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.