Wednesday, 29 February 2012

City launches musical countdown to Olympics
Daily Echo
Audiences will also experience bell ringing at Bitterne Park Church, chamber music at The Dolphin Hotel, African drumming in Guildhall Square and tango in ...

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Kempsey WI
Worcester News
We had a most interesting talk by Mark Regan on church bells. Mark is ring master at Worcester Cathedral and told us bell ringers come from all walks of life. Worcester Cathedral has a ring of 12 peals and they are considered to be one of the finest ...
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Sunderland Minster bells will be installed in time for Jubilee
Sunderland Echo
SUNDERLAND Minster's restored bells will ring out across the city in time for the Queen's Jubilee. Work started yesterday on repairing the tower after its eight bells were taken down in 2009. Since then, the Minster has been silent as efforts got under ...
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Saturday, 25 February 2012

A marathon bells tribute for the Queen
The Bolton News
The Lancashire Association of Change Ringers will use a nine bell method to sound the peal. Bolton Parish Church tower captain Alan Forrester said: “It will be continuous ringing for three hours. It is a feat of endurance and not a regular event in ...
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Bradpole Church: Bell ringers notch up 105 years
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
These were shared experiences but the two men have made very different personal contributions tobell ringing, said Peter Carnell current tower captain at Bradpole. Mr Andrews followed an interest in administration, holding a succession of offices and ...
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Friday, 24 February 2012

Proud foundry staff peal the wraps off Queen's Jubilee Bell
Evening Standard
Staff at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry said they felt "privileged to be part of history" as they showed off the Elizabeth Bell, which will ring from a flotilla on the Thames to launch the Jubilee festivities. The Queen's bell - one of eight, ...
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Thursday, 23 February 2012

First bells for Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant have been ...
East London Advertiser
The first of a series of bells that will be rung for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee have been cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. To send a link to this page ...

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Mabel rings in the celebrations for her 60th year of the bells
When the six historic bells at St Peter's Church were re-hung way back in 1952, a public appeal was made for volunteers to learn how to ring them. Ten-year-old Mabel Arrowsmith was one of a group of friends who, with nothing else to do, decided to put ...
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dewsbury Minster's bell ringing hope for Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Dewsbury Reporter
CHURCH bells will be ringing across the country in June to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee — and Dewsbury Minster hopes to have its own team of ringers in place to play its part. The number of ringers at the Minster has dwindled so low thatringers ...
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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Britain's bells will ring out in musical celebration for Jubilee
Daily Mail
Elizabeth, the largest of the bells, weighs half a ton. The bells, cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London, will be played in combinations by ...

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Hitting the right notes
Hartlepool Today
Town people showed their community spirit when we asked Hartlepool residents to consider taking up bell ringing. Our appeal went out in a year when church bells will ring out in style to mark both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the town's inclusion in ...
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Ringing for the Queen
Lutterworth Today
They rang their bells in the cold All Saint's Church on Monday evening to mark the occasion. Theringers could remember the cold day of February the 6th 1952 when the news of King George VI's death was announced in schools.
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First Queen's Diamond Jubilee bell, Elizabeth, cast
BBC News
The first Royal Jubilee bell, Elizabeth, was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in east London. The first Royal Jubilee bell has been cast as part of the ...
First Queen's Diamond Jubilee bell cast
The Whitechapel Foundry in east London cast the first Royal Jubilee bell as part of the preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
First Diamond Jubilee bell cast
Grantham Today
The bell, donated by the Worshipful Company of Vintners and weighing half a ton, was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in east London.
Queen's Diamond Jubilee bells forged in London
Alan Hughes, Managing Director at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, says he is excited to be producing the bells for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Appeal lets bells ring out again after half a century
Yorkshire Post
The bells were removed from the church last September and taken to John Taylor's Bell Foundry at Loughborough for repair. Since then, they have been cleaned ...
Historic bells ring out again in Alresford after restoration
Romsey Advertiser
Bell captain Elizabeth Johnson said: “The bells will now ring safely for many years to come. If we hadn't done this work the components would have broken and it would have been much more expensive. So this is a stitch in time. “We haven't done anything ...
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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Tong church bells' silence to end
Yorkshire Evening Post
In September the bells were taken to John Taylor's Bell Foundry at Loughborough for cleaning and tuning. New bell wheels, pulleys and other fittings were ...
For whom will the Old Post Office bells toll when Donald Trump ...
Washington Post
He paid a not inconsiderable sum to have bells cast at London's famed Whitechapel Bell Foundry. What Wills failed to do was find a place for the bells to go ...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A-peal for bell ringing beginners
Lutterworth Today
BUDDING campanologists are being invited to learn more about the art of bell- ringing at two churches in the Lutterworth area. All Saints Church in Dunton Bassett and St Peter's Church in Claybrooke Parva are on the hunt for ringers who could help out ...
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Tong bells to ring out again
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
The six bells were removed from the tower at St James's Church in September before being taken to John Taylor's Bell Foundry in Loughborough.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canals: Bells celebrate anniversary
BBC News
Celebrations have been held to mark the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canals. Enthusiasts recreated the original opening of the waterway in 1812 at Pontymoile Basin with church bells sounding along the route.
Bells ring out to celebrate Monmouthshire canal's 200 years
South Wales Argus
This initial bell started the ringing of church bells from Pontymoile Basin to Brecon in one direction and from Newport to Cwmcarn in the other. Church bells were also sounded from Hay-on-Wye to Brecon. The celebrations continued at Pontymoile Basin ...
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Ringers go nuts as squirrel silences the bells
Bedfordshire News
A church bell more than 400 years old and weighing half a ton was silenced . . . by a squirrel. The group of ringers turned up at St Mary the Virgin Church in Goldington Road, Bedford, for their normal Sunday morning service last weekend.
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Friday, 10 February 2012

Ringing in the changes as church bells chime
This is Somerset
Inside are 10 people laughing and chatting together, this cheerful collection is the Radstock Bell Ringers who are looking for committed new members to join them for regular practices and performances. Sid Johnson, 77, first began ringing bells as a ...
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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Church marks landmark day
This is Staffordshire
BELLS will ring out from a church for three hours today to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. HONOUR: Ray Daw is leading a bell-ringing event in honour of the Queen. Stoke Minster, in Stoke, from 9.30am.
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Bells ring out in jubilee year
Salisbury Journal
By Jill Harding » BELLS were ringing out across south Wiltshire today to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. Bell ringers at churches across the diocese rang the bells to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee year.
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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Quarter peel celebrates Queen's 60th anniversary in Waldron
Sussex Express
It was exactly 100 years ago in 1912 that the bells were recast at the famous John Warner Bell Foundry in Spitalfields, London. Waldron has had bells in its ...

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Don Fellows
This is Nottingham
Don Fellows, who died aged 81 on January 21 after a long illness, dedicated his time to ringing thebells at the parish church in Edwalton, where he lived, as well as two other Notts churches. Mr Fellows was born in 1930 near Walsall, ...
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Halstead: Learn the ropes with village bellringers
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
A long-standing bell ringing group is in desperate need of new blood to help secure its future. Bell ringers have been chiming at St Andrew's Church in Earls Colne since the 1700s but the current crop are keen to recruit new members to help preserve ...
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Friday, 3 February 2012

Tributes paid to one of country's top bell ringers
This is Scunthorpe
Tributes have been paid to one of the country's top bell ringers who has died at the age of 65. Bryan Kitson devoted his life to the St Andrew's Church in Epworth after being appointed the verger while still a 14-year-old student at the former ...
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Church bells ring the changes after 120 years
But following a successful fundraising drive – which has raised around £40000 – restoration work is now under way, and will ultimately lead to the bells ringing out on a regular basis. Preservationists this week removed each bell with care and ...
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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Tower captain to stand down after 16 years
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
BELL-RINGERS at St Andrew's Church in Harlestone have thanked the tower captain, who is to stand down from the post after 16 years. Maureen Basford has taught manybell-ringers, including Helen Donald. Helen said: “We would like to thank Maureen for...
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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Danny Boyle reveals Olympic opening ceremony theme
Event Magazine
A huge bell has been commissioned from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry for the show. Boyle said: "It will be the largest ringing bell in Europe and it will open the ceremony and the Olympic Games. It will welcome the athletes to the city.
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