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posted 22 Dec 2013, 16:15 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 22 Dec 2013, 16:15 ]

Merseybells news feed as published


Goan, not forgotten - Stuff.co.nz

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 01:43 PM PST


Stuff.co.nz

Goan, not forgotten
Stuff.co.nz
Outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus church, in the heart of Old Goa, a perma-tanned French hippy tells me that in the 1970s he and his cronies set up a temporary squat in the church's back rooms, even dressing up in the World Heritage UNESCO site regal ...

The CCCBR President's blog

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 12:50 PM PST

Kate's December post is now online.

Sally Ann's Brass Band Booted From Toronto's Union Station - Huffington Post Canada

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 12:11 PM PST


Sally Ann's Brass Band Booted From Toronto's Union Station
Huffington Post Canada
The city said Sally Ann "carollers [and] bell ringers" are welcome, but not the band. Henceforth, no one is allowed to play instruments in the busy downtown station. Andrew Burditt, a spokesman with the Salvation Army, said that in a good season the ...

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Andersen: Country boy dazed by city lights - Aspen Times

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 09:54 AM PST


Andersen: Country boy dazed by city lights
Aspen Times
It's called a “village,” but there are no children, only old people hunched over walkers or set into wheelchairs. A holiday celebration features a children's choir and a carillon of bell ringers. Lips form silently the words of popular carols and ...

Toilet pun calendar bid for Lydiard Millicent church - BBC News

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 08:17 AM PST


BBC News

Toilet pun calendar bid for Lydiard Millicent church
BBC News
"And although we have a very hospitable pub in the village, it's not always open. We have a potty at the back of the church for younger ... "We started with 'pull the chain' and got the bell ringers to pull the chains. And for February, we have a photo ...

Judy Russell: Christmas Eve Day bell ringer follows dying husband's advice - The Oshkosh Northwestern

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 05:51 AM PST


Judy Russell: Christmas Eve Day bell ringer follows dying husband's advice
The Oshkosh Northwestern
When Helen Lord Burr's husband was dying of terminal cancer at the age of 48, they talked about their family, which included six children, and what was to come for them. Helen told me in a phone conversation this past week that she told her husband she ...

A grade l listed church has been thrown a financial lifeline after woodpeckers ... - Halstead Gazette

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 04:18 AM PST


Halstead Gazette

A grade l listed church has been thrown a financial lifeline after woodpeckers ...
Halstead Gazette
The historic All Saints Church in Stisted, which is regularly used by bell ringers, a mother and baby group and village primary school, has been awarded a £197,700 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for urgent repair work. It is the largest of ...

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Historic Stisted pub offered financial lifeline after woodpeckers turned roof ... - Braintree and Witham Times

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 04:02 AM PST


Braintree and Witham Times

Historic Stisted pub offered financial lifeline after woodpeckers turned roof ...
Braintree and Witham Times
The historic All Saints Church in Stisted, which is regularly used by bell ringers, a mother and baby group and village primary school, has been awarded a £197,700 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for urgent repair work. It is the largest of ...

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Details revealed for Haverhill Echo archive photo - Haverhill Echo

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 03:09 AM PST


Haverhill Echo

Details revealed for Haverhill Echo archive photo
Haverhill Echo
Beryl Wade, Denise Moulds and Bryan Mills contacted the Echo and between them kindly identified the bellringers in this photo, taken in the tower at Great Thurlow Church. They are, from left: Gilbert Onion, Geoffrey Grayson, Albert Wade (Mrs Wade's ...

This week in the arts - Columbus Dispatch

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 02:26 AM PST


This week in the arts
Columbus Dispatch
“Come Messiah King,” Stonybrook Church singers, instrumentalists, bell ringers and narrators, 10:30 a.m. today, Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna; free; 614-471-0252, www.stonybrookumc.org. • “Sounds of the Season: An ...

Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams retrospective - Eurogamer.net

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 12:13 AM PST


Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams retrospective
Eurogamer.net
The Ideya Captures are now Christmas trees, the world is covered in fairy lights and baubles, and collectible stars become bells ringing out a festive peal. NiGHTS is clad in a red and white onesie, while a familiar bearded old man can be seen dropping ...

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Craftsman carves Christmas - Daily Press

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 12:02 AM PST


Craftsman carves Christmas
Daily Press
In Butch Kuchta's fertile mind, he might be a tall, reedy figure ringing a bell. Or a short grumpy fellow sticking his tongue out at you. Maybe a ... Jean Robert, who builds miniature houses, met Kuchta through the First Presbyterian Church in Hampton ...

Off with a bang! - Irish Independent

Posted: 21 Dec 2013 06:38 PM PST


Irish Independent

Off with a bang!
Irish Independent
You could do a whole lot worse than ring in 2014 in the company of ska royalty. To help mark the start of the New Year in the capital, Madness will take to the stage for this massive street party (over-18s only). Joining them will be the singer ...

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Monongahela church doubles up on celebration - Tribune-Review

Posted: 21 Dec 2013 04:01 PM PST


Monongahela church doubles up on celebration
Tribune-Review
Placed into service in 1925, the chime bells were played with hand levers from the ringing room located in the bell tower. The system has evolved over the years. By 2009, the chimed timing unit was replaced with a computer-operated system that plays ...

Badgworth, Som

Posted: 21 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

PCC has declared bells u/r (cracked tower); PN info removed

Didcot, Oxon

Posted: 21 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

PN info added; URL added

Weston on the Green, Oxon

Posted: 21 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

Additional work now completed

A 'sensory-safe' Santa experience - Janesville Gazette

Posted: 20 Dec 2013 09:14 PM PST


A 'sensory-safe' Santa experience
Janesville Gazette
JANESVILLE—Renee and Troy Tarnutzer wondered Friday night if their son, Alex, would ever have a moment with Santa. In the past, typical Santa Claus situations—shopping mall photo-ops and grocery bell-ringer Santas—have intimidated Alex. ... Friday ...

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The bells are back in Henley - Stratford Observer

Posted: 20 Dec 2013 04:19 PM PST


Stratford Observer

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. They were originally removed from the tower for restoration 14 months ago as part of a jubilee project.

Rainford village Christmas CD will boost Willowbrook Hospice funds - St Helens Star

Posted: 19 Dec 2013 10:18 PM PST


St Helens Star

Rainford village Christmas CD will boost Willowbrook Hospice funds
St Helens Star
Hospice volunteer Tony Foster organised the recording sessions during summer with children from the three primary schools in Rainford featuring alongside choirs, the village's chamopionship brass band, bell ringers and solo instrumentalists. The ...

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