Saturday, 29 September 2012

Church fund rings up £33k grant for bells' restoration
This is Staffordshire
RESTORATION work can soon start on a set of 300-year-old church bells after a successful bid for a £33,000 lottery grant. Preparations are now being made to dismantle the bells, which have been ringingout from the Church of St. Michael and St. Wulfad, ...
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Archbishop of York rings in sixth bell at All Saints Church in Roos
This is Hull and East Riding
A well-attended service yesterday involved the Archbishop ringing and blessing the newbell. Speaking afterwards, he said: "The bells really are ringing brilliantly. To raise £47,000 in the matter of such a short period in these difficult times is very ...
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Meet the ringers of Holy Trinity's bells
ABC Local
These are the people hard at work inside the bell tower, holding tightly onto their ropes and making the magic happen. It takes a lot of practice, a good ear and a fair bit of strength and coordination to ring the bells. Seasoned bell ringers can do a ...
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Monday, 24 September 2012

Sentamu dedicates new church bell
ITV News
We're delighted that Archbishop Sentamu is coming to visit our bells, and we've been practising our ringing in preparation for his visit. Three of our old bells date back to the 17th century, and the remaining two were cast in 1911. One hundred years ...
Tribute to Olympics by church bellringers
Harborough Mail
The bell ringing team at Husbands Bosworth, combined with two regular bell ringers from Badby and Welford, there to replace two missing members, played tribute to the Olympians, the Paralympians and the creators, organisers and helpers of London 2012.
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Sunday, 23 September 2012

New bells make Wimborne Minster sound more joyful
Bournemouth Echo
They were made at the same foundry, Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, as the bells made for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, which was held earlier ...
All Saints Church in Oakham hosts bell ringing competition
Rutland Times
The annual contest ran by the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, which covers Northamptonshire, Rutland and Peterborough, with each of the ten branches taking it in turn to host this annual contest. The competition comprised of six...
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Wimborne Minster tower gets new bells
BBC News
The new bells were cast earlier this year at Whitechapel Foundry in London, on the same day as the bells used for the Diamond Jubilee Rover Thames Pageant ...

Monday, 17 September 2012

Bellringer Alison honoured with Girl Guide badge
Worcester News
FLASHBACK: Worcester bellringer Alison Regan with her three children William, Catherine and Nicola. THE legacy of a Worcester bellringer who died unexpectedly in July will be honoured with a new Girl Guide badge. Mother of three Alison Regan, of St ...

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bells chime for the Olympics
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
Bell ringers: At St Mary's in Burton Bradstock. BELL ringers in West Dorset joined in the national chimes to herald the start of the Olympics. They included groups at St Mary's in Burton Bradstock and eight members of the Bradpole team at Holy Trinity ...
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Monday, 10 September 2012

Bell-loved Peter hits high notes
Spenborough Guardian
The book charts the history of hand-bell-ringing, from its inception in the 1500s, through its prominance in working-class communities during the industrial revolution, up to its global popularity in the present-day. He said: “I was amazed to discover ...
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Bell ringers ring all the right notes
This is Grimsby
A team of Grimsby Minster church bell ringers won a countywide striking competition in Wrangle, near Boston, last Saturday. The team of six ringers saw off competition from six other towers from the whole of Lincolnshire to win the Edward Colley Plate, ...
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Church bells refurbished
Fraser Coast Chronicle
The bells were removed and sent to Whitechapel Foundry, where they were cast 125 years ago, to be restored. After an extensive stay in customs and a ride ...

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Bride's father swings it for bells to ring on her big day
Derby Telegraph
Using two ladders, the equipment was placed in the roof space of the tower on the night before the wedding, ready to blare out a bell-ringing track for Kathryn on her big day. All went to plan and, for Kathryn, the sound of bells on her wedding day was ...
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

3 remanded to judicial custody for ringing church bell
Times of India
Ringing church bells occurs in three basic ways: normal (peal) ringing, chiming, or tolling. Usually church bells are rung three times a day in a particular way and or occasion like baptism, funeral etc in a different way. The way it is rung informs ...
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