[Bell Historians] Date touch history

Neal Dodge gtbartonbells at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 20:35:22 GMT 2023

>From Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, 29th Dec 1764 edition:
"Yesterday was rung at St Mary Redcliff's, 1764 Grandsire Tripples, it
being the date of the year, by eight men viz...."

On Fri, 6 Jan 2023 at 20:00, John Harrison <john at jaharrison.me.uk> wrote:

> In article <129428109.12819071.1673034447931 at mail.yahoo.com>,
>    Andrew Aspland via Bell-historians
> <bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk> wrote:
> >  The Leeds ringers (Yorkshire) were ringing date touches in the late
> >  1700s and early 1800s.
> Thank you.  So in round terms, date touches have been round for centuries
> not decades.
> It would be interesting to know what sort of compositions they were using
> in those early days.  Did they pick and choose the 'easy years' or did
> they produce the awkward lengths as well.
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Many Thanks
Neal Dodge
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