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Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 1 January 1955 in 2h 47 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (33m)
(1) Skipton, Chepstow, Balmoral and Fotheringay Delight; (2) Knutsford, Rostherne, Wilmslow and Bogedone Delight; (3) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (4) Willesden. Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (5) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star TB; (6) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford TB.
1 Jean C Brown
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Eric Simpson
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
Rung to celebrate of the coming-of-age of A Neville Brown, brother of the treble ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 1 January 1955 in 3h 3 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Macclesfield Surprise Major
Composed by A J Driver
1 Alan J Brown
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth (C)
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
This method is now rung for the first time.
Rung for the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hibbert.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Monday, 3 January 1955 in 2h 43 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (6m)
Being one extent each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, St. Clement’s Bob, Double Oxford Bob, Oxford Bob, and two extents of Plain Bob.
1 Bruce A Critten
2 A Raymond M Watkin
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Stanley D Sutton
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Thomas A Rogers (C)
First peal: 2
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Mr. W. E. Rowland. organist at Bidston for the past 15 years, who was interred this day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 4 January 1955 in 2h 48 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 21 240’s, 20 by Morris and one by Pitman, each extent called differently.
1 Ernest Pimlott (C)
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Robert Barratt
4 Leonard Copnall
5 Arthur Street
6 George Barber
First peal of Doubles: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 5 January 1955 in 2h 50 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
1440 Oxford TB, 1440 Kent TB, 2160 Pain Bob
1 Michael Sage
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Arthur Rhodes
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Denis Mottershead
6 John E Cook (C)
Rung as an 83rd birthday compliment to John Wheadon, of this tower, and as a farewell to the Rev. W. Tyson, who recently relinquished the curacy of this church for that of Astbury.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 8 January 1955 in 3h 32 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Alan A Potts
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Edward Jenkins
Rung after meeting short for Royal, John Worth kindly standing down.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 15 January 1955 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Middleton
1 Eric Hornby
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Walter Allman
4 Frederick Jackson
5 William Allman
6 Henry Parker
7 Harold Worrall
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the 2nd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 15 January 1955 in 3h 5 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1 George F Sperring
2 Samuel Jones, Jun
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Christopher Gudgeon
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
60th peal of Double Norwich Court Bob: 6
A birthday peal for Mr S Jones, who has now rung each bell in this tower to a peal
Ringing World page reference: 2287.0052

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 15 January 1955 in 2h 58 (14–1–26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 David T Parker
2 Jean C Brown
3 Anne P Brown
4 Ruth M Jackson
5 Frank Reynolds
6 Arthur T Parker
7 Alan J Brown
8 A Neville Brown (C)
First peal: 1. 25th peal together: 7 & 8. First peal as conductor. A. Neville Brown has now ‘circled the tower.’

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 22 January 1955 in 2h 52 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Margaret Hall (14)
3 John E Brough (C)
4 Brian Schofield
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Sidney Hough, jun
First peal inside: 2
Ringing World February 11th 1955 No. 2289 Vol. LI page 85

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 5 February 1955 in 2h 58 (11–0–7 in G)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 George F Sperring
2 Harry W Howard
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 George A Packer
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2290.0099

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 5 February 1955 in 3h 4 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Glasgow Surprise Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The first peal in the method by all the band except the ringer of the 4th, and first in the method on the bells. Rung with a 4ths place bob.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 12 February 1955 in 2h 55 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5040 Oxford Bob Triples
Composed by J. J. Parker's Six-part (C.C.C. No. 4)
1 William Griffiths
2 Dennis H B Millward
3 Robert W Hinde
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 Percy Swindley
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 H Stewart Bailey
First peal of Oxford Bob Triples: 1, 5.
Rung on the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hinde, parents of the ringer of the 3rd.
Ringing World page reference: 2291.0114

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 17 February 1955 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Glasgow Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 John Worth (C)
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Robin G Turner
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method: 4, 5 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 19 February 1955 in 3h 2 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John Clutton
2 John W Griffiths
3 John Hughes
4 William Cathrall
5 George F Sperring
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Robert W Hinde (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal on eight bells: 3.
First peal of Bob Major: 1, 7.
First peal as conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2292.0132

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 March 1955 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by H Dains
1 Anne P Brown
2 Graeme A Hughes
3 Alan A Potts
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 1 & 2.
A birthday compliment to the mother of the ringer of the second.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 5 March 1955 in 2h 44 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of one extent of Cambridge Surprise, and two extents each of Kent, Oxford T.B. and Plain Bob
1 Victor Neal
2 David Godfrey
3 Eric Hornby
4 Henry Parker
5 David Smith
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as birthday compliments to the son of the ringer of the 4th, E. Hornby, A.G. Lawrence and the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 12 March 1955 in 2h 50 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 Charles W Lawton
2 John Worth (C)
3 Barry Lawson
4 Anthony W Lawton
5 Mrs C W Lawton
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal, aged 13 - 4. Rung fully muffled as a tribute to the memory of Mr J W L Slack, ringer of this tower for 57 years and tower leader for the past 10 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 12 March 1955 in 2h 44 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by W E Critchley
1 Ernest Boumphrey
2 Jean C Brown
3 Wilfred Stevenson
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method: 6.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Miss J. Jones and Mr. W. Jepson who were married at this church prior to the commencement of the peal.
This composition contains the 24 5678’s, 6578’s, 4678’s, 6478’s, 4578’s and 5478’s.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 26 March 1955 in 2h 37 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Arranged by Rev'd E Bankes James
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Victor Neal
3 David A Godfrey
4 Eric Hornby
5 Harry Parker
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First in the method - 2 and 3.
Birthday compliment to the wife of the ringer of the 5th

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 26 March 1955 in 2h 47 (15–3–15 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 John Orme
2 Ann Slinger
3 Alan Dugdale
4 Harold Hayes, sen
5 Walter Allman (C)
6 William E Allman
7 Robert B P Hulse
8 Denis Maddock
Rung by the Sunday service band for the retirement from the ministry of Canon L. S. Brasnett, Vicar of this parish.
RW 2297.0212

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 26 March 1955 in 3h 3 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Macclesfield Surprise Major
Composed by Albert G Driver
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Ernest Bennett
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Peter Laflin
100th Peal 3, First peal in the method 4,5. The first peal of Macclesfield in Macclesfield.
A wedding compliment to Alan Wainwright and Anne Worth who were married at Christ Church, Macclesfield, prior to the commencement of the peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 28 March 1955 in 3h 24 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 John Worth (C)
2 Graeme A Hughes
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 June M Henshaw
5 Basil Jones
6 Gerald Farrer
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Harry Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 Joseph W Whittaker
A wedding compliment to Alan Wainwright and Anne Worth, married at this church on March 26th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 11 April 1955 in 3h 21 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by J Cox
1 Jean C Brown
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 M Jillian Brierley
4 Ruth M Jackson
5 Geoffrey Pearson
6 William A Smith
7 Chris M P Johnson
8 A Neville Brown
9 Ivor R Nichols
10 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method for all the band except 2 and the conductor.
First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 13 April 1955 in 2h 54 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
Two extents each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob, and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 Sydney Sage
2 Michael Sage
3 Brian Woodruffe
4 Mollie May
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Neil D Lomas (C)
First peal away from the treble: 2. First peal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester
St Margaret, Altrincham
Saturday, 30 April 1955 in 3h 20 (27–1–13)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by B Jealous
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 Basil Jones
3 John Worth
4 John E Bibby
5 Henry O Baker
6 Alan A Potts
7 Peter Laflin
8 Alan J Brown
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung in honour of the enthronement this day of the Right Rev. Gerald Alexander Ellison, M.A., as Bishop of Chester.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 30 April 1955 in 3h 37 (29–0–0 in C)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by B Jealous
1 Percy Swindley
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 George F Sperring
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Robert W Hinde
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Harry W Howard
8 Ivor R Nichols
9 Christopher Gudgeon
10 H Stewart Bailey
First peal of Grandsire Caters inside: 3.
50th peal: 8.
Rung as a welcome to the Right Rev. Gerald Alexander Ellison, who was enthroned as Bishop of Chester prior to the commencement of this peal.
Ringing World page reference: 2302.0290

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 7 May 1955 in 2h 54 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being one extent Mixed Kent and Oxford Treble Bob, two extents of Oxford Treble Bob, three extents of Kent Treble Bob and one extent of Plain Bob.
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Jean C Brown
3 Ruth M Jackson
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Norman Hough
6 Neil D Lomas
Rung for the Royal May Day Festival. Also as a compliment to S. Hough. Sen., who first rang for May Day 60 years ago and who has rung for it on fifty occasions. He conducted the conductor’s first peal 21 years ago (May 5th, 1934) when the arrangement of the extents was the same as in this peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 12 May 1955 in 2h 47 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 James Fernley
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Robin G Turner
4 Basil Jones
5 Peter Laflin
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of London Surprise Major: 3 & 6.
Rung to celebrate the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. William Fernley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 May 1955 in 3h 15 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by W H Haley
1 Basil Jones
2 Alan A Potts
3 John Worth (C)
4 Graeme Hughes
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Robin Turner
9 Joseph W Whittaker
10 Peter Laflin
Rung in honour of the election of Ernest Boumphrey as president of the Scottish Association of Change Ringers.
First peal in the method : treble and 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 21 May 1955 in 3h 27 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Southwell Surprise Royal
Composed by W Pye
1 John E Brough
2 John W Griffiths
3 Percy Swindley
4 Richard B Langford
5 F Hector Bennett
6 George A Packer
7 Frederick S Sutton
8 Howard Howell
9 Arthur Pritchard (C)
10 Ivor R Nichols
First peal of Surprise Royal: 1
First peal of Surprise Royal inside: 7
First peal of Royal in the method by all band and for the Guild
In memoriam Harry F Holding, a ringer at this tower for 50 years
Ringing World June 3rd 1955 No. 2305 Vol. LI page 338

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 28 May 1955 in 3h 4 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5280 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by E A Barnett
1 May Lomas
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Edward Jenkins
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Surprise: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 30 May 1955 in 2h 40 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Plain Minor (4m)
(Being one extent of St Clement's, and two extents each of Double Oxford, Single Oxford and Plain Bob.)
1 George Lee
2 Percy Swindley
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Robert W Hinde
5 Brian Harris (C)
6 Harry W Howard
First peal for 14 years: 1.
First peal in four methods: 4.
Ringing World page reference: 2308.0388

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 2 June 1955 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 James Fernley
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Robin G Turner
4 Robert A Southwood
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan Carveth
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal of Surprise: 4.
[Published wrongly as Thursday 3rd June]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 3 June 1955 in 2h 41 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Peter Laflin
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Robert A Southwood
4 Alan Carveth
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 11 June 1955 in 2h 55 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Platt
1 Michael Sage
2 Sydney Hough, Junr
3 Mrs A Richardson
4 Brian Woodruffe
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Neil D Lomas
7 William A Smith
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Major: 1, 5.
Ringing World page reference: 2309.0403

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 18 June 1955 in 3h 1 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Ruth M Jackson
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Alan J Brown
6 Robin G Turner (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung as a memorial to Ian, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dunkerley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 18 June 1955 in 2h 46 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Minor (2m)
Being four extents of Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob
1 Margaret Hall
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Sydney Sage
4 John E Brough (C)
5 Brian Schofield
6 Sidney Hough, jun
First peal in two methods: 1,5
Ringing World July 1st 1955 No. 2309 Vol. LI page 406

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Saturday, 2 July 1955 in 3h 35 (23–3–16)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Alan A Potts
2 Joseph W Whittaker
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Robin G Turner
6 John Worth (C)
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Alan J Brown
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins
Ringing world: 2311.0434
Ringing World page reference: 2311.0434

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 9 July 1955 in 3h 5 (14–0–0 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Middleton's
1 David A Godfrey
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 Walter Allman
4 Neville C Brown
5 Henry Parker
6 William B Allman
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
Rung for the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr & Mrs H Parker (12th July) R Worrall was the best man at the wedding in 1930

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 9 July 1955 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
In seven methods, being 864 Cambridge, 800 Lincolnshire, 768 Painswick, 736 Superlative, 672 Pudsey, 672 Yorkshire and 576 Aldenham, with 130 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by E A Barnett
1 Alan J Brown
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Leslie Boumphrey
The first peal of Spliced Surprise Major in seven methods for the Guild, in which all the bells do all the work of all the methods.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 12 July 1955 in 2h 43 (14–1–26)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Jean C Brown
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Peter Laflin
4 A Neville Brown
5 Robin G Turner
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 16 July 1955 in 3h 2 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by John Reeves
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Basil Jones
3 John Worth
4 Alan A Potts
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins
This composition is a variation of the 27 course block usually ascribed to John Reeves, shortened to 5,152

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 23 July 1955 in 2h 50 (11–1–24 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (35m)
(1 ) Dover, Chepstow, Balmoral, Skipton and Fotheringay Delight; (2 ) Ely, Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford and Bogedone Delight; (3) Abbeyville, Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight; (4) Marple, Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV. and Willesden Delight; (5) Braintree, Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby 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; 53 changes of method.
1 Alan A Potts
2 Basil Jones
3 James Fernley
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 John Worth
6 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 August 1955 in 2h 44 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G E Symonds
1 James Fernley
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Arthur G Mason
4 Leslie W G Morris
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 6 August 1955 in 3h 2 (15–1–16 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Platt
1 Jean C Brown
2 John Wheadon
3 Lewis H Jenkins
4 Eric Simpson
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Sydney Sage
7 Sidney Hough jun
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method: Sydney Sage.
Rung as a compliment to the conductor on gaining the degree of B.Sc.(Nottingham).
Source: RW 1955, page 578.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 13 August 1955 in 2h 57 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Peter Laflin
2 J Marie Henshaw
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 A Neville Brown
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Alan J Brown
8 John Worth (C)
Rung for the marriage of Margaret Bryce to Leslie Boumphrey, which took place at Morecambe the same day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 20 August 1955 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 June M Henshaw
5 Alexander J Martin
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 A Neville Brown
8 Alan J Brown
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method : Neville Brown.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 27 August 1955 in 2h 45 (11–1–24 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (35m)
(1) Skipton, Chepstow, Balmoral, Fotheringay and Dover Delight: (2) Knutsford, Rostherne, Wilmslow, Bogedone and Ely Delight; (3) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and 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 Sydney Sage
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Eric Simpson
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 35 methods: 1 & 5.
Rung in thanksgiving for ten years of world peace.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 27 August 1955 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Victor Neal
2 Eric Hornby
3 Cecil Raddon
4 William G Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 Henry O Baker
8 Walter Allman (C)
Rung for the wedding of Harry W. Howard and Miss J. Carter, which took place at Northwich previous to the peal. C. Raddon has now ‘completed the circle’ at this tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 17 September 1955 in 3h 17 (14–1–25 in F)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Dennis H B Millward
3 Arthur G Watkin
4 George F Sperring
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Percy Swindley
7 H Stewart Bailey
8 Frank T Parry
Rung on the 104th anniversary of the birth of the first Lord Leverhulme, founder of Port Sunlight. Also in memoriam Thomas W. Hammond, who was cremated at Anfield this day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 20 September 1955 in 3h 6 (15–3–15 in E)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Walter Allman (C)
2 Anne Slinger
3 Alan Dugdale
4 Charles ward
5 John Orme
6 William E Allman
7 Robert B P Hulse
8 Denis Maddock
First peal in the method: 2 & 7. Rung by the Sunday service band to welcome the Rev. G. M. Davidson as Vicar of the parish.
RW 2323.0626

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tattenhall, Cheshire
St Alban
Saturday, 24 September 1955 in 2h 49 (12–0–17 in F♯)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Being 20 extents of Grandsire, 3 Morris's 240 and 16 extents of Plain Bob
1 Robert Barratt
2 Arnold Worth
3 Henry O Baker (C)
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 Ernest Pimlott
6 George Forrester
First peal: 6
Rung for the induction of the Rev J S Gamon
Ringing World page reference: 2323.0629

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 1 October 1955 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Watford Surprise Major
Composed by N Hodgson
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Alan A Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method by all except conductor. First peal in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 11 October 1955 in 2h 30 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Double Oxford Bob, St. Clement’s Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob, Cambridge Surprise and Plain Bob.
1 George M Roscamp
2 Charles B Pemberton
3 Bruce A Critten
4 Terry Owen
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Frank T Parry
First peal and first attempt: 1
First peal in seven methods: 3
Mr. C. B. Pemberton has now ‘circled the tower.’
A wedding compliment to Miss Diane Minnis, of Bromborough, and Mr. Stanley D. Sutton, of Bidston, married at Bromborough on Saturday, October 8th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 14 October 1955 in 2h 40 (14–1–26)
5088 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Kippin
1 Robin G Turner
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 David Vincent
4 Graham McKay
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 15 October 1955 in 3h 35 (29–0–0 in C)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by C W Roberts
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Charles W Lee
3 Dennis H B Millward
4 Percy Swindley
5 Thomas C Larkey
6 Christopher Gudgeon
7 Edward C Birkett
8 Frederick G Beddow
9 John N Lindon
10 H Stewart Bailey
Ringing World page reference: 2326.0674

Chester Diocesan Guild
Brereton, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 22 October 1955 in 3h 7 (10½ in F)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 16 240's (16 callings) and ten 120's (ten callings)
1 Neil D Lomas
2 Leonard Copnall
3 Bernard J Ongley
4 Sydney Sage
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
RW 2327.0693

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 25 October 1955 in 2h 39 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Being seven extents called differently
1 Leonard Copnall
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Basil Jones
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Joseph W Whittaker
6 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1 & 2. First peal of Surprise on the bells

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Friday, 28 October 1955 in 2h 46 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 Henry O Baker
3 William G Bibby
4 John E Bibby
5 J William Clarke
6 Samuel Jones jnr
First peal of Bob Minor: 6
A wedding compliment to Canon A. J. Humphreys and Mrs. Humphreys

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 29 October 1955 in 3h 15 (20–1–16 in E)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by R F B Speed
1 Margaret E Ridyard
2 Doreen Dutton
3 Alexander J Martin
4 John W Griffiths
5 Charles B Pemberton
6 Ronald Kenrick
7 Percy Swindley
8 Joseph Ridyard (C)
First peal in the method: 5 and 7.
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Edna Wharton, daughter of Mr. William O. Wharton, towerkeeper at Oxton.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 29 October 1955 in 3h 23 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Leslie W G Morris
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 29 October 1955 in 2h 42 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (20m)
In 20 methods: (1) and (2), Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (3) and (4), College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) and (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 M Jillian Brierley
3 Brian J Woodruffe
4 Eric Simpson
5 William A Smith
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 20 methods: 3 & 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 30 October 1955 in 2h 57 (14–1–26)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 David Vincent
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Border
First peal in the method: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 November 1955 in 3h 4 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
In seven methods, being 960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol, 672 Cambridge, 608 Dorchester, 640 Superlative and 576 Pudsey, with all the work of each method for every bell. 125 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Alan A Potts
2 James Fernley
3 Basil Jones
4 John Worth
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Joseph W Whittaker
This composition is now rung for the first time.
(As published in R.W. 12th August, 1955.)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 12 November 1955 in 2h 48 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (25m)
(1) and (2) Crowland. Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (3) Willesden. Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (4) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) Charlwood. Neasden. St. Albans. Wragby and Braintree Delight; (6) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob; (7) Oxford.
1 Sydney Sage
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough Jnr
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 25 methods ‘inside’(3), 50th peal as conductor (6). Rung as a compliment to the Rector, the Rev. E. D. Reeman, on completing ten years’ service in this parish, and on his recent appointments as Rural Dean and as an honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 14 November 1955 in 2h 58 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Henry O Baker
2 John E Bibby
3 Alan Dugdale
4 Frederick Jackson
5 Cecil Raddon
6 William Allman
7 Walter Allman
8 Denis Maddock (C)
Ringing World December 2nd 1955 No. 2331 Vol. LI page 755

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 19 November 1955 in 2h 47 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
(1 & 2) Kent TB; (3 & 4) Oxford TB; (6-7) Plain Bob, each called differently.
1 Ivor Jenkins
2 Sydney Sage
3 Brian Schofield
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Neil D Lomas (C)
First peal in 3 methods: 3. Rung for the opening by the Vicar of the new parish hall, and its dedication by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 19 November 1955 in 3h 18 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 Clifford Thomas
2 Wilfred Kerr
3 Stephen Layland
4 Richard D Langford
5 Malcolm Owen
6 Edward J Holloway
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Ewart H Edge
9 Ivor R Nichols
10 W Frank Stenson
First peal: 1
First peal inside: 5
All the above with the exception of the eighth ringer, are regular Sunday service ringers at this church
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to the treble ringer
Ringing World December 9th 1955 No. 2332 Vol LI page 770

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 25 November 1955 in 3h 7 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
In eight methods, being 960 London. 928 Watford, 896 Bristol, 672 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 448 Pudsey, 448 Superlative and 416 Lincoln, with all the work of each method for every bell. 121 changes of method
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 Basil Jones
4 Robin G Turner
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Joseph W Whittaker
A 21st birthday compliment to Dennis Heapy, a local ringer, and a birthday compliment to the ringer of the second. This composition is now rung for the first time. (R.W. Nov. 4, 1955.)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 29 November 1955 in 2h 54 (14–1–26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Rodney S Smith
2 Anne P Brown
3 David T Parker
4 Arthur T Parker
5 Ruth M Jackson
6 Stella P Wain
7 Jean C Brown
8 Alan J Brown (C)
First peal: 1. First peal ‘inside’: 3. All are members of the Sunday service band.
To commemorate 50 years’ service as verger by the late Leonard Goulden, and the birthdays of the ringer of the third and his mother.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 3 December 1955 in 2h 47 (11–1–24 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (25m)
(1) and (2) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (3) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (4) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (6) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Sydney Sage
2 Eric Simpson
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 December 1955 in 3h 18 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Joseph W Whittaker
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 10 December 1955 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Mary Worth
2 Alan A Potts
3 Margaret Boumphrey
4 Joseph W Whittaker
5 Alan J Brown
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Basil Jones (C)
First peal at first attempt (aged 11): 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 10 December 1955 in 3h 25 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 J William Clarke
2 Henry O Baker
3 Fred Dunkerley
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Samuel Jones, Junr
7 Edward Jenkins
8 John Worth
The first peal on the bells since rehanging.
Rung as an 87th birthday compliment to Mr. Samuel Jones, of Eccleston, who entertained the band to tea after the peal.
Ringing World page reference: 2335.0819

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 13 December 1955 in 2h 47 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 F George Forrester
2 Robert Barratt
3 John P Jackson
4 Harry Callwood
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 George Barker
First peal away from tenor: 1 & 3. First peal away from treble: 4.
In this peal there were 372 singles and 66 bobs. This is the most calls that can be made to a peal of Grandsire Doubles.
Rung by members of the Sunday service band as a welcome to Rev. C. H. Lee. who was inducted in this church on December 10th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 17 December 1955 in 3h 7 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
In eight methods, being 960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol, 672 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 448 Pudsey, 448 Superlative and 416 Lincoln, with all the work of each method for every bell. 121 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
A birthday compliment to W. W. Wolstencroft (Dec. 17th) and Edward Jenkins (Dec. 19th).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 17 December 1955 in 3h 1 (18–0–11 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by H Johnson
1 Brian J Woodruffe
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Colin H Dewsnap
4 Eric Simpson
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Sydney Sage
7 Alexander Richardson
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal: 3.
Rung as a welcome to the new Vicar, the Rev. D. Baird.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 26 December 1955 in 3h 51 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan A Potts
7 John Worth
8 Neil D Lomas
9 Denis Mottershead
10 Alan J Brown
11 Peter Laflin
12 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method : Neil Lomas and Denis Mottershead.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 31 December 1955 in 2h 56 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (5m)
Consisting of one extent each of Double Oxford, Plain Bob and Cambridge Surprise, and two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob.
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 Eric Hornby
3 Cecil Raddon
4 Harry W Howard
5 John Scott
6 Henry Parker (C)