[r-t] Register of non-conforming peals

Andrew Craddock andrew at towerbase.net
Sun Jul 20 03:39:45 UTC 2008


I do keep data on some peals/performances that have been published but 
don't appear on PealBase for a variety of reasons.  It would probably not 
be difficult to make these available on the PealBase website.  Currently I 
only have data on peals from 1970 onwards.  I'm sure that my list of non 
conforming peals is not comprehensive but it might make interesting reading 
for some people.

Now the tricky bit.  What is a non-conforming peal?  Are we back to Steve 
Coaker's definition of

(1) 5000 or more changes.

(2) Begins and ends in rounds.


(3) Doesn't conform to CC decisions.

Some people have queried the need for (2) but if you don't include that 
requirement then do non conforming peals include those where the conductor 
calls "Stand" after 5000 rows and the bells aren't in rounds?

And what about peals that have repeated rows - either in their execution or 
in the composition?  Most people's reaction may be to say "No" but then 
long lengths which have turned out to be false are of historical interest 
to some ringers.

What about performances that have been published on campanophile and not in 
The Ringing World?


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