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
CalvertonAll Saints6

Peals61
Quarters95
Members0

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 23mMay 10, 1995
2h, 30mJanuary 13, 1914

Longest peal(s)

 The previous church at Calverton
Photo DescriptionThe previous church at Calverton
Approx Date1800
  
1234

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
February 6, 2015Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
March 7, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
July 20, 2013Branch Change Ringing Practice 
March 1, 2013Rounds and Call Change Practice 
August 22, 2009Branch Practice 
June 3, 2006Saturday Meeting 
April 16, 2004Branch Practice 
January 18, 2002Branch PracticeLittle Bob Minor
August 18, 2000Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Stedman Doubles

Peals

Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Walter W Bonham24April 26, 1923
Herbert C Edwards23January 24, 1964
Thomas C Tompkins20May 14, 1932
Cecil A Valentine19October 2, 1920
Edwin A Yates14April 26, 1923
Albert J Green12November 19, 1927
Andrew Haseldine11September 29, 2019
James H Tompkins9November 5, 1919
Ernest C Lambert9May 14, 1932
Ruth Stokes9September 29, 2019
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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
0  Sharp of D#/Eb by 27 cents - - 25¼Alfred Bowell in 1905
1  Flat of G#/Ab by 33 cents - - 24⅜Wesley in 2019
2  Sharp of F#/Gb by 40 cents - - 25⅜Wesley in 2019
3  Flat of F by 39 cents - - 26¾Wesley in 2019
3  Sharp of E by 39 cents - - 26¾Wesley in 2019
4  Flat of D#/Eb by 31 cents - - 28 7/8Taylor Oxford in 1822
5  Flat of C#/Db by 23 cents - - 30Taylor Oxford in 1822
6  Flat of C by 25 cents - - 33⅜Taylor Oxford in 1822
7  Flat of A#/Bb by 26 cents - - 35Taylor Oxford in 1822
7  Sharp of A by 26 cents - - 35Taylor Oxford in 1822
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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
1300
2381
3386
4292
5299
6392

History of bells in this tower:

From 1822From 1905From 2019
  1 of 8 Westley Group
  2 of 8 Westley Group
 1 of 6 Alfred Bowell3 of 8 Westley Group
1 of 5 W & J Taylor2 of 6 W & J Taylor4 of 8 W & J Taylor
2 of 5 W & J Taylor3 of 6 W & J Taylor5 of 8 W & J Taylor
3 of 5 W & J Taylor4 of 6 W & J Taylor6 of 8 W & J Taylor
4 of 5 W & J Taylor5 of 6 W & J Taylor7 of 8 W & J Taylor
5 of 5 W & J Taylor6 of 6 W & J Taylor8 of 8 W & J Taylor