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.

ThornboroughSt Mary the Virgin5
The branches only ring of steel bells

Fastest peal

2h, 53mJune 22, 1991
2h, 59mMarch 29, 2008

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

May 15, 2009Branch Practice 
September 3, 2005Quarterly MeetingEvening Ringing: Beachampton
May 16, 2003Branch Practice 
March 16, 2001Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
Approx Date1985_05
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
John Hearne2March 29, 2008
William J Stungo2March 29, 2008
Peter G Ellis1June 22, 1991
B Douglas Hird1October 7, 1989
Colin M Turner1June 22, 1991
David G Goodger1October 7, 1989
George W Holland1October 7, 1989
Keith Abbot1January 17, 2004
Andrew M Farmer1June 22, 1991
Nicholas D Soanes1March 29, 2008
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1    - -  Naylor Vickers in 1860
2    - -  Naylor Vickers in 1861
3    - -  Naylor Vickers in 1860
4    - -  Naylor Vickers in 1860
5GDove 11 - 3 - 23 Naylor Vickers in 1861
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.

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