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St Martins Doubles

Reverse Canterbury Doubles

Cloister Doubles

St Clements College Bob Minor

St Simons Doubles
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More Minor Methods

Even More Minor Methods

St Simons Doubles

St. Simons is one of a family of methods where the bells in the front two places do “Front work”. During this front work bells above seconds place cannot get to lead so they hunt
down to make two blows in thirds place and hunt out again, this is known as “Thirds and out”. (Like singles in Bob minor.)

When the treble leads, seconds place is made and there is dodging in 3-4, also “Long Fifths”, as in Plain Bob doubles, but the order of work is different. Each time the treble leads
one bell leaves the front work and another bell joins the front work…more.

Cloister Doubles

  • A good introduction to Stedman, learners on 1 and 2 who both only make 3rds and everyone else does only quick work. Can also be done on 7 or 9 or 11. Calls work too.
  • Treble & Second – plain hunt to 3rd place only
  • Everyone Else – starts with a plain bob start and rings Stedman quick work only, i.e. double dodge 4-5 up, 4-5 down and go in to lead and out again.
  • Plain course = 18 changes
  • Singles change over a pair of bells at the back, as in Stedman.
  • Extends to triples and caters exactly as Stedman does.


St Clements College Bob Minor

St Clements has a long “front work” which is best studied by following the blue line from where 4 starts – shown by “4” in a circle in the Diagrams book. The whole of the front work is
to hunt down to lead and:

  • Triple-dodge in 1-2 (handstrokes at lead)
  • Lead full, seconds place over the treble, lead full.
  • Triple-dodge in 1-2 up (backstrokes at lead).


Single Oxford Bob Minor

Some ringers ring Single Oxford mainly by “where you pass the treble”, following the rules for Bob Minimus:

  • Treble takes you from lead – make seconds place & lead again.
  • Pass the treble in 3-4 up – make fourths place immediately, dodge 3-4 down. (Your blow over the treble is the first blow in fourths place!)
  • Pass the treble in 2-3 up – dodge 3-4 up, make fourths place and hunt down. If you reach fourths place without passing the treble you will be triple-dodging in 5-6
  • Pass the treble in 4-5 up – triple dodge 5-6 up.
  • Turn treble from behind – triple-dodge 5-6 down.


Double Oxford Bob Minor

A method is “Double” when all the work done from the front is repeated in mirror image from the back. (Don’t confuse this “Double” with “Doubles” meaning “Rung on five bells”!)
Study the blue line in the Diagrams book. “Double Oxford” has the same front work as St. Clements; it also has back work in 5-6 that is the reverse of the front work. Look at the blue
line to see that this is so. Therefore, as you already know the front work, learn it back to front and you have the back work.

The work in 3-4 is new, called “3-4 places”. These are made “up” when hunting up and “down” when hunting down. Look at both sets of places and you can see that one set is the
reverse of the other.