Former Ringers

The following is a list of people who are known to have been part of the band of bell ringers at Poynton. The dates given are those when there is documentary evidence that the person was a member of the band, but it does not necessarily indicate the full period of service to the church.

The current members of the band have not been included.

Name Date from Date to Notes
John Mansbridge 1887
Henry Gleave 1887 1888 Leader 1888
Ralph Clayton 1887 1890
William Broadhurst 1887 1890
Arthur Woolrich 1887 1889
William Atkinson 1887 1895
Charles Astle 1887 1890
George Potts 1887 1889
Richard Shatwell 1888 1889
Joseph Snape 1889 1898 Secretary 1898
Ernest Taylor 1889
James R. Potts 1889 1905
Jabez Butterworth 1889
Timothy Cooper 1889 Junior member
Wm Fidler 1889 Junior member
Geo Potts 1889 Junior member
Robert Isherwood 1889
William Bowden 1894 1917
James Wood 1896 1930 Conductor 1905, died 1931
T Potts 1905
Samuel Smith 1905 1939 Died 1956
Joseph Armstrong 1905 1906
W Isherwood 1905
Daniel McAll 1905 1939 Died 1943
W Armstrong 1905
James Armstrong 1905
E Clayton 1905
M Worsencroft 1905
W Lees 1905
J A Floyd 1905
E Wood 1905
J Clarke 1905
William Bailey 1917 1930
Thomas Downes 1917 1937 Secretary 1917 – 1918
John Thomas Lloyd 1917
George Turner 1917 1946 Secretary 1925 – 1945
Harry Henshall 1918 1919
Arthur Snape 1918 1973 Died 1973
John Griffies 1919 1949 Secretary 1946 – 1948
T Hodgkinson 1919 1920
Harry Bailey 1932 1950
John Clough 1932 1939
John Clough 1932 1934
Samuel Mottershead ? Died 1944
Harry Jackson 1926 1939
Mrs Carter 1943 1955
Roger Griffies 1943 1948
Alec Brown 1943
Kenneth Yearsley 1943 1946
Leara William Lane 1944 1946
Eddie Houldsworth 1944 1954
Raymond Souster 1944
Ronald Burton 1946
Idris Massey 1947 1949
Brian Hallworth 1947 1952 Secretary 1949 – 1951
Joan Howard 1948
Roy Boardinan 1949 1958
Albert Foden 1949
Brian Oliver 1949
Lesley Gosling 1949 1954
Walter Shaw 1951
Margaret Hall 1952 1957
Ivor Jenkins 1952 1978 Secretary 1952 – 1975
Sidney Hough 1953 1993 Died 1993
Miss E Green 1954
Miss K Green 1954
Miss S Bannister 1954
Brian Schofield 1955 1983
Timothy Allen 1958 1961
Michael Gardner 1958
Roger Steer 1958 1966
Graham Stott 1958 1959
Douglas Welch 1961 1963
Rosemary Eccleston 1962 1965
Christopher Jenkins 1962 1976
Robert Jackson 1962
Barry Smith 1962
Thomas Vernon 1962 1963
Lawrence Young 1962 1963
Jean Dale 1964
Ruth Lewis 1969 1973
Barbara Massey 1969 1970
Anne Whetton 1969 1970
Roland Jenkins 1969 1981 Secretary 1976 – 1980, died 1995
Steven Blackburn 1971 1973
Anne Butler 1971 1978
David Butler 1971 1994
Geoffrey Dyson 1971 2007 Died 2007
Paul Flitcroft 1972 1977
Ian Powell 1972 1975
Paul Clayton 1974
Patricia Jenkins 1974 1976
Ruth Shrigley 1974 1979
Louis Marsh 1975 1980
Michael Groves 1977 1979
Anna Stock 1979 1982
Nigel Stock 1979 1980
Michael Davies 1980 1982
Nicholas Andrews 1980
Elspeth Friend 1980 1991
Leslie Watkins 1981 Died 1981
Wilfred Scarrott 1981 1997
Peter Spencer 1981 2006 Secretary 1981 – 1987, died 2006
Heather Scarrott 1982 1984
Deborah Spencer 1982 1989
Sarah Spencer 1982 1987
Claire Battle 1983 1989
Anne Agnew 1984 1988
Christopher Armes 1984 1993
Kirsty Friend 1984 1988
Zoe Friend 1984 1992
Frank Johnson 1984 2004 Died 2004
Janine Mitchell 1986 1988
William Hibbert 1986 1994
Stuart Armes 1988 1994
Audrey Leech 1988 1997 Died 1997
David Brooke 1994 2003
Freda Cleaver 1994 1995
David Gaskell 1997 2008
Quilly Masters 1997 2000
Brian Moore 1997 2002
Bill Hall 1998 2006 Died 2006
Chris Evans 1999 2000
Jo Evans 1999 2000
Peter Pugh 1999 2008
Matt Dyson 2001 2015
Annie Allwright 2002 2010
Stefan Hafner 2002
Nick Kirwin 2002 2006
Rachael Myers 2002
Ben Huggett 2010 2015
Christopher Johnson 2012 2015