Christmas 2018

Name of walk Christmas 2018
Date of walk 2018-12-31

Photos of assorted brass playing, bell ringing, cats, short walks, and the views from the top of Barrow Town Hall, from over the Christmas period.

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The South Cumbria Brass Band setting up in the Choir of St. Mary's Church Walney for the Lifeboat Concert. I was playing cornet in a concert with them for the first time, all suited and booted. I'm pointing at Brendan, who is armed with a camera, telling Helen to duck! We ducked successfully for the next hour!

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Ian, the conductor, introduced the South Cumbria Brass Band as containing the best brass players in the south of the county. I kept waiting for the addition of ....."and Jo!" But he was too kind to mention it.

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Ringing for the BBC Radio Cumbria Carol Service at St. James, which was broadcast on Christmas Day. We even rang for a few minutes during the service. This is not the best photo, but we are all laughing because after setting the self-timer, I stupidly hit a rope on my way back, making it slowly swing. We all knew it would swing into shot at the very moment the camera went off! And it did".

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Peaches doing well for sixteen and a half.

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Ringing the bells of St. James for the Mail Carol Service. I'm the only one wearing a Christmas hat! Bah Humbug! They must be saving the hats and Christmas jumpers for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve?

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A few shots of the ringing.

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Andy took this photo while standing on the window sill. Not advisable with me in charge of Elf and Safety!

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Iwan concentrating hard.

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Who said men can't multi-task? How to catch flies, ring a bell, and call the changes all at the same time...... Magic!

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A walk up to Birkrigg on a sunny day.

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Looking over to The Hoad.

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Coniston Hills.

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Close up of The Gale Monument on Ulverston Golf Course at Bardsea.

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Bardsea.

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I played Christmas Carols with The Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band in Morrisons for two hours on Friday and Saturday. I needed the practice, and they were short of a 2nd cornet. I'm at the back with the dogs for company! I even had to stop playing several times to put some donated dog food into the kennel!

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I'd no lip left after two hours!

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We raised £600!

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We rang the bells of St. James for the Christmas Eve Crib Service.

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Festive Christmas Day ringers, with Clarissa taking the photo.

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The boys tuck into cake for breakfast!

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Peaches and Tigger playing with their 'Chase the Mouse' Christmas pressie.

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It has proved to be a big hit!

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Tigger wants to play with the wrapping paper!

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Peaches under the Christmas tree with her 'lookalike' bauble.

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Tigger. Christmas, its just for cats really! There's another one hiding under the tree......."He's behind you!" ...."Oh no he isn't".....

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A walk down to Roa Island.

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Lifeboat Station.

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Piel Island.

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Barrow Town Hall and my second visit up the bell tower.

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The view out towards Blackcombe.

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St. James Church.

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View out to Roa Island and Piel Island.

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The view down Duke St.

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The new control tower at Walney Airport.

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Close up of Piel Island.

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Sandstone ram......I guess this counts as a sheep photo!

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View out to the wind farm.

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Brendan and me.

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Brendan at the clock face.

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Back on terra firma.

Happy New Year,

Jo.

 

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