[r-t] RE: Stedman Minor (Shipway's Campanologia) and Method naming

Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com
Wed Jun 15 09:25:41 UTC 2005

Richard Smith wrote:

> So Stedman appears to have the longest history, though I
> could imagine that as an idea, Double Dunkirk might predate
> it.  It's simply too elegant not to have been thought of
> before.

It seems that this is the case -- Double Dunkirk was rung
long before 2003, though possibly not in a peal.  Tony Smith
has this to say on the method:

| The method you mention appeared in Shipway's Campanalogia,
| Part 1, 1813, as Double Stedman Slow Course and the first
| 720 was at Hurworth, Durham, on 29-7-1876 (Bell New 1876,
| p.427).

Whether or not Stedman Bob also appeared in Shipway's
Campanalogia, I don't know.


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