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.

BuckinghamSt Peter & St Paul8


Fastest peal

Longest peal(s)

 Engraving by J. Storer
Photo DescriptionEngraving by J. Storer
Approx Date1801

Branch events here:

May 16, 2015Branch Practice 
March 2, 2013Branch AGM 
February 20, 2010Branch Practice 
September 8, 2007Autumn Meeting 
June 4, 2005Quarterly Meeting 
April 18, 2003Branch Practice 
June 21, 2002Branch PracticeYorkshire S Major


Who has circled the tower to peals:

Frederick Vickers
William A Yates

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
George W Holland28October 21, 1989
William A Yates24November 6, 1993
Frederick Vickers14January 24, 1970
James Linnell11October 21, 2000
George E Green9November 6, 1993
Richard W Yates8October 21, 2000
Frederick C Case7August 20, 1960
Thomas E Roberts7August 20, 1960
Raymond A Vickers6May 1, 1999
Barry E Saunders5May 1, 1999

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 1782From 1956
1 of 8 Chapman & Mears 
2 of 8 Chapman & Mears2 of 8 Mears & Stainbank
3 of 8 Chapman & Mears 
4 of 8 Chapman & Mears 
5 of 8 Chapman & Mears 
6 of 8 Chapman & Mears 
7 of 8 Chapman & Mears 
8 of 8 Chapman & Mears