Harry Sear's band Astwood's bell frame Bletchley's bells in the churchyard Old Bradwell band Calverton's old church Thornborough re-hang Olney's bells Astwood church in the snow Downs Barn installation Newport sub-web
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.

Latest on this site:

Corrections to analysis of bell harmonics at Wavendon and Great Linford - June 2022

Welcome to the North Bucks Archives site.

This is a collection of information from various sources that is being copied into a single database.

It is intended as a resource for ringers wanting to research their local bells and ringers and also to be a record of ringing performances in North Bucks.

All the information in the archives has already been published in Annual reports, The Ringing World and other sources. The archives just bring it all together.

The History of ringing in the North Bucks Branch starts many years before the formation of the branch in 1904 and continues up to the present day.

Everything we do continues to increase the resource. It may be peals and quarters, or work on towers and bells. For example, the Little Horwood restoration project has generated local interest and brought in expertise from various sources:

Snippet of the Month

SIR,- Will you please permit me space to contradict a rumour which has been current regarding the rehanging of the above bells by Messrs. Gillett and Johnston of Croydon. Being one of the band who took part in the first peal of Minor on the bells after the work carried out by this noted firm, I should like to express on behalf of the band, their entire satisfaction at the "go" of them. Ringers in this neighbourhood regret that such unpleasant rumours, likely to do this firm harm, have been circulated, and all local ringers desire to say tht they are in no ways associated with the same.
CECIL A. VALENTINE (on behalf of the band).
Stony Stratford
BellNews Dec. 11th 1909