Alton Webteam: January 2018
There were just four on BB Winter Venture this year, but they had a great time in the Brecon Beacons! The weather was just right for walking, with clear skies and snow on the ground. An extra highlight was visiting the Sgud ar Eira falls, and being able to walk behind them.
The Bunkhouse, run by the Chichester Youth Adventure Trust, was warm and welcoming. This was really appreciated, especially the first night when we arrived in the dark, with snow falling! The facilities were great, and as usual games and cooking (and of course eating!) occupied much of the time.
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Harvest Celebrations began on Saturday evening when folk from the Parish of the Resurrection joined Alton Methodist Church at the annual Harvest Supper. Thanks to the catering team all enjoyed an excellent meal. The Quiz Master organised several quizzes to strain the brain followed by a little more lighthearted entertainment with a couple of cartoons. The evening was rounded off with a thought...
When the Anchor Boys and Juniors of 2nd Alton Boys' Brigade met on Friday, they were thinking about Harvest, but more particularly about those who did not have enough to eat. They had all brought along food donations, and Ian Dane from Alton Food Bank was there to receive them.He told them about the work of the Food Bank in the town, and then set then the challenge of finding the "Best...
Great fun was had at the Animal Encounter! Unusual animals, good food, good company and fun activities.A participant wrote: "I wish to express my most sincere thanks to all those concerned in making my day on 7th August — such a memorable occasion. The lady who brought the animals was a joy to listen to and I would never have believed I could hold each one except the snail and the...