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ISSUE 1

Hasland

Magazine

Amazing local people The Hasland residents helping to educate children in The Gambia

What’s going on? Our guide to what’s happening in Hasland and the local area

The 24 hour party people Interview with the fabulous Rowetta ahead of the Happy Mondays visit to Chesterfield

Local events & Community news 4 great competitions to enter Hasland youth focus Phoenix Concert Band events Hasland Playhouse Theatre update Spital Cemetery historical walks and more... 3600 copies distributed to homes and businesses in Hasland and nearby


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Welcome to Hasland Magazine

I love living in Hasland and I think we have a great community so I’m very excited to be presenting a new local interest magazine for our area.

I have worked on a few magazine publications in the past but recently found myself in need of a new project. It has always amazed me that we don’t have a publication specifically aimed at our area, so I’m giving it a go! If you like it ­ let me know. If you think it could be better then let me know that too, along with your ideas on what could be included to improve it. The magazine will be printed every other month so the next issue will be with you at the end of November. If you have some news to shout about such as a sporting success, a charity event or some interesting local news then please get in touch. I’m happy to publish any stories that are of interest to the people of Hasland. I’m also keen to hear from sports groups, clubs and teams, youth clubs, support groups, music bands ­ anyone from our area who is doing something that contributes to our community. I will be also including some other news which might be of interest to people in the area. For example this month I have an exclusive interview with Rowetta from The Happy Mondays ahead of their gig at The Avenue in Chesterfield in December. There are four great competitions for you to enter in this issue with great prizes to be won: A family pass to Wheelgate Park, tickets for shows at Mansfield Palace Theatre, tickets for the upcoming play ‘Loot’ at Hasland Playhouse Theatre and a spa evening for 2 at Ringwood Hall Spa. I hope you will find the What’s On Guide helpful for keeping up to date with what’s happening. I’ve included key school dates for October and November as it can be tricky to keep all the info together if you have children in the different schools. Thank you to all the businesses that have advertised and therefore helped to get this project off the ground. If you have discovered a new company or seen their ad in the magazine then please let them know. Thanks also to the people who have contributed their news stories to create this issue. I truly hope you enjoy the magazine.

Trudy

Would you like to advertise in the next issue This magazine is delivered to 3600 home and businesses in Hasland, the Herriott Drive estate and many cafes, bars and waiting rooms in the town centre. Let us take your business there too: Advert prices include design of your ad if required. A proof will be sent to you for approval before the ad is printed. There is no ongoing commitment required ­ give it a try!

Advert prices are very competitive: 1/8 A4 page ­ design and proof included 1/4 A4 page ­ design and proof included 1/2 A4 page ­ design and proof included Full A4 page ­ design and proof included:

£35 £65 £120 £200

It’s a great opportunity to generate business and interest from the local area or to make people aware of your business if you aren’t Hasland based. Design visits can be arranged if you would like to discuss your advertising needs on your business premises. Photos can also be taken for your ad.

Contact Trudy Ford for any further information: Tel: 07900 184696 Email: trudyfordesign@gmail.com

Magazine printed at Print & Digital Media Limited, Concept House, Westwick Park, Broombank Road, Chesterfield, S41 9QJ. Tel: 01246 454525

What is it about? Grassmoor and Hasland have received £1million from the Big Lottery Fund aimed at bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area’s even better places to live.

How do I get involved? To be successful we need support from our local communities, there are many ways to get involved including: Spreading the word about Grassland Hasmoor to neighbours, friends and family. Supporting Local Events Volunteering for events and activities Joining a working group to develop ideas and projects.

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If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch by contacting our Support Workers: Dallas ­ call 07825 183596 or email: dallas.asher@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk Karin ­ 07825 294346 or email: Karin.evangelides@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk

For more information on current projects and upcoming events please visit www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk and look out for our posters. 4

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Theatre giveaway! HASLAND MAGAZINE & MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE ARE HAPPY TO INVITE YOU TO ENTER OUR FABULOUS COMPETITIONS.

You could win a family ticket for 4 to see the matinee performance of the fabulous ‘Tabby McTat’ family show, or two tickets for the amazing ‘You Win Again’ Bee Gees celebration show. On the 30th October at 1.30pm & 4.30pm Freckle Productions are delighted to announce a world premiere stage adaptation of Tabby McTat, based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Tabby McTat is a busker's cat with the loudest of meows. He sings all day long with his best friend Fred, until one day they get separated. Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts a cat could dream of, but he soon misses his old friend. Will they ever find each other? Brought to life on stage with original songs and inventive puppetry, Tabby McTat is a heart­warming story of friendship and loyalty. Suitable for all ages. On the 13th November at 7.30pm Rock/Pop Entertainers Show Providers Ltd bring you ‘You Win Again’ – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees, direct from London’s West End. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular.All your favourite songs are featured including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more! This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

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What’s Going On? 26th September An evening for Rachel & Brooke ­ Proact Stadium 7pm. Tel: 0779 2284117. 28th September McMillan Coffee Morning ­ Grassmoor Community Centre from 10am 5th October Shoulder of Mutton ­ Blend (Live) 6th October Secret Affair + The Truth ­ The Avenue, Chesterfield. With special guests The Nutty Boys and Live DJ set from Gary Shail and Trevor Laird (Spider and Ferdy from Quadrophenia) Spanish Afternoon ­ Hasland Baptist Church ­ 4pm ­ 5:30pm with special guests Sarah Chambers and Paul Gibson. Tickets £5 with tea included, all proceeds go to Aquaid Lifeline supporting children in Malawi. Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society Autumn Concert ‘Music of The Night’. 7.30pm ­ Tickets £8 Tel: Carole on 01246 207893 / www.chesterfieldgands.co.uk 12th October Shoulder of Mutton ­ Domino (Live) 19th October Shoulder of Mutton ­ Crimson & Clover (Live) 19th October St Leonard’s Mission, Spital ­ The String Quartet play an evening of classical & light music. Doors 7pm. 20th October Shoulder of Mutton ­ Trinity Road (Live) 31st October Masons Coffee Lounge ­ Jumping Clay Drop in modelling session for age 2­16. Make and take a magnet for £2.50 or model for £5. 10am­12noon. 2nd November Shoulder of Mutton ­ Platinum (Live) 4th November Happy Diwali 2018 organised by Asian Association of Chesterfield. Multi­cultural evening at The Winding Wheel 6pm­9pm 16th November Shoulder of Mutton ­ Rattled (Live) 23rd November Shoulder of Mutton ­ Firewire (Live) 15th December The Avenue, Chesterfield Happy Mondays with support from Tom Hingley and The Kar­Pets and The Wonderwhys 29th December The Avenue, Chesterfield Northern Soul All Nighter! Every Monday HIIT­ Interval Training for Women with Manda Croft’s Fitness. Hasland Methodist Church at 6.45pm. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk for more details Badminton ­ Hasland Hall School 7.30­9pm ­ Term time ­ Contact Margaret Link 07976 365678 or 01246 235665 Zumba ­ Hasland Hall School 7­8pm ­ Natalie 07702 027451 Ringcraft Dog Club ­ Hasland Village Hall ­ 7.30­10.30pm ­ Mrs Cost 01246 235826 Yoga ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 9.30­11am ­ Dave West 01246 823536 Community Lunch (last Monday of the month) ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 12noon­1.30pm Jungle Fit ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 2­3pm ­ Nick Crossley 077940 169662 Brownies ­ Hasland Youth Centre ­ 5­6.30pm ­ Dawn Ward 07584 565326 Football Training ­ Eastwood Park ­ evening Walking for health in Hasland ­ 2nd Monday of the month ­ 10am ­ 01246 239897 Every Tuesday Hasland Stay & Play Group ­ 9.30­11.30am Hasland Youth Centre. Free of charge. Catering for babies to 4 years of age. A variety of different toys for the children. Snack and drink provided for children. Activities include baby corner, storytime, singing, messy play and craft. We are also looking for new volunteers to help us to run the group. Slimming World ­ Hasland Infant School ­ 5.30­7.30pm ­ Karen Stokes 07917 808255 Ballroom Dancing ­ Hasland Village Hall ­ 7­10pm ­ Hayley Draper 01142 695703 Men’s Institute ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 2­4pm Lady’s Guild (fortnightly) ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 2.45­3.45pm ­ Mrs S Gregory 01246 271453 Brownies ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 6­7.15pm ­ Miss L Haselhurst 07881 294143 Guides ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 7­8.45pm ­ Ms Annie Bradley 01246 277697 6

Hasland Magazine Got a local event you need to shout about?  Send the info to trudyfordesign@gmail.com and I will include it in the next issue which covers December & January

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Brownies (Lisa) ­ Hasland Youth Centre ­ 6­7.30pm Guides (Helen Swain) Hasland Youth Centre ­ 7.30­9pm Mobile Library ­ Eastwood park ­ 1st Tuesday of the month Every Wednesday Jumping Clay Mini­make session for toddlers (age 2 and above) at Mason’s Coffee Lounge. Buggy Fitness 11am at Eastwood Park. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk for more details Football ­ Hasland Hall School Sports Hall ­ 5.45­8.45pm ­ Matt Chatfield 07917 733532 Line Dancing Evening ­ Hasland Working Men’s Club Tel: 07750 669520 Ashfriend Bereavement Group ­ 2­4pm ­ Val Gormon 01246 229329 Dance Classes ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 4.30­5.30pm ­ Ely Starbrook 07399 503888 Keep Fit ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 6.15­7.15pm ­ Amber Blackstock 01246 568632 Ladies Circle (fortnightly) ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 7.30­10pm ­ Margie Hodgkin 01246 823795 Crafty Chit Chat ­ Hasland Methodist Church 7­10pm ­ Angela Goggins 01246 203035 Rainbows ­ Hasland Youth Centre ­ 5.15­6.45pm Wednesday Youth Club ­ Hasland Youth Centre ­ 7­9pm Jumping Clay Toddler Group ­ Masons Coffee Lounge. Make Odd Bodd Buddies every Wednesday in term time (except 24th October). 10am­10.30am, 10.30am­11am or 11am­11.30am. Age 2­5. £2.50 per make.Booking recommended ­ call Lucy on 07557 738286. Every Thursday FITCLUB Circuit Training ­ 7­8pm ­ Hasland Hall School Gym ­ Kat Burton 07955 353186 Slimming World ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 8.30am­12.30pm ­ Karen Stokes 07917 808255 Strictly no falling ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 10­11am ­ Joyce Oates 01246 221557 Pilates ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 11.15am­12.15pm ­ Jane Biggin 07773 516334 Weight Watchers ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 5.30­7.45pm ­ Wendy Starkey 01246 233715 Mums & Toddlers (Viv) ­ Hasland youth Centre 9­11.30am Rainbows ­ Hasland Youth Centre ­ 5.30­6.45pm Walking Football ­ Eastwood Park ­ 10­11am MUGA Jog Group ­ Eastwood Park ­ 7pm MUGA Walking for health in Hasland ­ 4th Thursday of the month ­ 10am ­ 01246 239897 Every Friday Buggy Fitness 11am at Eastwood Park. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk for more details Under 10s Football ­ 7­8pm ­ Hasland Hall Sports Hall ­ Dave Hoult ­ 01246 864457 Weight Watchers ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 8.30pm­10.45pm ­ Wendy Starkey 01246 233715 Beavers, Cubs & Scouts ­ Hasland Youth Centre ­ 5­9.30pm ­ Angie 07769 251169 Youth Centre Football ­ Eastwood Park ­ Evening 1st Friday of each month Chesterfield Stroke Group ­ 2­4pm ­ St. Thomas Church Centre, Brampton. Tel: 07797 284885. Email: chesterfieldstrokegroup@yahoo.com. A peer support group to help stroke survivors (and carers) make the best recovery they can. Every Saturday Dance Classes ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 9.30am­12.30pm ­ Ely Starbrook 07399 503888 Wesley’s Coffee Shop ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 10am­12noon ­ Mrs M Fidler 01246 272966 Junior Football League ­ Eastwood Park ­ 10am­noon Every Sunday Junior Church (3+years) ­ Hasland Methodist Church ­ 10.30am ­ Mrs Val Davies 01246 850305 Anything wrong or missing? Let me know! Email trudyfordesign@gmail.com

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Penmore Allotment Association have both full and half plots currently vacant. The allotments form small site of 45 plots, some of which are worked as half plots. There is mains water on site as well as a composting toilet. There is a small car park and some greenhouse staging available for rent. Please contact 01246 461095 or 209038 if you are interested

CAN YOU HELP BRING CHRISTMAS TO THE GREEN?

The Green Nursing Home are appealing for help with their Christmas Fayre. The Christmas fayre will be held on 15th December from 2­4pm to raise funds for the residents social activities. These in turn help with their health and wellbeing. Donations could include unwanted gifts, books, toys, CDs, DVDs, Candles, Bottles of wine. All will be used as raffle prizes at the fair. Contact Diane Wildin on 01246 556321 if you are able to help.

SCHOOL DATES HASLAND INFANT SCHOOL 24th September ­ Inset Day 25th Sept ­ Reception Curriculum Open Evening 5­7pm 1st October ­ New to Year 2 Parents Meeting 6pm 3rd October ­ Individual School Photos 10th Oct ­ Parent Forum ­ cake & chat in the library 9.15am 16th October ­ Harvest Festival 18th October ­ Classes 7­10 PE Competition 25th ­ School closes for October half term 26th October ­ Inset day 5th ­ 9th November ­ Friendship Week 7th November ­ Bonfire Disco 12th & 13th November ­ Parent consultations 16th November ­ Children in need

HASLAND JUNIOR SCHOOL 24th September ­ Inset Day 12th October ­ Individual School Photos 16th & 17th October ­ Parents Evening 26th October ­ Inset day 7th­9th November ­ Y5 Visit to Lea Green 15th November ­ Y3 Y4 Y5 Flu Vaccination 16th November ­ Children in Need. Optional fancy dress

HASLAND HALL 26th September ­ Open Evening 8th October ­ Year 7 Parent / Tutor Evening 25th October ­ Post­16 Information Evening for year 11 26th October ­ Inset Day 13th November ­ Year 11 Leaver’s Presentation Evening Monday 19th November ­ Year 11 Trial Exams Start OCTOBER HALF TERM Monday 29th October ­ Friday 2nd November.


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THE ASIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHESTERFIELD IS HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL CELEBRATION FOR DIWALI - THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT - ON THE 4TH NOVEMBER. The event will be held at The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield from 6pm­9pm. Tickets are available from the Box Office as well as the Asian Centre (Mobile 0787 661 7050). The event will showcase a multicultural theme with Cossack dancers from The Ukraine, Chinese traditional dancers and Bollywood and Indian classical dancers. The Asian Association of Chesterfield has existed in one form or another for more than 36 years. It is a constituted group with over 200 members. It was initially created on an informal basis by medical professionals coming to the UK to work in the NHS to provide them with a social network. The group progressed, renting small premises until November 2009 when it managed to lease the current premises in Hasland. Since moving the Association has been able to gradually increase and diversify membership. They have a significant following of non­members who can access the Associations resources and support network. The organisation includes members from the Indian, Bangladeshi and Nepali community. There is a Membership fee of £30 per family to join the organisation. The Association runs a weekly Luncheon Club on Thursdays and a respite and drop­in service for carers and elderly members who live in isolation due to ill health or mobility issues. They also provide support to the visually impaired, members undergoing cancer treatment, members undergoing domestic violence and those with a learning disability. For more information about the Asian Association or any of their events contact Sushri Wells by email at: asianassociation@obtmail.com. Asian Association of Chesterfield Unit 3 Penmore Business Centre Hasland S41 0SJ Tel 01246 297452 Email: asianassociation@obtmail.com Asian Association of Chesterfield

Fabulous Fundraiser at The Proact

Many of you may have read or heard about Rachel and her daughter Brooke recently as the community has rallied together to try to help the family achieve their fundraising goal. Rachel is suffering from an aggressive form of dementia for which there is no treatment or cure. At the age of 33, this makes her one of the UK’s youngest dementia patients. Her condition is deteriorating rapidly resulting in loss of mobility and memory. Rachel’s father, Kev Potter, wishes to raise money so daughter and grand­daughter can enjoy a holiday to Walt Disney World, Florida. An Evening for Rachel and Brooke will see a fantastic line up of entertainment, including Jon Alex’s outstanding tribute to Elton John, a tribute to ABBA, Soul and Motown duo ‘The New Realistics’, Chesterfield’s own male vocalist Daniel, and top magician Andy Taylor. Local dance school, Danceworks, will also be performing. Raffles will take place along with a silent auction. A night not to be missed! Call Katya on 07792 284117 for tickets.

THE BRIDGE INN  BLUES AWAY TRAVEL The Bridge Inn Blues Away Travel has been running at least one coach to every Chesterfield FC game since August 2009. We also arrange weekend trips for two or three games per season, all of which have grown in popularity over the years. This season has been remarkably busy given the two successive relegations that have taken place and over 100 people travelled with us to Kent for the opening game at Ebbsfleet. We have had lots of first time travellers this season. You can always be assured of a friendly welcome and a good day out when travelling with the Bridge Inn. For information please contact Paul or Kimberley by private message through Facebook or on 07722 878620.

Upcoming trips: Halifax Town ­ Saturday 13th Oct Departure: 10:00 am, Price: A: £15, U16: £8 Sutton United­ Tuesday 30th Oct Departure: 11:00 am, Price: A: £28, U16: £14 Harrogate Town ­ Saturday 3rd Nov Departure: 10:00 am, Price: A: £15, U16: £8 Eastleigh ­ Saturday 24th Nov Departure: 7:30 am, Price: A: £28, U16: £14 Weekend trip to Bournemouth also available ­ please book early. 7


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Our detailing services Detailing means meticulous cleaning, polishing and protection for all areas of your vehicle from top to bottom, inside and out, using specialist tools and products. We can fully enhance and restore your paintwork by eliminating light scratches and swirl marks that have been inflicted over time and that reflect the light in such a way that they give an unsightly cobwebbing effect on the surface of the paint or clear coat. The exterior has to be thoroughly washed and cleaned in order to remove as much dirt and as many contaminants as possible. The process involves: soak & rinse • Foam, Prewash • Body washwheels & wells / arches • Post wash & clay paintwork • Paintwork polished • Exterior parts polished & protected • Engine bay clean, polish & protect • Interior vacuum, shampoo & protect •

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Hasland Photos and Memories

Who has seen this great nostalgia page on Facebook?

Lots of Hasland people have uploaded their old photos taken around the area over the years. Can you see yourself in any of these photographs which have been supplied by Wendy Mallender? Wendy tells me they are from the pantomimes organised by Eileen Greatorex. Do you have anything similar to share? It’s interesting to see how Hasland has changed over the years too so old photos of the area would also be good. Email your pics with a brief description to trudyfordesign@gmail.com and I will try to print as many as I can. Upload them to the Facebook page too as they are great to share.

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Giving in The Gambia HOW DID HASLAND COUPLE GORDON & ANGELIKA INGLIS  COME TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EDUCTION OF 100S OF CHILDREN IN THE GAMBIA? Nursery School Class

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A class in action

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When Gordon travelled to The Gambia in 1983 to study for his dissertation he had no idea of the impact the trip would have on the rest of his life. He was studying African studies as part of his Earth & Life Studies degree and wanted to do a comparative study of the aid agencies over there. Arriving in The Gambia in the 80s was a culture shock to say the least. Customs on arrival consisted of suitcase checks on the airport concourse including emptying your possessions onto the runway if you needed to be security checked! It was compulsory to name where you were staying on arrival too so Gordon and his friend accepted the suggestion of the ‘Adonis’ hotel. This turned out to be a very rough and basic place but on their student budget they decided to grin and bear it. The friends spent some time in the capital city, studying and sightseeing including a visit to the United Nations Aid Agency where they were told that the yearly celebration of the agency hosted by the current goodwill ambassador was taking place the very next night. The agency were issuing a press release about a new combined vaccine becoming available at a cost of just 50p per person. Gordon was given a ticket to the celebration and was surprised to learn that the guest speaker was Harry Belafonte. Having outfitted himself as well as his budget would allow Gordon attended the gala and was interviewed by Mr Belafonte himself about his studies in The Gambia. Unfortunately when Gordon left the gala the evening took a darker turn and as he walked back to the hotel through the town he was attacked and mugged and his camera and money were taken. Badly shaken he made his way to the nearest police station where he was interviewed fairly brusquely by two police officers, one of who was called Louis Korea. Gordon was kept at the station for some hours and interviewed repeatedly before finally being told that the culprit had been caught. He was asked to identify the individual so that he could be duly punished ­ which at the time meant cutting off his hand ­ the general punishment for theft. Appalled by this Gordon told the police that he didn’t recognise the man ­ this didn’t go down well with the officers who were angry but Gordon was content to have his camera returned to him ­ although the film case had been opened so sadly his photographs of himself and Harry Belafonte were lost forever! Finally settled back at his hotel Gordon was woken by a knock at the door and loud voices telling him to open up for the police. His first instinct was that he was in trouble for not identifying the mugger, however it was Louis the police officer. Louis told him that he had finished his shift now and offered to show Gordon and his friend around and act as his guide. A truly amazing friendship had begun. With Louis for company the students were made more welcome in the area. Whilst chatting one evening Louis informed Gordon that the hotel he was staying in was in fact a brothel ­ this certainly explained the multitude of late night visitors knocking at the door and their confusion when they were sent away. Louis insisted that the two of them came to stay in his own family home. This would mean that they would be a good distance from the capital however there were some aid projects nearby so they accepted the offer. At that time Louis lived with his very traditional family. His father had 4 wives and 25 children including Louis. ‘Home’ consisted of a village of mud huts ­ each wife had her own hut with her children. There was no running water, just a well and no toilet facilities. Gordon stayed on with Louis and completed his studies before returning home. After six months at home he returned to The Gambia for further information on the projects he had been studying. Worryingly the moment the plane hit the runway a group of officials boarded the plane ­ it was Louis and a welcome committee come to escort Gordon to his destination. After a two week visit he returned home again but kept in touch with Louis until he heard that he had attempted to leave The Gambia to head for Europe. He had crossed


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the Sahara before being arrested and serving time in jail in Libya for illegal entry. The friends lost touch during this time. Having completed his studies Gordon moved away and started working as a teacher. He met his wife Angelika who was the German teaching assistant at his school. They married in the summer of 1993. Soon after Gordon bravely took a group of A level Geography students on a field trip to The Gambia ­ however they did not stay at The Adonis! On the third night of his trip an aid worker chatted to Gordon who showed him photographs from his previous visits. Amazingly the worker recognised Louis in the photographs and told Gordon that he lived down the road with his wife and daughter. The very next evening Louis joined Gordon at the hotel and they caught up on their missing years. The following year Gordon returned with his geography students and this time he visited Louis’ home. He was living in a mud hut and sharing one water tap with 140 people. Gordon felt he wanted to help so once home he began fundraising at Women’s Institutes in an effort to improve Louis’ life. Angelika’s family helped too and fundraised in her hometown of Boppard in Germany. Gordon and Angelika decided to invite Louis to England to stay with them for a month. They finally collected him from Gatwick airport

after spending time convincing customs officials that he was a genuine guest ­ this was hard to believe as Louis’ luggage for a month consisted of spare underwear and socks and two bottles of beer packed in a carrier bag. The day after Louis arrived the weather turned cold and it began to snow so Gordon and Angelika decided to take him shopping for suitable clothing. In their local Burtons they were surprised to see Louis wrapping jeans around his neck. The bemused shop assistant asked what he was doing ­ he told her that if jeans went around your neck twice then they are the right size as your waist is twice your neck. Amazingly he was right! They spent a great month together before it was time for Louis to return home. During one conversation Louis told Gordon that he believed that the couple should have had their first child together by now. Gordon explained that they had a plan and that Angelika was working hard on her ambitions for now. After his return home Louis called Gordon to say he had told the local medicine man about the couple and that the medicine man had assured Louis that Angelika would soon be pregnant ­ in fact the couple had just found out that happy news for themselves. Subsequently Angelika and Gordon had two daughters and then a son ­ Louis and his wife

mirrored this with exactly the same. It seemed the two families lives were intertwined ­ the two wives even shared the same birthday. After a fabulous month Gordon returned Louis to the airport and handed him an envelope with the instruction that he must only open it on the aeroplane. Inside was the money they had raised. In The Gambia the money was enough for Louis to buy a plot of land and to get his family out of poverty. Back in England the

Headmistress Marie Mendy Korea

Water tap at the nursery

Louis’ son ­ Junior Gordon Korea, making traditional Gambian tea ‘attaya’. The next generation. 11


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fundraising continued as Gordon and Angelika were determined to help Louis to build a modern home. The family spent numerous holidays over in The Gambia slowly helping Louis to build his family home, complete with cess pit and a toilet. This was unheard of in Louis’ village of Brikama. Eventually the project was complete and Louis’ family were the proud owners of a 3 bedroom house, all built at a total cost of £3000. Over time a village began to develop in Brikama around where Louis lived with his family. Louis told Gordon that he was concerned for the local children as there was no primary school nearby. Free education in The Gambia doesn’t begin until children are 8 years old and unfortunately by that age many children don’t attend, usually as they are already working. Louis asked Gordon if he would mind if local children came into the house he had built so that Louis and his wife could teach them until they were 8. This was wonderful for the local children but financially draining for Louis ­ even though Gordon and Angelika were helping financially. During a visit the couple managed to acquire a TV and video player. They shipped over a huge selection of videos that had been donated by a local man who had met Louis during his visit to England. They began showing movies and sports at Louis’ house, charging each person the equivalent of 2p to supplement the growing nursery school. Back in England the fundraising efforts increased. Colleagues of Gordon who knew about the project or had travelled over with Gordon joined the fundraising team with the aim of buying a new plot of land to build an actual nursery school. Holidays were spent in The Gambia digging and building and working on the project until it was eventually complete. Since then they have shipped over 4 shipping containers full of school equipment and furniture and even bicycles for the children to get to school which has all been donated to the project. The nursery is constantly at capacity. Gordon and Angelika and their fundraising team pay all four of the teachers wages as well as the headmistress who is also Louis’ wife. The school is fully recognised and registered with the Gambian authorities. The first inspection took place on Gordon’s 40th birthday and was a great success. The family have got to know many of the students and keep in touch with them to adulthood. They have also sponsored many children whose parents couldn’t afford for them to continue to secondary school once they left the nursery ­ so far around 50 children! During their Gambian visit in 2013 Gordon and Angelika decided to stay with Louis and his family in the village rather than the nearby hotel they had always used. They wanted to live as friends for a while. They enjoyed meals together and chatted away into the night and had a truly special time. Sadly Louis died just 5 months later ­ he was 50 years old and had been struggling with diabetes which simply cannot be controlled in The Gambia as the medicine is far too expensive. Despite Gordon’s best efforts to get him the best medical attention he contracted malaria whilst he was ill and eventually slipped into a coma. Gordon was understandably devastated and losing Louis had a profound effect on him. Through their own strength and determination the couple have managed to continue with the school project but it has been a very tough time. During the last visit they made Louis’ daughter gave birth to a baby daughter who they named Louis. The families remain very close ­ Gordon’s children have grown up alongside their Gambian ‘brothers and sisters’. Louis’ oldest daughter Fatou is getting married in February and it will be Gordon who is giving her away as she now calls him Father. Gordon’s older daughter, Hannah has chosen to study the same degree subject that Gordon did all those years ago. She went over to study just as Gordon did, but she was met by a multitude of friends and welcomed with open arms. The nursery that the families have created is called Yiriwa ­ in the local Mandinka language this word means progress. Fundraising is always ongoing and much needed. If you would like to help or donate to the project you can follow the link below to a fundraising website. There are Tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies with the nursery name available and every single penny goes to the project. Each shipping container costs around £3000 to ship over to The Gambia. Lorries are then needed to transport the contents to the school. The team are also now supporting the local secondary school and they received half of the donations from the last shipment.

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Travel - Austria & beyond Looking for somewhere a little different for your holidays next year? I can recommend a trip off the beaten track in Europe.

My family love to travel and discover new places in the world. We have three children aged 14, 10 and 7 and always try to find a place with something to offer all of us. This year my gran was invited to a wedding in Rust in Austria. She wasn’t happy travelling alone so we decided to go along with her and built a European break around it. We were so glad we did as I don’t think we would have explored this area otherwise as it isn’t a typical travel brochure destination. The wedding was held in Rust, in Burgenland near Lake Neusiedl in Eastern Austria. The area has an up and coming tourism scene and is also becoming a hot spot for vineyards and fine wine! With it’s unique natural landscape and habitats, wide plains and idyllic vineyards this area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. It also offers over 1000km of cycle paths for those that enjoy a cycling holiday. Rust is 1 hours drive from either Vienna or Bratislava ­ we found flights for just £180 return with Ryanair flying from Leeds Bradford to Bratislava (including upgrade to the chosen seat and priority boarding option). The flight itself took just 2 hours 10 minutes. We hired a 9 seat Renault Traffic through Budget for just over £400 for the week which we collected from the airport with no hassle at all, the staff spoke excellent English and I  would highly recommend them. You need to remember to purchase your Austrian road tax once you pass over the border from Slovakia (€8 for up to 10 days). We crossed into Austria and travelled to the lake passing beautiful scenery. Once we got to the north end of the lake the villages became more and more charming. The houses and buildings were painted in creams and pale terracotta with beautiful ornate churches and community buildings ­ so pretty. We drove through Rust en route to our accommodation in nearby Morbisch Am See. Rust is famous for it’s birdlife, especially the Storks which we were amazed to see nesting in the chimneys. The weather became warmer as we headed South. This area is known for it’s Pannonian climate ­ offering up to 300 sunny days a year! The temperature stayed above 25˚C in the Paddle boat with slide on the lake. daytime for the whole week so we spent an idyllic week lounging around lake and pools and visiting pretty towns and cities. The lake itself is one of the largest shallow lakes in Europe, spreading over 285 km² with an average depth of 1.5m and is a hotspot for watersports, swimming and bathing as well as wildlife. I visited www.neusiedlersee.com to plan our break. This website lists many accommodation options in this beautiful region. If you book one of the listed places then you receive a ‘Lake 14

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Neusiedl Card’. Cardholders receive free entry to a huge range of leisure facilities and transport in the area. Many of the small towns bordering the lake have their own leisure complexes comprising of a huge swimming pool with slides, access to the lake for swimming, playgrounds and cafés ­ amazing for family days out. There are boat trips on the lake as well as boat hire options. The children loved it! Our chosen accommodation was a two bedroom apartment in family run Apartmenthaus Frieler. Everything we needed was included, all we had to provide was our own food. Outside there was a barbeque, small splash pool, trampoline, sun loungers and dining set. The host Gertrude Frieler couldn’t have been friendlier. The family even sold their own wine from a cellar downstairs! Eisenstadt We visited the town of Eisenstadt, the capital town of Burgenland State which has a wonderful cafe culture and is home to Esterhazy Palace, one of the most substantial palaces in Austria. The town of Sopron is just over the Hungarian Border (a free border to cross as long as you purchase the road tax ­ €9 for up to 10 days). There was a noticeable difference in architecture, landscape, food and of course language and currency. Sopron has a huge central courtyard with sculptures in the centre surrounded by delightful restaurants and cafe’s offering Hungarian Cuisine. It’s also only an hour’s trip to visit Vienna. We toured the beautiful city briefly by car but I would definitely recommend using the park and ride system to visit properly as parking is almost impossible. From Vienna we took the hydrofoil back to Bratislava as my gran had always wanted to travel on the Danube. It was wonderful to see Vienna from the river as we travelled out of the harbour. The scenic boat ride took just 90 minutes. If I was to go again I would take the Catamaran or a slow ferry in order to sit on deck and enjoy the view more. We spent the last night of our trip in Bratislava where we took a one hour ‘electric car’ tour of the City. This was perfect for everyone as it kept us cool in the blazing sun and meant my gran didn’t have to walk too far. We saw many historical buildings and visited Bratislava Castle, up on the hillside above the River. The view Bratislava Castle of the City is epic from this point and the Castle itself is stunning. Afterwards we visited the tourist market stalls inside the City Square ­ I really fell in love with this City and would like to return for longer. If you would like a holiday off the beaten track and away from the tourist masses I would really recommend this area. Email me at trudyfordesign@gmail.com if you would like any more info.


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The fabulous Friends of Eastwood Park MOST LOCAL RESIDENTS KNOW A BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL LOCAL PARK, BUT THOSE THAT DON’T MAY BE INTERESTED IN A FEW FACTS.

Eastwood Park was once a part of the Hasland House Estate and was given to our local community in 1913 by Alderman Eastwood who was Mayor of Chesterfield from 1905 to 1908. The first condition of the donation was that it be called ‘Hasland Park’ but Alderman Eastwood later accepted the council's decision to name the park ‘Eastwood Park’. Fast forward almost 100 years and Chesterfield Borough Council secure a grant of over 1.07million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and contributed a further £201,000 themselves in order to restore Eastwood Park. The restoration project included improvements to the village hall and fountain, modernisation of play areas, a new sports pavilion and a new multi­use games area. This was followed in 2017 by the creation of a new skate park which was funded by the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Lottery Fund and Viridor Credits. Local school children were involved in the plans for the changes to the park. A public forum was held to gather suggestions for improvements. In May 2006 an Open Meeting was held during which a list of ‘Friends’ who would be willing to be involved in the Park’s regeneration was collected ­ the Friends of Eastwood Park group was born. The Group has been involved with the renovation and continued improvements of the park ever since. Meetings are held at Hasland Working Men’s Club and anyone is welcome to come along and join in. Details of the meetings are available on the group’s website and Facebook page. Between them the group are responsible for organising and staffing many of Hasland’s popular events including the Gala Day and the varied entertainment that takes place in the school holidays. Volunteers are always needed to help continue the good work. Do you think you could help? The group need people with a variety of interests and especially need commitment from local people who can help with events. Upcoming events include a MacMillan Coffee Morning on 28th September and the annual Carols and Mince Pies concert at the Village Hall on December 16th. I visited the park during the summer holidays. There were some fabulous activities taking place for children, provided by Samba Sports and Extreme Wheels. These were funded by the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local. Chesterfield Borough Council also funded extra activities. Free refreshments were on offer which had been distributed by Fare Share Produce. I spoke to the helpers from both the Friends of Eastwood Park and the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local who were helping with the refreshments and activities. We are very lucky to have people in our community who are passionate about the park and willing to give up their own time to help the children have such fun in the park. I also spoke to Sarah Poulton who is the Park Development Officer for Chesterfield Borough Council and was helping to co­ordinate the holiday fun. Sarah has been very involved with the park since it’s regeneration 5 years ago. She told me that Eastwood Park has one of the most active ‘Friends’ groups in the borough. Sarah informed me of the many facilities that can be hired in the park via the council including the sports pitches, use of the gardens behind the hall and the bowling green. As well as football and bowls the park also has an active Petanque Club. You can find out more about Chesterfield Borough Council’s involvement in the regeneration of local parks by visiting ‘Chesterfield Parks’ on Facebook. If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Eastwood Park committee and help to continue to work with the community to develop our park then please get in touch with the group. You can visit the website: www.friendsofeastwoodpark.org.uk for further information, call 345123 or email greenspaces@chesterfield.gov.uk. 16

MARY POPPINS DAY NURSERY & NURSERY SCHOOL HAS BEEN A WELL KNOWN FIXTURE IN HASLAND FOR 22 YEARS. Owner Helen is extremely proud of the nursery and the reputation that it has built for itself over the years. Helen opened the nursery in 1996 and has been hands on ever since. She carefully chooses her staff and keeps up the high standards in the nursery which she lovingly hand painted herself. The nursery offers care for children from 3 months old in the beautifully decorated and well equipped baby rooms. At age 2 children progress to the fascinating toddler area before moving onto the preschool room around age 3. The preschool staff includes a qualified early years teacher. Helen is keen to let parents know that from age 3­5 school nurseries and reception are not the only the option for their child as children can stay in the nursery right up to the term after their 5th birthday and join mainstream school after that if parents feel that is the right path for them. I visited the nursery recently and was hugely impressed by the facilities on offer. Each room is lovingly prepared for the age of child that it caters for. Toys and activities are regularly updated to ensure the children are presented with fresh experiences and progressing all the time. The cook was in the kitchen preparing a fresh meal for the children and the smell coming out of there was delicious! The security on site was excellent too ­ all the staff are on board with the high standards of safety and wellbeing of the children. On the day I visited Helen was busy unpacking a whopping £11000 delivery of fabulous new outdoor play equipment for the children ­ a sure sign of the nursery’s passion to keep children engaged and happy in their nursery environment. The outside space is a delightful zone for the children with a multitude of activities on offer and this new investment can only see it become even more fun. Contact the nursery to discuss your child care needs on 01246 555022.


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Our mission is to provide excellent care and quality educational experiences so that all children can achieve their personal potential in a happy and secure environment. Choosing a nursery place is one of the most difficult decisions you will make as a parent. That is why, when you can't be with them, we make sure that your child is loved and nurtured as if they were our own. For 22 years, Mary Poppins has been taking great pleasure in providing the highest possible standard of care and education for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. We are proud to offer your family highly qualified and knowledgeable staff, the latest equipment and resources and a safe, happy and stimulating environment, enabling your child to develop their skills to the full. We offer 2 nutritious home cooked meals and day and we have CCTV both inside and outside the nursery. Let us share the joy of every achievement, supporting you and your child every step of the way. Our high quality, extremely committed and well­qualified team know that they make a real difference to children's lives at such a crucial and formative time. Everyone coming into contact with your child will have a full DBS check as well as a current Paediatric First Aid Qualification. Owner Helen is a qualified Early Years Teacher and we also have a full time Early Years Teacher working with our preschool children. In addition, Lindsey our Nursery Manager has a BA honours degree in Early Years and Early Years Professional Status.

Did you know that children can stay in nursery until the term after their 5th birthday? School is not the only option for reception year! Our nursery is split into three areas: Ages 0-2 Our beautiful baby unit cares for your baby from 3 months old. There are hand painted murals by our nursery owner on every wall. Our comfy carpeted room is the safest of environments for your little one to investigate filled with stimulating, tactile resources for your baby to explore through their senses. Our get messy room will get your child’s creativity flowing whilst practicing those all important fine motor skills. Our sleep room is a tranquil place where your child can follow the sleep routines requested by you.

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We a cce your active two year old. Activities are based on vou childca pt r c knowledge of your child’s personality and specific regist hers an e d e r interests and by using the Early Years Foundation Stage Tax Fr ed to a are cce ee (EYFS) Framework. paym Childca pt e n ts. re As well as fascinating messy play your child will delight in singing, dancing, role play and making music or choosing their own books and listening to their favourite stories, learning new words and expressing their thoughts, ideas and feelings. We from are ope Ages 3-5 Our beautifully resourced and spacious 6 .00 7.30a n preschool area offers everything children need to Frid pm Mon m to day extend their key skills and imagination. The rooms are ye ay, 52 to w ar. C lose eeks pe arranged to create spaces for the areas of learning in d r o n H B olida the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, ys. ank including a cosy book corner, inviting role­play area, creative building areas and an interactive smartboard which will give your child access to a wide variety of educational activities. Your child will develop their understanding of the concepts of number, shape, space and measures. They will recognise and sound letters and learn how to write letter shapes and attempt to write simple words. They will become active learners who can concentrate and keep on trying if they find things difficult, enjoying a sense of achievement when they succeed. Ages 2-3 Our vibrant toddler area has lots of space for

Happy children, happy parents for over 20 years Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can help you to find out what child care you are entitled to and how to bridge the gap to fit around work and your busy life. “My child loves going to Mary Poppins. The staff are all so friendly and really take the time to get to know your child as an individual. As a mum, this kind of care in such a busy nursery makes it a brilliant choice and I would one hundred percent use it again.”‘ T

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The 24 hour party people Although a little calmer these days the Happy Mondays are still putting on an amazing show. I was lucky enough to be able to talk to the fabulous Rowetta ­ Happy Mondays vocalist and house music star in her own right ­ ahead of the bands hugely anticipated gig at The Avenue in Chesterfield on the 15th December. Hi Rowetta and thanks so much for talking to us. We are all so excited that the Happy Mondays are coming to Chesterfield. Some people have even asked the venue if it’s a tribute act that will be playing. Are the band going out of their way to play different towns this year or have we just struck lucky with The Avenue? Rowetta: I think it must be luck. We aren’t really touring as we only tour every other year. We’ve just done the festivals and now Shaun is going on tour with Black Grape and I’m going over to Ibiza to do the closing parties and Bez will be doing after parties. I think we’ve just planned it so that we see each other before Christmas! Everyone is dead happy about it. We don’t usually do Chesterfield. Our fantastic venue ­ The Avenue ­ are drawing in some great names which is brilliant news for music lovers in Chesterfield. What kind of set list can we expect at the gig? Rowetta: It will be a ‘Greatest Hits’ set list. Some of the tunes have been updated and changed a little and we have mashed a few tunes into one. 18

The old favourites will be there. Obviously the band have a massive back catalogue even from before I joined in the 80s so they can’t all be played ­ a lot of the older songs from those days like God’s Cop, it just depends if Shaun feels like singing them. I sing all the one’s I want to so I’m happy. The set list has been going down brilliantly at recent gigs including Cool Britannia. Our Manager Alan McGee says it’s been flowing really well. We are on top of our game and getting good reviews. Can you tell us how you came to join the band? Rowetta: Yes, I was a fan of theirs. I saw them on the Tony Wilson programme ‘The other side of midnight’. I was really a punk but didn’t see myself singing in a punk band so when I saw The Mondays I just thought ‘this is the one for me’. I saw myself as a kind of Lady Gloria figure from T­Rex. I loved what she did with T­Rex songs, lifting the songs up. I thought I’d get along with the boys as well. Bez used to have a crush on me and would follow me around ­ I wasn’t interested so it put me off a bit ­ he had mad eyes and was skinny and a bit scary! We’ve been like brother and sister ever since though so it’s turned out great.

Do you have any update on a new album from the band? I know Shaun was planning to have one out by 2020. Rowetta: That’s still the plan, hopefully to have it ready by then. Our manager wants that to be the case. Shaun has been doing his Black Grape album this year and been touring with that and I’ve been touring with my House Music so next year we will hopefully get together and get some writing done. The only track we have done in the last few years was in the jungle with the Embera tribe for the TV show. That was an amazing experience but we have to make sure everyone is free to be able to write again. A couple of the members don’t live in the country any more and everyone is busy so it has to be done right ­ even though we don’t have to be in the same room together these days ­ which is a lot easier as we used to want to kill each other! What’s the creative process for a Happy Monday’s Song? Do you all have a set role? Rowetta: Shaun is totally about the lyrics as he’s amazing at it, I’m more melodic ­ everybody does their bits. I like to try to make the tracks have a housey dance music vibe. Matt’s guitar is just amazing. The bass, everything is. We are


Hasland Magazine very inspired by old funk tunes and Beatles tracks. When we did the tune for Panama it still came easy to us and we all fell into our roles. Writing appears to be really easy now ­ it’s still just as fresh, the music speaks for itself. When we go and play now we’re getting really praised. The Mondays were overlooked quite a lot in the music scene, people just thought about the partying aspects of the band but now we’re getting a lot more respect for the actual music, vocals and lyrics ­ it’s great. You’ve done a lot of fantastic charity work including speaking out about the domestic abuse you suffered in your own life and helping other charities ­ you have a gig coming up for the ‘Once upon a Smile’ charity. Is charity work something that means a lot to you? Rowetta: Yes ­ I get asked every day to help with something but I try to focus on helping with causes that are really local or close to my heart. I love charities for dogs! I do as much as I can but I sometimes burn myself out (Rowetta had a chest infection at the time of the interview) so sometimes I have to say no. There are so many deserving charities out there at the moment and I’m very approachable so I get asked by a lot. I do a lot for Domestic Violence charities as they need spokespeople to come forward that people can relate to, but I don’t love speaking about it as it can send me under if I talk about it too much. Some of the causes can be very upsetting, I did something in Spain for animals in need and I felt broken and wanted to bring them all home ­ It made me really sad! Your own house music projects seem to be going really well. Do you get some good feedback to those? Rowetta: I’m doing the closing parties in Ibiza this year. I have a House tune that was massive all last summer so I’m very lucky. It’s a tune called ‘Be’ by Greco and Rowetta. It uses a sample of me from many years ago that’s been used on ‘Boom Boom Pow’ by the Black Eyed Peas and then on ‘Show Me Love’ by Robin S. Lots of people sampled it. The top DJs are playing it and I can see everyone’s hands in the air when they do. I’ve been singing for a long time so for people to be doing that to my voice and my lyrics is amazing. Roger Sanchez played it at Glitterbox at the Albert Hall in Manchester and I was sat in the VIP  booth crying ­ they don’t realise what it means to me that my hero DJs are playing this tune and asking to work with me. I also get to sing with my favourite band ­ The Happy Mondays. It’s not always been easy but I’ve been a very lucky girl. I get to sing my songs and be with friends. Can I ask about what I imagine will be the most bizarre episode of ‘Bargain Hunt’ ever? (Rowetta and Bez will be featuring on an episode competing against Jarvis and Candida from Pulp! The episode will air on BBC One to mark their annual Music Day on 28th September)

Rowetta: (laughs) My mum loves the show so it was a no brainer that I was going to do it, especially with Bez and against Jarvis and Candida. Let’s just say it’s not your normal episode ­ we needed to go back and do a bit of extra unplanned filming, I really can’t say more than that. Bez is usually very competitive but with this I was the competitive one. It was so much fun and will be a great episode. I will also be doing something around Manchester on BBC Music Day ­ I will be singing around my beautiful City as I love the celebration. Last year Shaun was the voice of the trams in the city, as people boarded they heard Shaun telling them to ‘Step On’. This year I will be doing something along those lines but with a choir which should be good. Thanks so much for talking to me Rowetta ­ we can’t wait for the gig. Rowetta: You’re welcome ­ see you in Chesterfield in December! The Happy Mondays’ plus ‘Tom Hingley and the Kar­Pets’ are appearing at The Avenue in Chesterfield on December 15th. The support act is fantastic local band ‘The Wonderwhys’ who also played at Alexandra Palace last year as well as supporting Suzi Quatro, Slade and The Yardbirds in the Rock the Boat Cruise 2017. Lead singer Aaron Brown has performed many gigs in Hasland as part of Crackin’ Right Foot. It should be an amazing night! For tickets visit www.theavenuechesterfield.co.uk

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Have you been down to Chesterfield Bowl lately ­ things are looking a little different down there since their refurbishment last May. Those of you in the know have probably already visited, especially with children during the summer holidays as there were some brilliant offers on for family fun. The 16 lane Tenpin Bowling centre really does have something for everyone to enjoy in a relaxed and fun environment. It’s a great place to enjoy spending time with family and friends. Visit now and you will get to have a play with the new improved computerised scoring system. The whole place is simply looking more modern and fun. The licensed bar and Piazza Café have had a facelift too. The cafe still maintains it’s 5* hygiene rating and offers some great family platters and a delicious range of meals. Take the family down for some weekend fun whilst you enjoy a bottle of wine or a beer in the bar ­ or join in the fun. Glow bowling is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon til 2pm or try your hand at American Pool on their 4 pool tables that can be hired out for an hour or more. The video games are always popular too. There’s a range of party packages for both younger and older children plus plenty of free parking. Pop in and see for yourself!

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Most people are aware of Spital Cemetery and may have noticed the recent scaffolding on the Cemetery Lodge house, but have you ever walked into the heart of this enchanting Victorian Garden Cemetery? It’s been a year of exciting developments for the cemetery as Chesterfield Borough Council have sold the Lodge and the Chapels to private buyers who are in the process of restoring these beautiful buildings which are significant parts of Chesterfield’s heritage. Along with the gatepiers and the stone arch at the entrance they were listed in 1977 as Grade 11 by English Heritage. Spital Cemetery is owned and managed by Chesterfield Borough Council as it is still responsible for burials there and public safety but the Friends of Spital Cemetery, a local community group, have for some years been quietly active. Last year, grants from Derbyshire Council and Foundation Derbyshire helped them set up a website and pay for publicity which has enabled them to reach a wider audience. They seek to promote Spital Cemetery as a haven for wildlife, and a place of remembrance, heritage and learning. The Cemetery was built by the council 161 years ago following legislation which gave them the powers to provide burial space for people of all denominations. It was the second public cemetery in the county after Derby. Following the fashion of the time it was a Garden Cemetery, built on a hillside overlooking the small but busy market town that was Chesterfield, planted with trees and with well tended flowerbeds. Many of the original trees still exist and the Friends do a tree trail which takes in 20 different varieties. Walks are an important part of the Friends’ activities. Margaret from the group offers regular walks on the second Sunday of the month and this year offered summer walks in conjunction with the council who have been promoting walking as part of a healthy lifestyle. There are additional walks during the Chesterfield Walking Festival, on their birthday and during the two heritage Open Day weekends. See the Friend’s Facebook page or website for details. Heritage is important to the Friends as they want people to know how the history of Chesterfield over the past 161 years can be seen through the stories about the people buried in the cemetery. In 1857 the railways had only just arrived and Chesterfield was still a small but thriving market town. There are monuments to many of the merchants: drapers (Swallow and Swale), wine & spirits (TP Wood), furniture (Eyre), and packaging and textile (Robinson). Industry arrived with the railways and there are graves of Carrington (Wingerworth Iron Works) and Warton and Eastwood (Waggon Works). There are 14 past mayors, accountants (Short), all prominent citizens and many more beside who helped to turn Chesterfield into the town we know today. It’s a great place for children to learn about the times when there were signs on the entry roads to Chesterfield calling it the ‘Centre of Industrial England’. This year, in recognition of the centenary of the end of World War 1 the Friends have drawn attention to a significant number of war graves where servicemen (and one woman) who returned injured and died in this country are buried. On International Women’s Day in March they held a special remembrance event in conjunction with the council, British Legion, UNISON and the Royal Hospital at the graveside of Nurse Fletcher in recognition of her sacrifice and of the contribution made by women. On the 25th of April they welcomed Anzac Day at 5am with an Australian bugler and remembered the contribution by Australia and New Zealand, and on 18th September they remembered the loss of African lives in a war that also saw action on that continent.

The year will end with a remembrance service in the Cemetery on Monday 5th November at the graveside of Charles Miles who came from Chesterfield but had emigrated to Canada and served in the Canadian Forces. Charles was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his bravery. The Friends recognised his loss but also the contribution of Canada in this conflict. Last year the Friends raised money to buy the medals of another Miles, Charlie’s nephew Henry, who also fought in WW1 and these have been returned to Chesterfield and held at the museum. They are on display The Spital Cemetery Well Dressing in September ­ inspired during the ‘The Trench by a gravestone carving and the Suffragette colours of green, white and purple, chosen to commemorate the Experience’ exhibition at the centenary of some women being given the vote. Donations Museum from the 18th of raised will go towards the renovation of the old tool house. October. The Friends are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. Chesterfield Borough Council have recently given them permission to renovate the old tool house where the sextons once stored their tools. They hope to use this to store their own tools, serve refreshments and have a notice board. They are busy raising money for the project with a series of market stalls and grant applications. The varied programme of events on offer allows visitors to meet like minded people and help promote the cemetery and assure its place as an important heritage asset and green space in Chesterfield. The Friends’ AGM will be held on the 2nd October at St Leonard’s Centre, Valley Road, Spital. Doors 6.30pm, AGM 7.15pm. All are welcome to attend. Visit: www.friendsofspitalcemetery.co.uk or FriendsofSpitalCemetery

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Phoenix Concert Band

I’ve been studying life in Hasland a lot more closely lately. There are an lot of things in our lovely village that I had no idea existed. I certainly did not expect to discover body and soul and this was certainly true that day. Amber Valley Chorus at The Hayes that a large concert band rehearse in Hasland My untrained ears know nothing about acoustics but Conference Centre in Swanwick. They I’m pretty sure that the Methodist Church has good will also be performing in December every Friday night. Did anyone know? I found out about The Phoenix Concert Band on Google but soon realised I have seen and heard them perform many times, usually in the bandstand at the Queens Park. I never knew their music could be heard flowing out of Hasland Methodist Church each week. I was kindly invited along to a rehearsal by Musical Director Matt Appleyard to find out more. The Band was founded in July 2001 by Geraint Jones to provide adult wind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to perform together. Initially rehearsals were held at Ability Mencap in Chesterfield but moved to the Methodist Church as the band grew. They now have a regular membership of around 30 players. I definitely recognised a few Hasland faces during my visit although some members travel from Sheffield, Nottinghamshire and the borders of Lincolnshire. It’s clear to see the band have a great time together. There was a fantastic atmosphere as everyone was preparing their instruments and distributing music. This was the band’s first rehearsal since the beginning of summer and there were a few members still on holiday so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was blown away from the intro of the first tune. I always feel that there’s something about wind and brass music that resonates through the

ones and provides the perfect setting for the music. Matt had already talked me through a few of the pieces that the band are currently playing. They tackle some complicated music ­ last Easter they played some Doctor Who pieces which called for the sound of a theremin ­ kindly synthesised on keyboard by Matt’s wife. Although for this rehearsal the band were running through their classic repertoire they will soon be rehearsing ‘Mars’ from the ‘Planet Suite’ having already mastered ‘Jupiter’ for a previous concert. They certainly don’t shy away from a challenge. Matt told me that the band play regular concerts in Hasland and many other locations including fundraising concerts for various charities which have included the Chesterfield Mayor's Appeal. In 2016 Matt was studying for a Master's degree in arts at the University of Sheffield along with a friend of his, George. At that time George was the band’s musical director having succeeded Geraint when he stepped down. George was about to move on and asked Matt if he would consider taking on the role. The rest is history and Matt is now passionate about the band and now also lives and works in Hasland. On the 25th November the band will be performing a concert entitled ‘Lest We Forget’ along with the

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with Minerva choir. You can catch them closer to home on the 16th December at the annual ‘Carols &  Mince Pies’ concert at Hasland Village Hall. The band have performed at this event since they began in 2002. There was some doubt over the future of the event as the usual funding was no longer available but local councillors have raised the funds to ensure the event continues ­ something which Matt and the band really appreciate as it gives them a real sense of support. The band are always on the lookout for new players. Anyone who is interested can email the band using the contact form on the website: www.phoenixband.net. The necessary standard is around ABRSM Grade 5 although this is not set in stone. It’s very important to keep the balance of instruments correct but interested parties are invited to come along for six weeks to see how it goes before committing to the band. I certainly enjoyed my visit to the band’s rehearsal.  As I left they were completing a medley of tunes from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. The standard really is amazing, I loved the saxophone solos and the version of ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’. I would definitely recommend you attend the next concert!


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We have three amazing schools in Hasland, including of course our excellent Infant School which has been part of the village since it opened in 1904. The school has grown in proportion to Hasland over the years and now has 10 large classrooms as well as a large school nursery, beautiful library and many other child­friendly spaces. Over the summer the school placed a banner on the gates of Eastwood Park to make parents aware that they are now offering up to 30 hours of nursery time for each child from the term after they turn 3 years old, something that many parents were unaware of. The school have had a great response to the banner and lots of families have been in touch to find out more. Nursery children are also able to have lunch at school. Parents are welcome to arrange to visit the school and meet with qualified teacher Mrs Fiona Oliver and her experienced team. Call the school office on 01246 234745 if you would like more information or to arrange a visit. The nursery has its own access gate and a delightful fenced outdoor play area including grass and hard­surface spaces with plenty of activities for the children to enjoy whilst they are learning. The school site is completely secure, allowing children to safely enjoy themselves. You can find out more about your entitlement to free nursery care for your child by visiting www.gov.uk and viewing the childcare and parenting section. The nursery also accept childcare vouchers.

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LOOT ­ A Dark Comedy by Joe Orton

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WE ARE INCREDIBLY LUCKY TO HAVE OUR OWN THEATRE ON OUR DOORSTEP, COMPLETE WITH A SUCCESSFUL & TALENTED THEATRE GROUP. I chatted to group member and publicity officer Nicky Beards. Nicky has been part of the company since 1996 when she saw a display in Chesterfield Library inviting people to get involved. She has plenty of experience both onstage and backstage and even met her husband at the group. Nicky told me that the group are always on the lookout for new members for all aspects of the theatre ­ maybe you would like to be part of a production or maybe you are artistic and could help to create some new sets. Whatever your interest you would be most welcome. Subscription is just £10 per year and the group rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays most weeks. Young people are also welcome. Contact the group using the details on their website if you would like to get involved: haslandtheatrecompany.co.uk. The group has many members from both Hasland and further afield. Long term member and Hasland resident Steve Cowley is a theatre practitioner and has been a member since the 1990s ­ he will also be on stage in Loot this November. The theatre is funded by its performances as well as some letting to other theatre groups. There have even been a couple of music gigs at the venue, something I imagine would prove very popular if repeated. The group also manage to fundraise for local charities which in the past have included Ashgate Hospice and Macmillan. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THEATRE IN HASLAND There seems to have been some form of Hasland Theatre Company right back to 1944. Mr Albert Allison, a resident of Hasland produced an all­women cast version of “Angels of War” as he couldn’t find any men to take part. The play was shown at the Temperence Hall on Eyre Street. Soon after Mr J. T. McGee was invited to take over productions for the group which would become known as the Playgoers. Some of those early members of the group stayed involved for over 50 years. In 1948 the group had to find a new venue and took the risk of hiring Eastwood Hall for one night. Over 300 people made their way across the park to support the show! Productions continued at Eastwood Hall until 1951 when the group again uprooted and transferred to the Little Theatre in the Market Hall in Chesterfield. A Junior Section was formed in 1952 which continued under the guidance of David Owen until David left the society many years later. In May 1961 Playgoers successfully presented the play “Will any Gentleman” at the Civic Theatre in Chesterfield. They visited the Civic each year until 1964 when the building, later to be called The Playhouse, on Storforth Lane, was officially opened by the President, Mrs Thompson. Much work constructing the stage, lighting boards etc took place before the theatre was finally ready for use on 7th February 1966. It was launched with the play "Running Riot". November 1970 was a sad time for the group as the chairman of almost 25 years, Mac, passed away. He had been a tireless worker for the society. In July 1995 the society changed its name to the Hasland Theatre Company and gained charitable status. The building has recently been made more accessible for disabled people. Plans are underway to give the theatre a new frontage to bring it up to date and permission has just been received from the council. I look forward to seeing the result!

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The play follows the fortunes of two young thieves, Hal and Dennis. Together they rob the bank next to the funeral parlour where Dennis works and return to Hal's home to hide the money. Hal's mother has just died and the money is hidden in her coffin while her body keeps on appearing around the house. Upon the arrival of Inspector Truscott, the plot becomes bizarre as Hal and Dennis try to keep him off their trail, aided by Nurse McMahon and to the despair of Hal's father, Mr. McLeavy.

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Autumn is the time to plant up pots for winter and spring. Start by putting a good layer of pebbles or broken clay pot pieces into the bottom before filling with compost. Use a good free­draining mix if they are to be outside throughout the winter then plant up with your favourite plants and bulbs for colour now and on into spring. This is also the month for planting and replanting so early in the month prepare borders ready for this and then move or plant new shrubs or trees. This can be done until next April as long as the soil is not frozen. Double dig the ground and then dig in well rotted garden compost or manure, this can be bought from garden centres. At planting time make a large hole so the roots can be spread out. Trees, Standard Roses and some tall shrubs need to be tied to a stake for support and this should be inserted into the hole before planting to avoid root damage. Scatter a handful of bonemeal into the hole of any large shrub and lightly fork in. Soil that is replaced around roots should be peat based to encourage new roots to form. Firm the root with the foot as soil is added. It is important to set new plants at the same depth as they were at the nursery so look for the soil mark as a guide. After planting use plastic tree ties to stake as these are flexible and will expand as the trunk grows. Rose and hardwood shrub cuttings can still be taken. These are taken from this years shoots and ideally need to be 6­18” long. At the base of the cutting, cut just below a bud or the cutting can be removed with a slither of older wood called a 'heel'. Insert the cuttings directly into the ground. This time next year you will be able to transplant them. Remember to be fairly ruthless about cutting the young plants back to leave about 4­6” of growth as this will encourage them to bush out.

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YOUTH NEWS Life with alopecia

Are you a young person in Hasland with something to say? Email trudyfordesign@gmail.com with your editorial idea.

My name is Leah. I’m 14 years old and I have been living with alopecia for 11 years. Alopecia is an illness where you hair falls out because your immune system attacks it because it’s ‘not wanted’. When alopecia areata develops, the body attacks it’s own hair follicles. Stress can cause many conditions that lead to hair loss. These include: Alopecia Areata ­ Sudden loss of large clumps of hair in areas around your scalp and Telogen Effluvium ­ a condition where more hairs than normal prepare to fall out. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks your own body. With alopecia areata, it's the hair follicles that are attacked. ... It's rare, but you can lose all the hair on your head (alopecia totalis) or entire body (alopecia universalis). Each case of alopecia areata is different. There are some advantages of having alopecia because you get to try on some crazy wigs! You can swap and change your hair everyday! But there are many disadvantages of alopecia too, these include your hair falling out, your eyebrows falling out and your eyelashes. I have experienced all of this. You also feel insecure about yourself because people could judge you. You feel like you can’t do things other people do, such as swimming because your conscious about yourself. Alopecia has affected my life in many ways. Because some people believe stress can be a contributing factor to hair loss I’ve had to try and live a stress free life and as a teenager that can be hard. I’ve moved schools to have a fresh start because of all the stress (you know what life can be like!). One of my favourite things to do is go to my drama group and perform in musical theatre but I struggle with my confidence on stage even though everyone is nice to me. I just feel self­concious. I’m also going to enter another world of stress at school as I have just started year 10 and that means my GCSEs have started! Due to my alopecia I have been to Sheffield Children’s hospital and I now go to Derby Royal Hospital to see a specialist but there is nothing that can be done. I have been referred to a great hair salon in Mansfield with a prescription to get hair pieces ­ I have never been so pleased. I feel like they have allowed me to be myself again and I ‘fit in’ more with my friends. As I live in Hasland you may see me around from time to time. Living with alopecia isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s what makes me me!

Emma’s Instagram

Local teen Emma Scragg is having amazing success with her own gymnastics blog on Instagram Dance & gymnastics fanatic Emma began showing her progress videos ­ including her ‘fails’ ­ to friends and family on Instagram in February but over the last few months the amount of followers she has has passed the 1000 mark. Emma was even recently approached by Pineapple Dancewear who asked her to wear their clothing whilst making her videos in order to promote their brand. Emma has been dancing since the age of 4. She is usually fairly quiet about her skills outside of her dance classes but really enjoys making her videos and sharing them. You can find Emma’s blog on Instagram ­ emmagymnst ­ if you would like to follow her progress too. 33


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HASLAND COMMUNITY FC ENTERS NEW ERA AFTER KICKING OFF NEW SEASON IN 11TH YEAR After being established in 2007 - starting with one single team - Hasland Community Football Club is now entering its second decade with 18 teams and a hugely popular Mini Kickers Programme. Training on Eastwood Park and playing on the Hasland School Fields, the club prides itself on being based within the heart of the local community. The ethos is simple, providing a safe, positive environment for people of all ages to play football ­ nurturing talent, developing good footballers, good people and competitive teams. The club has grown massively in its first ten years and continues to grow going in its 11th year ­ with a new club kit launch, new manager and player wear and a new website amongst some of the recent developments. A partner of Chesterfield FC's Community Trust, the club also retains the highest level of FA accreditation available ­ Charter Standard Community Club status. More recently the club has helped one of its players, Jack Painter, organise a charity football match in memory of his mum, Sally, who tragically died last year after a long battle with breast cancer. The game took place at Glapwell Stadium and saw Hasland CFC U16 take on a Chesterfield FC Community Trust U16 team. Around 150 people watched the game and plenty more helped volunteer, in various roles. The overall result being at least £2000 being raised for Breast Cancer Care, with money being raised for Ashgate Hospice, too. The fundraising continues, though, and anybody who would like to donate can do so via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jacks­match. If you would like your child to start their football journey with Hasland CFC, the club's Mini Kickers Programme is for 4 to 6­year­olds and sessions run on Tuesday nights at Eastwood Park, between 6 and 7pm, in the summer. In the winter, they move into the Hasland Hall Community School sports hall.

More information on the club can be found on Facebook ­ Hasland Community FC ­ or at www.haslandcfc.co.uk.

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Hasland CFC have been running a Mini Kickers Programme for the past seven years. We see the Mini Kickers as the future of our club and welcome both girls & boys of all abilities to join us. If you have a girl or a boy aged between 4­6 years old and they want to start playing football, have loads of fun whilst keeping fit and making new friends why not come and join us. Training is in Eastwood park every Tuesday from 6pm­7pm. The cost is £3 per session and is on a train as you play basis with no up front fees. First session is free!

So why not come down and join us and the Mini Kickers team and see what it’s all about. For further information please visit www.haslandcfc.co.uk. 34

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A lifestyle magazine based around the area of Hasland in Chesterfield. Delivered free of charge to 3700 homes and businesses in and around H...

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