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Treble Bob Methods


  Treble Bob Minor - Kirkheaton

Kirkheaton Treble Bob Minor

Welcome to the strange world of irregular methods.

The structure of Kirkheaton T.B. is too complicated when the treble is dodging in 1-2 to ring that part by rules. All the rest of Kirkheaton, when the treble is above 2nds place, can be rung exactly as per Kent or Oxford T.B.

So the skills developed for Kent and Oxford give you the ability to ring more than half of the method, and awareness of the position of the treble is the key skill.

Some hints and tips for developing the skill of watching the treble are given in the Ringing Techniques section.


Site Sections:

Method Structure

Structure - Place notation.

36X34.16 X12X 16 X12X 16, 14

The backward places made when the treble is in 1-2 make this into a valuable method to learn before tackling 4ths place delight methods.

Structure - Grid.

Kirkheaton TB numbers with grid

Diagram: 106.03.00 Kirkheaton Treble Bob Minor, plain Lead, change-rows and grid.

Plain Course structure
So a plain course of Kirkheaton comprises 5 leads, the bells falling into places at the lead end in the order: 6, 4, 5, 2, 3

The lead end rows are:

Kirkheaton TB Lead Ends

Diagram: 106.03.01 Kirkheaton Treble Bob Minor, Lead Ends.

Ringing the Method

The lead end order creates difficulty for handbell ringers in that one set of double leads is rung by both 3-4 and 5-6, and the other set can only be rung by ringing a strange pairing from rounds, or by calling bobs. Herewith the double blue line sequences:

Kirkheaton TB 1-2

Diagram: 106.03.02 Kirkheaton Treble Bob Minor, 1-2.

Kirkheaton TB 3-4 and 5-6

Diagram: 106.03.03 Kirkheaton Treble Bob Minor, 3-4, and 5-6.

Kirkheaton TB 3-6 sequence

Diagram: 106.03.04 Kirkheaton Treble Bob Minor, 3-6.

"Enjoy"!