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Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 1 January 1958 in 2h 48 (13–0–0)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (13m)
(1) Willesden and Old Oxford; (2) Newdigate and College Bob IV ; (3) and (4) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight; (5) Sandal and Kingston; (6) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure and Kingston; and (7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Neil D Lomas
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Neil Bennett
4 Trevor Taylor
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
1st Peal in 13 methods (2)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 4 January 1958 in 2h 49 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Minor (4m)
(1) Cambridge Surprise; (2 & 3) Oxford TB; (4 & 5) Kent TB; (6 & 7) Plain Bob.
1 J Derek Smith
2 John Wheadon
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Neil D Lomas (C)
Rung to celebrate the 86th birthday (this day) of Mr John Wheadon, ringer of the second.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 4 January 1958 in 3h 7 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones
4 Robert B Smith
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan A Potts
7 Brian Harris
8 John Worth
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 8 January 1958 in 2h 46 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by Hubbard's 10-part
1 George F Sperring
2 Janet M P Raban
3 John Dean
4 Geoffrey Parting
5 John Hughes
6 Desmond F Clays
7 Henry O Baker (C)
8 Jack Tilston
First peal: 2.
First on eight bells: 6.
First peal in the method inside: 4.
Ringing World page reference: 2444.0071

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 11 January 1958 in 2h 57 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
1200 April Day, 1400 Plain Bob and 2400 Grandsire
1 Arnold Worth
2 F George Forrester
3 Brian Schofield
4 Robert Barratt
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Derek Briscall
Ringing World page reference: 2446.0104

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 11 January 1958 in 2h 52 (15–1–16 in F)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being seven extents, viz: (1)and(2) Plain Bob, (3)and(4) Cambridge Surprise (5) Kent Treble Bob (6)and(7) Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Dorothy M Heap
2 Carol Eustace
3 Geoffrey Hopkinson
4 Brian A Tomlinson
5 Trevor Taylor (C)
6 Barrie Hendry
First peal in four methods: Dorothy Heap, Carol Eustace and Geoffrey Hopkinson.
Source: RW 1958, page 90.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 January 1958 in 2h 48 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (26m)
Being 26 methods in seven extents: (1) Abbeyville, Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St. Werburgh Delight; (2) Marple, Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV and Willesden Delight; (3) Braintree, Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans and Wragby Delight; (4) Disley Delight, Morning Star and Norbury Treble Bob; (5) Ockley, College Exercise and Duke of Norfolk Treble Bob; (6) Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob; (7) Capel and Oxford Treble Bob; 59 changes of method.
1 Brian Harris
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones
4 John Worth
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Robert B Smith
In memoriam James Arthur Milner, for many years ringer at this church, who was interred immediately before the peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 18 January 1958 in 3h 7 (14–1–4)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Meita V Braddock
2 John R Kennett
3 Alec Osbaldiston
4 William H Dowse
5 Frank Osbaldiston
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
Rung as a farewell to the Rev N. Wain B.A after three years as assistant curate at this church

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 18 January 1958 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2m)
Composed by A Knights
1 Walter Allman (C)
2 Eric Hornby
3 Harry Parker
4 Victor Neal
5 Fred Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 Harry W Howard
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal in the method by all the band.
Rung for the birthday of C. Raddon and first birthday of Charles E.J. Allman.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 29 January 1958 in 2h 50 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Hilary L Kirkham
2 Kathleen Shaw
3 Anthony W Lawton
4 John Worth (C)
5 Mrs C W Lawton
6 Basil Jones
First Peal 1, Rung for the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Davenport of Walsden, Lancs, who were married at St. George's Macclesfield, on January 12th, 1908

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 8 February 1958 in 3h 4 (18–0–11 in E)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Brian Harris
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Monday, 10 February 1958 in 2h 43 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Plain Minor (3m)
Being three extents of Oxford Bob and two extents each of St. Clement’s Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Joan M Pemberton
2 Roland A Dutton
3 A Raymond M Watkin
4 Sheila M Thomas
5 G Martin Roscamp
6 Charles B Pemberton (C)
First peal away from the treble: 2 & 5
First peal, first attempt: 4
In memoriam of John Cooke, Branch President

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dodleston, Cheshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 12 February 1958 in 2h 40 (8–0–0 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two 720s each of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob and Oxford Bob, and one of Plain Bob
1 John W Griffiths
2 John S Dean
3 Desmond Clays
4 Percy Swindley
5 George Case
6 John F Hughes (C)
First peal of Minor: 3
First peal as conductor
George Case has now circled the bells.
A 16th birthday peal for John S Dean
Ringing World page reference: 2449.0153

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 15 February 1958 in 2h 45 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being one 720 each of Double Bob, Double Court, St Clement's, Childwall, Double Oxford, Thelwall and Oxford Bob
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 John S Dean
3 Henry O Baker
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 F Hector Bennett
6 Percy Swindley
First peal of seven Minor methods 'inside': 2
Ringing World page reference: 2448.0138

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 15 February 1958 in 3h 1 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Hopgood
1 Christopher J Jones
2 Eric Hornby
3 Mrs D Lowe
4 Harry W Howard
5 Douglas Lowe
6 Victor Neal
7 Henry Parker (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal on eight; 1,5.
Rung for the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. D. Lowe, and birthday compliments to Mr. H. Howard, Mrs. H. Howard and Mr. K. Parker.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 15 February 1958 in 3h 35 (29–0–0 in C)
5040 London Surprise Royal
No. 3 version
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Neil D Lomas
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Brian Harris
10 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method on the bells.
Ringing World page reference: 2448.0134

Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Saturday, 22 February 1958 in 3h 31 (14–1–25 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by H Hubbard
1 Thomas Rogers
2 Daphne M Wain
3 Terry Owen
4 Vivian T O Boase
5 Frank T Parry
6 Stanley D Sutton
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 H Stewart Bailey
First peal of Triples: 4,5 and 6.
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Mr. John Cooke, Branch president and Mr. E. A. Webster, of St. Hilary’s, Wallasey.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 22 February 1958 in 2h 51 (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
1 John Worth
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
The Limes, Station Road
Saturday, 22 February 1958 in 2h 6 (16 in B)
5160 St Simon's Bob Doubles
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 William H Dowse
First peal in the method by all
First peal in the method on handbells
Ringing World March 7th 1958 No. 2449 Vol. LIV page 154
Ringing World page reference: 2449.0154

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
4 Rushton Drive
Saturday, 22 February 1958 in 2h 30 (17 in A)
5640 Doubles (7m)
In seven methods, being 840 Shipway’s Place Bob, 720 Winchendon Place Bob, 840 St Nicholas’ Bob, 850 St Simon’s Bob, 960 St Martin’s Bob, 720 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob and 720 Plain Bob
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 William H Dowse
First peal in seven methods on handbells: 1-2 and 5-6
Ringing World March 7th 1958 No. 2449 Vol. LIV page 154
Ringing World page reference: 2449.0154

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 25 February 1958 in 2h 51 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Robert Barratt
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 F George Forrester
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal of Minor: 1. 25th peal on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 1 March 1958 in 2h 32 (6 in B♭)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor (22m)
In 22 methods: (1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal and St Werburgh Delight (2) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley and Duke of Norfolk Treble Bob (3) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV and Old Oxford Delight (4) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans and Wragby Delight (5) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars Pleasure and Kingston Treble Bob (6) Oxford Treble Bob (7) Cambridge Surprise
1 Brian Schofield
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Bernard Groves
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in 22 methods: 1,2
Ringing World March 21st 1958 No. 2451 Vol LIV page 185

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Buxton, Derbyshire
68 Rockfield Road
Saturday, 1 March 1958 in 2h 4
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Bernard Groves
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Robert B Smith
First peal of Minor on handbells: 5-6
Ringing World March 28th 1958 No. 2452 Vol. LIV page 201
Ringing World page reference: 2452.0201

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 15 March 1958 in 3h 41 (29¼)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Brian Harris
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Joseph W Whittaker
9 John Worth
10 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method on the bells
Ringing world: 2454.0230
Ringing World page reference: 2454.0230

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
4 Rushton Drive
Saturday, 15 March 1958 in 2h 11 (18 in G)
5400 Doubles (13m)
In 13 methods, being 240 Grandsire, 480 each of St Osmund Bob, St Remigius’ Bob, St Hilary Bob, St Martin’s Bob, Winchendon Place Bob, Blackburn Place Bob and Plain Bob, and 360 each of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Shipway’s Place Bob, Westminster II Bob, St Nicholas’ Bob and St Simon’s Bob
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 William H Dowse
First peal of Doubles in 13 methods on handbells by all
The most Doubles methods yet rung to a peal for the Guild
Ringing World April 4th 1958 No. 2453 Vol. LIV page 217
Ringing World page reference: 2453.0217

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 15 March 1958 in 3h 18 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by E Barnett, Senr
1 George F Sperring
2 John S Dean
3 Henry O Baker
4 John F Hughes
5 F Hector Bennett
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 2, 4.
Ringing World page reference: 2452.0199

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 29 March 1958 in 2h 30 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis (arr)
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Brian Harris
3 Peter Laflin
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Edward Jenkins
8 John Worth

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Saturday, 5 April 1958 in 2h (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents each called differently
1–2 Brian J Woodruffe
3–4 Bernard Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal of minor as conductor
Ringing World May 2nd 1958 No. 2457 Vol. LIV page 281
Ringing World page reference: 2457.0281

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 7 April 1958 in 3h 26 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Macclesfield Court Bob Royal
Composed by arr Neil Lomas
1 Mrs L Boumphrey
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 Frederick W Grocott
4 Geoffrey Pearson
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Chris M P Johnson
7 Selwyn H Dearden
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Neil D Lomas
10 Denis Mottershead (C)
200th peal for Chris Johnson.
First peal in the method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 18 April 1958 in 2h 55 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Carol Fernley
2 Shirley Harris
3 Margaret Boumphrey
4 Basil Jones (C)
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 John Worth
7 Ernest Boumphrey
8 Joseph W Whittaker

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 22 April 1958 in 3h 1 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
CCC no.7
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Dorothy M Stafford
2 Shirley Harris
3 Christine C Macnair
4 Basil Jones
5 William H Dowse
6 Bernard F L Groves
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of major: Dorothy Stafford.
First peal of major inside: Christine MacNair.
First peal in the method: William Dowse.
First of Kent Treble Bob Major as conductor.
Rung on the eve of St George's Day.
Source: RW, 1958, page 310.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
4 Rushton Drive
Saturday, 26 April 1958 in 2h 4 (16 in B♭)
5280 Doubles (22m)
In 22 methods, being 240 each of Reverse Shipway’s Place Bob, Reverse Plain Bob, Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Shipway’s Place Bob, Blackburn Place Bob, Westminster II Bob, St Hilary Bob, Coxwell Place Bob, St Botolph Bob, Stedman Slow Course, St Bartholomew’s Bob, Reverse All Saints’ Bob, St Sebastian Bob, Grandsire, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, St Simon’s Bob, St Osmund’s Bob, St Martin’s Bob and Plain Bob
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 William H Dowse
First peal of Doubles and first handbell peal in 22 methods by all, and for the Guild
Ringing World May 16th 1958 No. 2459 Vol. LIV page 313
Ringing World page reference: 2459.0313

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 26 April 1958 in 3h 23 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Hayward
1 Michael Allman (15)
2 John E Brough
3 Frederick S Sutton
4 Ivor R Nichols
5 Derek A N Holland
6 Edward J Holloway
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Richard D Langford
9 Wilfred Kerr
10 W Frank Stenson
First peal: 1
50th peal: 3
First peal on ten bells: 5
Eightieth anniversary of the bells
Rung in memoriam Arthur Allman, Barthomley, who rang for the Chester Diocesan Guild for 60 years
Ringing World May 9th 1958 No. 2458 Vol. LIV page 294

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 26 April 1958 in 3h 37 (29–0–0 in C)
5080 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by C K Lewis
1 John W Griffiths
2 John S Dean
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 John Orme
5 Fred Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 Cecil Raddon
8 Harry W Howard
9 Harry Parker
10 Percy Swindley
First peal of Royal: 2, 4, 5.
First peal of Kent Royal: 3, 6.
Ringing World page reference: 2460.0326

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 3 May 1958 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 3 May 1958 in 2h 55 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 George Armitt
2 Barry Corbishley (C)
3 Charles W Lawton
4 Roy Worrall
5 Victor Stonier
6 Mrs C W Lawton
Rung to celebrate the birth of Peter John Corbishley (a brother for Susan Jane)
Ringing World May 23rd 1958 No. 2460 Vol. LIV page 329

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 6 May 1958 in 3h 5 (15–3–15 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by H Hubbard
1 John Hayes
2 John E Bibby
3 Alan Dugdale
4 Phyllis Hackney
5 Harold Hayes
6 William E Allman
7 Walter Allman
8 Denis Maddock (C)
First peal: 1 & 4. Rung for the visit of H.M. the Queen Mother.
RW2465.0410

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 10 May 1958 in 2h 58 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Delight Minor (16m)
(1) Clarence Delight; (2) Elston Delight; (3) Dover, Balmoral, Chepstow, Skipton, Fotheringay Delight; (4) Wilmslow, Rostherne and Knutsford Delight; (5) Bogedone and Ely Delight; (6) Pontefract and Donottar Delight; (7) Wath and Carisbrooke Delight; 19 changes of method.
1 John R Kennett
2 William H Dowse
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Robert B Smith
50th peal: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Tuesday, 20 May 1958 (8–0–10 in G)
2160 Plain Bob Minor
1 Anthea Bafler
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Revd J Kingdon
4 Samuel Jones, Jun
5 J William Clarke
6 Henry O Baker
Longest touch: 1 (aged 11)
A silver wedding compliment to Mr and Mrs H O Baker
Ringing World page reference: 2462.0362

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 24 May 1958 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Rutland Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Margaret Boumphrey
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones
4 Robert B Smith
5 Brian Harris
6 John Worth (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Friday, 30 May 1958 in 3h 5 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (30m)
In 30 methods, being 320 each London and Bristol and 160 each Acton, Aldenham, Apsley, Cambridge, Chester, Claybrooke, Coddenham, Cray, Eastcote, Edinburgh, Heathcote, Hereford, Hitchin, Langley, Lincolnshire, Lindum, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Ripon, Rutland, Shoreditch, Superlative, Tring, Uxbridge, Watford, Wembley, Wordsworth and Yorkshire, with 159 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris
The first peal in 30 Spliced Surprise Major methods for the Guild, on the bells, and by all the band. This composition is now rung for the first time.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 30 May 1958 in 3h (7–2–22 in B♭)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
In four methods, being 1,312 Bristol and 1,280 each London, Cambridge and Superlative, with 110 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Mrs L Boumphrey
2 Leslie Boumphrey
3 John Worth
4 Brian Harris
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Basil Jones
In memoriam the Rev. Thomas Lever, M.C., Vicar of this parish 1941-1949, during which time the bells were installed

Chester Diocesan Guild
Heswall, Wirral
St Peter
Saturday, 31 May 1958 in 3h (8–0–9 in B♭)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being three extents of Cambridge Surprise and two extents each of Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 Kenneth C Edwards
2 Joan M Richmond
3 W Andrew D Griffiths
4 Marjorie Poole
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Ernest T Carvell
First peal: 1, 2 & 3
First peal on the bells since being augmented.
Rung in honour of the birth of Beverley Ann, first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. R Maddock, of Bebington.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 31 May 1958 in 3h 14 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5040 Albion Little Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1 Geoffrey Parting
2 John S Dean
3 John F Hughes
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method for all, except 7 and 8
Ringing World page reference: 2463.0376

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 7 June 1958 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 960 London and Rutland, and 320 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, Lincolnshire, New Gloucester, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Leslie Boumphrey
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 John Worth
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Brian Harris
7 Peter Laflin
8 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 14 June 1958 in 2h 33 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Being 12 extents of Plain Bob (four callings), ten of Grandsire (ten callings) and four each of Morris’s 240 and Pitman’s 240, and two spliced 240’s
1 George Armitt
2 Iain Davenport
3 Richard Cartlidge
4 Barry Corbishley
5 Roy Worrall (C)
6 Hector Ardley
Rung by the Sunday service band
Ringing World June 27th 1958 No. 2465 Vol LIV page 413

Chester Diocesan Guild
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
St Luke
Friday, 20 June 1958 in 2h 45 (11 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Doubles
42 Extents (4 Callings)
1 Philip A Hardwicke
2 Leonard Copnall
3 William McDowell
4 Bernard J Ongley
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Robin Copnall
First peal - 1,6
For the 20th Anniversary of the ordination of Rev. J V Culey, Vicar, at St Asaph's Cathedral

Chester Diocesan Guild
Manchester, Greater Manchester
St John the Evangelist, Miles Platting
Saturday, 21 June 1958 in 2h 48 (12–0–22)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (55m)
Being seven extents in 55 methods: (1) Ely, Wilmslow, Rostherne, Knutsford, Bogedone, Balmoral, Skipton, Chepstow and Fotheringay Delight, Nelson Treble Bob, Hull and Bourne Surprise; (2) Willesden, College Bob IV, Old Oxford, Newdigate, Marple, Taxal, Wragby, St. Albans, Neasden, Charlwood, Braintree, Humber, Elston and Clarence Delight, and Morning Star Treble Bob; (3) St. Werburgh, Vale Royal, Combermere, Crowland, Abbeyville and Canterbury Delight; (4) Lincoln and Coldstream Surprise; (5) Oxford, Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure. Sandal, Capel, Norbury, College Exercise, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob, Pontefract, Donottar, Wath and Carisbrooke Delight; (6) Westminster and Allendale Surprise; (7) Chelsea, Peveril, Melandra, Beeston and Leasowe Delight; 135 changes of method
1 Carol Fernley
2 William H Dowse
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Robert B Smith
50th peal together: 2, 5.
First peal of Minor in 55 methods by all the band, and on the bells
Ringing world: 2468.0460

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Saturday, 19 July 1958 in 3h 17 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Carol Fernley
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Neil D Lomas
4 William H Dowse
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Robert B Smith
7 Neil Bennett
8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of Double Norwich Court Bob Major: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 19 July 1958 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Mrs L Boumphrey
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth
4 Alan A Potts
5 Philip G K Davies
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 Edward Jenkins
Rung for the fortieth anniversary of the wedding of the Deputy Master of the Guild, Mr. A.R. Elkins and Mrs. Elkins.

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 22 July 1958 in 3h (13–1–0 in G♯)
5072 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Hophard
1 Bernard F L Groves
2 Mrs L Boumphrey
3 Hilary Symmons
4 Robert B Smith
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 William H Dowse
7 Brian Harris (C)
8 Basil Jones
First peal: Hilary Symmons.
Source: RW, 1958, page 507.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
7 Waterside
Friday, 25 July 1958 in 1h 56 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Bernard Groves
5–6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of Minor on handbells: 1-2
50th for the Guild: 5-6
Ringing World August 22nd 1958 No. 2473 Vol LIV page 541
Ringing World page reference: 2473.0541

Chester Diocesan Guild
Manchester, Greater Manchester
St John the Evangelist, Miles Platting
Saturday, 26 July 1958 in 2h 53 (12–0–22)
5120 Plain Bob Major
Composed by David Hoare
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Carol Fernley
3 John R Kennett
4 Stuart Ellison
5 Neil Bennett
6 Robert B Smith (C)
7 Frank Osbaldiston
8 Brian J Woodruffe
First peal of Major ‘ inside: 4.
50th peal for the Guild: 6
Ringing world: 2473.0538

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 26 July 1958 in 2h 51 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Minor (2m)
Being three extents of Oxford Bob and four extents of Plain Bob
1 Gillian Halford
2 Thomas Rogers
3 Richard Hamm
4 Kenneth Edwards
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Andrew J H Scott
First peal: 1 & 3
First peal away from the treble: 4
A wedding compliment to Carol F Jones and Robert F Ferris, members of the local band, married earlier in the day at this church.
Also a 17th birthday compliment to Gillian Scarth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 28 July 1958 in 2h 53 (14–1–26)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Carol Fernley
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Brian J Woodruffe
4 John W Griffiths
5 Peter Laflin
6 Neil Bennett
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 31 July 1958 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Brian Harris
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Margaret Boumphrey
4 Carol Fernley
5 Bernard F L Groves (C)
6 Denis A Henshaw
7 Brian J Woodruffe
8 Neil Bennett
First peal ‘inside’: 2. First of Major as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Monday, 4 August 1958 in 2h 40 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 Minor (24m)
Being seven extents in 24 methods: (1) Willesden, Old Oxford, College Bob IV, Newdigate and Marple Delight; (2) Wragby, St. Albans, Neasden, Charlwood and Braintree Delight; (3) Killamarsh Treble Bob; (4) Norbury, College Exercise, Duke of Norfolk, Ockley and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) Oxford, Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Sandal and Capel Treble Bob; (6) Kent Treble Bob; (7) Plain Bob and Double Plain Bob; 50 changes of method.
1 S Gillian Cranshaw
2 John R Kennett
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Bernard Groves
5 William A Smith
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal: 1.
First peal in 24 methods inside: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2473.0541

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Thursday, 7 August 1958 in 2h 29 (6 in B♭)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (20m)
In 20 methods being (1) St Werburgh, Vale Royal, Combermere and Crowland Delight (2) Norbury, College Exercise, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob (3) Wragby, St Albans, Neasden and Charlwood Delight (4) Kingston, London Scholars Pleasure, Sandal and Capel Treble Bob (5) Willesden, Old Oxford, College Bob IV and Newdigate Delight (6) Norbury, College Exercise, Duke of Norfolk and Ockley Treble Bob (7) Wragby, St Albans, Neasden and Charlwood Delight; 209 changes of method
1 Philip G K Davies
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Bernard Groves
4 John R Kennett
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Neil Bennett
First peal in 20 methods: 1
Ringing World August 22nd 1958 No. 2473 Vol LIV page 541

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 August 1958 in 3h 37 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Barry Corbishley
2 Trevor Taylor
3 Neil Bennett
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Geoffrey D Fearnehough
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Derek Taylor
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method: 5.
150th peal: 6.
Ringing World page reference: 2474.0556

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 20 August 1958 in 2h 29 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Neil Bennett
2 P Allan B Toombs
3 Philip G K Davies
4 George F Nix
5 Trevor Taylor (C)
6 Derek Taylor
First peal ‘inside': 2 & 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 August 1958 in 3h 9 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Denise Shallcross
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Roger King
4 John S Dean
5 John F Hughes
6 Percy Swindley
7 Desmond Clays
8 Geoffrey Parting
First peal on eight bells: 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2475.0571

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 23 August 1958 in 2h 49 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 Philip G K Davies
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Neil Bennett
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Derek Ogden
8 Brian Harris
First peal in the method: 2, 4 & 5. First in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Tuesday, 2 September 1958 in 3h (16–3–6)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by P G K Davies
1 Brian Harris
2 Philip G K Davies
3 Basil Jones
4 Robert B Smith
5 Neil Bennett
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 6 September 1958 in 2h 48 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Parker's Twelve-Part
1 Roger King
2 Frederick R Evans
3 Geoffrey Parting
4 George F Sperring
5 John S Dean
6 John W Griffiths (C)
7 Dennis H B Millward
8 John T Tilston
First peal of Grandsire Triples: 1, 3, 5.
Rung in honour of the wedding of Miss Jill Stockton (daughter of the captain of the local band) and Mr. Basil Rose.
Ringing World page reference: 2478.0619

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Wednesday, 10 September 1958 in 2h 57 (13–2–19)
5056 Belgrave Surprise Major
Composed by P G K Davies
1 Robert B Smith
2 Brian J Woodruffe
3 Philip G K Davies
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Basil Jones (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 Peter Laflin
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8.
Ringing world: 2479.0635

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 12 September 1958 in 2h 47 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Peter Laflin
2 John Worth (C)
3 Denis Heapy
4 Philip G K Davies
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Joseph W Whittaker
7 Basil Jones
8 Brian Harris
First peal of surprise 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 13 September 1958 in 2h 54 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 S Anthony
2 Harry W Howard
3 Victor Neal
4 John Ryder
5 R Foster
6 Harold Worrall (C)
First peal: 4,5
Rung as a birthday compliment to the son of the ringer of the third and the mother of the fifth

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Friday, 26 September 1958 in 3h 1 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
1 Sydney J Anthony
2 Eric Hornby
3 Roy Forster
4 Harry W Howard
5 William Allman
6 John Ryder
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Walter Allman
First peal of Bob Major: 2,6
Rung to celebrate Harvest Festival
Ringing World November 7th 1958 No. 2484 Vol. LIV page 718

Chester Diocesan Guild
Alsager, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 27 September 1958 in 3h 1 (10–2–20 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Ronald Barlow
2 William P Deane
3 Rachel Smith
4 John Nixon
5 Robert Arrowsmith
6 Alan D Steele
7 Phillip S Whalley
8 Douglas R Whalley (C)
First peal of Major: 3,4
Ringing World November 28th 1958 No. 2487 Vol. LIV page 770

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary within the Walls
Sunday, 28 September 1958 in 3h 4 (13–3–8 in F)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Henry O Baker
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Walter Allman
7 Fred Dunkerley
8 John Worth (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2483.0702

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 4 October 1958 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 Harold Lonyon
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Brian Harris
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 4 October 1958 in 3h 8 (18–0–11 in E)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Carol Fernley
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 William H Dowse
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 Robert B Smith (C)
8 Neil D Lomas
First peal in the method by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 October 1958 in 3h 19 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Harold C Lonyon
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones
4 Brian Harris
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Robert B Smith
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 18 October 1958 in 3h 12 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 George F Sperring
2 Frederick R Evans
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Geoffrey Parting
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Percy Swindley
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Alan E Hartley
First peal in the method: 4,8
In memoriam Henry Dew, one-time ringer at this church
Ringing World page reference: 2483.0703

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 22 October 1958 in 2h 26 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
Being seven 720’s: (1) London Surprise, (2) Cambridge Surprise, (3) Capel T.B., (4) Sandal T.B., (5) London Scholars’ T.B., (6) Kingston T.B., (7) Oxford T.B.
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 William H Dowse
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Robert B Smith
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Brian Harris
First peal of Minor: 1. First of Minor on tower bells: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 1 November 1958 in 3h 9 (14–0–0 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Sandra Haydock
2 A Gordon Lawrence
3 Reginald W Worrall
4 Mrs D Lowe
5 Douglas Lowe
6 Henry Parker (C)
7 John Ryder
8 Harry W Howard
First peal: 1
Rung as a birthday compliment to the conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tilston, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 1 November 1958 in 2h 45 (9–1–12 in B♭)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being 720 each of Double Plain Bobm St Clements, Childwall, Double Oxford, Thelwall, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John S Dean
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Geoffrey Parting
6 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2486.0754

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
The Limes, Station Road
Monday, 3 November 1958 in 2h 33 (15 in C)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard Groves
7–8 William H Dowse (C)
First peal of Major on handbells by all the band
First as conductor
Ringing World November 28th 1958 No. 2487 Vol LIV page 774
Ringing World page reference: 2487.0774

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 3 November 1958 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by Henry Johnson
1 Alan A Potts
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward F Potts
5 Denis A Henshaw
6 Gerald Farrer
7 John Worth (C)
8 Harry Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 Donald Pearson
Rung fully muffled as a mark of respect to William Gayes, leader of the Christ Church band 1927 - 1954, buried November 1st, aged 85 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 8 November 1958 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (53)
1 Basil Jones
2 Alan A Potts
3 Alan J Brown
4 Brian Harris
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Peter Laflin
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 John Worth (C)
200th peal: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 15 November 1958 in 2h 56 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5184 London Surprise Major
Composed by F Dench
1 Brian Harris
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Robert Smith
4 C Kenneth Lewis
5 Alan A Potts
6 Basil Jones
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 22 November 1958 in 3h 4 (11–0–7 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Denise Shallcross
2 Alan E Hartley
3 Geoffrey Parting
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Roger King
6 Percy Swindley
7 John S Dean (C)
8 John W Griffiths
First peal as conductor and first attempt
Ringing World page reference: 2489.0803

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 24 November 1958 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by H Haley
1 May Lomas
2 Wilfred Stevenson
3 Basil Jones
4 Edward F Potts
5 Denis A Henshaw
6 Alan A Potts
7 John Worth (C)
8 Gerald Farrer
9 A Hedley Wood
10 Donald Pearson
Rung as a welcome to the Rev. S. Cooke, inducted at Christ Church on Tuesday, November 18th.
Also for the weddings of Miss B. Booth to Mr. P. Brough and to Miss P. Crowder to Mr. D. Pearson, Miss Booth and Mr. Pearson being members of this local company.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 29 November 1958 in 2h 55 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker (C.C.C. No. 3)
1 Neil D Lomas
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 William H Dowse
6 Sidney Hough, Junr
7 Terry Earle
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method: 2, 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2494.0034

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Wednesday, 3 December 1958 in 1h 54 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 William H Dowse
3–4 Bernard Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
Ringing World December 19th 1958 No. 2490 Vol. LIV page 822
Ringing World page reference: 2490.0822

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 6 December 1958 in 2h 54 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (34m)
(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 and Braintree Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 William H Dowse
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Neil D Lomas
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 6 December 1958 in 2h 55 (13–1–14 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Peter Morrell
2 Eric B Allman
3 Harold F White
4 Frederick S Sutton
5 George A Packer
6 Bernard J Ongley
7 Edward J Holloway
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal: 1
First of Major: 7
Ringing World December 26th 1958 No. 2491 Vol. LIV page 835

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 13 December 1958 in 3h 27 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Henry O Baker
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 John E Bibby
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Edward Jenkins
Rung as a compliment to Mr. Samuel Jones on his 90th birthday.
Ringing World page reference: 2492.0003

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 14 December 1958 in 2h 56 (14–1–26)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Philip G K Davies
4 Basil Jones (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 William H Dowse
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Brian Harris
Rung to celebrate the birth of a daughter, Margaret, to Shirley and Brian Harris.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 20 December 1958 in 2h 48 (13–0–0)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (34m)
(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 ) Newdigate, College Bob IV. Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (5) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble B o b ; (6) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (7) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob.
1 William H Dowse
2 Neil D Lomas
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Sidney Hough Jnr
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Miles Platting, Greater Manchester
St John The Evangelist
Saturday, 20 December 1958 in 1h 46
5040 Plain Minor (3m)
Being seven extents in three methods: (1) St Clement’s College Bob and Plain Bob, (2), (3) and (4) Spliced Plain Bob and Double Bob, (5) and (6) Plain Bob, (7) Spliced Plain Bob and Double Bob; 13 changes of method
1–2 Brian J Woodruffe
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith
Jointly conducted by Brian J Woodruffe (first 3 1/2 extents) and Robert B Smith (last 3 1/2 extents)
First handbell peal in three methods by all
Ringing World January 30th 1959 No. 2496 Vol. LV page 74
Ringing World page reference: 2496.0074

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 20 December 1958 in 3h 8 (15–3–6 in E)
5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 George F Sperring
2 John S Dean
3 Roger King
4 Geoffrey Parting
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method: 3
Ringing World page reference: 2493.0020

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 December 1958 in 2h 56 (14–1–26)
5184 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Basil Jones
5 Alan J Brown
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
500th peal as conductor.
Rung in honour of the marriage of Malcolm John Ruel, son of Mrs. Ruel and the late Mr. J. F. Ruel, of Brockley Park, London, and Ann Hilary Low, daughter of the Rev. Canon and Mrs. D. P. Low, of Bowdon Vicarage, Cheshire.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 23 December 1958 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Washbrook's Variation
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Carol Fernley
3 Philip G K Davies
4 Basil Jones (C)
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Brian Harris
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Robert B Smith

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Wednesday, 24 December 1958 in 3h 7 (15 in C)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Brian J Woodruffe
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves
7–8 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
9–10 William H Dowse
50th peal together: 1-2 and 3-4
First peal on ten handbells by all the band
Ringing World January 30th 1959 No. 2496 Vol. LV page 74
Ringing World page reference: 2496.0074

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Friday, 26 December 1958 in 3h 49 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Belgrave Surprise Maximus
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Alan A Potts
8 Robert B Smith
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 Edward Jenkins
11 Peter Laflin
12 Brian Harris
First peal in the method by all, by the Guild, and on the bells.
Rung to mark the appointment of the Vicar (Ven. T Clarke) as Archdeacon of Macclesfield.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 27 December 1958 in 3h 20 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Christopher J Jones
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Eric Hornby
4 Mrs D Lowe
5 Henry Parker (C)
6 Douglas Lowe
7 John Ryder
8 Harold Worrall
First peal of Treble Bob, 1,6,7.
C Raddon has ‘completed the circle’ in this tower.