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:

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

ShalstoneSt Edward the Confessor5


Fastest peal

2h, 33mSeptember 23, 1990
2h, 35mJanuary 4, 2007

Longest peal(s)

 Weakness in the tower and a need for some repairs to fittings mean that these are unringable at the moment.
Photo DescriptionWeakness in the tower and a need for some repairs to fittings mean that these are unringable at the moment.
Approx Date1999

Branch events here:

October 15, 2011Branch Practice 
May 16, 2008Branch Practice 
May 20, 2005Branch PracticeSpecial method: Stedman


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
William A Yates2February 4, 1961
Raymond A Vickers2October 21, 2005
John Townsend1March 10, 1945
Andrew Haseldine1October 21, 2005
Colin M Turner1September 23, 1990
David G Salter1January 4, 2007
Eileen Stevenson1September 23, 1990
Frederick Vickers1February 4, 1961
George Jay1March 10, 1945
George W Holland1February 4, 1961

Bell Frame

Bell Frame not yet surveyed

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

The bells now


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 1862
1 of 5 George Mears
2 of 5 George Mears
3 of 5 George Mears
4 of 5 George Mears
5 of 5 George Mears