Queen Emily Bury is 11 years old, and attends Bamford Primary School. Emily enjoys running and playing her violin. She has a pet hamster called splodge and a rabbit called Juniper.
King Frank Cairn is 10 years old, and also attends Bamford Primary School. His hobbies include playing his guitar and video games.
Princess Grace Medhurst is 9 years old, and attends Bamford Primary School. Grace enjoys playing the keyboard. Grace has a crazy dog called Flo.
Rosebud Maisie Ashmore is 5 years old and attends Bamford Primary school. She enjoys swimming, painting and running.
Pageboy Monty Bury is 4 years old, and also attends Bamford Primary school. He enjoys music, dancing and making models. Monty also likes octonauts and dinosaurs!
Bamford, in the heart of the Hope Valley, organises a week of activities culminating in Carnival Day, usually the third Saturday in July.
There are several sporting events: Junior 5-a-side football, a very well-attended Junior Fell Race and an extremely popular Senior Fell Race. There are events for the adults, including a fascinating exhibition put on by the History Society, Bingo a Whist Drive and a Treasure Hunt. There are family fun events put on by the Village pubs as well as the traditional events: Crowning of the Queen, Well Dressing and the Carnival.
Carnival Day starts with a procession through the village of Carnival Queens, fancy dress contestants and floats, with everyone ending up at the Recreation Ground where there are games, entertainment and side shows for all the family. Although some events are for local residents only, including the Junior 5-a-side Football and the Junior Fell Race, most are open to visitors. The Fell Race and Carnival Day in particular attract people from far a field.
Money raised from the Carnival goes to local organisations and charities, for example the Primary School and Play Groups, St. John’s Ambulance and Mountain Rescue, Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Community Arts and the Senior Citizens Fund, as well as the local Churches, Royal British Legion, etc.
If you would like to help at the Carnival please contact Steve Tunnicliff on 651611.