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.

StoweThe Assumption of St Mary the Virgin6

Fastest peal

2h, 38mSeptember 4, 1997
2h, 43mDecember 31, 1965

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

June 19, 2010Summer Social and 6-bell striking competition 
April 20, 2007Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Double Court Bob Minor
May 18, 2001Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Kent Treble Bob Minor
September 17, 1999Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
 The bells on display at a local show
DescriptionThe bells on display at a local show
Approx Date1950
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Raymond A Vickers9December 31, 2005
Andrew Haseldine6December 31, 2005
Charles E Truman6August 25, 2001
Julie A Haseldine6December 31, 2005
James A Haseldine5August 23, 2003
Richard W Yates5December 31, 2005
William A Yates5April 11, 1996
Stanley M Ruddlesden4July 18, 2000
Richard S Stanworth4April 16, 2001
George E Green3August 5, 1995
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1   4 - 0 - 328Taylor in 1988
2    - - 30James Keene in 1654
3    - - 32½R Keene in 1660
4    - - 35James Keene in 1654
5    - - 37¼James Keene in 1654
6FDove 10 - 3 - 2339½James Keene in 1665
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"