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Chester Diocesan Guild
Neston, Cheshire
St Mary and St Helen
Monday, 2 January 1978 in 2h 54 (14–2–24 in G)
5184 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by N Smith
1 Sidney Hough
2 Eric Roughley
3 John Hyden
4 Hilary Bugler
5 Eric Nixon
6 Ralph B Mitchell
7 David J Midgley
8 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester
91 Cavendish Road
Tuesday, 3 January 1978 in 2h 23 (15)
5120 London Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Christopher L D Munday
5–6 William H Jackson
7–8 Geoffrey Bridges (C)
Ringing World February 3rd 1978 No. 3484 Vol. LXXIV page 102
Ringing World page reference: 3484.0102

Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Tuesday, 3 January 1978 in 2h (14)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (8m)
7 extents, 8 methods: (1) Morning Star, (2) Duke of Norfolk, (3) College Exercise and Norbury, (4) Oxford, Sandal, London Scholars’ Pleasure and Kingston, (5) Oxford and Sandal, (6) Oxford and London Scholars’ Pleasure, (7) Oxford and Kingston; 27 changes of method
1–2 Alan F Scholfield (C)
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Neil D Lomas
Ringing World February 3rd 1978 No. 3484 Vol. LXXIV page 102
Ringing World page reference: 3484.0102

Chester Diocesan Guild
Runcorn, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 7 January 1978 in 2h 49 (15–3–15 in E)
5088 London Surprise Major
Composed by J W Washbrook
1 Mary E Perry
2 Roland W Morant
3 Walter Allman
4 Roy Worrall
5 John R Bibby
6 Denis Maddock
7 Eric Hotine
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
Ringing World February 3rd 1978 Vol LXXIV No. 3484 page 101
Ringing World page reference: 3484.0101

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Tuesday, 10 January 1978 in 2h 13 (15)
5058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by W J Couperthwaite
1–2 Andrew C D Mayes
3–4 Geoffrey Bridges
5–6 Alan F Scholfield (C)
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
Ringing World March 3rd 1978 No. 3488 Vol. LXXIV page 190
Ringing World page reference: 3488.0190

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stockport, Greater Manchester
St George
Saturday, 14 January 1978 in 3h 23 (29¼ in D)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by A C D Mayes
1 Sidney Hough
2 Christine Andrew
3 D Robert Pettifor
4 Peter Dyson
5 Ian W Taylor
6 Christopher H Jenkins
7 John Bell
8 Alan F Scholfield
9 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
10 Jeffrey Brannan
100th peal: 5. By five College Youths and five Cumberlands.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 14 January 1978 in 3h 24 (20–2–4 in D)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by M J Platt
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Eric Roughley
3 J Robert Jervis
4 Michael Thomson
5 Geoffrey Gardner
6 Ralph B Mitchell
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 David J Midgley
Ringing World February 24th 1978 Vol. LXXIV No. 3487 page 166
Ringing World page reference: 3487.0166

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hazel Grove, Cheshire
91 Cavendish Road
Tuesday, 17 January 1978 in 2h 24 (15)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by James Wilde
1–2 Geoffrey Bridges
3–4 Neil D Lomas
5–6 Alan F Scholfield (C)
7–8 J David Atkinson
Ringing World March 3rd 1978 No. 3488 Vol. LXXIV page 190
Ringing World page reference: 3488.0190

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Friday, 20 January 1978 in 2h 24 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Minor (2m)
(3 extents Cambridge S.; 4 Plain Bob)
1 John R Scott
2 Phillip J Boote
3 C Paul Cheshire
4 John R Bradshaw
5 Frank R Morton (C)
6 Geoffrey A Edwards
700th tower bell peal: 5.
Ringing World page reference: 3486.0144

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 21 January 1978 in 2h 54 (14–0–0 in F)
5152 Zurich Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Michael Thomson
2 Adrian Bowen
3 Vivien M Davies
4 P Mark Ogden
5 Gerald Bowen
6 Clive W Simpson
7 David G Ogden
8 Colin Davies (C)
First in method by all except 7,8

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 21 January 1978 in 3h 10 (18–0–6 in E)
5152 Zurich Surprise Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 Dominic S St J Haughton
2 Norah M Randles
3 Adrian Bowen
4 Eric J Gilbert
5 Martin J Kirk
6 Denis Maddock
7 Walter Allman
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First in the method by all except 3 and 8. Conducted alphabet of Surprise Major methods: 8.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Sunday, 22 January 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 Peter Cox
2 Alison Witton
3 E Sylvia Bailey
4 Linda M Capper
5 George H Bailey
6 Gordon Garnett
7 Stephen Bailey
8 David Preston (C)
In memoriam Elsie Garnett, churchwarden's widow

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bidston, Wirral
St Oswald
Saturday, 28 January 1978 in 2h 48 (5–1–24 in C)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Gillian A Ledger
2 S Glenn O'Brian
3 Charles B Pemberton
4 John R Pemberton
5 W J Charles Seddon
6 John Hyden (C)
First attempt: 1 and 4.
First inside: — 2.
First as conductor.
To welcome Rev. R. K. S . Bracegirdle (vicar) and his family.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 31 January 1978 (26–3–3 in E♭)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Jacqueline Duffield
2 Kathryn P Thomas
3 Alison C Burdett
4 Helen S Mitchell
5 David T Andrews
6 George E Morrall (C)
7 Christopher C Roberts
8 W Ince
Birthday compliment to Jacqueline Duffield
Ringing World page reference: 3487.0171

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
9 Hawthorn Lane
Thursday, 2 February 1978 in 2h 25 (15)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Cynthia Warrilow
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Neil D Lomas
7–8 Clive Calton
First of Major in hand: 7-8
Ringing World March 24th 1978 No. 3491 Vol. LXXIV page 252
Ringing World page reference: 3491.0252

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 4 February 1978 (13–2–15 in F♯)
1260 Stedman Triples
1 George H Bailey
2 D Robert Pettifor
3 John F Oultram
4 Clive W Simpson
5 J Robert Jervis
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 Ian W Taylor (C)
8 John Cornock

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
33 Sandringham Road
Tuesday, 7 February 1978 in 2h 23 (17)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Neil D Lomas
5–6 Christopher L D Munday
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
Ringing World March 17th 1978 No. 3490 Vol. LXXIV page 230
Ringing World page reference: 3490.0230

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Wednesday, 8 February 1978 in 1h 46 (12)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World March 3rd 1978 No. 3488 Vol. LXXIV page 190
Ringing World page reference: 3488.0190

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prenton, Merseyside
9 Bryanston Road
Friday, 10 February 1978 in 3h (15)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by G C Sparling
1–2 Susan D Sparling
3–4 Patricia Longden
5–6 Geoffrey C Sparling (C)
7–8 Eric J Gilbert
9–10 John Hyden
First in hand and first of Plain Bob Royal: 9-10
Ringing World April 21st 1978 No. 3495 Vol. LXXIV page 336
Ringing World page reference: 3495.0336

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 11 February 1978 in 2h 57 (11–0–7 in G)
5024 Dodleston Surprise Major
Composed by G R Freebrey
1 John Hyden
2 Geoffrey R Gardner
3 Clive Calton
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Michael Thomson
6 Ralph B Mitchell
7 David J Midgley
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
First peal in the method
Ringing World page reference: 3495.0328

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 11 February 1978 (11–1–6 in F♯)
1978 Spliced Triples and Major (2m)
Grandsire Triples, Plain Bob Major
1 Dawn H Jukes
2 John F Oultram
3 Lesley K England
4 Sonia E Jukes
5 Ashley C P Pugh
6 P Graham Walters
7 Nicholas Thomson
8 Robert J Fearnett (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Tuesday, 14 February 1978 in 2h 23 (15)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Herbert M Heaton
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Alan F Scholfield
7–8 Martin J Kirk
First of T B in hand: 7-8
Ringing World March 24th 1978 No. 3491 Vol. LXXIV page 252
Ringing World page reference: 3491.0252

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 18 February 1978 in 3h 15 (18–0–6 in E)
5184 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by A C D Mayes
1 Sidney Hough
2 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
3 Anne E Mayes
4 Christopher H Jenkins
5 Clive R Calton
6 Geoffrey R Gardner
7 F John Keddie
8 Neil D Lomas
First of Bristol: 5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Sunday, 19 February 1978 (8–3–18 in A)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Penny Trevitt
2 Catherine M Rowlands
3 Elizabeth Blackshaw
4 I Mary Rowlands
5 David J Houghton
6 Nicholas Thomson (C)
First inside - 3 & 5

Chester Diocesan Guild
Frodsham, Cheshire
St Lawrence
Sunday, 19 February 1978 (12–1–3 in F♯)
1280 Plain Bob Major
1 Linda M Capper
2 Adrian J Bowen
3 Dawn H Jukes
4 John F Oultram
5 Sonia E Jukes
6 Robert J Fearnett
7 Gerald L Bowen
8 P Graham Walters
18th birthday compliment to Nigel Oddie

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Saturday, 25 February 1978 in 2h 55 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5056 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Arthur Knights
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Clive R Calton
3 Peter Dyson
4 Sidney Hough
5 Geoffrey R Gardner
6 Ralph B Mitchell
7 David J Midgley
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
Rung to mark the bi-centenary of Boddington's Brewery.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Kingswinford, West Midlands
St Mary
Saturday, 25 February 1978 in 2h 32 (10–1–17 in F♯)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Adrian J Bowen
2 C Frederick Jukes
3 Helen M Capper
4 Dawn H Jukes
5 R Arthur Peakman
6 Sonia E Jukes (C)
7 John F Oultram
8 Robert J Fearnett
First as conductor.
First in method inside - 4.
18th Birthday compliment to Robert Fearnett.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 25 February 1978 in 3h 6 (20–0–0 in E)
5000 Plain Bob Royal
CCC No. 33 (Anon)
1 William F Gibbons
2 J Geoffrey Burton
3 Jill Liddle
4 Andrew C Regan
5 Simon Christian
6 Raymond H Daw
7 Roy Worrall
8 Leonard Colley
9 Ernest F Willcox
10 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First of Royal: 3,8
Ringing World March 17th 1978 No. 3490 Vol. LXXIV page 228

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
33 Sandringham Road
Tuesday, 28 February 1978 in 2h 38 (15)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by A F Scholfield
1–2 Geoffrey Bridges
3–4 J David Atkinson
5–6 Alan F Scholfield (C)
7–8 William H Jackson
9–10 Christopher L D Munday
Ringing World April 14th 1978 No. 3494 Vol. LXXIV page 310
Ringing World page reference: 3494.0310

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 28 February 1978 (26–3–3 in E♭)
1280 Kent Treble Bob Major
1 Jacqueline Duffield
2 Helen S Mitchell
3 Kathryn P Thomas
4 Sonia E Jukes
5 George E Morrall (C)
6 John F Oultram
7 David T Andrews
8 Christopher C Roberts
Ringing World page reference: 3492.0271

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Wednesday, 1 March 1978 in 2h 21 (15)
5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 Clive Calton
First of Kent in hand: 7-8
Ringing World March 24th 1978 No. 3491 Vol. LXXIV page 252
Ringing World page reference: 3491.0252

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 4 March 1978 in 2h 55 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by C H Hattersley
1 Eric J Gilbert
2 Norah M Randles
3 Denis Maddock
4 John F Oultram
5 Roy Worrall
6 Eric Hotine
7 Roland W Morant
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Farndon, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 4 March 1978 in 2h 45 (12–1–22 in F)
5120 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by J Reeves
1 George E Morrall
2 Helen S Mitchell
3 E Malcolm Jones
4 Kathryn P Thomas
5 Julian P Richardson
6 James H E Bowmer
7 J David Adams (C)
8 Christopher C Roberts
First peal: 4. First inside on 8: 3
First of Kent Major: 2,5,and 6
For Patronal Festival
Ringing World page reference: 3493.0288

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 7 March 1978 in 2h 45 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Beverley Surprise Minor
1 C Paul Cheshire
2 Phillip J Boote
3 Geoffrey A Edwards
4 John R Scott
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Frank R Morton (C)
100th together: 1,6
First inside in the method: 2
First in the method: 4,5
Ringing World April 7th 1978 No. 3493 Vol. LXXIV page 288

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 11 March 1978 in 3h 28 (20–0–0 in E)
5184 Grandsire Caters
1 Donald Pearson
2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3 Frederick S Sutton
4 Andrew Regan
5 Frank R Morton (C)
6 C Paul Cheshire
7 William F Gibbons
8 Frank Beech
9 John R Scott
10 Phillip J Boote
First of Caters inside: 6
First on ten: 10
In memoriam Herbert Edge (former local ringer)
Ringing World April 7th 1978 No. 3493 Vol. LXXIV page 288

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
33 Sandringham Road
Tuesday, 14 March 1978 in 2h 38 (15)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by A F Scholfield
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Christopher L D Munday
5–6 William H Jackson
7–8 Geoffrey Bridges
9–10 Alan F Scholfield (C)
Ringing World April 14th 1978 No. 3494 Vol. LXXIV page 310
Ringing World page reference: 3494.0310

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Wednesday, 15 March 1978 in 1h 44 (12)
5040 Minor (2m)
Reverse Canterbury Pleasure and Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World April 28th 1978 No. 3496 Vol. LXXIV page 355
Ringing World page reference: 3496.0355

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 16 March 1978 in 2h 28 (15)
5184 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by C Severn
1–2 William H Jackson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Gerald Moorhouse
7–8 Clive R Calton
First in method: 7-8
Ringing World April 28th 1978 No. 3496 Vol. LXXIV page 355
Ringing World page reference: 3496.0355

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 16 March 1978 (18–0–6 in E)
1280 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Yorkshire
1 Pam Thomson
2 John F Oultram
3 J Robert Jervis
4 Malcolm Murphy
5 Clive W Simpson
6 P Graham Walters
7 Nicholas Thomson
8 Michael Thomson (C)
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 17 March 1978 in 2h 39 (7–2–22 in B♭)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by T B Worsley
1 Geoffrey A Edwards
2 Alan J Brown
3 C Paul Cheshire
4 P Mark Ogden
5 C Kenneth Lewis
6 Vivien M Davies
7 Malcolm Murphy
8 Colin Davies (C)
First of Surprise Major 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
4 Granville Road
Tuesday, 21 March 1978 in 2h 28 (16)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1–2 Andrew C D Mayes
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Neil D Lomas
7–8 Alan F Scholfield (C)
Ringing World April 21st 1978 No. 3495 Vol. LXXIV page 336
Ringing World page reference: 3495.0336

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Friday, 24 March 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Gordon Garnett
2 Katie Taylor
3 George H Bailey
4 Andrew Jopp
5 Stephen Bailey
6 Ian W Taylor (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, 27 March 1978 in 3h 29 (24–3–0 in D)
5075 Stedman Cinques
Composed by C W Roberts
1 Tudor P Edwards
2 Wilfred Williams (C)
3 Katharine J Firman
4 Graham G Firman
5 Kenneth J Hesketh
6 John S Croft
7 D Robert Pettifor
8 John S Mason
9 Jeffrey J Brannan
10 James L Towler
11 R Kingsley Mason
12 Stephen Ivin
800th peal: 10.
Ringing World page reference: 3496.0352

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Wednesday, 29 March 1978 in 1h 47 (12)
5040 Minor (3m)
Single Oxford, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World April 28th 1978 No. 3496 Vol. LXXIV page 355
Ringing World page reference: 3496.0355

Chester Diocesan Guild
Offerton, Cheshire
46 Brookside Avenue
Wednesday, 29 March 1978 in 2h 18 (15)
5024 Superlative Surprise Major
Composed by Richard J Parker
1–2 Geoffrey Bridges
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Christopher L D Munday
7–8 Alan F Scholfield (C)
First of Superlative in hand: 1-2 and 5-6
Ringing World April 21st 1978 No. 3495 Vol. LXXIV page 336
Ringing World page reference: 3495.0336

Chester Diocesan Guild
Woodchurch, Merseyside
Holy Cross
Thursday, 30 March 1978 in 2h 37 (3–3–27 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
1 Alison Braithwaite
2 Patricia Longdon
3 Olive L Rogers
4 Peter D Hughes
5 Ruth Blackwell
6 Harold W Rogers
7 John P Horrocks
8 John Hyden (C)
First of major, 1
First of major inside, 4
First on 8 as conductor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
West Pines, Dale Brow
Thursday, 30 March 1978 in 2h 28 (15)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 William H Jackson (C)
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Gerald Moorhouse
First of Yorkshire in hand: 1-2
Ringing World April 28th 1978 No. 3496 Vol. LXXIV page 355
Ringing World page reference: 3496.0355

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
9 Hawthorn Lane
Tuesday, 4 April 1978 in 2h 28 (15)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1–2 William H Jackson (C)
3–4 Christopher L D Munday
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Neil D Lomas
Ringing World April 28th 1978 No. 3496 Vol. LXXIV page 355
Ringing World page reference: 3496.0355

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester
St Margaret, Altrincham
Saturday, 8 April 1978 in 2h 45 (9–1–21)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
7 extents called differently
1 Stephen Warrilow
2 Judith Warrilow
3 Cynthia Warrilow
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 Vivien M Davies
6 Colin Davies
First of Minor: 1.
By local band as a 30th wedding anniversary compliment to Mr. and Mrs. C K Lewis.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Thursday, 13 April 1978 (13–2–15 in F♯)
1250 Bristol Surprise Major
1 Pam Thomson
2 John F Oultram
3 J Robert Jervis
4 Clive W Simpson
5 Malcolm Murphy
6 P Graham Walters
7 Michael Thomson
8 Nicholas Thomson (C)
First Bristol - 3 & 6
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Greater Manchester
All Saints
Saturday, 15 April 1978 in 2h 52 (13–2–12 in F)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 2160, 4 different extents
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Patricia A Jenkins
3 Christopher H Jenkins
4 Sidney Hough
5 Peter Dyson
6 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
In memoriam Gerald Moorhouse

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 15 April 1978 in 3h 16 (18–0–6 in E)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by R Baldwin
1 Alan J Brown
2 Cynthia Warrilow
3 Judith Warrilow
4 P Mark Ogden
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Vivien M Davies
7 Colin Davies
8 Malcolm Murphy
First in the method: 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
33 Sandringham Road
Thursday, 20 April 1978 in 2h 26 (15)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Clive R Calton
3–4 Neil D Lomas
5–6 J David Atkinson (C)
7–8 Martin J Kirk
In memoriam Gerald Moorhouse (died April 14th)
Ringing World May 19th 1978 No. 3499 Vol. LXXIV page 423
Ringing World page reference: 3499.0423

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Thursday, 20 April 1978 (20–2–4 in D)
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1 Pam Thomson
2 Katie Taylor
3 J Robert Jervis
4 John Oultram
5 Clive W Simpson
6 P Graham Walters
7 Michael Thomson
8 Ian W Taylor (C)
First of Surprise Major 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday, 21 April 1978 in 3h 20 (24–3–0 in D)
5040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by J Reeves
1 John W Griffithhs
2 Helen S Mitchell
3 Kathryn P Thomas
4 Jacqueline Duffield
5 Colin T Graham
6 Julian P Richardson
7 J David Adams (C)
8 James H E Bowmer
9 George E Morrall
10 Geoffrey Parting
11 John G Hallett
12 Christopher C Roberts
First on 12: 3 and 8.
First Kent Maximus 2,4,5,6,7,9,10 and 12.
To welcome the V Rev Wood Ingram Cleasby, installed as Dean this day.
Ringing World page reference: 3499.0420

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Tuesday, 25 April 1978 in 2h 38 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Surfleet Surprise Minor
1 Frederick S Sutton
2 John R Bradshaw
3 Phillip J Boote
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 C Paul Cheshire
6 Frank R Morton (C)
Circled the tower: 1.
500th peal as conductor.
First in the method by all.
Ringing World page reference: 3500.0440

Chester Diocesan Guild
Taxal, Derbyshire
Sitch House
Tuesday, 25 April 1978 in 2h 30 (15)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Herbert M Heaton
3–4 Neil D Lomas
5–6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7–8 Vivien M Davies
Ringing World May 26th 1978 No. 3500 Vol. LXXIV page 443
Ringing World page reference: 3500.0443

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hazel Grove, Cheshire
91 Cavendish Road
Tuesday, 25 April 1978 in 2h 50 (15)
5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by A F Scholfield
1–2 Geoffrey Bridges
3–4 Christopher L D Munday
5–6 William H Jackson
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes
9–10 J David Atkinson (C)
In memoriam Gerald Moorhouse
First of Surprise and of Royal as conductor
Ringing World May 19th 1978 No. 3499 Vol. LXXIV page 423
Ringing World page reference: 3499.0423

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Greater Manchester
St Thomas
Friday, 28 April 1978 in 2h 49 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
8m: 960 Rutland, 896 Yorkshire, 704 Bristol, Lincolnshire, 672 Cambridge, 448 Pudsey, Superlative, 224 London; with 110 changes of method, all the work.
Composed by R J Parker
1 Jane Booth
2 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
3 Neil D Lomas
4 Ivor R Nichols
5 William H Dowse
6 Stephen R T Pocock
7 Andrew C D Mayes
8 Richard S Starkie

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Friday, 28 April 1978 in 2h 29 (6 in B♭)
5040 Minor (7m)
Beverley S, Cambridge S, Oxford TB, Double Oxford, Single Oxford, St Clement’s, Plain Bob
1 C Paul Cheshire
2 Andrew J Bradshaw
3 Phillip J Boote
4 John R Bradshaw
5 Frank R Morton (C)
6 Geoffrey A Edwards
75th as a trio: 1,3,6
Ringing World May 26th 1978 No. 3500 Vol LXXIV page 440

Chester Diocesan Guild
Over, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 29 April 1978 in 2h 58 (13–2–15 in F♯)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 G R Gardiner
2 E Hotine
3 S Holdroyd
4 Sidney Hough
5 John Hyden
6 F John Keddie
7 F Osbaldiston
8 D Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 29 April 1978 (20–2–4 in D)
1260 Spliced Oxford Bob and Grandsire Triples
1 Katie Taylor
2 Pam Thomson
3 Michael Thomson
4 P Graham Walters
5 Andrew Jopp
6 J Robert Jervis (C)
7 Ian W Taylor
8 John Scott

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Sunday, 30 April 1978 (11–1–6 in F♯)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Edward C Gorton
2 Bernard J Ongley
3 John C Breese
4 Clifford W Shaw
5 Nicholas Thomson
6 Michael Thomson (C)
First away from cover -1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, 2 May 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 A Higginson
2 George H Bailey
3 Katie Taylor
4 David Preston
5 Ian W Taylor (C)
First attempt 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
125 Mobberley Road
Tuesday, 2 May 1978 in 2h 28 (11)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Dennis Knox
1–2 J David Atkinson (C)
3–4 Christopher L D Munday
5–6 Neil D Lomas
7–8 William H Jackson
First Yorkshire on inside pair: 5-6
First of Surprise Major as conductor
Ringing World May 26th 1978 No. 3500 Vol. LXXIV page 443
Ringing World page reference: 3500.0443

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Thursday, 4 May 1978 (29–3–8 in D)
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 Edward J Gould
2 Jacqueline Crossley
3 Pam Thomson
4 Nicholas Thomson
5 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
6 Malcolm Murphy
7 Brian Merrill
8 Michael Thomson (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Little Budworth, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 5 May 1978 (6–2–1 in B♭)
1260 Doubles (11m/v)
1 Raymond Worrall
2 Katie Taylor
3 Linda M Capper
4 Clive W Simpson
5 J Robert Jervis (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tilston, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 6 May 1978 (9–1–12 in B♭)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Linda M Capper
2 Ashley C P Pugh
3 Katie Taylor
4 Mary Kelly
5 David Preston
6 D J Kelly (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tattenhall, Cheshire
St Alban
Saturday, 6 May 1978 (12–0–17 in F♯)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Linda M Capper
2 Ashley C P Pugh
3 Katie Taylor
4 Mary Kelly
5 David Preston
6 David J Kelly (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 6 May 1978 in 2h 52 (11–2–16 in F♯)
5040 Treble Bob Minor (26m)
26 m.: (1) Crowland, Combermere, Vale Royal, St. Werburgh, Abbeyville Delight; (2) Charlwood, Neasden, St. Albans, Wragby, Braintree Delight; (3) Willesden, Newdigate, College Bob IV, Old Oxford, Marple Delight; (4) College Exercise, Norbury, Ockley, Duke of Norfolk, Morning Star; (5) Capel, Sandal, London Scholars' Pleasure, Kingston; (6) Oxford; (7) Cambridge S
1 Frank Osbaldiston
2 Sidney Hough
3 Louis Marsh
4 Christopher H Jenkins
5 Denis Mottershead
6 Peter Dyson (C)
For Knutsford Royal May Day celebrations.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Sunday, 7 May 1978 (8–3–18 in A)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Alison Bowen
2 Elizabeth Blackshaw
3 Catherine M Rowlands
4 Nicholas Thomson (C)
5 David J Houghton
6 I Mary Rowlands
First Quarter - 1

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Sunday, 7 May 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Gordon Garnett
2 Mrs E Sylvia Bailey
3 Katie Taylor
4 George H Bailey
5 Stephen Bailey
6 David Preston (C)
First in the method 2
50th Quarter 6

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
33 Sandringham Road
Tuesday, 9 May 1978 in 2h 26 (11)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by S Humphrey
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 William H Jackson
5–6 Neil D Lomas
7–8 Christopher L D Munday (C)
Ringing World June 16th 1978 No. 3503 Vol. LXXIV page 502
Ringing World page reference: 3503.0502

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Christ Church
Friday, 12 May 1978 in 3h 2 (23–2–3 in E♭)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by J R Pritchard
1 Barry Corbishley
2 Angela J Pearson
3 John Cornock
4 Neil D Lomas
5 Christopher Whiting
6 William H Dowse
7 Stephen R T Pocock
8 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
First peal : Angela Pearson.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Sunday, 14 May 1978 (8–3–18 in A)
1300 Plain Bob Doubles
1 R Neil Houghton
2 Catherine M Rowlands
3 Elizabeth Blackshaw
4 I Mary Rowlands
5 David J Houghton
6 Nicholas Thomson (C)
First quarter - 1. For Whit Sunday

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
4 Granville Road
Tuesday, 16 May 1978 in 2h 29 (17)
5184 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 J David Atkinson
5–6 William H Jackson
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
First Rutland as conductor on handbells
Ringing World June 16th 1978 No. 3503 Vol. LXXIV page 502
Ringing World page reference: 3503.0502

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 18 May 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1344 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
672 Bristol, 384 London, 160 Cambridge, 128 Superlative
1 Pam Thomson
2 J Robert Jervis
3 Malcolm Murphy
4 Clive W Simpson
5 Ian W Taylor
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 P Graham Walters
8 Michael Thomson (C)
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Little Budworth, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 20 May 1978 in 2h 24 (6–2–1 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (10m/28v)
120 each of St Simon, St Martin, St Nicholas, Winchendon Place, Grandsire, Newborough, All Saints, Reverse St Bartholomew, Reverse Canterbury, Plain Bob; 28 var; 4-spliced comp
1 Phillip J Boote
2 J Robert Jervis
3 C Paul Cheshire
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World June 16th 1978 Vol. LXXIV No. 3503 page 500
Ringing World page reference: 3503.0500

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 20 May 1978 in 3h 11 (18–0–6 in E)
5088 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C H Kippin
1 Jane Dickerson
2 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
3 Alan J Brown
4 Vivien M Davies
5 Colin Davies
6 Ian W Taylor
7 P Mark Ogden
8 David G Ogden
Sponsored peal for 'St. Mary's' Year. 50th together: 5 and 6.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
9 Hawthorn Lane
Tuesday, 23 May 1978 in 2h 17 (13)
5120 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by C W Roberts
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 William H Jackson
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
Ringing World June 16th 1978 No. 3503 Vol. LXXIV page 502
Ringing World page reference: 3503.0502

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wallasey, Wirral
St Nicholas
Monday, 29 May 1978 in 3h 2 (16–2–20 in E)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Geoffrey C Sparling
1 Vivian T O Boase
2 Christina D A Walker
3 Martin D Ulyatt
4 Alexander J Martin
5 James F Smith
6 Anthony P Foster
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 Geoffrey C Sparling (C)
First peal: 3
First peal on augmented ring.
Retirement compliment to vicar (Rev. J. R. Ellison); also in memoriam Lord Selwyn Lloyd (former Wirral M.P.).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hyde, Greater Manchester
St George
Monday, 29 May 1978 in 2h 54 (18–0–11 in E)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (2m)
2624 Yorkshire, 2432 Cambridge; 94 changes of method, all the work
Composed by Norman Smith
1 Christopher Ridley
2 Vivien M Davies
3 John S White
4 P Mark Ogden
5 Frank R Morton
6 Geoffrey A Edwards
7 David G Ogden
8 Colin Davies (C)
First Spliced Surprise: 2.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Derby, Derbyshire
St Luke
Saturday, 3 June 1978 in 3h 15 (30–3–2 in D)
5040 Plain Bob Major
1 Philip J Boote
2 C Paul Cheshire
3 Graham Nayler
4 Keith W Eaton
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Michael Redfern
7 Geoffrey A Edward
8 Frank R Morton (C)
1st Plain Bob: 3.
Also compliment to Rev R Peterken, 25 years in the Ministry.
Rung for the 25th Anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
9 Hawthorn Lane
Tuesday, 6 June 1978 in 2h 14 (15)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1–2 Andrew C D Mayes
3–4 Neil D Lomas
5–6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7–8 J David Atkinson
In memoriam Mrs Molly Moorhouse
First in method: 1-2
350th peal: 7-8
Ringing World July 28th 1978 No. 3509 Vol. LXXIV page 634
Ringing World page reference: 3509.0634

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tilston, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 8 June 1978 (9–1–12 in B♭)
1272 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
1 Christopher C Roberts
2 Barbara Handley
3 Jacqueline Duffield
4 Stephen Williams
5 David T Andrews
6 George E Morrall (C)
First in method 2,3,4,5.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Warburton, Greater Manchester
St Werburgh
Saturday, 10 June 1978 (25–2–6 in E♭)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Edward J Gould
2 Graeme A Littler
3 D Ian Chalmers
4 Christopher Billinge
5 Brian Merrill
6 Nicholas Thomson (C)
First quarter - 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tilston, Cheshire
St Mary
Saturday, 10 June 1978 (9–1–12 in B♭)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Pam Thomson
2 Alison Witton
3 P G Walters
4 Clive W Simpson
5 Michael Thomson
6 J Robert Jervis (C)
First Surprise: 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 10 June 1978 in 3h 12 (26–0–21 in D)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by J R Ketteringham
1 Mary Perry
2 Denis Maddock
3 Roy Worrall
4 Malcolm Murphy
5 Raymond H Daw
6 Roland W Morant
7 Eric Hotine
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
9 Eric J Gilbert
10 William H Dowse

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
11 Hall Road
Tuesday, 13 June 1978 in 2h 20 (13)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (2m)
2752 Cambridge, 2404 Yorkshire; 74 changes of method, all the work
Composed by Norman Smith
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 William H Jackson
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes (C)
Ringing World July 21st 1978 No. 3508 Vol. LXXIV page 610
Ringing World page reference: 3508.0610

Chester Diocesan Guild
Prestbury, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 24 June 1978 in 2h 56 (14–2–8 in F)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by arr from C K Lewis
1 Sidney Hough
2 Brian Schofield
3 Louis A Marsh
4 Ernest Pimlott
5 Peter Dyson
6 Alan F Scholfield (C)
7 Geoffrey R Gardner
8 Denis Mottershead
Diamond wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schofield (parents of Brian).

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Saturday, 1 July 1978 (11–1–6 in F♯)
1440 Plain Bob Minor
1 Edward C Gorton
2 Dawn H Jukes
3 Adrian J Bowen
4 Robert J Fearnett
5 Sonia E Jukes (C)
6 Gerald L Bowen
For Dominion Day

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, 4 July 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1280 Plain Bob Major
1 Peter Cox
2 Diana Bailey
3 George H Bailey
4 Katie Taylor
5 Gordon Garnett
6 David Preston
7 Andrew Jopp
8 Ian W Taylor (C)
First inside 2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Offerton, Cheshire
46 Brookside Avenue
Thursday, 6 July 1978 in 1h 45 (11)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Seven extents
1–2 J David Atkinson
3–4 Neil D Lomas
5–6 Alan F Scholfield (C)
First of Cambridge Minor in hand, completing Minor to Maximus: 1-2
Ringing World August 18th 1978 No. 3512 Vol. LXXIV page 695
Ringing World page reference: 3512.0695

Chester Diocesan Guild
Walton le Dale, Lancashire
St Leonard
Saturday, 8 July 1978 (15–2–11 in F)
1260 Stedman Triples
1 Malcolm Murphy
2 J Robert Jervis (C)
3 Pam Thomson
4 Denis Maddock
5 Clive W Simpson
6 Andrew Jopp
7 Michael Thomson
8 Nicholas Thomson
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter - on tour.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Higher Walton, Lancashire
All Saints
Saturday, 8 July 1978 (16–1–11 in E)
1250 Zebedee Surprise Major
1 Katie Taylor
2 Pam Thomson
3 J Robert Jervis
4 Ian W Taylor
5 Nicholas Thomson
6 Andrew Jopp
7 Malcolm Murphy
8 Michael Thomson (C)
First in the method for all.
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter - on tour

Chester Diocesan Guild
Heswall, Wirral
St Peter
Saturday, 8 July 1978 in 2h 40
5040 Minor (4m)
2 extents each of Cambridge Surprise, St. Clements College Bob, Plain Bob and 1 extent of Kent Treble Bob
1 P Ian Pentin
2 Clive A Devall
3 Alexander J Martin
4 Edwina Gilmour
5 John G Lifton
6 Anthony P Foster (C)
First peal: 1 & 4
Last peal on the bells prior to recasting and augmentation to 8. Also to mark 25 years of Canon Lee as Rector.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bamber Bridge, Lancashire
St Mary, Brownedge
Saturday, 8 July 1978 (14–3–24 in F♯)
1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 J Robert Jervis
2 Nicholas Thomson
3 Michael Thomson
4 Andrew Jopp
5 Denis Maddock
6 Clive W Simpson
7 Malcolm Murphy
8 Ian W Taylor (C)
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter - on tour

Chester Diocesan Guild
Adlington, Lancashire
St Paul
Saturday, 8 July 1978 (13–1–4 in F)
1280 Rutland Surprise Major
1 Pam Thomson
2 J Robert Jervis (C)
3 Katie Taylor
4 Clive W Simpson
5 Denis Maddock
6 Andrew Jopp
7 Nicholas Thomson
8 Ian W Taylor
First Rutland - 3 & 6
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter - on tour

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 13 July 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1312 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Yorkshire.
1 Pam Thomson
2 John F Oultram
3 J Robert Jervis
4 Clive W Simpson
5 Ian W Taylor
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 Malcolm Murphy
8 Michael Thomson (C)
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 15 July 1978 in 2h 48 (13–0–0)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
(1)Chester, (2)London, (3)York,(4) Beverley,(5) Bourne, (6)Cambridge, (7)Norwich
1 Alison Witton
2 John F Oultram
3 J Robert Jervis
4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5 P Graham Walters
6 Malcolm Murphy
First Peal (1), First of Minor (2)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Pulford, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 15 July 1978 (9–3–6 in A♭)
1280 Plain Bob Major
1 Jacqueline Duffield
2 Barbara Handley
3 Helen S Mitchell
4 Kathryn P Thomas
5 Stephen Williams
6 David T Andrews
7 George E Morrall (C)
8 Christopher C Roberts
Ringing World page reference: 3511.0675

Chester Diocesan Guild
Meole Brace, Shropshire
Holy Trinity
Saturday, 15 July 1978 in 2h 47 (7–1–7 in B♭)
5152 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by P G K Davies
1 John Hyden
2 Richard B Dorrington
3 Sidney Hough
4 Frank Osbaldiston
5 Nicholas Thomson
6 John Keddie
7 Geoffrey R Gardner
8 Denis Mottershead (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 15 July 1978 in 3h 5 (20–0–0 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A Knights
1 Frank Beech
2 Diana Bailey
3 Margaret E Gaskin
4 Keith Daniels
5 Phillip J Boote
6 Frederick S Sutton
7 Frank R Morton (C)
8 Geoffrey A Edwards
First inside: 2
Ringing World August 11th 1978 No. 3511 Vol. LXXIV page 672

Chester Diocesan Guild
Eccleston, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 18 July 1978 (26–3–3 in E♭)
1260 Stedman Triples
1 Christopher C Roberts
2 James Bowmer
3 Kathryn P Thomas
4 John W Griffiths (C)
5 Keith M Jones
6 George Morrall
7 David T Andrews
8 William Ince

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 18 July 1978 in 3h 14 (18–0–6 in E)
5120 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by F Dench
1 Jane Dickerson
2 Alan J Brown
3 Ann Dickerson
4 Sidney Hough
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Vivien M Davies
7 Colin Davies
8 Peter Dyson
First of Surprise: 3. 25th peal: 6.
Diamond wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Elkins.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Monday, 24 July 1978 (8–0–10 in G)
1260 Doubles (2m)
1 James H E Bowmer
2 Colin T Graham (C)
3 Rachel Richardson
4 A N Bowmer
5 Kathryn P Thomas
6 Robin H Parry
First inside: 3
First as conductor
First in more than one method by all except 1
Ringing World page reference: 3514.0736

Chester Diocesan Guild
Congleton, Cheshire
St Peter
Friday, 28 July 1978 in 2h 43 (13–1–2 in F)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1824 Bristol, 1440 Cambridge, 1056 Superlative, 768 London
Composed by H G Cashmore
1 John H Wilton
2 Eric Hotine
3 Ian W Taylor
4 Roland W Morant
5 Clive W Simpson
6 Denis Maddock
7 Roy Worrall
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
Circled tower: 2
Ringing World September 1st 1978 No. 3514 Vol. LXXIV page 732

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Thursday, 3 August 1978 in 2h 30 (9–2–0 in A)
5040 Minor (2m)
3 extents Kent Treble Bob; 4 extents Plain Bob
1 Michael Thomson
2 Catherine M Rowlands
3 Colin Davies
4 I Mary Rowlands
5 Malcolm Murphy
6 Nicholas Thomson (C)
Circled the tower - 1; first inside - 4; 150th together 3 & 5; 100th peal - 6. Wedding compliment to Tom Madigan and Janet Rowlands, married the previous Saturday.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Offerton, Cheshire
46 Brookside Avenue
Thursday, 3 August 1978 in 2h 17 (15)
5056 Aldenham Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1–2 William H Jackson
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Alan F Scholfield (C)
First in method (in hand) by all
Ringing World September 15th 1978 No. 3516 Vol. LXXIV page 778
Ringing World page reference: 3516.0778

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cuddington,, Cheshire
Thursday, 3 August 1978
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Ian W Taylor
3–4 Clive W Simpson
5–6 J Robert Jervis (C)
First in hand 1-2

Chester Diocesan Guild
Little Budworth, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 5 August 1978 (6–2–1 in B♭)
1260 Doubles (10m/v)
1 Katie Taylor
2 Nicholas Thomson
3 Robert J Fearnett
4 Andrew Jopp
5 J Robert Jervis (C)
Wedding compliment to Helen Fearnett and Michael Stokes

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 8 August 1978 in 2h 46 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Geoffrey A Edwards
2 Andrew J Bradshaw
3 Phillip J Boote
4 C Paul Cheshire
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Frank R Morton (C)
Circled the tower: 1
Ringing World September 8th 1978 No. 3525 Vol LXXIV page 752

Chester Diocesan Guild
Norbury, Greater Manchester
St Thomas
Friday, 11 August 1978 in 2h 57 (14–1–22 in F♯)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by R Baldwin
1 William H Dowse
2 David G Ogden
3 Ivor R Nichols
4 Peter Broadbent
5 Jeffrey Brannan (C)
6 C Kenneth Lewis
7 Andrew C D Mayes
8 Stephen R T Pocock
In memoriam F. John Nelson.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 12 August 1978 in 3h 3 (20–0–20 in E)
5152 Plain Bob Major
1 George H Bailey
2 Diana Bailey
3 Mrs E S Bailey
4 Frank R Morton (C)
5 David Preston
6 Stephen Bailey
7 Geoffrey Edwards
8 Ian W Taylor
Circled tower - 4
21st birthday compliment to Diana Bailey

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Tuesday, 15 August 1978 in 2h 52 (14–0–0 in F)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1 Michael G Clements
2 Elizabeth A Clements
3 Adrian Bowen
4 Ian W Taylor
5 John A G Clements
6 Phillip M Orme
7 Richard J Clements
8 John M Jenkins (C)
25th together: 7,8
100th Peal: 8
First of Major and of Surprise as Conductor
Wedding compliment to Graham Walters and Lesley England (Weaverham)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 2 September 1978 in 3h 3 (18–0–6 in E)
5056 Plain Bob Major
Composed by C K Lewis
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 James M Swallow
3 Judith Warrilow
4 John M C Lysons
5 Stuart Holroyd
6 Sidney Hough
7 Clive R Calton
8 Christopher H Jenkins
Wedding compliment to Malcolm J. Lysons and Margaret Hemmings.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Hartford, Cheshire
St John the Baptist
Sunday, 3 September 1978 (12–0–20 in G)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Caroline Smith
2 Edward E Sephton
3 Katie Taylor
4 Charles H Smith
5 J Robert Jervis (C)
6 Ian W Taylor
First Minor 4
Wedding Anniversary Compliment to Ted and Dorothy Sephton

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
11 Hall Road
Tuesday, 5 September 1978 in 2h 45 (15)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by A F Scholfield
1–2 Alice D Parker
3–4 Alan F Scholfield (C)
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Christopher L D Munday
9–10 William H Jackson
First of Surprise Royal in hand: 1-2
Ringing World October 13th 1978 No. 3520 Vol. LXXIV page 871
Ringing World page reference: 3520.0871

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Sunday, 10 September 1978 in 2h 36 (20–0–20 in E)
5040 Stedman Triples
Composed by Arr by J Pladdys (No 9)
1 Ian W Taylor
2 John Pladdys (C)
3 D Robert Pettifor
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 Michael Thomson
6 David Preston
7 Paul Jopp
8 George H Bailey
First Stedman - 4 & 5
Wedding compliment to Andrew Jopp and Katie Taylor

Chester Diocesan Guild
Knutsford, Cheshire
125 Mobberley Road
Tuesday, 12 September 1978 in 2h 33 (15)
5080 Oxford Treble Bob Royal
Composed by A Knights (No. 275)
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
5–6 Christopher L D Munday
7–8 Alan F Scholfield
9–10 J David Atkinson
Ringing World October 13th 1978 No. 3520 Vol. LXXIV page 871
Ringing World page reference: 3520.0871

Chester Diocesan Guild
Great Budworth, Cheshire
St Mary and All Saints
Thursday, 14 September 1978 (20–2–4 in D)
1280 London Surprise Major
1 Catherine M Rowlands
2 Pam Thomson
3 Michael Thomson
4 J Robert Jervis
5 Ian W Taylor
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 Malcolm Murphy
8 P Graham Walters (C)
A wedding compliment to Katie Taylor and Andrew Jopp.
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Sunday, 17 September 1978 (8–3–18 in A)
1260 Doubles (2m)
Plain Bob and Old Bob
1 Andrew Hart
2 Catherine M Rowlands
3 Elizabeth Blackshaw
4 Michael Thomson
5 Nicholas Thomson (C)
6 I Mary Rowlands
For Patronal Festival service.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 17 September 1978 in 3h 25 (18–0–6 in E)
5184 Kent Treble Bob Major
Composed by Charles Severn
1 Ann Dickerson
2 C Kenneth Lewis
3 Jane Dickerson
4 Vivien M Davies
5 Michael Carter
6 Alan J Brown
7 Graham Darke
8 P Mark Ogden
For the St Mary's Year Festival Weekend: 'A Festival of Music with Flowers'

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tarporley, Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 23 September 1978 in 2h 57 (11–0–7 in G)
5120 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A R Carter
1 David Preston
2 Kenneth W Brice
3 C Paul Cheshire
4 John C Manley
5 Geoffrey A Edwards
6 Richard C Stevens
7 Ian W Taylor
8 Frank R Morton (C)
First in the method: 2,3
Ringing World page reference: 3521.0892

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 September 1978 in 3h 3 (18–0–6 in E)
5090 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by B D Price
1 Michael Smethurst
2 Vivien Davies
3 Graham Darke
4 Ian W Taylor
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Nicholas Thomson
8 Colin Davies
21st birthday compliment to Viv Davies.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Greater Manchester
52 Wellington Road
Tuesday, 26 September 1978 in 2h 17 (15)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by N J Pitstow
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 William H Jackson (C)
7–8 J David Atkinson
Ringing World October 27th 1978 No. 3522 Vol. LXXIV page 915
Ringing World page reference: 3522.0915

Chester Diocesan Guild
Crewe, Cheshire
Christ Church
Saturday, 30 September 1978 in 3h 8 (20–0–0 in E)
5057 Grandsire Caters
Composed by E C Shepherd
1 Angela Pearson
2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3 Ernest Pimlott
4 George H Bailey
5 C Paul Cheshire
6 John R Scott
7 Frank R Morton (C)
8 William F Gibbons
9 Frederick S Sutton
10 Phillip J Boote
First on ten: 1
Rung Grandsire from Doubles to Cinques: 3
Ringing World October 27th 1978 No. 3522 Vol. LXXIV page 913

Chester Diocesan Guild
Wilmslow, Cheshire
11 Hall Road
Tuesday, 3 October 1978 in 2h 27 (15)
5088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by W Barton
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 William H Jackson
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Christopher L D Munday (C)
First in the method: 3-4
Ringing World October 27th 1978 No. 3522 Vol. LXXIV page 915
Ringing World page reference: 3522.0915

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Wednesday, 11 October 1978 in 2h 3 (12)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 Andrew J Bradshaw
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
First in hand: 3-4
Ringing World November 3rd 1978 No. 3523 Vol. LXXIV page 939
Ringing World page reference: 3523.0939

Chester Diocesan Guild
Ashover, Derbyshire
All Saints
Saturday, 14 October 1978 in 3h 2 (18–0–10 in E)
5024 Rutland Surprise Major
Composed by Norman Smith
1 S Geoffrey Pick
2 Sidney Hough
3 Doreen Bradley
4 Nicholas Thomson
5 Peter Broadbent
6 Martyn G Read
7 Clive R Calton
8 Denis Mottershead (C)
A wedding compliment to Mr & Mrs P Maddock

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Saturday, 21 October 1978 in 2h 41 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
(Seven different extents)
1 Geoffrey A Edwards
2 Keith Daniels
3 Richard P Brown
4 Frank R Morton (C)
5 Phillip J Boote
6 C Paul Cheshire
100th together— 1 and 5.
Circled the tower six times and conducted a peal from each bell four times: 4.
Circled the tower twice: 5.
Circled the tower: 6.
Ringing World page reference: 3524.0962

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Saturday, 21 October 1978 in 3h 23 (26–0–21 in D)
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Composed by Roderick W Pipe
1 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
2 Frank Osbaldiston
3 Harold C Lonyon
4 William H Jackson
5 Ivor R Nichols
6 Roy Worrall
7 Martin J Kirk
8 J David Atkinson
9 William H Dowse
10 Andrew C D Mayes
11 Alan F Scholfield
12 Neil D Lomas
First in the method on tower bells and completes the Cambridge "family" on tower bells : David Atkinson.
Rung as part of the 700th anniversary celebrations of St Michael's church.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 21 October 1978 (29–3–8 in D)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Kevin B Walton
2 Wendy Diamond
3 Edward J Gould
4 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
5 Brian Merrill
6 Nicholas Thomson (C)
Engagement compliment to Kevin Walton and Wendy Diamond.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 26 October 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1280 Wembley Surprise Major
1 Pam Thomson
2 Clive W Simpson
3 Michael Thomson
4 J Robert Jervis
5 Malcolm Murphy
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 Ian W Taylor
8 P Graham Walters (C)
First in the method for all
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Lymm, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 4 November 1978 in 3h 16 (29–3–8 in D)
5056 Plain Bob Major
1 Alan J Brown
2 Nicholas Thomson
3 Edward J Gould
4 Colin Davies
5 Douglas W Kirkpatrick
6 Brian Merrill
7 John Moore
8 Michael Thomson (C)
First peal - 6; first on eight - 3.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 4 November 1978 in 3h 8 (18–0–6 in E)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Norah M Randles
2 John H Wilton
3 Denis Maddock
4 Clive W Simpson
5 Walter Allman
6 Malcolm Murphy
7 Eric J Gilbert
8 Ivor R Nichols (C)
First of Surprise: 2. First of Bristol: 4

Chester Diocesan Guild
Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
4 Granville Road
Thursday, 9 November 1978 in 2h 18 (13)
5024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by J W Parker
1–2 Andrew C D Mayes
3–4 J David Atkinson
5–6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7–8 Neil D Lomas
Ringing World December 22/29th 1978 No. 3530/1 Vol. LXXIV page 1105
Ringing World page reference: 3530.1105

Chester Diocesan Guild
Handley, Cheshire
All Saints
Saturday, 11 November 1978 in 2h 47 (14–1–6 in F)
5040 Surprise Minor (9m)
(1)York & Durham (2)London & Wells (3)Norwich (4)Surfleet (5)Beverley (6)Ipswich (7)Cambridge
1 Phillip J Boote
2 C Paul Cheshire
3 Andrew J Bradshaw
4 Frederick S Sutton
5 Geoffrey A Edwards
6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World page reference: 3528.1050

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, 12 November 1978 (24–3–0 in D)
1320 Plain Bob Maximus
1 Ruth Blackwell
2 Geoffrey C Sparling
3 Patricia Longden
4 Edwina Gilmour
5 Robert Peers
6 J Smith
7 William Harrison
8 Kenneth C Edwards
9 Alexander J Martin
10 M C Regan
11 John Lifton
12 Anthony P Foster (C)
First Maximus: 4, 7, 8 and 11

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Wednesday, 15 November 1978 in 1h 47 (12)
5040 Minor (3m)
Single Oxford, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World December 15th 1978 No. 3529 Vol. LXXIV page 1075
Ringing World page reference: 3529.1075

Chester Diocesan Guild
Goostrey, Cheshire
St Luke
Friday, 17 November 1978 in 2h 22 (6 in B♭)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Composed by Rev E Bankes James
1 Keith Daniels
2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3 David Preston
4 Phillip J Boote
5 C Paul Cheshire
6 Frank R Morton (C)
First of Minor: 3
Ringing World December 15th 1978 No. 3539 Vol. LXXIV page 1072

Chester Diocesan Guild
Acton, Cheshire
St Mary
Tuesday, 21 November 1978 in 2h 46 (13–0–8 in F)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
1 extent each London, Wells, Norwich, Beverley, Surfleet, Ipswich, Cambridge
1 John R Scott
2 Phillip J Boote
3 C Paul Cheshire
4 Geoffrey A Edwards
5 Frederick S Sutton
6 Frank R Morton (C)
Circled the tower: 1
First 7 Surprise inside: 2
200th for the Guild: 5
Ringing World December 22/29th 1978 No. 3530/1 Vol. LXXIV page 1097

Chester Diocesan Guild
Macclesfield, Cheshire
33 Sandringham Road
Thursday, 23 November 1978 in 2h 40 (15)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Composed by A F Scholfield
1–2 Neil D Lomas
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 J David Atkinson
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes
9–10 Alan F Scholfield (C)
Ringing World January 12th 1979 No. 3533 Vol. LXXV page 36
Ringing World page reference: 3533.0036

Chester Diocesan Guild
Grappenhall, Cheshire
St Wilfrid
Thursday, 23 November 1978 (11–1–6 in F♯)
1280 Watford Surprise Major
1 Clive W Simpson
2 John F Oultram
3 J Robert Jervis
4 Malcolm Murphy
5 Ian W Taylor
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 Michael Thomson
8 P Graham Walters (C)
First in method for all. get well compliment to Mary Rowlands and Elton John; a birthday compliment to Mike Thomson.
A Mid Cheshire Thursday Night Quarter Peal Band Quarter

Chester Diocesan Guild
Waverton, Cheshire
St Peter
Saturday, 25 November 1978 in 2h 46 (8–0–10 in G)
5040 Minor (4m)
1 extent each of Cambridge Surprise and Oxford TB, 2 Kent TB and 3 Plain Bob
1 Frank R Morton (C)
2 Linda J Brown
3 C Paul Cheshire
4 Keith Daniels
5 Phillip J Boote
6 Frederick S Sutton
850th peal, conducted 500 for the Guild and circled the tower: 1
100th together: 3,5
Ringing World page reference: 3530.1097

Chester Diocesan Guild
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Bell Foundry Tower
Saturday, 25 November 1978 in 2h 34 (6–2–13 in B)
5007 Stedman Caters
Composed by J M Hadley Hunter
1 Clive M Smith
2 Peter L R Hayward
3 Ruth H Smith
4 Michael W Crowder
5 Robert B Smith (C)
6 Ian M Holland
7 William H Dowse
8 Ivor R Nicholls
9 Richard S Starkie
10 Martin J Kirk
100th peal in 1978: 3
Circled the tower: 10

Chester Diocesan Guild
Willaston, Cheshire
4 Coppice Road
Wednesday, 29 November 1978 in 1h 51 (18)
5040 Minor (3m)
Single Oxford, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Plain Bob
1–2 Geoffrey A Edwards
3–4 John R Scott
5–6 Frank R Morton (C)
Ringing World January 5th 1979 No. 3532 Vol. LXXV page 13
Ringing World page reference: 3532.0013

Chester Diocesan Guild
Tushingham, Cheshire
St Chad
Friday, 1 December 1978 in 2h 32 (11–1–7 in G♯)
5040 Minor (7m)
(Cambridge S., Oxford T.B., Kent T.B., Double Oxford, St. Clement's, Childwall, Plain Bob)
1 Frank R Morton (C)
2 C Paul Cheshire
3 John R Scott
4 Phillip J Boote
5 Leonard Colley
6 Geoffrey A Edwards
100th together as a trio: 1, 2, 4.
Ringing World page reference: 3532.0010

Chester Diocesan Guild
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
St Chad
Saturday, 2 December 1978 in 3h 37 (39–2–7 in C)
5016 Plain Bob Maximus
Composed by Arranged by Neil Bennett
1 Neil Bennett (C)
2 Stephanie O Fellows
3 Margaret A Swain
4 M Irene Knowles
5 Christopher Adams
6 Stephen A Elwell-Sutton
7 David C H Simpson
8 Leonard Colley
9 Frank R Morton
10 Geoffrey A Edwards
11 Ernest F Willcox
12 Norman R Mattingley
First Maximus: 2 & 7. First Maximus inside: 3. First on 12: 5, 8 and 10. 600th together: 9 and 10.
Ringing World page reference: 3533.0033

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chelford, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist
Friday, 8 December 1978 in 2h 21 (8–2–3 in A)
5040 Minor (5m)
1 extent each St Clements, Cambridge S., Oxford T.B., Kent T.B.; 3 Plain Bob
1 Ernest Pimlott
2 C Paul Cheshire
3 Phillip J Boote
4 David Preston
5 Leonard Colley
6 Frank R Morton (C)

Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Greater Manchester
All Saints
Saturday, 9 December 1978 in 3h 3 (13–2–12 in F)
5152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Composed by C.K. Lewis
1 Barry Jones
2 Simon Lomas
3 Sidney Hough
4 Stuart Holroyd
5 Barry Corbishley
6 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
7 Peter Broadbent
8 Christopher H Jenkins
First peal 1. First in the method 2 and 4. 200th peal 7. In memoriam John P. Fidler

Chester Diocesan Guild
Altrincham, Cheshire
52 Wellington Road
Thursday, 14 December 1978 in 2h 23 (15)
5184 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by E A Barnett
1–2 J David Atkinson (C)
3–4 C Kenneth Lewis
5–6 Alan F Scholfield
7–8 Andrew C D Mayes
Ringing World January 19th 1979 No. 3534 Vol. LXXV page 58
Ringing World page reference: 3534.0058

Chester Diocesan Guild
Duffield, Derbyshire
St Alkmund
Saturday, 16 December 1978 in 3h 7 (17–2–11 in E)
5040 Redcliffe Surprise Royal
Composed by H Johnson
1 Clive Calton
2 R Brian Mills
3 Geoffrey R Gardner
4 Christine L J Mills
5 Ian Butters
6 David W Friend
7 Ralph B Mitchell
8 F John Keddle
9 David J Midgley
10 Denis Mottershead (C)
RW 1979.0055.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Bowdon, Greater Manchester
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 16 December 1978 in 3h 6 (18–0–6 in E)
5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen Ivin
1 Jane Dickerson
2 Simon Lomas
3 Colin Davies
4 Cynthia Warrilow
5 C Kenneth Lewis (C)
6 Alan J Brown
7 Sidney Hough
8 Neil D Lomas
First in the method: 2. Circled the tower: 3.
‘In memoriam' John P. Fidler

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Wednesday, 20 December 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1265 Plain Bob Major
1 Robert J Fearnett
2 Cath Rowlands
3 Katie Jopp
4 Andrew Jopp
5 Gordon Garnett
6 David Preston
7 J Robert Jervis
8 Ian W Taylor (C)
For the Civic Nine Lessons and Carols

Chester Diocesan Guild
Witton (Northwich), Cheshire
St Helen
Saturday, 23 December 1978 in 2h 43 (14–0–0 in F)
5058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by A Craven
1 Katie Jopp
2 David Preston
3 Michael Thomson
4 J Robert Jervis
5 Andrew Jopp
6 Nicholas Thomson
7 P Graham Walters
8 Ian W Taylor (C)
First Surprise: 2
Sponsored peal for Mid- Cheshire Branch Bell Restoration Fund

Chester Diocesan Guild
New Mills, Derbyshire
St George
Tuesday, 26 December 1978 in 2h 58 (13–1–0 in G♯)
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Charles Middleton
1 Carol Davenport
2 Ronald F Andrew
3 Adrian Bowen
4 James Bowmer
5 Sidney Hough
6 David Butler
7 Denis Mottershead (C)
8 David J Midgley
First of Surprise: Carol Davenport and James Bowmer.
In memoriam John P. Fidler.
Source: RW, 1978, page 77.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Chester, Cheshire
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, 26 December 1978 in 3h 8 (10–0–24)
5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by C Middleton
1 Michael Thomson
2 David Preston
3 Bernard J Ongley
4 Robert J Fearnett
5 Paul Maddock
6 Malcolm Murphy
7 Ian W Taylor
8 Nicholas Thomson (C)
First Cambridge - 2; first Surprise - 4; first major as conductor.
First peal on eight on the bells.

Chester Diocesan Guild
Middlewich, Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels
Thursday, 28 December 1978 (20–0–20 in E)
1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 Gordon Garnett
2 J Robert Jervis
3 Ian W Taylor
4 Mary Kelly
5 David Preston
6 Robert J Fearnett
7 George H Bailey
8 David J Kelly (C)
First in the Method 7

Chester Diocesan Guild
Dodleston, Cheshire
St Mary
Thursday, 28 December 1978 (8–0–0 in A)
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 John W Griffiths
2 Helen S Mitchell
3 Kathryn P Thomas
4 Keith M Jones
5 Christopher W Thomas
6 Jonathan D Shanklin (C)
Ringing World page reference: 3535.0084

Chester Diocesan Guild
Stretton, Cheshire
St Matthew
Sunday, 31 December 1978 (8–3–18 in A)
1260 Doubles (2m)
Plain Bob and Grandsire
1 Catherine M Rowlands
2 Nicholas Thomson (C)
3 Elizabeth Blackshaw
4 Robert J Fearnett
5 David J Houghton
6 Edward C Gorton
Sponsored quarter, for 1,3 and 5, in aid of the Bell Restoration Fund.