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.


TowerDedicationBellsmp3
Great LinfordSt Andrew6
 
Peals30
Quarters93
Members12

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 41mFebruary 13, 1966
2h, 45mJanuary 24, 1981
2h, 45mFebruary 18, 2006

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
February 20, 2016Branch Practice 
May 4, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
March 24, 2012Branch AGMThere is a link to the agenda and officers' notes on the In Touch page
December 12, 2009Christmas Celebration 
February 15, 2008Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Violet Treble Bob
December 16, 2005Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Christmas Morning S Minor
March 6, 2004Annual General Meeting 
February 21, 2003Branch PracticeHorton S Minor
June 2, 2001Striking Competition and Quarterly Meeting 
December 17, 1999Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
Photos
 Note the small window above the main windows (the bells were once hung on two levels) and also the windows below the belfry showing the earlier lower height of the tower.
12

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Ringer
Alan J Marchbank
Barry R Eglesfield
Ronald J Snack

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Alan J Marchbank19June 29, 2013
Ronald J Snack13November 19, 1994
Barry R Eglesfield11June 29, 2013
B Douglas Hird6June 29, 2013
Ruth Stokes5February 5, 2012
Christine E Marchbank5January 1, 2000
Stephen J Crane4January 16, 1993
William A Yates4January 16, 1993
David M Joyce4November 20, 1993
John Stanworth4September 6, 2012
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 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - - 13½Lester & Pack in 1753
1  D#/Eb6 - 2 - 2131Joseph Eayre in 1756
2  C#/Db7 - 0 - 032½Joseph Eayre in 1756
3  A#/Bb8 - 0 - 735Joseph Eayre in 1756
4  A#/Bb8 - 3 - 1336¾Joseph Eayre in 1756
5  G10 - 2 - 039Joseph Eayre in 1756
6F#DoveF#/Gb16 - 1 - 2244½Joseph Eayre in 1756
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.
BellTuning
1-29
2-12
3-13
4373
5-20
60
Bellframes Type 8.2.D - a
Wooden Sill, steel head, and pairs of cast iron "X" braces bolted to sill and head
James Shaw of Bradford 1904 (e.g. Mulbarton, Norfolk)
Bowell of Ipswich c1905-1939

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