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Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 2 January 1954 in 2h 49 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (25m)
(1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (2) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (3) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star TB; (4 & 5) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (6) Capel, Sandal, London, Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston TB; (7) Oxford TB.
1 Ivor Jenkins
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Eric Simpson
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 25 methods: 1. Rung as a 65th birthday compliment to Mr A Snape, captain of this tower

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 2 January 1954 in 2h 56 (16–2–2 in F)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Rev. H. Earle Bulwer's No. 7
1 Lester L Gray
2 Thomas C Larkey
3 Alan P Cave
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Thomas W Hesketh
6 Edwin C Birkett
7 Percival W Cave (C)
8 Thomas A Rogers
First peal of Stedman: 4
100th peal together: 5 and 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 2 January 1954 in 3h 5 (12–1–22 in F)
5184 Farndon Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Frederick R Evans
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John W Best
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Roger B Morris
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Percy Swindley
8 R Gordon Corby
The first peal in the method (CCC 226). Published as Farndon Imperial Bob
Rung as a welcome to the Rev J G Lloyd MA, following his induction as Vicar of Farndon; also in honour of the birth of a daughter to Mr and Mrs W E Lewis (nee Richards - a former ringer at this church) and a grand-duaghter to Mr A E Richards, local tower captain and organist
Ringing World page reference: 2233.0035

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 2 January 1954 in 2h 55 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Henry O Baker
2 Eric Hornby
3 John Scott
4 Henry Parker
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry W Howard
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
Rung as a birthday compliment to Cecil Raddon
Ringing World February 5th 1954 No. 2236 Vol. XLX page 82

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Monday, 4 January 1954 in 2h 56 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
2160 Kent TB, 1440 Oxford TB, 1440 Plain Bob
1 M Jillian Brierley
2 John Wheadon
3 Allen Twyman
4 Arthur Rhodes
5 Sydney Sage
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Minor (3rd). Rung as a compliment to the ringer of the 2nd, who celebrated his 82nd birthday this d ay ; to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Buxton, of Wilmslow, who have celebrated their golden wedding by providing for the recent rehanging of these bells; and as a farewell to Dorothy Kidd, who is shortly leaving the district

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 9 January 1954 in 2h 58 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's Transposition of Thurstans's Four-part
1 Dennis H B Millward
2 Frederick H Birks
3 Shirley Harris
4 Frederick R Evans
5 Robert W Hinde
6 John W Griffiths
7 Brian Harris (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal of Stedman: 3, 5.
A 21st birthday peal for the conductor and first peal in the method as such.
Ringing World page reference: 2234.0052

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 9 January 1954 in 3h 10 (14¾ in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Thorp
1 Henry Parker (C)
2 Ethel Wise
3 Victor Neal
4 Eric Hornby
5 Harold Worrall
6 John Scott
7 Harry W Howard
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 3. 100th peal: 4.
RW 2234.0051

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 20 January 1954 in 2h 53 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Cynthia Bibby (aged 13)
2 Henry O Baker
3 John E Bibby (C)
4 Harold Mathias
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method; 1,4.
Rung as a silver wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bibby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 23 January 1954 in 3h 3 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 Henry Parker
2 John Scott
3 Victor Neal
4 Miss E Wise
5 W D Kirkpatrick
6 Cecil Raddon
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Harry W Howard
First peal as conductor in the method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 23 January 1954 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 James A Milner
2 Molly May
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 Alexander Richardson
5 Edward Jenkins
6 John Worth (C)
7 Alan A Potts
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Surprise away from treble: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 23 January 1954 in 3h 9 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Ivor Scott
2 Brian J Woodruffe
3 Gladys Richardson
4 Eric Simpson
5 Alexander Richardson
6 James A Milner
7 Alan J Brown
8 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal: 1. First peal of Major away from treble: 2.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Frances M. Laflin and Arthur Hibbert, who were married earlier in the day at St. George’s Church, Stockport.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 January 1954 in 3h 21 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Samuel Jones, Junr
2 Henry O Baker
3 James Fernley
4 Edward Jenkins
5 Ralph G Edwards
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Walter Allman
8 John Worth (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr. H. O. Baker and in honour of the marriage of Miss Frances Laflin to Mr. Arthur Hibbert, which took place at St. George’s, Stockport, on the same date.
Ringing World page reference: 2237.0098

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 13 February 1954 in 2h 49 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 James A Milner
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Basil Jones
5 Peter Laflin
6 Robin G Turner
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 13 February 1954 in 3h 18 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5152 Handbridge Bob Major
Composed by John W Griffiths
1 J Benjamin Budd
2 John W Best
3 Frederick H Birks
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Percy Swindley
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 R Gordon Corby
The first peal in the method (CCC No.207)
Published in RW as Handbridge Imperial Bob
Ringing World page reference: 2239.0132

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 20 February 1954 in 3h 13 (15–3–6 in E)
5056 Shrewsbury Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 J Benjamin Budd
2 John W Best
3 John W Griffiths (C)
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Brian Harris
7 R Gordon Corby
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method (CCC 25)
Ringing World page reference: 2240.0147

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 20 February 1954 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F E W Meadows
1 Harold Hayes, jun
2 Ann Slinger
3 Alan Dugdale
4 William Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 John E Bibby
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal; 1.
First peal ‘inside’; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 27 February 1954 in 2h 25 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (3m)
Two 720s each Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, three 720s Plain Bob
1 David A Godfrey
2 Victor Neal
3 Eric Hornby
4 Miss E Wise
5 Harry Parker (C)
6 Harry W Howard
A birthday compliment to Ken Parker and Harry Howard

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 6 March 1954 in 2h 44 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob.
1 John W L Slack
2 Brian Woodruffe
3 Alex Richardson
4 Peter Laflin
5 Alan A Potts
6 Joseph W Whittaker (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 13 March 1954 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
In four methods: 1,312 Bristol, and 1,280 each of Cambridge, Superlative and London with 110 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 James A Milner
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major: 3. The ringer of the 4th has now ‘completed the circle’ at this tower.
Rung in honour of the engagement of Miss Norma Lund and Mr. Basil Jones.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 20 March 1954 in 2h 49 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Brian Woodruffe
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Anne Worth
4 Alex Richardson
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Alan A Potts
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise 1, First peal in the method 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Tuesday, 23 March 1954 in 2h 44 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of London Bob, Hereward Bob, Double Court, St. Clement's, Double Oxford, Single Oxford and Plain Bob
1 Josie Botting
2 John W Griffiths
3 Henry O Baker
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Roger B Morris
6 Brian Harris (C)
First peal: 1
The conductors 50th tower for a peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 27 March 1954 in 3h 2 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by A Craven
1 Daphne Lloyd
2 J Benjamin Budd
3 Frederick R Evans
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Brian Harris
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
100th peal: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2245.0228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 27 March 1954 in 3h (11–2–6 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Ronald Walker
2 Anne Slinger
3 Walter Allman
4 Henry O Baker (C)
5 Fred Jackson
6 Gordon A Halls
7 William E Allman
8 Samuel Jones
Rung as a wedding compliment to Mr R A Andrews and Miss McKenna, who were married at Warrington this day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
63 Parkgate Road
Tuesday, 30 March 1954 in 1h 57
5040 Doubles (2m)
Being sixteen 120’s and five Morris’ 250’s Grandsire and sixteen 120’s Plain Bob
1–2 John W Griffiths
3–4 Brian Harris
5–6 Henry O Baker (C)
First handbell peal: 1-2 and 5-6
Ringing World April 16th 1954 No. 2245 Vol. L page 245
Ringing World page reference: 2245a.0245

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Wednesday, 7 April 1954 in 2h 45 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Henry O Baker
2 E Cyril Crewe
3 C Anne Muirhead
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 Robert W Hinde
6 Brian Harris (C)
First of Plain Bob: 5
First of Plain Bob inside: 2
Ringing World page reference: 2246.0259

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 7 April 1954 in 2h 51 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford Bob, St Clement's, Single Oxford and Plain Bob
1 Brian Harris (C)
2 C Anne Muirhead
3 Kenneth W Macintoch
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 Roger B Morris
6 Henry O Baker
First peal in seven methods: 2,3
Ringing World page reference: 2246.0259

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, 19 April 1954 in 3h 37 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by C J Sedgley
1 Percy Swindley
2 Roger B Morris
3 John W Griffiths
4 J Benjamin Budd
5 F Hector Bennett
6 William A Farmer
7 Edward V Rodenhurst
8 Dennis H B Millward
9 Brian Harris
10 Arthur Pritchard (C)
First peal of Treble Bob Royal: 6, 8.
J. W. Griffiths has now rung each bell in this tower to a peal.
Ringing World page reference: 2247.0274

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 20 April 1954 in 2h 51 (14–1–26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 David C Brown (14)
2 Anne P Brown
3 Ruth M Jackson
4 Jean C Brown
5 Arthur T Parker
6 Allen Twyman
7 A Neville Brown
8 Alan J Brown (C)
First peal: 1. First peal ‘inside’: 2. 25th peal together: 4 & 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 21 April 1954 in 2h 54 (13–0–0)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
Consisting of one extent each of Capel, Kingston and Oxford, and two each of Sandal and London Scholars’ Pleasure.
1 Jean C Brown
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Sidney Hough Jnr
4 Sydney Sage
5 Edward Holdsworth
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in five methods ‘ inside.’(2)
Rung as a birthday compliment to the Queen.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 24 April 1954 in 3h 13 (11–0–7 in G)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Thorp
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Eric Hornby
3 Victor Neal
4 John Scott
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Harold Worrall
7 Harry W Howard
8 Henry Parker (C)
Rung in honour of the birthday of H.M. the Queen
Ringing World page reference: 2248.0292

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 28 April 1954 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Cynthia Bibby
2 Elizabeth M Bibby
3 John E Bibby (C)
4 Harold Mathias
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby
Rung as an 80th birthday compliment to the Vicar of Frodsham, Rev. Dr. M.W. Myres, also in appreciation of his 42 years as Vicar of Frodsham.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 1 May 1954 in 2h 42 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 John C Breese
2 James Peters
3 Clifford W Shaw
4 Harold Monks
5 Charles Leonard
6 Harold Worrall (C)
First peal - 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 1 May 1954 in 2h 56 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Stanley Ireland
2 Ann Slinger
3 Alan Dugdale
4 Harold Hayes
5 Fred Jackson
6 William Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Walter Allman
First peal: 4
Ringing World May 21st 1954 No. 2250 Vol. L page 323

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 8 May 1954 in 3h 14 (20–0–20 in E)
5184 Spliced Plain and Little Bob Major
Consisting of 3072 Plain Bob & 2112 Little Bob, 95 changes of method
Composed by C K Lewis
1 David Godfrey
2 Douglas Kirkpatrick
3 Victor Neal
4 Eric Hornby
5 David Smith
6 Henry Parker
7 Harold Worrall
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung to celebrate the 9th anniversary of VE day.
First peal in the method - 1, 3 & 5
First peal in the method inside - 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 15 May 1954 in 2h 53 (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C. Middleton
1 Stanley Ireland
2 Alan Dugdale
3 Charles ward
4 Walter Allman (C)
5 John Orme
6 William E Allman
7 Robert B P Hulse
8 Denis Maddock
First peal of Surprise: 1. First peal of Surprise 'inside': 2.
RW 2251.0341

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 15 May 1954 in 2h 56 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5152 Queen Imperial Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by J W Griffiths
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Best
3 R Gordon Corby
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Percy Swindley
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Brian Harris
The first peal in the method (C.C.C. 205).
Ringing World page reference: 2251.0341

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 15 May 1954 in 3h 17 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 Malcolm Owen
2 Stephen Layland
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 Herbert Edge
5 Richard D Langford
6 Harry F Holding
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Wilfred Kerr
9 John E Brough
10 E John Holloway
50th peal in this tower: 6
In honour of the homecoming of Queen Elizabeth II, May 15th 1954
Ringing World May 28th 1954 No. 2251 Vol. L page 338

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 18 May 1954 in 2h 54 (14–1–26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 David C Brown
2 Stella P Wain
3 Anne P Brown
4 Ruth M Jackson
5 Allen Twyman
6 Jean C Brown
7 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
8 Alan J Brown
50th peal: 6.
Welcome home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 31 May 1954 in 3h 18 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Basil Jones
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Anne Worth
6 Gerald Farrer
7 John Worth (C)
8 Harry Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method : 6,8 and 9.
Rung for the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gayes. Mr. Gayes is the leader of the Christ Church company.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 1 June 1954 in 2h 28 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz., Alnwick, Chester, Carlisle, London. York, Beverley and Cambridge.
1 James M Pemberton
2 Terry Owen
3 Stanley D Sutton
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Charles B Pemberton
6 Frank T Parry
First peal of Surprise Minor: 2
Rung to commemorate the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Pemberton, parents of ringers of treble and 5th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 5 June 1954 in 2h 56 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Eric Hornby
2 Victor Neal
3 A Gordon Lawrence
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 David Smith
6 Harry W Howard
7 Henry Parker (C)
8 John Scott
100th peal, 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 10 June 1954 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John R Bibby (aged 11)
2 Cynthia Bibby
3 Elizabeth M Bibby
4 W George Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Francis Bibby
First peal; 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 26 June 1954 in 3h (12–1–22 in F)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by George Williams
1 Douglas Kirkpatrick
2 Henry O Baker
3 John Scott
4 Victor Neal
5 William Allman
6 Harold Worrall
7 Henry Parker
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2257.0435

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 July 1954 in 2h 57 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Carshalton Bob Triples
Composed by Hubbard's 10-part
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Best
3 Brian Harris
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Percy Swindley
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 H Stewart Bailey
150th peal: 2.
The first peal in the method by all and for the Guild.
Ringing World page reference: 2258.0451

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 3 July 1954 in 2h 43 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Consisting of two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 A Gordon Lawrence
2 Victor Neal
3 David Godfrey
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 Henry Parker
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 14 July 1954 in 2h 46 (14–1–26)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 David Vincent
2 Jean C Brown
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Robin G Turner
5 A Neville Brown
6 Rev R D St John Smith
7 Alan J Brown
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method: 2 & 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 17 July 1954 in 3h 21 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5400 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by Arr C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Basil Jones
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Robin Turner
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth (C)
8 Alan J Brown
9 Alan A Potts
10 Edward Jenkins
Longest length on the bells.
First peal in the method : 3 and 4.
Peter Laflin has now circled the tower to peals.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 24 July 1954 in 3h 19 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Southwell Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Percy Swindley
2 Robert W Hinde
3 John W Griffiths
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Brian Harris
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 William A Farmer
8 Arthur Pritchard (C)
First peal of Surprise: 2.
First peal in the method for the Guild and by all the band.
Rung to mark the induction of the Rev. Arthur Minns as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Chester.
Ringing World page reference: 2261.0498

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rostherne, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 29 July 1954 in 3h 16 (19½ in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Seven extents called differently
1 Jean C Brown
2 David Vincent
3 A Neville Brown
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Alan J Brown
6 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Thursday, 29 July 1954 in 3h 15 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Betty Griffiths
2 Hazel Close
3 George F Sperring
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Frederick H Birks
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 Brian Harris
8 Percy Swindley
Rung half-muffled as a last token of respect to John W Best, ringer at this church 1935-1954
Ringing World page reference: 2262.0514

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 31 July 1954 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Ivor Scott
2 June Henshaw
3 Peter Laflin
4 Alan J Brown
5 Basil Jones
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Alan A Potts

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 5 August 1954 in 2h 50 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being four extents of Kent Treble Bob, two extents of Oxford Bob and one extent of Plain Bob.
1 William O Wharton
2 Terry Owen
3 Douglas Watson Snr
4 Percy D Baldcock
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 George Battle
First peal of Minor and first attempt: 1
A birthday compliment to H.M. The Queen Mother

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, 24 August 1954 in 3h 28 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by W Pye
1 Donald G Clift
2 Arthur H Reed
3 George W Massey
4 William A Theobald
5 Norman Mallett
6 Wilfred L Robinson
7 Reginald W Rex
8 Derek P Jones
9 Wilfrid F Moreton
10 Wilfred Williams (C)
First peal of Cambridge Royal: 8.
Ringing World page reference: 2268.0610

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 25 August 1954 in 3h 26 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Arthur H Reed
2 Wilfrid F Moreton
3 Wilfred L Robinson
4 George W Massey
5 Reginald W Rex
6 Ralph G Edwards
7 Derek P Jones
8 Wilfred Williams (C)
First peal in the method: 3, 4, 5 & 7.
50th peal: 7.
Ringing World page reference: 2268.0610

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 26 August 1954 in 2h 40 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by William Barton
1 Wilfred Williams
2 Donald G Clift
3 Arthur H Reed
4 Norman Mallett
5 William A Theobald
6 Derek P Jones
7 Reginald W Rex
8 Wilfred F Moreton (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2268.0610

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 28 August 1954 in 2h 53 (13–0–0)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (9m)
one extent each of Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight; Spliced Capel and London Scholars’ Pleasure; Spliced Sandal and Kingston; Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Allen Twyman
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Ivor R Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough Jnr
5 Sydney Sage
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in nine methods, 1. First peal in nine methods ‘ inside.’ 3&5 Rung to celebrate the marriages of Miss Beryl Swann to Mr. John Scott and Miss June Worthington to Mr. Geoffrey Bennet

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 September 1954 in 2h 42 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Delight Minor (8m)
In eight methods, consisting of one extent of Skipton and Chepstow, one of Balmoral and Fotheringay, two of Wilmslow and Bogedone and three of Knutsford and Rostherne.
1 James A Milner
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 M Jillian Brierley
4 Eric Simpson
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Minor: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 18 September 1954 in 3h 8 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Premier Surprise Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 James Fernley
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Ernest Bennett
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Alan A Potts
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method by all the band and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 22 September 1954 in 3h (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob
1 Michael Sage
2 Mollie May
3 Ruth M Jackson
4 Jean C Brown
5 Sydney Sage
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal, 1 First peal of Minor.2 Rung to celebrate the marriage of Edward Holdsworth to Sheila Mary Cardin, and the 83rd birthday of Mr. H. Leigh, of Stockport, both on September 18th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Little Budworth, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 25 September 1954 in 2h 38 (8–0–00)
5040 Doubles (4m)
Consisting of 8 extents of St Simon's, 8 of Plain Bob, 6 of April Day and 20 of Grandsire, two of each calling in all methods.
1 George Bailey
2 Ethel Wise
3 Eric Hornby
4 Victor Neal
5 Henry Parker (C)
This is the first peal on these bells. First peal of Doubles in four methods for ringers of treble, 2nd and 4th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 30 September 1954 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
In four methods, being 1,312 Bristol, and 1,280 each of London, Cambridge and Superlative, with 110 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Ivor Scott
2 Robin G Turner
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Alan A Potts
A wedding compliment to Arthur Fidler and Jean Margaret Lee, married at Loughborough on September 25th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 October 1954 in 2h 51 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Ivor Scott
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Alan J Brown
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
First peal in the method: 1.
Rung for the wedding of Elizabeth Mary Thomas and John Hardy Price, which took place prior to the start of the peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 5 October 1954 in 2h 52 (14–1–26)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 Jean C Brown
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Alan J Brown
6 David Vincent
7 Christopher Gudgeon
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Saturday, 9 October 1954 in 3h 15 (24–0–7)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal
Being in two methods, 2,520 cach of Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 55 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Henry O Baker
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 John Worth
8 Joseph W Whittaker
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins
Have now rung Spliced Minor, Major, Royal and Maximus.
First peal of Spliced Royal by the Guild and by all the band: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9.
Ringing world: 2272.0675
Ringing World page reference: 2272.0675

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 16 October 1954 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's variation of Thurstans'
1 Peter Laflin
2 Alan J Brown
3 Edward Jenkins
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Alan A Potts
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
In memoriam Richard Edric (Eddie) Jones, interred this day at Norbury.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 23 October 1954 in 3h 6 (18–0–11 in E)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Joan Cordwell
2 Anne Worth
3 John Worth
4 Dorothy T Gardiner
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan A Potts
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Surprise: 1. First peal in the method: 4.
Rung on the eve of the dedication of the east window, which replaces one destroyed by enemy action in 1940.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 23 October 1954 in 2h 57 (13–1–14 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 George Astbury
2 John Timmis
3 Eric B Allman
4 William Bibby
5 Frederick Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 John E Bibby
8 Walter Allman (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2274.0707

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 30 October 1954 in 3h 15 (20–1–16 in E)
5088 Spliced Kent and Oxford Treble Bob Major
Ilkeston variation
Composed by E C Gobey
1 William O Wharton
2 Terry Owen
3 Daphne M Wain
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Lester L Gray
6 Alexander J Martin
7 Ernest F Bennett
8 Joseph Ridyard (C)
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 1
First peal in the method: 2,3,4,6 and 7.
First peal in the method on the bells.
Rung to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Watson, Snr.
Also a 21st birthday compliment to Edna, only children of Mr. W. O. Wharton (towerkeeper).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 30 October 1954 in 3h 24 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan J Brown
2 Basil Jones
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 John E Bibby
5 James Fernley
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 John Worth (C)
8 Peter Laflin
9 Alan A Potts
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method : treble and 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 30 October 1954 in 3h 6 (12–1–22 in F)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Johnson
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Frederick R Evans
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Robert W Hinde
6 Jack N Brown
7 H Stewart Bailey
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 7
250th peal: 2
Ringing World page reference: 2275.0724

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 13 November 1954 in 3h 1 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Claybrooke Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 John Worth (C)
2 James Fernley
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Peter Laflin
8 Alan A Potts
First peal in the method by all except ringer of the 3rd. The conductor’s 500th peal for the Chester Diocesan Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 20 November 1954 in 2h 28 (6 in B♭)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Harry W Howard
2 Victor Neal
3 Leonard Copnall
4 Henry Parker (C)
5 Bernard J Ongley
6 Sidney Sage
First peal of Treble Bob: 3
Rung as a birthday compliment to R J Ongley, father of the ringer of the 5th
Ringing World December 3rd 1954 No. 2278 Vol. L page 774

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 27 November 1954 in 3h 38 (29–0–0 in C)
5057 Grandsire Caters
Composed by E C Shepherd
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Frederick R Evans
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 George A Packer
7 Richard D Langford
8 Christopher Gudgeon
9 Dennis H B Millward
10 H Stewart Bailey
First peal on ten bells: 5.
First peal of Grandsire Caters: 4.
100th peal as conductor: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2279.0786

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 4 December 1954 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Joan Cordwell
2 Graeme A Hughes
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Major and first Surprise peal: 2.
A birthday peal for Peter Laflin (65) and Alfred Barnes (86).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 18 December 1954 in 3h 9 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by William Thornley
1 Eric Hornby
2 William Bibby
3 John Scott
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Henry Parker
6 Reginald W Worrall
7 Douglas Kirkpatrick
8 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 December 1954 in 3h 25 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Frederick S Sutton
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Robert W Hinde
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 F Hector Bennett
6 George A Packer
7 Ivor R Nichols
8 Richard D Langford
9 Arthur Pritchard
10 Percy Swindley
First peal of Royal: 1,3,7
First peal of Surprise Royal: 4
Rung to mark the birth of a son to Wilfred Kerr, Crewe Branch secretary
Ringing World December 31st 1954 No. 2282 Vol. L page 834

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Sunday, 19 December 1954 in 2h 50 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Frank Barnard
2 Harold G Smith
3 Edward J Boffey
4 Frank Ollier
5 John E Brough (C)
6 Herbert Sutton
25th together: 5,6
Rung for the 21st birthday of Miss Alma Sutton, ringer at Acton, and daughter of the tenor ringer
Ringing World January 7th 1955 No. 2284 Vol. LI page 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 27 December 1954 in 4h (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 John E Bibby
5 Basil Jones
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Alan A Potts
8 John Worth (C)
9 Alan J Brown
10 Joseph W Whittaker
11 Peter Laflin
12 Edward Jenkins
First peal of Surprise Maximus to be rung in the Tittums.
Rung for the engagement of Alan Wainwright to Anne Worth of Macclesfield.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 28 December 1954 in 2h 59 (14–1–26)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Jean C Brown
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward Jenkins (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 A Neville Brown
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7 and on the bells.
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to A. N. Brown

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Thursday, 30 December 1954 in 2h 56 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Platt
1 Jean C Brown
2 Brian Woodruffe
3 William A Smith
4 Mrs A Richardson
5 Henry Kirk
6 Neil D Lomas
7 Alexander Richardson
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7
Ringing World page reference: 2286.0035