[r-t] Dixons Variation

Philip Earis pje24 at cantab.net
Fri Jan 27 23:31:26 UTC 2006

> Church Bells 31/1/1880. Daresbury band rang on 27/2 720 Bob Minor (Dixon's
> Variation) 138 bobs, 6 singles, 6 extremes...

Thanks for that John, I found that very interesting.  I had no idea that 
Dixon's had been rung at Spalding or Daresbury.  Where else was it rung, I 
wonder?  I was introduced to Dixon's at Market Deeping a few years ago, by 
Jim Haw.  Jim rang with Horace Day, and the other Deeping/South Lincolnshire 
ringers of the 1920s and 1930s who rang many peals of spliced minor. They in 
turn rang with the Law James guys, Richardson etc, who were well-connected 
to Spalding.

> I would also suggest that the original Maxey "peal" was an extent - I 
> think,
> from reading CB that this was what a peal of minor would have implied at
> that date and in that area. The peal board, as I remember it from some
> thirty years ago, records mainly a long length rung at the nearby village 
> of
> Glinton.

Indeed - did you not see the picture of this on my website? 

> Does the nomenclature as a "variation" exclude it from the normal rules of
> method construction?

That's what the article is about! 

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