Yorkshire Association

Sheffield and District District :
Surprise Major Practices

1st February 2024

We had a promising first practice in January at Norton, with 16 in attendance, ringing Yorkshire, Cornwall, Bristol, Yorkshire/Cornwall spliced, Double Norwich and all Core 7 methods spliced. If you’re interested in practising Surprise Major, please come along.

The focus is on ringing the ‘Core 7’, i.e. Cambridge, Yorkshire, Superlative, Cornwall, Bristol, Lessness and London because they provide a good introduction to the world of Surprise Major and give opportunity to develop a wider range of skills than the traditional, ‘Standard Eight’.

After our successful foray in January into Cornwall and Yorkshire, February’s practice will also introduce Lessness, so if you’re short of time or just starting to ring Surprise Major, please learn one or more of these, else come prepared for all 7.

All practices are from 7.30-9.00pm on the second Saturday of the month.

  • 10/02/2024 Norton
  • 09/03/2024 Bolsterstone
  • 13/04/2024 High Bradfield
  • 11/05/2024 Bolsterstone

If you’re keen to study tips and techniques for learning these methods and are interested in learning more about the rationale behind the Core 7 then a great place to start could be to order Simon Linford’s book, ‘The Core 7 & Beyond’. https://www.ringingworld.co.uk/purchase/shop/the-core-seven-and-beyond.html