Carnival






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 Carnival 2016

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.


Bamford Carnival Royalty 2015

Photo from left to right: Logan Perkins, Evie Dalton, Isobel Reeves, Sam Bury, ‘K’ Perkins



Carnival Queen Isobel Reeves is12 years old and is a pupil at Sheffield High School. Isobel enjoys horse riding and dancing and she also plays the flute.

Carnival Princess ‘K’ Perkins is 10 years old and is a pupil at Bamford Junior School. She enjoys horse riding, dancing and singing and she is a member of Bamford Brownies.

Carnival Rosebud Evie Dalton is 5 years old and is a pupil at Bamford Junior School. She enjoys swimming, drawing and she likes to go to the farm. Evie has a pet dog called Flo and a pet sheep called Frank.

Carnival Boy Royalty Logan Perkins is 8 years old and is a pupil at Bamford Junior School. He enjoys cycle speedway, football and climbing.

Carnival Boy Royalty Sam Bury is 7 years old and is a pupil at Bamford Junior School. He enjoys swimming and riding his bike. He also plays the recorder, piano and guitar.

Carnival Week 2015 starts on Saturday, 11th July and finishes Sunday, 19th July. Carnival Day is Saturday, 18th July starting at 2pm.


If you would like to help at the Carnival please contact Steve Tunnicliff on 651611.

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