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.

Stoke GoldingtonSt Peter6

Fastest peal

2h, 40mJune 29, 1963
2h, 42mJune 24, 1971

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

May 12, 2012Branch Practice 
December 2, 2011Rounds and Call Change Practice 
June 20, 2008Branch 6-bell Striking Competition 
July 15, 2005Branch Practice 
June 1, 2003Quarterly Meeting 
July 19, 2002Branch PracticeKent & Oxford TB
June 16, 2000Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
 The bells with villagers
DescriptionThe bells with villagers
Approx Date1940
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
P David Taylor4December 4, 1982
B Douglas Hird3December 4, 1982
Timothy A Wooding3December 4, 1982
John R Mayne2May 30, 1996
Malcolm G Hooton2August 9, 1975
Denis G Pearson1January 13, 1979
Joyce Clarke1August 29, 1970
Joshua J Partridge1December 3, 1932
John F Murray1June 20, 1981
Jill E Reeves1June 20, 1981
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1DWeight Board 5 - 7 - 230M & S in 1952
2CWeight Board 6 - 0 - 032¼Penn in 1707
3BbWeight Board 7 - 2 - 634¼Robert Atton in 1625
4AWeight Board 8 - 2 - 036½Robert Atton in 1625
5GWeight Board 12 - 1 - 040½Robert Atton in 1625
6FWeight Board 13 - 1 - 2243M & S in 1952
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.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"