Village’s week of celebrations

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A PEAK District village is marking the Olympics with a week-long programme of community events.

A dog show, bingo evening, children’s challenge and junior fell race are just some of the attractions which will take place in Bamford from Saturday, July 14.

The village well will be blessed in a ceremony featuring Castleton Band on Sunday, July 15.

Film and folk nights will also take place throughout the week, with events culminating in the annual carnival on Saturday, July 21. There will be a carnival procession through the village followed by a show and duck race at Bamford recreation ground on the day, starting at 2pm.

Phillip Taylor, website director of Bamford Online, said: “The carnival has been helped by support from local businesses and efforts of numerous volunteers. We thank them all for their efforts.”

For more information visit the website www.bamford-online.co.uk