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Compositions by John R Leary


If you are able to supply details of any compositions not included please email me at roddy at horton.karoo.co.uk
Please note that most of these compositions have been copied from John's own manuscripts. I have included John's notes and comments wherever these have been available. Some Royal methods which were unrung when John composed the peal have now been rung, in these cases the method name has been updated accordingly. You should independently verify the truth of any composition before ringing it - Roddy.
A NEW SPLICE FOR TREBLE BOB MINOR METHODS
6048 Surprise Major
5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
13440 Chiltern Surprise Major
13440 Yorkshire/Cassiobury Surprise Major
5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 Methods)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (23 Methods)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (12-19 Methods)
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (20-23 Methods)
5088/5016 Stedman Caters
5040 Stedman Caters
5005 Stedman Caters
5050 Stedman Caters
5700 Stedman Caters
5000 Bristol Surprise Royal
5040 Kings Norton Surprise Royal
5000 Wootton Rivers Surprise Royal
5000 Spliced Surprise Royal (4 Methods)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (4-14 Methods)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (14 Methods)
5090 Spliced Surprise Royal (6 Methods)
5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (14 Methods)
10800 Spliced Surprise Royal (30 Methods)
10800 Spliced Surprise Royal (30 Methods)
11880 Spliced Surprise Royal (33 Methods)
14040 Spliced Surprise Royal (39 Methods)
5040 Spliced Surprise Maximus (4 Methods)
5040 Spliced Surprise Maximus (3-10 Methods)
15,840 Spliced Surprise Maximus (30 Methods)

A NEW SPLICE FOR TREBLE BOB MINOR METHODS (RW article 1st May 1987).


When the postman delivered my copy of Composition 502, I spent a happy half hour
thumbing through it to see what was new in the world of composition. In this book,
the section on Spliced Minor includes a good number of arrangements using three 
and six lead splices; but one of the extents by Andrew Tyler demonstrates a splice
which, as far as I am aware, has not been used or documented before. This extent 
is shown in Figure 1 and allows 32 Surprise methods "from the book" to be rung in
seven extents, the previous maximum being 31.

Figure 1.

5 Surprise methods by Andrew N. Tyler.

   23456  Newcastle
   64523  Newcastle
   35264  Newcastle
  -64235  Alnwick
   52364  Chester/Munden
   26543  Chester/Munden
  -26435  Sandiacre
   42563  Chester/Munden
  -42635  Newcastle
   56342  Newcastle
  -42356

 3 part extent.

("From the book" implies methods from the 1965 Collection of Minor Methods; that is,
no single change methods, irregular methods, or methods with fifths place made above
the treble). In this extent, the three blocks of five leads of Newcastle are a course
splice for Chester, but the Alnwick and Sandiacre are introduced by a new splice,
which could be called a "three lead cross splice". This splice can be described in 
words as follows:

      All of the central eight rows in
The three leads of        plus    The three leads of
Chester with 6 as pivot           Chester with 5 as pivot
and 5 as seconds or               and 6 as seconds or
thirds place bell                 thirds place bell
     
      can be rearranged to form all of the 
          central eight rows in
The three leads of        plus    The three leads of    
Alnwick with 56 fixed             Sandiacre with 56 fixed
in 2-6                            in 3-6

 Figure 2 shows these rows in skeleton form. The left hand two blocks represent the
central eight rows of three leads of Chester: these rows can be shuffled as shown 
by the letters to form the centre part of three leads of Sandiacre and three leads 
of Alnwick.

Figure 2.

From a lead  From a lead  From a lead  From a lead  
of Chester   of Chester   of Alnwick   of Sandiacre

.5..16 - A   .6..15 - J   .5..16 - A   ...516 - H
..5.61 - B   ..6.51 - K   ..5.61 - B   ..5.61 + E
...516 + C   ...615 + L   ...516 + C   ..5.16 + F
...561 + D   ...651 + M   ...561 + D   ...561 - G
..5.61 + E   ..6.51 + N   ...651 + M   ...651 - Q
..5.16 + F   ..6.15 + P   ...615 + L   ..6.15 + P
...561 - G   ...651 - Q   ..6.51 - K   ..6.51 + N
...516 - H   ...615 - R   .6..15 - J   ...615 - R


 A moment's thought suggests that if the available sixths place methods (Wooler,
Canterbury, Morpeth) could be added to the extent in Figure 1, then the resulting
eight method extent could be used to ring 34 Surprise methods in seven extents.
Although these 34 have been rung together in a peal, previously it had only been by
using a 1440. These eight methods can be arranged into one extent and it is shown in
Figure 3. This extent also makes it unnecessary to ring Wooler in with Carlisle, 
Northumberland and Whitley.

 Figure 3.

 

8 Surprise methods by J. R. Leary

23456 Newcastle 64523 Newcastle 35264 Newcastle -64235 Alnwick 52364 Chester/Munden 26543 Chester/Munden -26435 Wooler 54326 Alnwick 63254 Chester/Munden 35642 Chester/Munden -35426 Sandiacre -64352 Chester/Munden 45623 Chester/Munden 52436 Canterbury 36245 Sandiacre 23564 Chester/Munden -23645 Morpeth 45362 Morpeth 62534 Morpeth -34562 Chester/Munden -34625 Morpeth 25463 Morpeth 63542 Morpeth -42563 Chester/Munden -42635 Newcastle 56342 Newcastle -42356 Morpeth 56234 Morpeth -34256 Morpeth 56423 Morpeth -23456 The same splice can be used to combine Beverley, Bourne and York; and Figure 4 shows how this basic splice can be extended to 10 Surprise methods. The base method is Beverley: the three lead cross splice is used twice - with 56 fixed to introduce Bourne and York, then with 24 fixed to include Bourne and Durham. This leaves all six leads with the 3 as thirds place bell available to be changed to Cambridge. Adding Surfleet as a lead splice for Beverley and also all of the available sixths place variations, gives the extent in 10 methods. Figure 4.

10 Surprise methods by John R. Leary

23456 Cambridge 56342 York 64523 Bourne 35264 Bourne -64235 Berwick/Hexham 43652 Cambridge 52364 Berwick/Hexham 26543 Berwick/Hexham -64352 Beverley/Surfleet 52436 Beverley/Surfleet -23645 Primrose 34256 Beverley/Surfleet 56423 York -56234 York 63542 Primrose 34625 Bourne -25634 Beverley/Surfleet -53462 Cambridge -36245 Beverley/Surfleet 45623 Beverley/Surfleet 23564 Cambridge -36452 Bourne 24536 Durham -24365 Durham -24653 Durham 45236 Beverley/Surfleet 36524 Berwick/Hexham 62345 Hull -45362 Hull 62534 Beverley/Surfleet -23456 By including Delight methods, a further arrangement is possible, which includes one extra method. If either York or Durham is omitted, another block of six leads become available to add in Burslem and Waltham Delight. Also, the Bourne and Hull used in the three lead cross splice can be replaced by Kirkstall and London Victory (as the bells in 3-5 do the same work). This gives an 11 method extent and is shown in Figure 5. Figure 5.

11 methods by John R. Leary

23456 Cambridge 56342 York -56423 York -56234 York 63542 Cambridge 42356 Beverley/Surfleet -25634 Beverley/Surfleet 34562 Burslem 62453 Beverley/Surfleet -25346 Beverley/Surfleet 46532 Beverley/Surfleet -63254 Cambridge 54326 Burslem 26435 Beverley/Surfleet 35642 Beverley/Surfleet 42563 Beverley/Surfleet -26354 London Victory 54632 Waltham 43526 Primrose 32465 Beverley/Surfleet -26543 Beverley/Surfleet -64352 Burslem 52436 Berwick/Hexham 23564 Cambridge -36452 Kirkstall 24536 Burslem -43652 Cambridge -35264 London Victory 64523 Waltham 42635 Berwick/Hexham 23456 The extent with carlisle above the treble can also in theory be rearranged to include 11 methods. Using Chester as the base method, Alnwick and Sandiacre can be added with one pair of fixed bells and Newcastle and Tewkesbury can be included with another pair of fixed bells. This will leave the remaining bell available to six-lead splice Carlisle into the extent. However, to include a plain lead of all of the seconds and sixths place variants has so far eluded me, although I am still at work with pencil, paper and perseverance! Figure 6.

8 methods by John R. Leary

23456 Fountains -35642 Evesham 26435 Sandiacre 42563 Sherborne 63254 Fountains 54326 Melrose -42635 Evesham -56423 Melrose 62534 Tintern 45362 Tewkesbury 34256 3 part extent, but ringing Wooler in place of Evesham and Sandiacre in place of Tewkesbury in the last part. The arrangements given as Figures 4 and 5 allow for 79 methods "from the book" to be rung in seven extents, rather than the previous maximum of 74 methods. This can also be achieved if the extent given as Figure 6 is rung in place of that in Figure 4. Figure 6 is a grid splice of Fountains, Tewkesbury and Tintern; with Sandiacre added as a three lead splice with 54 and 56 fixed: all of the 6ths place variations are available and are included. JOHN LEARY Top of page
 

6048 Surprise Major

John R Leary 1986 p888

 23456  2  3  4  5  7
 ----------------------
 42356  3  3  3  3  -
 ----------------------
 3 part.
 True to all BYZacdf, which includes
 Yorkshire, Pudsey, Ashtead, Lincoln,
 Cassiobury, Cornwall, Ipswich, Uxbridge.
 Notated for group B methods, EG Yorkshire,
 but adaptable for any lead head order.
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5184 Yorkshire Surprise Major

John R Leary 1969 p256

 23456    1/2 5  M  W  61/2 H   
 ------------------------------
 352764            In               
 34256        -            
 25346     -                -   
 273564       -            (3)   
 243765       -             3   
 42356        -     -       
 63254           -          -   
 23465              s   -   
 ------------------------------
 2 part. Omit (3) in the first part.
 Contains Queens, Whittingtons, 21 7568s, 11 2468s
 and 72 cru's.
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13440 Chiltern Surprise Major

J. R. Leary

2 4 5 6 7 23456 ---------------------------- - 43652 S S 4265873 S 4865273 - 6825473 S 63254 ---------------------------- 2 - 25463 | S S 2346875 | S 2846375 | "A" - 4836275 | S 45362 | ---------------------------- A 26543 ---------------------------- A 34625 ---------------------------- A 52436 ---------------------------- - 2 26435 S 3 2673548 S - 42635 ---------------------------- - - 2 45623 | S 3 4572368 | "B" S - 64523 | ---------------------------- B 56342 ---------------------------- B 35264 ---------------------------- - - 2 34256 S 2 3572648 SS - 3475628 S - 23456 ---------------------------- The composition comprises 30 courses which have the tenors together, are in course, and are true to group B; to which 30 courses are added with the tenors split. The first 30 courses cannot be joined into a round block: the best option here is the "29 course block" which is shown. In this, the calling positions 2, 5, and 7 correspond with wrong , middle, and home repectively. The missing true course is that headed by 3542678. The 29 course block itself is two fifteen course round blocks combined. The first round block is 2 wrongs and 2 middles, repeated to give a 5-part block. The second block is wrong, middle, and three homes, repeated to give a 5-part block. These two blocks are joined by omitting three wrongs - this unfortunately causes one of the true courses to be omitted. The 29 course block 2 5 7 23456 -------------------- 2 63254 2 2 45362 2 2 26543 2 2 34625 2 2 52436 - 3 42635 - - 3 64523 - - 3 56342 - - 3 35264 - - 3 23456 -------------------- The tenors-split courses are inserted into the 29 course block by using singles in 56 - these swap over two bells separated in the coursing order by two other bells. eg coursing order ..B.87.A.. will give ..7.8B.A.. (Call S with 8 in 7-8 up) or ..B.A7.8.. (Call S with 7 in 7-8 down) The first of these calls corresponds with a wrong for the tenor, hence all calls at the second lead of the course are wrong for the tenor. The second of these calls would correspond with a middle, but the tenor is affected by the call, and hence rings in fifths place at backstroke. The call corresponding to this has the tenor making 6ths. Blocks are inserted in two places. In the first section of the 29 course block the second bob at middle is replaced by a block of single-bob-single: into this is added a further course by calling two singles while the 7 makes seconds - these are the calls at the sixth lead of the course. In the second part of the 29 course block, 2 singles at wrong are inserted into the third course of the three course blocks, then two further courses are added by three bobs at 4, where the tenor is in 5-6 up (V), and the 7 is in 7-8 down. The remaining true course (headed by 3542678) is now inserted into the last block by using two more singles at wrong. The 60 courses which are used are true to FCH groups B, D and c (although not to the tenors-parted groups X, Y and Z). For Chiltern, only the truth with respect to groups B and c is used. The courses can also be rung to Yorkshire or Cassiobury (of the commonly rung methods), although the composition needs considerable rearrangement. Top of page
 

13440 Yorkshire S Major 13440 Cassiobury S Major

J.R. Leary J. R. Leary

2 3 4 6 7 23456 2 4 5 6 7 ------------------- ------------------ - 52436 - - - 34625 - - - - 26543 - - - - 45362 - - - - 63254 - - ------------------- ------------------ S 637542 S - 567342 - SS SS S 56234 S - - 23564 - - S 3 347562* S 3 S 2 35264 S 2 ------------------- ------------------ 2 S | 457623 2 S | - | 647523 - SS | SS S | "A" 64352 S | "B" - - | 35642 - - | S 3 | 527643* S 3 | S 2 | 56342 S 2 | ------------------- ------------------ A 64523 B ------------------- ------------------ A 42635 B ------------------- ------------------ 2 S 527364 2 S - 357264 - SS SS S 35426 S - - 42356 - - S - 327654* S - SS 2 267354* SS 2 S 2 23456 S 2 ------------------- ------------------ Course Heads shown apply to both compositions. For both methods, bob = 14 and single = 1256. Note: Course Heads marked with * are not at the end of lead 7, (as the tenor is affected by the singles at 3 (Y) or 2 (Cas)), but the relative positions of the calls are as shown. Top of page
 

5088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 Methods)

John R Leary 1978 p1084

 23456    M  W  H   Methods
---------------------------------
 52436       -      YPYP/R
 62345    -  2  -   R/P/YRSSY/R/
 32546    -         R/YR
 52643    -         SYY/SR
 46325    -  -      PYP/RRRRR/PYP
 24365       -      RS/YYS
 36245       -  -   RY/R/
 45362    2  -      R/YSSRY/P/R
 23564    -     -   R/PYPY/
---------------------------------
3 part. 
1824 Rutland, 1536 Yorkshire, 960 Pudsey, 768 Superlative.
120 com, all the work, 96 cru's.
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5152 Spliced Surprise Major (23 Methods)

John R Leary (from Norman Smith's) 1985 p72

  12345678 Tring
  --------
- 13578264 Uxbridge
  17325486 Cornwall
  14267835 Double Dublin
  16482573 Bristol
  18654327 Whalley
- 13586742 Watford
  18375264 London
  17823456 Tavistock
  15634827 Glasgow
  16452378 Chiswick
  12748635 Cassiobury
- 18356742 Lindum
  15873264 Carmarthen
  13684527 Wembley
- 15836742 Otley
- 17358264 Jersey
  18634725 Preston
  14265873 Ipswich
  13876542 Cray
  15723486 Ashtead
  16482357 Lincolnshire
  12547638 Pudsey
- 15738264
  --------
7 part. 224 each method. 
160 com, all the work, 36 cru's. 
Each lead different.
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5152 Spliced Surprise Major (12-19 Methods)

John R Leary 1985 p1085

           12 Methods     15 Methods     18 Methods     19 Methods       
           -----------------------------------------------------------
  12345678 Lyme           Lyme           Lyme            Lyme          
- 13578264 Devon          Devon          Devon           Devon         
  15836742 Buckfastleigh  Buckfastleigh  Buckfastleigh   Buckfastleigh 
- 12743586 Orwell         Orwell         Orwell          Gemini        
  13876254 Mytholmroyd    Otley          Londonthorpe    Londonthorp   
  16584327 Lyme           Delrow         Thurston        Thurston      
  14257638 Flint          Flint          Delrow          Delrow        
- 18654327 Mytholmroyd    Mytholmroyd    Mytholmroyd     Mytholmroyd   
  14267835 Scorpio        Scorpio        Scorpio         Scorpio       
- 17358264 Lyme           Hardham        Hardham         Hardham       
  18634725 Buckfastleigh  Flint          Flint           Flint         
  15723486 Aquarius       Londonthorpe   Thurston        Thurston      
  14265873 Otley          Buckfastleigh  Mytholmroyd     Mytholmroyd   
  16482357 Delrow         Aquarius       Belfast         Belfast       
  13876542 Buckfastleigh  Glasgow        Quantock        Quantock      
  12547638 Dunwich        Aquarius       Glasgow         Glasgow       
- 16482573 Otley          Otley          Otley           Otley         
- 15864327 Londonthorpe   Londonthorpe   Orwell          Orwell        
  18452673 Orwell         Orwell         Londonthorpe    Londonthorpe   
  12743865 Scorpio        Hardham        Hardham         Hardham       
  16538742 Otley          Aquarius       Aquarius        Aquarius      
  13675284 Dunwich        Chertsey       Chertsey        Chertsey      
- 12743658 Dunwich        Dunwich        Dunwich         Dunwich       
- 16482735
  --------
com         153            160            160              160 
cru's        24             28             32               32 
7 part. 224 of each occurrence. 
All arrangements are all the work. Every lead different, all Methods wrong place. 
All works above treble different as are all works below. All 12 lead head groups are rung. 
All 2nds place Methods are rung with 4ths place bobs. All 8ths place Methods are rung with 6ths place bobs.
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5152 Spliced Surprise Major (20-23 Methods)

John R Leary 1985 p1085

            20 Methods      21 Methods       22 Methods       23 Methods
            ------------------------------------------------------------
  12345678  Lyme            Lyme             Lyme             Lyme            
- 13578264  Devon           Devon            Devon            Devon          
  15836742  Buckfastleigh   Buckfastleigh    Buckfastleigh    Buckfastleigh   
- 12743586  Gemini          Gemini           Gemini           Gemini          
  13876254  Londonthorpe    Londonthorpe     Londonthorpe     Londonthorpe    
  16584327  Thurston        Thurston         Thurston         Thurston        
  14257638  Delrow          Delrow           Eire             Eire            
- 18654327  Mytholmroyd     Mytholmroyd      Mytholmroyd      Mytholmroyd     
  14267835  Scorpio         Scorpio          Scorpio          Scorpio         
- 17358264  Hardham         Hardham          Hardham          Hardham         
  18634725  Flint           Flint            Flint            Flint           
  15723486  Deva            Deva             Deva             Deva            
  14265873  Mytholmroyd     Mytholmroyd      Mytholmroyd      Saddleworth     
  16482357  Belfast         Belfast          Belfast          Belfast         
  13876542  Quantock        Quantock         Quantock         Quantock        
  12547638  Glasgow         Glasgow          Glasgow          Glasgow         
- 16482573  Otley           Otley            Otley            Otley           
- 15864327  Orwell          Orwell           Orwell           Orwell          
  18452673  Londonthorpe    Whalley          Whalley          Whalley         
  12743865  Hardham         Delrow           Delrow           Delrow          
  16538742  Aquarius        Aquarius         Aquarius         Aquarius        
  13675284  Chertsey        Chertsey         Chertsey         Chertsey        
- 12743658  Dunwich         Dunwich          Dunwich          Dunwich         
- 16482735
  --------
com         160             160               160              160               160
cru's        32              33                33               31
7 part. 224 of each occurrence. 
All arrangements are all the work. Every lead different, all Methods wrong place. 
All works above treble different as are all works below. All 12 lead head groups are rung. 
All 2nds place Methods are rung with 4ths place bobs. All 8ths place Methods are rung with 6ths place bobs.
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John's Stedman Caters -

5088 Stedman Caters 5016 Stedman Caters

John R. Leary 1990 p499 John R. Leary 1990 p499

1 2 6 8 10 16 18 132547698 1 2 6 15 --------------------------------------- --------------- (a) 123465879 (a) (b) 241365879 A S - (b) 432165879 A S - (b) 314265879 A S - S - S - 123465789 B S S - - S - 241365789 A S - - S - 432165789 A S - - S - 314265789 A S - - - - S - - 123465978 C - S - - - S - - 241365978 A S - - - S - - 432165978 A S - S - S - - 315264978 D - - (c) 432197568 (c) - - - S 314297568 E S - - - - S 123497568 F S - - - - S 241397568 E S - (d) 432186579 (d) S - - - - - 314286579 A S - S - - - - - 123486579 A S - S - - - - - 241386579 G S - - - S - 432156978 H - S - - S - 314256978 A S - - S - 123456978 A S - (e) 314265798 (e) --------------------------------------- --------------- Repeat, calling the first course 1, 6s, 8s, 15. Start at backstroke, with rounds as the first change of a slow six. Bring round with a bob at 1. (a) 5s, 7s, 14 (17 sixes) (b) 4s, 9s, 14s, 18, 19 (20 sixes) (c) 5, 8, 10s (10 sixes) (d) 6, 8, 9, 10s, 16 (e) 1s, 2, 4, 5, 6s, 9s, 11 (12 sixes) Most courses have alternative callings, as follows:- Any course A can be called 6s, 15: either course C can be called 1, 6s, 15: either course H can be called 2, 6s, 15: and all of these may be interchanged freely irrespective of the calling of any other course. The F course can be called 6s, 15 but the substitution must be made in both parts. The E courses can be called 6s, 15 but all four substitutions must be made. The two B courses can be called 1s, 6s, 15 in either part (but see below). The two D courses can be called 6, 15; provided that both courses are changed and also that the alternative calling is used for both B courses as above. (but see below). The two G courses can be called 6s, 15, provided that both courses are changed and the alternative calling is used for both D courses, and hence for both B courses. If the alternative calling is used for the courses which originally were (b), the length of the peal is reduced by 12 changes for each substitution made. The fully substituted peal is shown as an example. Notes on the 5088 Stedman Caters by John R. Leary ------------------------------------------------- I had been fascinated by this Stedman stuff for quite a while, but because of not being able to ring it, let alone call it, I had managed to leave it well alone. However, an eminent ringer who lives in Brighton took me on one side, explained the difference between a whole turn and Yorkshire places, and pointed out what could be done at the half course. So I decided to try it for myself, and not be a staid man any longer. My ideas at the start of the composition were: 1. To try and develop a peal which had alternative callings, so that each course would have a simple version, and a musical version. 2. To minimise turning courses as much as possible: by using the simplest calling possible to achieve the reuqired change to the positions of the back bells; or by trying to use the half course as a turning course. 3. To obtain a regular two-part composition. 4. To try to utilise as much as possible of the eight courses available with the back bells fixed in any particular position. The point here is that if the peal is of the style (turning course) (three further courses) (turning course) etc, then although all of the eight course heads are produced in a two part peal, any internal music is only generated in the courses which are not turning courses; that is, in six out of the eight courses. The peal fulfils most of these requirements. The bells start in the hand- stroke home position, meaning that the start has to be at backstroke in a slow six. This does mean that the first three -456789's tend to be a bit choppy as the band settles into changes, but ensures that all 24 -56789's can be rung in an exact two-part composition. The first course is the "simple calling" of 6s, 15, with an added single at 8 to swap 2 and 3 to achieve the two part calling. The remainder of the handstroke block is rung with a variant of Stephen Wood's calling to get -9876 at the 11th six; substituting 4s for the bobs at 4, 5 in his course gives the required transposition of the little bells, and substituting 9s, 14s for bobs at 8, 9, 14, 15 preserves the truth of this block against the Whittington block. A single at 1 leads to the 65789 position, and four courses with a calling which gives 975x68 at the 10th six. From here, a bob at 1 leads into the 65 tittums position, and four courses with 597x68 at the 10th six. The intention at the end of this block was to turn the back bells into the Whittington position, but I couldn't find a simple enough turning course. To make a virtue of necessity, 4 and 5 are swapped during the last course of this block giving a 64978 course head, with the following six bringing up -457689. From here, half a course called 5, 8, 10s leads to the Whittington position. I'm not sure who first designed the course used for the Whittington block (I first heard of it from David House), but it is very musical, giving a tittums course head halfway through each course. In the fourth course in this position, extra calls at 9 and 10 prepare the back bells for a block in the -86579 position. I haven't seen this used before, but it has good potential. The first six has a pleasing 78950 combination, and the single at 2 gives a near tittums sound in the second six. Bobs at 6 and 8 bring the back four bells into the backstroke home position in the 9th six, and the bob at 10 lets them leave this in the tittums position. The last virtue of -86579 is that a bob at 2 leads directly into the 56 tittums position, with a calling which gives -8765 at the 9th six. The last course, fairly short, returns once more to handstroke home, for the second half of the peal. All but four of the courses have the little bells transposed by 2413; and for all of these the callings described above can be changed into 6s, 15. This calling leaves all of the back five bells unaffected. Note that some of the possible combinations of callings are not true: these are specified at the end of the composition. The fully simplified peal is true, and is shown as an example. Top of page
 

5040 Stedman Caters

John R.Leary

0 1 2 6 8 10 16 18 123456789 ---------------------------------------------------------- 1 - - S - 241356978 2 - S - 4321 3 - S - 3142 4 (a) 123486579 5 S - - - - - 2413 6 S - - - - - 4321 7 S - - - - - 3142 8 (b) 423197568 9 - - - S 2143 10 - - - S 1324 11 - - - S 3412 12 (c) 423186579 13 S - - - - - 2143 14 S - - - - - 1324 15 S - - - - - 3412 16 - - S - 423156978 17 - S - 2143 18 - S - 1324 19 (d) 214365897 (12 sixes) 20 - - S - 132465789 21 - S - 3412 22 - S - 4231 23 - - - S - - 214365978 24 (e) 215364879 (16 sixes) 25 (f) 315264978 26 (g) 123465978 27 (h) 241365879 28 S - S - 432165789 29 - S - 3142 30 - S - 1234 31 - S - 2413 32 (i) 432165879 (16 sixes) 33 (j) 314265879 (20 sixes) 34 (j) 123465879 (20 sixes) 35 (k) 891234567 (26 sixes) 36 (l) 678912345 (26 sixes) 37 (l) 456789123 (26 sixes) 38 (l) 234567891 (26 sixes) 39 (l) 912345678 (26 sixes) 40 (l) 789123456 (26 sixes) 41 (l) 567891234 (26 sixes) 42 (l) 345678912 (26 sixes) 43 (l) 123456789 (26 sixes) ---------------------------------------------------------- Start with rounds as the last change of a quick six. (a) 3, 6, 8, 10, 14s, 16, 18 (b) 5, 8, 9, 10s, 16, 17s (c) 6, 8, 9, 10s, 16 (d) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6s, 9s, 11 (12 sixes) (e) 5s, 9s, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 (16 sixes) (f) 2, 6s, 8, 9, 13s (g) 5s, 6, 8, 10s, 16, 18 (h) 2, 9s, 13s, 15 (i) 1s, 3s, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 (16 sixes) (j) 4s, 9s, 14s, 18, 19 (20 sixes) (k) 2, 3, 6, 7, 19, 21, 24, 26 (26 sixes) (l) 1, 2, 3s, 6s, 19, 21, 24, 26 (26 sixes) Top of page
 

5005 Stedman Caters

John R.Leary

0 1 2 6 8 10 16 18 123456789 ---------------------------------------------------------- 1 - - S - 241356978 2 - S - 4321 3 - S - 3142 4 (a) 123486579 5 S - - - - - 2413 6 S - - - - - 4321 7 S - - - - - 3142 8 (b) 423197568 9 - - - S 2143 10 - - - S 1324 11 - - - S 3412 12 (c) 423186579 13 S - - - - - 2143 14 S - - - - - 1324 15 S - - - - - 3412 16 - - S - 423156978 17 - S - 2143 18 (d) 214365978 19 (e) 123465798 20 (f) 241365879 (20 sixes) 21 (g) 4321 (16 sixes) 22 (h) 3142 (20 sixes) 23 (h) 1234 (20 sixes) 24 S - S - 241365789 25 - S - 4321 26 - S - 3142 27 - S - 1234 28 (i) 891234567 (26 sixes) 29 (j) 678912345 (26 sixes) 30 (j) 456789123 (26 sixes) 31 (j) 234567891 (26 sixes) 32 (j) 912345678 (26 sixes) 33 (j) 789123456 (26 sixes) 34 (j) 567891234 (26 sixes) 35 (j) 345678912 (26 sixes) 36 (i) 123456879 (26 sixes) 37 (k) 315264789 (12 sixes) 38 (l) 2153 39 (m) 132465879 (20 sixes) 40 (n) 3412 (20 sixes) 41 (n) 4231 (20 sixes) 42 (n) 2143 (20 sixes) ---------------------------------------------------------- Start with rounds as the last change of a quick six. (a) 3, 6, 8, 10, 14s, 16, 18 (b) 5, 8, 9, 10s, 16, 17s (c) 6, 8, 9, 10S, 16 (d) 1, 2, 7s, 9s, 12s (e) 6s, 8s, 12s, 15 (f) 1, 4s, 9s, 14s, 18, 19 (20 sixes) (g) 3s, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 (16 sixes) (h) 4s, 9s, 14s, 18, 19 (20 sixes) (i) 1, 2, 3s, 6, 7, 19, 21, 24, 26 (26 sixes) (j) 1, 2, 3s, 6s, 19, 21, 24, 26 (26 sixes) (k) 1, 2s, 4, 5, 6s, 9, 11 (12 sixes) (l) 1, 2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15s (m) 1s, 4, 5, 9s, 14s, 18, 19 (20 sixes) (n) 4s, 9s, 14s, 18, 19 (20 sixes) Top of page
 

5050 Stedman Caters

John R.Leary

0 1 2 6 8 10 15 16 18 321547698 ---------------------------------------------------------- 01 (a) 123465879 (17 sixes) 02 S - 2413 03 S - 4321 04 S - 3142 ---------------------------------------------------------- 05 S - S - 123465789 | 06 - S - 2413 | 07 - S - 4321 | 08 - S - 3142 | 09 - - - S - - 123465978 | 10 - - S - - 2413 | 11 - - S - - 4321 | 12 S - S - - 315264978 | 13 (b) 432197568 (10 sixes) | Block "A" 14 - - - S 3142 | 15 - - - S 1234 | 16 - - - S 2413 | 17 (c) 432186579 | 18 S - - - - - 3142 | 19 S - - - - - 1234 | 20 S - - - - - 2413 | 21 - - S - 432156978 | 22 - S - 3142 | 23 - S - 1234 | 24 (d) 314265798 (12 sixes) | ---------------------------------------------------------- 25 - S S - 132465879 26 (e) 3412 (20 sixes) 27 (e) 4231 (20 sixes) 28 (e) 2143 (20 sixes) ---------------------------------------------------------- "A" 214365798 ---------------------------------------------------------- Finish with a bob. Start with rounds as 3rd change of a slow six. (a) 1 2 8s 13s 14 (17 sixes) (b) 5 8 10s (10 sixes) (c) 6 8 9 10s 16 (d) 1s 2 4 5 6s 9s 11 (12 sixes) (e) 4s 9s 14s 18 19 (20 sixes) Top of page
 
This is a variation produced in 1990 for Chris Rogers.

5700 Stedman Caters

John R. Leary

0 1 2 4 6 8 9 10 14 15 16 18 19 132547698 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 (a) 132465879 (17 sixes) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 S S S - - 3412 (20 sixes) | 3 S S S - - 4231 (20 sixes) | 4 S S S - - 2143 (20 sixes) | 5 S - S - 132465789 | 6 - S - 3412 | 7 - S - 4231 | 8 - S - 2143 | 9 - - - S - - 132465978 | 10 - - S - - 3412 | 11 - - S - - 4231 | 12 S - S - - 215364978 |Block "A" 13 (b) 2315 (16 sixes) | 14 (c) 3521 (16 sixes) | 15 S - S 241397568 (10 sixes) | 16 - - - S 4321 | 17 - - - S 3142 | 18 - - - S 1234 | 19 - S - - - 241386579 | 20 S - - - - - 4321 | 21 S - - - - - 3142 | 22 S - - - - - 1234 | 23 - - S - 241356978 | 24 - S - 4321 | 25 - S - 3142 | 26 - S - 1234 | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 (d) 314265798 (12 sixes) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 - S S S - - 123465879 (20 sixes) Block "A" 132456978 54 (e) 132547698 (13 sixes) (a) 5s, 14 (17 sixes) (b) 1 3 4 5 6 8 13 (16 sixes) (c) 1 3 4 5 6 8 11S 13 (16 sixes) (d) 1S 2 4 5 6S 9S 11 (12 sixes) (e) 1S 2 4 5 6S 9S 11 13 (13 sixes) Top of page
 

5000 Bristol Surprise Royal

John R Leary

 23456       1  3  4  5  7 
 --------------------------
 54236             2  2 
 42635          2     -
 43265             2  -
 325487096         2     -
 435267890   -        2
 42356             2  -
 23456             -
 --------------------------
 8ths place calls.
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5040 Kings Norton Surprise Royal

John R Leary 1986 p565

 23456    W  M  H   
 -------------------
 26354       2  -  
 36452       -     
 32465    -  -  2  
 42563       -     
 54326    -  -  3  
 34256    2     -  
 23456    3     -  
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5000 Wootton Rivers Suprise Royal

John R Leary 1991 p874

 234567890  1  3  4  5  7  8  9
 --------------------------------
 35426            3  -          
 54326            -            
 645239078     -           -  -
 645237890                 -  -
 46325         -  -            
 32465            -  -         
 243659078        -        -  -
 243657890                 -  -
 43265            -            
 46532         -  -  -         
 452387096        -  -  -      
 234567890  -     -  -         
 -------------------------------
 The review in Which Method reads
 " John Leary's composition seeks out the musical 
 front bell positions, then preserves them for 
 longer than usual by splitting the tenors to 
 turn backwards roll-ups into forward ones.
 The 4th course is well chosen to contain
 "incidental" frontwork and backword roll-ups,
 including "back rounds", while the diversion
 towards the end features some 78906s, as well
 as some more front bell music. Method and 
 composition are an excellent fit for each."

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5000 Spliced Surprise Royal (4 methods)

John R Leary

 23456      M                 W     H   Methods
-------------------------------------------------------
 43526      -     I/V               -   L/FGG/FFF/GLL/
 53246                        2     -   BG/F/FG/
 34256                        2         BG/G/G
 53462            I/V               2   FGGF/GL/LLL/F/
 24365      -                       -   L/GB/
 346250987      O/F/O/F       2*    -*  BBBB/F/GF/G/GFL/F/GG/
(645237890) -*  O/F/O/F*                L/GLL/F/GG/F/
 42356      2     I/V                    BBB/F/LL/FL/FGF
(53624)     -                 -         L/B/
 65324           F/I/O              -    BB/G/G/BBBB/
 65243            I/V               -   FGL/LL/BBBBB/
 26543                              -   BL/
 345620987  -   O/F/O/F       -*    -*  L/GFL/F/GG/F/LLL/FG/
 46532          O/F/O/F*      2         BBBB/G/L/G/FGFG/F/G
 42635      2                       -   L/F/FB/
 23456            I/V                   GFL/LL/FFL
-------------------------------------------------------
1360 Clyde(G), 1280 Lockington(F), 1240 London(No3), 1120 Bristol.
78 com, all the work.
Calls marked * are reckoned with 7 observation.

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5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (4-14 Methods)

John R Leary

              4 Methods               10 Methods        
             ----------------------------------------
  1234567890 Superlative(No2)        Superlative(No2)  
- 1357920486 Cambridge               Middlesex         
  1905836742 London(No3)             Bristol           
  1593078264 Cambridge               Superlative(No2)  
  1089654327 Bristol                 Lockington        
  1860492573 Bristol                 Lockington        
  1648207935 Superlative(No2)        Rutland           
- 1427365890 London(No3)             London(No3)       
  1746283059 London(No3)             Cambridge         
- 1867402935 Superlative(No2)        Rutland           
  1426385790 London(No3)             Lincolnshire      
  1648273059 Cambridge               Yorkshire         
  1234569807 Superlative(No2)        Superlative(No2)  
  1593027486 Cambridge               Pudsey            
- 1907856342
  ----------
For  5 ring  4 with lead  9 and lead 11 as Rutland
For  6 ring  5 with lead 10 and lead 12 as Yorkshire
For  7 ring  6 with lead  4 as Lincolnshire
For  8 ring  7 with lead 14 as Pudsey
For  9 ring  8 with lead  8 as Lockington
For 11 ring 10 with lead  1 as Carlisle
For 12 ring 11 with lead 10 as Nideggen
For 13 ring 12 with lead  6 as Clyde
For 14 ring 13 with lead 11 as Sussex County and lead 13 as Lincolnshire
9 part. 360 each occurrence. All arrangements are all the work.
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5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (14 Methods)

John R Leary

              Comp A              Comp B            Comp C
  -------------------------------------------------------------------           
  1234567890 Carlisle            Carlisle          Carlisle        
- 1908674523 Middlesex           Middlesex         Middlesex       
  1234567089 Quixwood            Quixwood          Quixwood        
  1640293857 Avoncliffe          Avoncliffe        Avoncliffe      
  1426305978 Claverton           Claverton         Claverton       
- 1578930264 Lockington          Devon             Devon           
  1853729406 Clyde               (Limpley Stoke)   (Limpley Stoke) 
  1382547690 Rutland             Vicuna            Vicuna          
  1234865079 Nideggen            Dumfries          Dumfries        
  1426308957 Superlative(No2)    (Bedwyn)          (Bedwyn)        
- 1238547690 Attenborough        Attenborough      Attenborough    
  1069478523 Sussex County       Sussex County     Sussex County   
  1486203957 Bristol             Bristol           Wootton Rivers  
  1824365079 London(No3)         London(No3)       Metropolitan    
- 1648203957
  ----------
9 part. 360 each occurrence. All arrangements are all the work.
Comp A is each lead different, all works above and below are different.
Comp B as A, also all are wrong place, all lead head groups included.
Comp C contains none of the standard 8.
The following are proposed Methods.
(Limpley Stoke)=56.78-14-78.56.30.14-14.58-56-50.14.56.14.70;10
(Bedwyn)=-30-16.78-58.16.78-34.50.36-34.50-18-90;12 

            
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5080 Spliced Surprise Royal (6 methods)

John R Leary 1987 P130

 23456      M  W  H   Methods
--------------------------------------------
 36452      -  3  2   L/C/BCBBBBC/G/L/F/
 43652            -   LLC/
 42356      2     -   CBBYB/F/YYLCYLYB/
 54326         -      CCYYC/G
 42635      -  2      FG/Y/BL/L
 34625         -      LB/L
 56423      -     -   L/FFGFFFFGG/
 42563         -  -   LY/GG/
 54263            -   YLCBYBB/
 32465      -     -   L/FGFGGGFFF/
 43265            -   BBYCCLY/
 36245         2      CBBBCBC/F/G
 52643      -     -   L/CL/
 65243            -   BYYLCCLY/
 34256      -  -  -   CYLCYLY/GFGGFGGG/YCCB/
 23456            -   BCCBBB/
--------------------------------------------
1040 Bristol, 960 Cambridge, 680 Lockington(F), 
760 Clyde(G), 840 London(No3), 800 Yorkshire. 
89 com, all the work.
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5040 Spliced Surprise Royal (14 methods)

John R Leary

1234567890 Beginning ---------- 1573920486 Kenilworth Road 1648203957 Loftus Road 1089674523 Bristol 1860492735 Stinking Bishop 1907856342 Nideggen 1795038264 Otterbourne 1426385079 Bramall Lane 1352749608 Savernake -1908674523 Allington -1906482935 Jugsholme 1698074523 Goldfinger -1904263857 Burnden Park 1230597486 Elgin -1902345678 ---------- Top of page
 

10800 Spliced Surprise Royal (30 methods)

John R Leary

1234567890 Beginning ---------- 1573920486 Kenilworth Road 1648203957 Loftus Road 1089674523 Bristol 1860492735 Stinking Bishop 1907856342 Nideggen 1795038264 Otterbourne 1426385079 Bramall Lane 1352749608 Savernake -1908674523 Kegworth 1897056342 Ferenze 1069482735 Gresty Road 1640293857 Burnden Park 1234567089 Allington 1352748690 St Neots 1573829406 Berkshire -1906482935 Warkworth 1698074523 Kananga 1867950342 Lufkin 1785639204 Thimbleby 1420395678 Essex 1352748069 Clifton 1234507986 Quixwood -1904263857 Craven Cottage 1573826049 Kings Norton 1785634290 Southampton University 1867459302 Sussex County 1496082735 Clyde 1648970523 Hobgoblin 1230597486 Elgin -1902345678 ---------- Top of page
 

10800 Spliced Surprise Royal (30 methods)

John R Leary

1234567890 Beginning ---------- 1573920486 Kenilworth Road 1648203957 Loftus Road 1089674523 Bristol 1860492735 Stinking Bishop 1907856342 Nideggen 1795038264 Otterbourne 1426385079 Bramall Lane 1352749608 Savernake - 1908674523 Kegworth 1897056342 Ferenze 1069482735 Gresty Road 1640293857 Burnden Park 1234567089 Allington 1352748690 St Neots 1573829406 Burnley - 1906482735 Jugsholme 1698074523 Kananga 1867950342 Lufkin 1785639204 Thimbleby 1420395678 Essex 1352748069 Clifton 1234507986 Quixwood - 1904263857 Craven Cottage 1573826049 Kings Norton 1785634290 Southampton University 1867459302 Goldfinger 1496082735 City Ground 1352708964 Stratford upon Avon 1230597486 Elgin - 1902345678 ---------- 9 part. 360 each method. 269 com, all the work. Top of page
 

11880 Spliced Surprise Royal (32 methods)

John R Leary

1234567890 Beginning ---------- 1573920486 Carmyle 2 (36-56.4.5-5.6-2-3.4-2.5.4-4.50;10) 1860492735 Quixwood 1907856342 Bristol 1089674523 Carlisle 1352749608 Old tenths place (-3-4-56-36.4-2.5.4-4.5.4-4.50;10) 1426385079 Lufkin 1648203957 Brackenfield 1795038264 Pudsey -1908674523 Painswick 1640293857 Lincolnshire 1234567089 Allington 1352748690 Zeuxite 1426305978 Fougeres 1897056342 Jugsholme 1785930264 Lockington 1573829406 New group C (C1 -3-8-2-6.34-2.38.4-456.7-6-50) -1906482735 Limpley Stoke 1867950342 Carlisle 1234507986 Sgurr A'Chaorachain 1698074523 JRL group L1 (-34-4-2-23-4-5-4-5-4-50;10) 1785639204 Hollowell 1573826490 New F group (F -5-4.5-5.36.7.4-5-56-5.4.58.36.70) 1352748069 Quixwood 1420395678 Withcombe Raleigh -1904263857 Ferenze 1230597486 Dalby 1867459302 Lewers 1785634290 Twistle 1648970523 Gresty Road 1496082735 Balmoral 1352708964 Dumfries 1029345678 New mx group (-5-4.5-7.36.2.7.4.3.2-6.3.2-6.30;10) -1902345678 ---------- Top of page
 

14040 Spliced Surprise Royal (38 methods)

John R Leary

1234567890 Beginning ---------- 1573920486 Kenilworth Road 1648203957 Loftus Road 1089674523 Bristol 1860492735 Stinking Bishop 1907856342 Nideggen 1795038264 Otterbourne 1426385079 Bramall Lane 1352749608 Savernake -1908674523 Kegworth -1789056342 Greenwich 1426305897 Wootton Rivers 1234569078 Ujay 1640283759 Ise 1068472935 Brackenfield 1593728406 Ayers End 1975830264 Twistle 1807694523 Grantham -1978056342 Clifton -1897056342 Ferenze 1069482735 Gresty Road 1640293857 Burnden Park 1234567089 Allington 1352748690 St Neots 1573829406 Burnley -1906482935 Jugsholme 1698074523 Kananga 1867950342 Lufkin 1785639204 Thimbleby 1420395678 Essex 1352748069 Clifton 1234507986 Quixwood -1904263857 Craven Cottage 1573826049 Kings Norton 1785634290 Southampton University 1867459302 Goldfinger 1496082735 City Ground 1352708964 Stratford upon Avon 1230597486 Elgin -1902345678 ---------- Top of page
 

5040 Spliced Surprise Maximus (4 methods)

John R Leary

 23456        M  W  H   Methods
------------------------------------------
 45236           -  -   BBBBBBBBBBB/YYYYY/
 24536              -   BBCCCR/
 54632        -         R/RRRRRRRRRR
 64235        -         R/RC
 52436        -     -   CCCCC/CR/
 43265        s  s  -   CCCCC/C/YYYYY/
 24365              -   CYCCCCCCCCC/
 32465              -   YYYYYYYYYYY/
 62453        s  s      YYYYY/C/CCCCC
 34256        -     -   R/CCCCCC/
 23456              -   YCYYYYYYYYY/
------------------------------------------
624 Bristol, 1872 Cambridge, 768 Barford(R), 
1776 Yorkshire. 
18 com, all the work.
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5040 Spliced Surprise Maximus (3-10 Methods)

John R Leary 1989 p243

 1234567890ET   B          1326547890ET   X(13)       1T0E89473652   Q
 1795E3T20486   X          157293E6T408   B           1ET907864235   Q
 1ET907856342   X          1ET907854263   X           19E7T6028543   B
 108T6E492735   F          108T4E693725   B           108T4E395726 X(28)
 1T0E89674523   H         -1632547890ET   B           1438502T6E79   H
 18604T2E3957   X          1795E3T60284   Q          -1352647890ET X(30)
 142638507T9E   X(7)       157396E2T408   Q(19)       167593E2T408   H
 13527496E8T0   F          13567294E8T0   F(20)       19E7T6058342   F
-1423567890ET   F         -1263547890ET   F           1796E5T30284   B
-163428507T9E   F(10)      132468507T9E   X(22)       1T0E89472635   B
 1468302T5E79   Q         -12657394E8T0   X           1428305T6E79 H(35)
 18406T3E2957   B          1796E2T50384   B          -1235647890ET
 1326547890ET              1T0E89473652


 B = Bristol
 F = Londinium, Barford or Newgate
 Q = Londinium, Barford, Newgate or Belfast
 X = Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Superlative or Pudsey
 H = Cambridge, Lincolnshire or Pudsey

 1. Belfast cannot follow a plain lead of a 2nds place method.
 2. Belfast can be rung for any lead (10), provided that Londinium is
    not rung for any lead (20), and Superlative or Pudsey is rung for
    all leads (28).
 3. If Pudsey is rung for any lead (35), then no lead (19) may be
    Belfast.
 4. If Pudsey is rung for any lead (7) or any lead (22), then the
    corresponding lead in other parts may not be rung as Yorkshire.
 5. If Pudsey is rung for any lead (13), then all leads (30) must be
    rung as either Superlative or Pudsey.

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15,840 Spliced Surprise Maximus (30 Methods)

John R Leary 1993 p548

  123456789OET Burwell Fen
  ------------
- 12357496E8T0 Andromeda 
  1524367890ET Wembley
  145628307T9E Carlisle
  1T0E89674352 Adventurer's Fen
  108T6E495723 Daresbury
  1ET907836245 Strathclyde
  137295E4T608 Belfast
- 123795E4T608 Orion
  17253496E8T0 Chatteris Fen
  1574263890ET Cornwall
  1648507T2E39 Zanussi
  1392E7T50486 Halifax
  1ET903826745 Devon
  1T0E89634257 York
  108T6E495372 Dun Laoghaire
- 1239E7T50486 Cambridge
  1ET302896745 Folgate
  1T0E83624957 Westminster
  108T6E435279 The Hundred
  192735E4T608 Rigel
  1574962830ET Berkshire
- 123ET9078564 Pudsey
  1T03826E4957 Old West River
  1E2937T50486 Preston
  13T20E896745 Ariel
  1795E42638T0 Well Creek
  1648507T93E2 Fenchurch
  18604T53729E Bristol
  157496E8203T Uxbridge
  1456789OET23
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11 part. 528 each method. 329 com, all the work.


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