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Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 1 January 1959 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Carol Fernley
3 Robert B Smith
4 Basil Jones
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 William H Dowse
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Brian Harris (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Thursday, 1 January 1959 in 2h 41 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 New Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by F H Dexter
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Carol Fernley
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 William H Dowse
5 Basil Jones (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 Robert B Smith
Run as one of four surprise peals in a day by the Chester Diocesan Guild

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 1 January 1959 in 2h 19 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Being seven extents
1 Brian Harris
2 Basil Jones
3 William H Dowse
4 Leslie Boumphrey
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Robert B Smith (C)
Rung as a compliment to Miss Eileen M. Fearn on her birthday.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Thursday, 1 January 1959 in 2h 25 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Beverley Surprise Minor
Being seven extents
1 Robert B Smith
2 Bernard F L Groves (C)
3 William H Dowse
4 Basil Jones
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 January 1959 in 3h 25 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Philip G K Davies
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth
7 Robert B Smith
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris
First peal in the method on the bells and by the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 7 January 1959 in 2h 58 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Cynthia Bibby
3 John E Bibby (C)
4 William G Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Friday, 9 January 1959 in 2h 53 (16–1–5 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Harold Worrall
1 John Hays
2 John Orme
3 Roy Forster
4 Cecil Raddon
5 John Ryder
6 William Allman
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Walter Allman
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringer of the fourth
Ringing World February 20th 1959 No. 2499 Vol. LV page 118

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 10 January 1959 in 2h 53 (14–1–4)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 Bernard F L Groves (C)
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Christine C Macnair
4 Basil Jones
5 Robert B Smith
6 William H Dowse
A 'coming of age' compliment to to the ringer of the 5th

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 17 January 1959 in 2h 39 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being one 720 each of Double Bob, St. Clement’s, Childwall, Double Oxford, Thelwall, Single Oxford and Plain Bob.
1 Roger King
2 Geoffrey Parting
3 John S Dean
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 John W Griffiths (C)
6 Percy Swindley
Ringing World page reference: 2498.0105

Chester Diocesan Guild
Nether Alderley, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 17 January 1959 in 2h 48 (11–1–24 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 Ivor Jenkins
2 William H Dowse
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
A birthday compliment to Mr. and Mrs. John Wheadon, of Wilmslow

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 19 January 1959 in 2h 54 (14–1–26)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
In six methods, comprising 1,600 London, 1,280 Rutland, 640 each of Bristol, Cambridge and Superlative, and 320 Yorkshire, with 110 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Allen Twyman
2 Trevor Taylor
3 Frederick William Grocott
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Derek Taylor
6 Geoffrey D Fernyhough
7 Derek Ogden (C)
8 Denis Mottershead
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major and 100th peal for the Guild: 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 24 January 1959 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Glasgow Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 John Worth (C)
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Robert B Smith
4 Basil Jones
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Brian Harris
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 31 January 1959 in 2h 50 (8–1–2 in G)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1 Frank Morton
2 Leonard Copnall
3 John E Brough
4 Derek A N Holland
5 Bernard J Ongley
6 George A Packer
7 Henry Parker
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal of Major and in the method: 1,4
First of Major in the method: 2
Rung as a thanksgiving and welcome home for the Rector, now restored to health after a serious illness
Ringing World February 20th 1959 No. 2499 Vol. LV page 119

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 3 February 1959 in 2h 37 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 21 different 240's.
1 Thomas Norbury
2 Barry Corbishley
3 F George Forrester
4 Harry Callwood
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Derek Briscall
First peal: 1.
Rung for the wedding of Wilfred Denis Norbury to Beryl Pauleen Norbury, daughter of the treble ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 February 1959 in 3h 25 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Bristol Surprise Royal
Rung with a fourths place bob. Composition contains 16 567890s, 657890s, 467890s and 457890s.
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Robert B Smith
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 21 February 1959 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Watford Surprise Major
Composed by M Hodgson
1 Bernard F L Groves
2 John Worth
3 Robert B Smith
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 28 February 1959 in 2h 54 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5152 Hanbury Surprise Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Robert B Smith
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 John Worth
4 Edward Jenkins
5 Brian Harris
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
8 Basil Jones

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 7 March 1959 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Robert B Smith
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Carol Fernley
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 William H Dowse
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal ‘inside’ in the method: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
4 Rushton Drive
Saturday, 7 March 1959 in 2h 16 (15 in C)
5152 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard Groves (C)
7–8 William H Dowse
First handbell peal as conductor
Ringing World March 27th 1959 No. 2504 Vol. LV page 201
Ringing World page reference: 2504.0201

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 7 March 1959 in 2h 48 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Plain Minor (8m)
Being 720 each of Double Court, Double and Plain Bob, Double Oxford, Thelwall, St Clement's, Childwall and Single Oxford
1 Denise Shallcross
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John S Dean
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Roger King
6 Geoffrey Parting
The most methods rung to a peal 'inside': 5,6
Ringing World page reference: 2503.0185

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 12 March 1959 in 3h 12 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Leslie Boumphrey
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Ernest Bennett
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Robert B Smith
8 Peter Laflin
Rung half-muffled to the memory of Mrs. Eva Fernley, buried the previous day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Wednesday, 1 April 1959 in 3h 5 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Carol Fernley
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Basil Jones
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 William H Dowse
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method: Carol Fernley, Frank Osbaldiston and William Dowse.
Source: RW, 1959, page 231.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 1 April 1959 in 2h 53 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by W Royle
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Cynthia Bibby
3 John E Bibby
4 Francis Bibby
5 Frederick Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Denis Maddock
First peal in the method; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 4 April 1959 in 3h 37 (29¼)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by W Pye
1 Sidney Hough
2 Philip G K Davies
3 Neil Bennett
4 Trevor Taylor
5 James S Webb
6 Derek Taylor
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Derek Ogden
10 Neil D Lomas
Rung with the best wishes of the band to Mr. and Mrs. L. Boumphrey on the birth of a daughter, Jaclyn
Ringing world: 2508.0262
Ringing World page reference: 2508.0262

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 4 April 1959 in 3h 21 (20–0–0 in E)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by G Hayward
1 Michael Allman
2 Wilfred Kerr
3 Richard D Langford
4 Derek Holland
5 John E Brough
6 Edward J Holloway
7 George A Packer (C)
8 Malcolm Owen
9 Frederick S Sutton
10 W Frank Stenson
Rung to celebrate the wedding of Ivor R Nichols (a ringer at this tower) to Miss Rosalie Garrett, of Tenby, South Wales, which took place on Easter Monday
Ringing World April 24th 1959 No. 2508 Vol. LV page 262

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Tuesday, 7 April 1959 in 3h 8 (13–2–19)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Philip G K Davies
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Robert B Smith
6 William H Dowse
7 Peter Laflin
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
Ringing world: 2508.0263

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 April 1959 in 2h 46 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two extents each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and one extent of Plain Bob.
1 Carol Fernley
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Christine Macnair
4 Philip G K Davies
5 Bernard F L Groves (C)
6 William H Dowse
First peal in four Minor methods: 2 & 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 18 April 1959 in 3h 6 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Clayton
1 John Robinson
2 Philip G K Davies
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Carol Fernley
6 John R Kennett
7 Peter Laflin
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal: 1.
Rung as a birthday compliment to Bernard Groves.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 18 April 1959 in 3h 2 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Nichol
1 Christopher Jones
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Mrs D Lowe
4 John Ryder
5 Douglas Lowe
6 Harold Worrall
7 Henry Parker (C)
8 Denis Maddock
Ringing World May 8th 1959 No. 2510 Vol. LV page 295

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 24 April 1959 in 2h 41 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Doubles (3m/1v)
Being 42 extents: 1,440 Grandsire, 1,440 Plain Bob, 1,080 April Day, 1,080 Reverse St. Bartholomew.
1 Derek Briscall
2 Brian Schofield
3 Robert Barratt
4 Harry Callwood
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Nigel Ryder
First peal: 6.
Rung as a silver wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. T. Newton, married at Chelford on April 25th, 1934.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 25 April 1959 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 John R Kennett
4 Carol Fernley
5 Basil Jones (C)
6 Ernest Boumphrey
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 William H Dowse
Rung on St. Mark’s Day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 25 April 1959 in 2h 54
5040 (7) Treble Bob Minor
In seven methods (1) Cambridge Surprise (2) Kent Treble Bob (3)Kingston (4) Sandal (5) Capel (6) London Scholar's Pleasure (6) Oxford Treble Bob
1 M Jillian Brierley
2 Bernard F L Groves
3 Brian S Schofield
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in seven methods inside 3. A wedding anniversary compliment to Mr & Mrs A Richardson

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 May 1959 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Bernard F L Groves
2 Robert B Smith
3 Basil Jones
4 Ernest Bennett
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 6 May 1959 in 2h 52 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Walter Allman
3 John E Bibby (C)
4 Denis Maddock
5 Fred Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Francis Bibby
8 Cecil Raddon
The ringer of the fourth has now ‘completed the circle.’

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 22 May 1959 in 3h 5 (14–1–26)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Leslie Boumphrey
2 Barrie Hendry
3 Robert B Smith
4 William H Dowse
5 Basil Jones
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Alan J Brown
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 26 May 1959 in 2h 55 (15–3–15 in E)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 John Hayes
2 Phyllis Hackney
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby
5 Frederick Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 Charles ward
8 Denis Maddock (C)
First peal in the method: 1 & 2. First in the method as conductor.
RW 2515.0379

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 30 May 1959 in 2h 58 (15–1–16 in F)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 William H Dowse
6 Alexander Richardson
7 Derek Taylor
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method "inside": Sidney Hough and Ivor Jenkins.
Source: RW 1959, page 379.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 13 June 1959 in 6h (13–2–15 in F♯)
9568 Spliced Surprise Major (10m)
1,536 each of Cambridge and Superlative, 1,152 Watford, 768 each of Ealing, Hanbury, Kendal, London, Pudsey and Wembley, and 736 of Bristol, with 237 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Bernard F L Groves
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian Harris
Umpire: William H Dowse.
The longest length of Spliced Surprise Major yet rung.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 13 June 1959 in 3h 3 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 John Hayes
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 Harry Parker
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Harry W Howard
6 John Ryder
7 Harold Worrall
8 A Gordon Lawrence (C)
Rung to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Worrall (June 16th), and the 26th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. G . Lawrence (June 10th).
Ringing World page reference: 2517.0410

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 13 June 1959 in 2h 37 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Single Oxford Bob and three extents of Plain Bob
1 Richard Cartlidge
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Victor Stonier
4 Walter Sherratt
5 Roy Worrall
6 Barry Corbishley (C)
First peal: 2
First peal in more than one method as conductor
Ringing World August 14th 1959 No. 2521 Vol. LV page 445

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 16 June 1959 in 2h 57 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Shirley Harris
2 John R Gilden
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Robert B Smith
6 Brian Harris
7 Basil Jones (C)
8 Leslie Boumphrey
First peal of major and first away from the treble: John Gilden.
Source: RW, 1959, page 443.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 17 June 1959 in 3h 4 (16–1–5 in E)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Barker
1 Dennis Maddock
2 John Hayes
3 John Ryder
4 Cecil Raddon
5 Roy Foster
6 Walter Allman
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Alan E Hartley
First peal inside: 2
Rung to celebrate the wedding of Mr and Mrs E Walker and the 80th birthday of Miss E Houghton, former sexton
Ringing World August 14th 1959 No. 2521 Vol. LV page 443

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dodleston, Cheshire
St Mary
Friday, 19 June 1959 in 2h 40 (8–0–0 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two extents each of Oxford Treble Bob, Cambridge Surprise and Kent Treble Bob, and one of Plain Bob
1 John Hayes
2 John W Griffiths
3 John S Dean
4 Geoffrey Parting
5 Walter Allman
6 J Denis Maddock (C)
First peal of Minor: 1
75th peal: 6
First in four methods as conductor
A birthday peal for Harold Hayes, father of the treble ringer
Ringing World page reference: 2521.0446

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 24 June 1959 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Alan E Hartley
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 John E Bibby
5 Frederick Jackson
6 Denis Maddock
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 2 July 1959 in 2h 55 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 John Gilden
2 Margaret Boumphrey
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Shirley Harris
5 Carol Fernley
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Philip G K Davies
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal of Treble Bob: 1. First in the method:: 2, 3, 5 & 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 4 July 1959 in 3h 3 (14–0–0 in F)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 John Worth (C)
2 Harold Lonyon
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Eileen M Fearn
5 Robert B Smith
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris
First peal inside: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Thursday, 9 July 1959 in 2h 46 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Sydney J Anthony
2 John Ryder
3 Michael Thomson
4 Roy Forster
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harold Worrall (C)
First peal - 1;
To welcome the Rev'd T E N Pennell on his induction

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 11 July 1959 in 3h 12 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood
1 Percy Swindley
2 Denise Shallcross
3 John S Dean
4 John Parsonage
5 Arthur B Close
6 George F Sperring
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Geoffrey Parting
First peal of Major 'inside': 2
First peal 'inside' and of Major: 3
Ringing World page reference: 2523.0475

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 15 July 1959 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 William S Deason
3 Walter Allman
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Frederick Jackson
6 Denis Maddock
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method - 5, 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Wednesday, 15 July 1959 in 2h 31 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (35m)
Being seven extents in 35 methods: (1) 192 Peveril, 120 Melandra, 120 Beeston, 168 Leasowe and 120 Castleton Delight; (2) 168 Wilmslow, 120 Rostherne, 120 Knutsford, 192 Bogedone and 120 Ely Delight; (3) 144 Balmoral, 120 Chepstow, 120 Skipton, 216 Fotheringay and 120 Dover Delight; (4) 192 Willesden, 168 College Bob IV, 168 Old Oxford, 72 Newdigate and 120 Marple Delight; (5) 120 Norbury, 120 College Exercise, 120 Duke of Norfolk, 120 Ockley and 240 Morning Star Treble Bob; (6) 168 St. Werburg, 120 Vale Royal, 120 Combermere, 192 Crowland and 120 Abbeyville Delight; (7) 168 Wragby, 120 St. Albans, 120 Neasden, 192 Charlwood and 120 Braintree Delight. 45 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

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 18 July 1959 in 2h 37 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5040 London Surprise Minor
Being two different 2,160's and one 720.
1 Eileen Fearn
2 Philip G K Davies
3 Carol Fernley
4 John R Kennett
5 Frank Osbaldiston
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
First peal of London Surprise Minor for all except the conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2524.0494

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Friday, 24 July 1959 in 2h 43 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
1 Walter Allman (C)
2 John Hayes
3 William S Deason
4 Roger King
5 John Orme
6 Denis Maddock
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob Minor for all.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 25 July 1959 in 3h (10–3–17 in G)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton - Johnson's var
1 John Hayes
2 Roger King
3 Denis Maddock
4 Henry Parker
5 William S Deason
6 William E Allman
7 Harold Worrall
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal of Surprise - 1, 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 25 July 1959 in 3h 12 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of St Clement's and Single Oxford and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 Gillian Scarth
2 Kenneth C Edwards
3 Carol F Ferris
4 Robert W Winstanley
5 Richard Hamm
6 Robert F Ferris (C)
First peal: 1
First peal as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 1 August 1959 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
Comprising 1312 Bristol and 1280 each of London, Cambridge and Superlative, with 112 changes of method and all the work of each method for each bell.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Lester L Gray
2 Walter Allman (C)
3 William S Deason
4 John E Bibby
5 John Ashcroft
6 Thomas W Hesketh
7 John F Grove
8 Joseph Ridyard
First peal of Spliced Surprise - 1, 3, 5, 6, 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Thursday, 6 August 1959 in 2h 45 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: Cambridge Surprise. Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford, St. Clement's, Oxford Single Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Joan M Pemberton
2 Margaret R Jeacock
3 J Fraser Clift
4 David G Marsh
5 A Raymond M Watkin
6 Charles B Pemberton (C)
First peal: 2, 3 & 4
A wedding compliment to Mr. J. M. Pemberton of Bidston and Miss M. Murphy

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
19 Cromley Road, Woodsmoor
Monday, 10 August 1959 in 1h 55 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Brian Harris
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal of Minor on handbells: 1-2
Ringing World September 11th 1959 No. 2525 Vol. LV page 517
Ringing World page reference: 2525.0517

Chester Diocesan Guild
Backford, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 15 August 1959 in 2h 50 (10–0–12 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Denise Shallcross
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John Parsonage
4 John S Dean
5 Percy Swindley
6 Roger King

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 24 August 1959 in 3h 1 (14–1–26)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 John P Partington
2 Neil Bennett
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 William H Dowse
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 27 August 1959 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (12m)
In 12 methods, being 320 each of Bristol, Cambridge, Cray, Eastcote, New Gloucester, Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Superlative, Wembley, Yorkshire, and 960 of London and Rutland, with 139 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 John Worth
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian Harris
Rung for the diamond wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Sellars, of Hazel Grove.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Thursday, 27 August 1959 in 3h 10 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 John P Partington
2 Bernard F L Groves (C)
3 Carol Fernley
4 A Peter Whitehead
5 Neil Bennett
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Friday, 28 August 1959 in 2h 48 (13–0–0)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Being seven 720’s
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Frederick Shallcross
3 Philip G K Davies
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Brian Harris
6 William H Dowse (C)
Completes Oxford from Minor to Maximus (5). First peal of Oxford on the bells.
Cheshire Ringers’ Peal Tour

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 29 August 1959 in 2h 45 (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 Neil D Lomas
2 William H Dowse
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
Rung to celebrate the centenary of the church

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 29 August 1959 in 2h 58 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Peter Laflin
2 Robert B Smith
3 Basil Jones
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Leslie Boumphrey
6 Edward Jenkins
7 C Kenneth Lewis
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 29 August 1959 in 2h 56 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Minor (7m)
Bring an extent each of Double Court, Oxford Bob, Double Oxford, Thelwall, St Clement’s, Childwall and Plain Bob
1 Herbert Sutton
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 Frederick S Sutton
4 John E Brough
5 Geoffrey Parting
6 Percy Swindley
First peal in seven methods: 1,3,4
Ringing World September 11th 1959 No. 2525 Vol. LV page 516

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 2 September 1959 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Cynthia Bibby
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 William S Deason
5 Frederick Jackson
6 John E Bibby
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method - 2. Rung for the silver wedding of Mr and Mrs C Valentine.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 5 September 1959 in 3h (11–0–7 in G)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 John E Bibby
2 J Denis Maddock
3 John D Rock
4 William S Deason
5 Barwell B Dibben
6 Frederick R Scott
7 Robin G Leale (C)
8 Walter Allman
50th peal together - 4 and 6.
Ringing World page reference: 2527.0549

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 5 September 1959 in 2h 57 (14–1–26)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 William H Dowse
2 Carol Fernley
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Peter Laflin
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Edward Jenkins
Rung for the marriage of Wilfred L. Robinson and Ann P. Brown, which took place at this church earlier in the day

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Sunday, 6 September 1959 in 2h 35 (8–3–18 in A)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being two extents of spliced Double Oxford and St.Clement's, and one extent each of Single Oxford, Kent T B, Oxford T B, Cambridge and Plain Bob.
1 Walter Allman
2 Robin G Leale (C)
3 William S Deason
4 Frederick R Scott
5 John D Rock
6 Barwell B Dibben

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 9 September 1959 in 3h (11–1–9 in G)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Bernard F L Groves
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Brian Schofield
4 Harold Lonyon
5 Basil Jones
6 Philip G K Davies
7 Robert B Smith (C)
8 William H Dowse
First peal of major 'inside' and in the method: 2. First peal on 8 bells and in the method: 3.
A wedding compliment to Elizabeth Brogden and John Greenwood, of Christ Church. Macclesfield, who were married at Bollington on Saturday, September 5th. Also a first birthday compliment to the daughter of the ringer of the second.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 September 1959 in 2h 58 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5056 Kinnerton Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 George F Sperring
2 Geoffrey Parting
3 John S Dean
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 (C.C.C. No. 229).
A silver wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Sperring.
Ringing World page reference: 2528.0565

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Saturday, 12 September 1959 in 2h 53 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by Philip C K Davies
1 Basil Jones
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Stella Hughes
4 Carol Fernley
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Philip G K Davies
7 Michael W Crowder
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal in the method: Eileen Fearn, Michael Crowder and Robert Smith.
First in the method inside: Carol Fernley.
100th peal for the Guild: Bernard Groves.
Source: RW, 1959, page 565.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarvin, Cheshire
St Andrew
Saturday, 19 September 1959 in 2h 38 (8–1–8 in G♯)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being an extent each of Fulbeck, Double, Double Oxford, Thelwall, St Clements, Childwall and Plain Bob
1 John Parsonage
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John S Dean
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Geoffrey Parting
6 Percy Swindley
First peal in seven methods: 1
This peal is dedicated to Miss Mary Pearson, a ringer at this church and daughter of Canon Pearson (Vicar of Tarvin), who has departed to Ghana as a missionary
Ringing World page reference: 2529.0583

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 19 September 1959 in 3h 51 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Superlative Surprise Maximus
Being a 5 course block rep.
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 William H Dowse
8 Edward Jenkins
9 Peter Laflin
10 Leslie Boumphrey
11 Robert B Smith
12 Brian Harris
First peal in the method by all, on the bells, and for the Guild.
Rung without previous practice.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 19 September 1959 in 2h 27 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (9m)
Being seven extents in nine methods: (1) Cambridge Surprise (2) Oxford, Kingston, London Scholars Pleasure and Sandal Treble Bob (3) Oxford, Capel, Kingston and London Scholars Pleasure Treble Bob (4) Kent and Oxford Treble Bob (5) Plain Bob (6) Kent Treble Bob (7) St Clement’s College Bob; 29 changes of method
1 Philip G K Davies
2 Eileen Fearn
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 Carol Fernley
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
Ringing World December 4th 1959 No. 2537 Vol LV page 720

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 19 September 1959 in 2h 40 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different 720’s
1 Robert Barratt
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 F George Forrester
4 Philip G K Davies
5 Basil Jones
6 Brian Harris (C)
A birthday compliment to Robert Barratt.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 10 October 1959 in 2h 58 (11–0–7 in G)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Frank R Morton
2 George A Packer
3 Frederick S Sutton
4 Charles A S Webb
5 John E Brough
6 Geoffrey Davies
7 Bernard J Ongley
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1
Ringing World page reference: 2532.0632

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 10 October 1959 in 2h 51 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5184 London Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Carol Fernley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Derek Taylor
6 Neil D Lomas
7 Derek Ogden
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2532.0631

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 15 October 1959 in 2h 49 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Geoffrey J Hemming
2 John Worth (C)
3 William H Dowse
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Gerald C Hemming
8 Brian Harris
First peal in the method: 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 17 October 1959 in 3h 33 (29¼)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by (Arr C Kenneth Lewis)
1 Bernard F L Groves
2 John Worth
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Basil Jones
5 Geoffrey J Hemming
6 Gerald C Hemming
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris
First peal in the method on the bells
Ringing world: 2533.0647
Ringing World page reference: 2533.0647

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 24 October 1959 in 3h 12 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5088 Overleigh Bob Major
Composed by John W Griffiths
1 John Parsonage
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John S Dean
4 Percy Swindley
5 F Hector Bennett
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Dennis H B Millward
8 Geoffrey Parting
First peal in the method (CCC No.212)
Published in RW as Overleigh Imperial Bob
Ringing World page reference: 2533.0648

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 24 October 1959 in 3h (13–1–14 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Tony Allman
2 Eric B Allman
3 John E Bibby
4 Michael Allman
5 Frederick Jackson
6 William E Allman
7 Ivor R Nichols
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal: 1
First of Bob Major: 4
Ringing World November 6th 1959 No. 2533 Vol. LV page 648

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 31 October 1959 in 3h 3 (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 Basil Jones
2 Brian Harris
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Edward Jenkins
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 William H Dowse
8 Robert B Smith

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 31 October 1959 in 2h 36 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of London Scholars’, Kingston, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob.
1 Richard Cartledge
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 Roy Worrall
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Joseph W Whittaker (C)
The ringer of the fifth has now "circled the tower"

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 31 October 1959 in 2h 45 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two 720's Oxford T.B., two 720’s Kent T.B. and three 720’s Plain Bob
1 Henry Parker (C)
2 Christopher J Jones
3 Arthur Crump
4 Norman Hough
5 Reginald Worrall
6 Harry W Howard
First peal ‘inside’ and in three methods: 2. First peal: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 31 October 1959 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Frederick Shallcross
2 Sidney Hough, jun
3 Brian Schofield
4 Carol Fernley
5 Ivor Jenkins
6 Neil D Lomas
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 Frank Osbaldiston
A wedding compliment to Mr. James Thomson and Miss Christine Mason, of Poynton, Cheshire.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Sunday, 1 November 1959 in 2h 50 (16–1–5 in E)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Barker
1 Sydney J Anthony
2 John E Bibby
3 Roy Foster
4 Henry Parker
5 Cecil Raddon
6 Harold Worrall (C)
7 John Ryder
8 Walter Allman
Rung to celebrate the founding of the church on November 1st 1159 by Henry Prior of Norton
Ringing World November 20th 1959 No. 2535 Vol. LV page 684

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 November 1959 in 3h 12 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Edward F Potts
3 Basil Jones
4 Alan A Potts
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 John Worth
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 21 November 1959 in 2h 58 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 Cornwall Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 M Jillian Brierley
3 Carol Fernley
4 Robert J Warrilow
5 Frank Osbaldiston
6 A Peter Whitehead
7 Derek Taylor
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method for the Guild, and by all the band except the seventh ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 21 November 1959 in 2h 53 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5088 Littleton Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by J W Griffiths
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 F Hector Bennett
4 John S Dean
5 Dennis H B Millward
6 Edward V Rodenhurst
7 Geoffrey Parting
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method (C.C.C. 221).
Ringing World page reference: 2537.0719

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 25 November 1959 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 John Ryder
2 John Hayes
3 John E Bibby
4 Walter Allman (C)
5 Frederick Jackson
6 Cecil Raddon
7 Harold Worrall
8 Denis Mottershead
First peal of Surprise: 1
First of Surprise inside: 2
Ringing World December 11th 1959 No. 2538 Vol. LV page 735

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Saturday, 28 November 1959 in 2h 43 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Plain Minor (2m)
Being three extents of Oxford Bob and four of Plain Bob.
1 Peter R Jones
2 John McCulloch
3 Marjorie E Webster
4 Vivian T O Boase
5 Edwin Jones (C)
6 Charles B Pemberton
First peal and first attempt: 1
First peal: 2
First as conductor
Rung to celebrate the centenary of the present church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 28 November 1959 in 2h 54 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Mrs C W Lawton
2 Alan A Potts
3 Edward Potts
4 Denis A Henshaw
5 Harold C Lonyon
6 Charles W Lawton
7 Barry Corbishley
8 John Worth (C)
First peal of Surprise 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 28 November 1959 in 2h 50 (12–0–20 in G)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two 720's Oxford T.B., two 720's Kent T.B. and three 720's Plain Bob.
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 Harry W Howard
4 John Ryder
5 Harold Worrall
6 Henry Parker (C)
Rung to mark the 61st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. S. Worrall, of Great Budworth (parents of the ringer of the second).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 5 December 1959 in 3h 17 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Carol Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Bernard F L Groves
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Alan A Potts
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 Brian Harris
Rung as a compliment to Mr. Peter Laflin on his 70th birthday.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dodleston, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 5 December 1959 in 2h 38 (8–0–0 in A)
5040 Plain Minor (7m)
Being an extent each of London Bob, Lytham Bob, Hereward Bob, Double Court, Double Bob, Fulbeck Bob and Oxford Bob
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John S Dean
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Percy Swindley
6 Geoffrey Parting
Ringing World page reference: 2539.0754

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 12 December 1959 (26–3–3 in E♭)
4200 Plain Bob Triples
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 C W Lawton
3 Mrs C W Lawton
4 Henry Parker
5 C Raddon
6 Samuel Jones, Jun
7 A J Martin
8 F T Parry
In honour of the 91st birthday of Mr S Jones, of Eccleston.
This was a peal attempt which had to be curtailed owing to indisposition of a member of the band
Ringing World page reference: 2542.0023

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 12 December 1959 in 3h 11 (20–0–0 in E)
5184 Little Bob Royal
Composed by Traditional
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Harold F White
3 John S Dean
4 Frederick S Sutton
5 Thomas Price
6 George A Packer
7 Ivor R Nichols (C)
8 Richard J Warrilow
9 Geoffrey Parting
10 Percy Swindley
First peal of Royal: 1,2,9
First of Royal in the method: 3,4,6,7,8
First of Little Bob Royal on the bells
Rung in honour of the Rev. Basil Stratton of Market Drayton, being appointed Archdeacon of Stafford
Ringing World December 25th 1959 No. 2550 Vol. LV page 766

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Friday, 18 December 1959 in 2h 44 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John Howse
1 Carol Fernley
2 Sheila Wallace
3 John R Gilden
4 Margaret Boumphrey
5 Eileen M Fearn
6 Brian Harris
7 Leslie Boumphrey (C)
8 Basil Jones
First peal: 2.
Rung by members of the Sunday service band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Thursday, 24 December 1959 in 1h 57 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Minor (2m)
In two methods: (1) and (2) Double Bob, (3) and (4) Plain Bob and Double Bob, (5) and (6) Plain Bob, (7) Double Bob and Plain Bob; 30 changes of method
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Brian J Woodruffen (C)
5–6 Robert B Smith
First of 2 Minor on handbells: 1-2
150th as conductor
Ringing World January 15th 1960 No. 2543 Vol. LVI page 38
Ringing World page reference: 2543.0038

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 26 December 1959 in 3h 44 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Pudsey Surprise Maximus
1 William H Dowse
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Basil Jones
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Philip G K Davies
8 Robert B Smith
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Leslie Boumphrey
11 Brian Harris
12 Peter Laflin
First peal of Maximus in the method by all, except the ringer of the 9th, on the bells, and for the Guild.
Edward Jenkins has now circled the tower.
Rung for the occasion of the wedding of Muriel Yates and John Lomas at this church.