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Merseybells news feed as published


Ringing in the new year a new way: First New Year's Eve options - WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 11:25 AM PST


WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station

Ringing in the new year a new way: First New Year's Eve options
WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station
Today's more dressed-down occasions partly stem from an overall trend. People don't gussy up for an everyday restaurant dinner let .... Performers include a barbershop quartet and hand bell ringers. For families who want to stay up late, there's an ...

The Great Handbell War - Rhode Island Public Radio

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 08:00 AM PST


The Great Handbell War
Rhode Island Public Radio
Malmark and Schulmerich are down the street from each other in Bucks County, Pa. Some experts say they can tell the difference between the ... Some bell ringers developed fierce affiliations to one company or the other. Peace came slowly, with the ...

My exciting first year as The Globe's Travel Concierge - The Globe and Mail

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 07:40 AM PST


My exciting first year as The Globe's Travel Concierge
The Globe and Mail
... lounges worth the price? Worshippers now use the transitional “Cardboard Cathedral.” Note the cardboard tube pulpit design. gallery. The fascinating mix of destruction and innovation in Christchurch. In the wintry forests of Arendelle, Anna (voiced ...

Francis the Lover of the Infant Jesus - Teutopolis Press-Dieterich Gazette

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 07:23 AM PST


Francis the Lover of the Infant Jesus
Teutopolis Press-Dieterich Gazette
Even today, when long before dawn on Christmas morning the solemn peals of our Church bells announce the Birthday of Christ and carry the glad tidings along the highways and byways of life to the remotest and humblest cottage by the wayside, it is the ...

Memories and Ideas for New Year's Eve Celebrations - ThurstonTalk

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 07:20 AM PST


ThurstonTalk

Memories and Ideas for New Year's Eve Celebrations
ThurstonTalk
A tradition that my mom still follows even now is gathering twelve types of round fruit, signifying each month of the year, to bring prosperity and good fortune in the upcoming year. The most hectic part of New Year's Eve is most likely at the strike ...

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Stisted: Church receives £200K to repair leaking roof turned into a 'sieve' by ... - East Anglian Daily Times

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 04:10 AM PST


East Anglian Daily Times

Stisted: Church receives £200K to repair leaking roof turned into a 'sieve' by ...
East Anglian Daily Times
There are also plans to enable the church to become more of a community building – it is already used for coffee mornings and by bell-ringers and a mother and toddler group. The All Saints funding is part of a £558,500 grant recently announced by the ...

EKU restoring Keen Johnson 37-bell carillon - Richmond Register

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 03:23 AM PST


EKU restoring Keen Johnson 37-bell carillon
Richmond Register
A new structure-steel bell frame will be constructed to accommodate all static and dynamic loads based on modern engineering standards, and a custom spring isolator system will isolate vibrations to the bell tower structure. The project also includes ...

Village clock to be silenced at night for exceeding noise limit - Comet 24

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 01:19 AM PST


Comet 24

Village clock to be silenced at night for exceeding noise limit
Comet 24
He said: “We were told that the district council's environmental health officers would issue us a Noise Abatement Order if we didn't stop the chimes. “Our difficulty is we want to keep the chimes ... Cllr Bernard Lovewell, NHDC's Portfolio Holder for ...

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Hull church gets a set of wirelessly controlled bells - BBC News

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 01:01 AM PST


BBC News

Hull church gets a set of wirelessly controlled bells
BBC News
They sit alongside the traditional rope-pulled bells in the church's 150ft (46m) high tower, replacing an 18th Century set that was removed in 1898. Bells The 15 bells will be joined by ... Mr Keith said it could be used to broaden access to what is in ...

SMITH: Thoughts of Boston - Gwinnettdailypost.com

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 07:01 PM PST


SMITH: Thoughts of Boston
Gwinnettdailypost.com
In 1796, Louis Philippe, the future king of France (1830-1848), lived on the second floor and earned his living by teaching French to the city's fashionable young ladies. I like being ... I like visiting the Old North Church where Paul Revere was once ...

SMITH: Thoughts of Boston - Gwinnettdailypost.com

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 06:51 PM PST


SMITH: Thoughts of Boston
Gwinnettdailypost.com
I like visiting the Old North Church where Paul Revere was once a bell ringer. I like sitting in Fenway park and looking to the mound where Babe Ruth once was a dominating pitcher before he became a notorious Yankee slugger. Boston is like chocolate ...

The bells are back in Henley - Stratford Observer

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 04:16 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.

Little Gransden, Cambs

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

Approx tenor wt added

Norton Fitzwarren, Som

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

PN info amended

Wellington Cath, NI

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

Availability of toilet facility added

Wellington, Old S Paul's, NI

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

Availability of toilet facility added

Sweet memories of Christmases past - So Md News

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 08:11 AM PST


Sweet memories of Christmases past
So Md News
... always celebrated gift opening Christmas Eve. When Santa was still involved, my older sister took us little ones down to the barn to see a new calf or whatever, while Dad ran up and down the snowy road ringing sleigh bells. We were sure we had ...

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Entertainment Listings - Vancouver Sun

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 01:11 AM PST


Entertainment Listings
Vancouver Sun
SFU Gallery Damian Moppett: The Bells Opens Jan. ... VSO: Fifty Years of James Bond Celebrate Fifty Years of James Bond with the most memorable songs and music from Dr. No, Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only and all ...

Making Christmas happen: the people behind the holiday - Toronto Star

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 06:33 PM PST


Toronto Star

Making Christmas happen: the people behind the holiday
Toronto Star
Up a spiral staircase, then a second, wooden set and a treacherous ladder, 12 change-ringing bells are mounted upside down in the tower and spire of St. James Cathedral. While the daily carillon is controlled by keyboard, 10 volunteers congregated in ...

WATCH: Christmas under fire – Britain, 25 December 1940 - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 04:31 PM PST


WATCH: Christmas under fire – Britain, 25 December 1940
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
“For the first time in history, no bells ring in England to celebrate the birth of the Saviour. No church bells are allowed to be rung in England. If they are, it will mean that the invader has come… At Christmas, England .... The Royal Air Force was ...

VIDEO: Changing of Billingshurst's social class charted in new history book - West Sussex Gazette

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 05:03 AM PST


VIDEO: Changing of Billingshurst's social class charted in new history book
West Sussex Gazette
While his first book, published in January, focused on the village's geographical evolution, 'Billingshurst's Heritage Number Two: An Historical Miscellany of a West Sussex Village' looks at the more modern social aspect of the village and the ...

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Nontraditional Christmas service in Sartell includes mimes, a giant puppet - St. Cloud Times

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 04:37 AM PST


Nontraditional Christmas service in Sartell includes mimes, a giant puppet
St. Cloud Times
First United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region's contemporary retelling of the beloved Christmas story included traditional lessons and carols at a Tuesday afternoon service in Sartell. “We have never tried to do a sort of play-like presentation ...

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Woodpeckers thwarted by £200k grant for Stisted church - Essex Chronicle

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 02:15 AM PST


Woodpeckers thwarted by £200k grant for Stisted church
Essex Chronicle
The £197,700 of Heritage Lottery Funding will be used to make the roof watertight, hopefully drying out the wet pews so that the congregation can sit comfortably once more, and will enable bell ringers, a mother and toddler group and the local primary ...

Civil War-era Nativity scene sparks memories of Old Cathedral's French heritage - STLtoday.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:16 PM PST


Civil War-era Nativity scene sparks memories of Old Cathedral's French heritage
STLtoday.com
The pieces are among the church's numerous historic treasures, including the painting titled “Saint Louis venerating the Crown of Thorns,” a gift from Louis XVIII, King of France; an 18th-century bell, which was enriched by 200 Spanish silver coins in ...

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