[Bell Historians] New poll for bellhistorians

Michael Wilby michael at i...
Wed Sep 1 13:58:34 BST 2004

> I have yet to 
> encounter anyone seriously interested in and knowledgeable about 
> bells who thinks a) ... and b) that your method of describing rings 
fo 12 with a 
> flat 6th & extra treble is either logical or sensible.

Was thinking about this just yesterday. If we really do have to put 
up with the daft classification of rings of 12 with extra trebles 
as "rings of 13" then perhaps the current custodians of Dove could 
update the entry for Mancroft to reflect the situation more 
accurately, such as:

"Norwich, Norf, S Peter Mancroft, 13, 37-3-15 in C. Also 6flat. Ropes 
fall in sequence: 1,13,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12; Mon"

Another irregular circle - how exciting?!

Or perhaps the current custodians of Dove would like to reconsider 
such instruments? I can't believe that Ron Dove could have got it so 
wrong for so long.

It's about time this one got sorted out.


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