North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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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.


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Three "new" bells

Three individual bells have been added to the archives. Two are still regularly chimed, the other was thought lost.


TowerDedicationBellsmp3
Newport PagnellSt Peter & St Paul8
 
Peals43
Quarters207
Members22

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 54mNovember 19, 1988
2h, 55mJuly 24, 1913

Longest peal(s)

ChangesDate
5184November 23, 1985
5184November 11, 2012

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
January 2, 2015Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
September 13, 2014Autumn Meeting 
January 3, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
February 1, 2013Rounds and Call Change Practice 
January 21, 2012Branch Practice 
January 6, 2012Rounds and Call Change PracticeUsing Abel
March 5, 2011AGMNames for tea to Carol Smith MK 616666
April 17, 2010Branch Practice 
May 2, 2009WeddingBells not yet confirmed
April 25, 2009WeddingBells not yet confirmed
12
Photos
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Who has circled the tower to peals:

Ringer
B Douglas Hird

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
B Douglas Hird12April 9, 2016
Charles W Clarke7February 19, 1939
Alan J Marchbank7July 20, 2013
William A Yates6August 10, 1963
Harry Sear6April 9, 1932
George W Holland6August 10, 1963
Herbert C Edwards5December 26, 1957
Christopher C Stokes5April 9, 2016
Simon Read5July 20, 2013
Ruth Stokes4April 9, 2016
123
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Model    - - 12 15/16Unknown in 1793
Sanctus    - -  Anthony Chandler in 1671
1D#Weight BoardD#/Eb5 - 0 - 528⅝Gillett & Johnston in 1911
2DWeight BoardD4 - 3 - 2629Gillett & Johnston in 1911
3CWeight BoardC5 - 2 - 2631¼Gillett & Johnston in 1911
4A#Weight BoardA#/Bb6 - 3 - 1233½Gillett & Johnston in 1911
5G#Weight BoardG#/Ab8 - 3 - 637Gillett & Johnston in 1911
6GWeight BoardG10 - 0 - 539Gillett & Johnston in 1911
7FWeight BoardF14 - 3 - 444Gillett & Johnston in 1911
8D#Weight BoardD#/Eb21 - 2 - 1649Gillett & Johnston in 1911
Flat 2ndC#Weight BoardC#/Db5 - 1 - 1630Gillett & Johnston in 1911
Bellframes Type 8.3.C - e
Cast iron "H" castings mounted on beams and braced at the top
Taylor of Loughborough 1889-1893 (wooden beams with wooden top bracing), 1893 (fabricated beams), 1894 (cast iron beams), and 1892 to date (girders)
Gillett & Johnston of Croydon 1907-1955
James Barwell of Birmingham 1910-1915
Mears & Stainbank (Whitechapel) c1920-1935
James Grove of Birmingham 1923

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