Joy of Christmas for December in Chelmorton, much of the waterwork road digging is finished! A December joint benefice welcomes Taddington, Monyash and more to Sunday December 23rd at St Johns, Main Street. For Christmas Chelmorton Carol service, Hollinsclough Silver Band will be in St Johns church Main Street Chelmorton, Sunday afternoon, December 16th. Three pm service. All children are invited to take crib figures down the aisle, eleven hundred feet above sea level for the 2018 family carol service.…
If you can't wait until December, Christmas comes early at Chelmorton this year. Irene Ottey, Debbie Race and Glenys Heap have organised a November date for Christmas Fayre in the Chelmorton Institute. Saturday November 24th is the date for your diary, from two pm until four, there will be a range of local foods, cards and gifts. Refreshments, bran tub, raffle and tombola. The fayre is in aid of the Church of St John, the Institute and the Buxton food…
Friday, 09 November 2018 12:35

Chelmorton first snow Nov 21st 2018

First snow for winter 2018 arrives in early hours of the morning Wed, Nov 21st. A light scattering of snow on the ground for breakfast in Chelmorton. Snow scattered across the fields either side of Main Street at eleven hundred feet above sea level and more solid on the hillside of the Low at fourteen hundred feet. Folk in Chelmorton, Derbyshire ate breakfast with glistening scattering of snow outside the windows for the first fall of winter in the 2018…
The Witches of Chelmorton; not one, but three for 2018. Ring the bell and summon the monsters as iron-clad men, monkeys and lions joined the Three Witches of Chelmorton to greet youngsters at Primitive Hall, eleven hundered feet above sea level on the dark cloudy evening of October 31st, Halloween 2018. Road works challenged the crossing of Main Street in the darkness as many of the little ones chose the wise move to stand back from the door of the…
Road works adorn Main Street, more bollards than we have ever seen in the linear village at the heart of the Peak District. Are these the highest road works in Derbyshire at eleven hunderde feet? The work is being done by Amey on behalf of Sevent Trent Water. Fibre cable is also still about the pavements; some has been connected to the poles but reels still sit at the roadside by the post box.
A record hit ratio of over two and a half thousand web visits for the Chelmorton Chase is followed this week by local paper fun as Peak Advertiser article names all the top teams of the event. Tracey, Lady of Hollinsclough again thanked the 2018 team for a great delivery of the race and congratulated the runners. Next year's date is expected to be released soon.  
Harvest Festival, eleven hundred feet above sea level in Chelmorton at the church of St John the Baptist below the golden locust of the spire on Main Street. October sees array of hay bales cut in what may be the last of the sunshine.
Sunshine through the storm for a morning race in the heart of the Peak National Park. Luke Cook set a record of 32.31 for the new course of Chelmorton Chase FRA five mile run. Dark Peak took a hundred pounds of club vouchers for first team of four home, Amy Mellor came in first lady to win the Windross shield and Reg Cooper wins the Veteran 60 class. A fast new course, Chelmorton village, south of Buxton eleven hundred feet…
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:40

Just for September at St Johns Chelmorton

David Race reports that for this month only for September 2018, the family service at the church of St John the Baptist in Chelmorton will move to the second Sunday and to a new time. The September family service will be on Sunday 9th and will start at eleven AM. It’s a double date with the christening of Mabel Mary Simcox. For those unable to make the time change, Monyash will be holding their evensong at six thirty PM on…
Hollinsclough Silver band, vintage tractors and a well blessed in sunshine between the rain showers. London to Taddy, 157 Miles for church flowers of Dick Whittington Following the Chelmorton Chase route, it’s just a short jog over the Five Wells hills and a fast decent into Taddington village where a summer weekend treat focused around Sunday evening in the church and a full day of Hollinsclough silver band, vintage cars and tractors and the famous marquee tent of Taddington white…
Ending the July heatwave with Furnace Friday July 27th, Chelmorton eleven hundred feet above sea level had no thunderstorms, but Furnace Friday ended with rain and cloud, blocking any view of the blood-red lunar eclipse. Saturday sunshine returned with the coolest day of the heatwave summer, Buxton and District Landrover club trialling west of Chelmorton on the hillsides at Hurdlow, far side of the five one five. Sunday rain proper, the first strong water of the summer to bring green…
More than a hundred years of christening gowns, a convoy of two dozen tractors and a motorbike show with stalls & scarecrows in Main Street and a magical dog show in the cool air of the heatwave, eleven hundred feet above sea level in the heart of the Peak District in the village of Chelmorton, south of Buxton. All topped off with a special visit by the ice cream van down a line of bunting marking the special week of…
Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:45

Buxton Carnival weekend July 14th 2018

Blistering heatwave, Wimbledon, Henley, Silverstone GP and World Cup football set the scene for a perfect Saturday Peak District extravaganza of the town carnival. Chelmorton Friday evening reception, colourful waistcoats from the World Cup frenzy adorned Main Street in celebration of the Buxton town carnival that launches the week of Chelmorton's own summer festival.
Chelmorton Summer Festival will again launch from Buxton Carnival. The village float entry returns with a smart red tractor, square hay bales and a raft of Elvis characters. Grab your white shirt and join the Chelmorton float at 10am Saturday 14th July on Main Street for a carnival to remember, the tractor will again be headlined at the front with the Chelmorton village festival dates. The festival then starts on the Monday, July 16th with a big focus on tractors…
Youth well blessed for the College and University in Buxton Chelmorton Festival starts as Buxton Wells Week finishes and, with scorching sunshine, the Buxton events have started with the blessing of wells. Fairfield (Buxton) Band, Buxton Town Mayoress and Revd Keith Cocking at the heart of the spa town for the blessing and ceremony of the three wells to open Buxton Carnival events.
Chelmorton student, Sophie Skidmore was on stage at the Devonshire Dome to celebrate success. A gala evening in the Dome recognising the best individuals in departments of the further education college that is part of the University of Derby. Sophie Skidmore winning hospitality student of the year award, Sophie achieved a distinction star outcome in further education for hospitality. Sophie was presented the award by Prof Malcom Todd, Provost of the University of Derby in a ceremony hosted by principal…
Saturday, 30 June 2018 22:37

Hollinsclough summer sunshine fete 2018

Next set of hills from Chelmorton for a Blighty sunshine special in the Peak District Hills for a village fete in the heart of limestone country. Fire engines and fell race championships marked a bumper Hollinsclough year. Stationary engines, classic tractors, David Browns and Massey Fergusons, Donkey sanctuary smiles and the Vicar on hand to judge the pet show with chips and chicken curry in the school kitchen, best Mycocks burgers on the BarB-Q outside.