Community based project is celebrating its roots with free events

The Angler's Rest in Bamford which is a community pub, cafe and post office all in one.
The Angler's Rest in Bamford which is a community pub, cafe and post office all in one.

A unique, community owned pub, café and post office in Derbyshire will be celebrating its roots by taking part in a national celebration of community businesses this weekend.

The market will run from 10am-12pm on Saturday and will be followed by an afternoon of giant family games. On Sunday the free Ceilidh will run from 3pm to 5pm, with dancers being entertained by the Well Dressed Band.

General manager, Amanda Taylor, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this special weekend and hope to welcome as many people as possible to take a closer look at what we do here.

“The Anglers is not only a great idea which has helped our community to thrive, it is also a very special place where people from across all age groups and walks of life come together.”

In October 2013 The Anglers Rest became the first pub in Derbyshire to be bought by the community. There were 320 members who invested to save the last pub in the village, find a new home for their Post Office and to open a day time cafe.

This year Power to Change, the organisation launched to support and help grow community businesses in England, is driving the Community Business Weekend campaign. Richard Harries, Director of the Power to Change Research Institute said: “We hope people will take this opportunity to pay The Anglers Rest a visit and see what a vital part of the community it is.”