Rochdale, Lancashire
131 Shawclough Way
Wednesday, 4 May 1977 in 2h 17 (15)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (75m)
192 Bristol, Cassiobury, Cornwall, Cray, Crewkerne, Helmshore, Heythrop, Lindum, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Stourbridge, Superlative, Uxbridge, Yorkshire; 128 Glasgow; 64 Brondesbury, Fourgates, Higher Walton, Ospringe, Westhoughton; 32 Alderney, Amsterdam, Argentina, Ashtead, Brazil, Bolivia, Caius, Caldy, Calderbrook, Cambridge, Chile, Clywd, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Double Dublin, Ecuador, Fordcombe, Gainsborough, Glaswyn, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guiana, Havant, Heene, Honduras, Hungerford, Ipswich, Islay, Jersey, Johannesberg, Killamarsh, Lincoln­shire, Mexico, Nailstone, New Cam­bridge, Nicaragua, Omega, Orkney, Oxney, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Putney, Quedgley, Sheppey, Smallbridge, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ver­sailles, Vrynwy, Westray, Wight, Wye; 157 com.
Composed by R J Parker, C L D Munday and M C W Sherwood from N Smith's
1–2 Margaret L Sherwood
3–4 Christopher L D Munday
5–6 Marcus C W Sherwood (C)
7–8 Richard J Parker
The greatest number of Surprise Major methods rung on handbells.