Guild Holiday - 24th-31st August 2018
Beach, walks, board games, park run, escape room, and, oh yeah, ringing. What have all these things got in common? They’re just a few of the things that we got up to on our holiday. County Durham was the destination with a large farmhouse providing the accommodation.
In case you were wondering, yes, the beach trip did see some of us foolish enough to actually go into the sea, and yes, it was cold. Make that freezing. As for the escape room, well, luckily everyone escaped so we didn’t have to leave anyone behind in Durham. Ringing wise, there was some more ‘traditional’ ringing with some of us ringing in Durham on Sunday, including at the Cathedral, and a quarter peal of Yorkshire surprise major at Lanchester. There was also some less ‘typical’ ringing in the form of the bells at Frosterley, a 12 bell mini-ring owned by the Black Bull pub (and hence very conveniently situated for any refreshments). We also found ourselves ringing in an art gallery while on our Hartlepool outing. It would be an understatement to say that those bells were very loud.
Thank you to all the local ringers who let us ring while we were there and to everyone who helped with organising the holiday, from accommodation and travel, to food and various activities. A big thank you to all the drivers and to everyone for coming and making it such an enjoyable holiday!
Melissa Nash - Master, CUGCR