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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
Milton KeynesAll Saints6

Peals4
Quarters21
Members7

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 27mJanuary 13, 1991
2h, 38mMarch 13, 1992

Longest peal(s)

 One of the few churches in North Bucks to have a North tower. Sort of semi-detached.
Photo DescriptionOne of the few churches in North Bucks to have a North tower. Sort of semi-detached.
Approx Date1990
  
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Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
February 21, 2015Branch Practice 
April 16, 2011Branch Practice 
April 21, 2006Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Grandsire Doubles
November 21, 2003Branch Practice 
December 15, 2000Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes

Peals

Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Julie A Haseldine1October 11, 2012
Albert Fleet1August 30, 1928
Andrew Haseldine1October 11, 2012
Brian Watson1January 13, 1991
Charles W Smith1August 30, 1928
Christopher C Stokes1October 11, 2012
Colin M Turner1January 13, 1991
Edmund J Hobbs1August 30, 1928
Eileen Stephenson1January 13, 1991
Horace H Smith1August 30, 1928
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Bell Frame

Bellframes Type 8.3.C - e
Cast iron "H" castings mounted on beams and braced at the top
Taylor of Loughborough 1889-1893 (wooden beams with wooden top bracing), 1893 (fabricated beams), 1894 (cast iron beams), and 1892 to date (girders)
Gillett & Johnston of Croydon 1907-1955
James Barwell of Birmingham 1910-1915
Mears & Stainbank (Whitechapel) c1920-1935
James Grove of Birmingham 1923

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 1614From 1675From 1704From 1887From 1889From 1934
     1 of 6 John Taylor & Co
    1 of 5 James Barwell2 of 6 James Barwell
1 of 4 Newcombe (generic)   2 of 5 Newcombe (generic)3 of 6 Newcombe (generic)
 2 of 4 Anthony Chandler  3 of 5 Anthony Chandler4 of 6 Anthony Chandler
  3 of 4 Richard III Chandler 4 of 5 Richard III Chandler5 of 6 Richard III Chandler
4 of 4 Newcombe (generic)  4 of 4 Gillett & Co5 of 5 Gillett & Co6 of 6 Gillett & Co