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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News from Bletchley

The Fenny Stratford and Bletchley newspaper from the end of Victoria's reign provides a detailed insight into the formation of the Bletchley band

A new newspaper in the 1930's continues the story.

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

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
William A Yates9March 27, 1993
George W Holland7November 18, 1989
Frederick Vickers5October 21, 1963
Ruth Stokes5July 1, 2011
Raymond A Vickers3July 1, 2011
Barry R Eglesfield3September 30, 2006
James Linnell3October 21, 1963
Richard W Yates2November 18, 1989
George E Green2November 18, 1989
Frederick C Case2November 11, 1950
 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
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"