[r-t] GVT

Leigh Simpson lists at simpleigh.com
Sat Jun 7 10:58:24 UTC 2014

> All the controversial decision changes of recent years - variable cover 
for one - have come at the request of the band which rang it first.

That's not quite true either, I'm afraid: the minutes of the Guildford meeting show that it was "Mark Bell [who] asked the Committee to review the non-compliant peal rung in Cambridge on 22 November" (the first Quark peal). [1] Mark was not a member of the band that rang it first [2].

At the CC Meeting this year Brian Meads perpetuated the view that bands were "seeking validation" from the Council. This couldn't be further from the truth: people ring this stuff because it's worth ringing. CC validation was not sought by the band, and there were two further peals rung before it was provided.


[1] <http://www.methods.org.uk/archive/ccm2013.htm#mab2>
[2] <http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=192270>

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