Hasland Magazine Aug / Sept 2022

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ISSUE 23

Hasland

August / Sept 2022

Magazine

We Jubilee Partied

We had Gala Fun

& We Sparkled! What an amazing community we are

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Welcome to Hasland Magazine

It’s been a fabulous sunny few weeks as we head towards the summer holidays. We have been lucky to have so many great events happening locally ‐ Grassmoor Jubilee Day, Hasland Gala and Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk. It really feels like the community has come back to life. Thanks so much to Nick Rhodes for the gala and Sparkle Walk photos and Rob Whitehead for the Jubilee day photos. I hope you are all going to get a chance to take a break this summer, whether it’s abroad or in the UK or even in your own garden. I know I can’t wait for the children to break up so we can all relax a little and enjoy the sunshine. Our What’s On Guide has details of summer fun for the children in Eastwood Park and Barnes Park. Take a look through at the other events coming up too. Check out the theatre guide for an interview with Elephant conservationist Saba Douglas‐Hamilton who is visiting The Winding Wheel Theatre in September as well as comedian Maisie Adam. Hasland Theatre Company are also hard at work on ‘1ACT’ ‐ a series of short plays coming to Hasland Playhouse soon. The fabulous new Pavilion in Barnes Park was officially opened on Jubilee Day by Derbyshire Cricketer Edwin Smith ‐ read my interview with Edwin in this issue. Don’t miss our competitions ‐ there’s a second chance to win two panto tickets for Sleeping Beauty as well as a chance to win a new print by Matt Cockayne of Goo Design. My family and I have tried some new experiences in the name of research this month including a trip to Chesterfield & District Bee Keepers Society. We also tried ‘Aqua Sonos’ water and sound therapy at Swim 121 ‐ definitely recommended! Did you know about Hunloke Garden? I had heard of it before but had no idea what a great community resource it is. Take a look at our article to see the opportunities on offer there to get involved and spend some time helping in the lovely gardens. As usual thanks to all of our advertisers for supporting our community magazine. Don’t forget to give us a mention if you visit them so that they know their adverts are seen.

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What’s On

What’s Going On?

Sun 24th July Outdoor Summer Market & Carboot Hillstown Sports Field S44 6LH. 10am‐2.30pm. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Sat 6th Aug Cassie D Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm. Fri 12th Aug Northern Soul Hasland Club 8 pm. All welcome, £3 OTD Sat 13th Aug Excel Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. Fri 19th Aug Miss Understood ‐ Pink Tribute by Donna Moody Live Music at Hasland Club. Ticketed Event. 9.15pm. Sat 20th Aug Not Guilty Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. Sun 21st Aug Outdoor Summer Market & Carboot Hillstown Sports Field S44 6LH. 10am‐2.30pm. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Weds 24th Aug Midweek Matinee Cinema at Hasland Club. Doors 10am, Film 10.30am. Fri 26th Aug Bridlington Road Trip £19 each. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Sat 27th Aug Firecracker / Vida Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. Sat 27th Aug Psychic Night Hillstown Village Hall. £18 each including Pie & Peas. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Sat 3rd Sept Groundhog Days Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. Fri 9th Sept Northern Soul Hasland Club 8 pm. All welcome, £3 OTD Sat 10th Sept Platinum Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. Sat 17th Sept Jack Shepard as Ed Sheeran Live Music at Hasland Club. Ticketed Event. 9.15pm. Sat 24th Sept Sarah Middleton‐Woolley Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. Sun 25th Sept Outdoor Summer Market & Carboot Hillstown Sports Field S44 6LH. 10am‐2.30pm. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Weds 28th Sept Midweek Matinee Cinema at Hasland Club. Doors 10am, Film 10.30am. Fri 30th Sept April in Paris ‐ Theatre at the Club Ticketed Event. Doors 7.30pm. Performance 8pm. (see ad) Sat 1st Oct Early Morning Shakes Live Music at Hasland Club 9.15pm. EVERY MONDAY Ringcraft Dog Club from 21st June Hasland Village Hall ‐ 7.30‐10.30pm Mrs Cost 01246 235826. Brownies Hasland Methodist Church‐ 6.15 ‐ 7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org. Young at Heart Group Loundsley Green Community Centre S40 4QU 1.30‐3.30pm. Cards bingo and games. Find us on Facebook. NB Dance Academy Hasland Club Community Hub • 4:30‐5:15pm ages 3‐6 years • 5:15‐6pm ages 7‐9 years • 6pm‐7pm ages over 10. Contact 07779 283033 or Facebook ‘NB Dance Academy Hasland’. Modern, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Street Dance, Lyrical & Musical Theatre. Regular exam and competition entry or just for fun. 4

Dru Yoga Class 10am ‐ venue to be confirmed. To book or for more info contact 07590 626930 or email flourishyogawithlinda@gmail.com. Hampton Painting Group 1‐4pm at Hasland Club Community Hub. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. Adult Running Club Chesterfield FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. Aurora Choir Loundsley Green Community Centre 7.30pm. Call Dawn on 07810 892978. Ju‐Jitsu at Hasland Club 7‐9pm Badminton at Outwood Academy Hasland Hall Sports Hall. 7.30‐9pm. Contact Margaret on 01246 235665 or email margchis@gmail.com. Zumba Hasland Methodist Church Hall 7‐8pm ‐ Natalie 07702 027451. Bingo The Devonshire Arms, Hasland Road, Hasland 8pm. Second Monday of each month Walking for Health in Hasland 10am ‐ 01246 239897. Last Monday of each month Lunch Club ‐ African Caribbean Association of Chesterfield Saxton Close, Hasland. 1pm 01246 208052.

EVERY TUESDAY 1st Hasland Brownies Hasland Methodist Church 6‐7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7‐8.45pm www.girlguiding.org Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 6‐7.30pm www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7.30‐9pm www.girlguiding.org Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm Eastwood Park. www.movewithmanda.co.uk or Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581. Local Vocals Ladies Choir Adult ladies singing group. St Barnabus Centre, Danesmoor Tuesdays 7.30‐9pm. Find us on Facebook. Adult Running Club & Kids running Club Avenue Car Park 6.30pm‐7.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. Slimming World with Rachel. 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Birdholme WMC, Rothervale Road ‐ Tel 0772 900 2264. Groovie Movers Adult ladies fun movement group. St Barnabus Centre, Danesmoor Tuesdays 11.30am‐12.30. Find us on Facebook. Hasland Community FC Mini Kickers Eastwood Park. For ages 4‐6. £3 per session. visit www.haslandcfc.co.uk. Friendship Café Hasland Methodist Church 2pm‐4.30pm. Free cuppa and a chance to meet friends old and new. Chesterfield Garland Dancers: all welcome ‐ dancers and musicians. Please check our website chesterfieldgarland.org.uk for further information, or email on enquiry@chesterfieldgarland.org.uk.

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Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library ‐ Hasland & Hady 2nd August. Eastwood Park Drive 1.50pm ‐ 3.20pm. Hady Hill 3.30pm‐4pm & Hady Lane 4.05pm ‐ 4.20pm. Third Tuesday of each month: 7.30pm Peak Railway Association Hasland Club. Email Richard: r.baggett@sky.com or Jacob: shortjacob110@gmail.com. EVERY WEDNESDAY Hasland Community Choir Hasland Methodist Church 6.30pm‐8pm. All welcome. Louise: 07793 024749. Zumba with Lisa St Andrews Church, Newbold 6.15‐7pm. Tel 07843 080858. Rainbows Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 5.15‐6.30pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre Drop in. The Big Local Hub, Hasland Club. 1‐3.30pm (except bank holidays). Welfare rights and advice. Junior Groovie Movers a ‘teens’ dancing, singing and performance group. Wingerworth Parish Hall. Age 12‐18. 4.30‐5.30pm. See Facebook. Senior Groovie Movers ‐ a fun drama/dance/acting group for children aged 4‐11. Parish Rooms, Wingerworth 3.45‐4.45pm. Find us on Facebook. Adult Running Club Chesterfield FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. Blow the Cobwebs Away Recorder Group St Leonards Mission, Spital 7.30pm Contact 01246 563224. Georgia Bird Foundation Youth Choir Holy Trinity Church S41 PG 5.30‐6.30pm Email: georgiabirdfoundation@gmail.com 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month Crafty Chit Chat ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 7pm‐10pm ‐ Friendly, welcome group. Angela Goggins 01246 203035. 2nd Wednesday of each month Ladies Circle ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7.15‐10pm. A variety of speakers, outings and meals throughout the year. Call Margie Hodkin on 01246 823795 or Brenda Brown on 01246 274309. 4th Wednesday of each month Midweek Matinee ‐ Hasland Hub, Hasland Club, Hampton Street ‐ Film starts 10.30am. See ad for details. EVERY THURSDAY Rainbows Hasland Methodist Church 5.30‐6.45pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm at Eastwood Park, Hasland. Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581 or visit: www.MoveWithManda.co.uk. Slimming World Hasland Methodist Church. 9am & 10.30pm sessions with Lynda 07938 021797. Asian Association of Chesterfield Lunch Club 11am‐4pm. Book online. Unit 3 Penmore Business Centre. asianassociation@OBTmail.com

Hasland Humming Bees Parent & Toddler Group ‐ Hasland Baptist Church Hall 9.30‐11am. First child £2, siblings £1 inc refreshments. Facebook: Hasland Humming Bees. Danceworks Chesterfield Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Junior and Senior children’s Musical Theatre 4.20pm‐ 5.20pm. Senior children’s modern, ballet and contemporary dance. 5.20pm‐6.20pm. Call Elly: 07399 503888 or message on Facebook. Dru Yoga Class 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact 07590 626930 or email flourishyogawithlinda@gmail.com. Slimming World with Rachel. 6.30pm. Grassmoor Community Centre, New Street ‐ Tel 0772 900 2264. Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group. Chair based exercise at The Hub at Hasland Club. 10am‐12 noon. Call 07759 795927 or 01246 239897 for more information. Groovie Movers Adult ladies fun movement group. The Church Centre, Wingerworth Thursdays 7.15‐8.15pm. Find us on Facebook. 1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs of each month Big Local Senior Citizens WG ‐ Strictly No Falling Chair Based Exercise at The Hub at Hasland Club 10am‐12noon ‐ 01246 239897. 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month Big Local Senior Citizens WG ‐ Generation Games at The Hub at Hasland Club 10am‐12noon ‐ 239897. 4th Thursday of each month Big Local Senior Citizens WG ‐ Walking for Health 1.30pm ‐ 239897. EVERY FRIDAY Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐9.30pm. Call Richard on 07713 833465. Hasland Hangout (Term time) Hasland Methodist Church 2.30‐4.30pm. Hangout for under 16s. 1st Friday of each month (until Oct) Inclusive Pedals ‐ Adapted Cycling ‐ Queens Park 1pm‐3pm. Free of charge. For those with a disability and their carers. www.inclusivepedals.org.uk. Set Fridays Mobile Library Grassmoor Community Centre 19th August 2.20pm‐4.30pm EVERY SATURDAY Zumba with Lisa NCA, Newbold 10am‐10.45am. Tel 07843 080858. Danceworks Chesterfield Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Tots, Primary, Junior, Seniors 1 & 2. Tap, ballet, modern, commercial, lyrical, jazz and acro. Call Elly on 07399 503888 or message via Facebook. Coffee Shop at Wesley’s ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 9.30am‐12.30pm. A variety of homemade cakes and refreshments. All welcome. Angela Goggins ‐ Tel: 01246 203035 Kids running Club Avenue Car Park 9.30‐10.30am with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk.


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What’s On 1st Saturday each month (until Oct) Inclusive Pedals ‐ Dr Bike Workshop ‐ Queens Park Car Park 9.30am ‐ 1pm. Free checks, adjustments and repairs. www.inclusivepedals.org.uk. 2nd Sunday of each month Spital Cemetery Tour 1pm. Facebook: Friends of Spital Cemetery. Last Sunday of each month Avenue 10K & 1500m Avenue Car Park 10am prompt start. Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk.

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Hasland Methodist Church

Every Wednesday in term time 2.30‐4.30pm

Toast, Table Tennis, Board Games and lots more Youth worker with DBS check present at the club. Children in Year 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre

HASLAND DROP IN Have you lost your job? Struggling to pay rent or council tax? Need help filling in forms? WE ARE HERE TO HELP FREE DROP IN SESSIONS EVERY WEDNESDAY 1pm‐3.30pm at The Big Local Hub at Hasland Club POP IN TO SEE US ‐ OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT DUWC Helpline is 01246 231441. Visit www.duwc.org.uk. DUWC is funded by Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council, as well as many Town and Parish Councils throughout Derbyshire.

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The African & Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) The (ACCA) are based on Saxton Close in Hasland. We would like to invite the local community to get involved with the organisation and the activities that we provide. Keep Fit ‐ Mondays at 1pm Lunch Club ‐ last Monday of every month at 1pm. Authentic Caribbean Food. All welcome. Call us for more details

Arts and Crafts ‐ starting soon Monthly discussion group via Zoom this provides an opportunity to talk about a wide range of subjects. Dates can be found on our website or call us for more info. Please contact us if you would like any further information or would like to get involved in any of the activities.

Telephone: 01246 208052 or 07940 285534 Email: accachesterfield@gmail.com African & Caribbean Community Association Unit 2, Penmore Business Suite, Saxton Close,Hasland S41 0SJ

Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Saturdays 9.30am ‐ 12.30pm A variety of homemade cakes & refreshments including light snacks and a choice of teas, coffees & squash served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Children made welcome We thank the teams of volunteers, who serve every Saturday, and we always welcome any new helpers

Free bike checks, adjustments and basic repairs while you wait by qualified mechanics

Queens Park north car park (near the miniature railway crossing on the Hipper Valley Trail).

1st Saturday of each month (March ‐ October) 9.30am ‐ 1pm. Cycle maps & other cycling information available. We have a stock of spares, cables, brake blocks etc funded by

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Senior Citizens Working Group The Hub @ The Club, inside Hasland Club (formerly Hasland Working Men’s Club)

Strictly No Falling: chair based exercise 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month 10am to 12noon

Generation Games: Indoor Bowls and Kurling 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 12 noon Come along and enjoy some super fun, excellent company and great social time, £1 donation

Walking for Health: Short walks in your local area 2nd Monday of the month at 10am and 4th Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. Watch this magazine, take a look at the GHBL website and see the community notice board outside The One Stop shop for more information.

Contact Philip on 07759 795927 or 01246 239897

Visit www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk for updates & details

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Hasland Club shows off newest renovations & receives CAMRA Club of the Year Award - again! Hasland Club has evolved amazingly over the last few years. Despite the pandemic the Club has become a thriving community hub and entertainment venue.

In July the Club was once again awarded the ‘Club of the Year’ award by Chesterfield CAMRA. They have now held the title since 2020.

By day the club team share the spacious function area with Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Lottery Fund. The space can also be hired and is perfect for parties, events and clubs. For daytime weekday hire contact the Big Local and for evenings and weekends contact the club. The most recent improvement is in the upstairs lounge. With seating for up to 40 people and a great new pool table the room is adjacent to the snooker hall. The bar area has been refurbished and the upholstery revitalised leaving a plush lounge ideal for many different uses. It’s an ideal quiet place to play Pool too. Much of the work was completed by Club Secretary Clive Harvey along with Mike Mann and their hard work has definitely paid off. Snooker and Pool is very popular at the club. Hardly surprising when you consider that it costs just 10p per game for members. All profits from Hasland Club go directly back into the club and this is apparent in the amount of refurbishment taking place. The club is completely community orientated and is a real asset to our area.

The award was presented to the team by Darren Siseman, Chair of Chesterfield and District CAMRA. Darren explained that the Chesterfield & District branch area is quite large ‐ spanning from the town centre to Tupton and Clay Cross, so the award is a great achievement. It is hoped that Hasland Club will soon be a stop off in a new CAMRA pub crawl route using the 54 bus to travel from Chesterfield to Clay Cross. More news to follow on that! Don’t forget that ales at the Club are just £2.90 for Club or CAMRA members and £3.20 for guests ‐ a deal that’s hard to beat! If you’d like to join the club pop in and talk to the team. The cost is £10 for a membership card plus £5 per year membership. Not only will you get great deals on drinks but you will also get sizable discounts on tickets for the larger ticketed events which take place at the club

HASLAND CLUB Events at Hasland Club Hasland Club, a community club for everyone. Chesterfield and District CAMRA Club of the Year 2022! We have an excellent selection of entertainment for all for August and beyond. With 2 great tribute acts along with our usual Saturday Night entertainment, Sunday BINGO QUIZ, plus the ever popular Play Your Cards Right and STICKY TESKA, cards with a difference, every Sunday @ 9pm!

Sat 6th Aug Cassie D! Performing a range of songs from 60’s to present day including Soul & Motown, Reggae and more.9.15pm. Fri 12th Aug

Fri 19th Aug Miss Understood, Pink Tribute by Donna Moody The UK's No.1 pink Tribute! 9.15pm. Donna's uncanny resemblance and exceptional vocals are the perfect mix making her tribute to Pink one of the best in the UK! If you're looking for a lively, sensational tribute show then look no further. First set, Pink tribute. 2nd set party on down with Donna! Tickets £2 members / £5 non members. Sat 20th Aug NOT GUILTY High Octane Rock Covers band. 9.15pm. Wed 24th Aug Midweek morning Matinee Doors 10am, film 10.30am. Sat 27th Aug Firecracker / Vida Chesterfield/Sheffield based live band. 9.15pm.

We offer great value on our extensive range of drinks now including an excellent ever Sat 3rd Sep changing selection of real ales, all competitively Fri 9th Sep priced. We now have 2 pool tables at just 10p a game along with 2 full size snooker tables at only £2.40 an hour! There is something for everyone. To keep up to date with all our events follow us on Facebook . Looking for a place to celebrate or hold an event? We have a range of spaces and meeting rooms for any occasion with a great value bar if required, available for hire at affordable prices. For bookings before 9am and after 5pm through the week and before 7pm Saturdays or Sundays contact Hasland Club on Facebook: Hasland WMC.

Hasland Club & Community Hub Hampton Street S41 0LH Tel: 01246 273660 Keep an eye on our page and notice boards for updates 10

Northern Soul 8 pm. All welcome, £3 OTD

Sat 13th Aug Excel Fantastic Male/Female instrumental Duo. Performing hits from the past. 9.15pm.

Sat 10th Sep

Groundhog Days An energetic return to the 80’s! 9.15pm. Northern Soul 8 pm. All welcome, £3 OTD! Platinum 100% Live Stadium Rock. 9.15pm.

Sat 17th Sep Jack Shepard as Ed Sheeran The World's number one tribute to Ed Sheeran. Jack Shepherd is world renowned for his tribute shows after playing all over the world since 2015. Jack recreates every song completely live using a replica loop pedal to that of the man himself. With a show featuring all the hits and ballads you are sure to have a full Ed Sheeran Experience. Ticketed event £5 member £10 non members. 9.15pm. Sat 24th Sep

Sarah Middleton-Woolley Performing a varied mix of songs from the 60's onwards. 9.15pm.

Wed 28th Sep Midweek morning Matinee Doors 10am, film 10.30am. Fri 30th Sep Theatre at The Club - April in Paris John Godber’s touching and hilarious theatre comedy classic. Tickets £10. Doors 7.30pm, performance 8pm. Sat 1st Oct

Early Morning Shakes High energy classic rock covers. 9.15pm.


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Theatre in the Club is returning in September! Friday 30th September Doors 7.30pm ‐ Performance 8pm ‐ Tickets £10

Hasland Club along with The Friends of Hasland Community Hub, are looking forward again to collaborating with Madam Renards bringing great value theatre for all into Hasland Club! After the successful and deeply moving Private Peaceful then the thoroughly entertaining Satin 'n Steel, Steve and Heather are about to bring to life John Godber’s touching and hilarious theatre comedy classic, April in Paris. We hope April in Paris strikes just the right note for a performance at the Club – its warmth and comedy tinged with a hint of regret for all we have missed, yet optimistic of better times to come: Al and Bet are in a rut. Married for twenty‐six years, their conversations are running dry and life has taken its toll. With his building work sparse and her shifts at the shoe shop getting few and far between there’s little to look forward to, apart from a possible Abba tribute show in Wakefield and the odd trip to the pub. But Bet has dreams. She longs to walk with the Pharaohs in Egypt, sunbathe on golden beaches and climb Alpine mountains, all fuelled by her love of magazine competitions with holidays as prizes. Finally, after years of Bella, Chat and Woman’s Own, her luck changes; she wins a night away for two to Paris in April, via a luxury trip on P&O Ferries, out of Hull. Will this enlightening trip to the most romantic city in the world revive and reconnect this lost couple? Will they be able to navigate Le Metro, Le Menu and each other? Or are they emotionally carrying more than just their new BHS baggage?

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The Great British Car Journey Despite being open just over a year, this newly found gem in Ambergate in the heart of the Derwent Valley has attracted rave reviews and positive plaudits alike. The exhibition features over 140 classic British cars, starting from around 1920 all the way through to present day with a McLaren.

With the help of a tablet and headphones, visitors are taken on an interactive journey which celebrates an era when British entrepreneurship was at an all time high with the likes of William Morris, Herbert Austin along with American Henry Ford, revolutionising the transport and motor industry. On Father’s Day, we decided to head down to the museum to see what all the fuss was about. Just less than 30 minutes away from Chesterfield, the museum is in the picturesque village of Ambergate, a small village where the River Amber meets the River Derwent. It is just off the A6 between Belper and Matlock and less than a 10‐minute drive from junction 28 of the M1. Interestingly, Ambergate is also famous for the being the first fully operational electronic telephone exchange in Europe, which was opened in 1966. When we arrived, despite it being busy, there was ample parking. Upon entering the museum, we were greeted by friendly staff and given the tablet and headset. The museum is split into 10 sections, starting with the 1920’s going to the furthest end of the museum, which is modern day. The tablet is great, it’s an interactive video and each car has a QR code on a sign which you can scan and find further information out about each car. For those a little unsteady on their feet, there are conveniently placed benches dotted around the museum floor, should anyone want to have a little rest. Also conveniently placed, is the Filling Station Café about halfway along the museum floor on the left‐hand side. In the café you can find the usual assortment of cakes, pastries, soups, sandwiches, and a breakfast menu. The café has lovely fresh coffee too. Inside the café is also a gift shop with a range of books, DVDs, model cars, cups, keyrings etc all reasonably priced. To make the most of the experience, I’d allow at least two hours to fully appreciate the quality and take in an interesting but slightly overwhelming amount of information. Dogs aren’t allowed in the museum, the Great British Car Journey website explains their stance eloquently and much better than I could, “Whilst we do love our four‐legged friends, dogs are not allowed inside the building. We have 25,000sqft of carpet and over 550 sets of wheels at just right height for cocking a leg up against!” The museum is opened 7 days a week from 10am until 6pm and information about visiting and tickets can be found on their website: www.greatbritishcarjourney.com. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable day out and well worth a visit.

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Hasland Women’s Jubilee Football 1952! This wonderful photograph from 1952 was sent to me by Janet Hopkinson. We featured her family history and her Mum Mary’s story in the magazine some time ago. The photograph is taken from the Golden Jubilee issue of the Derbyshire Times in 2022. Mary is pictured on the front row 2nd from the right. The ladies from Hoole Street in Hasland had come together to form a team to take part in a football match to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1952. The article states that Mary was going to drive them all up to Eastwood Park for the match on her horse and cart. Pictured are: Back row (from left) ‐ Nelly Bustin, June Ingleton, Jessie Riggot, Mary Cox and Mrs Hole. Second row (from left) ‐ Gladis Blair, M Peach, Kit Hooper, Sheila Marriot, Jean Dunn and M Smith. Third Row (from left) ‐ Ms Warmsley, Reene Mallender, Harriet Hallam, Sheila Padbury, Vera Burton and Cath Gladwin. Photograph courtesy of The Derbyshire Times

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Hasland History book launched and on sale The new Hasland History book by the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust is now on sale. The book launch took place at The Devonshire Arms on the 15th June to a capacity audience. A fascinating presentation was given by the books editor, Philip Riden and many of the contributors from the Trust attended the event. The book contains a wealth of information Members of the Derbyshire Victoria County which any lover of local History Trust who each contributed to the book history will enjoy. In part it documents the original township of Hasland which actually encompassed Birdholme, Boythorpe, Corbriggs, Grassmoor, Hady, Spital and Winsick. The book cover shows ‘Spital House’ which stood on Spital Lane and formed part of the Foljambe family’s estate. ‘A History of Hasland’ is available to buy from the Co‐op on Mansfield Road, Waterstones on Vicar Lane or Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre and costs £20. 16

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Mayoral Matters Dear Readers, it gives me great pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am Cllr Tony Rogers and I began my term of office as the 381st Mayor of Chesterfield in May 2022. My wife Sharon is the Mayoress, and we hope to serve the community as diligently as my predecessor, Cllr Glenys Falconer and her husband Keith did. I am proud to be representing the residents of the Borough of Chesterfield, and I hope to meet as many of you as possible during my Mayoral term of office. Thank you to readers and residents for turning out for Chesterfield Borough Council’s annual Civic Service and Parade, which was attended by local Civic dignitaries, Borough Councillors, local organisations, cadet units and my dear family and friends. The Service was delivered by the Vicar of Chesterfield, Reverend Canon Patrick Coleman who did a fantastic job. Sharon and I have been very busy since our Mayoral term commenced. We have been getting out and about in the town and meeting lots of new people. It has been excellent to meet so many people already, ranging from various charities, organisations, community groups and activity centres. We recently attended the Community Gala Day at Eastwood Park – everyone was so welcoming and it was brilliant to see some familiar

faces and meet some new ones. The stalls and displays were fantastic and both the Mayoress and I commented on how hard everyone had worked to organise the event. I would like to say a big thank you to the Friends of Eastwood Park for facilitating this event for the community. The Mayoress and I have also recently paid not one, but two visits to Hasland playhouse, which is a wonderful, purpose‐built theatre. Both performances were outstanding and showcased some of the incredible talent we are so fortunate to have here in Chesterfield. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and look forward to returning soon. During my Mayoral year, I have chosen Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society as the Mayor’s Appeal charities. Both charities mean a lot to the Mayoress and I and our fundraising committee is working hard to organise events to support our two charities. If you would like to know more about our upcoming events, or find out how to support these two worthy charities, please contact Leanne Mowbray on 01246 345239 who will be happy to assist you in your enquiry. We wish you a safe and happy summer, and hope to see you out and about in Hasland during the warmer weather.

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Aqua Sonos bliss at Swim121 I was recently invited down to Swim121 to try out an innovative new therapy session ‐ Aqua Sonos ‐ launched in partnership with Kay from Serenity Yard Therapy. Debbie from Swim121 visited qualified sound therapist Kay to try sound therapy herself and was so impressed with the benefits that she suggested that the two businesses team up to offer sound therapy in water, to further enhance the benefits. On arrival for our session we changed and stepped into the warm pool which is always kept at an inviting 32˚C. Kay explained that we would be having an introductory session which would include showing us how to float in the most comfortable positions. Using a range of floatation aids we practiced floating in sitting, laying and leaning forward positions. It was amazing how easy it was to become completely comfortable in the water and although I’m not exactly a ‘water baby’ I felt totally at ease in the pool. Qualified lifeguard Debbie was with us for the entire session and had reassured us that she would give us a gentle ‘nudge’ if we were in any danger of bumping our heads or losing our balance. Next we began the therapy with a short introduction in a ‘sitting’ position. Kay sat on the side of the pool with her quartz crystal singing bowls and talked us through a short relaxation as we closed our eyes and floated in the water. After a few moments we reclined back and let the water do it’s work, supporting us so that our muscles could totally relax. Once we were comfortable Kay began to use the singing bowls to create tranquil beautiful sounds and music. The bowls are similar and work in the same way as Tibetan singing bowls but the vibrations caused by quartz crystal carry better in the water. Each note is carefully planned to relax and calm the chakras and to help you to completely let go and relax. All the while I felt cradled by the water and within a few moments I lost all concept of my position in the pool. Each note played by Kay caused vibrations in the water which carried over to our bodies. The session was blissful, soothing and unlike any therapy I have ever tried before. The pool at Swim121 is a peaceful environment and the conservatory building gave the feeling of floating in an outdoor space

and feeling at one with nature. Tony was almost sound asleep by the end, which Kay assured us is fairly normal and doesn’t matter at all as your body is still receiving the benefits from the sound vibrations. Kay chatted to us afterwards and told us that we may feel a little disconnected and gave us a few simple tips to ground ourselves if that happened. We both slept extremely well that evening but felt strangely refreshed the next day. I have had a niggling pain in my back for quite a few weeks now and I can honestly say it has been much better since the treatment, which is amazing as I was ready to visit my doctor for advice. Therapist Kay discovered the benefits of sound treatment after she had major surgery to remove a brain tumor. She was determined to cope with her pain using spiritual and non invasive methods and visited a sound practitioner in Sheffield for a ‘gong bath’. The benefits she felt were huge and she decided to train to become a therapist herself so she could pass the benefits to others. She told me “I’ve been practicing sound therapy for a year now and offering Aqua Sonos for four months. I love this therapy and particularly enjoy helping those who have been suffering from pain. As well as the small group (maximum of 4) Aqua Sonos sessions I also offer one to one therapy to target specific health issues both in the pool and dry side. I can add vocal toning into those sessions alongside the bowls and gongs which is very beneficial for pain and many other physical and mental health conditions.” If you‘d like to know more about sound therapy sessions contact Kay at Serenity Yard on 07821 165 304 or visit www.serenity‐yard.co.uk. To book your session contact Swim121 on 01246 208995.

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A close encounter with bees Did you know that the Chesterfield and District Bee Keepers Association (CDBKA) are based in Hasland? It was definitely news to me when local bee keeper Darren Gould told me about the group. I arranged to go along to their Saturday morning open session to find out more with my husband Tony and daughter Rowen who was very keen to learn about bees. The group is made up of professional and hobbyist bee keepers from our area. I met Apiary Managers Dave Sherratt and Stuart Adams who showed me around the site. Derek has been a member of the Association since 1982, when the group would meet at the Friends Meeting House in Chesterfield and there was no communal apiary. The group has actually existed since 1945! They moved to the Ashfield Road site five years ago and they now have a large apiary as well as a small shop where members can order any of their bee keeping kit. The site is lovely, with a huge wilding area that is being developed for the bees. The group offer free tours every Saturday morning from 11am‐1pm and it may be possible to view the bees and their hive. Local honey is sometimes available to buy too. Our tour began with our bee keeper suits, loaned to us by the group. We had to ensure we were fully covered with appropriate boots and gloves. Once safely dressed we met Stuart who was preparing to check on the hive and the queen bee to make sure all was well. We stepped inside the apiary and Stuart slowly and carefully removed the top from the hive whilst using his smoker to keep the bees calm. He then checked each panel of the hive before locating the queen bee. We had an amazingly close view of the bees and saw the queen bee which was noticeably larger than the rest. Stuart used a specialist ‘queen trap’ to carefully hold the queen whilst he applied a light speckle of yellow paint to signify that she was the queen. He took tremendous care with the bees, the whole group are clearly passionate about keeping them safe. Amazingly the CDBKA has 206 members. Membership secretary Beryl is also around on a Saturday to help anyone with their enquiries regarding membership of the society. Derek explained that the apiary is used for training new bee keepers. There is also a sun house for training. The group offer a yearly basic bee keeping course and also arrange mentors for anyone new to the hobby to help them to learn and become responsible bee keepers. There are regular demonstrations and training events on site too. The group also visit local fairs and events to talk about responsible bee keeping. Derek explained the importance of proper training for new beekeepers as if the bees aren’t happy they will swarm to find a new home. Society member Neville is a Swarm Control Officer. The group offer this service so that if someone reports a swarm to the council then Neville can go along and safely capture the bees. They are then checked over by the group to ensure they are healthy before being rehomed with other bee keepers. Membership of the association includes membership of the national bee keepers association ‐ BBKA ‐ which offers their members liability insurance as well as a membership magazine. The group meet on the second Monday of each month at 7pm at Whittington Moor Methodist Church and often have guest speakers and demonstrations. The annual gala and open day ‘Bees & Teas’ will take place on Sunday 24th July from 2pm and is open to the public. All funds raised will go to The Respect Kindergarten in Tsumeb, Namibia which is run by Derek and Saima Sherratt. If you’d like to find out more or take a look at the beehives with the experienced keepers why not pop along! Entry is £5 and includes tea or coffee and cake. Chesterfield & District Bee Keepers Association, Ashfield Allotments, Ashfield Road, Hasland. www.chesterfieldbeekeepers.co.uk Enquiries: ba.queenbee@outlook.com Facebook: Chesterfield & District Beekeepers Association UK 20


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5 budget friendly ways to eat healthily In May 2022, the annual rate of inflation was the highest it has been since 1982. Costs of goods and services have spiralled, not least energy bills and fuel. Below I have outlined some tips to help save money but still allow you to eat healthily on a budget. 1. Plan ahead Over a third of all food produced globally, goes to waste. In the UK we throw away around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste each year despite 8.4 million people in the UK being in food poverty. The annual food cost for a typical UK household was £5,028 in 2020, so that means around £1,676 worth of food is thrown away each year. When you go to the supermarket, have a plan. If you do a weekly shop, plan meals and snacks in advance and know what ingredients you will need to make them. At the top of the list have fruits, vegetables, proteins, and wholegrains, then have a few treat items in there too, as we all deserve a treat. 2. Meal prep is essential By batch‐preparing your meals for the week, you will ensure that food just does not sit in the fridge or cupboard unprepared and potentially thrown out. Food not wasted is money not wasted. Sandwiches and wraps can be frozen and then thawed out for easy eating. Cooking a wholegrain and protein at the beginning of each week and then adding it to salads and soups will not only save money, but time too. 3. Go brandless Supermarket own brands or value brands often have the same nutritional value and ingredients of their branded counterparts, but often for half the price. You could buy twice as much but still have some change left over. Initially, try swapping out branded sauces, cereals, pasta, beans, and oils. Chances are you will not be able to notice the difference. 4. Voucher/reward programmes With so many choices supermarket wise, big retailers are all fighting it out for customer loyalty. The likes of Tesco use their Clubcard and vouchers to entice customers to stay brand loyal. These vouchers can save you money and offer heavily discounted offers on products. Shops such as Aldi and Lidl have weekly flyers that offer weekly discounts based on specific times of the year. For example, in the summer you may see retailers offering heavily discounted party food, BBQ items and vegetables coinciding with BBQ seasons. They do this to ensure that excess stock is bought and does not perish on the shelves. There are plenty of apps that can also earn you cashback and most retailers have loyalty cards as an app to access on phones. 5. Leftover creativity Even if you plan meals carefully and follow the advice above, you may find yourself with leftovers. Do not throw these away as a few vegetables here and there and a portion of protein can be re‐used and made into another meal‐perhaps a lunch for the following day. Bones from meat and vegetable ends and skin will all boil down and can make a broth.

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Questioning lads need our support We currently live in a world in which the LGBTQ+ community is viewed in varied ways. In the UK we are lucky enough to live in a relatively progressive society where younger generations seem to find it easier to come out and live their lives authentically. Although there has been this shift, I believe more needs to be done. To reduce the stigma behind mental health, it has been identified that some men find it hard to express themselves. This has been due to the idealised image of the strong, alpha male. According to welldoing.org this unhealthy view of masculinity involved men being “taught that aspects of their personality (were) not acceptable, they (shouldn’t) cry, or express in words” how they feel. Additionally, they found that “over three million men in the UK” currently suffer from mental health issues. To deny that this concept of toxic masculinity exists, is to deny men the ability to be who they are without shame. Men shouldn’t have to be strong, dominant, macho figures that hide their emotions. Of course, there are some men who may be comfortable being stereotypically masculine and that is OK. It becomes toxic though if this exaggerated standard of masculinity is mainstreamed as this results in men sacrificing their true selves and harms other members of society too. The concern I would like to address in relation to the LGBTQ+ community and these worrying claims surrounding mental health, are the closeted lads who are struggling in silence and need support. In context, the men I am referring to are the stereotypical ‘lads’ who subscribe to the stereotypical heterosexual norms of living. These men may ‘appear’ heterosexual, they may be close friends with ‘other’ straight lads and even be in a heterosexual relationship. In reality, these men are actually insecure about their true sexual orientation. They may be bisexual or pansexual and express themselves through conversation and/or intimacy in secretive ways. These questioning lads suffer horrendously with their mental health due to feeling trapped. These men aren’t purposely living a ‘lie,’ they have been pressured into this predicament by society. For so long we have lived in a world where being straight has been viewed as the norm. The LGBTQ+ community have been shunned, discriminated against, and lacked mainstream representation. This resulted in fear and the so‐called closet where we were forced to hide our true selves.

But society is far more inclusive now – right? I believe that if the closet still exists and if there are lads who think that ‘being’ or ‘appearing’ straight is preferable to living truthfully then that is a huge issue and is still reflective of toxicity within society. This IS the shift that needs to be addressed. This is a cycle that needs to be broken. For the LGBTQ+ community, coming out experiences can be similar whilst others differ. Each is valid, and whilst we still live in a world where being LGBTQ+ isn’t completely normalised everywhere, coming out deserves support and recognition. This is the reason Pride Month and Pride festivals still exist. In an ideal world, no‐one would have to come out, but since fear surrounding being LGBTQ+ and prejudice against being LGBTQ+ still exits, celebrations of queerness and solidarity with the community needs to continue. In my personal experience, I felt the pressure to assimilate into a heteronormative society. I felt different to what was promoted as normal, and I internalised a sense of self‐hatred and confusion because of it. Now that I’ve found my confidence and I identify as a gay, queer man, I want to be part of the representation I didn’t have as a child. And yes – that involves shouting it from the rooftops. For those questioning who they are, please know there is always someone to speak to and there is always help. Remember that there is always a future beyond the present you’re living right now. Authenticity feels like a breath of fresh air and people who truly love you, will love you, regardless of you are and who you’re attracted to. Disclaimer: This think piece is in no way intended to cause unease or encourage the outing of anyone without permission. It is a personal reflection of lived experiences and conversations. If the topics raised cause upset and/or you need support, you can call Samaritans on 116 123 or the LGBT Foundation on 0345 3 30 30 30.

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NEWS FROM YOUR COUNCILLORS Hasland Celebrates! What a wonderful return for the Hasland Gala recently. The weather was great and it was so good to see so many people again after so long enjoying our wonderful Eastwood Park. Hats off to all the volunteers and Friends of Eastwood Park who make this happen. Your local Hasland Councillors were all there and enjoyed a go in one of Drew Lillekers from Harold Lillekers and Sons fantastic classic cars! After a gap due to Covid I think we can all agree it was great to see the Gala on again. 1st photo: Derbyshire County Councillor Dave Allen, Hasland Councillors Amanda Serjeant and Stuart Brittain 2nd photo: Hasland Councillors Stuart Brittain, Amanda Serjeant and Mick Brady

Speedwatch Cllr Amanda Serjeant has recently formed a Community Speedwatch Group after repeated incidents in Hasland. “We’ve had our training and will be out and about very soon on the roads in Hasland. We hope to be a visual reminder in 30mph zones that drivers need to watch their speed. Since forming we’ve had a number of interested people in the community come forward who would also like to do their training. If you’d like to get in involved please contact me on 07581055607” Derbyshire County Councillor Dave Allen said, “ For a number of years we’ve been trying to get the Police to act on speeding especially on Storforth Lane. We hope by forming this group to work in partnership with the Police to provide better information on the issue to Derbyshire CREST who look at speeding incidents.”

Kids Zone Clubs celebrate 20 year anniversary serving Hasland It was great to visit Kids Zone recently and help them celebrate 20 years of serving the Hasland Community. Amanda Serjeant said “Roy and Fiona Smith along with their team, Manager of the infants Shelley Searston and Manager Cheryl Steventon provide a much needed and valued local services. It was a pleasure to see them all again and celebrate together. As a working parent myself I know the value of childcare, so it’s always a pleasure to visit Kids Zone and chat to the parents and staff. Congratulations on 20 years and here’s to many more to come! Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins said "It was really good to meet Pastor John Pickering of Hasland Baptist Church who provide the buildings to Kids Zone too.”

Fight to save Day Centres Councillor Ludwig Ramsey recently attended a demonstration in Queens Park about Derbyshire County Council’s plans to remove much needed Day Centre facilities from the county. There are grave concerns about where these service users will go instead if this were to happen. Unison are campaigning to try to stop the cuts from happening.

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Bringing our Communities together to Remember Cllr Stuart Brittain has been meeting with all local groups involved in our Hasland Remembrance Sunday Events to help the community come together at one agreed point to Remember our brave service personnel who have lost their lives in conflict. He told us “I want to thank all the community groups in Hasland for working together to ensure we have a joined up Remembrance Sunday for our community.”

Your local Hasland Councillors Stuart Brittain Mick Brady and Amanda Serjeant together with Derbyshire County Councillor Dave Allen and Lud Ramsey are out and about all YEAR round. We regularly visit a different street in Hasland and speak to residents about their concerns. We’re also always available on our Council email addresses and phone numbers below. Our MP Toby Perkins also regularly joins us. Cllr Mick Brady said ”We know as Councillors how important it is to feel safe in our community. That’s why we regularly have walkabouts and discussions with the Hasland Safer Neighbourhoods Team so we can raise your concerns”

Coming together to support our amazing local food banks A team of refugees from Syria have been helping out at the Monday evening food bank at the African Caribbean Association. They have cleared an area for a storage facility to be installed. Labour party councillors including Stuart Brittain, Dave Allen, Ludwig Ramsey and Amanda Serjeant are all trying to help branches of Chesterfield Food Bank across the area to get through these difficult financial times. DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCILLORS

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Real life secret garden needs volunteers Hunloke Community Garden is a fantastic open space, offering gardeners and nature lovers the chance to join in and spend time outdoors helping out with the gardens and simply being in nature. It’s the ideal way to boost your physical and mental health in an amazing location. The creation of Hunloke Community Garden began in 1999 on the site of an old school playing field, as part of the National Lottery Millennium Project. The idea was to create a community space for growing produce and involving the community in nature. The project is now self funded alongside any community grant funding that the team of volunteers manage to obtain. Volunteer and garden secretary Jude Cornwall invited me a long to visit. I found the garden along a path at the side of Spire Infant School off Church Street in Birdholme. As I turned the corner I was astounded by the size of the thriving green space in front of me, completely hidden from the streets. The site is amazing ‐ a beautiful green oasis complete with wildlife areas, community allotment patches, picturesque pond, flower beds, picnic area and benches. There are also polytunnel greenhouses filled with carefully cultivated flowers and vegetables. All of this has been achieved over the last 23 years through the hard work and commitment of a small group of volunteers working alongside people from the local community who have taken up some of the allotment spaces offered within the garden. Hunloke Community Garden is a fantastic community asset as well as a brilliant environment project. School groups are encouraged to visit to spend time out in the open and to try activities such as pond dipping and bug hunting and the garden hosts school holiday activities arranged Rother Active Youth ‐ a council led community group set up to provide extra‐curricular activities for children. The space is a great meeting point for local groups too. There is a huge wilding area on the site ‐ areas like this have become massively important for wildlife due to the lack of wild spaces for them to thrive. There is also a lovely sensory garden area. Guests are welcome in the garden, which is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am ‐ 12 noon. The volunteers offer tea and coffee in the lovely seating area. Tours of the garden can be arranged for groups or individuals. There is a free weekly Walking for Health group which meets at the garden every Wednesday morning at 10.15a,. Anyone can join the group which walks for around an hour before returning to the garden for a hot drink and cake, available for just £2.50.

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I asked Jude how the garden is kept so well as it obviously takes a lot of hard work. She told me “We have a small team of regular volunteers that come along each week to help us with the garden. We really need more help and would welcome anyone that would like to pop in to help, Storm damage to the polytunnel however much or little time they have. Volunteers can help with digging over, planting, weeding beds and gravel and pruning of trees and plants. The best thing about volunteering is that you get to enjoy this beautiful garden with us. It’s ideal for anyone that doesn’t have much of a garden at home but loves to spend time outdoors. “We’d appreciate any support. We recently lost one of our polytunnels in a storm and the other was damaged too. These are very expensive to replace and repair and we need volunteers to help with this too. “Funding is always an issue. In the past we have received a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner and have received some funding from Councillor Dave Allen. We recently created a new entry path with funding from the Tesco Bags for Life scheme and this helped to make the garden completely wheelchair friendly. “Anyone interested in the garden can visit our website or follow us on Facebook. We host plant sales on set dates from May to July as well as selling the fruit and vegetables grown in the garden ‐ in our orchard we have apples, pears and plums. We offer allotment patches to anyone in the community that may be interested for an annual donation towards the water rates. Gussie’s Kitchen have an allotment here and use some of their produce in the food hampers or use it to make cooked meals for families in need. Anything left over is sold in their shop at St. Augustines Church. We want this garden to be here for many years to come so the more community involvement the better.” “The friends of Langer Fields Park host a yearly gala on the adjacent playing fields and we open up the garden and serve tea and coffee. Visitors can also bring their picnic into the garden to enjoy the space ‐ it’s a lovely day. The next gala is on Saturday 6th August. Jude has been involved with the garden for a long time and is clearly passionate about it. “I first discovered the garden as a police community support officer when I covered this area. I’d come along in my uniform for my tea break and help to sort out a few bits in the garden. I’d often come along in the morning before I did an afternoon shift too. I left my role three years ago after ten years by which time I was the secretary of the garden. I’m here a lot more now!” If you’d like to find out more about Hunloke Community Garden, plan a visit or volunteer to help you can contact Jude by email at hunlokegarden@gmail.com. You can also visit their website www.hunlokecommunitygarden.co.uk or message via Facebook ‘Hunloke Garden’.


The ‘Green Spring’ project Green social prescribing is the practice of supporting people to engage in nature based activities to support their health and wellbeing. Hunloke Community Garden will be one of the green spaces that people can access to improve their health and wellbeing in our area. This is part of a national project to introduce green social prescribing. Derbyshire’s ‘Green Spring’ project is one of seven national projects being used as a pilot scheme. The new NHS model involves using existing community resources for social prescribing and the garden couldn’t be a better example. Karen Wheeler is part of the Green Spring team and will be supporting this work. She told us “Connecting with nature delivers many benefits for peoples mental health and wellbeing such as reduced stress and improved mood. Spending time outdoors is amazing for our health and

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A Jubilee family fun day was held in Barnes Park, Grassmoor, over the June bank holiday. The event was organised by a combination of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Lottery Fund, Grassmoor, Hasland and Winsick Parish Council, Grassmoor Football Club and Grassmoor Cricket Club who all contributed funds and / or activities. Samba Sports, Joker Entertainment, Junction Arts and Freestyle Bouncy Castles were all commissioned to provide FREE activities on the day. There was even an outdoor disco. The day also included the official opening of Grassmoor’s new pavilion which was planned and funded by the group. The pavilion was opened by former Derbyshire Cricket star Edwin Smith. Many families joined in the fun and the children enjoyed the free crafts and activities on offer. Many set up camp for the day and enjoyed a picnic. Photos: The official opening of the Pavilion; The busy fun day enjoyed by many families; the busy ice cream van; sports fun; children enjoying the free bouncy castle; Kyla Oswald trying her hand at circus skills; Rowen Ford & Emmy Taylor showing off their jubilee crafts ‐ supplied by Junction Arts. Photos kindly supplied by Rob Whitehead 30

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Edwin Smith ‐ a local cricketing legend The wonderful new community pavilion in Barnes Park, Grassmoor was opened officially during the Jubilee Celebrations in June by former Derbyshire County Cricket Club ace Edwin Smith from Grassmoor. Edwin played for Derbyshire between 1951 and 1971. He took over 1200 wickets and was well known for his amazing off‐spin bowling. He played his entire first‐class career for Derbyshire, playing 503 First Class matches. I was intrigued to know more about Edwin’s illustrious career with Derbyshire County Cricket Club so I visited him for a chat. I’ve read that it was your family that introduced you to cricket? Yes it was, my Dad, my Grandad, my uncle and my brothers all played for Grassmoor when I was young. In the new pavilion there’s a display of photos dating right back to 1890 onwards and my family are in one or two of them. My Dad and brother played before the war and I started in 1949. I even have a couple of younger relations that still play cricket now. They all played for fun but I think my Grandad did play for one or two teams for money. We lived on Sluggers Row ‐ later called East Street, then we moved to Birkin Lane. So how did your local cricket progress into a career? A talent scout came to a match in Clay Cross in 1949 ‐ his name was Harry Elliott. He came and invited me to Clay Cross for a trial so in 1950 I played with Derbyshire under 17’s against Yorkshire at Queens park. I was then offered a months trial at Derby when I was 17. The month took us to the end of the season and I played 3 games. The second game I played was against Worcester and I got 8 for 21 in the second innings. I was then signed on a retainer for the following year. I got my County Cap in 1954 and was officially part of the team. You had quite a long career with Derbyshire then? Yes I did. I Captained Derbyshire for 6 games and averaged 10 points per match. I stayed there until 1971 as a player then as County Coach until 1974. We had just established a team of under 25 lads that were all from Derbyshire when the club ran short of money and that was disbanded. It was such a shame as we had got through to the under 25 semi finals. What did you do after your retirement from the game? After I finished coaching in 1974 I went back to the Coalboard. I had worked for them at Grassmoor Colliery before. I worked in the office and I drove for a while too until we were all made redundant in 1987. After that I went to coach down at the Cricket Hall that was on Storforth Lane until just a few years ago opposite the bowling alley. It was a big building which was turned into an indoor coaching school. I stayed and coached there until I was 82 years old ‐ six years ago as it got a bit too cold in there for me. I’ve always loved working with young cricketers. In later years I enjoyed cruising with Jean. We went on 8 cruises in the Caribbean, Aegean and the Mediterranean. Do you still like to watch Cricket now? I watch it on TV. I’ve only been to one game this year as I’ve been unwell. I don’t have a particular favourite team. I also like snooker and I was a good snooker player too and won the Chesterfield Championship twice and got to the Derbyshire final once. I won the Grand Master Tournament two years running. What are your favourite cricket memories? Well I liked it when I took 8 for 21. I took 5 for 36 against Australia and I played against India in Queens Park too! I think I got more wickets in Chesterfield than any bowler at 250. Did you have any cricketing heroes? Not really but I liked Cliff Gladwin. Les Jackson played for Derbyshire and he looked after me a lot. We all looked after each other really. I made a lot of friends in cricket, including Dickie Bird ‐ I could have umpired with him after I finished with Derbyshire but I didn’t want to be travelling all over the place. When was the last time you played a game? I played when I was 74 years old. I was having lunch at the Cricket Hall and my Grandson range me ‐ he played cricket for Matlock at the time. He said they were a man short for their game at Darley as the bowler

had mumps. I went over and the Captain put me to bowl straight away. I got 5 wickets! I played once more after that for him again in Clowne in a Sunday League match. I asked Edwin’s wife, Jean, what life was like as a Cricketers wife. She told me: “Our life revolved around the game too. I stayed at home to look after our two girls, Diane and Faye. We had lots of good times and went to lovely club dinners and parties.” I read that a book was written about you Edwin ‐ can you tell me about it? I can show it to you! A friend of mine from Scotland, Steve Dolman, is a big Derbyshire Cricket fan. He was from Kirkby in Ashfield. He came to visit me a few times and he said there should be a book about my career. Another chap that he knew had written a book before so we were going to ask him to do it. I asked Steve why he didn’t just do it ‐ so he did. He took my scrap book and then he interviewed me. He wrote about 5000 words then sent it to the publishing company and they said yes. We printed 500 which sold out in no time then another 100. We Edwin’s biography. The cover had a book launch in Chesterfield Library shows Edwin with Harry and over 100 people came. We had a Murgatroyd. signing at Derbyshire Cricket Club too. Thanks so much to Edwin for sharing his stories with me ‐ it was a real pleasure to chat to him and Jean.

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Hasland Gala returned! It was so lovely to see the return of the popular Hasland Gala day ‐ even the weather was on our side as the sun was shining. There was a host of activities to be enjoyed including fair ground rides, bouncy castle, dog show, food stalls and charity stalls. Drew Lilleker displayed his collection of vintage vehicles for all to enjoy and the new Mayor of Chesterfield paid us a visit too! I can’t wait for next year ‐ it will be even bigger and better I’m sure. Well done to the Friends of Eastwood Park and the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Lottery team for organising this event.

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The Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk was an amazing sight as it passed through Hasland and Eastwood Park. It’s always so heartwarming to see so many people making the effort to raise funds for the Hospice ‐ they need it so much after the pandemic. Well done to all who took part and thanks to everyone in the community who took the time to help with the event ‐ you are all stars. I can’t wait to hear the total amount raised.


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Remembering George Booth

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In 1832 a young minister was appointed to the Primitive Methodist Church in Hasland. He was, the record says, ‘At the very beginning of his career and though by reason of failing health he did not live to fulfil a long ministry, it was, nevertheless, of a very notable character.’ In fact, he was only forty‐nine when he died – and not so very far away, in Winster, where a plaque set into the wall of the former Primitive Methodist Church there indicates that he died on 9th April 1854 and was buried somewhere ‘near this tablet.’ Exactly where became a cause for enquiry when, a week before the building was due to be auctioned, the tablet in question was discovered by the superintendent minister. The chapel itself had been built in an elevated position on what appeared to be a foundation of solid rock. Internal excavations near the tablet proved abortive. Eventually the resident of a neighbouring property raised the most likely solution as being somewhere between two yew trees fenced off at the side of the forecourt. But what of the intervening years? When he arrived in Hasland George married Sarah Webster, a dedicated and arduous worker for the cause. Perhaps he is most well known in the village as the father of Dr. George Booth, a respected doctor and one‐time Mayor of Chesterfield, who is buried in Spital Cemetery, along with his mother and two of his three wives. His own son, Harry, was last heard of in Lewisham where he died in 1974. George Senior was born at Emley, near Barnsley, on 30th March 1805. He was not from a Christian family – his father’s was a death‐bed conversion. George became a committed Christian on 18th February 1822, and though he had been preaching as a layman for some time due to his natural ability as a public speaker, he began his ‘regular ministerial travels’ in 1832, as a probationer at Hasland, initially in the cottage of Mrs. E. Widdowson. When the cottage became too small for the growing church two young women, Sarah Webster and Barbara Cooper, found an old wagon store which they rented, cleaned up and set up as a church. Sarah became the wife of George Booth, Barbara married Dr. William Antliff, another stalwart of church and community. According to his son, George designed the plans, drew up the specification and ‘laboured thereon with his own hands’ to complete the building in 1842. This building was enlarged as the congregation grew, but in 1880 a second chapel was built by the side of the old building which was then used as a schoolroom. That, of course, was long after George Booth Senior had died. George Junior, however, kept the family name in view by laying foundation stones at a number of chapels in the area in his capacity as ‘Editor of the Hymnal Tune Books,’ some of them recorded as being in memory of his father, but stones identified do not state this fact, and unfortunately concrete evidence has either disappeared or remains buried behind the woodwork of the one‐time Livingstone’s/BigBalls night club at Holywell Cross (built 1882) – not a situation a Primitive Methodist would have been happy about! Not to mention it having been the venue for Dr. Booth’s prestigious funeral in 1926. Another church at Stonegravels, built in 1891, closed in 1971, having been enlarged in 1928, but eventually reduced to a pile of rubble. Primitive Methodism had a habit of moving its ministers every two or three years, so where did he go from here? Not, it seems very far, as all his appointments were in what was then the Nottingham District. He has been described as ‘a plain, practical preacher, a diligent pastor and a man of deep and unquestionable piety.’ It was, one commentator wrote, ‘Excessive labour’ that ‘broke down a naturally strong constitution and laid it open to the inroads of disease …’ For instance, on one day in January 1849, George recorded having visited more than 40 families; two days later he walked 14 miles, though admitting to not feeling very well, to a preaching appointment followed by more visiting. The next day it was another 20 miles plus 15 riding, in cold, frosty, snowy conditions. On the 16th of that same month he visited no less than 60 families, with all of whom he prayed. At that time he was in the Melton Mowbray circuit. George’s first appointment after leaving Hasland was in Belper in 1834, and then to Retford (1835). Following a well‐received three years at Retford, at Welton (1838) he was given a hard time, but he stuck it out for two years, especially liked by the poor people of the area. He then 34

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moved to Nottingham (1840), returning to Chesterfield in 1841, which explains how he became involved in the extension at Hasland. Samuel Amtliff’s obituary in The Primitive Methodist Magazine states that ‘He was respected on every station, and on some very much loved,’ adding that ‘His intellectual powers and literary acquirements were not of a high order; but ‘he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith and much people was added unto the Lord’ [sic]. His moral character was unimpeachable …’ and ‘His religion was experimental as well as practical.’ What kind of a Circuit had he arrived in on his return to the Chesterfield area? In 1829 there were just 266 members. By 1842 it had risen to 421 and apparently it continued to increase long after George had moved on, recording 1073 in 1868, with the formation of causes in Clay Cross and Bolsover. It is also noted that when George Booth was stationed in Brimington in 1841, he arrived to find a somewhat questionable situation. The early cause had had such a chequered history that it had been given up as a ‘forlorn hope’ in its early days and removed from the Plan with the quarterly meeting ‘recording a resolution to the effect that there were no prospects.’ George Booth changed all that and Primitive Methodism in the area ‘never looked back’ with not one, but three chapels subsequently being built in the area – Bethel in 1863, Brimington Common in 1867 and New Brimington [Mount Tabor] in 1881 – though one contributor to the Christian Messenger thought it was ‘one too many.’ In 1843 George moved on to Bottesford, then Leicester (1845), Ilkeston (1845), Melton Mowbray (1848), Boston (1849), Burton‐on‐Trent (1850) and Uttoxeter (1851). It was at Uttoxeter that his health really began to fail and this clearly was not helped when he encountered ‘some unpleasantness’ on his removal to Winster in 1853. His obituary in The Primitive Methodist Magazine stated that ‘he was able to labour but very little in this his last station,’ but perusal of what records there are of his time there suggest that it was not for want of trying, but rather through a conflict in expectations. The leaders’ meeting minute book for the period is almost indecipherable, and mainly concerned with listing people who hadn’t met in class or been to service and what action was to be taken against them! Early in 1853 George Booth was listed as Secretary, tasked with visiting certain of the absentees. A later meeting found him signing the book as ‘President’. Mrs. Booth meanwhile had been appointed assistant leader of the Sunday Afternoon Class. However, by October that year the presidency had fallen to William Barmby. A curious entry on 20th January 1854 states, ‘Mrs. Booth be removed from the afternoon class as leader on account of her not being able to attend it.’ This, one might assume, was because she was involved in caring for her sick husband, who died four months later. On 22nd August the Meeting ‘Resolved … that Mrs. Booth Widdowson and G. Booth’s names are taken out of the class book, they being removed.’ Whether there should have been a comma between the two names has been debated, or maybe it was their way of identifying George’s wife. It is also not clear whether G. Booth refers to George


Hasland Magazine Senior or his son, who was fourteen at the time of his father’s death. There was no record of his death or any arrangements for a funeral. The Circuit Meeting book stopped short at 1852 and two years’ pages were left blank. There is no question that his health will have had an adverse effect on the Winster cause but there appears to have been no ministry for the minister in those days and they were probably glad when he left them, albeit he is recorded to have had great concern about the state of the circuit till his dying day. He died of bronchitis and one wonders how much this owed to manse conditions which cannot have been very helpful. He had, he said, been prepared for death for several years.’ When he died Sarah was left virtually penniless. George Junior is reported to have wanted to be a stone‐mason but as her only support he needed to work, so after they had moved back to Chesterfield he got work with a chemist and proceeded on the self‐imposed task of studying to the extent that he was eventually to become the renowned medic Chesterfield has celebrated. Apart from the effusive obituary by Samuel Antliff, the sparse records of Winster and the plaque on the wall are all that was left of George Booth’s time at Winster. Given the way in which the church appears to have treated him and his family, it seems little short of a miracle that George Junior remained so loyal, not only to his father’s memory which he kept alive for so long, but because he never forgot his roots, remaining so committed to sharing his father’s faith, a faith that surely urged him on to make something of himself and to be able to contribute, not only to the church, but to his community in such a magnanimous way. It could be said that the best legacy George Booth left to the area was his only son! Article by Patricia Batstone BA, MEd, PhD ‐ formerly Archivist to the Darley Dale Methodist Circuit. Sources of information: The Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church, Vol. 1 by Rev. H. B. Kendall BA. published by Dalton, London, no date given, ‘My Primitive Methodist Ancestors’ by Wilfred R. Wilkinson, originally in The Christian Messenger, 1913/73 The Primitive Methodism Magazine, September 1954 – Biography of George Booth by Samuel Antliff

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Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th September 2022 ‐ ‘Bookends’ by Scott Perry & ‘Deckchairs’ by Jean McConnell In ‘Bookends’, Ron and Bill haven't met up for three weeks ‐ Bill has been in Scarborough, reliving his honeymoon and Ron, having escaped from his old people's home, has been living it up on the ferry to Amsterdam. A funny and touching play. ‘Deckchairs’ is five ‘twist in the tail’ playlets all set on a seaside promenade; three comedies and two dramas ‐ We meet two wealthy shopaholics with surprising secrets ‐ There is a heartbreaking exploration of a doomed mother/daughter relationship ‐ The third wittily dissects the tea‐dancing world of two skittish widows ‐ In the fourth, a woman finds out her best friend had an affair with her late husband ‐ And finally, two dog owners come to blows when a possible romance between their two pets is revealed!

Tickets for the 1ACT festival are on sale now via the theatre company’s website www.haslandtheatrecompany.co.uk.

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Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October 2022 ‐ ‘The Regina Monologues’ by Rebecca Russell & Jenny Wafer & ‘Three Tables’ by Dan Remmes In ‘The Regina Monologues’, six modern women have been married to one man. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories from a room in which they have all once lived. Their experiences – miscarriage, love affairs, betrayal, and a shared loathing of all things ginger – are portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine. Ever sat in a crowded restaurant and asked yourself, what’s their story? Is that couple on a blind date? Are they celebrating an important anniversary? Is their marriage crumbling around them? ‘Three Tables’ gives us a glimpse into the complicated, funny and poignant lives of three couples exploring love, loss and possibility.

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Nicky Beards, the company’s Artistic Director says, ‘We really wanted to kick off in style what will be, for us, a fuller season of plays for 2022/23. Celebrating and enjoying theatre arts is what we are all about and as we emerge from the pandemic, what better way to do so than by offering our audiences six plays over three weeks!? So we’ve created our very own play festival in Hasland which we’ve called ‘1ACT’. ‘We have grown in membership recently, which is so encouraging, and lots of our existing members haven’t been able to get on stage for over two years. By offering up some brilliant, diverse one‐act short plays, we can get all our members involved and show our audiences the breadth of just what we can do. ‘The six plays each last around an hour so we are pairing up the plays for a full night of entertainment and audiences can see as many play pairs as they wish over the three weeks. Our ticket prices for the season have been frozen and remain at a very competitive £10. We are even offering a 3 for 2 discount for visitors to the Playhouse where they can see all six plays in the ‘1ACT’ festival for £20.

Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th September 2022 ‐ ‘Contractions’ by Mike Bartlett and ‘The Dumb Waiter’ by Harold Pinter ‘Contractions’ is a modern, dark comedy by the writer of BBC TV’s ‘Doctor Foster’ and ‘Life’, about the perils and pitfalls of relationships in the workplace and the consequences when HR get involved! ‘The Dumb Waiter’ is a comedy drama by one of Britain’s most celebrated writers, which centres around the conversation between two hitmen in a basement as they await instructions on their next assignment.

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Hasland Methodist Church News

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Thoughts from Reverend Margaret

Our successful event was a great effort from everyone, especially those who volunteered to bake the great variety of cakes, making this event possible. Sandria and Janet served all morning. Donations in return for cakes raised £183. A record amount of £166.30 was raised from the sale of refreshments in Church. Thanks again to the ‘Danceworks Team’ for their hard work and support. The morning’s total was £370.04. It was wonderful to hear the buzz of enthusiasm from all concerned, welcoming new customers into our Coffee Shop. Envelopes continued arriving along with collecting buckets and tins from local businesses. The final amount raised was £1023.63 including Gift Aided donations.

In recent years, the word change has been a frequent occurrence in our daily conversations. For example, there has been a lot of talks about climate change, change of the world economy, change from how things used to be, etc. We can go through a long list of changes that has been witnessed over recent years. Sometimes with all the changes, it may feel like we are on a roller coaster ride. If you have ever been on a roller coaster, imagine how you felt; was there a sense of anticipation? An expectation of being thrilled? Maybe fear of what was around the next bend or of realizing you're not in control? You may even have started to wonder, who designed the roller coaster in the first place? Life is much like a roller coaster ‐ at times flat and smooth, at times slow and uphill, and often, when least expected, changing to sharp turns, and out of control. When we feel we are thrown from one side to another. God has special plans for us and He will not abandon us. Nowadays everyone is wondering about inflation; when will the cost of things go down. How do we cope with the changes in our lives like loss of jobs, rising cost of food, taxes and etc. Perhaps, when such uncertainty overwhelms us, let’s imagine we have a handful of sand, then let it pour through your fingers. You would notice if you tried to count the grains of the sand you are holding, they are far too many to count! Whether you are going on holiday or enjoying the scenery of your locality, I wish you God’s blessing in all that you have planned this summer. Remember God’s precious plans for you are more than the grains of sand in your hand!

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Fabulous Platinum Jubilee Choir and Band Concert The Hasland Community Choir held a free Jubilee concert at the church in June alongside the wonderful Phoenix Concert Band. This was the first time the two had worked together and the result was wonderful. Many thanks to everybody who supported our concert, which proved to be a great success with around 100 people coming to listen to the combined musical expertise of the Phoenix Concert Band and the Hasland Community Choir. Through the raffle and refreshments we raised over £350 for the Ukrainian appeal. When added to the donations given early we have raised just over £600 to send to All We Can for Ukraine. Val Davies

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Janet’s Sparkle Walk I was very pleased to join the Sparkle Walk event on the 9th July, held in aid of Ashgate Hospice. The walk is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Hospice and was a beautiful sight as thousands of people dressed in pink, sparkles and bunny ears to walk 10K around Chesterfield after dark. The route passed through Eastwood Park and we received lots of encouragement on our way. Thank you! Janet Sheldon

Gala Day Fundraising On Hasland Gala Day the coffee bar team opened the church for the afternoon to serve sandwiches, cakes and cream teas, raising £102 for church funds. Val Davies

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Friendship group says give ‘3 Minute Carrot Method’ a go to regain lost confidence To help widowed residents overcome the difficult first step of socialising again after loss, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows, a friendship group based in Chesterfield, is inviting visitors along to its events for just three minutes. The unusual offer is based on the ‘Three Minute Carrot Method’, which gives you permission to stop or leave something after three minutes instead of feeling daunted by staying for an hour. The technique was suggested to the group by Clinical Psychologist and author, Dr Jennifer Wild, who was asked for her advice on ways in which people can rebuild social confidence after losing a partner. Trudy Ford, Social Organiser at Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows, a not‐for‐profit which brings people together in the community for social activities, said: “Trying something new can be nerve‐wracking, especially if it’s the first time an individual has really put themselves in a social setting without having their partner by their side.” “We’d obviously love people to stay for the entirety of our events, but we also recognise that people need to move at their own pace. So, if you decide that three minutes is enough for you that day, that’s totally fine. If you want to stay longer, then that’s great also.” Dr Wild, who has written a series of blogs for the Oddfellows, commented: “The Three

Minute Carrot Method gives you permission to stop or leave something early. After your three minutes you can decide if you are going to turn around and go home, or if you are going to carry on. You’ll find, more often than not, that you will carry on. But by giving yourself permission to leave, it relieves the pressure.” Oddfellows Derbyshire members enjoying their monthly walking group Trudy added: “When Dr Wild explained this technique to us, we wanted to share her Dr Jennifer Wild is a consultant clinical psychologist and associate advice more widely as it could be the thing professor at the University of Oxford. that encourages someone to take that one Her book, Be Extraordinary: 7 Key small positive step forwards.” Skills to Transform your Life from Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows organises social Ordinary to Extraordinary, gives events for its members across the area inspiring real‐life examples of how including lunches, dinners, coffee mornings, ordinary people have used these skills outings and a walking group. Get in touch for a to come through astonishing adversity. To read Dr list of events ‐ newcomers are always welcome Wild’s series of advice blogs, written especially for the Oddfellows, go to oddfellows.co.uk/news. to come along and give it a try. “We say ring or email us ahead of your first event to let us know you’re coming, so we can explain exactly where we meet and we can welcome you,” added Trudy. Upcoming events at Oddfellows Derbyshire In addition to attending regular social events, Peak – please contact us if you’d like to join us. Oddfellows members can access financial Friday 5th August 10.30am – Rambling On benefits and welfare support, with a dedicated Walking Group in Ashover care helpline and citizens advice team and a Friday 12th August 6pm – Friday Night Social travel club. at The Angel at Holmesfield 6pm Anyone wishing to attend an upcoming event, or to receive a local events diary, contact Wednesday 17th August – Coffee Morning at Trudy Ford on 01246 273076 or email Derbyshire Peak Lodge, Saltergate 11am trudy.ford@oddfellows.co.uk. Further Tuesday 30th August Dining in Derbyshire information about the Oddfellows can be Monsal Head Hotel 12.30pm found at oddfellows.co.uk/firststeps.

Young Poet Fundraises £1000

Fundraiser Samuel strikes again We recently featured local poet Kenzi Jupp when his poetry book ‐ I’m Just Me ‐ was published. Kenzi told us that he planned to donate all profits from his book to Derbyshire Autism Services ‐ and in June the time came to do just that. Kenzi proudly presented guests from Derbyshire Autism Services with a cheque for an amazing £1000. Kenzi presenting the cheque to DAS News of Kenzi’s achievement soon spread with head teacher Mr Cooper (left) and Mum Mandy (second left); Mr and the team from Calendar News came Cooper talks to Calendar News. along to Outwood Academy Hasland Hall where Kenzi is a student. The crew interviewed Kenzi, Headteacher Mr Cooper and the guests from DAS. Kenzi hopes that more of his poetry can be made into books in the future and that his poetry about his life with autism will help others to understand the condition. His goal is to get a book into every school library in the UK to raise awareness and help as many children as possible

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Samuel Morris has yet again completed a charity litter pick following his successful efforts last year. His Mum Sarah told me: “Samuel has carried out another charity litter pick, this time in support of 2 very deserving charities ‐ The Childrens Hospital Charity and Embrace (ICU Samuel is pictured with Ambulance). He started his litter pick on Friday helper friends Elsie‐May, Jack 24th June whilst walking to school, he then Adlington and Owain Lancey. collected rubbish during both his break and lunchtime, earning him Hasland Junior School’s Community Cup. “Next he carried out a litter pick around Eastwood Park, Hasland Road and Mansfield Road on Sunday 26th June with the help of some of his friends. He also held a ‘name the bear’ stall and a good friend of ours baked cakes to sell. So far he has raised an incredible £817 which will be split equally between the 2 charities. “Samuel hopes that the money raised will help Sheffield Childrens Hospital get a much needed helipad on the roof of the building and will help the Embrace Ambulance continue to provide care packages including a soft toy for every child it transports. Samuel chose both of these charities as they played a huge part in providing life saving treatment when he was suffering from PIMS. “He is already planning his next litter pick for 2023.”


PINT‐MAN’S MARATHON DREAM Local nurse Joan sets hopes on breaking unique world record at London Marathon A nurse is challenging himself to break a unique running world record in support of Ashgate Hospice – by running the London Marathon dressed as a pint of beer. Joan Pons Laplana, from Chesterfield, is hoping to become the fastest man to ever complete a marathon dressed as a pint on 2nd October. As Ashgate’s care has only a third of services funded by the Government, the 47‐year‐old wanted to do his bit to help raise funds for the North Derbyshire charity. We’re proud to bring you his #Run4Ashgate story in his own words: “It’s been just over a year since I was diagnosed with PTSD following my redeployment to work as a nurse during the COVID pandemic. The world around me was crumbling and I was struggling with my mental health. I was already on medication for my anxiety attacks and the next step was to start antidepressants. But as a last resort before taking more pills, my therapist suggested trying out running. I was quite overweight and the thought of running horrified me but I decided to give it a go. “Most people start with the couch to 5k programme, but not me! I decided to do couch to marathon in eight months. To motivate myself, I put my name down to run the London Marathon for Cavell Nurses Charity. “The first time I tried to run I lasted less than a mile; I thought I was going to pass out. My heart was pounding, and I couldn’t breathe properly. The worse part was the following morning when I tried to get out of bed – every inch of my body was painful. I could barely move. “I had a couple of days rest and I tried again. This time I ran a bit further. Then after a week I noticed something that I hadn’t managed to do for a long time: I was sleeping for eight hours. My body was so tired that I slept all night through. For the first time in months, I was not waking up in the middle of the night from nightmares. Running broke the vicious cycle. Because I was rested in the morning, I was able to concentrate more. My mood swings improved and suddenly I felt better. “The first time I managed to run 5k was exhilarating. It took me nearly 45 minutes but reaching 5k was a moment of euphoria and pride! My body was broken but my spirit was healing. “When the restrictions were lifted at the end of March 2021, the first thing I did was to join North Derbyshire Running Club. That ended up being one of the best decisions I made in my life. On days that I felt down, the support from my fellow runners was tremendous. It didn’t matter that I was struggling at the back or that I couldn’t run uphill, they were always there with words of encouragement. “Then a friend randomly suggested dressing up for the London Marathon – and trying a Guinness World Record! I found the idea quite intriguing, and I started to do my research. When I discovered that nobody had the Guinness World Record for the fastest pint of beer, it was like a eureka moment! What I didn’t know is that Guinness World Records have a minimal standard and to be the fastest pint in the universe I needed to finish in less than four hours. “Running become a bit of an obsession and I entered a few races locally. As preparation for London I ran the Sheffield Half Marathon 2021. I was euphoric when I managed to cross the line in two hours and four minutes! Suddenly I thought that my dream of completing the marathon in under four hours was possible. “My first attempt at beating the Guinness World Record at the London Marathon didn’t go to plan, but I felt on top of the world. The closer I was to the finish line, the louder the crowds; plus, the encouragement was fantastic. I felt like I was winning the race. “I managed to go from couch potato to completing a marathon in eight months. Thanks to running, I was also winning my battle with PTSD and on top of that I was almost eight stone lighter and a lot healthier. “As the New Year came and went, I continued to get faster. Then someone asked me if I was going to try the record again. My initial reaction was: “no way, Jose!” …but somehow it made sense. I had already done the hard work and transformed my body. The four hours target didn’t seem that impossible and after a few weeks of deliberation I decided to try again. “On 2nd October 2022, I will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record as the fastest pint to complete a marathon! This time I have decided to support Ashgate Hospice whilst taking on the challenge. Ashgate is my local

hospice, and I became aware that hospices across the UK only receive about a third of their income from the UK government and the rest from the public through donations and fundraisers. I want to do my bit to help. “Ashgate Hospice is a unique and special kind of place that supports families who are experiencing an advanced life‐limiting illness. I’m hoping to raise £5,000 in total so Ashgate can be there to support patients and families in its Inpatient Unit and out in the community.” CAMRA Chesterfield has decided to support Joan's #Pint4Ashgate Challenge. Also a few pubs and breweries have decided to advertise Joan's costume. If you own a pub you can still put your pub logo onto the costume for a small donation. Just contact Joan at joan.ponslaplana@gmail.com. If you enjoy a pint and would like to support Joan's World Record Attempt you can donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pint4Ashgate.

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Stories from Spital Cemetery Monsieur Guilmant, Disgraceful Neglect and Loss of Athletic Support Joseph Andre Labat Guilmant was the son of a Professor of Language who taught at Repton School. Born in 1849 he, his wife and infant son are all interred in Spital Cemetery. Joseph himself became a language and drawing teacher at Chesterfield Grammar School in 1881. His wife, Marie Anne Lydia, had been in Paris when the Germans laid siege to it from 19th September 1870 until 28th January 1871. She was one of the Parisians who were so short of food they ate cats, dogs and rats in order to survive. When Joseph Guilmant died at the age of 60 in 1919 he had been a senior master at the Grammar School for 38 years. It was remarked that “His French lessons were always interesting, his drawing expositions masterly and in his younger days he excelled in sport. Although French by descent, he was a true Englishman in upbringing and inclination. He was imbued in his youth with that public school character, which one would have expected from the son of one of the most talented resident French and music masters Repton ever had, and he brought the spirit to bear in his conduct through life”. He was said to have won esteem and popularity alike of the members of staff and students. The old boys of the school looked upon him as a particular dear friend and guide. In 1862 he and his wife had the great misfortune to lose their son, Henry William at the age of six. Their grief was compounded by what the Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald described as “Disgraceful Neglect at Chesterfield Cemetery.” It went on: “On 18th December the interment of Mr Guilmant’s child was appointed to take place at the cemetery; the funeral procession arrived in due time, but there was no minister in attendance to perform the sacred rites of burial. A delay of nearly an hour was experienced during which the family and friends of the deceased deeply grieved at the occasion which brought them there, were awaiting the arrival of the Minister, but as none came, Mr Guilmant’s brother‐in‐law, who happened to be a clergyman, donned the gown and performed the service.” The Guilmants went on to have three more children who lived to adulthood. Mr Guilmant’s role as timekeeper at the Grammar School Sports day in 1889 was not without controversy! The Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald of 8th June 1889 carried a letter from “A Spectator” which complained of the “imperfect and unsatisfactory manner in which some of the competitors were handicapped.” “The jumping competition was marked by an entire absence of that fair, and useful arrangement, the consequence being that on that, and other occasions, the elder competitors were relatively favoured, and afforded opportunities of repeating their successes of last year. This tends to discourage juvenile efforts, and if again repeated will militate against the success of the competitors in point of public interest, and number of entries. I think an experienced handicapper might very properly be consulted.” Mr Guilmant’s response the following week included: “Your correspondent... displays little knowledge of the art of writing plain English and ludicrous ignorance of athletics.... I suppose he has never had the advantage of a Grammar School education.... Fancy handicapping a jump! Does Spectator really think that an outsider, experienced or otherwise could handicap our boys better than us – who see them daily in the playground, the cricket or the football field – who know not only their ages but their sizes, their style of running, their energy, their health and hear them talk about each other?” “For the sake of others than Spectator I will mention that to allow the prizes to go to as many boys as possible no competitor is allowed to receive more than a certain number……though we should be very sorry to exclude him the honour of coming in first and the others that of being as near to him as possible – Believe me, dear sir” And of course on June 22nd “Spectator” had to respond: “Sir – In writing the letter respecting the Chesterfield Grammar School Sports, which appeared in your issue of the 7th inst., and has provoked such a spirited reply from one of the Masters. I was not aware that it was necessary for me to give Educational references in order to add weight to my remarks; but as Mr Guilmant is much exercised in his mind on that score. I can 46

assure him that I have had the advantage of a Grammar School education, and received instruction from a French Master, whose composition was ever tangled and whose grammar was invariably Photo by Margaret Hershee correct. Yours faithfully, “A SPECTATOR”. Not content to allow Mr Guilmant and “A Spectator” to battle it out between them a gentleman called “WE” “NOT” “US” wrote the following in the same week: “SIR – I was rather surprised to read the extraordinary epistle in your last issue from Mr Guilmant, Chairman of the Chesterfield Grammar School Sports Committee and Senior master at the school. Had “Spectator’s contention been a groundless one, I hardly think it would have invoked such a reply as that of Mr Guilmant’s – a reply which savours strongly of being carefully cooked and turned before having the signature attached. Indeed from the signature, I gather it is official, issued with the Authority of the Sports Committee. …” “The letter in my opinion only serves to show that Mr Guilmant and the rest of the committee display a ludicrous ignorance of the art of plain English and little knowledge of athletics.”

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by Mike Goodwin

Hi everyone. At the last time of writing I was full of hope and optimism, looking forward to the play offs in June. However I am still Chairman of a National League side after losing in the semi final at Solihull. A great performance and victory at Halifax was followed by a performance at Solihull that didn’t quite hit the same heights. The loss of Danny Rowe at Solihull for me was the difference. Danny provided the quality that we had been missing in the latter weeks of the season. His goal and assist gave us a well deserved victory. Unfortunately Danny had a re‐occurrence of his problems that had blighted his season and we lost him once again. Danny has had further treatment and surgery during the summer break and we hope he comes back at the end of July fine and able to help us push for promotion this coming season. George Carline is back in pre season training and looking like the player he was before his injury. Paul Cook took no time in preparing for next season after the defeat at Solihull. His retained list was published very quickly and I am sure there were a few surprises in there. Paul has a vision for the club that sees us back in League One and has started building his team accordingly. He is an inspirational manager and excellent coach. His teams play good football and score goals. I am convinced that the team he is assembling will deliver that. He has made 10 signings at the time of writing and there will be a couple more. The business he has conducted has been fantastic so far with an excellent blend of skill, quality, youth, pace and fitness. Pre‐season training is going really well and Paul has outlined his framework that he wants the players to adhere to. It is professional, exciting and hopefully will deliver the success we all crave. His name alone has brought players to the club that would not have otherwise considered the National League. Two days ago I watched behind closed doors as we dismantled a very good Sheffield Wednesday U23 side 4‐0. It was a really encouraging start to the pre season friendlies with a full squad of 24 players used. The new boys blended well with the existing guys to produce some excellent performances. Whilst there were good performances all over the field, in both halves of the game I would venture a few names to look for when the season starts. Dobra is a young U21 International and looks a great player. He will get supporters off their seats. Oldaker looks a really

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accomplished midfielder who will complement Ollie Banks. Ollie sprayed passes all over the pitch with great accuracy. Sheckleford looks fit, strong and has a great engine. Our new keeper looks confident and commanding of his box. George Cooper has a sweet left foot. I could go on singing the teams praises. Needless to say I was very impressed and I can’t wait for the season to start. I don’t think the opening fixtures have been kind to us but we will meet them with confidence. Paul has assembled a team that will be competitive, exciting and hopefully successful. All this within the budget that has been allocated to him. It is a pleasure to work with a consummate professional who understands what is needed for success on the field but appreciates the need for stability, planning and viability for a clubs future. Financially the club is in a reasonable place and we are continuing to look for savings wherever possible. We are also developing new income streams and our Marketing Department has some great ideas to help that. We have been prudent in our budgeting but success on the field will be important to help generate much needed funds through attendances, kit sales etc. The decision to freeze season ticket prices was a difficult one but we felt that it was important as a community club, to acknowledge the difficulties that many supporters are experiencing. My apologies to supporters in the hospitality lounges where we have had to increase prices due to the pressure on wages and raw materials to the club. Both on and off the field we are making good progress and continuing to move forwards. I am sure there are many bumps and turns to come this season but I look forward to it with confidence and optimism.

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A scenic drive, a riverside walk, lunch and a browse in our lovely shop the perfect day out! We offer gifts from quirky and original British companies including Clockwork Soldier, The Puppet Company, Suki, Jomanda, Emma Ball and Sweet Poppy Stencils.

We have something for every occasion. You’ll love our range of home decor, candles, cushions, lamps, coasters and clocks. Even our staircase is lined with artwork for you to browse.

We are also stockists of award-winning Frenchic paint. Our ladies boutique has funky dresses, outfits, knitwear and jackets alongside fabulous handbags, hats & accessories. Our beautiful jewellery collection includes silver and precious stones including the famous ‘Blue John’ Our children’s section is paradise of fun. We stock thousands of craft kits, puppets, models and activity sets. We offer eco-friendly toys including wooden figures, ‘Recycle Me’ kits from Inside Out Toys and the excellent Djeco range. We also have adorable quality cuddly toys from Wilberry. We also offer greetings cards for all occasions and a huge range of helium balloons.

Visit us at South Parade, Matlock Bath DE4 3NR Tel: 01629 593990 or 07506 681 946 www.eclecticdelightsofserendipity.co.uk Eclectic Delights of Serendipity