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Merseybells news feed as published


-- Walters wins first Australasian Superbike Championship - Mcnews.com.au

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 02:56 PM PST


-- Walters wins first Australasian Superbike Championship
Mcnews.com.au
Spectators were treated to a dead set bell ringer as riders pushed their machines to the limit to claim glory and lock up a few titles along the way. Incorporated with the curtain drawer was the all new Australasian Superbike Championship which saw ...

Church bell-ringers escape unscathed after a 110lb bell plunged from 20ft distance - Express.co.uk

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 02:16 PM PST


Chippenham People

Church bell-ringers escape unscathed after a 110lb bell plunged from 20ft distance
Express.co.uk
CHURCH bell-ringers ran like the clappers when a bell plunged 20ft through two floors and was left “hanging by a thread” above them. By: Tom Morgan. Published: Sat, November 16, 2013. Tweet · 3 Comments. ON BELL OF AN ESCAPE John Fowler in front ...
Bell ringers escape unharmed after 50kg bell tumbles two floors in Somerset ... Chippenham People

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FE Dukes International Bell Fund 2013 -- applications due by 31 January 2013

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 12:20 PM PST

Church blesses 244-year-old bells - Times Series

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 11:49 AM PST


Church blesses 244-year-old bells
Times Series
The congregation stepped in to help fundraise and £49,000 was given from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The bells have been rehung on modern ball bearings which make them easier to ring and they have been given new ... At the end of the service, the church ...

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IT'S THE WEEKEND: The ringers who make the bells peal out over Abergavenny - South Wales Argus

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 05:08 AM PST


South Wales Argus

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The ringers who make the bells peal out over Abergavenny
South Wales Argus
THEY make the bells ring out for church services and weddings. HAYLEY MILLS meets the campanologists of Abergavenny. SAINT Mary's Priory Church in Abergavenny has a thriving group of bell ringers who meet weekly to practise and ring on a Sunday ...

Campaign to promote life of clock-maker John Harrison backed - Grimsby Telegraph

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 03:25 AM PST


Grimsby Telegraph

Campaign to promote life of clock-maker John Harrison backed
Grimsby Telegraph
The church display will be upgraded and the long term aim is to establish a Heritage Centre in the village to celebrate both John and James Harrison who, in addition to clock-making, also had a bell foundry in Barrow and were skilled woodworkers.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The ringers who make the bells peal out over Abergavenny - South Wales Argus

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 01:06 AM PST


South Wales Argus

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The ringers who make the bells peal out over Abergavenny
South Wales Argus
The medieval 6th of the old ring, dated 1308, is preserved in the nave and inscribed 'May the bell of John last many years' – perhaps indicated that this was one of a peal of bells donated by John de Hastings, the man responsible for the first ...

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Long service for Wiltshire man so ap-pealing - Wiltshire Times

Posted: 16 Nov 2013 12:19 AM PST


Long service for Wiltshire man so ap-pealing
Wiltshire Times
In 1942, Eric Hitchins, along with his brother Laurie and two other youngsters, Fred Slatford and Donald Lee, were taught to ring at St Nicholas Church, North Bradley by Percy Harding, a very experienced ringer. This was at a time when ... When the ban ...

St. Paul's missing bells conjure curiosity, wonder - Hattiesburg American

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 10:35 PM PST


St. Paul's missing bells conjure curiosity, wonder
Hattiesburg American
Wayne McMaster looks up from the bottom of the bell tower at St. Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg as he searches for clues to the origin of the bells. The original bells, dedicated in 1888, seem to have disappeared in the 1950s. / Photos by Eli Baylis ...

Bell ringers escape unharmed after 50kg bell tumbles two floors in Somerset ... - Chippenham People

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 09:11 PM PST


Chippenham People

Bell ringers escape unharmed after 50kg bell tumbles two floors in Somerset ...
Chippenham People
They gave a hefty tug on their rope – and the main axis spindle of the bells broke and sent one plunging down the church tower. The bell smashed into the timber beams in the clock chamber floor and scattered timberwork and debris. Emergency engineers ...

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Small acts of kindness amid typhoon devastation - Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 09:04 PM PST


Sydney Morning Herald

Small acts of kindness amid typhoon devastation
Sydney Morning Herald
Just before dusk on a street in Ormoc City that is overlooked by a huge cross on the bell tower of a damaged Catholic church, someone left a huge pile of clothes. Residents ... Mr Aquino, the son of former president Cory Aquino, has been chastised for ...

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Dublin's past remembered - The Star Online

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 05:35 PM PST


Dublin's past remembered
The Star Online
As our multi-lingual group shuffled past closed doors and empty cells, we imagined what it must have been like in an overcrowded prison, seeing no light at all, save for the small candle assigned to each prisoner every fortnight. The only way to view ...

Clay Coton, Northants

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 04:00 PM PST

Entry removed: bells hung dead when bldg converted (~2002)

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS: Nov. 15 - Wicked Local

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 10:28 AM PST


FAIRS AND FESTIVALS: Nov. 15
Wicked Local
KINGSTON – The Unitarian Universalist community of Kingston will hold its annual Silver Bells Fair Nov. 16 and 17, in the Beal House parish hall at 222 Main St., Kingston. .... Details and tickets for The Polar Express and all Edaville events can be ...

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Cameron, Manmohan Singh, Maccrae and Valmiki - Lankaweb

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 06:09 AM PST


Cameron, Manmohan Singh, Maccrae and Valmiki
Lankaweb
After all it is not the same as the Indian Prime Minister not going to Perth as Colombo or (Sri) Lanka tolls a different bell to Indians at least from the time of Valmiki. The Indian Foreign Office has lost to Jayalalitha who is in effect the Indian ...

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We're off to see the world's biggest flower show - Vancouver Sun

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 01:20 AM PST


We're off to see the world's biggest flower show
Vancouver Sun
Attendance-wise, the Seattle show pulls in about 60,000 people; Chelsea attracts 160,000, but the Philadelphia show clocks up a massive 265,000 plus some. I went to the ... The landscaping around the building has just gone through a three-year ...

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Evercreech afterschool club to help parents - This is Somerset

Posted: 14 Nov 2013 03:52 AM PST


Evercreech afterschool club to help parents
This is Somerset
We have recruited a parent, someone who has childcare qualifications and someone who works in the preschool so we're really chuffed. “It's kind of a growing curve at the ... 5. Bellringers escape death from falling bell at Kilmersdon church · Thumbnail ...

Bellringers escape death from falling bell at Kilmersdon church - This is Somerset

Posted: 14 Nov 2013 03:52 AM PST


This is Somerset

Bellringers escape death from falling bell at Kilmersdon church
This is Somerset
The church is currently closed while complex repair work is carried out. The Rev Sue Greatorex said: "The bellringers are very shaken but thankfully managed to escape without serious injury, although one person suffered bruising as they fell down the ...

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Pupils take the lead to raise guide dogs funds - This is Somerset

Posted: 13 Nov 2013 09:30 PM PST


Pupils take the lead to raise guide dogs funds
This is Somerset
CHRIST Church First School, Frome, has set tails wagging with the launch of its latest community project – raising funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Juliette Moore, from ... 5. Bellringers escape death from falling bell at Kilmersdon church ...

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