Chelmorton village, south of Buxton is eleven hundred feet above sea level, the Chelmorton chase run is rich in Peak District National Park vistas, a downhill finish, more than a race, it’s a village event and not to be missed. Tracey Worth, Lady Of Hollinsclough will start the 2018 race and welcomes runners, old and new. 2018 is an eleven am start set for Sunday September 23rd ; you can enter on the day.  The Chelmorton Chase running race runs…
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.
Late June sunshine followed two dry Bank Holiday weekends - perfect conditions for outdoor work. Village excitement as BT arrived with rolls of fibre cable. Workers ran between telephone poles with shiny black fibre cable. Chelmorton has long struggled with internet speed, many miles of copper cable to Taddington exchange.
Father’s Day delight, vintage cycling descends on the Peak District. Penny Farthings to racy Raleigh Records, lots of Holdsworth and Carlton, Cologna specials and Bianchi green in cycle extravagance around Chelmorton. Vintage cycles, all routes, short, 30 mile, medium, 50 mile and long 100 mile headed north from the Eroica festival fields to turn across the main Asbourne road and head to High Stool, cyclists small and large, male and female, dressed in vintage. Men in bow ties and tweed…
Yacht Hollinsclough VQRT8 sank May 8th 2010, Derbyshire family, Carl, T, Caitland and Morgause ran a series of ‘Certain death in the Ice’ lectures for the anniversary of their rescue in early May and returned to Derbyshire for Tissington and a ‘Peril of the Seas’ well. Peril of the Seas (Eternal Father, Strong To Save) was the first hymn sung in Sunday service aboard warship HMS Clyde in the Southern Ocean after their rescue.
Monday, 30 April 2018 22:25

Chelmorton Girl hits twenty-one

Caitland Lomas, Chelmorton celebrated her twenty-first birthday with a masquerade ball, Caitland is presently reading Geophysics at University College London.
Buxton Spa water and Yorkshire tea bags eleven hundred feet above sea level. Caravans, long, short, tall and wide with a few motorhomes chose Friday 13th for their Chelmorton meet and spring bonfire, run by the Sheffield DA of the national camping and caravan club. After beasts from the east, snow and hail, April's Friday 13th date marked a turn to spring weather and Saturday sunshine positively cooked the campers in the flat and level hide-away field at the heart…
April 1st news story, Boat Race winners Cambridge found to have used electric oars strikes them from the 2018 Varsity win set the rare tone of an April 1st Easter Sunday. No fools in Chelmorton for a treble bill Easter Sunday, baptism, Easter Eucharist and an egg hunt.
update  March 2nd more pictures of a beleaguered Chelmorton update Evening March 1st minus five and drifts begin to overrun Main Street in Chelmorton March 1st morning powdery snow in waves of wind bank into walls around the village of Chelmorton eleven hundred feet above sea level. Snow fall on the last Wednesday of February lay drifted by Thursday morning as winds built the wave-like drifts up into the east walls of Chelmorton. Holiday guests in the Primitive Mews cottages…
Morgause Lomas from Chelmorton donned a red goalkeeper's jumper for the Cambridge University blue Nomad team. She took goal duty  against Oxford for the varsity girls' hockey match 2018. Morgause  held the line with an undefeated goal-mouth on the Cambridge end and delivered an unbroken goal score.  Cambridge University Nomads team win 2018 Varsity  three nil against Oxford University.  Morgause is reading archaeology at Homerton College, Cambridge and is a  former Repton and Kings Canterbury hockey goalkeeper.
Monday, 12 February 2018 21:15

First lambs walking the snow in Chelmorton

Fields above the rakes were home to some of the first new lambs in Chelmorton, grass a little thin to find in the snow. The new lambs in mid February sunshine hunting grass in the sunshine of snow covered fields.