On Friday I went up to York for the Quilters Guild Treasurers Training Day. I had planned to go earlier and use the additional time to measure the Guild's Sanderson Star quilts, but was delayed by work. I'll have to do this at another time - either in August or October. (I'm also hoping to go to Beamish as well).
I had planned to spend the afternoon walking around York, but there was a violent storm which trashed my umbrella! So after checking in at the guesthouse, I went to Evensong at the Minster.
York Minster is an imposing place and very large as cathedrals go. Evensong is a sung service, and very beautiful - York has an excellent choir. When I was at Durham I often went to Evensong and enjoyed this very much. The only difference is that 30 years ago, the choir was made up of men and boys - today's choirs are made up of girls and men - no boy singers in evidence. The service was held behind this screen.
York has some lovely stained glass. There is a lovely bell founders window which shows how the bells were cast - given about 1330.
We had a meal out in Goodram Street at La Piazza - very busy, as there was a racing meeting going on.
Here is the former St Johns College building - it used to be the student centre with a cafe for students but I suppose that has moved elsewhere. As I walked back to the guest house, I could hear a great shout go up over the town - I guess that England had scored a goal against Sweden...
Once again I stayed at the Abbeyfields Guesthouse at 19 Bootham Terrace, near to the station and Minster. The owners Les and Al are very helpful.
Our meeting the next day was useful - I found out those things that I had done that I ought not to have done, and those things that I had not done that I ought to have done (to quote the Evensong).
The books for last year's accounts were chosen for audit - they came back with no comments so apparently that means that they are alright.....
I will show photos of a quilt that was brought for us to look at in the next post.