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.

TwyfordThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6

Fastest peal

2h, 46mOctober 10, 1952
2h, 52mMay 7, 1966

Longest peal(s)

5040May 7, 1966
5040October 10, 1952

Branch events here:

August 17, 2001Branch Practice 
 The most distant part of the branch with associations with Bicester Branch
DescriptionThe most distant part of the branch with associations with Bicester Branch
Approx Date1990
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
William A Yates1October 10, 1952
W Charles Gough1October 10, 1952
Victor G Philips1October 10, 1952
Reginald F Crook1May 7, 1966
Philip Murduck1May 7, 1966
Graham N Coleborne1May 7, 1966
George E Green1October 10, 1952
Geoffrey K Dodd1May 7, 1966
Frederick Vickers1October 10, 1952
Doreen Spokes1October 10, 1952
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1E  4 - 0 - 1626Gillett & Johnston in 1907
2D  4 - 1 - 2428Gillett & Johnston in 1907
3C  5 - 3 - 1930¼Gillett & Johnston in 1907
4B  7 - 2 - 033¼Blews in 1869
5A  8 - 2 - 036Unknown in
6GDove 12 - 0 - 039½Taylor Oxford in 1828
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.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"