Friday, 29 July 2011

World record bell ringing
Matlock Today
A WORLD record attempt will be taking place in Bakewell on Sunday – as 100 bell ringers descend on the town. Bakewell Parish Church will be hosting the event at 2pm to celebrate 100 years of the Ringing World publication. Ringers from across the county ...
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Thursday, 28 July 2011

The latest garage band: How one group took their bell-ringing hobby to a room ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter But one bell ringer is so determined to preserve one of the country's most traditional pastimes that she's installed bell wheels in her garage. Mischa Thompson has taken the innovative approach to keeping campanology alive in a ...
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£350000 challenge at Fakenham
Lynn News
A recent survey carried out by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry noted one bell was cracked and two others were in poor condition. All the bearings and moving ...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Harting's historic bells chime again after repairs
Midhurst and Petworth Today
Fellow bellringer Jo Gush said: “It's very enjoyable and a good form of exercise. It's great to learn a new skill and there is a great team spirit among the bellringers – they get on well as group. “When we carry out our bellringing we are also on show ...
Poet hopes his efforts will buy a new bell for Kirkby Underwood Church
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
Mr Wyer would like to buy a fourth bell for the church. His first book has so far raised about £300. His family has a strong tradition of bell ringing at the church. One bell, which dates back to 1694, has the Wyer name on it. ...
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Chardstock bell ringing history is marked
This Is The Westcountry
By Jamie Brooks » CHARDSTOCK Flower Festival took place this week - with an event highlighting the history of bell ringing in the village. Impressive floral displays were on show at St Andrew's Church through Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as the village ...
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Monday, 25 July 2011

Local kids ring St Michael's bells in Linlithgow
Queensferry Tooday
Kirsty had Santo Michael Angelo and Alistair was in charge of the smallest of the trio, Meg Duncan. Hannah thought the bellringing was “really good fun”, Kirsty found it “really cool”, and Alistair said it was “a good prize”.
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Okehampton bell ringers are new garage band
BBC News
A garage of a detached house in Okehampton is giving younger people some hands-on experience of bell ringing, with a computer providing the sounds. A Devon garage has become the unlikely setting for preserving one of the country's most traditional ...
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Monday, 18 July 2011

Why church bell ringing is so very ap-pealing
Swindon Advertiser
Either that or they were a bell ringer. Church bell ringing has all the advantages of belonging to a powerful global secret society without any of that tiresome world domination stuff that gets other secret societies a bad name. ...
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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Chardstock event to highlight history of bell ringing
This Is The Westcountry
THE art of bell ringing will be celebrated at an event in Chardstock next week. Chardstock bell ringing past and present will take place at St Andrews Church in the village on Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, from 10.30am to ...
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Hunts bell tower silent in £200k restoration
Hunts Post
If all goes to schedule, the work will be completed in November and the bells will beringing for Christmas. Parts of the ancient church date from the 12th century, and there have been additions in every century since then. The oldest and lightest bell ...
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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Cathedral bells to ring forth
Victoria Times Colonist
While bellringing is an ancient practice, there are only a handful of traditional belfries in Western Canada. By comparison, England alone has about 5000. "Ours are not dangling bells," says cathedral publicist Penelope Hagan-Braun. ...
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Thursday, 7 July 2011

300-mile commute for work experience Megan
A WORK experience student with a passion for bell ringing has arranged a 300-mile commute to sample life at John Taylors Bell Foundry. Megan Irving. ...

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bell ringing: learning the ropes
Ceri Radford undergoes a bell ringing tutorial at St. Nicholas's Church, Godstone, Surrey Photo: MARTIN POPE By Ceri Radford How hard can ringing a church bell be? Pull rope downwards, listen out for chime from somewhere up above in bell tower, ...
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