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.

Great BrickhillSt Mary the Virgin6
Recently augmented to 8

Fastest peal

2h, 50mOctober 28, 1984
2h, 50mJune 6, 1936

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

March 5, 2016AGM 
February 16, 2013Branch Surprise Practice 
March 12, 2011Guild Spring Meeting 
November 20, 2010Joint Practice 
 Peal board in Church
DescriptionPeal board in Church
Approx Date1984
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
B Douglas Hird2March 9, 1991
Ronald J Snack2March 9, 1991
Michael Chester1March 2, 2019
Andrew M Farmer1July 12, 1992
Andrew P Warboys1July 12, 1992
Angela Blackburn1March 2, 2019
Barry Smith1March 9, 1991
Barry R Eglesfield1March 9, 1991
Colin M Turner1July 12, 1992
David Middleton1March 2, 2019
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - - 15⅜G Chandler in 1681
1FWeight boardF4 - 1 - 1526¾Whitechapel in 2010
2EWeight boardE4 - 2 - 1727¾Whitechapel in 2010
3DWeight boardD5 - 0 - 1929 9/16W & T Mears in 1789
4CWeight boardC5 - 1 - 331⅜T Mears in 1840
5BbWeight boardBb7 - 0 - 134¾W & T Mears in 1789
6AWeight boardA8 - 0 - 2737W & T Mears in 1789
7GWeight boardG10 - 0 - 1040W & T Mears in 1789
8FDoveF14 - 0 - 744W & T Mears in 1789
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 8.3.A - h
As used (with minor differences - some with and some without the lower "stretcher rail") by
Taylor of Loughborough 1892 to date
Llwellyns & James of Bristol c1904-1925
Mears & Stainbank (Whitechapel) c1920 to date
Whites of Appleton c1955 to date

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