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.

PadburySt Mary6

Fastest peal

2h, 35mSeptember 30, 2006
2h, 35mJanuary 20, 1961

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

October 18, 2014Branch Practice 
June 16, 2012Summer Social and Striking competition 
September 12, 2009Autumn Meeting 
May 19, 2006Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Kent TB Minor
 Padbury Church
DescriptionPadbury Church
Approx Date2011
Full report 

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
William A Yates7March 27, 1993
George W Holland6November 18, 1989
Frederick Vickers5October 21, 1963
Raymond A Vickers3July 1, 2011
James Linnell3October 21, 1963
Ruth Stokes3July 1, 2011
Barry R Eglesfield2September 30, 2006
Frederick C Case2November 11, 1950
Charles E Truman2October 21, 1963
David Burbridge1February 10, 1962
 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1F F - - 28John Briant in 1806
2D# D#/Eb - - 28¾John Briant in 1806
3C# C#/Db - - 30¾John Briant in 1806
4B C - - 32John Briant in 1806
5A# A#/Bb - - 34John Briant in 1806
6AbDoveG#/Ab10 - 2 - 038John Briant in 1806
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"