A group of Old Bedfordians and their partners enjoyed a trip to Wells on 23rd April 2018. This was a District Vice President (DVP) event for those in Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire, but we were delighted to see that some had come from further afield. After a good lunch in the Cathedral Café, Harry Guthrie (07-17) spoke about his time with the Cathedral Choir. Harry is currently spending his GAP year at Wells as a Bass Choral Scholar before going to Trinity College, Cambridge in the Autumn to read Music. After lunch, the party embarked on a tour of the 12th Century Cathedral. We were very lucky that one of our guides was OB Anthony Langdon (55-60) who has volunteered as a guide for a number of years. It was fascinating to learn about the history and architecture of this imposing building; the collection of stained glass windows looked most impressive in the afternoon light and who would have known that the famous Scissor Arches are not a modern addition at all, but a medieval solution to the sinking tower foundations!
Having recharged over tea and cake the group then enjoyed a special evensong service, in the form of a Festal Eucharist, celebrating the Feast of St George the Martyr. The Choir sang beautifully and it was particularly good to see Harry in action. Thank you to all those that joined us for this event and to everybody at the Cathedral for making us feel so very welcome. Please look out for similar events in your region.