MOST METHODS TO A PEAL FROM MINOR TO TWENTY

The following tables are an attempt to record the most methods yet rung to peals from Minor to Twenty on both tower bells and handbells to the end of 1994. The Minor tables have been compiled from an earlier progressive listing of the most Minor methods yet rung and are therefore missing some of the earlier peals in each class. From 1955 to 1980 the information has been mainly extracted using the Ringing World indexes only.

ARP
3 October 1992.

Revised ARP
29 November 1992.
10 July 1993.
15 May 1994.
11 June 1994

Revised RB (HTML Version)
Feb 98
May 00




Plain Minor

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 22 ATW

Sunningwell

28 Jan 93

T G Pett

93/275

30

Newland

9 Jun 73

B H Taylor

73/536

b. 30 ATW [5760]

Sunningwell

9 Mar 93

T G Pett

93/375

48

Blankey

10 Mar 80

P Needham

80/318

f. 51 ATW

Sunningwell

19 Oct 93

T G Pett

93/1120

69

Blackrod, Manchester

1 Jun 82

Rev. K M Price

82/575

196

Coppull

5 Jul 83

P Needham

83/647

214 [5760]

Bramley

18 Nov 89

J W Spiller

89/1131

d. 219

Paston

17 Dec 91

J W Spiller

92/110

e. 241

Litcham

31 Dec 92

J W Spiller

93/126

c. 250 [6480]

Monewden

30 Aug 92

92/1014


a. Most Plain Minor methods to an all the work peal to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
b. Most Plain methods to an all the work peal to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor methods 1965.
c. Silent and non-conducted.
d. Ringing World correction to number of methods - 93/88.
e. Most Minor methods in seven extents to date. (Not claimed)
f. The most Plain methods to an all the work peal to date.



Mixed Treble Path Minor

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 9

Surfleet

10 Mar 10

H L James

BN 10/103

a. 14

Edenham

15 Feb 11

H L James

BN 11/9

a. 16

Surfleet

18 Nov 11

H L James

11/598

i. 25 [10 treble paths]

Avebury

4 Mar 90

A R Peake

90/324

i. 29 [16 treble paths]

Sunningwell

7 Mar 94

T G Pett

94/378

I. 34 [25 treble paths]

Sunningwell

9 Jun 94

T G Pett

a. 48

Algakirk

16 May 36

V Taylor

36/337

g. 48 ATW

Sunningwell

21 May 93

T G Pett

93/605

a. 57

Algakirk

13 Jun 36

V Taylor

36/401

h. 57 ATW

Sunningwell

26 Jul 93

T G Pett

93/857

a. 60

Whaplode

3 Aug 36

V Taylor

36/529

a. 61

Freiston

8 Aug 36

V Taylor

36/529

a. 70

Algakirk

5 Dec 36

V Taylor

36/801

a. 80

Algakirk

4 Dec 37

V Taylor

37/818

a. 84

Disley

16 Jul 38

C K Lewis

38/473

a. 100

Bassingham

16 Jun 39

G E Feirn

39/412

a. 102

Leadenham

24 Jun 39

G E Feirn

39/413

a. 104

Bigby

19 Jul 39

G E Feirn

39/477

b. 105 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 30 Jun 47 G E Feirn 47/338

c. 105

Copt Oak

26 Apl 51

R Beniston

51/316

b.106 [HB] Cleatham 8 Aug 55 G E Feirn 55/534 & 537
b. 109 [HB} Doncaster 2 Nov 55 W F Moreton 55/726 & 730

a. 125 [6480]

Bigby

26 Jul 39

G E Feirn

39/493

c. 125

Felkirk

20 Jan 61

W F Moreton

61/77

a. 126

Copt Oak

30 Jun 51

R Beniston

51/454

j. 130 [HB] Wakefield 26 May 61 W F Moreton 61/378

d. 143

Castle Eaton

2 Dec 63

A R Peake

63/842

d. 145

Rayne

25 Mar 66

J E G Roast

66/233

d. 148

Ashbocking

13 Jul 66

H W Egglestone

66/500

e. 217

Blunsdon

6 Nov 76

A R Peake

76/1072

d. 301 [HB 7200] Ossett 26 Apl 72 I North 72/442

f. 311 [7200]

Hinton Waldrist

18 Dec 76

A R Peake

77/86


a. Most methods to a peal to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
b. Most methods to a handbell peal to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
c. Most methods in seven extents to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
d. Most methods to a peal to date.
e. Most methods in seven extents to date.
f. Most Minor methods to a peal to date.
g. Most methods to an all the work peal to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
h. Most methods to an all the work peal to date.
i. Most treble paths to a peal to date.
j. The most methods to a peal to date. Peal contained only methods meeting the requirements of the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.



Treble Bob Minor

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 19

Hazel Grove

12 Jul 13

Rev. A T Beeston

13/41

a. 24

Hazel Grove

24 Nov 21

J Fernley sen.

21/734

a. 30

Hazel Grove

1 Jan 23

J Fernley sen.

23/22

a. 35

Hazel Grove

4 Dec 23

J Fernley sen.

23/790

f. 37 [ATW]

Marcham

14 Oct 92

A R Peake

92/1109

a. 38

Knutsford

5 Aug 33

E Bennett

35/500

a. 39

Chapel-en-le-Frith

29 Dec 34

J Worth

35/37

a. 40

Sutton

19 Jan 35

J Worth

35/53

a. 42

Disley

9 Feb 35

J Worth

35/102

a. 46

Fairfield Buxton

18 Jan 36

J Worth

36/53

a. 52

Marple

23 May 36

J Worth

36/353

h. 55 [HB] Doncaster 7 Jun 56 W F Moreton 56/390
h. 60 [HB] Stratton St Margaret 6 Apl 64 A R Peake 64/284
h. 64 [HB] Swindon 11 Apl 64 A R Peake 64/301
i. 65 [HB] Ossett 21 Jul 71 I North 71/729

a. 66

Marple

22 Aug 36

J Worth

36/560

a. 68

Disley

5 Sep 36

J Worth

36/592

a. 73

Fairfield Buxton

12 Jun 37

C K Lewis

37/422

b. 74

Marple

16 Jul 83

C K Lewis

83/666

b. 79

Sunningwell

30 Jun 92

T G Pett

92/748

g. 82

Sunningwell

15 Dec 92

T G Pett

93/102

i. 83 [HB] Ossett 17 Sep 71 I North 71/896

c. 85 [6480]

Sutton

30 Dec 83

C K Lewis

84/97

i. 94 [HB] Ossett 6 Oct 71 I North 71/943

101

Holme Peirrepoint

3 May 68

R B Mills

68/489 & 525

106

Holme Peirrepoint

22 Nov 68

R B Mills

68/1012

i. 106 [HB] Ossett 31 Oct 71 I North 72/1022

117

Holme Peirrepoint

3 Jan 69

R B Mills

69/131

i. 124 [HB] Ossett 24 Nov 71 I North 71/1125

127

Holme Peirrepoint

17 Jan 69

R B Mills

69/170

j. 139 [HB] Ossett 11 Dec 71 I North 72/34

d. 155

Holme Peirrepoint

7 Mar 69

R B Mills

69/370

j. 162 [HB] Ossett 29 Dec 71 I North 72/83

e. 179

Elston

23 May 69

R B Mills

69/570

j. 180 [HB] Ossett 9 Jan 72 I North 72/144
j. 195 [HB] Ossett 26 Jan 72 I North 72/204

e. 198

Holme Peirrepoint

4 Jul 69

R B Mills

69/793

e. 210

Holme Peirrepoint

24 Oct 69

R B Mills

69/993

j. 210 [HB] Ossett 20 Feb 72 I North 72/264
e. 240 [HB 5760] Ossett 15 Mar 72 I North 72/323
e. 270 [HB 6480] Ossett 12 Apl 72 I North 72/404

a. Most methods to a peal to date. Peals contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
b. Most Treble Bob Minor methods in seven extents to date, containing only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
c. Most Treble Bob Minor methods to a peal to date, containing only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
d. The most Minor methods to a peal to date.
e. The most methods to a peal to date.
f. The most Minor methods to an all the work peal to date using only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
g. The most Treble Bob Minor methods in a normal length peal to date using only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
h. The most Treble Bob Minor methods to a handbell peal to date. Peal contained only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
i. The most Treble Bob methods to a handbell peal to date.
j. The most methods on handbells to date.



Surprise Minor

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
o. 7 [HB] Longstanton 5 Jan 25 J B Woolley 25/38
o. 10 [HB] Portsmouth 23 Dec 56 R Baldwin 57/85

14

Tibenham

23 Sep 12

F R Manser

o. 14 [HB] Harrow 28 May 63 R Baldwin 63/426
o. 21 [HB] Bushey 30 Jun 63 R Baldwin 63/476

a. 22

Chigwell Row

24 Mar 28

G L Joyce

28/197

a. 23

Leytonstone

24 Mar 30

E D Smith

30/229

b. 25 ATW

Birmingham

9 Aug 88

P Needham

88/868

a. 26

Lamberhurst

15 May 30

A Relfe

30/326

b. 26 ATW

Tewin

10 Dec 92

P G C Ellis

93/75

o. 27 [HB] Bushey 5 Jul 63 R Baldwin 63/525
o. 31 [HB] Bushey 10 Jul 63 R Baldwin 63/541

a. 32

Lamberhurst

2 Mar 35

A Relfe

35/166

a. 33

Frampton

10 Dec 49

J R Young

50/6

a. 34

Keymer

22 Mar 87

J R Leary

87/406

c. 35

Frampton

14 Mar 53

J R Young

53/196

n. 35 ATW

Marcham

21 Dec 92

P G C Ellis

93/127

c. 38

Frampton

5 Mar 55

Rhoda Brown

55/165

c. 39

Stisted

20 Oct 61

H W Egglestone

61/744

p. 39 {HB} London 5 Oct 80 R D Bailey 80/947

c. 40

Stisted

26 Oct 61

H W Egglestone

61/760

d. 41 [10080]

Mildenhall

29 Apl 61

J R Mayne

61/77

c. 41

Stisted

30 Nov 61

H W Egglestone

61/848

e. 41 [7920]

Sunningwell

14 Feb 88

D B Carter

88/263

e. 41 [7200]

Harkstead

23 Oct 88

J A Smith

88/1095

e. 41 [5760]

Sunningwell

9 Jan 92

T G Pett

92/163

e. 41 [HB 5040] Roehampton 17 May 92 R D Bailey 92/578

f. 41 [5040]

Sunningwell

27 May 92

T G Pett

92/600

l. 41 ATW [12240]

Grundisburgh

30 Dec 88

J A Smith

89/107

m. 41 ATW [10080]

Wadenhoe

13 Dec 92

P G C Ellis

93/74

m. 41 ATW [7920]

Cranford St John

18 Jul 93

P G C Ellis

93/808

g. 42 ATW

Loxton

3 Sep 75

A J Cox

75/847

c. 50

Stisted

26 Jan 62

H W Egglestone

62/99

p. 53 [HB] London 20 Sep 82 R D Bailey 82/864

c. 60

Stisted

16 Feb 62

H W Egglestone

62/148

c. 70

South Mymms

22 Nov 67

R D Bailey

67/900

c. 81

Stoneleigh

30 Jul 69

Joint

69/771

c. 90

Hannington

25 Jun 71

T G Pett

71/666

c. 100

Beedon

16 Jul 71

T G Pett

71/708

c. 125

Mildenhall

17 Sep 71

T G Pett

71/894

c. 206

Hinton Waldrist

1 Nov 71

T G Pett

71/1019

j. 210

Hinton Waldrist

24 Jan 72

T G Pett

72/161

h. 230

Castle Eaton

12 Dec 71

T G Pett

72/79

k. 290

Stoke DAbernon

7 Jul 72

R D Bailey

72/663


a. The most Surprise Minor methods to a peal to date. Peals contained only methods from the Central Council Collections.
b. The most Surprise Minor methods to an all the work peal to date using only methods from the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
c. The most Surprise Minor metods in seven extents to date.
d. Most Surprise Minor methods to a peal to date. Peal contained all the Surprise methods, (except for Double Surprise), included in the Central Council Collection of Minor Methods 1965.
e. The shortest length to date containing methods as is d above.
f. The shortest length on tower bells to date using only methods as in d above.
g. The most Minor methods to an all the work peal to date.
h. The most methods to a peal to date.
j. The most Surprise Minor methods in seven extents to date.
k. Claimed as the most Surprise methods to a peal. Contained methods that failed to comply with Central Council requirements. (RW 72/738)
l. The most Minor methods to an all the work peal to date using only methods as in d above.
m. Shortest length all the work peal using only methods as in d above.
n. The most Surprise Minor methods in an all the work peal to date of normal length and containing only methods as in b above.
o. The most Surprise Minor methods to a handbell peal to date. Peal contained only methods as in b above.
p. The most Surprise Minor methods to a handbell peal to date.



Triples

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

2

Bridgend

16 May 25

A J Pitman

25/375

2 [HB] Enfield 10 Jun 46 C W Roberts 46/308

4

Hastings

13 Mar 48

C A Levett

48/143

6

Kingswinford

31 Oct 53

C Skidmore

53/736

11

Brierley Hill

10 Jun 54

C Skidmore

54/404

c. 14

Stratton St Margaret

30 Jul 93

A R Peake

93/855

a. 100

Salford

16 May 74

M C W Sherwood

74/493

b. 360

Salford

27 Jun 74

M C W Sherwood

74/617


a. False - RW 1974/982.
b. The most methods to a peal to date.
c. The most twin-hunt Triples methods to a peal to date.



Plain Major

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
2 [HB] Cambridge 19 May 20 E M Atkins 20/312

2

Long Eaton

2 Oct 26

E Morris

26/629

a. 3 [HB] Cambridge 25 Jan 23 W H J Hooton 23/70
a. 6 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 6 Aug 38 J Bray 38/522
a. 7 [HB} Oxford 24 Nov 44 J E Spice 44/490
d. 7 [HB ATW] Harpenden 9 Jul 68 B J Woodruffe 68/628
d. 9 [HB ATW] Wheathampstead 27 Aug 68 B J Woodruffe 68/795
f. 12 [HB ATW] Harpenden 26 Feb 69 B J Woodruffe 69/294

d. 12 ATW

Stratton St Margaret

7 Feb 92

A R Peake

92/260

d. 15 ATW

Stratton St Margaret

3 Apl 92

A R Peake

92/455

d. 17 ATW

Stratton St Margaret

7 Aug 92

A R Peake

92/892

a. 21 [HB] Sittingbourne 2 Jan 45 J E Spice 45/15
a. 22 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 14 Apl 50 G E Feirn 50/295

d. 25 ATW

Stratton St Margaret

5 Mar 93

A R Peake

93/348

a. 26 [HB] Cleatham 15 May 50 G E Feirn 50/342
h. 27 [HB] Cheltenham 4 May 67 C A Wratten 67/384

a. 29

Heponstall

29 Oct 60

D Ogden

60/763

g. 31 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 7 Jul 50 G E Feirn 50/469
h. 35 [HB] Edgbaston 17 Oct 67 R J Parker 67/802
g. 36 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 11 Nov 50 G E Feirn 50/759
g. 42 [HB] Cleatham 6 Feb 51 G E Feirn 51/118
g. 46 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 19 Feb 51 G E Feirn 51/150
h. 48 [HB] Edgbaston 27 Feb 68 C I Rowson 68/211
i. 50 [HB] Burton-on-Stather 11 Mar 51 G E Feirn 51/198

a. 55

Accrington

12 May 61

D Ogden

61/343

a. 61 [HB] Edgbaston 12 Mar 68 C I Rowson 68/251
a. 62 [HB] Penwortham 13 Feb 74 R J Parker 74/225

a. 75

Stratton St Margaret

26 Mar 82

A R Peake

82/342

a. 110

Stratton St Margaret

4 Jun 82

A R Peake

82/555

b. 200

Stratton St Margaret

6 Aug 82

A R Peake

82/740

b. 250

Stratton St Margaret

22 Oct 82

A R Peake

82/970

b. 275

Stratton St Margaret

10 Dec 82

T G Pett

83/32

b. 300

Stratton St Margaret

7 Jan 83

T G Pett

83/98

b. 330

Stratton St Margaret

11 Mar 83

A R Peake

83/282

b. 350

Stratton St Margaret

8 Apl 83

A R Peake

83/365

c. 375

Stratton St Margaret

6 May 83

A R Peake

83/397

c. 400

Stratton St Margaret

3 Jun 83

A R Peake

83/534

e. 562

Stow Bardolph

17 Oct 93

J W Spiller

93/1269


a. The most Plain Major methods to date.
b. The most Major methods to a peal to date.
c. The most methods to a peal to date.
d. The most Plain Major methods to an all the work peal to date.
e. Half-lead spliced - The most methods to a peal to date.
f. False - see RW 70/514.
g. False - see RW 60/803.
h. Most Major methods on handbells to date.
i. False - see RW 60/755.



Surprise Major

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 2

Whitley Bay

14 May 24

J A Gofton

24/323

c. 2 [HB] Oxhey 8 Nov 35 H G Cashmore 35/730
c. 3 [HB] Oxhey 14 Feb 36 H G Cashmore 36/137

a. 4

Warnham

11 Jun 27

A H Pulling

27/372

c. 4 [HB] Oxhey 29 May 36 H G Cashmore 36/369

d 4 ATW

Lambeth

19 Apl 47

H G Cashmore

47/208

a. 5

Willesden

18 Dec 28

W Pye

28/819

c. 5 [HB] Oxhey 12 Feb 37 H G Cashmore 37/118

d. 5 ATW

Marsden

19 Feb 49

J C E Simpson

49/103

e. 5 ATW [HB] Bushey 24 Sep 63 J R Mayne 63/685

a. 6

Willesden

19 Mar 29

W Pye

29/194

c. 6 [HB] Oxhey 12 Nov 37 H G Cashmore 37/769

d. 6 ATW

Frodsham

15 Nov 50

J C E Simpson

50/755

d. 7 ATW

Norbury

9 Jul 55

C K Lewis

55/450

e. 7 ATW [HB] Harrow 1 Sep 64 J R Mayne 64/656

f. 7 ATW

Sittingbourne

20 Feb 66

66/156

c. 8 [HB] Bushey Heath 17 May 50 H G Cashmore 50/342

d. 8 ATW

Macclesfield

25 Nov 55

C K Lewis

55/763

f. 8 ATW

Turners Hill

15 May 66

66/363

e. 8 ATW [HB] St Albans 14 Jan 69 J R Mayne 69/191
c. 9 [HB] Stanmore 22 Nov 50 H G Cashmore 50/790

d. 9 ATW

Willesden

22 Aug 56

R F B Speed

56/562

f. 9 ATW

Penistone

22 May 66

66/380

a. 10

Willesden

13 Aug 29

W Pye

29/531

a. 11

London

24 Jul 30

W Pye

30/482

a. 12

Ealing

1 Jul 31

W Pye

31/439

c. 12 [HB] Bushey Heath 25 Apl 51 H G Cashmore 51/295
c. 14 [HB] Stanmore 14 Jan 52 H G Cashmore 52/71

a. 16

Harmston

15 Mar 47

J A Freeman

47/135

c. 16 [HB] Bushey Heath 24 Oct 52 H G Cashmore 52/726
e. 16 ATW [HB] London 14 Dec 83 P J Sanderson 84/55
c. 18 [HB] Harrow 5 Jun 64 J R Mayne 64/440

d. 19 ATW

Burnley

11 Dec 66

N Smith

67/65

c. 20 [HB] Harrow 25 Sep 64 J R Mayne 64/689

d. 21 ATW

Accrington

28 Dec 66

N Smith

67/66

a. 22

Harmston

27 Nov 48

J A Freeman

48/548

c. 23 [HB] Harrow 20 Aug 65 J R Mayne 65/617

d. 23 ATW

Bilsborrow

31 Dec 66

N Smith

67/66

f. 23 ATW

Longney

18 Feb 68

68/188

h. 23 ATW

Backwell

17 Jun 72

J R Mayne

72/559

e. 23 ATW [HB] Widmer End 21 Mar 84 B F L Groves 84/369

a. 25

Dorchester

4 Feb 51

W F Judge

51/115

c. 25 [HB] Bushey 2 May 66 J R Mayne 66/333

d. 25 ATW [5600]

Tottenham

6 Apl 68

J S N Porter

68/328

e. 25 ATW [5600 HB] Kensal Green 8 Sep 88 J R Peverett 88/1002
c. 26 [HB] Harrow 26 Aug 68 J R Mayne 68/735
c. 28 [HB] Harrow 23 Sep 68 J R Mayne 68/795
c. 30 [HB] St Albans 2 Dec 68 J R Mayne 69/34

g. 30 ATW

Hungerford

2 May 80

T G Pett

80/468

c. 32 [HB] Harrow 24 Feb 69 J R Mayne 69/271

d. 32 ATW [7168]

Overton

21 Jun 69

A R Peake

69/551

a. 36

Handsworth

13 Feb 54

W E Critchley

54/133

a. 42

Handsworth

29 May 54

W E Critchley

54/387

d. 45 ATW [10080]

Harrow Weald

21 Feb 70

A R Peake

70/195

a. 48

Conisbrough

18 Jun 54

W E Critchley

54/419

c. 50 [HB] Rochdale 28 Mar 77 M C W Sherwood 77/339

a. 53

Conisbrough

24 Jun 55

W E Critchley

55/419

a. 64

Stratton St Margaret

21 May 66

A R Peake

66/378

a. 70

Stratton St Margaret

18 Jun 66

A R Peake

66/433

c. 75 [HB] Rochdale 4 May 77 M C W Sherwood 77/532

a. 80

Bristol

6 Aug 66

A R Peake

66/454

a. 85

Stratton St Margaret

1 Oct 66

A R Peake

66/674

a. 100

Longney

16 Oct 66

A R Peake

66/710

c. 100 [HB] Rochdale 28 Jul 77 M C W Sherwood 77/779

a. 110

Malmesbury

5 Nov 66

A R Peake

66/762

a. 120

Longney

20 Nov 66

A R Peake

66/812

a. 135

Stratton St Margaret

17 Dec 66

A R Peake

67/10

b. 150

Bristol

31 Dec 66

A R Peake

67/47

b. 160

Yatton

21 Jan 67

A R Peake

67/101

b. 165

Longney

11 Feb 67

A R Peake

67/154

i. 497

Cambridge

2 Oct 83

P L H Brooke

83/906


a. The most Surprise Major methods to a peal to date.
b. The most methods to a peal to date.
c. The most Surprise Major methods to a handbell peal to date.
d. The most methods to an all the work peal to date.
e. The most methods to an all the work peal on handbells to date.
f. Silent and non-conducted.
g. Little Surprise: Most methods to an all the work peal of normal length to date.
h. The first all the work peal with each lead different.
i. Half-lead spliced. Misreported as 500 methods.



Caters

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 2

Newcastle-on-Tyne

27 Jan 25

W H Barber

25/82

b. 2 [HB] Enfield 9 Sep 27 J Thomas 27/581

a. 3

Walthamstow

11 Dec 26

C T Coles

26/786

b. 3 [HB] Watford 11 Mar 92 J R Mayne 92/356

a. 100

Warfield

3 Feb 73

A R Peake

73/189


a. The most Caters methods to a peal to date.
b. The most Caters methods to a handbell peal to date.



Plain Royal

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
2 [HB} Cambridge 15 Jan 21 E M Atkins 21/65
3 [HB] Bournemouth 15 May 50 D T Matkin 50/342
4 [HB] Bournemouth 7 Jul 50 D T Matkin 50/453
5 [HB] Oxford 9 Nov 51 M Slaney 51/791
7 [HB] Bournemouth 23 Feb 52 D T Matkin 52/183
11 [HB] Newcastle-under-Lyme 8 Sep 52 M Slaney 52/662
13 [HB] Robin Hood 22 Oct 72 I North 72/943
85 [HB] Wakefield 1 Apl 73 I North 73/579
a. 100 [HB] Barrowford 9 Oct 74 R J Parker 74/987

a. Peal excluded from Peals Analysis, (RW supplement 27 Jun 1950, as some methods failed to comply with CC requirements.



Surprise Royal

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 2

London

25 Jul 31

W Pye

31/486

b. 2 [HB] Leicester 1 Dec 63 P J Staniforth 64/29
b. 3 [HB] Bushey 24 May 66 J R Mayne 66/401

a. 4

Beddington

18 Jan 36

C H Kippin

36/51

c. 4 ATW

Worsley

23 Sep 62

D Ogden

62/666

d. 4 ATW [HB] Offerton 15 Sep 76 M C W Sherwood 76/887
b. 4 [HB] Bushey 13 Jun 66 J R Mayne 66/420
b. 5 [HB] Bushey 8 Aug 66 J R Mayne 66/565
d. 5 ATW [HB] Holyport, Bray 8 Jun 77 B F L Groves 77/578

a. 6

Manchester

1 Jul 61

D Ogden

61/462

b. 6 [HB] Bushey 20 Sep 66 J R Mayne 66/661
d. 6 ATW [HB] High Wycombe 28 Sep 77 B F L Groves 77/934
d. 7 ATW [HB] Slough 27 Apl 79 B F L Groves 79/436

a. 8

Worsley

31 Mar 62

D Ogden

62/241

b. 8 [HB] Marple 21 Aug 69 R B Smith 69/715

c. 8 ATW

Preston

16 Jul 67

N Bennett

67/590

d. 8 ATW [HB] Calcot, Reading 14 Apl 80 B F L Groves 80/468
b. 10 [HB] Watford 5 Jan 71 J R Mayne 71/140

c. 10 ATW

Worsley

17 Dec 67

N Bennett

68/28

d. 10 ATW [HB} Barrow-on-Soar 20 Mar 86 J M Jelley 86/364

a. 11

Worsley

14 Jul 62

D Ogden

62/497

a. 12

Worsley

12 Jan 63

D Ogden

63/81

a. 14

Marsden

22 Jun 63

W F Moreton

63/457

c. 14 ATW

Blackburn

16 Mar 68

N Bennett

68/288

e. 14 ATW

Thatcham

15 Jan 93

B F L Groves

93/175

d. 14 ATW [HB]

Maidenhead

3 May 00

B F L Groves

00/???

b. 16 [HB] Watford 16 Mar 71 J R Mayne 71/340

a. 18

Rotherham

9 Nov 63

W F Moreton

63/801

b. 18 [HB] Watford 20 Apl 71 J R Mayne 71/474
b. 20 [HB] Watford 12 Jul 71 J R Mayne 71/690

a. 21

Rotherham

11 Jan 64

W F Moreton

64/82

b. 22 [HB] Watford 11 Apl 73 J R Mayne 73/375
b. 26 [HB] Melbourne 21 May 87 B L Burrows 87/585

a. 27

Rotherham

18 Apl 64

W F Moreton

64/298

a. 28

Wakefield

25 Apl 64

W F Moreton

64/329

b. 28 [HB] Melbourne 11 Jun 87 R B Smith 87/689
b. 30 [HB] Melbourne 9 Jul 87 B L Burrows 87/713

a. 32

Rotherham

5 Jul 64

W F Moreton

64/485

b. 32 [HB] Melbourne 12 Nov 87 R B Smith 88/24
b. 34 [HB] Melbourne 7 Jan 88 B L Burrows 88/159

a. 36

Kingston-upon-Hull

14 Nov 64

W F Moreton

64/840

b. 36 [HB] Melbourne 19 May 88 B L Burrows 88/575
b. 38 [HB] Melbourne 16 Jun 88 R B Smith 88/706

a. 42

Rotherham

23 Jan 65

W F Moreton

65/100

b. 42 [HB] Long Eaton 7 Jul 88 B L Burrows 88/754

a. 50

Bristol

2 Mar 68

A R Peake

68/228

a. 75

Leicester

19 Sep 70

A R Peake

70/799

a. 126

Bristol

13 Dec 70

A R Peake

71/30

a. 204 [8000]

Shoreditch

29 Mar 87

D E Sibson

87/562


a. The most Surprise Royal methods to a peal to date.
b. The most Surprise Royal methods to a handbell peal to date.
c. The most Surprise Royal methods to an all the work peal to date.
d. The most Surprise Royal methods to an all the work handbell peal to date.
e. The most Royal methods to an all the work peal with the tenors together to date.



Cinques

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

100

Walsall

26 Mar 77

A R Peake

77/382




Plain Maximus

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
2 [HB] Leverstock Green 15 Oct 31 W Ayre 31/682
4 [HB] Leicester 29 Aug 50 H J Poole 50/567
12 [HB] Churchill 21 Aug 53 M Slaney 53/590



Treble Bob Maximus

NUMBER OF METHODS

PLACE

DATE

CONDUCTOR

RW REF:

a. 4 ATW [HB] St Albans 28 Jun 93 P N Mounsey 93/904
a. 5 ATW [HB] St Albans 19 Jul 93 P N Mounsey 93/904
a. 6 ATW [HB} St Albans 29 Dec 93 P N Mounsey 94/109
a. 7 ATW [HB] St Albans 28 Mar 94 P N Mounsey 94/512

a. Surprise and Delight methods.



Surprise Maximus

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

a. 2

Chelmsford

1 Apl 29

W Pye

29/210

b. 2 [HB] Marple 20 Feb 69 R B Smith 69/251

a. 3

Leicester

12 Oct 50

H J Poole

50/674

b. 3 [HB] Marple 10 Jul 69 R B Smith 69/611

a. 4

Leicester

28 Dec 50

H J Poole

51/18

b. 4 [HB] Marple 24 Jul 69 R B Smith 69/645
d. 4 ATW [HB] Offerton 15 Sep 76 M C W Sherwood 76/887
f. 4 ATW [HB] Holyport 23 Feb 77 B F L Groves 77/250

a. 6

Leicester

20 Dec 51

H J Poole

52/2

b. 6 [HB] Marple 4 Sep 69 R B Smith 69/798

a. 7

Leicester

21 Jan 52

H J Poole

52/82

a. 8

Leicester

31 Jul 52

H J Poole

52/498

b. 8 [HB] Watford 6 Oct 69 J R Mayne 69/875

a. 10

Leicester

11 Dec 52

H J Poole

52/818

b. 10 [HB] Marple 9 Oct 69 R B Smith 69/875

c. 10 ATW

Ashton-under-Lyne

3 Sep 67

J H Fielden

67/682

d. 10 ATW [HB] Holyport, Bray 26 Nov 80 B F L Groves 81/11

c. 11 ATW [5808]

Nottingham

7 May 77

J S N Porter

77/471

a. 12

Leicester

2 Jun 53

H J Poole

53/406

b. 12 [HB] Marple 30 Oct 69 R B Smith 69/938
b. 14 [HB] Watford 16 Mar 70 J R Mayne 70/277
b. 16 [HB] Watford 21 Apl 70 J R Mayne 70/381

a. 18

Manchester

13 Apl 63

D Ogden

63/297

c. 20 ATW [10560]

Worcester

21 Feb 81

D C Brown

81/389

a. 24

Manchester

17 Dec 66

N Bennett

67/65

a. 30

Halifax

15 Apl 67

N Bennett

67/309

c. 30 ATW [15840]

Worcester

20 March 93

D C Brown

93/546

a. 33

Ashton-under-Lyne

4 Jun 67

C K Lewis

67/440

a. 35

Leicester

9 Sep 67

N Bennett

67/760

a. 40

Liverpool

17 Aug 68

N Bennett

68/711

a. 50

Walsall

1 Mar 69

R B Smith

69/227

e. 60

Nottingham

12 Jul 69

N Bennett

69/693

e. 75

Manchester

8 Nov 69

N Bennett

69/972

a. 105

Leicester

20 Jun 70

N Bennett

70/599

a. 110

Ashton-under-Lyne

27 Jun 70

J H Fielden

70/697

b. 110 [HB] Slough 7 Jan 80 B F L Groves 80/143

a. 170 [8000]

Shoreditch

14 Oct 84

D E Sibson

84/1001


a. The most Surprise Maximus methods to a peal to date.
b. The most Surprise Maximus methods to a handbell peal to date.
c. The most Surprise Maximus methods to an all the work peal to date.
d. The most Surprise Maximus methods to an all the work handbell peal to date.
e. False - see RW 1970/394
f. First peal in the standard four methods on handbells.



Plain Fourteen

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
2 [HB] Southampton 14 Jul 71 B J Woodruffe 71/710



Surprise Fourteen

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

3

Winchester

31 May 93

B H Taylor

93/625

6 [HB] Watford 23 Nov 70 J R Mayne 70/1002
7 [HB] Watford 10 May 71 J R Mayne 71/495



Plain Sixteen

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:

2

Birmingham

17 Apl 94

D J Pipe

94/537




Surprise Sixteen

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
6 [HB] Watford 25 Jan 71 J R Mayne 71/159



Surprise Eighteen

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
a. 3 [HB] Melbourne 7 Feb 94 R B Smith 94/210

a. The first peal of Surprise on eighteen bells.



Surprise Twenty

NUMBER OF METHODS PLACE DATE CONDUCTOR RW REF:
a. 3 [HB] Melbourne 11 Apl 94 R B Smith 94/562

a. The first peal of Surprise on 20 bells.


Appendix A -- Progressive List Of The Most Minor Methods To A Peal


NUMBER OF METHODS

DATE

RW REF

9 Mixed

10 Mar 10

BN 10/103

14 Mixed

15 Feb 11

BN 11/9

16 Mixed

18 Nov 11

11/598

19 TB

12 Jul 13

13/41

24 TB

24 Nov 21

21/734

30 TB

1 Jan 23

23/22

35 TB

4 Dec 23

23/790

38 TB

5 Aug 33

33/500

39 TB

29 Dec 34

35/37

40 TB

19 Jan 35

35/53

42 TB

9 Feb 35

35/102

46 TB

18 Jan 36

36/53

48 Mixed

16 May 36

36/337

52 TB

23 May 36

36/353

57 Mixed

13 Jun 36

36/401

60 Mixed

3 Aug 36

36/529

61 Mixed

8 Aug 36

36/529

66 TB

22 Aug 36

36/560

68 TB

5 Sep 36

36/592

70 Mixed

5 Dec 36

36/801

73 TB

12 Jun 37

37/422

80 Mixed

4 Dec 37

37/818

84 Mixed

16 Jul 38

38/473

100 Mixed

16 Jun 39

39/412

102 Mixed

24 Jun 39

39/413

104 Mixed

19 Jul 39

39/477

125 Mixed [6480]

26 Jul 39

39/493

126 Mixed [6480]

30 Jun 51

51/454

143 Mixed

2 Dec 63

63/842

145 Mixed

25 Mar 66

66/233

148 Mixed

13 Jul 66

66/500

155 TB

7 Mar 69

69/370

179 TB

23 May 69

69/570

198 TB

4 Jul 69

69/793

210 TB

24 Oct 69

69/993

230 S [5760]

12 Dec 71

72/79

240 TB [5760] HB

15 Mar 72

72/323

270 TB [6480] HB

12 Apl 72

72/404

301 Mixed [7200]
Handbells

26 Apl 72

72/442

311 Mixed [7200]

18 Dec 76

77/86



Appendix B -- Progressive List Of The Most Major Methods To A Peal


NUMBER OF METHODS

DATE

RW REF

2 Plain [HB]

19 May 20

20/312

3 Plain [HB]

25 Jan 23

23/70

4 Surprise

11 Jun 27

27/372

5 Surprise

18 Dec 28

28/819

6 Surprise

19 Mar 29

29/194

10 Surprise

13 Aug 29

29/531

11 Surprise

24 Jul 30

30/482

12 Surprise

1 Jul 31

31/439

21 Plain [HB]

2 Jan 45

45/15

22 Plain [HB]

14 Apl 50

50/295

26 Plain [HB]

15 May 50

50/342

36 Surprise

13 Feb 54

54/133

42 Surprise

29 May 54

54/387

48 Surprise

18 Jun 54

54/419

53 Surprise

24 Jun 55

55/419

64 Surprise

21 May 66

66/378

70 Surprise

18 Jun 66

66/433

80 Surprise

6 Aug 66

66/454

85 Surprise

1 Oct 66

66/674

100 Surprise

16 Oct 66

66/710

110 Surprise

5 Nov 66

66/762

120 Surprise

20 Nov 66

66/812

135 Surprise

17 Dec 66

67/10

150 Surprise

31 Dec 66

67/47

160 Surprise

21 Jan 67

67/101

165 Surprise

11 Feb 67

67/154

200 Plain

6 Aug 82

82/740

250 Plain

22 Oct 82

82/970

275 Plain

10 Dec 82

83/32

300 Plain

7 Jan 83

83/98

330 Plain

11 Mar 83

83/282

350 Plain

8 Apl 83

83/365

375 Plain

6 May 83

83/397

400 Plain

3 Jun 83

83/534

497 Surprise

2 Oct 83

83/906

562 Plain

17 Oct 93

93/1269



Appendix C -- Progressive List Of The Most Methods To A Peal


NUMBER OF METHODS

DATE

RW REF

9 Mixed Minor

10 Mar 10

BN 10/103

14 Mixed Minor

15 Feb 11

BN 11/9

16 Mixed Minor

18 Nov 11

11/598

19 TB Minor

12 Jul 13

13/41

24 TB Minor

24 Nov 21

21/734

30 TB Minor

1 Jan 23

23/22

35 TB Minor

4 Dec 23

23/790

38 TB Minor

5 Aug 33

33/500

39 TB Minor

29 Dec 34

35/37

40 TB Minor

19 Jan 35

35/53

42 TB Minor

9 Feb 35

35/102

46 TB Minor

18 Jan 36

36/53

48 Mixed Minor

16 May 36

36/337

52 TB Minor

23 May 36

36/353

57 Mixed Minor

13 Jun 36

36/401

60 Mixed Minor

3 Aug 36

36/529

61 Mixed Minor

8 Aug 36

36/529

66 TB Minor

22 Aug 36

36/560

68 TB Minor

5 Sep 36

36/592

70 Mixed Minor

5 Dec 36

36/801

73 TB Minor

12 Jun 37

37/422

80 Mixed Minor

4 Dec 37

37/818

84 Mixed Minor

16 Jul 38

38/473

100 Mixed Minor

16 Jun 39

39/412

102 Mixed Minor

24 Jun 39

39/413

104 Mixed Minor

19 Jul 39

39/477

125 Mixed Minor [6480]

26 Jul 39

39/493

126 Mixed Minor [6480]

30 Jun 51

51/454

143 Mixed Minor

2 Dec 63

63/842

145 Mixed Minor

25 Mar 66

66/233

148 Mixed Minor

13 Jul 66

66/500

150 Surprise Major

31 Dec 66

67/47

160 Surprise Major

21 Jan 67

67/101

165 Surprise Major

11 Feb 67

67/154

179 TB Minor

23 May 69

69/570

198 TB Minor

4 Jul 69

69/793

230 Surprise Minor [5760]

12 Dec 71

72/79

240 TB Minor [5760] HB

15 Mar 72

72/323

270 TB Minor [6480] HB

12 Apl 72

72/404

301 Mixed [7200]
HB

26 Apl 72

72/442

360 Triples

27 Jun 74

74/617

375 Plain Major

6 May 83

83/397

400 Plain Major

3 Jun 83

83/534

497 Surprise Major

2 Oct 83

83/906

562 Plain Major

17 Oct 93

93/1269