Yesterday was St. Michael’s annual tower cleaning. Since Penelope, who runs OOSC, is a member of the tower committee, she extended an “invitation” to any students who wanted the “experience” of cleaning “Oxford’s oldest tower” (1,000 years old, which I find fairly recent). With the promise of a free visit to the top of the tower, and a free lunch, five of us bit. Here’s a few pics of us hard at work:
The bells. Appearently, they're so big that if the were rung (swung back and forth) instead of chimed (the thing inside is swung back to hit the bell) the tower would fall down.
Some of Oxford's "Dreaming Spires", as seen from the tower.