Grandsire Doubles

This is step 1 in the blue pathway.

Grandsire Doubles is one of the oldest methods still rung regularly today, probably dating to the 1640s or ’50s, but is none the worse for that. It is sometimes neglected because, as a twin hunt method, it is unlike most other commonly rung doubles methods. Dodging at handstroke can also be unfamiliar. But Grandsire provides a useful step on the way to ringing Stedman, and extends elegantly to all odd stages where it provides a useful introduction to ringing on higher numbers.

If Grandsire is familiar territory for your band, consider making it more of a challenge by ringing some extents which involve extremes in addition to the regular bobs and/or singles. (A Grandsire extreme is printed on page 26 of the 2020 Ringing World diary.)

Resources

Recent performances

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 Wellington (The John David Ring), New Zealand 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Sunday, 1 March 2020 Fishtoft (St Guthlac), Lincolnshire 120 Grandsire Doubles
Saturday, 29 February 2020 Butterwick (St Andrew), Lincolnshire 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Saturday, 22 February 2020 Eckington (St Peter and St Paul), Derbyshire 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 17 February 2020 Chirk (St Mary), Wrexham 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 10 February 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 60 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 10 February 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 40 Grandsire Doubles
Friday, 7 February 2020 Northfield (St Laurence), West Midlands 120 Grandsire Doubles
Thursday, 6 February 2020 Hartlepool (St Oswald), Durham 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Sunday, 2 February 2020 Nutfield (St Peter and St Paul), Surrey 840 Grandsire Doubles
Saturday, 1 February 2020 Harborne (St Peter), West Midlands 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Sunday, 26 January 2020 Caterham Valley (St John the Evangelist), Surrey 1260 Doubles (2m)
Sunday, 26 January 2020 Harborne (St Peter), West Midlands 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Sunday, 26 January 2020 Nassington (St Mary the Virgin and All Saints), Northamptonshire 60 Grandsire Doubles
Thursday, 23 January 2020 Butterwick (St Andrew), Lincolnshire 1289 Grandsire Doubles
Thursday, 23 January 2020 Eckington (St Peter and St Paul), Derbyshire 120 Grandsire Doubles
Sunday, 19 January 2020 Keele (St John), Staffordshire 120 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Chirk (St Mary), Wrexham 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 60 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 60 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 60 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 89 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 120 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 30 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 13 January 2020 Ipsley (St Peter), Worcestershire 30 Grandsire Doubles

See full list.