[r-t] Handbell Peals of Minimus

Robin Woolley robin at robinw.org.uk
Wed Mar 18 12:20:45 UTC 2015

Hi All,

I remember asking about 40 years ago as to why handbell peals of minimus 
were non-compliant. The reason somebody gave then was that it was too 
easy to hoax! (Roddy Horton may have been in the group during this 
discusssion). There are those who can ring four-in-hand, so what is to 
stop anyone claiming a peal of minimus four in hand? Obviously, I 
couldn't do it since I've never bothered about handbells - but there are 
those who could. This Decision is designed to avoid arguments about 
whether a given person did or did not ring what (s)he claimed at all.

Hoaxes were not uncommon in the 70s. There seems to be a revival 
recently - a 105 part of Stedman 15 for example. (Good mathematics!)

Unfortunately, the reasons for certain Decisions may have been lost. Who 
is to say that the logic behind such decisions is not still sound?


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