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.

Little BrickhillSt Mary Magdalene3
An unringable ring of 3 with electric hammers. The frame foundations are too decayed to permit ringing.

Fastest peal

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

 Great Paul at Little Brickhill
DescriptionGreat Paul at Little Brickhill
Approx Date1882
Full reportThe Centenary of the bells of St. Paul's Cathedral (R.W., Nov.3) and the photo of Great George of Liverpool (page 982) prompted this photo (sent to us by Chris Pickford) of Great Paul on its way to London in May 1882. The photograph, writes Chris, was probably taken by Mr. Piggott of Leighton Buzzard at Little Brickhill, Bucks., on Thursday, May 18, 1882, and the Leighton Buzzard Observer reported that "the demand for copies soon taxed to the utmost the resources of the artist's studio".

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - -   in
1    - - 27Mears & Stainbank in 1914
2    - - 30¾James Keene in 1639
3  C - - 33¾Anthony Chandler in 1669
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 6 - A
Sill, long head and braces from sill to head

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