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Old 02-13-2017, 05:20 AM   #3686
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Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
That is a terribly worded article. I don't think he was thrown 100 feet. The article says (more than once) that he was lifted a few feet off the gorund, I guess meaning the floor. He was lowered ~100 feet from the bell tower by rescuers.

Terribly written/worded article.
The Daily Mail is not a noted journal of record.
To put it charitably, accuracy is often sacrificed in the interests of sensationalism.

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
A touring group of bell ringers?
Bell ringers sometimes get the opportunity to ring at churches or cathedrals other than their own.

Here's a couple of extracts from the Worcester Bells website...

The bells of Worcester Cathedral are considered to be one of the finest rings of bells in the world.

The Cathedral’s tower contains a ring of 12 bells, three semitone bells and a bourdon bell, with a total weight of 16 tonnes. The 15 ringing bells were cast in 1928 by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough, from the metal of the previous ring. These were cast in 1869 and the non-swinging bourdon bell was cast in 1868 and was re-tuned in 1928. It is used by the clock to strike the hours.

The ring is the fifth heaviest in the world, The bells are hung in the 1869 wooden frame which housed the previous ring. This sits on top of a wooden structure which directs the forces down onto the supporting corner pillars of the tower. It is referred to locally as the ‘wigwam’.

The semitone bells make it possible to ring combinations of bells in different keys. The haunting sound of the Harmonic Minor Ten is unique to Worcester, and can be heard on Good Friday, Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday and New Year’s Eve.
Visiting ringers are welcome to join us. Please let the secretary know beforehand so we can arrange for someone to meet you.

Audio and video of the cathedral bells there as well.
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