Saturday, 30 November 2013

The Bells Of London Are Time MachinesLondonist
Main image: bells at Whitechapel Bell Foundry by Simon Rigglesworth in the Londonist Flickr pool. The sound of a bell collapses the historic distance between ...
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A bit of 'Kent Treble Bob Minor' as bell ringers come to Penzance ...
LET THE bells ring! The 40th annual dinner of the Western District of the Truro Diocesan Guild of Ringers took place in Penzance last week. And the day began ...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The bells are back in Henley Stratford Observer
On Wednesday (October 2), three ancient church bells came back to St Nicholas Church in Beaudesert Lane after a spell at a bell foundry in Loughborough.
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Monday, 25 November 2013

Chester Cathedral's clock makes a comeback for exhibitionChester Standard
The clock mechanism, manufactured in 1872 by the oldest clock manufacturing company in the world, is part of a modern exhibition aboutbell-ringing in the ...
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Peal appeal Visitors flock to bell tower Bristol Post 
WITH around 400 years of bell ringing, the tower of St Mary Redcliffe church is no stranger ... "There are around 20,000 bell ringers active across the UK and it is ... Bell-ringing is an incredibly important and social activity...
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[I was delighted to read this article stating the importance of bellringing]

Sunday, 24 November 2013

St Andrew's open its church bell tower to the publicPlymouth Herald
DOZENS of people turned up at St Andrew's church bell tower for a look around – and some even had a go at bell ringing themselves. The event was organised ...
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St Andrew's open its church bell tower to the publicPlymouth Herald
“It's an English tradition and people are fascinated by it – bell ringing is steeped in history. “It's free hobby and anyone who is interested in learning can go along ...
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Britain's oldest manufacturing firm rings in changes with online launchThe Guardian
It has cast and sold bells to Britain and beyond since 1570, but now the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Britain's oldest manufacturing company, isringing in the ...
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Bell tower rings for 90th yearGloversville Leader-Herald
GLOVERSVILLE - Generations of city residents have been hearing the chimes from the bell tower of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on East ...

[This is not strictly about bellringing, but is interesting (a) because of the headline - many English towers could claim a lot more than 90 years but we don't seem to do so, and (b) because it has an underlying pride in the bells and belief that they are important, which are usually missing from news articles on English bell ringing. Ed]

Saturday, 23 November 2013

St Mary Redcliffe church tower in Bristol opens to the publicBristol Post
WITH around 400 years of bell ringing, the tower of St Mary Redcliffe church is no ... “What we have here at St Mary Redcliffe is a fantastic ring of bells which ...
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Friday, 22 November 2013

Bells to ring for three hours in SouthwoldNorfolk Eastern Daily Press
A peal of bells will ring out for three hours over Southwold tomorrow in honour of St Edmund. ... Thebell ringing will start at 9.30am and continue for three hours.
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Cromer church bells about to be castNetwork Norwich
Cromer church belfry 250 Two new bells for Cromer Church bell-tower are about to be cast, and a Christmas concert is taking place at thechurch to raise the ...

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Bells have been ringing at St Mary's Church in Church Hill ...East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Bells have been tolling from the tower of St Mary's Church in Walthamstow for over 200 years but without extensive refurbishments there are fears thebells will ...
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Lottery chimes in with bell cashBury Free Press
Work to restore the bells of St Nicholas' Church, Rattlesden, starts next month thanks to a £33,400 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The church's tower captain David ...
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Near miss for Somerset bell ringers | West Country (E) - ITV News
Read the latest West Country (E) stories, Near miss for Somerset bell ringers on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest West Country (E) news.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Bell ringers from St John the Baptist Church to replace live bands at ...This is Local London
Chiming church bells will replace live music at this year's Barnet Christmas Fayre ... a full three-hour peal from bell ringers at St John the BaptistChurch, in High ...
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Church bell-ringers escape unscathed after a 110lb bell plunged
The freak accident caused so much damage that St Peter & St Paul Church in the Somerset village of Kilmersdon has been sealed off while the bells are ...
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church blesses 244-year-old bellsThis is Local London
Eleven-year-old Klaudia Papp-Molnar, who is the youngest bell ringer, said: “I started bell ringingtwo-and-a-half years ago because I felt it was something ...
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Friday, 15 November 2013

Elderly bellringers run for cover as church bell crashes 20ft through ...Daily Mail
'The bell ringers are very shaken but thankfully managed to escape without ... and Wells Diocese, 90-year-old John Fowler, who first beganbell ringing as a ...
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Peel will ring out at St Andrew's for the 'Father of Change Ringing Reading Post
He was buried in the church of St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London on November 16, 1713. And to celebrate his contribution to the art, bellswill be ...
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Bell-ringing pioneer to be honoured Church Times
BELLS will ring throughout Britain tomorrow, and also in Australia, the United ... of a pioneering 17th-century bell-ringer who was buried in St Andrew Undershaft, ...
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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Long service for Wiltshire man so ap-pealingWiltshire Times
This was at a time when bell ringing was only allowed on 'special days' and practices were few. When the ban on ringing was lifted in 1943, the four young ...
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Lucky escape for ringers as bell crashes through church ceilingThis is Somerset
BELL ringers at Kilmersdon's church narrowly escaped injury when the one of... The 5th, which is one of the six bells located within the church's 600-year-old ...
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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dover church bells will ring out for pioneerKent Online
It will mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Mr Stedman, who is widely celebrated among bell ringers because of the enormous influence he had upon on ...
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Joy as bells to ring out at St Stephen'sWorcester News
FOR just over 150 years weddings, christenings and other important church services at St Stephen's have had to pass without the joyful sound of church bells.
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Saturday, 9 November 2013

  1. Bell ringers at Kilmersdon's church narrowly escape injury | Frome ...
    22 hours ago - Bell ringers at Kilmersdon's church narrowly escaped injury when the one of the bells came crashing down during their weekly practice. The 5th ...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Bell ringers needed for fitting memorial to Millom war deadNW Evening Mail
Jeg Gray, from The Hill, was asked by the Parochial Church Council to take up the role of tower captain and is now starting a new Millom bell ringers group.
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Film on restoration of 17th century church bells to be shownEast London and West Essex Guardian Series
A documentary about the restoration of 17th century church bells is set to be shown by a collective of filmmakers. Arthur Gatcum, 80, of Gwynne Park Avenue in ...
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Tours of the bell towerPlymouth Herald
A CITY centre church is supporting the restoration of historic bells with a fundraising taster bellringing session. The Minster Church of St Andrew on Royal ...
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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Celebrations ring through WorleWeston & Somerset Mercury
WORLE residents had a go at bell ringing at the weekend to celebrate the... The bells at St Martin's Church, in Church Road, were retuned at the start of the year ...
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