerr
4 J Derek Smith
5 Frank Barnard
6 Edward J Boffey
7 John E Brough (C)
8 Thomas P Barlow
First peal of Triples: 4 & 8. Arranged and rung for the 4th ringer, who is going to Scotland to do his National Service in the R.E.'s.
RW 2103.0451

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Thursday, 5 July 1951 in 3h (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Henry O Baker
1 John Boutland
2 A Arthur Hughes
3 Betty Griffiths
4 Shirley Golding
5 Henry O Baker
6 George F Sperring
7 Arthur Watkin
8 Walter Allman (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2103.0452

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 7 July 1951 in 2h 56 (11–0–7 in G)
5120 Loughborough Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by Brian Harris
1 George F Sperring
2 Norah M Bibby
3 John W Griffiths
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 George H Randles
6 John W Best
7 Brian Harris (C)
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method by all and for the Guild
The conductor's 50th peal
Ringing World page reference: 2104.0468

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 7 July 1951 in 2h 44 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
Being one 240 of Morris’s and 19 extents of Grandsire, 10 callings, 9 extents of April Day, 3 callings, 12 extents of Plain Bob Doubles, 4 callings
1 John E Brough (C)
2 Brian J Boyer
3 Edward J Boffey
4 Harold G Smith
5 Herbert Sutton
6 Thomas P Barlow
First peal: 2
Rung as a farewell peal to the Vicar, the Rev. E. Banks, on preferment to the living at Dukenfield, Cheshire
Ringing World July 27th 1951 No. 2104 Vol. XLVII page 470

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 July 1951 in 3h 25 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Leslie W G Morris
4 John E Bibby
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth (C)
8 Edward Jenkins
9 Walter Allman
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method : treble,2 and 8.
Firstpeal in the method on an inside bell : tenor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 July 1951 in 2h 46 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (6m)
Being seven extents in six methods thus: (1) Spliced Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob; (2), (3), (4) and (5) Spliced Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston : (6) Oxford; (7) Kent.
1 Neville A Brown
2 M Jilian Brierley
3 P Ronald Forster
4 Derek Ogden
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 14 July 1951 in 3h 10 (18–0–11 in E)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 each London and Rutland, and 320 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman (reversed)
1 James A Milner
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Leslie W G Morris
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in 12 methods: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 21 July 1951 in 2h 55 (20–1–16 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Dexter's Four Part Variation
1 Lester L Gray
2 Henry O Baker
3 Thomas R Butler (C)
4 Ralph G Edwards
5 John E Bibby
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 John Worth
8 Walter Allman
First peal of Stedman Triples: 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 21 July 1951 in 3h 6 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis (arr)
1 Elise Brentnall
2 Anne Worth
3 James A Milner
4 Frances M Laflin
5 Sylvia Cain
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Peter Laflin
First peal: 1 & 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Capenhurst, Cheshire
Holy Trinity
Saturday, 21 July 1951 in 2h 34 (11–0–22 in G)
5040 Doubles (3m)
Being eight 120's of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, fourteen 120's of Plain Bob and twenty 120's of Grandsire
1 Jeanne Pilkington
2 Shirley Golding
3 Roger B Morris
4 John W Griffiths
5 Brian Harris (C)
6 R Gordon Corby
First peal: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 23 July 1951 in 3h 13 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Donald Pearson
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 June M Henshaw
5 Anne Worth
6 Gerald Farrer
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Harry Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 John Worth (C)
Rung for the Christening of Christine Andrea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farrer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 25 July 1951 in 2h 48 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 John E Bibby (C)
2 Alexander J Webster
3 Hugh F Roberts
4 Henry O Baker
5 William Allman
6 Walter Allman
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 Frank Varty
50th peal; 2.
First touch in the method; 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 28 July 1951 in 2h 44 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Edward J Boffey
2 Roy M Boyer
3 Brian J Boyer
4 John E Brough (C)
5 Herbert Sutton
6 Frederick S Sutton
First peal inside: 2.
First peal in the method: 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2106.0502

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Thursday, 2 August 1951 in 3h 7 (16–2–2 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by J J Parker's Twelve part
1 Shirley Golding
2 John Boutland
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 George F Sperring
5 Brian Harris
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Triples: 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Thursday, 2 August 1951 in 3h 10 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Percy Swindley
2 Shirley Golding
3 John Boutland
4 George F Sperring
5 Dennis H B Milward
6 John W Griffiths
7 Brian Harris (C)
8 R Gordon Corby
A farewell peal for the ringer of the third who is leaving for Australia.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Monday, 6 August 1951 in 2h 43 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (6m)
Being seven extents in six methods, viz.: (1) Cambridge Surprise, (2) Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, (3) Oxford Treble Bob, (4) Kent Treble Bob, (5) St. Clement’s Bob, (6) Single Oxford Bob, (7) Plain Bob.
1 John A Webster
2 Hugh F Roberts
3 Eric J Gilbert
4 Vivien T O Boase
5 Alex J Webster
6 Frank Varty (C)
First peal 'inside': 4
A Festival of Britain peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 10 August 1951 in 2h 57 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Bennett
1 May Lomas
2 June M Henshaw
3 Anne Worth
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Wilfred Stevenson
7 Hedley Wood
8 John Worth (C)
First Peal 1, First peal of Bob Major 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 11 August 1951 in 2h 51 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 James Milner
2 Anne Worth
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 3.
The conductor's 50th peal of Major in the method.
Ringing World page reference: 2108.0532

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 11 August 1951 in 2h 50 (13–1–14 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Frederick Windsor
2 John Timmis
3 Eric B Allman
4 John Brassington
5 Arthur Allman (C)
6 George Astbury
Ringing World August 24th 1951 No. 2108 Vol. XLVII page 534

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 18 August 1951 in 2h 44 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise and two extents of each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 J Benjamin Budd
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Percy Swindley
6 R Gordon Corby
First peal in four methods: 1, 4 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 18 August 1951 in 2h 54 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (17m)
(1) Willesden, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Newdigate Delight; (2) College Exercise, Norbury, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley TB; (3 & 4) Wragby, St Albans, Neasden and Charlwood Delight; (5 & 6) Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Sandal and Capel TB; (7) Oxford TB.
1 James A Milner
2 Ann Worth
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 17 methods: 2, 4, & 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 20 August 1951 in 2h 30 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
One 720 Cambridge, two 720s each Kent, Oxford and Plain Bob
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Harold Worrall
3 Walter Allman
4 Harry Parker
5 William Allman
6 Harry W Howard (C)
The treble ringer has now circled the tower.
A 21st birthday compliment to HRH Princess Margaret.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 24 August 1951 in 2h 42 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Albert H Booth
2 Eric Hornby
3 A Gordon Lawrence
4 David Smith
5 William Hornby
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in the method inside: 5
A first birthday compliment to the son of the ringer of the second
AG Lawrence has now completed the circle at Davenham

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 1 September 1951 in 2h 26 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
2 Harry Parker
3 Eric Hornby
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Alfred Wilkinson
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 1 September 1951 in 2h 55 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents, called differently
1 Herbert E Sutton
2 M Roy Boyer
3 J Brian Boyer
4 Stanley Sutton
5 Herbert Sutton
6 Frederick S Sutton (C)
First peal: 1
First peal in the method on inside bell: 4
First peal rung by local ringers
Rung to celebrate the 800th year of the church
Ringing World September 14th 1951 No. 2111 Vol. XLVII page 582

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 September 1951 in 3h 25 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 New Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by G . Lindoff (C.C.C. 24)
1 John E Brough
2 Kenneth W Mackintosh
3 June M Henshaw
4 Frederick E Wilshaw
5 Ronald T Barlow
6 Charles H Page
7 Ivor R Nichols
8 Frederick W Grocott (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1, 2.
First peal of Surprise inside: 7.
250th peal: 6.
Ringing World page reference: 2113.0611

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 12 September 1951 in 2h 41 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consiting of seven 720's
1 John W L Slack
2 Anne Worth
3 Barry Lawson
4 Mrs C W Lawton
5 Charles W Lawton
6 John Worth (C)
A welcome to the Rev. A Williams on his induction to the above living.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 13 September 1951 in 2h 44 (11–0–9)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (14m)
Being seven spliced extents in 14 methods, viz.: (1) Carlisle and Northumberland, (2) Alnwick and Newcastle, (3) Chester and Munden, (4) London and Wells, (5) York and Durham, (6 ) Beverley and Surfleet, (7) Cambridge and Ipswich; 34 changes of method.
1 A Trevor Sutton
2 Joan M Webster
3 Charles B Pemberton (C)
4 John Cooke
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Stanley D Sutton
First peal of Spliced Surprise away from the treble: 2
100th peal for the Guild: 4
First peal of Spliced Surprise as conductor
Rung in connection with Birkenhead's Festival celebrations.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Saturday, 15 September 1951 in 2h 47 (13–2–19)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of one extent of Cambridge Surprise and two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Albert H Booth
2 Harry W Howard
3 Denis Maddock
4 Harold Worrall
5 Henry Parker (C)
6 Cecil Raddon
Ringing world: 2113.0614

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Wednesday, 19 September 1951 in 2h 41 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consisting of seven different extents
1 James Sydney Walton
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Harold Worrall
4 Norman Hough
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal: 1.
50th peal as conductor. A birthday compliment to the ringers of the 2nd and 4th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 22 September 1951 in 3h 10 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Denis Mottershead
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Roy Boardman
4 Sydney Sage
5 Edward A Jackson
6 Edward Houldsworth (C)
First peal 'inside': 2. First peal: 3. First peal in the method: 5. First peal as conductor. Rung for the Festival of Britain.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 22 September 1951 in 3h 7 (14–1–25 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 A Trevor Sutton
2 Stanley D Sutton
3 H Stewart Bailey
4 Ernest L Humphries
5 Raymond L Humphries
6 Derek Parry
7 Joseph Goddard
8 Frank T Parry (C)
Rung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme and founder of Port Sunlight. First peal on the bells since complete restoration by Gillett and Johnston.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 22 September 1951 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 James A Milner
2 Peter Laflin
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John E Bibby (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Saturday, 29 September 1951 in 3h 18 (26–0–0)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J. Barker
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Douglas Kirkpatrick
3 Eric Hornby
4 Denis Maddock
5 Ralph Taylor
6 Henry Parker
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 29 September 1951 in 3h 20 (20–0–0 in E)
5067 Stedman Caters
Composed by G Lindoff
1 George A Packer
2 Howard Howell
3 Harry F Holding
4 June Marie Henshaw
5 Alan Elsmore
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Richard D Langford (C)
8 David C Vincent
9 Ivor R Nichols
10 John Holloway
This is the first time a lady has taken part in a peal at Crewe
Ringing World October 12th 1951 No. 2115 Vol. XLVII page 642

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 2 October 1951 in 2h 47 (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Stanley Ireland
2 Charles ward
3 John Orme
4 John E Bibby
5 Henry O Baker
6 William E Allman
7 Walter Allman
8 Denis Maddock (C)
First peal: 1. First peal of Major as conductor. Rung for the 250th anniversary of the S.P.G. and on the visit of the S.P.G. ship 'Centurion,' to the town of Runcorn.
RW 2116.0659

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 6 October 1951 in 2h 48 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Bernard R Millward
2 Fred Evans
3 Roger B Morris
4 John W Best
5 George F Sperring
6 Percy Swindley
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Dennis H B Millward
First peal on eight: 3.
A wedding compliment to Richard Edward Evans (son of second ringer) and Miss Rosemary K. Mawr.
Ringing World page reference: 2116.0660

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 6 October 1951 in 3h (11–1–24 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (15m)
Consisting of seven extents in 15 methods, viz.: (1) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight; (2) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV. and Old Oxford Delight; (3) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob, (4) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob, (5) Cambridge Surprise, (6) Oxford Treble Bob. (7) Kent Treble Bob.
1 A Neville Brown
2 Jean C Brown
3 M Jillian Brierley
4 Derek Ogden
5 Ronald Barlow
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 15 methods: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Rung as a welcome to the new Vicar, the Rev. K. F. Parsons, and for the celebration of harvest tide. Average age of the band is 19 years

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Thursday, 11 October 1951 in 2h 54 (13–3–8 in F)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Lester L Gray
2 Walter Allman (C)
3 Denis Maddock
4 Brian D Threlfall
5 Henry O Baker
6 John E Bibby
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 Frank Varty
A 70th birthday compliment to Mr A T Baker of Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Ringing World page reference: 2117.0674

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 13 October 1951 in 2h 45 (11–0–7 in G)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Henry Parker
2 Henry O Baker
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 Harold Worrall
5 William Allman
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 Cecil Raddon
8 John E Bibby
100th peal for the Guild: 2
First peal of Surprise Major: 6
Ringing World page reference: 2117.0676

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 13 October 1951 in 2h 53 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Consisting of two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 Douglas Kirkpatrick
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 David Smith
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Norman Hough
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung for the harvest festival and as a 73rd birthday compliment to Mr. S. Hough, sen., leader of the tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 17 October 1951 in 2h 50 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (4m)
720 Cambridge Surprise, 1440 Oxford TB, 1440 Kent TB, 1440 Plain Bob
1 Sydney Sage
2 Ann Worth
3 Dorothy Kidd (C)
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Roger Leigh
6 Neil D Lomas
Rung as a 25th Birthday compliment to Noel J Moores

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 22 October 1951 in 2h 29 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 John H Davenport
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Harold Worrall
4 Harry W Howard
5 Walter Allman
6 Harry Parker (C)
50th together 2 and 6; 76 birthday compliment to J H Davenport

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 26 October 1951 in 2h 54 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Elizabeth M Bibby
3 Henry O Baker
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 William Allman
6 Dennis Maddock
7 Walter Allman
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Surprise; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Northenden, Greater Manchester
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 27 October 1951 in 2h 57 (14)
5040 Minor (4m)
Comprising one extent each of Cambridge Surprise and Kent Treble Bob, two of Oxford Treble Bob, and three of Plain Bob
1 Ronald Barlow
2 Dorothy Kidd
3 M Jilian Brierley
4 Sydney Sage
5 Edward Houldsworth
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in four methods on the bells
Ringing world: 2119.0710

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 30 October 1951 in 2h 52 (14–1–26)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood
1 Jean C Brown
2 Frances M Laflin
3 A Neville Brown
4 Roy Broom
5 Ronald H Dove
6 Alan J Brown
7 David Vincent
8 A Patrick Cannon
First peal of Double Norwich: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 3 November 1951 in 3h 16 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5408 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)
Rung on the first anniversary of the 21,600 Bristol rung at this church. The composition was taken from the original peal

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 3 November 1951 in 2h 27 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (7m)
Consisting of an extent each of Oxford Single Bob, St Clement’s, Double Oxford Bob, Plain Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Harry W Howard
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harold Worrall
5 Henry Parker (C)
6 Cecil Raddon
First peal in seven methods: 1,4
100th peal as conductor
Birthday compliment to conductor, William Allman (Runcorn) and Edward V Rodenhurst (Hodnet)
Ringing World November 23rd 1951 No. 2121 Vol XLVII page 742

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 5 November 1951 in 3h 12 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's variation of Thurstan's 4-part
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Gerald Farrer
3 Anne Worth
4 Neil D Lomas
5 John Worth (C)
6 Harry Farrer
7 A Hedley Wood
8 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung for the marriage of Miss June Price Weeks, of Macclesfield, to Mr. David Victor Hill of Galway, Ireland, which took place at Manchester Cathedral on November 1st.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 14 November 1951 in 2h 52 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Henry Parker
3 Henry O Baker
4 Harold Worrall
5 William Allman
6 Alfred Wilkinson
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Cecil Raddon

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Friday, 16 November 1951 in 2h 50 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Henry Parker
2 Ralph G Edwards
3 Henry O Baker
4 Frances A Edgar
5 Walter Allman (C)
6 Harry A Howard
7 Brian D Threlfall
8 Cecil W Pipe
300th peal: 5
50th peal of Surprise: 7
A 16th birthday compliment to Miss Shirley Golding, a ringer at the above tower
Ringing World page reference: 2122.0755

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 17 November 1951 in 2h 56 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
(1 & 2) Kent TB; (3 & 4) Oxford TB; (5 & 6) Plain Bob; (7) Oxford and Kent TB Laminated
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Mrs S Hough
3 Denis Mottershead
4 Walter Shaw
5 Sydney Sage
6 Edward Houldsworth (C)
First peal of minor: 1. Rung as a birthday compliment to the tower keeper, Mr A Snape.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 17 November 1951 in 3h 15 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Law James (47)
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Denis Maddock
4 Samuel Jones, Junr
5 John W Best
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 George H Randles
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2122.0755

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 24 November 1951 in 3h 31 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Brian D Threlfall
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 John E Bibby
7 John Worth
8 James C E Simpson (C)
First peal in the method on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 27 November 1951 in 2h 56 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
Being ten extents of April Day, twelve extents of Plain Bob, twenty extents of Grandsire Doubles, calling all the different extents.
1 Arthur Street
2 William McDowell
3 Arnold Worth
4 Robert Barratt
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 George Barber
First peal in three methods: 1, 4 & 5. First peal: 2, 3 & 6.
A wedding compliment to Ian Davidson and Cynthia Smith, married at Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Also his farewell peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 28 November 1951 in 3h 9 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Hanbury Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 John E Bibby
5 Brian D Threlfall
6 John Worth
7 Walter Allman
8 James C E Simpson (C)
The first peal in the method for the Guild, on the bells and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 4 December 1951 in 2h 52 (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Alan Dugdale
2 Charles ward
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 Denis Maddock
5 John Orme
6 William E Allman
7 Robert B P Hulse
8 John E Bibby
First peal of Surprise: 2. Rung for the centenary of the installation of the bells.
RW 2125.0803

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 8 December 1951 in 3h 5 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by CCC 63
1 Walter Allman
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Joseph W Whittaker
4 Harold Worrall
5 Dennis Maddock
6 Cecil Raddon
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Ralph Edwards

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 15 December 1951 in 2h 55 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (7m)
2160 Plain Bob, 720 Kent TB, 720 Oxford TB,720 Cambridge Surprise, 720 laminated Kent & Oxford TB
1 Dorothy Kidd
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Sydney Sage
4 Ronald Barlow
5 Edward Holdsworth
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
Rung as a mark of appreciation of 37 year's service completed by Mr & Mrs Edwin Henshall the local Sunday School superintendents, on the occasion of their retirement.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 15 December 1951 in 3h 5 (15–3–6 in E)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Frederick G Beddow
2 Norah M Bibby
3 John W Best
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 George H Randles
6 William A Farmer
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Surprise: 1
First peal of Surprise inside: 6
Ringing World page reference: 2127.0002

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 22 December 1951 in 3h (12–1–22 in F)
5008 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by G Williams (204)
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Peter E Parry
3 Frederick H Birks
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Brian Harris
6 John W Best
7 Percy Swindley
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal in the method: 2
Rung to celebrate the completion of 40 years in the ministry by the Rector, Canon G Vaughan, who was ordained on St Thomas' Day 1911
Ringing World page reference: 2127.0003

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dodleston, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 22 December 1951 in 2h 51 (8–0–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 Brian Kenny
2 Betty Griffiths
3 George Case
4 Jack Tilston
5 Jack Hughes
6 Henry O Baker (C)
First peal of Minor: 1
A 16th birthday compliment to Miss Betty Griffiths, and a birthday compliment to the Rev J Kingdon M.A.
Ringing World page reference: 2128.0022

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 26 December 1951 in 3h 2 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Thorpe
1 Bernard R Millward
2 Roger B Morris
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Percy Swindley
5 J Benjamin Budd
6 Harry Pye
7 John W Griffiths
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal of Major: 1, 2.
First peal of Kent as conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2127.0004

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Wednesday, 26 December 1951 in 3h 50 (26–0–21 in D)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by Joseph W Parker
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Brian D Threlfall
7 Walter Allman
8 John Worth
9 Peter Laflin
10 Ralph G Edwards
11 Joseph W Whittaker
12 James C E Simpson
Henry Baker, Fred Dunkerley, and Brian Threlfall have now completed the Cambridge sequence from Minor to Maximus.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Wednesday, 26 December 1951 in 2h 33 (7½ in B)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
7 different 720's
1 John W Griffiths
2 J Benjamin Budd
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Roger B Morris
5 R Gordon Corby
6 Brian Harris (C)
50th Peal Together 1,6
First peal of Minor 4
First peal of Bob Minor 3
First peal of minor as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 2128.0022

Chester Diocesan Guild
Backford, Cheshire
St Oswald
Friday, 28 December 1951 in 2h 40 (10–0–12 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being one extent each of Double Court, St. Clement’s, Double Oxford, Single Oxford, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Betty Griffiths
2 L Malcolm Parry
3 Peter E Parry
4 Brian Harris
5 John W Griffiths (C)
6 R Gordon Corby
First peal: 2
First peal in seven methods: 1 & 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 29 December 1951 in 2h 58 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5152 Ealing Surprise Major
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 John E Bibby
5 Walter Allman
6 John Worth
7 Ralph G Edwards
8 James C E Simpson (C)
50th peal this year, 6.
First peal in the method for the Guild, on the bells and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 29 December 1951 in 2h 55 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (5 Methods)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise, Double Oxford, Plain Bob and two extents each of Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 Kenneth W Mackentosh
3 A Gordon Lawrence
4 Miss Dorothy C Osborn
5 Albert H Crawley
6 David Smith (C)
50th Peal: 4
270th Peal: 5