[r-t] Slow Course methods

Robert Bennett rbennett1729 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 22:25:27 UTC 2017

Slow course maybe refers to a work which doesn't move by more than one
place throughout the lead.
2nds place bell in Kent and Oxford TB is sometimes known as slow bell.

Method names, and the names of bits of work, haven't always been consistent.
There is also the example of Stedman, where the slow work is anything but
Not to mention Stedman Bob, which used to be known as Stedman Slow Course.

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 5:53 AM, Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org> wrote:

> Two questions of an historical flavor:
> 1) How is it that Slow Course methods came to have their own
> classification? It seems odd to single out things like Candlesby and Rugby,
> but not Boxford and Braywood, which are just as different from the usual
> plain methods in a cognate way.
> 2) And why the name "slow course"? A course of these methods actually goes
> by *faster* than one of the usual plain methods at the same stage!
> --
> Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
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