Bamford dances the day away

Bamford Carnival, the visiting Buxton royalty

Bamford Carnival, the visiting Buxton royalty

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Villagers got their dancing shoes on at Bamford Carnival on Saturday for this year’s disco theme.

Carnival day kicked off with the judging of floats and fancy dress competitors followed by the procession at 2pm, from Ashopton Old Road to the recreation ground.

Bamford Carnival, the Bamford queen leading the parade

Bamford Carnival, the Bamford queen leading the parade

At the ground, there were performances from the Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra and the Cloud 9 Dance Group, a carnival queen parade, a scarecrow competition, a duck race, a hog roast, a miniature train and all the usual stalls.

The festivities culminated with a beach party at the Anglers Rest, on Main Road, from 7.30pm.

This year’s queen is Victoria Lindley, 13, of Sheffield Girls High School, who was crowned last Sunday at St John the Baptist Church. She enjoys horse riding, walking the family dog, baking and playing the violin.

Princess Isla Keen, nine, of St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, in Sheffield, enjoys athletics, running, basketball and playing the piano and the guitar.

Bamford Carnival, the Bamford queen leading the parade

Bamford Carnival, the Bamford queen leading the parade

Rosebud Leah Firth, five, of Bamford Primary School, enjoys baking, drawing, dancing and swimming.

The celebrations continued on Sunday at the Rec from 1pm with a free fun afternoon featuring parachute Games, tug of war, a fun run, family rounders, canoeing, a scavenger hunt and a car treasure hunt.

Money raised from the carnival goes to local organisations and charities such as the primary school and play groups, St John’s Ambulance and mountain rescue.

Bamford Carnival, the visiting Tideswell royalty

Bamford Carnival, the visiting Tideswell royalty

Bamford Carnival,

Bamford Carnival,

Bamford Carnival, a disco theme for these friends

Bamford Carnival, a disco theme for these friends

Bamford Carnival, the Bamford pre school float

Bamford Carnival, the Bamford pre school float