Saturday, 24 January 2009


On 25th October, 15 ringers and 2 companions embarked on the Motcombe outing to four towers between Andover and Romsey. The outing had been expertly arranged by Robert to enable Gary, Manda and Laurence to join us for the day. We also welcomed Christopher and Julie from Donhead St. Mary.

It was a very successful day with each tower an improvement on the previous one. We started at Broughton, a quiet, sleepy village with lots of traffic. A nice ground floor ring with an impressive glassed-in ante room.
East Tytherley had lovely bells and it was nice for our tower to have the experience of ringing on 8. Another ground floor ring where we hunted on eight and tried grandsire triples.

After an excellent lunch we made our way to Lockerly. We had trouble getting into the tower before some lateral thinking from Dennis turned up the missing key. The bells rang very well when kept close.

English was an interesting tower and with John Buchan in mind, we climbed the 39 steps to the ringing chamber. Again an opportunity for us to experiment on 8 bells which were good to handle. Here we finished off our day with a perfect course of Cambridge Minor, so with good spirits we went off to the pub before heading home.

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