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National Lottery support for Bamford’s “1914-18 and beyond” project to mark First World War Centenary
The village of Bamford has received £6,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its 1914-18 and beyond project, to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Made possible by National Lottery players, through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will focus on researching the social history of Bamford during and after World War I, focusing on the themes of women, conscientious objectors, employment and family life, and recording local memories of that war. Local buildings, still extant, which played a wartime role will be highlighted.
The project will aim to preserve memories and the heritage of people who lived through the First World War, by collecting photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters and photos of keepsakes, as well as family tales passed down, to help build a clear picture of what life was really like. All such contributions from the public will be gratefully received; also, volunteers who would like to assist with the project are very welcome.
At the end of the project in November 2018, its findings will be displayed in an exhibition locally, and via a website and a book which the project will publish.
Kath Hearnshaw, Chair of Bamford & District History Group, said "This project to showcase Bamford and its past and to highlight the part played in WW1 by the men and women of Bamford will be a great chance for the community to get involved in commemorating this historic centenary and to learn more about their heritage. We are thrilled to have received the support of the National Lottery."
Cllr Sue Beckett, Chair of Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council, said "The project, which will involve many of our residents young and old, will become a very important part of the history of Bamford and make sure that our village's past during this period is not forgotten. It will also be an excellent way for the village of Bamford to commemorate the end of WW1".
Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said “The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond. Thanks to National Lottery players, the Heritage Lottery Fund has already been able to invest more than £90 million in more than 1,700 projects - large and small - that are marking this global Centenary. With this funding we are enabling even more communities, like those involved in Bamford’s 1914-18 and beyond, to explore the continuing legacy of this conflict and help people to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world”.
Happy 4th birthday?
26th September will be the 4th anniversary of the temporary closure by the County Council of the byway Bamford Clough and, despite the Parish Council’s continual badgering of DCC to resolve the situation, including raising the matter with the Chief Executive personally, little progress has happened in those four years. The reason for closure is an electric cable, once buried in concrete under the Clough, but now exposed by erosion of the concrete. DCC, given their funding challenges over the last few years, clearly regard Bamford Clough as a low priority. The fact that the Highways Act requires DCC to maintain it for public use seems to cut no ice, and the Parish Council has even, in recent months, considered taking DCC to court over its inaction. With the change of administration at County Hall in May this year now starting to bed in, it may be that we see some progress….
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
A57 Sheffield Road, Snake Road, Glossop to Bamford
WHEN: 23rd October 2017 to 27th October 2017
WHERE: A57 Sheffield Road, Snake Road, Glossop to Bamford from the junstion of the A57 and Hurst Rd, Glossop to the junction of the A57 and the A6013 Bamford.
REASON: To facilitate carriageway resurfacing works
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: A6013, A6187, B6049, A623, A6, A6015, A624, A57 (to point of closure) and vice versa
Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.
Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190.
The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.
Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director – Economy, Transport and Communities, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG