Methods of the Month: Kenninghall

This month's method is Kenninghall, and we rang a quarter of it on Monday - once again, the first band to put a performance of the monthly method into the list on BellBoard. It was a new venue, but it's only temporary - there's some building work going on at 1 Albany Quadrant this week.

Kenninghall is Cornwall backwork with wrong hunting on the front four. We found that it needs some concentration. It's easy to slip into right hunting on the front, and get a blow out. However, we rang a good quarter, which Tina called.

Unlike Cornwall, Kenninghall extends to all stages, and I've often thought that it would be a good thing to try on 10, as a step beyond the right-place methods while being a little easier than London. The structure of wrong hunting on the front four and, for most of the lead, treble bob hunting on the back, is similar to London, so ringing Kenninghall could be good practice for London. Indeed, ringing Kenninghall Major already seems like good practice for London Royal.

If we were going to ring it on 10, however, I would be tempted to ring it with a 2nd place lead end, which is called Brislington. That way, the bobs wouldn't jump around the course as they do in Kenninghall.

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