History Group

Bamford & District History Group

The History Group was formed several years ago to study and enjoy the history of Bamford and the surrounding areas. We are one of the User Groups of the Institute and members of the Institute area automatically members of the History Group. We hold monthly meetings, usually on the second Friday night in the month depending of the availability of speakers, and arrange visits to places of interest in the summer. Members of the Institute who attend History Group meetings are sent a Newsletter and Meetings Programme.

The History Group has collected an archive of local records including the census records from 1851 to 1901, an index of the Parish Burial Record and Marriage Record. We have copies of the 1842 Tithe Map and list of landowners and have a large collection of copies of local photographs. Geoff Darwent’s collection of cuttings of the entries in the Derbyshire Times from the early 1950s is also deposited with us.
Members Evenings are arranged for theses items to be viewed. Exhibitions of Photographs are held annually.

Current Committee Members

Malcolm Dungworth (President)
Kath Hearnshaw (Chair)
Maureen Dungworth (Secretary)
Dave Sheldon (Treasurer)
Jennifer Fox
David Holmes
Howard Ward
Peter Hearnshaw


Bamford Village Institute

8pm start unless specified

  12th January      Steven Fox – “Saltaire and its history” 

  9th February      Chris Corker – “The Sheffield Armaments Industry in 1914”

9th March           Fay Hartley – “A Glossop Apothecary”

13th April           Scott Russell 

  “A show with songs and stories from Sheffield’s Industrial            Heritage”

11th May             Ann Beedham – Randini – “the man who helped Houdini”

June                   Trip to Dronfield Hall Barn to be arranged

July                    Carnival Exhibition

  August               no meeting

  14th September          Dr. Simon Barley – The Princess and the saw

                                             ­“A story of saw making in Sheffield and a very special gift

             12th October      Ted Hancock - Building Ladybower Reservoir and

       the involvement of the railways

  9th November     AGM and WW1 EXHIBITION

  14th December   Christmas Supper and Quiz

Further information from:   Kath Hearnshaw     01433 651624

Email:  bamford.history@gmail.com

Bamford and District History Group published, in July 2007, a history trail leaflet describing a walk around Bamford village.  These are available free at Bamford Post Office, village pubs, Bamford Bakery and visitor centres at Castleton, Edale and Fairholmes, Derwent Dam.

Walking Tour of Bamford Leaflet