I have analysed of the peals of Doubles rung during 1993 and published in The Ringing World. I found 185 peals, 45 in one method and 91 in 2 or more, including all the work peals in 60 and 78 methods by the Oxford Diocesan Guild and a peal of "Spliced" all the work in 102 methods by the Hertford County Association. The remaining 49 contained variations and all conformed with Decision (D) C.3.
However, the reports of the 12 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 report of the peal in 12m/30v at Hannington on 20 February (93/298) did not conform with Decision (D) C.4 as it did not state the names of the methods and variations rung.
The five peals listed in figure 2 claimed one or two "variations" which use only standard calls for the parent methods and, in accordance with Decision (E) A.3, are not entitled to different names.
I also noticed the following minor discrepancies in peal reports.
The report of the peal at Edinburgh on 1 May (93/517) claimed 10m/32v but contained 12m/30v.
The report of the peal at St Hilary on 29 May (93/627) claimed 18m/132v but listed 18m/131v. Assuming the peal contained 43 extents as claimed, it consisted of 5160 changes and extent (42) may have been Kennington.
The report of the peal at Duns Tew on 20 November (93/1268) claimed 8m/6v but contained 7m/7v.
If any band is unsure how the numbers were arrived at for their peal, I will be pleased to provide details on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope.
ANTHONY P. SMITH
Chairman, Methods Committee
The Ringing World, April 29, 1994, page 440