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Merseybells news feed as published


Not a Fun Job: Meet the Wreckmaster, the Man in Charge of the Cargo - Dan's Papers

Posted: 20 May 2016 10:38 AM PDT


Dan's Papers

Not a Fun Job: Meet the Wreckmaster, the Man in Charge of the Cargo
Dan's Papers
They would find a ship wrecked at the beach, the bells in the church towers would be rung, the people told to come down to the shore, the children in the schools let out. The wreckmaster, assisted by sheriffs, coroners, rescue workers and medical ...

In search of sanctuary - The Boston Globe

Posted: 20 May 2016 10:09 AM PDT


The Boston Globe

In search of sanctuary
The Boston Globe
In the clock tower, the bells clang 11 o'clock. .... At exactly midnight, everyone stood in the darkened sanctuary, holding vigil candles, and listened to the church bells ring in Christmas Day. .... He toured the church from the boiler room to the ...

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Church Bell Back Where It Belongs - WNPV

Posted: 20 May 2016 09:35 AM PDT


Church Bell Back Where It Belongs
WNPV
After years of restoration, along with community and the congregation's support, the church rings again. “We had ... had to be placed for it. We had the bell raised into the new bell tower on Thursday.” ... on the church. The church bells dates back to ...

Vietnam veteran is grand marshal for Memorial Day parade - Chicago Tribune

Posted: 20 May 2016 09:17 AM PDT


Chicago Tribune

Vietnam veteran is grand marshal for Memorial Day parade
Chicago Tribune
"When I told (the recruiter) I was volunteering not only to be a medic, but also for Airborne, and also go to Vietnam, he offered me a cup of coffee and a couple cigarettes, pulled out a chair and said 'sit down and sign the enlistment contract before ...

Russian Bells And Laos Dolls – A Perfect Blend - Sputnik International

Posted: 20 May 2016 08:45 AM PDT


Sputnik International

Russian Bells And Laos Dolls – A Perfect Blend
Sputnik International
“Puppet masters from Laos brought their traditional dolls to our bell ringers and together they've made quite a show.” But it's not only locals or Russian tourists who stopped for a photo-op. Despite the busy schedule of the Russia-ASEAN summit ...

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Jeffrey Smart's partner Ermes De Zan recalls artist's life in Tuscany - The Australian

Posted: 20 May 2016 07:05 AM PDT


The Australian

Jeffrey Smart's partner Ermes De Zan recalls artist's life in Tuscany
The Australian
On every hilltop is a village with its fortress and soaring bell tower. Rows of cypress trees lead to ... Piero della Francesca's frescoes are in churches all around here; painting in the same luminous light, Smart was influenced by that painter's ...

What To Do: Chester County Studio Tour keeps on growing - The Unionville Times

Posted: 20 May 2016 06:10 AM PDT


The Unionville Times

What To Do: Chester County Studio Tour keeps on growing
The Unionville Times
For three-quarters of a century, LuLu's Shriners have been sponsoring an annual circus performance at various locations in the Delaware Valley. This weekend, the 75th Annual LuLu Shrine Circus will be held at LuLu Temple (5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth ...

You didn't always have to be Jewish - Jewish Chronicle

Posted: 20 May 2016 03:30 AM PDT


Jewish Chronicle

You didn't always have to be Jewish
Jewish Chronicle
"No", he said, "I won't be living in an ivory tower." The opening line on that very first programme said it all. I had the idea from an ... That was certainly true of a woman called Mrs Bellringer. I shall never forget that name. She said she hadn't ...

Kirkham's St Michael's bells to mark 170 years - Lytham Today

Posted: 20 May 2016 03:07 AM PDT


Lytham Today

Kirkham's St Michael's bells to mark 170 years
Lytham Today
Plans to mark the big date with a commemorative quarter peal in March had to be postponed as the fifth bell of eight wasn't able to be rung because a wheel within it was broken. ... Members of the Fylde Branch of the Lancashire Association of Change ...

Things Learned At Roadburn Festival - The Quietus

Posted: 20 May 2016 02:00 AM PDT


The Quietus

Things Learned At Roadburn Festival
The Quietus
Cocooned on the upper balcony of Tilburg's mighty 013 complex, consumed by, say, the elephantine bass weight of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth; or standing inside the Het Patronaat church just over the road, feedback squalling, Russell Haswell bent over ...

Swan River dolphin Pirulli and calf found dead near Elizabeth Quay - Perth Now

Posted: 20 May 2016 12:39 AM PDT


Perth Now

Swan River dolphin Pirulli and calf found dead near Elizabeth Quay
Perth Now
A Department of Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman said a female dolphin named Pirulli was recovered from the river in an area known as Perth Water, downstream from the Bell Tower, at about 9am Friday. She said DPAW later received reports of a dead baby ...

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Tingkat Aborsi Tetap Tinggi di Negara Miskin, Rendah di Negara Kaya - National Geographic

Posted: 19 May 2016 07:45 PM PDT


National Geographic

Tingkat Aborsi Tetap Tinggi di Negara Miskin, Rendah di Negara Kaya
National Geographic
Tingkat aborsi anjlok di negara maju, tetapi di negara-negara berkembang, justru banyak aborsi yang tidak aman terjadi dengan tingkat yang naik. (Baca : Kontroversi Aborsi untuk Mencegah Infeksi Zika). Penelitian yang diterbitkan dalam jurnal medis ...

Ringmer - Sussex Express

Posted: 19 May 2016 04:14 PM PDT


Ringmer
Sussex Express
HISTORY STUDY GROUP: This evening's (Friday) talk, at 7.45pm in the Village Hall, will be given by the popular speaker, Ian Everest. His topic for tonight is a talk entitled 'Tales from the Riverbank: a glimpse of past life in the River Ouse valley ...

Charleston, Grace Ch Cath, SC

Posted: 19 May 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Now Cathedral status (still Anglican, but not Episc USA)

Evesham, Worcs

Posted: 19 May 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Ringing has restarted

Holy Hubble! See a super-sized Mars get bigger than it's looked for a decade - GeekWire

Posted: 19 May 2016 03:58 PM PDT


GeekWire

Holy Hubble! See a super-sized Mars get bigger than it's looked for a decade
GeekWire
Mars as seen by Hubble This image of Mars was captured on May 12 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 and UVIS. Click on the image for an annotated view. (Credit: NASA, / ESA / STScI / AURA / J. Bell / ASU / M. Wolff / STScI).

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Bishop to View St. Francis' Church Demolition - iBerkshires.com

Posted: 19 May 2016 03:53 PM PDT


iBerkshires.com

Bishop to View St. Francis' Church Demolition
iBerkshires.com
The extent of the deterioration of the 150-year-old church became apparent late last week when brick facing on the south side of the bell tower fell on the lawn and North Church Street. Engineers hired by the Diocese of Springfield determined that the ...

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Highlights of Southern Ireland - Minnesota Connected

Posted: 19 May 2016 10:52 AM PDT


Minnesota Connected

Highlights of Southern Ireland
Minnesota Connected
I used to think the idea of Ireland being completely and richly green was probably a stereotype, but that didn't last for long. That idea was dashed before my plane even landed. As I gazed out the window, as soon as the clouds dispersed the first thing ...

INDIANA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Otto is the voice of many memories - Indiana Gazette

Posted: 19 May 2016 07:38 AM PDT


Indiana Gazette

INDIANA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Otto is the voice of many memories
Indiana Gazette
Otto climbed more radio towers, worked on radar equipment and even saw a little action. After 11 months in Vietnam, Sgt. Otto came home, was awarded a Bronze Star and was discharged. Like many other Vietnam veterans, Otto was not greeted with a ...

LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News] - The Brothers Brick

Posted: 19 May 2016 07:11 AM PDT


The Brothers Brick

LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News]
The Brothers Brick
LEGO's Sydney Opera House was released in 2013, but now LEGO has finally announced their next Creator Expert model of a famous piece of architecture, that grand icon of England, 10253 Big Ben. It will retail for $249.99 USD, and will be available ...

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Lego's Next Architectural Masterpiece Is a Two-Feet-Tall Replica of Big Ben - Gizmodo

Posted: 19 May 2016 07:01 AM PDT


Gizmodo

Lego's Next Architectural Masterpiece Is a Two-Feet-Tall Replica of Big Ben
Gizmodo
The top of the Elizabeth Tower can also be removed revealing an equally tiny version of Big Ben's bell behind the clock faces. But disappointingly, a matching Minifig version of the royal family is an obvious glaring omission here. Come on, Lego, at ...
LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News]The Brothers Brick
LEGO reveals 2' tall Big Ben Creator setSlashGear

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Battle of Jutland centenary to be commemorated at Brooksby home of Admiral Beatty - Leicester Mercury

Posted: 19 May 2016 05:47 AM PDT


Battle of Jutland centenary to be commemorated at Brooksby home of Admiral Beatty
Leicester Mercury
It will also be open from 7pm-10pm on Tuesday, May 31, the anniversary of the battle, when a half-muffled peal of bells will mark a Hoby sailor killed in the battle. During both world wars Brooksby Hall served as a convalescent home for wounded servicemen.

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International Carillon Festival - Illinois Times

Posted: 19 May 2016 05:38 AM PDT


International Carillon Festival
Illinois Times
By definition, a carillon is a set of at least 23 bells housed in a tower, played via keyboard or a mechanism similar to an automatic piano roll located in the carillonneur's cabin. Built in 1962, with a $200,000 bequest from Illinois State Register ...

Local Man To Make Heroic Trip To Paris For Spinal Injury Charities - ChiswickW4.com

Posted: 19 May 2016 04:12 AM PDT


ChiswickW4.com

Local Man To Make Heroic Trip To Paris For Spinal Injury Charities
ChiswickW4.com
He runs bell ringing practises at St Nicholas Church, Chiswick Mall and is the Training Officer for Middlesex County Bellringers. In the 14 years since his accident he has rung 24 full peals (each takes about 3 hours) and over 900 quarter peals in ...

COMMUNITY NEWS: Tetbury/Coates, Rodmarton & Tarlton/Sherston - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Posted: 19 May 2016 03:04 AM PDT


COMMUNITY NEWS: Tetbury/Coates, Rodmarton & Tarlton/Sherston
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
CHRISTIAN Aid week will finish on Saturday, May 21, with the sponsored six mile walk from Christchurch Nailsworth to Christchurch Tetbury. Tetbury's Christchurch's minister Rev Stuart Radford will be walking the sponsored six mile walk that will begin ...

Tributes paid to community superstar from Maldon - Maldon and Burnham Standard

Posted: 19 May 2016 01:24 AM PDT


Maldon and Burnham Standard

Tributes paid to community superstar from Maldon
Maldon and Burnham Standard
TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'very special' Maldon community superstar who has sadly passed away. Derek Brazier, 80, of St Giles Crescent, passed away after a long battle with dementia and bronchial pneumonia. His funeral was held on May 6, where ...

The Post-Congress Era May Have Begun In Indian Politics - Swarajya

Posted: 19 May 2016 01:13 AM PDT


Swarajya

The Post-Congress Era May Have Begun In Indian Politics
Swarajya
Out of power in Kerala and convincingly so; heading for a defeat in Assam, hardly a dignified result in Tamil Nadu, and an expected finish way behind Trinamool in Bengal. That is the Congress in 2016 which was already reduced to 44 seats in the Lok ...

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Dromore pupil keeps ancient art alive - Banbridge Leader

Posted: 18 May 2016 11:48 PM PDT


Banbridge Leader

Dromore pupil keeps ancient art alive
Banbridge Leader
Dromore High School pupil Andrew Walker is helping to keep the ancient art of bell ringing alive. Andrew (14) from Culcavy, ... They are part of a team of bell ringers based at St Malachy's Church Hillsborough, headed by Tower Captain Simon Walker, a ...

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Ownership plan for GCR bridge - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 18 May 2016 11:03 PM PDT


LoughboroughEcho.net

Ownership plan for GCR bridge
LoughboroughEcho.net
It is also expected to draw people to Loughborough's Heritage Quarter and attract visitors to the Grand Union Canal and Taylor's Bell Foundry. Charnwood Borough Council has accepted ownership of the proposed bridge that is being constructed by Great ...

If wet we'll turn it into a pew party for the Queen - Portsmouth News

Posted: 18 May 2016 10:11 PM PDT


Portsmouth News

If wet we'll turn it into a pew party for the Queen
Portsmouth News
Change ringing originated in this country, and has spread all over the world. We are very proud of the team, whose weekly contribution to Sunday worship is greatly valued and we congratulate them on their latest achievement. The Queen became our oldest ...

County Senior Resources names Hall of Fame honorees - Port Clinton News Herald

Posted: 18 May 2016 12:53 PM PDT


Port Clinton News Herald

County Senior Resources names Hall of Fame honorees
Port Clinton News Herald
PORT CLINTON - Ottawa County Senior Resources inducted six new Senior Hall of Fame recipients on May 11 at their 2016 Senior Day, which was held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse. Each inductee received a plaque commemorating their service to the ...

Things you didn't know were Belgian inventions - Expatica Belguim

Posted: 18 May 2016 09:52 AM PDT


Things you didn't know were Belgian inventions
Expatica Belguim
The Lowlands continues to boast the largest concentration of carillon bell instruments and it's no surprise since Belgium is considered the birthplace of this invention. Carillons comprise a system of at least 23 bronze bells – although there are much ...

Oconomowoc officials let Our Savior's church bell ring - Lake Country Now

Posted: 18 May 2016 08:41 AM PDT


Oconomowoc officials let Our Savior's church bell ring
Lake Country Now
Oconomowoc — Despite an impassioned plea from a group of concerned neighbors, an overwhelming majority of Oconomowoc officials backed a church's request to construct and install a bell tower and speaker system in a heavily residential area. On a 4-2 ...

Final bell ringing for careers of two PCS staffers - Grant Tribune Sentinel

Posted: 18 May 2016 08:16 AM PDT


Final bell ringing for careers of two PCS staffers
Grant Tribune Sentinel
When the school bell rings for the final time of the year Friday, it will signal the beginning of retirement for two Perkins County School (PCS) staff members. Jane Culver, currently the PCS high school guidance counselor, is retiring after 26 years of ...

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Seized, returned 400-year-old church bell to peal in La Union parish anew - Manila Bulletin

Posted: 18 May 2016 07:10 AM PDT


Manila Bulletin

Seized, returned 400-year-old church bell to peal in La Union parish anew
Manila Bulletin
Historical records show that in 1883, Gobernadorcillo Mariano Balancio, who became a Mayor of Bauang and Lt. DD. Hilario Calica gave the bell to Father Mariano Garcia, who was then Parish Priest of San Pedro from November 1872 to July 25, 1876.

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Sunday Dinner - Macon county times

Posted: 18 May 2016 07:00 AM PDT


Sunday Dinner
Macon county times
In the background you could hear a dinner bell ringing. Then, the voice of Tennessee agriculture himself, John McDonald would come ... After church on Sunday, we had Sunday dinner. We had leftovers, if there was anything left, for supper. There are ...

A British Town Weighs Its Officials' Merits, With Scales - New York Times

Posted: 18 May 2016 02:00 AM PDT


New York Times

A British Town Weighs Its Officials' Merits, With Scales
New York Times
The weigh-in is preceded by a “tolling out” ceremony involving bell ringing that originated in 1678 when residents, irate at their drunken mayor, stripped him of his authority. According to records, “in token thereof it was ordered that the great bell ...

Great George to chime for anniversary of University's Royal Charter - University of Bristol

Posted: 17 May 2016 10:42 PM PDT


University of Bristol

Great George to chime for anniversary of University's Royal Charter
University of Bristol
Weighing in at 9.5 tonnes, Great George is the country's seventh largest bell. It will be rung by a team of bell ringers who swing the bell using its rope and mounted wheel to produce a louder and richer sound than when the clock hammer usually chimes.

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