[r-t] A Ringing Puzzle

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Sat May 24 15:28:56 UTC 2014

Graham John writes,

> This is the case of a method that only has one lead where all the bells are
> hunt bells. It is not covered by the current nomenclature, but should be.
> The 24-bell touch rung at the Ringing World Centenary
> (http://wiki.changeringing.co.uk/images/7/78/Rwcentenary24belltouch.png)
> could also be classified this way. All it needs is an additional method type
> to add to:

Absolutely so. Except, and I know we've done this to death before, I 
still do not like the division of similarly-constructed methods into 
totally different categories.

Why do we have to call the 2nd's place version of Parkway Surprise Royal 
(-50-14.50-50.36.14-70.58.16-16.70-16-90) a "Differential Hunter"? It's 
not a differential, it's a Surprise Royal method.

Similarly, why would we want to call 2nd's place Bristol Major anything 
other than a Surprise Major method? Admittedly the classification may be 
technically difficult, but if you accept it is a method, it seems daft 
to call it anything else.


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