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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
Old WolvertonThe Holy Trinity6

Peals15
Quarters40
Members11

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 37mDecember 5, 1971
2h, 42mMay 22, 1953

Longest peal(s)

 A relatively new church although much of the inside of the tower is older.
Photo DescriptionA relatively new church although much of the inside of the tower is older.
Approx Date1990
  
12

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
May 14, 2016Branch Practice 
February 7, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
January 4, 2013Rounds and Call Change Practice 
September 7, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
February 3, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
September 17, 2011Autumn Meeting 
September 2, 2011Rounds and Call change practice 
October 17, 2008Branch Practice 
June 16, 2006Branch 6 bell striking competition 
April 15, 2005Branch Practice 
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Peals

Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Andrew Haseldine4November 3, 2011
Cecil A Valentine3November 22, 1919
W Bull3December 26, 1908
George W Holland3November 10, 1984
Herbert C Edwards2October 31, 1925
Barry R Eglesfield2December 5, 1971
Christopher C Stokes2November 3, 2011
Edwin A Yates2October 31, 1925
Ernest C Lambert2October 31, 1925
A Clark2December 26, 1906
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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

 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1  Sharp of E by 7 cents - - 30½John Briant in 1820
2  Sharp of D by 7 cents - - 32John Briant in 1820
3  Sharp of C by 14 cents - - 34John Briant in 1820
4  Flat of B by 5 cents - - 34¾John Briant in 1820
5  Flat of A by 2 cents - - 38⅛John Briant in 1820
6GDoveFlat of G by 10 cents14 - - 42John Briant in 1820

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.
BellTuning
132
233
344
414
518
60

History of bells in this tower:

From 1820
1 of 6 John Briant
2 of 6 John Briant
3 of 6 John Briant
4 of 6 John Briant
5 of 6 John Briant
6 of 6 John Briant