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Merseybells news feed as published


Eynesbury man steps down after 50 years as lead bell-ringer at St Neots church - Hunts Post

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 08:08 AM PST


Hunts Post

Eynesbury man steps down after 50 years as lead bell-ringer at St Neots church
Hunts Post
Mr Bonham, 65, a retired financial advisor of Richmond Close, Eynesbury, has stepped down as tower captain at St Mary's Church, St Neots, after ringing up 50 years of leading the team. But while he has passed the controls to fellow bell-ringer David ...

Jerry's Journal, by Jerry Hogan - Valley News (blog)

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 02:41 AM PST


Jerry's Journal, by Jerry Hogan
Valley News (blog)
Peter recalled the city of Fulton's fire department downtown, on South First Street, and its bell tower you couldn't miss. Peter said the bell was rung to denote where a fire was located. For example, 24 rings meant it was at Phillips Street School, 10 ...

£15k for museum shop expansion - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 11:02 PM PST


LoughboroughEcho.net

£15k for museum shop expansion
LoughboroughEcho.net
“Currently there is very little stock to represent our culture and heritage - such as the Bell Foundry or Elgar Manuscript. “We have a number of overseas visitors and visitors from the university along with local visitors who have expressed a desire to ...

Church bell returns after 50 years - Hattiesburg American

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 10:36 PM PST


Church bell returns after 50 years
Hattiesburg American
Jim Freeman said when he reached the top of the tower, he was in the attic of the church. “I remember as much about the rope to ring the bell as the bell,” Jim Freeman said. “I had to jump a little to reach the rope and then hang on until I finished ...

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Ancient church bells sounded to report news - Sin Chew Jit Poh

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 06:20 PM PST


Sin Chew Jit Poh

Ancient church bells sounded to report news
Sin Chew Jit Poh
However, the Catholic church's traditional practice of bell sounding has gradually lost and it is also difficult to find bell ringers. Lepida, 87, who has been the church's bell ringer, told Sin Chew Daily that the church has two bells of different ...

Christchurch remembers Feb 22 - Stuff.co.nz

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 05:48 PM PST


Stuff.co.nz

Christchurch remembers Feb 22
Stuff.co.nz
Lynda Patterson, Dean of the ChristChurch Cathedral, opened the ceremony by saying "all around the nation today, people will pause in solidarity with us to remember and grieve". "We carry the prayers and the thoughts ... Speaking in remembrance of the ...

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St. Pete Beach's Frank Hurley remembered as a true gentleman - Tampabay.com

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 04:20 PM PST


Tampabay.com

St. Pete Beach's Frank Hurley remembered as a true gentleman
Tampabay.com
Nearly 100 people attended the Sunset Bell Ringing ceremony at the Paradise Grille on Thursday to honor Hurley's passing. A viewing will ... Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave S, St. Petersburg.

Sochi 2014: Short track skating - BBC Sport

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 04:00 PM PST


Sochi 2014: Short track skating
BBC Sport
It feels odd that a bronze medal was cheered 24 hours ago, yet this silver feels like a funeral. Overall, though, it's been quite a Games .... both yellow GB stones out of the house. Brad Jacobs completes the task, to cheers and bell-ringing from the ...

Westminster, S Clement Danes, Gr London

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 04:00 PM PST

Practice information added (NB: school term only)

Bell Bottoms for the Bell Tower - Tewkesbury ADMAG

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 04:38 AM PST


Bell Bottoms for the Bell Tower
Tewkesbury ADMAG
A FORMER Evesham disc jockey is hoping his vinyl comeback will raise funds to repair his village church bell tower. David Smith, who is now a parish councillor in Abbots Morton, near Inkberrow, is running a 70's night to raise money to help fund ...

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Scientific American's Owner Built the First New York Subway [Excerpt] - Scientific American

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 01:01 PM PST


Scientific American's Owner Built the First New York Subway [Excerpt]
Scientific American
His elevator, a new invention that was pulled up by ropes, could not only be safe, but it would herald in the age of buildings much taller than eight, ten or twelve stories. With a crowd standing around .... helped Edison file a patent. He also would ...

No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral - This is The West Country

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:04 PM PST


This is The West Country

No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral
This is The West Country
A cathedral spokesman has confirmed that bell ringing has been suspended, for a few weeks, until repairs are made, over concerns about vibrations. Ellen Mckessock, director of operations, told the BBC that the cathedral was damaged in the recent storms ...

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