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Ninety-year-old Bund clock resumes ticking - Global Times

Posted: 20 Aug 2017 03:46 AM PDT


Ninety-year-old Bund clock resumes ticking
Global Times
The clock tower rang its first bell on New Year's Day of 1928 with the famous British melody "Westminster." In 1996, the music was ... As the sister clock of London's Big Ben, the clock's components were all shipped from the UK. After many decades ...

Uneasy silence: the 'mad' plan to shut down Big Ben - CBC.ca

Posted: 20 Aug 2017 02:13 AM PDT


CBC.ca

Uneasy silence: the 'mad' plan to shut down Big Ben
CBC.ca
"It's putting another 100 years of life on the tower and the clock and the bells," estimated Chris McKay, author of the book Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster. "I'm sure the building was meant to last forever, but I'm ...
Big Ben to be Silenced – But the Iconic Bell Will Chime Again!Ancient Origins
Forget Brexit, people. We've got to get Big Ben sorted | Marina Hyde ...The Guardian
The Big Ben row isn't merely about a bellgulfnews.com
Lonely Planet Travel News -Gizmodo UK
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FEATURE: Behind the scenes at the cathedral ... visitors invited in - Bury Free Press

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 11:03 PM PDT


Bury Free Press

FEATURE: Behind the scenes at the cathedral ... visitors invited in
Bury Free Press
“In those days there were no seats, people just stood in the church, so it was a kind of crowd control.” Keeping the building and its treasures pristine is another of their responsibilities, ... “We might be on the roof clearing the gutters, or going ...

22 bizarre things about Lincolnshire you might not know - LincolnshireLive

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 09:08 PM PDT


LincolnshireLive

22 bizarre things about Lincolnshire you might not know
LincolnshireLive
Coningsby's church clock, with a dial of 16.5ft (5m), is the largest single-handed clock in the world – while Appleby's church clock is the smallest, as it has no face at all. It merely strikes ... Meanwhile, Crowland Abbey issued the first-ever peal ...

Sally Bercow will miss Big Ben's Big Bonks | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 05:39 PM PDT


Daily Mail

Sally Bercow will miss Big Ben's Big Bonks | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail
As the chimes at the London landmark go mute for the next four years, friends are fearing for John Bercow after his wife, Sally, 47, revealed that living next door ...

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Town Crier for Aug. 20, 2017 - Concord Monitor

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 02:54 PM PDT


Concord Monitor

Town Crier for Aug. 20, 2017
Concord Monitor
The Red Cross is holding a drive at the Boscawen Town Hall (basement of Congregational Church at 14 High St.) on Tuesday from 1 to 6 p.m. An appointment can be booked via the Blood Donor app or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. If you have a story that you ...

Next week, London's iconic Big Ben will stop ringing - HelloGiggles

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 02:54 PM PDT


HelloGiggles

Next week, London's iconic Big Ben will stop ringing
HelloGiggles
In case you haven't heard, Big Ben, one of London's most recognizable landmarks and beloved tourist attractions, will stop ringing as of August 21st. This week, British Parliament officials announced that the iconic bells, which peal hourly, will cease ...

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House of Commons Speaker John Bercow's love life could be ... - The Sun

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 02:31 PM PDT


The Sun

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow's love life could be ...
The Sun
Pals of John and Sally Bercow fear that without the chimes it could kill the couple's passion.

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More money is needed for major repairs to Askrigg church - Richmondshire Today

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 08:03 AM PDT


Richmondshire Today

More money is needed for major repairs to Askrigg church
Richmondshire Today
Just days after the church held a “thank you” tea for all in the community who had made generous donations to fund repairs to the bells and the clock, a letter has been sent to every household in the parish outlining the work that still needs to be ...

Lucca, Italy: the most overlooked town in Tuscany - Ballarat Courier

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 07:05 AM PDT


Lucca, Italy: the most overlooked town in Tuscany
Ballarat Courier
Those of him as a young man, with luxuriant moustache, suggest he was a dead ringer for Freddie Mercury. And ... Today Lucca, which dates to Roman times and boasts a wealth of medieval and Renaissance churches, towers, piazzas and one of the best ...

EIF Music review: Richard Egarr, St Cecilia's Hall - The Scotsman

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 05:08 AM PDT


The Scotsman

EIF Music review: Richard Egarr, St Cecilia's Hall
The Scotsman
Demonstrating at least as much humour as some of the stand-up comedians in the Fringe's Cowgate venues, keyboard specialist Richard Egarr's performance of harpsichord music at St Cecilia's Hall on Thursday was the sort of recital which could become ...

London's Big Ben Will Be Silent Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious - NBCNews.com

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 03:39 AM PDT


CBC.ca

London's Big Ben Will Be Silent Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious
NBCNews.com
Big Ben is actually the nickname given to the bell rather than the tower itself, but over the years it has come to describe the entire structure that looms over the northern end of the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British Parliament. Last ...
Big Ben Won't Chime Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious41 NBC News
MPs who signed off on Big Ben didn't know about silenceGears Of Biz
Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dongJapan Today
Chinadaily USA -CBC.ca -Winnipeg Free Press
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Four-year facelift silences Big Ben - Winnipeg Free Press

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 02:04 AM PDT


Winnipeg Free Press

Four-year facelift silences Big Ben
Winnipeg Free Press
Cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the 12-tonne hour bell was the largest of its day, its first performance celebrated by parliament in 1859. In all these years, Big Ben bonged through good times and bad, including the Blitz, Germany's eight-month ...

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Latest news and events from your neighbourhood - Gazette & Herald

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 10:11 PM PDT


Gazette & Herald

Latest news and events from your neighbourhood
Gazette & Herald
Car show – Acklam Church will host an unofficial car show on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm in tribute to Jim Robinson, a car enthusiast and churchwarden who died earlier this year. There will be refreshments available and a car accessories stall. Proceeds ...

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"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new ... - Bridport and Lyme Regis News

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 09:08 PM PDT


Bridport and Lyme Regis News

"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new ...
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
The arts is set to improve the quality of life for people with dementia in Dorset - thanks in part to a Bridport artist whose work hit the national…

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"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new things”: How a unique art project could help ... - Bridport and Lyme Regis News

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 09:08 PM PDT


Bridport and Lyme Regis News

"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new things”: How a unique art project could help ...
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
The arts is set to improve the quality of life for people with dementia in Dorset - thanks in part to a Bridport artist whose work hit the national headlines in 2009. Cleo Evans ruffled a few church feathers when she came up with the idea of bell ...

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A church of many firsts - Albany Times Union

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 05:05 PM PDT


A church of many firsts
Albany Times Union
The story of the First Church in Albany is woven into the story of Albany and responsible for many "firsts." The Dutch believed women ... The city paid the congregation to ring the bell in times of fire as well as at four times during the day ...

2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower - Positively Naperville

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


Positively Naperville

2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower
Positively Naperville
The big “Joe Naper” bell and 71 additional commemorative bells from generous donors help ring out the story of one of the largest musical instruments in the world, standing 14 stories high (about 10 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty) at the base ...

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2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower ... - Positively Naperville

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


Positively Naperville

2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower ...
Positively Naperville
Above / The Moser Tower with the 72-bell Millennium Carillon is located along the Riverwalk, 443 Aurora Ave. across from Naperville Central High School, ...

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Ron Bell selected as one of the Iowa State Fair's Iowans of the Day - Blair Enterprise Publishing

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 11:46 AM PDT


Blair Enterprise Publishing

Ron Bell selected as one of the Iowa State Fair's Iowans of the Day
Blair Enterprise Publishing
The town of Mondamin flourishes due to the contributions Bell has made in the past several years. He has played an integral role in bringing his community together, from spearheading the annual Mondamin Christmas Party and the Mondamin Heritage Days ...

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Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution - miPRO

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 08:17 AM PDT


miPRO

Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution
miPRO
Martin Audio has offered a solution for those sad to hear Big Ben's bell end on August 21st. On Monday, the mighty bell will stop ringing for the first time in 157 years. And there will be no bongs for almost four years. It will be carnage. Londoners ...

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West Barnstable's 1717 Meetinghouse marks 300th anniversary - Barnstable Patriot

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 07:28 AM PDT


Barnstable Patriot

West Barnstable's 1717 Meetinghouse marks 300th anniversary
Barnstable Patriot
The original East Parish meetinghouse was replaced with a new building in the 1830s, which burned in January 1905, to be replaced with the present structure standing atop the hill there. Yet, the original ... there today. In the early 19th century, a ...

Dialed-in and ticking away - Ricentral.com

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 06:59 AM PDT


Ricentral.com

Dialed-in and ticking away
Ricentral.com
Nunes was tasked 10 years ago with restoring the clock's mechanics, and the old Meneely bell has been chiming brilliantly since. It's been a popular year for clock tower restorations in South Kingstown—earlier this year, Nunes assisted in the ...

London's Big Ben will fall silent until 2021 - Condé Nast Traveller India

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 06:25 AM PDT


London's Big Ben will fall silent until 2021
Condé Nast Traveller India
Starting on Monday, August 21, 2017, the Elizabeth Tower (colloquially known as Big Ben, the name of the largest bell inside) will undergo a series of vital renovations, including repairs to the roof, stonework, and the Big Ben's 13-foot pendulum ...

Banbury church steps in to replace Big Ben's bongs - The Oxford Times

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:10 AM PDT


The Oxford Times

Banbury church steps in to replace Big Ben's bongs
The Oxford Times
PIC BY JON LEWIS.DATE: 22.10.2014.LOCATION: Banbury.CATCHLINE: English Heritage.PRIORITY: Lead.FOR: AB.English Heritage have included St. Mary's Church, Horsefair, on their register as a grade 1 place of worship..GV general views both interior ...

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Bardwell church tower to open to the public on Sunday - Bury Free Press

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


Bury Free Press

Bardwell church tower to open to the public on Sunday
Bury Free Press
The tower also houses a medieval wooden bell frame, which was superseded by a steel frame installed in 2009 with eight bells, some dating from the 18th century. There is also a chiming cage clock dating from 1659. The tower is open 2-5pm, with ...

Martin Audio proposes MLA replacement for Big Ben's bongs ... - Installation International

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


Installation International

Martin Audio proposes MLA replacement for Big Ben's bongs ...
Installation International
Martin Audio has waded into the controversy surrounding Big Ben's 'bongs', which are currently planned to be silent for as long as four years, while essential ...

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CHURCH NEWS - The Tand D.com

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 09:03 PM PDT


CHURCH NEWS
The Tand D.com
Prayer line (803-937-5901): 7-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. 803-378-7324. Orangeburg Lutheran Church, 610 Ellis Ave., invites interested singers or bell ringers to join its Chancel and Bell Choirs. Rehearsals Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bell ...

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St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs - Hereford Times

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 06:38 PM PDT


Hereford Times

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs
Hereford Times
St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, is currently on the Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register due to the urgent repairs needed to the tower roof and stonework. The church which it is thought may date back to Norman times has received a £12,000 ...

It's nonsense to silence Big Ben, says clockmaker who tended it for decades - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:40 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

It's nonsense to silence Big Ben, says clockmaker who tended it for decades
Telegraph.co.uk
The clockmaker who maintained Big Ben's clock for decades has branded as “nonsense” the decision to silence the Great Bell for four years. Melvyn Lee, who knows the clock mechanism better than anyone, has told The Daily Telegraph that there were no ...
Four-year facelift silences Big BenWinnipeg Free Press

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Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under Review - The Chosun Ilbo

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:18 PM PDT


The Chosun Ilbo

Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under Review
The Chosun Ilbo
British Parliament officials said Wednesday they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after senior politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. When the repairs were announced last year, officials said the ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent for four years for repairsGears Of Biz

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Letters: MPs were deceived to think that Big Ben must stop striking the hours - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

Letters: MPs were deceived to think that Big Ben must stop striking the hours
Telegraph.co.uk
But in fact there are two ways to have the clock strike the hour without the quarter chimes. There is a mechanical cam, installed by the now defunct Whitechapel Foundry, to toll the bell on the death of the monarch, and there is a separate lever made ...

Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell ... - Chicago Daily Herald

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 02:38 PM PDT


Chicago Daily Herald

Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell ...
Chicago Daily Herald
One assessment found structural troubles with Naperville's 17-year-old bell tower, but engineers say more testing is needed to figure out how much it will cost to ...

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Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia - New Zealand Herald

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 02:02 PM PDT


Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia
New Zealand Herald
The hotel is walking distance to many of Perth's central highlights — the brand new harbourside recreation and dining area, Elizabeth Quay, the Supreme Court Gardens, the Bell Tower, the State Buildings, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and ...

16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - Tribune-Review

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 05:25 AM PDT


16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Tribune-Review
Ever heard of carillon music? You'd certainly know if you had. And the Ren Fest brings the musical style in the form of Cast in Bronze. It's like nothing else: 35 cast-iron bells played from a keyboard using the fists and feet. The best part? It's ...

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down - Christian Science Monitor

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 03:01 AM PDT


Christian Science Monitor

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down
Christian Science Monitor
Peal, as a noun meaning the ringing of a bell, especially as a summons, or call, to a church service, goes all the way back to the middle of the 14th century. The sense of “continuous ringing of bells,” as after a wedding, came later. Peal is ...

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches ... - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:09 PM PDT


Ledbury Reporter

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches ...
Ledbury Reporter
AN HISTORIC church which hosts a 13th century tower has received a cash boost to fund urgent repairs.

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Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:02 PM PDT


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If you would like to escape the here and now, you can venture back to the 1600s with a quick trip on the PA Turnpike. The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday on grounds near New Stanton where it will re-create Renaissance life with music, ...

Big Ben vaikib kuni aastani 2021 - Postimees

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:04 PM PDT


Postimees

Big Ben vaikib kuni aastani 2021
Postimees
Work needed in tower to fix cracks in masonry and corrosion to bell frame. Lift will be installed in ventilation shaft to to improve access. Elizabeth Tower: Designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. Height: 96m. Renamed in 2012 for Queen's Diamond ...

13 things you didn't know about Big Ben - British GQ

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 08:58 AM PDT


British GQ

13 things you didn't know about Big Ben
British GQ
The first hour bell was cast in Stockton-on-Tees and relayed to its new home in Parliament Square by boat and horse-drawn carriage. However, cracks developed during initial tests and a new bell was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Periodic repairs ...
Theresa May wades into row about Big Ben as one of her first acts after coming back from holidayMirror.co.uk
5 ways to keep Big Ben in your life when the famous bell falls silentBelfast Telegraph
London's Big Ben to go silent for four yearsThe Northern Daily Leader

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Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell - fox6now.com

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 07:54 AM PDT


fox6now.com

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell
fox6now.com
Tourists are pictured on Westminster Bridge beneath one of the four faces of the Great Clock of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2017. Britain's much-loved Big Ben will ...
MPs criticise 'entirely bonkers' decision to silence Big Ben for four yearsThe Independent
Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?The Guardian
Big Ben Backlash: Plan to Silence Beloved Bell Under ReviewU.S. News & World Report
WVTF -Financial Times -BBC News
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As Big Ben set to fall silent for 4 years of repairs, Parliament considers shorter time frame - Chicago Tribune

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 07:14 AM PDT


Chicago Tribune

As Big Ben set to fall silent for 4 years of repairs, Parliament considers shorter time frame
Chicago Tribune
British Parliament officials say they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. The bongs of the iconic bell are scheduled to be ... The bell has sounded the ...

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Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories - artnet News

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 06:05 AM PDT


artnet News

Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories
artnet News
Big Ben to Fall Silent During Renovation – The iconic Westminster bell will go quiet for four years while the clock undergoes restoration—the longest period of silence since it first chimed in 1859. Big Ben will sound its aubade on August 21, although ...

In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to ... - The Daily World

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:32 AM PDT


In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to ...
The Daily World
Sixty Grays Harbor residents who have completed more than 500 hours duty with the volunteer aircraft warning service will receive silver wing insignia from the ...

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Why we all need to take a closer look at Bolton's history - The Bolton News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 10:10 PM PDT


The Bolton News

Why we all need to take a closer look at Bolton's history
The Bolton News
... a fresh look at Smithills Hall, St James the Great Church in Daisy Hill and the chance to go into the bell tower at Trinity Church in Horwich. Just go to https://www.heritageopen-days.org.uk/news-desk/news/heritage-open-days-2017-launches-in-style ...

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - HeraldLIVE - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - HeraldLIVE
Herald live
Complete with breathtaking views, an art gallery and state-of-the-art bells, Port Elizabeth's iconic Campanile memorial was officially relaunched and opened to ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new sound - eNCAeNCA

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VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage
Herald live
Installed under the actual 25-bell carillon are ghost bells that light up during chiming or when visitors press keys on an interactive silver console keyboard. Originally only housing 23 bells, two additional bells were installed with new inscriptions ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new soundeNCA

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Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift - Daily Commercial News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:33 PM PDT


Daily Commercial News

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift
Daily Commercial News
And so the parish budgeted $3.5 million for repairs to the cathedral's copper roof, roof substrata and damaged stone and for thorough cleaning of all stone exteriors on the cathedral and the adjacent rector's and bishop's residences. ... "I am sure ...

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs - Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 03:47 PM PDT


Harwich and Manningtree Standard

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
MPs have asked for a review into the silencing of Big Ben's bongs following a backlash over the chimes being stopped for four years. Officials are being asked to look at the cost and practical implications of ringing the Great Bell more often than the ...
Commons to review 4-year Big Ben silence after criticismIndia Today

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Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben? - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:30 AM PDT


The Guardian

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?
The Guardian
The news that Big Ben, the bell that chimes from within Elizabeth Tower by the Houses of Parliament, will soon be silenced has been viewed in some quarters as positively apocalyptic. “Symbols matter at times like these – Big Ben should keep chiming,” ...

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Merseybells news feed as published

posted 19 Aug 2017, 17:11 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 19 Aug 2017, 17:11 ]

Merseybells news feed as published


More money is needed for major repairs to Askrigg church - Richmondshire Today

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 08:03 AM PDT


Richmondshire Today

More money is needed for major repairs to Askrigg church
Richmondshire Today
Just days after the church held a “thank you” tea for all in the community who had made generous donations to fund repairs to the bells and the clock, a letter has been sent to every household in the parish outlining the work that still needs to be ...

Lucca, Italy: the most overlooked town in Tuscany - Ballarat Courier

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 07:05 AM PDT


Lucca, Italy: the most overlooked town in Tuscany
Ballarat Courier
Those of him as a young man, with luxuriant moustache, suggest he was a dead ringer for Freddie Mercury. And ... Today Lucca, which dates to Roman times and boasts a wealth of medieval and Renaissance churches, towers, piazzas and one of the best ...

EIF Music review: Richard Egarr, St Cecilia's Hall - The Scotsman

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 05:08 AM PDT


The Scotsman

EIF Music review: Richard Egarr, St Cecilia's Hall
The Scotsman
Demonstrating at least as much humour as some of the stand-up comedians in the Fringe's Cowgate venues, keyboard specialist Richard Egarr's performance of harpsichord music at St Cecilia's Hall on Thursday was the sort of recital which could become ...

London's Big Ben Will Be Silent Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious - NBCNews.com

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 03:39 AM PDT


Financial Express

London's Big Ben Will Be Silent Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious
NBCNews.com
Big Ben is actually the nickname given to the bell rather than the tower itself, but over the years it has come to describe the entire structure that looms over the northern end of the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British Parliament. Last ...
Big Ben Won't Chime Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious41 NBC News
MPs who signed off on Big Ben didn't know about silenceGears Of Biz
British PM chimes in on decision to silence Big BenChinadaily USA
Japan Today
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Four-year facelift silences Big Ben - Winnipeg Free Press

Posted: 19 Aug 2017 02:04 AM PDT


Winnipeg Free Press

Four-year facelift silences Big Ben
Winnipeg Free Press
Cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the 12-tonne hour bell was the largest of its day, its first performance celebrated by parliament in 1859. In all these years, Big Ben bonged through good times and bad, including the Blitz, Germany's eight-month ...

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Brexit-backing MPs chime in on Big Ben's bong - Clacton and Frinton Gazette

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 11:19 PM PDT


Clacton and Frinton Gazette

Brexit-backing MPs chime in on Big Ben's bong
Clacton and Frinton Gazette
Big Ben should bong Britain out of the European Union on the day of Brexit, Leave-backing Tory MPs have said. Earlier this week, Parliament said it would review plans to silence the Great Bell for four years for maintenance work to be carried out ...
UK Parliament Under Fire for Plans to Silence London's Big BenNewsBeat Social

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Latest news and events from your neighbourhood - Gazette & Herald - Gazette & Herald

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 10:11 PM PDT


Gazette & Herald

Latest news and events from your neighbourhood - Gazette & Herald
Gazette & Herald
HERE'S is all your latest Vale and Dale news. Find out what is happening in your neighbourhood, check out when your parish council meets or…

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Forget Brexit, people. We've got to get Big Ben sorted - The Guardian

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 10:00 PM PDT


The Guardian

Forget Brexit, people. We've got to get Big Ben sorted
The Guardian
Yup, it's the big bell. News that Big Ben may be silenced for a few years during renovation works on the Houses of Parliament shocked Westminster this week, causing a welter of politicians to ignore the clock that IS ticking in favour of wetting their ...
The Big Ben row isn't merely about a bellgulfnews.com
Big Ben to be Silenced – But the Iconic Bell Will Chime Again!Ancient Origins
London's Big Ben to go silent for four years, historic Ayrton Light to be switched off temporarilyThe Indian Express
Lonely Planet Travel News -Gizmodo UK
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"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new ... - Bridport and Lyme Regis News

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 09:08 PM PDT


Bridport and Lyme Regis News

"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new ...
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
The arts is set to improve the quality of life for people with dementia in Dorset - thanks in part to a Bridport artist whose work hit the national…

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"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new things”: How a unique art project could help ... - Bridport and Lyme Regis News

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 09:08 PM PDT


Bridport and Lyme Regis News

"It's about improving quality of life by having fun and trying new things”: How a unique art project could help ...
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
The arts is set to improve the quality of life for people with dementia in Dorset - thanks in part to a Bridport artist whose work hit the national headlines in 2009. Cleo Evans ruffled a few church feathers when she came up with the idea of bell ...

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A church of many firsts - Albany Times Union

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 05:05 PM PDT


A church of many firsts
Albany Times Union
The story of the First Church in Albany is woven into the story of Albany and responsible for many "firsts." The Dutch believed women ... The city paid the congregation to ring the bell in times of fire as well as at four times during the day ...

2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower - Positively Naperville

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


Positively Naperville

2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower
Positively Naperville
Above / The Moser Tower with the 72-bell Millennium Carillon is located along the Riverwalk, 443 Aurora Ave. across from Naperville Central High School, in downtown Naperville, Illinois. ... The big “Joe Naper” bell and 71 additional commemorative ...

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2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower ... - Positively Naperville

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


Positively Naperville

2017 Schedule for Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower ...
Positively Naperville
Above / The Moser Tower with the 72-bell Millennium Carillon is located along the Riverwalk, 443 Aurora Ave. across from Naperville Central High School, ...

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Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution - miPRO

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 08:17 AM PDT


miPRO

Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution
miPRO
Martin Audio has offered a solution for those sad to hear Big Ben's bell end on August 21st. On Monday, the mighty bell will stop ringing for the first time in 157 years. And there will be no bongs for almost four years. It will be carnage. Londoners ...

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West Barnstable's 1717 Meetinghouse marks 300th anniversary - Barnstable Patriot

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 07:28 AM PDT


Barnstable Patriot

West Barnstable's 1717 Meetinghouse marks 300th anniversary
Barnstable Patriot
The original East Parish meetinghouse was replaced with a new building in the 1830s, which burned in January 1905, to be replaced with the present structure standing atop the hill there. Yet, the original ... there today. In the early 19th century, a ...

Dialed-in and ticking away - Ricentral.com

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 06:59 AM PDT


Ricentral.com

Dialed-in and ticking away
Ricentral.com
Nunes was tasked 10 years ago with restoring the clock's mechanics, and the old Meneely bell has been chiming brilliantly since. It's been a popular year for clock tower restorations in South Kingstown—earlier this year, Nunes assisted in the ...

Banbury church steps in to replace Big Ben's bongs - The Oxford Times

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:10 AM PDT


The Oxford Times

Banbury church steps in to replace Big Ben's bongs
The Oxford Times
PIC BY JON LEWIS.DATE: 22.10.2014.LOCATION: Banbury.CATCHLINE: English Heritage.PRIORITY: Lead.FOR: AB.English Heritage have included St. Mary's Church, Horsefair, on their register as a grade 1 place of worship..GV general views both interior ...

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Bardwell church tower to open to the public on Sunday - Bury Free Press

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


Bury Free Press

Bardwell church tower to open to the public on Sunday
Bury Free Press
The tower also houses a medieval wooden bell frame, which was superseded by a steel frame installed in 2009 with eight bells, some dating from the 18th century. There is also a chiming cage clock dating from 1659. The tower is open 2-5pm, with ...

Martin Audio proposes MLA replacement for Big Ben's bongs ... - Installation International

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


Installation International

Martin Audio proposes MLA replacement for Big Ben's bongs ...
Installation International
Martin Audio has waded into the controversy surrounding Big Ben's 'bongs', which are currently planned to be silent for as long as four years, while essential ...

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Soul'd Out Quartet to perform in area - Ashland Times Gazette (subscription)

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 01:03 AM PDT


Soul'd Out Quartet to perform in area
Ashland Times Gazette (subscription)
27, 2017 at 6 p.m., Soul'D Out Quartet from Georgetown, Ohio, will appear live in concert at First Lutheran Church in Shelby. This will be Soul'd Out Quartet's second appearance at the church. Led by Mat Rankin, the Soul'd Out Quartet is not only a ...

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CHURCH NEWS - The Tand D.com

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 09:03 PM PDT


CHURCH NEWS
The Tand D.com
Prayer line (803-937-5901): 7-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. 803-378-7324. Orangeburg Lutheran Church, 610 Ellis Ave., invites interested singers or bell ringers to join its Chancel and Bell Choirs. Rehearsals Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bell ...

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St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs - Hereford Times

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 06:38 PM PDT


Hereford Times

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs
Hereford Times
The church's tower is 13th century, with arch and bell openings dating back to approximately 1300. The tower ground floor has reused ... (including six 16th century medallions). Outside of worship, the church is used for choir concerts, bell ringing ...

It's nonsense to silence Big Ben, says clockmaker who tended it for decades - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:40 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

It's nonsense to silence Big Ben, says clockmaker who tended it for decades
Telegraph.co.uk
The clockmaker who maintained Big Ben's clock for decades has branded as “nonsense” the decision to silence the Great Bell for four years. Melvyn Lee, who knows the clock mechanism better than anyone, has told The Daily Telegraph that there were no ...
Four-year facelift silences Big BenWinnipeg Free Press

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Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under Review - The Chosun Ilbo

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:18 PM PDT


The Chosun Ilbo

Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under Review
The Chosun Ilbo
British Parliament officials said Wednesday they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after senior politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. When the repairs were announced last year, officials said the ...
David Davis slams decision to silence Big Ben's bogsGears Of Biz

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Letters: MPs were deceived to think that Big Ben must stop striking the hours - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

Letters: MPs were deceived to think that Big Ben must stop striking the hours
Telegraph.co.uk
But in fact there are two ways to have the clock strike the hour without the quarter chimes. There is a mechanical cam, installed by the now defunct Whitechapel Foundry, to toll the bell on the death of the monarch, and there is a separate lever made ...

Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell ... - Chicago Daily Herald

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 02:38 PM PDT


Chicago Daily Herald

Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell ...
Chicago Daily Herald
One assessment found structural troubles with Naperville's 17-year-old bell tower, but engineers say more testing is needed to figure out how much it will cost to ...

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Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia - New Zealand Herald

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 02:02 PM PDT


Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia
New Zealand Herald
The hotel is walking distance to many of Perth's central highlights — the brand new harbourside recreation and dining area, Elizabeth Quay, the Supreme Court Gardens, the Bell Tower, the State Buildings, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and ...

16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - Tribune-Review

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 05:25 AM PDT


16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Tribune-Review
Ever heard of carillon music? You'd certainly know if you had. And the Ren Fest brings the musical style in the form of Cast in Bronze. It's like nothing else: 35 cast-iron bells played from a keyboard using the fists and feet. The best part? It's ...

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down - Christian Science Monitor

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 03:01 AM PDT


Christian Science Monitor

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down
Christian Science Monitor
Peal, as a noun meaning the ringing of a bell, especially as a summons, or call, to a church service, goes all the way back to the middle of the 14th century. The sense of “continuous ringing of bells,” as after a wedding, came later. Peal is ...

What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 12:21 AM PDT


Spectator.co.uk (blog)

What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Before Theresa May waded into the debate surrounding Donald Trump's words, she also spoke out against the silencing of Big Ben for four years. 'It can't be right', said the PM. She wasn't alone in voicing her opinion on the issue: 'Other ministers have ...

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St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches ... - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:09 PM PDT


Ledbury Reporter

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches ...
Ledbury Reporter
AN HISTORIC church which hosts a 13th century tower has received a cash boost to fund urgent repairs.

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Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:02 PM PDT


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If you would like to escape the here and now, you can venture back to the 1600s with a quick trip on the PA Turnpike. The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday on grounds near New Stanton where it will re-create Renaissance life with music, ...

Big Ben vaikib kuni aastani 2021 - Postimees

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:04 PM PDT


Postimees

Big Ben vaikib kuni aastani 2021
Postimees
Work needed in tower to fix cracks in masonry and corrosion to bell frame. Lift will be installed in ventilation shaft to to improve access. Elizabeth Tower: Designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. Height: 96m. Renamed in 2012 for Queen's Diamond ...

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review - Daily Mail

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:21 AM PDT


Daily Mail

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review
Daily Mail
Chinese tourists walk past the Palace of Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth Tower in London, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Big Ben will fall silent next week in London as a major restoration project gets underway. The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped ...
As Big Ben set to fall silent for 4 years of repairs, Parliament considers shorter time frameChicago Tribune

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13 things you didn't know about Big Ben - British GQ

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 08:58 AM PDT


British GQ

13 things you didn't know about Big Ben
British GQ
The first hour bell was cast in Stockton-on-Tees and relayed to its new home in Parliament Square by boat and horse-drawn carriage. However, cracks developed during initial tests and a new bell was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Periodic repairs ...
Theresa May wades into row about Big Ben as one of her first acts after coming back from holidayMirror.co.uk

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Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell - fox6now.com

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 07:54 AM PDT


fox6now.com

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell
fox6now.com
Tourists are pictured on Westminster Bridge beneath one of the four faces of the Great Clock of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2017. Britain's much-loved Big Ben will ...
MPs criticise 'entirely bonkers' decision to silence Big Ben for four yearsThe Independent
Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?The Guardian
Big Ben Backlash: Plan to Silence Beloved Bell Under ReviewU.S. News & World Report
Financial Times -BBC News
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Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories - artnet News

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 06:05 AM PDT


artnet News

Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories
artnet News
Big Ben to Fall Silent During Renovation – The iconic Westminster bell will go quiet for four years while the clock undergoes restoration—the longest period of silence since it first chimed in 1859. Big Ben will sound its aubade on August 21, although ...

In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to ... - The Daily World

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:32 AM PDT


In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to ...
The Daily World
Sixty Grays Harbor residents who have completed more than 500 hours duty with the volunteer aircraft warning service will receive silver wing insignia from the ...

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VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - HeraldLIVE - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - HeraldLIVE
Herald live
Complete with breathtaking views, an art gallery and state-of-the-art bells, Port Elizabeth's iconic Campanile memorial was officially relaunched and opened to ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new sound - eNCAeNCA

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VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage
Herald live
Installed under the actual 25-bell carillon are ghost bells that light up during chiming or when visitors press keys on an interactive silver console keyboard. Originally only housing 23 bells, two additional bells were installed with new inscriptions ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new soundeNCA

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Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift - Daily Commercial News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:33 PM PDT


Daily Commercial News

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift
Daily Commercial News
And so the parish budgeted $3.5 million for repairs to the cathedral's copper roof, roof substrata and damaged stone and for thorough cleaning of all stone exteriors on the cathedral and the adjacent rector's and bishop's residences. ... "I am sure ...

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs - Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 03:47 PM PDT


Harwich and Manningtree Standard

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
MPs have asked for a review into the silencing of Big Ben's bongs following a backlash over the chimes being stopped for four years. Officials are being asked to look at the cost and practical implications of ringing the Great Bell more often than the ...
Commons to review 4-year Big Ben silence after criticismIndia Today

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Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben? - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:30 AM PDT


The Guardian

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?
The Guardian
The news that Big Ben, the bell that chimes from within Elizabeth Tower by the Houses of Parliament, will soon be silenced has been viewed in some quarters as positively apocalyptic. “Symbols matter at times like these – Big Ben should keep chiming,” ...

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Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project - Smithsonian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:23 AM PDT


Smithsonian

Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project
Smithsonian
Since it first rang out in 1859, Big Ben has become one of London's most iconic landmarks, faithfully marking every hour and quarter hour with resounding bongs and tinkling chimes. But a four-year conservation project will soon cause the historic clock ...

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Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details - Londonist

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 02:24 AM PDT


Londonist

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details
Londonist
One in which Westminster Bridge runs parallel to the Houses of Parliament. It's at this stage in ... The Queen announces that the bus is passing the clock tower called Big Ben. Know-it-all ... "Actually, Big Ben is the bell, not the tower," he smarms ...

10 things to do in Bordeaux - The Independent

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:40 AM PDT


The Independent

10 things to do in Bordeaux
The Independent
Sitting on the Garonne River in south west France, Bordeaux's elegance has drawn crowds for centuries. The centre of the famous wine-producing region is full of breath-taking gothic architecture, incredible food and quirky corners.

New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home - Network Norwich

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:36 PM PDT


New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home
Network Norwich
The new leader of the Yarmouth Team Ministry was born 45 years ago at the Northgate Hospital Maternity Unit close to St Paul's Church, Newtown, where his late father the Rev Leslie Ward began his ministry in the mid-1960s before becoming Rector of ...

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower - Metro

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


BT.com

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower
Metro
The bell is believed to have been named 'Big Ben' after Benjamin Hall who was the First Commissioner of Works when the tower was constructed between 1825 and 1859. ... Inside the belfry the clock is inspected with the clock's chimes turned off. The ...
Big Ben X-rayed for cracks, Elizabeth Tower's glass clock face replaced and a new paint job: The £29million facelift ...Daily Mail
Elizabeth Tower renovation: The facts behind Britain's famous clock faceBT.com
London to lose Big Ben's iconic bongs for yearsCBS News
Yahoo News UK -South China Morning Post -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years - Washington Post

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:47 AM PDT


Washington Post

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
Washington Post
Some folks wonder why the bells can't keep ringing during the repairs. Or why an ersatz recording couldn't bang on. The answer is that a recording would be a feeble thing. More to the point, the clock tower will be crawling with artisans repairing a ...
London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four YearsVOA Learning English
Big Ben X-rayed for cracks, Elizabeth Tower's glass clock face replaced and a new paint job: The £29million facelift ...Daily Mail
Big Ben in London is going silent for 4 years of repairs — so no more bongsUSA TODAY
South China Morning Post -BBC News -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein - Greenwich Sentinel

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:38 AM PDT


RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein
Greenwich Sentinel
Ubogy will also tell us all about an unusual percussion musical instrument, called the chimes, a relative of a carillon. A carillon is a set of large tuned bells in a tower played using a keyboard, and chimes are a diminutive version. He discovered the ...

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Ron Bell selected as one of the Iowa State Fair's Iowans of the Day - Blair Enterprise Publishing

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 11:46 AM PDT


Blair Enterprise Publishing

Ron Bell selected as one of the Iowa State Fair's Iowans of the Day
Blair Enterprise Publishing
The town of Mondamin flourishes due to the contributions Bell has made in the past several years. He has played an integral role in bringing his community together, from spearheading the annual Mondamin Christmas Party and the Mondamin Heritage Days ...

West Barnstable's 1717 Meetinghouse marks 300th anniversary - Barnstable Patriot

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 07:28 AM PDT


Barnstable Patriot

West Barnstable's 1717 Meetinghouse marks 300th anniversary
Barnstable Patriot
Incorporated in 1639 under the spiritual guidance of Reverend John Lothrop, Barnstable some three-quarters of a century later saw its Congregational church split along east-west lines. An East ... The original East Parish meetinghouse was replaced with ...

Dialed-in and ticking away - Ricentral.com

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 06:59 AM PDT


Ricentral.com

Dialed-in and ticking away
Ricentral.com
Nunes was tasked 10 years ago with restoring the clock's mechanics, and the old Meneely bell has been chiming brilliantly since. It's been a popular year for clock tower restorations in South Kingstown—earlier this year, Nunes assisted in the ...

Banbury church steps in to replace Big Ben's bongs - The Oxford Times

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:09 AM PDT


Banbury church steps in to replace Big Ben's bongs
The Oxford Times
PIC BY JON LEWIS.DATE: 22.10.2014.LOCATION: Banbury.CATCHLINE: English Heritage.PRIORITY: Lead.FOR: AB.English Heritage have included St. Mary's Church, Horsefair, on their register as a grade 1 place of worship..GV general views both interior ...

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Weekend picks: Enjoy 'Rings' scores with CSO at Ravinia - Chicago Daily Herald

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:06 AM PDT


Chicago Daily Herald

Weekend picks: Enjoy 'Rings' scores with CSO at Ravinia
Chicago Daily Herald
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Academy Award-winner Howard Shore's film scores to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy live this weekend at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. ... 18; "The Two Towers" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug ...

Bardwell church tower to open to the public on Sunday - Bury Free Press

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


Bury Free Press

Bardwell church tower to open to the public on Sunday
Bury Free Press
The bi-annual open event at the 15th century church gives members of the public the chance to see the tower – which is unusual because it has a tower with a spirette, rising to 100 feet above ground level – close-up. The views from the parapet – which ...

Martin Audio proposes MLA replacement for Big Ben's bongs - Installation International

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


Installation International

Martin Audio proposes MLA replacement for Big Ben's bongs
Installation International
Big Ben, otherwise known as The Great Bell in the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster in London, has sounded on the hour for 157 years; however, the bongs will sound for the final time at midday on Monday 21 August before being disconnected to ...

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Meet the 36-year-old behind the signature sound of Dilworth - Charlotte Agenda

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 02:40 AM PDT


Charlotte Agenda

Meet the 36-year-old behind the signature sound of Dilworth
Charlotte Agenda
The carillon bells weigh more than nine tons, the largest bell weighing 3,300 pounds and the smallest weighing 22 pounds. The Sunday I went with him, Ben attended the early service, then climbed to the bell tower and played for about 15 minutes prior ...

Soul'd Out Quartet to perform in area - Ashland Times Gazette (subscription)

Posted: 18 Aug 2017 01:03 AM PDT


Soul'd Out Quartet to perform in area
Ashland Times Gazette (subscription)
27, 2017 at 6 p.m., Soul'D Out Quartet from Georgetown, Ohio, will appear live in concert at First Lutheran Church in Shelby. This will be Soul'd Out Quartet's second appearance at the church. Led by Mat Rankin, the Soul'd Out Quartet is not only a ...

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CHURCH NEWS - The Tand D.com

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 09:03 PM PDT


CHURCH NEWS
The Tand D.com
Prayer line (803-937-5901): 7-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. 803-378-7324. Orangeburg Lutheran Church, 610 Ellis Ave., invites interested singers or bell ringers to join its Chancel and Bell Choirs. Rehearsals Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bell ...

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St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs - Hereford Times

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 06:38 PM PDT


Hereford Times

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs
Hereford Times
St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, is currently on the Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register due to the urgent repairs needed to the tower roof and stonework. The church which it is thought may date back to Norman times has received a £12,000 ...

It's nonsense to silence Big Ben, says clockmaker who tended it for decades - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:40 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

It's nonsense to silence Big Ben, says clockmaker who tended it for decades
Telegraph.co.uk
The clockmaker who maintained Big Ben's clock for decades has branded as “nonsense” the decision to silence the Great Bell for four years. Melvyn Lee, who knows the clock mechanism better than anyone, has told The Daily Telegraph that there were no ...

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Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under Review - The Chosun Ilbo

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:18 PM PDT


The Chosun Ilbo

Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under Review
The Chosun Ilbo
British Parliament officials said Wednesday they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after senior politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. When the repairs were announced last year, officials said the ...

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Letters: MPs were deceived to think that Big Ben must stop striking the hours - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

Letters: MPs were deceived to think that Big Ben must stop striking the hours
Telegraph.co.uk
But in fact there are two ways to have the clock strike the hour without the quarter chimes. There is a mechanical cam, installed by the now defunct Whitechapel Foundry, to toll the bell on the death of the monarch, and there is a separate lever made ...

Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell ... - Chicago Daily Herald

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 02:38 PM PDT


Chicago Daily Herald

Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell ...
Chicago Daily Herald
One assessment found structural troubles with Naperville's 17-year-old bell tower, but engineers say more testing is needed to figure out how much it will cost to ...

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Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia - New Zealand Herald

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 02:02 PM PDT


Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia
New Zealand Herald
The hotel is walking distance to many of Perth's central highlights — the brand new harbourside recreation and dining area, Elizabeth Quay, the Supreme Court Gardens, the Bell Tower, the State Buildings, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and ...

16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - Tribune-Review

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 05:25 AM PDT


16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Tribune-Review
Ever heard of carillon music? You'd certainly know if you had. And the Ren Fest brings the musical style in the form of Cast in Bronze. It's like nothing else: 35 cast-iron bells played from a keyboard using the fists and feet. The best part? It's ...

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down - Christian Science Monitor

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 03:01 AM PDT


Christian Science Monitor

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down
Christian Science Monitor
Peal, as a noun meaning the ringing of a bell, especially as a summons, or call, to a church service, goes all the way back to the middle of the 14th century. The sense of “continuous ringing of bells,” as after a wedding, came later. Peal is ...

The Big Ben row isn't about a bell, it's about Britain's insecurity - The Guardian

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 01:21 AM PDT


The Guardian

The Big Ben row isn't about a bell, it's about Britain's insecurity
The Guardian
It is the silencing of Big Ben, the hour bell that Denison designed to ring out across London, that has fired up talk of Hitler and health and safety (as in, Hitler couldn't silence Big Ben, but health and safety can, in case you can't see how the two ...
Big Ben to be Silenced – But the Iconic Bell Will Chime Again!Ancient Origins
Hear the final chimes of Big Ben in London this week before it falls silent for four yearsLonely Planet Travel News
Plan to Silence Big Ben's Beloved Bell Under ReviewThe Chosun Ilbo
ARY NEWS -China Post -Jamaica Observer
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What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 12:21 AM PDT


Spectator.co.uk (blog)

What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Before Theresa May waded into the debate surrounding Donald Trump's words, she also spoke out against the silencing of Big Ben for four years. 'It can't be right', said the PM. She wasn't alone in voicing her opinion on the issue: 'Other ministers have ...

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Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dong - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 11:13 PM PDT


Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dong
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, one of Britain's most cherished tourist attractions, is due for conservation work and the clock's bells are set to stop ringing for four years. It is feared that prolonged exposure to the 118-decibel bongs from the 13.7 ...
Theresa May wades into Big Ben being silenced for 4 yearsDeathRattleSports.com

all 47 news articles »

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:09 PM PDT


Ledbury Reporter

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs
Ledbury Reporter
St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, is currently on the Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register due to the urgent repairs needed to the tower roof and stonework. The church which it is thought may date back to Norman times has received a £12,000 ...

and more »

Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:02 PM PDT


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If you would like to escape the here and now, you can venture back to the 1600s with a quick trip on the PA Turnpike. The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday on grounds near New Stanton where it will re-create Renaissance life with music, ...

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dong - Japan Today

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 03:40 PM PDT


Japan Today

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dong
Japan Today
Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, one of Britain's most cherished tourist attractions, is due for conservation work and the clock's bells are set to stop ringing for four years. It is feared that prolonged exposure to the 118-decibel bongs from the 13.7 ...
Theresa May wades into Big Ben being silenced for 4 yearsDeathRattleSports.com

all 47 news articles »

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review - Daily Mail

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:21 AM PDT


Daily Mail

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review
Daily Mail
Chinese tourists walk past the Palace of Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth Tower in London, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Big Ben will fall silent next week in London as a major restoration project gets underway. The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped ...
As Big Ben set to fall silent for 4 years of repairs, Parliament considers shorter time frameChicago Tribune

all 212 news articles »

13 things you didn't know about Big Ben - British GQ

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 08:58 AM PDT


British GQ

13 things you didn't know about Big Ben
British GQ
The first hour bell was cast in Stockton-on-Tees and relayed to its new home in Parliament Square by boat and horse-drawn carriage. However, cracks developed during initial tests and a new bell was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Periodic repairs ...
Theresa May wades into row about Big Ben as one of her first acts after coming back from holidayMirror.co.uk

all 212 news articles »

MPs “concerns” prompt review of Big Ben silencing - Building.co.uk

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 08:12 AM PDT


Building.co.uk

MPs “concerns” prompt review of Big Ben silencing
Building.co.uk
A new statement from the Commons said: “When Parliament returns, in light of concerns expressed by a number of MPs, the House of Commons Commission will consider the length of time that the bells will fall silent. Of course, any ... It added that the ...

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell - fox6now.com

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 07:54 AM PDT


fox6now.com

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell
fox6now.com
Tourists are pictured on Westminster Bridge beneath one of the four faces of the Great Clock of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2017. Britain's much-loved Big Ben will ...
MPs criticise 'entirely bonkers' decision to silence Big Ben for four yearsThe Independent
Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?The Guardian
Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under reviewDaily Mail
Financial Times -BBC News
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Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories - artnet News

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 06:05 AM PDT


artnet News

Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories
artnet News
Big Ben to Fall Silent During Renovation – The iconic Westminster bell will go quiet for four years while the clock undergoes restoration—the longest period of silence since it first chimed in 1859. Big Ben will sound its aubade on August 21, although ...

In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church - The Daily World

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:32 AM PDT


In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church
The Daily World
In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church. Wed Aug 16th, 2017 1:30am; Life ... That's because it will indeed be their old school bell ringing, the one that signaled the beginning of the day and the end of recess at the ...

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Why we all need to take a closer look at Bolton's history - The Bolton News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 10:10 PM PDT


The Bolton News

Why we all need to take a closer look at Bolton's history
The Bolton News
... a fresh look at Smithills Hall, St James the Great Church in Daisy Hill and the chance to go into the bell tower at Trinity Church in Horwich. Just go to https://www.heritageopen-days.org.uk/news-desk/news/heritage-open-days-2017-launches-in-style ...

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage
Herald live
Installed under the actual 25-bell carillon are ghost bells that light up during chiming or when visitors press keys on an interactive silver console keyboard. Originally only housing 23 bells, two additional bells were installed with new inscriptions ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new soundeNCA

all 2 news articles »

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - HeraldLIVE - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - HeraldLIVE
Herald live
Complete with breathtaking views, an art gallery and state-of-the-art bells, Port Elizabeth's iconic Campanile memorial was officially relaunched and opened to ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new sound - eNCAeNCA

all 2 news articles »

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift - Daily Commercial News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:33 PM PDT


Daily Commercial News

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift
Daily Commercial News
And so the parish budgeted $3.5 million for repairs to the cathedral's copper roof, roof substrata and damaged stone and for thorough cleaning of all stone exteriors on the cathedral and the adjacent rector's and bishop's residences. ... "I am sure ...

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs - Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 03:47 PM PDT


Harwich and Manningtree Standard

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
MPs have asked for a review into the silencing of Big Ben's bongs following a backlash over the chimes being stopped for four years. Officials are being asked to look at the cost and practical implications of ringing the Great Bell more often than the ...
Commons to review 4-year Big Ben silence after criticismIndia Today

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Interaktiivne graafik: Big Ben pannakse seisma - Postimees

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:43 AM PDT


Postimees

Interaktiivne graafik: Big Ben pannakse seisma
Postimees
Work needed in tower to fix cracks in masonry and corrosion to bell frame. Lift will be installed in ventilation shaft to to improve access. Elizabeth Tower: Designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. Height: 96m. Renamed in 2012 for Queen's Diamond ...

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben? - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:30 AM PDT


The Guardian

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?
The Guardian
The hammers that strike the 13.7-tonne bell will be locked while the tower and its clock undergo maintenance and refurbishment, to protect the people working on it. “Where the Nazis failed, health and safety has triumphed,” harrumphed ... “The bigger ...

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Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project - Smithsonian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:23 AM PDT


Smithsonian

Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project
Smithsonian
Since it first rang out in 1859, Big Ben has become one of London's most iconic landmarks, faithfully marking every hour and quarter hour with resounding bongs and tinkling chimes. But a four-year conservation project will soon cause the historic clock ...

and more »

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details - Londonist

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 02:24 AM PDT


Londonist

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details
Londonist
One in which Westminster Bridge runs parallel to the Houses of Parliament. It's at this stage in ... The Queen announces that the bus is passing the clock tower called Big Ben. Know-it-all ... "Actually, Big Ben is the bell, not the tower," he smarms ...

10 things to do in Bordeaux - The Independent

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:40 AM PDT


The Independent

10 things to do in Bordeaux
The Independent
Sitting on the Garonne River in south west France, Bordeaux's elegance has drawn crowds for centuries. The centre of the famous wine-producing region is full of breath-taking gothic architecture, incredible food and quirky corners.

New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home - Network Norwich

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:36 PM PDT


New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home
Network Norwich
The new leader of the Yarmouth Team Ministry was born 45 years ago at the Northgate Hospital Maternity Unit close to St Paul's Church, Newtown, where his late father the Rev Leslie Ward began his ministry in the mid-1960s before becoming Rector of ...

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower - Metro

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


East Lothian Courier

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower
Metro
The bell is believed to have been named 'Big Ben' after Benjamin Hall who was the First Commissioner of Works when the tower was constructed between 1825 and 1859. ... Inside the belfry the clock is inspected with the clock's chimes turned off. The ...
No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairsDaily Mail
Elizabeth Tower renovation: The facts behind Britain's famous clock faceEast Lothian Courier
London to lose Big Ben's iconic bongs for yearsCBS News
South China Morning Post -USA TODAY -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years - Washington Post

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:47 AM PDT


Washington Post

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
Washington Post
Some folks wonder why the bells can't keep ringing during the repairs. Or why an ersatz recording couldn't bang on. The answer is that a recording would be a feeble thing. More to the point, the clock tower will be crawling with artisans repairing a ...
London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four YearsVOA Learning English
By David Wilkes for the Daily MailDaily Mail
Big Ben in London is going silent for 4 years of repairs — so no more bongsUSA TODAY
South China Morning Post -BBC News -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
all 134 news articles »

RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein - Greenwich Sentinel

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:38 AM PDT


RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein
Greenwich Sentinel
Ubogy will also tell us all about an unusual percussion musical instrument, called the chimes, a relative of a carillon. A carillon is a set of large tuned bells in a tower played using a keyboard, and chimes are a diminutive version. He discovered the ...

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair - Radio Iowa

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:53 AM PDT


Radio Iowa

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair
Radio Iowa
As the clapper struck the bronze, the peal Orr produced was the loudest of the day. Orr told Radio Iowa it was an honor to represent all veterans from all services. “When you ring that thing, you ring it with a sense of purpose and heart knowing that ...

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works - Verdict

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


Verdict

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works
Verdict
But for the next four years, Londoners will be deprived of the iconic sound of Big Ben's chimes as the bell is silenced for restoration work. The Elizabeth Tower which houses the Great Bell, ... The clock will also be disconnected from the bells, so ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

all 134 news articles »

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years? - talkRADIO (press release)

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


talkRADIO (press release)

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years?
talkRADIO (press release)
London is going to sound a little different for the next few years and oddly it's actually going to be quieter than usual. Next week the chimes of Big Ben will be heard no more as maintenance work begins. They are next expected to be heard on a regular ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

all 134 news articles »

Parliament to bid farewell to Big Ben's bongs for four years next Monday - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:06 AM PDT


Parliament to bid farewell to Big Ben's bongs for four years next Monday
Telegraph.co.uk
MPs have questioned why Big Ben housed in the Elizabeth Tower needs to remain silent for so long - and why it can't ring out in the evenings and early mornings when building work has ceased for the day. James Gray, a Conservative MP who ... It is ...

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage - The Engineer

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


The Engineer

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage
The Engineer
Cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1858, Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and is one of the largest bells in the UK. The current Big Ben is actually the second Bell manufactured for the tower. An earlier bell, cast in 1856, was irreparably damaged ...
Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soaredMirror.co.uk
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday - LADbible

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


LADbible

Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday
LADbible
At the moment, workers are kitted out with ear defenders and are only exposed to the bell's ringing for short periods of time. It's been 10 years since the clock last fell silent, and before that for two years between 1983 and 1985. Steve Jaggs, Keeper ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - Tribune-Review

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 05:25 AM PDT


16 reasons to get to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Tribune-Review
Ever heard of carillon music? You'd certainly know if you had. And the Ren Fest brings the musical style in the form of Cast in Bronze. It's like nothing else: 35 cast-iron bells played from a keyboard using the fists and feet. The best part? It's ...

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down - Christian Science Monitor

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 03:01 AM PDT


Christian Science Monitor

Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down
Christian Science Monitor
Peal, as a noun meaning the ringing of a bell, especially as a summons, or call, to a church service, goes all the way back to the middle of the 14th century. The sense of “continuous ringing of bells,” as after a wedding, came later. Peal is ...

The Big Ben row isn't about a bell, it's about Britain's insecurity - The Guardian

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 01:21 AM PDT


The Guardian

The Big Ben row isn't about a bell, it's about Britain's insecurity
The Guardian
It is the silencing of Big Ben, the hour bell that Denison designed to ring out across London, that has fired up talk of Hitler and health and safety (as in, Hitler couldn't silence Big Ben, but health and safety can, in case you can't see how the two ...
Big Ben to be Silenced – But the Iconic Bell Will Chime Again!Ancient Origins
Parliament to 'consider' silencing of Big Ben after complaintsChina Post
Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dongJapan Today
ARY NEWS
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What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism | Coffee House - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 12:21 AM PDT


Spectator.co.uk (blog)

What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism | Coffee House
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
What the papers say: Ignore the Brexit cynicism on Coffee House | 'Here we go again', says the Sun, which criticises the 'chorus of doom-mongers' who pop ...

and more »

From late New Years' bongs to cells for MPs: History of the Big Ben - Express.co.uk

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 11:26 PM PDT


Express.co.uk

From late New Years' bongs to cells for MPs: History of the Big Ben
Express.co.uk
During testing in October 1857 it cracked and had to be recast by George Mears at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London in April 1858. ○ This one developed a crack a year later as well. After this, Big Ben was silent for four years, the same length ...

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St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:09 PM PDT


Ledbury Reporter

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches Trust Repair Grant for urgent repairs
Ledbury Reporter
St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, is currently on the Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register due to the urgent repairs needed to the tower roof and stonework. The church which it is thought may date back to Norman times has received a £12,000 ...

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St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches ... - Hereford Times

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:04 PM PDT


Hereford Times

St Mary's church, in Staunton-on-Wye, receives National Churches ...
Hereford Times
AN HISTORIC church which hosts a 13th century tower has received a cash boost to fund urgent repairs.

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Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:02 PM PDT


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Renaissance Festival takes visitors back 400 years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If you would like to escape the here and now, you can venture back to the 1600s with a quick trip on the PA Turnpike. The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday on grounds near New Stanton where it will re-create Renaissance life with music, ...

Jeremy Corbyn says Big Ben's bongs should be replaced by church bell recordings during restoration works - The Sun

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:55 PM PDT


The Sun

Jeremy Corbyn says Big Ben's bongs should be replaced by church bell recordings during restoration works
The Sun
JEREMY Corbyn yesterday revealed a bizarre alternative to Big Ben's bongs – getting churches across the nation to chime instead. In an interview with LBC, ... He added: “I hope Big Ben comes back but obviously, people working right alongside that ...
Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?The Guardian

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Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review - Daily Mail

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 09:21 AM PDT


Daily Mail

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review
Daily Mail
Chinese tourists walk past the Palace of Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth Tower in London, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Big Ben will fall silent next week in London as a major restoration project gets underway. The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped ...
London to lose Big Ben's ringing bell for yearsWYMT News (press release)
As Big Ben set to fall silent for 4 years of repairs, Parliament considers shorter time frameChicago Tribune
No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairsNew Jersey Herald

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13 things you didn't know about Big Ben - British GQ

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 08:58 AM PDT


British GQ

13 things you didn't know about Big Ben
British GQ
The first hour bell was cast in Stockton-on-Tees and relayed to its new home in Parliament Square by boat and horse-drawn carriage. However, cracks developed during initial tests and a new bell was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Periodic repairs ...
London's Big Ben to go silent for four yearsThe Northern Daily Leader
Theresa May wades into row about Big Ben as one of her first acts after coming back from holidayMirror.co.uk

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MPs “concerns” prompt review of Big Ben silencing - Building.co.uk

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 08:12 AM PDT


Building.co.uk

MPs “concerns” prompt review of Big Ben silencing
Building.co.uk
A new statement from the Commons said: “When Parliament returns, in light of concerns expressed by a number of MPs, the House of Commons Commission will consider the length of time that the bells will fall silent. Of course, any ... It added that the ...

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell - fox6now.com

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 07:54 AM PDT


fox6now.com

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell
fox6now.com
Tourists are pictured on Westminster Bridge beneath one of the four faces of the Great Clock of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2017. Britain's much-loved Big Ben will ...
MPs criticise 'entirely bonkers' decision to silence Big Ben for four yearsThe Independent
Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?The Guardian
Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under reviewDaily Mail
Financial Times -BBC News
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Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories - artnet News

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 06:05 AM PDT


artnet News

Art Industry News: Confederate Statues Removed Overnight in Baltimore + More Must-Read Stories
artnet News
Big Ben to Fall Silent During Renovation – The iconic Westminster bell will go quiet for four years while the clock undergoes restoration—the longest period of silence since it first chimed in 1859. Big Ben will sound its aubade on August 21, although ...

In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church - The Daily World

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 02:32 AM PDT


In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church
The Daily World
In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church. Wed Aug 16th, 2017 1:30am; Life ... That's because it will indeed be their old school bell ringing, the one that signaled the beginning of the day and the end of recess at the ...

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VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage
Herald live
Installed under the actual 25-bell carillon are ghost bells that light up during chiming or when visitors press keys on an interactive silver console keyboard. Originally only housing 23 bells, two additional bells were installed with new inscriptions ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new soundeNCA

all 2 news articles »

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift - Daily Commercial News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:33 PM PDT


Daily Commercial News

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift
Daily Commercial News
And so the parish budgeted $3.5 million for repairs to the cathedral's copper roof, roof substrata and damaged stone and for thorough cleaning of all stone exteriors on the cathedral and the adjacent rector's and bishop's residences. ... "I am sure ...

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs - Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 03:47 PM PDT


Harwich and Manningtree Standard

MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongs
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
MPs have asked for a review into the silencing of Big Ben's bongs following a backlash over the chimes being stopped for four years. Officials are being asked to look at the cost and practical implications of ringing the Great Bell more often than the ...
Commons to review 4-year Big Ben silence after criticismIndia Today

all 212 news articles »

Interaktiivne graafik: Big Ben pannakse seisma - Postimees

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:43 AM PDT


Postimees

Interaktiivne graafik: Big Ben pannakse seisma
Postimees
Work needed in tower to fix cracks in masonry and corrosion to bell frame. Lift will be installed in ventilation shaft to to improve access. Elizabeth Tower: Designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. Height: 96m. Renamed in 2012 for Queen's Diamond ...

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben? - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:30 AM PDT


The Guardian

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?
The Guardian
The news that Big Ben, the bell that chimes from within Elizabeth Tower by the Houses of Parliament, will soon be silenced has been viewed in some quarters as positively apocalyptic. “Symbols matter at times like these – Big Ben should keep chiming,” ...

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Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at Emory Grove - Baltimore Sun

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 06:59 AM PDT


Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at Emory Grove
Baltimore Sun
A bell peals calling the faithful to gather under an open-air Tabernacle in front of a stage bedecked with green bunting. Thick green hymn books are passed ... "Hymns are critical to the identity of the Methodist Church. Each time a new hymnal comes ...

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Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project - Smithsonian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:23 AM PDT


Smithsonian

Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project
Smithsonian
Since it first rang out in 1859, Big Ben has become one of London's most iconic landmarks, faithfully marking every hour and quarter hour with resounding bongs and tinkling chimes. But a four-year conservation project will soon cause the historic clock ...

and more »

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details - Londonist

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 02:24 AM PDT


Londonist

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details
Londonist
One in which Westminster Bridge runs parallel to the Houses of Parliament. It's at this stage in ... The Queen announces that the bus is passing the clock tower called Big Ben. Know-it-all ... "Actually, Big Ben is the bell, not the tower," he smarms ...

10 things to do in Bordeaux - The Independent

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:40 AM PDT


The Independent

10 things to do in Bordeaux
The Independent
Sitting on the Garonne River in south west France, Bordeaux's elegance has drawn crowds for centuries. The centre of the famous wine-producing region is full of breath-taking gothic architecture, incredible food and quirky corners.

New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home - Network Norwich

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:36 PM PDT


New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home
Network Norwich
The new leader of the Yarmouth Team Ministry was born 45 years ago at the Northgate Hospital Maternity Unit close to St Paul's Church, Newtown, where his late father the Rev Leslie Ward began his ministry in the mid-1960s before becoming Rector of ...

Big Ben's Brexit bong in doubt - EURACTIV

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 10:48 PM PDT


EURACTIV

Big Ben's Brexit bong in doubt
EURACTIV
London's famous 'Big Ben' bell will cease its regular bongs on 21 August, falling silent for most of the next four years for renovation works. It will ring ... Clock. The Palace of Westminster on the bank of the River Thames, home to parliament, is a ...

Big Ben will fall silent as repairs are carried out on London landmark - TVNZ

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:48 PM PDT


Big Ben will fall silent as repairs are carried out on London landmark
TVNZ
The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped after chiming noon on 21 August to protect workers during a $51 million repair project on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and its clock. It isn't due to resume regular service until 2021 ...

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What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure - POPSUGAR Australia

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:43 PM PDT


POPSUGAR Australia

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure
POPSUGAR Australia
After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: cling, cling! And to think this city's artistic ...

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower - Metro

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


East Lothian Courier

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower
Metro
The bell is believed to have been named 'Big Ben' after Benjamin Hall who was the First Commissioner of Works when the tower was constructed between 1825 and 1859. ... Inside the belfry the clock is inspected with the clock's chimes turned off. The ...
Elizabeth Tower renovation: The facts behind Britain's famous clock faceEast Lothian Courier
London to lose Big Ben's iconic bongs for yearsCBS News
So long, bong: Big Ben in London is going silent for four years of repairsSouth China Morning Post
USA TODAY -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
all 134 news articles »

London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years - VOA Learning English

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:31 PM PDT


VOA Learning English

London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years
VOA Learning English
It is called the Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben started making its bongs 158 years ago. But beginning on August 21, it will go silent for four years. The bell will ring for the last time at 12 noon. The bell will be disconnected from the clock as crews ...
'Bonkers' to silence Big Ben's bongs for four years, MP saysAberdeen Evening Express
Big Ben to be silenced for four years from next weekYahoo News UK
So long, bong: Big Ben in London is going silent for four years of repairsSouth China Morning Post
Metro Newspaper UK -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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Artist Bill Fontana is of sound mind - San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 01:52 PM PDT


San Francisco Chronicle

Artist Bill Fontana is of sound mind
San Francisco Chronicle
He has recorded both warnings, along with the laughing parrots of Telegraph Hill and the chimes of SS Peter and Paul's Church. His mashup of those sounds can be heard at the entryway to the North Beach branch of the public library. ... Close at hand is ...

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years - Washington Post

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:47 AM PDT


Washington Post

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
Washington Post
Some folks wonder why the bells can't keep ringing during the repairs. Or why an ersatz recording couldn't bang on. The answer is that a recording would be a feeble thing. More to the point, the clock tower will be crawling with artisans repairing a ...
London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four YearsVOA Learning English
Big Ben X-rayed for cracks, Elizabeth Tower's glass clock face replaced and a new paint job: The £29million facelift ...Daily Mail
Protests over 'bonkers' Big Ben bong ban falls on deaf earsAberdeen Evening Express
USA TODAY -ABC Online -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
all 134 news articles »

RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein - Greenwich Sentinel

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:38 AM PDT


RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein
Greenwich Sentinel
Ubogy will also tell us all about an unusual percussion musical instrument, called the chimes, a relative of a carillon. A carillon is a set of large tuned bells in a tower played using a keyboard, and chimes are a diminutive version. He discovered the ...

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair - Radio Iowa

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:53 AM PDT


Radio Iowa

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair
Radio Iowa
As the clapper struck the bronze, the peal Orr produced was the loudest of the day. Orr told Radio Iowa it was an honor to represent all veterans from all services. “When you ring that thing, you ring it with a sense of purpose and heart knowing that ...

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works - Verdict

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


Verdict

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works
Verdict
But for the next four years, Londoners will be deprived of the iconic sound of Big Ben's chimes as the bell is silenced for restoration work. The Elizabeth Tower which houses the Great Bell, ... The clock will also be disconnected from the bells, so ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

all 134 news articles »

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years? - talkRADIO (press release)

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


talkRADIO (press release)

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years?
talkRADIO (press release)
London is going to sound a little different for the next few years and oddly it's actually going to be quieter than usual. Next week the chimes of Big Ben will be heard no more as maintenance work begins. They are next expected to be heard on a regular ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Parliament to bid farewell to Big Ben's bongs for four years next Monday - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:06 AM PDT


Parliament to bid farewell to Big Ben's bongs for four years next Monday
Telegraph.co.uk
MPs have questioned why Big Ben housed in the Elizabeth Tower needs to remain silent for so long - and why it can't ring out in the evenings and early mornings when building work has ceased for the day. James Gray, a Conservative MP who ... It is ...

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage - The Engineer

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


The Engineer

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage
The Engineer
Cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1858, Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and is one of the largest bells in the UK. The current Big Ben is actually the second Bell manufactured for the tower. An earlier bell, cast in 1856, was irreparably damaged ...
Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soaredMirror.co.uk
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday - LADbible

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


LADbible

Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday
LADbible
At the moment, workers are kitted out with ear defenders and are only exposed to the bell's ringing for short periods of time. It's been 10 years since the clock last fell silent, and before that for two years between 1983 and 1985. Steve Jaggs, Keeper ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston - AboutMyArea

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:19 AM PDT


AboutMyArea

7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston
AboutMyArea
There will be guided tours of the Church and Bell Tower (please note there is limited accessibility to the Tower). The church features windows by Kempe, Morris and Burne-Jone;, Falklands Chapel furniture rescued from HMS Plymouth; a font that was used ...

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews - KUNC

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 02:01 AM PDT


KUNC

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews
KUNC
In Germany this year, the Protestant church is celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther brought about the Reformation. Today, as the number of churchgoers dwindles, the clergy is turning to new media to appeal to those with little time to attend ...

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Big Ben to be silenced for four years for maintenance - The Guardian

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 01:24 AM PDT


The Guardian

Big Ben to be silenced for four years for maintenance
The Guardian
The bongs of Big Ben, the bell inside the clock tower above the Houses of Parliament, are to be silenced for four years for conservation works. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the bells that make up the Great Clock and the most photographed building in ...
Big Ben's Big Bong Is About To Go SilentNPR
UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent for four yearsReuters
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
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Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 12:55 AM PDT


Mirror.co.uk

Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared
Mirror.co.uk
The bell was the largest ever cast in east London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and still runs today after nearly 500 years. Ben Ben last fell silent for maintenance in 2007 and a major revamp between 1983 and 1985. It ...
Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stageThe Engineer
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Fear of travelling underground - The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 01:07 PM PDT


The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Fear of travelling underground
The Hippocratic Post (blog)
Travelling on the London Underground, or another city subway service, is seldom a pleasant experience – but if you suffer claustrophobia or anxiety, it can be terrifying. There is the fear of being underground, of being trapped between stations, of ...

Henderson Heritage Day - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 02:25 AM PDT


Henderson Heritage Day
WatertownDailyTimes.com
HENDERSON — As the clock struck 9 a.m., and residents flocked to the Historical Society building, a man dressed as William Henderson, for whom the town is named, addressed the crowd to begin the celebration of 250 years. “Arriving ... After his ...

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset - Wicked Local Cohasset

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 11:10 AM PDT


Wicked Local Cohasset

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset
Wicked Local Cohasset
After the performance, if you would like a tour of the instrument, come to the courtyard behind St. Stephen's and climb the tower to see the bells. Concerts take place rain or shine, and people who wish to come when weather is inclement can either sit ...

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Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go - The Newark Advocate

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 09:06 AM PDT


The Newark Advocate

Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go
The Newark Advocate
Corrie ten Boom uses the illustration of a bell in a church tower. The bell is rung by pulling on a rope, but even after you let go of the rope, the bell keeps on swinging…dingdong…slower and slower until there's a final dong, and it stops ...

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Times Past: Jittery student floats through meditative traditions of New England learning - The Recorder

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 08:10 AM PDT


The Recorder

Times Past: Jittery student floats through meditative traditions of New England learning
The Recorder
“Now class, we will sit silently until the bell rings.” We were suspended on the ... With all tasks completed, and Miss Murphy back at her desk in front of the room, a stillness descended among us, until the slow ticking of the clock on the wall was ...

The complete list of entries for Sunday's Great Race in Cayuga County - Auburn Citizen

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 03:21 PM PDT


Auburn Citizen

The complete list of entries for Sunday's Great Race in Cayuga County
Auburn Citizen
THREE RING CIRCUS: Stephanie Burke, Blossvale; Heidi Glovack, Syracuse; Jeanne Cahill, Oneida. (Kayak Female ..... ANGRY PIRATES: Toni Giannettino, Auburn; Jennifer Bell, Auburn; Amy Giannettino, Auburn; Tracy Poole, Buffalo. (Female 40-49 ...

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How to hear Birmingham's biggest instrument - Birmingham Mail

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 10:16 AM PDT


Birmingham Mail

How to hear Birmingham's biggest instrument
Birmingham Mail
But on Saturday, August 12 there will be three chances to hear its bells in one day. From noon, Frank Steijn – the ... At 3pm, there will be the unusual spectacle of the carillon being played simultaneously with other instruments and a vocalist live ...

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PM: 'Can't be right' for Big Ben to be silent for four years during restoration work - Yahoo News UK

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 04:51 AM PDT


The Guardian

PM: 'Can't be right' for Big Ben to be silent for four years during restoration work
Yahoo News UK
It follows MPs calling for a review into whether the giant bell should only be allowed to chime on special occasions, such as New Year's Eve, until the work is complete. The bell at the centre of the Elizabeth Tower's Great Clock is due to cease ...
MPs ask for review after ding-dong over silencing Big Ben's bongsSmallholder
Big Ben - Google Books - Google.caGoogle Books - Google.ca
Big Ben to fall silent while essential conservation works take place - News from Parliament - UK ParliamentParliament.uk
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Theresa May wades into row about Big Ben as one of her first acts after coming back from holiday - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 04:40 AM PDT


Mirror.co.uk

Theresa May wades into row about Big Ben as one of her first acts after coming back from holiday
Mirror.co.uk
The bell was the largest ever cast in east London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and still runs today after nearly 500 years. Meanwhile there are fears the cost of the revamp of the tower on the crumbling Parliamentary ...
London's Big Ben to go silent for four yearsWestern Advocate
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Big Ben to fall silent while essential conservation works take place - News from Parliament - UK ParliamentParliament.uk
BBC News
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In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church - The Daily World

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 03:03 AM PDT


In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church
The Daily World
In 1992, Humptulips schoolhouse bell now calls worshipers to Valley Church. Wed Aug 16th, 2017 1:30am; Life ... That's because it will indeed be their old school bell ringing, the one that signaled the beginning of the day and the end of recess at the ...

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VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage - Herald live

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:53 PM PDT


Herald live

VIDEO: Campanile bells ring out diverse heritage
Herald live
Installed under the actual 25-bell carillon are ghost bells that light up during chiming or when visitors press keys on an interactive silver console keyboard. Originally only housing 23 bells, two additional bells were installed with new inscriptions ...
Port Elizabeth's Campanile ringing in a new soundeNCA

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Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift - Daily Commercial News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:33 PM PDT


Daily Commercial News

Hamilton cathedral gets $3.5-million facelift
Daily Commercial News
And so the parish budgeted $3.5 million for repairs to the cathedral's copper roof, roof substrata and damaged stone and for thorough cleaning of all stone exteriors on the cathedral and the adjacent rector's and bishop's residences. ... "I am sure ...

Iconic Big Ben to fall silent for four years for repairs - Gears Of Biz

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:36 PM PDT


Telegraph.co.uk

Iconic Big Ben to fall silent for four years for repairs
Gears Of Biz
The 315ft (96 metre) Elizabeth Tower, was completed in 1856. It now needs work to repair and fill the cracks to in the masonry, and work to attend to corrosion to the cast-iron roof, belfry and the frame holding the bells including Big Ben. But fears ...
Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years during restoration projectLas Vegas Review-Journal
Big Ben to fall silent for four yearsClickLancashire
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Interaktiivne graafik: Big Ben pannakse seisma - Postimees

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:43 AM PDT


Postimees

Interaktiivne graafik: Big Ben pannakse seisma
Postimees
Work needed in tower to fix cracks in masonry and corrosion to bell frame. Lift will be installed in ventilation shaft to to improve access. Elizabeth Tower: Designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. Height: 96m. Renamed in 2012 for Queen's Diamond ...

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben? - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:30 AM PDT


The Guardian

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?
The Guardian
The news that Big Ben, the bell that chimes from within Elizabeth Tower by the Houses of Parliament, will soon be silenced has been viewed in some quarters as positively apocalyptic. “Symbols matter at times like these – Big Ben should keep chiming,” ...
Big Ben - Google Books - Google.caGoogle Books - Google.ca
Big Ben to fall silent while essential conservation works take place - News from Parliament - UK ParliamentParliament.uk
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News

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Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at Emory Grove - Baltimore Sun

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 06:59 AM PDT


Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at Emory Grove
Baltimore Sun
A bell peals calling the faithful to gather under an open-air Tabernacle in front of a stage bedecked with green bunting. Thick green hymn books are passed ... "Hymns are critical to the identity of the Methodist Church. Each time a new hymnal comes ...

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Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at ... - Baltimore Sun

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 06:59 AM PDT


Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at ...
Baltimore Sun
A bell peals calling the faithful to gather under an open-air Tabernacle in front of a stage bedecked with green bunting.

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Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project - Smithsonian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:23 AM PDT


Smithsonian

Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project
Smithsonian
Since it first rang out in 1859, Big Ben has become one of London's most iconic landmarks, faithfully marking every hour and quarter hour with resounding bongs and tinkling chimes. But a four-year conservation project will soon cause the historic clock ...
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Big Ben to fall silent while essential conservation works take place - News from Parliament - UK ParliamentParliament.uk
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News

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Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details - Londonist

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 02:24 AM PDT


Londonist

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details
Londonist
One in which Westminster Bridge runs parallel to the Houses of Parliament. It's at this stage in ... The Queen announces that the bus is passing the clock tower called Big Ben. Know-it-all ... "Actually, Big Ben is the bell, not the tower," he smarms ...

10 things to do in Bordeaux - The Independent

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:40 AM PDT


The Independent

10 things to do in Bordeaux
The Independent
Sitting on the Garonne River in south west France, Bordeaux's elegance has drawn crowds for centuries. The centre of the famous wine-producing region is full of breath-taking gothic architecture, incredible food and quirky corners.

New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home - Network Norwich

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:36 PM PDT


New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home
Network Norwich
The new leader of the Yarmouth Team Ministry was born 45 years ago at the Northgate Hospital Maternity Unit close to St Paul's Church, Newtown, where his late father the Rev Leslie Ward began his ministry in the mid-1960s before becoming Rector of ...

Island communities band together to save historic lighthouses - Bangor Daily News

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 10:50 PM PDT


Bangor Daily News

Island communities band together to save historic lighthouses
Bangor Daily News
ISLE AU HAUT, Maine — Maine's lighthouses are no longer manned by loyal custodians dedicated to keeping the light shining and bells ringing to guide sailors safely into harbor. Now, they're all automated, turning ... The tower needs extensive masonry ...

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure - POPSUGAR Australia

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:43 PM PDT


POPSUGAR Australia

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure
POPSUGAR Australia
After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: cling, cling! And to think this city's artistic ...

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower - Metro

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


East Lothian Courier

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower
Metro
The bell is believed to have been named 'Big Ben' after Benjamin Hall who was the First Commissioner of Works when the tower was constructed between 1825 and 1859. ... Inside the belfry the clock is inspected with the clock's chimes turned off. The ...
No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairsDaily Mail
Elizabeth Tower renovation: The facts behind Britain's famous clock faceEast Lothian Courier
London to lose Big Ben's iconic bongs for yearsCBS News
South China Morning Post -USA TODAY -BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years - VOA Learning English

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:31 PM PDT


VOA Learning English

London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years
VOA Learning English
It is called the Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben started making its bongs 158 years ago. But beginning on August 21, it will go silent for four years. The bell will ring for the last time at 12 noon. The bell will be disconnected from the clock as crews ...
Big Ben to be silenced for four years from next weekYahoo News UK
MPs hit back at 'RIDICULOUS' decision to SILENCE Big Ben for FOUR years over renovationsExpress.co.uk
Big Ben falls silent for four yearsMetro Newspaper UK
BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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Artist Bill Fontana is of sound mind - San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 01:52 PM PDT


San Francisco Chronicle

Artist Bill Fontana is of sound mind
San Francisco Chronicle
He has recorded both warnings, along with the laughing parrots of Telegraph Hill and the chimes of SS Peter and Paul's Church. His mashup of those sounds can be heard at the entryway to the North Beach branch of the public library. ... Close at hand is ...

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years - Washington Post

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:47 AM PDT


Washington Post

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
Washington Post
Some folks wonder why the bells can't keep ringing during the repairs. Or why an ersatz recording couldn't bang on. The answer is that a recording would be a feeble thing. More to the point, the clock tower will be crawling with artisans repairing a ...
London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four YearsVOA Learning English
Big Ben X-rayed for cracks, Elizabeth Tower's glass clock face replaced and a new paint job: The £29million facelift ...Daily Mail
Big Ben in London is going silent for 4 years of repairs — so no more bongsUSA TODAY
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RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein - Greenwich Sentinel

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:38 AM PDT


RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein
Greenwich Sentinel
Ubogy will also tell us all about an unusual percussion musical instrument, called the chimes, a relative of a carillon. A carillon is a set of large tuned bells in a tower played using a keyboard, and chimes are a diminutive version. He discovered the ...

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair - Radio Iowa

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:53 AM PDT


Radio Iowa

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair
Radio Iowa
As the clapper struck the bronze, the peal Orr produced was the loudest of the day. Orr told Radio Iowa it was an honor to represent all veterans from all services. “When you ring that thing, you ring it with a sense of purpose and heart knowing that ...

London's iconic Big Ben to fall silent until 2021 - Press Trust of India

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:15 AM PDT


London's iconic Big Ben to fall silent until 2021
Press Trust of India
London, Aug 14 (PTI) The chimes of one of the world's most famous clock towers of the 19th century, the Big Ben in London, will fall silent for essential repairs for four years from next week. ... The Great Bell has sounded on the hour for 157 years ...

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works - Verdict

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


Verdict

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works
Verdict
But for the next four years, Londoners will be deprived of the iconic sound of Big Ben's chimes as the bell is silenced for restoration work. The Elizabeth Tower which houses the Great Bell, ... The clock will also be disconnected from the bells, so ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years? - talkRADIO (press release)

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


talkRADIO (press release)

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years?
talkRADIO (press release)
London is going to sound a little different for the next few years and oddly it's actually going to be quieter than usual. Next week the chimes of Big Ben will be heard no more as maintenance work begins. They are next expected to be heard on a regular ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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British Man Locates Missing Four-Year-Old-Girl In The US From His Bedroom – 5000 MILES Away - SWNS

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 06:21 AM PDT


SWNS

British Man Locates Missing Four-Year-Old-Girl In The US From His Bedroom – 5000 MILES Away
SWNS
“It's a really weird set of circumstances that fell into place. Before, Yvette was probably living a nightmare. “Now she is in the best place possible for her. She is having the most happy days of her life. “I can't wrap my head around it. It's life ...

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Londense Big Ben zal vier jaar lang zwijgen - VRT Nieuws

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:06 AM PDT


VRT Nieuws

Londense Big Ben zal vier jaar lang zwijgen
VRT Nieuws
ma 14/08/2017 - 12:40 Sara Van Poucke De Big Ben, de beroemde klokkentoren van Westminster Palace in Londen, zal vier jaar lang zwijgen. Volgende week, om 12 uur, zal de klok "the Great Bell" de laatste keer te horen zijn. Daarna wordt ze losgemaakt ...

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Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage - The Engineer

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


The Engineer

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage
The Engineer
Cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1858, Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and is one of the largest bells in the UK. The current Big Ben is actually the second Bell manufactured for the tower. An earlier bell, cast in 1856, was irreparably damaged ...
Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soaredMirror.co.uk
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday - LADbible

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


LADbible

Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday
LADbible
At the moment, workers are kitted out with ear defenders and are only exposed to the bell's ringing for short periods of time. It's been 10 years since the clock last fell silent, and before that for two years between 1983 and 1985. Steve Jaggs, Keeper ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston - AboutMyArea

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:19 AM PDT


AboutMyArea

7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston
AboutMyArea
There will be guided tours of the Church and Bell Tower (please note there is limited accessibility to the Tower). The church features windows by Kempe, Morris and Burne-Jone;, Falklands Chapel furniture rescued from HMS Plymouth; a font that was used ...

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews - KUNC

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 02:01 AM PDT


KUNC

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews
KUNC
In Germany this year, the Protestant church is celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther brought about the Reformation. Today, as the number of churchgoers dwindles, the clergy is turning to new media to appeal to those with little time to attend ...

and more »

Big Ben to be silenced for four years for maintenance - The Guardian

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 01:24 AM PDT


The Guardian

Big Ben to be silenced for four years for maintenance
The Guardian
The bongs of Big Ben, the bell inside the clock tower above the Houses of Parliament, are to be silenced for four years for conservation works. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the bells that make up the Great Clock and the most photographed building in ...
UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent for four yearsReuters
Big Ben's Big Bong Is About To Go SilentNew Hampshire Public Radio
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
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Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 12:55 AM PDT


The Spokesman-Review

Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared
Mirror.co.uk
The bell was the largest ever cast in east London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and still runs today after nearly 500 years. Ben Ben last fell silent for maintenance in 2007 and a major revamp between 1983 and 1985. It ...
Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stageThe Engineer
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four yearsThe Spokesman-Review
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
Yahoo News UK
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UK parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years - Reuters India

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 12:19 AM PDT


Reuters India

UK parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years
Reuters India
LONDON (Reuters) - The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on August 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while renovation works are carried out, the House of Commons said on ...

Fear of travelling underground - The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 01:07 PM PDT


The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Fear of travelling underground
The Hippocratic Post (blog)
Travelling on the London Underground, or another city subway service, is seldom a pleasant experience – but if you suffer claustrophobia or anxiety, it can be terrifying. There is the fear of being underground, of being trapped between stations, of ...

Driver killed Bedford grandmother after falling asleep - DeathRattleSports.com

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 03:32 AM PDT


DeathRattleSports.com

Driver killed Bedford grandmother after falling asleep
DeathRattleSports.com
She worked for the RSPB and was an active member of All Saints' church in Turvey. She sang in the choir, was a bell ringer and taught new bell ringers. She was also involved in the village's Amateur Dramatic Group. Her husband David, 64, said Turvey ...

Henderson Heritage Day - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 02:25 AM PDT


Henderson Heritage Day
WatertownDailyTimes.com
HENDERSON — As the clock struck 9 a.m., and residents flocked to the Historical Society building, a man dressed as William Henderson, for whom the town is named, addressed the crowd to begin the celebration of 250 years. “Arriving ... After his ...

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset - Wicked Local Hingham

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 10:55 AM PDT


Wicked Local Hingham

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset
Wicked Local Hingham
After the performance, if you would like a tour of the instrument, come to the courtyard behind St. Stephen's and climb the tower to see the bells. Concerts take place rain or shine, and people who wish to come when weather is inclement can either sit ...

and more »

Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go - The Newark Advocate

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 09:06 AM PDT


The Newark Advocate

Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go
The Newark Advocate
Corrie ten Boom uses the illustration of a bell in a church tower. The bell is rung by pulling on a rope, but even after you let go of the rope, the bell keeps on swinging…dingdong…slower and slower until there's a final dong, and it stops ...

and more »

Times Past: Jittery student floats through meditative traditions of New England learning - The Recorder

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 08:10 AM PDT


The Recorder

Times Past: Jittery student floats through meditative traditions of New England learning
The Recorder
“Now class, we will sit silently until the bell rings.” We were suspended on the ... With all tasks completed, and Miss Murphy back at her desk in front of the room, a stillness descended among us, until the slow ticking of the clock on the wall was ...

Great Race Entries - Auburn Citizen

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 03:21 PM PDT


Auburn Citizen

Great Race Entries
Auburn Citizen
THREE RING CIRCUS: Stephanie Burke, Blossvale; Heidi Glovack, Syracuse; Jeanne Cahill, Oneida. (Kayak Female ..... ANGRY PIRATES: Toni Giannettino, Auburn; Jennifer Bell, Auburn; Amy Giannettino, Auburn; Tracy Poole, Buffalo. (Female 40-49 ...

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How to hear Birmingham's biggest instrument - Birmingham Mail

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 10:16 AM PDT


Birmingham Mail

How to hear Birmingham's biggest instrument
Birmingham Mail
But on Saturday, August 12 there will be three chances to hear its bells in one day. From noon, Frank Steijn – the ... At 3pm, there will be the unusual spectacle of the carillon being played simultaneously with other instruments and a vocalist live ...

Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey ... - Bedfordshire News

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 08:04 AM PDT


Bedfordshire News

Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey ...
Bedfordshire News
THE son of two police officers who killed a grandmother when his pickup truck crashed into her car today walked free from court. Tree surgeon Callum Wilkinson ...
'I'm sorry, it was my fault': Son of two police officers, 21, is spared jail after killing a grandmother at the ...Daily Mail

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Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey grandmother Sandra Nightingale - Bedfordshire News

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 08:04 AM PDT


Bedfordshire News

Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey grandmother Sandra Nightingale
Bedfordshire News
He told the jury he had gone to bed at 10.30pm the previous night, waking up at six or half past. He carried out jobs in Daventry and Northampton, starting at 8am, finishing work in a yard at Bozeat, Northants at around half three or four o'clock in ...
'I'm sorry, it was my fault': Son of two police officers, 21, is spared jail after killing a grandmother as he fell ...Daily Mail

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Gospel Musical Extravaganza to celebrate church's 130th anniversary - Hiawatha World

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 07:49 AM PDT


Gospel Musical Extravaganza to celebrate church's 130th anniversary
Hiawatha World
... C. Gorman, Jr. will be celebrating their 130th church anniversary with a free Gospel Musical Extravaganza. The event will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Hiawatha Memorial Auditorium, 611 Utah St., Hiawatha. All choirs, praise dancers ...

Belfry-dwelling bats are causing an unholy mess in English churches - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 06:31 AM PDT


Mother Nature Network (blog)

Belfry-dwelling bats are causing an unholy mess in English churches
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Lesser horseshoe bats roosting in the bell tower of an English church. Although bats are ubiquitous in older ... Besides, it just wouldn't be a creaky medieval church in rural Britain without the requisite flittermice fluttering about up in the tippy ...

Ring the bell: Installation part of final stages of UJ's Newman Arena construction - Jamestown Sun

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 04:49 AM PDT


Jamestown Sun

Ring the bell: Installation part of final stages of UJ's Newman Arena construction
Jamestown Sun
The bell control system also opens the louvers on the tower when the bells are ringing to allow the sounds to carry and then closes the louvers to protect the bells from the weather, Cristoph said. Only the bell at the top of the tower is visible even ...

CHURCH NEWS | Features | thetandd.com - The Times and Democrat

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 09:05 PM PDT


CHURCH NEWS | Features | thetandd.com
The Times and Democrat
Please submit your church news items as soon as possible; they must be in the office by noon on Tuesdays. Announcements received after the deadline will ...

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Photo Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays Downtown This Fall - Broadway World

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 05:56 PM PDT


Photo Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays Downtown This Fall
Broadway World
Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer in a cold cathedral tower discovers his inner strength. A conflicted priest, Frollo, battles the specter of damnation. Phoebus, a dashing soldier shuns duty to pursue Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy dancer. And at every ...

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The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots - BBC News - BBC News

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


BBC News

The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots - BBC News
BBC News
Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian ...

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Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben? - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:30 AM PDT


The Guardian

Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?
The Guardian
“There are some amazing bells in the UK,” says Christopher O'Mahony, president of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. ... “All over the place, whether cathedrals, town halls or freestanding town clocks, there are some wonderful bells available.”.

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Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at ... - Baltimore Sun

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 07:01 AM PDT


Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at ...
Baltimore Sun
A bell peals calling the faithful to gather under an open-air Tabernacle in front of a stage bedecked with green bunting. Thick green hymn books are passed out ...

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Silencing Big Ben necessary to protect workers, says TUC - BBC News

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 06:11 AM PDT


BBC News

Silencing Big Ben necessary to protect workers, says TUC
BBC News
Silencing the chimes of Big Ben while repair works take place is "common sense", the TUC has said. The trade union body spoke out after newspapers criticised the decision to silence the chimes for four years to protect workers' hearing. And cabinet ...

Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project - Smithsonian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:23 AM PDT


Smithsonian

Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project
Smithsonian
Since it first rang out in 1859, Big Ben has become one of London's most iconic landmarks, faithfully marking every hour and quarter hour with resounding bongs and tinkling chimes. But a four-year conservation project will soon cause the historic clock ...

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'There's hardly a health and safety argument, it's replacing a bell!' David Davis says silencing Big Ben's iconic ... - Daily Mail

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:17 AM PDT


WYMT News (press release)

'There's hardly a health and safety argument, it's replacing a bell!' David Davis says silencing Big Ben's iconic ...
Daily Mail
The parliamentary authorities have ordered ordered them to be silences while the Elizabeth Tower that houses the Great Clock and its bell are renovated amid fears they could damage the workmen's hearing. The decision was blasted by the Brexit Secretary ...
London to lose Big Ben's ringing bell for yearsWYMT News (press release)
Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years during restoration projectLas Vegas Review-Journal
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent for four years for repairsDeathRattleSports.com

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Big Ben is falling silent. It's our final warning to save the Houses of Parliament - The Guardian

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 05:15 AM PDT


The Guardian

Big Ben is falling silent. It's our final warning to save the Houses of Parliament
The Guardian
Big Ben, the great hour bell of the Houses of Parliament, is to stop chiming from noon on Monday until 2021. It's not the first time this has happened, but it ... Major conservation work to the bells, along with the 160-year-old clock mechanism and ...

MPs criticise 'entirely bonkers' decision to silence Big Ben for four years - The Independent

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 03:21 AM PDT


The Independent

MPs criticise 'entirely bonkers' decision to silence Big Ben for four years
The Independent
Cross-party MPs have criticised the decision of parliamentary authorities to silence Big Ben for four years as maintenance work is carried out on the Elizabeth Tower that houses the bell. Officials said the bell would stop ringing from next week in ...
Ringing endorsement: which bells could stand in for Big Ben?The Guardian
Keep calm and carry on bonging: Lawmakers slam Big Ben planfox6now.com
Parliament defends silencing Big Ben to protect workersBBC News
Malay Mail Online -Starts at 60
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Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details - Londonist

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 02:24 AM PDT


Londonist

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details
Londonist
One in which Westminster Bridge runs parallel to the Houses of Parliament. It's at this stage in ... The Queen announces that the bus is passing the clock tower called Big Ben. Know-it-all ... "Actually, Big Ben is the bell, not the tower," he smarms ...

24 astonishing facts about Big Ben's history as it's revealed the bongs are gone for a long time - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:59 AM PDT


Mirror.co.uk

24 astonishing facts about Big Ben's history as it's revealed the bongs are gone for a long time
Mirror.co.uk
5 The bell was the largest-ever cast in East London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and still runs today after nearly 500 years. 6There is a long-standing legend that if Big Ben ever strikes 13, the lion statues in ...
London's Big Ben to go silent for four yearsWestern Advocate

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10 things to do in Bordeaux - The Independent

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 01:40 AM PDT


The Independent

10 things to do in Bordeaux
The Independent
Sitting on the Garonne River in south west France, Bordeaux's elegance has drawn crowds for centuries. The centre of the famous wine-producing region is full of breath-taking gothic architecture, incredible food and quirky corners.

New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home - Network Norwich

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:36 PM PDT


New Yarmouth Team Rector comes home
Network Norwich
The new leader of the Yarmouth Team Ministry was born 45 years ago at the Northgate Hospital Maternity Unit close to St Paul's Church, Newtown, where his late father the Rev Leslie Ward began his ministry in the mid-1960s before becoming Rector of ...

Island communities band together to save historic lighthouses - Bangor Daily News

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 10:50 PM PDT


Bangor Daily News

Island communities band together to save historic lighthouses
Bangor Daily News
ISLE AU HAUT, Maine — Maine's lighthouses are no longer manned by loyal custodians dedicated to keeping the light shining and bells ringing to guide sailors safely into harbor. Now, they're all automated, turning ... The tower needs extensive masonry ...

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure - POPSUGAR Australia

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:43 PM PDT


POPSUGAR Australia

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure
POPSUGAR Australia
After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: cling, cling! And to think this city's artistic ...

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower - Metro

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:01 PM PDT


Peeblesshire News

Big Ben silent: 4 things you might not have known about the tower
Metro
The bell is believed to have been named 'Big Ben' after Benjamin Hall who was the First Commissioner of Works when the tower was constructed between 1825 and 1859. ... Inside the belfry the clock is inspected with the clock's chimes turned off. The ...
Big Ben X-rayed for cracks, Elizabeth Tower's glass clock face replaced and a new paint job: The £29million facelift ...Daily Mail
Elizabeth Tower renovation: The facts behind Britain's famous clock facePeeblesshire News
London to lose Big Ben's iconic bongs for yearsCBS News
South China Morning Post -Yahoo News UK -USA TODAY -BBC News
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London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years - VOA Learning English

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:31 PM PDT


VOA Learning English

London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years
VOA Learning English
It is called the Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben started making its bongs 158 years ago. But beginning on August 21, it will go silent for four years. The bell will ring for the last time at 12 noon. The bell will be disconnected from the clock as crews ...
Big Ben to be silenced for four years from next weekYahoo News UK
MPs hit back at 'RIDICULOUS' decision to SILENCE Big Ben for FOUR years over renovationsExpress.co.uk
Big Ben falls silent for four yearsMetro Newspaper UK
BBC News -Yahoo News UK
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Artist Bill Fontana is of sound mind - San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 01:52 PM PDT


San Francisco Chronicle

Artist Bill Fontana is of sound mind
San Francisco Chronicle
He has recorded both warnings, along with the laughing parrots of Telegraph Hill and the chimes of SS Peter and Paul's Church. His mashup of those sounds can be heard at the entryway to the North Beach branch of the public library. ... Close at hand is ...

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years - Washington Post

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:47 AM PDT


Washington Post

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
Washington Post
Some folks wonder why the bells can't keep ringing during the repairs. Or why an ersatz recording couldn't bang on. The answer is that a recording would be a feeble thing. More to the point, the clock tower will be crawling with artisans repairing a ...
Big Ben X-rayed for cracks, Elizabeth Tower's glass clock face replaced and a new paint job: The £29million facelift ...Daily Mail
London's Big Ben to Go Silent for Four YearsVOA Learning English
So long, bong: Big Ben in London is going silent for four years of repairsSouth China Morning Post
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RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein - Greenwich Sentinel

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 11:38 AM PDT


RMA to Hold Discussion on Rogers and Hammerstein
Greenwich Sentinel
Ubogy will also tell us all about an unusual percussion musical instrument, called the chimes, a relative of a carillon. A carillon is a set of large tuned bells in a tower played using a keyboard, and chimes are a diminutive version. He discovered the ...

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair - Radio Iowa

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:53 AM PDT


Radio Iowa

Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair
Radio Iowa
As the clapper struck the bronze, the peal Orr produced was the loudest of the day. Orr told Radio Iowa it was an honor to represent all veterans from all services. “When you ring that thing, you ring it with a sense of purpose and heart knowing that ...

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works - Verdict

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


Verdict

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works
Verdict
But for the next four years, Londoners will be deprived of the iconic sound of Big Ben's chimes as the bell is silenced for restoration work. The Elizabeth Tower which houses the Great Bell, ... The clock will also be disconnected from the bells, so ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years? - talkRADIO (press release)

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


talkRADIO (press release)

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years?
talkRADIO (press release)
London is going to sound a little different for the next few years and oddly it's actually going to be quieter than usual. Next week the chimes of Big Ben will be heard no more as maintenance work begins. They are next expected to be heard on a regular ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Blighty's beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain - The Register

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:49 AM PDT


The Register

Blighty's beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain
The Register
Big Ben, the bell in the iconic clock tower on the north end of the Palace of Westminster, will fall silent for four years – and as a result the UK may not leave the European Union until 2021, if a government statement is to be trusted. The famous ...
Big Ben's Big Bong Is About To Go SilentNew Hampshire Public Radio
Big Ben to be silenced for four years for maintenanceThe Guardian
UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent for four yearsReuters
BBC News -Washington Post -Bloomberg -Yahoo News UK
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Londense Big Ben zal vier jaar lang zwijgen - VRT Nieuws

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:06 AM PDT


VRT Nieuws

Londense Big Ben zal vier jaar lang zwijgen
VRT Nieuws
ma 14/08/2017 - 12:40 Sara Van Poucke De Big Ben, de beroemde klokkentoren van Westminster Palace in Londen, zal vier jaar lang zwijgen. Volgende week, om 12 uur, zal de klok "the Great Bell" de laatste keer te horen zijn. Daarna wordt ze losgemaakt ...

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Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage - The Engineer

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


The Engineer

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage
The Engineer
Cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1858, Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and is one of the largest bells in the UK. The current Big Ben is actually the second Bell manufactured for the tower. An earlier bell, cast in 1856, was irreparably damaged ...
Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soaredMirror.co.uk
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday - LADbible

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


LADbible

Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday
LADbible
At the moment, workers are kitted out with ear defenders and are only exposed to the bell's ringing for short periods of time. It's been 10 years since the clock last fell silent, and before that for two years between 1983 and 1985. Steve Jaggs, Keeper ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston - AboutMyArea

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:19 AM PDT


AboutMyArea

7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston
AboutMyArea
There will be guided tours of the Church and Bell Tower (please note there is limited accessibility to the Tower). The church features windows by Kempe, Morris and Burne-Jone;, Falklands Chapel furniture rescued from HMS Plymouth; a font that was used ...

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews - KUNC

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 02:01 AM PDT


KUNC

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews
KUNC
In Germany this year, the Protestant church is celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther brought about the Reformation. Today, as the number of churchgoers dwindles, the clergy is turning to new media to appeal to those with little time to attend ...

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Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 12:55 AM PDT


The Spokesman-Review

Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared
Mirror.co.uk
The bell was the largest ever cast in east London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and still runs today after nearly 500 years. Ben Ben last fell silent for maintenance in 2007 and a major revamp between 1983 and 1985. It ...
Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stageThe Engineer
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four yearsThe Spokesman-Review
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
Yahoo News UK
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Fear of travelling underground - The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 01:07 PM PDT


The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Fear of travelling underground
The Hippocratic Post (blog)
Travelling on the London Underground, or another city subway service, is seldom a pleasant experience – but if you suffer claustrophobia or anxiety, it can be terrifying. There is the fear of being underground, of being trapped between stations, of ...

Henderson Heritage Day - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 02:25 AM PDT


Henderson Heritage Day
WatertownDailyTimes.com
HENDERSON — As the clock struck 9 a.m., and residents flocked to the Historical Society building, a man dressed as William Henderson, for whom the town is named, addressed the crowd to begin the celebration of 250 years. “Arriving ... After his ...

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset - Wicked Local Hingham

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 10:55 AM PDT


Wicked Local Hingham

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset
Wicked Local Hingham
After the performance, if you would like a tour of the instrument, come to the courtyard behind St. Stephen's and climb the tower to see the bells. Concerts take place rain or shine, and people who wish to come when weather is inclement can either sit ...

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Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go - The Newark Advocate

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 09:06 AM PDT


The Newark Advocate

Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go
The Newark Advocate
Corrie ten Boom uses the illustration of a bell in a church tower. The bell is rung by pulling on a rope, but even after you let go of the rope, the bell keeps on swinging…dingdong…slower and slower until there's a final dong, and it stops ...

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Times Past: Jittery student floats through meditative traditions of New England learning - The Recorder

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 08:10 AM PDT


The Recorder

Times Past: Jittery student floats through meditative traditions of New England learning
The Recorder
“Now class, we will sit silently until the bell rings.” We were suspended on the ... With all tasks completed, and Miss Murphy back at her desk in front of the room, a stillness descended among us, until the slow ticking of the clock on the wall was ...

Great Race Entries - Auburn Citizen

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 03:21 PM PDT


Auburn Citizen

Great Race Entries
Auburn Citizen
THREE RING CIRCUS: Stephanie Burke, Blossvale; Heidi Glovack, Syracuse; Jeanne Cahill, Oneida. (Kayak Female ..... ANGRY PIRATES: Toni Giannettino, Auburn; Jennifer Bell, Auburn; Amy Giannettino, Auburn; Tracy Poole, Buffalo. (Female 40-49 ...

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How to hear Birmingham's biggest instrument - Birmingham Mail

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 10:16 AM PDT


Birmingham Mail

How to hear Birmingham's biggest instrument
Birmingham Mail
But on Saturday, August 12 there will be three chances to hear its bells in one day. From noon, Frank Steijn – the ... At 3pm, there will be the unusual spectacle of the carillon being played simultaneously with other instruments and a vocalist live ...

Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey ... - Bedfordshire News

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 08:04 AM PDT


Bedfordshire News

Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey ...
Bedfordshire News
THE son of two police officers who killed a grandmother when his pickup truck crashed into her car today walked free from court. Tree surgeon Callum Wilkinson ...
Driver killed Bedford grandmother after falling asleep | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey grandmother Sandra Nightingale - Bedfordshire News

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 08:04 AM PDT


Bedfordshire News

Police officer's son avoids jail after causing the death of Turvey grandmother Sandra Nightingale
Bedfordshire News
He told the jury he had gone to bed at 10.30pm the previous night, waking up at six or half past. He carried out jobs in Daventry and Northampton, starting at 8am, finishing work in a yard at Bozeat, Northants at around half three or four o'clock in ...
'I'm sorry, it was my fault': Son of two police officers, 21, is spared jail after killing a grandmother as he fell ...Daily Mail

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Gospel Musical Extravaganza to celebrate church's 130th anniversary - Hiawatha World

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 07:49 AM PDT


Gospel Musical Extravaganza to celebrate church's 130th anniversary
Hiawatha World
... C. Gorman, Jr. will be celebrating their 130th church anniversary with a free Gospel Musical Extravaganza. The event will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Hiawatha Memorial Auditorium, 611 Utah St., Hiawatha. All choirs, praise dancers ...

Belfry-dwelling bats are causing an unholy mess in English churches - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 06:31 AM PDT


Mother Nature Network (blog)

Belfry-dwelling bats are causing an unholy mess in English churches
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Lesser horseshoe bats roosting in the bell tower of an English church. Although bats are ubiquitous in older ... Besides, it just wouldn't be a creaky medieval church in rural Britain without the requisite flittermice fluttering about up in the tippy ...

Ring the bell: Installation part of final stages of UJ's Newman Arena construction - Jamestown Sun

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 04:49 AM PDT


Jamestown Sun

Ring the bell: Installation part of final stages of UJ's Newman Arena construction
Jamestown Sun
The bell control system also opens the louvers on the tower when the bells are ringing to allow the sounds to carry and then closes the louvers to protect the bells from the weather, Cristoph said. Only the bell at the top of the tower is visible even ...

Louisiana high school student arrested for allegedly punching safety officer - WPXI Pittsburgh

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 03:13 AM PDT


WPXI Pittsburgh

Louisiana high school student arrested for allegedly punching safety officer
WPXI Pittsburgh
Big Ben falling silent is a significant milestone in this crucial conservation project. This essential program of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home,” Steve Jaggs, keeper of the Great ...

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Be honest: Do you always return shopping carts? - WHIO

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 10:29 PM PDT


WHIO

Be honest: Do you always return shopping carts?
WHIO
Big Ben falling silent is a significant milestone in this crucial conservation project. This essential program of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home,” Steve Jaggs, keeper of the Great ...

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CHURCH NEWS | Features | thetandd.com - The Tand D.com

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 09:05 PM PDT


CHURCH NEWS | Features | thetandd.com
The Tand D.com
Please submit your church news items as soon as possible; they must be in the office by noon on Tuesdays. Announcements received after the deadline will ...

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Photo Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays ... - Broadway World

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 05:57 PM PDT


Photo Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays ...
Broadway World
For two weeks only, Theatrical Outfit proudly presents our third-year-in-a-row co-production with Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, ...

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The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots - BBC News - BBC News

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


BBC News

The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots - BBC News
BBC News
Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian ...

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The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots - BBC News

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 04:19 PM PDT


BBC News

The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots
BBC News
Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian Alps. So local legend has it… And there are plenty of signs to suggest that maybe, just ...

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Former Dominion Carillonneur of Canada Gordon Slater reminisces on 31 years atop the Peace Tower - The Beacon Herald

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 02:02 PM PDT


The Beacon Herald

Former Dominion Carillonneur of Canada Gordon Slater reminisces on 31 years atop the Peace Tower
The Beacon Herald
Slater, the former Dominion Carillonneur of Canada, walked by a maintenance employee shortly after one of his daily performances atop the Peace Tower in Ottawa. The sweeper was, perhaps unbeknownst ... was later declared the tower had eyes.” After ...

Chicago's Classic Churches are 'Poetry in Concrete' | ncregister.com - National Catholic Register (blog)

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 09:04 AM PDT


National Catholic Register (blog)

Chicago's Classic Churches are 'Poetry in Concrete' | ncregister.com
National Catholic Register (blog)
Chicago is home to 365 Catholic churches, with many serving as hubs for various ethnic communities. Jim Graves. If you like to visit beautiful old Catholic ...

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What's happening on the Island - Shelter Island Reporter

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 07:00 AM PDT


Shelter Island Reporter

What's happening on the Island
Shelter Island Reporter
On Saturday, August 12 an evening of Brazilian music performed by Montreux Jazz Festival prize winner and piano improviser Alex Pryrodny teamed with world-class Brazilian guitarist Cesar Garabini will feature a program of “choro” — a musical style ...

GO: Romance of Greek islands - New Straits Times Online

Posted: 09 Aug 2017 09:18 PM PDT


New Straits Times Online

GO: Romance of Greek islands
New Straits Times Online
So for now, I follow the melodious peal of church bells past a high gate and find myself in the stone courtyard of the Church of the Dormitian of the Virgin Mary. The grounds have a tomb and an imposing marble bell tower. The interior has beautiful ...

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Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair - Radio Iowa

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:53 AM PDT


Traveling 'Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell' unveiled at State Fair
Radio Iowa
There was a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair this morning to unveil a newly-formed 255-pound bell created to honor Iowa veterans and those currently serving in the military. ... As the clapper struck the bronze, the peal Orr produced was the loudest of ...

Big Ben falls silent for four years - Metro Newspaper UK

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:06 AM PDT


Metro Newspaper UK

Big Ben falls silent for four years
Metro Newspaper UK
At midday on August 21, the familiar E note of the 13.7-tonne Great Bell will ring out for the final time before its hammers are locked while conservation and repair work is carried out until 2021. This will be the longest muting of Big ... And once ...
Big Ben to be silenced for four years from next weekYahoo News UK
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works - Verdict

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


Verdict

Big Ben silenced for four years for restoration works
Verdict
But for the next four years, Londoners will be deprived of the iconic sound of Big Ben's chimes as the bell is silenced for restoration work. The Elizabeth Tower which houses the Great Bell, ... The clock will also be disconnected from the bells, so ...

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Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years? - talkRADIO (press release)

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 08:02 AM PDT


talkRADIO (press release)

Big Ben: Why will the bells stop ringing out across London for four years?
talkRADIO (press release)
London is going to sound a little different for the next few years and oddly it's actually going to be quieter than usual. Next week the chimes of Big Ben will be heard no more as maintenance work begins. They are next expected to be heard on a regular ...

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Big Ben in London is going silent for 4 years of repairs — so no more bongs - USA TODAY

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:53 AM PDT


USA TODAY

Big Ben in London is going silent for 4 years of repairs — so no more bongs
USA TODAY
The bell will still ring for major events such as Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve. The 160-year-old Queen Elizabeth Tower, where the 15.1 ton bell and the clock reside, will undergo a $38 million restoration that will see the clock dismantled and ...
British Parliament's Big Ben to fall silent for four yearseuronews
London's Big Ben to fall silent for four years to allow for renovation worksABC Online
Big Ben to be silenced for four years from next weekYahoo News UK
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No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs - Daily Mail

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:33 AM PDT


Herald Scotland

No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs
Daily Mail
The statue of former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George is silhouetted against the Queen Elizabeth Tower which holds the bell known as 'Big Ben' in London, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Big Ben will fall silent next week in London as a major ...
Elizabeth Tower renovation: The facts behind Britain's famous clock faceHerald Scotland
London to lose Big Ben's iconic bongs for yearsCBS News
No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for four years of repairsThe Hindu
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La campana del Big Ben de Londres estará en silencio por cuatro años (fotos) - La Patilla (Comunicado de prensa) (Registro)

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 05:18 AM PDT


La Patilla (Comunicado de prensa) (Registro)

La campana del Big Ben de Londres estará en silencio por cuatro años (fotos)
La Patilla (Comunicado de prensa) (Registro)
El Palacio de Westminster, a orillas del río Támesis, sede del Parlamento, es patrimonio mundial y una importante atracción turística, y Jaggs animó a la gente a acudir a la cercana Plaza del Parlamento para escuchar los últimos bongs el próximo lunes ...

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Blighty's beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain - The Register

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:49 AM PDT


The Register

Blighty's beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain
The Register
Big Ben, the bell in the iconic clock tower on the north end of the Palace of Westminster, will fall silent for four years – and as a result the UK may not leave the European Union until 2021, if a government statement is to be trusted. The famous ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairsBoston Herald
London's Big Ben to Fall Silent Next Week for Four YearsBloomberg
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Londense Big Ben zal vier jaar lang zwijgen - VRT Nieuws

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:06 AM PDT


VRT Nieuws

Londense Big Ben zal vier jaar lang zwijgen
VRT Nieuws
ma 14/08/2017 - 12:40 Sara Van Poucke De Big Ben, de beroemde klokkentoren van Westminster Palace in Londen, zal vier jaar lang zwijgen. Volgende week, om 12 uur, zal de klok "the Great Bell" de laatste keer te horen zijn. Daarna wordt ze losgemaakt ...

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Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage - The Engineer

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 04:04 AM PDT


The Engineer

Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stage
The Engineer
Cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1858, Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and is one of the largest bells in the UK. The current Big Ben is actually the second Bell manufactured for the tower. An earlier bell, cast in 1856, was irreparably damaged ...
Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soaredMirror.co.uk
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four yearsWashington Post
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
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Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday - LADbible

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:36 AM PDT


LADbible

Big Ben To Be Silenced For Four Years From Next Monday
LADbible
At the moment, workers are kitted out with ear defenders and are only exposed to the bell's ringing for short periods of time. It's been 10 years since the clock last fell silent, and before that for two years between 1983 and 1985. Steve Jaggs, Keeper ...
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four yearsYahoo News UK

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7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston - AboutMyArea

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 03:19 AM PDT


AboutMyArea

7-10 Sep 2017 - Heritage Open Days in Neston
AboutMyArea
There will be guided tours of the Church and Bell Tower (please note there is limited accessibility to the Tower). The church features windows by Kempe, Morris and Burne-Jone;, Falklands Chapel furniture rescued from HMS Plymouth; a font that was used ...

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews - NPR

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 02:00 AM PDT


NPR

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews
NPR
Today, as the number of churchgoers dwindles, the clergy is turning to new media to appeal to those with little time to attend worship in person. In the eastern city of Magdeburg, the monotone peal of a single church bell calls a modest flock of ...

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Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 12:55 AM PDT


Washington Post

Big Ben falls silent for the longest time in its history - amid fears revamp's cost has soared
Mirror.co.uk
The bell was the largest ever cast in east London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and still runs today after nearly 500 years. Ben Ben last fell silent for maintenance in 2007 and a major revamp between 1983 and 1985. It ...
Big Ben bongs to be silenced as engineering works reach critical stageThe Engineer
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four yearsWashington Post
Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairsBBC News
Yahoo News UK
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UK parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years - Reuters India

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 12:19 AM PDT


Reuters India

UK parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years
Reuters India
LONDON (Reuters) - The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on August 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while renovation works are carried out, the House of Commons said on ...

Fear of travelling underground - The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 01:07 PM PDT


The Hippocratic Post (blog)

Fear of travelling underground
The Hippocratic Post (blog)
Travelling on the London Underground, or another city subway service, is seldom a pleasant experience – but if you suffer claustrophobia or anxiety, it can be terrifying. There is the fear of being underground, of being trapped between stations, of ...

Henderson Heritage Day - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 02:25 AM PDT


Henderson Heritage Day
WatertownDailyTimes.com
HENDERSON — As the clock struck 9 a.m., and residents flocked to the Historical Society building, a man dressed as William Henderson, for whom the town is named, addressed the crowd to begin the celebration of 250 years. “Arriving ... After his ...

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset - Wicked Local Hingham

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 10:55 AM PDT


Wicked Local Hingham

St. Stephen's own John Whiteside on carillon Sunday in Cohasset
Wicked Local Hingham
After the performance, if you would like a tour of the instrument, come to the courtyard behind St. Stephen's and climb the tower to see the bells. Concerts take place rain or shine, and people who wish to come when weather is inclement can either sit ...

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Guest pastor: Forgive and Let Go - The Newark Advocate

Posted: 12 Aug 2017 09:06 AM PDT