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June 1st 2017 Bradford on Avon Area and a local mini ring.

 

 

June 4th 2015 Day out to the Forest of Dean.

Rolo's first FarCited Outing at Minsterworth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




April 9th 2015 A day out to Rural Herefordshire by car. See May Newsletter for an article published on the 25th April Click





December 4th 2014 Christmas Outing to Weston S Mere To see a report go to the January 2015 Newsletter click
Pictures by Adrian Gittings Many Thanks

 

September 4th
 Day Out in Wiltshire 4 towers and a pub Lunch. See Branch Newsletter for October 2014 Click
The first picture is before lunch! there is not a second one after lunch!




 


August 7th 2014
Moreton Valance and Whitminster day out, two towers and a pub lunch.






2014 Summer Outing 
Thursday June 5th
Pictures thanks to Adrian Gittings, Shaun Hudd and Tony York

Monmouth St Mary 8 (16). 09.45 - 10.30. The ringing chamber at Monmouth and a bell in the porch.

Skenfrith St Bridget 6(7) 11 .00 - 11.45
This was a lockout


Lunch the Bridge Inn at Kentchurch 12.00 - 13.45 Superb Lunch served quickly to all 25 of us.

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Grosmont St Nicolas 6 (7) 14.00 - 14.45                          Llantilio Crossney. St.Teilo.8 (4) 15.00 - 15.45


Dingestow.St.Dinigat &St.Mary. GF. 6 (8) 16.00 - 16.45
Tea Time


Most of the grpup on the Summer outing, unfortunately some had already left for Home!
The last time the FarCited group went to Dingestow was in 2002, there are pictures at click
You can see Topsy in the front row who was also with us in the 2002 pictures, sat with Bert Ferris.

 

 


Christmas 2012 to Somerset (Minehead) See the January Newsletter for a brief write up click



Christmas 2011 (Local)



On January 6th 2011 the Farcited visited Thornbury and Frampton Cotterell with lunch at the Globe Inn Frampton Cotterell
where some 27 people attended.
Pictures at Frampton  having tea biscuits and cakes.

 


Christmas Outing to Yeovil. No Pictures but article in the January 2011 Branch Newsletter

Portbury March 2009 Farcited meeting

On March 5th 2009 six ringers who rang at Portbury in the early sixties met again during the Farcited day out
they are l/r David Yeo, Mary York(Powell), Tony York, Brian Goodliffe, John Gilbert and Gerald Skelly.
It is also the tower where Mary and Tony York first met on February 19th 1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



From L to R ;- Tony York, Martyn Harbott, Michael Horseman, Victor James, Mary Powell, John Riley(?), Monica Horseman, John Gilbert and Christine Harbott. Photo taken at the Priory Inn, Portbury in 1960. 

 

 

 

 

 

 







Christmas Outing to Alton 2009
An Eventful Day Out
Thursday, 3rd December saw the Far-Cited Ringers on their way to Alton for their annual Christmas outing.  A prompt departure from Coalpit Heath meant we arrived on time at our first tower, Kingsclere, where some ringers and non-ringers deserted ringing for the local caf�, where, I am told, excellent coffee was to be found.  The eight at Kingsclere are due to be re-hung in the New Year, so they were a little more difficult to handle than expected.  We were, however, given a warm and friendly reception, which was to be found at all towers, and so a good start to the day.
Dropping our non-ringers for some retail therapy at Alton, the rest of us moved on to Selbourne, where the ground floor ring was appreciated by many.  Unfortunately, the long draught and very stiff ropes challenged us, but we were then ready for lunch at the nearby Queens Inn.

This was a great success and voted the best Christmas lunch bar none, so, refreshed we returned to ring the light six at All Saints,
Alton before returning home.  The light six went well and the ringing was enjoyed by all.
We then set off for home, the driver following her sat nav through the lanes of Hampshire before rejoining the motorway at Newbury.  A stop was scheduled for Leigh Delamere and we were within a few miles of the services when our driver began to feel ill.  She then blacked out, loosing control of the coach.  We hit the central barrier, which was one of the wire ones designed to catch the underneath of a vehicle.  This it duly did, and it guided us down its length for more than 200 metres until we came to a gentle stop.  Our driver was still unconscious, but  was conscious when the emergency services arrived.  Fortunately, Linda Gittings was on board and knew how to cope with the driver as she came to and kept her calm.  Phone calls to the coach company provided replacement vehicles, but not until we had spent almost two hours stranded in the middle of the M4.  We were, therefore, pleased to arrive safely at Leigh Delamere for hot drinks and a comfort stop.  It is amazing to realise no one was hurt, and that everyone kept calm.  The police and highway maintenance people kept us company and we learnt a lot about their work.  An ambulance took the coach driver to Frenchay hospital, where she was kept in overnight and subjected to many tests. For those who ask after her welfare, the last I heard, she was going to her G.P. for the results of the hospital tests, and her employers had transferred her to office duties.
We missed many friends from previous years on this trip, but, no doubt, they are pleased to have missed out on such an exciting visit.

2009 Christmas outing to Alton
An Eventful Day Out
Thursday, 3rd December saw the Far-Cited Ringers on their way to Alton for their annual Christmas outing.  A prompt departure from Coalpit Heath meant we arrived on time at our first tower, Kingsclere, where some ringers and non-ringers deserted ringing for the local caf�, where, I am told, excellent coffee was to be found.  The eight at Kingsclere are due to be re-hung in the New Year, so they were a little more difficult to handle than expected.  We were, however, given a warm and friendly reception, which was to be found at all towers, and so a good start to the day.
Dropping our non-ringers for some retail therapy at Alton, the rest of us moved on to Selbourne, where the ground floor ring was appreciated by many.  Unfortunately, the long draught and very stiff ropes challenged us, but we were then ready for lunch at the nearby Queens Inn.

This was a great success and voted the best Christmas lunch bar none, so, refreshed we returned to ring the light six at All Saints,
Alton before returning home.  The light six went well and the ringing was enjoyed by all.
We then set off for home, the driver following her sat nav through the lanes of Hampshire before rejoining the motorway at Newbury.  A stop was scheduled for Leigh Delamere and we were within a few miles of the services when our driver began to feel ill.  She then blacked out, loosing control of the coach.  We hit the central barrier, which was one of the wire ones designed to catch the underneath of a vehicle.  This it duly did, and it guided us down its length for more than 200 metres until we came to a gentle stop.  Our driver was still unconscious, but  was conscious when the emergency services arrived.  Fortunately, Linda Gittings was on board and knew how to cope with the driver as she came to and kept her calm.  Phone calls to the coach company provided replacement vehicles, but not until we had spent almost two hours stranded in the middle of the M4.  We were, therefore, pleased to arrive safely at Leigh Delamere for hot drinks and a comfort stop.  It is amazing to realise no one was hurt, and that everyone kept calm.  The police and highway maintenance people kept us company and we learnt a lot about their work.  An ambulance took the coach driver to Frenchay hospital, where she was kept in overnight and subjected to many tests. For those who ask after her welfare, the last I heard, she was going to her G.P. for the results of the hospital tests, and her employers had transferred her to office duties.
We missed many friends from previous years on this trip, but, no doubt, they are pleased to have missed out on such an exciting visit.

Christmas Outing to Oxford
Pictures from the Farcited outing to Oxford on the 1st of  December 2005
For a full report see the Rural Branch 2006 February Newsletter
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Lundy Island June 2002
The Farcited ringers second a trip to Lundy, for the complete story see the July Newsletter which will be published on June 27th click

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Farcited Day Out in Somerset April 2002
Norton St Phillip and Freshford
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A Day out around Usk
March 7th 2002
For a write up on the day out see the April 2002 Newsletter
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