Last Days of June – Joint Benefice and summer sunshine from Tideswell to Hollinsclough

2019 Hollinsclough fell race for summer festival 2019 Hollinsclough fell race for summer festival

Moon brick Lego at Hollinsclough and Chrome Hill fell race.

 June rain and sunshine, eleven hundred feet above sea level in the heart of the Peak District is delivering a bumper grass crop in the fields, head south and some farmers are set on a three-cut year.


June 30th for the last day of June with a White Peak Joint Benefice service at Biggin, Chelmorton in strength from Irene Ottey to David Race, John Goldsmith in from Ashbourne, Vicar Richard Benson working his notice, Richard leaves the benefice in Sept. No organ music at Biggin for the joint service so no hymns but a good turnout enjoyed the sunshine, Biggin team welcomed Chelmorton with a hearty tea and biscuit end to the service.

 The summer fetes are in full swing, Chelmorton again in strength at Tideswell for the well dressing, and last Saturday of the month, June 29th at Hollinsclough.

Hollinsclough summer fete, based around the school, raised almost two and half thousand pounds. Fire Engine and sprinklers to cool the heatwave last Saturday of June. Pet show, cake stall to die for, burgers, flower stall, toy stall and bear stall. Stationary engine display and a live Jazz band for the whole day. Charity auction delivered by Tracey Worth, Lady of Hollinsclough focused on funds for the air ambulance. A further raffle with big prizes -  from Manchester United Tickets to dinner out and a run of afternoon teas to mention only a few. Don’t forget the school, an epic Moon-based Lego display, children’s artwork all about, tombola in the class room, best of the best went to Mary and her team in the school kitchen, chips, cheese and lashings of chicken curry for dressing.

 The highlight of the Hollinsclough festival is always the Chrome Hill Fell race. Over a hundred runners this year, no records broken in the heat but those who made the finish were welcomed back under the sprinkler by the side of the fire engine.



July, its not over, Chelmorton returns to Buxton Carnival with the red tractor and Elvis for Saturday July 13th . The Buxton carnival then sets the start of Chelmorton festival week.


Chelmorton village festival, eleven hundred feet above sea level. Village scarecrows attract folk from far and wide, dry stone walling and beetle drive. Saturday special with stalls in Main Street, check out the fell race exhibition for September. An evening disco and band in the Institute. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine.