Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Harting church bells fall silent as overhaul begins
Midhurst and Petworth Today
Work to dismantle the bells began on Tuesday and today they were expected to be on their way to the bell foundry at Bridport where they will receive a major ...

Monday, 28 March 2011

St Dunstan-In-The-West To Get New Bells
The project would also provide a high profile commission for the historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which cast Big Ben and many other famous bongers. ...

Sunday, 27 March 2011

New bells for Fleet Street church
BBC News
Campaigners are aiming to raise £200000 to install new bells in the tower of St Dunstan-in-the-West church and revive the art of bell-ringing. The original bells were recast when the church was rebuilt after the Great Fire, but they were taken down in ...
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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bell-ringing boy! - Westcountry Regional News (West Country East ...
Bell ringing is a tradition that's in danger of dying out because not enough young people are taking up the art. But one nine year old boy from Wiltshire is ...

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Young bell-ringers from St Lawrence's Church in York prepare for royal wedding
The Press, York
YOUNG bell-ringers from St Lawrence's Church in York are about to ring the changes for their first wedding – that of Prince William and Kate Middleton. St Lawrence's Church bell-ringers range in age from eight years old to 90, said Alice Longden, ...
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Friday, 18 March 2011

Take up bell-ringing as a new hobby
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
“If you go to another part of the country and hear the bells ringing you can turn up and you'll be made welcome at any practice. Drop-in visitors to the church between 10am and 3pm will be able to see an exhibition of bell-ringing, climb the bell tower ...
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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Bells to ring again
Yellow Advertiser
RINGING: Tony Lowe and Reverend Mike Lodge with the newly installed bells. Picture by Mark Cleveland RINGING: The new bell. Picture by Mark Cleveland By Matthew Stanton HISTORIC church bells will be ringing again following a year's absence. ...
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Church hopeful bells have a peal
She said bell captain Philip Coles [of Cambridge NZ, St Andrew's (6 bells, 15 cwt) ] was highly supportive of her idea to turn bell ringing into a fundraiser, and so the 12-hour event was born. Families, groups and individuals will all be welcome to ring – or "peal" as the professionals call it – one ...
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Monday, 14 March 2011

Bell ringer remembered with St Albans Abbey service
St Albans & Harpenden Review
By Neil Skinner » MORE than 150 people gathered at St Albans Abbey on Friday to remember a much-admired engineer and bell ringer. Geoffrey Dodds, of Sandfield Road, had, until his death in January, been ringing bells for some 75 years – a hobby he had ...
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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Bell-ringer pays to retune Oxford church bells
BBC News
A blind chap there said, 'If you want to meet people, why not take up church bell ringing?'" The bells, some of which date back to 1602, would normally have been lowered through a trap door in the bell tower but since they were put in place, ...
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Friday, 11 March 2011

Possible Easter debut for new St Albans Abbey bells
St Albans & Harpenden Review
“The 13 new bells are now in the bell tower and we are currently carrying out structural work to the bellframe and installing new sound proofing arrangements in the ringing chamber [to protect the ringers' ears]. “I am very pleased to say that we are ...
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Ringer donates £27k from savings to restore city church bells
Oxford Mail
Along with Mr Masterman's donation, other bellringing associations have pledged money, and the church now needs to raise only £15000 before work can start. Mr Masterman, 67, from Botley, said: “I started bellringing here in 1973, because I thought it ...
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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

BRIDPORT: 'Unthinkable' that bells should fall silent
View Online
By Tom Glover VILLAGERS in Chideock are rallying around to raise £70000 to help keep historic church bells ringing. After 400 years of heralding every major event, from the end of the war to the coronation, the bell frame in St Giles church has become ...
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Bells ring out for Pancake Day in Norfolk market town
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Mr Barker said: “Norfolk was the cradle of bell ringing with many of the earliest bell ringers creating the methods we use today. It takes a lot of practice to get it right but a real expert can make it look easy.”
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Monday, 7 March 2011

Bells appeal bears fruit for village church
Haverhill Echo
The bells were made and installed by workers from specialist company, Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, with the woodwork completed by Stearns. ...

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Bell ringers rung with handy offer
Sunday Star Times
That, Clayton [of Christchurch NZ] explains a short time later, is the language of bell ringers worldwide. The small show of exuberance was because the hand-held bells might mean that, despite mother nature's best attempts, they may be able to ring bells once again. ...
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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Bellringers in St Andrew's bellfry
Lismore Northern Star
The 12 ringers – only non-ringers use the name campanologists, apparently – are on a tour of Australia to give a “quarterly peal” performance in 49 of the country's 55 bell towers. The quarterly peal involves making 1260 changes to the ringing 'rounds' ...
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Hingham preps for CPC projects
Boston Globe
“Once that is done we'll take the bells down and send it to England, to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, for refurbishment, which is a four- to five-month ...

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Give our bells six appeal
Hull Daily Mail
Now, in a bid to keep them ringing, villagers are urgently looking to raise £45000 to carry out maintenance work on the five bells. The money would also be used to install a sixth bell. Roos ringer Helen Audley, 52, said: "The bells are desperately in ...
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Cathedral's new bells to ring out over Truro
BBC News
The bells will be Cornwall's only ring of 12. They are expected to attract bell ringing enthusiasts from around the country. Steve Westerman, of bellmaker John Taylor and Co, said it had been hard finding room for the new additions in the cramped bell ...
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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Bellringer tells of the heartbreak of cathedral damage
New Zealand Herald
As a teenager he learnt the art of bell ringing in the Christchurch landmark nearly 60 years ago after watching his stonemason father, Cecil Dunn, carve some of the intricate stone panels in the church. His great grandfather, John Dunn, ...
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