Saturday, 28 January 2012

Jersey campanologists welcome Olympic bell ringing
BBC News
A group of Jersey campanologists believe an idea by artist Martin Creed to have people around the British Isles ring bells on the first day of the Olympics will help them recruit new members. The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers in the UK said ...
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Nurses, school children and a giant bell to bring fun start to the Games
Evening Standard
A 27-tonne bell - much larger than Big Ben - will be rung at 9pm on July 27, at the start of the ceremony. Now being struck at Whitechapel Foundry, it will be engraved with a line from a speech by Caliban in The Tempest: "Be not afeard, ...
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Friday, 27 January 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Shakespeare theme to lead 'Isles of Wonder' Olympic ...
The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony will begin with the ringing of the biggestbell in Europe and will feature a tribute to the NHS, with a performance by hundreds of nurses. Off with a bang: when China hosted the Olympics in 2008 the Beijing ...
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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

CHIDEOCK: Sounds of bells to return to Chideock
View Online
The residents of Chideock can look forward to the sound of bells ringing across their village once more. The campaign to raise the £70000 needed to repair the bells of St Giles Church has been a resounding success. After a year of intense fundraising, ...
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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pupil's winning design for repatriation bell
Witney Gazette
She will also get to see it being made at London's White-chapel Bell Foundry, which cast Big Ben. She will be the guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony, ...
Tower Hamlets' city bid gains momentum as Olympic athlete pledges ...
The 23 year old 400m specialist, joins the likes of the City of London, Canary Wharf Group, Tower of London and the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, ...
Church fire tale for Wargrave Local History Society members
Wokingham Times
The collection of bells at Wargrave was made by Henry Knight and recast in 1903 by Mears and Stainbank at Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Story of chapel's handbells has a nice ring to it
Brantford Expositor
Since we have eight bells, there are, theoretically, 40320 permutations of an eight-bell sequence we could play. This is called an extent and would take only 19 hours to accomplish! I think not. We do look forward though to incorporating change ringing ...
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Bells ring out for Diamond Jubilee
Bexhill Observer
BELLS will be ringing out over Bexhill's Old Town next month when St Peter's bellringers take part in a countywide celebration to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 60 years to the day that HRH commenced her reign. The Eastern Division of the...
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Saturday, 21 January 2012

London 2012: what to do near the main Olympic venues
The Guardian
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry (32-34 Whitechapel Road, E1, 020-7247 2599,, dating from 1570, is Britain's oldest manufacturing ...

Friday, 20 January 2012

Langham church bell ringers raise £350
Rutland Times
LANGHAM church bell-ringers ran a table top sale on Saturday to raise much needed funds towards the maintenance of the bells at the Church of St Peter and St Paul. The annual event at the village hall helped the group to raise £350 which included funds ...
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Monday, 16 January 2012

How bell-ringing became popular
Henley Standard
MEMBERS of Wargrave Local History Society heard a talk this week about the history of church bells. Rob Needham, vice-captain of the Sonning tower, told how bell-ringingbegan in the late 900s and its popularity grew slowly. Bells were used for giving ...
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Bell ringers mark Scott centenary with peal
Plymouth Herald
The bell ringers from Stoke Damerel Parish Church carried out a celebration peal to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scott and his team reaching the South Pole. The sound of the bells was heard across the city on Saturday. ...
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Friday, 13 January 2012

Seaford bellringing team perform epic peal
Sussex Express
Ringers were: tower captain Linda Perkins, tower vice captain Sharon Stocker, former tower captain Steve Lucas and steeple keeper Roger Murray, as well as Marisa Hayes, Alan Baldock and David Kirkaldy of the Sussex County Association of Change Ringers ...
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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Bells for the Games have little appeal
The Westmorland Gazette
“We would rather try an alternative plan to ring out along the torch relay route.” Mr Hackney said he hoped to meet South Lakeland District Council to discuss the possibility of a community based project. “We would like to do some bell ringing wherever ...
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London 2012: Olympic bell ringing 'not practical'
BBC News
Bell ringers in Dorset and Wiltshire have said plans to ring bells ahead of the opening of the 2012 Olympics are "not very practical". Mr Creed hopes the bells will be "rung as quickly and as loudly as possible" and said the project relied on people to ...
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Long Stratton church bells removed as part of restoration
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Some others among them date back to 1734, and the artefacts were being transported to Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London for the restoration, ...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Are you on the ropes?
News Guardian
AN ap-peal is going out for bell-ringers to help kick-start this year's Olympic Games. Plans are being drawn up to have bells ringing across the country to mark the start of the games in London on Friday, July 27, at 8am. However, the timing of the ...
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Sunday, 8 January 2012

40 years on, bell-ringing art still has a peal
The Canberra Times
He has been practising bell ringing across the world for the past 40 years, visiting churches in Britain, North America and several Australian cities. Mr Reid has been ringing at St Paul's Anglican Church in Manuka since the bells were installed in ...
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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Anniversary bells ring out at last
Morpeth Herald
In Morpeth clocktower are Bill Davidson, Jeremy Housden,Barbara Davies, Kevin Maughan, Alan Barber, Karen Dickinson, Julie Bell and Stephen Bell . THE bells wereringing out for an extended Christmas run in Morpeth as a special anniversary tribute was ...
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Country-wide Bell Ringing Will Mark the 2012 London ... - Treehugger
Orchestrated by artist and musician Martin Creed, the project gets people all over the UK to ring every kind of bell imaginable.
Turner Prize winner invites Brits to ring in the Olympics
The List
1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes. The nationwide bell-ringing will start at 8am on Friday 27 July to mark the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the UK-wide programme of ...
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Restoration work to start on Long Stratton church bells
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
The long fight to save six historic church bells from a Norfolk church will ... for the first time in 100 years and transported to Whitechapel Bell Foundry, ...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Let the bells ring out at Anmer ...
Lynn News
Well, I think we felt that they were almost certainly important features of the church; that it would be a significant addition to the sound of the village and village life and, well, we all love to hear the church bells ringing, don't we?”. ...
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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Ding dong merrily on high – a bellringer's experience
Fenland Today
BELLRINGING has always held a certain fascination for me that I can't explain. I'm not a church-going person but I like the sound of the bells and have always wanted to have a go. So when I heard that Father Paul West was keen to recruit a new ...
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£30000 needed to fix Cromer church bells - and make them easier to ring
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
For the bells at St Peter and St Paul are among the heaviest around, and thebell-ringing team is - to put it politely - not as robust as some of those from years gone by. Now, £30000 is needed to spruce up the bells, which have not had major ...
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The bells of St Mary's Cathedral ring in 2012 in Limerick
Limerick Leader
By Eugene Phelan THE bells of St Mary's Cathedral rang in the New Year in Limerick, despite fears earlier in the year that a shortage of volunteers might end the fine tradition. Some months back the bell ringers of Limerick city's churches appealed for ...
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Monday, 2 January 2012

Country diary: Cartmel, Cumbria
The Guardian
The bell ringers of Cartmel Priory spiral their way up the 79 bell tower steps before emerging on the church roof to traverse an exposed walkway and tackle the final stairs to the belfry. Six women ringers and one male, the bell captain, comprise the ...
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2012 in the arts: will it be a cultural triumph or a gloriously British disaster?
The Guardian
It's already been denounced by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, who believe that 8am is "not the right time for bell ringing". ...
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