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.

LoughtonAll Saints6

Fastest peal

2h, 35mFebruary 5, 1983
2h, 38mJanuary 25, 2020

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

October 4, 2013Call Changes and Plain Hunt Practice 
July 6, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
April 17, 2009Branch Practice 
August 19, 2005Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Grandsire Doubles
July 18, 2003Branch Practice 
September 15, 2000Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
 Pleasantly re-decorated inside and a ring of bells with more archaeological interest than many.
DescriptionPleasantly re-decorated inside and a ring of bells with more archaeological interest than many.
Approx Date1990
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Derek Stainsby2March 13, 1992
Barry R Eglesfield2February 6, 1971
Thomas C Tompkins2October 6, 1928
Ronald J Snack2March 13, 1992
Eric Edmondson1February 5, 1983
Claire Reading1July 14, 2018
David E Rothera1March 26, 1966
Douglas S Vale1January 25, 2020
Christopher C Stokes1July 14, 2018
Edwin A Yates1November 27, 1909
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Old TrebleEWavanalE4 - 0 - 2127¼Alfred Bowell in 1908
Old TenorAbWeight boardAb11 - 0 - 8 Bartholomew Atton in 1590
1EWeight boardE4 - 0 - 5 Meighs & Westleys in 2018
2DWeight boardD4 - 3 - 3 Taylor in 1902
3CWeight boardC5 - 1 - 12 Taylor in 1902
4BWeight boardB6 - 2 - 7 William Chamberlain in 1450
5AWeight boardA7 - 1 - 2 William Chamberlain in 1450
6GWeight boardG11 - 2 - 14 Meighs & Westleys in 2018
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 - h
As used (with minor differences - some with and some without the lower "stretcher rail") by
Taylor of Loughborough 1892 to date
Llwellyns & James of Bristol c1904-1925
Mears & Stainbank (Whitechapel) c1920 to date
Whites of Appleton c1955 to date

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