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.

ShenleySt Mary6

Fastest peal

2h, 50mFebruary 15, 1930
2h, 56mMarch 7, 1981

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

July 4, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
January 18, 2014Branch Practice 
June 7, 2013Call Changes & Plain Hunt Practice 
November 2, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
November 2, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
December 11, 2010Christmas Celebration 
September 13, 2008Autumn Meeting 
February 17, 2006Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Carlisle S Minor
August 15, 2003Branch Practice 
September 1, 2001Quarterly MeetingNote change of start time
 New Bells in churchyard
DescriptionNew Bells in churchyard
Approx Date1908
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Cecil A Valentine4November 23, 1912
Walter W Bonham4November 23, 1912
Thomas C Tompkins3November 23, 1912
Albert J Green2August 5, 1912
Ernest G Willett2February 15, 1930
John R Mayne2January 23, 1971
Ronald J Sharp2July 13, 1957
George W Holland2May 20, 1961
Edwin A Yates2November 23, 1912
Harold Daniels1February 15, 1930
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - - 13¾Unknown in 1650
1CWeight board? 5 - 3 - 1831¼Gillett & Johnston in 1908
2BbWeight board? 6 - 2 - 1532⅞Gillett & Johnston in 1908
3AbWeight board? 8 - 3 - 036⅛Gillett & Johnston in 1908
4GWeight board? 10 - 2 - 538Gillett & Johnston in 1908
5FWeight board? 14 - 0 - 1142⅜Gillett & Johnston in 1908
6EbDove - Weight board has E? 17 - 3 - 242⅜Robert Burford in 1400
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.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"