Chester Diocesan Guild
Marple, Cheshire
6 Ashwood Crescent
Thursday, 20 February 1969 in 2h 53 (15 in C)
5040 Spliced Surprise Maximus (2m)
In two methods, being 3360 Wembley and 1680 Yorkshire with 70 changes of method
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 J David Atkinson
11–12 Gerald Moorhouse
Umpire: Giles B Thompson
First peal of Surprise Maximus: 9-10
This is the first peal of Spliced Surprise Maximus to be rung on handbells.
The umpire checked every call, coursing order and course end throughout the peal.
First peal of Surprise Maximus on handbells for the Guild and by all the band except the conductor.
First peal of Surprise Maximus on handbells as conductor
Rung in memory of John Worth (February 25th 1967)
Ringing World March 28th 1969 No. 3023 Vol. LXV page 251