[Bell Historians] Method name

Hayden Charles hcharles at nFKCJXdHm8YF2MWBW9HD0wCm054VQHHQf4OgMEb5HJvnA0jpnZFjroAixD3ncapWV-n6ApwKSkeFLTx2caoaJ7k.yahoo.invalid
Thu Jan 20 14:40:56 GMT 2011

Sue Marsden wrote on 20/01/2011 14:12:
> Can anyone tell me when and where Primrose S Minor was first rung? And
> any possible reason for the choice of name?
> Cheers
> Sue Marsden
Depends which version you mean.

According to Karl Grave's book 'Forbidden Methods' (Whiting Society) 
page 78, the method now called 'Queen Mary Surprise' was published as 
'Primrose' in Campanologia in 1702. It later formed, with Violet and 
Tulip, part of the 'Crown Bob on the Three Flowers', a touch of spliced 
popular in the W Riding in the 19th century.

Karl Grave says: "After its condemnation by Law James, the name, 
Primrose, which it had borne for two centuries, was confiscated and 
handed to the Permitted, modernised version which bears the name today 
(a method which already had a perfectly good name of some antiquity: 
Ringers' Surprise). Yes, Law James certainly knew how to confuse the issue."

It is a lively read!

Has not quite answered your question, though.

Hayden Charles


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