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Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Thursday, 4 January 1962 in 2h 15 (14 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents called differently
1–2 John O Freeman
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Michael Bangham
First peal on handbells: 1-2
Ringing World January 19th 1962 No. 2648 Vol. LVIII page 44
Ringing World page reference: 2648.0044

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 6 January 1962 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Giles B Thompson
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Frederick Shallcross
4 John R Gilden
5 Roy Worrall
6 Barry Corbishley
7 John Robinson (C)
8 Michael D Fishwick

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 6 January 1962 in 2h 58 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by J E Burford
1 Edmund Shuttleworth
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Carol Fernley
4 Peter Laflin
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Basil Jones
8 Edward Jenkins
9 A Peter Whitehead
10 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 6 January 1962 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1,312 Bristol and 1,280 each of London, Cambridge and Superlative: the full work of every method for each bell; 112 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Cynthia Bibby
3 Cyril Valentine
4 Robert J Warrilow
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 John E Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Spliced; 2,4.
Rung for the dedication of a memorial window to the Rev. W.M Myres, D.D , Vicar of Frodsham 1912-1954.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 6 January 1962 in 2h 46 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
Being 42 extents (five callings).
1 F George Forrester
2 Brian Schofield
3 Robert Barratt
4 Peter W Horn
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 David Harradine
First peal: 6. First in the method by all the band.
Rung as a 70th birthday compliment to Mrs. A. Pimlott, mother of the ringer of the fifth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Tuesday, 9 January 1962 in 2h 40 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Cambridge Suprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Capel T.B., Sandal T.B., London Scholars'T.B., Kingston T.B. and Kent T.B.
1 Mrs C W Lawton
2 Anthony W Lawton
3 Charles W Lawton
4 Peter W Horn
5 John Worth (C)
6 Joseph W Whittaker
First peal of Treble Bob and first in seven methods 2. Rung fully muffled in memoriam Norman Meakin, ringer at this church for over 30 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 20 January 1962 in 2h 37 (6 in B♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Gerald Parsons
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Christopher J Rees
4 Henry Parker
5 Victor Neal
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Ringing World February 2nd 1962 No. 2650 Vol. LVIII page 84

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sale, Cheshire
139 Firs Road
Wednesday, 24 January 1962 in 2h 6
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 T Michael Freeman
3–4 H David Holland
5–6 Roland F Eccles (C)
First peal on handbells: 1-2
Ringing World February 9th 1962 No. 2651 Vol. LVIII page 99
Ringing World page reference: 2651.0099

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 24 January 1962 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1,312 Bristol and 1,280 each of Superlative, Cambridge and London; the full work of every method for each bell; 112 changes of method.
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 John Ryder
2 Geoffrey Fothergill
3 John E Bibby
4 Harold Worrall
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 John Ashcroft
8 Denis Maddock
First peal of Spliced four methods; 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 February 1962 in 3h 13 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Carol Fernley
5 Harold C Lonyon
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Peter Laflin
9 A Peter Whitehead
10 Brian Harris
Rung in memoriam Sam Jones, of Eccleston, and Percy Derbyshire, of Worsley.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 10 February 1962 (8–0–10 in G)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1 M Suckley
2 Helen S Shone
3 Irene Marshall
4 Trevor Holmes
5 R J Lee (C)
6 K Speed
First quarter: 6
First Doubles: 1,2,3
First of Doubles as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 10 February 1962 in 2h 44 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 London Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Peter Laflin
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Carol Fernley
4 Harold Lonyon
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Edward Jenkins
7 Basil Jones
8 A Peter Whitehead

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 11 February 1962 in 3h 10 (14–1–26)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Robert H Topham
2 Mrs H D Holland
3 T Michael Freeman
4 David Vincent
5 John O Freeman
6 H David Holland
7 C Kenneth Lewis
8 Alan J Brown (C)
First peal of Kent T.B. Major: 1, 3 & 5.
Rung as a farewell to Canon and Mrs. D. P. Low.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 17 February 1962 in 3h 1 (15–1–16 in F)
5280 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Brian Harris
2 Carol Fernley
3 Harold Lonyon
4 Edmund Shuttleworth
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 A Peter Whitehead
7 Basil Jones
8 Edward Jenkins (C)
This composition, now rung for the first time,contains the 6th 99 lead at home.
Source: RW 1962, page 146.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 17 February 1962 in 2h 55 (18–0–11 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 John Robinson (C)
2 Reginald Chatterton
3 Derek F Wood
4 John A Booth
5 Colin H Dewsnap
6 Giles B Thompson
First peal: 2 & 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Monday, 19 February 1962
1260 Minor (3m)
Kent Treble Bob, Plain Bob and Oxford Bob
1 Donald Peers
2 Robert Peers
3 James M Pemberton
4 Ernest T Carvell
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 William Hall
First quarter: 1 and 2
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Mr. J. R. Spark, a ringer at Thurstaston and Woodchurch.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Wirral
Holy Cross
Saturday, 24 February 1962 in 2h 35 (9–1–3)
5040 Minor (6m)
In six methods, being one extent each of Oxford Treble Bob, Cambridge Surprise, St. Clement’s Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Oxford Bob, and two of Plain Bob.
1 Robert Peers
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 James M Pemberton
4 William Hall
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Tudor P Edwards
First peal: 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 24 February 1962 in 2h 29 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Doubles (4m/3v)
Being 42 extents in seven methods: (1 to 6) Reverse Canterbury Pleasure (7 to 14) Southrepps, (15 to 18) Kennington, (29 to 24) Plain Bob, (25 to 30) Reverse St Bartholomew, (31 to 36) April Day, (37 to 42) Grandsire
1 George A Packer
2 Herbert Sutton
3 R Anthony Trickett
4 John E Brough (C)
5 Frank R Morton
6 Thomas P Barlow
Rung half muffled in memory of R.D. Langford (Crewe) and F.W. Chapman (Marbury), both highly respected members of the Crewe Branch
Ringing World March 9th 1962 No. 2655 Vol. LVIII page 164

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 24 February 1962 in 3h 11 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Belgrave Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Basil Jones
2 Carol Fernley
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Harold C Lonyon
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 A Peter Whitehead
7 Edward Jenkins
8 William H Dowse
9 Peter Laflin
10 Brian Harris

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Wednesday, 28 February 1962 in 2h 52 (11–2–6 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J E Burton
1 Christopher J Jones
2 John C Breese
3 Michael Thomson
4 Ian C Potts
5 Roy Forster
6 John Ryder
7 Harry W Howard
8 Harold Worrall (C)
Rung as an 88th birthday compliment to Mrs B Taylor, mother of two local ringers.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 3 March 1962 in 3h 4 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5088 St Clement's Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Roy Foster
2 Michael Thomson
3 Brian Schofield
4 John Ryder
5 Reginald W Worrall
6 Harry W Howard
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Victor Neal
First peal in the method; 1-5,7.
First in the method as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 10 March 1962 in 2h 51 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Norfolk Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Edmund Shuttleworth
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Carol Fernley
4 Basil Jones
5 John R Gilden
6 Edward Jenkins
7 A Peter Whitehead
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 10 March 1962 in 2h 52 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being seven extents in five methods: (1) Cambridge Surprise, (2) St Clement's, (3) Oxford Treble Bob, (4 and 5) Kent Treble Bob, (6 and 7) Plain Bob.
1 Christopher J Jones
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 David Godfrey
4 John Ryder
5 Ernest Pimlott
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in five methods away from the treble: 2. The conductor's 150th peal. Rung as a birthday compliment to the daughter of the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 17 March 1962 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (6 Methods)
Double Oxford, Cambridge Surprise, St Clements, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and 2 extents Plain Bob
1 A Gordon Lawrence
2 Reginald W Worrall
3 David A Godfrey
4 Victor Neal
5 Henry Parker
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as an 80th birthday compliment to Albert H Booth, for many years leader at Davenham

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 19 March 1962 in 2h 57 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5280 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
1,120 London, 1,088 Superlative, and 1,024 each of Bristol, Cambridge and Pudsey; with 107 changes of method, and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
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 5-Spliced; 3,4,5.
In memoriam Charles E.J. Allman, youngest son of the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 24 March 1962 in 2h 57 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 David Brewer
2 John O Freeman
3 Adrian Hough
4 Michael T Freeman
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Christopher J Jones
First peal: 1 & 3.
A birthday compliment to the ringer of the treble.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 24 March 1962 in 3h 28 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5088 Kent and Oxford Treble Bob Major
Ilkeston variation
Composed by E C Gobey
1 Thomas Rogers
2 Marjorie E Webster
3 John F Grove
4 Christopher C Cooper
5 Kenneth J Hesketh
6 Charles B Pemberton
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 H Stewart Bailey
First peal in the method:2, 4, 5 & 8.
First peal in the method as conductor.
50th peal: 3.
Ringing World page reference: 2660.0241

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Wednesday, 28 March 1962 in 2h 49 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
Being 1,200 April Day, 1,440 Plain Bob and 2,400 Grandsire Doubles.
1 David Harradine
2 Christopher J Jones
3 Brian Schofield
4 Harry W Howard
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 F George Forrester
First peal away from the tenor: 1. First of Doubles: 2. The tenor ringer has now ‘circled the tower’ twice to peals.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Weaverham, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 29 March 1962 in 2h 35 (9–1–0 in A♭)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 extents (ten callings)
1 P June Woodward
2 William Hornby
3 Henry Parker
4 Alan W Walters
5 Fred Shaw
6 Ernest Bradley
First peal: 1, 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 7 April 1962 in 2h 52 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Raymond J Ballard
3 Victor Neal
4 Peter W Horn
5 Christopher J Jones
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 10 April 1962 in 2h 46 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Kathleen Pilsbury
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Oliver P Hawtree
6 Peter Laflin
7 Robert B Smith
8 Basil Jones (C)
First peal: 1 & 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 14 April 1962 in 2h 42 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Peter Laflin
2 A Peter Whitehead
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Carol Fernley
5 Harold Lonyon
6 Edward Jenkins
7 C Kenneth Lewis
8 Brian Harris (C)
First peal in the method: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 April 1962 in 3h 16 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Redcliffe Surprise Royal
Composed by Charles J Sedgley
1 Peter Dale
2 F John Nelson
3 Tudor P Edwards
4 John Robinson
5 Frederick W Grocott (C)
6 John H Fielden
7 Denis Mottershead
8 Neil Bennett
9 Frederick Shallcross
10 Derek Ogden
First peal in the method.
Rung as a 90th birthday compliment to Mr. John Wheadon of Wilmslow.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 April 1962 in 3h 20 (20–0–0 in E)
5079 Stedman Caters
Composed by John Carter
1 Howard Howell (C)
2 Frank R Morton
3 John W Griffiths
4 Brian A Tomlinson
5 Robin J Lee
6 Ivor R Nichols
7 George A Packer
8 Frederick S Sutton
9 Dennis H B Millward
10 Edward J Holloway
First peal in the method and on ten bells: 2
First in the method: 5
Ringing World May 4th 1962 No. 2663 Vol. LVIII page 289

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Wednesday, 18 April 1962 in 2h 30 (15 in C)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E M Atkins
1–2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3–4 Christine C Macnair
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 John Robinson
Ringing World May 11th 1962 No. 2664 Vol. LVIII page 308
Ringing World page reference: 2664.0308

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
The Shanty, Church Lane
Friday, 20 April 1962 in 2h 25 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by James Nicholl
1–2 Christine C Macnair
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 John Robinson
First peal of Kent TB Major in hand by all the band except the conductor
First peal of Kent TB Major as conductor
Ringing World May 11th 1962 No. 2664 Vol. LVIII page 308
Ringing World page reference: 2664.0308

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 28 April 1962 in 2h 45 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Norman Smith
1 Tudor P Edwars
2 Sidney Hough, jun
3 David W Brunning
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Alexander J Martin
6 John Robinson
7 John H Fielden
8 Frederick Shallcross (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 8 May 1962 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Christine Johnson
2 Kathleen Pilsbury
3 Giles B Thompson
4 Eileen M Fearn
5 Carol Fernley
6 Peter Laflin
7 Edmund Shuttleworth
8 Basil Jones (C)
First peal: 1. First ‘inside': 2.
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Canon A. J. Humphreys, Vicar of Norbury from 1919 to 1945; also Fanny, wife of the late George Sellers, who was sexton of this church during the whole of Canon Humphreys' ministry at Norbury.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Friday, 11 May 1962 in 2h 49 (11–0–9)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (12m)
Being seven spliced extents in 12 methods, viz.: (1) Netherseale, Lightfoot and Wearmouth: (2) Chester and Munden: (3) London, Wells and Cunecastre; (4) Durham, Beverley, Surfleet and York: (5) Durham and York; (6) London and Wells; (7) Beverley and Surfleet.
1 Christopher K Cooper
2 Tudor P Edwards
3 Peter S Bennett
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Charles B Pemberton (C)
6 Thomas A Rogers
First peal of Spliced Surprise Minor: 1, 2, 3 & 6
25th peal: 3
A wedding compliment to Miss Sheila Thomas and Mr. Maurice E. Rhodes.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 15 May 1962 in 2h 48 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Kathleen Pilsbury
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Giles B Thompson
6 Edmund Shuttleworth
7 Basil Jones
8 William H Dowse (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 19 May 1962 in 2h 45 (14 in F)
5040 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 John Ryder
3 Harold Worrall
4 Michael Thomson
5 Christopher J Jones
6 Harry W Howard (C)
1st peal in the method on the bells and by all the band

Chester Diocesan Guild
Timperley, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Wednesday, 23 May 1962 in 2h 20 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E M Atkins
1–2 Robert B Smith (C)
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 John Worth
7–8 William H Dowse
Ringing World June 22nd 1962 No. 2670 Vol. LVIII page 416
Ringing World page reference: 2670.0416

Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Wednesday, 23 May 1962 in 2h 20 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E M Atkins
1–2 Robert B Smith (C)
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 John Worth
7–8 William H Dowse
Ringing World June 8th 1962 No. 2668 Vol. LVIII page 380
Ringing World page reference: 2668.0380

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 26 May 1962 in 3h (14–1–22 in F♯)
5184 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Basil Jones
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Giles B Thompson
4 Harold Lonyon
5 Alan E Bagworth
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 29 May 1962 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Pamela Dennis
2 Christine Johnson
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Peter Laflin
6 Giles B Thompson
7 Edmund Shuttleworth
8 Basil Jones (C)
First peal: 1. First ‘inside': 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 5 June 1962 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C Craven
1 Christine Livesey
2 Robert B Smith
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 Giles B Thompson
6 Edmund Shuttleworth
7 Peter Laflin
8 William H Dowse (C)
First peal on eight bells, and first of Treble Bob: 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Wednesday, 6 June 1962 in 2h 31 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 John Worth
7–8 William H Dowse
Ringing World June 29th 1962 No. 2671 Vol. LVIII page 436
Ringing World page reference: 2671.0436

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 9 June 1962 in 2h 37 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Brian Schofield
2 Dorothy A Barrett
3 F George Forrester
4 Frank R Morton
5 Ernest Pimlott
6 John E Brough (C)
First Peal: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 2670.0416

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 9 June 1962 in 3h 5 (15–1–16 in F)
5088 Wembley Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Edmund Shuttleworth
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Peter Dale
6 Alexander Richardson
7 Neil Bennett
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method by all except the treble ringer.
Source: RW 1962, page 414.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrexham, Clwyd
St Giles
Monday, 11 June 1962 in 3h 30 (24 in D)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by Wm Pye
1 John H Fielden
2 Carol Fearnley
3 Frederick Shallcross
4 Edmund Shuttleworth
5 Peter Dale
6 John F Murfin
7 John Robinson
8 Derek P Jones
9 Derek Ogden (C)
10 Denis Mottershead
Ringing World page reference: 2673.0465

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 12 June 1962 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Vivienne Malone
2 Peter T Dale
3 Robert B Smith
4 Carol Fernley (C)
5 Edmund Shuttleworth
6 Giles B Thompson
7 Basil Jones
8 Peter Laflin
First peal: 1. First as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 19 June 1962 in 2h 43 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Wye Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Kathleen Pilsbury
2 Edmund Shuttleworth
3 Giles B Thompson
4 Carol Fernley
5 Peter Laflin
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 Frank Osbaldiston
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 19 June 1962 in 2h 50 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being two extents each of Cambridge Surprise, Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob, and one of Plain Bob.
1 Hazel Arrowesmith
2 Geoffrey H Pullen
3 John H Fielden
4 Christopher K Cooper
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Peter S Bennett
First peal: 1
25th peal: 6
A 21st birthday compliment to P.S. Bennett

Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Tuesday, 19 June 1962 in 2h 12 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by H Dains
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 John Worth
7–8 William H Dowse
Ringing World July 20th 1962 No. 2674 Vol. LVIII page 483
Ringing World page reference: 2674.0483

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 23 June 1962 in 3h 20 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Edmund Shuttleworth
2 Giles B Thompson
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Richard A Shekelton
5 Sidney Hough jun
6 Basil Jones (C)
7 C Kenneth Lewis
8 Robert B Smith
9 Peter Laflin
10 Edward Jenkins
First peal on ten bells : 2 and 4.
First of Surprise on an inside bell : 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Sunday, 1 July 1962 in 2h 23 (15 in C)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Peter T Dale
3–4 Robert B Smith (C)
5–6 Christine C Macnair
7–8 Giles B Thompson
First peal in hand: 1-2
First of Major in hand: 7-8
Ringing World July 27th 1962 No. 2675 Vol. LVIII page 500
Ringing World page reference: 2675.0500

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Tuesday, 3 July 1962 in 2h 42 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by T Francis
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Robert B Smith
7–8 Christine C Macnair
9–10 John Worth (C)
First 10 bell peal in hand: 7-8
Ringing World August 3rd 1962 No. 2676 Vol. LVIII page 516
Ringing World page reference: 2676.0516

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 5 July 1962 in 2h 56 (14–1–26)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Taylor's 6 part
1 John O Freeman
2 Edna M Poulter
3 Mrs H D Holland
4 Peter W Horn
5 T Michael Freeman
6 H David Holland (C)
7 William H Riddle
8 Peter T Dale
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7.
To welcome the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Horn.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Wednesday, 11 July 1962 in 3h 12 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by H Francis
1 Wilfred Stevenson
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Sidney Hough jun
4 Edward F Potts
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Robert B Smith
7 William H Dowse
8 John Robinson
9 Basil Jones
10 Alan A Potts (C)
Rung to welcome the Rev A.H.M.Turner, instituted and inducted to this parish of Christ Church, Macclesfield, on Monday 9th July 1962.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Saturday, 14 July 1962 in 2h 47 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
In four methods being two extents each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, and Single Oxford Bob and one extent of Plain Bob.
1 Jennifer M Jones
2 Felicity I E Lochner
3 Thomas A Rogers
4 T Roy Humphreys
5 Edwin Jones
6 John McCulloch (C)
First peal: 1
First peal inside: 2
First peal as conductor
Rung to commemorate the dedication of a new west window in the church by the Lord Bishop of Chester on July 1st.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 14 July 1962 in 2h 58 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Rev H Law James
1 Sidney Hough, jun
2 Christine McNair
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Giles B Thompson
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Frank Osbaldiston
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Basil Jones (C)
First peal of London Surprise 2,4.
Rung as a welcome to the Rev. E. H. Williams, who was inducted as vicar of St. Peter's on July 12th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 17 July 1962 in 2h 48 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5088 Aldenham Surprise Major
Composed by Harold G Cashmore
1 Basil Jones
2 Peter T Dale
3 Neil Bennett (C)
4 Christine C Macnair
5 Giles B Thompson
6 John Robinson
7 F John Nelson
8 Frederick Shallcross
Source: RW, 1962, page 514.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Wednesday, 18 July 1962 in 2h 50 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents in seven methods: (1) Oxford Treble Bob. (2) London Scholars' Pleasure Treble Bob, Kingston Treble Bob, Sandal Treble Bob and Capel Treble Bob. (3) Cambridge Surprise. (4, 5, 6 and 7) Plain Bob.
1 Peter Watson
2 Christine Macnair
3 Basil Jones
4 John Robinson
5 Trevor Taylor
6 Robert B Smith (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 18 July 1962 in 2h 52 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John R Bibby
2 Keith Hackney
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 William G Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
Rung for the engagement of Mr. W.G. Bibby and Miss M. Watkins.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 23 July 1962 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Johnson's Variation.
1 Frank Beech, jun
2 F Hector Bennett
3 John F Oultram
4 Ian Friend
5 Geoffrey Davies
6 Charles A S Webb
7 David W Friend (C)
8 Brian J Wylde
First peal of Surprise; 1,4.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Robert J. Warrilow and Cynthia Bibby, who were married earlier this day in this church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 28 July 1962 in 3h 4 (13–1–2 in F)
5152 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by Roderick W Pipe (No.2)
1 Geoffrey Davies (C)
2 Michael Wilshaw
3 K Peter Jones
4 E Hector Bennett
5 Frederick E Wilshaw
6 Roy Worrall
7 Barry Corbishley
8 Trevor Taylor
First peal in the method: 2,6,7
The composition is now rung for the first time
Ringing World August 24th 1962 No. 2679 Vol. LVIII page 562
Ringing World page reference: 2679.0562

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 1 August 1962 in 3h (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Sydney Anthony
2 Clifford W Shaw
3 Harold Monks
4 Cynthia Woods
5 Roy Foster
6 Michael Thomson
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 John Ryder
First peal: 4
John Ryder has now circled the tower
Ringing World August 17th 1962 No. 2678 Vol. LVIII page 546

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 11 August 1962 in 2h 34 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being one 240 and 40 extents (ten callings)
1 Thomas P Barlow
2 Herbert Sutton
3 George A Packer
4 Frank R Morton (C)
5 Stanley Sutton
6 David E Parker
The treble ringer has now completed the circle
Rung as a wedding compliment to Miss I Molyneux (a ringer at this church) to Mr R.A. Ridgeway, who were married in this church earlier this day
Ringing World August 31st 1962 No. 2680 Vol. LVIII page 580

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 14 August 1962 in 2h 33 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (6m)
In six methods, being two extents of Cambridge Surprise and one each of Oxford T.B., Kent T.B., St. Clement's, Single Oxford and Plain Bob.
1 Christopher R Sutton
2 Joan M Pemberton
3 John McCulloch
4 A Raymond M Watkin
5 G Martin Roscamp
6 Charles B Pemberton (C)
First peal: 1
Rung as a farewell to Rev. E. O. A. Thomas, Vicar of Bidston for 24 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 18 August 1962 in 3h (17–2–15)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by R W Pipe (no 1)
1 Cecil T Clarke
2 Royston Blackler
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Charles A S Webb
5 Geoffrey Davies (C)
6 Richard J Warrilow
7 Brian J Wilde
8 David W Friend
First peal of Surprise Major: 1.
[No time published]

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 18 August 1962 (26–0–21 in D)
5059 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by Albert M Tyler
1 Patrick J Bird (C)
2 Barbara Stephens
3 Cynthia Warrilow
4 Robert J Warrilow
5 Royston Blackler
6 Charles A S Webb
7 Brian J Wylde
8 Cecil T Clarke
9 Geoffrey Davies
10 Richard J Warrilow
11 David W Friend
12 F Hector Bennett
First peal on 12 bells : Cecil Clarke.
Duration not given

Chester Diocesan Guild
Oxton, Wirral
St Saviour
Tuesday, 21 August 1962 in 3h 18 (20–1–16 in E)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by James W Washbrook
1 Geoffrey Davies
2 Cynthia Warrilow
3 Barbara Stephens
4 Cecil T Clarke
5 Royston Blackler
6 Robert J Warrilow
7 Patrick J Bird
8 David W Friend (C)
First peal in the method: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Tuesday, 21 August 1962 in 2h 48 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by Charles J Sedgley
1 Cynthia Warrilow
2 Robert J Warrilow
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Brian J Wylde
5 Charles A S Webb
6 David W Friend
7 Geoffrey Davies (C)
8 Richard J Warrilow

Chester Diocesan Guild
Christleton, Cheshire
St James
Tuesday, 21 August 1962 in 2h 49 (12–1–26 in F♯)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Dexter's No. 2 variation of Thurstans's Four-Part.
1 Royston Blackler
2 F Hector Bennett
3 Richard J Warrilow
4 Charles A S Webb
5 Geoffrey Davies
6 Patrick J Bird (C)
7 David W Friend
8 Cecil T Clarke
First of Stedman Triples: 4, 5.
50th peal: 1.
Ringing World page reference: 2685.0665

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 25 August 1962 in 3h 3 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5056 Belgrave Surprise Major
Composed by Charles W Roberts
1 K Peter Jones
2 John S Dean
3 Barry Corbishley
4 Michael Wilshaw
5 Frederick W Grocott (C)
6 Ivor R Nichols
7 John W Griffiths
8 Roy Worrall
First peal in the method by all except the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 25 August 1962 in 3h 23 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
1 Robert J Warrilow
2 Cynthia Warrilow
3 Barbara Stephens
4 Frederick E Wilshaw
5 F Hector Bennett
6 Geoffrey Davies (C)
7 Charles A S Webb
8 Richard J Warrilow
9 David W Friend
10 Brian J Wylde
First peal of Yorkshire Surprise Royal for Barbara Stephens.
150th peal for Geoffrey Davies.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 25 August 1962 in 3h 7 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 Aldenham Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1 Peter T Dale
2 Sidney Hough
3 Christine Macnair
4 Giles B Thompson
5 R Kingsley Mason
6 John Robinson
7 Frederick Shallcross
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method: 5 & 8.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 25 August 1962 in 3h 18 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5008 Plain Bob Major
Composed by F Nolan Golden
1 Cynthia Warrilow
2 Beryl W Baldwin
3 John C Baldwin (C)
4 Royston Blackler
5 Patrick J Bird
6 Cecil T Clarke
7 Richard J Warrilow
8 Charles A S Webb

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Monday, 27 August 1962 in 2h 58 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Minor (7m)
Being seven extents in seven methods, viz: (1) Reverse Canterbury Pleasure (2) Single Oxford Bob (3) St Clement’s College Bob (4) Plain Bob (5) Cambridge Surprise (6) Oxford Treble Bob (7) Kent Treble Bob
1 Raymond J Ballard
2 Michael Wilshaw
3 David J Danby
4 Geoffrey Davies (C)
5 Charles A S Webb
6 M Keith Swingewood
Ringing World October 19th 1962 No. 2687 Vol. LVIII page 705

Chester Diocesan Guild
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
St Luke
Tuesday, 28 August 1962 in 2h 56 (11 in F♯)
5040 Minor
7 Extents in 9 methods (1) Childwall Bob, (2) Kent & Oxford T.B. (3) Plain & Double Bob, (4) St Clement's C.B. (5) Cambridge Surprise (6) Single Oxford (7) Reverse Canterbury Pleasure
1 Raymond J Ballard
2 M Keith Swingewood
3 Charles A S Webb
4 Michael Wilshaw
5 F Hector Bennett
6 Geoffrey Davies (C)
First Peal in 9 methods - 1,2,4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 28 August 1962 in 2h 36 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents in seven methods: (1) Ipswich (2) York (3) Durham (4) London (5) Wells (6) Norwich (7) Cambridge
1 David J Danby
2 Michael Wilshaw
3 Norman Sherratt
4 Geoffrey Davies (C)
5 Walter Sherratt
6 Roy Worrall
First peal of seven surprise: 1,2
Ringing World October 19th 1962 No. 2687 Vol. LVIII page 705

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Wednesday, 29 August 1962 in 2h 45 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Arr Roderick W Pipe (No. 1)
1 David J Danby
2 Norman Sherratt
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Christine C Macnair
5 Michael Wilshaw
6 Geoffrey Davies (C)
7 Walter Sherratt
8 John Robinson
First peal in the method: 1.
Ringing World page reference: 2687.0705

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burbage, Derbyshire
Christ Church
Wednesday, 29 August 1962 in 2h 38 (9–0–2 in G)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Being two 2,160's and an extent
1 Geoffrey Davies (C)
2 Raymond J Ballard
3 Michael Wilshaw
4 M Keith Swingewood
5 David J Danby
6 Charles A S Webb

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Thursday, 30 August 1962 in 2h 33 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Sydney J Anthony
2 Frank Brazendale
3 Cynthia Woods
4 Roy Forster
5 John Ryder
6 Harold Worrall (C)
First peal - 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Thursday, 30 August 1962 in 3h 14 (11–1–9 in G)
5024 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by I J B Lates
1 Geoffrey Davies (C)
2 F Hector Bennett
3 Charles A S Webb
4 Barry Corbishley
5 Roy Worrall
6 Michael Wilshaw
7 David Danby
8 M Keith Swingewood
First peal in the method: 1, 3, 6, 7 & 8

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 30 August 1962 in 2h 33 (5–2–22 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1 Geoffrey Davies
2 Raymond J Ballard
3 David J Danby
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Roy Worrall
6 M Keith Swingewood (C)
First as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 1 September 1962 in 3h 6 (11–1–9 in G)
5184 Major (2m)
Consisting of 3,072 Plain Bob and 2,112 Little Bob; with 95 changes of method.
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Roger Morris
2 Roger W Powell
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 Roy Worrall
5 Victor Neal
6 Harold Worrall
7 Frank R Morton
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Plain and Little Bob Major Spliced: 3, 4 & 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 3 September 1962 in 2h 40 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Whitminster Surprise Major
Composed by 27 course block reduced
1 Derek F Yates
2 Basil Jones (C)
3 Alan Kirk
4 Peter T Dale
5 Christine Macnair
6 Frederick Shallcross
7 John Robinson
8 Robert B Smith
300th peal for the Guild: 2. First in the method by all the band, and on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 5 September 1962 in 2h 59 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John Oultram
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Denis Maddock (C)
7 Walter Allman
8 Francis Bibby
Rung to celebrate the birth of a grandson to Cyril Valentine.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 8 September 1962 in 3h 4 (15–1–16 in F)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Joseph W Parker
1 Derek F Yates
2 Edward Jenkins
3 Christine C Macnair
4 Alan Kirk
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Alan J Brown
7 Robert B Smith (C)
8 Frank Osbaldiston
Rung as a wedding compliment to Dorothy M Heap and Peter J Harrison, both ringers, who were married in this church immediately before the peal attempt.
Source: RW 1962, page 651.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 15 September 1962 in 2h 41 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
1 Mrs F G Forrester
2 F George Forrester
3 Peter W Horn
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Brian Schofield (C)
6 Richard Forrester
First peal: 6. First as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Sunday, 16 September 1962 in 2h 48 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Minor (4m)
In four methods, being one extent of Cambridge Surprise, three of Oxford Treble Bob, one of Kent Treble Bob and two of Plain Bob
1 Dorothy Booth
2 Roy Worrall
3 Victor J Stonier
4 Philip A Mason
5 William S Davenport
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal attempt: 1
First in four methods: 5
Rung as a farewell to the Rector, Archdeacon J Tyler Whittle, on his retirement
Ringing World October 12th 1962 No. 2686 Vol. LVIII page 689

Chester Diocesan Guild
Disley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 17 September 1962 in 2h 53 (7–1–8 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Margaret Chappell
2 Brian Schofield
3 S Michael J Young
4 John Gee
5 Edmund Shuttleworth
6 Peter T Dale (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 19 September 1962 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John R Bibby
3 Walter Allman
4 Cyril Valentine
5 Fred Jackson
6 Denis Maddock (C)
7 John E Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method 'inside'; 2.
Rung to celebrate the birth of a son, Jonathan, to Jean and Denis Maddock.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 24 September 1962 in 2h 52 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Basil Jones
2 Kathleen Pilsbury
3 Christine Johnson
4 Eileen M Fearn
5 Carol Fernley
6 John Robinson (C)
7 Christine Macnair
8 Peter T Dale
Rung in memoriam William Fernley, a member of the Norbury band for over 50 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 29 September 1962 in 2h 51 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Jack L Millhouse
2 Christine C Macnair
3 Clifford Skidmore
4 Charles A S Webb
5 Basil Jones
6 D John Hunt
7 Edward Jenkins
8 George E Fearn
9 Frank E Darby
10 Peter Border (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Sunday, 30 September 1962 in 3h 15 (24–0–7)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
1 Clifford Skidmore
2 Ruth M Border
3 Basil Jones
4 John Robinson
5 Jack L Millhouse
6 Edward Jenkins
7 D John Hunt
8 George E Fearn
9 Peter Border (C)
10 Frank E Darby
Ringing world: 2689.0737
Ringing World page reference: 2689.0737

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Monday, 1 October 1962 in 2h 31 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Nathan J Pitstow
1 Christine C Macnair
2 Clifford Skidmore
3 Jack L Millhouse
4 D John Hunt
5 Frank E Darby
6 George E Fearn
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Peter Border (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Monday, 1 October 1962 in 3h 22 (26–0–21 in D)
5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
1 Harold C Lonyon
2 Neil Bennett
3 Clifford Skidmore
4 Basil Jones
5 Jack L Millhouse (C)
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 D John Hunt
8 George E Fearn
9 Derek Ogden
10 Frank E Darby
11 Edward Jenkins
12 Peter Border

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 2 October 1962 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Basil Jones
2 Clifford Skidmore
3 Frank E Darby
4 D John Hunt
5 Jack L Millhouse
6 George E Fearn
7 Peter Border (C)
8 Wilfred Williams

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Thursday, 4 October 1962 in 3h 10 (20–2–4 in D)
5090 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Brian D Price
1 John R Bibby
2 David Vincent
3 Clifford Skidmore
4 Frank E Darby
5 Jack L Millhouse
6 D John Hunt
7 George E Fearn
8 Peter Border (C)
RW 2689.0737

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 4 October 1962 in 3h (12–1–3 in F♯)
5184 London Surprise Major
Composed by Frederick Dench
1 John R Bibby
2 Clifford Skidmore
3 D John Hunt
4 John E Bibby
5 Jack L Millhouse (C)
6 George E Fearn
7 Frank E Darby
8 Peter Border

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 6 October 1962 in 2h 58 (11–0–7 in G)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 R Anthony Trickett
2 Frank R Morton
3 Brian A Tomlinson
4 K Peter Jones
5 Michael Wilshaw
6 George A Packer
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal on eight bells: 1
First in method: 2,4,5
150th peal: 6
Ringing World page reference: 2688.0722

Chester Diocesan Guild
Neston, Cheshire
St Mary and St Helen
Saturday, 6 October 1962 in 2h 40 (14–2–24 in G)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by J Washbrook
1 Kenneth J Hesketh
2 John H Fielden
3 Tudor P Edwards (C)
4 V David Jenner
5 Peter S Bennett
6 Alexander J Martin
7 Thomas W Hesketh
8 Maurice C Hughes
First peal of Stedman: 4 & 5
Rung as a wedding compliment to Miss Josephine Peers of Bromborough and also as a farewell on her departure to New Zealand

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Saturday, 6 October 1962 in 2h 54 (11–1–9 in G)
5088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by W Barton
1 John Robinson
2 Christine Macnair
3 Clifford Skidmore
4 Basil Jones
5 Jack L Millhouse (C)
6 George E Fearn
7 D John Hunt
8 Frank E Darby

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 October 1962 in 3h 7 (14–1–26)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Alan J Brown
1 Gillian Craig Forrest
2 Bryan Gibson
3 David Vincent
4 John O Freeman
5 Robert Topham
6 Roy Broom
7 C Kenneth Lewis
8 Alan J Brown (C)
First peal: 1 & 2. First ‘inside’: 5.
Rung as a welcome to the Rev. Maurice H. Ridgway, B.A., F.S.A. whose induction took place on October 17th, 1962.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 20 October 1962 in 2h 35 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (6m)
In six methods, being one extent each of London Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, Kent T.B., St. Clement's, Oxford Single, and two of Plain Bob.
1 Charles B Pemberton
2 J Fraser Clift
3 John McCulloch
4 Christopher K Cooper
5 G Martin Roscamp
6 A Raymond M Watkin
First peal as conductor.
Rung to welcome the Rev. C. Singleton, who was inducted Vicar on October 11th.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 22 October 1962 in 2h 40 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Carol Fernley
2 Kathleen Pilsbury
3 Alan Kirk
4 Eileen M Fearn
5 Harold Lonyon
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 John R Gilden (C)
8 Basil Jones
First peal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 31 October 1962 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Denis Maddock
3 Walter Allman (C)
4 John E Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Tudor P Edwards
8 Francis Bibby
Rung to celebrate the marriage of Miss Mary Valentine (daughter of the ringer of the sixth) to Mr. Geoffrey Bean.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 November 1962 in 3h 16 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Carol Fernley
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Harold C Lonyon
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Joseph W Whittaker
8 Alan A Potts
9 Basil Jones
10 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 3 November 1962 in 2h 41 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being seven extents in four methods, viz: (1) Cambridge Surprise (2) St Clement’s Bob (3 and 4) Kent Treble Bob (5,6,7) Oxford Treble Bob
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 Michael Thomson
3 Harry W Howard
4 Victor Neal
5 Peter Thorne
6 Harold Worrall (C)
50th peal together: 3,4
Ringing World November 30th 1962 No. 2693 Vol. LVIII page 811

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Friday, 16 November 1962 in 2h 37 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Plain Minor (3m)
Being seven extents in three methods, viz.: (1) St. Clement’s and Oxford Bob. (2) St. Clement’s and Plain Bob, (3) Oxford Bob and Plain Bob, (4) St. Clement’s, (5) Oxford Bob, (6 and 7) Plain Bob.
1 Philip H Lockwood
2 Christopher R Sutton
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 G Martin Roscamp
5 J Fraser Clift (C)
6 A Raymond M Watkin
First peal: 1
First 'inside': 2
Rung for the 75th Anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 17 November 1962 in 2h 45 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Minor (5m)
In five methods, being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford TB, Single Oxford, and two each of Kent TB and Plain Bob
1 Norman Sherratt
2 Harold Dowler
3 Paul Atkins
4 Michael Wilshaw
5 Dennis Latham (C)
6 Walter Sherratt
First peal: 2
First of Minor: 3
First as conductor
Ringing World December 14th 1962 No. 2695 Vol. LVIII page 844

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 23 November 1962 in 2h 46 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents of Oxford, two of Kent and three of Plain Bob.
1 F George Forrester
2 Peter W Horn
3 Brian Schofield
4 John Ryder
5 Harold Worrall
6 Ernest Pimlott (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 24 November 1962 in 2h 45 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Raymond J Ballard
2 David J Danby
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 Barry Corbishley
5 K Peter Jones
6 Michael Wilshaw
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal of Surprise 1, First of Yorkshire 2, First as conductor in the method.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 24 November 1962 in 3h 40 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Lambeth Surprise Maximus
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Maryl R Crossthwaite
2 Neil Bennett
3 Tudor P Edwards
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 John H Fielden
8 John Robinson
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Frederick Shallcross
11 Derek Ogden
12 Denis Mottershead
First peal in the method by the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Upton by Birkenhead, Merseyside
St Mary
Monday, 26 November 1962 in 2h 47 (9–2–8 in G)
5040 Doubles (9m/v)
(Being four extents each of Reverse St Bartholomew, April day, St Nicholas, St Simon's, St Martin's, Plain Bob; five extents of Winchendon Place; six entents of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure and seven extents of Grandsire.
1 M Wendy H Jones
2 Edwin Jones
3 J Fraser Clift
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal of Doubles: 2 & 3
Rung for the 75th Anniversary of the Guild.
Also as a welcome to the new Vicar, Rev R L Barker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Neston, Cheshire
St Mary and St Helen
Friday, 30 November 1962 in 3h 5 (14–2–24 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by J A Trollope
1 Carole Francis
2 T Henry Norman
3 D John Poole
4 J Fraser Clift
5 Charles B Pemberton
6 A Raymond M Watkin
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 R Edgar Jones
First peal: 1. 2 & 8

Chester Diocesan Guild
Heswall, Wirral
St Peter
Saturday, 1 December 1962 in 2h 40 (8–0–9 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (3m/v)
In three methods being 14 extents each of Plain Bob, April Day and Grandsire
1 Gwendoline M Tillotson
2 Linda L Morrison
3 A Raymond M Watkin
4 Robert Peers
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 John G Lifton
First peal and first attempt: 1, 2 & 6
First peal of Doubles: 3
First peal inside: 4
Rung to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild.
Also rung to commemorate the dedication of the rebuilt daughter church, the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Sunday, 2 December 1962 in 2h 52 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Barbara Boardman
2 Frederick Shallcross
3 Harold Lonyon
4 Sidney Hough jun
5 Neil Bennett (C)
6 John Robinson
7 Denis Mottershead
8 Frank Osbaldiston
Rung with the bells fully-muffled in memory of Dennis Cook, a ringer at this church, who died November 13th, 1962, aged 20 years.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Thurstaston, Wirral
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 5 December 1962 in 2h 33 (6–2–15 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (26m/v)
Being 42 extents in 26 methods or variations: Two extents each of Plain Bob, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, St. Simon, St. Nicholas, St Martin, Winchendon Place, April Day, Clifford's Pleasure, Eynsham, St. Andrew, St. Leonard, St. John, Reverse St. Bartholomew; one each of Southrepps Pleasure, St. Giles, St. Miles, Kennington, St. Albans, St. Paul, Besthorpe, Costessey, Shropham, Norwich, Mileham, Walsingham and four of Grandsire.
1 Leslie L N S Smith
2 J Fraser Clift
3 Ernest T Carvell
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal and first attempt: 1
First in 26 methods on the bells and by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 5 December 1962 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1,312 Bristol, 1,280 London. 1,280 Cam­bridge and 1,280 Superlative; with 112 changes of method, and all the work of each method for every bell.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Tudor P Edwards (C)
3 Denis Maddock
4 John E Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 Walter Allman
8 Francis Bibby

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Nicholas
Thursday, 6 December 1962 in 3h 3 (16–2–20 in E)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor (6m)
Being seven extents in six methods, viz.: (1) London Surprise, (2) Beverley Surprise, (3) Surfleet Surprise, (4) Cambridge Surprise, (5) Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, (6) Oxford Treble Bob, (7) Kent Treble Bob.
1 William H Rogers
2 Marjorie E Webster
3 Vivian T O Boase
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Thomas Rogers (C)
First peal attempt: 1
Rung for the 75th anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild

Chester Diocesan Guild
West Kirby, Wirral
St Bridget
Saturday, 8 December 1962 in 2h 52 (12–0–23 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
1 Ernest T Carvell
2 Margaret K S Newton
3 Ann Freeman
4 Susan Jukes
5 William A Boote
6 Ian M Robertson
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 Robert Peers
First Peal 2, 3, 4 & 6.
Rung to mark the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Hilary of Poitiers
Saturday, 8 December 1962 in 2h 48 (8–2–17 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (4m)
In four methods, being one extent of London and two each of Beverley, Surfleet and Cambridge.
1 Jean R Sutton
2 Felicity I E Lochner
3 Marjorie E Webster
4 T Roy Humphreys
5 Vivian T O Boase (C)
6 John McCulloch
First peal: 1
First of Surprise Minor by all, and on the bells by the Sunday Service band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 December 1962 in 3h 23 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 J William Clarke
2 Charles W Lawton
3 Edna M P Lawton
4 John R Bibby
5 John E Brough
6 Harry W Howard
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Walter Allman
In memoriam Samuel Jones. 1868-1962.
Ringing World page reference: 2696.0859

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 December 1962 in 2h 58 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John Ryder
2 Adrian Hough
3 Frank Brazendale
4 Pamela McInerny
5 Roy Foster
6 Harold Worrall (C)
7 Reginald W Worrall
8 Christopher Jones
First peal of Major: 2,3
First peal: 4
A birthday compliment to Mrs C Ryder, mother of the treble ringer and grandmother of the ringer of the third
Ringing World December 28th 1962 No. 2697 Vol. LVIII page 873

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 December 1962 in 3h (8–1–2 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Graham Barlow
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Raymond J Ballard
4 Michael Wilshaw
5 Harold Dowler
6 Paul J Atkins
7 Walter Sherratt
8 Dennis Latham (C)
First peal: 1
First of Major: 5,6,8
First peal since being rehung
Ringing World December 28th 1962 No. 2697 Vol. VVIII page 873

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 8 December 1962 in 2h 44 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Doubles (2m/1v)
In three methods, being ten extents of April Day, 15 of Plain Bob, one 240 and 15 extents of Grandsire
1 James S Baker
2 George A Packer
3 A Doreen Edwards
4 Frank R Morton (C)
5 Herbert Sutton
6 Thomas P Barlow
A birthday compliment to Thomas P Barlow
Ringing World December 28th 1962 No. 2697 Vol LVIII page 876

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 15 December 1962 in 2h 50 (11–0–9)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 V David Jenner
2 Christopher K Cooper
3 J Fraser Clift
4 Kenneth J Hesketh
5 Frederick Pearson
6 Tudor P Edwards (C)
First peal of Cambridge Minor: 3 & 5
Rung for the 75th Anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Monday, 17 December 1962 in 3h 2 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by J A Trollope
1 Donald Peers
2 John D Heron
3 F Leslie Coventry
4 Richard C Hunt
5 Robert Peers
6 A Raymond M Watkin
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 H Stewart Bailey
1st peal: 1,3 & 4.
1st of triples inside: 5;
Rung for the 75th Anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Saturday, 22 December 1962 in 7h 40 (15 in C)
15904 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Derek Ogden
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Brian J Woodruffe
Umpire: Giles B Thompson
Longest peal of Major and of Plain Bob, ever to be rung on handbells; also the longest handbell peal for the Guild and by all the band
Ringing World January 11th 1963 No. 2699 Vol. LIX page 29
Ringing World page reference: 2699.0029

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 29 December 1962 in 3h 9 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Ruth M Border
3 Christine Macnair
4 Harold C Lonyon
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Peter Laflin
9 Basil Jones
10 Peter Border

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eastham, Cheshire
St Mary the Blessed Virgin
Saturday, 29 December 1962 in 2h 45 (12–0–25 in G)
5040 Doubles (3m)
Being 14 extents each of Reverse St. Bartholomew, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob and Plain Bob
1 Donald Peers
2 Keith Halford
3 Gillian E Scarth
4 Gillian Halford
5 Kenneth C Edwards (C)
6 Martin Vogwell
First peal: 6
First peal of Doubles: 1
First peal inside: 2
Rung for the 75th anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 29 December 1962 in 2h 52 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (7m)
Single Oxford, Cambridge Surprise, Double Oxford, St Clements, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, Plain Bob
1 Roy Foster
2 Christopher J Jones
3 David A Godfrey
4 Harold Worrall
5 John Ryder
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in 7 methods: 1,2,3,5
Rung as a birthday compliment to the wife of the ringer of the treble