[r-t] What is a 'regular' method

Graham John graham at changeringing.co.uk
Sun Feb 5 11:31:50 UTC 2012

The term 'regular method' is used frequently in ringing publications, but it
is not defined in the CC decisions. Is there an accepted definition of it?
The CCCBR website says that there is a definition in Appendix B of Learning
Methods by Michael J de C Henshaw (2000, CC). Can anyone share with us what
it says?


The problem is that we are familiar with the 41 'from the book' regular
Surprise Minor methods, but is this actually a subset of regular methods? or
do regular methods as well as having plain bob leadheads, have to be
palindromic and have no 56 in the notation above the treble? Do they also
have to have a 12 or 16 leadend notation? Not more than two places made
simultaneously? How do these criteria apply to other stages? Are twin hunt
methods such as Grandsire included?


A simple definition might be any method having a designated leadhead code
letter. But is this correct?




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