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Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Monday, 2 January 1956 in 2h 56 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Alex Richardson
2 Jean C Brown
3 Mrs G Richardson
4 Trevor Taylor
5 Geoff D Fearnehough
6 Brian J Woodruffe
7 Neil D Lomas
8 Graeme A Hughes (C)
First peal in the method: 3.
First peal in the method inside: 6.
First peal of Plain Bob Major as conductor.
The treble ringer has now circled the tower.
A birthday compliment to Miss Christine Branson.
Ringing World page reference: 2338.0036

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 7 January 1956 in 3h 2 (11–0–7 in G)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Bennett
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 John S Dean
3 John Hughes
4 George F Sperring
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 H Stewart Bailey
7 John T Tilston
8 Percy Swindley
First peal (age 13): 2
First peal of Major: 7
Ringing World page reference: 2339.0051

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 14 January 1956 in 2h 56 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 Eric Hornby
4 Henry Parker
5 John E Bibby
6 William E Allman
7 Harry W Howard
8 Walter Allman (C)
Rung for the birthday of C Raddon, and as a farewell to Mr and Mrs E H Hughes on their leaving for Australia
Ringing World February 3rd 1956 No. 2340 Vol. LII page 67

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 14 January 1956 in 3h (14–1–26)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's variation of Thurstans'
1 John Wheadon
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Alan J Brown
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Neil D Lomas
8 Sydney Sage
First peal of Stedman Triples: 1. First peal in the method: 3 & 4. First peal of Stedman as conductor. Denis Mottershead’s first peal in an odd bell method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 21 January 1956 in 3h 9 (15–3–6 in E)
5120 Hampton Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Christopher Gudgeon
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Harry W Howard
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method (CCC 246)
Published as Hampton Imperial Bob Major in the Ringing World
Ringing World page reference: 2340.0068

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 21 January 1956 in 3h 27 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan J Brown
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Harold C Lonyon
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Alan A Potts
7 John Worth (C)
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 27 January 1956 in 3h 1 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Denis Heapy
2 Alan A Potts
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 Basil Jones
5 Peter Laflin
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
Rung to celebrate the birth of a daughter (Susan Jane) to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Corbishley

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 31 January 1956 in 3h 5 (14–1–26)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Alan J Brown
1 Rodney S Smith
2 Jean C Brown
3 Anne P Brown
4 Ruth M Jackson
5 David T Parker
6 Neil D Lomas
7 Alan J Brown (C)
8 David Vincent
A 21st birthday compliment to Anne P. Brown.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 4 February 1956 in 2h 45 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Delight Minor (18m)
In 18 methods: (1) Skipton and Chepstow, (2) Balmoral and Fotheringay, (3) Knutsford and Rostherne, (4) Wilmslow and Bogedone, (5) Combermere, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville, (6) Crowland and Vale Royal, (7) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple.
1 Margaret Hall
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 18 methods: 1.
Rung to celebrate the engagement of Miss Catharine M. Trist and Mr. David Gallop, of Canada.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 11 February 1956 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by J Royle
1 Walter Allman (C)
2 Eric Hornby
3 Henry Parker
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 Fred Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 John E Bibby
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal in the method; 2,4.
First in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Friday, 17 February 1956 in 2h 45 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John S Barnes
4 Basil Jones
5 Victor Griffin
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 James S Webb
8 Edward Jenkins (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 18 February 1956 in 2h 50 (13–0–0)
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 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 Ivor Jenkins
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Eric Simpson
5 Sidney Hough Jnr
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 33 methods.(2) Mr. D. Neil Lomas has ‘ circled the tower.’ Rung to mark the dedication this day of the Church Hall, Lacey Green, by the Lord Bishop of Chester,

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 18 February 1956 in 2h 53 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Double Bob, St Clement's, Childwall, Double Oxford, Thelwall, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob
1 John T Tilston
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Percy Swindley
150th peal: 5
A farewell peal for the Rev. G Sidebottom, Assistant Curate, St. Mary's, Handbridge, Chester and Mrs Sidebottom, on taking up an appointment in Ireleand
Ringing World page reference: 2344.0132

Chester Diocesan Guild
Salford, Greater Manchester
St Thomas, Pendleton
Sunday, 19 February 1956 in 2h 56 (18–0–10)
5120 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by F Dench
1 Frank Barraclough
2 David Vincent
3 Basil Jones
4 Ruth M Jackson
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Neil D Lomas
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Border (C)
First peal of Cambridge Surprise Major: 6
Ringing world: 2345.0146

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 25 February 1956 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Rotherham Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth
Rung with a fourth’s place bob. First peal in the method by the Guild, on the bells and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
13 Knowsley Road
Wednesday, 29 February 1956 in 2h 7 (15 in C)
5008 Spliced Plain Major (7m)
In seven methods: 1152 changes of Plain Bob, 112 Double Bob, 112 St Clement’s, 1152 Ashbourne College, 576 Little Bob, 864 Gainsborough Little Bob and 1040 Reverse Bob, with a change of method every lead.
1–2 Wilfred L Robinson (C)
3–4 Robin G Turner
5–6 Frederick W Grocott
7–8 Leslie Boumphrey
First peal in seven methods on handbells: 7-8
First peal in seven methods on handbells as conductor
Ringing World March 30th 1956 No. 2348 Vol. LII page 197
Ringing World page reference: 2348.0197

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 3 March 1956 in 3h 3 (7–2–22 in B♭)
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 A J Pitman
1 Alan A Potts
2 Basil Jones
3 Peter Border
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 March 1956 in 3h 32 (29–3–0 in D♭)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H. Dains
1 Ivor Jenkins
2 Jean C Brown
3 Trevor Taylor
4 Geoff D Fearnehough
5 Sidney Hough (Jun)
6 Derek Taylor
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 Neil D Lomas
First peal in the method: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 March 1956 in 3h 19 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5040 Single Oxford Bob Triples
Composed by J J Parker's Ten-part (C.C.C. No. 27)
1 John T Tilston
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Harry W Howard
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Percy Swindley
8 H Stewart Bailey
Ringing World page reference: 2346.0163

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 3 March 1956 in 2h 53 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being one extent each of Kent Treble Bob and Single Oxford Bob and five different extents of Plain Bob
1 R Anthony Trickett
2 Herbert Sutton
3 John E Brough (C)
4 A Anthony Jaques
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 John R Joyner
First peal in three methods: 1,6
First inside in three methods: 2,4
Rung as a birthday compliment to the conductor
Ringing World March 16th 1956 No. 2346 Vol. LII page 164

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
13 Knowsley Road
Wednesday, 21 March 1956 in 2h 7 (15 in C)
5152 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by trad
1–2 Wilfred L Robinson
3–4 Robin G Turner
5–6 Frederick W Grocott (C)
7–8 Leslie Boumphrey
First peal of Double Norwich in hand: 7-8
Ringing World April 13th 1956 No. 2350 Vol. LII page 228
Ringing World page reference: 2350.0228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Tuesday, 3 April 1956 in 2h 48 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5000 Little Bob Major
Composed by E H Lewis
1 William A Smith
2 Mrs Gladys Richardson
3 Henry Kirk
4 Revd G Gordon Graham
5 Trevor Taylor
6 Geoff D Fearnehough
7 Graeme A Hughes
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal in the method on the bells and by all except the ringer of the fourth.
Ringing World page reference: 2352.0258

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 4 April 1956 in 2h 18 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Disley Delight Minor
Being four extents and a 2,160.
1 Gladys Richardson
2 Brian J Woodruffe
3 Graeme A Hughes
4 Trevor Taylor
5 Geoffrey D Fernyhough
6 William A Smith (C)
First peal of Treble Bob Minor: 3, 4 & 5. The first peal in the method by all and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 April 1956 in 3h 22 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 Alan A Potts
6 Peter Laflin
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Alan J Brown
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 12 April 1956 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 June Henshaw
4 Basil Jones
5 John Worth (C)
6 Ernest Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Leslie Boumphrey

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 14 April 1956 in 2h 53 (13–2–17 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 TB; (6) Charlwood. Neasden, St Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford TB.
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 Eric Simpson
4 Alexander Richardson
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 35 methods: 2. Rung half-muffled in memoriam Canon J G S Winstanley, Vicar of this parish, and Samuel Smith, a ringer at the above church for many years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 21 April 1956 in 3h 3 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Henry Dains
1 Mrs L Boumphrey
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Peter Laflin
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 21 April 1956 in 2h 54 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Platt
1 Neil D Lomas
2 Sydney Hough, Junr
3 Eric Simpson
4 Alan Ward
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Sydney Sage
7 Alexander Richardson
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Oxford T.B. Major: 2.
First peal in the method: 5.
Rung to celebrate the birthday of H.M. the Queen.
Ringing World page reference: 2355.0306

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 21 April 1956 in 3h (13–3–8 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 George F Sperring
2 Margaret E Ridyard
3 Henry O Baker
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Percy Swindley
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Arthur Pritchard
8 Joseph Ridyard (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to Her Majesty the Queen
Ringing World page reference: 2353.0276

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
13 Knowsley Road
Wednesday, 2 May 1956 in 2h 1 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Cornelius Charge
1–2 Frederick W Grocott
3–4 Wilfred L Robinson
5–6 Robin G Turner (C)
7–8 Leslie Boumphrey
Ringing World June 29th 1956 No. 2361 Vol. LII page 406
Ringing World page reference: 2361.0406

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 5 May 1956 in 3h 4 (13–3–8 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 John Dean
2 Henry O Baker
3 Percy Swindley
4 John Hughes
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 H Stewart Bailey
8 John T Tilston
First peal of Grandsire Triples: 1,4
An 80th birthday compliment to Mr E F Edge, a churchwarden of this church
Ringing World page reference: 2356.0322

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 May 1956 in 2h 40 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (30m)
Being seven extents in 30 methods, 57 changes of method: (1) St. Werburgh, Canterbury, Abbeyville, Vale Royal, Combermere and Crowland Delight; (2) Braintree, Humber, Wragby, St. Albans, Neasden and Charlwood Delight; (3) Marple, Willesden, College Bob IV, Taxal, Old Oxford and Newdigate Delight; (4) Oxford, Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Sandal and Capel Treble Bob; (5) College Exercise, Morning Star, Norbury, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob; (6) Oswald Delight; (7) Kent Treble Bob.
1 Ronald Dawson
2 Trevor Taylor
3 Derek Taylor
4 William A Smith
5 Geoffrey D Fernyhough
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal in 30 methods by all. Average age of the band is 20.25 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 19 May 1956 in 2h 39 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 R Anthony Trickett
2 George A Packer
3 Herbert Sutton
4 Edward J Boffey
5 John E Brough (C)
6 John R Joyner
First peal in the method: 1,5,6
First peal inside in the method: 3
E J Boffey (fourth) has now completed the circle of the tower
Ringing World June 1st 1956 No. 2357 Vol. LII page 341

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Wednesday, 23 May 1956 in 2h 43 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being ten 120’s and 16 240’s by Morris, each extent called differently.
1 Ernest Pimlott (C)
2 Brian Schofield
3 Harry W Howard
4 Robert Barratt
5 F George Forrester
6 Derek Briscall
First peal: 6. First peal ‘inside’: 5.
Rung to mark the christening of Sheila Kathleen Lawrence, the first grandchild of the ringer of the fourth

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 24 May 1956 in 2h 57 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Carol Fernley
2 Mrs J Fernley
3 Margaret Boumphrey
4 James Fernley (C)
5 John Worth
6 Basil Jones
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Peter Laflin
First peal at the first attempt: 1.
The 50th anniversary of Peter Laflin’s first peal, which was the same method and the same composition.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 June 1956 in 3h 13 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by H J Tucker
1 William A Smith
2 Joan Cordwell
3 Stella P Wain
4 Brian J Woodruffe
5 Roger Leigh
6 Ivor Jenkins
7 Sidney Hough jun
8 Denis Mottershead
9 Alan Ward (C)
10 Neil D Lomas
Rung on the anniversary of the Coronation and to celebrate the birthday of the ringer of the second.
First peal in the method : 3 and 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 2 June 1956 (12–1–22 in F)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1312 Bristol and 1280 each of London, Cambridge and Superlative. 110 com and atw
Composed by A J Pitman
1 J William Clarke
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The ringer of the treble has now 'completed the circle' at this tower
Ringing World page reference: 2360.0386

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Sunday, 3 June 1956 in 3h (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 College Bob Triples
Composed by Reeves' Variation of Holt's Ten-part
1 John T Tilston
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Philip J Evans
5 Percy Swindley
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Brian Harris
8 H Stewart Bailey
First peal in the method: 1,3,4,6
Rung to the memory of James Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2360.0387

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 9 June 1956 in 3h 7 (15–1–16 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Trevor Taylor
2 Joan Carter
3 Dorothy M Heap
4 Peter Watson
5 David L Manning
6 Derek Taylor
7 Geoff D Fearnehough
8 John R Heap (C)
First peal in the method: Dorothy Heap, Peter Watson, David Manning, Derek Taylor and Geoff Fearnehough.
First in the method as conductor.
Rung for the 50th anniversary of the record length of Kent Major (16,800), rung at this church June 8th, 1906.
Source: RW 1956, page 418.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 16 June 1956 in 3h 11 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
n 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
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
A wedding compliment to Denis Heapy and Sheila Livesey, married at this church prior to the commencement of the peal

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 23 June 1956 in 3h 25 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 John W Griffiths
2 Rodney B Meadows
3 Richard D Langford
4 Frederick Seager
5 Edmund J Morris
6 Albert J Pitman
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Bert Sutton
9 Brian D Threlfall
10 John R Cooper
First peal of Grandsire Caters: 5,10
Ringing World July 6th 1956 No. 2362 Vol. LII page 418

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 30 June 1956 in 2h 58 (20–1–16 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Dexter's No. 1
1 Lester L Gray
2 Alexander J Martin
3 Ernest L Humphries
4 Thomas R Butler (C)
5 Jack N Brown
6 Edwin C Birkett
7 Thomas W Hesketh
8 Joseph Ridyard
In memoriam Frederick H. Dexter.
It is 50 years since the first peal of Stedman was rung on these bells, the only surviving member of the band being Mr. E. H. Lewis, president of the Central Council.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 30 June 1956 in 3h 35 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5760 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Brian J Woodruffe
1 Alex Richardson
2 Elizabeth M Bagshaw
3 Mrs Gladys Richardson
4 William A Smith
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Sydney Hough, Junr
7 Revd G Gordon Graham
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of Major: 2.
25th peal: 5.
The ringer of the fourth has now ‘circled the tower.’
This composition contains 130 singles and no bobs.
Ringing World page reference: 2364.0450

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 30 June 1956 in 3h 6 (14–1–26)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by E Timbrell
1 David Vincent
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Frederick William Grocott
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Border (C)
First peal in the method: 2.
A 21st birthday compliment to the ringer of the second.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 7 July 1956 in 2h 31 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Doubles (3m/1v)
Being 11 240’s and ten extents of Grandsire, three of Reverse St Bartholomew, three of April Day and four of Plain Bob
1 Stanley Sutton
2 Frank R Morton
3 John E Brough (C)
4 Herbert Sutton
5 J Derek Smith
6 Thomas P Barlow
First peal in four Doubles methods: 1,6
First peal of Doubles: 2
Rung to commemorate the induction of Rev J.H. Back house by the Bishop of Stockport on June 12th
Ringing World July 20th 1956 No. 2364 Vol. LII page 453

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 14 July 1956 in 3h 2 (14–0–0 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Johnson's variation
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 Eric Hornby
3 Henry Parker
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Frederick Jackson
6 William B Allman
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 John E Bibby
Rung in honour of the silver wedding of Mr S Dutton, a ringer at this church and Mrs Dutton
H Parker has now 'completed the circle'

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 14 July 1956 in 2h 52 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by H Davies
1 Alan A Potts
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Peter Laflin
5 Basil Jones
6 Alan J Brown
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 John Worth (C)
Rung as a farefell to the Vicar, Rev. J. Richards, on his leaving to take up the living of St. Stephen’s, New Brighton

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 28 July 1956 in 2h 50 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
(1) Kent TB; Oxford TB; (3-7) Plain Bob
1 Brian Schofield
2 Margaret Hall
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Walter Shaw
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 3 methods 'inside': 2. Rung as a welcome to the Rev and Mrs E A Chapman, and on their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 28 July 1956 in 3h 21 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Basil Jones
4 Fred Dunkerley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Peter Border
Rung for the Christening of the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Hill (Ruth Olwin). Christened prior to the peal by her grandfather, Rev. E.C.G. Weeks, vicar of this parish.
First peal in the method for Peter Border.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
All Saints, Hoole
Tuesday, 31 July 1956 in 2h 27 (7½ in B)
5040 Minor (5m)
One extent each of Oxford treble bob, Double oxford, and Oxford Bob; and two extents each of Kent treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 George F Sperring
2 George Case
3 Henry O Baker
4 John Hughes
5 John W Griffiths (C)
6 Percy Swindley
A Birthday peal for Percy Swindley.
Ringing World page reference: 2368.0517

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Saturday, 4 August 1956 in 3h (13–3–8 in F)
5088 Chester Bob Major
Composed by J W Griffiths
1 John Dean
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Brian D Threlfall
8 Percy Swindley
The first peal in the method (CCC No.252), originally published as Chester Imperial Bob in RW
Rung in honour of the birthday of H M Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; also as a birthday compliment to Dennis H B Millward
Ringing World page reference: 2369.0530

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 7 August 1956 in 2h 46 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 F George Forrester
2 Arnold Worth
3 Robert Barratt
4 Leonard Copnall
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Derek Briscall
[Published as New Grandsire Doubles].
Rung for the christening of Christine Anne Pimlott, daughter of the conductor, and Corinne Marion Forrester, daughter of the treble ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 11 August 1956 in 2h 51 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Single Oxford Bob and four extents of Plain Bob
1 Edward J Boffey
2 Herbert Sutton
3 A Anthony Jaques
4 John E Brough (C)
5 J Derek Smith
6 Frederick S Sutton
First peal of Minor in four methods: 1,5
50th peal: 1
First peal inside in four Minor methods: 6
A Silver Wedding compliment to the treble ringer, Edward J Boffey and Mrs Boffey
Ringing World August 24th 1956 No. 2369 vol. LII page 532

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 1 September 1956 in 3h 40 (29–0–0 in C)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by B Jealous
1 John Dean
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 George F Sperring
5 Philip J Evans
6 Arthur G Watkin
7 Samuel Jones, Junr
8 Dennis H B Millward
9 Percy Swindley
10 H Stewart Bailey
First peal on ten bells: 1, 5.
Ringing World page reference: 2372.0578

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 7 September 1956 in 3h 18 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5472 Spliced Surprise Major (9m)
In nine methods, being 1,024 London, 832 Bristol, 800 Watford, 640 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 512 Pudsey, 416 Cassiobury, 384 Superlative and 352 Lincoln, with 125 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 September 1956 in 2h 28 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Percy Swindley
2 Dennis H B Millward
3 George F Sperring
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 John W Griffiths
6 Henry O Baker (C)
7 Brian D Threlfall
8 H Stewart Bailey
Believed to be the quickest peal on the bells.
150th together: 2 and 5.
A golden wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Budd, now of Grimsby.
Ringing World page reference: 2373.0595

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 15 September 1956 in 2h 46 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 George Armitt
2 Kenneth Smith
3 Charles W Lawton
4 Anthony W Lawton
5 Mrs C W Lawton
6 Barry Corbishley (C)
First peal 1. Rung to celebrate the birth of a son (Michael Leigh) to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 15 September 1956 in 3h 16 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5472 Spliced Surprise Major (9m)
In nine methods, being 1,024 London, 832 Bristol, 800 Watford, 640 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 512 Pudsey, 416 Cassiobury, 384 Superlative and 352 Lincoln, with 125 changes of method, and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Leslie Boumphrey
2 James Fernley
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 22 September 1956 in 3h 20 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Ivor R Nichols
2 Basil Jones
3 Richard D Langford
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 George A Packer
7 John Worth (C)
8 Walter Allman
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker
The treble ringer has now circled the tower
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringers of treble and sixth
Ringing World October 5th 1956 No. 2375 Vol. LII page 626

Chester Diocesan Guild
West Kirby, Wirral
St Bridget
Thursday, 27 September 1956 (12–0–23 in G)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Lillian Campbell
2 M Grisenthwaite
3 W R Stanley
4 E Connor
5 J Jukes (C)
6 J B Andrew
7 K Boyce
To celebrate the silver wedding of the Rector and Mrs Barton (23/09/56)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 6 October 1956 in 3h 5 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of three extents of Plain Bob, two of Oxford Treble Bob and one each of Kent Treble Bob and St Clement's
1 Sydney Sage
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Brian Schofield
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 John E Brough
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in four methods: 3
Rung as a 20th wedding anniversary compliment to Mr and Mrs Sydney Sage, and for celebration of harvest-tide
Ringing World page reference: 2377.0661

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 October 1956 in 3h 2 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Alex Richardson
2 Elizabeth M Bagshaw
3 Henry Kirk
4 William A Smith
5 Mrs Gladys Richardson
6 Sidney Hough, Junr
7 Neil D Lomas
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 6 & 7.
100th peal: 6.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2378.0674

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 6 October 1956 in 2h 51 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (2m)
Being three extends of Oxford Treble Bob and four extents of Kent Treble Bob. Standard Calling
1 Mrs Gladys Richardson
2 Alan McFall
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Robert Smith
5 Brian J Woodruffe
6 William A Smith (C)
First peal 2,3,4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 13 October 1956 in 3h 23 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 John E Bibby
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Alan J Brown
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Sunday, 14 October 1956 in 2h 42 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor
Being ten methods in seven extents: (1) Wragby, St. Albans, Charlwood and Neasden Delight; (2) Capel Treble Bob; (3) Sandal Treble Bob; (4) London Scholars’ Pleasure Treble Bob; (5) Kingston Treble Bob; (6) Oxford Treble Bob; (7) Kent Treble Bob. Standard calling.
1 Mrs Gladys Richardson
2 Eric Ellison
3 Sidney Hough, Junr
4 Alex Richardson (C)
5 Brian J Woodruffe
6 Neil D Lomas
Rung as a farewell to the Vicar, Rev. H. Saunders Williams retiring after 27 years at this church.
Ringing World page reference: 2378.0677

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 23 October 1956 in 2h 42 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford Bob, St. Clement’s Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Terry Owen
2 J Henry Fielden
3 A Raymond M Watkin
4 Edwin Jones
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Thomas A Rogers (C)
First peal in seven methods away from the treble: 3
First peal and first attempt: 4
The first peal on the bells since rehanging by Messrs. Mears and Stainbank.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Mr. C. B. Pemberton, of Bidston,
and Miss J. M. Webster, of Wallasey.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Weaverham, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 26 October 1956 in 2h 35 (9–1–0 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 extents (10 varied callings)
1 Sonia Cross
2 David Smith
3 Henry Parker (C)
4 Eric Hornby
5 William Hornby
6 Ernest Bradley
First peal: 1, 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 27 October 1956 in 2h 35 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
One 720 Cambridge, two 720s each Oxford, Kent and Plain Bob
1 Harry W Howard
2 Harry Parker (C)
3 Cecil Raddon
4 Eric Hornby
5 William Allman
6 Walter Allman
A birthday compliment to John Davenport. The treble ringer has circled the tower.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 27 October 1956 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Peter Laflin
7 Edward Jenkins
8 John Worth (C)
100th peal for the Guild: 3.
Rung half-muffled as a mark of respect to John W. Hartley, a member of the local band at Norbury for many years, who was buried on Saturday, October 20th, 1956.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 3 November 1956 in 2h 55 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 R Anthony Trickett
2 Carole Eustace
3 Peter Watson
4 Trevor Taylor (C)
5 Geoffrey D Fearnehough
6 Derek Taylor
First peal of Treble Bob Minor: 2,3
Ringing World December 7th 1956 No. 2384 Vol. LII page 773

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 17 November 1956 in 3h 5 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5472 Spliced Surprise Major (9m)
In nine methods, being 1,024 London, 832 Bristol, 800 Watford, 640 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 416 Cassiobury, 384 Superlative and 352 Lincoln, with 125 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 James Fernley
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 John Worth
8 Joseph W Whittaker
[only 8 methods published]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 17 November 1956 in 2h 53 (18–0–11 in E)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E Morris (RW 9/11/1956)
1 Alexander Richardson
2 Gladys Richardson
3 Colin H Dewsnap
4 Eric Simpson
5 Robert B Smith
6 Alan McFall
7 William A Smith (C)
8 Brian J Woodruffe
First peal of major and in the method: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 1 December 1956 in 2h 43 (13–0–0)
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 Treble Bob ; (6) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (7 ) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Sidney Hough Jnr
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 William A Smith
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 33 methods(4) Rung as an 84th birthday compliment to Mrs. J. Wheadon. wife of a local ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 1 December 1956 in 3h 26 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Brian Harris
10 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal in the method for Brian Harris.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hayfield, Derbyshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 1 December 1956 in 3h 19 (10–2–21 in A♭)
5280 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2m)
Kent and Oxford
Composed by Worcester variation
1 Gladys Richardson
2 Carol Eustace
3 Elizabeth M Bagshaw
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Alan McFall
6 Robert B Smith
7 Michael J Pryor
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of Treble Bob Major: 2, 6 & 7. First peal of Treble Bob Major as conductor. First peal in this variation by all the band and on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 1 December 1956 in 2h 50 (12–1–22 in F)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1 George F Sperring
2 Frederick R Evans
3 Henry O Baker
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Brian D Threlfall
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
Rung to the memory of Mrs A Baker
Ringing World page reference: 2386.0803

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
13 Knowsley Road
Monday, 3 December 1956 in 2h 8 (15 in C)
5088 Treble Bob Major (2m)
Hudson’s ‘New Light’ variation
Composed by Ed. C. Gobey
1–2 Wilfred L Robinson
3–4 Frederick W Grocott (C)
5–6 Robin G Turner
7–8 Leslie Boumphrey
First peal in the method on handbells
Ringing World December 28th 1956 No. 2387 Vol. LII page 821
Ringing World page reference: 2387.0821

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 December 1956 in 3h 22 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 J William Clarke
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Edward Jenkins
7 John Worth (C)
8 Ralph G Edwards
An 88th birthday compliment to Mr. Samuel Jones.
Ringing World page reference: 2389.0018

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccles, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 9 December 1956 in 2h 57 (19–3–13)
5120 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C J Sedgley
1 David Vincent
2 Ruth M Jackson
3 Percival W Cave
4 Basil Jones
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Alan J Brown
7 Brian Harris
8 Peter Border (C)
Ringing world: 2387.0819

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 15 December 1956 in 3h 5 (14–0–0 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Pritchard
1 Cynthia Moore
2 Victor Neal
3 Harry W Howard
4 Reginald W Worrall
5 Eric Hornby
6 Cecil Raddon
7 John E Bibby
8 Henry Parker (C)
First peal: 1
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Moore, also as a birthday compliment to Mr FJ Neal

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 15 December 1956 in 3h 14 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5472 Spliced Surprise Major (9m)
In nine methods, being: 1,024 London, 832 Bristol, 800 Watford, 640 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 512 Pudsey, 416 Cassiobury, 384 Superlative and 352 Lincoln, with 125 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 John Worth
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
An 82nd birthday compliment to W. W. Wolstencroft. The band wish him a speedy restoration to health.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Sunday, 16 December 1956 (13½ in F♯)
1956 Doubles (3m)
870 Grandsire, 600 Plain Bob, 480 Reverse Canterbury
1 A R Rhodes
2 Miss J Brierley
3 Mrs D Kidd
4 S Sage
5 D Mottershead (C)
6 N D Lomas
First date touch by all the band

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 22 December 1956 in 3h (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Edward Jenkins
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Alan A Potts
5 Basil Jones
6 Alan J Brown
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Wednesday, 26 December 1956 in 3h 30 (26–0–21 in D)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 James Fernley
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Alan J Brown
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins
Rung after meeting short for Maximus.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Wednesday, 26 December 1956 in 2h 31 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Bernard Groves
2 Christine C Macnair
3 Alec Osbaldiston
4 Alan McFall
5 Robert Smith
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal: 3.
First peal of Plain Bob Minor: 1, 2, 4 & 5.
The quickest peal on the bells.
Average age of the bells 16 years.
Ringing World page reference: 2390.0038

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, 27 December 1956 in 3h 50 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 Pudsey Surprise Royal
Composed by C J Sedgley
1 Margaret E Ridyard
2 Doreen Dutton
3 John W Griffiths
4 Gordon Halls
5 Brian Harris
6 Alexander J Martin
7 Jack Ashcroft
8 Ronald Kenrick
9 Percy Swindley
10 Joseph Ridyard (C)
First peal in the method by all the band and on the bells.
Ringing World page reference: 2336.0002