Many thanks to all the people that attended our Christmas Concert, gave donations so generously, bought raffle tickets and took part in the whisky roll. The final sum raised and given to Dougie Mac was a magnificent total of £775.10. As well as a fund raising event, it proved to be a great relaxed social evening for our audience and all the ringers.
On Tuesday 20th December, the team of 7 rang 3 x 30 minute 12-bell sessions, at Chatsworth,
donning Santa hats and full of Christmas cheer!
We arrived in plenty of time to dry off the seats (thanks Alan!) and have a wander around the shop
before starting ringing at 12.00 Whilst the sun didn't quite make it round to us, luckily Jack Frost
stayed away so it wasn't as cold as it could have been!
Being in the courtyard, there was an interesting mix of smells from the smoke from the fire to toast
the marshmallows, the bratwurst stand and wafts of mulled wine from the bar.
In between the ringing we had a couple of breaks to warm our hands with a coffee and snaffle some snacks.
We quickly learnt the usefulness of pegs when a stray gust of wind turned over the Silent Night music
just as our...