Chelmorton festival, Summer 2019

Eleven hundred feet above sea level in the heart of the Peak District in the single road linear village of Chelmorton for July sunshine beating down the morning rain for village festival. Normans in the Main Street. Historic re-enactment team talked all things Norman from clothing to food, battle to life in the eleven hundreds.


 Guess the weight of a pair of lambs, winners of the potatoes grown in a bucket by the Church Inn pub, how many balloons are in the tractor?, a tractor parade on giant scale in a lanes run to Hollinsclough and the Winking Man.

Church festival and village institute showcase, pub quiz, beetle drive, dry-stone walling lessons and Burbage band.

Saturday dog show took the best of the sunshine before Sunday cream teas on the Ditch and an evening festival church service at St John's under the golden spire.

Main Street long ago became the land of scarecrows and 2019 was no exception, mermaids to tin men, Landrover engineers under the bonnet and all afloat for the top prizes, traditional as you like for a straw ginger bread man scarecrow with real ginger bread for fifty pence a go.

Next dates for Chelmorton are Sept 22nd when the Chelmorton Five race arrives, a showcase of the route was on display for the festival weekend that beat the weather,.

2019 tractor fun and the Normans in Chelmorton, eleven hundred feet above sea level!

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Chelmorton festival tractor parade 2019


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Ginger Bread Man scarecrow of real straw on Main Street for Chelmorton festival 2019


Check the full tractor parade photos in the gallery below