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Background imageBells Collection: The Ringers of Launcells Tower, Frederick Smallfield (1829-1915)

The Ringers of Launcells Tower, Frederick Smallfield (1829-1915)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1887. This painting was inspired by the poem The Ringers of Launcells Tower by Rev. R.S. Hawker of Morwenstow in his book Cornish Ballads and Other Poems

Background imageBells Collection: George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, on 8 bells, 1863

George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, on 8 bells, 1863
George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, playing on eight bells at once, in the steeple of St James Clerkenwell, London

Background imageBells Collection: Six owl bellringers on a Christmas card

Six owl bellringers on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBells Collection: Two cows with bells round their necks in Alpine scenery

Two cows with bells round their necks in Alpine scenery. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageBells Collection: Landscape, Historic center, Asolo, Treviso, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Landscape, Historic center, Asolo, Treviso, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageBells Collection: Loughborough - Bell-ringing - World Record Change-ringers

Loughborough - Bell-ringing - World Record Change-ringers
Bellringing - World Record Change-ringers - who produced a peal of 18, 027 Stedman Caters - rung in 12 hours and 18 minutes at All Saints, Loughborough on Easter Monday - 12th April, 1909

Background imageBells Collection: In the Old Belfry -- bellringers in action

In the Old Belfry -- bellringers in action. 1893

Background imageBells Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imageBells Collection: Pug Dog JPF 1684 © Jean-Paul Ferrero / ARDEA LONDON

Pug Dog JPF 1684 © Jean-Paul Ferrero / ARDEA LONDON
JPF-1684 Pug DOG - wearing collar with bells Close-up, head to one side Jean Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBells Collection: Siberian Husky dog in Christmas santa hat

Siberian Husky dog in Christmas santa hat
A black and white Siberian Husky dog wears a santa hat and red and green Christmas themed collar with bells on. She has a blue eye and is smiling

Background imageBells Collection: Rowing Match at Richmond, Surrey, (Birthday of the Duke of Clarence) (w / c on paper)

Rowing Match at Richmond, Surrey, (Birthday of the Duke of Clarence) (w / c on paper)
474050 Rowing Match at Richmond, Surrey, (Birthday of the Duke of Clarence) (w/c on paper) by Cleveley, Robert (1747-1809); 52.9x36.2 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBells Collection: The Joker - Playing Card

The Joker - Playing Card
A classic image of a jester, wearing cap and bells, playing a flute, a ninny stick, or jesters wand, attached to his belt. Date: 19th century

Background imageBells Collection: A bell ringer in a church, 1866

A bell ringer in a church, 1866
A bell ringer in a church chimes the bell with his foot. The scene is frames by vignettes from a young womans life. Date: 1866

Background imageBells Collection: Advert for Terrys exerciser for men 1939

Advert for Terrys exerciser for men 1939
Christmas gift ideas from Herbert Terry exercisers, including steelstrand expander, golfer pocket wrist exerciser, spring grip dumbbells

Background imageBells Collection: Construction of Bells Bridge across River Clyde, Glasgow

Construction of Bells Bridge across River Clyde, Glasgow
A man working on Bells Bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The pedestrian bridge was constructed in 1988 to coincide with the Glasgow Garden Festival

Background imageBells Collection: Winter scene with Tower of London on a Christmas card

Winter scene with Tower of London on a Christmas card
Winter scene with the River Thames and the Tower of London on a Christmas card, with a decorative border of white lace and pink bells. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBells Collection: Robins nesting on a bell-shaped Christmas card

Robins nesting on a bell-shaped Christmas card
Robins nesting in the snow on a bell-shaped Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBells Collection: Children dancing on a cutout Christmas card

Children dancing on a cutout Christmas card. Date: 1896

Background imageBells Collection: Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps

Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBells Collection: The Village, Cadoxton, Glamorgan

The Village, Cadoxton, Glamorgan
The Village, Cadoxton, Barry, near Sully, Glamorgan, Wales. Showing the Old Church and the Three Bells Inn Date: 1900s

Background imageBells Collection: Programme for Joy Bells at the London Hippodrome, 1915

Programme for Joy Bells at the London Hippodrome, 1915
Programme for Joy Bells at the London Hippodrome, 1919, presented by Albert de Courville Date: 1919

Background imageBells Collection: LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump, Lambeth HQ

LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump, Lambeth HQ
Lambeths (D61) pump at its base station, on display in Brigade headquarters drill yard. Side mounted pump outlets together with hose-reel tubing and two hook ladders can be seen

Background imageBells Collection: Les Cloches de Corneville, French comic opera in English, Theatre Royal

Les Cloches de Corneville, French comic opera in English, Theatre Royal, Plymouth Date: early 20th century

Background imageBells Collection: Photograph of Five Bells PH, Bromley, Greater London

Photograph of Five Bells PH, Bromley, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageBells Collection: Advert, Arthur Bell & Sons, Old Scotch Whisky, Perth

Advert, Arthur Bell & Sons, Old Scotch Whisky, Perth
Advert for Arthur Bell & Sons, Old Scotch Whisky, Perth, Scotland, with a curling scene. 1905

Background imageBells Collection: Holly with bells and red ribbon on a Christmas postcard

Holly with bells and red ribbon on a Christmas postcard. circa 1890s

Background imageBells Collection: Easter, the bell ringer, front cover illustration from Le Petit Journal

Easter, the bell ringer, front cover illustration from Le Petit Journal
XIR661401 Easter, the bell ringer, front cover illustration from Le Petit Journal, supplement illustre, 12th April 1914 (colour litho) by French School

Background imageBells Collection: Cattle grazing high in the Swiss Alps near Wengen, Switzerland

Cattle grazing high in the Swiss Alps near Wengen, Switzerland
ROG-14017 Cattle grazing high in the Swiss Alps near Wengen Switzerland Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBells Collection: Brittany Spaniel - with bell around neck

Brittany Spaniel - with bell around neck
WAT-11772 Brittany Spaniel - with bell around neck France M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBells Collection: Old bell on top of the stone wall in Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), Extremadura, Caceres

Old bell on top of the stone wall in Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

Background imageBells Collection: Bells at Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian, Patmos Chora, Patmos Island, Dodecanese, Greece

Bells at Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian, Patmos Chora, Patmos Island, Dodecanese, Greece

Background imageBells Collection: Dream games at the day

Dream games at the day
Rafal Kulik

Background imageBells Collection: Dream games at the day

Dream games at the day
Rafal Kulik

Background imageBells Collection: Dream games at the day

Dream games at the day
Rafal Kulik

Background imageBells Collection: Dream games at the day

Dream games at the day
Rafal Kulik

Background imageBells Collection: Church in Nikolsk settlement, Golodnaia Steppe, between 1905 and 1915

Church in Nikolsk settlement, Golodnaia Steppe, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Church in Nikolsk settlement, Golodnaia Steppe, between 1905 and 1915. In album: Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire

Background imageBells Collection: June 2, 1837, 1862-1887. Creator: Mikhail Znamensky

June 2, 1837, 1862-1887. Creator: Mikhail Znamensky
June 2, 1837, 1862-1887. From an album of 32 original watercolors from the library of Tsar Nicholas II. The subjects include scenes from Tobol'sk, Berezov, Obdorsk (present-day Salekhard)

Background imageBells Collection: Long Time Dog-Hidatsa, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Long Time Dog-Hidatsa, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Long Time Dog-Hidatsa, c1908. Long Time Dog, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing headress, buckskin shirt, and leggings with brass bells

Background imageBells Collection: Klamath woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, c1923. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Klamath woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, c1923. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Klamath woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, c1923

Background imageBells Collection: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Alansmere Bells Boy and A Bellringer. Date: 1981

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Alansmere Bells Boy and A Bellringer. Date: 1981

Background imageBells Collection: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Alansmere Bells Boy and A Bellringer. Date: 1981

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Alansmere Bells Boy and A Bellringer. Date: 1981

Background imageBells Collection: Opening of the International Exhibition: the orchestra, 1862. Creator: Mason Jackson

Opening of the International Exhibition: the orchestra, 1862. Creator: Mason Jackson
Opening of the International Exhibition, [South Kensington, London]: the orchestra, 1862. The View which we give of the "Orchestra, " which was situated under the eastern dome

Background imageBells Collection: Dream games at the day

Dream games at the day
Rafal Kulik

Background imageBells Collection: View towards Iglesia de San Martin on the left, and Torre del Alfiler, in the centre, Trujillo

View towards Iglesia de San Martin on the left, and Torre del Alfiler, in the centre, Trujillo, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain, Europe

Background imageBells Collection: St. Jacques Church, Dieppe, Normandy, France, Europe

St. Jacques Church, Dieppe, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageBells Collection: View of Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice de Cap Malheureux on sunny day in Cap Malheureux, Mauritius

View of Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice de Cap Malheureux on sunny day in Cap Malheureux, Mauritius, Indian Ocean, Africa

Background imageBells Collection: Pleasure Boats, Marina, Novigrad Port, Tower of St. Pelagius Church in the background, Old Town

Pleasure Boats, Marina, Novigrad Port, Tower of St. Pelagius Church in the background, Old Town, Novigrad, Croatia, Europe

Background imageBells Collection: Tower of Euphrasian Basilica, Walkway around the Perimeter of Old Town, Porec, Croatia, Europe

Tower of Euphrasian Basilica, Walkway around the Perimeter of Old Town, Porec, Croatia, Europe



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"Bells: A Symphony of Sound and Symbolism" From the enchanting painting "The Ringers of Launcells Tower" by Frederick Smallfield to the picturesque Alpine scenery adorned with two cows wearing bells around their necks, they have long captured our imagination. They hold a special place in our hearts, evoking feelings of joy, nostalgia, and tradition. In 1863, George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, showcased his skill on eight bells, mesmerizing audiences with his rhythmic melodies. Meanwhile, six owl bellringers added a touch of whimsy to a Christmas card scene - reminding us that even in the festive season, these melodic instruments continue to captivate. Loughborough's world record change-ringers remind us that bell ringing is not just an art form but also a competitive pursuit. Their synchronized efforts create harmonious symphonies that resonate through time and space. "In the Old Belfry, " we witness bellringers in action - their hands gracefully pulling ropes as they produce resonant tones that echo across villages and towns. Even Pug Dog JPF 1684 seems entranced by this timeless tradition and can not limited to churches or towers; they find themselves at various cultural events like "Joy Bells" at London Hippodrome in 1915. The sound unites communities during times of celebration and remembrance alike. As we embrace holiday cheer each year, even Siberian Huskies don Santa hats while surrounded by jingling sleigh bells - reminding us how deeply intertwined these sounds are with cherished festivities. Beyond their auditory beauty lies symbolism; just like "The Joker" playing card adds intrigue to games night after night. And who can forget Arthur Bell & Sons' advert for Old Scotch Whisky? It reminds us that every sip carries echoes from centuries past – traditions passed down through generations.