S40 Local - 146 April 2024

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The community magazine for Acorn Ridge, Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall & Walton

ISSUE 146 APRIL 2024
Cover: Si Homfray Artist & Designer

Hi All and welcome to our April edition.

If I had to pick a theme for this month it would be... 'I want to tell people what we do, no-one knows we're here!' I've had it numerous times. We have a presence on the internet and social media and people from each end of the country know about us - but the people just round the corner don't!

Or there are loads of support services out there but no one knows about them or how to access them. I've been thrilled they've invited me to help spread the word - I've enjoyed meeting them, I hope you enjoy reading about them just as much!

And, as S40 Local turns 15 years old, I'd like to say

THANK YOU, to every one of the great independent businesses who have allowed me to reach 15 years by advertising with me, to my long suffering family (who don't like print week as Dad gets grumpy), to all my delivery team, to anyone who has ever contacted me to contribute, and finally to you the reader for taking note of what I do and responding; by calling an advertiser and mentioning S40 Local you're helping make sure I'm still here. I share some thoughts of 15 years in business on the next pages.

I'm keeping the intro short this edition as I seem to have spent a lot of time typing stuff up for this edition. Enjoy what we've done.


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The small print: S40 Local is delivered Free of Charge to 8500 properties to the south west of Chesterfield originally based on the S40 3xx postal sector. Inclusion of a listing, advertisement or classified listing does not imply endorsement of the company or its products by the proprietor of S40 Local, nor does it constitute a recommendation. S40 Local’s proprietors cannot be held responsible for any breach of copyright arising from the artwork supplied by clients. S40 Local’s proprietors will not be held liable for any potential lost business as a direct result of late or failed delivery, or incorrect adverts in S40 Local, we will only be liable for the cost of the associated S40 Local advertising. Any advertisements created by S40 Local’s proprietors remain the sole property of S40 Local under copyright.

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I started this business 15 years ago. I was working in a large corporate and was concerned about jobs in the UK - as we out-sourced and off shored key services. I was worried that shopping would all end up online, that the big corporates would gain more and more power

I wanted to do something that supported the small UK businesses and build a community.

So where are we 15 years on?

Some of this has come true, online retailing is booming, our high streets struggling, there has been a massive amount of change. But, with your commitment to support them and because they are unique, interesting and hard working, and by building resilient support networks, I can see small independent businesses surviving, and thriving.

I'm proud to play my part in that, I'm proud to support them, and that they support me - it's a mutual relationship, one of respect and friendship - that's not something common in the corporate world.

I've seen the what's on section fill up with events, groups and activities, people coming together. People bonding over a common interest, thanks to the passion, hard work and commitment of a small group of individuals. Keep it up everyone!

As S40 Local reaches 15 years old I reflect on why I started this business, and have I learnt anything?

I've learnt that...

• Mutual respect and community businesses makes work joyful.

• That even when things feel difficult, green shoots appear, someone decides to take a chance and try something new - a new business emerges.

• I can be a grumpy old man about change - or I can embrace it and do my best to see the positives, and when I do that I feel better about it, and about myself... I don't manage this all the time.

• Communities are amazing - the local people are amazing and together we can create the kind of place we all want it to be - but it takes everyone one us, taking small positive actions.

• We don't all agree on how best to make things work or improve thingsand that's life. But by being respectful and listening to opinions we can continue to live and work in together.

• A few dedicated people can make positive things happen - and thank goodness for those fantastic people.

Thanks for all your input and support over the years.


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I remember the day Paul walked into the shop to discuss the beginning of the S40 magazine. We hit it off immediately, What a brilliant idea! Now 15 years on, where would we be without S40 and Paul. It’s been an amazing space to advertise in, the articles are always interesting, and for Paul nothing has ever been too much trouble. He makes the S40 the success it’s been.

So many people have said over the years it’s the only free magazine they read as it’s so useful, interesting and informative. From the business point of view Paul’s help has been fantastic.

Happy 15th Birthday to both S40 and Paul!!!

Libby (Libby's, Chatsworth Road)

'Spot on Paul!'

Thank you – the page looks great.

Can I say how much I appreciate your help and support. I’ve placed several articles over the years for various Holymoorside Arts, Music and Film events. The ideas are always received with enthusiasm and encouragement by you and your team – and presented with professional flair.

Thank you for helping to keep local events promoted for our community to enjoy!


Ann Grinbergs (Chair)

Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival Society

Hi Paul

Just wanted to say a BIG thanks for including my bag advert in the S40 classifieds.

I've just sold the bag for the asking price to a lovely lady ... and we're both really happy!

Sooo much easier - and, frankly, nicer - than bartering online.

The power of print!

Thanks again


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• Thursday 28 March: Mindfulness Painting

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Meet Si Homfray

Peak District Ambassador, Designer & Artist

Words: Paul Chapman

Images: Si Homfray

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Cover Artist

I receive lots of press releases in this job, I tend not to use most of them, I’m much more inclined to follow up those that pique my interest with a phone call and chat to hear the story behind the marketing spiel.

And that’s exactly what happened with our latest cover artist – and I’m so pleased I took this route.

Si Homfray is an artist and designer, running Park Designs – I’ve seen and appreciated his work in shops around the Peak District and the visitors centre in Bakewell. When I learned he was based in Hathersage – one of my favourite places for lunch (try Colemans Deli) and a browse of the outdoor shops – I was there!

Si is one of the most interesting and unique people I’ve had the pleasure to meet in this job – he’s warm, talented, and tenacious, with an inspiring journey full or twists and turns.

Originally from Sheffield, Si worked as a medic, he moved about a lot in his younger days and in the 80s returned to Sheffield for the climbing.

“The medic role wasn’t for me, and I started up a business making futons and the business grew rapidly, I had three shops and was selling probably 50% of the futons bought in the UK!

“That was until the Swedish giant IKEA turned up and things took a downward turn.

“I’d always been creative and, in the business, one of the very early adopters of Apple Macs. Design is one of my core skills and I find that visuals, colours, and layout come naturally. People started asking me to do work for them, so I went from Futons to ‘Diagram Ltd’ a business specialising in print and web design,” explains Si.

I then set up and later sold ‘Vivid Creative’, a Sheffield name some may know who offer branding, digital and marking services, Si parted company with Vivid in 2001. “I decided to go climbing,” says Si.

The next sentence left me lost for words. “Things took a change in 2012 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I was thrown off my bike, suffered head injuries, broke so many bones and frankly, was lucky to be alive.”

Today Si operates his commercial design business as ‘Hammer Design’ from his design studio, taking on graphic design and creative marketing projects. “I tend to specialise in signage, walking maps, leaflets etc much of it based around the Peak District.”

Amazingly SI’s resilience helped him recover and he decided to change direction. “I handed the design business over to my staff and set about recuperating properly. “I got married, went diving and sailed the Atlantic.

“The next plan was to run to Everest and climb it. No one has ever run to Everest from Sheffield and climbed it so that was my goal (Ed: just 7,000 miles). I ran across Europe with my trailer ‘Gromit’ behind me for almost two years, and I got 3,500 miles into it before family and financial reasons forced me to return home.”

What followed were some tough times for Si; divorce, his parents became ill, and family problems him left depressed, back in Sheffield, and penniless. But you simply can’t stop this man, “I like to think that I’m a decent chap and I’ve got a great bunch of friends.

“Tim from Blue Deer (131 Chatsworth Road & The Glass Yard) helped me get set up in the unit I’m in today and I started my recovery. Creativity and artwork are where my heart is, I was interviewed by the Royal College of Art, but they looked at my history and work and told me I didn’t need them!” says Si.

As I look around Park Designs studio, Si has created a wealth of artwork, bright colours, outline drawings, prints, cards, mugs, Kitchen wear, t-shirts… an organically growing range of products. As part of his recovery Si also wrote ‘The Magic Forest’, a self-help book which guides us through our sense of wellbeing. As Si quoted in a recent Derbyshire Times article, “Finding what you love, doing what you love in a place you love seems to be a rare thing. And as an older, hopefully wiser, and certainly humbler, person I am so grateful for the opportunity to live here, and to share what I have learned.”

I was with Si for just over an hour and I left wanting to know so much more, I felt like I’d only scratched the surface (we haven’t even mentioned the work he does with the Peak Park Foundation). He’s one of those people you meet for the first time and leave feeling like you’ve made a new friend! He is clearly a man passionate about what he does, a man who embraces the now and someone set to have another fantastic chapter in this thing we call life.

If you like art and people, make a plan, call in and see him, and as always tell him where you read his story, S40 Local. Thanks for your time Si, I can’t wait to chat again.

Park Designs & Gallery

3A Hathersage Business Park

Heather Lane

Hathersage S32 2DP



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New Buds of Life

@Rose Hill Arts

Centre CIC

Words & Images: Sarah Menzies

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Pictures from left: The inside of the Reformed Church Hall; John Robinson and a plaque featuring the family name; the bar of the Chesterfield Studios & The outside of the Church.

You may have noticed scaffolding surrounding the former Rose Hill United Reformed Church and wondered what is happening. Well…last September (2023) the church closed its doors for the final time and the Grade II listed building stood empty. What to do with such a lovely, historic building that is in such a prime location in central Chesterfield?

After much thought, Rose Hill Arts Centre CIC (RHAC) was created to take on the project, and a team was formed to buy the building and turn it into an exceptional arts centre for Chesterfield and surrounding areas. Their mission? To bring together a range of performances, encouraging creativity and individual expression and to deliver a diverse array of events, from exhibitions and concerts to creative workshops for all ages.

A bit of history

The church was built in 1822 and in 2023, before closing, celebrated its 200th anniversary and was awarded a blue plaque by the Chesterfield and District Civic Society. The Brampton-based Robinsons company has had links to the church over generations. John Robinson (pictured) is one of the CIC’s directors. His four-times great grandfather was the Chairman of the original committee that was established to build the church and there are several indicators around the building of the Robinson family involvement.

Over time, there has been water ingress into the chapel. The East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church who own the building, are currently re-roofing the former chapel to prevent this getting any worse (hence the scaffolding).

More than meets the eye

The church is attached to Eastwood Memorial Hall and has multiple rooms behind it. The Hall and associated rooms are currently leased to Chesterfield Studios, which has 300+ users each week. Members take part in dance, theatre and music classes and range in age from 4 to 90. It has a well-established record of providing quality performing arts training for young people and is the home of two of Chesterfield's leading choral groups. The Rose Theatre in Eastwood Memorial Hall (pictured) provides an intimate 150 seat space for music, theatre, musicals, comedy, and meetings. Once RHAC CIC has bought the building, Chesterfield Studios will continue to call it home.

The church itself already has a long-standing history of usage as a concert venue, with excellent acoustics and a good organ. The plan is to transform this area into a multi-purpose, versatile space where the Arts are celebrated and the building’s heritage preserved and maintained.


We surpassed our GoFundMe goal of £5,000 and raised £6,525 towards start-up costs and initial expenditure. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to get this project off the ground. We are now applying to different organisations for grants to raise the money to purchase the building. This year

Whilst grants are being applied for and funds raised to purchase the building, RHAC CIC are going to run a ‘Rough and Ready’ season. This will hopefully start in May 2024 (once the roofing work has finished) on Saturday lunchtimes over the following months. The season will be made up of informal performances from local community groups/bands with refreshments on sale and the opportunity to see inside the former church, see our ideas and contribute your own thoughts for the project. Performers of all ages are welcome, from all genres of the performing arts, representing the diverse ethnic communities within Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

There will be no charge (or fee) either for the performing group or the audience. The aim is to throw open the doors of the former United Reformed Church, to encourage the general public into the building, to enable local community groups to perform for free and to share the vision of creating an Arts Centre for Chesterfield.

If you know of a performing arts group or band would be interested in performing as part of the ‘Rough and Ready’ season, or for more information contact info@rhac.art or visit www.rhac.art

What you could do

Be ready! There will be lots to do once proper access is gained to the building. A band of volunteers will be needed to help with

• Cleaning the building. A Big Clean Day is planned when the church will be given a deep clean ready for the ‘Rough and Ready’ Season.

• Helping out at the Rough and Ready performances by serving drinks or stewarding.

• Helping/supporting fundraising events. There will be more information on this in the coming months.

Please contact info@rhac.art if you are interested in volunteering in any aspect of RHAC.

Rose Hill Arts Centre CIC

Eastwood Buildings

Rose Hill

Chesterfield S40 1LW

E: info@rhac.art www.rhac.art

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The Lost Norman Royal Manor of Newbold

Not only is Newbold listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, it is the first of the royal manors listed in Derbyshire (1). This made it particularly important. But what is intriguing is that while a new hall or manor house would have been built in the area we know as Newbold sometime between 1066 and 1086, no site has ever been identified.

Is it possible that the area around Eyre Chapel was once a royal manor, residence of the King’s Bailiff and an administrative and judicial centre? And was Eyre Chapel, built in the 13th century but with medieval features, the site of a previous Norman chapel? And was the Pingles, an ancient ridge and furrow site in the middle of the Loundsley Green Estate, once part of the wider manor ‘demesne’ or estate? With a lot of help from the local studies section of Chesterfield Library and based on evidence from various sources I believe the answer to all three questions may be yes.

Where was the Royal Manor of Newbold?

John Bestall’s book ‘History of Chesterfield’ (2), describes how, like other royal manors (such as Bakewell and Hope), Newbold had attached to it a number of berewicks (outlying estates or farmland belonging to a medieval manor). However, it also had other lands and a complexity of organization that was different from other royal manors.

The estimated population of Newbold and its 6 berewicks (including Chesterfield) in 1086 was no more than 90. As well as around 480 acres of arable land there were 8 acres of meadow and an area of woodland for grazing swine.

Bestall states: “the prominence of Newbold as the centre of an extensive royal manor in the Domesday Book does suggest that in the early Norman period a bailiff or some other officer most probably had a large house here, probably on or near to the site of the chapel.”

He suggests that it would have likely overlooked the old Newbold Back Lane which ran from Chesterfield to Cutthorpe and “the medieval route that emerges near the Nag’s Head linking Holme Hall and Dunston or more widely Brampton and Whittington.”

It is likely the Norman manor house was sited in the area near to Eyre chapel where the housing estate is now, as it is the highest ground in Newbold and would overlook the crossroads of important medieval routes between key settlements.

Is Eyre Chapel on the site of a former Norman chapel?

Eyre chapel was built in the 13th century.

According to the Friends of Eyre Chapel it was built by the Abbot of Welbeck Abbey at the point where four ancient trackways met and was dedicated to St Martin of Tours, the patron saint of France. After the Norman Conquest many new English churches were dedicated to St Martin.

The Chapel contains features and stones which have clearly been used in a former building and are of the early Norman period. One of these is the tympanum (the decorative stone over the door) which had the image of a goose, the symbol of St Martin, according to Carole Kitchener in her booklet “In and Around Newbold” (3).

Bestall poses the question why is there a chapel with medieval features in Newbold? He runs through many theories before concluding that the most likely explanation is that there once was a Norman chapel on this site, which was a private or domestic chapel within or attached to a manor house.

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If there was a Norman chapel originally on this site, then it is likely that some of the stones would have been reused when it was rebuilt two centuries later, and it would have made sense for it to continue to be dedicated to St Martin.

The Chapel acquired its current name when the Eyre family purchased it (presumably along with some surrounding land and buildings) in the 16th century.

A 2015 archaeological desk study carried out when the new housing site was planned notes that part of the site may include burials “as the full extent of the burial ground may not be where it is now."

Was the Pingles once part of the lands belonging to the Royal Manor?

Ridge and furrow is a pattern created by the system of ploughing used in the Middle Ages. Remains of these still survive all over the country, but thanks to our allotment neighbour Tony, I became aware that I regularly walked past one.

A 1960’s pamphlet produced by the council for the new residents of the Loundsley Green Estate stated that the central area known as The Pingles (above) was chosen for conservation “not only for its ten established oak trees, but also on account of its ridges and furrows, denoting its origin as ‘pingles’ or ‘closes’ in the corner of a larger area known as the ‘Townfield’, which formed a part of the field system of earlier times.”

A ‘pingle’ or ‘close’ is a small area of enclosed land. A ‘grene pyngle’ was described in a document dated 1561 listing all the farmland around Newbold. Did this pingle exist in Norman times? A drawing of how a medieval manor might have looked (see left) from William R Shepherd’s Historical Atlas (3) shows a manor house with

a chapel nearby, surrounded by arable land, meadow, pasture, woodland and ‘closes’.

The 1960s council pamphlet also described the walk, now known as ‘Red House Walk’ from (then) Newbold Back Lane to the Pingles as a “unique double hedge” containing thirteen species of tree or shrub. It states that “it is difficult to account for quite this number occurring in such a short length of country lane. It possibly dates from an early period in hedge planting.”

This path clearly, at one stage, linked up with the path now leading from Newbold Back Lane to Eyre chapel which is also lined on one side with ancient hedge species. The old stone gate posts salvaged from the original field boundaries are still there (pictured below), and walking through the double hedge feels like stepping back in time.

Did this path once lead from the Norman manor house through pasture, planting land and meadows, down to the Holme Brook, which would have been the nearest stream? Did all this land, including the Pingles, once belong to the Royal Manor?

While it may not be possible to definitively answer any of the questions posed in this article, I believe, there is a high chance that the area near Eyre Chapel was the site of a Norman manor house with its own Norman chapel, and that the Royal Manor’s land or ‘demesne’ likely stretched as far as the Pingles in Loundsley Green. More intriguingly, this Royal Manor was possibly the most important in all of Derbyshire.

References – the first 3 can all be found in the local studies section of Chesterfield Library

1. Domesday Book. Derbyshire. Edited by Philip Morgan from a draft translation by Sara Wood. 1978

2. J M Bestall, History of Chesterfield. Vol 1 Medieval and early Chesterfield. Borough of Chesterfield, 1974

3. Carole Kitchener, In and Around Newbold. Undated.

4. By William R. Shepherd, Historical Atlas, New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1923. Public Domain, https://commons. wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2590633

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Potters Chilli Farm

Back in 2010, Richard Potter (pictured) took on a box of chilli plants that were being discarded as an unwanted gift. Richard set the seeds and by Spring had a collection growing in his Dad's greenhouse! What started was a small business selling chilli plug plants after interest grew around the chillies. It was going well, not a massive business but a nice little side project, truly independent and built on values that reflect what we love at S40 local.

In 2015 Richard’s first child came along, then the second in 2019 and during this time the chillies were put on hold, but last year Richard started things up again.

Born a Brampton lad he moved to Spital in 2013 where they operate Potters Chilli Farm and supply a range of 26 varieties of peppers from Jalapeño to Carolina Reapers, from very mild to extremely hot. The smaller plants are delivered from April onwards and come in plugs, then from May larger plants in fibre pots are delivered. Both can be set straight into a larger pot or grow bags which make the perfect new home for the plants.

“The plugs and pots we supply the plants in are made of biodegradable coconut husk and won’t harm the soil, the roots just grow through them” says Richard. “There’s a lot of interest from people in growing your own whether it’s tomatoes, salad veg or chillies, more and more people are buying starter plants and setting them”.

“For us the chillies are a bit of fun, a nice side business to the day job of web development. We keep a few plants ourselves and grow the chillies on to make Chilli Jams, which are great on burgers, for adding to stir fry or you can just spread on toast like one of my mates does!”

“It's great for the kids too to see the plants growing, I think its important they understand how things grow and develop in the garden.”

This year Richard is advertising locally, it’s much easier to drop plants off locally than post across the country. They will still be shipping nationwide but the reality is plants don’t travel well in the post. “I’m really looking forward to dropping the plants off with people,” says Richard. “We’ve done market stalls and the interaction with customers is so nice. I love getting my hands dirty in the soil, nature connects us. It’s good for mental health to be in the garden, and I really enjoying sharing what I’ve learned with people”.

Richard went on to explain some of the tips he’s learned from his Dad, such as leaving tap water to stand for at least 24 hours to allow the chlorine to evaporate before watering the plants. Everything he does is organic, no pesticides or artificial fertilisers. It’s clear that he loves what he’s doing and gets a kick from it.

“People are spending more time in whatever garden they have and are understanding the benefits the space can have on us all,” he adds. If you like the sound of growing some chillies visit the website and get your order in for delivery when the time is right. Oh and be quick, when they’re gone, they’re gone!


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Highlight Crafts

A local Clay Cross base for all your crafting needs

Words: Paul Chapman

Images: Highlight Crafts

Blown away. That’s how I felt after an hour at Highlight Crafts in Clay Cross, this family run business is hidden away in a boxy grey industrial shed but inside it’s amazing to find a thoroughly modern business that reaches across the world.

Highlight Crafts started up just over three years ago in Jan 2021, a family business of husband and wife Stephanie and Karl, with Stephanie’s sister, Zoe. Stephanie has always been creative and it’s this talent that has helped them build a local business that today employs 25 people.

“We have designed and created most of the products and sets that we sell and use in our craft workshops,” explains Zoe. “We have an in-house graphic design team, the products on our website are designed in the UK and the kits we sell enable crafters to put their personal twist on the cards and projects they create.

“When you buy craft equipment from us the service includes a series of video sessions on our website that give people clear step by step instructions on how to use the kits we sell,” says Zoe. Highlight Crafts is a very flexible business, driven by the family team they can change and move with the times. On the Clay Cross site they have the design suite and management suite, warehousing, two fully equipped film studios where they create the video tutorials but also produce content that’s aired on the shopping channel. They also have a flexible academy space with four classroom spaces, a shop which is open during festivals and classes plus an on site kitchen to cater for the courses they run in the academy.

Highlight Crafts Academy allows people to get hands on, they have paper crafts, fabric sets,

mixed media, die cutting products, paper flower making, jewellery, and as they move more into candles, resin and pottery, their range is ever expanding.

“We get people signing up for our classes from across the country and we tend to find that once people have attended a course, we will see them again.” says Zoe. “We sell a lot online and would love to share what we do with people locally and that’s why we’ve approached S40 and S41 Local. We like to think we’re a friendly team and this is supported by the lovely feedback we get.”

If you watch the shopping channel Create & Craft you may already have seen Highlight Crafts. The channels are a fantastic way for them to share their products with people. Highlight Crafts have their own CraftTV channel which is available from www.highlightcrafts.com, plus a YouTube channel with hundreds of free videos, and sell both direct to the customer and on TV. I think this is one of the things that impressed me most, being run from their Clay Cross base.

Stephanie and Karl have worked for over 20 years in crafting, previously building a successful business that they sold, allowing them to set up and build Highlight Crafts as they have today, along with Zoe and co-Directors Martin and Diane. They host a regular Craft Club at Clay Cross, run by Amanda, on Thursdays from 1 to 4pm. They undertake different crafts each week, it might be paper flowers one week, card making on another and at just £6 a session this works out to be very economical, as you don’t have to buy all the gear needed to get creative... but if you decide to buy, Highlight Crafts are happy to help.

Look out for Craft Festivals that take place across the year. The next is the ‘Garden Party Festival’ running from Friday 19 to Sunday 28 April and will include bunting, pottery painting, candle and flower making to name a few. You can prebook on a festival day and take part in four different crafting sessions with lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Other dates include ‘By The Sea’ running from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 June.

If you fancy some down time or enjoy crafting, check out the website below and sign up for a course at Highlight Crafts, they’re easy to find, are fully accessible, have plenty of parking right outside and I’m sure, like me, you’ll be blown away with what you find.

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Celebrating 40 Years

Milkman Mick Barratt

Words: Paul Chapman

Images: Mick Barratt

This June Mick Barratt has been delivering milk to the families of Chesterfield for 40 years, experiencing many changes along the way.

Mick is a Chesterfield lad, attending Manor School on Old Road, now gone, being replaced with flats. His introduction to his job came simply as he had a paper round and used to bump into the Co Op milkman on his round and on his way to school, he was after some help and they had a very informal arrangement. “Meet me tomorrow, 5am at Chester Street, he used to say as I passed,” laughs Mick. “Wheatbridge Dairy was where the doctor’s surgery is now and I used to work on a Saturday, £2.50 for four hours work.” I googled and that’s £8.06 in today’s money!

“My brother encouraged me to start at Robinsons, but it wasn’t for me. After school I started on a YTS with my new boss, Andrew, for £25 a week plus my £2.50 for the Saturday hours,” says Mick.

These were the days when milkmen used electric milk floats, nice and quiet so they didn’t wake anyone… somewhat ahead of their time there, I think. Electric died off and it wasn’t long before Mick was delivering from a Ford Transit.

Mick has built his round over the years, out delivering Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The milk is from Jacksons Dairies in Stockport, collected at 10pm from Sheepbridge, and he’s all done for 8am’ish the next morning. He then sleeps from 11am to 5pm before starting again, his body has adjusted to the night working pattern, and it isn’t a problem for him.

I asked how it was out all night. “It’s a lot busier than it was in the 80s, it’s now reasonably busy up until midnight, but then it starts to quieten down and I can get on with the deliveries,” says Mick. You must have some stories to tell? “There used to be a Northern Dairies Dawn Watch, we all had a number we could call if we saw anything suspicious, the call handlers would pass messages to the police who would come out.

“It’s a bit different today, my van is well lit so I can see what I’m doing, and the side doors are left open, it’s amazing how many people slow down when they pass to see what’s inside.”

“I’ve helped out when I came across a lady suffering a diabetic attack, this was whilst I was collecting payments, I think it also helps to deter people who are up to no good if I’m delivering at night.”

We chatted a little about COVID and the impact it had. Mick was still out doing doorstep deliveries and he saw his customer base expand by 20%, post COVID most of the newcomers have dropped off as they return to the supermarket.

“I did have 38 pints stolen one night during COVID, someone was following me around. I suppose some people had to resort to desperate measures to make ends meet.”

"If you like the thought of fresh milk in recyclable glass bottles on your doorstep each morning, a milkman is what you need… and we don’t just do milk, you can get bread, fresh juice, and a range of dairy products. Plus, you’ll be doing a good turn for local economy, supporting local farmers and of course, me, your local milkman," says Mick.

Congratulations Mick on your 40 years, and you know what, a quick calculation suggests you've delivered over 16 Million bottles!


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Nestled in the heart of Staveley you’ll discover Window Dressings, where every window tells a story. Whether it's traditional pinch pleat curtains or a contemporary bespoke blind this lovely shop offers a haven for those seeking to transform their windows and living spaces with bespoke.

Step into their boutique curtain shop, and you'll be greeted by a symphony of textures, colours, and patterns, curated to ignite your imagination and elevate your home decor to new heights.

Whether you're drawn to the timeless elegance of curtains cascading from ceiling to floor or the sleek modernity of roman blinds and roller blinds, their extensive range of options caters to every taste and preference.

At Window Dressings, they understand that each window holds the potential to breathe life into a room, serving as a canvas for personal expression and creativity. This family business boasts over 36 years experience, proprietor Dave Garton and his close-knit team have the expertise to create the most stunning bespoke, made-to-measure curtains and blinds, just as you want them. Dave carries out all the measuring and fitting himself. Working from a huge range of fabrics, all curtains and blinds are available with matching or complementary pelmets, tie-backs, valances, poles and cushion covers. Immerse yourself in the luxurious fabrics of our custom-made curtains, meticulously crafted to drape effortlessly and exude opulence from every fold. Indulge in the sophisticated charm of Roman blinds, renowned for their versatility and ability to infuse any space with a touch of understated glamour.

If all these options are not enough… Window Dressings can also make matching conservatory furniture cushions, throws and more - just ask Dave!

So why wait? Embark on your design odyssey today and discover the transformative power of Window Dressings – where every window tells a story, and every room becomes a masterpiece.

Contact Dave Garton for your free estimate or call into the lovely shop.

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High Spot: the Sheriff

Words & Images: S40 Local Team

Brookfield students heard some life lessons from the outgoing High Sheriff of Derbyshire when they attended the local heat of the Young Citizens’ Magistrates Mock Trial competition at the beginning of March.

As she entered the last month of her tenure, High Sheriff Theresa Peltier spoke of the hard work she had enjoyed during the year, with a focus on learning more and supporting those who represent the diversity of life in our county. This includes working with the deaf and hearing impaired, Ms Peltier revealing that she is learning British Sign Language. She spoke, too, of the need to recognise the vulnerability of women in the prison system, as well as the excellent work of charities such as the Derby-based Jericho project for men recovering from drink and drug dependency.

While some of the audience of 12-14 year-olds from schools in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire expressed the view that they felt they would be ready to fledge the nest at 16 as Theresa had, she offered the opinion that they might find it more difficult than they imagine. Having been adopted into a less-supportive family, Ms Peltier was keen to leave home at 16 but described a path that she then trod which might have taken her into dangerous, even criminal, territory. As it was, with the advice and support of good friends, she went on to spend 27 years in the police service, including high profile roles such as Head of Equality at Derbyshire Police.

Ms Peltier is Derbyshire’s first black High Sheriff and is proud to be one of many women to have taken up the role. Responding to a question from one of the students, she said she felt it would be impossible to sustain the role of High Sheriff with the commitment she had brought to the role; she is, however, to continue to serve the community by taking up a role in the Lord Lieutenant’s office in the summer.

Brookfield’s students and staff were bowled over by Ms Peltier’s enthusiasm, compassion and story. Their day was made complete by learning that they had been victorious in the Mock Trial local heat, with a place at the Regional Heat later in the spring being confirmed by local competition co-ordinator, John Rivers.

Organising teacher and team-leader, English teacher Miss Kitt, said: "Hearing from the High Sheriff was a brilliant experience for both student and adult alike, an inspiring presence with her dedication to helping those in need.” On the competition, she added: “Our Brookfield students showed incredible resilience and dedication which led them to a well-deserved win.”

The team, a good mix of Year 9s, some of whom had participated last year, and Year 8s – all new to the competition in 2024 – now look forward to learning a new case for the next round. Taking on roles such as Court Artist, defendant, Lawyers, Legal Adviser, mentors, Usher and witnesses, the team of twenty were worthy but modest winners. Miss Kitt described them as “A fantastic group of students who have made me, and Mr Davey, immensely proud."

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Students at Brookfield Community School continue to astonish with their incredible talents, evidenced at their recent production of ‘The Little Mermaid’. After six months of consistent rehearsals and commitment to learn dances, lines and songs, they delighted us with their “Steampunk” version of the show the week before half term. The production was showcased over four consecutive nights from Tuesday – Friday, as well as displaying a matinee show for primary school pupils on Tuesday afternoon.

Due to the plethora of talent at Brookfield, some roles were double cast in order to give as many students as possible the opportunity to present their abilities, with the casts being equally outstanding. A whole range of pupils were involved, from experienced year 13s all the way down to fearless year 7s, some of whom even secured principal roles, showing no fear when it came to performing in front of an audience.

It wasn’t just the performers that were made up of students, however: besides Mr Davey, the music teacher, the production also featured an almost entirely studentbased band who provided music throughout the show and played each song magnificently. In addition, a student-led tech crew was responsible for lighting, mics, props and making sure everything ran smoothly backstage. Their effective work meant they promptly resolved any technical difficulties - such as feedback from a mic! - with ease.

crew and a really strong principal dance cast including student leaders as dance captains. Bring on 2025!’ Last, but not least, a lot of credit goes to Head of Performing Arts Mrs Ashley, who has worked tirelessly for the past half a year to make sure the show was a success - along with trainee drama teacher Miss Scattergood. Mrs Ashley said ‘Working on this show was such fun as the script was both hilarious and moving. The songs are technically difficult and require real skill. I’m so proud of every student who took part; it was a huge success and showed the talent and dedication of our students and staff.’

From lively full cast numbers like Under the Sea to beautiful solos like Part of Your World, the musical was packed with laughter and joy the entire way through. If you enjoyed the night just as much as we did and can’t wait for more, or happened to

Of course, the show was not possible without Dance Teacher Mrs Carter, who was responsible for choreographing the incredible numbers, and said: ‘It was a joy to work with so many talented students! I am particularly proud that this year we expanded our cast to include over 20 technical

miss out this time, don’t worry as Brookfield puts on outstanding productions every February: make sure to come along next year. If you don’t want to wait that long, look out for the charity dance show in March. This is almost entirely student choreographed and will showcase the talents of GCSE and A-level dance students. as well as younger students who take part in dance club. Furthermore, it raises money for an amazing cause!

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At Cavendish Dental Care we have places for new patients and are committed to working at a high standard to ensure our patients are well informed and comfortable throughout their dental experience.

At Cavendish Dental Care we have places for new patients and are committed to working at a high standard to ensure our patients are well informed and comfortable throughout their dental experience.

At the practice we have affordable monthly payment plans from Denplan starting from just £10.66 a month to help you budget for your dental treatment.

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The Volunteer Centre, Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Receive the Kings Award

Words: Press Release

Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering. Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS). In February The Volunteer Centre, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire, were presented with The Kings Award for the outstanding work they do.

Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years. The Kings Award always looks to celebrate organisations that are truly outstanding and making a big difference to their local community. Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.

Mum on the run!

Joanne runs for kidney care UK

Words: Simon Paterson & Joanne Wright

Images: Joanne Wright

With the support of her partner Steve and three children Oli, Louie, and Aurora, Joanne Wright (picture right) from Newbold is on a mission to raise funds and awareness for Kidney Care UK.

The Wright family's story took a poignant turn when Joanne's beloved partner, Dave Bevan, passed away from kidney disease at the tender age of 48, leaving a profound void in their lives. Dave battled Alport syndrome, a rare genetic condition affecting approximately 1 in 5,000 individuals in the UK. Despite the challenges, Dave's spirit remained unbreakable. He underwent a life-saving kidney transplant at 30, which granted him 18 additional years to cherish with his family.

Chief Executive, Dave Radford said, “This is a tremendous honour, the best thing that has happened to us in our 28 years, it is very exciting but of course none of it would have been possible without the dedication of our tremendous volunteers.”

“They were immense during the pandemic when they provided a shopping service to over 5,000 different referrals, more than any group in Derbyshire.”

If you feel like you’d like to volunteer, then why not contact an award winning Volunteer Centre on 01246 276777.

In honour of Dave's memory and their son Oli's resilience, Joanne made a courageous decision— to tackle the iconic London Marathon in support of Kidney Care UK. It's a heartfelt tribute fuelled by love and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others facing similar battles.

Joanne's running journey has been a gradual embrace of fitness and community. Eighteen months ago, she found solace and friendship in the North Derbyshire Running Club (NDRC), where members became her extended family. Joanne won't be alone on the run, best friend, Jenny Briddon (pictured left), shares her passion and will be running alongside Joanne. Jenny runs for Team Breathe for Asthma and Lung UK.

Joanne is busy managing her own cleaning business and serves as a dedicated play leader at Highfield Hall Primary School, plus devotes her time to coaching an under-12 girls' football team, with her daughter as the goalkeeper. A true inspiration for the young athletes she mentors.

To donate to Kidney Care UK scan the QR code.

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Submissions Open: The Chesterfield Postcard Show 2024

Chesterfield’s annual exhibition of mini masterpieces is back for 2024 and you can be part of it!

This year’s show is entitled ‘Memories Are Made of This” and will take place between the 7 and 17 May at West Studios. Artists of all abilities are invited to be part of the exciting exhibition, all you need to do is submit a postcard-size piece of art by the 24th of April 2024.

Organised by Junction Arts and local artist Dave Elsom, the event celebrates the importance of getting creative and its impact on people’s selfesteem and well-being. Last year 173 artists submitted their works with 329 pieces of original art on display, raising over £1,200. Hannah Bowdler, Fundraising Coordinator at Junction Arts said: “We believe that everyone should have access to art. The Chesterfield Postcard Shows provides a free exhibition of marvellous miniature artworks for local people to enjoy, a space for new artists to exhibit and showcase their talent, plus people can buy an original piece of art for just £10!

“This is the third year of the show, and we’d like to see more people get involved. It’s open to people of all ages and abilities to take part, and every postcard that is sent to us will feature in the show. Your postcard 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 A6 size and is based on the theme of Memories Are Made of This.”

The original 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, businesses requiring more information can contact hannah@ junctionarts.org.

Submissions should be created on A6 card, not paper, and sent to The Chesterfield Postcard Show, Junction Arts, West Studios Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7ET by 24 April 2024. 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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Holymoorside Choral Society Move Up North ... Just for the night!

Words: The Revd Nigel Johnson

Holymoorside Choral Society is preparing a shared performance of “Handel’s Messiah” in collaboration with Baslow Choir, MusicWork Vocal Ensemble and four professional soloists – 120 singers joined by the Allegranza Chamber Orchestra (all local players), harpsichord and organ – all under the baton of Chesterfield musical director and concert promoter, Andrew Marples.

The concert venue is the wonderful Victoria Hall, a grand venue with excellent acoustics and direct sightlines, at the cultural heart of Sheffield.

The inspiring, much-loved work is an English language oratorio. The libretto was created by Handel’s friend Charles Jennens, using words from the King James Bible. It was delivered to Handel in the summer of 1741. Handel wrote the music in just over three weeks!

Messiah was first performed at Easter in April 1742 in Dublin to huge acclaim, with a first London performance the following year. It might be said that in the ensuing almost 300 years it has rarely been out of the repertoire of choral societies up and down the land. It is certainly the most popular of Handel’s 29 oratorios.

Messiah is a commentary on the messianic prophecies and the life of Christ. It is in three parts – focussing on Christmas, Easter, and

Resurrection fulfilment. Most of Handel’s oratorio stories are progressed by soloists with occasional choral commentary. In Messiah, the chorus propels the work forward in dramatic, inspiring, emotional, and uplifting ways. There are so many memorable and well-loved choruses, the best known being the “Hallelujah” Chorus. But remember also “For unto us a Child is born”, “And the Glory”, and “Worthy is the Lamb”. Many of the solos are great favourites too, “Comfort ye”, I know that my Redeemer liveth” and “Rejoice greatly” among them. Handel’s ability musically to create and reflect the mood of the words, from impassioned rage to serene surrender; from despair to outbursts of thrilling joy is what makes this choral work the great favourite that it is. On hearing the Hallelujah Chorus at a performance in Westminster Abbey, Haydn, rose to his feet with the crowd and exclaimed, “He is the master of us all”.

Messiah was originally performed by a small choir and orchestra before becoming a great favourite of all large choral societies performed by ever larger vocal and instrumental forces. Music lovers of a certain age may remember the performances of Sir Malcolm Sargent and the Huddersfield Choral Society. Handel’s last public performance was to direct Messiah (from the organ) at Covent Garden a week before his death in 1759.

Most performances take place in the Christmas season, but this performance reverts to Handel’s original Eastertide. An audience of over 300 is expected at the Victoria Hall. It is not to be missed! Tickets £15, see opposite for details on how to obtain tickets.


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Holymoorside Band

Spring Concert

‘At the Musicals’

Friday 19th April 2024 7.30pm at St Thomas’ Church, Brampton, Chesterfield

With Guests from Inspirations Theatre Group

Tickets £8.00

Email: enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk or phone: 07875 283131 For tickets

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To 12 April: PlayLAND PlayLAND is the new exhibition by Derby-based PlayLAB artist John Whall. A fun interactive installation, PlayLAND brings the world of outdoor play inside LEVEL Centre building, inviting you to play, sense and immerse yourself in a playful relaxing world. Step inside, to take a giant step outside, and into the world of PlayLAND!

To April 12: I Got On The Bus In One Life, and Got Off In Another

Grace Currie is Level's Spotlight Award artist for 2024 and she tells her story through her work in our latest visual art exhibition. She feels that her social identity – as a disabled woman, reduces her in some people’s eyes to child status…an identity she resists but draws attention to in her childlike portraits of figures or faces.

To April 12: Daisyland

A period survival quilt created from pom poms depicting ‘Daisyland’, a queer utopia that artist Corinne and their childhood imaginary friend named Daisy created.

To April 12: Metamorphic [Traces]

A film by West Midlands based artist Alex Billingham, tracing the feelings and emotions they experienced while considering dance, movement and their disabled body.


25 to 29: Holy Week

All welcome. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 7pm Prayers & 7:30pm Reflective Service (½ hr). Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. dnemethodists.org.uk

Mon 25: Climate Conversations

Free group climate change Discussions. 7 to 9pm @ Eco-Hub @The Hub, Low Pavements. To book E: membership@ transitionchesterfield.org.uk

Thu 28: Mindfulness Painting Workshop

1 to 4pm The Walled Garden Workshop behind Libbys on Chatsworth Rd. Contact Georgia Peskett for info & booking. E: georgiapeskett@icloud.com

Thu 28: Maundy Thursday Service 7pm @St John’s Church, Walton.

Thu 28: Maundy Thursday

7pm Service of Holy Communion. Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. dnemethodists.org.uk

Fri 29: Easter Fun (to 14 April) Bouncy castle, soft play, Easter Egg trail, Film Club, Arts, Crafts, Games & activities. Thornbridge Hall, Ashford In The Water DE45 1NZ. thornbridgehall.co.uk

Fri 29: Good Friday Service 2pm @St John’s Church, Walton.

Fri 29: Good Friday Service 2pm @The Gospel Mission Church, Old Road.

Fri 29: Good Friday 11am

Walk of Witness from Town Hall to The Spire. 6pm Reflective Service (½ hr). Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. dnemethodists.org.uk

Fri 29: A Reflective Good Friday Service Led by Rev Tracey Harris. 7pm @Storrs Road Methodist Church.

Sat 30: Easter Saturday

Reflective Service (½ hr). 2pm @Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. dnemethodists.org.uk

Sun 31: Clocks Change +1 Move them all forward an hour.

Sun 31: Easter Day

8am Early Morning Communion & 10:30am Service of Holy Communion. Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. dnemethodists.org.uk

Sun 31: Easter Day Service

A joyous morning with gifts for all ages. 10:45am @The Gospel Mission Church, Old Road.

Sun 31: Easter Sunday Service 9am & 10:45am @St John’s Church, Walton.

Sun 31: Easter Celebration

10:15am Chesterfield Baptist Church, S40 4ST. Celebrate with us. "He is Risen". Service & refreshments. All welcome. chesterfieldbaptistchurch.org

Sun 31: Easter Day Service

With Holy Communion led by Rev Tracey Harris. 10:30am @ Storrs Road Methodist Church.


Mon 1: S40 Local's Birthday! We reach 15 years today, Happy Birthday to us. See article. Mon 1 to Tue 30: Make Your Own Will Free with BRM. See advert.

Tue 2: The Mourning Brooch Chesterfield and District Family History Society. Jean Renwick speaking online and at St Thomas’ Centre, Brampton @7:30pm. Visitors welcome. For further info & to register please contact secretary@cadfhs.org

Tue 9: Holymoorside Film 'Judy'

Starring Renée Zellweger. 7:30pm @Holymoorside Village Hall. Glass wine/juice at 7:10pm. T: 01246 567118 or E: info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk


Record Store Day Sunday 20 April 2024

Image: Tallbird Records

April is usually an exciting month for record collectors and music fans as it’s when Record Store Day happens and this April is no exception. Saturday 20 April is the day when queues will form outside independent record shops the length and breadth of the country and all around the world too! Record Store Day is now in its 17th year and was initially set up to champion record shops that were struggling to survive in a declining market of over the counter sales, with online marketplaces, downloads and streaming taking customers away from bricks and mortar shops. By releasing a bunch of super limited, highly collectible records only available through independent records RSD (as we shall henceforth refer to it) help drive music fans and collectors back to record shops in their droves and pretty much singlehandedly kickstarted the vinyl revival.

Tallbird Records has for the last 11 years been the only record shop in the whole of Derbyshire taking part in RSD and this year is no exception. “We did our first Record Store Day back in 2014 and have taken part every year since, and each year it gets bigger and better”, says Maria Harris, Tallbird’s owner. “Because these titles are only available on a first come first served basis we have people queuing up outside the shop from the evening before determined to get their hands on these sought after records. It’s always slightly nerve wracking each year when we get up early in the morning and arrive at the shop – will this be the year that no one bothers to turn up and everyone’s lost interest, but every year the queue seems to start earlier, and stretch further down Soresby Street and round into the Market Square.”

Tallbird's doors will be open at 8am on Saturday 20 April and Maria is hoping to greet the longest queue yet. “There’s been more interest in this year’s RSD list than any previous year”, she says, citing titles by the likes of Blur, Olivia Rodrigo, The 1975, Def Leppard, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Kate Bush as being some of those generating the most excitement and anticipation. “We’ll be stocking over 200 of these exclusive titles but you’ll have to be up bright and early to be sure of getting your hands on them as the most sought after are likely to have sold out before lunchtime”, says Maria. “As an added incentive and a thank you for choosing to queue at Tallbird Records we have money off vouchers to hand out to customers who spend over £50 on the day, plus other goodies and surprises to give away”.

Tallbird Records, 10 Soresby Street S40 1JN www.tallbirdrecords.co.uk

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Wed 3: Easter PantoRobin Hood Winding Wheel chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 5: The Joy of Art Journaling Workshop

The Walled Garden Workshop. Chatsworth Road. See advert.

Fri 5: Growing Starts Here

A fun session on seed-sowing for all ages, plus Seed Swap and sustainable gardening advice. 10:30am to midday @ The Hub, Low Pavements.

Sat 6: Who Let the Dads Out

A place for dads & male carers, & their kids (up to 8 yrs). Tea/coffee, breakfast cobs, newspapers, fruit & craft for the kids. 9:30 to 11am @ Chesterfield Baptist Church, S40 4ST. Call 07976 641034. FB: Chesterfield WLTDO

Sat 6: Holymoorside Horticultural Society Open Spring Flower Show Holymoorside village hall. Exhibitors' Staging 10am to 1pm. Open to public 2:30 to 4:30pm. T: 01246 568000 for details & schedules.

Sat 6 Apr: White Peak Gin & Wire Works Whisky Tasting Streetspirit, Vicar Lane. IG @ streetspiritdrinks

Sat 6: 100 Years of Choral Singing

A celebration by Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir @The Crooked Spire.

Mon 8: NEDIAS - Copper Mining at Alderley Edge

Talk by Dave Mullen. 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre, Brampton. All welcome, Members free, Visitors £3, more info Cliff 01246 234212.

Wed 10: Chesterfield RSPB

Walk - Waverley Lakes. 10am start. T: 01246 201663.

Thu 11: Chesterfield 1940s Market

Events across the town centre all day. See www. visitchesterfield.info

Fri 12: Copy Date

For S40 & S41 Local May edition.


Fri 12: Talking About Transition

A chance to share inspirational stories and discuss how we talk to others about what Transition Chesterfield does. 1030-12 @ The Hub, Low Pavements

Sat 13: Yoga with Bryony The Walled Garden Workshop. Chatsworth Road. See advert.

Sat 13 Apr: No Name Distillery Tasting. Streetspirit, Vicar Lane. IG @streetspiritdrinks

Sat 13: Come & Sing Rutter: Magnificat

10am to 4pm. Chesterfield Cooperative Choral Society. Book at www.chesterfieldchoir.com

Sat 13: Skillshare - Upcycling Fabric

Sharing ideas for re-using scraps of fabric and hand sewing simple patchwork Free, volunteer-led session. To book: skillshare@transitionchesterfield. org.uk

Mon 15: Watercolour Painting Workshop

The Walled Garden Workshop. Chatsworth Road. See advert.

Mon 15: Chesterfield RSPB My Photographic Journey a talk by David Wharmby. 7pm @St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. T: 01246 201663.

Mon 15: CADLHS History & Future of Chesterfield Canal Talk by Rod Auton. 7:30pm at St Thomas Church. Members free, visitors £3, refreshments.

Tue 16: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day 10am to Midday @St Thomas' Church Centre. See mellorsandkirk.com

Tue 16: Candle Making Workshop

Thornbridge Hall, DE45 1NZ. See www. thornbridgehall.co.uk

Wed 17: Peak Performers

Spring Concert

Thornbridge Hall, DE45 1NZ. See www. thornbridgehall.co.uk

Thu 18: Forage & Cook Workshop

Thornbridge Hall, DE45 1NZ. See www. thornbridgehall.co.uk

Fri 19 to Sun 28: Highlight

Crafts Festival – Garden Party 9am to 5pm @ Highlight Crafts, Claycross. Let’s get ready for summer with our Garden Party festival. Create eight stunning projects over two days across our 10 day event. Book for one day or two and have a go at some amazing crafts! To book visit www.highlightcrafts.com or call 03300 889338

Fri 19: Climate Conversations

Informal group discussions on climate change. To book a free place E: membership@ transitionchesterfield.org.uk

Fri 19: Spring Concert

Holymoorside Band 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Tickets £8. See advert.

Sat 20: Record Store Day

See article for details of events at Tallbird Records, Soresby Street. IG@tallbirdrecords

Sat 20: Titanic Brewery Tasting

Streetspirit, Vicar Lane. IG @ streetspiritdrinks

Sat 20: Fox Needle Felting Workshop

The Walled Garden Workshop. Chatsworth Road. See advert.

Sat 20: Dreamcoat Stars

Any Dream Will Do’s

Keith Jack and stars of Joseph sing the biggest musical hits of a generation. Winding Wheel Theatre. chesterfieldtheatres. co.uk

Sat 20: An Evening At Thornbridge Brewery

Thornbridge Hall, DE45 1NZ. See www. thornbridgehall.co.uk


Sun 21: Ria Lina's

'Riawakening' Comedy Tour

The Leadmill, Sheffield. leadmill. co.uk

Wed 24: Postcard Show

Latest date for entries to the Post Card Show. See article..

Wed 24 to Sat 27: Jekyll & Hyde

Presented by Chesterfield Operatic Society. Winding Wheel Theatre. chesterfieldtheatres. co.uk

Wed 24: Mindfulness Painting Workshop

1 to 4pm @the Walled Garden Workshop behind Libbys on Chatsworth Road. Contact Georgia Peskett for details and booking. E: georgiapeskett@ icloud.com

Fri 26: Embroidery Workshop

The Walled Garden Workshop. Chatsworth Road. See advert.

Fri 26: Wreath Making

Thornbridge Hall, DE45 1NZ. See www.thornbridgehall.co.uk

Fri 26: Pop-Up Repair Cafe

Bring your broken household items or clothing in for repair 10:30am to midday. @The Hub, Low Pavements www. transitionchesterfield.org.uk

Sat 27: West Midlands

Distillery Tasting Streetspirit, Vicar Lane. IG @streetspiritdrinks

Sat 27: Chesterfield RSPB

Field Trip to YWT North Cave. 10am start. T: 01246 201663.

Sat 27: Handel's Messiah

Holymoorside Choral Society perform at Victoria Hall, Sheffield. Tickets £15. See advert.


Fri 3: The Pitmen Poets

Winding Wheel Theatre. See chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 4: Who Let the Dads Out For details see Sat 6 April.

Sun 5: S40 & S41 Local May

Deliveries complete.

Mon 6: The Chesterfield Art Club Exhibition

10am to 4pm. Free admission. Ashover Parish hall, Milken Lane, Ashover S45 0BA

Fri 7 to Fri 17: Memories Are Made of This Postcard Exhibition @ West Studios in conjunction with Junction Arts and artist Dave Elsom. West Studios, Sheffield Road. See article.

Tue 7: Chesterfield & District Family History SocietyMilitary Expert, Simon Fowler. Speaking online & at St Thomas’ Centre, Brampton @7:30pm. Visitors welcome. For details & to register please contact secretary@cadfhs.org.

Thu 9 to Sat 11: The Game's Afoot!

Bolsover Drama Group presents a hilarious whodunnit. The Assembly Rooms, Bolsover. Tickets £9 from bolsoverdramagroup.org

Thu 9: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Pantaloons. Winding Wheel Theatre. See chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 11 to Sun 19 May: Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

www.chesterfield.co.uk/events/ chesterfield-walking-festival/

Sun 12: Open Day at Walton Dam

If you fancy bowls come along for a free bowls experience with Robinson Bowls Club 12 noon to 5pm. Refreshments. Pre-book or just turn up on the day. T: 07967 262 856 or E: robinsonbowls@ outlook.com

Monday 13 May: NEDIAS - The Glory Days of Steam Talk by Nick Wheat. 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre, Brampton. All welcome, Members free, Visitors £3. T: Cliff 01246 234212.

Thu 16 to Sat: Rail Ale Festival

www.chesterfield.co.uk/events/ rail-ale-festival/

Fri 17 to Sat 18: Peddler

Market Chesterfield Nº 4 Streetfood, drinks and sounds in New Square, Chesterfield. See www.peddler.market for more details.

Fri 17: Dementia Awareness Week

A short service for Dementia Awareness Week. All welcome. 12:15 to 12:45pm @Central Methodist Church. Saltergate. dnemethodists.org.uk

Sat 18: Who Do You Think You Are

A full day Annual Fair by the Chesterfield and District Family History Society. Theme: “Everything Arkwright”, displays, fee talks, genealogy help desk. Arkwright Centre, Hardwick Drive, Arkwright Town. 10am to 4pm. Admission £2.

Sun 19: Crafters Bazaar Chesterfield main market

10am to 4pm. Our 3rd Annual Crafters Bazaar. The place to buy and sell surplus art and craft materials. Local crafters sell off some of your stash or come and buy to recirculate rather than hoard. Book a stall: craftersbazaar@ transitionchesterfield.org.uk

Mon 20: CADLHS Industries of Brampton along the Hipper

Talk by Cliff Lea. St Thomas Church at 7:30pm Members free, visitors £3, refreshments.

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PILATES GROUP: 9:15 to 10:15am @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Also Tue 6 to 7pm & 7:15pm to 8:15pm & Wed 9:30 to 10:30am. Call Judy to book: 07779 266057.

MEN’S SNOOKER: Friendly group of men, over 60 & 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: 10am to midday. A popular group for over 50s to chat, have a drink and a snack, join in the quiz. Speakers attend occasionally. No cost but donations much appreciated. An accessible event. Monkey Park Cafe, Chester St, S40 1DN monkeypark.org.uk

ANCIENT HISTORY CLASS: The Age of Spartacus, examining the turmoil & civil wars of late Roman Republic. From 11 Sept. 10:15am to 12:15pm. Meeting Room Chesterfield Indoor Market Hall. T: Gary 07980 910896.

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. 3 to 4pm @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.

TWISTEDSPIREYOGA CLASS: Holymoorside Village Hall, S42 7DX. 6 to 7:30pm. Mixed ability, beginners welcome. E: TwistedSpireYoga@ outlook.com to book.

CHESTERFIELD GAMES SOCIETY: 7 to 10pm @ The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Also every 2nd & 4th Wed 7 to 10pm. T: 01246 209433 for 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: We'd love to meet experienced singers. 7.30pm at St. John’s Church, Walton to rehearse unaccompanied songs for fun & performance. A warm welcome awaits. www.minervachorus.co.uk T:01246 567118

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 & Frid 8 to 9:30pm. Vacancies throughout the band. Instruments available. T: Andy on 07875 283131 or email: andybooker31@icloud.com


TEA AND TOAST TUESDAYS: Holy Trinity Church Newbold, Road. 9 to midday. Everyone welcome. No charge. Join us for refreshment and friendship. Call Rev. Jilly Hancock 01246 465656.

ADULT BALLET CLASSES: All abilities welcome. 9:15 to 10:15am @Hall on the Green, Ulverston Road, S41 8EQ. To book email Sam: sam@ medleys.dance

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

COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING: Storrs Road Church Centre. 3rd Tues. 10am to 12 noon. Come along for a chat & a cuppa. No charge but donation welcome.

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 07985 549427.


10am to 12 noon @Cutthorpe Village Hall. Come and enjoy a relaxing morning. T: 07305 461604.

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

HOLMEHALL LET'S WALK TOGETHER: Friendly group, walks lasting 30 to 60 mins at a gentle pace followed by a chat and a drink. Fortnightly. 10:30am @Holmehall Community Hub at 41 Mercaston Close S40 4UE. T: 01246 498080 or holmehallunite@gmail.com

TUESDAY MORNING WORSHIP: 11am St John's Church, Walton. For more info see www. stjohnswalton.co.uk

OLD BRAMPTON AND DISTRICT WI: 2nd Tuesday each month 2 to 4pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way, S40 4NF. A very friendly group of ladies who would make you very welcome. Come for a visit! Call: 01246 239431 for more details.

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 John's Church, Walton every Tue 2-4pm. This is a space to get together over a cuppa where it 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. T: Julie on 07732 395278 or Susan on 01142 2621548. £3 per person. All welcome.

THOM’S BLOKES: A monthly meeting for men on the 3rd Tue. St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road. Talks, outings, fun & friendship. All welcome. Call Robin Dawson 01246 550445.

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

TWISTEDSPIREYOGA CLASS: Friend’s Meeting House, S40 4AG. 5:30 to 7pm. Mixed ability, beginners welcome. E: TwistedSpireYoga@ outlook.com to book.

CHESTERFIELD PSYCHIC STUDY GROUP: 2nd Tues, meet 6:30pm, talks at 7:15pm at Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4PG. Light refreshments. All welcome. For info www.cpsg.uk or call: 01246 277364.

AIKIDO MARTIAL ARTS: 7 to 8pm @Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Rd, S41 7JH. Call Mike 07939 336562 or E: mikeuk1007@yahoo.co.uk

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: 2 to 4pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels 2nd Tue of the month. £15 per year membership Call John: 07845 770442 for more info.


STAY & PLAY: 9am to midday. For under 5s and their grown ups. Suggested donation £1 per child. An accessible event. Monkey Park Cafe, Chester St, S40 1DN monkeypark.org.uk

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

EASTWOOD LADIES PROBUS CLUB: 10am @1866 Lounge at the SMH Group Stadium. 2nd Wed. Speakers covering various topics, social events and a warm welcome. For info T: 01246 272193 or email yvonne3849.@sky.com

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

BRITISH HISTORY CLASS: The Anjevin Empire, Henry the Second, Richard the Lion Heart and King John. 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Library meeting room downstairs. T: 01246 276800.

HUNLOKE GARDENS WALK WITH US GROUP: Refreshments & purchase fresh produce. 10:30am The cabins Hunloke Community Gardens, Church St South S40 2TF. T: 01246 345669 or E: tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.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.


WALTON WOMEN'S INSTITUTE: Come and join us. 4th Wed at St John's Church, Walton Back Lane 2pm. Jan to November. T: 01246 272039.

KNITTING CLUB: 2 to 4pm. Costa Coffee @ Ravenside Retail Park opposite M&S. No charge, just buy a drink. T: 0771 9763866

HOLYMOORSIDE CRAFT GROUP: An informal and friendly group The Village Hall, Committee room 2 to 4pm. All welcome. Cynthia: 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.

HOLYMOORSIDE TRAINING BAND: Calling all brass and percussion players, new & old. Rehearsals 6:30pm at United Reformed Church, Holymoorside. Instruments provided if required. Call 07874 014179 or e: enquiries@ holymoorsideband.co.uk

LAURA CLOWES SCHOOL OF DANCING: The Parish Centre Stonegravels 5 to 9pm & Sat 9am to 1:30pm. T: Laura to book 07714 223722.

TWISTEDSPIREYOGA CLASS: Friend’s Meeting House, S40 4AG. 5:30 to 7pm. Dynamic Yoga for the fit and active. E: TwistedSpireYoga@outlook. com to book.

TREFOIL GUILD: Guiding for adults. Meets 3rd Wednesday from 7:15 to 9pm in Guide HQ, St Margaret’s Drive S40 4SY. M: 07850 063910

THE BRAMPTON SESSIONS: Revelling in rich musical traditions. Live, acoustic music sessions featuring local musicians. First Weds, 7:30pm St Thomas Centre S40 3AW. £2 FB: Brampton Sessions or M: 07739 084478

HOBBY TALK FORTNIGHTLY MEN’S GROUP: 7:30 to 9:30pm Chesterfield FC Stadium. A different hobby each time help 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.


The Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road. 7:30 to 9:15pm. £4. Term time. 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. E: honeybelleschoir@gmail.com


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.

WE ARE ONE: Friendly community choir looking for new Members. No experience necessary. Thu mornings at Derby Road Methodist Church. T: Andrea for details: 07947 040548 or andreasmall@naturalvoice.net

CHILL & CHAT: 10am to midday. A chance for those isolated by the pandemic to socialise in a safe space. Donations appreciated. An accessible event. Monkey Park Cafe, Chester Street, S40 1DN www.monkeypark.org.uk

BOWLS AT WALTON DAM: Fancy a game of bowls? Come along to Robinson Bowls Club any Thursday morning, 10am to 12pm, for our weekly beginner’s sessions. Refreshments and bowls equipment provided. E: robinsonbowls@outlook. com or call 07967 262 856

ZUMBA GOLD: Low impact exercise to music. Suitable for older exercisers. Tue & Thu, 10am & 11am both days. Chester Street Club. T: Jen 07985 549427.


GUILD: 10am to midday @ Market Hall Meeting Rooms. Speakers, lunch club, quizzes, excursions. New members welcome. T: 01246 207496

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

CHESTERFIELD LITTERSORTERS: 10 to 11.30am. Join our team of friendly volunteers who collect, sort, count & report the single use waste from parks, walk/cycle routes. Equipment provided. 2nd Thu. E: membership@ transitionchesterfield.org.uk. transitionchesterfield. org.uk/littersorters

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

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


GROUP: 10:30am for a 45 to 60 min walk including open water, woodlands & meadows. Cafe (top car park) Holmebrook Valley Park, Watermeadow Lane, S41 8XP. T: 01246 345669 or E: tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk


FOOTBALL: Over 50's, 10am to 11am at Hasland Park. T: 07767324583

TWISTEDSPIREYOGA CLASS: Friend’s Meeting House, S40 4AG. 10 to 11:30am & 6 to 7:30pm. Mixed ability & beginners. E: TwistedSpireYoga@outlook.com to book.

DANCING FOR HEALTH: Partner dance class, refreshments and chat. £4 a session. St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Newbold. Contact Tracey on 07721 046757 for info.


Craft Club. 1 to 4pm. All craft materials and refreshments provided. £6 a session. Booking is essential. Highlight Crafts, Claycross. To book visit www.highlightcrafts.com or call 03300 889338.

HOLY TRINITY BADMINTON GROUP: 1 to 3pm @ The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Email Bernard for info & to book E: bernardandjean@hotmail.co.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. CROCHET CLUB: 2 to 4pm bring your projects and work on them and make new friends! Knitters welcome too. There is a charge for this event. An accessible event. Monkey Park Cafe, Chester Street, S40 1DN monkeypark.org.uk


INSTITUTE: A small and friendly group of ladies, meet 3rd Thu from 3:30 to 5.30pm at Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road S40 4QU. Guests welcome. Info: 0753 119 7324. DOWN MEMORY LANE: A social singing activity for people living with dementia & carers. 2 to 4pm. 2nd Thu of the month at St. John’s Church, Walton Back Lane.

YOGA CLASS: 6 to 7:45pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Contact Helen to book E: helenapol@hotmail.com

AIKIDO MARTIAL ARTS: 7 to 8pm @Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Rd, S41 7JH. Call Mike 07939 336562 or E: mikeuk1007@yahoo.co.uk


REHEARSAL: 7:15 to 9:30pm at Central Methodist Church in Chesterfield. E: publicity@ chestphilchoir.org.uk

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. Call 07989 305577 holymoorsidechoral.co.uk

ROSE CHOIR: We sing every genre of music and welcome all abilities. Chesterfield Studios from 7:30 to 9:30pm. E: sarah.menzies@ chesterfieldstudios.co.uk

OPEN FOLK NIGHT: Hosted by Brampton Community Band. Third Thu. 7:30 to 9:30pm @ Victoria Inn, Victoria Street. T: 0797 1400219.

ICHTHUS CANOE CLUB: Outdoor evening sessions - Matlock Bath, Chesterfield Canal & Walton Dam. Monthly Sat pool sessions at Sharley Park. E: canoejmc@gmail.com. See www. ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk

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.


Regular Events

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


HOLYMOORSIDE BOWLING CLUB: Want to try out bowling? Come along Friday - 10 to 12pm. Refreshments & all bowling equipment provided. A friendly club, all welcome, of any age, who simply want to have a go. T: 07794 078552.


10am to 12:30pm. The Hub, Low Pavements: weekly programme of activities run by Transition Chesterfield volunteers to promote a more sustainable community. Local practical projects and raising awareness about climate change issues. See FB & www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk

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.

SLOW SOCIAL: 10:30 to 11:30am. 3rd Friday. Check website for venues. Free Networking event for freelancers & independent businesses. To register www.slowsocial.co

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.


2 to 3pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall. Combination of Sit & Stay Fit exercises, standing exercises, dance moves. Improve balance & strength. Friendly group. T: 07413 068092.

BOARD GAMES CLUB: For neurodiverse people

5:30 to 7pm. An accessible event. Fortnightly at Monkey Park Cafe, Chester St, S40 1DN monkeypark.org.uk

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

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

ADULT BALLET CLASSES: All abilities welcome. 6:30 to 7:30pm @Hall on the Green, Ulverston Road, S41 8EQ. To book: sam@medleys.dance

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

THE CHESTERFIELD ART CLUB: 7:30 to 9:30pm - 2nd & 4th Fri each month (not Aug or Dec). Whittington Moor Methodist Church Hall, Scarsdale Road S41 8 NA Worknights and Demonstrations. Visitors & new members welcome. Info call Helen: 0785 0064478


SOCIETY: 7:30 to 9.30pm. For details see www.chesterfieldchoir.com


QUEEN’S PARK DR BIKE: 1st Sat from March ’summer’ hours 9.30am until 1pm. Free bike repairs, adjustments and checks while you wait. FB: ChesterfieldDrBike or inclusivepedals.org.uk

BREATHWORK: 9:45 to 10:30am. Held in the cafe and is accessible but does sometimes take place upstairs; follow us on Facebook for up-todate information Monkey Park Cafe, Chester St, S40 1DN monkeypark.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 repairs, woodwork, sewing etc. Cafe. E: repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk

MONKEY PARK SEWING CLUB: 10:30am to 12:30pm. Upstairs in our Co-work Space Suggested donation £5 to include use of sewing machines. Fortnightly at Monkey Park Cafe, Chester St, S40 1DN monkeypark.org.uk

JUMBLE SALE: First Sat. Midday at Annunciation Church Spencer St. (Entrance Queen St.) Call 01246 232686 to confirm.

SATURDAY NIGHT WHIST: Walton Village Hall, Walton Back Lane, S42 7LT. Semi partner whist from 7 to 9:30 pm. £3 per session. 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.

ST JOHNS WALTON: SUNDAY SERVICES 9am & 10:45am. Info 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. www. oldbramptonchurch.org.uk

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

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30am at Storrs Road Methodist Church. More info can be found at dnemethodists.org.uk

HOLYMOORSIDE TENNIS CLUB: Social tennis. Sun 10am to midday, Tue 10am to midday & Thu 2 to 4pm. Pay & play £3 pp. or Membership £80 PA. Coaching available. Just turn up or email holymoorsidetennisclub@googlegroups.com

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

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: 10:45am for regular morning worship. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. Brampton.

FRIENDS OF SPITAL CEMETERY TOURS: 2nd Sun at 1pm from Spital Cemetery lodge at entrance at bottom of Hady Hill. Pre-book. Tours arranged at alternative times. Suggested donation £5. E: spitalcemeterytours@gmail.com

THE WAY: 1st Sunday. 3 to 4:30pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Rd. A church based group for adults with additional needs & carers. Tea/coffee, biscuits, activities, and a warm welcome. T: 01246 231002 or waltonchurch.org

MESSY CHURCH FOR ALL THE FAMILY: 4 to 6pm. Last Sunday. The Parish Centre Stonegravels. To book call Jilly: 07746 668257.

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


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

3RD BRAMPTON SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS & SQUIRRELS: Mon Beavers (6 to 8 years), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (8 to 10.5), 5:30 to 6:30pm. Fri 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. For both boys & Girls. St Thomas’ Centre. T: 01246 567409.

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


GROUP: For residents of Abercrombie/Chesterfield Conservation Area & Stonegravels. To be kept up to date E: HYSchesterfieldcommunity@ protonmail.com ot call T: 07471 420352.

PARISH CENTRE STONEGRAVELS: Chesterfield venue with varied events taking place throughout week. T: 01246 209433 or see parishcentrestonegravels.co.uk

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Garden Tips

Words: Transition Chesterfield

Images: Robert Nixon Betts

It should be properly spring and noticeably warmer by the time you read this. We've had a generally mild winter where lots of garden pests will have survived, so keep an eye open for them. On the plus side, there should be lots of appropriate predators and more birds to add their song to the dawn and evening chorus.

If you haven't already done so, plant all seed potatoes. They are traditionally planted on Good Friday, but with Easter being mid-April means that remaining maincrop varieties should be planted by now. Remember that most types are frost-tender and may need some protection if the overnight temperature threatens to drop below zero.

Lots of vegetables (and many annuals and herbs) can be sown now - check the seed packets. They will mostly be hardy types (carrots, beetroot, radish, parsnips etc.) and can go directly into the soil, but that may depend on if you've had the chance to prepare the beds for them. There's still a chance of late frosts - never sow into frozen soil.

If you're not confident about growing things from seed, many seedlings will be sold in garden centres. These will have been raised in a benign environment. They won't appreciate going straight outside, especially if it's chilly, so they need to be slowly acclimatised by being protected at night – but don't keep them in a heated house.

Seeds for tender vegetables can be sown under cover: tomatoes, courgettes, squashes, peppers and so forth. If they need watering, it is better to stand the trays in shallow water until the soil's surface appears damp; spraying from above can flatten the delicate seedlings. Again, you can buy young plants from garden centres, but they can be pretty expensive for what you get, plus it's far more satisfying to grow things from scratch.

If you are planning a new strawberry bed this year, now is the time to save space and dig in some organic matter such as manure to give these productive fruit crops an excellent start. Think about ordering some strawberry plants or runners to be planted next month.

Mulching with compost is by far the best way to feed your garden, but if you can't produce enough or haven't got a good source, most established plants will appreciate some general fertilisers spread around above where their roots will be and gently forked in – don't overdo it and damage the roots themselves. If you only have a little compost, either reserve it for your hungriest plants or use it to cover a thin scattering of fertiliser. As the days warm, anything in pots will need to be watered more often, especially houseplants, which should be moved away from places where they are in direct sunlight. Start including a weak feed, increasing to full strength as new growth sprouts.

If you have fruit trees or shrubs, their blossom may be damaged by frost, so try to protect them; this is more important for things like apricots or peaches, which are more vulnerable. Larger trees will, to some extent, provide their own micro-climate, so they will only suffer minor damage (depending on the severity of the frost) and can be left to take their chances.

Lawns should be growing faster now, so they may require more frequent and lower cuts. You can also repair any patches that have appeared over winter by sowing seed into them; loosen the soil a bit first and rake the surface. Protect any newly sown areas from pigeons.

There isn't a month when you shouldn't be weeding, but it's much more important if the weather is mild!

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Wheelchair: £50

Pearlescent Red, used for short period.

T: 01246 566748

Hoover Link Drier: £90

8kg condensing tumble drier. Hardly used. T: 07486 463494 (Walton)

Garden Shredder: £50

McAllister, electric 2800watts, hardly used. T: 07486 463494 (Walton)

Home Brew Kit 25 Ltr: £25 ono Brewing bucket with syphons, thermometer, stirring paddle, beer/ wine hydrometer & adhesive thermometer. All brand new. Never used, unwanted gift.

T: 0781 750 5336 (Ashgate)

Exercise Bike: £40

Gold's Gym folding exercise bike. Displays time, speed, distance, calories & pulse. VGC, instructions.

T: 07833 515909 (Walton)

Microwave Oven: £50

Panasonic Microwave Oven NNE28JB – black. 800W power, 5 power settings, 9 Auto Programmes. Good condition. T: 07811 490743 (Walton)

Weber Barbecue: £120 ono

Genuine Weber 18 inch charcoal kettle barbecue for sale. Never used, brand new, unwanted gift.

T: 0781 750 5336 (Ashgate)

3 Wheel Walker: £35

Days fold up 3 wheeler walker brand new still in packaging. Buyer collects T: 07749 505602 (Holymoorside)

A1 Sandwich Poster: £70

Double sided sandwich (poster) board. Heavy duty with base that can be filled with water or sand. Snap spring frame for quick assembly & 2 sheets to protect from weather & uv rays. T: 07366 386201

Halfords Trolley Jack: £20

1.8 Ton. Good cond. Incl instructions. T: 07833 515909 (Walton)

Pot/Coffee Pot: £50

Spode blue & white bow pot/coffee pot. T: 07503 216840 (Somersall)

Brother Typewriter: £25

Hardly used, excellent condition.

T: 0788 386 8990 (Brampton)

Stabilisers: £10

Rebound semi-flexible bike stabilisers, little used.

T: 07918 730861 (Ashgate)

Coffee Table: £50

4 drawer light wood. Unused, as new. T: 01246 602133 (Brampton)

Smokeless Coal: £10

Sunbrite doubles £10 per 25kg bag. For open fires, not log burners.

T: 07503 216840 (Somersall)

Vinyl Records: Large collection of archive and rare vinyl records.

T: 01246 274705

Boules & Bowls: £10 each

Set 1: Set of 6 boules (with jack) in wooden case; Set 2: Set of 6 boules (with jack) in canvas bag; Set 3: Pair of crown green bowls (size 2) with bag. T: 07889 684400 (Walton)

Bike: £75 ono

Ammaco SL600 bike. Alloy frame, front suspension, 22 inch wheels, 24 speed gears, quick release wheels, front discs etc. Unused for 5 years, VGC. T: 07787 436523 (Holme Hall)

Gelert Blizzard Tent: £45 ono 4 man tunnel tent. Outer measurements L 440 W290 H180. Packed weight 10 kgs. Fibreglass poles, separate inner tent, original packing bag. Hardly used & VGC.

T: 07787 436523 (Holme Hall)

Golf Clubs: £45 ono

11 piece Hippo Evolution clubs with new Hippo Giant driver. Bag plus approx 100 golf balls, great for beginner. Old but VGC.

T: 07787 436523 (Holme Hall)

Fishing Box: £45

Heavy duty plastic fishing box in good cond 500mm x 350 x 400h. Cushion seat plus folding trolley, good cond. Can be sold separately.

T: 01246 568965 (Brampton)

Stainless Stell Fish Kettle: £20 Plus accessories.

T: 01246 568965 (Brampton)

Cake Equipment: £30 ono

Professional cake icing equipment in case. Numerous moulds, tapes, wires, nozzles and colour etc.

T: 01246 568965 (Brampton)

Cot Bed: £200 ono

Franklin cot bed. Immaculate grey wash convertible baby cot/toddler day bed. Birth to 4 years plus premium dual core cot bed mattress.

T: 01246 568965 (Brampton)

Pure Silk Ties: £30 for 4 Italian silk, neutral colours.

T: 01246 568981(Walton)

Steam cleaner: £15

Hand held multi-purpose, powerful, 9 piece accs,10ft power cord, new, unused. T: 01246 568981(Walton)

Rigid pet carrier: £5

Suit cat or small dog. See through door and lock. T: 01246 568981(Walton)

Mozart CD's: £20

Box set of Mozart Complete Works, 168 CD's in box. T: 01246 568981(Walton)

Childs Wetsuit: £10

Small, light use. Full length. T: 07918 730861 (Ashgate)

Wetboots Size 2 & 5: £5 pair

T: 07918 730861 (Ashgate)

Gill Buoyancy Aids: £20 each

Large, Youth & Small, as new. T: 07918 730861 (Ashgate)

Beech Effect Computer Desk: £30 Pull-out keyboard & mouse shelves, 70cm D x 118cm W, fair condition, really solid.

T: 07918 730861 (Ashgate)

Exercise Bike: £30

Pro Fitness, Recumbent Folding model. Virtually unused. Instruction booklet. T: 01246 906820 (Walton)

Dog Travel Crate: £30

Black; ultra-strong. For medium/large dogs. 92cm x 58cm, 63cm high. 2 doors. T: 01246 906820 (Walton)

8000 Piece Jigsaw: £100

Very Rare "2000 years" 8000-piece Jigsaw. For the collector. Heye/ Marino Degano. Contents sealed inside original plastic.

T: 01246 906820 (Walton)

Wanted: World Globe

Floor standing wooden world globe in natural colours, browns and red ideally wanted. Please call if you can help. T: 07780 826288

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Fancy £20 just for filling in our crossword?

For your chance to win, send in your completed crossword to reach us by Friday 19 April 2024 to S40 Local, Studio 2, West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL or take a photo/scan it to paul@s40local.co.uk


1. Using pompous and complex language (13)

7. Architectural term appertaining to Doric friezes (6)

8. To flick through papers quickly (6)

9. No from a Scotsman (3)

10. Mysterious phenomena and powers (6)

11. Strong smell from gun by the church (6)

13. Attempt to include final fashion (6)

16. Ten dismissed maximum effort (3,3)

19. Elizabeth, for example (6)

22. Men she used to involve (6)

23. South African building plot (3)

24. Actor Paul from threepointed island (6)

25. Direction of flight is Azerbaijan capital? (2,4)

26. Sabre in Nile is rattled by decorated skipper (3,3,7)


1. Fantasy TV serial using Goth forenames (4,2,7)

2. Cheat at manoeuvring case (7)

3. Religious man hides fruit for spotted horse (7)

4. It's not quite silent (5)

5. Small wheel finish insert (5)

6. Presidential building in Washington D.C. (3,5,5)

8. West Indian with dreadlocks and beret (5)

12. Old cloth measure (3)

14. Non-accidental injury (1,1,1)

15. Long time direction (5)

17. City associated with green and Imps (7)

18. Complete protection (7)

20. Swansea home of former England cricket captain (5)

21. Assassinated former British politician and Colditz escapee (5)

Congratulations to Chris from Spital who picks up the £20 prize for the last editions crossword.

C A N A R D S S L P H E A D A P P R O V E A M A L G A M A N S R T L E A R N E S T I C E L A N D E S O N N I N F E R T I E E N D D O Z E N C D E S W O A R S M A N P R E T E X T O A U A Y A A N N O Y E D D R E S S E R I N E E D T Y A N K E E S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
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A History Of Local Cricket

Mick McDermott is a local cricketer who loves the game and community that goes with it, from learning to bat and bowl in Cliffe Park, playing games with his brother in alleyways using orange crates as stumps, to being picked to play in the school team at Dronfield Primary, he was set on a cricketing journey from a young age.

In April 2023 he pulled together a book of photographs and stories that covers the sport in the local area between the 1920s to the early 2000s.

"I played for Coal Aston, Holmesfield and Hundall in the past and the book documents times at these three clubs plus Dronfield Woodhouse, Apperknowle and a few more locations," explains Mick.

"It's a collection of memories from 1920 to the turn of the century, almost a hundred years of cricketing memories.

"Featured are pictures and stories involving many of the stalwarts of local clubs, the players, financiers, girl's teams from the 1920s, the men and women involved who worked and still work so hard to keep the cricket community thriving and strong in the area."

Mick's book is a great read for anyone playing in the area during these years and is available to buy locally for £12, from the locations shown below... but if you fancy getting your hands on a copy for free he's kindly given S40 & S41 Local a copy each to give away.




To be in with a chance of picking up a free copy:

• Email CRICKET to paul@s40local.co.uk

• Text CRICKET to 07764 801080

• Complete the form below, and send to:

• Cricket Giveaway

S40 Local, West Studios S2, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL.

Please get your details or forms to arrive with us by close of play Friday 26 April 2024.

A huge thanks to Mick for supplying the books to giveaway.

To purchase your own copy the books are available for £12 from Dronfield Post Office, The Barn at Dronfield, Ferndale Nurseries at Coal Aston, Wards Nursery at Coal Aston, The Corner Shop at Dronfield Civic Centre, Family Star at Dronfield Woodhouse and The Post Office at Woodseats.


Info will only be used for contacting the winner, and will not be passed on, etc. CRICKET T's and C's apply. No correspondence will be entered into. Page 60 www.chesterfieldlocal.com Giveaway
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Words & Images: Michael South

Next stop, League Two.

Well it's within touching distance now. Probably as you read this it's even been sealed after the Oldham game? But what an up and down past few weeks it has been, results wise I mean. Drawing 2-2 at home to Rochdale. Losing two games against Bromley 4-3 and then against Dorking Wanderers 4-1. Personally if I had to choose a team to lose to, it would be Dorking. Purely due to their history of recent years with getting promoted year after year for the last 10 years or so from grass roots. At the time of kick off, they were second from bottom. I wouldn't want them to be relegated. Seriously, read about their history. Overall it's never really been in doubt that we'll lift the trophy but I guess all Spireites want the club to

smash each opponent to get even more points on the board to break records on the way back up to League Two.

Currently we played Oxford last night winning 2-0. Griggs scored within 60 seconds and Naylor added the second in the 55th minute. That result broke a club record by getting to 91 points, and there's eight games left to play! Cook also named an unchanged side for the Oxford game, from the 4-1 win at home to AFC Fylde three days earlier. That was unusual, as he likes to rotate the squad. One player who is on amazing form and needs to be signed ASAP, is loanee keeper, Harry Tyrer! Tyrer joined from Everton on a season-long loan on the 1 July 2023. The 22 year old boyhood Evertonian signed his first professional footballing

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contract with the Toffees in January 2020 and extended this two years later in 2022, by a further three and half years. Before joining us he played the previous season at Chester, where he played 47 league games, 55 games in total. Harry kept 21 clean sheets and was named the club’s young player of the season. So the next logical move was to extend his next club to us. Just add a field. From Chester to Chesterfield. Nevermind lol.

He has become a fans favorite. And as they say “Never fall in love with a loanee!” but a move from a National League North side to us, top of the National League now, he's clearly on track to further his experience and career. Under Paul Cook he has certainly come far. Saving two penalties in the last two games. See the pic. What an incredible player! His reaction when he saves, matches the love the Kop behind him clearly hold for the lad.

Talking of love.

Isn't it lovely to see the team celebrating together after each goal!?

Even after Griggs’ tapin’s or a well worked goal. The whole team will surround the goal scorer and hug, shake or fist bump each other. Even while all walking back to their own half to restart the game. They all have their arms around each other. That's all down to the management, Cook, Webb and Co. That type of mentality takes time to create. That's why I always say, no matter what the team, or manager, it takes time for any manager to put together a quality team. Patience is key. Luckily Cook is getting results for the club (and fans) as a reward for the trust shown in him.

It's been a hard and tough six years in this league. There's been a lot of heartache, scratching of the head and cheer since 2018. But now the club is in probably the best position in recent memory to actually get to where we want to be, and to stay there, League One. Last time round Cookie started and got us there but the rug was pulled from under him and he left. Quite rightly. Different owners then. Different set up… but this time round? Nah, he's here to stay. I can't see the Trust wanting to change anything and hopefully will secure him for the next decade at the very least. Anyway, back to the league. We will win it.

We will lift the trophy. Job done.

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