1805 Battle of Trafalgar Bicentenary

The year 2005 saw the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Horatio Nelson KB, Duke of Bronte and Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the Mediterranean.

There was ringing on and around the 21st October to mark this event and two suggestions and compositions from Maurice Thurmott for suitable methods and lengths are below.

Two further suggestions for minor methods are also shown.

1805 Trafalgar Surprise Major
Maurice J Thurmott
Place notation: -34-1458-56-16-14-38-16-58 Le 12. FCE BD/d
Method:
Trafalgar Surprise Major
Start at the 19th row of a lead at backstroke to give the 13 rows with place notation: 38-14-16-3456-1458-34-12 to give middle lead-end 13752846. (The start is 12345678 at hand and 21354768 at back -38). The "34" in 3456 is a single to reverse 17.
   H            12345678  
   B   38       21354768
   H   -        12537486
   B   14       15234768
   H   -        51327486
   B   16       53172468
   H   -        35714286
   B   3456     53714268
   H   -        35172486
   B   1458     31572846
   H   -        13758264
   B   34       31752846
   H   -        13578264  
   B   LE12     13752846
   5   B   M   W   4   H     3752846
               S       -     3427568
   -                         3624578
   -               -         5243678
       -               -     5236478
                       -     3526478
               -             6325478
            -          -     4235678
                       -     3425678
                       -     2345678

1805 Grandsire Triples and Bob Major
Maurice J Thurmott
Start at backstroke with 13 rows of Grandsire Triples ending with the row 15273648 as follows:

   H            12345678  
   B            21354768
   H            23145678
   B            32416578
   H            34261758
   B            43627158
   H            46372518
   B            64735218
   H            67453128
   B            76541328
   H            75614238
   B            57162438
   H            51726348
   B            15273648  
Then from 15273648 ring Bob Major starting the conventional way at Handstroke
   W  5/4  B   In  M   H          5273648  
           S   -       -   |      523647
                   -  (3)  |      32465
                   -   S   | - A  45263
       X                   |      32645
   -       -           3   |      3245678   
Repeat "A" once calling the first course of the second part: W B H and omitting the bracketted (3) Homes in the second part.

Note: The bracketted (3) Homes must be omitted in the second part to prevent falseness occuring.

Nelson Treble Bob Minor
Method Notation:  - 36 - 16 - 12 - 16 - 12 - 36 Le: 16 Lh: g

Nelson Treble Bob Minor

Nelson's Victory Treble Bob Minor
Method Notation:  - 36 - 16 - 12 - 16 - 34 - 16 Le: 16 Lh: 146532

Nelson's Victory Treble Bob Minor

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure no mistakes have occurred with the compositions during the conversation for web publishing, Ely DA cannot accept any responsibility for any errors. Please ensure you check a composition before ringing it. Please report any errors to webmaster_at_elyda.org.uk.