Project Description

“Didn’t we have a lovely day, the day we went to Beamish?”

On Sunday 25th August, an early start in Dewsbury and a trouble free coach journey arriving in Beamish, just in time to give our first scheduled  performance of traditional hymns in the Pit Village Methodist Chapel at 11 o’clock.

The choir looked amazing in their 1913 style costumes; the stand-out pair being Vicar Tom and his good lady Jennifer!

The acoustics were good, as all Methodist Chapels should be and we sounded like Huddersfield Choral Society in miniature.

In between singing we had free time; some to roam the whole site and some of us to wander at leisure.

The choir sang again at 2 o’clock to another good audience. A big thank you too to our supporters from Dewsbury including Kevin and Lynne Watson who happened to be in the area.

We set off home at 5 o’clock stopping at the Toby Carvery in Washington for a welcome and lovely meal.

Home in good time and to crown it all England beat the Australians at the Headingley Test!

A big thank you to our Choir Master and Organist, David Hall, whose organisational and musical skills are second to none!

Sally Speight