Anglers Rest, Bamford

Bamford Community Society and Bamford and District History Group have succeeded in getting Heritage Lottery Funding for a project to research the history of The Anglers Rest in Bamford. As part of this project we are looking to collect stories and photographs of The Anglers Rest, particularity between 1950 and 2000. Did you used to work there? Have you got any stories about the pub and its history? Did you have a party there? Have you got any photographs, particularly of the inside of the pub? Anything is of  interest to us to help fill in gaps in the history of the building. In October 2013 after a long, hard fought campaign, The Anglers was purchased collectively by over 300 people and became the first community owned pub in the High Peak. In late 2012, The Bamford Community Society, a community benefit society, was formed in order to purchase the pub, after it was threatened with closure. The community society had an overwhelming response, working together to save the Anglers.  Asset of Community Value (ACV) status was obtained with High Peak Borough Council (HPBC) in May 2013. This provided a clear breathing space while business plans were formulated. If you have information about the Anglers, could you contact  Sally Soady [email: ]

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