Taddington Summer Festival 2017

Taddington well-board in the churchyard of St Michael and all Angels, Taddington 2017 Taddington well-board in the churchyard of St Michael and all Angels, Taddington 2017

Chelmorton folk in strength against the rain for Taddington festival on Saturday 19th August.

Many were back Sunday evening for the festival evening praise at St Michael and All Angels. The church was full, bells in peel and awash with flowers, the 2017 theme was all seasons. A beautiful well-board greets all-comers to the church, again dressed around a tree showing all seasons. The evensong had ‘Morning is broken’ and finished with ‘Bleak mid winter’ in its tour of the seasons.


Taddington singers were on hand for a perfect choral celebration and supported by the Chorale singers from Sheffield for a huge impressive sound. Vicar Richard Benson particularly thanked organist Graham Wilkinson, Olwyn and James Kirkwood, music director and the team making the event possible. The festival flower displays were epic, again the four seasons.

The festival has a few days left and is not to be missed.

Taddington Lanes foot race is another splendid event of the festival, evening Tuesday 22nd August.

2017 news aug taddington lanes race

Carl Lomas from Chelmorton was in Taddington Lanes race to get a personal best time.

Carl was a long way down the field in the evening Taddington Lanes foot race, but for him it was a personal best time and he was a little larger than the field of runners around him. Four miles with a five hundred foot climb out of the village of Taddington, the race mid-week of the Taddington summer festival. A big turn out of Buxton AC runners made for a strong field that almost saw the course record of Andy Wilton fall. Behind the sea of blue Buxton AC club runners Carl made a determined effort to improve his sub hour time to a dead forty minutes. Ten min miles with the big climb included, Carl is in training for the bicycle, London to Parris run at the end of September in aid of the Princess Royals Transaid charity. The charity supporting transport and health care across Africa. Carl (291) a former Buxton AC runner himself, joined present club members to celebrate his success.