This is a collection of information from various sources that is being copied into a single database.
It is intended as a resource for ringers wanting to
research their local bells and ringers and also to be a record of ringing
performances in North Bucks.
All the information in the archives has already been
published in Annual reports, The Ringing World and other sources. The archives
just bring it all together.
The History of ringing in the North Bucks Branch starts many years before the formation of the branch in 1904 and continues up to the present day.
100 Years ago - Ringing and ringers during the Great War
During 1917 three North Bucks ringers lost their lives. To find out more about them, follow the links below.
|Ringer||Tower||Date of death||More Information
North Bucks ringers will be organising suitable comemoration of the lives and sacrifice of these ringers as the year progresses.
There has been a Data Protection Act since 1984. It was
introduced largely because of concern at the growth of computerised record
keeping. The 1998 Act has been extended to cover all types of records which
contain information about individuals. This includes information stored on
microfiche or in paper-based files.
The Data Protection Act ensures that personal data
relating to individuals is only used according to certain guidelines and that
individuals have the right to see data that relates to them. Names held in the
database are classified as being 'for research, historical or statistical
purposes' (Section 33 of the Act). No other information is held.
Information about you
If you are a North Bucks Branch member, or if you have rung a quarter peal or
peal in the branch it is most likely that your name is in the site somewhere.
Much of the archive information is taken from reports previously published in
The Ringing World and other sources. Although this puts the information in the
public domain, by holding it in an easily retrievable format, it comes within
the scope of the DPA. You may also have been mentioned in the minutes of
meetings or you may have taken part in some other activity. Under the DPA you
have the right to ask what information is held by the North Bucks Branch that relates
to you. If you want to know, just send
an e-mail. Everything is in one database, so you should be easy to
find. The act stipulates that personal data should be accurate so if
you find an error, let us know. Such corrections also improve the quality of the
Archives as an educational resource.
Permissions to hold and process personal data
After some discussion within the Branch it has been decided that, while the
Branch will strive to inform anyone whose personal data it holds is kept
informed, it is not practically possible to obtain written consent from everyone
whose name is mentioned in every document, minute, peal or quarter peal.
Notice is given here that individuals can expect their names to appear in
this web archive once that information is published in the public domain.
The North Bucks Archives have now been in operation for a number of years and
have enjoyed the full support of the Branch membership. The delivery of
information via the web has received similar encouragement. There have been
regular opportunities for members to voice any concerns during quarterly
meetings and via the Branch Newsletter, In Touch. To date none have been
The North Bucks Branch has an entry on the Data Protection Register:
Registration Number: Z5082125
If you find any mistakes or omissions then feel free to provide feedback to the archivist.