Chelmorton flyer hits the letterboxes for summer festival 1100 feet above sea level with July dates 15th to 21st
Bunting, scarecrows, tractors, motorcycles and parties in Main Street, Chelmorton for July Summer festival in the week following Buxton carnival. 2018 raised nearly three and a half thousand pounds for the Church, Institute and Chelmorton Children’s charity.
The Chelmorton festival follows the Buxton Carnival weekend, Saturday July 13th Chelmorton Buxton Carnival Float, ‘Elvis returns’ pulled by the Bagshaw red tractor and dressed with the Gould's traditional square bales, carries the Chelmorton festival dates to fifty thousand visitors of the well dressing festival of Buxton.
From Buxton Carnival, Chelmorton is all go.
Almost a weeklong festival Main Street. Monday starts with festival quiz in the Church inn Pub. A week long floral celebration in the church, St Johns and the Institute will have an exhibition of Childhood past from Monday to Friday. Tuesday evening performance by Barnsley poet, Ian McMillan. A Wednesday evening Beetle Drive. Thursday is dry-stone walling courses with David Bagshaw. Thursday afternoon Harry Mayo delivers a village history walk and Burbage Band arrives Thursday evening for a concert in the church.
Saturday special, July 20th, festival day proper in Chelmorton. Village stalls, band, dog show, parade of vintage tractors, motorcycle showcase, children’s activities and the chocolate tombola. Sunset on Saturday July 20th sees the village party based at the Institute. A weeklong festival to remember.
No, it’s not over, Sunday afternoon teas on the lawn at Ditch House and then Songs of Praise at St John the Baptist church under the golden locust to finish a week of magic in the heart of the Peak District, eleven hundred feet above sea level.