Christmas Bells and Walks

Name of walk Christmas Bells and Walks
Date of walk 2017-01-02

A few bits and pieces from over the Christmas period.

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St. James The Great, Barrow in Furness. We are ringing for the Christmas Eve Crib Service.

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We are sporting our new 'bell-wear' clothing range.

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Some of the variations on a theme as demonstrated by myself, Andy and Cameron. We have Hoodies, T-shirts and Polo shirts with several different wordings. Sue and I also have a T-shirt with 'Barrow Bells on the pull every Wednesday' on the front. Andy has this on the back of his T-shirt and Paul has it on his polo shirt. Now at least we can be the most co-ordinated bell ringers in clothing, if not in ringing!

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More punch vicar? We have mince pies, cake and hot punch before we start to ring.

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We were kindly joined by Owen and Martin from Dalton to make sure that we rang all eight bells.

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The bell ringers. We also rang on Christmas Morning. This was the first Christmas Day ringing this century! Jeg from Millom joined us so we could ring on six bells.

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Tuna!

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Felix has found the one tree that you can't hide under and jump out on unsuspecting birds!

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Tom and Tigger on Christmas morning.

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Felix thinks hiding in wrapping paper is great fun!

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Tigger has found a bag of chocolate money to play with.

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Just before Christmas was Tom's graduation for his Masters Degree in Politics. Lancaster University had awarded him a scholarship of £10,000 to do this, and he paid them back by achieving a distinction.

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Just like last time Tom is just a blur! Chancellor, Alan Milburn did the honours.

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A late afternoon walk around Cavendish Docks.

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Peaches and Felix. They have a dog bed....shush don't tell them!

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Aliens are among us!

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A New Year's walk along Channelside and up on to the old slag bank. It was windy and freezing!

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Lobster pots.

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A plane coming into land at Walney airfield.

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Looking out towards Blackcombe.

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A beady eye was kept on us!

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Yesterday's sunset over a frozen Leece Tarn, which has a large population of ducks and geese.

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I went to Leese to visit Cyril. He played the trombone with great skill and precision.....I massacred a cornet and scared the wildfowl!

Happy New Year!

Jo.

 

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