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"Look to, trebles going, she gone".
In rhythmic sequence, brightly striped sallies fly in quick succession.
"Watch your striking", the ringing master calls and "Go Queens". Heads turn and the bells peal out over lanes and fields.
"Go Kings". the melody changes until Rounds is called.
Now the team mentally prepare for "Go Grandsire Doubles".
The sequence becomes more complicated.
Bells weaving a sequence of 120 different combinations.
"Bobs and singles", being called before almost mysteriously, a return to the original sequence of rounds.
"Stand is called'.
One more hand stroke, one more back stroke and the sallies are stilled.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    Fascinating. But I must admit that it mostly rang over my head, but it did prompt recall of the day decades ago when the bells were ringing for me and my gal. Thanks for that Marion.

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    Marion E Ball over 1 year ago

    Interesting in that campanologists range in age from nine to ninety, male and female. They enjoy trying other ringing chambers and call it 'tower grabbing'!

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    Drew Martyn about 1 year ago

    An intriguing insight into bell ringing :) Fascinating.

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