Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Bells ring out for first time in 50 years
Hampshire Chronicle - Winchester,England,UK
Bell-ringers had to be drafted in from the surrounding villages for Sunday's ceremony but Mr Cruickshank said he was appealing to Avington residents to ...
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Sunday, 28 September 2008

Ding Dong! Try a free bellringing class this weekend
Enfield & Haringey Independent, UK - 26 Sep 2008
By Hannah Crown » EVER fancied a spot of bell-ringing? Now's your chance, as part of the cultural Olympiad now includes the chance to be guided through the ...
Honour for bell ringer
Diss Express, UK - 26 Sep 2008
In recognition of his duties and teaching others bell ringing, Mr Driver has been elected an honorary life member of the Suffolk Guild of Ringers, ...
Bell ringer jailed for sex abuse
The Press, New Zealand - 25 Sep 2008
He abused her at First Church when taking her for bellringing lessons, and made her watch pornography featuring bestiality. The victim, now in her 30s, ...
Prison term for former church bellringer Radio New Zealand
Church bell-ringer jailed for sex offences Otago Daily Times
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Bell ringers attempt a difficult feat
Ledbury Reporter, UK - 20 Sep 2008
By Lindsay Holder » LEDBURY’s bell ringers are preparing to tackle a most difficult feat, the challenging full peal, sometimes called the marathon of bell ...

Devon B&B: Ringing the bells in Devon
places2stay, UK - 19 Sep 2008
A public display of bell ringing is due to go ahead this weekend in Totnes which will provide a rare treat for guests staying at a Devon B&B. ...

Visitors get hands-on experience at St. Wulfram's open day
Grantham Today, UK - 5 hours ago
But the star attraction was the electronic bell-ringing simulator, featured in last week's Journal. The simulator replicates what it is like to ring church ...

VIDEO: Journal reporter takes up bell-ringing challenege
Grantham Today, UK - 18 Sep 2008
This week an electronic bell-ringing simulator will be housed within the church and on Saturday, as part of the St. Wulfram's open day, people can come ...

Chance to have closer look at Devon's heaviest bell
South Devon Herald Express
THE heaviest set of bells in Devon will be on display to the public for a bell ringing open day at St Mary's Church, Totnes, this weekend.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Take a journey back in time as town’s history is revealed
Wokingham Times - Wokingham,England,UK
On the same day, a talk on ‘English Style Bellringing – 400 years of English Heritage’ will be given by John Harrison, tower captain of All Saints Church in ...
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Pensioners death set to be probed
Newmarket Journal - Newmarket,England,UK
Prior to the fall, the life-long Mildenhall resident, who lived at Queensway, had been bell-ringing at the wedding of Forest Heath councillor, and retained ...
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Open Rehearsal: Get the inside track on London's vibrant arts and ...
Greater London Authority (press release) - London,England,UK
... inspired by Ray Davies' new musical 'Come Dancing', whilst in Bexley would be campanologists can try their hand at bell ringing, when the Charmborough ...
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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Italy: Priest fined €60000 as loud church bells take their toll
This is not about change ringing, but perhaps is slightly worrying to bellringers - Ian
guardian.co.uk - UK
In any case, he added: "We haven't been ringing the bells for at least four years now." There was another church only 100 metres away, he said. ...
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Fressingfield gears up for music event
Diss Mercury - Diss,England,UK
They are said to have been used by bell ringers to go around town collecting liquid contributions to sustain them during the thirsty work of bell ringing. ...
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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Brother of tragic verger pays tribute
East Anglian Daily Times - Ipswich,England,UK
It was after the occasion of a wedding and completion of the bell ringing that he sadly passed away. “A caring and true servant of the Church, ...
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Bell-ringer dies in wedding fall
Ninemsn - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
After ringing the bells to celebrate the weekend wedding in the English town of Middenhall, 80-year-old Jack Sturgeon fell 10m from the St Marys Church bell ...
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Appeal for bell-ringers
The Star - Sheffield,England,UK
THE new tower captain at Tickhill Parish Church is 'ap-pealing' for people of all ages to join the bell ringing team. Derek Wagstaff took over this year ...
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Bell-ringer falls to his death in front of shocked congregation at ...
Daily Mail - UK
The bride, groom, and their assembled guests watched in horror as 80-year-old bell-ringer Jack Sturgeon fell 30ft down a church tower moments after ringing ...
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Bell-ringer tolls for the last time as he plunges 30ft to his ...
Daily Mail - UK
... looked on in horror as 80-year-old bell-ringer Jack Sturgeon fell 30 ft down a church tower moments after ringing the bells for the happy occasion. ...
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Man, 80, plummets to death
Newmarket Journal - Newmarket,England,UK
It is believed he had been bell ringing at a wedding at the time. The Queensway pensioner was treated for serious head injuries before he suffered a heart ...
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The world's strangest instrument? Find out at bell fest
Leamington Spa Today - Leamington Spa,England,UK
He will give recitals on his three-ton, 50-bell instrument as part of a two-day Ringing Roadshow expected to be attended by more than 1000 camponologists, ...
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Argument against bells fails to chimewith their ringers
WalesOnline - United Kingdom
Practice night is Friday night with the bells being rung up around 7.40pm and down by 9pm and after taking chatting into account the total bell-ringing time ...
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Bells celebration at village fĂȘte
The Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury - Wymondham,England,UK
The new ringing gallery, with its glazed screen, is designed so that visitors can watch live bell-ringing in progress. Paul Cattermole, a bell-ringer and ...
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Four days of fun at festival
Harborough Mail - Market Harborough,England,UK
There will also be a walk from 7pm and a bell-ringing exhibition at the village's St Peter and St Paul Church at 6.30pm. A summer fete will follow on ...
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A new firm of bell founders?


Bell ringer nearly drops a clanger on Brisbane trip
The Northern Star - Lismore,New South Wales,Australia
By EMMA O'NEILL BELL ringing isn't what you'd call a high-risk activity, however people have died charming towns with chimes, and on Sunday one Lismore bell ...
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Tricky rescue after freak bellringing accident
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
A bellringer was injured in a freak accident in the bell tower of a Brisbane church on Sunday - causing a real problem for her rescuers. ...
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Church bell tower drama
Courier Mail - Australia
By Robyn Ironside A WOMAN spent an hour trapped in the bell tower of Brisbane's St John's Cathedral today after breaking her leg while trying to ring the ...
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Tourist breaks leg ringing bell
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A WOMAN taking part in a bell-ringing tour became tangled in the ropes of a cathedral bell, broke her leg and was left trapped up the bell tower. ...
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Woman tangled in bell tower ropes at St John's Cathedral

A WOMAN taking part in a bell-ringing tour became tangled in the ropes of a cathedral bell, broke her leg and was left trapped up the bell tower.http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24194945-3102,00.html

Bell ringing causes freak accident
LIVENEWS.com.au - Sydney,NSW,Australia
A leg of a 50-year-old woman became caught in the rope while she was in the tower ringing the bell at St John's Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane city. ...
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Bell ringer injured in freak church accident
ABC Online - Australia
She was ringing the bell at St Johns Cathedral in the city when the rope wrapped around her leg and she was yanked off her feet. ...
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Church rings in changes with eight bells
NW Evening Mail - Barrow-in-Furness,England,UK
He said: “Bell ringing was always a huge part of our lives. It was actually how we met, aged 16. I felt it was a fitting tribute to Roselyn and I’m ...
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