April Day is a variation of Plain Bob Doubles, shown for comparison.

April Day (Doubles)

Where do I start?

April Day is variation of Plain Bob Doubles, meaning you ring Plain Bob until a Bob is called therefore you can't have a plain course of April Day as it would be just Plain Bob. The Bob in April Day is the same as used in Grandsire Doubles, it is called when the treble is in third place (Marked as a Purple Triangle) in the diagram above

This diagram shows the order of work in the Plain Bob Doubles. The accompanying table shows the first few changes in the method and the first work you do as you move around the circle.

Starting Positions in April Day
Bell
No
Starts
With
Starting
Places
First
Work
2 In to Lead (2)LL23455.. 3/4 Down
4 Hunt In (4)32LL234.. Long Fifths
(4 Blows in fifths)
5 One blow in fifths, then hunt in (5)5432LL2.. 3/4 Up
3 Hunt out to the back (3)455432L.. 2nds

Work at Bob in April Day

This table illustrates how you will be affected if the conductor calls a Bob at the underscored place. Otherwise you ring Plain Bob Doubles.

How the Conductor's calls affect your work
About
to
Do
Bob Called
Do This Next Work
3/4 Down
5543432L..
Double Dodge 4/5 Down
55454543..
3/4 Up
2nds
2LL22LL2..
Unaffected 3/4 Down as usual
3/4 Up
L2343455..
Make Long Thirds
L233332L..
Long Fifths
Long 5ths
34555543..
Double Dodge 4/5 Up
34545455..
2nds

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