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.

LeckhampsteadThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary5

Fastest peal

2h, 49mApril 30, 1989
2h, 54mDecember 3, 1910

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

August 16, 2002Branch PracticeBuckinghamshire Place Doubles
October 15, 1999Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Grandsire Doubles
 In uniform
DescriptionIn uniform
Approx Date1915
Full reportPrivate William George Spiers, Bradwell, Oxford Diocesan. Died 25/09/1915 age 20. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 5th Bn. Service No.18411. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, panel 37 and 39. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Spiers of Old Bradwell, Bucks. Born: Bradwell, Bucks. Enlisted: Oxford. Resided: Old Bradwell, Bucks.

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Dennis Carter5December 27, 1930
William Carter4February 25, 1922
Percy Warner3March 21, 1914
Leonard A Smith2March 23, 1912
Herbert J Carter2March 23, 1912
Colin M Turner1April 30, 1989
Bernard J Stone1April 30, 1989
Anthony Fennemore1December 3, 1910
Amos Hurst1February 25, 1922
Henry Hurst1March 28, 1908
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus   1 - 1 - 416½M & S in 1897
1C  6 - 0 - 1232M & S in 1897
2Bb  7 - 3 - 634¾M & S in 1897
3A  9 - 1 - 1637½William Welles in 1559
4G  10 - 3 - 439¾Richard Chandler II in 1664
5FDove 13 - 2 - 044¼Anthony Chandler in 1662
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.

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