Sunny Outing to Charminster

Thirteen Hursley ringers travelled to the Charminster area of Dorset for an excellent day's walking and ringing arranged by Richard and Pam Thompson.

Left to right back row: Richard Thompson, Barry Saunders, Chris Saunders, Sue Craddock, Chris McCallion, Janice Higgins, Derek Stewart, Ian McCallion. Left to right front row: Drew Craddock, Kate Shaw, Jenifer Smith, David Salter, Pam Thompson.

The band rang at three towers: Fordington (13 cwt, 8), Charminster (14cwt, 10) and Bradford Peverell (5cwt, 8). The standard of ringing was good at each tower. This was a leisurely outing which started with coffee at Tom Brown's in Fordington and finishing with dinner at the superb Saxon Arms at Stratton. The weather was ideal for the walking sections - neither too hot or cold but dry throughout.

Well done to everyone for their good ringing and a special thanks to Pam and Richard.

Prepared by Andrew G Craddock