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.

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Web development - Oct 2020

Contribution to the Zoom discussions about the History of Little Horwood's bells has prompted the development of a set of map pages.

These show the activity of the bell founders both in our area and outside.

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

Successful Liberal meeting at Buckingham
He held an open-air meeting at Leckhampstead near the Parish Church. The clergyman was asked not to have the bells rung, but he replied that he objected to Liberal meetings altogether (laughter). The ringing of the bells was continued, with the result that the speakers at the Liberal open-air meeting could hardly be heard ("Shame"). It was nothing less than disgraceful (loud cheers).
The Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press - 23rd May 1891