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.

BeachamptonThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary5
Recently re-hung

Fastest peal

2h, 28mFebruary 26, 1989
2h, 35mJanuary 5, 2007
2h, 35mOctober 4, 1913
2h, 35mMay 7, 1913

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

August 11, 2012Branch Practice 
May 21, 2004Branch Practice 
July 21, 2000Branch PracticeSpecial Methods: Smithfield and Undershaft
 Weight Board

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Dennis Carter3October 4, 1913
Charles N Alderman2October 4, 1913
Julie A Haseldine2May 5, 2012
Leonard A Smith2January 18, 1913
A J Alderman2October 4, 1913
Christopher C Stokes2May 5, 2012
Barry R Eglesfield2January 5, 2007
Andrew Haseldine2May 5, 2012
Alan J Marchbank2January 5, 2007
Ruth Stokes2May 5, 2012
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - - 15M & S in 1895
1D#Weight Board 3 - 1 - 325½Gillett & Johnston in 1912
2C#Weight Board 3 - 3 - 727½Gillett & Johnston in 1912
3CWeight Board 4 - 1 - 1929¼Gillett & Johnston in 1912
4A#Weight Board 5 - 3 - 632Gillett & Johnston in 1912
5G#Weight Board 8 - 0 - 2736Gillett & Johnston in 1912
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 - m
As used by
Gillett & Johnston of Croydon c1910-1955
James Groves of Birmingham 1920-1923
Eayre & Smith 1978 to date

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