October 2011

Too many things at once

Submitted by Tina on Mon, 31/10/2011 - 11:36

I learnt a long time ago that trying to combine too many activities into one bundle usually doesn’t work. However, something compels me to test this rule periodically, just in case it is no longer true. After the latest test, I can report that it is still true. I hope...

Yuckshire and gridsight

Submitted by Tina on Sat, 29/10/2011 - 12:39

Mad peal day commenced with Simon, our chief and for the most part, only, conductor going off to the Cathedral to ring a tower bell peal. That left Angela, Jonathan, Robin and myself to ring what really ought to have been a straightforward peal of Yorkshire Major.  It was straightforward...

London Falling

Submitted by Tina on Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:58


The two-week hiatus between attempts at London Major has not been beneficial for our band.  We had three goes last night, and not once did we make it as far as we had a fortnight before.  Overall, the ringing quality was better, so it meant that instead of limping...

Some Minor Fun Ringing

Submitted by Tina on Tue, 18/10/2011 - 15:54

Our regular band was one short last night, so we rang a quarter peal of minor and named a method.  It is a six-bell version of something we have been ringing on 8 in the tower, and is a perfectly straightforward method on paper.

However, in handbells, the many places...