Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Increase in popularity of bell ringing courses in Coggeshall | This is ...
BELL ringing may have begun more than two thousand years ago, but more people than ever are learning the ancient art.Last weekend, more than 70 students ...
Boston man virtually climbs world's highest mountain 15 times over 66 years
This is Lincolnshire
A council spokeman said: "He has retired as captain, but said he intends taking the 200 steps to the ringing room for as long as he is able. He said he was introduced to bell ringing – campanology – by his brother when he was just 14. He said it was a ...
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Monday, 29 April 2013

Boston's community champions rewarded for their efforts
Boston Standard
He said he was introduced to bell ringing – campanology – by his brother when he was aged just 14 and added it was a great privilege to ring the bells at the Stump, especially for special occasions such as greeting royalty. He asked that when people ...
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North West Evening Mail | News | Hunt is on for Barrow bellringers
The bell ringing community is like an extended family and with more than 5,000 bell towers across the country you will be made welcome if you drop into a ...
BBC Radio 4 - Bell ringing club Isy Suttie's Love Letters, Episode 1, 
The first rule of bell ringing club is: you talk about bell ringing club...

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Hunt is on for Dalton bellringers
NW Evening Mail
“The bell ringing community is like an extended family, and with more than 5,000 bell towers across the country, you will be made welcome if you drop into a practice wherever you go.” Prospective ringers can head to St James' on May 4 to see the bells...
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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Complaints could silence city's bells for first time in 600 years
Irish Independent
Ringing master Leslie Taylor (62), who has been ringing the bells there since he was a boy, said he feared that a compromise 'noise' agreement between Dublin City Council and local residents could lead to the eventual silencing of the bells for the ...
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Friday, 26 April 2013

Christ Church bells muffled after complaints from locals
BBC News
Sound mufflers have been fitted to the bells of a Dublin cathedral after locals complained about noise during tourist visits. The mufflers at Christ Church Cathedral will be taken off twice a week, for normal bell ringing on Sundays and a weekly ...
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UK's Bell Ringing President In Scilly | Scilly Today
Kate Flavell is President of the Central Council of Bell Ringers a UKwide group that represents and encourages ringing groups ...
Bells are ringing in Cathedral City
Goulburn Post
Bell ringing events at St Saviour's Cathedral include general bellringing practice on Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, a quarter peal on Friday afternoon from 2pm, practice sessions and tuition on Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm, ringing bells ...

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Christ Church bells to be muffled from this weekend
Irish Times
Christ Church bells to be muffled from this weekend. Move follows complaints about noise by neighbours. Leslie Taylor, ringing master, with David Hogan, bell ringer, attaching muffles to some bells to reduce the sound, at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
Two historic bells returned to Gloucester after 300 years
This is Gloucestershire
A set of eight bells made for St Michael's Church, in Stone, Staffordshire, left Gloucester's Rudhall Bell Foundry in 1710. Two historic bells returned to Gloucester after 300 years. Marilyn Champion strikes one of the 17th century bells. They were ...
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

VIDEO: Bellringers 'really pleased' with St George's Day celebration
Hartlepool Mail
Hartlepool Bell Ringers played for almost an hour when they pulled the ropes at Hartlepool Art Gallery, in Church Square, yesterday morning. It was part of the national Ring for England event which saw bell ringers up and down the country play for our ...
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Asparagus season gets underway - plus hear the bells ring out for St George
Tewkesbury ADMAG
Worcester Cathedral rang its bells straight after Evensong between 6.15pm and 7pm last night as part of a campaign which aimed to get as many churches as possible ringing their bells. The Ringing for England campaign encouraged 44,000 bell ringersto ...
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Asparagus season gets underway - in eccentric fashion
Worcester News
The Ringing for England campaign encouraged 44,000 bell ringers to ring the 28,000 bells in the 15,000 churches across England. The cathedral bell ringers rang 1,265 different combinations of their 12 bells. Mark Regan, ringing master at Worcester ...
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Pulling together to save historic bells
Oxford Mail
“If we raise sufficient money we shall have a sixth bell cast. This will give more scope for method ringing and hopefully will attract more ringers. Barry Sadler has beenringing the bells at the church for the past15 years, and is the oldest senior ...
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Monday, 22 April 2013

Church bells to ring out for St George
It hopes bell ringers and churches will take up the challenge and ring the roughly 28,000 church bells across England on Tuesday, the day of England's patron saint. The campaign is being backed by the Bishop of Worcester, the Right Reverend John Inge,...
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Friday, 19 April 2013

Let the bells ring out for St. George
Rochdale Online
The Ringing for England campaign hopes to get the country's 44,000 bell ringers - or campanologists - to ring the 28,000 bells in 15,000 churches across the country at 6pm. Many churches have already signed up, with people of all ages from all walks of ...
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Bishop backs campaign for church bells to ring this St George's Day
Droitwich Advertiser
THE Bishop of Worcester has called for churches in the county to chime their bells to mark St George's Day, April 23. Bishop John Inge is supporting a campaign to encourage 44,000 bell ringers to ring the 28,000 bells in 15,000 churches across England ...
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Ring out, Worcester Bells - Business Directory
A new touring exhibition celebrating Worcester's bell ringing heritage is set to go on display at venues in and around the city throughout 2013. Bells in the City ...
Bells are dangerous!

A peal for help! Tourist left trapped under two ton bronze bell at Buddhist ...
Daily Mail
Lin Wang was standing underneath the huge bell - used to summon Buddhist monks to prayer - when his friends began ringing it furiously at the temple in Linzi, Shandong province. The screws securing the bell were wrenched loose and it fell to the floor, ...
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BELL-TED - Teen Bell Ringer Hospitalised After Accident
Austrian Times
A teenage church bell ringer almost died after he pulled the rope to announce the start of mass - and was hit on the head by a 40 kilo bell. Other church goers rushed 18-year-old Daniel Jaworski to hospital in Lublin where doctors said it was a miracle ...
Special feature: Bells wil ring for Baroness Thatcher's funeral at the Vale ...
Bucks Herald
Today (Wednesday) , the day of her funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London, she will be fondly remembered and honoured by the bellringers of her former parish church. Tower master Les Floyd said the fifth bell, traditionally used for a woman, will ...
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Barrow church bells set to ring out for Christmas after funding boost
NW Evening Mail
BELLS at a town centre church are set to ring out in time for Christmas. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £74,400 for the restoration of St James' Church bells. The eight bellshave been out of action since the turn of the century ...
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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lutton's dedicated villagers
Spalding Guardian
“We must protect the bells because we have had bell ringing all these years, so that's our first priority.” They are inviting villagers to take part in a garage/drive sale on Saturday, August 24 – to coincide with the flower festival – at a cost of £5 ...
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Belbroughton bellringers holding open day
Bromsgrove Advertiser
BELBROUGHTON residents have organised an open day to make sure the tradition of bellringingcontinues in the village. Holy Trinity Church, in Bradford Lane, is holding the open day on Saturday, April 27. Visitors, aged over 10-years-old, are being ...
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Monday, 15 April 2013

Bellringers in a-peel for more to join them at St Giles Church
The Oxford Times
BELLRINGER John Pusey is appealing for new members to ring saintly sounds at a North Oxford Church. There are about 10 regular bellringers at St Giles' Church but they are on the look out for experienced people as well as beginners to boost numbers.
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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Braintree district: Essex Ringing Course a resounding success
Braintree and Witham Times
The three day event, which is based at Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall, ranged from basic bell ringing to advanced classes. About 60 students formed the 12 training groups, which learnt practical skills at churches across the district, ...
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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Hingham Memorial Bell Tower to be restored
Wicked Local
“Part of the building moves when the bells are rung,” said Town Projects Engineer Roger Fernandes, who is overseeing the project. “That would make me very anxious!” Selectmen Chair Laura Burns said to the Memorial Tower bell ringers who attended the ...
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The bells will be ringing for Halesowen church spring fair
Halesowen News
As well as stalls, games and exhibits the famous Halesowen bell ringers will be showing visitors around the historic bell tower. Bell ringer Michael Brown said: “We are delighted the tower will be open as part of the Spring Fair and there will be tours ...
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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Village bell ringers creating a right old ding-dong, without even striking a bell
Ely Standard
RESIDENTS enjoying the peace and quiet of Landbeach might be forgiven for thinking that there had been no bell-ringing practice at All Saints' Church for many months. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.
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Bell foundry rings the changes on the other side of the ... - Leicester
John Taylor's, of Loughborough, possesses one of the world's finest bell foundries. Cathedrals, churches and carillon towers throughout the world have been ...

Friday, 5 April 2013

The first cut is the deepest
Loughborough News
On Monday, April 8, 2013, representatives from Charnwood Council, Loughborough Town Centre Partnership, Loughborough Business Improvement District (BID) and Taylor's Bell Foundry will make the first cut into the soil before work begins to install the ...
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The taxman plots oppressive persecution of parish clerks and bellringers
SIR – Wedding photographers will be grateful to HMRC if they discourage bell-ringingat weddings. The din makes it nearly impossible to be heard when giving instructions for photographs. On the advice of the late Lord Lichfield, I took to the use of a ...
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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Pendle MP's appeal for Colne bell ringers
Lancashire Telegraph
Andrew Stephenson joined bell ringing enthusiasts at St Bartholomew's Church, in Church Street, Colne who are looking for new recruits. He attended a practice night with the bell ringers to help promote the pastime. The numbers taking part in Colne ...
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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

New recruits shown the ropes
Diss Express
A successful bell ringing taster day has led to five new recruits for some of south Norfolk's churches. The Southern Branch of the Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers (NDA) held a taster day this month at St Michael's and All Angels' church in ...
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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Bells Ring Out Message
Diocese of Lichfield (press release)
A total of £140,000 was raised for the refurbishment of the bells helped by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the North Staffordshire Association of Bell Ringers. 'The enthusiasm for the project has been wonderful,' said Ian, 'and we are so ...
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