[Bell Historians] Anti-clockwise Rings

Andrew Aspland aaspland at y...
Tue Apr 9 19:39:21 BST 2002

Great list - some stats worth investigating here. First none in Yorks or
Lancs, second more low numbers of bells than average?, more unringable than
average? etc. etc.
I would disagree with the tuning details - it was always misleading to refer
to a peal of bells as 1-5 of an 8 since they weren't, aren't, and are never
likely to be an eight. Perhaps your insertion of the word 'tuning' helps -
probably the best way to explain to other bellringers. However Ullenhall
cannot be described in these terms - 1-8 of 12 merely indicates that the 2nd
is a semitone flat when the truth is far wide of this - the third and fourth
are the same note and may even by the wrong way round in terms of perceived
pitch - to use the word 'tuning' anywhere near these bells is surely an

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Bowden [mailto:nickwbowden at f...]
Sent: 06 April 2002 20:45
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Bell Historians] Anti-clockwise Rings

There would appear to be 164 such rings of 4 or more as on the attached list
compiled from Dove's Guide. Please let me know if any are missing or

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