Storm Arwen brings snow and power cuts for Chelmorton

Hot water from Primitive Hall.

First winter snow 27th Nov 2021 on Black Friday shopping day.

Late evening snow hit Chelmorton in High Peak Derbyshire in the darkness of the evening.

In the early hours some folk spotted what looked like lightning flashes to the South.

By sunrise the High Peak village was under four inches of snow cover. And there was no electricity.


By breakfast time Primitive Hall had powered up the carnival float generator and was delivering flasks of hot water around the middle of Main Street. The hot water flowed all day. The generator is normally used to power the sound system on the carnival float; play Elvis, play Elvis loud! Today it was tea brewing duty and did a fine job.

Children sledging by the Low. Darkness fell with still no electricity to the village. Power was back on at five pm. Main Street lights back, temperatures falling, ice all about the snow, making Main Street very slippery.

But with electricity back it was time for a brew on everyone’s home kettle.