Friday, 30 September 2011

Ringing the changes for tower̢۪s special anniversary peal
Morpeth Herald
“Each bell rope has to be specially made, but there are very few rope makers for bell ringing around now so we have been waiting quite a while for them.” There has also been some changes to the sallies, the woolly bits on the ropes. ...
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Thursday, 29 September 2011

English bell-ringing comes to the Pyrenees
English bell-ringing comes to the Pyrenees by Catherine Ladd As previously reported by 'P.O. Life', the small Anglican congregation of Vernet-les-Bains held ...

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Ringers in competition
Tavistock Times Gazette
THE bells will be ringing out from Tavistock's St Eustachius Church this Saturday, October 1 when at least ten bellringing teams from around Devon will be ...
Slideshow: Dramatic pictures of rescue from Great St Mary's tower
Cambridge News
A dramatic rescue was made after a woman was trapped in the bell tower of Cambridge's Great St Mary's Church. The woman in her 60s collapsed in a bell ringing chamber yesterday afternoon and had to be hoisted through a window. ...
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Wanted: one team of bellringers
Fenland Today
Trying to recruit a bellringing team ST Peter and St Paul's Church, in Wisbech, has the district's only ten-bell tower but for years it has suffered from a lack of bellringers. Now an urgent plea for new ringers has been put out to get the historic ...
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Friday, 16 September 2011

Hearing the bells as real a-peel
Wetherby Today
The minimum age for a bell ringer is 11 and I'm told that the oldest bell ringer that Wetherby has had was the late Harry Mason who was still ringing well into his 80s. If you are interested or would like to know more about bell ringing, contact David ...
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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Bellringers need new members
Oxford Mail
Bellringer Anthony Hughes, 70, is vice-captain of the group, and said bells had always been rung to mark major events. He said: “There will be a surge in bellringing around the Jubilee. It would be great to be full strength for it. ...
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Bells to stay silent for a little longer
Worcester Standard
"I'm really excited about the bells ringing again." Some of the money needed for the additional work has been found through pledges from the Worcester and District Change Ringing Association's Belfry Repair Fund and the Barron Bell Trust.
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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Bells must remain silent for a bit longer
Worcester News
By Sarah Davies » IT will be a little longer before people living in St John's hear church bells ringingout over the 'village in the city' once more. The completion of the restoration of the bell tower at St John-in-Bedwardine Church in Worcester was ...
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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Leeds church gets its bells back
Yorkshire Evening Post
But now they are keen to recruit a new generation of ringers to ding-dong merrily on – and ensure the ancient art continues. They will be hosting a bellringing open day at the church this Saturday, where expert tuition will be given to potential future ...
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Special salute for Waltham Abbey bell-ringer
Hertfordshire Mercury
Born in 1942, Mr Laws moved to Waltham Abbey in 1956, joined the Abbey Church and quickly became interested in bell-ringing. Mr Laws lived for the rest of his life in the town and continued to ring at the Abbey Church, holding the post of tower captain ...
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New Bell For Little Paxton
On Thursday last (1st September) 25 people from Little Paxton travelled to The John TaylorBellfoundry at Loughborough to watch a new bell being cast for St ...

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Cathedral bells to ring Imagine
BBC News
Phil Gibby of the Arts Council, which funded the bell ringing, said: "Imagine is a thought provoking project that I think will touch many people in Exeter and across the world.
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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Brave new bells for Christchurch
Anglican Journal
The bells will soon be on their way back to the UK, where they were in cast in 1978 at Taylor's Bell Foundry in Loughborough, the world's largest working ...

Friday, 2 September 2011

Bells ring to mark open day
Droitwich Standard
As part of the festival, the church will be open and eight bell ringers will announce the start of proceedings with a quarter pearl from 10am to 11am. Then, from 11.15am to 4pm, visitors can take a peek around the ringing room and the roof of the tower ...
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

The bells the bells....
Weston & Somerset Mercury
Pupils from Axbridge First School in Moorland Street went to St John the Baptist Church in The Square for a talk about bell ringing. Roy Shallish explained to the children the different bells before the branch gave the children a peel. The bell-ringers ...
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