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

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 - Jan 2021

A long needed review of table names in the dataase has prompted a complete check of the code behind this site. You probably won't see much difference, except in a few places where HTML5 coding has been introduced.

The Flash mp3 player in the tower and bell pages has been replaced with the HTML5 audio player..


For Little Horwood:

More detail from the Central Bucks towers that were formerly part of North Bucks are being included.

TowerDedicationBellsmp3
LeckhampsteadThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary5

Peals8
Quarters12
Members6

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 49mApril 30, 1989
2h, 54mDecember 3, 1910

Longest peal(s)

 In uniform
Photo DescriptionIn uniform
Approx Date1915
 Private William George Spiers, Bradwell, Oxford Diocesan. Died 25/09/1915 age 20. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 5th Bn. Service No.18411. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, panel 37 and 39. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Spiers of Old Bradwell, Bucks. Born: Bradwell, Bucks. Enlisted: Oxford. Resided: Old Bradwell, Bucks.
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Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
August 16, 2002Branch PracticeBuckinghamshire Place Doubles
October 15, 1999Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Grandsire Doubles

Peals

Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Dennis Carter5December 27, 1930
William Carter4February 25, 1922
Percy Warner3March 21, 1914
Leonard A Smith2March 23, 1912
Herbert J Carter2March 23, 1912
Colin M Turner1April 30, 1989
Bernard J Stone1April 30, 1989
Anthony Fennemore1December 3, 1910
Amos Hurst1February 25, 1922
Henry Hurst1March 28, 1908
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Bell Frame

Bell Frame not yet surveyed

Classification from "Bellframes - A Practical Guide to Inspection and Recording - C J Pickford 1993"

The bells now

Tuning

The figures and diagram 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.

History of bells in this tower:

From 1637From 1662From 1664From 1897
   1 of 5 Mears & Stainbank
   2 of 5 Mears & Stainbank
1 of 3 John Saunders  3 of 5 John Saunders
  2 of 3 Anthony Chandler4 of 5 Anthony Chandler
 3 of 3 Anthony Chandler 5 of 5 Anthony Chandler