Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Bell-ringers chime in for tradition
Ballarat Courier
Up to 16 highly skilled bell ringers from across Victoria will gather in a tiny room above the city landmark to take up their positions on the bell ringing ...
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Monday, 28 December 2009

The bells are ringing – but for how long?
In September, one of only two remaining bell foundries in the UK went into administration. The Lincolnshire firm Taylors, Eayre and Smith, ...

Friday, 11 December 2009

Church bells ring out for action on climate change
Independent Catholic News
Churches around the world will be ringing their bells at 3pm local time this Sunday at the height of the talks at United Nations climate negotiations in ...
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Thursday, 10 December 2009

'Unsung hero' who still rings the bells
Cambridge News
John Gipson, 86, has lived in Meldreth all his life and has been in its bell-ringing team - which he leads - for 50 years. The High Street resident also ...

Monday, 7 December 2009

Bellringer downloaded child pornography
Fleetwood Today
Timothy Flitcroft, 36, of Carlisle, who taught bellringing once a week at St Andrew's Church in Thursby, pleaded guilty at the city's crown court to 13 ...
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Friday, 4 December 2009

Cumbrian church bellringer admits downloading child porn
Cumberland News
A church bellringer from Carlisle has been ordered to stay away from children after admitting downloading child pornography. ...

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Appeal of the bells calls faithful from Bendigo
The Age
St Paul's, owner of the biggest and best bells in the colonies, was after that historic achievement but a team of bell-ringing turncoats sneaked up to that ...
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Monday, 30 November 2009

Church bells ring out again in Weston
Comet 24
... and the others were re-tuned at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London's East End. It is the first time the bells have been silent since five of the ...
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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Defection deals another blow to Tullett Prebon
Times Online - UK
A sound that has not been heard for more than a century drifted across the City yesterday evening: the restored bells at St Katharine Cree on Leadenhall Street... repaired at the Whitechapel Bell foundry and were rung again last night as part of a campaign to restore the City's historic church bell ...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Mark helps to ring the changes
Peterlee Mail
That's bell ringers for you." The Hartlepool group meet every Tuesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at All Saint's Church, in Stranton. For more information ring ...
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Monday, 16 November 2009

MP Visits New Owners at Bell Foundry | Blogminster
Loughborough MP Andy Reed met the new owners of Taylor's Bell Foundry on Friday to see what can be done to turn around the fortunes of the historic firm.
Photos of the visit on flickr: Taylors Bell Foundry on Flickr Photo Sharing

Friday, 13 November 2009

Scouts ring out the bells
Hutton Cranswick Today
... to the test by having a go at tolling the tenor bell which weighs almost one ton and pictured is senior patrol leader Matthew Heuck bell ringing. ...
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Sunday, 8 November 2009

The wider view: Britain's oldest bell foundry where chimes never ...
Daily Mail - UK
In another moment at the foundry, a newly cast bell for another church is being tuned so it perfectly complements its partners. The workman is striking it ...

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Called by bells? Preston Churches seek volunteers
Click Lancashire
Diane Taylor, the Preston secretary of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers said: "People might be put off by bell-ringing because they think it's ...
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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Carlisle bellringer admits downloading child porn
News & Star
By Steph Johnson A pervert bellringer who was helping out at a picturesque rural church near Carlisle has admitted downloading child pornography. ...
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Fred rings in a ton
Standard Messenger
“I call bellringing a disease it's incurable,” Mr Smearton says. “Once you get to a certain stage, you can't get enough of it.” Mr Smearton has beenringing ...
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The Bell Boys
Radio 4 Tuesday 3 Nov 13:30-14:00
In the heart of London's East End, a team of craftsmen preserves a set of skills dating back to the 1500s, turning out bells for churches and cathedrals across Britain and around the world. Poet and closet campanologist Ian McMillan spends a day among Whitechapel's foundrymen, and follows the birth of a new ring of bells set to bring back life to a church tower which has stood silent since the Second World War.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Bell ringers' appeal
Look Local
Councillor Oxley watched the bell-ringers ring for the morning service and was shown the computerised simulator, which allows the bells to be rung for ...
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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Bell ringer deserves a gong after 50 years of being the best in Bolton
The Bolton News
The art of bell ringing, or campanology, is a uniquely English activity which takes dedication to understand and master, and ecclesiastical bosses say Mr ...
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Historic Durham church bells reinstalled
Best Western News - York,Yorkshire,UK
They were then placed into the bell tower and reinstalled in their original ... raised bybell ringers, much of which was raised at the Whitechapel foundry ...
Church bells will ring out once again
Sunderland Echo - Sunderland,England,UK
Bell ringers at St Nicholas's Church in Market Place, Durham City, ... old and each has been restored at a specialist foundry in Whitechapel, East London. ...
Historic church bells reinstalled
BBC News - UK
Bell ringers raised about 50% of the cash needed to fund the work, which was carried out at the Whitechapel foundry where the bells were originally cast. ...

Friday, 23 October 2009

Bell-ringers will have to choose which bells to save

Daily Telegraph

Historic bell frames are endangered (Letters, October 13), mainly because of the desire of bell-ringers to make all bells equally easy to ring. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings,..

Yorkshire Post
THE sound of church bells has always been sweet music to village teacher Joan Shawcross and now she can look forward to hearing them ring out in all their glory in memory of her late husband for whom she donated £60,000 towards a new set of bells for her local church...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

No world record for our bell-ringers
Halifax Evening Courier
A TEAM of eight bell ringers at St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall, attempted a world record peal on Saturday. The ringers, including Hebden Bridge ringer ...
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Administrators achieve going concern sale of historic bell foundry
Creditman - UK
Simon Chandler, partner at accountancy firm Mazars and joint administrator of Taylors Eayre & Smith, the worlds largest bell foundry, this afternoon ...

Monday, 19 October 2009

Good News for Bell Foundry
Westminster MPs' blogs
It was good news for Loughborough's Bell Foundry as the company has found new buyers. Taylors Eayre & Smith, of Loughborough, went into administration last month. The new owner is UK Bell Foundries and they say the remaining 11 jobs are ...
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Loughborough Bell Foundry directors axed
Loughborough Echo
FOUR directors at Loughborough's historic Bell Foundry have been made redundant the Echo has been told by a senior source.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Back to the belfry for church bells
Durham Times - UK
Following almost five months' intensive work bringing them back into working order at Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the bells are expected to return to Durham ...
Historic foundry's future secure
BBC News - UK
A Leicestershire bell foundry that cast the largest bell in the UK has been saved from closure, saving 11 jobs. Taylors, Eayre and Smith, which created the

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Church bell to carry on ringing changes
Toowoomba Chronicle
Builder Paul Spence and John Standley (back) inspect the frame of St Luke's belltower. JOHN Standley is thrilled the bell tower at St Luke's Anglican ...
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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Why the bell towers of England are falling silent - London,England,UK
SIR – Sadly it is questionable whether the market is any longer capable of sustaining two bell foundries in Britain (Sacred Mysteries, October 10)....

Monday, 12 October 2009

There'll Always Be An England: A Sad Story
By Priscilla
Taylors of Loughborough, the bell-foundry whose history goes back to the 14th century, and which made Great Paul, the bell which hangs in St. Paul's (see Saturday's post), has been run by the Taylor family since 1784. ...

Sunday, 11 October 2009

The bells, the bells
By Tim Worstall
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry boasts of its foundation in 1570, though it developed from local bell foundries of a century earlier. The other English bell foundry, Taylors of Loughborough, which made Great Paul, traces its history to the ...
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Never more the sound of bells - London,England,UK
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry boasts of its foundation in 1570, though it developed from local bell foundries of a century earlier. The other English bell ...

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Learn the art of bell ringing
Malvern Gazette
By Jack Davidson » EAGER bell ringers were taught the ropes at St Peter's Church in Bromyard this week. David Parker, ringer of 25-years, took a group of ...
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Leicestershire benefiting from lucrative TV and movie shoots
Leicester Mercury - Leicester,England,UK
...Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant spent a week filming in Loughborough using the Great Central Railway and Taylors Bellfoundry for their new film Cemetery Junction. ...

Friday, 2 October 2009

Taylor's Bell Foundry in Administration | Blogminster
Sep 21, 2009 ... Taylors, Eayre and Smith Ltd on Freehold Street, Loughborough, has confirmed it has financial difficulties and is now looking for a buyer.
BBC NEWS | UK | England | Leicestershire | Hopes high for bell ...
Administrators in charge of a historic Leicestershire bell foundry say they are optimitic about its future.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

BBC Leicester In pictures Bell Foundry history
Taylor's in Loughborough is the biggest bell foundry in the world. Look through its history and learn about the casting process.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Ringing in the changes at St Mary's!
Chard & Ilminster News
By Steve Sowden » MORE than 100 bell ringers from all over the Bath and Well Diocese converged on St Mary's Church in Chard on Saturday. ...
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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Bell-founders international conference in Baia Mare
Radu Blotor, president of the association and manager of a bell foundry in Satulung, decided to bring the event to Baia Mare in order to promote Maramures ...
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Bell foundry faces administration

BBC News - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
Workers at a historic Leicestershire bell foundry are waiting to hear about their future after the company called in administrators. ...

Bell foundry cash crisis leads to redundancies

Leicester Mercury - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
Nearly half the workers at an historic bell foundry have been made redundant after the business was hit by a cash crisis. Yesterday, 13 of the 28 staff ...

Friday, 25 September 2009

Come on down and give bellringing a go
Yellow Advertiser
RING MY BELL: Rev Darren Barlow wants to show people the bellringing ropes. Picture by Martin Dalton By Paul Peterson BUDDING bell ringers are invited to a ...
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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Towcester's World Record Breaking Bell Ringing Peal Raises Over £1100l
Towcester's Parish Church St Lawrence hosted a world record breaking peal of bells on Saturday 19th September 2009. The record peal attempt started at 1101 ...
Towcester's Peal Appeal Underway Possible World Record Bell Ringing
Today (Saturday 19th September Towceser bell ringers are attempting to ring an extra long peal of 10000 changes of Stedman Cinques on the twelve bells of ...
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225-year-old bell foundry slips into administration

The Birmingham Post - Graeme Brown - ‎19 hours ago‎
A 225-year-old bell foundry has become the latest victim of the recession after it went into administration. Taylors Eayre and Smith, which claims to be the ...

Friday, 18 September 2009

Sound of silence as bells to be repaired
South Devon Herald Express
Kingsbridge rector Prebendary Tony Kyriakides-Yeldham says Dodbrooke is fortunate in having its own dedicated team, unlike many churches where bell ringing ...
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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Oldest church bells ring again
Mr Pipe, who met his wife while bell-ringing more than 50 years ago, said St Lawrence Church is used as a restaurant and drop-in centre but now it is also ...
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BBC News
The world's oldest circle of church bells ring out again. For the first time in almost 25 years, Ipswich is waking up to a unique medieval sound.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Emergency exercise... in a belltower!
Guernsey Fire Brigade use Town Church to stage the evacuation of someone injured among the bells and a heart attack victim in the ringing chamber.
Church could have century-old bell chiming silenced by insomniac
The church was built in the 12th Century and had a bell-ringing platform added in the 17th Century. Its eight bells are electronically linked to a timer to ...
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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Bells, Bells, Bells
All About Jazz
Gregory F. Russell is Trinity's new ringing master and steeple keeper and a systems engineer at IBM Change ringing also tends to attract the mathematically ...
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Saturday, 5 September 2009

From 12 Ropes and Bells, a River of Sound Over Wall St.
New York Times
Trinity this week is the focus of the American bell-ringing world. The North American Guild of Change Ringers is holding its annual meeting at the church, ...
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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Come-and-have-a-try sessions with Saffron Walden Bellringers
Saffron Walden Reporter
A group spokesman said: "Bellringing is a great way to stimulate your brain and to keep fit, to make new friends, learn a new activity, and maybe get to ...
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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Paul Cattermole
Paul Cattermole, who died on July 31 aged 67, was a leading authority on church bells and bell-ringing; he demonstrated that the sound of bells was as ...
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Try bell ringing at Boston Stump
Boston Standard
Try bell ringing at Boston Stump - Wednesday, 2pm - If you ever wanted to try your hand at ringing church bells then take a pew in St Botolph's next month.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Cathedral bells will ring out to mark 10th birthday
Cumberland News
By the 1990s, Carlisle cathedral had eight bells cast over five centuries, by five differentbell founders. Consequently, they did not ring well together ...
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The bells of Rock Harbor
Wicked Local Provincetown
Change-ringing requires a team of bell ringers who, after much practice, learn to ringthe bell in patterns. “You can't just give someone a rope and say ...
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Bridekirk church bells chime again
Times & Star
A BRIDEKIRK church's bell-ringing group has re-formed after a 10-year absence to help raise £20000 to upgrade its bells. St Bridget's Bell Ringing Group was ...
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Orleans Community ready to chime in
Cape Cod Times
Change ringing "is an ancient art that goes back to 1650," said Neil Thomas, the bellhanger sent by WhiteChapel Bell Foundry to install the bells in the ...
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Artist Martin Creed hopes to ring the changes for 2012 in London ...
East London Advertiser
Martin wants East Enders to ring any bell they can find, from bicycle bells to church bells, as quickly and loudly as possible for three minutes when the ...
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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Trust's anger over church restaurant conversion

A separate application to remove the bells follows the Diocese of Lichfield's decision to transfer them to St Michael and St Wulfad'sChurch, in Stone, where they can be rung again.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

VIDEO: Bells ring out for hospital birthday
Dunstabke Today
The ringing lasted for around 45 minutes and involved more than 1260 changes of continuous bellringing by a team of eight people. The event was organised by ...
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Friday, 7 August 2009

University church can ring out famous chimes again
Fellow Cambridge graduate Luke Smith, who has been bell-ringing at Great St Mary's for around five years, carried out the structural analysis and ...
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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Tribute to respected teacher (Death of Dr Paul Cattermole)
Norwich Evening News
His thesis spawned many of his publications, including Church Bells and Bell-Ringing - a Norfolk Profile. When published in 1990, after he had visited 400 ...
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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Ring-a-ding-ding, it's the L&D's birthday din!
Bedford Today
The ringing will start at 10am and last around 45 minutes, involving more than 1260 changes of continuous bell ringing by a team of eight people. ...
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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Bells set to ring again
Biggleswade Today
The project saw the church bells removed from the tower, along with the ringing frames, so the work could be carried out by the Huntingdon Bell Restoration ...
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Friday, 31 July 2009

University church can ring out famous chimes again
Fellow Cambridge graduate Luke Smith, who has been bell-ringing at Great St Mary's for around five years, carried out the structural analysis and ...
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

My Passion with Simon Hopwell: Knowing the ropes in the world of ...
Yorkshire Post - Leeds,England,UK
Once I could control a bell, I was able to ring in sequence with the other seven bells to produce the familiar repeated scale and changing sequences, ...
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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Evan's lesson in bell ringing
BBC News - UK
But for competitive bell ringers, ringing the changes is anything but a laid back pursuit. The Southwark Cathedral Society of Bell Ringers is warming up for ...
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St Paul's hosts national bell ringing competition
Inspire Magazine - Worthing,England,UK
The National 12 Bell Striking Contest is the principal change ringing striking competition in the UK. St Paul's is hosting the finals of the competition ...
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Friday, 26 June 2009

Time for Tower captain Neil to ring the changes
Pocklington Post - Pocklington,UK
By Staff Copy Jane Moll, from the bell ringing group, said: “He has been a very conscientious leader and led the ringing at Pocklington both for Sunday ...
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Monday, 22 June 2009

Bell Ringing Rockingham | Classes courses | Community | Cracker
Enthusiastic people from about 14 yo to 60y are wanted to learn English Change Ringing..Takes concentration,coordination , rthymn and regular attendance at ...
Region's youngest bell-ringer
This is Scunthorpe - Scunthorpe,England,UK
Talented George Thompson, 12, of Providence Crescent Barton-Upon-Humber began bell ringing at St Mary's Church Barton just 11 months ago. ...
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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Bell-ringer wins second prize
Witney Gazette - Witney,UK
He added: “I really enjoy bell-ringing and have made some good friends. I hope to continue for many years, and look forward to ringing for more weddings in ...
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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

More bellringers needed
Salisbury Journal - Salisbury,England,UK
But it's very much the case that people aren't getting into bellringing any more.” One exception to that rule is Chris Drake, a fine art removals specialist ...
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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Bathurst bells set for first collective ring
ABC Online - Australia
"For the last century, up to 1970, one bell at a time was rung but people haven't heard the bells in their full glory," she said. ...
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Appeal for new bell ringers - Aldershot,Hampshire,UK
His wife Sylvia is also part of the bellringing team at the Church Lane East church, in her role as the tower secretary. As bellringing captain, Mr Page ...
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Saturday, 13 June 2009

English Heritage loses touch with reality over Malvern Priory
Birmingham Post - Birmingham,West Midlands,UK
Bellringing, like Morris dancing, is a crucial part of our crumbling cultural heritage, delivering the benefits of aesthetic enjoyment and a tough physical ...
Silencing the bell tower of an English church - United Kingdom
SIR – The mathematically exact art of English bell ringing was born when Richard Duckworth had a new bell-frame fitted in the church tower at St Martin ...
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Thursday, 11 June 2009

For whom the bell tolls - United Kingdom
Bell-ringers have reacted with "unprintable vehemence", according to the Ringing World, the engagingly named weekly for campanologists. ...
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Bakewell Church on show
Matlock Today - Derbyshire,UK
Bakewell Parish Church hosted an open day – with guided tours, organ recitals, bellringing and a wide range of church-related stalls. ...
For English native, Stetson bells bring poignant memories - MI,USA
by Linda S. Mah | Kalamazoo Gazette Gazette file.Members of the Kalamazoo College Guild of Change Ringers practice weaving bell sounds together as each ...

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Bells of Malvern Priory could fall silent after 650 years - United Kingdom
Without the necessary replacement frames, the bell ringers say it is now just a matter of time before the bells become too difficult to ring...
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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Bell-ringers chime in for weekend
Fraser Coast Chronicle - Australia
There are 10 bell-ringers in Maryborough, four of whom were at the church yesterday. Ms Vollmerhause said bell-ringing was an art where people were required ...
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Monday, 8 June 2009

Barnoldswick church bells to ring again thanks to £67000 donation
Burnley Citizen - UK
Members of the local community and two bell ringing associations joined forces to raise the money for St Mary le Ghyll Church. It will be used to refurbish ...
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Help needed to keep tradition alive

Ludlow Advertiser - ‎Jun 7, 2009‎
NEW ringers are needed to keep the traditional sound of bells echoing throughout the Teme Valley. Following the success of Eastham Church's traditional ...

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Successful bells appeal raises £67000

Craven Herald - ‎Jun 5, 2009‎
A bid to get the bells ringing again at an historic Barnoldswick church is close to fruition. Generous donations by the local community and two bell ringing ...

Church bells ring in Whitchurch to celebrate anniversary

WalesOnline - ‎Jun 5, 2009‎
THE 100th anniversary of a city church's bells have been celebrated in style – with a special ringing session. The bell-ringers of St Mary's Church in ...

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Playing football after school 'boosts children's exam results' - United Kingdom
Some schools now offer bell ringing, circus clubs, kit car manufacturing and a range of sports including curling and sailing, it said. ...
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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Help keep the bells ringing
Worcester News - Worcester News, UK
Following a successful bell ringing service on Ascension Day, the congregation of Eastham church, Eastham, near Tenbury Wells, is looking for bell ringers ...
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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Bell ringers to go "full peal": Stetson Chapel bells will ring for ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - - Kalamazoo,MI,USA
... Chicago-area residents Mark Rizzo and Tom Farthing; and Paul Graupner of Carmel, Ind. Free bell-ringing lessons are available from the Kalamazoo College ...
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Saturday, 30 May 2009

Bell ringers to go `full peal'Stetson Chapel bells will ring for ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - - Kalamazoo,MI,USA
For a full peal, the chapel's eight bells will ``change,'' meaning each bell will ring one after the other, in at least 5000 different orders, taking about ...
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Church bell-ringers seek new recruits
Shropshire Star - Telford,England,UK
Bell-ringers at a church on the Shropshire border are now looking for new recruits to help keep the bellsringing long into the future. ...
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Monday, 25 May 2009

Delight as church bells to ring again
Stoke & Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent,England,UK
"It has been the association's ambition for many years to have these bells ringing again in a tower that will welcome bell ringers of all abilities."
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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Church bells ring out across city
BBC News - UK
Other churches will join after two minutes and the mass-bell ringing is expected to last for 45 minutes. The University of Bristol was granted its Royal ...
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Bells mark anniversary

TeleText - ‎4 hours ago‎
Church bells will ring out in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bristol University's Royal Charter. The mass bell ringing will echo the chimes the ...

Church bells to celebrate Bristol University anniversary

Bristol Evening Post - ‎May 23, 2009‎
Church bells will ring out across the Bristol on Sunday to celebrate the centenary anniversary of Bristol University. Bells will be rung from noon at ...

Churches to chime for Charter Day

University of Bristol - ‎May 22, 2009‎
At midday on Sunday 24 May, church bells across Bristol will ring to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the University, ...