North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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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.


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Three "new" bells

Three individual bells have been added to the archives. Two are still regularly chimed, the other was thought lost.


TowerDedicationBellsmp3
TwyfordThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6
 
Peals1
Quarters8
Members0

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 46mOctober 10, 1952

Longest peal(s)

ChangesDate
5040October 10, 1952

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
August 17, 2001Branch Practice 
Photos
 1990
12

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
George E Green1October 10, 1952
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
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"