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Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 3 January 1952 in 2h 47 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (21m)
Consisting of twenty-one methods spliced into seven extents, viz.: (1) St. Werburgh, Crowland, Combermere and Vale Royal Delight, (2) Willesden, College Bob IV., Old Oxford and Newdigate Delight, (3) Wragby, St. Albans, Neasden and Charlwood Delight, (4 and 5) College Exercise, Norbury, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob, (6 and 7) Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Sandal, Capel and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Stephen W J Penney
2 Ann Worth
3 James Fernley
4 Neil D Lomas
5 John Worth (C)
6 James A Milner
First peal in 21 methods: 1, 2 & 4.
Rung with the bells fully muffled in memory of Robert Marsland, who was attached to the above church for forty years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 January 1952 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 James A Milner
2 Anne Worth
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Basil Jones
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 7 January 1952 in 2h 32 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Walter Allman
2 Harold Worrall
3 Cecil Raddon
4 J Dennis Maddock
5 William Allman
6 Harry W Howard (C)
A birthday compliment to the ringer of the 3rd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 12 January 1952 in 2h 52 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (21m)
(1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St Werburgh Delight; (2) Willesden, Newdigate, Old Oxford and College Bob IV Delight; (3) Ockley, College Exercise. Duke of Norfolk and Norbury TB; (4) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans and Wragby Delight; (5) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford TB; (6) Capel, Sandal. London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston TB; (7) Oxford TB.
1 James A Milner
2 Eric Simpson
3 Edward Houldsworth
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 21 methods: 3 & 6. Circled the tower: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Cheshire
9 Ponsonby Road
Wednesday, 16 January 1952 in 1h 55 (11 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of Single Oxford Bob, St Clement’s Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Reverse Bob, Double Bob and Plain Bob
1–2 Alex J Webster
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Frank Varty (C)
Ringing World February 8th 1952 No. 2132 Vol. XLVII page 86
Ringing World page reference: 2132.0086

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 19 January 1952 in 3h 2 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 each of London and 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
A birthday compliment for Mrs. E. V. Parker, of Disley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 2 February 1952 in 3h 7 (14–0–0 in F)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by A J Pitman
1 John E Bibby
2 Walter Allman (C)
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harold Worrall
5 William E Allman
6 Harry Parker
7 Harry W Howard
8 Cecil Raddon

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 February 1952 in 3h 25 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 James A Milner
2 Basil Jones
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Anne Worth
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth (C)
8 Wilfred Stevenson
9 Joseph W Whittaker
10 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method for Basil Jones.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 February 1952 in 3h 8 (14–1–26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Jean C Brown
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Stella P Wain
4 Douglas Kirkpatrick
5 Roy Broom
6 A Neville Brown
7 Alan J Brown (C)
8 David Vincent
First peal: 2.
A 17th birthday compliment to Miss Ann P. Brown

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Thursday, 14 February 1952 in 3h 25 (16–2–2 in F)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Lester L Gray
2 Walter Allman
3 Ralph G Edwards
4 John E Bibby
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 Brian D Threlfall
7 Frank Varty (C)
8 Thomas A Rogers
Rung half-muffled in memory of Dr. James C. E. Simpson.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Thursday, 14 February 1952 in 2h 41 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Plain Minor (4m)
Being one extent each of Oxford Bob and Double Oxford Bob, two extents of St. Clement’s Bob and 3 extents of Plain Bob.
1 Norman R Sutton
2 Joan M Webster
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Stanley D Sutton
5 Thomas Smith
6 A Trevor Sutton
First peal: 1
First peal as conductor.
Rung fully muffled in Respectful Homage to King George VI

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Friday, 15 February 1952 in 2h 50 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Anne Rose
2 John Worth (C)
3 Charles W Lawton
4 John W L Slack
5 Mrs C W Lawton
6 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung fully muffled [presumably for the death of King George VI]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 15 February 1952 in 3h 29 (14–1–26)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Alan J Brown
1 Anne P Brown
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Jean C Brown
4 Stella P Wain
5 Roy Broom
6 A Neville Brown
7 Alan J Brown (C)
8 David Vincent
First peal: 1. By the Sunday service band.
Rung with the bells half-muffled in respectful homage to King George VI.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 16 February 1952 in 3h 9 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Consisting of two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents Plain Bob.
1 Douglas Kirkpatrick
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Eric Hornby
4 Norman Hough
5 David Smith
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung half-muffled in respectful homage to King George VI.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Saturday, 16 February 1952 in 3h 5 (13–2–19)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Arthur Snape
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Jean C Brown
4 Ronald T Barlow
5 Sydney Sage
6 Walter Shaw
7 Alan J Brown
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Major: 1
125th peal: 3
First peal of Bob Major: 5
First peal in the method as conductor
Ringing world: 2136.0147

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 20 February 1952 in 2h 46 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
2160 Kent TB, 2160 Oxford TB, 720 Plain Bob
1 Anne Worth
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Dorothy Kidd (C)
4 Sydney Sage
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead
Rung fully muffled in memoriam H.M. King George VI.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 23 February 1952 in 3h 2 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Henry Parker (C)
2 Douglas Kirkpatrick
3 Eric Hornby
4 Cecil Raddon
5 William E Allman
6 Harold Worrall
7 Dennis Maddock
8 Harry W Howard
First peal of Oxford: 2,6
Birthday compliments to H W Howard and Kenneth Parker
Ringing World March 21st 1952 No. 2138 Vol. XLVIII page 179

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Tuesday, 26 February 1952 in 2h 30
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E.M.Atkins
1–2 Alan A Potts
3–4 Joseph W Whittaker
5–6 John Worth (C)
7–8 Gerald Farrer
The conductor's 600th peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 1 March 1952 in 3h 31 (29–0–0 in C)
5003 Grandsire Caters
Composed by M J Morris (37)
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Norah M Bibby
3 Roger B Morris
4 George F Sperring
5 John W Best
6 George H Randles
7 Harry Pye
8 Dennis H B Millward
9 Percy Swindley
10 R Gordon Corby
First peal on ten bells: 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2138.0178

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 March 1952 in 2h 54 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5008 Spliced Plain Major (2m)
(Being 3,424 Plain Bob and 1,584 Little Bob with 214 changes of method)
Composed by Nolan Golden
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Dennis H B Millward
3 Norah M Bibby
4 George F Sperring
5 Frederick H Birks
6 John W Best
7 George H Randles
8 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2139.0196

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 8 March 1952 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 James A Milner
2 Alan A Potts
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Gerald Farrer
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Harry Farrer
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method : 4 and 6.
250th for the Chester Guild : 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 15 March 1952 in 2h 48 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (25m)
Being seven extents in 25 methods, with 50 changes of methods: (1) Abbeyville, Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight, (2) Marple and Willesden Delight, (3) Newdigate, Old Oxford and College Bob IV. Delight, (4) Braintree and Wragby Delight; (5) Charlwood, Neasden and St. Albans Delight, (6) Morning Star, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise and Norbury Treble Bob, (7) Oxford, Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob.
1 Basil Jones
2 Anne Worth
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Alan A Potts
6 James A Milner
First peal in 25 methods: 1, 2 & 4.
Rung fully muffled as a last tribute to Rev. Charles Musgrave, M.A., Vicar of Disley, 1924-1948.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 15 March 1952 in 2h 47 (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Minor (6m)
Being one extent each of Single Oxford, Double Oxford, St Clement's Bob, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, and two extents of Plain Bob
1 George F Sperring
2 J Benjamin Budd
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Roger B Morris
5 Brian Harris (C)
6 R Gordon Corby
First peal in six methods by all
Ringing World page reference: 2140.0214

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 21 March 1952 in 3h 6 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John R Pritchard
1 Marjorie Gorton
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Anne Worth
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 Bazil Jones
7 Donald Pearson
8 John Worth (C)
First Peal 1, First Peal of Bob Major 6,7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 22 March 1952 in 2h 52 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Cheltenham Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood (No. 25)
1 Fred Evans
2 John W Griffiths
3 Norah M Bibby
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 John W Best
6 George H Randles
7 Brian Harris
8 Percy Swindley (C)
50th peal for the Guild: 7.
First peal in the method by all and for the Guild.
Ringing World page reference: 2141.0228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 22 March 1952 in 3h 20 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's variation
1 Harry F Holding
2 John E Brough
3 Arthur Rogers
4 Ivor R Nichols
5 George A Packer
6 Harry W Howard
7 Richard D Langford (C)
8 Henry Parker
First peal in the method: 3,6
A welcome to the new Vicar, Rev Francis G Gentry
Ringing World April 11th 1952 No. 2141 Vol. XLVIII page 227

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 26 March 1952 in 3h (9–3–6 in A♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Henry Dains (C.C.C. 30)
1 Shirley Golding
2 John W Griffiths
3 Norah M Bibby
4 Frederick Evans
5 George H Randles
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Percy Swindley
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal of Double Norwich: 1
50th peal for the Guild: 6.
First peal of Double Norwich as conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2141.0229

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 29 March 1952 in 3h 6 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by G H Cross (CCC No.1)
1 George F Sperring
2 Arthur Watkin
3 Betty Griffiths
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Derek Griffiths
7 Chris M P Johnson
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal: 6
Ringing World page reference: 2142.0243

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 19 April 1952 in 3h 8 (11–2–6 in F)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Hopgood
1 Harry W Howard
2 Harold Worrall
3 Kenneth Edwards
4 Clifford W Shaw
5 Gordon A Halls
6 Cecil Raddon
7 Ralph Taylor
8 Henry Parker (C)
First peal - 4. Rung in honour of the birth of a daughter to Mr & Mrs Ralph Taylor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 28 April 1952 in 2h 55 (16–1–5 in E)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Earle Bulwer
1 Walter Allman
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Henry O Baker
4 Harold Worrall
5 Harry Parker
6 William Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Harry W Howard
First peal in the method: 6,8
Ringing World May 23rd 1952 No. 2147 Vol. XLVIII page 322

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 3 May 1952 in 2h 58 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Hilary Muirhead (15)
2 Robert F erris
3 Carol F Jones (16)
4 C Anne Muirhead (17)
5 John Amer (17)
6 Andrew J H Scott (18) (C)
First peal: 1,3 & 4
First peal of Minor: 5
First peal of Minor as conductor
First peal of minor on the bells by a band of Eastham service ringers.
A compliment to the Vicar, Rev J Wright Davies on his appointment as an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 5 May 1952 in 2h 27 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
2 Eric Hornby
3 Harold Worrall
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Harry Parker
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Wednesday, 7 May 1952 in 3h 27 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Charles B Pemberton (C)
2 Stanley D Sutton
3 Charles Wiltshaw
4 Alexander J Martin
5 A Trevor Sutton
6 H Stewart Bailey
7 Derel Parry
8 Frank T Parry
First peal in the method: 3;
First peal of Major as Conductor.
Rung half muffled in memoriam of Joseph Goddard, interred at Bromborough this day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 10 May 1952 in 2h 54 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
2160 Plain Bob, 1440 Kent TB, 1440 Oxford TB
1 Anne Worth
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Dorothy Kidd (C)
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Sidney Hough Jnr
6 Sydney Sage
Rung to open the Wilmslow Christian Arts Festival.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Friday, 16 May 1952 in 2h 55 (13–3–8 in F)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 William Allman
2 John E Bibby (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Brian D Threlfall
5 John Worth
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Walter Allman
8 Ralph G Edwards
A 21st birthday compliment to Miss Stella Mary Kingdon, a ringer at the above tower
Ringing World page reference: 2148.0339

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 17 May 1952 in 3h 5 (14–0–0 in F)
5280 Colville Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood (no 25)
1 George F Sperring
2 Miss Norah M Bibby
3 John W Best
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 John W Griffiths
6 George H Randles
7 Brian Harris
8 Percy Swindley (C)
First peal in the method for all the band, for the Chester Guild and in the country.
Rung in memory of James Swindley

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 17 May 1952 in 3h 1 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 James A Milner
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Anne Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 James Fernley
6 Peter Laflin
7 Alan A Potts
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method away from treble: 4. A 21st birthday compliment to Basil Jones.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 19 May 1952 in 2h 44 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Minor (3m)
Consisting of two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, and three of Plain Bob.
1 Henry Parker
2 Douglas Kirkpatrick
3 A Doreen Edwards
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in three methods away from treble: 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Tuesday, 20 May 1952 in 3h 21 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by B Jealous
1 May Lomas
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Alan A Potts (C)
4 Basil Jones
5 Anne Worth
6 David Vincent
7 John Worth
8 Harry Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 Wilfred Stevenson
Rung for the Installation this day of Councillor Ivan Stanway as Mayor of Macclesfield.
First peal in the method : treble,2,4 and 5.
First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 23 May 1952 in 3h 5 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Rostron
1 Walter Allman
2 Alan Dugdale
3 Harold Worrall
4 Charles ward
5 Fred Jackson
6 William Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal ‘inside’; 2.
First peal in the method; 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 24 May 1952 in 3h 11 (13–1–2 in F)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 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 A J Pitman (reversed)
1 James A Milner
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 Wilfred Stevenson
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Alan A Potts
First peal of Spliced: 2
Rung for the 46th anniversary (May 26th) of Mr Laflin’s first peal
Ringing World 6th June 1952 No. 2149 Vol. XLVIII page 355
Ringing World page reference: 2149.0355

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Wednesday, 28 May 1952 in 2h 57 (11–2–6 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Noah Smith
2 Clifford W Shaw
3 James H Peters
4 Ralph Taylor
5 Harold Worrall
6 John E Ashcroft (C)
A birthday compliment to Noah Smith (75), John Ashcroft (75) and Jack Breese, all of Grappenhall.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 31 May 1952 in 2h 35 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (7m)
Double Oxford, Single Oxford, St Clement's, Plain Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob and Kent Treble Bob
1 Harold Worrall
2 Harry Parker
3 A Ronald Pocklington
4 Gordon Halls
5 Harry W Howard
6 John Ashcroft (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Monday, 2 June 1952 in 3h 35 (24–0–7)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves
1 J Catherine Brown
2 Stephen W J Penny
3 M Jilian Brierley
4 Philip P Carter
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Peter E Parry
7 A Neville Brown
8 Wilfred L Robinson
9 Derek Ogden
10 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal on ten bells
First peal on ten as conductor.
Rung as a farewell to Alan Ward, of Manchester, who recently joined H.M. Forces.
Average age of the band is 19¾ years
Ringing world: 2151.0386
Ringing World page reference: 2151.0386

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 18 June 1952 in 3h 1 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 John E Bibby (C)
2 A Ronald Pocklington
3 Henry Parker
4 Gordon Hall
5 Cecil Raddon
6 John Ashcroft
7 Harold Worrall
8 Harry W Howard
First peal of Surprise: 2,4
Ringing World July 4th 1952 No. 2153 Vol. XLVIII page 418

Chester Diocesan Guild
Backford, Cheshire
St Oswald
Tuesday, 24 June 1952 in 2h 46 (10–0–12 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 E C Crewe
2 Philip P Carter
3 J Benjamin Budd
4 Peter E Parry
5 John W Griffiths
6 Brian Harris (C)
First peal: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 12 July 1952 in 3h 15 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Ralph G Edwards
3 Joseph W Whittaker
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Anne Worth
6 John Worth (C)
7 Brian D Threlfall
8 Dennis Maddock
9 John E Bibby
10 Walter Allman
Runf as a birthday compliment to Miss M Gorton, a ringer at St Peter's Macclesfield and Mrs. W. Whittaker.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 17 July 1952 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (2m)
Containing 2,720 Yorkshire and 2,336 Cambridge, with 72 changes of method.
Composed by Arr. by C.K. Lewis to C. Middleton's
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Henry O Baker
3 Harold Worrall
4 Walter Allman
5 Denis Maddock
6 William Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal of Spliced Surprise in two methods; 1,2,4,7.
First peal of Spliced Surprise; 3,5,6,8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Friday, 25 July 1952 in 2h 52 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Henry O Baker
1 Elizabeth M Robinson
2 Betty Griffiths
3 Shirley Golding
4 Harry Lewis
5 Harry W Howard
6 Henry Parker
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal in method: 1
First peal in method as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 2158.0499

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 28 July 1952 in 2h 56 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Painswick College Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 J Benjamin Budd
2 Dennis H B Millward
3 Percy Swindley
4 Roger B Morris
5 Peter E Parry
6 John W Griffiths
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method on the bells, for the Guild and by all the band.
Ringing World page reference: 2161.0547

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Tuesday, 29 July 1952 in 2h 30 (7½ in B)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
7 Different 720's
1 Roselyn Crewe
2 Betty Griffiths
3 Shirley Golding
4 Bernard R Millward
5 Peter E Parry
6 Brian Harris (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2161.0548

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Wednesday, 30 July 1952 (8–0–10 in G)
2520 Doubles (2m)
20 extents of Plain Bob and one Grandsire
1 Thelma Townend
2 Shirley Golding
3 J Benjamin Budd
4 R B Morris
5 Brian Harris (C)
6 P E Parry

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Thursday, 31 July 1952 in 3h 4 (15–3–6 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Brian Harris (C)
2 Bernard R Millward
3 Peter E Parry
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 Roger B Morris
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Plain Bob Major: 2 and 5
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr P Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2161.0547

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 August 1952 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 James A Milner
2 James Fernley
3 Marjorie Legg
4 Basil Jones
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Derek Ogden
7 James S Webb
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Major: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Wednesday, 6 August 1952 in 2h 57 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extenta
1 Joyce Rothwell
2 Lesley Gosling
3 Mary Lewis
4 James Fernley
5 Barry Corbishley
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal: 1 & 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, 7 August 1952 in 3h 40 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
1 Betty Griffiths
2 Shirley Golding
3 Frederick H Birks
4 John W Griffiths
5 J Benjamin Budd
6 Peter E Parry
7 Dennis H B Millward
8 Wilfred L Robinson
9 Brian Harris (C)
10 Percy Swindley
First peal on ten bells: 1, 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2161.0547

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 11 August 1952 in 2h 32 (8–3–18 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
(Seven different extents)
1 Jean Gorse
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Henry Parker
4 Harold Worrall
5 Douglas Kirkpatrick
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal: 1.
Rung as a 12th birthday compliment to the daughter of J H Davenport, steeplekeeper at the above church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 23 August 1952 in 3h 17 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 Stephen Layland
2 Thomas Price
3 Richard D Langford
4 Arthur Rogers
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 Harry F Holding
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Maurice G Turner
9 Howard Howell
10 W Frank Stenson
First peal on ten bells: 4
In memoriam James W Edge, tower keeper at this church for 23 years, who passed away July 15th 1952
Ringing World September 5th 1952 No. 2162 Vol. XLVIII page 562

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 30 August 1952 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Comprising 1,056 Bristol, 672 Cambridge and Superlative, and 2,688 London.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Molly May
2 Basil Jones
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 John E Bibby
8 John Worth (C)
First peal: 1. 500th peal: 7.
Rung to mark the engagement of Sylvia Cain and Norman Taylor, both ringers at the above tower, also Walter Allman and May Fletcher, of Runcorn.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 4 September 1952 in 3h 5 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Fred Jackson
2 Walter Allman
3 Elizabeth M Bibby
4 Henry O Baker
5 Dennis Maddock
6 William Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Francis Bibby
First Surprise peal; 1.
Wedding anniversary peal for ringer of treble.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 6 September 1952 in 3h 3 (11–2–6 in F)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 Henry Parker (C)
2 Kenneth Edwards
3 Eric Hornby
4 John Scott
5 John E Ashcroft
6 Harold Worrall
7 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
8 Cecil Raddon
50th peal together 1 & 6; first peal of Oxford major 2 & 4.
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Jean Gorse, a local ringer. Also on the occasion of Miss Betty Peters, daughter of a local ringer, to Mr Dennis Scott.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 12 September 1952 in 2h 42 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (35m)
Being seven extents in 35 methods: 1, Fotheringay, Skipton, Balmoral, Chepstow and Dover Delight. 2, Bogedone, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Rostherne and Ely Delight. 3, Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight. 4, Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV., Willesden and Marple Delight. 5, Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight. 6, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury and Morning Star Treble Bob. 7, Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford
1 Anne Worth
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Barry Corbishley
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in 35 methods 1,2,3,4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 13 September 1952 in 2h 56 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5152 Chesterfield Bob Major
Composed by G Lindoff (C.C.C. 28)
1 Betty Griffiths
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Norah M Bibby
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 John W Best
6 George H Randles
7 Brian Harris
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method by the band and for the Guild.
Ringing World page reference: 2165.0611

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 20 September 1952 in 3h 8 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (35m)
(1) Dover, Skipton, Chepstow, Balmoral and Fotheringay Delight. (2) Ely, Knutsford, Rostherne, Wilmslow and Bogedene Delight. (3) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh & Abbeyville Delight. (4) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV., Old Oxford and Marple Delight. (5) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob. (6) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight. (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Jean C Brown
2 Eric Simpson
3 M Jillian Brierley
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 35 methods: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6.
The first peal in 35 methods on the bells.
Rung in grateful remembrance of those who ‘laid down their lives for their friends’ in the Battle of Britain, September, 1940.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 24 September 1952 in 2h 37 (11–0–9)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Norfolk, Norwich, Hull, Annable’s London, Rossendale, Berwick and Primrose.
1 James M Pemberton
2 A Trevor Sutton
3 Stanley D Sutton
4 Thomas Smith
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Charles B Pemberton
First peal in seven ‘ 6th place ’ Surprise methods by all the band.
Believed to be first peal in seven ‘6th place’ Surprise methods for the Guild. A farewell to the Vicar, Rev. Kenneth Lee, who is leaving to become Rector of Heswall.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 4 October 1952 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
Being 12 methods, viz., 960 each of London and 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 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Wilfred Stevenson
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in 12 Spliced Surprise Major methods: 3.
Rung for the Harvest Festival; also on the 22nd anniversary of the 6th ringer’s wedding.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Tuesday, 7 October 1952 in 2h 52 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise and two extents of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 David A Godfrey
4 Eric Hornby
5 Harry W Howard
6 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
Rung to celebrate the wedding earlier this day at this church of Charles Kinchin and Norrie Summers, late ringers of Northallerton and St Paul's Thornaby-on-Tees, respectively, who have now joined the company at Davenham

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 11 October 1952 in 2h 57 (11–0–7 in G)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Nicolls
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Douglas Kirkpatrick
3 Harold Worrall
4 John Scott
5 William Allman
6 Brian Harris
7 Henry Parker
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First in method: 6
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs Raddon, wife of the ringer of the treble
Ringing World page reference: 2169.0676

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 11 October 1952 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
960 each of London and Rutland, and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman (reversed)
1 Anne Worth
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Basil Jones
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 John E Bibby
8 John Worth

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Sunday, 12 October 1952 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3 Methods)
Being 2 extents of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 David A Godfrey
3 Eric Hornby
4 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
5 Harry W Howard
6 David Smith
Rung for the Patronal Festival and before a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the completion of a successful appeal for £1500 to save the spire of this church, a local landmark, from demolition. It also commemorates the completion of 25 years as a ringer at this church by David Smith

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 18 October 1952 in 2h 58 (15–3–6 in E)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Barker
1 Henry Parker
2 John Ashcroft
3 John Scott
4 Douglas Kirkpatrick
5 Kenneth Edwards
6 Harry W Howard
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
250th peal: 1
Ringing World page reference: 2170.0692

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 October 1952 in 3h 23 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Metropolitan Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Anne Worth
2 Basil Jones
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 John E Bibby
5 Neil D Lomas
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 Peter Laflin
9 John Worth
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method by all and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 25 October 1952 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Elizabeth M Robinson
2 Daphne Wain
3 John Breeze
4 Peter Millward
5 Ralph Taylor
6 Kenneth Edwards
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Douglas Kirkpatrick
First peal: 3
First peal on eight bells: 4
Ringing World November 21st 1952 No. 2173 Vol. XLVIII page 739

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Thursday, 30 October 1952 in 2h 35
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E.M.Atkins
1–2 Wilfred Stevenson
3–4 Alan A Potts
5–6 John Worth (C)
7–8 Joseph W Whittaker
First quarter in the method "in hand" for Wilfred Stevenson.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 1 November 1952 in 2h 53 (14–0–0 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Henry O Baker
2 Eric Hornby
3 Harold Worrall
4 Harry W Howard
5 William Allman
6 Cecil Raddon
7 John E Bibby
8 Walter Allman (C)
Rung for All Saints Day and as a birthday compliment to Henry Parker and Edward V Rodenhurst

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 1 November 1952 in 2h 48 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Peter Laflin
2 Anne Worth
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Fred Dunkerley
5 Wilfred Stevenson
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 John Worth (C)
8 Alan A Potts
A 75th birthday compliment to Mr. Herbert Barlow, of the Oldham Parish Church Company.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 1 November 1952 in 2h 52 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Margaret Hall
2 James A Milner
3 Basil Jones
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Stephen W J Penney (C)
First peal (age 12): 1. First peal as conductor (age 16).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 7 November 1952 in 3h (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 May Lomas
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Anne Worth
4 John Worth (C)
5 Alan A Potts
6 Basil Jones
7 Wilfred Stevenson
8 Joseph W Whittaker
A 21st birthday compliment to Mr A A Potts

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 November 1952 in 2h 54 (15–3–15 in E)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Ann Worth
2 Henry O Baker
3 Neil Lomas
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 John Worth
8 Edward Jenkins
Rung to celebrate the wedding earlier this day at this church of Miss May Fletcher and Mr. Walter Allman, head ringer at Runcorn.
RW 2175.0770

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 8 November 1952 in 3h 8 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Nicolls
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Mrs C K Lewis
3 Frederick Jackson
4 John Scott
5 Harold Worrall
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 Henry Parker
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung to celebrate the wedding of May Fletcher and Walter Allman, who were married this day at All Saints’ Church, Runcorn.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 15 November 1952 in 2h 57 (6 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (4m/3v)
Being six extents each of St Columb, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Southrepps Pleasure, Plain Bob, April Day, Reverse St Bartholomew, Grandsire
1 Miss J M S Cooke
2 Bernard J Ongley
3 Robert Barratt
4 Sydney Sage
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Ernest L Ellis
First peal in seven Doubles methods by all the band and on the bells
Rung for the marriage of John Henry Lawrence and Sylvia Ruth Barratt, daughter of the 3rd ringer, which took place at Chelford
Ringing World December 5th 1952 No. 2175 Vol XLVIII page 773

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 15 November 1952 in 2h 58 (16–1–5 in E)
5120 Daresbury Imperial Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood
1 J Benjamin Budd
2 R Gordon Corby
3 Norah M Bibby
4 John W Best
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 George H Randles
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method CCC No. 218
Ringing World November 28th 1952 No. 2174 Vol. XLVIII page 756

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 15 November 1952 in 3h 10 (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Elizabeth M Robinson
2 Betty Griffiths
3 Eric Hornby
4 Shirley Golding
5 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
6 Clifford W Shaw
7 William Allman
8 Frank T Parry (C)
A birthday compliment to the ringer of the 4th
Ringing World page reference: 2174.0756

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 22 November 1952 in 3h 7 (20–0–20 in E)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Henry Parker
2 Eric Hornby
3 William Allman
4 Kenneth Edwards
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harold Worrall
7 John Scott
8 Harry W Howard (C)
40th peal together - 1, 5, 6, & 7
200th peal - 5
First peal in the method inside - 3
First peal in the method - 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Monday, 24 November 1952 in 2h 37 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
One 2160 and four 720s
1 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
2 Harry Parker
3 Cecil Raddon
4 William Allman
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 December 1952 in 3h 5 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Gladys Richardson
2 Alexander Richardson
3 Elise Brentnall
4 James Fernley (C)
5 Sylvia Cain
6 Basil Jones
7 James A Milner
8 Wilfred Stevenson
First peal of Major: 1. First peal of Kent Treble Bob: 3 & 5.
Rung to celebrate Mr J. W. Hartley's 50 years as a ringer at Norbury Parish Church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 6 December 1952 in 3h (15–1–16 in F)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Tom Wilde
2 Joan Carter
3 Fred Pritchard
4 John R Heap
5 Eric Simpson
6 James Carter
7 Wilfred L Robinson
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal of Kent: Joan Carter.
Rung fully muffled. In memoriam of Isaac Sidebottom, for many years conductor at this church.
Source: RW 1952, page 804.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 13 December 1952 in 3h 17 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Samuel Jones, Senr
2 Ralph G Edwards
3 Henry O Baker
4 Frederick R Evans
5 Harry Thomas
6 Samuel Jones, Junr (C)
7 J William Clarke
8 Brian D Threlfall
Rung as a compliment to Mr. Samuel Jones on his 84th birthday.
Ringing World page reference: 2178.0819

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 13 December 1952 in 3h 9 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by N J Pitstow (CCC No.88)
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 J Benjamin Budd
3 Roger B Morris
4 George F Sperring
5 Percy Swindley
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method: 1,2
A birthday compliment to Miss Betty Griffiths and Mr S Jones
Ringing World page reference: 2179.0002

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Tuesday, 23 December 1952 in 2h 37 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Stedman Doubles
Being 42 six-scores.
1 Michael Slaney (C)
2 M Jilian Brierley
3 June M Henshaw
4 Barry Corbishley
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 Eric Nixon
First peal of Doubles 2,4,5,6. First peal of Stedman as conductor. The ringer of the 5th has now rung Stedman from Doubles to Cinques.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Backford, Cheshire
St Oswald
Wednesday, 24 December 1952 in 2h 39 (10–0–12 in G)
5040 Minor (2m)
Being one 2,160 of Kent Treble Bob and four 720’s of Plain Bob.
1 George F Sperring
2 Betty Griffiths
3 Shirley Golding
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 Eric Edmondson
6 Brian Harris (C)
First extent of Kent ‘inside.’: 2
First peal in two Minor methods by all the band.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Michael Cornall and Sylvia Golding, who were married on December 20th, a peal on that date being unsuccessful.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 26 December 1952 in 2h 54 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Henry Parker
3 Dorothy E Osborne
4 John Ashcroft
5 Gordon A Halls
6 Harold Worrall
7 John Scott
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in the method: 5.
75th peal as conductor.
Rung in honour of St. Stephen.
Ringing World page reference: 2181.0035

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Friday, 26 December 1952 in 3h 40 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Spliced Surprise Maximus (2m)
2,640 changes each of Cambridge and Yorkshire. 58 changes of method.
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Alan A Potts
8 Leslie W G Morris
9 Peter Laflin
10 Ralph G Edwards
11 Joseph W Whittaker
12 John Worth (C)
First peal of Spliced Surprise Maximus by all the band except the conductor, in the county, and for the Guild.
First of Spliced Surprise Maximus as conductor.
Rung as a 78th and 80th birthday compliment to Mr and Mrs W W Wolstencroft of Stoke Poges.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Friday, 26 December 1952 in 2h 52 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Nicholls
1 Henry Parker
2 John Scott
3 Dorothy E Osborne
4 Gordon A Halls
5 John Ashcroft
6 Harry W Howard
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal in the method: 4.
A birthday compliment to Miss Sheila Edwards, granddaughter of the ringer of the tenor.
Ringing World page reference: 2181.0035

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Friday, 26 December 1952 in 2h 53 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Rev J Kingdon
2 Harry Lewis
3 Betty Griffiths
4 Shirley Golding
5 H Stewart Bailey
6 Peter E Parry
7 Brian Harris (C)
8 R Gordon Corby
First peal of Triples: 3
First peal of Triples inside: 4
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs H O Baker
Ringing World page reference: 2180.0019

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday, 26 December 1952 in 3h 32 (24–3–0 in D)
5040 Little Bob Royal
Composed by J Carter (C. C. C. 42 Major)
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 J Benjamin Budd
3 Shirley Golding
4 Roger B Morris
5 George F Sperring
6 Peter L Parry
7 Brian Harris
8 Dennis H B Millward
9 Percy Swindley
10 R Gordon Corby
First peal in the method by all.
First peal of Royal: 4, 10.
Ringing World page reference: 2180.0018

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 27 December 1952 in 2h 47 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Ronald Hough
2 Mrs S Hough
3 Ruth Hough
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Norman Hough
6 Sidney Hough sen (C)
First peal: 3.
Rung to celebrate the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. S. Hough, sen., on October 22nd, 1952. Rung by father, three sons and two daughters-in-law.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 27 December 1952 in 3h (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being 7 different extents.
1 Dorothy Rowbotham
2 Eve V Parker
3 James A Milner
4 Winifred Penny
5 Albert T Bancroft
6 Stephen W J Penney
First peal:: 1. First peal ‘inside’ and in the method: 2 & 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 31 December 1952 in 2h 47 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Kathleen Shaw
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Barry Lawson
4 John W L Slack
5 Mrs C W Lawton
6 Joseph W Whittaker (C)
First peal 1