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posted 31 Oct 2013, 16:15 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 31 Oct 2013, 16:15 ]

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Congregational Church clock 'salvageable' - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 01:54 PM PDT


Congregational Church clock 'salvageable'
BurlingtonFreePress.com
A sliver of good news emerged this week from the fire-scarred steeple of the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington: The ton-and-half bell hangs tough and true. “It's in wonderful shape,” beemed tower clock restoration expert Rick Balzer of ...

Commonwealth Games Baton Arrives in Perth, Australia - New Tang Dynasty Television

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 01:01 PM PDT


Commonwealth Games Baton Arrives in Perth, Australia
New Tang Dynasty Television
In Perth, its first stop on Thursday was the historic Bell Tower. Later that day, it was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and two primary schools. It was accompanied by Commonwealth Games gold medallists Eamon Sullivan, Lauren ...

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Woodfour: Brew pub, fine kitchen in Sebastopol - San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 10:48 AM PDT


San Francisco Chronicle

Woodfour: Brew pub, fine kitchen in Sebastopol
San Francisco Chronicle
The space has its own energy, overlooking other tenants in the new Barlow complex - Zazu, with its giant, pink metal pig's head hung from the roof; Taylor Maid Farms coffee shop and roastery; and Bronze Plus Art Foundry. I spent one sunny ... ONE BELL ...

Organist revives 1920s movie tradition - Guelph Mercury

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 06:31 AM PDT


Organist revives 1920s movie tradition
Guelph Mercury
Based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel, Hunchback tells the sad tale of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral who has lived a life of abuse and rejection. He falls in love with the beautiful Esmeralda, a Gypsy street dancer who ...

Young and old back appeal - Evesham Journal

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 05:12 AM PDT


Evesham Journal

Young and old back appeal
Evesham Journal
Jean Leng, aged 86, has organised a bring and buy and coffee morning on Saturday to help raise £40,000 for the bell tower of St Peter's Church, Abbots Morton, near Bidford. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Imo Dykes is staging a family quiz night to raise funds ...

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Panellets for All Saints' Day: For Whom the Bell Sweetly Tolls - Culinary Backstreets

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 05:03 AM PDT


Culinary Backstreets

Panellets for All Saints' Day: For Whom the Bell Sweetly Tolls
Culinary Backstreets
To fortify the bell ringers, those attending church brought with them humble foods – chestnuts, almonds, pine nuts, little sweets, cookies and moscatel or other sweet wine – which, once blessed by the priest, were shared by all. Over time, this custom ...

Halloween: Witches, old rites and modern fun - BBC News

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 02:04 AM PDT


BBC News

Halloween: Witches, old rites and modern fun
BBC News
Parish churches would sound with the ringing of bells - sometimes all night. The practice was so disruptive that both Henry VIII and Elizabeth attempted to ban it. They had little success; the parishes persisted despite the fact that bell ringers were ...

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Halloween 2013: Spookiest Cities In UK Are Edinburgh And Glasgow - Huffington Post UK

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 12:28 AM PDT


Halloween 2013: Spookiest Cities In UK Are Edinburgh And Glasgow
Huffington Post UK
An apparition has been seen here dressed in clothes from long ago, haunting the church graveyard. Some say a long-dead sea captain ... Blood stains are said to mar the walls, and the church bells ring at all hours of the night. Other investigators said ...

How to conduct a Tallis motet in a cardboard cathedral - Spectator.co.uk

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 09:17 PM PDT


Spectator.co.uk

How to conduct a Tallis motet in a cardboard cathedral
Spectator.co.uk
The list of buildings that the earthquake of February 2011 destroyed in the centre of Christ-church includes the Anglican cathedral, which, shorn of its bell tower and west end, will have to be entirely pulled down sooner or later. The square outside ...

Commonwealth Games baton arrives in Perth - The West Australian

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 06:01 PM PDT


Commonwealth Games baton arrives in Perth
The West Australian
In Perth, the baton is being taken to destinations including Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, two primary schools and the Bell Tower, accompanied by Commonwealth Games gold medallists Eamon Sullivan, Lauren Mitchell and Allana Slater. "Its ...

The bells are back in Henley - Stratford Observer

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 05:11 PM PDT


Stratford Observer

The bells are back in Henley
Stratford Observer
THE BELLS will soon be ringing again in Henley. On Wednesday (October 2), three ... "The extraordinary result is that we shall soon be able to hear a peal of six bells for the first time in the history of St Nicholas Church." Many organisations and ...

The bells are back in Henley - Stratford Observer

Posted: 28 Oct 2013 05:06 PM PDT


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.

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