Performances report

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Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 4 January 1968 in 2h 10 (15 in C)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 David Atkinson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 Alan F Scholfield
First peal in the method: 1-2
Ringing World January 26th 1968 No. 2962 Vol. LXIV page 72
Ringing World page reference: 2962.0072

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 6 January 1968 in 3h 15 (20–2–4 in D)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Rachel J Sinden
2 James Hedgcock
3 Christopher J Jones
4 Michael Thomson
5 Geoffrey Green
6 Robert J Warrilow
7 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
8 John R Scott

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Saturday, 6 January 1968 in 2h 21 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (6m)
Being one extent each of Single Oxford, Oxford TB and St Clement’s and two each of Kent TB and Plain Bob
1 David Allman
2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3 A Doreen Edwards
4 William F Gibbons
5 John R Scott
6 Frank R Morton (C)
First peal in five methods: 4
100th peal as conductor
Believed to be the quickest peal on the bells
Ringing World January 26th 1968 No. 2962 Vol. LXIV page 69

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 7 January 1968 in 2h 5 (15 in E)
5040 Doubles (4m)
Being ten extents each of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Southrepps and Kennington and 12 extents of Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
First of four Doubles methods in hand by all
Ringing World February 9th 1968 No. 2964 Vol. LXIV page 110

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Thursday, 11 January 1968 in 2h 44 (8–1–2 in G)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 Sandra C Spooner
2 Jeffrey Brannan
3 Rosemary E White
4 Rosemary A Spicer
5 David Danby
6 John R Scott
7 Roy Worrall
8 Frank R Morton (Cj
First peal of Treble Bob: 1
Rung as a birthday compliment to Sandra Spooner
Ringing World February 2nd 1968 No. 2963 Vol. LXIV page 88

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 13 January 1968 in 2h 47 (13–2–12 in F)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor (11m)
Consisting of seven extents as follows (1) St Werburgh and Crowland Delight (2) Combermere and Vale Royal Delight (3) Kingston and Capel TB (4) Sandal and London Scholars' Pleasure TB (5) London Surprise (6) Oxford TB (7) Cambridge Surprise
1 G Richard King
2 Sidney Hough
3 Geoffrey R Gardner
4 Denis Mottershead
5 Alex Richardson
6 Neil D Lomas (C)
Rung after meeting short for Major, Miss Margaret Wright kindly standing down.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 13 January 1968 in 3h 5 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Pontefract Surprise Royal
Composed by trad
1 Jeffrey Brannan
2 Alan F Scholfield
3 Christopher M Movley
4 Alan McFall
5 Derek F Yates
6 Basil Jones
7 Brian Harris
8 William H Dowse
9 Robert B Smith C)
10 Frank Osbaldiston
100th peal on the bells : Brian Harris.
250th peal as conductor.
First peal in the method by all the band.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 13 January 1968 in 2h 48 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Doubles (42m/v)
Being one extent each of May Day, Rovston, St. Ignatius, Heyford, Churchill, Chilton, Seighford, Little Aston, Elford, Shareshill, Austrey, Ruvton, Besthorpe, Cos'essey, Shropham, Norwich, Mileham, Walsingham, Old Bob, St. Columb, Cassington, St. Thomas, St Peter, St Luke, April Day, Clifford’s Pleasure, Evnsham, St. Andrew, St. Leonard, St. John, Kennington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, St. Albans, St Nicholas, St. Paul, Winchendon Place, Plain Bob, Southrepps, St Simon, St. Giles, St. Martin, St. Miles.
1 Thomas E Howarth
2 Donald Peers
3 Charles B Pemberton (C)
4 J Fraser Clift
5 Timothy R Marsh
6 Paul Studdart
First peal: 6
First in 42 methods by all.
Rung as a wedding compliment to Sonja Singleton and Robert Nixon, both ringers at this church, married on December 28th, 1967.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Friday, 19 January 1968 in 1h 45 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (6m)
In six methods/variations, being seven extents each of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Southrepps, Kennington, St Columb. Old and Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
First peal of six Doubles methods in hand by all
Ringing World February 9th 1968 No. 2964 Vol. LXIV page 110
Ringing World page reference: 2964.0110

Chester Diocesan Guild
Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Mary
Friday, 19 January 1968 in 2h 41 (11–0–9)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor (3m)
Being four extents of Cambridge Surprise, two extents of Kent Treble Bob and one extent of Oxford Treble Bob.
1 Thomas E Howarth
2 Lucy P A Hopkins
3 Donald Peers
4 Edwin Jones
5 Alexander J Martin (C)
6 Jeffrey J Fox

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 20 January 1968 in 2h 50 (11–1–6 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Arranged by Keith J Walpole
1 Nicholas Thomson
2 Christopher J Jones
3 Robert J Warrilow
4 Michael Thomson
5 Harold Worrall
6 Geoffrey Green
7 Keith J Walpole (C)
8 H Lyndon Hatfield
First peal - 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 January 1968 in 3h 9 (18–0–6 in E)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Brian Schofield
2 Derek F Yates
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Alan J Brown
5 J David Atkinson
6 Bernard F L Groves
7 Frank Osbaldiston
8 Basil Jones

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 25 January 1968 in 2h 54 (15 in C)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Alan McFall
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
11–12 David Atkinson
Ringing World February 9th 1968 No. 2964 Vol. LXIV page 110
Ringing World page reference: 2964.0110

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wrenbury, Cheshire
St Margaret
Saturday, 27 January 1968 in 2h 40 (11–3–4 in F♯)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of St Clement’s and two each of Oxford TB, Kent TB and Plain Bob
1 David Allman
2 Leon A Perry
3 Harry W Howard
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 Frank R Morton (C)
6 John R Scott
Ringing World February 9th 1968 No. 2964 Vol. LXIV page 107

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 28 January 1968 in 1h 47 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (7m)
In seven methods/variations, being six extents each of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Kennington, Southrepps, St. Columb, April Day, Old and Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
100th peal: 1-2 and 3-4
100th together: 1-2 and 5-6
100th together: 3-4 and 5-6
First of seven Doubles methods/variations in hand by all
Ringing World February 23rd 1968 No. 2966 Vol. LXIV page 150
Ringing World page reference: 2966.0150

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 1 February 1968 in 2h 12 (15 in C)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Alan A Potts
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 Lawrence Haines
First peal in hand: 7-8
Ringing World February 23rd 1968 2966 Vol. LXIV page 150
Ringing World page reference: 2966.0150

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 1 February 1968 in 2h 20 (11 in G)
5024 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by Dennis Knox
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Bernard F L Groves
First peal in the method on handbells by all the band and for the Guild
Ringing World February 16th 1968 No. 2965 Vol. LXIV page 131
Ringing World page reference: 2965.0131

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
14 Highcroft Avenue
Friday, 2 February 1968 in 2h 38 (17 in A)
5220 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by R B Smith
1–2 John A Roberts
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 David F Moore
7–8 Robert Peers
9–10 F Leslie Coventry (C)
First peal of Royal: 1-2 and 7-8.
First on handbells: 7-8.
First of Royal on handbells for all except ringer of 5-6.
First handbell peal as conductor.
First of Royal in the Wirral.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Saturday, 3 February 1968 in 3h 7 (24–0–7)
5040 Prittlewell Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Richard S Starkie
2 Derek F Yates
3 Basil Jones (C)
4 Lawrence Haines
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Bernard F L Groves
7 Alan McFall
8 Robert B Smith
9 Jeffrey Brannan
10 Revd Brian Harris
First peal of Surprise Royal: 4.
First in the method by all the band except the ringer of the sixth
Ringing world: 2967.0167
Ringing World page reference: 2967.0167

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 3 February 1968 in 2h 41 (14 in F)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Harry W Howard
2 David A Godfrey
3 Geoffrey A Edwards
4 John Scott
5 Frank R Morton (C)
6 Christopher J Jones
The tenor ringer has now circled the tower

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 4 February 1968 in 1h 43 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (11m)
Being 240 of Grandsire and 480 each of Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Kennington, Southrepps, St Columb, April Day, Old and Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
First peal of 11 Doubles methods/variations in hand by all
Ringing World February 23rd 1968 No. 2966 Vol. LXIV page 150
Ringing World page reference: 2966.0150

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 9 February 1968 in 2h 46 (13–1–2 in F)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Bruerton's 12-part (5th obs)
1 Valerie Jamson
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Rosemary A Spicer
4 Sandra C Spooner
5 Roy Worrall
6 Gerald Parsons
7 Jeffrey Brannan
8 Hector Ridley
First peal on eight bells: 1
First of Grandsire: 2
First on the bells since rehanging
Ringing World March 1st 1968 No. 2967 Vol. LXIV page 167
Ringing World page reference: 2967.0167

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 10 February 1968 in 2h 51 (13–2–12 in F)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Roger Baldwin
1 Jeffrey Brannan
2 Derek F Yates
3 C Kenneth Lewis
4 Bernard F L Groves (Conductor
5 John Moore
6 Gerald Moorhouse
7 Alan McFall
8 William H Dowse

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 11 February 1968 in 1h 40 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (14m)
In 14 methods/variations, being 360 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Wychbold, Southrepps, St Columb, Clifford’s Pleasure, Plain Bob, Dedworth, Kennington, April Day and Old
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
100th peal together as a trio
First peal in 14 Doubles methods/variations in hand by all
Ringing World March 8th 1968 No. 2968 Vol. LXIV page 191
Ringing World page reference: 2968.0191

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
14 Highcroft Avenue
Friday, 16 February 1968 in 2h 40
5220 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by R B Smith
1–2 John A Roberts
3–4 Eric J Gilbert (C)
5–6 N David Lane
7–8 Robert Peers
9–10 F Leslie Coventry
First peal of Royal: 5-6.
First of Royal as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Saturday, 17 February 1968 in 1h 45 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (21m)
In 21 methods/variations, being 240 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Marston, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps,Wychbold, Folke, Plain Bob, Tichborne, April Day, Kennington, Old, Dedworth and Cadbury
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
First peal in 21 Doubles methods/variations in hand by all
Ringing World March 22nd 1968 No. 2970 Vol. LXIV page 231
Ringing World page reference: 2970.0231

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 17 February 1968 in 2h 55 (9–3–6 in A♭)
5040 Little Bob Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 David N Collins
2 Peter K Goodhew
3 Norah M Randles
4 John W Griffiths
5 George H Randles
6 Michael Thomson
7 Christopher J Jones
8 Harry W Howard (C)
First peal in the method together: 2 & 5.
Rung as a birthday compliment to the conductor.
Ringing World page reference: 2968.0187

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
St Andrew
Saturday, 17 February 1968 in 3h 5 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 John G Lifton
2 Gillian M Morrison
3 Thomas E Howarth
4 Charles F Pocock
5 Donald Peers
6 Robert Peers
7 Randle T J Tinkler
8 F Leslie Coventry (C)
First peal of Major: 1,2 and 3
First peal: 7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 18 February 1968 in 1h 37 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (31m)
In 31 methods/variations, being 120 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Marston, Wychbold, Broadwas, Oldswinford, Farnsfield, Salwarpe, Little Aston, Folke, Tichborne, Dedworth, Shenley, Seighford, Wollaston, Windrush, Norfolk and Cadbury, and 240 each of All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Plain Bob, Kennington, April Day and Old
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Most Doubles/variations in hand by all and for the Guild
Ringing World March 22nd 1968 No. 2970 Vol. LXIV page 231
Ringing World page reference: 2970.0231

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 22 February 1968 in 2h 34 (15 in C)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by York Green
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 Brian Harris
50th peal of Royal on handbells and 50th in the method: 1-2
First of Treble Bob in hand: 9-10
Rung in memory of John Worth who died February 25th 1967
Ringing World March 15th 1968 No. 2969 Vol. LXIV page 211
Ringing World page reference: 2969.0211

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
14 Highcroft Avenue
Friday, 23 February 1968 in 1h 57
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 N David Lane
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Robert Peers
7–8 F Leslie Coventry (C)
First peal of Major "in hand": 1
First peal of Major "in hand" as conductor
Rung as an engagement compliment to Robert Peers and Angela Fenlon.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Heswall, Wirral
St Peter
Saturday, 24 February 1968 (8–0–9 in B♭)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 R S Morrison
2 M Benson
3 John G Lifton
4 G Morrison
5 J Andrew
6 Alexander J Martin (C)
To mark the opening of St. Peter’s Church Hall by the Bishop of Chester.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
St James the Great
Monday, 26 February 1968 in 2h 33 (8–3–19 in A)
5040 St Clement's College Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 David Allman
2 John R Scott
3 Geoffrey A Edwards
4 Frederick S Sutton
5 Leon A Perry
6 Frank R Morton (C)
First peal in the method by all the band and on the bells
Rung to commemorate the Vicar of Audlem, the Rev. A.C. Gould, being inducted as Vicar to the united parish of Burleydam
Ringing World March 22nd 1968 No. 2970 Vol LXIV page 227

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Wednesday, 28 February 1968 in 1h 47 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (42m)
In 42 methods/variations, being one extent each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Donisthorpe, Lullington, Ashbourne, Bluebell, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Marston, St Columb, Broadwas, Southrepps, Old Swinford, Wychbold, Salwarpe, Clifford’s Pleasure, Farnsfield, Little Aston, Honeysuckle, Cowslip, Wallflower, Folke, Plain Bob, Tichborne, Shenley, April Day, Seighford, Kennington, Wollaston, Dedworth, Windrush, Old, Norfolk, Primrose, Violet, Buttercup and Cadbury
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Most Doubles/variations in hand by all and for the Guild
Ringing World March 29th 1968 No. 2971 Vol. LXIV page 251
Ringing World page reference: 2971.0251

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Thursday, 29 February 1968 in 1h 33 (15 in C)
5040 Doubles (14m)
In 14 methods/variations, being 360 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington and Dedworth
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
First in hand as conductor
Ringing World April 5th 1968 No. 2972 Vol. LXIV page 271
Ringing World page reference: 2972.0271

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 3 March 1968 in 1h 41 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (25m)
In 25 methods/variations, being 120 each of Moira, Dedworth, Tichborne, Seighford, Primrose, Wychbold, Marston and Salwarpe, and 240 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Windrush, Norfolk, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Little Aston, Broadwas and Honeysuckle
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World April 5th 1968 No. 2972 Vol. LXIV page 271
Ringing World page reference: 2972.0271

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Sunday, 3 March 1968 in 2h 53 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents called differently
1 Geoffrey Green
2 Norman Hough
3 Diana Jones
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Adrian Hough
6 Christopher J Jones
Rung on the occasion of the retirement of the Vicar, the Rev. R. A. M. Harris, M.A., as a token of appreciation and thanksgiving for a long and faithful ministry in this parish

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 5 March 1968 in 2h 25 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Stedman Doubles
42 six-scores
1 Brian Harris
2 Brian Schofield
3 Lawrence J Haines
4 Geoffrey Moorhouse
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Ernest Pimlott
First peal of Stedman Doubles by all. Ringers of 1 and 5 have now completed the Stedman family.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 9 March 1968 in 2h 35 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven different extents
1 Frank R Morton (C)
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 David Allman
4 Harry W Howard
5 Geoffrey A Edwards
6 John R Scott
Has now “ circled the tower ” to peals and conducted a peal from each bell: 1.
Ringing World page reference: 2971.0247

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 9 March 1968 in 2h 55 (13–2–12 in F)
5120 Xavier Surprise Major
Composed by C. Kenneth Lewis
1 Jeffrey Brannan
2 Derek F Yates
3 William H Dowse
4 Laurence Haines
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Frank Osbaldiston
7 Bernard F L Groves
8 Robert B Smith (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 9 March 1968 in 3h 18 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Norman Sherratt
2 Roy Worrall
3 T Felicity Ashford
4 Harold Dowler
5 Gerald Parsons
6 Barnabas G Key (C)
7 David J Danby
8 Raymond J Ballard
9 David J Midgley
10 Paul J Atkins
First peal of Stedman Caters : 5 and 7.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 10 March 1968 in 1h 38 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (21m)
In 21 methods/variations, being two extents of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, Honeysuckle, Little Aston, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Dedworth, Primrose and Seighford
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
Ringing World April 5th 1968 No. 2972 Vol. LXIV page 271
Ringing World page reference: 2972.0271

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 14 March 1968 in 2h 36 (15 in C)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Bernard F L Groves
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
100th peal on handbells: 9-10
First of Yorkshire Surprise Royal on handbells for the Guild and by all the band except the conductor
First of Yorkshire Surprise Royal on handbells as conductor
Ringing World March 29th 1968 No. 2971 Vol. LXIV page 251
Ringing World page reference: 2971.0251

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 17 March 1968 in 1h 39
5050 Doubles (24m)
In 24 methods/variations, being one extent each of Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Thrumpton and two each of Grandsire, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, Honeysuckle, Little Aston, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Dedworth, Primrose and Seighford
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
Ringing World April 5th 1968 No. 2972 Vol. LXIV page 271
Ringing World page reference: 2972.0271

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 21 March 1968 in 2h 52 (15 in C)
5016 Little Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Alan F Scholfield
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Bernard F L Groves
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
11–12 J David Atkinson
First peal of Maximus on handbells: 1-2
First of Little Bob Maximus by all the band and for the Guild
Believed to be the first peal of Little Bob Maximus on handbells
Ringing World April 12th 1968 No. 2973 Vol. LXIV page 291
Ringing World page reference: 2973.0291

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 22 March 1968 in 2h 48 (13–1–2 in F)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A Knights (CCC 2)
1 T Felicity Ashford
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 Derek F Yates
5 David J Midgley
6 William H Dowse
7 Raymond J Ballard
8 Roy Worrall
Ringing World April 12th 1968 No. 2973 Vol. LXIV page 287
Ringing World page reference: 2973.0287

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burton, Cheshire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 23 March 1968 in 2h 26 (7–0–7 in B♭)
5040 Minor (4m)
Being one extent of St. Clement's and two each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob
1 David Allman
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Harry W Howard
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 John R Scott
6 Frank R Morton (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 24 March 1968 in 1h 34 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (30m)
In 30 methods/variations being two extents each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Thrumpton, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure and one each of St Columb, Southrepps, Little Aston, Wychbold, Honeysuckle, Wallflower, Cowslip, Folke, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Seighford, Dedworth, Primrose, Buttercup, Violet and Cadbury
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
Ringing World April 19th 1968 No. 2974 Vol. LXIV page 310
Ringing World page reference: 2974.0310

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 26 March 1968 in 2h 53 (15–3–15 in E)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Lucy P A Hopkins
2 John E Bibby
3 Betty Lowe
4 Walter Allman
5 Douglas Lowe
6 William Allman
7 Keith J Walpole (C)
8 John R Bibby
Rung to celebrate the wedding of Geoffrey V. Graham and Beryl Jones at the church on the previous Saturday.
RW 2974.0309

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 28 March 1968 in 2h 50 (15 in C)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Alan F Scholfield
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Neil Bennett (C)
7–8 Robert B Smith
9–10 Bernard F L Groves
11–12 J David Atkinson
First peal of Plain Bob Maximus on handbells, completing peals from Minor to Maximus in the method on handbells: 1-2
Rung as a compliment to Ann Hardman and Neil Bennett on their engagement
Ringing World April 12th 1968 No. 2973 Vol. LXIV page 291
Ringing World page reference: 2973.0291

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Monday, 1 April 1968 in 2h 24 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Margaret Wright
2 Christine Andrew
3 Michael J Platt
4 Basil Jones (C)
5 Neil D Lomas
6 D Paul Smith
7 Richard S Starkie
8 Jeffrey Brannan
Rung as a farewell to the Rev. E. Taylor, Vicar of Norbury 1945-1968.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 4 April 1968 in 2h 27 (15 in C)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Arthur Knights
1–2 Alan F Scholfield
3–4 Alan Potts
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 Robert B Smith
First peal of Oxford TB Royal: 1-2
First of Treble Bob Royal in hand: 3-4
Ringing World May 10th 1968 No. 2977 Vol. LXIV page 371
Ringing World page reference: 2977.0371

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 4 April 1968 in 2h 27 (15 in C)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Arthur Knights
1–2 Alan F Scholfield
3–4 Alan A Potts
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 Robert B Smith
First peal of Oxford TB Royal: 1-2
First of Treble Bob Royal in hand: 3-4
Ringing World May 24th 1968 No. 2979 Vol. LXIV page 411
Ringing World page reference: 2979.0411

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
52 Grove Park
Friday, 5 April 1968 in 2h 10 (12 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Seven extents, called differently
1–2 Christopher J Jones
3–4 Geoffrey Green
5–6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal in hand: 1-2 and 3-4
Ringing World May 17th 1968 No. 2978 Vol LXIV page 391
Ringing World page reference: 2978.0391

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 6 April 1968 in 2h 43 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Minor (5m)
Being one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, St. Clement's, Oxford Treble Bob and two extents each of Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.
1 David Allman
2 John R Scott
3 David A Godfrey
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 Frank R Morton
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Conductor's 450th peal.
Ringing World page reference: 2975.0327

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 April 1968 in 2h 31 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by L Goodhall
1 Norman Sherratt
2 T Felicity Ashford
3 Gerald Parsons
4 Roy Worrall
5 Michael Platt
6 David J Danby
7 David J Midgley
8 Raymond J Ballard (C)
First peal in the method 6, First of Bristol as conductor.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 6 April 1968 in 3h 1 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Swindon Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Jeffrey Brannan
2 Derek F Yates
3 Richard S Starkie
4 D Paul Smith
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Lawrence J Haines
7 Basil Jones
8 Alan F Scholfield
9 Bernard F L Groves
10 Robert B Smith
First peal in the method by all the band and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 April 1968 in 2h 45 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5056 Battersea Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1 Richard King
2 F John Nelson
3 David Vincent
4 Sidney Hough
5 Timothy Wylie
6 Geoffrey Gardner
7 Alexander Richardson
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method for the Guild, on the bells and by all the band.
Ringing World page reference: 2976.0347

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 7 April 1968 in 1h 29 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (34m)
In 34 methods/variations. Being 240 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Trumpington and All Saints’ and 120 each of Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Little Aston, Wychbold, Honeysuckle, Wallflower, Cowslip, Folke, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Seighford, Dedworth, Primrose, Buttercup, Violet, Cadbury, Broadwas, Oldswinford, Norfolk and Wollaston
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
Ringing World June 28th 1968 No. 2984 Vol. LXIV page 511
Ringing World page reference: 2984.0511

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 11 April 1968 in 3h 2 (15 in C)
5136 Oxford Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by Alan F Scholfield
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Alan F Scholfield
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Neil Bennett
9–10 Bernard F L Groves
11–12 Gerald Moorhouse
Completes Oxford Treble Bob from Minor to Maximus on handbells: 1-2, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10
First peal of Treble Bob Maximus on handbells: 3-4
First peal of Oxford Treble Bob Maximus on handbells by all the band and for the Guild
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs M Moorhouse
Ringing World May 3rd 1968 No. 2976 Vol. LXIV page 350
Ringing World page reference: 2976.0350

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Saturday, 13 April 1968 in 1h 55 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
First peal of Minor in hand by all
Ringing World April 26th 1968 No. 2975 Vol. LXIV page 330
Ringing World page reference: 2975.0330

Chester Diocesan Guild
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Town Hall
Saturday, 13 April 1968 in 3h 52 (42–2–25)
5280 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
1 Kenneth R Davenport
2 Cyril Crossthwaite
3 Derek Butterworth
4 F John Nelson
5 John Robinson
6 Philip G K Davies
7 Raymond J Ballard
8 Neil Donovan
9 Stuart Armeson
10 Richard E Price
11 Denis Mottershead (C)
12 Neil D Lomas
First peal of Maximus: 7.
Ringing world: 2976.0347

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 14 April 1968 in 1h 54 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World May 10th 1968 No. 2977 Vol LXIV page 371
Ringing World page reference: 2977.0371

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 15 April 1968 in 3h 29 (26–3–3 in E♭)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
(In four methods, being 1,312 Bristol, 1,280 each Cambridge, London and Superlative, with all the work of each method for every bell and 112 changes of method.)
Composed by Albert J Pitman
1 Christine Andrew
2 Edward Jenkins
3 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
4 Basil Jones
5 Philip M J Gray
6 D John Hunt
7 Brian Harris
8 Ralph G Edwards
Ringing World page reference: 2978.0387

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Tuesday, 16 April 1968 in 2h 25 (15 in C)
5077 Stedman Caters
Composed by F H Dexter
1–2 Mrs P J Staniforth
3–4 Peter J Staniforth (C)
5–6 Robert B Smith
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 J David Atkinson
First peal of Stedman Caters and first of Stedman on handbells: 9-10
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Miss Jenny Alcock and Alan F Scholfield; also as a birthday compliment to Bernard F L Groves
Ringing World May 10th 1968 No. 2977 Vol LXIV page 371
Ringing World page reference: 2977.0371

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Wednesday, 17 April 1968 in 2h 55 (11–1–6 in F♯)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by C H Martin
1 Harry W Howard
2 Rachel J Sinden
3 Christopher J Jones
4 James Hedgcock
5 Geoffrey Green
6 David Vincent
7 Michael Thomson
8 C Kenneth Lewis (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Friday, 19 April 1968 in 2h 53 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Middleton's
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Keith Hackney
3 Cynthia Warrilow
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Keith Walpole
6 John R Bibby
7 William G Bibby
8 Walter Allman
Rung as a wedding compliment to Mr. Bryan D. Claybrook and Miss Muriel E. Orme.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Bell Foundry Tower
Saturday, 20 April 1968 in 9h 10 (6–2–13 in B)
18000 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by Robert B Smith
1 Brian J Woodruffe
2 Geoffrey R Parker
3 Jeffrey Brannan
4 Simon Humphrey
5 Richard S Starkie
6 Michael W Crowder
7 Alan F Scholfield
8 Basil Jones
9 Brian Harris
10 Robert B Smith (C)
This is the greatest number of changes ever rung to a peal of Surprise Royal, to a peal of Royal on tower bells, and to Cambridge Surprise.
Umpire: Lawrence J Haines.
RW 1968.0367

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 20 April 1968 in 2h 35 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Doubles (3m/1v)
Being 720 Rev. St. Bartholomew, 720 April Day, 1,440 Plain Bob and 2,160 Grandsire.
1 Harry W Howard
2 Harold Worrall
3 John Moore
4 Brian Schofield
5 Ernest Pimlott (C)
6 Christopher J Jones
25th peal together: 1, 2 & 5. First peal in the method: 2. The treble ringer has now “circled the tower.”

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 21 April 1968 in 1h 33 (18 in G)
5280 Doubles (22m)
In 22 methods/variations, being two extents each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Thrumpton, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, Little Aston, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Dedworth and Seighford
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
125th peal together: 3-4 and 5-6
Ringing World June 7th 1968 No. 2981 Vol LXIV page 450
Ringing World page reference: 2981.0450

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Monday, 22 April 1968 in 2h 49 (12–0–20 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents.
1 Jenny Green
2 Roger Green
3 Reginald W Worrall
4 Harry W Howard
5 Geoffrey Green (C)
6 Christopher J Jones
First peal for conductor's son and daughter: 1 & 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 25 April 1968 in 2h 30 (15 in C)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by A Knights
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 J David Atkinson
First peal of Royal in hand in the method: 9-10
Ringing World May 17th 1968 No. 2978 Vol. LXIV page 391
Ringing World page reference: 2978.0391

Chester Diocesan Guild
Upton by Birkenhead, Merseyside
St Mary
Saturday, 27 April 1968 in 2h 42 (9–2–8 in G)
5040 Doubles (10m/v)
(Being 4 extents each of Plain Bob, St Simon, Eynsham, St Andrew, St Leonard, April Day and Grandsire; two extents of st john and six extents each of St Martin and CLifford Pleasure)
1 M Wendy H Jones
2 John K Ratnett
3 Ernest T Carvell
4 Alexander J Martin
5 Thomas E Howarth (C)
First peal in 10 methods.variations: 1 & 2;
First as Conductor
Quickest peal on the bells;
Rung to celebrate the centenary of the church and bells, dedicated April 28th 1868.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 27 April 1968 in 3h 4 (18–0–6 in E)
5120 London Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Robert B Smith
2 Lawrence J Haines
3 Alan J Brown
4 Derek F Yates
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7 Basil Jones
8 D Paul Smith
First peal of Major in the method: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Monday, 29 April 1968 in 3h 8 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by R J Parker
1 Charles F Pocock
2 Geoffrey C Sparling
3 Susan D Cowen
4 Keith J Walpole
5 H Lyndon Hatfield
6 Robert Peers
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 Jeffrey J Fox (C)
First peal of Surprise: 2;
First peal of Yorkshire: 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 30 April 1968 in 2h 37 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Doubles (42m/v)
In 42 methods/variations, being one extent each of St Simon, St Albans, Cassington, Elford, Eynsham, St Martin, St Paul, St Peter, Austrey, St Leonard, St Nicholas, St Giles, St Thomas, Shareshill, Lapley, Winchendon Place, St Miles, St Luke, Ryton, St John, Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Thrumpton, All Saints, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, Little Aston, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Dedworth and Seighford
1 Stanley Sutton
2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3 Frederick S Sutton
4 Frank R Morton
5 John R Scott (C)
6 Herbert Sutton
First peal in 42 methods/variations: 1,6
125th peal for the Guild: 2,5
First in 42 methods/variations as conductor
Rung fully muffled in memoriam Mr J H Harrison, people’s warden of this church
Ringing World May 24th 1968 No. 2979 Vol. LXIV page 407

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 1 May 1968 in 2h 51 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Oswald Claybrook
2 Francis Bibby
3 Robert J Warrilow
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Keith Walpole
6 Cyril Valentine
7 John R Bibby
8 Walter Allman
Rung as a 65th birthday compliment to Francis Bibby.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 2 May 1968 in 2h 14 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 David Atkinson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 Lawrence Haines
First peal of Treble Bob in hand: 7-8
Rung in memoriam Peter Laflin
Ringing World June 14th 1968 No. 2982 Vol. LXIV page 470
Ringing World page reference: 2982.0470

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 2 May 1968 in 2h 17 (11 in G)
5088 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Bernard F L Groves
First peal in the method on handbells by all the band and for the Guild
Rung in memoriam Peter Laflin, one of the original members of the Cheshire handbell band.
He is remembered with affection
Ringing World May 31st 1968 No. 2980 Vol LXIV page 431
Ringing World page reference: 2980.0431

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 4 May 1968 in 3h 19 (20–2–4 in D)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A. Knights
1 Geoffrey Gardner
2 Sidney Hough
3 Timothy Wylie
4 Kenneth R Davenport
5 F John Nelson
6 Alan Sharples
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 Neil D Lomas
Rung to the memory of Peter Laflin, of Stockport.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 4 May 1968 in 2h 47 (13–1–14 in E)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen J Ivin
1 David J Midgley
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Felicity Ashford
4 Raymond J Ballard
5 Gerald Parsons
6 Ivor R Nichols
7 Richard C L Brown
8 Roy Worrall
100th peal: 7
First peal of London on the bells
Ringing World June 7th 1968 No. 2981 Vol. LXIV page 447

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
F10, Selwyn College
Sunday, 5 May 1968 in 2h 35 (17 in A)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by Andrew S Hudson
1–2 Vivian Nutton
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Richard A G Inglis
9–10 Alan F Scholfield
First peal of Stedman Caters on handbells: 3-4
Rung in memoriam Peter Laflin, who rang in the second peal of Stedman Caters on handbells for the Guild on June 27th 1929
Ringing World May 31st 1968 No. 2980 Vol. LXIV page 431
Ringing World page reference: 2980.0431

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Thursday, 9 May 1968 in 2h 47 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by E Bennett
1 J David Atkinson
2 Ian M Holland
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Neil D Lomas
7 Edward Jenkins
8 Robert B Smith
Rung half-muffled to the memory of Peter Laflin.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 12 May 1968 in 1h 46 (18 in G)
5050 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World June 7th 1968 No. 2981 Vol. LXIV page 450
Ringing World page reference: 2981.0450

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Tuesday, 14 May 1968 in 2h 14 (15 in C)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 Lawrence Haines
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 David Atkinson
Ringing World June 21st 1968 No. 2983 Vol. LXIV page 490
Ringing World page reference: 2983.0490

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 17 May 1968 in 2h 30 (13–1–2 in F)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Norman Sherratt
2 Roy Worrall
3 Felicity Ashford
4 Derek F Yates
5 David J Midgley
6 Basil Jones
7 Frank R Morton
8 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
Fastest peal on the bells
Ringing World June 7th 1968 No. 2981 Vol LXIV page 447
Ringing World page reference: 2981.0447

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
10 Eden Drive
Thursday, 23 May 1968 in 2h 10 (15 in C)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by John W Moorhouse
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
First peal in the method: 1-2
First in the method on an inside bell: 3-4
Ringing World June 21st 1968 No. 2983 Vol. LXIV page 490
Ringing World page reference: 2983.0490

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 26 May 1968 in 1h 33 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (21m)
Being 240 each of Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Thrumpton, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Little Aston, Wychbold, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Seighford, Dedworth
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
Ringing World June 28th 1968 No. 2984 Vol. LXIV page 511
Ringing World page reference: 2984.0511

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Tuesday, 28 May 1968 in 2h 13 (15 in C)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Bernard F L Groves
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse (C)
7–8 Christopher M Movley
First peal on handbells: 7-8
First in the method as conductor and first as conductor for 48 years
Ringing World July 5th 1968 No. 2985 Vol. LXIV page 530
Ringing World page reference: 2985.0530

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Wednesday, 29 May 1968 in 1h 47 (18 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World June 7th 1968 No. 2981 Vol. LXIV page 450
Ringing World page reference: 2981.0450

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Thursday, 30 May 1968 in 1h 40
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World June 21st 1968 No. 2983 Vol. LXIV page 490
Ringing World page reference: 2983.0490

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 1 June 1968 in 2h 44 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by H W Wilde
1 Harry W Howard
2 Frederick S Sutton
3 William F Gibbons
4 Roland W Morant
5 John R Scott
6 Frank R Morton
7 Geoffrey A Edwards
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First peal in the method: 2, 3, 5 & 7. 100th peal: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Thursday, 6 June 1968 in 1h 35 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (21m)
In 21 methods/variations, being 240 each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Northrepps, Fortune, Tredington, Preston, Thrumpton, All Saints’, Rushall, Marchington, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, Plain Bob, April Day, Old, Kennington, Dedworth, Seighford
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott (C)
5–6 Frank R Morton
Ringing World July 5th 1968 No. 3985 Vol. LXIV page 530
Ringing World page reference: 2985.0530

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 8 June 1968 in 2h 38 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Winchendon Place Doubles
Being 42 extents, four callings.
1 Gordon Wilcox
2 Frank R Morton (C)
3 Geoffrey A Edwards
4 John R Scott
5 A Doreen Edwards
6 Gordon K Green
First peal in the method by all the band, on the bells and for the Guild.
Ringing World page reference: 2983.0487

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 8 June 1968 in 2h 57 (11–1–6 in F♯)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by James Tripp
1 Norman Sherratt
2 Susan E M Davies
3 Derrick Davenport
4 Eric Roughley
5 Timothy Wylie
6 Kenneth R Davenport
7 F John Nelson
8 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 15 June 1968 in 2h 31 (13–2–12 in F)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Rev H. Law James
1 Michael Thomson
2 Robert B Smith (Conductor
3 Lawrence J Haines
4 Ian M Holland
5 Alan F Scholfield
6 Bernard F L Groves
7 D Paul Smith
8 Richard A G Inglis
50th peal of London Surprise Major for 5th ringer

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 16 June 1968 in 1h 43
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World July 12th 1968 No. 2986 Vol LXIV page 550
Ringing World page reference: 2986.0550

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 20 June 1968 in 2h 7 (17 in A)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1–2 Lawrence J Haines
3–4 Alan F Scholfield
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Giles B Thompson
Ringing World July 12th 1968 No. 2986 Vol. LXIV page 550
Ringing World page reference: 2986.0550

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 22 June 1968 in 2h 46 (15–1–16 in F)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Bernard F L Groves (C)
2 Derek F Yates
3 Peter R Harrison
4 Ronald F Andrew
5 Gerald Moorhouse
6 Arthur E Whiting
7 Lawrence J Haines
8 Frank Osbaldiston
First peal: Peter Harrison
First of treble bob inside: Ronald Andrew.
Source: RW 1969, page 547.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 22 June 1968 in 2h 50 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5376 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by Simon Humphrey
1 Roy Worrall
2 Mandi McCallion
3 Gerald Parsons
4 T Felicity Ashford
5 John Hall
6 David J Midgley
7 David J Danby
8 Raymond J Ballard (C)
First peal in the method 2,5; 25th peal together 7&8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 22 June 1968 in 2h 43 (13–1–14 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
1 Christopher Lovatt
2 Rosemary A Spicer
3 Norman P J Cossey
4 Rosemary E White
5 Michael J Parker
6 Richard C L Brown
7 J Barry Pickup (C)
8 George Astbury
First peal: 1
First peal of Plain Bob Triples: 2,4,5,8
Rung as a compliment to Barbara Davies, Rosemary Spicer and Rosemary White on completing their courses at Alsager Training College
Ringing World July 12th 1968 No. 2986 Vol. LXIV page 547

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 23 June 1968 in 1h 39 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
25th peal in hand by all the band
Ringing World July 19th 1968 No. 2987 Vol LXIV page 570
Ringing World page reference: 2987.0570

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Tuesday, 25 June 1968 in 2h 25 (15 in C)
5056 Plain Bob Major
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Brian Harris (C)
7–8 Frank R Morton
First peal of Major in hand by all except the conductor
Ringing World July 19th 1968 No. 2987 Vol. LXIV page 570
Ringing World page reference: 2987.0570

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Tuesday, 25 June 1968 in 2h 36 (15 in C)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by B Annable
1–2 Lawrence Haines
3–4 Alan A Potts
5–6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 Herbert M Heaton
First peal on ten handbells: 1-2
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 795
Ringing World page reference: 2999.0795

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 29 June 1968 in 2h 35 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents, all singles
1 Gordon K Green
2 A Doreen Edwards
3 Stephen P Newton
4 David Allman
5 Geoffrey A Edwards
6 Frank R Morton (C)
First of Minor: 1
Rung for Patronal Festival
Ringing World page reference: 2987.0567

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 4 July 1968 in 2h 32 (17 in A)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by Andrew Hudson
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 Alan F Scholfield
First peal of Stedman inside on handbells: 1-2
First of Stedman Caters in hand as conductor
Ringing World August 2nd 1968 No. 2989 Vol. LXIV page 611
Ringing World page reference: 2989.0611

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
In the Belfry of All Saints’ Church
Saturday, 6 July 1968 in 7h 32 (15 in C)
13140 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Cam variation
Composed by Brian J Woodruffe
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Brian J Woodruffe (C)
5–6 Robert B Smith
7–8 Bernard F L Groves
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
11–12 Alan F Scholfield
Umpires: Giles B Thompson and Lawrence J Haines
850th peal: 5-6
First peal of Kent TB Maximus: 11-12
The longest peal on 12 handbells and the greatest number of changes yet rung to a peal of Treble Bob Maximus
Ringing World August 9th 1968 No. 2990 Vol. LXIV page 628
Ringing World page reference: 2990.0628

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lower Peover, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 6 July 1968 in 2h 49 (12–0–12 in G)
5040 Minor (2m)
1 Gerald Cooper
2 Stuart Coutts
3 Stuart I Bamforth
4 Ronald F Andrew
5 Arthur Whiting
6 Lawrence J Haines (C)
First peal: 3.
First peal inside: 2.
First peal of Minor and in more than one method: 1,4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Monday, 8 July 1968 in 2h 56 (13–2–12 in F)
5056 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by W. Barton
1 Howard W Egglestone
2 Diana M Bridle
3 Peter Bridle
4 Anthony J Cox
5 D John Hunt
6 Michael J Platt
7 Antony R Kench (C)
8 Cyril A Wratten

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
St Mary
Monday, 8 July 1968 in 2h 49 (13–2–19)
5088 Wembley Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Anthony J Cox
2 Michael J Platt
3 Anthony R Kench
4 Thomas W Goodyer
5 George T Cousins
6 D John Hunt
7 George E Thoday (C)
8 Howard W Egglestone
First peal in the method.: 2, 4.
Ringing world: 2989.0607

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Tuesday, 9 July 1968 in 2h 46 (15 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Lawrence Haines
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Alan Scholfield
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
9–10 Ian M Holland
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 795
Ringing World page reference: 2999.0795

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Tuesday, 9 July 1968 in 2h 42 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1 Cyril A Wratten
2 George E Thoday
3 Michael J Platt
4 Diana M Bridle
5 George T Cousins
6 Howard W Egglestone
7 Thomas W Goodyer (C)
8 Peter Bridle

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 9 July 1968 in 2h 50 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Maurice Hodgson
1 George F Thoday
2 Michael J Platt
3 Anthony J Cox
4 Diana M Bridle
5 Peter Bridle
6 Cyril A Wratten
7 Thomas W Goodyer
8 D John Hunt (C)
Rung on the Wratten's "Wringers" peal tour.
Source: RW, 1968, page 607.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Wednesday, 10 July 1968 in 3h (11–1–9 in G)
5120 Watford Surprise Major
Composed by Maurice Hodgson
1 Cyril A Wratten
2 Anthony J Cox
3 Michael J Platt
4 Thomas W Goodyer
5 Peter Bridle
6 Howard W Egglestone
7 Robert B Smith
8 George E Thoday (C)
First peal in the method: 2, 3, 4 & 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 11 July 1968 in 3h 12 (18–0–6 in E)
5184 Melbourne Surprise Major
Composed by Dennis Knox
1 D John Hunt
2 George E Thoday
3 Anthony J Cox
4 Howard W Egglestone
5 George T Cousins
6 Cyril A Wratten
7 Thomas W Goodyer (C)
8 Peter Bridle
First peal in the method by all the band except the ringer of the 6th, on the bells and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter
Friday, 12 July 1968 in 2h 45 (12–0–10 in F♯)
5088 Ealing Surprise Major
1 George T Cousins
2 Robert B Smith
3 Diana M Bridle
4 Peter Bridle
5 Cyril A Wratten (C)
6 D John Hunt
7 Michael J Platt
8 Thomas W Goodyer
First peal in the method: 3, 8.
Ringing World page reference: 2989.0607

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 13 July 1968 in 2h 55 (13–1–5 in F)
5022 Cambridge Surprise Major
Middleton’s, Arranged by Simon Humphrey
1 Gerald Parsons
2 Felicity Ashford
3 Peter A Slight
4 Christine Johnson
5 Roland W Morant
6 David J Midgley
7 Ivor R Nichols
8 Denis A Frith (C)
First peal of Cambridge: 4
Ringing World August 2nd 1968 No. 2989 Vol. VXIV page 608

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 13 July 1968 in 3h (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (6m)
Comprising 1440 London No 3 and Rutland, 720 of Clifton and 480 of Cambridge, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. 102 changes of method.
Composed by Lawrence J Haines
1 Rosemary Tailby
2 Lawrence J Haines
3 Robert B Smith
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7 Alan F Scholfield
8 Alan McFall
9 Richard A G Inglis
10 Jeffrey Brannan
First peal on 10 bells : Treble.
First of Spliced : 2
First of Spliced Surprise Royal : 7 and 9
First of Spliced Surprise Royal on tower bells : 8
First of 6-spliced Surprise Royal for the conductor, on the bells and for the Guild.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 14 July 1968 in 1h 44 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
50th peal of Plain Bob: 1-2
Ringing World August 16th 1968 No. 2991 LXIV page 644
Ringing World page reference: 2991.0644

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
24 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 18 July 1968 in 2h 30 (15 in C)
5090 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Brian D Price
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
First peal of Surprise on handbells: 1-2
First of Cambridge Surprise on handbells:7-8
First of Surprise on handbells as conductor
First of Cambridge Surprise Major on handbells for the Guild
Rung on the occasion of the Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs A R Elkins, of Altrincham also on the eve of the first birthday of Lisa Jill Smith, daughter of the ringer of 3-4 and goddaughter of the conductor
Ringing World August 9th 1968 No. 2990 Vol. LXIV page 628
Ringing World page reference: 2990.0628

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
14 Highcroft Avenue
Friday, 19 July 1968 in 3h (17 in A)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by R B Smith Arr. by R Peers
1–2 Keith J Walpole
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Kenneth R Davenport
7–8 N David Lane
9–10 Robert Peers
11–12 F Leslie Coventry (C)
First peal on 12 bells: 1-2, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.
Completes peals of Plain Bob on handbells from Minor to Maximus: 3-4 and 7-8.
25th peal: 9-10.
First peal of Maximus "in hand" by all the band and for the Wirral Branch.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 21 July 1968 in 1h 49 (14 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World August 16th 1968 No. 2991 Vol. LXIV page 644
Ringing World page reference: 2991.0644

Chester Diocesan Guild
Davenham, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Monday, 29 July 1968 in 2h 50 (14 in F)
5040 Minor (3 Methods)
Being one extent of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and five of Plain Bob
1 Reginald W Worrall
2 Victor Neal
3 Ashley Pugh
4 David A Godfrey
5 Stuart W Bracegirdle
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Rung as a wedding compliment to Marian, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs HW Howard and Frank McPhillips, who were married at this church on 27th July1968

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Monday, 29 July 1968 in 2h 32 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Minor (4m)
One extent of Oxford T.B., two of Cambridge Surprise, two of Kent T.B., two of Plain Bob
1 David Vincent
2 J Derek Smith
3 J Stuart Coutts
4 Sidney Hough
5 Alan Sharples (C)
6 Philip G K Davies
Rung as a wedding compliment to Andrew Talbot-Ponsonby and Alice M. Baldwin, who were married at Nether Alderley on July 27th, 1968: also as a farewell to the conductor before his departure to the U.S.A.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Tuesday, 30 July 1968 in 1h 43 (14 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
150th peal: 1-2
50th peal of Plain Bob: 3-4
100th peal of Minor: 5-6
Ringing World August 23rd 1968 No. 2992 Vol. LXIV page 660
Ringing World page reference: 2992.0660

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Friday, 2 August 1968 in 1h 51 (14 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World August 23rd 1968 No. 2992 Vol. LXIV page 660
Ringing World page reference: 2992.0660

Chester Diocesan Guild
Burleydam, Cheshire
At the Church of SS Mary and Michael
Saturday, 3 August 1968 in 1h 38 (14 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
150th peal: 3-4
Ringing World September 13th 1968 No. 2995 Vol. LXIV page 715
Ringing World page reference: 2995.0715

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
At the Church of St James the Great
Saturday, 3 August 1968 in 1h 37 (14 in D)
5040 Doubles (5m)
In five methods, being eight 120’s each of Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, All Saints’ and Reverse Canterbury Pleasure and ten 120’s of Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
150th peal together: 3-4 and 5-6
Ringing World September 6th 1968 No. 2994 Vol. LXIV page 695
Ringing World page reference: 2994.0695

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 15 August 1968 in 2h 12 (15 in C)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1–2 Alan F Scholfield
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
First peal of Surprise in hand: 1-2
First in the method in hand as conductor
Ringing World September 6th 1968 No. 2994 Vol. LXIV page 695
Ringing World page reference: 2994.0695

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Thursday, 15 August 1968 in 2h 18 (6 in B♭)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1 Stephen H Carter
2 William F Gibbons
3 Stephen P Newton
4 Frank R Morton (C)
5 Geoffrey A Edwards
6 John R Scott
First peal and first attempt: 1
150th peal for the Guild: 5
Quickest peal on the bells
Ringing World September 6th 1968 No. 2994 Vol LXIV page 693

Chester Diocesan Guild
Malpas, Cheshire
St Oswald
Saturday, 17 August 1968 in 2h 55 (15–3–6 in E)
5184 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2m)
Kent and Oxford Treble Bob Major. Ilkeston arrangement
Composed by J Morgan
1 Norah M Randles
2 Michael Thompson
3 Harry W Howard
4 Roger G Green
5 George H Randles
6 Geoffrey Green
7 John W Griffiths (C)
8 Christopher J Jones
Rung to celebrate the birth of a son to Mr and mrs B cooper and a grandson for Mr H O Baker (Guild secretary) and Mrs Baker
Ringing World page reference: 2997.0751

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Saturday, 17 August 1968 in 1h 47 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
150th peal as a trio
Ringing World September 13th 1968 No. 2995 Vol. LXIV page 715
Ringing World page reference: 2995.0715

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 23 August 1968 in 2h 50 (13–1–2 in F)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Christopher J Morey
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Felicity Ashford
4 Derek F Yates
5 Charles A S Webb
6 David J Midgley
7 Raymond J Ballard
8 Roy Worrall
Ringing World September 20th 1968 No. 2996 Vol. LXIV page 734
Ringing World page reference: 2996.0734

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Sunday, 25 August 1968 in 1h 38 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (14m/v)
Being three extents each of four methods - Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure and Plain Bob; ten variations - Northrepps, Fortune, Clifford’s Pleasure, St Columb, Southrepps, Wychbold, April Day, Old, Kennington and Dedworth
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 795
Ringing World page reference: 2999.0795

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Tuesday, 27 August 1968 in 2h 24 (11 in G)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1–2 Alan F Scholfield
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Trevor A Cross
First peal in the method in hand: 1-2
50th of Surprise in hand: 3-4
First of Surprise in hand: 7-8
Ringing World September 20th 1968 No. 2996 Vol. LXIV page 735
Ringing World page reference: 2996.0735

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Friday, 30 August 1968 in 2h 55 (15 in C)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by John W Moorhouse
1–2 Alan A Potts
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Bernard F L Groves
7–8 Robert B Smith
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse (C)
11–12 J David Atkinson
First peal on 12 bells as conductor
Rung on the 50th anniversary of the conductor’s first peal
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 795
Ringing World page reference: 2999.0795

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 31 August 1968 in 2h 59 (20–0–0 in E)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1 Frank R Morton
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Gerald Parsons
4 Felicity Ashford
5 Charles A S Webb
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Raymond J Ballard
8 David J Midgley
9 Roy Worrall
10 Jeffrey Brannan
First peal in the method: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9
Ringing World October 4th 1968 No. 2998 Vol. LXIV page 772

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Thursday, 5 September 1968 in 2h 24 (15 in C)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
In six methods, comprising 1696 each of London and Rutland, 672 Yorkshire, 384 Cambridge, 352 Lincolnshire and 228 Superlative with 128 changes of method
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Neil Bennett
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major on handbells: 3-4
First in six methods: 7-8
First of Spliced Surprise in six methods as conductor
First of Spliced Surprise Major in six methods on handbells by all the band and for the Guild
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 795
Ringing World page reference: 2999.0795

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Cheshire
St Barnabas
Thursday, 5 September 1968 in 3h 9 (23–1–5 in E♭)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Oswald Claybrooke
2 John R Bibby
3 Martin E Snape
4 John E Bibby
5 Robert Peers
6 Eric J Gilbert
7 Keith J Walpole (C)
8 Walter Allman
First peal of London: 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Friday, 6 September 1968 in 2h 35 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C P Starbuck
1 Ronald F Andrew
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Richard H Youdale
4 Basil Jones
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Gerald Moorhouse
7 Alan F Scholfield (C)
8 Richard A G Inglis
Rung with the best wishes of the band to the conductor and Jenny Alcock, who were married at St. George's, Hyde, the following day.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Church Lawton, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 7 September 1968 in 2h 37 (8–1–2 in G)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by P G K Davies
1 Christopher Morey
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Felicity Ashford
4 Roy Worrall
5 John Hall
6 Dennis Latham
7 Raymond J Ballard (C)
8 Paul Atkins
First peal of Rutland: 5
First in method as conductor
Ringing World November 22nd 1968 No. 3005 Vol. LXIV page 911

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 9 September 1968 in 3h 2 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Nicholas Green
2 Keith Hackney
3 Lucy P A Hopkins
4 John E Bibby
5 H Lyndon Hatfield
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 Keith J Walpole
8 John R Bibby (C)
First peal; 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 12 September 1968 in 2h 30 (11 in G)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 C Kenneth Lewis
First peal in the method on handbells: 1-2
First of Surprise in hand: 7-8
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 795
Ringing World page reference: 2999.0795

Chester Diocesan Guild
Liscard, Wirral
St Mary
Friday, 13 September 1968 in 2h 56 (16–2–2 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Donald Peers
2 Marjorie E Webster
3 Ernest T Carvell
4 F Leslie Coventry
5 Robert Peers
6 Keith J Walpole
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 Anthony P Foster (C)
Rung as a compliment to Robert Peers and Angela M. Fenlon on the eve of their wedding, and also as an 86th birthday compliment to Lester Gray.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 14 September 1968 in 2h 48 (13–2–12 in F)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by G. Lindoff
1 Ronald F Andrew
2 James E Andrews
3 David Vincent
4 Stuart J Bamforth
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Michael Thomson
7 Richard S Starkie
8 Basil Jones (C)
First in the method for 4 and 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Barthomley, Cheshire
St Bertoline
Saturday, 21 September 1968 in 2h 59 (13–1–14 in E)
5184 Crewe Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Christopher J Morey
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Felicity Ashford
4 Gerald Parsons
5 David J Midgley
6 Raymond J Ballard
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols
First peal in the method on the bells
Ringing World October 25th 1968 No. 3001 Vol. LXIV page 831

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 21 September 1968 in 2h 42 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Doubles (9m/56v)
Comprising 42 120’s in nine methods: St Martin, St Simon, St Nicholas, Winchendon Place, Reverse Canterbury, Plain Bob, Grandsire, All Saints, Reverse St Bartholomew and 56 variations
1 Herbert Sutton
2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3 John E Brough (C)
4 John R Scott
5 Frank R Morton
6 Frederick S Sutton
First peal in 65 Doubles for all the band, the tower and the Guild
Rung for the 65th birthday of Herbert Sutton (treble ringer)
Ringing World October 11th 1968 No. 2999 Vol. LXIV page 791

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Monday, 23 September 1968 in 2h 52 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Linda B Jones
2 Nigel P A Goulding
3 John R Ridley
4 John E Bibby
5 Graham K Austin
6 Oswald Claybrook
7 Keith J Walpole
8 John R Bibby (C)
First peal; 1.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Thursday, 26 September 1968 in 2h 23 (15 in C)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
In three methods, comprising 3392 Rutland, 864 Yorkshire and 832 Cambridge, with 106 changes of method
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
First peal of Spliced Surprise Major in hand: 1-2
First of spliced as conductor in hand
Ringing World October 25th 1968 No. 3001 Vol. LXIV page 835
Ringing World page reference: 3001.0835

Chester Diocesan Guild
Sandbach, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 28 September 1968 in 3h (13–1–5 in F)
5184 Glasgow Surprise Major
4ths place bobs
Composed by John R Mayne
1 John Hall
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 Felicity Ashford
4 Gerald Parsons
5 Harold Dowler
6 David J Midgley
7 Raymond J Ballard
8 Roy Worrall
First peal in the method on the bells
Ringing World October 25th 1968 No. 3001 Vol. LXIV page 831

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Tuesday, 1 October 1968 in 2h 42 (15–3–15 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by T Morris
1 Linda B Jones
2 Lucy P A Hopkins
3 Walter Allman
4 Charles F Ward
5 John R Bibby
6 William E Allman
7 Keith J Walpole (C)
8 William F Allman
First peal: 8. First of Bob Triples by all except ringers of 3 and 5.
RW 3000.0812

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Wednesday, 2 October 1968 in 2h 55 (12–1–3 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by H J Hattersley
1 Osward Claybrook
2 John R Bibby
3 Robert Warrilow
4 John E Bibby (C)
5 Eric J Gilbert
6 Robert Peers
7 Keith J Walpole
8 Walter Allman
First peal in the method: 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Saturday, 5 October 1968 in 1h 45 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
250th peal: 5-6
Ringing World November 8th 2968 No. 3003 Vol. LXIV page 875
Ringing World page reference: 3003.0875

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Sunday, 6 October 1968 in 2h 15 (23 in D♯)
5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Composed by John W Moorhouse
1–2 Frank C Price
3–4 Bernard F L Groves
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
Rung for the birth of a granddaughter to Gerald and Molly Moorhouse earlier the same day
Ringing World November 1st 1968 No. 3002 Vol. LXIV page 855
Ringing World page reference: 3002.0855

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Monday, 7 October 1968 in 2h 49 (13–1–2 in F)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Valerie Jamson
2 Roland W Morant
3 Richard C L Brown
4 David J Danby
5 Geoffrey Edwards
6 Frank R Morton
7 Roy Worrall
8 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
First peal of Surprise: 1
First peal of Surprise inside: 5
Ringing World October 25th 1968 No. 3001 Vol. LXIV page 831
Ringing World page reference: 3001.0831

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 10 October 1968 in 3h (15 in C)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Robert B Smith
7–8 Bernard F L Groves (C)
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
11–12 John W Gander
100th peal of Plain Bob: 5-6
Ringing World November 8th 1968 No. 3003 Vol. LXIV page 875
Ringing World page reference: 3003.0875

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 12 October 1968 in 2h 45 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
In seven methods: one extent each of Cambridge Surprise, Single Oxford, Double Oxford, St. Clement’s, Oxford T.B., Kent T.B. and Plain Bob.
1 John R Scott
2 Harold Worrall
3 Frank R Morton
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 John Moore
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Ringing World page reference: 3002.0852

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 12 October 1968 in 3h 4 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5040 Double Norwich Bob Minor
Composed by Sir A P Heywood
1 Ronald F Andrew
2 Christine Andrew
3 Harry Stacey
4 Derek F Yates
5 Bernard F L Groves (C)
6 Gerald Moorhouse
7 M Jack Pryor
8 Robert B Smith
First peal in the method on tower bells by Gerald Moorhouse.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 17 October 1968 in 2h 18 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1–2 David Atkinson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 John Gander
Ringing World January 3rd 1969 No. 3011 Vol. LXV page 13
Ringing World page reference: 3011.0014

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Friday, 18 October 1968 in 2h 20 (11 in G)
5008 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John A Acres
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 Robert B Smith (C)
5–6 John R Scott
7–8 Frank R Morton
Ringing World November 8th 1968 No. 3003 Vol. LXIV page 875
Ringing World page reference: 3003.0875

Chester Diocesan Guild
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
St Michael
Saturday, 19 October 1968 in 3h (15–1–16 in F)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by Frederick Dench
1 Ronald F Andrew
2 Derek F Yates
3 Frank Osbaldiston
4 Basil Jones
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 William H Dowse
7 Ian M Holland
8 Michael W Crowder
Source: RW 1969, page 9.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Sunday, 20 October 1968 in 1h 40 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World November 15th 1968 No. 3004 Vol. LXIV page 895
Ringing World page reference: 3004.0895

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Tuesday, 22 October 1968 in 2h 41 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Doubles (7m/v)
Comprising six extents of each of the following: Plain Bob, St. Simon, St. Martin, St. Leonard, April Day, Old Bob, Kennington.
1 J Richard Roberts
2 David G Marsh
3 Jean Thompson
4 Charles B Pemberton (C)
5 Timothy R Marsh
6 Robert D Nixon
First peal: 6
First peal inside: 3
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to J. Richard Roberts and Timothy R Marsh.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Thursday, 24 October 1968 in 2h 32 (15 in C)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 Bernard F L Groves (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 J David Atkinson
9–10 John W Gander
First peal in the method in hand on an inside pair: 7-8
Ringing World November 15th 1968 No. 3004 Vol. LXIV page 895
Ringing World page reference: 3004.0895

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
14 Highcroft Avenue
Friday, 25 October 1968 in 2h 35 (17 in A)
5220 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by R B Smith
1–2 Keith J Walpole
3–4 Eric J Gilbert (C)
5–6 N David Lane
7–8 Robert Peers
9–10 F Leslie Coventry
Completes Plain Bob from Minor to Maximus "in hand".

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 26 October 1968 in 2h 56 (18–0–6 in E)
5088 Glasgow Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Alan J Brown
2 Norman Sherratt (C)
3 T Felicity Ashford
4 Gerald Parsons
5 Dennis Latham
6 Charles A S Webb
7 Walter Sherratt
8 Roy Worrall

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
At the Church of St James the Great
Sunday, 27 October 1968 in 1h 36 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (14m/v)
Being three extents each of five methods - Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, All Saints’, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure and Plain Bob, and three extents each of nine variations - Northrepps, Fortune, Rushall, St Columb, Clifford’s Pleasure, Southrepps, April Day, Old and Kennington
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World November 22nd 1968 No. 3005 Vol. LXIV page 914
Ringing World page reference: 3005.0914

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Wednesday, 30 October 1968 in 2h 49 (13–0–0)
5040 Minor (4m)
Consisting of one extent Kent T.B. and two each of Cambridge Surprise, Oxford T.B. and Plain Bob.
1 Rev Christopher J Rees
2 David Vincent
3 Stuart Couts
4 Peter S Oliver
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Neil D Lomas (C)
Rung as a farewell to Canon E. D. Reeman, who is retiring after 22 years as Rector of this parish

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bebington, Wirral
14 Highcroft Avenue
Friday, 1 November 1968 in 2h 52 (17 in A)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by R Peers
1–2 Keith J Walpole
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Kenneth W Price
7–8 N David Lane
9–10 Robert Peers
11–12 F Leslie Coventry (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
10 Eden Drive
Thursday, 7 November 1968 in 3h 5 (15 in C)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by J David Atkinson
1–2 Robert B Smith
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 J David Atkinson
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
11–12 John W Gander
First peal of Treble Bob Maximus: 7-8 and 11-12
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol. LXIV page 954
Ringing World page reference: 3007.0954

Chester Diocesan Guild
Gawsworth, Cheshire
St James
Friday, 8 November 1968 in 2h 41 (11–1–9 in G)
5152 New Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by 27 course block reduced
1 Geoffrey A Edwards
2 Christine Andrew
3 Roy Worrall
4 Derek F Yates
5 William H Dowse
6 Gerald Moorhouse
7 Frank R Morton
8 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
First peal in the method: 3, 4 & 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
West Kirby, Wirral
St Bridget
Saturday, 9 November 1968 in 2h 40 (12–0–23 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J. R. Pritchard
1 Rachel Williams
2 Lucy P A Hopkins
3 Ernest T Carvell
4 Christopher J Eden
5 Edward G Houghton
6 Robert Peers
7 Alexander J Martin (C)
8 Charles F Pocock
Rung for Remembrance Sunday.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Saturday, 9 November 1968 in 1h 46 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World November 22nd 1968 No. 3005 Vol. LXIV page 914
Ringing World page reference: 3005.0914

Chester Diocesan Guild
Astbury, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 9 November 1968 in 2h 23 (12–0–20 in G♯)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
In seven methods, being one extent each of Bourne, Ipswich, Durham, York, Beverley, Surfleet, Cambridge
1 T Felicity Ashford
2 Norman Sherratt
3 Gerald Parsons
4 Reginald Challinor
5 Walter Sherratt
6 Roy Worrall (C)
First peal of seven Surprise: 3
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol LXIV page 951

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston near Nantwich, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Monday, 11 November 1968 in 1h 40 (18 in G)
5040 Doubles (21m/v)
Being two extents of five methods - Grandsire, Reverse St Bartholomew, All Saints’, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure and Plain Bob; two extents of the variations - Northrepps, Fortune, Rushall, Marchington, St Columb, Southrepps, Clifford’s Pleasure, Little Aston, Old, Kennington, April Day and Seighford; two extents of the spliced variations - Marston, Broadwas, Tichborne and Norfolk
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World December 13th 1968 No. 3008 Vol. LXIV page 974
Ringing World page reference: 3008.0974

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Tuesday, 12 November 1968 in 2h 33 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (27m)
(1) London Surprise; (2) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh and Abbeyville Delight; (3) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby and Braintree Delight; (4) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk and Morning Star Treble Bob; (5) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV., Old Oxford and Marple Delight; (6) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure, Kingston and Oxford Treble Bob; (7) Cambridge Surprise
1 David Vincent
2 Sidney Hough
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 Timothy Wylie
5 Geoffrey R Gardner
6 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Thursday, 14 November 1968 in 2h 10 (11 in G)
5024 London Surprise Major
Composed by Rev H Law James
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Bernard F L Groves
7–8 Robert B Smith (C)
First peal of London Surprise on handbells by all the band and for the Guild
Ringing World December 13th 1968 No. 3008 Vol. LXIV page 974
Ringing World page reference: 3008.0974

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Cheshire
St Thomas
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 47 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by R F B Speed
1 William H Dowse
2 Derek F Yates
3 T Felicity Ashford
4 Gerald Parsons
5 Paul J Atkins
6 John Hall
7 Raymond J Ballard (C)
8 Roy Worrall

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
In the Belfry of All Saints’ Church
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 20 (11 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 J David Atkinson
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Frank R Morton
Handbell Day Peal No 4
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol. LXIV page 954
Ringing World page reference: 3007.0954

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
In the Belfry of All Saints’ Church
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 19 (11 in G)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C Kenneth Lewis
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Ernest Bennett
Handbell Day Peal No 6
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol. LXIV page 954
Ringing World page reference: 3007.0954

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 3h 3 (17 in A)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by R B Smith
1–2 Eric J Gilbert
3–4 J David Atkinson
5–6 Neil Bennett
7–8 Bernard F L Groves (C)
9–10 Robert Peers
11–12 F Leslie Coventry

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 53 (15 in C)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Keith J Walpole
3–4 Kenneth R Davenport
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 N David Lane
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
11–12 William H Dowse
Handbell Day Peal No. 2
First peal on 12 handbells, completing peals of Plain Bob from Minor to Maximus on handbells: 11-12
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol. LXIV page 954
Ringing World page reference: 3007.0954

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 20 (15 in C)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Arthur Craven
1–2 N David Lane
3–4 Eric J Gilbert
5–6 Robert B Smith (C)
7–8 Ernest Bennett
Handbell Day Peal No 5
First peal of Treble Bob on handbells: 1-2
First of Treble Bob on an inside pair: 3-4
450th for the Guild: 5-6
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol. LXIV page 954
Ringing World page reference: 3007.0954

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 20 (13 in E)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1–2 Eric J Gilbert
3–4 Kenneth R Davenport
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Ernest Bennett
Handbell Day Peal No. 3
First peal of Treble Bob on handbells: 1-2 and 3-4
First handbell peal for 36 years: 7-8
Rung as a birthday compliment to Mrs E Bennett
Ringing World December 6th 1968 No. 3007 Vol. LXIV page 954
Ringing World page reference: 3007.0954

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent
Saturday, 16 November 1968 in 2h 31 (17 in A)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by York Green
1–2 Keith J Walpole
3–4 Kenneth R Davenport
5–6 Bernard F L Groves (C)
7–8 Robert Peers
9–10 Leslie F Cov
First peal of Treble Bob on handbells: 1-2, 7-8 and 9-10.
First of Treble Bob Royal on handbells: 3-4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Sunday, 17 November 1968 in 2h 40 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
In three methods, being two extents Oxford Treble Bob, two Kent Treble Bob, three Plain Bob.
1 Norman Hough
2 Roger Green
3 Harry W Howard
4 Michael Thomson
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Christopher J Jones
100th peal: 6.
Rung to welcome the Rev. J. B. Wooldridge as Vicar, instituted on November 15th

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 21 November 1968 in 2h 35 (15 in C)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by Arthur Knights
1–2 Bernard F L Groves (C)
3–4 Robert B Smith
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 J David Atkinson
9–10 John W Gander
First peal in the method in hand: 9-10
Ringing World December 20th 1968 No. 3009 Vol. LXIV page 994
Ringing World page reference: 3009.0994

Chester Diocesan Guild
Audlem, Cheshire
Churchfields
Friday, 22 November 1968 in 1h 44 (18 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven different extents
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World January 10th 1969 No. 3012 Vol. LXV page 34
Ringing World page reference: 3012.0034

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 30 November 1968 in 2h 59 (13–2–12 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J.R.Pritchard
1 Peter Broadbent
2 John A Creer
3 Christine Andrew
4 Herbert M Heaton
5 Derek F Yates
6 Christopher M Movley
7 Bernard F L Groves (Conductor
8 Wliiam H Dowse
First peal for 1. First peal inside for 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 30 November 1968 in 3h 13 (26–0–21 in D)
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by Peter Border
1 Margaret Wright
2 Derek F Yates
3 Christine Andrew
4 Gerald Parsons
5 Harold Dowler
6 Michael Wilshaw
7 Raymond J Ballard
8 John Hall
9 David Danby
10 David J Midgeley
11 Roy Worrall
12 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
First 12 bell peal : Michael Wilshaw.
First 12 bell peal and first of Cambridge : John Hall.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 30 November 1968 in 2h 56 (20–0–0 in E)
5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal
Composed by John Worth
1 A Doreen Edwards
2 Dennis L Hall
3 William F Gibbons
4 Roland W Morant
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 George A Packer
7 Geoffrey A Edwards
8 John R Scott
9 Frank R Morton
10 Ivor R Nichols (C)
100th peal: 1
50th peal together: 1,9
25th peal: 3
First of Kent Treble Bob Royal by all except George A Packer
Rung as a 21st birthday compliment to Geoffrey A Edwards
Ringing World December 27th 1968 No. 3010 Vol. LXIV page 1009

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 30 November 1968 in 2h 38 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Being seven extents (four different callings),
1 Brian Schofield
2 Gerald Cooper
3 Robert B Smith (C)
4 Gerald Moorhouse
5 Ronald F Andrew
6 Arthur E Whiting
First peal “inside": 2. 100th of Minor: 3. First of Minor on tower bells: 4.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Thursday, 5 December 1968 in 2h 50 (15 in C)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Bernard F L Groves (C)
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 Robert B Smith
9–10 J David Atkinson
11–12 John W Gander
Rung as a Silver Wedding compliment to Mr and Mrs M J Pryor, of Cardiff and a birthday compliment to May Smith
Ringing World January 10th 1969 No. 3012 Vol. LXV page 34
Ringing World page reference: 3012.0034

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bromborough, Wirral
35 Croft Avenue
Saturday, 7 December 1968 in 1h 47 (13 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 N David Lane
3–4 Eric J Gilbert (C)
5–6 Robert Peers
Completes peals of Plain Bob from Minor to Maximus on handbells: 5-6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Tuesday, 10 December 1968 in 2h 11 (15 in C)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1–2 David Atkinson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 John Gander
Ringing World February 14th 1969 No. 3017 Vol. LXV page 128
Ringing World page reference: 3017.0128

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
40 Ridge Crescent, Hawk Green
Thursday, 12 December 1968 in 2h 40 (15 in C)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (4m)
In four methods, comprising 3360 Rutland, 720 Cambridge and 480 each of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire with 84 changes of method
Composed by Robert B Smith
1–2 Alan McFall
3–4 Neil Bennett
5–6 Bernard F L Groves
7–8 Robert B Smith (C)
9–10 Gerald Moorhouse
First peal of Spliced Surprise Royal in four methods on handbells for the Guild, and by all the band except the conductor.
First of Royal in four methods as conductor
Ringing World January 10th 1969 No. 3012 Vol. LXV page 34
Ringing World page reference: 3012.0034

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 13 December 1968 in 2h 38 (13–1–2 in F)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Norman Smith
1 Derek F Yates
2 Raymond J Ballard
3 Roy Worrall
4 Michael Wilshaw
5 John Hall
6 David J Midgley
7 William H Dowse
8 Ian M Holland (C)
250th peal: 7
Ringing World January 17th 1969 No. 3013 Vol. LXV page 47
Ringing World page reference: 3013.0047

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 14 December 1968 in 2h 48 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Minor (3m)
Being two extents each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and three of Plain Bob
1 Geoffrey A Edwards
2 John Ryder
3 Frank R Morton
4 Edward V Rodenhurst
5 John R Scott
6 Harry W Howard (C)
Circled the tower: 1.
100th peal of Minor on tower bells: 3.
Rung to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the ringer of the fourth s first peal on December 14th, 1913.
Ringing World page reference: 3013.0047

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 14 December 1968 in 3h 8 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by John Reeves
1 Sidney Hough
2 Geoffrey R Gardner (C)
3 Brian Schofield
4 Timothy Wylie
5 John Hall
6 Raymond J Ballard
7 Denis Mottershead
8 David Danby
9 F John Nelson
10 Neil D Lomas

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 14 December 1968 in 2h 55 (11–1–6 in F♯)
5056 Havant Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton
1 John W Griffiths
2 Nora M Randles
3 Christopher J Jones
4 Michael Thomson
5 George H Randles
6 Robert J Warrilow
7 Alan J Brown
8 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
First peal in the method by all the band, on the bells and for the Guild. Rung to celebrate the birth of a daughter, Sarah Helen, to Diane and Christopher Jones (Knutsford) on 22 November 1968.