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Pieces of Work
The position of a bell in a row.
A way of describing a certain block of work in a method. It means the first work that bell does during a lead of the plain course. E.g if you are 'fourth place bell' you are about to do the work which the 4th does at the beginning of the method. In the example of plain bob doubles, the fourth place bell would hunt into the lead, hunt to the back and do four blows behind.
Plain Bob Doubles
Plain Bob Major
Plain Bob Minor
A touch with no calls, starting and finishing in rounes.
Sometimes known as Terylene rope, this is widely used for the top end of a rope and can be spliced on. It is less stretchy than natural rope and is very hard wearing. As it is not a natural fibre, it doesn't absorb moisture so is therefore not affected by weather conditions. It is particularly adviseable for longer draught rings of bells where stretchy natural ropes can be trickier to ring.
Pull off cord
This is another term for the clock hammer cord (or wire). Usually found in the ringing room, it's used to secure and disable the clock hammer from striking on the bell during ringing. During a belfry maintenance check, clock hammers and their mechanisms are usually checked to make sure they are in good order and not likely to fail.