A short drive took us to St Lawrence Church at Mickleton, and another fine display of needlework, this time in the form of an exhibition of kneelers, with notes explaining the symbolism of the designs. The fifteen ringers were soon ringing out Grand Sire Triples to the surrounding countryside.
Picnic lunches were eaten at Hidcote Manor, and we all enjoyed walking around the beautiful gardens, admiring the luxuriant growth and wonderful displays of massed alliums, hostas and flag irises.
A twisty journey took us to St. Thomas a Becket's Church at Todenham. We appeared to be four ringers down…… previous experience made us wonder whether they had got lost en route….. but no, they had left to ring at weddings nearer to home! Todenham was another beautiful village of honey coloured Cotswold stone buildings. More complex methods were performed here!