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.
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…
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.
Monday morning sunrise over snow blown Chelmorton with schools texting opening delayed until ten (Feb 12th ) Heavy rain during the weekend had washed much of the salt away, a clear Sunday evening sky saw the snow sparkle in sub-zero temperatures but cloud was back by breakfast with further snow fall over the Main Street in Chelmorton as the sun warmed the road for early morning cars to escape.
Winter Olympics begun and Valentine's Day in sight as snow falls for Saturday morning before Valentine's Day in Main Street, Chelmorton, eleven hundred feet above sea level in the heart of the Peak District. Double in Chelmorton for Valentine's evening. In a double date Valentine's evening it's Chelmorton film at the Institute and Ash Wednesday at St John's Church. The film chosen for Valentines is Dunkirk. Ash Wednesday at the church is set to be a big turnout on the…
Picture postcard sunshine in the February snow of 'Family service Sunday' at St John's Church, Main Street Chelmorton - a perfect balance of high ground snow and spring sunshine as the first crocus petals emerged in the warmth of Chelmorton village in the heart of the Peak District. Chelmorton Low, snow capped at fifteen hundred feet, gently turning green into the eleven hundred feet fields astride Main Street and the Ditch. The golden locust atop the spire of St John's…
Freak weather, ice, snow, sleet and hailstones in the last weeks of January for the linear villeage of Chelmorton in the Peak District National Park. Fierce winds, snow shovels by the door, salt waiting and then huge rainfall creating floods across the main roads into the village. By morning of Jan 24th the main road toward the mighty A6 was near-closed and water just overwhelmed the surface. By any standards the January weather has been variable in extremes, snow over…
Friday, 29 December 2017 18:54

Heavy snow for the morning of Dec 29

No White Christmas in Chelmorton, eleven hundred feet above sea level in the Peak District - the 25th of December remained mild and green. With the last days of December, Dec 29th saw a big fall come down in the early hours and beyond breakfast. Main Street Chelmorton was open; by eight am the big plough had a clear line down the linear village. Picture postcard weather followed.
Chelmorton, who we are with DNA for the birth of Baby Jesus. Dec 25th - Half a lie-in for soft grey cloud morning of Christmas day proper and a walk of fresh air to the church of St John in Chelmorton.
Sunday family service, mulled wine and mince pies. Children formed a circle in St John the Baptist Church family service, Main Street Chelmorton. David Race handed out the crib figures and the children walked through a packed congregation to the centre of the church where the figures were arranged in the nativity scene. ‘Away in a manger’, a soft first verse as the little ones enchanted the church with Christmas. Hollinsclough Silver band accompanied from the Lady Chapel.
Almost two weeks to Christmas and winter postcard scenery arrived in Chelmorton. Proper fall of snow turned Main Street white on Friday evening Dec 8th - a clear, cold moon sky turned the world very white and more snow fell Saturday and Sunday to make Christmas postcard scenery as locals built snowmen up and down Main Street in the linear village of Chelmorton, eleven hundred feet above sea level.