Volunteers on hand.

sp92642 Red Cross, Matlock Volunteers. L-R, Steve Smythe, Terry Gregory, Rebekah Goodall,Sue Thompson, Carol Gregory, Adele Gregory, Andrew Stewart, Helen Vine, Pauline Jenkinson.
sp92642 Red Cross, Matlock Volunteers. L-R, Steve Smythe, Terry Gregory, Rebekah Goodall,Sue Thompson, Carol Gregory, Adele Gregory, Andrew Stewart, Helen Vine, Pauline Jenkinson.

sp92642 Red Cross, Matlock Volunteers. L-R, Steve Smythe, Terry Gregory, Rebekah Goodall,Sue Thompson, Carol Gregory, Adele Gregory, Andrew Stewart, Helen Vine, Pauline Jenkinson.

British Red Cross volunteers were on hand throughout the night (Wednesday October 12) supporting residents following a massive power cut.

Western Power Distribution contacted the charity following a major explosion and fire at an electricity substation near Winster.

The Red Cross has an arrangement with the electricity board to send staff, volunteers and specially adapted vehicles after an incident to help look after the needs of the local community.

Photo by Bernard Jones