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Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 January 1957 in 2h 51 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 each of London and Rutland, 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman (reversed)
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Edward Jenkins
3 James Fernley
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 John Worth

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 5 January 1957 in 3h 4 (16–1–5 in E)
5008 St Clement's College Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood
1 Walter Allman (C)
2 Victor Neale
3 Eric Hornby
4 Cecil Raddon
5 John E Bibby
6 William E Allman
7 Harry W Howard
8 Henry Parker
First peal in the method by all the band
Rung for the birthday of C Raddon
Ringing World January 25th 1957 No. 2391 Vol. LIII page 51

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bredbury, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Saturday, 5 January 1957 in 2h 38 (11–2–7 in G)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Ivor Jenkins
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Frederick William Grocott
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Geoffrey Pearson
6 A Neville Brown
7 Derek Taylor
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
The first peal on the bells

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 12 January 1957 in 2h 53 (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Southwell Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's Variation
1 Rbt B P Hulse (Verger)
2 Anne Slinger
3 A Dugdale (Chorister)
4 Charles ward
5 John Orme (Sidesman)
6 Wm E Allman (Sidesman)
7 Wltr Allman (Sidesman) (C)
8 D Maddock (Lay Reader)
First peal of Surprise: 2. First peal in the method by all. The conductor has now called a peal from each bell in the tower.
Rung by the Sunday service band to mark the acceptance to the Ministry of J. Orme, and the birth of Charles Edward Jenkin, a son to the conductor.
RW 2392.0067

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Saturday, 12 January 1957 in 3h 7 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5040 St Clement's College Bob Major
Composed by Sir A Percival Heywood
1 Christine C Macnair
2 Elizabeth M Bagshaw
3 Mrs Gladys Richardson
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Alan McFall
6 Robert B Smith
7 Alexander Richardson
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal: Christine MacNair.
First peal in the method by all the band.
A birthday compliment to Robert Smith.
Source: RW, 1957, page 67.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 19 January 1957 in 2h 49 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Delight Minor (15m)
(1) Castleton; (2) Peveril and Beeston; (3) Leasowe and Melandra; (4) Skipton, Chepstow, Balmoral and Fotheringay; (5) Dover; (6) Knutsford, Rostherne, Wilmslow and Bogedone; (7) Ely.
1 Gladys Richardson
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 19 January 1957 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by John A Burford
1 James Fernley
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Peter Laflin
5 Alan A Potts
6 John Worth (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Brian Harris
10 Edward Jenkins
800th peal : John Worth.
100th peal together : Joseph Whittaker and Edward Jenkins.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 25 January 1957 in 2h 43 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 extents (four callings).
1 Derek Briscall
2 F George Forrester
3 Robert Barratt
4 Leonard Copnall
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Brian Schofield
First peal away from tenor: 1. 25th peal: 5. First peal in the method by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 26 January 1957 in 2h 40 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (11m)
In 11 methods: (1) Morning Star and Norbury; (2) College Exercise; (3) Ockley and Duke of Norfolk; (4) Oxford; (5) Oxford, Capel and Sandal; (6) Oxford, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston; (7) Kent; 21 changes of method.
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Gladys Richardson
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Alan McFall
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Robert B Smith
First peal in 11 methods: 1, 3 & 4. First peal in 11 methods ‘inside’: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 February 1957 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (16m)
In 16 methods, being 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Claybrooke, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, Lindum, London, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Uxbridge, Wembley, Wordsworth and Yorkshire. with 144 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman (reversed)
1 Peter Laflin
2 John Worth
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 Joseph W Whittaker
150th peal: 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 2 February 1957 in 3h (11–1–24 in F♯)
5040 Doubles (3m)
Being 14 extents each of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure (four callings), Plain Bob (four callings), ten extents of Grandsire (ten callings) and two 240’s.
1 Neil D Lomas
2 Brian Schofield
3 Robert Barratt
4 Leonard Copnall
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Derek Briscall

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 16 February 1957 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (18m)
In 18 methods, being 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Claybrooke, Cray, Bastcote, Lindum, Lincolnshire, London, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Rutland, Wembley, Wordsworth and Yorkshire, and 160 each of Hitchin, Superlative, Uxbridge and Watford, with 144 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 James Fernley
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 John Worth
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The first peal in 18 Surprise Major methods by the Guild, on the bells and by all the band.
In memoriam Walter W. Wolstencroft, who took part in the first peal of Spliced Surprise Major in four methods for the Guild on these bells on April 13th, 1935.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 February 1957 in 2h 38 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Doubles (5m)
In five methods, being two extents of Stedman (two callings), ten extents of Grandsire (ten callings), ten extents of St. Simon’s Bob (four callings), 12 extents of St. Martin’s Bob (four callings) and eight extents of Plain Bob (four callings)
1 William H Dowse
2 Robert B Smith
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Alan McFall
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of Doubles: 1, 2, 3 & 4. First peal of Doubles in five methods: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 27 February 1957 in 2h 58 (14–1–26)
5152 Belgrave Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 David Vincent
2 Brian Harris
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Robin G Turner
5 Alan J Brown
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Wilfred L Robinson
8 Frederick William Grocott (C)
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8. First peal of Belgrave Surprise on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tattenhall, Cheshire
St Alban
Saturday, 2 March 1957 in 2h 39 (12–0–17 in F♯)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being a 720 each of Double Court, Double Bob, St Clements, Childwall, Double Oxford, Thelwall and Oxford Bob
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2399.0181

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Friday, 15 March 1957 in 2h 52 (9–1–3)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two extents each of Cambridge Surprise, Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Bob. and one extent of Plain Bob.
1 D John Poole
2 Alexander J Martin
3 Roger J H Veysey
4 Vivian T O Boase
5 Charles B Pemberton (C)
6 Ernest T Carvell
First peal: 1 and 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 16 March 1957 in 3h 3 (15–3–6 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 George F Sperring
2 Harold F White
3 Henry O Baker (C)
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 John W Griffiths
8 Percy Swindley
300th peal: 3 and 7
Ringing World page reference: 2401.0210

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 March 1957 in 2h 43 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 William H Dowse
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Brian J Woodruffe
5 Robert B Smith
6 Alan McFall (C)
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6. First peal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 March 1957 in 3h 6 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (22m)
In 22 methods, being 480 Cambridge, 320 each of Bristol, Claybrooke, Lindum, London, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Rutland and Wordsworth, and 160 each of Acton, Apsley, Coddenham, Cray, Eastcote. Hitchin, Lincolnshire, Ripon, Superlative, Uxbridge, Yorkshire, Watford and Wembley, with 144 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Rev Brian Harris
8 Joseph W Whittaker
The first peal in 22 Spliced Surprise Major methods by the Guild, in the county and by all the band.
A welcome to the Rev. E. P. T yson; a silver wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. J. Worth, and a birthday compliment to the tenor ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 23 March 1957 in 2h 48 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor (7m)
Being an extent each of Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston Treble Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob
1 John S Dean
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Henry O Baker
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2402.0228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 23 March 1957 in 2h 35 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (35m)
(1) Knutsford, Rostherne, Wilmslow, Bogedone and Ely Delight; (2) Skipton, Chepstow, Balmoral, Fotheringay and Dover Delight; (3) Peveril, Leasowe, Melandra, Beeston and Castleton Delight; (4) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (5) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (6) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob: (7) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight.
1 Gladys Richardson
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Alexander Richardson
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 25 March 1957 in 3h 12 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by J A Trollope
1 May Lomas
2 Mary Worth
3 John Worth (C)
4 Edward F Potts
5 Denis A Henshaw
6 Gerald Farrer
7 A Hedley Wood
8 Donald Pearson
9 Harry Farrer
10 Alan A Potts

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 6 April 1957 in 3h 25 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Bristol Surprise Royal
Rung with a fourths place bob. The composition consists of one course only.
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Edward Jenkins
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 John Worth
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris
The first peal in the method in the county, for the Guild and on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 April 1957 in 2h 41 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (26m)
In 26 methods: (1) Combermere, Vale Royal, Crowland, Abbeyville and St. Werburgh Delight; (2) Duke of Norfolk. Morning Star, College Exercise, Ockley and Norbury Treble Bob ; (3) Neasden, St. Albans, Charlwood, Braintree and Wragby Delight; (4) Old Oxford, College Bob IV, Newdigate, Marple and Willesden Delight; (5) Marple Delight; (6) Oxford, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Capel and Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Kent Treble Bob; 31 changes of method.
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Bernard Groves
3 Alan McFall
4 Robert Smith
5 William A Smith
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal in 26 methods: 1, 2, 3 & 4.
25th peal as conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2404.0260

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 24 April 1957 in 2h 55 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (6m)
In six methods: One extent each of Capel, Kingston, London Scholars Pleasure, Sandal and Kent, and two of Oxford Treble Bob
1 Shirley Harris
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Alan McFall
5 Robert B Smith
6 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 27 April 1957 in 2h 57 (14–1–4)
5040 (3) Methods Of Minor
Being four extents of Plain Bob, two extents of Kent Treble Bob and one extent of Oxford Treble Bob
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 William H Dowse
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Michael J Pryor
5 Alan McFall (C)
6 Robert B Smith
This is the first peal of minor by a local band. Rung as a silver wedding compliment Mr Mrs J McFall, parents of the conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Monday, 29 April 1957 in 2h 55 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 26 extents and and eight 240s.
1 Margaret C MacKay
2 Dorothy M Stafford
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5 William H Dowse
6 Bernard Groves
First peal: Margaret MacKay and Dorothy Stafford.
First peal of Grandsire Doubles by all.
First peal in the method as conductor.
Average age 15.2 years. Believed to be the youngest band to ring a peal for the Guild.
Source: RW, 1957, page 309.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 29 April 1957 in 2h 55 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Doubles (4m)
In four methods, being 1,200 St. Martin’s Bob, 1,200 St. Simon's Bob, 2,160 Grandsire and 480 Plain Bob.
1 Valerie Pennington
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 William H Dowse
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Merita V Braddock
First peal: 1 & 6. First peal in four Doubles methods: 3 & 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 4 May 1957 in 3h 1 (14–1–25 in F)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thurstans' Four Part
1 Lester L Gray
2 Gwendolyn I Howlett
3 Thomas R Butler
4 Norman Heaps
5 Frederick S Almond
6 Edwin C Birkett
7 John F Grove
8 H Stewart Bailey
First peal of Stedman Triples: 7.
A wedding compliment to Julia M. Preston and Ewart H. Edge, who were married at St. Mary’s Parish Church. Prescot, on April 27th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 4 May 1957 in 2h 53 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Christopher J Jones
2 Mary Shaw
3 Eric Hornby
4 Harry W Howard
5 Henry Parker (C)
6 Cecil Raddon
First peal: 1 & 2.
Rung in honour of the Royal May Queen of the town.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 10 May 1957 in 2h 53 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Mary Worth
2 Shirley Harris
3 Rev Brian Harris
4 Robert Smith
5 Denis A Henshaw
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 John Worth
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Treble Bob 1. First peal of Major 5. First peal in teh method as conductor.
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Mr. ,T. H. Hayes, hon. treasurer of the Bell Fund when these bells were installed.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bredbury, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Saturday, 25 May 1957 in 3h 21 (11–2–7 in G)
5376 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Ernest Morris (RW 17/5/57)
1 Brian J Woodruffe
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Colin H Dewsnap
5 Alan McFall
6 Michael J Pryor
7 William A Smith
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal of Major: 3. 25th peal and first as conductor: 8. First peal in the method and longest length on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 1 June 1957 in 3h 3 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 D John Poole
2 Daphne M Wain
3 Stanley D Sutton
4 Robert F Ferris
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Frank T Parry
7 Ernest F Bennett
8 J Henry Fielden
First peal of Major and first attempt: 1 and 4.
Rung prior to the dedication of a tablet to the memory of John William Milner, for many years Branch chairman and Master of the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 1 June 1957 in 2h 54 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Merita V Braddock
2 Robert B Smith
3 William H Dowse
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Brian J Woodruffe
6 Alan McFall (C)
First peal of Minor: 1. First peal of Plain Bob Minor: 3 & 4. First peal in the method as conductor.
Rung as a welcome to the new Vicar

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 11 June 1957 in 2h 55 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Brian J Woodruffe
2 Shirley Harris
3 Bernard Groves
4 Basil Jones (C)
5 Alan McFall
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian Harris
First peal of Surprise: Bernard Groves, Alan McFall and Robert Smith.
First peal of Surprise inside: Shirley Harris.
First peal of Surprise as conductor.
Source: RW, 1957, page 408.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 15 June 1957 in 3h 40 (29–0–0 in C)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Henry O Baker
1 George F Sperring
2 John Dean
3 Fred Hartman
4 John W Griffiths
5 John Hughes
6 Henry O Baker (C)
7 Robert W Hinde
8 Dennis H B Millward
9 Percy Swindley
10 H Stewart Bailey
First peal of Royal: 2, 5.
Ringing World page reference: 2413.0407

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Friday, 5 July 1957 in 2h 55 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Sidney Anthony
2 Henry Parker
3 William Bibby
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Frederick Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 Harry W Howard
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal for the treble ringer since 1938
Rung half-muffled for the local tower master Mr Stanley Booth, whose funeral took place during the week
Ringing World July 19th 1957 No. 2416 Vol. LIII page 459

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 July 1957 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Alan A Potts
2 Basil Jones
3 Brian Harris
4 John Worth (C)
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Peter Laflin
First peal of Bristol Surprise Major: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Wednesday, 10 July 1957 in 2h 45 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford Bob, St. Clements' Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob
1 Martin B Fisher
2 Joan M Pemberton
3 Marjorie E Webster
4 Edwin Jones
5 Vivian T O Boase
6 Charles B Pemberton (C)
First peal: 1
First peal as conductor
Rung as a farewell to Canon J R Spencer, for 15 years Rector of this parish.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 20 July 1957 in 3h (7–2–22 in B♭)
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 A J Pitman
1 John Worth
2 Fred Dunkerly
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Rev Brian Harris
8 Joseph W Whittaker
Rung for the wedding of the Vicar, Rev. W. E. P. Tyson, M.A., which took place at Astbury the same day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
7 Waterside
Saturday, 27 July 1957 in 1h 57 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
Being 42 extents (four callings)
1–2 Bernard Groves
3–4 Alan McFall
5–6 Robert Smith (C)
First peal in hand by all
Ringing World August 16th 1957 No. 2420 Vol. LIII page 525
Ringing World page reference: 2420.0525

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 27 July 1957 in 3h 10 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Peter Laflin
9 Brian Harris
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 3 August 1957 in 3h 40 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 William E Smith
2 Trevor Taylor (C)
3 Brian A Tomlinson
4 Sidney Hough, Junr
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Geoffrey D Fearnehough
7 Derek Taylor
8 Denis Mottershead
Ringing World page reference: 2422.0555

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 5 August 1957 in 3h 31 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
Composed by Arr. C Kenneth Lewis
1 James Fernley
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Edward Jenkins
7 John Worth
8 Neil D Lomas
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris
11 Peter Border
12 Frederick E Collins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Wednesday, 7 August 1957 in 2h 50 (9–1–3)
5040 Doubles (4m)
Being 11 extents each of Grandsire and Plain Bob, and ten extents each of St. Simon’s and St. Martin’s.
1 Roland A Dutton
2 D John Poole
3 Percy D Baldcock
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Ernest T Carvell
6 M Robert Gledhill
First peal and first attempt: 1 and 6.
First peal away from the treble: 2.
First peal of Doubles: 5.
In memoriam Pamela Hill, of St. Saviour’s, Oxton, drowned at Barmouth on Tuesday, July 16th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 10 August 1957 in 3h (11–1–9 in G)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Shirley Harris
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Brian Harris
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 10 August 1957 in 2h 49 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Cynthia Moore
2 Eric Hornby
3 John Scott
4 Mrs D Lowe
5 Douglas Lowe
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Minor: 1
First peal: 5
100th peal as conductor
50th peal on the bells

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccles, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 12 August 1957 in 2h 48 (19–3–13)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Arr. C Kenneth Lewis
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Brian J Woodruffe
4 Trevor Taylor
5 Robert B Smith
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Brian Harris
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Ringing world: 2425.0602

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 12 August 1957 in 3h 2 (14–1–26)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 James J Blowers
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Robert B Smith
5 Trevor Taylor
6 Brian J Woodruffe
7 Brian Harris
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Tuesday, 13 August 1957 in 2h 59 (18–0–11 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William H Dowse
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Geoffrey D Fernyhough
4 Robert B Smith
5 Brian J Woodruffe
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal of Surprise Major: 1. First peal of Surprise Major ‘inside’: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Wednesday, 14 August 1957 in 2h 45 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Mary Worth
2 Shirley Harris
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Edward Jenkins (C)
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Brian J Woodruffe
7 Geoffrey D Fernyhough
8 Brian Harris
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3 & 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bredbury, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Wednesday, 14 August 1957 in 2h 59 (11–2–7 in G)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 William H Dowse
2 Brian Harris
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Robert B Smith
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method: 1, 3, 4, 6 & 7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Thursday, 15 August 1957 in 3h 30 (23–3–16)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Robert B Smith
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 John E Bibby
5 Trevor Taylor
6 John Worth (C)
7 Derek Ogden
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Brian Harris
10 Edward Jenkins
First peal of Surprise Royal: 1, 3, 5
Ringing world: 2425.0603
Ringing World page reference: 2425.0603

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Friday, 16 August 1957 in 2h 48 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Bernard Groves
3 William A Smith
4 Michael W Crowder
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Robert B Smith
7 Brian J Woodruffe
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method: 1, 2 & 6.
Ringing World page reference: 2425.0603

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 22 August 1957 in 2h 51 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Carol Fernley
2 Shirley Harris
3 Brian Harris
4 James Fernley
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Edward Jenkins
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1. First peal of Bristol away from treble: 2. First peal of Bristol: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 24 August 1957 in 3h 7 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 R Eric Britton
2 Elry Dumbell
3 D John Poole
4 Marjorie Poole
5 Fred Hartmann
6 Raymond A Watkin
7 Lester L Gray
8 Frank T Parry (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1 and 2
First peal of Major inside: 3
First peal of Major: 6
To mark the 50th anniversary of the augmentation of the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Friday, 30 August 1957 in 3h 12 (11–1–9 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by H Howlett
1 Stuart Ellison
2 John R Kennett
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 William H Dowse
6 Brian J Woodruffe
7 William A Smith
8 Alan McFall (C)
First peal: 1 & 2. First peal of Plain Bob Major: 5. First peal of major as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 31 August 1957 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 London, 960 Rutland and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 James Fernley
5 Basil Jones
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 September 1957 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by J A Burford
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Peter Laflin
3 Basil Jones
4 Robert B Smith (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Brian Harris
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Joseph W Whittaker
10 Neil D Lomas

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 12 September 1957 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 each of London and Rutland and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Crag, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pritchard
1 James Fernley
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 Brian Harris
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 14 September 1957 in 3h 35 (29¼)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by J Carter
1 Trevor Taylor
2 James S Webb
3 Peter Laflin
4 Brian A Tomlinson
5 Charles Bell
6 Jack Barker
7 Derek Ogden (C)
8 Leslie G Watkins
9 Geoffrey D Fearnehough
10 Derek Taylor
Rung for the diamond jubilee of the church
Ringing world: 2426.0618
Ringing World page reference: 2426.0618

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Wednesday, 18 September 1957 in 2h 47 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 extents (ten callings).
1 Ernest Pimlott (C)
2 Robert Barratt
3 John P Jackson
4 F George Forrester
5 Derek Briscall
6 Harry Callwood
First peal ‘inside’: 5.
Rung by members of the Sunday service band, in memoriam Clement H. Taylor, who served this church as a ringer for 70 years and as a chorister for 64 years; interred on September 14th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 21 September 1957 in 2h 50 (14–1–25 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Henry O Baker
1 Henry O Baker (C)
2 John Dean
3 George F Sperring
4 Fred Hartman
5 John W Griffiths
6 Robert W Hinde
7 John T Tilston
8 Alexander J Martin
Rung to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the birth of the first Viscount Leverhulme, founder of Port Sunlight.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 21 September 1957 in 2h 52 (14–1–4)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (19m)
Being seven extents in 19 methods viz:- (1) College Exercise, Norbury, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob (2) College Bob (iv), Wragby, Neasden and Grove Delight (3) Willesden, Old Oxford, Bocking and Poynton Delight (4) Kingston, London Scholar's Pleasure and Capel Treble Bob (5) Oxford (6) Kent (Cambridge)
1 William H Dowse
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones
4 Neil Bennett
5 Alan McFall (C)
6 Robert B Smith
First peal in 19 methods

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 21 September 1957 in 2h 47 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (16m)
In 16 methods, being 640 London, 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Crag, Eastcote. Lincolnshire, Lindum, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Rutland. Wembley, Wadsworth, Yorkshire, and 160 each of Watford and Uxbridge, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pritchard
1 Ernest Boumphrey
2 Rev Brian Harris
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Basil Jones
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 3 October 1957 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Shirley Harris
3 Robert B Smith
4 James Fernley (C)
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Brian Harris
7 Basil Jones
8 Peter Laflin
First peal: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 5 October 1957 in 2h 53 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Harry W Howard
2 James Steadman
3 David A Godfrey
4 Eric Hornby
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Henry Parker (C)
First peal: 2. H. W. Howard has 'completed the circle.' Rung for the Harvest Festival.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 26 October 1957 in 2h 50 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Minor (9m)
In nine methods: (I) and (2) Norbury, College Exercise, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob; (3) and (4) Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Sandal and Capel Treble Bob; (5), (6) and (7) Plain Bob.
1 Brian J Woodruffe
2 William H Dowse
3 John R Kennett
4 Bernard F L Groves (C)
5 Frank Osbaldiston
6 Robert B Smith
25th peal together: 1 & 5. First peal in nine methods ‘inside': 2. First peal of Minor and in nine methods: 3. First peal as conductor. Brian J. Woodruffe has now ‘circled the tower’. Average age 15.5 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Saturday, 2 November 1957 in 2h 46 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two 720's each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Oxford bob and one of Plain Bob.
1 William Strong
2 Vivian T O Boase
3 Thomas A Rogers
4 Edwin Jones
5 Alexander J Martin
6 John A Webster (C)
rung as welcome to Canon L R Healey, M.A., lately inducted Rector of this parish.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 November 1957 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 each of London and Rutland and 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 John E Bibby
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Basil Jones
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 John Worth

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 12 November 1957 in 2h 42 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Carol Fernley
2 Shirley Harris
3 Basil Jones
4 James Fernley
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Brian Harris
First peal of minor: Carol Fernley.
First peal of Cambridge Surprise Minor: Shirley Harris and James Fernley.
Source: RW, 1957, page 753.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 18 November 1957 in 3h 11 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5080 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Worth
1 Mary Worth
2 May Lomas
3 John Worth (C)
4 Edward F Potts
5 Denis A Henshaw
6 Donald Pearson
7 Gerald Farrer
8 Harry Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 Alan A Potts
Rung to mark the wedding of Roy Booth to Miss Patricia Sellars which took place at St Michael's, Macclesfield on Saturday, November 9th. All the above ringers are Sunday service ringers at Christ Church along with the bridegroom.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Upton by Birkenhead, Merseyside
St Mary
Saturday, 30 November 1957 in 2h 55 (9–2–8 in G)
5040 Doubles (4m)
(Being 11 extents each of St Simon's and St Martin's and ten extents each of Grandsire and Plain Bob.
1 M Wendy H Jones
2 D John Poole
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alexander J Martin (C)
5 Thomas Rogers
First peal and first attempt: 1;
First peal on 5 bells by all the band.
First peal on the bells (originally hung 1868).
A compliment to Mr and Mrs W J H Jones on their silver wedding anniversary.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 30 November 1957 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 John Worth (C)
Rung for the funeral of James Fernley, buried prior to the commencement of the peal; he was a ringer at Norbury since 1922 and leader of the band since 1934.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Saturday, 30 November 1957 in 2h 14 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (7m)
In seven methods, being 720 each of St Osmund, St Nicholas’ Bob, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, St Simon’s Bob, Winchendon Place Bob, St Martin’s Bob and Plain Bob
1–2 Bernard Groves
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Robert B Smith
First peal of seven Doubles on handbells by all and for the Guild
Ringing World December 27th 1957 No. 2449 Vol. LIII page 834
Ringing World page reference: 2439.0834

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 30 November 1957 in 2h 45 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 F George Forrester
3 Leonard Copnall
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Robert B Smith
6 Joseph W Whittaker (C)
First peal of Minor: 2.
In memoriam James Fernley

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Friday, 6 December 1957 in 2h 48 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being one extent each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and 5 extents of Plain Bob
1 Albert H Booth
2 Victor Neal
3 Eric Hornby
4 A Gordon Lawrence
5 David Smith
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a compliment to Albert H Booth (captain of Davenham) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his first peal

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 7 December 1957 in 3h 10 (14–0–0 in F)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by E Jenkins
1 Cynthia Moore
2 Eric Hornby
3 John Scott
4 Victor Neal
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Joseph Thornley
7 Henry Parker
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Little Bob: 1
Rung as a birthday compliment to Miss Moore, a silver wedding compliment to Mr & Mrs S Cragg.
Mr Cragg is a local ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 7 December 1957 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (25m)
In 25 methods, being 320 each of Bristol, Claybrooke, Lindum, London, Pudsey, Rutland and Wordsworth, and 160 each of Acton, Aldenham, Apsley, Cambridge, Cray, Coddenham, Eastcote, Hereford, Hitchin, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Ripon, Superlative, Tring, Uxbridge, Watford, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 149 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 John Worth
First peal in 25 methods (Major) by the Guild, 250th peal on the bells.
The band wish to associate the name of the late James Fernley with this peal.
A birthday compliment to A. Barnes, W. Gayes and P. Laflin

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Sunday, 8 December 1957 in 2h 7 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (10m)
In ten methods, being 480 each of Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Reverse Plain Bob, St Remigius’ Bob, St Nicholas’ Bob, Winchendon Place Bob, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, St Osmund Bob, St Simon’s Bob, St Martin’s Bob and 720 Plain Bob
1–2 Bernard Groves
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Robert B Smith
First peal of ten Doubles methods on handbells by all and for the Guild, and believed to be the most methods yet rung to a peal of Doubles for the Guild
Ringing World December 27th 1957 No. 2439 Vol. LIIi page 834
Ringing World page reference: 2439.0834

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
7 Waterside
Sunday, 8 December 1957 in 1h 59 (15 in C)
5040 St Martin's Bob Doubles
Being 42 extents (five callings)
1–2 Bernard Groves
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe
5–6 Frank Osbaldiston
Conducted jointly: Frank Osbaldiston (11 extents) Brian J Woodruffe (15 extents)
First peal on handbells: 5-6
First peal in the method by all and for the Guild
25th peal together by the band
Believed to be the first peal in the method on handbells
Ringing World December 27th 1957 No. 2439 Vol. LIII page 834
Ringing World page reference: 2439.0834

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 14 December 1957 in 3h 18 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 J William Clarke
2 Henry O Baker
3 Basil Jones
4 Samuel Jones, Junr
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins
An 89th birthday compliment to Mr. Samuel Jones, a ringer at this church for 50 years. Also a peal of welcome to the Rector (Rev. E. B. Jones), who was inducted on the previous Saturday.
Ringing World page reference: 2440.0002

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 21 December 1957 in 2h 45 (13–0–0)
5046 Treble Bob Minor (25m)
(1) and (2) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight: (3) and (4) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (5) College Exercise, Norbury. Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble B ob: (6) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight: (7) Capel. Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Sydney Sage
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Derek Taylor
4 Sidney Hough Jnr
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
In memoriam James Fernley, of Norbury.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 21 December 1957 in 2h 45 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Heywood's variation
1 C Kenneth Lewis
2 Peter Laflin
3 Leslie Boumphrey
4 Basil Jones
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Brian Harris
7 John Worth (C)
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Stedman Triples 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 21 December 1957 in 2h 53 (11 in F♯)
5040 Doubles
8 Extents each of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Plain Bob, April Day, Reverse St Bartholomew, & 10 Extents of Grandsire
1 George Forrester
2 Bernard J Ongley
3 Robert Barratt
4 Leonard Copnall
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Derek Briscall
First in 5 Doubles methods by all

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 21 December 1957 in 3h 5 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5504 London Surprise Major
Composed by H Law James
1 Harold F White
2 Richard J Warrilow
3 John E Bibby
4 Frederick E Wilshaw
5 Walter Allman
6 Ivor R Nichols
7 Arthur Pritchard
8 Frederick William Grocott (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 23 December 1957 in 3h 34 (29–1–00)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by G. Lindoff (C.C.C. No. 35)
1 Robert Smith
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Alexander Richardson
4 Geoffrey Pearson
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Chris M P Johnson
7 Geoff D Fearnehough
8 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 26 December 1957 in 3h 35 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Ruth M Jackson
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth
7 Alan A Potts
8 Peter Laflin
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 Denis Mottershead
11 Brian Harris
12 Peter Border
First in the method as conductor.
200th peal : Basil Jones

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 26 December 1957 in 2h 35 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 21 240’s by Morris (eight callings)
1 George Armitt
2 Ian Davenport
3 Victor Stonier
4 Richard Cartlidge
5 Roy Worrall (C)
6 Hector Ardley
First peal in the method by all
First peal as conductor
The peal contained the maximum number of calls of Grandsire Doubles: 378 singles and 63 bobs
Rung by the Sunday service band
Ringing World January 17th 1958 No. 2442 Vol. LIV page 37

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 27 December 1957 in 2h 53 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 William H Dowse
3 Basil Jones
4 Bernard F L Groves (C)
5 Robert B Smith
First peal of Doubles: 3. First peal in the method: 5. First peal of Doubles as conductor.
Rung after turning up short for Minor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester
St Margaret, Altrincham
Saturday, 28 December 1957 in 3h 22 (27–1–13)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C K Lewis
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth
4 Brian Harris
5 Basil Jones
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Laflin
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Peter Border
First peal of Surprise on the bells

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Tuesday, 31 December 1957 in 2h 55 (9–1–3)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 M Juliet R Eastwood
2 Judith Sutcliffe
3 R Eric Britton
4 J Stuart Anderson
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Ernest T Carvell (C)
First peal: 1,2 and 4.
First peal away from the treble: 3.
First peal as conductor.
A compliment to Mr. and Mrs. J. Mann, of Birkenhead, on their 40th wedding anniversary.