News and Events

Coming Up - NUA 9th - 10th November 2019 Birmingham

Gerald is raring to go and asking not to be kidnapped this year

 

July 2019 - MUGs invade Leicester and Loughborough

Our intrepid band of ringers stayed at Beaumanor Hall...

Beaumanor Hall

...well in the huts at the back actually but it sounds good. Principle goal of the the weekend was to ensure that our beer and cider lake was drunk dry. The weekend featured Gerald's new sky-diving career (off Leicester Cathedral) and slide practice (high risk of whiplash for giraffes):

Gerald on the slide

 Tour 2019

 

 

July 2018 - MUGs take the lead in LACR Cycle Tour

Our band of intrepid cyclists visited St Mary the Virgin in Eccles, St Michael in Flixton, then crossed the border into the Cheshire Guild to grab St Margaret  in Dunham Massey and finally  St Mary the Virgin, Bowdon.   The tour ended suspiciously close to Pi Altrincham where a few of us gathered afterwards to “re-hydrate”

2017 Christmas Carol Service at Sacred Trinity

Gerald once again joined in with us to sing carols and enjoy mulled wine with the rest of the congregation at Sacred Trinity.

Peals and Quarters

07 December 2019

News from Gerald ...

Hi folks

Congratulations on finding my little spot on the Internet. I've put my comments in reverse date order to save you the pain of scrolling down so much. Any time you are up in the bell tower, do leave some beer for me ....food might be nice too as there's not much in the way of acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot trees in Salford. Keep checking back for updates!

 

Sunday October 27th 2019

I'm afraid I have to report that the ringers at Sacred Trinity left me locked outside my own tower on Tuesday...to keep warm I had to sample a few Sambuca shots and I was discovered this Sunday morning lying upside with a hangover. Pleased to report I am now back in my tower and am contemplating the forthcoming NUA in Birmingham, Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November. I was excluded from the boat race last year because I couldn't hold a pint glass in my hooves - hopefully my recent Sambuca experience will help with the socialising this year.

Update October 22nd 2019

Well apparently there are giraffes in Australia:

 Oz Giraffe

Update October 21st 2019

Bit of a sad day today as my mate Mark is heading back to Australia. Can't image why as there are no giraffes there...anyway here's the last picture of Mark on British soil (ok concrete) ...for now:

Laters Mark  

 

 

  

Update October 2019

Once again had my peace disturbed by those humans ringing something called Cane Bridge I think. Jezabelle thought the ringing was a bit lumpy but she's funny like that.

It's getting cold now as winter approaches and they insist on turning the heating off when they leave which makes for a few chilly nights. Oh well I'll have to drink more of the beer those ringers have left behind. Oh yes and the Easter eggs that they haven't eaten and are now out of date. Lucky we giraffes have such a strong constitution.

Update April 2019

I now have a companion in the form of an inflatable giraffe called Jezzabelle. If ever a name was more appropriate.... I have spent many happy hours in her company ;-)

Jezzabelle

April 2018

My good friend Sam introduced me to the MUGs back in 2016, and I've not left since.   I spend a great deal of time hanging around our home tower, Sacred Trinity in Salford. I like ringing, dancing and a good pint. I just need a companion.... :-(

 Gerald Pint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

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