BellringingA Selection of News Articles Related to Bellringing

  • 1 Winkleigh Parish Church bells 1973

    Retuning of bells 5th april 1973

  • 2 Mr G Nicholls arranged the competition

    22 September 1950

  • 3 Honeymoon in London

    10 February 1950

  • 4 Bellringers marry

    Buckland couple

  • 5 Hartland bellringers

    annual dinnerl

  • 6 Woolsery parish church

    six bells peal

  • Winkleigh Parish Church bells 1973

    Retuning of bells 5th april 1973

    Winkleigh Parish Church Bell 5th April 1973

    Winkley bellsWinkleigh Parish Church bells are to be re-tuned.  Here Mr Arthur Fidler (right), of Bow, and his assistant, who lowered the eight bells from the tower, are seen prepared two of the largest bells for dispatch to the foundry at Loughborough.

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  • Mr G Nicholls arranged the competition

    22 September 1950

    A bell ringing competition, arranged by Mr G Nicholls, took place on Saturday by kind permission of Rev R P Newton- Priest-in-charge, in connection with the Harvest Festival.

    1950 bell ringing Monkleigh

    Ten teams of the Association entered the contest. The judges were Messrs C R Bissett, S Nicholls and F Bailey.
    The results were: 1, Chawleigh; 2, St Giles; 3, Down St Mary; 4, Frithelstock; 5, High Bickington; 6, Sheepwash; 7, Alwington; 8, Petrockstowe; 9, Northam; 10, Parkham.
    Certificates which were presented to the five winning teams by Mrs M H Hill were the gifts of Mr G Nicholls.

    Gazette article dated 22

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  • Honeymoon in London

    10 February 1950

    Mr E C Nicholls and Miss J M Sanders

    1950 Littleham

    The bridegroom’s grandfather, father and two uncles and the bride’s brother were among those who rang the bells as the wedding at St Nectan’s Church, Welcombe, of Mr Ernest Claud Nicholls, of Shutta Farm, Littleham, to Miss Joyce Mary Sanders, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sanders, Linton Farm, Welcombe.
    The bridegroom is chairman of the Buckland Brewer Young Farmers’ Club and the bride one of the organists of Welcombe Church and a bell-ringer.
    The bridesmaid was Miss Edith Joyce Gifford and Mr Arthur Bisset was best man.
    The bouquets were afterwards

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  • Bellringers marry

    Buckland couple

    Bellringers marry 22nd June 1979

    Bellringers marryBellringing.  A Buckland Brewer couple, both bellringers, were married in the parish church - the bride in a dress and veil she made herself.

    Bridegroom was Mr David Leonard Blight, son of Mr & Mrs L P Blight of Tower Hill, Buckland Brewer and his bride Miss Joan Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Mr & Mrs T H Brown, of Cleverdons, Buckland Brewer. 

    Bride's attendants were her sister, Mrs Brenda Mills and cousin Miss Jayne Wright.  Best man was Mr Alan Wright.

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  • Hartland bellringers

    annual dinnerl

    Hartland bellringers 10th October 1975

    Hartland bellringing

    Hartland Deanery bellringers and their guests pictured after their annual dinner at Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton.  In the forefront is the Rev R O H Eppingstone, Rector of Clovelly, who is the president.

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  • Woolsery parish church

    six bells peal

    Woolsery parish church's six bell peal 18th January 1974

    Woolsery parish church bellsOriginally the work of restoring Woolsery parish church's six bell peal was estimated to cost around £3,000, but after a further examination, now the bells have been taken down, it is considered that all of them, instead of just two, will have to be re-cast.

    The bells are to be re-cast by Messrs Taylor, of Loughborough, who cast them 148 years ago when the firm had a branch at nearby Buckland Brewer.

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