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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bell Ringing at Milton Abbey

These are the bells at Milton Abbey. Our intrepid bell ringers from the Benefice, were ringing at an Abbey wedding on Saturday, officiated by our Rector Alan. What a tremendous job they all did!
Bell ringing at the Abbey is not for the faint hearted as you have to to climb nearly one hundred steps to reach the roof and then clamber along the gully to the bell tower. You must then climb higher if you want to see the actual bells.

The Abbey bells are very heavy and ringing them certainly gives our bell ringers a good work out!

There are names scratched into the stones of the turrets - I wonder if anyone recognises these names today?
More importantly - the wedding is about to begin the bride arrives...

and the bells ring out across the valley!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Setting the eggsample

Every event has to have one.....a raffle!

What a super afternoon at Winterborne Stickland on Saturday. The first summer fete for many years was held on the village green. A fantastic £1728 was raised  for St Mary's Church. There were teas and toys, books and bric-a-brac, skittles and counting sweets competitions and so much more. There was a wonderful selection of fun games, races and competitions. Kevin held the afternoon together as the roving MC and organising the egg catching challenge - which was great fun to watch. Well done the brave competitors!