Monday, 30 May 2011

Ringing endorsement: bell ringers honoured at reception
Irish Times
The reception was to thank the ringers for their contribution to religious and cultural life in the city and to promote the bell ringing – or campanology – tradition, which they fear is a dying art form. There are 15 bell ringers in Limerick who ...
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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fundraising evening for St Stythians broken bells
This Is The Westcountry
Rosie Middlewick, aged 10, and Seb Austin, aged 11, are keen to learn the ropes of bell ringing, but two of the church bells are now out of action and £7000 has to be found for a major overhaul. To help raise funds “An Evening of Delights” will be held ...
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Friday, 27 May 2011

Truro Cathedral bells ring again
BBC News
Taylor's Bellfoundry in Loughborough cast the new bells, as well as the ten original ones 100 years ago. Andrew Mills, from the company, said there were ...
Helmingham: Historic bells removed from parish church for repairs
East Anglian Daily Times
They were lifted on to a lorry to be taken for repairs at the Whitechapel Bellfoundry in Bethnal Green, which is also where they were made. ...

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Bell-ringers' spring meeting followed by meat tea
Cotswold Journal
Ringing commenced at 2.15pm and the bells were kept going till 4.30pm, when a short service was held in the Parish Church conducted by the Vicar, the Rev ET Murray. “After the service, a move was made to the Church Rooms where an excellent meat tea ...
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Friday, 20 May 2011

Training in bell ringing offered in Herefordshire
BBC News
Bell ringers in Herefordshire are holding a recruitment drive to ensure there are enough people able to keep church bells ringing. Ledbury and District Ringers are offering a five-part course at Cradley church in Herefordshire. ...
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

'Help us keep church bells ringing out'
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
The Haworth Guild of Bell Ringers recently rang the first full peel of bells heard in the village since 1950. It was performed by a band of six ringers, headed by captain Simon Burnett, on the bells which were installed in 1846 at the time the Reverend ...
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Minster bells will toll again in Sunderland
Sunderland Echo
The two new bells have been cast and are with the others in Derbyshire and they were built by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, who made Big Ben. ...

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Bell's peal for the royal wedding
Saffron Walden Reporter
Initial plans to ring a quarter peal to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 were in doubt because of demand from other nearby towers for experienced bell ringers to help with their royal wedding day peals. ...
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Bell ringers look to chime with success in Lottery cash bid
Walsall Advertiser
The core bell – the single bell which chimes at Sunday services – is also in need of work. Bell ringer Ann Jones, who has been part of the church's bell-ringing group for six years, said: "We will be putting some money from our own restoration fund ...
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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Bell ringing and keeping the art of campanology alive in Birmingham
The Birmingham Post
We climb 65 steps up a narrow and winding staircase of St Paul's Church in the Jewellery Quarter, before reaching the ringing chamber where he explains how a crush on a young female bell ringer led to his involvement in campanology as a youngster. ...
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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pictures: Birmingham Mail reporter gets a lesson in bell-ringing
Birmingham Mail
HAVING rung bells for more than 40 years – and with his bell-ringing school based at St Paul's – Richard was the perfect person to show me the ropes. We climbed 65 steps up a narrow and winding staircase before reaching the ringing chamber where ...
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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Some right royal ringing!
Biggleswade Today
The St Andrew's Bell-ringers completed a peal of Plain Bob Major, which took two hours and 54 minutes to complete. An eight-strong team gathered at St Andrew's Church in Biggleswade to ring the peal. Brothers Anthony and Alan Smith and Kate Scott, ...
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Sunday, 1 May 2011

BBC Blue Peter
Blue Peter - Andy, Helen and Barney lift the lid on the royal wedding, with exclusive access to Westminster Abbey and some of the people who will be taking part in William and Kate's big day.