North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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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.


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News from Bletchley

The Fenny Stratford and Bletchley newspaper from the end of Victoria's reign provides a detailed insight into the formation of the Bletchley band

A new newspaper in the 1930's continues the story.


TowerDedicationBellsmp3
OlneySt Peter & St Paul10
Recently augmented to 10
Peals82
Quarters69
Members13

Fastest peal

TimeDate
3h, 1mOctober 15, 1994
3h, 3mOctober 2, 1920

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
December 20, 2014Branch Practice & Xmas Social 
September 20, 2014Branch Practice 
June 21, 2014Branch Practice 
March 15, 2014Branch Practice at Olney on simulator 
December 21, 2013Branch Practice at Olney on simulator 
September 21, 2013Branch Practice at Olney on simulator 
June 15, 201310 bell Branch Practice on simulator 
March 23, 2013Branch 10-bell Practice 
November 17, 2012Branch Practice with Towcester 
November 17, 2012Branch Practice with Towcester 
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Photos
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Who has circled the tower to peals:

Ringer
B Douglas Hird
David Phillipson

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
William Freeman16December 16, 1933
Frank Boswell14October 29, 1949
B Douglas Hird14December 3, 2017
Alan J Marchbank12December 6, 2015
William J Robinson11April 21, 1951
Sidney W Smith11December 5, 1910
Frederick J Mynard11October 29, 1949
David Phillipson10December 6, 2015
Christopher C Stokes9December 3, 2017
Richard Horne9December 3, 2017
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 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1F#Weight BoardF#/Gb6 - 1 - 729¼Whitechapel in 2008
2EWeight BoardD#/Eb6 - 2 - 2330½Whitechapel in 2008
3DWeight BoardD6 - 2 - 1232Alfred Bowell in 1903
4C#Weight BoardC6 - 2 - 2733Alfred Bowell in 1903
5BWeight BoardA#/Bb7 - 2 - 2735¼Henry Bagley in 1682
6AWeight BoardG#/Ab7 - 2 - 1735½Newcombe in 1599
7GWeight BoardG10 - 1 - 740Henry Bagley in 1699
8F#Weight BoardF#/Gb13 - 2 - 1944Robert Atton in 1631
9EWeight BoardD#/Eb16 - 0 - 1547¼Thomas Russell in 1733
10DWeight BoardC#/Db24 - 0 - 952¼Henry Bagley in 1682
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"