Holmer and Bodicote Outing 13th January 2018 More photos

The day started off at Holmer Parish Centre where the designated driver of the mini bus Ian was waiting, ready for his passengers and his bacon roll! We also enjoyed hot and cold drinks in the Angel in Pershore for a source of energy before going to the first tower. The first tower of the day was the infamous Pershore Abbey AKA The Cage. The Abbey is famous for its ringing chamber which houses 8 bells. Well done to everyone who made it up to the tower and rang for the first time or has rang here before. We rang lots of rounds and call changes. The next tower was Pershore St Andrews this tower’s ringing chamber was a lot closer to the ground, phew! We rang lots of rounds, call changes, Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples. A very lovely ring of 8 bells. Next was a very important part of the day, lunch, which we enjoyed in the Gardeners Arms in Charlton. Some great signs in the ladies and some lovely food. Our 3rd tower of the day was Fladbury a lovely ring of 8. We rang some call changes and plain hunt 8. Our final tower of the day was Evesham which is a tower with 14 bells and we rang 12. The bells sounded very nice and the tenor was a challenge to stand first time. We rang lots of rounds and call changes. The 8th wanted to ring straight after the treble. After lots of ringing it was time for a drink. We went to the Red Lion who were shocked by the number of us. There’s nothing better than great conversation and a cosy fire.  This was also time to say goodbye to the Bodicote ringers, whether it was see you next year or see you at the ringing course. The Red lion was the final stop of the day before heading back. Some of us went to Beer In Hand for pizza and drinks, including trying some new fruit beer. This Outing was the tenth January outing with our friends the Bodicote ringers. Thank you to Martin for organising the towers and to Ian for being the designated driver.

Hopefully see you all in 2019 

Group 2018
The group photo inside the tower
 Hayley Alex Mary Abbey
The alternative group photo outside the tower!.