North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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The Branch web site contains up to date information about ringing in North Bucks. Much of the information formerly in this site can now be found there.

Latest on this site:

Web development - Oct 2019

The addition of the official Google API Key for the maps on the tower page should allow this to work again.

Some tidying up of formats and loose ends should help with the appearance of tables.

Archive copies of In Touch have now all been scanned and converted to pdf format so they can all be accessed via the Newsletters tab.

This has made an opportunity to show the branch's entry in the ODG Annual Report.

Welcome to the North Bucks Archives site.

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.

Everything we do continues to increase the resource. It may be peals and quarters, or work on towers and bells. For example, Olney's sound control roof:

Factoid of the Month

07/09/1905 - Shenley - The local newspaper gives the actual reason for not ringing long touches before meetings. Bill Butler in 100 Years of the Oxford Diocesan Guild assumes that Rev. Robinson's peal before a Guild meeting was the cause. The local newspaper tells us, however, that 98 ringers turned up at the branch meeting at Newton Longville in June and a band rang a 720 of Bob Minor, thus preventing everyone else from getting the grab. Not popular. This goes to show that researching and joining up the various sources can give a better insight into the past.