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Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 2 January 1961 in 2h 34 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Ruth M Border
3 Carol Fernley
4 Basil Jones
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Robert B Smith
7 Brian Harris
8 Peter Border (C)
250th peal: 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 7 January 1961 in 3h 3 (18–0–11 in E)
5120 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Brian Harris
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 Edward Jenkins
4 Robert B Smith
5 Basil Jones
6 Leslie Boumphrey
7 Peter Laflin
8 John Worth (C)
This composition has now been rung for the first time.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Cheshire
19 Cromley Road, Woodsmoor
Monday, 9 January 1961 in 2h 19 (8 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 John Robinson
3–4 Brian Harris
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal in hand: 1-2
Rung as a birthday compliment to Brian Harris
Ringing world January 27th 1961 No. 2597 Vol. LVII page 62
Ringing World page reference: 2597.0062

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 16 January 1961 in 2h 38 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Staffordshire Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Robert B Smith
2 John Gilden
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Basil Jones
7 Leslie Boumphrey (C)
8 Brian Harris
First peal in the method, on the bells, and by all the band except the ringer of the treble.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 21 January 1961 in 2h 47 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being seven 720s in five methods: (1)Double Oxford (2)St Clement's (3)Plain Bob (4 and 5)Oxford Treble Bob (6 and 7)Kent Treble Bob
1 Denis Maddock
2 Christopher J Jones
3 Michael Thomson
4 John Ryder
5 Harry W Howard
6 Harold Worrall (C)
First peal in five methods: 4
Ringing World page reference: 2598.0077

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 21 January 1961 in 2h 42 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of Double Oxford Bob and two each of Plain Bob, Oxford Treble Bob and Kent Treble Bob.
1 Giles B Thompson
2 E Michael Quinn
3 Peter Dale
4 Brian Schofield
5 Edmund Shuttleworth
6 John Robinson (C)
First peal in four methods: 1 & 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 28 January 1961 in 2h 54 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (5m)
Double Oxford, St Clement's, Plain Bob, Oxford TB, Kent TB
1 Roy Forster
2 Harry Parker
3 Harry W Howard
4 John Ryder
5 Harold Worrall (C)
6 J Dennis Maddock

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
St Paul, Stayley
Saturday, 28 January 1961 in 2h 54 (17–3–10 in E)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by G Lewis
1 Edward Jenkins
2 John Robinson
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Basil Jones
6 A Peter Whitehead
7 Leslie Boumphrey
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal in the method: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 30 January 1961 in 2h 36 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Berkshire Surprise Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Carol Fernley
2 John Gilden
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Basil Jones (C)
5 Ronald J Johnston
6 Brian Harris
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Robert B Smith
100th peal on the bells: 4. First in the method: 7 & 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 4 February 1961 in 3h 9 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Laflin
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Basil Jones
4 David W Brunning
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Brian Harris
7 John Worth
8 Leslie Boumphrey
9 Robert B Smith
10 Derek P Jones
First peal in the method for David Brunning.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 11 February 1961 in 3h 3 (15–1–16 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George H Cross
1 Ronald J Johnston
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Neil Bennett (C)
4 Christine Townend
5 Peter Watson
6 Frederick Shallcross
7 F John Nelson
8 A Peter Whitehead
First Peal: Christine Townend.
A birthday compliment to Miss Christine Townend.
Source: RW 1961, page 139.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Rostherne, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 18 February 1961 in 2h 55 (19½ in E♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Harold Worrall
2 John Ryder
3 Victor Neal
4 Michael Thomson
5 Christopher J Jones
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a first birthday compliment to H R H Prince Andrew.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 February 1961 in 2h 59 (20–0–0 in E)
5043 Stedman Caters
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Howard Howell (C)
2 Carol Fernley
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 John S Dean
5 Frederick W Grocott
6 George A Packer
7 Sidney Hough jun
8 John W Griffiths
9 Maurice G Turner
10 Percy Swindley
First peal of Stedman: 2,4
The quickest peal on the bells
Ringing World March 3rd 1961 No. 2602 Vol. LVII page 138

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 20 February 1961 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by H N Pitstow
1 John Ryder
2 Walter Allman (C)
3 Cecil Raddon
4 John E Bibby
5 Frederick Jackson
6 Harold Worrall
7 Francis Bibby
8 Denis Maddock
Ringing World March 10th 1961 No. 2603 Vol, LVII page 155

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 25 February 1961 in 3h 7 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5184 Spliced Plain Major (2m)
3,072 Plain Bob and 2,112 Little Bob; 95 changes of method.
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Cecil Raddon
2 Christopher J Jones
3 Harold Worrall
4 Denis Maddock
5 Victor Neal
6 John Ryder
7 Michael Thomson
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Spliced Plain and Little Bob, 2,4,6,7.
Rung as birthday compliments to Harry W Howard and Kenneth Parker.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 4 March 1961 in 2h 36 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Christine Macnair
2 Carol Fernley
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Basil Jones
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 John Worth
7 Brian Harris
8 Robert B Smith (C)
100th peal together: 4 & 5.
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Anne P Smith of Marple.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 4 March 1961 in 2h 46 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consisting of seven different extents.
1 Robert Barratt
2 F George Forrester
3 John Ryder
4 Harold Worrall
5 Victor Neal
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Weaverham, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 11 March 1961 in 2h 45 (9–0–23 in A♭)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of one extent St Clement's, two each Plain Bob, Oxford T.B. and Kent T.B.
1 Roy Foster
2 Victor Neal
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 John Ryder
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to the daughter of the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, 12 March 1961 (29–0–0 in C)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 M Suckley
2 Helen S Shone
3 Irene Marshall
4 Denise Shallcross
5 Percy Swindley
6 George F Sperring
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Robin J Lee
First quarter: 1
For Matins
Ringing World page reference: 2606.0218

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 13 March 1961 in 2h 38 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Devon Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 John Soanes
2 Carol Fernley
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Basil Jones
5 Ronald J Johnston
6 Robert B Smith
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method by all the band, on the bells, and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Saturday, 18 March 1961 in 2h 46 (9–1–3)
5040 Minor (2m)
Consisting of three extents of Plain Bob and four of Kent Treble Bob.
1 William Hall
2 Frank Anderton
3 Michael Rogers
4 Terence M Fitzgerald
5 Geoffrey H Pullin
6 Peter S Bennett (C)
First peal at the first attempt: 4.
First peal in England: 1.
Rung on the day after St. Patrick’s Day as a compliment to Mr. Hall

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 18 March 1961 in 2h 54 (11–0–7 in G)
5184 Plain Bob Major
Composed by D John Hunt
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 Michael Thomson
3 Christopher J Jones
4 Henry Parker
5 John Ryder
6 Harold Worrall (C)
7 Victor Neal
8 Harry W Howard
Ringing World page reference: 2606.0216

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 18 March 1961 in 3h 3 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5043 Stedman Caters
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Brian Harris
2 Fred Dunkerley
3 John Worth (C)
4 Peter Laflin
5 Ernest Boumphrey
6 Alan A Potts
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Basil Jones
9 Leslie Boumphrey
10 Robert B Smith

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 18 March 1961 in 2h 47 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (6 Methods)
Cambridge Surprise, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, Double Oxford, St Clements and two extents of Plain Bob
1 John Ryder
2 Victor Neal
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 Harold Worrall
5 Henry Parker
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a 79th birthday compliment to Albert H Booth for many years leader of this tower

Chester Diocesan Guild
Haughton, Greater Manchester
St Anne, Denton
Tuesday, 21 March 1961 in 2h 59 (15–0–12)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Composed by Being seven extents
1 Robert B Smith (C)
2 Neil Bennett
3 Basil Jones
4 A Peter Whitehead
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Brian Harris
Believed to be the first peal of Surprise on the bells.
Ringing world: 2607.0232

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 25 March 1961 in 2h 34 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of Cambridge Surprise, and two each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 Carol Fernley
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Brian Schofield
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Barry Corbishley (C)
6 Sidney Hough, jun
A wedding compliment to Hilary Kirkman and Peter Horne married at this church prior to the peal.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 25 March 1961 in 2h 31 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being an extent each of Bourne, Ipswich, Surfleet, Beverley, York, Durham and Cambridge
1 Jack Riley
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Walter Sherratt
4 Reginald A Challinor
5 Philip A Mason
6 Roy Worrall
First peal of seven Surprise Minor on the bells
Ringing World April 14th 1961 No. 2608 Vol. LVII page 247

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Monday, 3 April 1961 in 3h 22 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (4m)
Comprising 1320 Cambridge, 1320 Yorkshire, 1200 London and 1300 Lincolnshire with 77 changes of method.
Composed by Derek Ogden
1 Philip G K Davies
2 Derek Ogden (C)
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 F John Nelson
5 Frederick Shallcross
6 Frederick W Grocott
7 A Peter Whitehead
8 Michael D Fishwick
9 Neil Bennett
10 Denis Mottershead
First peal of Surprise Royal : 3 and tenor.
First in four Royal methods for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 8 April 1961 in 2h 59 (15–1–16 in F)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by Joseph W Parker
1 John Robinson
2 Carol Fernley
3 F John Nelson
4 Edward Jenkins
5 Philip G K Davies
6 A Peter Whitehead
7 Denis Mottershead
8 Robert B Smith (C)
Source: RW 1961, page 264.

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 18 April 1961 in 3h (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton
1 Dorothy M Stafford
2 Christine C Macnair
3 Brian Schofield
4 Eileen M Fearn
5 David Vincent
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 Robert B Smith (C)
8 Denis Mottershead
First peal of Surprise: Dorothy Stafford.
First peal of Surprise on an inside bell: Brian Schofield.
Source: RW, 1961, page 296.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 22 April 1961 in 3h (15–1–16 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Denis Mottershead (C)
2 Christine Townend
3 Carol Fernley
4 M Jillian Brierley
5 F John Nelson
6 Peter Dale
7 Michael Fishwick
8 A Peter Whitehead
First peal of Treble Bob Major "inside": Christine Townend and Peter Dale.
Source: RW 1961, page 311.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 22 April 1961 in 3h 12 (15–3–6 in E)
5152 Cambridge Court Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by J W Griffiths
1 Richard E Morris
2 John S Dean
3 John W Griffiths (C)
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Robin J Lee
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in the method by all, and for the Guild
Ringing World page reference: 2612.0311

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 24 April 1961 in 2h 51 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A Wilson
1 Carol Fernley
2 Stephen G Williamson
3 Christine Macnair
4 John R Gilden
5 Ronald J Johnston
6 Edmund Shuttleworth
7 Peter Dale
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal ‘inside’: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 26 April 1961 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Harold Worrall
3 Cyril Valentine
4 Denis Maddock
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 John E Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Bristol; 2.
Rung for the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. O. Claybrook.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
St Mary without the Walls, Handbridge
Saturday, 29 April 1961 in 3h 10 (19–3–12 in E♭)
5120 Gonville Bob Major
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Richard E Morris
2 John S Dean
3 John W Griffiths (C)
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 Robin J Lee
8 Percy Swindley
First peal in method for all, except 8
Ringing World page reference: 2612.0312

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 May 1961 in 2h 56 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Basil Jones
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Carol Fernley
4 Harold Lonyon
5 Brian Harris
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 6 May 1961 in 2h 48 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
In three methods, consisting of two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob.
1 John Ryder
2 Michael Thomson
3 Christopher J Jones
4 Harold Worrall
5 Harry W Howard (C)
6 Norman Hough
Norman Hough has now ‘completed the circle.’
Rung in honour of Knutsford’s May Queen.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hayfield, Derbyshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 6 May 1961 in 2h 46 (10–2–21 in A♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 Anne P Smith
2 Alan G Kirk
3 Brian Schofield
4 Edmund Shuttleworth
5 Gordon Rumney
6 Peter T Dale (C)
First peal as conductor.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the ringers of 4 and 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 6 May 1961 in 2h 41 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 Paul Hulme
2 Geoffrey Yarwood
3 Charles W Lawton (C)
4 Peter W Horn
5 E M P Lawton
6 Anthony W Lawton
First Peal - 1,2; Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Mrs P Horn

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Monday, 15 May 1961 in 2h 44 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton
1 Shirley Harris
2 Carol Fernley
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 John R Gilden
5 John Robinson
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins
Source: RW, 1961, page 359.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 20 May 1961 in 7h 11 (14–1–22 in F♯)
13440 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
3,840 Watford; 3,168 each Rutland and Wembley; 1,920 Ealing and 672 each Belgrave and Belvedere; with 381 com.
Composed by Composed by Albert J Pitman (Op.1)
1 Edward Jenkins
2 A Peter Whitehead
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian Harris
The longest length of Spliced Surprise Major yet rung.
The extent of Spliced Surprise Major with the tenors together.
Umpire: Peter Laflin.
RW 1961.0360.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 May 1961 in 3h 25 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by C J Sedgley
1 A Patrick Cannon
2 Carol Fernley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough, Junr
5 Frederick Shallcross
6 F John Nelson
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 Ralph G Edwards
Ringing World page reference: 2616.0375

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 20 May 1961 in 2h 40 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
In four methods, being one extent of St. Clement’s College Bob and two each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 J David Adams
2 Peter Dale
3 Alan G Kirk
4 Brian Schofield
5 John Robinson (C)
6 Alan G Kirk
7 John R Kennett
25th Peal 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 22 May 1961 in 3h 27 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by John Carter
1 John R Mayne
2 Patrick I Chapman
3 Basil Jones
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Jack L Millhouse
7 John Worth
8 Robert B Smith
9 Cecil W Pipe
10 Brian Harris
11 George W Pipe
12 Wilfred Williams (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 June 1961 in 3h 4 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Carol Fernley
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Eileen M Fearn
5 Frederick Dunkerley
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 A Peter Whitehead
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Robert B Smith
Rung as part of Macclesfield's 700th charter anniversary celebrations.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 3 June 1961 in 3h (11–1–9 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 E Michael Quinn
2 Giles B Thompson
3 Peter Dale
4 T Michael Freeman
5 John Ryder
6 Gordon Rumney
7 Harold Worrall
8 John Robinson (C)
First on 8 bells: 2. First of Major as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 5 June 1961 in 2h 46 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Anne P Smith
2 Carol Fernley
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 John R Gilden
5 Peter Dale
6 John Robinson
7 Sidney Hough jun
8 Basil Jones (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Haughton, Greater Manchester
St Anne, Denton
Tuesday, 6 June 1961 in 2h 58 (15–0–12)
5040 London Surprise Minor
First peal of London Minor by all the band who, with the exception of the second ringer, have now rung peals of London from Minor to Maximus
Composed by Being seven extents
1 Basil Jones (C)
2 John Robinson
3 Frederick Shallcross
4 Neil Bennett
5 A Peter Whitehead
6 Edward Jenkins
Ringing world: 2618.0417

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 7 June 1961 in 3h 2 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1 John Ryder
2 Cecil Raddon
3 Harold Worrall
4 Geoffrey Fothergill
5 Frederick Jackson
6 Denis Maddock
7 John Ashcroft
8 Walter Allman (C)
First peal in the method: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Ringing World June 30th 1961 No. 2619 Vol. LVII page 430

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Saturday, 10 June 1961 in 2h 47 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of Oxford Treble Bob, and two each of Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Felicity I Lochner
2 Marjorie E Webster
3 Vivian T O Boase
4 T Roy Humphreys
5 John McCulloch
6 Edwin Jones (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1 and 4
Rung by the Sunday Service band in honour of the wedding of the Duke of Kent and Miss Katherine Worsley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 10 June 1961 in 3h 11 (18–0–11 in E)
5184 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Ivor Jenkins
2 Sidney Hough
3 Derek J Marshall
4 Alexander Richardson
5 F John Nelson
6 Denis Mottershead
7 Frederick Shallcross (C)
8 Neil Bennett

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 17 June 1961 in 2h 36 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Brian Harris
2 Peter Laflin
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fearnley
5 Edward Jenkins
6 Peter Whitehead
7 Basil Jones
8 John Worth (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 17 June 1961 in 2h 50 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being seven extents in five methods: (1) Double Oxford Bob, (2) St. Clement’s College Bob, (3) Plain Bob, (4) and (5) Oxford T.B., (6) and (7) Kent T.B.
1 Edmund Shuttleworth
2 Alan G Kirk
3 E Michael Quinn
4 Giles B Thompson
5 Gordon Rumney
6 John Robinson (C)
First peal in five methods: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 8 July 1961 in 2h 32 (8–3–0 in F♯)
5040 Plain Minor (8m)
Being an extent each of Plain & Double Bob, Double Court, St. Clement's, Childwall, Double Oxford, Thelwall, and Single Oxford.
1 George F Sperring
2 John W Griffiths (C)
3 John S Dean
4 Dennis H B Millward
5 Robin J Lee
6 Percy Swindley
First peal in 8 methods: 5
Rung to celebrate the birth of a grandson to D H B Millward.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 15 July 1961 in 3h 5 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5184 Little Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Barry Corbishley
2 Denis Heapy
3 Hilary L Horn
4 Edmund Shuttleworth
5 Peter T Dale
6 Victor Neal
7 Peter W Horn
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in the method; 1-4,7.
50th peal, 1.
First of Major; 3,7.
Rung to celebrate the birth of twin sons (Andrew and Robert) to Mr and Mrs Denis Heapy.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Tuesday, 18 July 1961 in 3h 28 (29¼)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 John M Jelley
2 Peter Laflin
3 Frederick Shallcross
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Brian Harris
6 David J Llewellyn
7 Alan R Patterson
8 Edward Jenkins
9 A Peter Whitehead
10 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal of Cambridge Surprise Royal: 3, 9
First of Surprise Royal: 6
First on ten bells: 7
The ringer o f the second has now ‘circled the tower ’ to peals.
Alan F. Bailey was remembered with affection
Ringing world: 2624.0518
Ringing World page reference: 2624.0518

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Wednesday, 19 July 1961 in 2h 46 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Robert B Smith
2 John M Jelley
3 A Peter Whitehead
4 Alan R Patterson
5 David J Llewellyn
6 Frederick Shallcross (C)
First peal of Surprise minor: Alan Patterson and David Llewellyn.
First of minor as conductor.
Source: RW, 1961, page 518.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Thursday, 20 July 1961 in 3h 11 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5056 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by W Barton
1 Alan R Patterson
2 David J Llewellyn
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Robert B Smith
5 John Robinson
6 A Peter Whitehead (C)
7 Frederick Shallcross
8 John M Jelley
First peal in the method: 1. First of Surprise ‘inside’: 3. First in the method ‘inside': 5. First in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Aldford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 22 July 1961 in 2h 52 (12–3–20 in E)
5040 Plain Minor (10m)
Being an extent each of London Bob and Double Court, Hereward and Double Oxford Bob, Double and Plain Bob, Thelwell, St Clement's, Childwall and Oxford Bob
1 John W Griffiths (C)
2 John S Dean
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 Robin J Lee
6 Percy Swindley
First peal in ten methods: 5
A birthday peal for Mr Cyril Perkins, towerkeeper
Ringing World page reference: 2624.0521

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 24 July 1961 in 2h 41 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Gainsborough Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 John Gilden
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Carol Fernley
5 John Robinson
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 Robert B Smith
8 Frank Osbaldiston
150th peal for the Guild: 7. First in the method on the bells, and by all the band except the ringer of the seventh.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 26 July 1961 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 John R Bibby
2 Mrs E M Daniels
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 William Bibby
8 Walter Allman
Rung as a silver wedding compliment to the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 29 July 1961 in 2h 46 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 William Hornby
2 Barry Corbishley
3 Harold Worrall
4 Victor Neal
5 Roy Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung in honour of the enthronement of the Most Rev A Michael Ramsey as 100th Archbishop of Canterbury. This was the second attempt for a peal for this occasion; the first rung on the day was lost owing to a broken rope

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Wednesday, 2 August 1961 in 2h 45 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton
1 Robert B Smith (C)
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 John Gilden
5 Carol Fernley
6 Frank Osbaldiston
7 Basil Jones
8 William H Dowse
First peal in the method inside: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2626.0552

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 5 August 1961 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley (CC No 4)
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 John Robinson
4 Carol Fernley
5 A Peter Whitehead
6 Alan R Patterson
7 Peter Laflin
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal in the method: 2, 3, 5 & 6. First in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 8 August 1961 in 2h 53 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 Joyce Newton
2 Leonard Copnall
3 David Kirkham
4 F George Forrester
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Robert Barratt
First peal: 1 & 3. 25th peal: 4.
Rung as a farewell peal to the treble ringer, who is leaving to go to college.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 12 August 1961 in 2h 43 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Oxford Treble Bob and Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob; each called differently
1 F George Forrester
2 Brian Schofield
3 John Ryder
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Peter T Dale
6 Harold Worrall (C)
Rung as a 70th birthday compliment for the father of the treble ringer
Ringing World September 1st 1961 No. 2628 Vol. LVII page 584

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 16 August 1961 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by H N Pitstow
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John Oultram
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 Cynthia Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Robert J Warrilow
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Surprise; 2.
Rung for the 21st birthday of the ringer of the fourth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 26 August 1961 in 2h 45 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Peter Dale
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Basil Jones
4 Robert B Smith
5 A Peter Whitehead
6 John Worth (C)
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 29 August 1961 in 2h 40 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5088 Gainsborough Surprise Major
Composed by C J Sedgley
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Basil Jones
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Peter Dale
5 John Robinson
6 Robert B Smith (C)
7 Frederick Shallcross
8 Neil Bennett
First peal in the method: Edmund Shuttleworth, Peter Dale and Neil Bennett.
First peal in the method as conductor.
Soure: RW, 1961, page 685.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Thursday, 31 August 1961 in 2h 43 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Sydney J Anthony
2 Michael Thomson
3 John Ryder
4 Frank King
5 Harry W Howard
6 Harold Worrall (C)
A wedding anniversary compliment to Harry Howard

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Thursday, 31 August 1961 in 2h 45 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by H Law James
1 John Robinson
2 Neil Bennett
3 Frederick Shallcross (C)
4 Derek J Marshall
5 Philip G K Davies
6 Robert B Smith
7 A Peter Whitehead
8 Edward Jenkins
First peal in the method: 4. First in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 11 September 1961 in 2h 46 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 Anne P Smith
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Christine Macnair
4 Carol Fernley
5 Edmund Shuttleworth
6 Peter T Dale
7 John Robinson
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal of Surprise Major: 1. First in the method ‘inside': 3 & 6. First in the method: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Wednesday, 13 September 1961 in 2h 44 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Consisting of one extent each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and five of Plain Bob.
1 Roy Foster
2 John Ryder
3 A Doreen Edwards
4 Michael Thomson
5 Christopher J Jones
6 Harry W Howard (C)
50th peal: 2.
Rung in honour of the enthronement of the Most Rev. Frederick Donald Coggan as 88th Archbishop of York.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 16 September 1961 in 2h 45 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
(1) Double Oxford Bob; (2) Childwall Bob; (3) St Clement's College Bob; (4) Cambridge Surprise; (5) Oxford TB; (6) Kent TB; (7) Plain Bob
1 Anne P Smith
2 Christine Macnair
3 Alan G Kirk
4 Brian Schofield
5 John Robinson
6 Peter T Dale (C)
First peal in 7 methods: 1. 25th peal together 5&6. First peal in 7 methods as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 16 September 1961 in 3h 19 (26–0–21 in D)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Scholfield
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Neil Bennett (C)
4 John H Fielden
5 Rita M Jowitt
6 B Gillian Scholfield
7 Brian J Wylde
8 Tudor P Edwards
9 Frederick Shallcross
10 Denis Mottershead
Rung in honour of the wedding, earlier in the day at St. James church, Birch-in-Rusholme, Manchester, of Mr. Geoffrey D Fearnehough and Miss E. Dorothy France.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 16 September 1961 in 3h 19 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 John Worth
2 Eileen M Fearn
3 Brian Harris
4 Carol Fernley
5 A Peter Whitehead
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Robert B Smith
8 Brian J Woodruffe
9 Basil Jones
10 Edward Jenkins
100th peal : A Peter Whitehead.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 16 September 1961 in 2h 49 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 William Hornby
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Hilary L Horn
4 Henry Parker (C)
5 Harry W Howard
6 Peter W Horn
The conductor has now called peals on all the bells in the tower

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Monday, 18 September 1961 in 3h (11–1–9 in G)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Christine Macnair
4 Barry Corbishley
5 Walter Sherratt
6 Roy Worrall
7 Sidney Hough jun
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First in the method: 2, 5 & 6.
Rung for the dedication of the new church organ by the Bishop of Stockport, the Rt. Rev. D. H. Saunders-Davies, on the previous Sunday.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hayfield, Derbyshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 23 September 1961 in 2h 51 (10–2–21 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Peter T Dale (C)
2 Carol Fernley
3 Brian Schofield
4 Anne P Smith
5 Alan G Kirk
6 Christine Macnair
7 John Robinson
8 Edmund Shuttleworth
50th peal: 3. First of Major 'inside': 4. First as conductor on eight bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 23 September 1961 in 2h 52 (8–2–3 in A)
5280 Grandsire Doubles
Being 17 240’s and ten 120’s
1 Marian Forrester
2 Robert Barratt
3 Ernest Pimlott (C)
4 David Kirkham
5 F George Forrester
6 Brian Schofield
First peal: 1.
Rung for Harvest Festival; also as birthday compliments to Marian Forrester and Robert Barratt.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 30 September 1961 in 2h 45 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5152 Ealing Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Joseph W Whittaker
2 A Peter Whitehead
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Carol Fernley
5 Basil Jones (C)
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bunbury, Cheshire
St Boniface
Saturday, 30 September 1961 in 3h 2 (14¾ in F)
5088 Kent and Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by E C Gobey Ilkeston Variation
1 Christopher Jones
2 Henry Parker
3 Barry Corbishley
4 John Ryder
5 Roy Worrall
6 Michael Thomson
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Harry W Howard
First peal in the method: 1, 3, 4, 5. 25th peal: 5.
RW 2634.0687

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 2 October 1961 in 2h 42 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Gerald Parsons
2 Hilary L Horn
3 Peter W Horn
4 Christopher J Rees
5 A Doreen Edwards
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal and first attempt - 1,4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 4 October 1961 in 2h 53 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 John Bibby
2 John Oultram
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 Walter Allman (C)
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method; 2.
Rung for the engagement of Miss Cynthia Bibby to Mr. Robert J. Warrilow.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 4 October 1961 in 3h 2 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Cecil Raddon
2 John Ryder
3 Geoffrey Fothergill
4 Brian Scholfield
5 John Ashcroft
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 Harold Worrall
8 Denis Maddock (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to John W Maddock, the conductor’s father and also for the engagement of Cynitha Bibby and Robert J Warrilow
Ringing World October 20th 1961 No. 2635 Vol. LVII page 709

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 7 October 1961 in 2h 42 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Anne P Smith
2 Carol Fernley
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Alan A Potts
5 Edward Jenkins
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Brian Harris
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Carol Fernley

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 11 October 1961 in 2h 54 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Henry W Wilde
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John Oultram
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 Denis Maddock
5 Fred Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 John E Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
Rung to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the rehanging of these bells and the addition of two trebles which were dedicated on October 9th, 1911. Also to commemorate the first peal on the eight bells on November llth, 1911, which was conducted by E.H. Lewis.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 14 October 1961 in 3h 10 (15–1–16 in F)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Harry Poyner
1 Edmund Shuttleworth
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 Derek J Marshall
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Peter Dale
6 John Robinson
7 Frederick Shallcross (C)
8 Denis Mottershead
Rung as a 60th birthday compliment to Mr J. Heap of Mottram; also an 83rd birthday compliment to Mr Sidney Hough, snr.
Source: RW 1961, page 742.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 17 October 1961 in 2h 38 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven extents, viz.: Cambridge Surprise, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Treble Bob, St. Clement's Bob, Single Oxford Bob, Double Oxford Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Peter T Dale
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Barry Corbishley
4 John Robinson
5 Roy Worrall
6 Derek Ogden (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 21 October 1961 in 2h 46 (12–0–20 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of one extent of Cambridge Surprise and two each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Roy Foster
2 Victor Neal
3 Cecil Raddon
4 John Ryder
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a golden wedding anniversary compliment to Mr. J. Hornby (for many years a ringer at this church) and Mrs. Hornby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 21 October 1961 in 2h 41 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Keith Halford
2 Gillian Scarth
3 Robert W Winstanley
4 B C W Jenks
5 Robert F Ferris
6 Kenneth C Edwards (C)
First peal: 1
First peal as conductor
Rung to welcome the Rev. J M LLoyd back to his parish after a long illness.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 21 October 1961 in 2h 47 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (4 Methods)
Cambridge Surprise, Plain Bob, St Clements, Kent Treble Bob
1 John O Freeman
2 Mrs H D Holland
3 Roland F Eccles
4 T Michael Freeman
5 Giles B Thompson
6 H David Holland (C)
First peal of Minor and in 4 methods: 1,2
First in 4 methods: 4
First of Minor as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Weaverham, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 28 October 1961 in 2h 29 (9–0–0 in A♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Being seven extents
1 Roy Foster
2 John Ryder
3 Harry W Howard
4 Victor Neal
5 Denis Maddock
6 Harold Worrall (C)
First peal of Surprise Minor: 2, 100th peal for the Chester Guild: 5. First of Surprise Minor as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 28 October 1961 in 2h 48 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Norman Smith
1 Alan G Kirk
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Barry Corbishley
4 John Robinson
5 F Hector Bennett
6 Roy Worrall
7 Walter Sherratt
8 Geoffrey Davies (C)
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 4 & 6.
25th peal: 7.
Ringing World page reference: 2638.0759

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 1 November 1961 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Thurstans' Four-part
1 John R Bibby
2 John Oultram
3 Francis Bibby
4 Cyril Valentine
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 John E Bibby (C)
8 William G Bibby
First peal in the method; 1,2,5,6,8.
First in the method as conductor.
First in the method on the bells.
Rung by the Sunday service band to celebrate 50 years as a Sunday service ringer at this church by John E. Bibby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 4 November 1961 in 2h 55 (18–0–11 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Margaret Booth
2 Philip N Spronson
3 Alan F Scholfield
4 John A Booth
5 Colin H Dewsnap
6 John Robinson (C)
First peal: 1, 2, 3 & 4.
To mark the birth of a son to H.R.H. Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon.
Ringing World page reference: 2640.0797

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 4 November 1961 in 2h 25 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consisting of seven different extents
1 Peter W Horn
2 Victor Neal
3 Hilary L Horn
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Edmund Shuttleworth
6 Harry W Howard (C)
To celebrate the birth of a son to H.R.H. Princess Margret and the Earl of Snowdon

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Tuesday, 7 November 1961 in 2h 43 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 David A Godfrey
3 Christopher J Jones
4 John Ryder
5 Victor Neal
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung to celebrate the birth of a son to HRH Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Thursday, 16 November 1961 in 3h 6 (11–2–6 in F)
5120 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George R Newton
1 Stuart C Potts
2 John C Breese
3 Terrance M Ryan
4 Peter J Bratt
5 Clifford W Shaw
6 Harold Monks
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Michael Thomson
Rung to celebrate the consecration of Rev'd Moses Nathaniel Christopher Omobiala Scott, Archdeacon of Bonthe and Bo in the Diocese of Sierra Leone, as Bishop of Sierra Leone. Bishop Scott, an African, was curate of Grappenhall from 1951-1956

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 18 November 1961 in 2h 40 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Peter Morrey
2 D John Phillips
3 F George Forrester
4 Leonard Copnall
5 Bernard J Ongley
6 Ernest Pimlott (C)
First peal: 1 & 2. 25th peal together: 3 & 6. The ringer of the tenor has now 'circled the tower’ twice.
Rung as a ruby wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Heyes.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 22 November 1961 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John Oultram
3 John E Bibby
4 Walter Allman (C)
5 Fred Jackson
6 Denis Maddock
7 Cyril Valentine
8 Francis Bibby
First attempt in the method; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 25 November 1961 in 3h 20 (20–2–4 in D)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Basil Jones
2 Carol Fernley
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 John Worth (C)
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Peter A Whitehead
7 Brian Harris
8 Edward Jenkins
RW 2643.0846

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 25 November 1961 in 2h 54 (13–1–2 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Groves variation of Parker's twelve-part
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Victor Neal
3 Frank R Morton
4 Barry Corbishley
5 Roy Worrall
6 Harry W Howard
7 John E Brough (C)
8 Hector Ardley
Ringing World December 8th 1961 No. 2642 Vol. LVII page 831
Ringing World page reference: 2642.0831

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 25 November 1961 in 2h 58 (14–1–26)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by W E Critchley
1 David Vincent
2 Mrs H D Holland
3 John O Freeman
4 T Michael Freeman
5 Roland F Eccles
6 Lawrence D Clement
7 H David Holland (C)
8 Alan J Brown
First peal of Little Bob Major: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. First in the method as conductor.
A birthday compliment to the treble ringer.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 2 December 1961 in 3h 24 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley's No. 8
1 Edward Jenkins (C)
2 A Peter Whitehead
3 John Worth
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Peter Laflin
7 Brian Harris
8 Robert B Smith
1000th peal : John Worth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 2 December 1961 in 2h 47 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (5m)
In five methods, in seven extents: (1) Cambridge Surprise, (2) St. Clement’s, (3 and 4) Oxford Treble Bob, (5) Kent Treble Bob, (6 and 7) Plain Bob.
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 John Ryder
3 Hilary L Horn
4 Peter W Horn
5 Victor Neal
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 5 December 1961 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Geo Lewis
1 Eileen M Fearn
2 Giles B Thompson
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Carol Fernley
5 Frank Osbaldiston
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 John Robinson
8 Edward Jenkins
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mr. Peter Laflin of St. George’s Church, Stockport, and also as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Margaret C. Mackay, of All Saints’ Church, Marple.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 6 December 1961 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1,312 Bristol, 1,280 Cambridge, 1,280 London and 1,280 Superlative; all the work of each method for each bell; 112 changes of method.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 John Ryder
2 Cyril Valentine
3 Harold Worrall
4 Denis Maddock
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 John E Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major; 1,2,3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 9 December 1961 in 2h 55 (16–1–5 in E)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J Barker
1 John Ryder
2 Christopher Jones
3 Reginald W Worrall
4 Harry W Howard
5 Victor Neal
6 Harold Worrall (C)
7 Michael Thomson
8 Denis Maddock
Rung as a 73rd birthday compliment to Mrs C Ryder, mother of the treble ringer
Ringing World December 29th 1961 No. 2645 Vol. LVII page 877

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 12 December 1961 in 2h 51 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by W Barton
1 Carol Fernley
2 Giles B Thompson
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Peter Laflin
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 John Robinson
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 16 December 1961 in 2h 58 (11–2–6 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by W Hudson
1 Michael Thomson
2 John C Breese
3 Frank King
4 Harold Worrall (C)
5 Clifford W Shaw
6 John Ryder
7 Harold Monks
8 Christopher J Jones
First major - 3; first major in the method - 7.
Rung as an 83rd birthday compliment to Frank Leech Esq, church warden.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 December 1961 in 3h 19 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5024 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A P Heywood
1 J William Clarke
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Edna M P Lawton
4 John E Brough
5 John E Bibby
6 Harry W Howard
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Walter Allman
Rung in celebration of the 93rd birthday of Mr. Samuel Jones, of Eccleston.
Ringing World page reference: 2646.0009

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Friday, 22 December 1961 in 2h 45 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E Maurice Atkins
1–2 Brian J Woodruffe
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 William H Dowse
Ringing World January 12th 1962 No. 2647 Vol. LVIII page 28
Ringing World page reference: 2647.0028

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Saturday, 23 December 1961 in 3h 12 (20–1–16 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by J A Trollope
1 D Gwyn Jones
2 F Kay Richmond
3 Elizabeth J Land
4 Juliet Eastwood
5 W Andrew D Griffiths
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
7 Ernest T Carvell
8 Thomas A Morgan
First peal: 2,3 and 8.
First on 8 bells: 4
Rung half-muffled by members of the local band in memoriam John W. Evans, 65 years a ringer at this church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 23 December 1961 in 3h 6 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
In six methods, being 960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol and 832 each Cambridge, Pudsey and Superlative; with 127 changes of method, and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 John R Gilden
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 John Worth
4 Carol Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Basil Jones
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 December 1961 in 2h 30 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (6m)
Being seven extents in six methods: (1) Kingston Treble Bob, (2) London Scholars’ Treble Bob, (3) Sandal Treble Bob, (4) Capel Treble Bob, (5) Kingston, London Scholars’, Sandal, Capel and Oxford Treble Bob, (6) Oxford Treble Bob, (7) Cambridge Surprise
1 Alex Richardson (C)
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 Sidney Hough, jun
4 Alan G Kirk
5 Peter T Dale
6 John Robinson
Rung as a wedding compliment to Miss June M. Henshaw and Mr. Barry H. Nicholls

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 23 December 1961 in 2h 41 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Rev E Bankes James arrangement
1 John Ryder
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Walter Sherratt
4 Roy Worrall
5 Harold Worrall
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Surprise on the bells
Ringing World January 12th 1962 No. 2647 Vol. LVIII page 27

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Wednesday, 27 December 1961 in 3h 28 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Rutland Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Peter Dale
2 Brian Harris
3 Frederick Shallcross
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Derek Taylor
7 Denis Mottershead
8 John H Fielden
9 Derek Ogden (C)
10 Robert B Smith
First peal of Royal in the method : Treble, 3,6,7,8,9.
Circled the tower : Brian Harris.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 28 December 1961 in 2h 40 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being extents of Capel, Cambridge Surprise, Sandal, Kent, London Scholars' Pleasure, Oxford and Kingston.
1 Anne P Smith
2 Robert B Smith
3 Alec Osbaldiston
4 Christine Macnair
5 Peter Dale
6 Frank Osbaldiston (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Thursday, 28 December 1961 in 2h 40 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
Being seven extents in seven methods: (1) Kingston Treble Bob, (2) London Scholars' Treble Bob. (3) Capel Treble Bob, (4) Sandal Treble Bob, (5) Cambridge Surprise, (6) Oxford Treble Bob, (7) Kent Treble Bob.
1 Alan G Kirk
2 Alex Richardson
3 Brian Schofield
4 J David Adams
5 Giles B Thompson
6 John Robinson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Sunday, 31 December 1961 in 2h 40 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E Maurice Atkins
1–2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3–4 Robert B Smith (C)
5–6 Christine C Macnair
7–8 John Robinson
First peal in hand: 1-2 and 5-6
First of Major in hand: 7-8
Ringing World January 19th 1962 No. 2648 Vol LVIII page 44
Ringing World page reference: 2648.0044