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)
Bamford Village Institute
start unless specified
Entrance fee: £1
for Institute members, £3 for non members
Dr John Stubbs
"The Hope Valley Line and rural railways in 21st century
John Whitfield – “Goosehill Hall Castleton -
Then and Now”
Friends of the Peak District – “History of the Peak
“Sunshine and Rain - A History of Rambling in the 1920’s”
David Lillistone – “Misericords”
are small wooden structures on the underside of a folding seat in church
carved with often pagan images)
June Visit to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet date tba
July Bamford Carnival Exhibition
Stephen Gay – “Railways in a Cornish Landscape”
Brian Gillham – “Life of Barnes Wallis”
Sally Soady – “History of the Anglers Rest”
8th December Christmas
Supper and Quiz
Further information from Malcolm Dungworth 01433
or Kath Hearnshaw 01433 651624
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.