Plain Hunt Doubles (5 Hunting Bells + Tenor)

Where do I start?

In the area above this text, the top diagram shows the rows of changes in plain hunt, starting from rounds and ending in rounds. The five drawings below it show the individual work of each bell, the bell moves places in accordance with the blue line and follows (rings after) the bell to the left that is coloured Black. The other bells are coloured over to enable you to focus on the bell you must follow. The columns represent the places, the left column is 'leading' moving towards the right the next column is '2nds Place' then '3rd Place'. The No6 (Tenor) bell remains in the righthand column, covering in 6th Place. Notice that bells 1 to 5 all do the same shaped Blue line but start from different places on it.

Most people start to learn Plain Hunt by remembering the bells they ring after. It must be stressed that as soon as possible, you should start counting places as this is essential when you move on to more complicated things. The places are important as they give an indication of the speed to ring at. When counting UP, you will have to ring slower than in rounds. When counting DOWN, you must ring quicker in order to be able to follow the correct bell.

The table below represent the same thing but in text. It may help you if you colour in the bell you are learning with a highlighter pen - On paper not the screen! Don't just learn one bell, there may be occasions when there is more than one learner so it will be no good if you all want to ring the same bell.

The Work of all Bells in Plain Hunt Doubles
Change ⇒
Handstroke / Backstroke ⇒
R
o
u
n
d
s
1st
H
2nd
B
3rd
H
4th
B
5th
H
6th
B
7th
H
8th
B
9th
H
R
o
u
n
d
s
 
Treble Counts Places 23455432LL
Treble Rings after62453245366
 
Second Counts Places LL23455432
Second Rings after16645314531
 
Third Counts Places 455432LL23
Third Rings after24512456612
 
Fourth Counts Places 32LL234554
Fourth Rings after31266531253
 
Fifth Counts Places 5432LL2345
Fifth Rings after43124663124
 
Tenor is always last in 6th Place 6666666666
The Tenor Rings after55331122445
Printed from www.ringbell.co.uk/methods/ph5.htm