[Bell Historians] Peal Board Database

Richard Smith richard@ex-parrot.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Sun Dec 3 18:31:13 GMT 2017

John Harrison john at jaharrison.me.uk [bellhistorians] wrote:

> We suggested that as a first move it would be good to encourage people to
> start recording peal boards locally (I know a lot already have records, but
> I am sure many don't).  That would be beneficial in its own right, as well
> as providing source material that can be used to populate a database in due
> course.

Whilst I wholeheartedly support any move to encourage people 
to record peal boards (as well as boards recording other 
performances, which often get ignored at the moment), I 
don't think it's desirable to start a new database of them. 
Such a database will inevitably become yet another peal (or 
performance) database, and I would suggest a further 
proliferation of them is not in the interest of the 

I would encourage anyone recording details of peal boards to 
enter the performance on BellBoard (if it is not already 
there) and then attach a picture of the peal board.  The 
open access policy I mentioned a few minutes ago means that 
anyone with a BellBoard account can now attach a photo to 
any performance from before 2004.  If there's a need to add 
additional functionality to BellBoard to facilitate this, 
I'm sure I can do so.


Posted by: Richard Smith <richard at ex-parrot.com>


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