Christmas 2017

Name of walk Christmas 2017
Date of walk 2017-12-30

A few bits and pieces from over the Christmas period. Plus a walk from Canal Foot.

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Two elf bell ringers "entertaining" the crowds at St. James' Christmas Fair with a selection of Carols and Christmas songs, trying to make a better sound than our usual "ding dong!" Did we succeed? Who knows, but we did get applause.....probably of the "Aw, bless!" variety.

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The advantage of just seeing the photos is THERE IS NO SOUND!! Andy was playing a trumpet and I was playing a cornet.

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At least we could laugh about the mistakes!

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Bell ringer Ken is dressed as Santa, but looking like Dolly Parton!

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He joins Dalton Town Band. I lent him my cornet for posing purposes!

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Dalton St. Mary's Christmas Tree Festival. 46 Christmas trees decorated to raise money for charities.

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The bell ringers' 'Celebration' Christmas Tree, raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

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Furness Building Society's 'Festive Post' tree, raising money for Croft Care, Barrow.

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Ken Parkinson with his namesake tree!

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The Jesse Tree.

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Scouts 1st Duddon.

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Dalton St. Mary's bell ringers' Christmas meal at The Brown Cow.

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Dorothy and John.

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Ken and Craig.

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Ian and Margaret

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Anne and Owen.

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Jean and Debbie with Linda hiding under a napkin!

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Linda (sans napkin) and Keith.

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Jeg and Carl.

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Ringing the bells of St. James for the Evening Mail Christmas Carol Concert.

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We have help from Owen from Dalton, Alan from Ulverston and Phoebe from Broughton towers.

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Owen takes this one with me ringing.

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The bell ringers have reserved pews at the back of the church.

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Two elves join us as we ring for the Christmas Eve Crib Service. (Sue and her daughter Alison)

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We are also joined by Owen, Phil and Martin from Dalton tower and Alan from Ulverston tower.

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That's enough ringing, time for drink and cake!

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Cameron and Andy cut up the cake.

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Me and Geoff. I was drinking Andy's homemade mulled fruit juice, which was delicious.

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So elves do drink alcohol!

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Tower Captain Andy

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Geoff and Ken.

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Phil and Cameron.

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Who ate all the cake?

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St. James' bell ringers on Christmas morning. Photo taken by Lucy.

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Andy and Gwyn.

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Geoff, Jason and Ken.

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Lucy. (Andy's photo)

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Tom, Peaches and Tigger on Christmas morning.

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Felix and Tigger face-off over ribbon!

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Tigger just before he grabbed a mouthful of Felix's fur!

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Felix

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Back to bed for Peaches!

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A post Christmas walk to Canal Foot.

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Dapper's bench. Memorial bench for David 'Dapper' Miller, a well known local musician who died in 2016.

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Brendan on Dapper's bench.

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View out to the train viaduct.

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Walking along the canal to Ulverston.

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The railway bridge.

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Looking up to the Hoad (Sir John Barrow Monument).

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Quite a few people up there today.

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Canal Head. Upstairs in the large pebble-dashed building opposite is the Ulverston Town Band practice room.

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A trip down to Earnse Bay on Walney Island and a washed-up buoy.

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Our walk up to Silver How is in a separate post.

Have a great 2018!

Jo.

 

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