Tim Pinner was taken aback by the amount of interest in poems and limericks. He is on the mend from his recent health problems and expects to be back out on the Sunday morning circuit soon. The limerick thing clearly got him going, as he sent through the following:
A certain young caller called Dingle,
Couldn't decide on a Bob or a Single,
He gave a great shout,
And how it came out,
Was neither Bob, nor Single, but Bingle!
What Tim didn't know is a 'Bingle' actually exists as a call in Grandsire Doubles. As Michael Caine might say: not many people know that…
Tim was intrigued when I mentioned the Bingle's existence, so here goes for everyone who is similarly intrigued: the why, where and how of Bingles.
For anyone able to ring Singles in Stedman Doubles, the Bingle is basically that: a Stedman Doubles Single. Its function is merely to swap over the two bells double-dodging in 4-5 at a Grandsire Bob. For those who don't ring such esoteric stuff as Stedman Doubles, here are some changes to illustrate what happens:-
|Grandsire Bob||Grandsire Bingle|
15432 Make 4ths & 5ths at
14532 the treble's full lead
There was a discussion about Bingles, Bobs and Singles one Sunday morning at Evesham. One clever-dick question was: if a Bingle is a cross between a Bob and a Single, what's a Sob? Answer: yes, that does exist. It's a fire-up! CMP