S41 Local - 22 July 2021

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Issue 22 - July 2021

Cover Photography Virginia Chandler



Copy Date Friday 16 July

Hello and welcome to the July edition of S41 Local magazine. At the time of writing this it appears monsoon season has finished and summer, and potentially freedom has arrived, but if the last year has taught us anything, it's that things change! With holidays abroad looking sceptical at best this summer, we took advantage of Chesterfield's back garden - The Peak District and spent a few nights camping at a lovely site on the edge of Buxton. You can read all about it in this edition and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. We had Bekah's 40th last week and for the first time ever my purchases stood up to scrutiny! She was particularly happy with the murder mystery night in Lincolnshire and the limited edition, Doc Martens boots in burgundy with yellow laces! My dad also turned 70 last month (cheap month!) I got my dad a swimming with sharks experience, which at first he thought was a joke. It isn't! Can't wait for this one. This is our third edition back post low-down and I am very pleased to welcome a variety of new advertisers such as the swarve, Master Debonair and the tasty Bradbury Bar & Bistro where we went for Bekah's birthday breakfast. I highly recommend the trio of breakfast sliders. We meet some great local business owners including Kirsty at The Copy & Print Centre who have been on Saltergate for over 40 years, Ellie of Elevation Dance Studios where our little Florie has just started going and loves it, and the talented beautician Emma Heaton who has been an S41 Local magazine regular for over two years now! This months cover artist is the amazing Virginia Chandler who's painting of the sheep lends itself perfectly to this out and about edition of S41 Local magazine. Molly Scott is back with some of her favourite playgrounds to visit with bonus points for one's who serve coffee and our CFC correspondent and photographer updates us on all things football. Peace, love and positivity. Simon, Bekah and the kids. 07716 014002 Simon@s41local.co.uk


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Cover Artist

Virginia (Ginny) Chandler We catch up with Ginny Chandler, local artists and international exhibitor. Words: Simon Paterson Images: Ginny Chandler


hen Ginny Chandler isn’t quenching her creative thirst you will find her volunteering at West Studios, the home of S40 and S41 Local Magazines or facilitating rock painting with toddlers at the Monkey Park Café. We caught up with this month’s front cover artist to hear her story.

Ginny, at what age did you know you wanted to be an artist? "As soon I could talk, I was drawing; I get a pure and natural high from creating. I’ve recently read through my primary school reports and every teacher mentions I have an eye for colours. I have been using art as a personal therapy throughout my life and love, love, LOVE being an artist." Just to clarify, you love being an artist? Haha. What has been your favourite piece to-date? "This is my fave painting, I painted this for my degree show (opposite top left) and it was one part of an installation I made called “The birds and the bee’s”, in front of the paintings in the installation I had sewn together seven magpies and bee’s using fragile paper. Exploring the fragility of childhood."

How do you come up with something like that, how does your creative process start? 'I build layers and experiment using different types of paints, oils and water-based paints. Glitter, plaster, sequins etc to build texture. The layers form their own narrative of mirroring life’s ebb and flows over time."

Where or who do you draw your inspiration from? "Colours, light, reflecting light and nature inspire me to re-create these, intense, vivid scenes."

to support myself and have really enjoyed roles where I worked with people who have a learning disability or autism." So, if you couldn't give to the world through your art, you would do it by helping those in need. How did you come up with your unique painting style? "I came up with my painting style through years or exploring textures, paints, colours and layers in trial and error. I’m constantly learning and hopefully developing."

What's your favourite spot or place to visit in Chesterfield? "We moved to Chesterfield in November and I love living here, I feel so creative from all the lovely countryside and friendly people. I'm still exploring the area; Linacre reservoir is beautiful. There’s a lot more I need to explore!"

Welcome to our beloved town. We are very lucky to have you. Where did you learn your craft? "I studied Fine Art at West Nottinghamshire College and at 17 I moved to Liverpool to study a BA in Fine Art at Liverpool John Moore’s University, I loved living in Liverpool so I stayed there for 12 years. I exhibited internationally in France and Sweden, and nationally across the UK." International artist, pretty cool! Where can we next view your work? "I have an exhibit coming up at West Studios from 2 to 23 August 2021, I’d love to meet some of your readers there."

Thank you for letting us feature one of your beautiful pieces on our front cover and we hope to see you at the exhibition in August.

What would you be doing if you weren’t an artist? "I couldn’t imagine myself as anything else other than being an artist, it’s such a big part of my life. I’ve always worked part time Page 4


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Boys and their toys Text & Images: Conor Graves

I am an aspiring documentary photographer who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University last year. My practice is heavily based on documenting various aspects of life often revolving around the mundane and banal which ordinarily go unnoticed, making the normal appear ‘abnormal’. Being from a typical working class British background, I have a huge interest in Britain as a whole, this having a huge impact within my work and my way of thinking, as the projects I create revolve around British elements and landscapes.

'I am at war with the obvious.' William Eggleston

My most recent project sees me exploring the widely used phrase 'boys and their toys'. This implying that adult men sometimes dote excessively on machines, automobiles, and gadgets. I aim to explore this by documenting the men with their 'toys' as this interests me greatly, as well as having potential to be a great project. This is currently ongoing as I am finding it difficult to find subjects to photograph. If you you are reading this and have a 'toy' or know someone who does, please send me an email via my contact page on my website. www.conorgraves.com

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Business Intro

The Bradbury Bar & Bistro A tasty edition to Chatsworth Road Words: Bekah Anstey Images: The Bradbury Bar & Bistro


rom the moment I walked into The Bradbury Bar & Bistro I felt at home. I was greeted by Olivia and Michelle who instantly made me feel welcome and valued. The décor is rustic and current - yet timeless, it’s both classy and casual. You could hold a 40th birthday meal here or just pop in after your morning run for a flat white and a well-earned breakfast, of which I have had three in just two weeks! The Bradbury Bar & Bistro came to life when local couple Craig and Kirsty drove past the empty unit on Chatsworth Road back in August 2020. A flippant comment of 'that would be a great coffee shop' turned into reality and thus the bistro was born. Within weeks of the drive-by, the owners Craig and Kirsty had snapped up the unit and their new adventure had begun.

They certainly didn’t hang around and with Craig’s construction company (Bluehawk Construction Ltd), his contacts and determination and family support from their kids Joel and Olivia it was ready to open for Christmas! Sadly, Covid had other ideas.

Kirsty is no stranger to hospitality having worked in the industry for over 32 years. She always had aspirations of owning her own coffee shop and now she feels like her dreams have come true.

Craig and Kirsty's younger years have had a major influence on the Bistro, from historic pictures of

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the Bradbury Club and Esso garage on show on the staircase, to naming their business after the local night club we all loved, The Bradbury Club, showing my age here! I was lucky enough to catch up with Kirsty for a quick chat and a flat white, of course!

Kirsty, I’m a lover of good food and so my most important question is - what’s your favourite dish on the menu? "That’s a tough one, Craig’s is without a doubt the Nutella stuffed French toast with caramelised banana, coffee cream, hazelnut coffee crumb and fresh raspberry, it really is a sweet tooth's dream! Mine would be the Omelette, it’s roasted beetroot, pickled walnut, goats' cheese, rocket and balsamic glaze. It’s a super omelette!"

Wow, both sound amazing, I’ll take one of each! My partner Simon loved the breakfast sliders and said 'these are the best sausages I have ever had.' High praise indeed, as he is the fussiest eater I know. You worked for other people for many years, now you’re your own boss, what's the best thing about running your own business? "Without a doubt it’s the ability to embrace your creativity and put it into practice. I have lots of ideas and love that I can simply make a decision and action it. We are launching our themed nights next month and have Kirsty Celik hosting a Psychic night, this came about from my love of what Kirsty does. I love to embrace my teams' ideas and suggestions."


"They are the heart of all we do at the Bistro and they are just brilliant!"

It’s 2026 what does the Bradbury Bar & Bistro look like? "I see lots of success and happiness. We all really love what we do here and I’d like to think that this will continue and that we'll have a well-loved Chesterfield business. I’d also like to see the Bistro giving back to the community, whether that is hosting events or simply being available for coffee mornings. Supporting our community is extremely important to us and we have already made contact with the local church (New Life) to see what we can do to get involved and make a difference to our local community." What do you do to wind down and switch off? "This is possibly the only downside I would say to having your own business, I don’t switch off. I am fortunate enough to look after my beautiful seven-monthold niece on Fridays, I usually spend the day worrying that I should be at work and checking in with the team, despite them all being fine without me. As much as I would like to take time out and wind down it's hard when the Bistro doors are open, in some ways it’s like having a toddler again! As soon as they’re closed I enjoy family time with Craig, Joel and Olivia, dog walks with my Frenchie Isla and the odd glass of wine."

Finally our readers are advocates of local independent business, who’s your favourite? "To name a few; Lombardis, Roy Peters Estates, EZ Nails, Il Mondo, 360 Wellbeing and The Look, they are all hugely supportive, fantastic local businesses." From morning coffee with friends, a breakie with the boys, tapas and champagne evenings with the girls to night time entertainment, the Bradbury Bar & Bistro has got it covered. Open 7 days a week, I am already looking forward to my next visit. The Bradbury Bar & Bistro is a great addition to 131 Chatsworth Road, upstairs along from The Look, and I have no doubt they will be here for many years to come. Go check them out and as always mention where you read about them, S41 Local! The Bradbury Bar & Bistro 131 Chatsworth Road S40 2AP 01246 938778 @TheBradBarBistro


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osewood Wealth Management is delighted to continue their sponsorship of Cutthorpe Cricket Club as they return to full competition post Covid restrictions. After enduring a challenging 2020 season during the pandemic, Cutthorpe are thrilled to have Sri Lankan Professional Cricketer Hashen Ramanayake join the club. Coming from a cricketing family, Hash is a stylish and powerful top order batsman. In five UK seasons as a professional – Lancashire, Northern Ireland & Scotland - he has won league titles and secured promotion on three occasions. Cutthorpe are thrilled to have this exciting, young, and talented bat/bowl allrounder and are looking to challenge for the First division title and

associated promotion back to the Premier division of the Derbyshire County Cricket League. You may see Hash, zipping around Chesterfield in Rosie, the latest edition to the Rosewood Team. As a sponsor, it has been extremely rewarding facilitating Hash into being independently mobile and able to see the beautiful local countryside and sites whilst he is in the UK. A big Thank you to Lyn Chapman at Brand Photography by Wings for her amazing photo shoots that she does for us. We love how relaxed and fun she makes them. Lyn donated her fee for the Cricket Sponsorship shoot to Chesterfield Animal Rescue.

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s we approach the midpoint of 2021, we look back on the last twelve months and take stock. Through the constantly changing landscape of Covid, keeping our team and clients safe has always been our primary concern. Although there has been challenges along the way, we feel that we have emerged more agile and resilient, being able to support our clients and continue to deliver a personalised and professional experience. Abigail, our apprentice, has been inspirational. Approaching the first year of her apprenticeship, in the midst of a pandemic, with a sunny disposition and flexible attitude to the ever-changing work environment. Having

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to adapt between working from home, virtual meetings, training, and now full circle back to the office, Abby’s sheer determination to learn as much as possible and create a positive customer experience is something we truly admire. When guidelines encouraged us to work from home if possible, it was clear to us we needed to maintain morale and be in contact more than ever. We invested in laptops, screens, portable desktop phones and software to ensure there was no disruption to business continuity. We also decided there was no other choice but to make this fun!!! With virtual breakfast meetings, events with Chesterfield Champions, quiz nights and delicious, delivered treats,


such as afternoon tea supplied by Maison Mes Amis, chocolate boxes by Bespoke Boxes and handmade Fused Glass by Melissa Mitchell. There was no doubt for us that if we supported each other, we would emerge stronger than ever as a team and ready to take on all challenges. Rosewood’s ethos of supporting the local community continued throughout Covid and during this time we discovered Monkwood Community Food Hub. They are a small, self-funded organisation who help vulnerable adults trying to get back on their feet by supplying food parcels and cooked meals. Janice Marriott - Monkwood Co-Ordinator says ‘We are so humbled by the support of the local community. We rely on food donations and to have regular donors such as Rosewood, allows us to provide for the people that need it’. Returning to the office has been an exciting time. In keeping with guidelines and to ensure overall safety, we created a return-to-work roadmap. The office has been equipped with wall mounted sanitisers and we have a mandatory temperature check on arrival. We have also added a spot of colour with artwork by local artist EJP Unique. As a team we are maintaining our twice weekly covid testing, this means that we can now offer appointments virtually, by telephone and, at last, face to face in the office. Being able to facilitate a channel of choice for our clients, means that we can be flexible and cater to each individual clients needs.

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Business Intro

Elevation Dance Company Words: Paul Chapman Images: Helen Rowan Photography

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llie Cook is the driving force behind Elevation Dance Company and has recently opened up her own premises on Baden Powel Road after running classes from St Thomas’ Centre.

Ellie has danced since she was four years old, at 10 she auditioned for the Northern Ballet Associates and at 16 years old trained professionally at Centre Pointe Vocational College in Manchester where she took her A levels and danced full time. Ellie graduated after three years, is an award winner at English Ballet Championships and has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and various other UK venues.

Her time in the northwest enabled her to further her teaching qualifications before moving closer to her home town of Chesterfield in 2016.

“Fabulous dance Company, professional yet relaxed and friendly all at the same time. Ellie is patient and very creative keeping the kids engaged and always interested. I can’t recommend her classes enough!” Helen Treece, Connie's mum.

“I moved home and opened in January 2017 taking classes for preschool to 16-year-old students at St Thomas’ Centre and this is where I operated until lockdown last year,” explains Ellie. “I offered all types of dance to students, ballet, tap, musical theatre, acrobatics, and even street dance with teacher Ana-Mia who comes in to help out.” As with many businesses all was well until 23 March 2020 when lockdown hit. “When things closed I was unsure what to do, how to survive as a business,” says Ellie.

“I refurbished the dining room at home and started zoom classes. These were well received, and I was able to run zoom-based classes for 19 weeks. We ran online competitions etc and it was lovely to see children staying with the classes, and even better when we were briefly able to offer face to face classes as nearly everyone returned. “I have to pass on my thanks to those who stuck with it, it’s this that has enabled me to keep the business viable and even allowed me to expand into my own permanent studio.”

“I’d always wanted my own space and was on the lookout for a studio, I found a unit on Baden Powel Road, near Queen's Park, next to Ian Jolly garage and picked up the keys in October last year.”

“It was really disappointing to close down again but rather than look at things negatively I invested in some better equipment that enabled me to improve the quality of the zoom classes and started online again, this time from the new studio. “I have to admit that it was hard keeping the motivation going the second time around but over Christmas we put together a Christmas Showcase which gave a focus for the sessions. We practiced routines with students and then filmed them, these were edited by Rob from Resurge Media and we live streamed the event. Family members paid £5 a ticket and raised £350, which we donated to Ashgate Hospicecare. It also enabled people across the country to view the student's hard work, it perhaps gave us a bigger reach than we’d have achieved had we held the event at the studio. ” Ellie also coached a number of students through exams over zoom, “we had two students pass their grade 1 tap exams with distinctions remotely, I would take the lesson as if I was the examiner, film it and then it would be assessed remotely. Tap was a bit difficult due to the delays over zoom, but we got through it. Evidence that students can still achieve even though we were not able to meet face to face.”

It was clear chatting to Ellie that she loves what she does with a passion and dancing with children, “I love being silly with them, the fun you get from them is infectious and it’s a great way for young children to gain life experiences and confidence,” says Ellie. Elevation Dance have classes to suit all abilities from 4 to 16 years of age, their class sizes are typically 10 children, with a maximum of 12, to enable close tuition and allows for a mix of one to one and group coaching.

Classes take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and now she has her new studio classes are being added all the time.

Get in touch with Ellie on the contact details below, and as always be sure to mention that you saw her in S40 Local. Elevation Dance Company Baden Powel Road Chesterfield S40 E: ellie@elevationdancecompany.co.uk T: 07414 900299 @elevationdancecompany1 Web: elevationdancecompany.co.uk

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Business intro

The Copy & Print Centre Part of the Saltergate furniture. Words: Simon Paterson Images: The Copy & Print Centre


he Copy & Print Centre on Saltergate have been here for as long I can remember. Established by Derrick Barber in 1975, it was originally called Chesterfield Duplicating Services and has been providing a first-class service ever since. Derrick was joined by his daughter, Kirsty, in the late 80s who still leads the team. We caught up with Kirsty to find out the secret to their long running success and what life is like in the printing industry. Did you go straight into the family business upon leaving school and what was it like in the 80s? "I worked on the market and in a couple of pubs before joining my dad at the Copy & Print Centre. It feels like I’ve been here for about a million years, but in a good way. I started in either ‘87 or ‘88 (can’t quite remember that far back!) Well, put it this way there were no computers we still used typewriters and definitely no internet. Things are a lot faster and more efficient now."

Ah, the 80s, my first computer was a ZX Spectrum 48k. So, you have been here for a million years, you must have quite the portfolio of local businesses who use your services. "We are lucky to have worked with, and work with 100s of local businesses ranging from self-employed window cleaners, to musicians and multi-national companies. We do a lot of work with some of Chesterfield’s most wellknown and loved charities such as Ashgate Hospice, DAST (Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team), DAAS (Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service), DVA be Cancer safe, Deaf & Hearing Support. We have a service, a price and a product to suit everyone’s needs." I've used your services and like many I'm sure, it needed printing urgently and you always turn it around. What is it that's important to you guys when looking after customers? "We Page 20

like to think we are a friendly and professional team. We can do fast turnarounds and we are always updating machinery. Unlike many internet ordering companies, we check your files to make sure the job is going to be spot on before hitting print. People come from Chesterfield and surrounding areas, Bakewell, Mansfield and Matlock, to make use of our services."


So, how much do you print in one week, or can you print in one week? "How long is a piece of string – all the jobs are so varied. We could be printing 200 plans, whilst printing 650 booklets and large format posters all running on different machines simultaneously – while Jo could be upstairs picture framing!"

I didn’t know you did picture framing; I have two that need doing, brilliant! Do you have any favourite projects you have worked on? "Belinda Turner at Stubbing Court Training has been a customer for well over 20 years and I used to be horse mad, so I enjoy doing their design and print as it takes me back to my pony club days – plus we have, after all this time, a great friendship!" Having been a customer at the Copy & Print Centre for many years it was nice to get to know more about this fantastic local business and the lovely lady who runs it. I have no doubt they will be here, providing a great service in the town for many years to come. @TheCopyAndPrintCentre

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Out & About

Destination Buxton Words & Images: Simon Paterson

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hen Bekah told me she had booked us a few days away camping in the Peak District I thought “Oh no, I hate camping, it’s cold and I am more of a hotel dweller!” Now, I was right about the cold bit as I didn’t have a sleeping bag fit for purpose, but apart from that I loved it. We set off for Lime Tree Holiday Park situated on the outskirts of Buxton, about two hours behind schedule because, hey, who has multiple children and ever leaves the house on time? That’s right, no-one!

We eventually arrived and we were greeted by a lovely lady on reception who went over the rules of the site. The only one I can remember is no noise after 10pm, everyone to be in their tents. This one stuck with me because I am old and have little desire to be awake after 10pm. Great rule! We drove through the holiday park on to the top field where the camping took place. Upon exiting the car, the interior of which looked like Chesterfield Refuge Centre, yet again another perk of residing with multiple young children. I was immediately in awe of the mesmerising view of the Derbyshire landscape. I could see for miles and to my right was the marvel of design that is the viaduct that runs through Buxton. Maybe this camping malarkey is for me after all.

We pitched our tent and within minutes two little girls came to see if Eva (our eldest, aged 10) wanted to play. So, off they went into the middle of the field to play ball games. That just left the three-year-old to entertain, and by entertain, I mean ply with snacks.

Sitting in the heart of the Peak District completely disconnected from the outside world, at first, filled me with a sense of anxiety. Like many of my generation I have become reliant on this new world of hyperconnectivity where anyone can contact me via a variety of platforms. It took me a good couple of hours to relax, unwind and reach a state of serenity. I decided to open the copy of Dune I purchased for the minibreak and almost read a full-page before I was accosted by a three-year-old dictator making outrageous demands, for a change!

packed all the food so all that was left for me to do was cook it. This is a very strange cultural tradition where the women do all the work and the men take all the glory, but I’m ok with it! The burgers were slightly burnt on the outside and a little pink in the middle, perfect! The night drew in and we ventured into the tents. The kids were far too excited, but eventually fell to sleep. Around 11pm it became very apparent that my sleeping bag wasn’t fit purpose. Advice: when spending money on camping gear ensure you invest in a quality sleeping bag or spend the night shivering, praying you’ll pull through! The following day we ventured into Buxton to visit the Pavillion Gardens and buy a new sleeping bag! The Pavillion Gardens date back to the 19th century, the grade 2 listed building is a site to behold, inside you will find independent retail outlets, an art gallery and even a cinema. The gardens span over 2.5 acres where you will find fun for all the family including a boating lake, adventure playground, a stream to paddle in, a miniature railway, outdoor gym, a bandstand and plenty of picturesque spots for a picnic. The kids absolutely loved it and so did we! Buxton town centre is the perfect mix of green views and local independent shops and eateries. We popped in to the Sacro Lounge for lunch. Bekah and I opted for Tapas and it was delicious. They have a varied menu with something on it to suit every palate. I then made my most important purchase ever, a new sleeping bag!

After a jam-packed day in Buxton we headed back to the camp site. The kids took part in a big game of rounders and football before we retired to bed. I am very pleased to say that the sleeping bag was fit for purpose.

We are so blessed to have the Peak District as Chesterfield’s back garden and I can’t wait to see where our next tent-based adventure will take us. www.visitbuxton.co.uk

It was early evening so I decided to fire up the BBQ. Bekah had bought, prepped and

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Out & About

Must Visit Playgrounds Fun for the kids, coffee for the adults

Words: Molly Scott Images: Molly Scott, Karen Jarvis, Sean Whelan, Emily Mills


e love a good playground. I am particularly fond of the ones where it’s easy to park and where I can combine it with getting a good coffee! Here’s are some of my favourite Derbyshire playgrounds. Carsington Water: There are several children's play areas at Carsington, plus loads of open space to play, in addition to walking and cycling. Most of the paths are well surfaced and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Large car park (automatic number plate recognition) at the visitor centre. Toilets including baby changing facilities. The ice cream parlour and café is open every day from 10am. Chatsworth Estate Farmyard and Playground: Unlike most of the other suggestions on this list of Derbyshire playgrounds, you do need to pay an admission charge to access these facilities but they are probably worth it, especially for a special afternoon out. Current costs: £7 for adults and children or a family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) for £26, all of which includes car parking.

This gives access to a working farmyard with plenty of animals to see and then an extensive woodland playground with a rope park, trampoline, slides, water and sand play. There are toilets, a farmyard café and gift shop.

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At the time of writing this, tickets must be booked in advance and visits to the farmyard and playground are limited to three hours, with tickets available at either 10am or 1.30pm. The tractor trailer tours and animal handling sessions are currently suspended In line with Covid guidelines

Holmebrook Valley Park: Has an adventure playground, including zip wire and open playing fields. You can do a nice walk around the lake (the paths are bumpy and I wouldn’t recommend taking a pushchair here). There is a café with a limited menu. Lots of free parking (use “Watermeadow Lane” off Newbold Road, Chesterfield for sat nav).

Holymoorside: This picturesque little village has a lovely playground and there’s a large playing field with some picnic benches next to the stream, a very idyllic setting and usually nice and quiet. Free parking.

No café but right next to the Bulls Head pub (although note they are very much separate and you couldn’t sit in the pub and see the playground), or you could combine it with a trip to the fabulous Mamaccino play cafe, who normally have a lovely little play area, which I imagine will need prebooking when it re-opens, but the café itself is very family friendly and the coffee and cakes are both excellent.


Cliffe Park, Dronfield: Cliffe Park is a beautiful large park with a really great playground and large sandpit. Normally there’s a lovely café, I think they’re currently offering takeaways from a kiosk. Free car park at S18 2XU although I imagine this is busy at popular times.

Hall Leys Park, Matlock: A lovely big Victorian park in the centre of Matlock town. The paths are really smooth, nice for pushchairs and I assume wheelchairs. There’s pretty planting, lots of seating, a lovely duck pond and great playground facilities. In normal times there is a splash pad for children. There’s a lovely little café in the park and of course plenty of lovely, independent, businesses in Matlock itself (which is right next to the park). There are fairly well-maintained public toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities, a drinking fountain and water bottle filling station to reduce plastic waste. I tend to park in the large pay and display car park near the station (DE4 3NA) – from there cross the road and then go over the bridge and you’ll soon see the park. Queens Park: A quintessentially English, Victorian park with two playgrounds, one for smaller children is on sand and then there’s a more adventurous one for older children at the other end of the park. There is a large duck pond and lovely smooth paths so perfect for buggy walks. In normal times they have a ride-on train and a lovely Cafe. Pay and display car park (although residents can use their permit for free parking early morning and late afternoon), and if you are lucky some free street parking. @mollyinderbyshire @Derbyshire Lovely Local Indie

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Out & About

Happy 10th Birthday Monsal Trail Words: Paul Chapman plus Press Release from the Peak District National Park Images: Paul Chapman


en years ago in the July 2011 edition we visited the Monsal Trail as it was officially opened along it's entire length.

The following is a press release from the Peak District National Park to celebrate ten years of the Monsal Trail. More people than ever are enjoying some of the Peak District’s most stunning countryside as the Monsal Trail celebrates a landmark anniversary.

The 25 May marked the 10th anniversary since the opening of four Victorian former railway tunnels to create a continuous 8.5-mile trafficfree trail through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales.

Headstone Tunnel, Cressbrook Tunnel, Litton Tunnel and Chee Tor Tunnel – each about 400 metres long – opened to trail users in May 2011, bringing an immediate growth in visitor numbers to the trail. The first week saw an increase of more than 100% in cycle users. The Hassop Station counter recorded 1,094 two-way cycle movements during the week up to 24 May and 2,112 between 25 and 31 May.

Today, the Monsal Trail is hugely popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users. Figures collected from the Hassop Station counter show that, from 10 March 2012 to 31 December 2020, at least 2.5 million journeys were recorded. These include at least 1,023,264 cycles and at least 1,497,297 pedestrians. The Monsal Trail is currently estimated to attract around 300,000 visitors per year. In 2020, the late summer period post-lockdown saw a doubling of visits in just three months to over 200,000. At its peak, there were almost 2,000 visits each day. The anniversary is the latest in a year of milestones for the Peak District, which last month celebrated its 70th birthday as the UK’s first national park and the 50th anniversary of the 13 mile Tissington Trail.

Peak District National Park Authority chair Andrew McCloy said: “It seems fitting that we find ourselves celebrating the anniversary of the one of the Peak District’s best-loved locations in the same year as we reflect on the very reasons for national parks being created 70 years ago. “The Monsal Trail today represents many of the reasons why our national parks remain so pivotal for the nation as we recover from the pandemic; a place to exercise and recharge our wellbeing, an opportunity to immerse in nature and the landscape but crucially in a way that remains easily accessible for so many.

“The popularity of the route remains clear, and not least since the re-opening of tunnels allowed for a continuous route across stunning Peak District countryside.

“It’s hoped that the Monsal Trail will also play a key role in the White Peak Loop – bringing together a sequence of routes that will allow sustainable travel to flourish in this part of the Peak District National Park.” The Monsal Trail runs along the former Midland Railway line - which closed in 1968 - between Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, Bakewell.

Most of the route was opened to the public in 1981, with two tunnels - Chee Tor No.2 and Rusher Cutting – already forming part of the trail. However, four former railway tunnels had to remain closed due to safety reasons, with public footpaths taking people around them. In December 2009, work began to re-open the tunnels, thanks to £2.25 million Department of Transport funding, through Cycling England’s Finding New Solutions scheme. It was carried out by the Peak District National Park Authority through the Pedal Peak District project.

The tunnels were repaired, resurfaced and lit, with work completed in May 2011. The Peak District National Park Authority continues to invest in its trails, recently spending £874,206 on maintenance issues raised through inspections. The Peak District National Park Foundation is raising vital funds to care for the Monsal Trail’s heritage, nature and wildlife for everyone to enjoy. You can find out more and support this work here Support us - Peak District National Park Foundation (peakdistrictfoundation.org.uk). Living in Chesterfield we have the privilege of being able to access the trail early in the morning or at the end of the day when it's less busy.

Why not park up at the old station in Bakewell and give it a go. Cycle from there to the far end at Blackwell, if you do this in the summer you can stop off at Hassop Station Cafe which opens until 9pm for food and it's then a short mile or so to complete the 'there and back' route to the car park at Bakewell. Happy pedalling.


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Residents invited to share stories of ‘Chesterfield in Lockdown’ Words: Press Release Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield residents are being invited to share their stories of life in lockdown – which could be featured in an exhibition at Chesterfield Museum. After seeing the anniversary of the first national lockdown, the team at the Museum are appealing to the local community to get in touch with stories, memories, images and items that express their experiences of the pandemic.

The museum hopes that by working with local people, community groups and organisations, they will be able to show the different lockdown experiences in a unique exhibition – ‘Chesterfield in Lockdown’ - which families can enjoy when the museum can re-open. Also residents are also invited to send items that remind them of lockdown, eg: hand sanitisers, handmade face-masks, paintings and pictures that have been created, and everything in between.

Alyson Barnes, tourism, museums and events manager at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “Over the past year, the way we live our lives has been impacted in ways we could have never imagined. We have been living through the days and seeing history unfold. “We’re really keen to capture what this time has meant to people. This could be something creative, something really important to you, or a more light-hearted memory or object that will remind you of this time. We’re really looking forward to hearing your stories about your own experiences.”

If you would like to contribute please contact the Museum Collections Team via museum.collections@chesterfield.gov.uk or rachel.fannen@chesterfield.gov.uk. In addition to the planned exhibition, Chesterfield Museum is promoting a new borough wide art project to create something unique, which will be used to Page 30

reflect on lockdown for many years to come.

The team at the museum are creating a wall hanging - a textile artwork made up of fabric squares, that will commemorate a shared narrative of lockdown in our town, and want people, across the borough to get involved and create their own fabric square.

People can create their own square which can be sewn, knitted, decorated, designed, painted, dyed or printed and send to Lockdown Textile Project, Chesterfield Museum, St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TD by the end of August 2021. For more information visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/museum www.s41local.com

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Edinburgh Park: Bee-friendly 'pocket park' Words & Images: Healthy Friends of Edinburgh Road Park


ommunity-spirited residents have pulled together to create a new ‘pocket park’, with support from Chesterfield Borough Council.

The new space at Edinburgh Road Park features a number of raised beds planted with wildflowers and plants to support pollinators like bees, new paving, 15,000 spring flowering bulbs and local urban artist Peter Barber has created a wall mural that celebrates nature behind the raised beds. Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt said: “I had a great time getting stuck in and helping out at one of the planting sessions. The pocket park is a fantastic space for the local community and offers something unique for them to enjoy. We also had a wonderful array of daffodils in the spring thanks to the efforts of the group and the children who enjoyed planting in the mud!”

“Working together with The Healthy Friends of Edinburgh Road Park, to develop this park shows how projects like this can help bring the community closer together. I know local people of every generation have been involved in this project throughout and I hope they will all get to enjoy it for many years.” The work is being led by The Healthy Friends of Edinburgh Road Park after securing funding worth almost £20,000. Working in partnership with the Healthy Friends of Edinburgh Road

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the council submitted a bid to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and were awarded £14,500, Chesterfield Borough Council through its Housing Tenant Participation programme provided £5,000 and Derbyshire County Council Public Health also contributed a further £1,000 towards the project. More improvements are planned, and volunteers are still welcome to get involved.

James Green, Chairperson of The Healthy Friends of Edinburgh Road Park, said: “I’ve lived near Edinburgh Park all my life. As a child I used the play area and used to play football on the field. Nowadays, I walk my Border Terrier, Missy down there for exercise and a bit of relaxation."

“It was clear that Edinburgh Road Park was in need of some tender loving care so after many months of working with local residents, the council and a number of funding bodies it’s been pleasure to get to this point in the project. There have been many positive comments from local people on the improvements we’ve made. I hope more people visit the park to take a look!” The first phase of improvements, including the raised beds and paving, were completed during the first lockdown in late spring 2020, closely followed by a socially distanced bulb planting in the autumn of 2020. The new trees will be planted in autumn and local people are still welcome to volunteer and get involved. In the autumn the group will complete the project with the planting of 40 trees in the same area as the bulbs.



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'Sky Tales'

By local author Chris Collard Local writer Chris Collard has written a book along with local artist Mick Groves, who drew the amazing cartoons. How did writing the book come about? Chris explains.

During the summer of 2016 I re-visited the Yorkshire Air Museum, (Y.A.M.) situated in Elvington, a few miles south of York. Given my love of aircraft and all things aeronautical, I ended up volunteering as a guide at the museum. I duly signed on, and received my jacket, sweatshirt and sports shirt all with the museum logo.

Three years of weekly journeying to Elvington, became tiring and expensive in terms of fuel. Plus, I had to leave town before 8am to avoid jams and return on the M18 before the teatime rush, so I was only at the museum for six hours or so. However, I loved it there, drank in the ambience of a W.W.2. R.A.F. heavy bomber base and the impressive almost 2 mile-long runway, built post war, and of course the exhibits, especially the reconstruction of a Halifax four engine bomber.

I wrote a story about our Hawker Hunter ‘talking’ to the Halifax, on one dark night in the hangar and soon after I showed it to Barbara, the Museum Director. She duly showed it to her daughter Elsie, who having read it wanted more! The idea of a children’s book with stories of different aircraft chatting, illustrated by cartoons, photos and a few facts grew.

I then volunteered as a guide at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum at Doncaster on the site of the old R.A.F. Doncaster airfield. Of course, much of my service as a guide there has been limited by Covid 19, but the idea of a similar book emerged and was supported enthusiastically by the trustees.

Roll on to December 2020 and the book, all 500 copies were published, but alas the museum was closed to visitors. I had a potential local radio interview and newspaper and magazine features lined up, but without visitors being able to buy the book at the museum shop there was little point in seeking publicity at that point.

‘Sky Tales’ consists of seven stories, all of which feature aeroplanes and helicopters at the museum and are aimed at the 7 to 11 age group. The seven stories feature conversations scattered with aircraft facts, between aircraft, including The Avro Vulcan (delta V- bomber), a 1909 Bleriot, a huge Sea King helicopter, a Harrier V.T.O.L., a Jet Provost trainer, a twin-engine Jetstream, an Italian Macchi MB 336 trainer, a Lynx helicopter, a Hawker Hunter, the Gloster Meteor, the famous Bell-47, a camouflaged S-58 Wessex and two Canberra noses.

‘Plane Tales’ sold well in the museum shop.

In case you’ve ever wondered ... and I didn’t know this till recently, the word ‘aircraft’ denotes both helicopters and aeroplanes, in fact ALL machines that fly.... and technically ‘aeroplanes’ should be the term for all 'things with wings.'

I regretfully left Elvington in the summer of 2019, for the reasons above, but hope to return on an ad hoc / occasional basis once. Page 34

If you’d like a copy of Chris' book text him on 07704 634334 or e: chriscollard43@yahoo.co.uk The books can be collected locally at a cost of £5 or posted for you at £6.


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Garden Tips

July Garden Tips Words: Transition Chesterfeld Picture: Robert Nixon Betts

There’s quite a lot to do in the garden around now, but pottering around it in summer is one of the rewards for the effort put in over the rest of the year - don’t look on it as work but as relaxation. 1. If you have to water, do so in the evening when there will be less evaporation and the water has a chance to soak into the soil. Using a hose is more efficient than a sprinkler as the water can be directed exactly where it is needed; giving the ground a good soaking once a week is better than a less thorough one every day, which encourages roots to form near the surface. It’s more important that fruit and vegetables are kept well-watered than ornamental plants, some of which produce a better display when slightly stressed anyway. 2. Check for signs of disease on plants prone to them, i.e. blight on tomatoes, clematis wilt or apple scab, and treat accordingly. 3. Prune spring flowering shrubs so they don’t get leggy; most birds will have finished nesting, so you can also trim hedges without disturbing them. 4. Keep watering all plants in containers (indoor and outdoor), and feed them regularly. Anything in grow-bags (especially tomatoes) are prone to problems if watered erratically, so try to have a routine; aim to keep the soil moist but not wet. Plants transpire water all the time, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking if the sun's not shining plants won’t need watering – any breeze or wind will also increase the amount they use. 5. A lot of vegetables should be maturing about now; keep an eye on them, as unreliable weather may cause some to bolt (i.e. form flowers and seeds) - harvest these before this happens, which usually renders them useless anyway. Allow a plant or two to flower if you want to collect seeds, which is what you do with peas and beans anyway. 6. Check tomatoes regularly and pinch out any shoots between branches and the stem, which can appear with astonishing speed. 7. If fences or garden furniture need painting or treatment with a preservative, try to do it in the middle of a dry spell. 8. Take lots of pictures of the garden, especially parts which you think could be improved. That way, you’ll have a good reference to use when you come to think about moving things or buying new plants, and with digital cameras it doesn’t cost anything to take lots of pictures anyway! 9. There may still be some vegetable plantlets in garden centres, so it’s not too late to plant some for harvesting this year. But check that they're not too leggy and make sure they have been well looked after – weedy looking seedlings rarely recover. 10. Salads generally mature quite quickly, so you can sow some every week or two to provide a succession of crops – ‘little and often’ is the best way. Children like to see instant results, so use these as a way of introducing them to gardening.

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Meet Emma Heaton, Beautician Words: Simon Paterson Images: Sweet Escape


weet Escape Beauty on Newbold Road have been an S41 Local Magazine advertiser for as long as I can remember, so I thought it was high-time we introduced them to our readers, and by them, I mean Emma! We caught up with Chesterfield born and bred Emma to hear her story, what treatments she offers and get a few tips on self-care in a post-pandemic world. Simon: Did you know from a young age that the beauty industry was the one for you, Emma?

Emma: To be honest working in this industry was far from my mind as a child. I went from wanting to be an author, to a jockey, to a horse-riding instructor to an illustrator. When you say you want to work in the beauty industry, people have this misconception or stereotype of a beauty therapist, but with me that stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. Simon: That’s quite a varied selection of occupations there! In the end you decided to study Beauty Therapy at Chesterfield College. Emma: Yes, from 2010 to 2013 I was at Chesterfield College, learning my craft.

Simon: So, what is the craft? Let’s assume I know nothing about the beauty industry, because, well, I don’t!

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another beauty therapist "Beauty by Catherine" in her beauty room). Excluding CACI & Waxing, I do provide mobile treatments for clients who cannot come to the beauty room. Simon: Ok, got it, I think! Did you leave College and then start your own venture straight away?

Emma: I left college and worked in supermarkets before starting my own venture. Upon leaving college I applied for several beautician jobs but was told “you don’t have enough experience.” So, I thought, right, I’ll start my own business then! I am very happy to say that Sweet Escape has been going for almost eight years now, I have the most amazing clients and I am looking forward to meeting someone's. Simon: Any top tips on self-care you can share with our readers?

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1st August - 2 to 7pm The Peacock Inn - Brampton Text: Kelly Sheldon


special fund-raiser is coming to Brampton to raise money for one of it’s much loved characters Matt (Taffy) Evans.

Matt’s Story... Matt who is just 47 was first diagnosed with Stage 3 tongue and soft palate cancer in 2006 and was given a 20% chance of survival. Matt, determined to fight the disease, endured surgery to remove his tongue which was replaced with muscle from his stomach, had his neck cut from ear to ear to remove affected lymph nodes and battled four rounds of gruelling chemotherapy and a staggering 36 rounds of radiotherapy! Matt fought hard for a long time and to everyone’s amazement and relief, was eventually given the all clear.

Unfortunately, Matt was recently told that the cancer had returned, this time with a diagnosis of stage 4 mouth and throat cancer, which in its already advanced stages, is inoperable. Without treatment Matt has been given just months to live. Despite this devastating news he plans to fight this just as hard as he did before, to give him as long as possible to spend with his children. As Matt has already received the maximum amount of radiotherapy that the human body can endure in a lifetime, his only option is more chemotherapy. Gofundme... A group of Matt’s childhood friends have set up a gofundme account to raise money for him to make memories with his children and ensure he needs for nothing during this time.

Matt has been a regular supporter of local live music for many years and it is fitting that the day is for him, along with his friends and family, to get together to enjoy each others company, listen to some local live music and make some memories. There will also be some talented local DJ’s supporting the exciting event, Clifton Rowe and Timmy B will be bringing you ‘Pay to Play’ where people will be invited to pay a donation of £5 to hear their favourite track. All proceeds will go to the gofundme cause.

Musicians scheduled to play so far are The Blue Birds, (featuring Matt’s talented sister Ami) Lexi Whiteside, The Shambles (five piece), Matt Lomas, Groundhog Days & Damon Downs. Such an eclectic mix of music to please everyone! Alongside the music and DJ’s there will be a raffle and tasty local food provided by Pizza Pi and Leet’s Treats. The Peacock Inn will be providing alcoholic refreshments and soft drinks.

The event is open to anyone and as always organisers will adhere to the latest COVID guidelines. A group of Matt’s friends will be shaking their charity buckets throughout the day, all you need to do is make a donation and enjoy the day. If you would like to make a donation online before/after the event please go to the link below of scan the qr code. uk.gofundme.com/f/help-matt-evans-tocreate-memories-with-his-kids

So far their initial target of £3000 has been smashed with a whopping almost £10,000 raised so far. The team have been overwhelmed with people’s generosity and love for Matt. A Day of Live Music...

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Tue 29 Jun: Eckington Classic Car Show Organised by Chesterfield Rotary Club with all funds raised going to local charities. See FB: @Eckingtonshow for details.


July TBC: Musicals To Movies For over a year, Peak Voices have been keeping people involved in the world of musical theatre with their weekly music video releases on social media. Their latest works “A Night at the Movies”, will be available to view online this July. Including songs from the crooner era of Frank Sinatra all the way up to Ellie Goulding's best-selling hit, there will be something for all movie music fans, and maybe even something for the opera buffs... This is a free to view concert, however, donations are appreciated. For details visit www.peakvoices. co.uk or T: 07575 900098. Sat 3: Online - Writing for Wellbeing on the theme of Wondering (11am to 1pm) Join Chesterfield writer Leonie Martin for this latest guided writing workshop on the theme of Wondering - to inspire your creativity and build positive connections. No previous experience of creative writing is required. For further details about how to book a place please email leonie.martin@me.com or go to https://www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/158570816581 Sun 4: Forest Bathing Walk, Linacre Reservoir 10:30 am to 12:30pm. Join Holly for a sensory experience around Linacre woods. Shinrin Yoku - the Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' - uses all of your senses to experience the

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forest around you. Forest bathing has been shown to lower stress hormones and boost the immune system for up to a month! Details and booking via facebook: @NatureforlifeUK Wed 7: Online meeting of the Chesterfield and District Family History Society 7:30pm - Steve Gill will give an illustrated talk ‘Dating and Understanding your Old Family Photographs.’ New members and guests are welcome to join the meeting. For further details and to register please email: secretary@cadfhs.org Fri 16: Sew a Square Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) ‘Sew a Square’ day at Monkey Park to support the CBC textile project (see page 56).Sessions 10 am to midday and 1 to 3pm. Each limited to 15 people. Please see www.dcrt.org.uk Sat 17: Repair Café Any types of repair considered. Presently appointment only - contact repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk to book a slot. Visit web for details. www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk Tue 27: The Friends of Spital Cemetery Join the friends at the unveiling of a blue plaque in honour of Nurse Anne Veronica Fletcher who is buried in the Cemetery. The plaque will be placed on the house where she lived in Spital. Family and supporters are invited. If you are interested and would like more details, please email: thefriendsofspitalcemetery@gmail.com Sat 31: Plastic Free Festival Our first big event, a Plastic Free Festival with stalls from businesses selling products that help you to reduce your single-use plastics. Alongside this there will be performances and food and drink. 10am to 5pm at Chesterfield Central Methodist Church for a fantastic family day out! Please contact us if your group/ organisation would like to get involved. If you do want to get involved about reducing single-use plastics or to offer a performance, please have a think and let us know! FB: @PlasticFreeChesterfield


Sat 31: Tree Planting, Carbon Capture and Flood Prevention Part of a series of talks organised by Transition Chesterfield. 11am via zoom. Foe details please visit transitionchesterfield.org.uk


Sat 25 Sep: Sparkle Night Walk The Ashgate Hospicecare Sparkle Night Walk, which was meant to be taking place in July has moved! The hope is to run a physical event, but they also have plans to hold a virtual walk too. More details from sparklenightwalk.org.uk

REGULAR EVENTS Thursday: Robinsons Bowling Club

Regular Thursday morning welcome sessions. The Club has been riskassessed and as they are outside in the fresh air, they can bowl again, albeit with some sanitising of equipment going on. Information from Marilyn Blackwell on 01246 270039 or marilyn@blackwell1.plus.com FB: @Robinson Bowls Club. Sunday: Peter & St Paul Old Brampton Church Now holding Sunday services in Church again at 9:30am - everyone welcome, but please book in advance if possible. Church contact details are on the web: www.oldbramptonchurch.org.uk Sunday: Mornings at Storrs Road Methodist Church Weekly 10am from 27 June. Please see web for details as booking may be necessary. More information about Zoom and other online services can be found at dnemethodists.org.uk/ worship-reflect-learn/worship-online. html Sunday: Friends of Spital Cemetery Monthly tours on second Sunday of the month at 1pm starting up again from this month. Whilst you can turn up unannounced priority will be given to those who pre-book to ensure that numbers don't become unmanageable. Tours can be arranged at alternative times if preferred. Contact: spitalcemeterytours@gmail.com

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Classifieds Article Exterior Hardwood Door: £10 White, 4 panels with arched glass top. Good cond. T: 07562 603698 (Walton) Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket: £45 Black, men's, medium. Good clean condition. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside) Rocking Chair: £40 Adults Mahogany coloured rocking chair. Ex John Lewis. Little used. T: 01246 568340 (Holymoorside) Vinyl Records: £30 50 x 45rpm 1960 to 1980, no sleeves. 6 x 33rpm 1952 to 1970 autographed by Dave Betton. Offers over £30. Call for details. T:01246 231961 (Brampton). Desk: £35 Moveable top for varied uses, as new condition. L180 x W60 x H68cm (adjustable to 90cm. Light wood effect on a white metal framework. T: 07720 631428 (Holymoorside) Paving Slabs: £Free Free to collect from Ashgate approximately 120 square buff stone paving slabs. 46 x 46cm. T: 01246 206154 (Ashgate). Kong Dog Crate: £25 Ultra strong double door, approx L25" x W19" x H20". Good as new, hardly used. T: 01246 566563 (Holymoorside) Dinner Service: £80 ono 35-piece English Bone China dinner set never used. Buyer collects. T: 07940 553840 (Walton) Glass Display Units: £25 ono 3 units measuring 29” long x 20” wide. Price for all 3. Buyer collects. T: 07940 553840 (Walton)

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Easy Listening Vinyl: £Offers 48 x 33rpm titles. Various artists including, Perry Como, Andy Williams, The Spinners, Val Doonican, Roger Whittaker etc. Offer to be donated to Ashgate Hospicecare. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside)

LeapPad Tablet: £25 Learning tablet with three additional games, protective case and charger. T: 07816 346035

Harris Twead Jacket: £50 Gents Edinburgh Woollen Mill jacket. Men's size 36" regular but fits 38". Worn maybe twice. Excellent condition. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside)

Dog Bike Trailer & Stroller: £75 Paw Hut 2 in 1, can be used with a bike or as a stroller. In blue, sturdy and stylish. T: 07816 346035 Gas BBQ: £25 Working order with butane gas bottle included. Buyer collects. T: 07940 553840 (Walton) Various: £Various Brown leather walking boots, as new. Size 6 £20; Wood single loft bed, John Lewis £90; Beech effect computer desk, pull-out keyboard & mouse shelves, 70cm D x 118cm W, fair condition, really solid, £35; Rebound semi-flexible bike stabilisers, little used, £10; Children's wetsuits; 12 years and Small, light use. Full length. £10 each; Gill buoyancy aids; youth & small, as new, £20 each. T: 01246 555257 (Ashgate) Ikea Childs Lights: £10 Pair of pink flower lights, wall mounting with green leads. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside)

Roca Laura Toilet & Sink: £45 White close coupled twin flush WC, also with small hand basin, includes taps and braided hoses. Also small chrome towel rail/radiator. All good condition. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside) Boys Linen Suit: £10 M&S blue linen suit, jacket & trousers. Age 10 to 11. 146cm height. Worn for a couple of weddings. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside) Ladder: £70 Professional triple extension ladder. Extends to 15 feet 6 inches. T: 01246 568028 (Somersall) Wanted: 2 Bed House/Flat Couple close to retirement age are seeking a two-bed house or flat for rent - if possible under £500 per month. Text: 07880 844761

Hydraulic Trolley Jack: £20 T: 07561 075387 (Brampton) 3 Halogen Work Lights: £10 Two floor lamps and one tripod mount. All work but need bulbs. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside)

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2020/21 Chesterfield FC Season review From the relegation zone to the play-offs. Words & Images: Michael South


nd breathe... Any Spireite, after watching the recent game against Notts County on BT Sports, will obviously be frustrated with the result of being knocked out of the first eliminator round of the play-offs. But when you stop and think about it, who wouldn't have accepted that outcome back in October 2020?! Let's rewind.

In August 2020 the club was bought by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust and John Pemberton was our manager. After the season got under way in October, later than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, our first game was a home tie against Hartlepool United which we lost 1-0. Of

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the next five games that month we would go on to lose three of them, with the exception of the stand out 4-0 win at home against Woking. Two of the goals came from local lad Luke Rawson (19).

The following month of November didn't go our way either in the cup or in the league, losing all five games. The last game that month included the now infamous home league match against Notts County 2-3, where we conceded two late goals in injury time and lost. Having got fed up with losing and being at the wrong end of the National League again the board did something about it and to be honest, we haven't looked back since. Welcome then, our new manager, James Rowe. The one positive from that month!


On Friday 27 November the Trust unveiled James, a young, eager, unknown manager to the world. This turned out to be a shrewd move which has revolutionized the club. This was the turning point of the season, in fact of the last five seasons for the club, and it restored the fight and set out the road map to a brighter future for the club.

Since then we’ve experienced a phenomenal six months, the best days of football since the Paul Cook era in anyone's book. Shame there were no fans in the ground to witness these cracking games and our rise up the league. I do feel very privileged to have witnessed the home games and to have recorded them with my camera, especially the last home game against Dagenham and Redbridge at the end of May which saw the return of the fans. They got to greet James in the flesh as he introduced himself to his flock. The game ended 2-1 to the blues with both goals from Danny Rowe, his second from the penalty spot. Since James took charge, with George Foster by his side, their record has been a remarkable one given what they’d taken on. As the months rolled by with a fast paced fixture list brought on by the Covid pandemic, Rowe brought in 13+ new players. The stand out players for me were Asante, Gunning, Carline, Whelan and Clarke to name just

a few. The Spireites, under Rowes management, ended the 2020/21 season with an impressive record of played 34 (league and FA trophy games), won 19, drew six and lost 10. Hence the unexpected rise from the relegation zone to the play-offs!

Interestingly the clubs two top goalscorers, Akwasi Asante and Tom Denton bagged 10 and nine goals each, despite both being out injured. Asante hasn't played since coming off with a knee injury in April, picked up against Boreham Wood, and Denton has been out since January. James Rowe though was rewarded with a contract extension to keep him at the club for his part in CFC’s change in fortunes which I obviously welcome! So next season?

In a nutshell, with our current squad, there is more to come I can assure you of that. We have a strong team which may only need a few players to bolster it. Look at what James has achieved so far in just six months. Imagine what he can do with a full season especially with Asanti and Denton back from injury. I feel a return to the play-offs in the next campaign if not to win the league outright. With the fans back cheering from the stands I feel an action packed 2021/22 season on the cards. COYBs!

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Crossword Fancy £20 just for filling in our crossword? For your chance to win, send in your completed crossword to reach us by Friday 23 July 2021 to S41 Local, Studio 1, West Studios, Sheffield Road S41 7LL or take a photo/ scan it & email paul@s40local.co.uk








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Across 1. James, who developed improvements to the steam engine (4) 3. They see capes as an incentive to flee (8) 9. Everybody absent for lead singer of Herman's Hermits (5)





10. After Rob and before Keane (3)


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14. A feeling from within (3) 15. Lingered and resided (5)




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18. Leaflets or steps delivered (7)

20. South Korean make of car (3)

4. No dress rehearsal required for this show (10,3)

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6. Prunes re-enter persons who are risk-takers (13)

21. Singer Chris (3)

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7. Foursome matches (5)

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