A flash flood saw town shops closed, cars abandoned and people wading waist-high through water.
And in that same year, the roof of Somerfield supermarket in the precinct caught fire.
But there were also plenty of happy memories of 2007 as our archive photos show.
1. Green fingers
Chesterfield In Bloom overall winner Malcolm Smith in his front garden with his daughter Zoe Hudd.
2. Store blaze
The roof of Somerfields store on fire in this photo contributed by staff at Bothams Mitchell Slaney estate Agents
3. Peak performance
Steve Jones, Remploy Healthcare's general manager, based at the company's factory on Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, raised more than £3,000 for children's charities by climbing to the top of the world's highest active volcano.
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4. Leading light
Nyree Clark, of Clark's Pet Couriers on Holland Road, Old Whittington, is nominated for a national Celebrating Success award. She is pictured, foreground, with helpers Alex Patrick, Yvonne Denwood, Kate Patrick, Cliff Mullins and Jenna Pritchard.
Photo: Mike waistell