Gransden Church Bells 

Gransden / Swavesey Outing 2014

On Saturday 25th October 22 ringers from freinds and family groups met for the "Gransey" outing. Ringers were from Swavesey, Ratby, St.Neots and Gransden. Our day in Northamptonshire included ringing at five towers, a good pub lunch and warm weather. A good day was enjoyed by everyone and we were please to see Merlin and Una, the two guide dog puppies being trained by Matthew and Michelle.

We enjoyed good bells in all the towers and the prize for the best kept ringing room must go to Orlingbury where everything was tidy and well presented (just as a ringing room should be!). The staff at The Red Lion at Bozeat gave us a very warm welcome, good service and good food. Most of the ringing during the day was rounds and call changes but we did manage at least one prime ring at each tower. Methods included Cambridge Minor, Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples and Double Oxford bob Minor.

Cogenhoe church
   Amy ringing at Cogenhoe
being supervised by Matthew
   Old clappers at Cogenhoe
 Grendon church
  Grendon church interior
  Informal group at Grendon
 Naomi, Daniel S, Jane and Caroline
at Grendon

   Ringing gallery at Grendon
  Rebecca looking after Daniel
 at Grendon
 Andrew L and Alasdair chatting
 (about computer games?)

   Arriving at the Red Lion in Bozeat
   Predominantly Swavesey at this table
 Megan and Amy chatting with
 Heather and Daniel
   Martyn and Daniel S watch as
 Andrew and Alasdair toast something
(computer games probably!)
 Formal group photo
ouitside Bozeat church
 Bozeat church
   David wants a different aspect
 on our ringing
at Bozeat
   A reflection on some of our ringing
 at Bozea
t with Catherina (and Rebecca)
 From the ringing room at Bozeat
   Rushden church
   Rushden rope spider
 Tablets in between ringing sessions
at Rushden
with L-R Daniel B, Amy,
 Heather, Megan and Matthew S

   Mini scissors buttress in
Rushden church
  Orlingbury church
Megan ringing at Orlingbury
Wooden decorative bells
 in Orlingbury ringing room
    David discussing ringing with
 Orlingbury tower captain, Tim Samson

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