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The East Cheshire Branch comprises 34 towers in the north east of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester. The branch includes Stockport, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Buxton and Altrincham, as well as a number of smaller towns and villages in the area. The other branches in the guild are Chester Branch [19 towers with 6 or more bells], Mid Cheshire Branch [18 towers], South Cheshire Branch [22 towers], and Wirral Branch [20 towers]. As you can see by the numbers, we’re the largest branch in terms of towers!

The Latest from Clive

Ivor Nichols

Ivor R. Nichols, former tower captain at St Michael's Macclesfield, died on Saturday 5th September 2020, just short of his 94th birthday. The funeral will take place on Monday 21st September at St Michael's at 2.15pm. Numbers attending will be very limited by Covid...

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Barry Corbishley

We are sad to report the death on October 13th, of Barry Corbishley, a former member of the Chester Guild and ringer at Congleton and Macclesfield.

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Advanced notice of East Branch AGM

I know it's two months till our Branch AGM (on Saturday, 25th November) but I thought I'd send the notice in the hope that we can have a really good crowd at this important yearly event.  Once the Branch Committee has met and compiled a suggested programme...

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Insurance

I recently became aware of a request from a tower (not in the CDG) for an assurance that we have insurance in case of damage. Otherwise they didn't want us ringing at their tower! I didn't know if I was covered by the CDG insurance, so with thanks to Paul Treby, I...

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Future Branch events
  • 8-bell practice: Wed 4th Nov '20, 20:00 - 21:30. St Peter, Prestbury (8, 14-2-8 in F)
  • 6-bell practice: Thu 12th Nov '20, 19:30 - 21:00. St Christopher, Pott Shrigley (6, 10-3-21 in f#)
  • 10-bell practice: Sun 15th Nov '20, 15:00 - 16:30. St Mary, Stockport (10, 23-3-16 in Eb)
  • East Branch AGM 2020: Sat 21st Nov '20, all day. St Mary the Virgin, Bowdon (8, 18-0-6 in E)
  • 10-bell practice: Sun 13th Dec '20, 15:00 - 16:30. St Mary, Stockport (10, 23-3-16 in Eb)
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