SIR, - I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 2007 and published in The Ringing World to date. I found 130 peals, 126 on tower bells and 4 on handbells; 27 in one method and 80 in from 2 to 54 methods. The remaining 23 contained variations and the reports of the 2 peals listed in figure 1 did not conform with Decision (D) C.4 as they did not state the numbers of methods and variations separately; the correction column shows how they should have been reported.
The peals listed in figure 2 claimed from 1 to 4 "variations" which use only standard calls for the parent methods and, in accordance with Decision (E) A.3, are not entitled to different names.
If any band is unsure how the numbers were arrived at for their peal, I will be pleased to provide details on request.
ANTHONY P. SMITH
Chairman, Methods Committee
The Ringing World, April 18, 2008, page 411