Clifford Peter Bamford – An Obituary

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Peter Bamford who died on January 3rd 2017 was born in 1926 at Oakley Park in Kells, the seat of his maternal grandparents. He became a luminary in the middle years of Headfort’s history. Peter’s father, Wilfred, a nephew of the previous rector of Kells, fought in the 1st World War, and in 1921 began work as a railway engineer in Nigeria. On leave the following year, he married Evelyn, née Bomford (pronounced Bumford). For a quarter of a century Wilfred served eighteen-month tours in Nigeria. Children were not allowed on tour, so Evelyn spent part of her time at…

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