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
WhaddonSt Mary6

Peals12
Quarters43
Members7

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 40mMarch 10, 1991
2h, 41mApril 18, 1936

Longest peal(s)

 A triple decker bell frame retained from the days when Drayton Parslow had a foundry. The bells are by Gilletts though.
Photo DescriptionA triple decker bell frame retained from the days when Drayton Parslow had a foundry. The bells are by Gilletts though.
Approx Date1990
  
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Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
December 2, 2016Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
November 4, 2016Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
October 7, 2016Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
September 2, 2016Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
December 4, 2015Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
June 20, 2015Summer Social & Striking Competition 
December 5, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
December 6, 2013Call Changes and Plain Hunt Practice 
December 7, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
December 7, 2012Rounds and Call Change 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
W Jones3May 15, 1937
Andrew Haseldine3August 29, 2011
Frederick Hobbs3May 15, 1937
Richard Haseldine3January 27, 2007
Julie A Haseldine2August 29, 2011
Terry J Streeter2March 10, 1991
Herbert F Justice2January 25, 1930
Harry Sear2November 3, 1928
Herbert C Edwards1February 4, 1928
Fred J Dormer1May 15, 1937
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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 1671From 1713From 1780From 1927
1 of 6 Anthony Chandler  1 of 6 Gillett & Johnston
2 of 6 Anthony Chandler2 of 6 Richard III Chandler 2 of 6 Gillett & Johnston
  3 of 6 Richard III Chandler3 of 6 Gillett & Johnston
4 of 6 Anthony Chandler  4 of 6 Gillett & Johnston
5 of 6 Anthony Chandler  5 of 6 Gillett & Johnston
6 of 6 Anthony Chandler  6 of 6 Gillett & Johnston