Bamford & District 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

PROGRAMME 2021/2022

Bamford Village Institute

8pm start unless specified

Entrance fee: £2 for Institute members, £4 for non-members

Refreshments are included

10th September 2021 – Ladybower Reservoir memories of a lost valley – Frank Parker

8th October 2021 - The history and traditions of Castleton Garland – Frank Parker

12th November 2021 – Short AGM followed by talk by Andy Bentham –Ancient marks on stones in the Peak District

10th December 2021 – Christmas Supper and Quiz venue to be arranged


11th March - talk by Ted Hancock on the Rivelin Tunnel

Other speakers to be confirmed