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posted 10 Mar 2014, 16:15 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 10 Mar 2014, 16:15 ]

Merseybells news feed as published


FE Dukes Fund 2014 grants awarded

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 01:45 PM PDT

Electrical fault believed to be cause of blaze at ancient church - Romsey Advertiser

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 09:03 AM PDT


Romsey Advertiser

Electrical fault believed to be cause of blaze at ancient church
Romsey Advertiser
The beautiful West Window, in memory of Bill Watkinson, a much-loved churchwarden and regular member of the church for over 60 years, was also destroyed. Around half of the roof at the west end has been gutted, although the east end is relatively ...

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Green plaque shortlist names are revealed - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 09:01 AM PDT


LoughboroughEcho.net

Green plaque shortlist names are revealed
LoughboroughEcho.net
In Loughborough, John Taylor's Bellfoundry has been nominated. It has been in Freehold Street since 1859 and in 1881 cast the largest bell in Britain, Great Paul, which hangs in St Paul's Cathedral in London. Others on the shortlist include Henry Wills ...

Bellringing taster sessions offered - Diss Express

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 05:19 AM PDT


Diss Express

Bellringing taster sessions offered
Diss Express
A Ringing Taster Day is being held at Brockdish Church on Saturday, March 15, at 2pm, followed by Dickleburgh Church. An experienced steeple keeper will lead the sessions and visitors can have a go with an experienced teacher guiding participants ...

Boost to Bell Tower campaign - Evesham Journal

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 04:51 AM PDT


Boost to Bell Tower campaign
Evesham Journal
THE appeal to raise half a million pounds to repair and conserve Evesham's iconic Abbey Bell Tower has received a great boost. News of a £10,000 grant came at the weekend giving the appeal a push towards its total of £500,000. So far around £90,000 has ...

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County village awarded grant to help remember their fallen - Leicester Mercury

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 04:39 AM PDT


Leicester Mercury

County village awarded grant to help remember their fallen
Leicester Mercury
Movingly, there will be a muffled peal of bells sounded from All Saints Church Hoby on the 100th anniversary of the death of each person who died in action, beginning on May 15, 2015. Vic Allsop, Chairman of the Hoby and District Local History Society ...

Pop Culture: Best places to propose in Ireland - Irish Independent

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 03:52 AM PDT


Irish Independent

Pop Culture: Best places to propose in Ireland
Irish Independent
Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church – home of St Valentine's relics – isn't fit for purpose on any other day of the year. Newly engaged couples can also get their weddings rings blessed ...

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Mercury Memories, March 7, 2014 - Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 02:01 AM PDT


Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Mercury Memories, March 7, 2014
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
Church bell-ringing - On the 24th ult. the ringers from Maxey, Bourne, and Stamford paid a visit to the ringers of Witham on the Hill for the purpose of a day's amusement on the church bells. Several peals were rung, and amongst them was Dixon's Bob ...

Trump's in front row for Hillary 2017 - Winnipeg Free Press

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 12:15 AM PDT


Trump's in front row for Hillary 2017
Winnipeg Free Press
But no matter who loses to Hillary 32 months from now, Trump "père et fille" will have a fine view of her march to the White House from the apex of their hotel's 96-metre clock tower and belfry. In the meantime, The Donald continues to tease us ... We ...

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Trump's in front row for Hillary 2017 - Winnipeg Free Press

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 12:10 AM PDT


Trump's in front row for Hillary 2017
Winnipeg Free Press
Britt, a well-informed young man already casting an eye toward the 2016 elections, noted it will be nearly impossible for any Republican, orange-haired or otherwise, to carry all four of the vital states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Virginia. In ...

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Restoring glory of St Stephen's - Trinidad & Tobago Express

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:54 PM PDT


Restoring glory of St Stephen's
Trinidad & Tobago Express
He said the restoration work has an estimated cost of $700,000, which includes the complete gutting of the building, the replacement of rotted beams (although some of the balata wood is in perfect shape), repairing the bell tower, and slapping on a ...

Toppesfield, Essex

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Availability of toilet facility added

Why Lefties Need Conflict Resolution - The Media Co-op (blog)

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 04:30 PM PDT


Why Lefties Need Conflict Resolution
The Media Co-op (blog)
I am thinking back to a summer I was running the farm and nature program, a small hobby farm where these city kids got to get into dirt and take responsibility for feeding, watering, and caring for animals. From the garden you could see out ... By the ...

Springfield launches $20 million downtown bell tower restoration plan - GazetteNET

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 07:10 PM PST


Springfield launches $20 million downtown bell tower restoration plan
GazetteNET
Officials say the 275-foot-tall tower needs repairs to its corroded structural supports and limestone exterior. Its 12 bronze bells also will be restored and it belfry waterproofed and repaired. Also on the renovation list are its four-sided clock and ...

Springfield City Council Announces Plans for Campanile Project - abc40

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 10:09 AM PST


abc40

Springfield City Council Announces Plans for Campanile Project
abc40
The Campanile Project includes the restoration of the twelve large bronze bells of the carillon along with structural repair and waterproofing of the Belfry clock tower. It's expected to take three years to raise the $20 million in municipal, state and ...

Community archive going "exceptionally well" - Cotswold Journal

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 08:53 AM PST


Community archive going "exceptionally well"
Cotswold Journal
There will be an organ recital and campanologists will be invited from other bell towers to join the local band of ringers. Anyone with a a photograph, a memory or something to add to the archive or to volunteer for the committee, call Barry Metcalfe ...

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