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.


Latest on this site:

Three "new" bells

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


TowerDedicationBellsmp3
ShenleySt Mary6
 
Peals16
Quarters44
Members13

Fastest peal

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

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
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
12
Photos
 1908
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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
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 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
Sanctus    - - 13¾Unknown in 1650
1C  5 - 3 - 1831¼Gillett & Johnston in 1908
2Bb  6 - 2 - 1532⅞Gillett & Johnston in 1908
3Ab  8 - 3 - 036⅛Gillett & Johnston in 1908
4G  10 - 2 - 538Gillett & Johnston in 1908
5F  14 - 0 - 1142⅜Gillett & Johnston in 1908
6EbDove 17 - 3 - 242⅜Robert Burford in 1400
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"