Service ringing · 2012Jan22Su

Four ringers:  Jim, Judy, Marguerite, Thomas.  The fourth ringer arrived late so we started with 2, 3, and 4, then moved to 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  • Plain Hunt on Three, or as Jim termed it, “Three Blind Mice”.
  • Plain Hunt on Four once the fourth ringer arrived.
  • Plain Bob Minimus.  Everyone was roughly in the right place straight through;  we have advanced about as far as we can go with ringers who only count their place. To improve further, all the ringers will have to look up and watch, and everyone will have to learn where to look, especially when to look at the treble.
  • Rang down in peal.  We now stay in rounds pretty well until about the first coil.  Things go awry at that point both because taking a coil distracts us and because by then the bells are ringing faster and each bell has to strike within a much narrower interval.  We rallied somewhat toward the end but even then did not have all four reliably in rounds.

Judy brought up the handbells (on Marguerite’s initiative) so that we can work on Plain Bob Minimus at practices without the distractions of bell handling.