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posted 20 Jan 2014, 16:15 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 20 Jan 2014, 16:15 ]

Merseybells news feed as published


Struck by lightning? Now even less likely - Houston Chronicle (blog)

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 10:38 AM PST


Houston Chronicle (blog)

Struck by lightning? Now even less likely
Houston Chronicle (blog)
(Here is an account of Ben Franklin's invention of the pointy lightning rod in 1749.) Before the lightning rod, lightning fires were common, and one of the most dangerous jobs in the world was church-bell ringer. So thank you, Ben. Categories: country ...

Bells to peal for painter El Greco - Olive Press

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 08:50 AM PST


Bells to peal for painter El Greco
Olive Press
One hundred people will co-ordinate the bells of the 25 churches in a unique symphony directed by Valencian musician Llorenc Barber. There will also be two exhibitions, the first starting on March 14 with 80 works of art from the world's main ...

Even virtual trophies are a nice reward - Irish Times

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 08:19 AM PST


Even virtual trophies are a nice reward
Irish Times
As Mary says in the training videos, the hardest part is getting started, but I decided I was going to follow the programme fully, and scheduled my three runs for the week – Monday, Wednesday and then at the weekend. Day 1 ... An app of course. A quick ...

A concert with a different touch - Times of Malta

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 06:02 AM PST


A concert with a different touch
Times of Malta
A concert with a different touch was that presented by the Gozitan Schola Cantorum Jubilate of Xagħra at San Lawrenz parish church. A number of restoration projects have recently been completed ... Brass Tubes opened the concert with Phillips's Ding ...

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 20, 2014: Check out the Martin Luther King Jr ... - NewsOK.com

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 05:37 AM PST


What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 20, 2014: Check out the Martin Luther King Jr ...
NewsOK.com
Then, the annual bell ringing ceremony will take place at the Oklahoma Historical Society steps, across the street from the Capitol to the east. The MLK holiday program will take place at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. In addition, a job fair ...

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Sudden death of Paul Arditti - Channel Television

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 04:18 AM PST


Channel Television

Sudden death of Paul Arditti
Channel Television
He worked on the Alderney Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Management Committee. He was a regular bell-ringer at St Anne's church and a regular churchgoer. The President of the States of Alderney, Stuart Trought can't believe it.

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Volunteers keep their village thriving - Yorkshire Post

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 03:39 AM PST


Volunteers keep their village thriving
Yorkshire Post
He's also a bell ringer across the road at St John's Church but the bells no longer toll for the end of the village shop as appeared likely a decade ago. “Mark thinks I'm crackers but it's just one small part of the effort made by an army of us in the ...

Charity lump sum boosts tower appeal - Evesham Journal

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 03:07 AM PST


Evesham Journal

Charity lump sum boosts tower appeal
Evesham Journal
A GENEROUS charity donation has taken a fund-raising appeal to repair a parish church bell tower past its halfway mark. Grade I listed St Peter's ... “It's a vital part of our conservation village and cannot be allowed to fall into disrepair ...

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What's on in your area over the next few days? - Western Gazette

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 01:12 AM PST


What's on in your area over the next few days?
Western Gazette
CURRY RIVEL Bell Ringing at 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church. LANGPORT The Ridgway Hall Disabled Group meeting ... WINCANTON Traditional games group at the Balsam Centre from 11am until 1pm. WINCANTON Books for Boys at Wincanton Library ...

King Alfred was a Roman Catholic. Let's bury him in Westminster Cathedral - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 11:01 PM PST


King Alfred was a Roman Catholic. Let's bury him in Westminster Cathedral
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
However, although reinterring Alfred in Winchester Cathedral alongside some of his family (not to mention Canute, Harthacanute, Emma, William Rufus et al) would ring all the bells of that ultra-historic royal city, the centuries have elevated Alfred ...

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Ab Kettleby, Leics

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

GF added

Bridgwater, Som

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Mon practice has reverted to 7pm

Chelveston, Northants

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

No longer a ring: now hung for chiming only (entry removed)

Kingston upon Hull, HT, ER Yorks

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Chime of 15 extended by a further 8 bells (also renumbered)

Market Harborough, Leics

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Availability of toilet facility added

Radford Semele, Warks

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Availability of toilet facility added

Staple Fitzpaine, Som

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

PN changed (from Wed; confirming first still advisable)

Weston on the Green, Oxon

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Availability of toilet facility added

Plans progress to repair historic Hancock Meetinghouse - The Keene Sentinel

Posted: 19 Jan 2014 05:01 AM PST


Plans progress to repair historic Hancock Meetinghouse
The Keene Sentinel
The building has survived a hurricane, weathered changes throughout nearly 200 years on the green, but remains a place for the Hancock community and church-goers to gather. Meeting Restoration Committee Chairman Gary A. Ryer and Grassett say ... One ...

Abortion opponents gather in Augusta - Press Herald

Posted: 18 Jan 2014 11:32 AM PST


Abortion opponents gather in Augusta
Press Herald
AUGUSTA — Abortion opponents gathered Saturday to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision that created a constitutional right to abortions. People gathered hand-in-hand during the ... During the event, participants rang the Capitol bell 41 times and ...

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