Monthly Archives: July 2015

Shaun in Bristol – Day 2

Today was walking day.  My phone says we walked 17.29 miles. We didn’t. We walked about 12 miles.

We started the day at Starbucks for breakfast and then grabbing the two indoor Shauns from the Old City Trail we couldn’t get on Sunday.

After that we followed the Temple Trail (2.5km) which gave us nine new Shauns and then straight on to the 12 Shauns on the Harbourside Trail (5km) and stopped for lunch at the Pump House. That then took us to the Heritage Trail (2km) and a further eight Shauns where we ended the day’s exercise at The Berkeley on Whiteladies Road.

Shauns today: 31.

Shauns this weekend: 60.

Total Shauns: 110 ex 120.

Shaun in Bristol – Day 1

A good drive down with very little traffic on the roads. Arrived at Cribbs Causeway shopping centre for 10:30 and quickly grabbed the three Shauns there.

Shaun the Sheep. One of the three at Cribs Causeway.

Fab-ewe-lous. One of the three Shauns at Cribs Causeway.

After this we followed the Sheep Drive and quickly spotted all eight Shauns. Moving on to the South Bank Trail we very quickly grabbed the five Shauns before grabbing the 16 Shauns on Brunel Trail. Shaun 23 Bloomin’ Gorge-ous was designed by Professor Alice Roberts. Nice.

Bloomin' Gorge-ous by Alice Roberts

Bloomin’ Gorge-ous by Alice Roberts

After completing this trail we headed to the hotel and sorted out our room for the night and had a meal before heading out to grab eight of the ten Old City Trail. Two were indoors and closed so will have to be grabbed on  Monday.

Then back to the hotel.

Shauns today: 29

Total Shauns: 79.



Peal 849

Lancashire Association
, Greater Manchester
St John
Friday, 24 July 2015 in 2h 44 (12–1–8 in G)

5,024 Boron Surprise Major

Composed by Anthony J Cox

  1. James E Andrews
  2. Jane Owen
  3. Derek J Thomas
  4. Gail L Randall
  5. Raymond A Hutchings
  6. Peter C Randall (C)
  7. Brian J Owen
  8. Peter G Bellamy-Knights

Rung upon the eve of the Feast of St James the Apostle


Peal 848

Lancashire Association
, Greater Manchester
St Leonard
Friday, 10 July 2015 in 2h 51 (11–2–8 in F♯)

5,152 Lanthanum Surprise Major

Composed by Anthony J Cox

  1. Anne C Orme
  2. Derek J Thomas
  3. Jane Owen
  4. Peter C Randall (C)
  5. Raymond A Hutchings
  6. James E Andrews
  7. Brian J Owen
  8. Peter G Bellamy-Knights

To remember the few on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain


Quarter 345

Lancashire Association
Blackburn, Lancashire
Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 19 July 2015 in 0:44
1,260 Plain Bob Minor
  1. Janet Stockton
  2. Donna Jones
  3. Ian P Fowler
  4. Graham Barnes
  5. Jean Barnes
  6. Raymond A Hutchings (C)
Rung on the front six. For Evensong and a Farewell to Archdeacon John Hawley.
Likely to be my 99th ¼ peal as Conductor. Ian Fowler’s first ¼ peal in about 20 or so years.

Peal 847

Lancashire Association
Worsley, Greater Manchester
St Mark
Friday, 3 July 2015 in 3h 5 (24)
5,040 Midsomer Norton Surprise Royal
Composed by BYROC

  1. Derek J Thomas
  2. Raymond A Hutchings
  3. Jane Owen
  4. Peter C Randall (C)
  5. Simon J Reading
  6. Ian W Taylor
  7. Peter H Gardner
  8. Colin Woods
  9. James E Andrews
  10. Peter L Furniss