S41 Local - 38 March 2023

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The community magazine for Ashgate, Brushfield, Brockwell, Cutthorpe, Highfield, Linacre, Loundsley Green, Piccadilly and Upper Newbold

ISSUE 38 March 2023
Cover image: Curbar Edge

Editors letter

Hello and welcome to our March edition.

First up an apology. We had the web address incorrect on the advert for VetSetGo in previous editions, if you want pet care be sure to head for www.vetsetgo.uk from now on. Sorry, Bori.

Spring has almost sprung and I for one welcome the light nights, colourful walks in the Peaks and not waking up whilst it’s still dark!

Spring is my favourite season. It represents rejuvenation and the end of winter. It’s the time when we (as a family) make plans for the year and get excited about the memories we will make this summer. I’d love to hear your plans for the year and recommendations for family days out!

I’m sure some of you will recognise this month's front cover. It’s a beautiful image of Curbar Edge and perfectly represents the splendour of the Peaks and the start of spring.

We take a look at a fantastic new festival ‘Eat in the Park’ held at Queens Park. The line up looks great, and I am already looking forward to some dirty fries and watching Sam (of) Fender. It’s a most welcome addition to Chesterfield’s summer line up and I have no doubt it will be very well received.

This edition; Ed from Brockwell Books treats us to his first article, we caught up with the new team running the Holme Hall Inn, Michael’s regular CFC page is featured at the back and I geeked it up with Max, the DJ behind the CHIP SID Matlock Radio Show.

A big thanks to everyone who entered the crossword competition we had a record number of entries!

I hope you enjoy reading this edition as much I enjoyed creating it.

Have a wonderful Spring.

Peace, love and positivity

Simon, Bekah, Eva and Florie

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Eat In The Park and dance

and play...

Words: Paul Chapman

Images: Eat in the Park

When ‘Dancing Queen’ plays, ‘I bet you look good on the dance floor’, but ‘Could it be magic’ I hear you ask? Well ABBA (by Revival), The Artic Monkeyz and Take That (by Rule the World) are just three of the fabulous tribute acts that with be playing in Queen’s Park on the 5 and 6 August this summer!

‘Eat In the Park’ is a fantastic new festival headed for Chesterfield and I caught up with Jake, one of the organisers at Barca in Casa… very nice coffee I have to say.

Jake and business partner George are both Buxton lads and are driving the festival, and it’s not their first rodeo, they have organised the event for the past two years in Buxton. “We work for event companies and in lockdown talked about wanting to fulfil a dream, running our own festival in our hometown,” says Jake. “Two successful years later and we want to bring the same excitement to a different area of Derbyshire - Chesterfield and Queens Park is the ideal space so that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

The festival takes place over Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2023 and the main stage hosts six artists each day, some of the country’s best tribute acts will bring tunes we all know and love. Plus, the Buxton Brewery stage will have five acts each day, local bands such as Lunarca who you may remember meeting in our Autumn 2022 edition.

Alongside the music, the festival will have entertainment for the kids, face painting, bubble artists, Disney performers, children’s entertainers, and so much more...this event really is for the whole family! Chesterfield FC will be running the multi-sports area and once you’re in the festival there are no additional charges for kids’ activities.

No gathering of this size would be complete without a drink and some food! Eat in the Park prides itself on a

range of street food vendors who will be on hand dishing up amazing food from every corner of the globe, “You HAVE to try The Thai Food Van, it is insane!” adds Jake. “We’re also keen to ensure our drinks are at pub prices to help keep things more affordable.”

The tribute acts on Saturday will be performing the hits from, Killers (Brightside Killers), Take That (Rule the World), Sam Fender (Sam Offender), plus Purple Cloud (Of Funk), Kal’s Kats, Rose Amongst Thorns and Howling Rhythm. Sunday sees Abba (by Revival), Arctic Monkeys, Kazabian, Frozen and Friends, and The Jukes of Winchester. Local bands already lined up for the Buxton Brewery stage include, Mimosa, Lunarca, Leftychris, Ami Sharpe, Loxleigh and The Mighty Traitors, watch for more names being added...

“We are so excited to see the response from the Chesterfield audience. We’re partnering with local charities and Ashgate Hospisecare and Brightstart are two of the four who will be benefiting from the event by raising funds throughout the festival,” says Jake.

Tickets for the festival are available now. Early Bird numbers are limited, and day tickets are priced at £22.75 for adults, £10.75 for 6 to 17 years and under fives go free. If you fancy both days, prices are £41.75 and £16.75 respectively (all subject to a booking fee). Carers go free with a full paying adult/child and payment plans are available on some ticket Options. What is great is that you can come and go as you like, so you can enjoy the day with the kids, take them home to the grandparents and go back and enjoy the evening headliners.

Appetite wetted? Get your tickets and more info now at the sites below.

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The Holme Hall Inn

A community Hub!

Words: Simon Paterson

Images: Rachel Williamson

Rachel and Taylor are the entrepreneurial mother and daughter team behind the newly refurbished Holme Hall Inn.

Rachel, local teacher and mother of three, knows the power of community, the value of family and an opportunity when she sees one. Taylor, a Gen-Z with her finger on the pulse of cool and a progressive mindset make the perfect team to transform the Holme Hall Inn into a thriving community hub for people from all walks of life!

Rachel and Taylor embarked on this adventure with their partners Russ and Isaac, Russ, grew up in Holmehall and knows many of the locals, his charm and friendly banter keeps everyone entertained.

I caught up with Rachel and Taylor to discuss what the future holds for The Holme Hall and what it’s like to work with your mum!

When the Holme Hall Inn was up for grabs, what made you want to take it on?

I just wanted Taylor to move out and this was an opportunity...I’m joking Taylor! Taylor and I have worked in hospitality for a while for Jason at Spire Inns. Taylor felt she wasn’t fulfilling her potential in the supermarket she worked at, and I thought this was a great chance for her to step out of her comfort zone and be professionally challenged. Being a teacher, I know all about that,” smiles Rachel.

For me, it's great to be able to live independently (Taylor lives upstairs with her partner, Issac) as a young person the cost of running your own home at the minute is almost impossible. Living and working at the Holme Hall has enabled me to move out and broaden my skillset! Plus, we used to live around here so it’s great to comeback. Immediately, it’s clear to see how strong the mother and daughter bond is between Rachel and Taylor, but I was keen to find out what’s it’s like working with your mum.

Working together has been difficult at times. Taylor is great with the customers, chatty, outgoing and approachable. Cleaning the toilets on the other hand, not a big fan, but she does it,” grins Rachel.

Nobody likes cleaning toilets mother. I love talking with locals. We have a few who come in on their own and they all have a story tell. I am just happy to listen,” says Taylor.

Since taking on the Holme Hall Inn the team has already established a strong community, based on family values and fun events for all. We have been to several at the pub including the Christmas Market, Santas Grotto and we saw a great live band on a Saturday night.

“Christmas was an opportunity for us to show the community what we were capable of and establish ourselves as not only a family pub, but a community hub as well.” Says Rachel with pride.

“We all loved Octoberfest, Mum and I had previously worked at a German bar, so we know the history and tradition of the festival. We got some great live acts on including an Oom-pah Band and it was so much fun,” Grins Taylor.

“Brunch and Bingo launches soon on the last Friday of the month, I’m looking forward to that one,” says Rachel.

Another new feature of the pub is food which is receiving some great reviews. I can personally recommend the Sunday dinners but be sure to book early because they have been selling out fast!

The future is bright at The Holme Hall Inn with plans in place to hold a small community festival this summer to raise money for local mental health charities. I wish Rachel, Taylor and the whole team the best of luck and I look forward to sporting my lederhosen later this year! Mines a pint of mild.

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Elliott and Heath Opticians Bring Night Lenses Innovation to Chesterfield

The #nightlenses revolution has arrived in Chesterfield as optician Beth Ralph, the new owner of Elliott & Heath Opticians on Newbold Road, has become the first local fitter of Night Lenses, an incredible eye innovation for shortsighted patients.

Night lenses correct the patient’s vision while they sleep, giving them perfect 20/20 sight during the day without the need for glasses, day lenses or laser eye surgery. This incredible eyecare innovation is growing fast in the UK as patients can finally ditch those specs or day lenses without resorting to laser eye surgery.

So how do they work? Simply pop them on the eye before sleep and they do their magic temporarily reshaping the cornea – the front window of the eye. This allows the light to be redirected to the right focal point at the back of the eye giving clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Are there any other benefits? With significant increase in myopia known as short sight in children, some studies show night lenses may also have the effect of slowing progression of the disease. Myopia is not just a vision problem. It leads to increased risks of cataracts, glaucoma and detached retinas as the eye grows too long stretching the structures within the eye. The world health organisation has reported significant increase in myopia world wide due to screen use.

Beth Ralph, Optician and owner of Elliott & Heath Opticians says, "Elliott & Heath have been connecting the residents of Chesterfield with eyecare innovations since 1964, so it made sense for us, as the new custodians of this great local establishment, to continue in that tradition. Night lenses are innovative, on-trend and a gamechanger for short-sighted patients who are fed up with glasses and day lenses, but who don’t want to resort to laser eye surgery. www.nightlenses.com is a great advice site for anyone wanting to find out more about them. As an optician, Night Lenses are one of the most exciting and rewarding things I do.

"The purchase of a topographer not only means that we can bring the #nightlenses revolution to Chesterfield, but it also means that we can deliver a dry eye clinic for those who suffer from this increasingly common ailment. In addition to this, we’re keen to work in collaboration with other local opticians to help raise awareness of the UK myopia epidemic that is affecting the children of Chesterfield. Educating parents about myopia and myopia control at first diagnosis is vital for helping our children to have better sight and better lives. If you have a child with short-sight and want to find out more about myopia, please ask your optician for a MyopiaChat, they’ll be delighted to give you one."

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Christmas day 1986, a very young and excited S41 Editor opens his “big present” unveiling a Commodore 64. Countless hours were spent playing Platoon, Rainbow Islands and Ghostbusters. Kids from far and wide (just Brockwell, it seemed a lot bigger at the time) would come over to play Batman. Friendships were formed that would last a lifetime. Great memories. Thanks Mum and Dad.

Now, over 40 years after its launch the Commodore 64 is not only thriving, but has a Derbyshire based radio show dedicated to it, called the CHIP SID Show.

I geeked it up with Max, the producer and DJ. Max, tell me a bit about your show and how it came about?

"The Chip SID show" is a radio show in collaboration with Radio Free Matlock. (RFM). I Play music directly from a real 1982 Commodore 64 home computer. It features some of the best and most technically crafted melodic music to be found on the Commodore 64's SID chip. (SID is short for "Sound Interface Device" which is a 3-voice synthesizer).

The show came about from a chance to visit my local record shop "Vanishing Point Records" and got I talking to the owner (Corey Lavender). He mentioned that he was working with Radio Free Matlock and they were on the lookout for something, and I quote "diverse, eccentric and original"

I mentioned that I had the idea for a show that could fill all of that criteria, using old and new music recorded entirely from a 1982 Commodore 64 home computer as it had an amazing sound chip. Corey was quite intrigued, so I went off and produced a pilot show, and sent it back to RFM. 53 shows later we are still going!

What do you love about music made on the C64?

I have been a fan of the Commodore's sound interface device since hearing music on it in the

1980s. It was literally a life-changing moment, I had never heard anything like it before, I was a big fan at the time of synthesizer music, by artists like Jarre and Kraftwerk, but to hear this little home computer behaving like a synth was real eye opener.

How do you make music on the C64?

I use a tracker program now called "SIDwizard" is a relatively new bit of software that runs on the native hardware, and you enter notes into a tracking system, and create your sounds using a wave table method.

Do you have a bit of a cult following?

Yes, it’s a following derived from the Commodore 64 scene that has been active since 1982, I would say 90% of my listeners are part of the scene or are friends with people that are a big part of the whole retro scene in one way or another. We are an amazing community of creative artists, musicians, coders and enthusiasts from all over the world. It’s great to get feedback every month from all over the planet, but yes, I would say it’s a cult following.

What's your favourite C64 soundtrack?

Again, there are way too many tracks to collate into one favourite as I have many favourites, but I guess if you had a gun to my head, it would be Ben Daglish's "TRAP.”

It's a 35 year old, 12-minute epic that to this day still resonates with me. Ben was an amazingly talented multi-instrumentalist who composed hundreds of tracks for Commodore 64 games. We worked together on the music for a gaming documentary "From Bedrooms to the Billions" in 2014 and became great friends. Sadly, Ben passed away a few years ago after a battle with Cancer but left a musical legacy that will last for many generations to come. He was a great inspiration to many including me.

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Books & Videogames

Novelisations and Discussions: More Recommendations and Online Reading Groups

Words: Jack Jerram

Images: Jack Jerram & Adobe Stock

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This month I'm looking at 'Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade', 'Fable: The Balverine Order' and 'Alan Wake', all novels that spam the media platform of both novel and video game.

My last two articles talked about the benefits of video game narratives such as NieR: Automata ‘Long Story Short’ or those inspired by them like Ready Player One. The books and novels might inspire those who play games to read, to explore their curiosity, to further understand the games and the novels that came first, or vice versa! I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey so far!

However, I recognise that just two novels might not be enough, so I’ve written a brief intro into the Assassin's Creed and Fable series, and Alan Wake.

Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade is set in the Middle Ages in Jerusalem as assassin Altair embarks on a formidable mission – one that takes him throughout the Holy land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin’s Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altair must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader, Robert de Sable.

This novel is the first in the series; the reader's introduction to the game’s universe, offering a science fiction journey through historical context about the Crusades of Jerusalem where religious wars occurred between Christians and Muslims. The subsequent novels take place all over the world, following different assassins as they combat similar threats. I’d give it an 8/10 and recommend this to any fan of science-fiction due to its use of history as a backdrop.

Fable: The Balverine Order takes place in the fantastical realm of Albion. The city is full of riches and Poverty. Magic works but industry and science are coming. The story revolves around two friends – the privileged Thomas and his loyal servant, James as they set out for the East in search of a legendary beast: the deadly, rarely seen Balverine.

This is the first in the series, however, unlike Assassin's Creed which retells the stories of the games in chronological order this is an original story taking place in the Fable universe. The novel is a classic high fantasy story about slaying a mythical beast to save the city, yet its inclusion of science and an industrial revolution makes the world feel realistic as it parallels our world’s own battle with nature and industrial advancement. I’d also give this one an 8/10 and the subsequent sequels' fantasy world that makes the reader question the ramifications of environmental exploitation.

Alan Wake follows the best-selling crime/horror novelist Alan Wake as he tries to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance during a vacation in the small fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington, all whilst experiencing events from the plot of his latest novel, (which he cannot remember writing), coming to life…

This novel is a dark psychological horror like the stories Alan Wake writes himself. It thrives on the unexpected and mystery behind why this is happening. I’d rate this a 9/10, higher than the other as the mystery will leave you on edge; the atmosphere makes it an exciting read.

Happy reading and once again, thank you for taking the time to read these articles and I hope you can share your opinions with me! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Online Reading Group

My aim in writing these articles is to cultivate a love of reading and an appreciation of gaming literature/ narratives in both new and old readers alike. To say thank you for taking the time to read and consider my text, even if you disagree, I’ve created an online reading group on the app Discord! This can be accessed by scanning the QR code below on your phone’s camera and following the instructions below:

• Install the Discord app on your smartphone and open it.

• Click the Register button.

• Choose between registering by mobile number or email and entering either one. You will then receive a confirmation code via text or a link via email.

• Enter the code or click the link.

• Enter a username and password and, in the next step, your date of birth, and accept the terms of use.

• Complete the Discord registration by clicking ‘Next.’

• Then you should be done and free to share your own opinions on my recommendations as well as your own personal favourite gaming literature and any other books that interest you.

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Brockwell Books of Chesterfield

New to the Market Hall

Words: Ed Fordham

We must start with a thank you - the transition from outdoor market stall to indoor Shop Unit has not been easy but the support and encouragement from local shoppers has been just stunning. If you did a list of all of the commercial outlets that any self-respecting town should have, it is now clear to me that a second-hand Bookshop is on the list. A second-hand bookshop standing alongside with a Post Office, Butchers, Pub, Pet Food Store and a decent chippy. Chesterfield has many of these, but now can boast that it has once again a second-hand bookshop.

What does this actually mean? It tells visitors to the town that we value learning, reading, literature and the arts. It means we can be a place that values poetry, prose, research and the sheer erudite craft of authors and editors. It means that the skip or the bonfire need never again be the excuse of any probate estate.

Crucially, it means you have somewhere warm, reassuring and quirky to browse away a peaceful 2, 15 or 30 minutes perusing our shelves stuffed with books you didn’t know existed and didn’t realise you might want. Indeed, at Brockwell Books we pride ourselves on only stocking things that you really don’t need.

Everything we sell could be deemed unnecessarythe obscure or eccentric titles, the antiquarian book now a curio, the outdated manual for typewriters and much and many more... but that is the whole point. All of our lives are richer for peripheral knowledge and it is a cause we pride ourselves in championing. And we believe Chesterfield deserves a second-hand bookshop.


On that note we are also a place that seeks to be a part of the wider story of our town. We display a Paper Star as we are one of the many independent traders that Chesterfield showcases. We display a rainbow flag because we want everyone to know they are recognised, loved and welcomed in our shop and we have a Ukrainian flag to show our commitment to peace and justice.

We have an ‘On This Day’ clipboard on which we capture obscure but fun facts of when we are open, we pepper the bookshelves with paper ephemera, Dema Glass and Pearson’s Pottery and we also have an unlikely portfolio of coins for sale. In this regard we specialise in ancient Roman coins because that is my personal passion and previously my own collecting hobby.

There are other factors to the shop - but for nowwe are proud and happy to say thank you. If you haven’t found us yet, wander into town, the Market Hall is the huge and splendid 1857 municipal hall in the Market Square - and we are tucked down by the two excellent butchers: W Hodkin and R.B.Elliott & Son.

We seek to be open on the Town’s Market Days: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Any failings are almost certainly our own, and as a micro-business we simply can’t do all the things we need to do - so as we grow and evolve please bear with us. It’s been fun for the first six years and our transition from Open Air Market stall to indoor shop unit is a testament to your support, loyalty and custom. Here is to the future - and the next chapter of our story.

With all best wishes, Ed Fordham, Proprietor. Brockwell Books of Chesterfield

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14,000 miles and £20,500 for Bluebell Wood

Children's Hospice

Highfield Bowls Club

Did you know there is a crown green bowls club at the back of The Highfield Pub on Newbold Road?

We wouldn’t be surprised if you said no, even people who have lived in Newbold all their lives might not be aware of it, even though it’s been there over a hundred years.

Since 2013, Nicola Yeomans, twin sister Alison West and pal Joanne Clarkson, known as the Purple Shooting Stars, have raised over £20,500. They have clocked up over 14,000 miles - and got through 60 pairs of running shoes in the process. It’s all to support the North Anston-based hospice, which gives care and support to children and young adults with life-shortening conditions across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. The trio set themselves a yearly fundraising challenge. So, what's on the cards for 2023?

In addition to a number of 5K and 10K runs, the Worskop half marathon and a fashion show in May, they will be taking part in the official Virtual London Marathon on April 23.

We wish them the best of luck and if any of our lovely readers wish to donate, please go to: www.justgiving.com/page/al-nic-jo-stars2023

Come & Sing

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society are starting 2023 with a “Pay What You Can” Come and Sing event on Saturday 11th March at Rose Hill United Reformed, Chesterfield from 10am to 4pm.

The day will consist of rehearsing Vivaldi’s joyous masterpiece 'Gloria', culminating in an informal performance at 3:30pm. Singing can have huge health and wellbeing benefits, so if you are considering joining a choir, this is a great way to try us out!

For further details and to reserve your place, visit: chesterfieldchoir.com

The club is looking for new members and is open to everyone; men, women and youngsters of all abilities and we would welcome new members with no previous bowls experience.

All you really need to get started is a pair of flat shoes, like trainers or pumps – The club can provide everything else, bowls, jacks, and some tuition and when you get more proficient and want to buy some bowls of your own then your fellow club members will be on hand to offer advice on what to buy. There are lots of decent second-hand bowls on the market at very reasonable prices. Membership is £55 for the year (reduced for Youngsters) and the bowls season runs from March to the end of September.

For anyone interested in competitive bowls the club has several teams in local leagues but there is always plenty of opportunity to just use the green for social bowls or practice, for those who do not want to play in a league.

The Highfield is a friendly and welcoming club, and we are lucky enough to share our site with a friendly, welcoming family orientated pub too –which is a great bonus.

So, if your New Years resolution was to get outdoors a bit more, get some exercise or just to try a new sport, we would like to recommend you try crown green bowls at The Highfield. For further enquiries please contact the secretary on: 07966 373984.

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Be part of this years

Chesterfield Postcard Show

Words: Junction Arts

Chesterfield’s annual exhibition of mini masterpieces is back for 2023, giving creatives, communities, and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to show their work in this unique and exciting exhibition!

This year’s show is entitled ‘Wish You Were Here’ and will take place between the 9th and 19th of May at West Studios. In 2022, there were first exhibits and sales for several new artists and creative people in the community, with 70 artists involved and 131 postcard-size pieces exhibited. The exhibition celebrates the importance of getting creative and its impact on people’s self-esteem and well-being. Organisers, Junction Arts, and local artist Dave Elsom are inviting people locally, from across the UK, and Internationally to create their own postcard piece of art and submit it by the 20th of April 2023.

Hannah Bowdler, Fundraising Coordinator at Junction Arts said: “We believe that everyone should have access to art. The Chesterfield Postcard Shows not only provides a free exhibition of marvellous miniature artworks for local people to enjoy, but it also provides a unique opportunity for new artists to exhibit and showcase their talent.

“We’d love more people to get involved this year and are inviting people of ages and abilities to take part. Your artwork can be whatever you want it to be, a painting, a photograph, digital artwork, you can use whatever material you like, as long as it’s postcard size and is based on the theme of Wish You Were Here.”

Pieces will be available to buy during the exhibition to raise money to support local arts charity Junction Arts and their work within the community. Local businesses are also being invited to support the event by sponsoring local schools to take part, businesses requiring more information can contact hannah@junctionarts.org.

Submissions should be created on A6 card, not paper, and sent to The Postcard Show, Junction Arts, West Studios Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7ET by the 20th of April 2023. If participants need a card, they can send a message to Hannah@junctionarts.org to request a blank card to be sent to them.


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A North Derbyshire WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) production

Words: WASPI

STUNG is a play about WASPI women who thought they would retire with a State Pension at 60 like generations of women before them. How wrong they were! The Government moved the goal-posts not once, but twice and these women bore the brunt. But, you can’t keep a group of strong, determined women down for long.

The Government decided in 1995 to equalise the State Pension age for all. There’s nothing wrong with equality, but women who started working at 15 years old in the late 1960s early 1970s were always told that they would receive their State Pension at 60. In 2011, the Government needed to save even more money, so they changed the State Pension age again, this time to 66 for both men and women. Many women impacted by the 1995 changes, were impacted again by these additional changes. So they had their State Pension age changed twice! The Government callously “paused” the communications about the 1995 changes, so that women born after 1953 were never told that their State Pension age had increased to 65! The Government restarted communications in 2012 to tell people that their State Pension age had gone up to 66.

Many women didn’t receive these letters until they were 58 or 59 years old, expecting to retire at 60. Many had already made decisions earlier that were hard to reverse. Some retired early to look after elderly relatives or grandchildren, some made lifestyle changes so that they had a better work/life balance leading up to retirement, many declined opportunities for advancement as they thought they only had one or two years left to work. When they finally received a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) telling them about the changes, they were devastated.

Apparently, there had been some adverts in newspapers and on

television about it. Who would expect to hear of the most significant change to State Pensions in 50 years from an advert? Especially when the official Government website clearly stated that the State Pension age for women was 60 right up until 2016! Women from all over the country got together and formed campaign groups under the WASPI banner. We weren’t going to take this lying down. The Government was going to hear exactly what we thought about it!

STUNG is about the journey of one of these groups – North Derbyshire WASPI – representing women from Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. Women tell their actual stories with frankness, sharing moments of poignancy and absolute hilarity. It's our story, but it's also very like your story. Come and see it at West Studios Chesterfield on 4th March (matinee 3pm and evening 7pm) or 5th March (matinee only 2pm). Tickets available from bit.ly/STUNGWeststudios £8 for wage earners, £6 for concessions. These remarkable women are bringing their story to you. Written by Lynn Ludditt, directed by Carole Copeland, filming by Creative Forum and Original Music by Rob Laughlin. Funded by the Arts Council.

Pension Inequality. thought they would retire with a state pension on their 60th birthday like generations of women before themhow wrong they were!

The Government moved the goal posts - not once, but twice and these women have bore the brunt. But you can’t keep a group of strong, determined women down for long …Join members of North Derbyshire WASPI on a rollercoaster of a ride in their quest for pension justice.

Lynn Ludditt Carole Copeland Filming by Creative Forum Original Music by Rob Laughlin
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'What's On' events in S40 Local and S41 Local are delivered free to 14,500 homes. If you have an event to list, please just drop us an email to Paul: paul@s40local.co.uk


Mon 20: CADLHS

AGM & Brimington Hall

A lost Jacobean treasure, a talk by Philip Cousins. Chesterfield and Local History Society. St Thomas Centre at 7:30pm. Members free Visitors £3 Refreshments.

Fri 24: James Marriott

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

Fri 24: An Evening with Henry Blofeld

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 25: Community & Climate Day

A day of climate info sharing. 9:30am to 4pm @Cunty Hall matlock. Visit bit.ly/ climatematlock

Sat 25: A Blinder of a Murder Mystery Dinner

Winding Wheel. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sun 26: Love is in The Air

2.30pm at Holymoorside Village Hall. Songs & readings with Minerva chorus. £7 inc. tea & cake T: Ann 01246 567118 or e: info@holymoorsidearts.co.uk


Thu 2: Banners

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

Thu 2: The Rocket Man

Winding Wheel. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 3: Showaddywaddy Winding Wheel. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 4: Stung

The story of WASPI's - Women Against State Pension Inequality. 3 and 5pm at Studio Theatre, Chesterfield College. Tickets £8/£6. Available from eventbrite, just search 'stung'.

Sat 4: Dayglow

The Foundry, Sheffield. www.foundrysu.com

Sat 4: David O'Doherty

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

Sun 5: Holymoorside Film - Return of The Railway Children

Holymoorside Village Hall. Tea at 2.15pm. Film starts 2.30pm. T: 01246 567118

Mon 6: Chesterfield RSPB LectureWorking with Springwatch 2 by Jack Baddams. Meeting and talk at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. For details call John Harriman on 07496 510076.

Mon 6 Mar to Fri 28 Apr: Lockdown Exhibition

Assembly Rooms’ Main Hall, Town Centre.

Tue 7 to Sat 11: The Buddy Holly Story Sensational multi-award winning West End show. The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 8: Lent Course

8, 15, 22 & 29 March. A 4 week Lent Course 'Reflections on the Cross and Resurrection of Christ' by Mary Goh & Rev Kim Goh. 10:30 to 11:30am @Storrs

Road Methodist Church. Refreshments from 10am. Just turn up. All welcome.

Wed 8: Chesterfield RSPB Walk - Somersall Park. Meet at 10am. For details call John Harriman on 07496 510076.

Thu 9: Graham Gouldman 10cc, the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and his time in Wax with Andrew Gold. Buxton Pavilion Arts

Thu 9: Mike Wozniak

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

Fri 10: ‘I AM MARK’

A daring new staging of the Gospel of Mark. 7pm @Central Methodist Church, Saltergate, S40 1UH. Tickets £3 from Cornerstone Bookshop at Central, or online via www.eventbrite.com

Sat 11: Pay What You Can

A come and sing event 10am to 4pm at Rose Hill United Feformed Church. See chesterfieldchoir.com

Mon 13 NEDIAS Heritage Talk - The life and times of Warney Mill, Darley Dale By Tony Bonson. 7:30pm @St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Rd. All welcome - nonmembers £3. Info from cliff@nedias.co.uk.

Thu 16: Chesterfield Jazz

Hannah Horton, Sax

Chesterfield Jazz Club 7:30pm @The Olde House, Loundsley Green Road S40 4RN. Ticjets £12.50. www.chesterfieldjazz.co.uk

Fri 17: Henning Wehn - It'll All Come Out in the Wash

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 18: Chesterfield RSPB Field Trip to RSPB Fairburn Ings. Meet and start time 10am. For details call John Harriman on 07496 510076.

Sun 19: Celebrate Mothering Sunday

The Gospel Mission, Old Rd. Brampton (nr. Serpent Motors) will be celebrating Mothering Sunday from 10:45am. Families of all ages, warmly welcomed and all ladies will be going home with a surprise gift.

Sun 19: Tim Key

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

What's On

Sun 19: Gordon Buchanan - 30 Years in the Wild

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Mon 20: CADLHS

100 years of Chesterfield Music

Talk by David McPhie. Chesterfield and Local History Society. All meetings at St Thomas Centre at 7:30pm. Members free Visitors £3 Refreshments.

Mon 20: FILM - Brian & Roger Eno - Live at the Acropolis (Cert TBC)

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 24: Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 24 to Sat 25: Take 2: Something Old, Something New

A musical journey of old classics, fun favourites and modern West End hits. Tickets £6 (table of 8 £40). The Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, Bolsover S44 6NG. See bolsoverdramagroup.org

Sat 25: Spring Concert

Holymoorside Choral Society. Exciting, jazzy programme. MD Andrew Marples. 7.30pm @St. John’s, Newbold, S41 8PE. Tickets £10: 07821 725200, on the door or info@holymoorsidechoral.co.uk

Sat 25: Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir

- From Baroque to Classical. See article. 7:30pm @ St mary's Church (Tristed Spire). Tickets £16, £14 & £5.

Wed 29: Holymoorside Film - “Belfast” by Kenneth Branagh

Holymoorside Village Hall. Tea at 2.15pm. Film starts 2.30pm. T: 01246 567118


Sat 1: Easter Craft Morning

Come and join the fun. Activities, cards, decorations, baking, refreshments. Parents & Children. 10am to Midday @Chesterfield Christadelphian Church, 19a Sheffield Road. chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk

Thu 6: Chris McCausland

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

Sun 9: Easter Service

5pm @Chesterfield Christadelphian Church, 19a Sheffield Road. See advert. chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk

Thu 13: The Fisherman's Friends

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 14: Inspiral Carpets

The Leadmill, Sheffield. www.leadmill.co.uk

Mon 17: CADLHS

Life in a Noble Household

Talk by Philip Riden about the Dukes of Devonshire in the 17th century. Chesterfield and Local History Society. All meetings at St Thomas Centre at 7:30pm. Members free Visitors £3 Refreshments.

Thu 20: Chesterfield Jazz

Esther Bennett, Vocals

Chesterfield Jazz Club 7:30pm @The Olde House, Loundsley Green Road S40 4RN. Ticjets £12.50. www.chesterfieldjazz.co.uk

Fri 21: Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk


Regular Events


PILATES GROUP: 9:15 to 10:15am @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Also Tue from 6 to 7pm & Wed from 9:30 to 10:30am. Call Judy to book: 07779 266057.

MEN’S SNOOKER: Friendly group of men, over 60, meet weekly & are looking for others to join us. 9:30 to 11:30am at Newbold Working Men’s Club, Thirlmere Road, Newbold. T: 01246 232169.

SILVER SOCIAL: Come and have a chat, a drink, a snack and join in the quiz. Over 50s welcome. No cost - but donations appreciated. An accessible event. 10am to midday at Monkey Park, Chester Street, Brampton. See www.monkeypark.org.uk

READING GROUP: 10:30am for an hour in The Hub, Low Pavement, Chesterfield. We read short stories and poetry, all materials provided free. james@dva. org.uk or 07743 514934.

ZUMBA GOLD/TONING: 11am to midday @The Parish Centre Stonegravels, also Fri. Pre-book only call Teresa 07740 202042.

DANCE ABILITY AND RACKET SPORTS: Fun, relaxed sessions for adults 18+ with additional needs. 1 to 2:45pm @Queens Park Sports Centre £4 carers free 01246 345555.

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA: A fun, relaxed dance session for people living with dementia and their carers 1 to 2:45pm @Queens Park Sports Centre £4 carers free 01246 345555.

GAMES SOCIETY: 7 to 10pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Also every 2nd and 4th Wed 7 to 10pm Call 01246 209433 for more info.

CHESTERFIELD YOGA STUDIO: Face to Face class at Swanwick Memorial Hall, Old Whittington S41

9JZ. 7:15 to 8:45pm. £7.50 - £8.50. Details Chesterfieldyogastudio.co.uk

MINERVA WOMEN’S CHORUS: Enquiries warmly welcomed from singers with some experience.

7.30pm at St. John’s Church, Walton to rehearse unaccompanied songs for fun and performance. We’d love to meet you! minervachorus.co.uk

STAVELEY & DISTRICT CHURCHES UNITED CHOIR: A mixed voice choir of 30 members. Rehearsals

7:30 to 9pm at Brimington Common Methodist Chapel, Manor Road, Brimington Common S43 1NU. Julie Hunt: 01246 238143.

HOLYMOORSIDE BAND: Rehearsals in Holymoorside URC church on Mon & Fri 8 to 9:30pm. Vacancies throughout the band and we have instruments available. Contact Andy Booker for more detail on 07875 283131 or email: andybooker31@icloud.com


WARM SPACE: Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre is our warm space Community Coffee morning (2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays). 9am to 12 noon. Coffee, toast etc is free of charge.

ZUMBA GOLD: Low impact exercise to music. Suitable for older exercisers. Tuesday and Thursday, 10am and 11am both days. Chester Street Club. For details call Jen on 07757 726239.


10am to 12 noon @Cutthorpe Village Hall. Come along & enjoy a relaxing morning. Call Wendy 07305 461604.

HOLY COMMUNION SAID: 9:30am Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way.

TAI CHI CLASS: 10:30 to 11:45am @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. £2 per week. Call Veronica to book: 01246 237526.

HOLME HALL LET'S WALK TOGETHER. Friendly group walks lasting 30 to 60 mins at a gentle pace followed by a chat and a drink. Fortnightly. Meet

10.30am @ Holme Hall Community Hub at 41 Mercaston Close S40 4UE Tel 01246 498080 or holmehallunite@gmail.com

KEEP FIT CLASS FOR MATURE MOVERS: 2 to 3pm @ Rosehill Church Hall Chesterfield Studios, Soresby St. Ideal for leading a more active lifestyle in a friendly group whilst exercising to music. T: Debbie 07413 068092.

RENEW WELLBEING 42: St Johns church Walton every Tuesday 2-4pm. This is a space to get together over a cuppa where is is ok not to feel ok. All are welcome to join our small and friendly group. Call Cathy on 07815796612 for details.

AFTERNOON WHIST: 2 to 4:30pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall. For details call Julie on 07732 395278 or Susan on 01142 2621548. £3 per person. All welcome.

THOM’S BLOKES: A monthly meeting for men on the third Tuesday of each month, at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Rd. Talks, outings, fun & friendship. All welcome. For info call Robin Dawson 01246 550445 or Tony Witham 01246 206820.

TEA AND TOAST TUESDAYS: Holy Trinity Church Newbold, Road. 9 to midday. Everyone welcome. No charge. Come and join us for refreshment and friendship. Call Rev. Jilly Hancock 01246 465656. TUESDAY MORNING WORSHIP: 11am St Johns Church, Walton. For more info see www. stjohnswalton.co.uk

PILATES: Holymoorside Class. 3pm at Holymoorside Village Hall, Holymoor Road S42 7DX. T: 07570 456642, E: tayloredpilates@gmail.com FB: @ tayloredpilates23

CHESTERFIELD GARLAND DANCERS: Methodist Church Hall, Jawbones Hill, Derby Road, S40 2TN from 7:30 to 9:30pm. E: enquiry@ chesterfieldgarland.org.uk

WEST STUDIOS LIFE DRAWING: Classes with John King. First Tuesday of the month. See weststudios. co.uk FB & IG: WestS41

CHESTERFIELD PHILATELIC SOCIETY: Stonegravels Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Meet Tuesday afternoons. E: hallett965@btinternet.com T: 01246 229633.


LOUNDSLEY GREEN CHURCH COMMUNITY: Every Wednesday between 10am and 12:30pm. A warm, free space to all with tea / coffee & biscuits etc.

WALKING GROUP: 10:15am meet in Chesterfield to catch a bus to start the walk. Call Veronica to book 01246 237526 or E: vonhage2@gmail.com

HUNLOKE GARDENS WALK WITH US GROUP: Come and enjoy this hidden gem on short walk at 10:30am. Refreshments & purchase fresh produce. The cabins at Hunloke Community Gardens, Church St South S40 2TF. For info 01246 345669 or tina. hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk

MONKEY PARK STAY & PLAY: 10:30am to 11:30am Stay and play for under 5s and their grown-ups. Just a £1 donation. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk

ROCK CHOIR: St. John’s Walton, 11am and Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Mondays 7:30pm. www.rockchoir.co.uk

STAY & PLAY: For children and parents - babies up to 5 years old. Term time only. 1:30 to 3pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way.

HOLYMOORSIDE CRAFT GROUP: An informal and friendly group meeting every week in the Village Hall, Committee room 2 to 4pm. All welcome. Details from Cynthia on 01246 569250.

BRAMPTON LADIES CLUB: Brampton Ladies Club meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Storrs Road. New members welcome. Talks, demonstrations, social activities, quizzes & special events. 2 to 4pm term time. T: 01246 566435.

LAURA CLOWES SCHOOL OF DANCING: The Parish Centre Stonegravels 5 to 8pm & Sat 9am to 3pm. Call Laura to book 07714 223722.

HOBBY TALK FORTNIGHTLY MEN’S GROUP: 7:30 to 9:30pm at Chesterfield FC Stadium. A different hobby at each meeting helping improve mental health & wellbeing. E: hthobbytalk@gmail.com

BLOW THE COBWEBS AWAY: Recorder group - all abilities welcome. 7:30pm St Leonard's Mission, Spital. T: 01246 563224.

MONKEY PARK: SPIREWRITES: First Wed of the month, Spirewrites poetry club in the cafe, 7:30pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk

FREEVOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR: The Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road. 7:30 to 9:15pm. £4 per session. Term time only. Contact free. voices@yahoo.co.uk or T: 01246 237937.

HONEY BELLES LADIES CHOIR: St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane 8pm. Available for events. Contact honeybelleschoir@gmail.com


ROBINSONS BOWLING CLUB: Enquiries welcome. Contact Marilyn Blackwell on 01246 270039 or marilyn@blackwell1.plus.com FB: @Robinson Bowls Club.

THE PILATES STUDIO CHESTERFIELD: Classes 9 to 9:50am, 10 to 10:50am & 11 to 11:50am at West Studios, Sheffield Road Chesterfield S41 7LL. T: 0789 1090746 E: rachel@ thepilatesstudiochesterfield.co.uk

ART GROUP: 9:30 to 11:30am @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. No instructor. £3 per week, tea coffee & biscuits. T: 01246 209433.

CHESTERFIELD MORNING TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD: 10am to midday @ Market Hall Meeting Rooms. Speakers, lunch club, quizzes, excursions. New member welcomes. T: 01246 207496

COSY CUBS: BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Messy play, rhymes, story time, friends, toys & refreshments. 10 to 11am @Umbrellas Cosy Hub, Burns Close, S40 2SW. (Term time only).

CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH TODDLER GROUP: 10 to 11:30am, Babies, pre-school Toddlers, Mums, Dads, Grand-parents or carers. Varied activities: snacks, toys, craft tables, singing. 01246 690005 or dnemethodists.org.uk Term time only.

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Regular Events

HOLMEBROOK VALLEY PARK WALK WITH US GROUP: 10:30am for a 45 to 60 min walk which includes open water, woodlands and hay meadows. Meet by the cafe (top car park) Holmebrook Valley Park, Watermeadow Lane, S41 8XP. T: 01246 345669 or E: tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk

PILATES: Walton Class. 10:30am at The Village Hall, Walton Back Lane, S42 7LT. Contact Tamara on 07570 456642, E: tayloredpilates@gmail.com FB: @tayloredpilates23

BADMINTON GROUP: 1 to 3pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Contact Bernard for info and to book E: bernardandjean@hotmail.co.uk

MONKEY PARK BOOK CLUB: First Thursday of the month, book club, 1pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk

MONKEY PARK CRAFT CLUB: Every Thursday, craft club crochet and knitters welcome, 2pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk

CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other): Friendship group meeting every third Thu 2 to 4pm at St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. £2. Activities, speakers, games, fun, tea and cake. All welcome.

DOWN MEMORY LANE: A social singing activity for people living with dementia and their carers. 2 to 4pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at St. John’s church Walton in the main hall.

YOGA CLASS: 6 to 7:15pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Contact Helen to book E: helenapol@ hotmail.com

CHESTERFIELD EMBROIDERERS: 1st Thu (except August) at 7pm in the Saints Parish Centre. Open to all people with a love of everything textile related. E: chesterfieldembroiderers@gmail.com

HOLYMOORSIDE CHORAL SOCIETY: Friendly choir meets in Holymoorside URC 7:30 to 9:30pm. MD Andrew Marples. New singers always welcome. No audition. To arrange a visit call Sue 07989 305577 Info: www.holymoorsidechoral.co.uk

OPEN FOLK NIGHT: Hosted by Brampton Community Band. Third Thursday of the month 7:30 to 9:30pm @ Victoria Inn, Victoria Street. T: 07971400219.

ICHTHUS CANOE CLUB CHESTERFIELD: Outdoor evening programme, sessions at Matlock Bath, Chesterfield Canal or Walton Dam. Monthly Saturday even pool sessions at Sharley Park. E: canoejmc@ gmail.com or ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk

PILATES PILATES: Improvers level. Walton St John's Church @7:45pm. Contact Clare: 07990 771155.

CHESTERFIELD JAZZ CLUB: Third Thursday of the month. Olde House, Loundsley Green Rd S40 4RN. Tickets: Visitor Info Centre, Rykneld Way; Parsons & Dunn, Chatsworth Rd; online bit.ly/cfieldjazz Call 07764 587258 for info.


ZUMBA GOLD: Perfect for active older adults. Stay active, meet new people, have a coffee and some fun! 10:30am @ St Thomas' Centre. £5, please book first class. Call Adele on 07956 165287.

QUEENS PARK BUGGY WALK: Ideal for parents/ carers of little ones. 10:30am Queens Park Sports Centre reception for 45-60 minute walk. Return to the centre cafe for drinks & chat. T: 01246 345669 or e: Tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk

CHESTERFIELD YOGA STUDIO: Zoom class only or 7-day recordings are also available. 9:30 to 11am. £7.50 - £8.50. For details see Chesterfieldyogastudio.co.uk

LUNCH-TIME SERVICES: Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. 12:15 to 12:45pm. All welcome.

KEEP FIT CLASS FOR MATURE MOVERS: 2 to 3pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall. Combination of Sit and Stay Fit exercises and standing exercises including dance moves to music to improve strength and balance in a friendly group. T: Debbie 07413 068092.

FITSTEPS: 6 to 8pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Call Laura to book 07714 223722.

KFC (KIDS FRIDAY CLUB): For primary ages. Term time from 6 to 7pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002. waltonchurch.org

FRIDAY CLUB FOR TEENS: For teenagers in school years 7 to 9. 7:15 to 8:15pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002. waltonchurch.org

REFUGEES FROM REALITY GROUP GROUP: 7:30 to 10:30pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. See refugeesfromreality.co.uk for more info.

CHESTERFIELD ART CLUB: 2nd & 4th Friday The Hall on the Green, Ulverston Road, Newbold S41 8EQ. Work nights, demonstrations & critiques. Visitors welcome £3/£5 (not Aug or Dec). T: 01246 237291.


DR BIKE: 1st Saturday. Checks, adjustments and repairs to your bike for free. 9:30am to 1pm at the storage containers in the car park at Queen’s park. See FB: ChesterfieldDrBike or inclusivepedals.org.uk

TRANSITION CHESTERFIELD REPAIR CAFÉ: 3rd Sat. 10am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Baptist Church, Cross Street, S40 4ST. Drop-in sessions –all types of repair available, woodwork, sewing etc and cafe facilities open while session is being run. E: repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk

MONKEY PARK SEWING CLUB: First & third Saturday of the month, sewing club, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk

MONKEY PARK CHILDREN’S ART CLUB: First and third Saturday of the month, children’s art club, 11am. Monkey Park, Chester Street.

SATURDAY NIGHT WHIST: Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, 7 to approx 9.30 pm, £2.50 per person. Refreshments. All welcome. T: 01246 278778.


CARSINGTON WATER BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS: Free walks held on the first Sunday of the month. Booking advisable. Call 0330 678 0701.


9am and 10:45am. For more info see www. stjohnswalton.co.uk


MOTORISTS (IAMRoadSmart) 9:30am, Chesterfield Canal Hollingwood Hub S43 2PF - Guidance sessions for IAM Associates, info & taster sessions. First Sun & following Sat. T: (Sec) 01246 488750.

PETER & ST PAUL OLD BRAMPTON CHURCH: Now holding Sunday services in Church again at 9:30am - everyone welcome. Details see www.oldbramptonchurch.org.uk

HOLY COMMUNION / MORNING WORSHIP: 9:45am Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way.

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30am at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Please see web for details. More information about Zoom and other online services can be found at dnemethodists.org.uk/worshipreflect-learn/worship-online

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: Central Methodist Church, Saltergate at 10:30am. All are welcome. For details: dnemethodists.org.uk

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: Our regular time for Morning Worship is at 10:45am at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. Brampton.

DANCE ABILITY: Fun, relaxed dance sessions for adults 18+ with additional needs. 12:15 to 1pm @ Queens Park Sports Centre. £4 carers free 01246 345555.

FRIENDS OF SPITAL CEMETERY: Monthly tours on second Sunday of the month at 1pm starting from Spital Cemetery lodge at entrance at bottom of Hady Hill. Ideally pre-book. Tours can be arranged at alternative times if preferred. Suggested donation: £5. E: spitalcemeterytours@gmail.com

MESSY CHURCH: 4 to 6pm on the last Sunday of the month starting back 26th February 2023 @ The Parish Centre Stonegravels. For all the family. To book call Jilly: 07746 668257.

HOLYMOORSIDE RAINBOW WHIST: 2nd & 4th Sunday Holymoorside Village Hall @7pm. Other times and venues throughout the month. Call Sue: 01246 278778.


AURORA A CAPPELLA: (Home of Harmony) is a female A Cappella choir. Come and join us! Experience and ability to read music is not necessary. We look forward to hearing from you. T: 01246 863175 / 07810 892978, e: aurora. chesterfield@gmail.com or aurora-chorus.org.uk

3RD BRAMPTON SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS & SQUIRRELS: Monday Beavers (6 to 8 years), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (8 to 10.5), 5:30 to 6:30pm. Friday Squirrels (4 to 6), 5:15 to 6pm, Beavers (6 to 8), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (8 to 10.5), 6 to 7pm and Scouts (10.5 to 14), 7:30 to 9pm. All open to both boys & Girls. St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Rd. T: Ben on 01246 567409.

RAINBOWS & BROWNIES: Brownie's meetings on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu (weekly). Guides and Rangers meet on Mon, Tue & Wed (weekly). www.girlguiding.org.uk for details and to join up.



Heart Full of Songs

March 2023 UK Tour Dates

It is only between 10cc’s sell-out, bi-annual UK tours that the band’s co-founder Graham Gouldman is able to fully indulge his Heart Full of Songs project and take it on tour.

The semi-acoustic four-piece performs a broad spread of Graham’s song-writing catalogue, including chart hits for 10cc, the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and his time in Wax with Andrew Gold.

The band line-up comprises Graham, 10cc live band members Iain Hornal and Keith Hayman, and Dave Cobby and for lovers of perfectly-crafted music performed by the composer, a Heart Full of Songs concert is truly an exquisite experience. Tickets are also available to purchase from the website below from £36.75.

Visit: bit.ly/s40grahamgouldman

For more information

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Words: Transition Chesterfield

Images: Robert Nixon Betts

Mid-March onwards is the time to plant out potatoes, assuming that the weather is not too cold. If frost is forecast, simply delay the planting until it is over. Once the foliage starts to show, be prepared to cover it if a frost is forecast; most varieties will recover from a light frost but may be weakened, affecting the yield. The cover can be as simple as a sheet of newspaper – anything as long as the foliage isn't directly exposed to the freezing air will usually be fine at this time of year.

Plant onion sets and shallots. Birds sometimes think the tips are worms and pull them up; just push them back if this happens. To discourage the birds, run a few lines of black thread tightly over the bed.

Give perennial herbs a good tidy up, rosemary and sage can often do with a trim now and you can divide and replant clumps of chives and mint also. It is time to buy and plant out young plants of thyme, sage and rosemary.

If the weather is warm the lawn will start to grow, so if there's a dry day give it a cut with the blades set fairly high. Petrol mowers can usually cope with longer, wetter grass but electrics may struggle, so try not to ever let it get too long.

In March, seeds to sow indoors include tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, broccoli, calabrese, lettuce, Brussel sprouts, summer cabbage and try growing beetroot in clusters in modules. Weeds will start into growth, so try to prevent them getting hold by regular weeding. At the same time you can prepare beds by lightly digging them over, incorporating any old compost you have.

Deadhead daffodils, letting the foliage die down naturally, then removing it when it starts to turn yellow. This is when the bulb's reserves of energy are restored, and it prepares for next year - tying it up prevents this happening efficiently and doesn't look nice.

There will be a lot more heat in the sun, so open greenhouse and conservatory doors if you have seedlings in them, so they don’t overheat. But clear sunny days often mean clear, chilly nights, so remember to close them again.

The winter, so far, has been kind to slugs and snails, so expect there to be lots this year. As it gets milder they will start to appear in the garden, so be prepared to combat them. There are lots of possible solutions (pellets, beer traps, and copper bands) but, whatever you do, you'll never entirely be rid of them, so concentrate your efforts on precious plants and small areas.

Plants in containers will appreciate a top dressing. Carefully remove an inch or so of soil and replace it with a new one suitable for containers; it might seem unnecessary to use different sorts of composts for different places but, especially with pots, the right kind makes a big difference.

We’ve now reached the time when the gardening year traditionally starts to get going, so there’s lots to do; keeping on top of it all is the key to success. However, it can be weather dependent - never worry if you can’t do something at the exact time columns like this say you should; relaxing and enjoying it is far more important; get round to things when you can. If you’re trying to get your children interested in gardening then all your good work could be undone by dragging them out into the cold and wet for several hours to do something that could well wait for a week or two.

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Wanted: Walking Stick

Smart, silver top walking stick wanted.

T: 01246 569274 (Brookside)

Langley/Denby Mayflower Pottery: £150

A selection of plates, bowls, cups and saucers, tea pot, jugs, large salad bowl etc. Call for details.

T: 07842 551560 (Brampton)

Rocking Horse: £25

Beautiful soft childrens rocking horse complete with saddle and reins. Has gentle rocking motion with sound.

Clean, hardly used.

T: 07833 515909 (Walton)

Hair Fascinator: £5

Cream coloured. New, never worn.

T: 07833 515909 (Walton)

Baby Bath Seat: £5

T: 01246 930722 (Walton)

Baby Bath: £12

T: 01246 930722 (Walton)

Radiator: £10

Single panel radiator 1150 x 600mm.

T: 01246 930722 (Walton)

Computer Desk: £30

Beech effect desk, pull-out keyboard & mouse shelves, 70cm D x 118cm

W, fair condition, really solid.

T: 01246 555257 (Ashgate)

Laminate Flooring: £30

Oak coloured approx 12m2

T: 01246 930722 (Walton)

Folding Chair: £5

Small folding angling/garden chair in green. Has small pocket at front and cup holder.

T: 07833 515909 (Walton)

Dog Playpen: £20

Large indoor/outdoor dog playpen.

T: 07463 523422 (Walton)

Folding Bike: £80

Compass Northern Folding Bike, white, steel frame, one size, Shimano 6 speed gears, luggage rack and stand. VGC.

T: 07713 248289 (Brampton)

Clip Ear Rings: £Free

Fabulous collection of clip ear rings. Offers accepted to go to local charity. Call for details.

T: 01246 297463 (Brampton)

Tri-Walker: £25

Dark red tri-walker with integral basket. VGC.

T: 07758 489542 (Somersall)

Small Electric Mini Oven: £20 Microwave size. VGC.

T: 07758 489542 (Somersall)

Glass TV Stand: £10

T: 07463 523422 (Walton)

Ladder: £Free

Double extension 15 rung wooden with alloy rungs always kept in garage.

T : 01246 566010 (Walton)

Blue 2-Seater Sofa Bed: £50 VGC. Collect from Newbold

T: 01246 551706 (Newbold)

Stabilisers: £10

Rebound semi-flexible bike stabilisers, little used.

T: 01246 555257 (Ashgate)Craft

Craft Beading Kit: £Free

Job lot of craft beading supplies & kit. Free to good home & buyer collects.

T: 07932 402645 (Brampton)

Cross Stitch: £Free Supplies and kit, job lot. Free to good home & buyer collects.

T: 07932 402645 (Brampton)

Jigsaw Puzzles: £Free

Collection of six jigsaw puzzles. Various pictures, size and 1,000 pieces or more. Free to good home & buyer collects.

T: 07932 402645 (Brampton)

Metal Single Loft Bed: £50 Complete with desk under and seat/ pull-out futon.

T: 01246 555257 (Ashgate)

Fishing Rod: £Free

Fibreglass 10 foot fishing rod.

T: 07833 515909 (Walton)

Cocktail Wear: £Free

Quality cocktail wear, size 12 and 14, suit tall slim build. Good offers accepted to go to local charity. Call for details.

T: 01246 297463 (Brampton)

Various: £Offers

Pretty 3 branch chandelier 3 shades with crystal droplets; Twin ceiling spot light, boxed; Cottage ceiling light; 3 Panasonic cordless phones & charges; VAX bagless upright Power 8 plus accessories, boxed; 10 in 1 steam mop & accessories, boxed; All VGC & very little use. Open to offers.

T: 07477 820414 (Walton)

Vinyl Collection: £199

Collection of mainly singles, some LPs. Mainly 1960s with some 1970s. Some more valuable than others. Condition varies. Call for details.

T: 07842 551560 (Brampton)

Clothes: £Various

Brown faux fur coat Urban Mist size12/14 £25; Grey faux fur shrug cape Julian McDonald size 12 £15; Jacques Vert silver Grey lace short sleeve dress size 14 £15; Together long sleeved midi dress cream / grey size 14 £15.

T: 07413 068082 (Walton)

Heavy Duty Kerb Ramps: £25

Threshold ramps x 2. Super strong suitable for vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, mobility scooters etc. Each 10 x 32 x 50 cms. As new.

T: 07597 598643

Ladies Hotter Shoes: £15

Size 6.5 Francis style. Brand new, genuine reason for sale.

T: 07597 598643

Wood Single Loft Bed: £50 John Lewis.

T: 01246 555257 (Ashgate)

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8. Even Alan is involved in corruption (5)

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13. Egyptian goddess of fertility (4)

14. Memories of extras welcoming turned strong beer (7)

18. Ploy by the American in mid-stream (4)

19. Closure in ballet or music (4)

20. Stop, quiet after sailor changes oil (7)

25. Shade in amongst race (4)

27. London line has a bare look (8)

28. Complies with old boy and yes it is strange (5)

30. Dog and model-maker (5)

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3. The girl in the outskirts of Coventry is elegant (6)

4. Host in Japanese religion (6)

5. She takes leading role in extra vehicular activity (3)

6. Areas of influence where Boris is one short (4)

7. Deeply involved up to them (4)

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21. One who dawdles in an American shoe (6)

22. The outer stomach conceals two points giving strong smell (6)

23. An untruth from the FBI (3)

24. May be seen on Bonfire Night or on trousers (5)

25. Great work given to me (4)

26. Requirement in Eden (4)

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Keeping the Wolves at bay

Welcome back by fellow Spireites.

Right. I start with acknowledging the elephant in the last magazine. I'd like to hold my Spireite blue hands up and apologise. After I'd sent the last article to print I noticed, and others pointed out to me, that I'd made quite a big error. Unforgivable. On the second page, right at the top I called Jeff King, "Geoff" King. Jeff starts with a J and not a G and for that I sincerely apologise… I might have also accidentally mentioned Paul Cook played for West Brom too prior to their FA Cup 3rd round game. He didn't. He played for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Anyway… (I think I may have got away with that!)

"But Michael I've been in a cave since Christmas, how DID the West Brom tie turn out?" I hear you ask. Well, I'll fill you in. We drew 3-3 as West Bromwich Albion forced a last minute replay. In front of a sell out crowd and one of the best

atmospheres I've witnessed at the stadium in quite some time, we matched the Championship side pound for pound. Yes we went a goal down after just two minutes but we didn't back off and lick our wounds. No, we stepped up, pushed forwards and equalised just five minutes later with a Williams goal. And boy did the stadium erupt, silencing the West Bromwich fans. They definitely weren't expecting that as our reply. They, like us, didn't ease off either as 10 minutes later we conceded again to go 2-1 down. But then, Amando Dobra happened! Dobra netted two before half-time and sent every single Spireite in the ground and possibly the world, (except for our man in the cave) into sheer ecstasy! Five minutes apart Dobra equalised for the blues on the 36th minute and then on the 41st minute he blasted us into the lead which held until the end of the first half. (I'll add that all this was achieved without Tshimanga who was on the bench again. I'll return to this later).

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As the second half kicked off I like all Spireites thought we'd score more goals. But that wasn't to be. There was only one and it took 48 minutes to come. Three minutes into added on time the Spireite's luck ran out, as it has done soooo many times in the past and West Brom equalised. It ended three a piece. The replay took place 10 days later at The Hawthorns but ended 4-0 to West Brom. Shame really as Dobra's goal run ended too. Up until then he'd scored in every round in the FA Cup. Now touching on what I mentioned earlier regarding Tshimanga. I had asked previously in an earlier article whether or not we need him in the squad and should we cash in and sell him. And as it turns out we didn't and we don't. As at the start of the month (February) Kabby moved out to Peterborough United on loan until the end of this season with an aim to a permanent transfer in the summer. Shame. But clearly didn't fit into Cookies formation and plans. Which ironically leaves the club in need of an out and out striker. Personally we do need a full on, quality 20+ goal a season forward. Sure it's always good to see goals being scored by other team members from across the park, but for me, we need a Jack Lester type player. Call me old fashioned but that's what we need to build on the squad we currently have. Unfortunately though we aren't Wrexham and have millionaire owners. Yes currently for whatever reason the form has dipped since the West Brom defeat losing three on the bounce but that for me is due partly to having Covolan back between the posts. Which isn't helping as we slip down the league currently 5th now from last night's 3-1 defeat against Woking.

Having said all that, let's stand back and remember where we are and where we came from. Let's not forget the dismissal years pre takeover. Yes, we are now technically a charity football club which has its own financial issues and restrictions. We are no Deadpool with deep pockets. We do however have owners who, like you and me, are fans of Chesterfield FC. That's got to be better than the previous regime? Remember Dean Saunders? Remember touching the relegation zone of the National League? Right here and right now seems a better use of the phrase "Keep the faith" but let's take a leap of faith in the club now. We're still in the playoffs aren’t we?

All together now, "COYB's!!!"

Words & Images: Michael South

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Chesterfield Postcard Show

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The Holme Hall Inn

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Eat In The Park and dance

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