Friday, 31 October 2008

Bells ring out after ten-year silence
Malvern Gazette - Worcester,UK
When everything was finished, the bells were hauled back into position and a team of bell ringers toiled for three-quarters of an hour to ring a celebratory ...
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Watch the video and cringe!

Ringing appeal so ringers can make a real peal
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
Mr Balcomb, 68, has been bell- ringing for 53 years. He said that age and size was no bar to anyone wanting to become a ringer. Although the largest bell at ...
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The voice of town church is blessed
Buckingham Today - Buckingham,UK
Joint tower captain, Diana Slevin, said some of bells had become out of tune and the problems with the mechanism made bell ringing harder work. ...
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Monday, 27 October 2008

Ring them bells!
Market Rasen Today - Market Rasen,England,UK
A UNIQUE chance to experience bell ringing was offered to primary school children in the area when the Lincoln Guild of Bell Ringers brought their six bell ...
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Pulling power of Durham Cathedral bells
Journal Live - Newcastle upon Tyne,UK
Anne Heywood, the cathedral’s Chapter Steward, said: “The climb is arduous, as Durham has the second highest bell ringing chamber in England. ...
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Ringing the changes for Hounslow's heritage
Hounslow Chronicle - London,England,UK
Builders are set to complete restoration work on the stone tower early next month, after which bell-ringers will be able to get back to work. ...
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Friday, 24 October 2008

Legal defeat for neighbours who complain of pub and church bell noise
People who buy homes near church bells or cricket pitches then complain about the noise should just tolerate it, the High Court has ruled...

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Ding dong row over halloween bells
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Norwich,England,UK
Plans to revive a medieval bell-ringing tradition at Halloween have caused a ding-dong about paganism in a Suffolk town. Organisers of the town's Pumpkin ...
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Thursday, 16 October 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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For whom the bell tolls
News Shopper - UK
During the day, local bellringers will be showing how it is done and passers-by will also be invited to give bell ringing a try. ...
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Bell ringers attempt a difficult feat
Ledbury Reporter - UK
... Holder » LEDBURY’s bell ringers are preparing to tackle a most difficult feat, the challenging full peal, sometimes called the marathon of bell ringing. ...
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Devon B&B: Ringing the bells in Devon
places2stay - Stirling,Scotland,UK
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. ...
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'Give pubs a break'
Morning Advertiser - UK
Licensing consultant and pub owner Michael Kheng took part in the bell ringing. “We are ringing this bell not because it’s last orders, but as wake up call ...
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Pubs to ring time on Westminster (15/09/2008 : 17:05:21)
Brands for Pubs and Bars - Uxbridge,England,UK
The bell-ringing protest was planned to take place at the same time as a new report was published entitled A Wake-Up for Westminster - Economic Trends in ...
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Bells ring out for pubs
The Publican - London,UK
The bell-ringing coincided with the launch by the British Beer & Pub Association of new report A Wake-Up for Westminster - Economic Trends in the Beer and ...
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Wedding bells ringing after repairs - Wolverhampton,England,UK
The occasion was made all the more special as Mr Rainbow is himself a bell ringer at the church. The town church which sits prominently on the hill by St ...
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(Sorry for this roundup of news - I found that googlemail had been putting google alerts into my spam folder! I've retrieved them all now so service should be back to normal from now on. Google is not perfect after all!!! Ian)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

MK News
Bells appeal rings up waste tax cash
MK News - Milton Keynes,UK
... to a wider audience and training opportunities aimed at providing a supply of bell ringers to continue the heritage of English-style bell ringing. ...
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Bells are set to ring again in Winslow
Buckingham Today - Buckingham,UK
More than £60000 was raised by the bell ringing team and their supporters to fund the restoration of the church clock, bells and tower, and an exhibition ...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Ancient form of bell ringing!
Hingham Journal - MA, USA
The public was invited to listen to this ancient and complicated form of bell ringing as well as view Hingham Bell Tower, one of the only freestanding ...
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BBC News

Ding-dong over church bell noise
BBC News - UK
But neighbours did not give his church bell broadcast a ringing endorsement. They complained to South Lanarkshire Council and the church has been ordered to ...
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Bell ringers convene in Miami to study ancient art - Miami,FL,USA
Miami has the only such bell tower in Florida; the closest is in Charleston, SC Change ringing is a feat that combines aerobics with intense concentration ...
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Thursday, 9 October 2008

ValeFest goes live
Melton Today, UK - 7 Oct 2008
... people who can't sing but want to learn, to help put together a church bellringing festival and establish a Saturday morning music school in the Vale. ...

Cultural project gets under way
Bath Chronicle, UK - 2 Oct 2008
BMX racing and bell ringing were among the highlights as the city launched its participation in the UK Cultural Olympiad. Bath and North East Somerset ...

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Bell ringing
Summary of a BBC TV programme
Matthew Wright meets one vicar on a mission to get school kids ringing bells.