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Bellringers Trip to Stratford upon Avon area

On a warm sunny day in early October, we set out for our annual trip, organised by Maurice. We had cars and a minibus, so 20+ringers set off for our first tower at Sherbourne. This was followed by a short trip to Barford, where the tea and cake did lure some people away from the ringing!

Our last tower of the morning was at Wellesbourne, followed by lunch in the Kings Head.

Finally, the last leg of the outing took us to Stratford upon Avon, where has time to wander around the quaint town before our final ring of the day.

A great day out and we have a collection of photos to remind us of a wonderful trip. For a detailed report from our news hound Jim, please click here.

Our merry band of ringers
Our first tower, Sherbourne
Our band on their first ring of the day
Max is sure the bells are up..
Our second tower, Barford
Ringing at Barford
Ringing at Barford
A view of the ringing at Barford from the church
Isobel finds her own "light" bell
9-barford tea and cake
A lovely painting of Wellesbourne church, our third tower of the day
View of Wellesbourne church
Ringing at Wellesbourne
Lunch at the Kings Head, Wellesbourne
9e-ringers minibus
We need to watch our striking!
Our final tower at Stratford upon Avon
Ringing at Stratford upon Avon - it was quite a grand ringing room
Our merry band of ringers
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