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Merseybells news feed as published


Smiley: The pajama game - The New Orleans Advocate

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 12:49 PM PDT


Smiley: The pajama game
The New Orleans Advocate
I was taking instruction to come into the Catholic church, and my confirmation ceremony was scheduled for the Saturday evening Mass on Easter weekend. “Elizabeth was an LSU ... He owns a mantle clock that once belonged to his grandparents. It was a ...

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Mailbag: Appeal made to get in touch - Oxford Mail

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 10:18 AM PDT


Mailbag: Appeal made to get in touch
Oxford Mail
I WAS interested to see the picture of Iffley church bellringers (Memory Lane online, September 14). I was also a bellringer at Iffley in the 1950s and early 1960s. In the photograph you published of the ringers' 1977 outing. Roy Goodwin is on the left ...

The Scandinavian Heritage: Stave Churches and Dragonheads - Walker Pilot Independent

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 05:45 AM PDT


Walker Pilot Independent

The Scandinavian Heritage: Stave Churches and Dragonheads
Walker Pilot Independent
The rest of the sermon goes into detail about the symbolism of each part of the church: The doors, floorboards, benches, walls, roof, corner-posts, beams, joists and rafters, and the bell. It concludes: “Everything in the design of the church and the ...

Still making waves - Thegardenisland.com

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 04:35 AM PDT


Thegardenisland.com

Still making waves
Thegardenisland.com
But Sunday, as members, families and friends gathered to celebrate the church's 150th anniversary, Koa was smiling as he joined a luau after the service. He liked what he saw and what ... The bell, whose tower was renovated in a recent church ...

5 Best Ways to Get Ganked in Horror - moviepilot.com

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 04:15 AM PDT


moviepilot.com

5 Best Ways to Get Ganked in Horror
moviepilot.com
Hey, I am as big of a fan of cinematic sweater cannons as the next guy, but those knockers are going to ring in the doom of a would-be heroine with the hair raising tones of an ominous church bell striking midnight. The well endowed and the easily lay ...

Worth the Watch: Fargo's second season makes it drama's new classic - Arizona Daily Wildcat

Posted: 25 Oct 2015 11:21 PM PDT


Arizona Daily Wildcat

Worth the Watch: Fargo's second season makes it drama's new classic
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.” Don't be fooled; all iterations of “Fargo” are 100 percent ... Church bells ring in the background as brief shots pop up, then fade to black. Rye then begins to follow the ...

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Man charged with sexually assaulting woman at Near West Side bus stop - Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: 25 Oct 2015 12:05 PM PDT


Chicago Sun-Times

Man charged with sexually assaulting woman at Near West Side bus stop
Chicago Sun-Times
And police said they plan to ask the city to repair streetlights and provide other services in high-crime areas. ... The Church who remains immobile and locked behind her doors? ... “This area is where children got out at 2:30 p.m., and you heard the ...

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Holy Trinity church bells set to ring Lyttelton again - The Press

Posted: 24 Oct 2015 10:01 PM PDT


The Press

Holy Trinity church bells set to ring Lyttelton again
The Press
The Anglican church, once the oldest stone church in Canterbury, was severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and demolished soon after. It was replaced on the site by St Saviour's church from Christchurch's Cathedral Grammar School. Soon ...

Abandoned children, answered prayers: One week in Romania - TheNewsTribune.com

Posted: 24 Oct 2015 07:05 PM PDT


TheNewsTribune.com

Abandoned children, answered prayers: One week in Romania
TheNewsTribune.com
During their week in Romania, as a brass band played and a church bell rang, the group attended the baptism of eight children from a Kidstown-sponsored home. In another village ... Ninety minutes after leaving Targu Mures, the group arrives at a small ...

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Why Guarda is most spectacular when you leave your skis at home - Daily Mail

Posted: 24 Oct 2015 02:09 PM PDT


Daily Mail

Why Guarda is most spectacular when you leave your skis at home
Daily Mail
... glittering white world above, a deep valley thawing gently below, and a great bell swinging in the church tower with that grainy foreign sound which tells you you are abroad (English church bells are tuned to exclude dissonant harmonics, and ring ...

Could Big Ben be replaced by Little John? Nottingham thinks so - CTV News

Posted: 24 Oct 2015 02:09 PM PDT


CTV News

Could Big Ben be replaced by Little John? Nottingham thinks so
CTV News
LONDON - The British city of Nottingham has offered to replace the iconic chimes of London's Big Ben with the lesser known sounds of Little John, another bell, while parliament's Great Clock is being repaired. The famous "bongs" of Big Ben are aired ...
Little John set to replace Big BenThe Daily Star
Could Little John step in when Big Ben's bong's gone?China Post

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Gin-Centric Whitechapel, From Smuggler's Cove Team, Opens Monday - Hoodline

Posted: 24 Oct 2015 08:33 AM PDT


Hoodline

Gin-Centric Whitechapel, From Smuggler's Cove Team, Opens Monday
Hoodline
Ignacio "Notch" Gonzalez is responsible for the bar's design, and it's clear no expense was spared, down to the bell which rings for last call: it was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, which also cast the Liberty Bell and the chimes of ...

Built to stand the test of time: Converted clock towers will chime with those ... - Daily Mail

Posted: 24 Oct 2015 12:41 AM PDT


Daily Mail

Built to stand the test of time: Converted clock towers will chime with those ...
Daily Mail
Every spring and autumn, when we lose or gain an hour of sleep, Andreas Peter has to adjust the time in the clock tower where he lives in Scotland. His seven-bedroom home, Parrandier, is a historic former church with an integral bell that also tells ...

Historic bell installation begins at Cathedral of the Holy Cross - The Boston Globe

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 08:09 PM PDT


The Boston Globe

Historic bell installation begins at Cathedral of the Holy Cross
The Boston Globe
He said the bells are a gesture of continuity for the Archdiocese of Boston — a nod to the generations of congregants on Shawmut Avenue and in New Orleans. All five of the bells were in the tower by Friday afternoon, and they could ring as soon as ...
New cathedral bells blessedThe Pilot

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Westfield Congregational Church Celebrates Its 300 t h Anniversary - Hartford Courant

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 12:21 PM PDT


Hartford Courant

Westfield Congregational Church Celebrates Its 300 t h Anniversary
Hartford Courant
The doors to the Westfield Congregational Church were open to the community on Oct. 19, and a rope from the steeple's bell hung through a window and down to the granite steps. Every hour on the hour, parishioners, visitors, and guests took turns ...

Why Britain's oldest bell foundry still has a peal after 500 years - Financial Times

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 12:02 PM PDT


Financial Times

Why Britain's oldest bell foundry still has a peal after 500 years
Financial Times
Bell-ringing can sway a church tower, so installing such heavy objects in an old structure must be done carefully — the lower down they are the better, a structural engineer would advise. ... But it's clear they won't change to mere straw after all ...

Bells rung in Slimbridge to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of a ... - Gazette Series

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 10:59 AM PDT


Bells rung in Slimbridge to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of a ...
Gazette Series
MARKING the centenary of the death of a bell ringer at Slimbridge, a member of the Wotton bell ringers visited his grave in France. A chance encounter at a pharmacy in Cam meant that Ian Unsworth made contact with the relatives of Arthur Noad who was ...

Restored bells to ring again at Kelham church - Newark Advertiser

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 08:04 AM PDT


Restored bells to ring again at Kelham church
Newark Advertiser
Restored bells have been returned to a church tower in the same way they were first installed in 1585 — on a block and tackle hoist with a bit of brute strength thrown in. ... Churchwarden Mr Philip Staniforth said: "The transformation has been ...

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Behind the bell - Quinnipiac Chronicle

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 07:53 AM PDT


Quinnipiac Chronicle

Behind the bell
Quinnipiac Chronicle
But the new Carillon system has digitized music that cannot be played by hand. This feature makes it impossible to replicate the clock tower music on the system. A Carillon is a musical instrument that is composed of at least 23 Carillon bells ...

Trick or treat all over town this week - The Boston Globe

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 07:48 AM PDT


The Boston Globe

Trick or treat all over town this week
The Boston Globe
HAUNTING BELLS Wellesley College will hold its annual “Carillon Haunted Open Tower,” at which the Guild of Carillonneurs entertains onlookers with spooky Halloween-inspired music, on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in the Galen Stone Tower. ... invites ...

France road crash kills more than 40 pensioners - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 07:22 AM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

France road crash kills more than 40 pensioners
Telegraph.co.uk
"It's a very close-knit community, everyone knows each other,” he said, as bells rang out from the village's medieval church to mark the tragedy. Petit-Palais, nestled among vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see in all directions, has a ...

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Bell ringers encounter a unique problem in Wells - Wells Journal

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 06:29 AM PDT


Wells Journal

Bell ringers encounter a unique problem in Wells
Wells Journal
BELL ringers in Wells will be getting more out of their sessions at St Cuthbert's Church. Bell-rope guides have been fitted in the building by Whites of Appleton bell handlers. However there was a problem as the new kit would not fit on the spiral ...

FIRST LOOK: Inside Martin Cate's new whimsical gin palace, Whitechapel - SFGate (blog)

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 05:01 AM PDT


SFGate (blog)

FIRST LOOK: Inside Martin Cate's new whimsical gin palace, Whitechapel
SFGate (blog)
Another thing of note behind the bar is Whitechapel's last call bell, which Cate commissioned from the prestigious Whitechapel Bell Foundry. (In operation over 500 years, and Britain's oldest manufacturing company, the foundry made the Liberty Bell and ...

Robbers ring the bells in Norway church - The Local.no

Posted: 23 Oct 2015 12:53 AM PDT


The Local.no

Robbers ring the bells in Norway church
The Local.no
More than 40 villagers on the Herøya peninsular called the police after the bells began to chime at 3am on Thursday night, but by the time the officers arrived, the thieves had vanished, leaving most if not all of the loot they had collected behind ...

Nottingham, UK: Could Little John step in while Big Ben's bongs are gone? - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 10:27 PM PDT


Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Nottingham, UK: Could Little John step in while Big Ben's bongs are gone?
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
(AFP) A British city on Thursday offered to replace the iconic chimes of London's Big Ben with the lesser known sounds of Little John, another bell, while parliament's Great Clock is being repaired. The famous "bongs" of Big Ben are aired live ... The ...

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Winter Park church hoists 1500-pound brass bell into tower - Orlando Sentinel

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 12:59 PM PDT


Orlando Sentinel

Winter Park church hoists 1500-pound brass bell into tower
Orlando Sentinel
A brass bell cast in an alpine village, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean and consecrated by a bishop traveled the last 56 feet of its journey Thursday to hang in a Winter Park church tower. In an age when the chimes coming from many spires are ...

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Latest phase of bell restoration work will start next week at Great Malvern Priory - Malvern Gazette

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 12:13 PM PDT


Latest phase of bell restoration work will start next week at Great Malvern Priory
Malvern Gazette
GREAT Malvern Priory is set to close its doors to the public for at least part of next week as the next stage of the bell restoration project gets under way. Specialist company Whitechapel Bell Foundry will be delivering the steel beams which will ...

Victims of Dolgarrog dam disaster to be remembered 90 years after deluge ... - Daily Post North Wales

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 11:00 AM PDT


Daily Post North Wales

Victims of Dolgarrog dam disaster to be remembered 90 years after deluge ...
Daily Post North Wales
The church bell which was washed away when the dam above Dolgarrog failed 90 years ago will ring once again as the village commemorates the disaster on November 2. ... “The last survivor was Fred Brown, who attended the 75th anniversary service.

New bell mounted atop Winter Park church - WKMG Orlando

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 09:01 AM PDT


New bell mounted atop Winter Park church
WKMG Orlando
It's a sight that is rarely seen or heard anymore-- real church bells ringing throughout cities signaling the start of services. On Thursday afternoon St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park stuck with tradition and hoisted a 1,500-pound brass ...

Journey to the heart of the Hayes Hall clock - University at Buffalo Reporter

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 08:29 AM PDT


Journey to the heart of the Hayes Hall clock
University at Buffalo Reporter
Levers on one side of the device are joined to silver cables that reach skyward and are attached, on their other end, to heavy hammers that ring the bells. The journey to the bell tower follows the cables. ... William McDonnell, associate dean for the ...

Why Being a Bell-Ringer During the Middle Ages Was One of the Worst Jobs in ... - Upvoted

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 07:41 AM PDT


Upvoted

Why Being a Bell-Ringer During the Middle Ages Was One of the Worst Jobs in ...
Upvoted
In Jeffery Rosenfeld's book Eye of the Storm, the author describes a 1718 storm over Brittany in northwest France, in which “two bell ringers died and 24 different churches were struck by lightning.” And Arago gives a long list of ... As Luc Rombouts ...

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World record for South Petherton bell ringers - Chard & Ilminster News

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 07:23 AM PDT


Chard & Ilminster News

World record for South Petherton bell ringers
Chard & Ilminster News
This record breaking peal attempt took almost 15 hours starting just after 7am to 9.30pm. The church was open throughout the day for visitors to come along and listen and watch the ringers up in the tower via a video link, and refreshments were available.

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World record for South Petherton bell ringers - This is The West Country

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 07:19 AM PDT


This is The West Country

World record for South Petherton bell ringers
This is The West Country
The band of experienced bell-ringers from all over the country met at the church and rang 21,216 changes of a method known as Cambridge Surprise Maximus to beat the previous record – 16,368 changes – that was set 50 years ago in 1965 at Birmingham ...

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate London Tour: 22 landmarks you have to climb - TrustedReviews

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 04:45 AM PDT


TrustedReviews

Assassin's Creed Syndicate London Tour: 22 landmarks you have to climb
TrustedReviews
It was built back in 1664 on the site of the former tiltyards of Westminster Palace, but was then demolished in 1749. What you'll see in Syndicate, as you will today, is the building that was erected between 1750-1753. In 1868 ... iconic of London's ...

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Farmers' market puts Sheffield church at the heart of community - Sheffield Telegraph

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 04:06 AM PDT


Farmers' market puts Sheffield church at the heart of community
Sheffield Telegraph
Money raised after expenses will go into the church fabric fund, with over £10,000 raised from the markets so far to help the church install a new kitchen, new lighting and heating and a new bellringer's platform, so the congregation can view them at work.

Row brewing over Durham's first micropub - Durham Times

Posted: 22 Oct 2015 02:19 AM PDT

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