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Bells are ringing out after church's £49000 restoration - Scunthorpe Telegraph

Posted: 01 Nov 2015 07:44 AM PST


Scunthorpe Telegraph

Bells are ringing out after church's £49000 restoration
Scunthorpe Telegraph
THE bells and organ at a well-known church have undergone a £49,000 restoration - 80 years after they were last worked on. The church has a peal of eight bells which were installed to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and had not been ...

Saul; Orpheus; The Lighthouse review – a top week of opera - The Guardian

Posted: 01 Nov 2015 01:41 AM PDT


Saul; Orpheus; The Lighthouse review – a top week of opera
The Guardian
... the Israelite king unhinged by hubris, reached unknown heights of excess, needing a new organ, three exotic trombones, large kettle drums borrowed from the Tower of London, and a specially made carillon – a keyboard operating little hammered bells ...

Domonoes latest - Skegness Standard

Posted: 31 Oct 2015 05:57 PM PDT


Domonoes latest
Skegness Standard
Division One - Ex Service W 3 Seaview Nil 6, Highwayman Rangers 5 Seaview Lads 4, Seathorne Arms 5 Ex Service U Watts 4, Seaview A 4 Railroad Robbers 5; Division Two - Ex Service Shufflers 2 Bell Ringers 7, Liberal C 6 Finnigans 3, Railroad XL 4 Ex ...

Who is blessed? - Inquirer.net

Posted: 31 Oct 2015 09:47 AM PDT


Inquirer.net

Who is blessed?
Inquirer.net
One of the things I cannot forget about Buhi (aside from the sinarapan, the world's smallest fish) is the sound of the church bells that begin to peal at 5:30 a.m. and go on continuously, three peals at a time, until 6 a.m. when the Mass starts. It ...

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The Walk: Snapshot of days gone by in Pembridge - Hereford Times

Posted: 31 Oct 2015 08:03 AM PDT


The Walk: Snapshot of days gone by in Pembridge
Hereford Times
... are wont to take their stand. Espying an angle of the church hard by, we climb a flight of stone steps leading to the churchyard, and visit the curious and almost unique detached belfry. "This quaint and interesting old structure was built in the ...

A Startup Will Help Capital Markets Reach The 'Holy Grail' - Forbes

Posted: 31 Oct 2015 07:09 AM PDT


Forbes

A Startup Will Help Capital Markets Reach The 'Holy Grail'
Forbes
Greater transparency means its much harder for traders to make money by simply getting in between customers and sources of liquidity, says Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa – a UK-headquartered provider of trading software. At the same ...

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Gosforth First World War history trail has been officially launched at ... - ChronicleLive

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 11:37 AM PDT


ChronicleLive

Gosforth First World War history trail has been officially launched at ...
ChronicleLive
The trail is part of the wider Gosforth in the Great War project, which has been backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The guide was officially launched on Friday ... At All Saints Church there is a plaque to bell ringer Lieut. Robert Falconer, who was ...

A New Gin Bar Brings Victorian London To The Heart Of San Francisco - Co.Design

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 08:23 AM PDT


Co.Design

A New Gin Bar Brings Victorian London To The Heart Of San Francisco
Co.Design
Behind the bar, Cate has put in a "last call bell" cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the U.K.'s oldest continuously operating business—and the same foundry that produced Big Ben and the Liberty Bell. Behind the main bar room there's an area that ...

St Peter's bells silent as transformer broken - Drogheda Independent

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 07:48 AM PDT


St Peter's bells silent as transformer broken
Drogheda Independent
Church-goers learned at the weekend that a transformer was broken, causing the silence. Pricing regarding a replacement is ongoing. It now remains to be seen if it's time to bring the human bell-ringers back again! Drogheda Independent. advertisement ...

Veterans Tribute Tower Makes Its Way To FWB - WUWF

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 06:39 AM PDT


WUWF

Veterans Tribute Tower Makes Its Way To FWB
WUWF
Bob Santoro is the Marketing Manager for the Verdin Bell Company and says this is the seventh Tribute Tower that has been escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders from the company, “They'll leave about nine o'clock in the morning eastern time and they'll ...

Celebrations for clock refurbishment at Spalding parish church - Spalding Guardian

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 06:21 AM PDT


Spalding Guardian

Celebrations for clock refurbishment at Spalding parish church
Spalding Guardian
Phil and Paul are also bellringers. Mr Bennett said the clock is wound up each Sunday by one of the team and this is increasingly rare as many church clocks have been fitted with automatic winding mechanisms. He's also just discovered how they put the ...

Chester Ghost Tour guide Mary Ann Cameron: A Day in the Life - ChesterChronicle.co.uk

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 05:01 AM PDT


ChesterChronicle.co.uk

Chester Ghost Tour guide Mary Ann Cameron: A Day in the Life
ChesterChronicle.co.uk
One of the ghosts of St John's is a monk who haunts the path by the ruined bell tower, so while the front cover of the book shows a group of guides in our costumes in the ruins, on the back cover there is just a guide dressed as a monk. At least we ...

Matt Bevin - Insider Louisville (press release) (registration)

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 05:00 AM PDT


Insider Louisville (press release) (registration)

Matt Bevin
Insider Louisville (press release) (registration)
He also added bell making to his portfolio when he took over the Connecticut bell foundry his great-great-great-grandfather started in 1832. Bevin says he now owns some or all of 10 different companies. At home, he became the father to five daughters.

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Walking in love while there is time - The Observer

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 01:01 AM PDT


Walking in love while there is time
The Observer
Our time on earth has been described by various comparisons. Father Brendan McGuire used the comparison of a 100 foot rope. “This rope here is our life. The rope represents eternal life…This tiny little section (the first 3 inches) here is called life ...

The art of bringing church bells back to life a unique trade - Daily Commercial News

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 10:30 PM PDT


Daily Commercial News

The art of bringing church bells back to life a unique trade
Daily Commercial News
Owner and sole-operator of Waterdown, Ont.-based Scotiabell, Scott services, repairs, and updates the technology on bells and clocks on existing buildings such churches and Toronto's Old City Hall, as well as installing them on new office towers and ...

$29M given to Worcester institutions by industrialist who died 63 years ago - Worcester Telegram

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 03:56 PM PDT


Worcester Telegram

$29M given to Worcester institutions by industrialist who died 63 years ago
Worcester Telegram
In the 1950s, his widow, Isabel Hood Smith, funded a carillon, a musical instrument composed of bells that are played by keyboard. The carillon, housed in the tower of the Alden Memorial on the WPI campus, is still played several times a day. By Mark ...

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Sung requiem for the departed of World War I - For Argyll

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 03:47 PM PDT


For Argyll

Sung requiem for the departed of World War I
For Argyll
All Saints Church at Inveraray, with its legendary peal of bells in the town's signature Bell Tower, is hosting a special event to commemorate the human courage and loss of those who paid the ultimate price for their service to this country and to ...

Selectmen Feel the Heat, Look to New Furnace for Edgartown Town Hall - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 02:29 PM PDT


The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Selectmen Feel the Heat, Look to New Furnace for Edgartown Town Hall
The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Also at Monday's regular meeting, selectmen were advised that repairs and painting of the steeple and clock tower of the Old Whaling Church are underway. The familiar bell that chimes the hours will be silenced until the work is complete. They agreed ...

With 370 Varietals and 110 Cocktails, Gin Geeks May Now Worship at the Altar ... - 7x7

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 12:07 PM PDT


7x7

With 370 Varietals and 110 Cocktails, Gin Geeks May Now Worship at the Altar ...
7x7
Even the “last call” bell was made by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the same 500-year-old foundry that made the bell for Big Ben. But all of this only begins to set the stage for the raison d'etre of Whitechapel: its curation of 370 varieties of gin ...

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King at Stone Mountain Park? - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 10:44 AM PDT


King at Stone Mountain Park?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
There has been a proposal to add a bell tower to Stone Mountain to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's call “to let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia” in his famous 1963 speech to the March on Washington. ... and Confederate battle flag ...

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There's Something About You That Makes the Angels Look Up To You - National Catholic Register (blog)

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 09:39 AM PDT


National Catholic Register (blog)

There's Something About You That Makes the Angels Look Up To You
National Catholic Register (blog)
Thankfully, Joey took the opportunity to explain a bit about the mechanics of the carillon and the history of the enormous bells, but I focused on oxygen intake and my pulse. Joey also pointed out the false ceiling of the Chapel below, and drew our ...

Insider Guide: Best of Rome - CNN

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 06:06 AM PDT


CNN

Insider Guide: Best of Rome
CNN
The hotel offers one of Rome's best views: roof-top tiles, domes and bell towers -- best enjoyed at sunset, with a Negroni cocktail in hand. The restaurant also provides kosher food on request (a hat-tip to the building's Jewish history). The 30 rooms ...

Cheers! Durham's first micropub wins licence - The Northern Echo

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 05:42 AM PDT


The Northern Echo

Cheers! Durham's first micropub wins licence
The Northern Echo
Earlier, she told councillors she had her husband had lived in Durham for four years and loved the city, having got involved with St Nicholas' Church, Durham Cathedral bell ringers, the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) and knitting groups. The ale-loving ...

Music and dance at After the Fair - Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 03:33 AM PDT


Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette

Music and dance at After the Fair
Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette
Head to St Michael's Church at 6pm for an insight into bell-ringing. Irish music, a performer from Brittany, France, shanty songs and music will also entertain throughout the evening. The festival concludes on Sunday with a chill-out session at ...

Century-old Victory Bell dedicated on permanent site - Morrow County Sentinel

Posted: 29 Oct 2015 03:10 AM PDT


Morrow County Sentinel

Century-old Victory Bell dedicated on permanent site
Morrow County Sentinel
The Coomers drove from Troy for the dedication and upon ringing the bell, Don offered his encouragement to the team with the message: ”Go Pirates!!!!” Don and his brothers, Gene and Dale all played ... The story of the bell, published in the Morrow ...

Glittering medals pinned on Newbury woman , Beedon and Tilehurst men - Newbury Weekly News Group

Posted: 28 Oct 2015 11:59 PM PDT


Glittering medals pinned on Newbury woman , Beedon and Tilehurst men
Newbury Weekly News Group
Also receiving his award was Beedon villager David Pinfold, who for more than 60 years has played the organ in at least four Berkshire parishes and serves in churches in the East Downland Benefice, often playing for three Sunday services. He is a ...

National Carillon to go electronic for lunchtime concert - The Canberra Times

Posted: 28 Oct 2015 09:04 PM PDT


The Canberra Times

National Carillon to go electronic for lunchtime concert
The Canberra Times
Augmented sound effects will be paired with the peal of bells ringing out from the 50-metre-high tower for the first time during a special electrillon concert. Fifteen artists from Australian National University composed the pieces solely for the ...

Significant parts of Pleasant Point church could be used in new design - Timaru Herald

Posted: 28 Oct 2015 07:29 PM PDT


Timaru Herald

Significant parts of Pleasant Point church could be used in new design
Timaru Herald
Elements of the existing Pleasant Point Catholic Church could be retained and used in the new design of the church. After a visit from international architecture expert James McCrery, the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch have identified another avenue ...

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Profile: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin - SurfKY News

Posted: 28 Oct 2015 05:09 AM PDT


SurfKY News

Profile: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin
SurfKY News
He also added bell making to his portfolio when he took over the Connecticut bell foundry his great-great-great-grandfather started in 1832. Bevin says he now owns some or all of 10 different companies. At home, he became the father to five daughters.

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St David's Cath, Pembs

Posted: 27 Oct 2015 05:00 PM PDT

URL amended

Stourbridge, W Mids

Posted: 27 Oct 2015 05:00 PM PDT

Indication of toilet facility added

Student rings OSU's alma mater hymn from UT Tower - KEYE TV

Posted: 27 Oct 2015 04:47 PM PDT


Student rings OSU's alma mater hymn from UT Tower
KEYE TV
UT junior Drew Orland plays the UT Tower carillon several times a week. "It's unlike anything else ... Orland has a list of songs he plays when he climbs the steps to get to the piano-like instrument that controls 54 bells on top of the tower. On ...

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New tradition starts in form of spOUktacular - Oaklandpostonline

Posted: 27 Oct 2015 02:55 PM PDT


Oaklandpostonline

New tradition starts in form of spOUktacular
Oaklandpostonline
A great way to unwind will be sticking around until the very end of the event for the live carillon concert by OU's carillonneur Dennis Curry. A carillon is an instrument made of giant bells that is controlled by a keyboard, and OU's own carillon is in ...

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