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Bell ringing
Started by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
I tried it a couple of times but in the end I decided it had no appeal.
It gave me a headache and sore arms.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Try Campanology instead. Less energetic.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5571) Report abuse
ispy I would've thought bellringing wpuld have 'a peal'.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5571) Report abuse
Did you hear about the monk ringing the bell in the monastery. His habit came open at the front and the bellrope got fast round his old man. He got tolled off.

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse


They've been well at it earlier (Mon Eve) at the Parish Church.

Which, incidentally, has an big clock that is more or less 1 min 25 seconds slow.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
'headache and sore arms'

Perhaps practising with dumbbells first might help, I-spy. It's good to have you back.

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
that's very kind of you jo anne. it's nice to be back.
I did once invest in some chest expanders as a teenager to prevent sand being kicked in my face.
I can tell you they are not recommended if you have a hairy chest.

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
Thinking about bell ringing - if I had the opportunity I'd grasp it with both hands.
(I'm usually quite quiet but am feeling rebellious. "Power to the steeple!" )

And if I could be a muezzin - there wouldn't be a minuret's peace.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Never yet had me hands on a sally.

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
You've yet to pull one then, Dostaf?

sally2
n pl -lies
(Music, other) the lower part of a bell rope, where it is caught at handstroke, into which coloured wool is woven to make a grip
[perhaps from an obsolete or dialect sense of sally1 leaping movement]

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
you've made it sound so exciting jo anne that I might just try again

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
Why not, I-spy?! Hope you can give it a ringing endorsement second time round.

(Have you really done it before?!)

Two belfries(?) I saw yesterday - can you guess where I was?

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
I give up.It's driving me bat-ty.

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
Liverpool, I-spy.

On the left, inside the Anglican Cathedral Tower & on the right, bells of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
I haven't taken up bell ringing or calling to prayer as yet, I-spy, so remain a rebel without a cord/call.

Have you made moves to ensure there will be peals in our time?

www.wiganparishchurch.org:

'We are in the process of rebuilding our band of bell ringers.

Practice is Monday at 7.30pm.and the bells are rung before the 9.30am Parish Communion on Sundays

The ring of ten bells is renowned throughout the country as being one of the finest.
'

Dostaf - any further news of the times and chimes of Wigan Parish Church?

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Ring and ask

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Two rings should make a right

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
I know what'll get Dostaf's attention, Mache - Ding Dong (Avon Calling)

Ringing bells could signal the right time and the rite time, Mache.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
One minute fifty five (ish) slow at the moment.

New thread time. (Town Crier)

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
if you stick hold of the rope is it a ring and ride

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
ZombieCakexX 2 years ago


'I liked it when the monks runged the bells'


Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
A rung made a flight.

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
I like this thread

Posted by: priscus (7146) Report abuse
Aren't you a bit old for ringing bells and running off?

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
that got me thinking priscus and I can't remember a single doorbell in our street when I was a little 'un.
It was tap latch for us

Posted by: priscus (7146) Report abuse
Yes, when I whur a kid, we had a shop. Shop bell, was first door bell known to me, and it was activated by a system of piano wire running over pulleys. Like the posh Victorian houses' bell pulls that are still occasionally evident.



Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
A bellringer who was flung into the air and fell 20ft during a practice session is suing the church.

Steven Tomsett broke both ankles in the accident when he was wrenched off his feet while bellringing.

“I was pulled quickly up into the air and just remember looking down and seeing everybody’s faces looking up at me,” Mr Tomsett said.

I'm glad I gave up

Posted by: priscus (7146) Report abuse
Back in the early 1970's, I watched them re-cast a bell at Taylor's Bell Foundry, in Loughborough. I believe it was for a cathedral in Czechoslovakia.

Fascinating, unchanged ancient technology. Recipe for the material used to manufacture the mould a secret, but I recall horse dung being amongst the ingredients.

Took days to cool down.

Then, tuned entirely by ear. Bell too big for any lathe of which I am aware, so the cutting tool itself mounted on apparatus to constrain it to a circular locus.

The place is now the only remaining bell foundry in Britain, and also a working museum.

Taylors




Taylor's Bell Tuning Lathe.

Posted by: priscus (7146) Report abuse
The Laura Spellman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, at The Riverside Church, Upper Manhattan, New York City has 74 bells.

I do not know if this is a record.

Anyone know of a tower with more than 74?

Posted by: Anne (3430)  Report abuse
Didn't know The Whitechapel foundry had been sold. Just looked it up, not half some history there.

Posted by: priscus (7146) Report abuse
Well, I have learned that 74 is not a record.

There are a couple of towers with 77 bells. One in US, and one in South Korea.

Posted by: priscus (7146) Report abuse
You rang?

 
 
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