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Is Stonehenge just a giant glockenspiel? - Christian Science Monitor

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 12:54 PM PST


Christian Science Monitor

Is Stonehenge just a giant glockenspiel?
Christian Science Monitor
A village in the area, Maenclochog, whose name means "bell or ringing stones," used bluestones as church bells until the eighteenth century. The late British archaeologist and "rock gong" pioneer Bernard Fagg had suspected the presence of ringing or ...

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Object (Im)Permanence: the Monument - HamletHub

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:36 AM PST


Object (Im)Permanence: the Monument
HamletHub
Though the tower was built to house the bell, it was this dual purpose in its design that made it unique and led to the funding for its creation: because it was a monument the funds were raised by "citizen initiative" through private subscription ...

Beat the Bells: New Hereford race challenge - Hereford Times

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 04:58 AM PST


Beat the Bells: New Hereford race challenge
Hereford Times
A NEW five-mile race in Herefordshire is asking competitors to try and "beat the bells". Starting outside Hereford Cathedral, runners will set off at noon on Saturday May 3 as soon as the famous cathedral bells begin to ring a full quarter peal. The ...

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Appeal for Wortley's bells - Look Local

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 04:34 AM PST


Look Local

Appeal for Wortley's bells
Look Local
QUINTESSENTIALLY part of the sound landscape of England, church bells in towns and villages are used to celebrate special occasions, weddings and anniversaries but most often to announce the church is open for business and people can come to worship ...

WARD SIX: March 6, 2014 - Houma Courier

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 04:03 AM PST


WARD SIX: March 6, 2014
Houma Courier
TOPS LA 0430: Chackbay TOPS, a weight loss group, meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Ward 6 Senior Citizens Center on La. 20. Weigh-in begins at 5 ... The St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church Bell Tower is having a look-over. Classes for St. Lawrence ...

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Hear hand bell choirs in concert - South Everett Beacon

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 10:24 AM PST


South Everett Beacon

Hear hand bell choirs in concert
South Everett Beacon
... the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church Hand Bell Choir. Twenty six bell ringers from Mukilteo Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian of Snohomish will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on March 16 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Everett.Admission is ...

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Oakmeeds indoor athletics team aresecond in Sussex - Mid Sussex Times

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 04:33 AM PST


Mid Sussex Times

Oakmeeds indoor athletics team aresecond in Sussex
Mid Sussex Times
The team (see photo) included: Charlie Broad, Cameron Bates, Jack Smith, Josh Akturk, Martyn Box, Joe Smith, Anna Bellringer, Miranda Pierpoint, Ashleigh Bourne, Tia Chandler and Adeline Preston. Mr Andrew Butcher, PE Teacher, said: “Individual ...

Hingham Memorial Bell Tower project happening in phases - Wicked Local

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 01:32 AM PST


Hingham Memorial Bell Tower project happening in phases
Wicked Local
The bells, cast by Mears and Stainbank at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, will have to be sent back there for restoration. They can be taken down through the “trap doors,” but shipping would be costly. Whitechapel, the most famous bell foundry ...

Terry Roth, veterans advocate, former Marine, dies in Port Angeles at 72 - Peninsula Daily

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 12:34 AM PST


Terry Roth, veterans advocate, former Marine, dies in Port Angeles at 72
Peninsula Daily
Roth, 72, attended last Friday's bell-ringing ceremony in Veterans Park next to the Clallam County Courthouse just as he had every month for decades to honor servicemen and -women who had died. And even though he used a wheelchair to get there and an ...

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Olney runner wins International Pancake Day race with Liberal - Kansas.com

Posted: 04 Mar 2014 12:19 PM PST


Kansas.com

Olney runner wins International Pancake Day race with Liberal
Kansas.com
The race has evolved into one of the quirkiest of Kansas traditions involving women, skillets and pancakes. In Olney, the race ... The woman supposedly heard the church bells ringing, grabbed a scarf, and ran to the church with skillet and pancakes in ...

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Pembrokeshire man makes his mark on the Big Ap-peal - Western Telegraph

Posted: 04 Mar 2014 06:02 AM PST


Western Telegraph

Pembrokeshire man makes his mark on the Big Ap-peal
Western Telegraph
"Ringing the opening bell at the world's largest stock exchange on behalf of the people of Wales is symbolic. "As a nation, we have shed old stereotypes to emerge as a strong contender in business. "St David's Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate ...

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Olney pancake race enters its 569th year - ITV News

Posted: 04 Mar 2014 12:06 AM PST


ITV News

Olney pancake race enters its 569th year
ITV News
The annual pancake race in Olney kicks off today, 569 years after a local woman began the tradition by running to church with her frying pan in 1445. The race has been an annual tradition in the Buckinghamshire town for the ... The race commemorates ...

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