North Bucks Branch Archive Project

Main Branch site:

Branch site

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.

Clifton ReynesSt Mary the Virgin6

Fastest peal

2h, 27mJune 25, 1958
2h, 30mFebruary 3, 1991

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

March 14, 2015AGM 
June 18, 2011Branch Summer Social and Striking Competition 
June 20, 2009Summer Social & Branch Striking Competition 
June 6, 2009Summer SocialRe-arranged to new date and Striking Competition added
June 2, 2007Summer Ringing and Social (skittles) 
June 17, 2005Branch 6 Bell Striking Competition 
October 19, 2001Branch PracticeCambridge S Minor
 Cake for Catherine's first peal
DescriptionCake for Catherine's first peal
Approx Date1999
Full reportThis cake was made
to celebrate Catherine Stacy's first peal (p.579) and also her 16th birthday on this date.

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
William Freeman10July 22, 1923
Frederick J Mynard9July 22, 1923
Henry W Gayton9October 24, 1937
Joshua J Partridge8September 10, 1932
Edwin S Mynard7July 22, 1923
Amos Smart6June 6, 1931
L William Jacques5July 22, 1923
William Sharp5October 31, 1931
Albert Minney4September 10, 1932
Frank Boswell4June 24, 1914
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1  F#/Gb - - 26Alfred Bowell in 1905
2  E - - 28½John Hodson in 1664
3  D - - 30John Hodson in 1664
4  C#/Db - - 31¾John Hodson in 1664
5  B - - 35John Hodson in 1664
6ADoveA10 - 2 - 1438½John Hodson in 1664
The figures below show the difference, in cents, between each bell and what it should be to be in tune with the tenor.
A positive figure shows that the bell is sharp, a negative figure shows that it is flat. There are 100 cents between notes on the scale.
Bellframes Type 8.1.C - a
Double "X" braced frame
Day of Eye 1886
James Shaw of Bradford 1892
Whites of Appleton 1900-1910 (?)
Mears & Stainbank 1906-1910
Bowell of Ipswich 1908-1939

Classification from "Bellframes - A Practical Guide to Inspection and Recording - C J Pickford 1993"