The Church Minshull Community Website
By Arena Webteam - 30th November 2017 8:30am
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Twelve drummers drumming.
The drum is the oldest known musical instrument. In fact, drums made with alligator skins have been found in Neolithic cultures located in China, dating to a period of 5500-2350 BC.
Interestingly, the human race isn't the only mammal to appreciate the drum. Macaque monkeys drum objects in a rhythmic way to show social dominance and other primates make drumming sounds by chest beating or hand clapping.
Carol Campbell and Dorothy Ramsbottom have the challenge of replicating twelve drummer drumming. I wonder whether there'll be any alligator skins on show? What we do know is that the arrangement promises to be spectacular!
To find out more about the Floral Extravaganza (1-3 Dec) at St Bartholomew's Church click here
Thanks to Wistaston and District Flower Club for sponsoring this arrangement.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
St. Bart's Church is now closed for alterations (as at 5th january 2020)Please click HERE for more...
I hope you all had a pleasant break over Christmas and now its back to work, nose to the grindstone etc. We (that's me and himself) thought that this month's title , which was based on a sunset at the end of December, might help to take our thoughts away from the unceasingly dismal and damp end to the year which we've all "enjoyed". If we were to award an...
Christmas Story“What you are about to read is a tale of Christmas in 4 parts. The places are real, the dates are real, the names are real and the story is...well, you decide...This story will unfold over the next 4 episodes, be sure to view the twist at the very end....!!”Click HERE to read Part1http://local.4432287(Click HERE to read...