Saturday, 29 June 2013

Alan Titchmarsh: the bible of church architecture
We live opposite the village church and are used to its little ways – the clock, for instance, chimes the quarters, which is a handy way of knowing the state of the hour when you are lying awake at 3am. But I love the eight bells that peal on a Sunday ...
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Friday, 28 June 2013

USA response to Cromer church bells appeal
Network Norwich
Cromer bells USA response 376 Responses to the Cromer church bells appeal have come from far and wide, and a British ex-patriate living in the USA has explained her links with the church in Cromer. Tony Rothe reports.
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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bells will ring at St Wulfram's in Grantham to mark Mallard anniversary
Grantham Journal
At 11am, 11 bell-ringers will mark the 75th anniversary of the Mallard's world speed record by ringing three quarter peals, each lasting 50-55 minutes and consisting of 1,344 changes. In total, 4,032 changes will be rung during the course of the day ...
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Monday, 24 June 2013

Bramshott church bells silenced by bell-ringers' strike
BBC News
A group of bell ringers are refusing to ring their church bells in objection to Sunday services being started earlier. Bells are pealed from 30 minutes before the service and the bell ringers from St Mary's in Bramshott, Hampshire, say the 08:45 start ...
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All Saints Bell Restoration Project needs £30000
Basingstoke Gazette
David Cullum, who is leading the project, said: “The bells had become more difficult to handle when ringing and we had become aware that serious work was required to ensure that this important and unusual ring of bells would continue to be useable.”.
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BBC Local Live: Updates from Derbyshire on Monday 24 June
BBC News
St Peter's Church bells are now echoing across the village of Hartshorne every Sunday after a group of volunteers came together to end more than 10 years of silence. Church warden, Jane Horan says bell ringers from Derby Cathedral started training the ...
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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Help us keep bells ringing

Evesham Journal-14 Jun 2013
Bell Tower ringing master Chris Povey said: “It is the town's trademark. Evesham bell ringing has very wide support throughout Evesham.

VIDEO: Refurbished bells ready to ring out over village again

This is Leicestershire-15 Jun 2013
Church bells can ring out over a village once more, thanks to a year-long ... Team vicar, the Rev Emma Davies said: "Bell-ringing is a wonderful ...

Discover church bell ringing at open day

Fenland Citizen-19 Jun 2013
People who are interested in finding out more about church bell ringing are invited to an open day at St Mary's Church, Ely on Saturday, June ...

Bells are ringing the changes at Hartshorne church after 12-year ...

Burton Mail-20 Jun 2013
The bells of St Peter's Church have only been used for weddings or by occasional visiting bell ringersfor the past 12 years, but they are now ...

Leeds bell ringers prepare for national final in North Yorkshire

BBC News-20 Jun 2013
Bell ringers from Leeds Minster have been practising at Selby Abbey ... to make it through to the final of the National 12-bell Striking Contest.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Bell ringers' 400-year-old tradition
This is Somerset
EVERY Monday evening St Laurence Church in Priddy echoes to the sound of Church Bells as the Priddy Bell ringers practice. They are maintaining a tradition that has been practiced there for nearly 400 years. . In fact the oldest bell in the church ...
Church needs £50000 to repair 230-year-old bells
The Bolton News
“We have six bells which were cast in the William Mears Foundry in London around 1786, before the days when much was understood about the harmony of church ...

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Bells ring out to launch repair appeal
This is Cornwall
The first bells were installed in the church in the 1500s and lasted 300 years. They were refurbished again around a century ago. The need for the latest work became apparent during a seven-hour ringing to mark the church's 700th anniversary. About ...

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Discover church bell ringing at open day
Fenland Citizen
From 11am to 3pm, members from the Ely district of the Ely Diocesan Association of Church BellRingers, representing 36 church bell towers across East Cambridgeshire, will be inviting people to come and take a look at one of Britain's oldest ...
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High-tech web image taken of town church
Ashbourne News Telegraph
12/06/13A 360 panoramic view showing bell ringers pealing the eight bells in St Oswalds Church in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The church is one of only a handful in the country where the ropes are pulled from the middle, or transept, of the church and are no.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

News2 new results for bellringing
70 Years Bell Ringing Service And Still Going
"In 1943 when the ban for ringing bells was listed after the end of the war four brothers began to learnbellringing at Whittlebury. "In fact after 70 years two of them namely Jim Linnell and Charlie Truman are still regularly ringing to together at ...
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Bell to ring at historic church
The Daily Times
WHEELING - A chorus of church bells will ring in Wheeling at noon Thursday to mark West Virginia's 150th birthday - at least one of which holds the distinction of also having tolled on June 20, 1863, heralding official news of statehood. That bell ...
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Monday, 17 June 2013

400-year-old bell tolls again in Petworth after vital repairs
The Argus
The chimes of a historic church bell can be heard once again following a major fundraising campaign. The bell at St Peter's Church in Woolavington, near Petworth, is almost 400 years old and was in urgent need of repairs. Students from nearby Seaford ...
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Letter: As we celebrate the Fourth of July, let's resurrect ringing of the bells
Delaware County Daily Times
“Let's ring freedom bells!” These are the words of President John F. Kennedy when he proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on Independence Day, July 4, 1963. We are writing to ask your help to get the American people to ring bells again on ...
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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Villagers club together to cast new bell for Coronation Day
Melton Times
A party of 50 people from the village attended the casting of the new bell, at Taylor's Bell Foundry in Loughborough, one of only two such places left in ...
Ripon to host national bellringing contest
Ripon Today
Ripon bellringer Robert Wood told the Gazette in the bellringing room of Ripon Cathedral: “The top competition for bellringing in the country is the National 12-bell Striking Contest.” Although Ripon's bellringing team will not be competing in the ...
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VIDEO: Refurbished bells ready to ring out over village again
This is Leicestershire
The work was carried out by John Taylor and Co Bell Foundry, of Loughborough. Andrew Mills, works director, said: "Because the frame had corroded, ...
  1. Bellringers go on strike so villagers can get a Sunday lie-in after ...

    Daily Mail-9 hours ago
    But this morning the bells will be silent after bellringers decided to go on strike – because the vicar asked them to begin pealing too early in the ...

Friday, 14 June 2013

Far from being ugly,bell casing is a fantastic addition
The bell is a fantastic addition to Queen's Park and will become a centrepiece to celebrate the outstanding workmanship of Taylor's Bell Foundry.
Help us keep bells ringing
Evesham Journal
EVESHAM people have long enjoyed listening to a peal of bells and the Bell Tower is known amongst campanologists as one of the finest and most famous detached towers in the country . Now, as the 16th century tower – which is all that remains of what ...
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Church bells to ring in the changes in Little Bedwyn
This Is Wiltshire
The sound of church bells will echo around Little Bedwyn for the last time tomorrow before a restoration process begins. The Little Bedwyn Bells Appeal has been raising money to restore thebells for two years and the fund is now just a few thousand ...
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Help us keep bells ringingFrom Cotswold Journal
EVESHAM people have long enjoyed listening to a peal of bells and the Bell Tower is known amongst campanologists as one of the finest and most famous ...
Church bells move with the chimes
Romsey Advertiser 
After years of silence, a village church can ring its bells once more thanks to ... from the tower by experts from the White-chapel Bell Foundry, in London.

Romsey Advertiser

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Church tower trips boost bells appeal
Governors of St Mary's Church, Ellesmere, will open the tower as a tourist attraction on Saturday to collect funds for up to £90,000 of work on the church bells, which are out of tune. People will have the chance to climb the 91 steps to the top of the ...
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Leeds bellringers in national glory bid
Yorkshire Evening Post
Bellringers from Leeds Minster's bell tower will be pulling for Britain, when they take part in the final of a national competition. The Leeds branch of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers have beat hundreds of bellringers nationally to a much ...
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Monday, 10 June 2013

Penelope Keith takes a turn at Bellringing - Diocese of Chichester
Star of stage and screen, Penelope Keith, took a turn at Bell Ringing after she opened the South of England show at Ardingly. Penelope toured the show ground ...

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Diamond date for Leziate's Wendy the bellringer
Lynn News
Wendy Twite, 80, of Leziate, joined the bell ringing team at Lynn Minster, previously St Margaret's Church, in 1953 and still climbs the stairs to the tower. She has brought in these old pictures of an annual dinner enjoyed by the team 35 years ago at ...
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Thursday, 6 June 2013

We need your help to save bell tower
Cotswold Journal
We are confident the people of Evesham will be hugely supportive as the bell tower is an iconic part of the town, and a vital part of Evesham's heritage.” The tower stands in the grounds of All Saints Church and was built in 1531 by Abbot Clement ...
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We need your help to save bell tower
Cotswold Journal
We are confident the people of Evesham will be hugely supportive as the bell tower is an iconic part of the town, and a vital part of Evesham's heritage.” The tower stands in the grounds of All Saints Church and was built in 1531 by Abbot Clement ...
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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Great Paul Bell casing on display
This is Leicestershire
The giant cast-iron case was cast for the town's Taylor's Bell Foundry in 1881 to create the 16-ton bell. For years it remained hidden, but it is now on ...
Cromer Church seeks funds to restore its bells
Network Norwich
Cromer church bells 399 AR Cromer's six church bells hang in fittings that are nearly worn out after 140 years of use. It will cost £70,000 to restore them, and to add two new lighter bells, and the bell ringers supported by the church family are deep ...
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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

North Shields church celebrates Queen's Coronation anniversary ...
Sepia-tinted snaps were re-enacted as bell-ringers swung into action to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.
Bells ring out in Calne to mark anniversary of Queen's coronation
The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
A team of eight bell ringers met at St Mary's Church, Calne, to send a message of celebration across the town on the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. The ringers, who began at 9.30am on Saturday, rang a peal lasting three hours and 24 minutes ...
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Hartlepool bellringers perform routine to mark The Queen's Coronation
Hartlepool Mail
Andrew, 65, who has been ringing bells since he was 14-years old, was joined by Barbara Busby, Liz Halford, Joseph Wilson, Jack Hanlon, and Gerald Martin in performing the Quarter Peal of Plain Bob Doubles at the church. Anyone who is interested in ...
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Monday, 3 June 2013

Clitheroe church appeals for bell ringers
Lancashire Telegraph
A series of taster sessions are to be held on Saturday, July 20, with people advised to sign up quickly as places are limited. Vicar Andy Froud said: “We are very proud of our fine bell ringing tradition here at St Mary Magdalene and, while the spire ...
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Fordham's bell ringers mark 200 years' service
Newmarket Journal
Fordham bell ringers, who between them have clocked up more 200 years of service at their parish church, have been rewarded with a special presentation. Earlier this month, two of the ringers, Rosemary Palmer and Josie Whitwood, were presented with ...
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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Plan to strengthen Falmouth church tower
This is The West Country
Falmouth Parish Church's project to provide vastly improved disabled access and carry out strengthening work on the bell tower, received overwhelming support when the plans were outlined at a public meeting. The plans include better access for the ...
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Saturday, 1 June 2013

60 years on the throne: City's church bells will ring out again
Oxford Mail
They will ring out 6,060 changes of Stedman Caters – a method of bell ringing – in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. Michael Williams, a former ringing master from the Oxford Society of Change Ringers, will be among the group.
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