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.

SimpsonSt Thomas the Apostle6

Fastest peal

2h, 30mNovember 9, 1907
2h, 37mAugust 8, 1933

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

July 16, 2004Branch Practice 
March 15, 2002Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
 A slender central tower balancing on four corners. Take a look at the church roof on the way to the ringing room.
DescriptionA slender central tower balancing on four corners. Take a look at the church roof on the way to the ringing room.
Approx Date1990
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Albert Fleet
Charles W Smith

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Charles W Smith13May 20, 1936
Edmund J Hobbs7May 20, 1936
Albert Fleet6March 25, 1933
Horace H Smith6March 25, 1933
Sidney Foskett4October 22, 1932
W J Goodman3November 9, 1907
A Edward Hanks3March 25, 1933
Richard Nichols3May 4, 1919
William E Coles3May 30, 1931
Horace P Giles3May 20, 1936
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1    - - 24⅝Alfred Bowell in 1926
2    - - 27½Taylor in 1895
3    - - 28Anthony Chandler in 1650
4    - - 31¼Taylor in 1896
5    - - 33¼Bartholomew Atton in 1604
6AbDove 7 - 1 - 736James Keene in 1630
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 8.1.A - a
Steel beams or girders as frames, resting direct in masonry

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