Candlesby Slow Course Doubles

Candlesby is a really useful method. When you have learners in your band, ringing Plain Hunt or Bob Doubles over and over again can be very monotonous for the experienced members.

Candlesby 2nd's place bell provides an alternative that learners can quickly master, with the added bonus of learning to make Thirds and Seconds.

Another learner can try ringing the Tenor: watching all the ropes go up and ringing after the last one, then watching them all come down and ringing after the last one again.

Yet another learner, who has mastered Plain Hunt, can ring the Treble.

So the more experienced ringers get to ring something a bit different.


2nd's Place bell.

The Second has it’s own special work, called the Slow Work.

It leads, hunts up to Third’s Place, and then goes back down to lead.  Then it makes Second’s over the Treble and leads again.  It repeats this over and over again.


3rd's Place, 4th's Place and 5th's Place bells.

For these three bells, there are only two blocks of work, and they are based on Bob Doubles.

Block 1:

If  the Treble is your second bell after you’ve led, you dodge 3-4 up, then go out to the back and make 5ths, 4ths, 5ths, around the Treble.  On the way back to lead, you dodge 3 –4 down.

Block 2:

If the Treble is your third bell after you’ve lead, go out to the back and make 4 blows behind.


There are several other Slow Course methods which have the same work for the Second. There are also other which have different "Slow Work", though Candlesby is the most suitable for inexperienced ringers.