Bellringing Outing to Evesham
On the 7th of April, 2018 a district outing was held around Evesham. It was organised by Barbara Howes. Around thirty people attended with their partners, wives, children etc. It was a great success!
The first tower we went to was Bretforton which had eight bells. It was in a really pretty village.
Rounds and call changes were rung throughout the day as were complicated methods which I’d never heard of before.
Also, in Bretforton, people had the opportunity to visit a national trust pub called the Fleece Inn. It was opened especially for the bell ringers to have a drink.
The second tower we went to was Badsey which had eight bells. When we got there ladies were cleaning the belfry for us. At the church there was a flower festival and the flowers were really nice. Annie Hall particularly liked the flower arrangement around the pulpit.
We all then went our separate ways to have lunch.
After lunch we went to our third tower. This was Evesham which had twelve bells. It had a big turnout. Ruth Border had previously rung 16 peals there. She was part of Canon Webb's attempt to ring Grandsire, Doubles, Triples, Caters and Cinques. Her name is on two peal boards in the tower that you can see above her head..
Our last tower was Offenham which had 6 bells. Rounds and call changes, bob doubles etc. were rung as people started to leave.
All in all, it was a good day. Thank you to Barbara Howes for organising this outing.