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5040 Ariel Surprise Maximus - John N Hughes-D'Aeth
5088 Barford Surprise Maximus - William J Dawson (No.2)
5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus - James W Holdsworth and David J Pipe
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Anthony J Cox
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Bernard H Taylor
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - David G Hull
5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus - David G Hull (No.1)
5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus - David G Hull (No.8)
5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus - David G Hull (No.4)
5136 Bristol Surprise Maximus - David G Hull (No.49)
5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Donald F Morrison
5136 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Ian R Fielding
5186 Bristol Surprise Maximus - J S Warboys
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - James Clatworthy
5090 Bristol Surprise Maximus - James Clatworthy
5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus - James W Holdsworth
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - John M Thurman
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - John N Hughes-D'Aeth
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - John N Hughes-D'Aeth
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Mark B Davies (No.3)
5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Paul N Mounsey
5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Peter Border
5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Richard I Allton
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus - Richard J Angrave
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - Alex F Burne
5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - Anthony J Cox
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - BYROC
5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - David G Hull (No.3)
5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - James Clatworthy
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - Michael P A Wilby
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - Peter Border
5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - Roderick W Pipe
5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus - Stanley Jenner
5088 Orion Surprise Maximus - A Graham
5138 Orion Surprise Maximus - Paul N Mounsey
5088 Spliced Surprise (4m) Maximus - J S Warboys
5088 Spliced Surprise (4m) Maximus - J S Warboys
5042 Superlative Surprise Maximus - Donald F Morrison (No.855)
5040 Swindon Surprise Maximus - James Clatworthy
5040 Xylophone Surprise Maximus - Richard I Allton (No.1935)
5040 Yorkshire Suprise Maximus - James Clatworthy
5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus - J S Warboys
5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus - John Worth
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus - Mark B Davies
5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus - Roderick W Pipe
5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus - Stanley Jenner
5088 Zanussi Surprise Maximus - Robert C Kippin


5040 Ariel Surprise Maximus
John N Hughes-D'Aeth
I  O  V  M  W  H   23456
               2   34256
X     XX           25634
X        2  2     (24536)
      X     2  2   43265
X        -        (26543)
XX       -        (52364)
X  X     -         23456
X = 10
Rung at London (St Sepulchre without Newgate) on 09-05-09 conducted by John N Hughes-D'Aeth


5088 Barford Surprise Maximus
William J Dawson
(No.2)
23456    M  6/B/7   W    H
64352    -               -
56342               -    
64523         x
54263    -    x          -
24365    -                
2 part

Contains 5 each 56s and 65s
144 little bell runs on the back 
(32 each 2345, 5432, 3456, 6543 and 16 7654)
60 little bell runs on the front
Rung at London (St Mary Le Bow) on 17-10-11 conducted by David G Maynard


5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus
James W Holdsworth and David J Pipe
234567   M  N  W  H
64352    1        1 
56342          1    
54362       2*      
53462    2+       1 
65432          1    
23456    s     2+  
N=9ths. 2*=bs, 2+=sb.
Contains 4 56s, 2 65s, 137 
little bell at the back, and 
124 little bell at the front.
Rung at London (St Mary Le Bow) on 27-04-09 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Anthony J Cox
23456   M  W  H
52436      -
24365   s  s  2
62345      -
25346   -  3  2
23456      -  2
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 24-02-07 conducted by Robert C Kippin


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Bernard H Taylor
23456  M  W  H
43526     2  -
25634  -  -
24536  2     -
54326     2  -
23456     2  2

Keeps the 6th in 6ths for 84 of 
the 105 leads, arguably the best 
place for it musically. 
Includes a little bell course too.
Rung at Amersham (St Mary) on 07-07-12 conducted by J Alan Ainsworth


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
David G Hull
23456    M   W   H
54326        S   S
24356        S    
54362    S   S    
23465    S     BSB
65432    S   -    
23456    S   -  SB
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 04-08-12 conducted by David E House


5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus
David G Hull
(No.1)
M	W	H	23456
	-	-	45236
	-	4*	34256
S	S	S	52463
-		SB	24365
	-		62345
-	S	       (32456) 	
4* = SBSB
Rung at Worcester (All Saints) on 22-11-03 conducted by Richard H Burton


5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus
David G Hull
(No.8)
M	W	H	23456
S	S	2	34562
S	S		64523
-	-	-	32546
	-	-	54326
S	S	S	23465
S	2	-	43652
	-	-	65432
-	-	-	23456
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 31-10-03 conducted by David G Hull


5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus
David G Hull
(No.4)
M	9	W	H	23456
			BSB	24356
		S		54326
S		S		24365
-			-	53462
		-		65432
	BS			63452
S			 	23456
Rung at London (St Sepulchre without Newgate) on 19-11-03 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5136 Bristol Surprise Maximus
David G Hull
(No.49)
M  W  H  23456
      S  24356
S  2  -  34562
S  S     54623
-     2  43526
2  S  SS 23465
S  -     65432
-  -  -  23456
Rung at Aston (SS Peter & Paul) on 29-08-04 conducted by Robin O Hall


5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Donald F Morrison
 23456   M  W  H
 24536      -  2  
 65432   -     -  
 34562      s  s  
 32465   2     -  
 64523   -  -     
 32546   -  -  -  
(42536)     s   
Fourth place calls. 
Rung at London (St Sepulchre without Newgate) on 21-03-09 conducted by David E House


5136 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Ian R Fielding
M  W  H  23456
-  -  -  65432
-     2  52436
-  3  -  64235
-  2  2  35426
   -  3  23456
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 24-11-12 conducted by Ian R Fielding


5186 Bristol Surprise Maximus
J S Warboys
 23456   M  W  H
 34256         2
 52436      2  2
 32465   s  s  4*
 64523   -  -
 32546   -  -  -
(42536)     s      
 4* = s-s-
Rung at Llandaff (Cathedral and Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul) on 29-08-09 conducted by Marcus A G Williams


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
James Clatworthy
2345678   M  E  N  W  H
34256                 2
56342     s  2+    -
54362           2*
23465     s           s
65432     s        -
63452           2*
23456     s            
2*=bs, 2+=sb.
Rung at Llandaff (Cathedral and Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul) on 02-05-11 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5090 Bristol Surprise Maximus
James Clatworthy
M  H  W   23456
   2  -   53246
-     2   34625
2  2  2  (32546)
      s  (42536)
Rung at South Croydon (St Peter) on 27-02-10 conducted by Ian R Fielding


5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus
James W Holdsworth
234567   M  N  W  H
64352    1        1 
56342          1    
54362       2*      
24365    s         
2 part. N=9ths. 2*=bs.
Contains 2 56s, 2 65s, 130 
little bell at the back, 
and 128 little bell at the front.
Rung at London (St Mary Le Bow) on 18-10-10 conducted by David G Maynard
Rung at Waltham Abbey (Holy Cross & St Lawrence) on 25-02-12 conducted by Roy LeMarechal
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 29-09-12 conducted by David C Brown


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
John M Thurman
23456     M   W   H
24356             S
34526         S   BS
56423     S       -
23465     S   -   SS
45362     S       -
64352         -
23456     -       -
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 05-10-13 conducted by John M Thurman


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
John N Hughes-D'Aeth
234567   I  M  N  O  W  V  F  H
24356       1           -     s
64523    s              -
64352       1     s  s  s     s
23465    s  s                 s
65432       s        1
56342          2* s  1
53462          1           s  s
23456    s  s                  
Calls at I, B, V and F are 10ths place, 
others are 4ths place.
2*=bs.
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 14-03-09 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
John N Hughes-D'Aeth
23456    M  W  H
54326       2  2 
56423    2     1 
24365    1  1    
53462    1     1 
65432       1    
23456    1  1  1
Rung at London (St Mary Le Bow) on 19-07-10 conducted by Stephen A Coaker
Rung at London (St Magnus the Martyr) on 28-01-12 conducted by Stephen A Coaker


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Mark B Davies
(No.3)
M W H 23456
  s s 54326
2   - 56423
- -   24365
-   - 53462
  2 2 64352
s   s 23456
Rung at London (St Michael, Cornhill) on 31-12-16 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Paul N Mounsey
M  W  H  23456
   -  -  45236
   2  -  25346
   2     54326
-  3  -  64325
-  3*   (42536)

3* = -s-
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 10-12-05 conducted by Ian K Bushell


5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Peter Border
M  W  H   23456
      5   24356
S  S  S   53462
-     4   24365
   -      62345
-  S     (42536)

4 = S--S
5 = --S--
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 04-11-05 conducted by Robert C Kippin


5042 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Richard I Allton
M  W  H  23456
      -  42356
-  -     53624
-  S     23465
S-    -  24365
   -  S  63245
-  S  -  54326
   -  -  32546
   S    (42536)
Rung at Stourbridge (St Thomas) on 30-08-04 conducted by Richard I Allton


5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Richard J Angrave
23456   M  W  H
35426      2   
26543   -  s  s
24365   2* 2+  
53462   -     -
65432      -   
23456   -  -  -
2*=bs, 2+=sb.

Contains 110 little bell at 
the back, and 107 little bell 
at the front.
Rung at Hitchin (St Mary) on 21-03-15 conducted by Richard M Hobbs


5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Alex F Burne
M  W  H   23456
      -   42365
-  -      53624
-     -   46325
   -  ss  24365
-     -   53462
   -      65432
2     -   62534
-  s     (32456)
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 25-09-04 conducted by Bernard H Taylor


5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Anthony J Cox
B  M  W  H  23456
         -  42356
      -  -  35426
x  -     3  32465
   -  -     64523
   -  2  2  23456
Rung at Broughton in Furness (St Mary Magdalene) on 27-08-07 conducted by Adrian C Malton
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 27-04-13 conducted by David E Rothera


5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
BYROC
M	W	H	23456
		2	34256
	-	S	52346
S	S	3	42365
S	S	-	36254
	2	S	62534
-	S	       (32456)
Rung at Llandaff (Cathedral and Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul) on 13-06-98 conducted by John A Vesey


5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
David G Hull
(No.3)
M  W  H  23456
3     S  24356
SS -  S  53246
   -     45236
X     S  54362
S     -  32564
-  -     64523
-  S  S  23456
X = 18 Bob Before.
Rung at Kettering (SS Peter & Paul) on 19-03-05 conducted by Andrew D Sibson


5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
James Clatworthy
23456  B  M  W  H
34256           2
25346        -  -
64352     -  -  -
56423  x        2
24365     -  -
53462     -     -
65432        -
23456     -  -  -
x=18.
Rung at Shoreditch (St Leonard) on 06-04-09 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Michael P A Wilby
M   W   H   23456
        s   24356  
ss  -       52346
s   2       24365
-       -   53462
    -       65432
2       -   62534
-   s      (32456)

9 56s
6 65s
100 Little-bell rollups (inc 35 LB5)
Also : 6543217890ET and 4321567890ET

Believed to be the most little-bell runs possible
at the back without splitting the tenors (7-12)
or using non-standard calls, and containing the 
whole plain course. 
Rung at Manchester (Town Hall) on 26-05-08 conducted by Colin M Lee


5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Peter Border
M	W	H	23456
		-	42356
	S		52346
S	S	3	42365
	S	SS	62345
S	S	-	34256
	S	S	52436
	S	       (32456)

Rung at Painswick (St Mary the Virgin) on 06-02-99 conducted by Tudor P Edwards
Rung at Tewkesbury (Abbey) on 19-06-99 conducted by Tudor P Edwards
Rung at Towcester (St Lawrence) on 26-08-06 conducted by G Nigel Williams


5040 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Roderick W Pipe
M	W	H	23456
-	a	S	34526
	3	S	35426
	-	3	23456
a = 6,O,7
Rung at Llandaff (Cathedral and Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul) on 16-02-00 conducted by Charles Pipe-Wolferstan


5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Stanley Jenner
M	W	H	23456
-		-	64352
	-		56342
-	-	3	43265
S	S		63254
-		-	34256
	S	S	52436
	S	       (32456)
98 crus including 21 56s and 21 65s
Rung at London (St Sepulchre without Newgate) on 27-04-02 conducted by Christopher J Pickford


5088 Orion Surprise Maximus
A Graham
M                9   W   H   23456      
                         2   34256
2                s   s       573624
                 s   s-- 2   534627
                 s   s       674523
                 s   s-      654327
     Out, s4ths      -   -   436527890TE
     In, s2nds               436527890ET
2  In, s2nds, s4ths, In      23456      

W H in 6th course called relative to the
11th being the tenor.
NB Can also call last course 
2M, Out, s4ths, s2nds, Out 
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 16-05-07 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5138 Orion Surprise Maximus
Paul N Mounsey
M  W  H   23456
   2  2   54326
   2  1   34256
2  2  1   34562
2 x   2   43265
1     2   35264
1     1   42563
2  2  s  (24635)
x = Out, s4ths, s2nds, Out
Rung at London (St Sepulchre without Newgate) on 07-10-07 conducted by Paul N Mounsey


5088 Spliced Surprise (4m) Maximus
J S Warboys
M  W  H                 23456
   -  -  OOOOOOOOOOO-E- 45236
      -  EEEEEEEEEEE-   24536
-     -  E-BBBBBBBBBBB- 65432
   -     0S-SSSSS       36452
   -     ES-E           53462
-     2  SSSSS-SE-O-    23456

2 Part. 
1536 Barford (E); 1248 Orion (O), 
Superlative (S); 1056 Bristol (B).
20 com, atw
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 20-06-07 conducted by Andrew J Graham


5088 Spliced Surprise (4m) Maximus
J S Warboys
 23456   M   W   H
 45236       -   -   CSBNNBCC-N-
 24536           -   SNSCNCCNSS-
 52436           -   CBCSC-
(34625)  -   -       CCSSC-S-
(26543)  -   -        CBCS-NNB-
 56342   -            BSSC-BSBNNBB
 24365   -   -   -   N-S-CSSCS-
 46325       2       NC-BCBNB-N
 32465       -   -   BSBCC-SNBNBB-
(64523)  -   -       N-S-
 35426   -       -    CCSNB-BSBSBN-
 42356       -   -   BBNBCC-N-
 34256           -   NSN-
 23456           -   SBNNBSCNC-
1296 Bristol, Cambridge; 1248 Newgate (N), 
Superlative.  84 c.o.m.; a.t.w.
S may be replaced throughout by Yorkshire.
N may be replaced throughout by Barford or Londinium.
C may be replaced throughout by Lincolnshire.
Rung at Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe) on 30-08-10 conducted by Andrew J Graham
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 04-10-14 conducted by Alan G Reading


5042 Superlative Surprise Maximus
Donald F Morrison
(No.855)
 234567890ET  3  5  6  11
 24356                 s  
 65432           -  s  -  
 43652              -  -  
 65324           s  s  -  
 32546           s  s  -  
 43526              -     
 65324789T0E  -  -     -  
 23456           -  -     
 65432           -  -  -  
(32456)          s  -    
Contains 70 little bell rollups.
Rung at Halifax (St John the Baptist) on 14-11-09 conducted by Andrew D Sibson


5040 Swindon Surprise Maximus
James Clatworthy
23456  B  M  W  H
24536        -  2
32465  x        2
64523     -  -
52436     s  s  -
23456        2  3
x=18.
 
Rung at Newport (Cathedral Church of St Woolos) on 05-05-14 conducted by Helen Phillips


5040 Xylophone Surprise Maximus
Richard I Allton
(No.1935)
23456   B  M  W  H
34256            2
25346         -  -
64352      -  -  -
64523   x        -
24365      2* s   
53462      -     -
65432         -   
23456      -  -  -
x=18. 2*=bs.

Contains:
18 x ....567890ET
6 x TE098765....
92 x little bell runs off the back
72 x little bell runs off the front.

Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 05-01-13 conducted by Samuel M Austin


5040 Yorkshire Suprise Maximus
James Clatworthy
23456  B  M  W  H
42356           -
43526        -  2
32465  X        3
64523     -  -
23456     -  2  2
X = 8th's place bob. 
Rung at London (St Magnus the Martyr) on 10-04-10 conducted by Dickon R Love
Rung at London (St Magnus the Martyr) on 14-06-14 conducted by Stephen W Penney


5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
J S Warboys
M	W	H	23456
		-	42356
	-		54326
S	S	SS	24365
-		-	53462
	2	2	64352
-	S	S	52436
	S	       (32456)
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 17-05-03 conducted by Roger Baldwin


5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
John Worth
W	H	23456
	-	42356
3	-	34256
2	-	25436
3	-	52436
s	       (32465)
Rung at Amersham (St Mary) on 09-08-03 conducted by Andrew J W Tibbetts


5040 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
Mark B Davies
B  M  W  H  23456
         2  34256      
      -  -  25346
   -  -  -  64352
x        2  56423
   s  -  ss 23465
   s  -     65432
   -  -  -  23456
Rung at Carlisle (Cathedral Church of Holy and Undivided Trinity) on 25-08-07 conducted by David E Rothera


5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
Roderick W Pipe
M	W	H	23456
		2	34256
	-	3	63246
s	s	3	43265
-	-		62534
-	s	       (32465)
Rung at Kingston Upon Thames (All Saints) on 06-07-03 conducted by Jonathan C Hetherington


5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus
Stanley Jenner
M	W	H	23456
		2	34256
	-		53246
S	S	2	32465
-	-		64523
-	-	-	32546
	2	-	52436
	S	       (32456)
Rung at St Albans (Cathedral) on 11-12-99 conducted by John P Loveless
Rung at London (St Magnus the Martyr) on 22-02-14 conducted by Stephen W Penney


5088 Zanussi Surprise Maximus
Robert C Kippin
M  W  H  23465
   2  1  43526
   1     24536
2  2  1  24365
   2  1  34625
1  1  2  65243
1  1  2  23456
Rung at London (St Giles, Cripplegate) on 20-01-07 conducted by Robert C Kippin