Saturday, 3 October 2009


On Saturday we all set off to deepest, darkest Somerset for our annual tower outing. The first tower was at Dowlish Wake, set on a rise with lovely views. These were lovely bells that we took some time to settle into, but they were very enjoyable nonetheless.

Seavington St Mary was the second tower, an atmospheric redundant church that we have passed on the old A303 for many years. It was a real pleasure to finally go inside this landmark church and ring. Here we had some help from the lady that let us in to ring some Minor.

Back to Dowlish for a pub lunch, and a chance to catch up with Gary and Manda and Laurence while enjoying our lunch.

Our third tower was very well hidden in some lovely countryside, Chaffcombe, where due to a tardy finish to lunch we needed local help to raise, then we rang his favorite method (grandsire), which went well.

Lastly we rang in Chard; we don't do a lot on eight bells so it was good to have the opportunity to try something different. A highish window to look out of and a big first step down out from the tower kept Manda amused.

The outing was a great success and well-organised by Robert. Thank you to everyone for coming along and making our Somerset sojourn so enjoyable.