[Bell Historians] Half-pull Ringing
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Tue Nov 27 17:42:38 GMT 2007
We occasionally partake in whole-pull ringing at Chertsey, especially if
the bells are half-muffled as recently for Remembrance Day.
Whole-pull half-muffled sounds really good as each change has an "echo"
at backstroke from the muffled strike.
Do try it if you haven't.
> Whilst not wishing to get involved in the matters already expressed I
> am surprised that nobody seems to have communicated their experience of
> whole pull changes. In the early 1960s I came across it at Prescot in
> Lancashire - I was aged about fourteen at the time. The Prescot ringers
> were short of ringers for a wedding and I went along on my bicycle from
> St. Helens. I that think Graham Austin from Huyton was there too.(The
> picture of Michael Uphill in RW on his bicycle would indicate that his
> family must have been posh. His bicycle had shiny, clean chrome AND
> road lights!!) I plain hunted the treble and the change was made at
> every handstroke. I understood that when they had enough 'competent'
> ringers this whole pull arrangement could be extended to Grandsire
> Triples. I didn't go to Prescot again because after the wedding ringing
> those of school age got ten shillings whilst the others got one guinea.
> My protestations about my pay were unsuccessful. I believe that this
> whole pull ringing was favoured because it enhanced 'ropesight'.
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