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.

HavershamSt Mary3
A bit deep set but improved by being rung upstairs

Fastest peal

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

 The sanctus bell in the church
DescriptionThe sanctus bell in the church
Approx Date1974
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - -  Lester & Pack in 1752
1  E - - 30¼Anthony Chandler in 1667
2  D - - 32¾James Keene in 1625
3  A#/Bb - - 35James Keene in 1638
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 - e
As used by
Warner of London 1887-c1906 (on wooden bearers) and c1906-1914 (on girders)
Mears & Stainbank (Whitechapel) c1890-c1930
charles Carr of Smethwick 1910

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