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Events Archive

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 12:05 PM PDT

An archive of information about major ringing events and developments.

Genius railway engineer is set to be honoured - Uttoxeter Advertiser

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 08:13 AM PDT


Genius railway engineer is set to be honoured
Uttoxeter Advertiser
"He achieved so much in his lifetime and remains an inspiration for many people in the narrow gauge and bell ringing communities." The service will get under way at 11.30am. One of Sir Arthur's wagons will be placed in the centre of the church and ...

Full peal of Wimborne Minster Bells to mark Queen's 90th birthday - Blackmore Vale Magazine

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 07:25 AM PDT


Full peal of Wimborne Minster Bells to mark Queen's 90th birthday
Blackmore Vale Magazine
The Wimborne Minster bells will ring out on the evening of Thursday 21st April to mark the actual day Her Majesty The Queen turns 90. A full peal will be attempted starting at 5.30pm. Earlier in the day at the 9.30am Service of Holy Communion special ...

Evercreech church bells to ring for first time in 18 months after £40k refurb - Shepton Mallet Journal

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 07:23 AM PDT


Evercreech church bells to ring for first time in 18 months after £40k refurb
Shepton Mallet Journal
After that day the bells of St Peter's Church in Evercreech fell silent, not out of respect, but because wear in the bell mechanism meant that they were not safe to ring. ... It would not have been possible to carry them up the narrow spiral staircase ...

The Descent Redefined Women in Horror Movies - Den of Geek!

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 06:39 AM PDT


Den of Geek!

The Descent Redefined Women in Horror Movies
Den of Geek!
In a genre often populated with overtly sexual female protagonists who are, as The Cabin in the Woods ironically points out, either killed off first (but not before we are privy to a little tits and ass) or maternal figures—think The Ring, Mama, The ...

Hagley and Halesowen hand bell ringers join forces for St George's Day concert - Stourbridge News

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 05:05 AM PDT


Stourbridge News

Hagley and Halesowen hand bell ringers join forces for St George's Day concert
Stourbridge News
HAGLEY'S Victorian hand bells will get their first public airing since being refurbished at a special St George's Day concert. The village's hand bell ringing group from St John's Church were recently donated £2,000 for the renewal of bell straps and ...

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A magnificent Mediterranean tour: Ports of call offer great monuments of history in France, Italy - National Post

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 05:01 AM PDT


National Post

A magnificent Mediterranean tour: Ports of call offer great monuments of history in France, Italy
National Post
... hotel that our 16-year-old first revealed his awareness of historic Italian landmarks. As the sleek speedboat carrying the four of us emerged from a narrow canal and sped past St. Mark's Square, John said, “Look, there's the bell tower from ...

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RWNYC 2016 - reminder

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 03:53 AM PDT

The closing date for entry to the 2016 Ringing World National Youth Contest is Friday, 15th April. Please note that applications cannot be considered after this date, so do not delay if you intend to enter a team.

Memorial bell rings April 16 at courthouse - Port Townsend Leader

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 03:42 AM PDT


Memorial bell rings April 16 at courthouse
Port Townsend Leader
Once every six months, Jefferson County veterans sponsor a veterans memorial bell-ringing ceremony to honor the Jefferson County veterans and military service personnel who have died in the previous six months. The next ceremony is set for 1 p.m. on ...

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The remarkable accuracy of the Trinity College clock – and what makes it tick - The Conversation UK

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 02:54 AM PDT


The Conversation UK

The remarkable accuracy of the Trinity College clock – and what makes it tick
The Conversation UK
The maker, Smith of Derby, had long been recognised for its top quality “tower clocks”, clocks that sit high up a tower, usually a church, and often have only one small dial. Its main function is to ring bells to announce the hour, and perhaps the half ...

From the Creaux's Nest - TheRecordLive.com

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 07:38 PM PDT


From the Creaux's Nest
TheRecordLive.com
“Oh no, Cher, many years ago, realizing our advanced age, me and Paw came up wit da best time to make love was wen da church bells start to ring dem, just da right rhythm, nice, slow and even,” Ma continued. “Noting too strenuous, just ding-dong.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Bells will rhyme and chime here Sunday - Eagle News Online

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 04:41 PM PDT


LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Bells will rhyme and chime here Sunday
Eagle News Online
#Liverpool — It'll be a concert unlike any other when the Wesley Bell Ringers perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Liverpool First United Methodist Church, the purple door church at 604 Oswego St. The heralded ensemble from Salt Lake City, Utah will ...

Gloucester Cath, Glos

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Tenor note amended (nominal: Eb-29c)

Taco Bell ringing in customers - Pagelandprogressive

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 02:54 PM PDT


Taco Bell ringing in customers
Pagelandprogressive
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This Week in Concord History - The Concord Insider

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 12:56 PM PDT


The Concord Insider

This Week in Concord History
The Concord Insider
Mayor Moses Humphrey orders the city's fire engines decorated and ready to move to the State House by 4:30 p.m. Bands play, cannons boom, church bells peal. After nightfall, there is a “general illumination” of the city and a 400-gun salute is fired ...

Beardcicle Chronicles: Some Advice on Trail Etiquette - Alaska Commons

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 11:15 AM PDT


Alaska Commons

Beardcicle Chronicles: Some Advice on Trail Etiquette
Alaska Commons
Yield the trail when you hear “on your left” or a bell ringing. When you hear a bell or someone yelling on your left or passing, step to the right. I don't know how many times I've announced, in my loudest voice, that I was going to pass only to have ...

Most hippies in Goa are gone, but peace, love - and more - remain - Stuff.co.nz

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 10:01 AM PDT


Stuff.co.nz

Most hippies in Goa are gone, but peace, love - and more - remain
Stuff.co.nz
We'd remarked about the number of churches we'd seen during our stay — a whitewashed steeple in what seemed like every village — and wondered how Christians fare in a country that's 80 percent Hindu, 13 percent Muslim. His answer ... Goa's colonial ...

Crier marks 100th anniversary of death of Bradford on Avon soldier - This Is Wiltshire

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 09:39 AM PDT


Crier marks 100th anniversary of death of Bradford on Avon soldier
This Is Wiltshire
A TRIBUTE to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of a Bradford on Avon soldier who died in the First World War took place in Bradford on Avon on Tuesday. Town Crier from Dorset, Chris Brown, paid homage to his great uncle, Sergeant John Claude ...

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Funding appeal is launched to restore Blockley's famous bells - Cotswold Journal

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 07:42 AM PDT


Funding appeal is launched to restore Blockley's famous bells
Cotswold Journal
“We urgently need to replace the Victorian iron bell frame which has been rusting as the church tower roof was leaking, but this also presents an opportunity to add two more bells,” she said. “Blockley has one of the Cotswolds' best peal of bells and ...

Woods Hole, Massachusetts The Garden of Our Lady - Atlas Obscura

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 06:09 AM PDT


Atlas Obscura

Woods Hole, Massachusetts The Garden of Our Lady
Atlas Obscura
Also donated by Mrs. Lillie, in 1929, is the neighboring pink-granite Angelus Bell Tower, whose two bronze bells, named Mendel and Pasteur, ring three times a day – as a way, Mrs. Lillie said, “to remind the scientists who study at The Marine ...

A Magnificent Mediterranean Tour - Vancouver Sun

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 05:42 AM PDT


Vancouver Sun

A Magnificent Mediterranean Tour
Vancouver Sun
... hotel that our 16-year-old first revealed his awareness of historic Italian landmarks. As the sleek speedboat carrying the four of us emerged from a narrow canal and sped past St. Mark's Square, John said, “Look, there's the bell tower from ...

Bells will ring across Ribble Valley to mark Queen's 90th birthday - Clitheroe Today

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 02:42 AM PDT


Clitheroe Today

Bells will ring across Ribble Valley to mark Queen's 90th birthday
Clitheroe Today
In anticipation for this, a visiting band of bell ringers will ring a full peal of over 5000 changes at St Mary and All Saints Parish Church, Whalley, on Saturday, April 9th, from 3pm until around 6pm. To celebrate the birthday of the longest reigning ...

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend springs into action - Royston Crow

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 01:29 AM PDT


Royston Crow

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend springs into action
Royston Crow
So far the music acts confirmed are Michael Robshaw, Kelly & Wooley – a duo mixing cajun and trad British folk as well as Suffolk electronic duo Milque, covers outfit Special Groove and The Scoochys, an acoustic duo performing their own arrangements of ...

Surf True Story: Lucky Elmo Footy Helped Wilko Win Bells - TheInertia.com

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 01:04 AM PDT


TheInertia.com

Surf True Story: Lucky Elmo Footy Helped Wilko Win Bells
TheInertia.com
Matt Wilkinson became the fifth goofy-footer to ever ring the bell at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach — and the first since in nearly two decades since the iconic Mark Occhilupo's 1998 victory — at the 55th running of the historic contest, hanging on to ...

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A Rational Approach to Fluid Therapy in Sepsis - Medscape

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 09:10 PM PDT


A Rational Approach to Fluid Therapy in Sepsis
Medscape
Aggressive fluid resuscitation to achieve a central venous pressure (CVP) greater than 8 mm Hg has been promoted as the standard of care, in the management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. However recent clinical trials have ...

Stephen Hough to play Australian premiere of his Trinitas sonata in recital for Musica Viva - The Canberra Times

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 04:49 PM PDT


The Canberra Times

Stephen Hough to play Australian premiere of his Trinitas sonata in recital for Musica Viva
The Canberra Times
It bursts into sunshine and a pealing of church bells." To end the program, there will be the stunning virtuosity of Liszt's Valses Oubliees No. 1 and 2 and selections from Transcendental Etudes. Asked which composer from the past he would most like to ...

Teams preparing for first round of Nature Bowl - Appeal-Democrat

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 04:46 PM PDT


Teams preparing for first round of Nature Bowl
Appeal-Democrat
Teams from 11 elementary schools will gather for the first round of the 31st annual Nature Bowl Science and Conservation Competition with a chance to compete in the finals at Sacramento State University. The competition is coordinated by the California ...

Film explores history of Hatfield church - Times 24

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 09:31 AM PDT


Times 24

Film explores history of Hatfield church
Times 24
Mr Brindle video-recorded aspiring actress Rosie Hancock, who lives in St Albans but works in Hatfield, interviewing key church figures and even trying bell-ringing. Recorded discs of the film have gone on sale for £10, in aid of the church's appeal ...

Save America's Clocks Inc. v. City of NY, 101109/15 - New York Law Journal (registration)

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 08:27 AM PDT


Save America's Clocks Inc. v. City of NY, 101109/15
New York Law Journal (registration)
The clocktower suite further consists of a small sixteenth floor containing the clockworks and clock faces and a seventeenth floor belfry, containing the Clock's 5,000 pound bell and hammer. ... and machinery room, including the clock faces), as well ...

Plans to replace Roman clock soldiers on Bristol church - BBC News

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 05:33 AM PDT


BBC News

Plans to replace Roman clock soldiers on Bristol church
BBC News
Plans are in place to restore two Roman soldiers which hammered the quarter-hour bells on a church in Bristol. The two wooden quarterjacks - created in 1728 by James Paty - were installed on either side of the clock on Christ Church in Broad Street in ...

Cloud cramp: Read your terms of service before it's too late - ZDNet

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 05:08 AM PDT


ZDNet

Cloud cramp: Read your terms of service before it's too late
ZDNet
After some Twitter bell-ringing, the company did step up and provide a more than fair solution. Email support was slow and unsatisfactory, but once I went onto Twitter, response picked up measurably. Me: What tools (for example, Hootsuite, Zendesk, etc ...

Centuries-old Brightwell-cum-Sotwell church bells fall silent - BBC News

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 03:56 AM PDT


BBC News

Centuries-old Brightwell-cum-Sotwell church bells fall silent
BBC News
The bells of an Oxfordshire church have fallen silent for the first time in 800 years. Restoration work is being carried out on the bells and tower at St Agatha Church in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell. The bells have rung to mark many services and special ...

Kinver bells to ring out to mark St George's Day - Stourbridge News

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 01:12 AM PDT


Stourbridge News

Kinver bells to ring out to mark St George's Day
Stourbridge News
Kinver Bell Ringers will be heading up the tower as they join 44,000 other ringers hoping to chime 208,000 bells in 12,000 churches across the country at the same time. Bells from small parish churches, priories, abbeys, university, cathedrals and even ...

Gosselin: Why Stars have done well against Blackhawks; Dallas' biggest question heading into postseason - Dallas Morning News

Posted: 03 Apr 2016 05:25 PM PDT


Dallas Morning News

Gosselin: Why Stars have done well against Blackhawks; Dallas' biggest question heading into postseason
Dallas Morning News
Goals are harder to come by and the scores lower in the postseason, so your goalie can't be giving up any cheapies. The team that hoists the Cup inevitably rides a hot goalie through the playoffs. It appears to be Lehtonen who will be answering that bell.

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Cullercoats church bells could ring again after fundraising appeal set up - ChronicleLive

Posted: 03 Apr 2016 10:30 AM PDT


ChronicleLive

Cullercoats church bells could ring again after fundraising appeal set up
ChronicleLive
Secretary of the St George's Bell Restoration Fund Project, Gerald Lang, said: “The bell frames are held together with iron bars, some of which are now as thin as a pencil. “Over the years people have tried to restore the bells but they've lost ...

A kind of immortality - Trinidad Guardian

Posted: 02 Apr 2016 09:13 PM PDT


Trinidad Guardian

A kind of immortality
Trinidad Guardian
That is, they ring huge bells that are housed in towers, usually in churches, by pulling on long ropes that link each ringer in the ringing chamber at a lower level, to a bell mounted on a wheel structure in the tower. When the ringer pulls on the rope ...

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Getting to Know Krakow, the Soul of Poland - National Catholic Register (blog)

Posted: 02 Apr 2016 09:11 PM PDT


National Catholic Register (blog)

Getting to Know Krakow, the Soul of Poland
National Catholic Register (blog)
Every hour on the hour, a reminder of the 1241 invasion by Tartar raiders rings out: A trumpeter plays the Hejnal Mariacki, a warning tune of impending attack, from the bell tower of St. Mary's Church. The song, however, abruptly ends mid-melody, never ...

Iconic Derby building turns blue just like Sydney Opera House - Derby Telegraph

Posted: 02 Apr 2016 06:52 PM PDT


Iconic Derby building turns blue just like Sydney Opera House
Derby Telegraph
Events at Derby Cathedral start from 6.30pm and will include an acoustic band, an autistic child will assist the bell ringers at 8pm and a balloon will be released. Derby County Football Club is also helping to raise awareness of autism throughout ...

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Black Georgetown: 'Remember the Beauty' - Georgetown University The Hoya

Posted: 02 Apr 2016 04:13 PM PDT


Georgetown University The Hoya

Black Georgetown: 'Remember the Beauty'
Georgetown University The Hoya
Throughout her childhood, Calloway heard the ringing of the bells from the Healy Hall clock tower and organized her life around those tolls. ... In no way can this article do justice to the hours of research poured in by Lesko, Babb and Gibbs to create ...

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