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Chester Diocesan Guild
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Christ Church
Tuesday, 1 January 1963 in 2h 55 (14–1–25 in F)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Rev H Law James
1 Lester L Gray
2 V David Jenner
3 Victor Draper
4 Frederick Pearson
5 Kenneth J Hesketh
6 William Court
7 Alexander J Martin
8 Joseph Ridyard (C)
Frist peal in the method: 2,5 and 6.
Rung for the 75th Anniversary of the Chester Diocesan Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Wednesday, 2 January 1963 in 2h 59 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 London Surprise Major
Composed by 29 course block reduced
1 Peter T Dale
2 Christine Macnair
3 Frances Fairbank
4 Christopher K Cooper
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John R Gilden
7 Peter Laflin
8 James L D Woolford

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 26 January 1963 in 2h 37 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consisting of seven different extents.
1 Robert Barratt
2 Ernest Pimlott
3 Victor Neal
4 F George Forrester
5 Peter W Horn
6 Harry W Howard (C)
25th peal on the bells: 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Moreton, Merseyside
Christ Church
Monday, 28 January 1963 in 2h 20 (5–3–17 in B)
5040 Minimus (10m)
(Being 21 extents each of (1) Plain Bob, (2) Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, (3) Canterbury Pleasure Bob, (4) Reverse Bob, (5) Double Bob, (6) St Martin's Bob, (7) St Nicholas Bob, (8) Double Canterbury Pleasure Bob, (9) Single Court, (10) Double Court
1 R Harry Davies
2 Thomas Rogers
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal: 1
First of Minimus by all the band and on the bells.
For the 75th Anniversary of the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stalybridge, Cheshire
Holy Trinity, Castlehall
Saturday, 2 February 1963 in 2h 59 (15–0–8 in F♯)
5056 Belgrave Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 David J Baker
2 Edward F P Bryant
3 Basil Jones
4 John C Baldwin
5 Frederick Shallcross (C)
6 Peter Watson
7 John Robinson
8 Neil Bennett
First peal in the method: 1, 2, 4 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 2 February 1963 in 2h 53 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Kathleen Pilsbury
2 Harold Lonyon
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John R Gilden
7 Basil Jones
8 Peter Laflin

Chester Diocesan Guild
Neston, Cheshire
St Mary and St Helen
Saturday, 2 February 1963 in 2h 53 (14–2–24 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by J A Trollope
1 R Harry Davies
2 Hazel Arrowsmith
3 T Henry Norman
4 F Leslie Coventry
5 Christopher K Cooper
6 Robert Peers
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 John D Heron
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Charles Coventry (verger), a ringer at this church for 50 years

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 9 February 1963 in 3h 10 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves
1 John Worth (C)
2 Peter Laflin
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 Edward F Potts
5 Alan A Potts
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Basil Jones
8 John Taylor
9 John Robinson
10 Frank Osbaldiston
First peal for John Taylor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 13 February 1963 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 William G Bibby
2 John Oultram
3 Cyril Valentine
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Fred Jackson
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 John R Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
Rung by the Sunday service band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Saturday, 16 February 1963 in 3h 27 (24–0–7)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by J Carter
1 Sidney Hough
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 John O Freeman
4 Victor Neal
5 Geoffrey A Yarwood
6 Harry W Howard
7 Harold Worrall (C)
8 Michael Thomson
9 Peter Horn
10 Christopher Jones
First peal of Royal: 3, 5, 8, 10
First of Plain Bob Royal: 9
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs. Howard, wife of the ringer of the sixth
Ringing world: 2706.0145
Ringing World page reference: 2706.0145

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Saturday, 23 February 1963 in 2h 49 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
1 Harold Worrall
2 F George Forrester
3 John Ryder
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Victor Neal
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal - 2; 75th peal - 4.
A birthday compliment to the conductor and Ken Parker

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 23 February 1963 in 3h 16 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Redcliffe Surprise Royal
Composed by Charles J Sedgeley
1 Harold C Lonyon
2 Basil Jones
3 Frederick Shallcross (C)
4 John Robinson
5 John Worth
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Neil Bennett
8 Derek Butterworth
9 Derek Ogden
10 Denis Mottershead
First peal of Redcliffe Surprise Royal : Treble,2,5,6,and 8.
513th peal : 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 23 February 1963 in 3h 10 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by W Pye
1 John Bibby
2 Cynthia Warrilow
3 John E Bibby
4 Richard Warrilow
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 Robert Warrilow
8 Denis Maddock
9 Ivor R Nichols
10 Francis Bibby
First peal on ten: 1
First of Cambridge Royal: 5
Ringing World March 15th 1963 No. 2708 Vol. LIX page 177

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 23 February 1963 in 3h 35 (13–1–14 in E)
6144 Plain Bob Major
Arranged by Geoffrey Davies
1 Eric B Allman
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Michael Wilshaw (C)
4 Dennis Latham
5 Paul J Atkins
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Walter Sherratt
8 Roy Worrall
Longest length by all the band and on the bells
Ringing World March 8th 1963 No. 2707 Vol. LIX page 162

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Monday, 25 February 1963 in 2h 35 (13–2–19)
5024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Neil Bennett (C)
2 John F Barlow
3 Carol Fearnley
4 Derek A Ashton
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Frederick Shallcross
7 Giles B Thompson
8 John Robinson
Ringing world: 2708.0178

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 2 March 1963 in 2h 52 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Lester L Gray
2 Philip H Tocock
3 John E Bibby
4 Antony R Kench
5 Kenneth J Hesketh
6 Tudor P Edwards (C)
7 Thomas Hesketh
8 V David Jenner
First peal of Stedman Triples; 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 March 1963 in 3h 1 (14–1–26)
5184 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Basil Jones
2 John O Freeman
3 John Worth
4 Harold Lonyon
5 Alan J Brown
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Bernard F L Groves

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 9 March 1963 in 2h 45 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents in seven methods, viz: Northumberland, Sandiacre, Newcastle, Alnwick, Munden, Chester, Carlisle
1 Reginald Challinor
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Michael Wilshaw
4 Dennis Latham
5 Walter Sherratt
6 Roy Worrall
First peal of seven Surprise Minor on the bells
Ringing World March 22nd 1963 No. 2709 Vol LIX page 203

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 9 March 1963 in 2h 51 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 David J Vincent
2 John Robinson
3 David J Baker
4 Peter Watson
5 Frederick Shallcross (C)
6 Denis Mottershead
7 Nicholas J Davies
8 Neil Bennett
First peal of Superlative: 3
Ringing World April 26th 1963 No. 2714 Vol. LIX page 281

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 11 March 1963 in 2h 31 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Cornelius Charge
1 Carol Fernley
2 John C Baldwin
3 Barbara Boardman
4 Harold Lonyon
5 John H Soans
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Edward F P Bryant (C)
8 Neil Bennett
25th peal: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 16 March 1963 in 2h 53 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (27m)
(1) London Surprise; (2) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (3) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV, Willesden and Marple Delight; (4) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (5) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury and Morning Star TB; (6) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford TB; (7) Cambridge Surprise. 39 changes of method.
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Sidney Hough jun
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Alexander Richardson
6 Denis Mottershead
A farewell peal for the Vicar (Rev E A Chapman) and Mrs Chapman.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 March 1963 in 2h 50 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Chris Jones
2 John O Freeman
3 Alan J Brown
4 Harold C Lonyon
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Peter Laflin
8 Basil Jones
First peal in the method 1,2
Rung on the wedding anniversary of the ringer of the fourth.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 23 March 1963 in 2h 55 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Single Oxford Bob, St. Clement's Bob, Childwall Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 V David Jenner
2 Hazel A Arrowesmith
3 Kenneth J Hesketh
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Christopher K Cooper (C)
6 Alexander J Martin
First peal of Minor inside: 2
First as conductor
A birthday compliment to Mr. R. C. Hunt of Bromborough

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 23 March 1963 in 2h 55 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Single Oxford Bob, St. Clement's Bob, Childwall Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 V David Jenner
2 Hazel A Arrowesmith
3 Kenneth J Hesketh
4 Charles B Pemberton
5 Christopher K Cooper (C)
6 Alexander J Martin
First peal of Minor inside: 2
First as conductor
A birthday compliment to Mr. R. C. Hunt of Bromborough

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 30 March 1963 in 2h 51 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Brian Gibson
2 Adrian Hough
3 Norman Hough
4 Christopher J Jones
5 A Doreen Edwards
6 Harry W Howard (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 30 March 1963 in 2h 42 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Being seven extents, viz.: (1) London, (2) Wells, (3) York, (4) Durham, (5) Beverley, (6) Surfleet, (7) Cambridge.
1 Martin G Roscamp
2 John McCulloch
3 Charles B Pemberton (C)
4 J Fraser Clift
5 Alexander J Martin
6 Thomas Rogers
First peal in seven Surprise methods: 2
A wedding compliment to Ray Watkin and Pat Marriot, married at Upton earlier in the day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
St James the Great
Saturday, 30 March 1963 in 2h 47 (8–3–19 in A)
5040 Doubles (8m/4v)
Being 42 extents in 12 methods: Four 120’s each of St Simon’s, St Martin’s, St Nicholas, Winchendon Place, Reverse Canterbury, Southrepps, Kennington, Plain Bob and Grandsire, two 120’s each of April Day, Reverse St Bartholomew and Northrepps
1 Edna F Basford
2 Herbert Sutton
3 R Anthony Trickett
4 John E Bough (C)
5 Frank R Morton
6 Wilfred Smith
First peal: 1
First in 12 methods by all the band
Ringing World April 11th 1963 No. 2712 Vol. LIX page 252

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 5 April 1963 in 2h 55 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Grandsire Doubles
Being 42 extents.
1 Mrs F G Forrester
2 Ernest Pimlott (C)
3 Robert Barratt
4 Harry Callwood
5 David Harradine
6 George Barber
25th peal on the bells: 3. First ‘inside': 5.
Rung as a compliment to Brian Harradine, son of the fifth ringer, on the occasion of being made a Queen's Scout.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 6 April 1963 in 3h 27 (26–0–21 in D)
5016 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by H Johnson
1 John Worth (C)
2 Alan A Potts
3 John Freeman
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Gregory Earles
6 Frank Osbaldiston
7 Harold C Lonyon
8 Edward F Potts
9 Alan J Brown
10 Peter Laflin
11 A Hedley Wood
12 Basil Jones
First peal of Grandsire Cinques : Alan Potts, Harold Lonyon, Frank Osbaldiston,and Alan Brown.
First peal on 12 bells : John Freeman, Ernest Pimlott, Edward Potts, and Hedley Wood.
First peal : Gregory Earles.
First of Grandsire cinques on tower bells : Peter Laflin.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 13 April 1963 in 2h 41 (13–0–0)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
one extent each of London and Cambridge Surprise. Kingston, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Capel, Sandal and Oxford T.B
1 Edmund Shuttleworth
2 Ian Kirk
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 J David Adams
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Alexander Richardson (C)
Rung for the wedding this day of Margaret C . Mackay and Alec Osbaldiston at All Saints’ Church, Marple

Chester Diocesan Guild
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire
St Peter
Monday, 15 April 1963 in 6h 52 (18–3–11 in E)
11552 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Composed by Thomas B Worsley, John Segar and Richard F B Speed
1 Basil Jones
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Giles B Thompson
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 John C Eisel
6 John Robinson
7 Brian J Woodruffe
8 Robert B Smith (C)
This is the longest peal of Superlative Surprise ever to be rung.
Umpires: May B Foster, Anne P Smith.
RW 1963.0298

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Wednesday, 17 April 1963 in 2h 55 (15–1–16 in F)
5056 Southwell Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton
1 John H Fielden (C)
2 John F Barlow
3 John P Partington
4 Derek A Ashton
5 Edmund Shuttleworth
6 John C Baldwin
7 Giles B Thompson
8 Frederick Shallcross
First peal in the method for all except ringer of the 5.
25th together John Partington and John Fielden.
75th peal: John Baldwin.
Source: RW 1963, page 314.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Wednesday, 17 April 1963 in 3h 10 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by Rev H Law James
1 Giles B Thompson
2 John C Baldwin
3 John P Partington
4 Michael Wilshaw
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Geoffrey Davies (C)
7 Charles A S Webb
8 Roy Worrall
9 Frederick Shallcross
10 John H Fielden
First of Surprise Royal : 5 and 8.
First of Surprise Royal on an inside bell : 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 27 April 1963 in 3h 7 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by William Pye
1 Michael R Wycherley
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Michael Wilshaw
4 F Hector Bennett
5 Walter Sherratt
6 John Worth (C)
7 Barry Corbishley
8 Charles A S Webb
9 Roy Worrall
10 Ivor R Nichols
First peal of Royal: 1
First on ten bells: 2,5
Fastest peal of Royal on the bells
Ringing World May 17th 1963 No. 2717 Vol. LIX page 333

Chester Diocesan Guild
Upton by Birkenhead, Merseyside
St Mary
Saturday, 4 May 1963 in 2h 50 (9–2–8 in G)
5040 Stedman Doubles
1 Hazel Arrowsmith
2 V David Jenner
3 Christopher K Cooper
4 Kenneth J Hesketh
5 Tudor P Edwards (C)
First peal of Stedman: 1
First peal in the principle on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 4 May 1963 in 3h 7 (13–1–5 in F)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 Peter Laflin
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 John Worth (C)
4 John Freeman
5 Alan J Brown
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Basil Jones
8 Frank Osbaldiston
First peal in the method: 4
Ringing World May 31st 1963 No. 2719 Vol. LIX page 369

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Saturday, 4 May 1963 in 3h 2 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Lester L Gray
2 Tudor P Edwards (C)
3 Hazel Arrowsmith
4 Christopher K Cooper
5 John F Grove
6 V David Jenner
7 Kenneth J Hesketh
8 John H Fielden
First peal of Surprise Major: 3

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 4 May 1963 in 2h 49 (12–0–00 in G)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise Minor, Single Oxford, Double Oxford, Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob, St Clement's and Plain Bob.
1 Roy Foster
2 Ashley Pugh
3 David A Godfrey
4 John Ryder
5 Harold Worrall (C)
6 Harry W Howard
First peal in seven methods: 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
The Limes, Station Road
Tuesday, 7 May 1963 in 2h 17 (15 in C)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights (CCC No 7)
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Frederick Shallcross
First peal of TB Major on handbells: 1-2 and 3-4
First of Kent TB: 3-4
First of TB on handbells: 7-8
Ringing World May 31st 1963 No. 2719 Vol. LIX page 372
Ringing World page reference: 2719.0372

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Tuesday, 14 May 1963 in 2h 40 (13–2–19)
5056 Falmouth Surprise Major
Composed by Robert B Smith
1 Derek Butterworth
2 Sidney (Jun) Hough
3 Basil Jones
4 John F Barlow
5 John Robinson
6 Neil Bennett
7 Barrie Hendry
8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal in the method by all the band, on the bells, and for the Guild.
Ringing world: 2719.0370

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 15 May 1963 in 2h 56 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Quedgeley Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Harry W Howard
2 David Vincent
3 Albert Greenhalgh
4 John Ryder
5 Geoffrey Fothergill
6 David Holland
7 Harold Worrall
8 John Ashcroft (C)
First peal in the method by all the band, as conductor and for the Guild
Ringing World May 31st 1963 No. 2719 Vol. LIX page 370

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 18 May 1963 in 2h 33 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Norwich, London, Wells, York, Durham, Ipswich and Cambridge
1 Harold Dowler
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Michael Wilshaw
4 Walter Sherratt
5 William S Davenport
6 Roy Worrall (C)
First peal in seven Surprise Minor: 1,5
First attempt of Minor as conductor
Fastest peal of Minor on the bells
Ringing World June 14th 1963 No. 2721 Vol. LIX page 403

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 25 May 1963 in 2h 53 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5184 Aldenham Surprise Major
Composed by J Parker
1 Harold Dowler
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Barry Corbishley
4 David J Danby
5 Michael Wilshaw
6 Walter Sherratt
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal in the method for all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Wednesday, 29 May 1963 in 2h 20 (12 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 Frederick Shallcross
5–6 Neil Bennett (C)
7–8 Derek Butterworth
First handbell peal: 7-8
First handbell peal as conductor
Ringing World June 28th 1963 No. 2723 Vol. LIX page 444
Ringing World page reference: 2723.0444

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 8 June 1963 in 3h 39 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen J Ivin
1 John Robinson
2 Sidney Hough, Sen
3 Ivor Jenkins
4 Frederick Shallcross (C)
5 Kenneth Hesketh
6 Tudor P Edwards
7 Neil Bennett
8 John H Fielden
Ringing World page reference: 2723.0442

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 15 June 1963 in 3h 27 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by B Jealous
1 John Worth (C)
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Derek A Ashton
4 John F Barlow
5 Gregory Earls
6 Neil Bennett
7 Alan J Brown
8 Peter Laflin
9 Alan A Potts
10 Denis Henshaw
First peal for the tenor ringer.
First peal of Grandsire Caters : 3 and 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Wednesday, 19 June 1963 in 2h 39 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Robert B Smith
2 Peter J Malloch
3 John F Barlow
4 Peter Watson
5 Derek A Ashton (C)
6 Ronald M Edwards
7 Barrie Hendry
8 Neil Bennett
First peal in the method: Peter Malloch.
First peal of major in the method: Ronald Edwards.
First of Surprise as conductor.
Source: RW, 1963, page 491.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Poynton, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 22 June 1963 in 2h 52 (13–2–17 in F♯)
5040 Spliced Treble Bob Minor (35m)
(1) Melandra, Peveril, Beeston, Leasowe and Castleton Delight; (2) Chepstow, Balmoral, Skipton, Fotheringay and Dover Delight; (3) Rostherne, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Bogedon and Ely Delight; (4) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (5) Newdigate, Old Oxford, College Bob IV, Willesden and Marple Delight; (6) Charlwood, Neasden, St Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (7) Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, College Exercise, Norbury and Morning Star TB. 46 changes of method
1 Sidney Hough jun
2 Ivor Jenkins
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Neil Bennett
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Robert B Smith
First peal in 35 methods: 4. Rung to mark the induction of the Rev Robert H C Lewis M A as Vicar; also for the wedding of Barrie Hendry and Patricia A Moreland. which took place earlier in the day at Kingstanding, Birmingham.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Wednesday, 26 June 1963 in 2h 16 (15 in C)
5008 Plain Bob Major
Composed by E Maurice Atkins
1–2 Neil Bennett
3–4 Geoffrey Davies
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Derek A Ashton
First handbell peal: 7-8
Ringing World July 12 1963 No. 2725 Vol. LIX page 476
Ringing World page reference: 2725.0476

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 26 June 1963 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Francis Bibby
3 John E Bibby
4 William G Bibby
5 Fred Jackson
6 Cyril Valentine
7 John R Bibby (C)
8 Cecil Raddon
First peal as conductor.
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to the conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Friday, 28 June 1963 in 2h 52 (13–1–14 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by G H Cross
1 George Astbury
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Yvonne Hughes
4 Wilfred Kerr
5 Brian A Tomlinson
6 George A Packer
7 Frank R Morton
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal of Major: 3
First of Major in the method: 4
Rung as a welcome to Rev. J R Butterworth, recently inducted Rector; also a 25th wedding anniversary compliment to Mr and Mrs E Allman
Ringing World July 12th 1963 No. 2725 Vol. LIX page 475

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
The Limes, Station Road
Saturday, 29 June 1963 in 2h 43 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Brian J Woodruffe
9–10 Geoffrey Davies
First peal on ten handbells: 3-4 and 9-10
Ringing World July 12th 1963 No. 2725 Vol. LIX page 476
Ringing World page reference: 2725.0476

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bollington, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 29 June 1963 in 3h 3 (16–3–6)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 David Danby
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Dennis Latham
4 Harold Dowler
5 Michael Wilshaw
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Walter Sherratt
8 Roy Worrall
First peal on 8 as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
In the Belfry of the Church of St. Thomas
Wednesday, 3 July 1963 in 2h 40 (16 in B♭)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 Frederick Shallcross
3–4 Robert B Smith (C)
5–6 Neil Bennett
7–8 Brian J Woodruffe
9–10 Geoffrey Davies
First peal on ten handbells: 1-2
First of Kent TB Royal in hand for all the band
Ringing World July 26th 1963 No. 2727 Vol. LIX page 509
Ringing World page reference: 2727.0509

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 3 July 1963 in 2h 59 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1,312 Bristol and 1,280 each of Cambridge, London and Superlative; with 112 changes of method, and all the work of each method for each bell.
Composed by A J Pitman
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John E Bibby
3 Tudor P Edwards
4 Kenneth Hesketh
5 Fred Jackson
6 Walter Allman (C)
7 Denis Maddock
8 Francis Bibby
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major; 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 6 July 1963 in 2h 59 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
Being a 2160 and four extents
1 F Hector Bennett
2 Raymond J Ballard
3 Derek P Jones (C)
4 David J Danby
5 Michael R Wycherley
6 David Eames
An 85th birthday compliment to Charles V Hare, veteran ringer of Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Ringing World August 2nd 1963 No. 2728 Vol LIX page 524

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 9 July 1963 in 2h 49 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
2 Pauline Fennell
3 Mary S Taylor
4 Carol Fernley
5 Basil Jones
6 Anthony G Osborne
7 John Eisel
8 Robert B Smith
First peal of London Surprise Major: 2, 3, 6 & 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 10 July 1963 in 2h 55 (16–1–5 in E)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Harold Worrall (C)
2 John Ryder
3 David Vincent
4 Geoffrey Fothergill
5 Bernard Moss
6 Sydney Osborne
7 Tudor Edwards
8 John Ashcroft
First peal in the method: 2.6
First of Surprise Major: 5
First in the method as conductor
The treble ringer has now circled the tower
Rung in memoriam Miss Emily Houghton, parish clerk and sexton from 1932 to 1955, who died on July 2nd 1963
Ringing World August 9th 1963 No. 2729 Vol. LIX page 537

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Saturday, 13 July 1963 in 2h 57 (18–0–11 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Gregory Earles
2 Denis Heapy
3 Harold Dowler
4 Peter W Horn
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Peter T Dale
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1. First of Major in the method: 4.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Dorothy Booth and Philip Mason.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
In the Belfry of the Church of St. Thomas
Wednesday, 17 July 1963 in 2h 28 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Robert B Smith (C)
5–6 Brian J Woodruffe
7–8 Geoffrey Davies
9–10 John Worth
Ringing World August 16th 1963 No. 2730 Vol. LIX page 556
Ringing World page reference: 2730.0556

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 20 July 1963 in 3h 4 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5024 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 George F Sperring
2 John S Dean
3 F Hector Bennett
4 Philip J Evans
5 Edward V Rodenhurst
6 Dennis H B Millward
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Geoffrey Parting
Rung to mark the 40th anniversary of the 17,280 Kent Treble Bob Major rung at this church on July 21st, 1923. Mr E V Rodenhurst and Mr S Jones are the only survivors of that band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 20 July 1963 in 2h 55 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Comprising one extent of Oxford Treble Bob, one of Kent Treble Bob and five of Plain Bob
1 Gregory Earles
2 Rosemary Eccleston
3 Martin Jones
4 Brian Schofield
5 Peter Dale
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal: 2,3
Rung as a tenth wedding anniversary compliment to Mr and Mrs Ernest Pimlott of Chelford
Ringing World August 9th 1963 No. 2729 Vol. LIX page 540

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Monday, 22 July 1963 in 2h 47 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (3m)
Comprising two extents of Oxford Treble Bob, two of Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob.
1 Rosemary Eccleston
2 Derek Ashton
3 Margaret Wright
4 Brian Schofield
5 Peter Dale (C)
6 Denis Mottershead
25th peal on the bells. The band would like to associate this peal with the memory of late Mr. A. M . Buxton, of this parish

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Friday, 26 July 1963 in 2h 35 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor (7m)
Being seven methods, in the following extents: London Surprise. Wells Surprise, Beverley Surprise, Surfleet Surprise, Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Treble Bob and Kent Treble Bob.
1 Robert Peers
2 James M Pemberton
3 Raymond A Watkin
4 Ernest T Carvell
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 J Fraser Clift
Rung for the christening of John Richard, first child of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Pemberton.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
In the Belfry of the Church of St. Thomas
Wednesday, 31 July 1963 in 2h 8 (15 in C)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Nicholl
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Frederick Shallcross
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Neil Bennett
First peal of Oxford TB Major in hand: 1-2
First of Oxford TB in hand: 3-4 and 7-8
First of Oxford TB Major: 5-6
Ringing World August 16th 1963 No. 2730 Vol. LIX page 556
Ringing World page reference: 2730.0556

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
In the Belfry of the Church of St. Thomas
Wednesday, 7 August 1963 in 2h 25 (16 in B)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by Brian J Woodruffe
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Neil Bennett
7–8 Robert B Smith
9–10 Giles B Thompson
First on ten handbells: 9-10
Ringing World September 6th 1963 No. 2733 Vol. LIX page 605
Ringing World page reference: 2733.0605

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
In the Belfry of the Church of St. Thomas
Thursday, 8 August 1963 in 2h 2 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Carol Fernley
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Giles B Thompson
First peal on handbells: 1-2
Ringing World September 13th 1963 No. 2734 Vol. LIX page 621
Ringing World page reference: 2734.0621

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 10 August 1963 in 2h 54 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Peter W Horn
3 Harold Lonyon
4 Alan J Brown
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Peter Laflin
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Friday, 16 August 1963 in 3h 4 (15–3–6 in E)
5088 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Frederick R Scott
2 J Keith Ward
3 Gillian A Neal Smith
4 Kathleen M Higgins
5 A Patrick Cannon
6 Colin A S Harwood
7 George E Thoday (C)
8 Philip Mehew
50th peal as conductor
Ringing World page reference: 2740.0717

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 17 August 1963 in 3h 33 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Tudor P Edwards
2 Peter Horne
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 Carol Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Alan A Potts
8 Alan J Brown
9 Peter Laflin
10 Frank Osbaldiston
11 Edward Jenkins
12 Robert B Smith
First peal on 12 bells : Peter Horne.
500th peal : Robert Smith.
The conductor's 100th peal of Surprise Maximus.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Monday, 19 August 1963 in 2h 45 (15–3–6 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Ian C Maycock (C)
2 Jennifer M Cook
3 Ann E Fellows
4 V David Jenner
5 Kenneth J Hesketh
6 Maurice C Hughes
7 Peter S Bennett
8 Philip J Rothera
A 21st birthday compliment to Miss Pamela M Turner
Ringing World page reference: 2734.0618

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Tuesday, 20 August 1963 in 2h 40 (11–0–7 in G)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by R W Pipe
1 Maurice C Hughes
2 Pamela M Turner
3 Ann E Fellows
4 Philip J Rothera
5 V David Jenner
6 Ian C Maycock
7 Kenneth J Hesketh
8 Peter S Bennett (C)
Ringing World page reference: 2734.0618

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 24 August 1963 in 2h 49 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5120 London Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Harold Lonyon
2 Carol Fernley
3 Peter W Horn
4 Alan J Brown
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Frank Osbaldiston
First peal in the method: 3.
Rung for the marriage of Robert B. Smith and May Foster, which took place at St. Margaret’s Church, Leicester, the same day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 24 August 1963 in 2h 43 (11–0–9)
5040 Minor (15m)
Being seven extents in 15 methods: (1) London and Wells, (2) York and Durham. (3) Cambridge, Beverley and Surfleet Surprise, (4) Kent and Oxford Treble Bob, (5) Double Oxford and Thelwall, (6) St. Clement’s and Childwall, (1) Double Bob and Plain Bob.
1 Jennifer M Cook
2 Kenneth J Hesketh
3 Ann E Fellows
4 Philip J Rothera
5 Ian C Maycock (C)
6 Peter S Bennett
First peal in 15 methods by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Moreton, Merseyside
Christ Church
Monday, 26 August 1963 in 2h 18 (5–3–17 in B)
5040 Minimus (11m)
(Being 20 extents each of Plain Bob, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Reverse Bob, St Martin's Bob, St Nicholas Bob, Double Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Single Court, Double Court, Reverse Court and 10 extents of Double Bob)
1 R Harry Davies
2 Ernest T Carvell
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 Alexander J Martin (C)
First peal of Minimus: 2
Rung for the centenary of the church and bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Wednesday, 28 August 1963 in 2h 48 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Jeffrey Brannan
2 Peter T Dale
3 Geoffrey Davies (C)
4 Giles B Thompson
5 Michael Wilshaw
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Saturday, 31 August 1963 in 2h 58 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Revd H Law James
1 Harold Dowler
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 Walter Sherratt
5 Dennis Latham
6 Barry Corbishley
7 Roy Worrall
8 Geoffrey Davies (C)
Source: RW, 1963, page 634.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
The Limes, Station Road
Sunday, 1 September 1963 in 2h 29 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Brian J Woodruffe
1–2 Carol Fernley
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Edmund Shuttleworth
7–8 Frank Osbaldiston
First peal of Major on handbells: 1-2
200th peal: 7-8
Ringing World September 27th 1963 No. 2736 Vol. LIX page 653
Ringing World page reference: 2736.0653

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 4 September 1963 in 2h 50 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 John R Bibby
3 Harold Worrall
4 Fred Jackson
5 Cyril Valentine
6 Denis Maddock (C)
7 John E Bibby
8 Francis Bibby
First peal in the method; 2.
125th peal; 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 7 September 1963 in 2h 46 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Doubles (4m/3v)
Being 42 extents in seven methods: Six each of Reverse Canterbury, Southrepps, Kennington, Plain Bob, April Day, Reverse St Bartholomew and Grandsire
1 Howard Flynn
2 Herbert Sutton
3 Frank R Morton (C)
4 R Anthony Trickett
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 James S Baker
First peal, first attempt: 1
First in seven methods as conductor
A birthday compliment to Herbert Sutton
Ringing World September 27th 1963 No. 2736 Vol. LIX page 652

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 14 September 1963 in 6h 23 (14–1–22 in F♯)
11520 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Giles B Thompson
2 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Frank Osbaldiston
7 John C Eisel
8 Edward Jenkins
The longest peal of Rutland Surprise Major.
RW 1963.0682

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury (Hazel Grove), Cheshire
In the Belfry of the Church of St. Thomas
Tuesday, 17 September 1963 in 2h 52 (16 in B)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Frederick Shallcross
5–6 Neil Bennett
7–8 Robert B Smith (C)
9–10 Brian J Woodruffe
11–12 John Worth
First peal on 12 handbells by all the band except the conductor
First on 12 handbells as conductor
Ringing World October 4th 1963 No. 2737 Vol. LIX page 669
Ringing World page reference: 2737.0669

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 21 September 1963 in 2h 48 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
Comprising one extent each of London, Norwich and Cambridge Surprise, Morning Star and Oxford Treble Bob, St. Clement's and Plain Bob.
1 Stuart Coutts
2 Tudor P Edwards
3 Brian Schofield
4 Edmund Shuttleworth
5 Peter T Dale
6 Denis Mottershead (C)
Rung in memoriam Derek Ogden.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 28 September 1963 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Henry Parker
2 Victor Neal
3 Michael Thomson
4 Roy Forster
5 John Ryder
6 Harold Worrall
7 Christopher J Jones
8 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a wedding compliment to Miss Cynthia G. Moore (a ringer at Witton) and Mr. J. Kirkham, who were married at Witton Parish church earlier in the day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 11 October 1963 in 2h 42 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consisting of seven different extents
1 Robert Barratt
2 Wendy Poynton
3 Peter W Horn
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 F George Forrester
6 Harry W Howard (C)
25th peal together: 1 & 5. First peal attempt: 2.
Rung as a 70th birthday compliment to the ringer of the treble.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marbury, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 12 October 1963 in 2h 30 (7–2–22 in A♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Thomas P Barlow
2 Frank R Morton
3 James S Baker
4 George A Packer
5 John E Brough (C)
6 Herbert Sutton
First peal in the method: 1,3
25th peal together: 2,5
First inside: 3
Tenor ringer completed the circle
Ringing World October 25th 1963 No. 2740 Vol. LIX page 722

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 19 October 1963 in 3h 1 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by Richard F B Speed
1 David Vincent
2 Sidney Hough, Junr
3 Brian Schofield
4 Ivor Jenkins
5 Derek A Ashton
6 Alan G Kirk
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 John Robinson
First peal in the method: 3.
50th peal: 5.
Ringing World page reference: 2741.0738

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Monday, 21 October 1963 in 2h 46 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Consisting of seven different extents
1 Jean Burgess
2 Peter W Horn
3 Wendy Poynton
4 F George Forrester
5 Ernest Pimlott
6 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal and first attempt 1, Rung as a farewell compliment to the Rev. N. Capey, Vicar, who is leaving the district

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Cheshire
St George
Sunday, 3 November 1963 in 3h 6 (18–0–11 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley (CCC No 5)
1 Margaret P Booth
2 Colin H Dewsnap
3 John Robinson
4 Neil Bennett (C)
5 John A Booth
6 Jeffrey Brannan
7 Ronald M Edwards
8 Derek A Ashton
First peal of Treble Bob: 1 & 5. First in the method: 2 & 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 16 November 1963 in 2h 50 (15–3–15 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Dexter's
1 Tudor P Edwards (C)
2 Thomas W Hesketh
3 Denis Maddock
4 John E Bibby
5 V David Jenner
6 William E Allman
7 Walter Allman
8 John H Fielden
First peal of Stedman Triples: 3 & 6.
RW 2747.0834

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mobberley, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 16 November 1963 in 2h 50 (15–0–4 in F)
5040 Minor (3m)
Comprising one extent each of Cambridge Surprise and Oxford T.B. and five of Plain Bob.
1 David Vincent
2 John Ryder
3 Martin Jones
4 Brian Schofield
5 Ernest Pimlott
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 16 November 1963 in 3h 10 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Alan A Potts
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Alan J Brown
4 Robert J Warrilow
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth
7 Richard A Shekelton
8 Basil Jones (C)
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Robert B Smith

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
20 Tytherington Court
Wednesday, 20 November 1963 in 2h 16 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Nichols
1–2 Frederick Shallcross (C)
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith
7–8 Derek A Ashton
First handbell peal of Treble Bob: 7-8
First in hand as conductor
Ringing World January 3rd 1964 No. 2750 Vol. LX page 12
Ringing World page reference: 2750.0012

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 23 November 1963 in 3h 40 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
5 course block
1 Alan A Potts
2 Peter Horne
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Carol Fernley
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 John Worth (C)
7 Harold C Lonyon
8 Alan J Brown
9 Edward Jenkins
10 Basil Jones
11 Robert B Smith
12 Frank Osbaldiston
Rung half-muffled in Memoriam John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the U.S.A., assassinated November 22nd 1963.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Daresbury, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 30 November 1963 in 3h 1 (16–1–5 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J S Wilder
1 F George Forrester
2 Gerald Parsons
3 Michael Thomson
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Roy Forster
6 John Ryder
7 Harold Worrall
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal of Major: 1,2
Rung as a birthday compliment to Sir Winston Churchill and Mrs E Ryder, mother of the ringer of the sixth
Ringing World December 20th 1963 No. 2748 Vol. LIX page 851

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 7 December 1963 in 3h 3 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by J Reeves
1 Anthony R Trickett
2 F Hector Bennett
3 Michael R Wycherley
4 Frank R Morton
5 George A Packer
6 Raymond J Ballard
7 Paul Atkins
8 Barry Corbishley
9 Roy Worrall
10 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal of Royal: 1
First in the method: 3
100th peal for the Chester Diocesan Guild: 5
First of Treble Bob Royal: 6,7
Quickest peal of Royal on the bells
Ringing World December 20th 1963 No. 2748 Vol. LIX page 849

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 10 December 1963 in 2h 50 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley (CCC No 5)
1 Pamela Dennis
2 Christine Johnson
3 Kathleen Pilsbury
4 Carol Fernley
5 John R Gilden
6 Sidney Hough jun
7 Basil Jones
8 Robert B Smith (C)
Rung as a welcome to the new curate, the Rev. R. Selwood and his family.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 14 December 1963 in 3h 7 (17–2–15)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by G Lindoff
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 Harold Lonyon
3 Alan J Brown
4 William H Dowse
5 Robert J Warrilow
6 John Worth
7 Basil Jones
8 Edward Jenkins

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
Whingarth, Ridge Road
Saturday, 14 December 1963 in 7h 2 (15 in C)
13320 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Frank Osbaldiston
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Neil Bennett (C)
7–8 Frederick Shallcross
9–10 Brian J Woodruffe
100th peal on ten bells: 3-4
First of Bob Royal in hand: 7-8
First on ten handbells as conductor
This is the longest peal of Royal on handbells for all the band, and by the Guild
Rung as a birthday compliment to Alfred Ballard and Peter J Staniforth
Ringing World January 3rd 1964 No. 2750 Vol. LX page 12
Ringing World page reference: 2750.0012

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 14 December 1963 in 2h 48 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford T.B., Kent T.B., Double Oxford, St. Clement’s, Oxford Single and Plain Bob.
1 Alan L Coventry
2 F Leslie Coventry
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 John McCulloch
5 G Martin Roscamp
6 A Raymond M Watkin
First peal: 1
First of Minor: 2
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Mr. J. Williams, vice president of the Wirral Branch, ringer at St. Peter's Wolverhampton , 1914-1955.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 17 December 1963 in 2h 45 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Robert J Warrilow
2 Carol Fernley
3 Kathleen Pilsbury
4 William H Dowse
5 Frank Osbaldiston
6 J David Atkinson
7 Basil Jones (C)
8 Neil Bennett
First peal of Surprise ‘inside': 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sutton, Cheshire
St James
Friday, 20 December 1963 in 2h 35 (11–3–15 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Ian D Edmunds
2 Harold C Lonyon
3 Charles W Lawton (C)
4 E Millicent P Lawton
5 Anthony W Lawton
6 Peter W Horn
First peal 1, Rung as a welcoming compliment to the Rev. Alan Stout M.A., the new incumbent

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 21 December 1963 in 2h 41 (6 in B♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 John Ryder
2 F George Forrester
3 Brian Schofield
4 Harry W Howard
5 Harold Worrall
6 Ernest Pimlott (C)
The ringers of 4 and tenor have now circled the tower
Ringing World January 31st 1964 No. 2754 Vol LX page 84

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 26 December 1963 in 3h 30 (26–0–21 in D)
5280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by Gabriel Lindoff
1 Edward Jenkins
2 Carol Fernley
3 Eileen M Fearn
4 Christine C Macnair
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 John Worth
7 Harold C Lonyon
8 Alan J Brown
9 Basil Jones
10 Frank Osbaldiston
11 Brian J Woodruffe
12 Peter Border

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Friday, 27 December 1963 in 2h 58 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5760 Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford Single Bob, St Clement’s, Oxford TB, Kent TB and Plain Bob and two of Double Oxford
1 F George Forrester
2 Victor Stonier
3 Roy Worrall
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Barry Corbishley
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung for the Feast of St Stephen
Ringing World January 17th 1964 No. 2752 Vol. LX page 50

Chester Diocesan Guild
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Bell Foundry Tower
Saturday, 28 December 1963 in 9h 44 (6–2–13 in B)
21600 Spliced Treble Dodging Minor (60m)
Being 30 extents in 60 methods: (1) 432 London and 288 Wells Surprise; (2) 360 Lincoln and 360 Coldstream S.; (3) 432 Rossendale and 288 Stamford S.; (4) 432 Lightfoot and 288 Wearmouth S.; (5) 360 Westminster and 360 Allendale S.; (6) 432 York and 288 Durham S.; (7) 360 Beverley and 360 Surfleet S.; (8) 480 Cambridge and 240 Ipswich S.; (9) 480 Wath and 240 Carisbrooke Delight; (10) 480 Pontefract and 240 Donottar Del.; (11) 288 Oswald and 432 Barham Del.; (12) 240 Dover and 480 Balmoral Del.; (13) 480 Chepstow and 240 Skipton Del.; (14) 480 Balmoral and 240 Fotheringay Del.; (15) 240 Ely and 480 Wilmslow Del.; (16) 480 Rostherne and 240 Knutsford Del.; (17) 480 Wilmslow and 240 Bogedone Del.; (18) 192 St. Werburgh, 168 Vale Royal. 168 Combermere. 72 Crowland and 120 Abbeyville Del.; (19) 480 St. Werburgh and 240 Vale Royal Del; (20) 96 Wragby, 96 St. Albans, 144 Neasden, 144 Charlwood and 240 Braintree Del.; (21) 480 Wragby and 240 St. Albans Del.; (22) 192 Willesden, 192 Old Oxford, 48 College Bob IV, 48 Newdigate and 240 Marple Del.; (23) 360 Wiilesden and 360 Old Oxford Del.; (24) 120 Norbury, 120 College Exercise, 96 Duke of Norfolk, 144 Ockley and 240 Morning Star T.B.; (25) 360 Norbury and 360 College Exercise T.B.; (26) 360 Duke of Norfolk and 360 Ockley T.B.; (27) 168 Kingston, 96 London Scholar’ PI., 144 Sandal, 72 Capel and 240 Oxford T.B.; (28) 120 Kingston, 120 London Scholars’ PI., and 480 Oxford T.B.; (29) 120 Sandal, 120 Capel and 480 Oxford T.B.; (30) 288 Oxford and 432 Kent T.B.; 193 changes of method; 261 Bobs.
1 John C Eisel
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Neil Bennett
4 Bernard F L Groves
5 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
6 Robert B Smith
The greatest number of changes rung to a peal of Spliced and to a peal of Minor.
RW 1964.0028.