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.
5. 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
6. Cup of cheer
All At Stake win the Derbyshire Times band of the year competition.
7. What a gem!
Chesterfield College silvermithing lecturer Mark Veevers is a winner in the established designer category of the national Design Innovation Award 2007.
Photo: Nick Tully
8. Bygone era
Tom Burton, 4, from Tupton with Simon Lee, of the Thomas Stanley Retinue, on Chesterfield Medieval Market day.