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 with Thornhill Recreation Ground C.I.O

(Donations can be made via JustGiving)

As many of you are aware the Recreation Ground has had to remove both sets of swings due structural support safety concerns.

We are now managed to get an approximate cost of making one set of swings safe and replacing the play bark in that swing area, with a safer and more cost effective surface. The cost for one set of swing would be in the region of £10000.00. To make safe both sets of swings we are looking at somewhere in the region of £20,000.00.

We would like to have at least one set of swings made safe and put back in place as soon as possible, weather permitting.  Unfortunately, we are not in a position to take on this work without a great deal of help, both physically and monetarily.

If you can help in any way, either by making a donation or sparing some time to come down and help, please contact either Dave Watson dave.watson.bam@gmail.com, or Sue Beckett beckett615@btinternet.com or any Committee members. Donations can also be made via JustGiving.

Help us put our swings back in the Play Area.

Also see Friends of Bamford Play Park & Recreation Ground.