[r-t] Grandsire Triples (was old methods)

Stephen Ivin s.ivin at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 16 14:45:42 UTC 2008

Bell News, Vol 2, p269 gives the following:

The following peal, which is upon an original plan, consists of five 
parts in each half-peal, the two halves being called alike. If the part 
be four times repeated, omitting the call at the fifth lead in the first 
course in each of the other parts, the first half peal will be produced.
Only one call, a single, is used throughout this peal, of which the 
following is an example :-   
This peal is an exceptionally easy one to call as the seventh is called 
into and out of the hunt at the beginning of each course and also 
called" Before" in the fifth and six courses in each series of six courses.
234567 1 2 3 5
436527 - - ­  -
362457 -­
625347 -­
254637 -­
642357 - - -­
326547 - - ­-
Four times repeated, omitting the call at five in the first course, 
produces the first half peal. The whole to be then repeated.
First rung on February 21st. 1874 (the second bell being the 
observation), at St Matthew's, Holbeck, Leeds; conducted by Tom Lockwood.


Don Morrison wrote:
> This discussion brings up an interesting question. If the answer isn't
> dead obvious, I could imagine it resulting in a race between Eddie Martin
> and Philip Saddleton to produce one....
> Is it possible to have an extent of Grandsire Triples using only one
> kind of call, which I presume would be some sort of funny single? For
> the purpose of this question an ordinary Grandsire single is
> considered just one call, not a composite of two as has been suggested
> in an earlier message in this thread.

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