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.

Fenny StratfordSt Martin6

Fastest peal

2h, 26mSeptember 28, 1990
2h, 30mApril 9, 2012

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

January 16, 2016Branch Practice 
December 10, 2011Christmas Celebration 
January 16, 2010Branch Practice 
January 18, 2008Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Carter's Doubles
November 18, 2005Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Double Oxford Bob
December 7, 2002Quarterly Meeting 
December 2, 2000Quarterly Meeting 
 Coronation Peal
DescriptionCoronation Peal
Approx Date1953
Full reportBellringers at St. Martin's Church, Fenny Stratford, in the ringing chamber after their Coronation peal. Left to right are D. Hurst, F. Rowe, J. Eames, M. Underwood, E. Hanks, R. Underwood, J. F. Brooks and D. Plumb.

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Harry Sear3May 20, 1910
John Eames2May 20, 1910
Thomas Best2May 20, 1910
Peter G Ellis2November 11, 2006
George Groves2May 20, 1910
Christopher C Stokes1May 11, 2013
Colin Aked1November 11, 2006
Colin M Turner1September 28, 1990
Daphne R Castell1November 12, 1955
Dianna M Bridle1November 11, 2006
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - - 23Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1727
1  G - - 24¾Alfred Bowell in 1913
2  F - - 25¾Alfred Bowell in 1913
3  D#/Eb - - 27⅜Alfred Bowell in 1913
4  C#/Db - - 28⅝Alfred Bowell in 1913
5  B - - 30⅝Alfred Bowell in 1913
6ADoveA8 - 0 - 434½Alfred Bowell in 1913
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"