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.

Woughton on the GreenThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6


Fastest peal

2h, 25mMay 28, 1992
2h, 26mSeptember 25, 2005

Longest peal(s)

 Another of our most photogenic churches in an apparently rural setting.
Photo DescriptionAnother of our most photogenic churches in an apparently rural setting.
Approx Date1999

Branch events here:

January 17, 2015Branch Practice 
October 5, 2012Rounds and Call Change Practice 
March 6, 2010AGMand ringing until 8:30
December 3, 2005Quarterly MeetingMince Pies & Cups of Tea
December 19, 2003Branch Practice 
September 21, 2001Branch PracticeBelfast S Minor
December 4, 1999Quarterly Meeting 


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Albert Fleet4May 6, 1933
Charles W Smith4May 6, 1933
Edmund J Hobbs4May 6, 1933
Horace H Smith3May 6, 1933
B Douglas Hird2September 25, 2005
George F Amor2May 6, 1933
Horace P Giles2May 20, 1929
George E Green1December 31, 1978
Terry J Streeter1May 28, 1992
Arthur E Sharman1August 31, 1927

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 1653From 1701From 1717From 1771From 1887From 1926
     1 of 6 Mears & Stainbank
     2 of 6 Mears & Stainbank
1 of 4 Anthony Chandler   1 of 4 Gillett & Co3 of 6 Gillett & Co
  2 of 4 Richard III Chandler 2 of 4 Gillett & Co4 of 6 Gillett & Co
 3 of 4 Richard III Chandler   5 of 6 Richard III Chandler
   4 of 4 Pack & Chapman 6 of 6 Pack & Chapman