Outing to Durham

From the Bell News   Vol 13, Issue 643, page 127,
Also Church Bells Vol 24, 10/08/1894, p702

July 17th 1894


  The bellringers of the above parish church, twelve in number, held their annual excursion on Tuesday, July 17th. They went by an early train to Durham, where a most pleasant day was spent, favoured by excellent weather.

  After dinner the party took boats, and had an enjoyable row for some miles down the river. At four o’clock there was a special Choral Service in the Cathedral. The musical part was performed by a choir of upwards of 900 voices, and the beautiful singing was much enjoyed.

  After tea the ringers proceeded to the belfry of St. Oswald’s church, Durham, by kind permission of the Rev. Johnson-Parker, and a short touch was rung. The party left Durham at 8 p.m., arriving home at 10.30, after what was pronounced by all to be a most enjoyable and successful outing. The expenses were paid out of the ringers’ fund, supplemented by subscriptions from several kind friends in the parish, including the Vicar, Churchwardens and others.

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