North Bucks Branch Coronation quarter-peal week

The branch Coronation quarter-peal week ran from May 6 to May 14. Thirteen quarters were scored (out of a planned sixteen or so), from Padbury in the branch’s south-west corner to Emberton in the north. Ringing started straight after the coronation itself, and continued somewhere throughout the branch every day until the next weekend.

The full list can be accessed on Bellboard, via the diary entry for 6 May, called “Oxford Diocesan Guild – North Bucks Branch Coronation quarter-peal week”

Congratulations to all those who took part.

Roy Keeves

Roy’s funeral will be on Wednesday 19 April at 11.30am in Crownhill Crematorium Oak Chapel.  No black attire and family flowers only.  Afterwards at The Club in Hanslope.   

Donations are for Willen Hospice & RSPB via a link at H W Mason Funeral Directors

There is a live stream of the funeral available for 7 days – please contact for the link and also to advise if you plan to attend the funeral.  

4th December Branch Social at Woughton

On Saturday 4th December we are holding a ringing and social event at Woughton-on-the-Green.

4:00 – 5:30 Ringing 

5:30 – 5:45 Meeting, if we need one to elect new members – If you have any new members to propose, please let me know beforehand.

6:00 onwards – Refreshment and Quiz  – We will order fish and chips on the day.

Note from Doug Hird: Please let me know if you aim to attend so we can make sure there are enough plates etc. to go round.

email Doug at :

ODG Youth Team Win at National Competition

Dear All,

I am pleased to report that our Youth Team were placed first in the Ringing World National Youth Contest held in Worcester on Saturday 11th September. This makes back to back wins for our youngsters against some stiff competition.

The youth team is made up of young ringers from around the branches and holds monthly practices as preparation for the contest each year.

Many congratulations to this year’s team and I hope the team for next year will be able to make it a hattrick.

The Team receives the Whitechapel Trophy for a second year.

Best wishes

Colin Newman

L&D Workgroup Chair

Introducing The Young Change Ringers Association

Are you under 30?  Then a new ringing organisation might be for you

Launched this weekend, on the eve of the Ringing World National Youth Contest in Worcester, the Young Change Ringers Association will be a group for young ringers, run by young ringers.

Initially there are two main areas of activity:  three gatherings of young ringers every year to meet and ring with each other, and individual mentoring schemes for young ringers to learn from each other.

The website is

An article introducing the idea appeared in Ringing World of Friday September 10th   :