North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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News from Bletchley

The Fenny Stratford and Bletchley newspaper from the end of Victoria's reign provides a detailed insight into the formation of the Bletchley band

A new newspaper in the 1930's continues the story.


Branch Minutes

The Minutes are a full account of the meetings held by the North Bucks Branch since its foundation in 1904.

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Committee111     14   
Half Yearly       96 38
Newport Pagnell Tower       6117  
Officers        927319
Other   1     133
Practice           1
Quarterly1624 22323028 123013 

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 Minutes of a General Meeting of Bell Ringers from neighbouring parishes held at Newton Longville on June 11th 04 to consider the advisability of forming a North Bucks Branch of the Oxford D G of C Bell Ringers.

Prop and Secd that a Branch should be formed. Carried

Prop by the Rev F E Robinson Secd by R Nicholls the Rev C Leslie Norris be elected Chairman of new Branch. Carried

Prop and Secd that A E Powell be appointed Hon Secretary and Treasurer. Carried.

Prop Secd and carried that the Branch be called the North Bucks Branch of the above named Guild.

Prop Secd and Carried that one member from each forming tower be elected to form a committee the following gentlemen being elected.

Mr L HuckleMilton Keynes
G GraceShenley
T NicholsHanslope
Rev ForestSwanbourne
Mr Robinson (J)Sherrington
C ValentineStony Stratford
ShiltonFenny Stratford
Sidney SmithOlney
Rev W BennittBletchley
Mr F CaustonChicheley
Rev RumseyCalverton
Mr F BoothEmberton
F VickersLinslade
H TurnerSimpson
R NichollsNewton Longville

Prop Secd and Carried that the next quarterly meeting be held at Bletchley subject to Rector's permission.

Prop Secd and Carried that no long peals be rung on day of Meeting unless begun early in day so that bells may be free from beginning of meeting.

Prop Secd and Carried that next meeting be fixed for the last Saturday in September. Service in Church at 4pm Bells available at 2pm

C Leslie Norris
Chairman