We are sorry to record the death from cancer of Ron Diserens, a Guild member at Dorking since 1980.
Ron rang 1411 peals, 98 as conductor, and among his achievements was to ring a peal on all 366 days of the year! Of his large total, only 55 peals were for the Guild, one of which was as conductor. He was a member of the Royal Cumberland Youths and rang for many other societies as well. He came from a ringing family and learnt at Reading. His first peal for the Guild was at Holy Trinity, Guildford in 1955, and the second was at Shalford in 1958 – both included five ringers from the Diserens family. He served as Leatherhead District Executive Committee member for four years in the 1980s. He was known as a quiet and unassuming ringer whose presence was a steady and calming influence, although he expected high standards. He was keen to help, especially by taking part in many District quarter peals where less experienced ringers were wanting to progress. He was also happy to take part in District striking competitions, including helping Dorking to win the Jangler’s Jug last September. He will be sadly missed.