Bamford Village lies within the Peak District National Park, 11 miles west of Sheffield and 25 miles east of Manchester. It is surrounded by high moorland; to the north are the Gritstone edges of Derwent and Bamford, and to the west lies the peak of Win Hill. The river Derwent flows through the village. Bamford has an interesting history.

Bamford 1914 - 18 and Beyond…

posted 10 Aug 2018, 03:25 by Dave Watson

Bamford 1914 - 18 and Beyond………….
  • The project is being run jointly by Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council and Bamford and District History Group. We have obtained a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Then and Now’ to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One in Bamford.
  • The aims of the project are to remember the lives of men and women from Bamford who served in WW1, both those who died and those who returned, and to look at their legacy and how Bamford has changed in the last hundred years. 
  • As part of this project volunteers, including the children from Bamford School and the WI are making Poppies to display throughout the village in November. 
  • Special large Poppies have been ordered from the Royal British Legion to display on posts through the village.
  • People who have family stories to tell about what happened during WW1 and after are to be interviewed and recorded.
  • There will be a tea party for Bamford’s older residents and the school children to bring generations together.
  • Two members of Bamford and District History Group are writing books, one about men and women from Bamford and Derwent who lost their lives in WW1 and what happened to their families, the other book is stories taken from local newspapers before, during and just after WW1, to give a picture of what was happening in Bamford at the time. Copies of these books will be available free of charge to Bamford residents (1 per household).
  • We are researching old maps so we can compare the 1918 map with present day Bamford, Thornhill
    and Yorkshire Bridge.
  • Bamford & District Garden Society have included a special section in their Annual Garden Show in August.
  • BCAC will be giving a performance of ‘The Unreturning Army’ in the Bamford Institute on Thursday, November 8th ENTRY WILL BE FREE.
  • There will be a WW1 exhibition in the Institute from Friday, November 9th until Tuesday, 13th November.
  • There will be an interdenominational Service of Remembrance on Sunday November 11th
  • We will be showing the film ‘War Horse’ in the Bamford Institute on Friday, November 16th ENTRY WILL BE FREE.
  • The Anglers and Yorkshire Bridge Inn will also be commemorating the event.
Other thoughts are: 
  • People could make figures of WW1 (soldiers/nurses/horses) out of straw like the figures in Carnival week and display them in their gardens.
  • People could display large poppies in their gardens and windows
  • We might be able to put temporary ‘blue plaques’ on houses where soldiers lived (if owners are agreeable)
Can you help in any way? Do you have family stories/photographs/memorabilia?
Have you got any ideas or suggestions?  If so please contact 
Sue Beckett 651634 - Chair of Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council beckett615@btinternet.com
Or Kath Hearnshaw 651624 - Chair of Bamford History Group bamford.history@gmail.com

Recreation Ground Pavilion Maintenance

posted 31 Jul 2018, 13:56 by Dave Watson

The Recreation Ground Pavilion will be undergoing maintenance from Monday 6th August for 8 days, weather permitting.

2018 Carnival Week Posters

posted 15 Jul 2018, 03:23 by Dave Watson

Dog Show
Well Blessing
BingoJunior Fell Race
Senior Fell RacePub Quiz
Family BingoTreasure Hunt

2018 Carnival Day

posted 11 Jun 2018, 14:26 by Dave Watson   [ updated 11 Jun 2018, 14:29 ]

Saturday 21st July 2018



Theme for scarecrows

100 years of Britain 1918 - 2018

Carnival procession from Ashopton Old Road to Recreation Ground

assembling on Ashopton Old Road at 1pm, including visiting Queens and floats.

Judging of floats 1.30pm.

1.15pm Fancy dress, Cash Prizes.

Competitors assemble in the school yard.

Castleton Silver Band

Fancydress parade

Parade of Royalty

American Travelling Morrice



Duck Race

Stalls, Rides, Games, Tombola


and lots more!

From 5pm

Rock Band "We are Sparta FC"

Entrance Fee: Adults £1 Children Free,

Car Park 50p


See our Facebook page for updates


Carnival Programmes will be available in local shops, Post Office, pubs and Sickleholme Service Station, price £1. 

Also Bamford Carnival Needs Your Help.

Introducing our 2018 Bamford Carnival Royalty!

posted 24 Apr 2018, 11:48 by Dave Watson   [ updated 11 Jun 2018, 14:23 ]

For more information check out 2018 Royalty.

Exhibition of Photographs - from Ashopton Album

posted 14 Apr 2018, 03:29 by Pete Hearnshaw   [ updated 14 Apr 2018, 04:39 ]


Come along to
‘Memories of Ashopton’

Bamford Village Institute

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018

10am to 4pm

Entry fee £2 Institute members, £4 non-members

Refreshments will be available for a small charge.

Bamford and District History Group will be sharing the photographs of Ashopton purchased at auction last year and enhanced by students of Chesterfield College Digital Computing Department.

* interactive 3D images of the buildings

* Enlarged photographs from the album

* Memories recorded from people who lived in Ashopton

* Images on the big screen of Ashopton from the
                Bamford History Group archive

* Come and share memories

* Find out more about Ashopton and Derwent

Further information from:  Kath Hearnshaw  01433 651624

                                        Email:   bamford.history@gmail.com

Poster attached below......

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