[r-t] Old doubles collection

Peter Hinton peter at hinton.me.uk
Tue Apr 5 10:36:15 UTC 2016

Don wrote:
> My understanding is that in the 1950s or 1960s the Central Council
> published a collection of doubles methods that included some that it now
> disavows, such as Caunton.
Caunton is first specified on page 243 of the Ringing World of 28 March 1969 
(attached).  (NB there is a mistake in the place notation for Pembrokeshire, 
subsequently corrected on page 342)
It appears to have been rung in a peal at Shelford (Nottinghamshire) on 21 Dec 
1968, published on page 128.

He asked:
> Also, does anyone know when and why the Council changed its rules to
> exclude Caunton and the like?
On page 480 of the RW of 20 June 1969, an update to the Decisions from that 
year's Central Council meeting at St Albans includes:
"In the plain course, no bell shall make more than four consecutive blows in the 
same position, this requirement not applying to Minimus methods."
This also appears in the minutes at

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