Welcome to Bamford in the Hope Valley




Bamford Carnival Royalty 2014

Carnival Queen Emily Ibbeson is 12 years old and is a pupil at Hope Valley College.  Emily enjoys running, netball and rounders.  She plays both the flute and keyboard.

Carnival Princess Emma West is 10 years old and attends Bamford Primary School.  Emma enjoys horse riding, netball and dancing including ballet, tap, freestyle and modern dance.  She plays the flute and the piano.

Carnival Rosebud Cara Thomson is 5 years old and attends Hathersage Primary School.  Cara enjoys camping, dressing up and watching her dvd's.  Cara would like to learn to play the guitar when she is older.

From left to right: Emily, Cara, Emma.


The Anglers Rest

Monday 5th May  8.30pm




The Anglers Rest

Friday 9th May   8.30pm



 Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th June

 Mountain Bike Orienteering – 2hr score event

14th June - Starts 11am – 12pm from Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground 

Bike Fest and village games

14th June  - 1pm – 4pm on the Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground

A range of activities, entertainment and exhibition as well as food and drink.

Cycle to the Cinema

14th June  -7.30 Bike themed film in Bamford Village Institute

 For the latest news follow us on Twitter @BamfordActive

 Bamford MTB Weekend is organised by

Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground Trust. Registered Charity No: 518881





Bamford Community Arts and Crafts (Registered Charity No 1095436)

Bamford Community Arts and Crafts (BCAC) is a community association and registered charity, established in 2001. We aim to promote arts, crafts and music facilities for the benefit of people in the Bamford area. This is achieved by providing opportunities to participate, listen or watch a variety of performances.

We have regular events including the popular annual Gig in the Pub which is a showcase for young, local musicians. We also host events that are subsidised by 'Live and Local', an organisation that promotes professional acts to perform in local communities. Such acts have included The Old Dance School, Ashley Hutchings and Pinocchio Puppet Theatre. BCAC has also supported a small singing group, the Bamford Village Singers as well as a number of small arts and crafts initiatives.

We are always interested in promoting all forms of arts and crafts. If you would like to be a part of our small team, please let us know. We meet 5-6 times a year and try to spread tasks around evenly so no one member is asked to commit to more than is comfortable for them. Members of the BCAC are all local residents.

The BCAC Trustees are: Cath Allwood, David Allwood (Treasurer), Jan Beatty, Diane Kinnear (Secretary), Liz Marshall (Chair) & Phil Taylor.

For information about events please check our Facebook page: Bamford Community Arts and Crafts



The Anglers Rest

Bamford's Community owned pub has a new website





Welcome to our village website which will keep you up to date with events in and around the village of Bamford in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

The summer highlight of the year is always Bamford Carnival Week which is held during July each year. The 2013 Carnival week takes place from Saturday 13th until Sunday 21st July with Carnival Day itself taking place on Saturday 20th July. Events which take place during Carnival Week include Fell Races, Well Dressings, Sports Competitions, a Quiz, Folk Night and many others, details of which will be listed on the Carnival page of the website.

Other events held in the village include Dog Trials, Horticultural Show and numerous Church and local organisations events, all will be listed in the diary section with relevant links where applicable.


Institute Centenary LINK
Parish Meetings LINK
Community Pub LINK
Village Plan (updated) LINK
Local Music Scene  LINK
Wednesday 30th April
Gardening Society AGM        
The Methodist Hall  7.00pm
Friday 2nd May
Bamford Old Folks Fund Pie & Pea Supper           
The Institute  8.30pm
Thursday 8th May
Bamford WI Resolutions        
The Moore Hall   7.30pm
Friday 9th May
Sam Court         
The Anglers Rest   8.30pm
Friday 9th May
Bamford History Group        
Woodhead, the lost railway.  

The Village Institute  7.30pm

Tuesday 13th May
Knit & Natter         
The Rest Cafe  8.00pm
16th - 18th May
Beer Festival         
The Yorkshire Bridge
Saturday 17th May
J J Gallway      
The Yorkshire Bridge   5.00pm
Sunday 18th May
Messy Church        
The Moore Hall   9.30-11.00am
Monday 19th May
Film Swallows & Amazons        
The Methodist Hall   2.00pm
Monday 19th May
Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground AGM       
The Institute   8.00pm
Tuesday 27th May
Knit & Natter         
The Rest Cafe  8.00pm
Saturday 14th June
Bamford Mountain Bike Weekend       
See right for details

This Website is owned by
This Website is sponsored by
Contact the Website
Phil Taylor
Tel:  01433 621623
30 Brentwood Road
Bamford, Hope Valley
Links to other Villages
Bradwell Parish Website