[r-t] Washbrook’s Surprise Principle
roddy at horton.karoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 9 14:00:56 UTC 2013
There is an article on page 62 of the RW of 25th July 1913 giving full detail so of the principle.
It gives the following figures:-
On Fri 09/08/13 14:42 , Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org sent:
> I am intrigued by the snippet from today's RW highlighting the
> intransigence of the ayatollahs of 100 years ago. Does anyone know what
> "Washbrook's Surprise Principle" is? I've searched for it on
> methods.org.uk, but for some reason it
> doesn't seem to be listed...
> 100 Years Ago
> The Ringing World, 8 August, 1913 Selected by the Editor
> ODD CHANGES.
> Most people who understand anything about method construction have probably
> anticipated criticism of the method rung at Caversharn and published as
> “Washbrook’s Surprise Principle,” particularly in regard
> to its name. But the opinion passed upon it by the Legitimate Methods
> Committee is as crushing as it is brief.
> “WASHBROOK’S SURPRISE PRINCIPLE.”
> To the Editor.
> Sir,—The system produced by Mr. Washbrook and rung at Caversham, is
> asymmetrical, and therefore illiegitimate; it is not principle and it is
> not Surprise.
> The Legitimate Methods Committee: H. Law James
> H. Dains
> J. A. Trollope Edwin H. Lewis
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