Ladies' Guild Holiday 2021?
Letter from Pearl Jeanes, 21/08/2020
We hope this finds you all well and surviving life in our new world of facial coverings and social distancing, and little or no tower ringing. How the world has changed…
Margaret and I have had a chat this week about whether it will be possible to arrange a Ladies Guild Holiday in 2021. In these uncertain times we have no way of knowing what next year will bring and if/whether there will be a successful vaccine - or if we will have to learn to live alongside this Covid virus. We have decided that we will review the situation towards the end of 2020 - hoping that things will be a bit clearer by then. I am sure we all hope that some kind of normal ringing will be resumed sometime in the New Year.
Assuming that social distancing is reduced to manageable levels to ring methods again, some of the thoughts about planning for 2021 that occur to us are –
Whether our planned hotel in Lincolnshire will still be in business?
Will large visiting groups of ringers be welcome to new towers?
Would it make more sense to think of a more central location for 2021?
Shorter break say 3-4 days?
Plan for later in the year? September?
Maybe fewer towers per day as geographically it may be difficult to organise available towers?
Perhaps more scenic/social stuff to fill in the gaps?
We would welcome your ideas in the coming months, whatever they may be. You will appreciate that there are many things which are hard to foresee or plan for at the present time. And given the age range of our group/possible health issues, we also recognise that some friends may decide after this long break that it is time to call it a day for ringing, sad though that maybe.
We promise to make a decision one way or the other at the end of the year, depending on the situation at the time - and taking into account any comments received. So please … do keep in touch.
Our Very Best wishes, Pearl and Margaret (Contact Pearl on pearl.jeanes365_at_gmail.com)