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Whittlesford News: Parish Church and Culmination of all the village Christmas ... - Cambridge News

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:43 AM PST


Cambridge News

Whittlesford News: Parish Church and Culmination of all the village Christmas ...
Cambridge News
After a hectic round of preparations and festive activity by so many local groups and societies, not the least those associated particularly with the two ends of the age spectrum, school children and the elderly, Whittlesford seems ready for a peaceful ...

Pesky squirrels attempt to sabotage Christmas, cause £400 damage to church bells - Mashable

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:10 AM PST


Mashable

Pesky squirrels attempt to sabotage Christmas, cause £400 damage to church bells
Mashable
Apparently repairs are being made, but staff are concerned that the squirrels may come back for more rope-based mischief. "The bells have been ringing out for hundreds of years, it would be a shame if we weren't able to ring them any more," said Pascoe.

Handbells: a festive instrument - OUPblog (blog)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 01:32 AM PST


Handbells: a festive instrument
OUPblog (blog)
Handbell tune ringing is descended from a practice called change ringing, which can be done with handbells or, more commonly, the peal bells in a church tower. In change ringing, each bell in the set is assigned a number, and ringers play all the ...

Cause of death of mother, 36, found dead at home by her children revealed - The Argus

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 01:22 AM PST


The Argus

Cause of death of mother, 36, found dead at home by her children revealed
The Argus
Sylvia Hartigan, tower secretary at St Nicholas' Church, Arundel, recalled how Ms Bell and Torrin, also a chorister at Arundel Cathedral, had started taking bell-ringing lessons a few months earlier. She said: “They were very bright, enthusiastic people.”.

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Loughborough Zeppelin raid: Firm's memorial gift - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 01:08 AM PST


LoughboroughEcho.net

Loughborough Zeppelin raid: Firm's memorial gift
LoughboroughEcho.net
A plaque is being produced by John Taylor & Co Bell Foundry inscribed with the names of all those killed and will be installed in the town on January 31, 2016. Now, Zeppelin Systems UK Limited, which has a base in Annesley, Nottingham, and manufactured ...

Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar - Day 23 - Windsor Observer

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 12:59 AM PST


Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar - Day 23
Windsor Observer
ONE of Windsor's newest pubs played host to the penultimate evening of the Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar. The Boatman, in Thames Side, opened earlier this year and last night was the location for day 23 of the living advent calendar with ...

My Moscow Love Story - The Moscow Times (registration)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 12:50 AM PST


The Moscow Times (registration)

My Moscow Love Story
The Moscow Times (registration)
I discovered the intimate Khram Vozneseniya Gospodnya, hoping to pass by just as the bell-ringer would ascend the stairs to the tower, grasp the ropes, and fill the air with a cascade of sound. Coffee houses were springing up and I loved sitting there ...

Angels Among Us - Albuquerque Journal

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:10 PM PST


Albuquerque Journal

Angels Among Us
Albuquerque Journal
But they say that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings. So peal those chimes for two earthly angels, chosen from among the nominees you readers were kind enough to submit for our seventh annual Angels Among Us – the unsung heroes who make ...

Ding dong wobbly and bright - Business Insider

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 10:33 PM PST


Ding dong wobbly and bright
Business Insider
Christmas bells ringing out are a popular feature of the festive season. Colorful images showing their vibration in unprecedented detail have been released by the University of Leicester's Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Center (ASDEC). Working ...

Top bell ringer charms donors with his angelic voice - SFGate

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:11 PM PST


SFGate

Top bell ringer charms donors with his angelic voice
SFGate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Harold Pierce rings a mean bell and sings with a voice of an angel. That and a charming gift for gab routinely rank the white-bearded, retired Jacksonville science teacher among the top fundraisers for the regional Salvation ...

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Gazette editorial: Christmas, an enchanting time - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:10 PM PST


Gazette editorial: Christmas, an enchanting time
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
There's something magical in this holiday time, when caring and family closeness grip the heart. It's remarkable that the season holds such emotional power. During World War I, amid the horror of trench warfare, troops paused to sing carols to the ...

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Allegheny County Jail inmates, too, appreciate thoughtfulness during holidays - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:02 PM PST


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Jail inmates, too, appreciate thoughtfulness during holidays
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For Hanukkah, rabbis with the chaplain's office shared traditional Hanukkah cookies and juice with the inmates in the chapel. In observance of Christmas, the office will hold Protestant and Catholic services from today until Sunday. “They have bell ...

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Roundabout — What's Happening Dec. 24-31 - Salisbury Post

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:01 PM PST


Salisbury Post

Roundabout — What's Happening Dec. 24-31
Salisbury Post
New Year's Eve Celebration at the Bell Tower — 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31: Annual downtown Salisbury tradition in ... in affiliation with the Woodleaf Tomato Festival. At Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf. .... Ring in the New Year, learn the guitar ...

Building a bridge of peace to the future from a Christmas trench back in 1915 - Irish Independent

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:31 PM PST


Irish Independent

Building a bridge of peace to the future from a Christmas trench back in 1915
Irish Independent
At 10:30 on Christmas morning, members of An Óige, UNESCO, Don Mullan, poet Seamus Cashman, the Island of Ireland Christmas Truce Project, and Dean Dermot Dunne of Christ Church Cathedral, will join the bell-ringers of Christ Church Cathedral to ...

Latest Virginia news, sports, business and entertainment - FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:04 PM PST


Latest Virginia news, sports, business and entertainment
FederalNewsRadio.com
Resembling flagpoles, the positive train control towers are mandated by the federal Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to try to automatically stop a train under certain conditions such as train-to-train collisions and excessive speed. ... A church ...

Ab Kettleby, Leics

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST

Back 5 have now been test rung: work to treble remains o/s

A Christmas greeting - Ledger Independent

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 01:34 PM PST


Ledger Independent

A Christmas greeting
Ledger Independent
Holiday gatherings, Christmas pageants, church services, holiday decorations, and widespread goodwill are all found in abundance. During this season of giving and sharing, I'd like to offer a "Merry Christmas" greeting from my family to yours. And ...

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Let's declare a "Peace on Christmas" - Fox News

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 01:27 PM PST


Fox News

Let's declare a "Peace on Christmas"
Fox News
Witness the bell-ringers collecting millions of dollars for a charity that transforms lives. See the “angel trees” set up by churches and organizations that allow willing Americans to bless disadvantaged children they don't even know. Notice your mail ...

Colonial Williamsburg, black church to ring in new era - SFGate

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 01:10 PM PST


SFGate

Colonial Williamsburg, black church to ring in new era
SFGate
The church and Colonial Williamsburg are inviting the nation and Obama to join in the bell-ringing, called "Let Freedom Ring." "It's a clarion call to finish the unfinished work of liberty and justice for all, and we have to embrace that," First ...

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Reindeer and pony help tell nativity story at charity Christmas events - Maldon and Burnham Standard

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 12:19 PM PST


Reindeer and pony help tell nativity story at charity Christmas events
Maldon and Burnham Standard
The surgery nativity, in The Drive, Mayland, took place on Friday and featured pupils from Maylandsea Primary School alongside Father Christmas, reindeer and Kev, the tinsel-covered pony. All Saints Purleigh Bell Ringers took part in the event, which ...

“Ebenezer Yooge!”: A Donald Trump Christmas Carol - Flavorwire

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:32 AM PST


Flavorwire

“Ebenezer Yooge!”: A Donald Trump Christmas Carol
Flavorwire
he was heard snapping at one bell-ringer collecting on behalf of refugees), the mediocre tycoon-turned-terrifying-candidate mopped his brow. .... He swiftly deposited his charge back at Trump Tower, hoping the next ghosts in line would do a better job.

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County set to ring in milestone year - The Republic-Times

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:10 AM PST


The Republic-Times

County set to ring in milestone year
The Republic-Times
The county is hosting a special “Ringing in the New Year” celebration at noon on New Year's Day. The bell-ringings will be the first of many events taking place all year long to remember the county's history and heritage on the 200th anniversary of its ...

Christmas church bells silent for first time in centuries after ropes chewed ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:50 AM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas church bells silent for first time in centuries after ropes chewed ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr Pascoe quickly made some repairs to the grill, but is worried the squirrels will return and destroy the rest of the ropes – ruining the church's festive bell ringing tradition. He said: “I noticed a muffle laying in the floor, and went up the tower ...

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Christmas in Bethlehem is a Palestinian Message of Hope - Newsweek

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 07:55 AM PST


Newsweek

Christmas in Bethlehem is a Palestinian Message of Hope
Newsweek
Suddenly, the church bells began to ring and the shops started to reopen. I was almost ... While we have done everything we can to protect our holy sites, including joining UNESCO and supporting the inscription of the Nativity Church as a World ...

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Colonial Williamsburg, First Baptist Church to ring in new era - Daily Press

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 07:39 AM PST


Daily Press

Colonial Williamsburg, First Baptist Church to ring in new era
Daily Press
Conservator Tina Gessler, left, and Laurie King, right, of Williamsburg, Va., work on a bell in the tower of the First Baptist church in Williamsburg, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is launching a new appeal to ...
Colonial Williamsburg, black church to ring in new eraseattlepi.com

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Hastings mum's bell ringing marathon to help fight blood cancer - Rye and Battle Today

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:14 AM PST


Rye and Battle Today

Hastings mum's bell ringing marathon to help fight blood cancer
Rye and Battle Today
Julie, who has been bell ringing for just 14 months, said: “This is a difficult challenge for me at the moment, not just physically hard but coupled with the challenge of ringing Grandsire Triples from a new ringer's perspective, it's really hard. The ...
Ringing in the changes in fight against blood cancerBexhill Observer

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Hastings mum's bell ringing marathon to help fight blood cancer - Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:14 AM PST


Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Hastings mum's bell ringing marathon to help fight blood cancer
Hastings and St. Leonards Observer
Julie, who lives in Hastings, regularly rings at her church in Brede. However, the church only has six bells, and with eight required for the ding-dong marathon, St Peter's Church in Bexhill was chosen as a more suitable venue. Craig Wills, community ...

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Hastings mum's bell ringing marathon to help fight blood cancer - Bexhill Observer

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:14 AM PST


Bexhill Observer

Hastings mum's bell ringing marathon to help fight blood cancer
Bexhill Observer
The physically gruelling challenge will see Julie and her six fellow campanologists ringing for three-hours straight – with some describing Julie's challenge as 'impossible'. The 48-year-old said: “I have had quite a lot of interest because its such a ...

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Neighbors drum bells out of town - Post-Bulletin

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 05:33 AM PST


Neighbors drum bells out of town
Post-Bulletin
For years, chimes rang out across the small college town, tolling the hour and playing hymns and patriotic songs at funerals. They came from a system set up by Ted Storck, a retired Navy commander who fell in love with the sound of carillon bells while ...

Balsham, Weston Colville, West Wratting, West Wickham: Family Service, New ... - Cambridge News

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 05:08 AM PST


Cambridge News

Balsham, Weston Colville, West Wratting, West Wickham: Family Service, New ...
Cambridge News
REMINDER Please join everyone at Holy Trinity Church as it welcomes Christmas Day at Midnight Mass and Carols at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve announced by the church bells ringing from just before 11pm.Then on Christmas Day ... At the last meeting ...

In pictures: Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations, then and now - Scotsman (blog)

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 04:54 AM PST


Scotsman (blog)

In pictures: Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations, then and now
Scotsman (blog)
“The reason why the people of Edinburgh should regard the Tron Church as the essential meeting place on Hogmanay may be slightly obscure - especially as there are other excellent steeples with clocks scattered over the town,” The Scotsman reported on ...

Bell-ringing campaign helps the community - Daily Journal Online

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:54 AM PST


Daily Journal Online

Bell-ringing campaign helps the community
Daily Journal Online
More than 1,000 bell ringers were expected to “ring the bell” this year at Big Lots in Leadington, Mike's Market in Bismarck, Country Mart in Park Hills, Walmart and JCPenney in Farmington. New kettle locations - Schnuck's in Farmington and River Mart ...

Why the Devil's Knell is a Christmas tradition in Dewsbury - Yorkshire Post

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:19 AM PST


Yorkshire Post

Why the Devil's Knell is a Christmas tradition in Dewsbury
Yorkshire Post
The ringing of bells are a traditional sound over Christmas - and the people of Dewsbury will be able to hear these 2,015 times on Christmas Eve this year. That is because ... The Bell Tower at Dewsbury Minster has an octave of eight bells. They were ...

Ding-dong over church bells is settled - Portsmouth News

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 01:25 AM PST


Portsmouth News

Ding-dong over church bells is settled
Portsmouth News
We will mark the occasion with a special communion service, at which the Reverend Jenny Gaffin (chaplain to the Bishop of Portsmouth) will be preaching.” The church bells were a gift from the widow of Frankenstein actor Boris Karloff who lived in the ...

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Restored church bell rings out in time to celebrate Christmas - Gazette & Herald

Posted: 22 Dec 2015 10:15 PM PST


Restored church bell rings out in time to celebrate Christmas
Gazette & Herald
A CHURCH bell has been restored in time to ring out in celebration of Christmas. The congregation at St Chad's Church, in Great Habton, has raised £14,000 to restore the bell, which dates back to Victorian times, after discovering it needed a range of ...

Children return home to find mother had unexpectedly died - The Argus

Posted: 22 Dec 2015 10:14 PM PST


The Argus

Children return home to find mother had unexpectedly died
The Argus
Ms Bell, who previously worked as a gardener, was an accomplished musician who could play the piano, flute, violin and guitar and was also a member of a bell-ringing group. Jayden is a Mensa certified genius with an IQ of 159 while Torrin is the UK ...

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Historic Vancouver church gets massive renovation - CTV News

Posted: 22 Dec 2015 07:27 PM PST

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