North Bucks Branch Archive Project

Main Branch site:

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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.

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.

WavendonThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6

Fastest peal

2h, 30mApril 23, 1977
2h, 30mFebruary 7, 1981
2h, 30mSeptember 4, 1979

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

June 18, 2016Summer Social & Striking Competition 
June 5, 2015Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
May 24, 2014Branch Practice 
September 29, 2012Half Yearly Meeting 
October 19, 2007Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Allendale Surprise Minor
April 23, 2004Beginners Striking Competition 
June 15, 2001Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes
 An action photo taken in 1952 and showing the lowering of the bells (5) for recasting into six by Whites of Appleton. This was at the Church of the Assumption, Wavendon. The Cleric is the late Canon Charles Elliot Wigg who was rector there from 1948.
This actually looks more like the installation of the new ring of six.

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Andrew Haseldine4November 21, 2008
Lawrence C Bignell2April 23, 1977
Malcolm G Hooton2August 18, 1973
Geoffrey J Tyler2April 23, 1977
Michael R Spencer2May 23, 1981
Richard Haseldine2November 21, 2008
Julie A Haseldine2November 21, 2008
Clifford W East1August 18, 1973
John D Keats1February 7, 1981
John Cornock1September 4, 1979
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1  F3 - 2 - 1025¾M & S in 1952
2  D#/Eb4 - 1 - 2227¾M & S in 1952
3  C#/Db4 - 3 - 1029¾M & S in 1952
4  C5 - 2 - 1231M & S in 1952
5  A#/Bb7 - 0 - 2034M & S in 1952
6AbDoveG#/Ab8 - 3 - 537M & 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"