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posted 8 Mar 2018, 16:08 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 8 Mar 2018, 16:08 ]

Altgeld chimes ring in the spring

“It's also special as few universities have chime towers — most have larger carillons (Chicago and Michigan included), but the smaller chime instruments were more common earlier in the 20th century and we are fortunate to still have our original instrument in playing condition.” In an email, past chimes ...

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Baclayon Church reopens to nurture Boholano faith

It was painful for parishioners to watch portions of the centuries-old church crumble in 2013, when Bohol was rocked by the strongest earthquake to hit the province in recent years. The tremor left the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception parish church in disarray. Its facade and bell tower were destroyed ...

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Beit Chabab, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos

Beit Chabab is a village located in Metn. Surrounded by pine trees, it is home to Lebanon's only bell foundry. Craftsmanship is Beit Chabab's signature. ... Beit Chabab's bell foundry manufactures bells for the churches in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Syria.

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Celebrate 190 Years with First Congregational Church of Freedom

Church head trustee Ginny Adams says that architect Ralph Shepard designed the distinctive towered church for $3, and earned $1.25 a day as a carpenter. A cross was erected above the bell tower, but it attracted lightning, so was eventually removed. The original tin ceiling, pews, blacksmith-crafted ...

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Thai Stock Exchanges Commit To Help Women Rise Up In Businesses

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today signaled its commitment to further promote business practices that give women greater equality and leadership in listed companies. SET President, Kesara Manchusree led business leaders in ringing the bell at the opening of the afternoon market trading ...

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Stock exchanges must 'ring louder' on gender

Speaking at the event, Women in ETFs Australia liaison Daphne Van der Oord remarked on the rising number of stock exchanges around the world that were holding bell-ringing ceremonies for this cause. “Now we're in 2018 and we have really outdone ourselves. We are now leading 61 exchanges ...

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Orthodox church to ring in 100-year anniversary

TIMMINS - The Romanian Orthodox Sfânta Maria Church in Timmins, with its distinctive dome-covered bell towers, has stood empty for much of the last five years. Father John Zivku, who served as its priest since 1961, had become ill in recent years and was no longer able to conduct regular services.

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From the Central Council: May 26 - 28 Lancaster event open to all!

As already previewed, the Central Council meeting weekend is following a NEW format, themed on inclusion and outreach. As well as the annual meeting itself, there is a wide variety of seminars, sessions, stalls and activities on offer for ALL ringers.

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking online bookings from ALL RINGERS. Here is the link:

https://cccbr.org.uk/about/meetings/2018-meeting/

We look forward to seeing ringers from far and wide at this exciting event.

- Christopher O’Mahony



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'Bok After Dark' concert features theme songs from fantasy, science fiction movies

D'hollander, the Bok Tower Gardens carillonneur will play well-known, popular science fiction anthems, superhero songs and fantasy tunes from some of Hollywood's epic movies March 15. He said it will be one of the first times, if ever, the songs have been played in a single concert on 60 tons of bells.

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Fight Club for bell ringers: Inside the secret society of SU's Chimemasters (video)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A small Quasimodo doll sits inside the dark Crouse College bell tower at Syracuse University. It's propped up against the ropes of the SU chimes, which are connected to an intricate system of pulleys and levers, all to play 14 massive bells. But instead of a hunchback with a heart of ...

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Fight Club for bell ringers: Inside the secret society of SU's Chimemasters (video)

The tower's oldest bells were cast in Troy, N.Y. by the now-defunct Meneely Bell Foundries. When Meneely closed, SU had to find a new bellmaker for precision casting, a process to create bells which play a precise note. "Most people don't care what note a bell plays, if they're getting one for a church or ...

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