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no. 33 May 2012 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton.

Intro Hi and welcome to the May edition of S40 Local.

April seems to have demonstrated the ridiculousness of the phrase ‘global warming’, we did see glorious sunshine (I recall a few weeks ago), which gave way to slushy snow, hail, rain, and bitterly cold temperatures, whilst a hose-pipe ban also spreads across the country! So after being caught out by the early sun I’ve decided there’s a better way to forecast – my beech hedge. When we had the sun we hastily planted our runner bean seeds - the beech hedge was still very much rust coloured. Well the beech hedge is still rust covered as it knew better and avoided being lulled into a false sense of security – whilst my runner beans are wrapping themselves around the blinds on the kitchen window and starting to flower, I daren’t put them outside as we’re still seeing overnight frosts. So next year I’ll learn the lesson. If I remember, and wait until the beech hedge starts turning green before I plant my seeds. Well – back to S40 Local. In the course of pulling this edition together I’ve been really inspired by some of the people and businesses I’ve met. People who have made life changes, identified opportunities and pursued business routes which enrich their lives. People whose businesses are about more than making money; but are about doing things they are passionate about, are good at and providing a really high quality service. Doing so has enabled them to reach a more fulfilling work-life balance. That doesn’t necessarily mean they work less, but the work they are doing is more closely aligned to the things they love, with the added flexibility that comes with working for yourself. I hope you enjoy reading about some of these people and are inspired to visit their businesses. Looking forward - the next edition will be all delivered just in time for the Diamond Jubilee celebration weekend. It will be interesting to see how Chesterfield celebrates this and whether we take this to our hearts in a similar way to the Royal Wedding. If you’re celebrating and want to share your plans or your post event thoughts and photos we’d love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy this edition, if there’s anything you particularly enjoy, you’d like to see more of or things we could improve please let us know. In the meantime, enjoy the extra bank holiday and see you in June! Paul.

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What’s On Until 12 May

Chesterfield Museum - Ancient Greeks. An interactive exhibition about life in Ancient Greece. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Saturday 28 April

Harlequin Arts Adult Creative Workshop - Hand felting for beginners at Brampton Courtyard. All workshops cost £20 pp, from 10am -12. Further details on or phone Karen on 07980 039647.

Sunday 29 April

Park Hall's Secret Gardens on Walton Back Lane will be open to the public on the following Sundays - 29 April, 27 May and 24 June, from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. Cream Teas available. Entrance £3.50, children free. Proceeds to National Gardens Scheme and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Wednesday 2 May

Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Lynne Thornley from Scotland Nurseries will talk about “Small is Beautiful” at the Holymoorside URC Meeting Room at 8.00pm. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. More information is available from Peter Forrow 01246 568000.

Thursday 3 May

Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road from 1pm to 3pm. £2 entrance. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For more details please contact the Fairplay office on 01246 203963.

Thursday 3 May

Songs from the Musicals Peak Performance. 7.45pm at the Holymoorside Village Hall. All welcome. Organised by Holymoorside Ladies Club in aid of "Fairplay". Tickets £4 incl refreshments from Audrey 01246 567314 or pay at the door.

Saturday 5 May to Monday 7 May

The Chesterfield Art Club Exhibition @ Ashover Parish Hall. 10am to 5pm daily. Free admission. An exhibition of approximately 150 pictures from over 40 artists varying in subject, media, and style. Most of the work is for sale. The exhibition coincides with Ashover May Day Celebrations. Contact Terry on 01246 416565.

Saturday 5 May to Monday 7 May

Family History Open Days @ Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery. Learn how to investigate your family tree with Chesterfield Family History Society. All events and exhibitions are free. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Saturday 5 May to Monday 7 May

Fun Fair in Queen’s Park. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Saturday 5 May

Troyes/Chesterfield Ceilidh: 7:30pm start at St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road. After the Band's 2011 trip to Troyes, a group from Troyes are guests of Brampton Community Band who are throwing them a ceilidh at St Thomas' Centre. A cracking night guaranteed. Bar from 7:30pm. Tickets very limited from Created Gallery at 420 Chatsworth Road.

Saturday 5 May

Harlequin Arts Family Workshop - Dazzling Decopatch at Brampton Courtyard. Suitable for those with children aged 6-11. £8 per child. 10am-12. Further details on or phone Karen on 07980 039647.

Saturday 5 May

Chesterfield Cricket: Quarndon. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Sunday 6 May

Holymoorside 10k & Fun Run 2K. Organised by Holymoorside Scout Group. Fun Run starts 10am on the football field and main race starts 10.30am outside the Village Hall, all welcome. Entry forms on website

Sunday 6 May

‘The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church: 3.00 ‐ 4.30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama, singing. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354.

Monday 7 May

Chesterfield Cricket: Mayor's Cup. Mayors Cup match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Monday 7 May

Chesterfield May Day Market, Rally and Gala. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Monday 7 May

‘Crooked Spire’ Church Open Day and Tower Tour. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Tuesday 8 May

Update on Planning in Chesterfield - Chesterfield and District Civic Society talk by Mike Hayden. 7.30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

Wednesday 9 May

Chesterfield Cricket Sporting Dinner featuring Geoff Miller, Jonathan Agnew and heart surgeon and entertainer Kevin Jones - b2net Stadium - £37.50 - contact Mike Taylor 07790 777483

Wednesday 9 May

Concert by Robinson’s Review at the Holymoorside United Reformed Church Hall. Starts 7.30 p.m. Refreshments. Admission £4.

Thursday 10 May Singing for the Brain St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or similar condition can come along with carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from the Alzheimer's Society on hand for advice. Contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366. Page 4 •

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What’s On

Thursday 10 May Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. 7.00pm in the Winding Wheel. Speaker, Mrs Sue Siddall on "My Life in Musicals". Contact the Secretary on 01246 455110 for further details. Saturday 12 May

Ashgate Hospice Spring Fair 11am – 2pm at the Hospice. There will be stalls, games, plants, toys, Rainbow Ribbons and much more, everyone is welcome!

Saturday 12 May to Sunday 20 May

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Sunday 13 May to Sunday 20 May

Christian Aid Week - house to house collection throughout Walton. Extra donations or uncollected envelopes welcomed at St John's Church, Walton.

Sunday 13 May

Chesterfield Cricket: Old Cestefeldians. Friendly match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Monday 14 May

Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: “EATING WELL WITH DIABETES” Speaker: Jill Perkins – Diabetes Dietician. In the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm. The meetings are free and open to all – refreshments are available after the meeting. Contact: Alan Kirk on 01246 233539.

Monday 14 May

NEDIAS: 'The Cromford & High Peak Railway' A talk by Andy Pollock about this incredible railway across the Peaks with its steep inclines. Visitors welcome. 7.30pm at St Thomas Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton (opposite Vauxhall/ Bristol Street Motors). NOTE the new venue. Info from Cliff on 01246 234212.

Wednesday 16 May

Derbyshire Literature Festival event in Holymoorside. An exciting performance of spoken word and song by engaging Derbyshire poet River Wolton and classy Sheffield vocal trio Top Shelalas.  7.30pm  at Holymoorside United Reformed Church Hall, Cotton Mill Hill.  Refreshments.  Tickets £5 from 01246 567118/861997 or at

Friday 18 May

Holymoorside History Society: Down the Garden Path a talk by David Bell. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. For details contact Programme Secretary Roy Mercer on 01246 569067.

Saturday 19 May Exhibition - George Stephenson @ Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery. An exhibition about the life and to 1 September legacy of George Stephenson. All events and exhibitions are free. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727. Saturday 19 May Chesterfield Cricket: Lullington Park. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483. Saturday 19 May Holymoorside Bowling Club Annual Open Day - 1pm to 4pm. You are welcome to a fun afternoon, to give crown green bowling a try. Bowls and coaching are provided along with tea and biscuits. Please wear flat shoes. The green is situated in the village off Holymoor Road. For further information please contact Ernie Barnes on 568324 or just turn up on the day. Saturday 19 May Chesterfield Cats Protection: Spring Fair at Rose Hill United Reformed Church - near the Town Hall. Open 10.00 am to 2.30 pm - free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, games, cake stall, home made crafts, CP merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946. Sunday 20 May

Crown Green Bowls Open/Taster Day 12 noon till 5 pm at the Bowling Green at Walton Dam S40 3DN (entrance opposite Hillside Drive). Beginners welcome; please wear flat shoes. Contact Alan Taylor or telephone him on 01246 206061 for further information.

Sunday 20 May

Ashgate Hospice Fancy Drag Race (men only) 8.30am – 10.30am. This annual 5k road race starts and finishes at Chesterfield Town Hall Rosehill Car Park. Entry fee is £10 and you can enter on the Hospice website Remember lads you can get your outfits from the Ashgate Hospice shops!

Sunday 20 May

Fairplay Walk: The Rotary Club of Sheffield Vulcan in aid of Fairplay and Whirlow Farm Trust. Choose from 3 routes; 6.5 miles, 10.5 miles or 16.5 miles. Starting in Bakewell and taking in Haddon, Chatsworth and Ashford in the Water. Open to all. Entrance fee of £6 per walker (family tickets available). For more information and sponsorship forms please visit or call 0114 235 2678. Also call the Fairplay office 01246 203963.

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What’s On Thursday 24 May

Songs of Praise - St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 3.30pm. Did you grow up going to Sunday school? Do you remember singing every morning in school assembly? If you enjoy the traditional old hymns and the memories they bring back, come and join us for tea, song and chat at our simple worship afternoon. Everyone is welcome including anyone with dementia or any similar condition and their carers. For more information contact Rachel on 01246 271313.

Friday 25 May

Past Lives: A live musical cinematic experience. Local conserved archive film from 1930's - 1970's screened to a soundtrack played live by four great musicians at the performance.  8.00pm at Holymoorside Village Hall. Tickets £7 from 01246 567118/861997 or at 

Friday 25 May

WoW (Worship on Weekdays) 'TRANSFORMED' - 7.45 at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Tea and coffee available from 7.30.  Come and join the Worship Group for an evening of contemporary worship in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Everyone welcome.

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June

'Come on ...... Do Ark' - Join in a week of acts of random kindness. Anyone wanting to know more or to get involved please contact Tina at the Gospel Mission, Old Road on 01246 557719.

26 to 27 May

Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair at Hardwick Hall. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Saturday 26 May Celebration & Dedication of our Refurbishment Project @ Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. 12 noon with the attendance of Cllr D. Parsons and Mrs. D. Parsons, Mayor and Mayoress elect. Coffee will be served from 11 am, a light lunch from 12.30 pm, and afternoon tea between 2 pm to 4 pm. Children's face painting and games, cake stall, display, celebration cake, music. Come and look at our new surroundings and enjoy the celebration. Saturday 26 May Walton and West Community Forum in partnership with ‘Live and Local’ present ‘Old Dance School’ an exciting folk septet, at St Thomas' Centre on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. The vibrant and innovative folk group has been championed by Radio 2's Bob Harris. Brampton Brewery licensed bar on the night. Tickets £8 or £6 concessions from the Created Gallery, 420 Chatsworth Road, or Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 or Howard Borrell on 01246 221400. Saturday 26 May Ashgate Hospice Annual Ball at the b2net Stadium. This black tie event starts at 7.30pm, come and dance the night away to the sounds of the Chasers! Tickets are priced at £45 each, for more information or to buy your tickets please call the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250. Sunday 27 May

Nonna’s cycling club, La Squadra: A Giro d’Italia / Rapha day. Join La Squadra for a 45/50 mile turn around the Peak District start & finish at Nonnas with a mid-way stop where the Rapha van will supply sustenance, following which ride steady-style back to Nonnas. No cost to ride & open to non-members. Once at Nonnas enjoy the final stage of the Giro, the Milan time trial & Rapha’s pop-up shop will be at Nonnas with thier stylish cycling products. See for more detail or

Sunday 27 May

St John’s Church, Walton. The Pentecost Celebration begins a week-long Flower Festival exploring Times and Seasons. Join us for a traditional celebration of Holy Communion at 9am, or the Family Celebration for Pentecost at 10.45am. Everyone is very warmly welcome.

Sunday 27 May

Whitsuntide Family Service at The Gospel Mission, Old Road - 10.45am. Contact Tina on 01246 557719.

Sunday 27 May

Park Hall's Secret Gardens on Walton Back Lane will be open to the public on the following Sundays 27 May and 24 June, from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. Cream Teas available. Entrance £3.50, children free. Proceeds to National Gardens Scheme and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Sunday 27 May

Meet the Bees - special event @ Revolution House, Old Whittington. Discover the world of bees and beekeeping with Chesterfield Beekeepers Association. All events and exhibitions are free. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Sunday 27 May

Worship4All at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Upper Moor Street. The service will start at 10.45 and be preceded by songs from the Worship Group. 

Monday 28 May

Awards & Display evening for 2nd Chesterfield Boys' Brigade Company. Come along and see the young people receive the awards and badges gained during the session and get a flavour of what they get up to on a Monday evening. 6.30 for a 6.45 start at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre.

Monday 28 May

St John’s Church, Walton is Open for You through the week from 8am through to 8pm. Come along and find personal space to meet with God. Explore where your journey through life has led you so far, and where your path might lead from here. Is it time to explore another route? After all, the journey’s not over yet. Everyone is warmly welcome.

Monday 28 May

Brampton Living History Group: 'Food and Feast in Tudor England' A talk by Mr M. Dawson. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50 including refreshments. ALL WELCOME.

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What’s On Friday 1 June to Tuesday 5 June

Fun Fair in Queen’s Park. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Friday 1 June

Pampered Chef Show @ Storrs Road Methodist Church & Centre: 7.45pm. Come along to your newly refurbished centre to watch the demonstration, try the innovative kitchen tools, learn to prepare impressive recipes quickly and enjoy the tasty results over tea/coffee. Free admission.

Saturday 2 June

Chesterfield Cricket: Ticknall. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Sunday 3 June

The BIG Church Jubilee Lunch. 12.30pm to 3.00pm St John’s Church, Walton. Everyone is warmly welcome to this community celebration. For more information and to book a place contact the Church Office on 01246 566205; email or check out the web

Sunday 3 June

The Jubilee Big Lunch is set for Sunday at 1pm in The Gospel Mission yard. Any neighbours on Old Road or adjoining roads are invited. Please contact Tina 01246 557719 for more details if interested in joining in the fun and celebrating the Diamond Jubilee.

Sunday 3 June

'Bring and share Barbecue' Big Jubilee Lunch from 2pm till 5pm at Walton Evangelical Church, S40 3DD. Come and share some food with us, Wallace and Grommit. Join in with the many activities we will be doing to celebrate the Jubilee. Jubilee quiz, bouncy castle, face painting, puppet show. You are also welcome to attend our church service in the morning from 10.30 a.m. and our evening service from 6.30. For catering purposes please let the church office know if you are attending. Contact Diane Undrell on 01246 231002.

Monday 4 June

Jubilee Procession of Witness (Whit Walk). The Brampton Procession of churches with banners and tableaux begins at the junction of Chatsworth Rd and Old Road near The Gospel Mission yard at 9.15am . Please turn out to support or to walk into town to join the main Procession. Contact Tina on 01246 557719.

Monday 4 June

Chesterfield Cricket: Eckington & Alfreton/Ticknall. Cockspur T20 match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Monday 4 June

Spring Bank Holiday Market & Table Top Sale. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

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What’s On Monday 4 June

‘Crooked Spire’ Church Open Day and Tower Tour. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Tuesday 5 June

Chesterfield and District Family History Society: Research Evening. Learn how to grow your family tree. 7:30pm at St Hugh’s Romans Catholic Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield. Non members welcome, small charge including refreshment. Contact: The Chairmnan Mr M Sims on 01246 276803.

Wednesday 6 June

Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Sarah Grant will talk about Heeley City Farm in Sheffield. The Holymoorside URC Meeting Room at 8.00pm. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. More information is available from Peter Forrow 01246 568000.

Thursday 7 June

Meet a Victorian Engineer - special event @ Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery. Discover the engineering developments of the 19th century. All events and exhibitions are free. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Saturday 9 June

Chesterfield Cricket: Rolls Royce. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Saturday 9 June

Elton John Concert - B2Net Stadium. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

Sunday 10 June

‘The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church: 3.00 ‐ 4.30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama, singing. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354.

Sunday 16 June

"When the North Wind Blows - Age if Hittete contact with Egypt" An afternoon with TV personality, author and Egyptologist David Rohl. To be held in the Chesterfield Library Theatre commencing 1:30pm. Please call 01246 276771 or 0114 2581856 for further information and / or to book a place for the event. Organised by the Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt.

Holymoorside Tennis Club

Dinner Menu Starters

House Paté Toasted Goats Cheese Salad Homemade Puff Pastry Tartlets Whole Baked Camembert Homemade Soup Du Jour Plate of Smoked Salmon

£4.95 £4.95 £4.95 £5.95 £4.50 £5.25

Social and match play in a picturesque setting



£7.25 Homemade Quiche £9.95 Stuffed Breast of Chicken Smoked Chicken & Bacon Salad £6.95 £11.95 Beef Stroganoff £8.95 Confit of Duck


Selection of Fresh Desserts

By Night


This menu served 6pm till late Friday & Saturday 01246 557394 479 Chatsworth Road S40 3AD “A little corner of France on Chatsworth Road.”

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Wednesday 2nd May, from 6pm Free Refreshments provided

New members welcome Annual adult membership £55, £60 after end of May. Juniors £10

Telephone: Secretary Sue 01246 416162 for more details

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Peak Youth The Youth Group of Peak Performance

A performance in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers behave in a particular way for another group of people, the audience.

When Mike Spriggs placed an advert for a children’s chorus for Peak Performance’s senior production of the King and I - little did he know that the responses would be so good that they’d be setting up a youth group - Peak Youth... “We had about 70 responses to the advert and some really talented kids applied. It was easy to select two teams of children for the King and I and when we later did a production of Oliver, many of the same children came back. “The kids involved all wanted to perform together”, said Mike, “so we looked around for a show suitable for 30 or 40 kids. We handed the decision over to the kids and they chose Bugsy Malone. We performed this at the Pomegranate in 2010 - attendance was good and the show was a great success.” The children also chose to perform Olivia - a remake of Oliver where Fagin goes straight, Eliza Doolittle appears as a Cockney flower girl alongside Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson - written by Malcolm Sircon, a Derbyshire composer known as Mr Pantomime. The group’s next performance on 12 and 13 June, at the Pomegranate is the Dracula Rock Show, a cross between Dracula and The Rocky Horror Show featuring a character known as ‘Jagged Mick’, another performance written by Malcolm, featuring over 30 local children. Over the page we introduce you to some of the key players in Dracula. If you want to go along to see them perform Dracula, please see the advert over the page for details of ticket availability.

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Mike Spriggs who runs Peak Performance has had an interest in theatre for over 45 years and appeared in almost 200 shows. He explained more “I think it’s great seeing young kids progress, when they arrive for their rehearsal they are nervous and don’t know what to expect, but as they return each week they develop confidence - and it’s great to see them taking on leading roles. Many of them later move into our senior section. Four of the children performing in Dracula will also be performing in the senior section’s production of Oklahoma.”

Pictures from top down: Max Needham; Paige Sides-Peasron; Khai Jackson; Connor Kelly and Pamela Needham.

Max Needham: 11

Max attends Old Hall Junior School and has been busy with performances, playing Quasimodo and a Zombie in Dracula. He played one of the children in the King and I, appeared in Oliver with Peak Youth, Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone, George Bernard Shaw in Olivia and has appeared in drama pieces at school. “I like doing the funny walk as Quasimodo - the demented role appeals, I like the music because it allows me to express myself in a way I wouldn’t otherwise be able to and I like meeting new people in the group.”

Paige Sides-Pearson: 15

Paige attends St Mary’s Catholic High School and plays a Zombie in Dracula. Paige’s previous performances include West Side Story with the G&S Youth Academy, Pinafore Pirates, Honk, Treasure Island, Our Day Out with School and a pantomime with the Shoestring Players in Bakewell. “I enjoy the dancing in Dracula and watching the directing. The performance give me some time away and a break from my schoolwork.”

Khai Jackson: 12

Khai attends St Mary’s Catholic High School and plays Moriarty in Dracula. Khai has previously played Jim in Treasure Island at school, “I particularly like the scene where I wear a disguise as an ice cream vendor - donning sunglasses and a false beard”. This is his first appearance with Peak Youth “I’m enjoying the drama and find the group very friendly”.

Rowanne Sumner: 16

Rowanne attends St Mary’s High School and plays the lead female in Dracula - Queen of the Night. Rowanne has played in Oliver, the King and I, was a chorus member in Carmen, Eliza Doolittle in Olivia, Bangles in Bugsy Manlone. She has gained grade five in singing,

and is in the Festival Choir and the Upper School Choir. “I really like the cheesy puns throughout the performance and the cool music - particularly the Queen of the Night song. I find performing lots of fun”.

Connor Kelly: 15

Connor attends Brookfield School and has the lead role of Dracula. He has previously appeared in the chorus in Oliver, as Bugsy in Bugsy Malone, the chorus in the King and I, as the Keymaster in a show of the same name at Deer Park Primary School and was in the school choir at Deer Park. “I like the singing, the storyline of Dracula, the enthusiasm, the great characters, funny lines and the rock style music”.

Pamela Needham: Choreographer

Pamela was born in Northumberland - moved to Walton at the age of six and now lives in Brampton. Pamela has danced since the age of four, being trained from six years old by the Rita Owen School of Theatre Dance, where she studied ballet, tap, gymnastics, theatre craft and jazz. She first got involved with Peak Performance as a dancer in the King and I and has performed at Buxton Opera House. Pamela has been a choreographer with the group for many years and is Mum to two boys, the eldest is Max who is playing Quasimodo in Dracula. In relation to Dracula Pamela says “the youth group are working extremely hard and are perfecting styles of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, as well as getting into the various roles as vampires, zombies and police. It’s a varied show with a fantastic lively and upbeat Rock and Roll focus which will have the audience clapping along”.

Regular Events Anytime

Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice. An exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. For further information please contact Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email


Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels: Rooms are available for hire for educational, social and vocational activities from £5 per hour, including children’s and family parties. Modern kitchen and full disabled access. For information contact us on 01246 209433 or


Jog Derbyshire Groups @Brampton Manor: All welcome. Mon 6-7pm, Wed 9.30-10.30am and Thurs 5-5.45pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit

Monday Mornings

Tots Café at St Thomas Centre, an informal get together for parents/carers. Contact 01246 279916 for more information.


Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.


William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir: Every Monday 3:30pm to 4:30pm, our choir is made up of children, staff, parents and members of the wider community. Enthusiasm is all you need. An ability to sing is an advantage but not compulsory! Come along and join in. Contact Cindy Clark on 01246 234626.

Mondays Term Time

2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade: boys and girls age 6 - 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or

Mondays Term Time

1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the Brownie guider on 01246 272678 for further details.


Linedancing (Intermediates): 1pm - 2:45pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.


A-Capella Choirs: sing a mixed selection, blues, swing, ballads and even a Welsh rugby song. If you would like to attend one of our ladies practice sessions, we practice every Monday evening at Loundsley Green Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. Contact Cynthia on 01246 567636 for details.


Cock and Magpie Morris: 8.00pm - 9.30pm @ A.C.C.A 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/ men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or


Tramway Tavern: Weekly General Knowledge Quiz. At the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Every Monday from 9.00pm - Gallon Of Beer to the Winner.


Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: non-contesting brass band that play a variety of concerts. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Instruments are available. or 01246 566691/ 568745

3rd Monday

Guide Dogs Chesterfield. Meet 7:30pm every 3rd Monday at The Rose and Crown, 104 Old Road S40 2QT. We welcome new volunteers. For further information please contact Gabbie Pattison on 07525 248740 (email: or via Facebook - Guide Dogs Chesterfield).

3rd Monday (Not August)

RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks , refreshments, bird food sales. Non members welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit groups/chesterfield

Tuesday & Wednesday

Mes Amis - Champagne Knitters: 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Prebooking essential, call on Monday to reserve a space - 01246 557394.


Cycle rides for the retired with Chesterfield Spire Cycle Club: meet Queen's Park Sports Centre at 9.30a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (dependent on weather). Slow easy pace, good company, visit to cafes. Our pace is of the slowest, we wait for everyone. Contact Dave Scrivener on 01246 455525 or just come along.


Knit and Natter: 10am-12.30pm at St Thomas Centre. An informal gathering for people who enjoy doing craft together. All ages, all abilities. Ring 01246 279916 for more information.


Progressive Whist Drive: Holymoorside Community Centre. Starts at 2.00 pm till 4pm. £2.00 per person.  Everyone is welcome so long as they can play whist.  If people wish to attend they do not need a partner, just turn up. For details contact Don on 01246 568204.


The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’: Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10a.m. to 1.30p.m. Refreshments available. All welcome.

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Regular Events Tuesday

Tuesday Worship: St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am to 12.15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost is £2.00 per person).


Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers: 7.30pm-9.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or


Chesterfield Film Makers: if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7.30 for 7.45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit


Rose & Crown, Old Road: General Knowledge Quiz every Tuesday night - gallon of ale for the winner. Music quiz - last Sunday of each month, gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score.


Linedancing (Improvers), 3pm - 4.15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.


Quiz Night @Brampton Manor: Contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor. com

Every Tuesday (Term Time)

Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30pm to 3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village Hall. Anyone welcome, £2 per family, call in and ask for Becky or call 07701 066801.

Every Tuesday (Term Time)

Dance yourself Fit at The Parish Centre 91 Sheffield Road Stonegravels 7pm to 8pm. Cost £3 per session. Come and get that feel good factor. Small friendly group. New members welcome. Contact Debbie on 01246 209045.

Alternate Tuesdays

Freehand Writers Group: Meets alternate Tuesday Evenings at Brampton Manor. We are an informal group of people who all share an interest in writing. New members welcome. For further information please email or see the website or call Dawn on 01246 569705.

Alternate Tuesdays

Bible Study Group: 7.00pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Holymoorside Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7.00pm at the Town Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820.

3rd Tuesday of the month

Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers: 7.30pm at Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up.

3rd Tuesday of the month

North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group. Alice's View Children's Centre, North Wingfield from 10am to Midday. Come and join in the fun! Lunch for a small charge after the sessions and is a lovely sharing time after the fun together. Info please call Janine on 01246 204851 ext 304. www.


Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11:10am - 12:20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, NonMembers £4.50 Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.


Brampton Social & Activities Group - 10:00 until 12:30. A chance for people on their own to chat, play games, tea or coffee. A friendly atmosphere, day trips etc. Now at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road.


Holymoorside Craft Group: 2pm - 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. An informal, welcoming group. Any crafting goes such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc just bring your current project. Contact: Cynthia on 01246 569103. Please note: No meetings in June, July or August as we have a summer break. Meetings recommence on Wednesday 5th September, at 2pm.


Brampton Ladies Club: 7.15 for 7.45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333.

Wednesdays term time

Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane - 7.15 - 9pm. We are a nonperforming choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or

1st Wed of the month

Green Drinks: An opportunity for like-minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm and the location varies so please check at www.

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Regular Events 2nd Wed of the month

NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers. Usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2pm to 4pm. Just turn up or call Anne 01246 275062.

3rd Wed of the month

Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning: (Not August) 10am to 12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. Enjoy a slice of cake and tea/coffee for just £1.50, meet with friends and browse our second hand books for sale. For more information please contact the Fairplay Office on 01246 203963 or look on our website

3rd Wed of the month

Chesterfield Fairtrade Group: 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308.

4th Wed of the month

Walton Women's Institute: 2-4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Activities include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much more!  New members and visitors welcome.  For details call Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Diana Fagg on 01246 566780.

Last Wed of the month

Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7pm till 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details.

Last Wed of the month

Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website


Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.


Fit and Fab Keep Fit Class Holymoorside: A gentle exercise class to music. 9.30am to 10.30am in Holymoorside Village Hall. All welcome. Contact Tessa on 07866585575.


Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join and play folk dance music. 7pm - 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details, or 01246 236805.


Beginners/Novices Linedance Class: 7pm to 8:30pm. £5 entry. St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Call Kathryn 01246 569053.


Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.


Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7.15 until 9.30. We put on four concerts per year and a choral day. Come and join us contact Barbara on 07763 142 383.


Holymoorside Choral Society: practice in Holymoorside from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. We sing a variety of music - new members, particularly gentlemen, always welcome.  Contact Nerys Mansell on 01246 569693.


Holymoorside Ladies Club: 7.45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just pay £2 on the door. No meetings during school holidays. Phone Anne 01245 566789 for details.


Kettlercise Class: A group exercise class using light weight Kettlebells at Back to Basics Gym, Brampton, 5:30-6:30pm every Thursday. Suitable for all fitness levels, costs £4 or book 6 classes for £20. Book www. or call Rachel on 07742 428216.

Every Thursday (Term Time Only)

St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Badgers and Cadets (5-18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7.30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or email

1st Thursday of the month

RENDEZVOUS GROUP: St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £3.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333

1st Thursday of the month

Embroiderers' Guild Chesterfield Branch: 7.00pm-9.00pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228 (NOT AUGUST).

2nd Thursday of the month

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild: Meet on 2nd Thursday of the month (except August). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. For further information contact the Secretary on 01246 455110.

2nd Thursday of the month

Chesterfield Farmer's Market: Every second Thursday. For information please call Chesterfield Tourist Information on 01246 345774 or visit

Last Thursday of MES AMIS - Book Club: 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call in for details and the book title. the month £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine available. Everyone welcome. Call Marcella 01246 557394. Thursdays & Fridays

Pasta Night @ Koo: Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for £22. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on request. Served 5pm to 8pm, to book call 01246 205604.

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Regular Events Friday

Chesterfield Market: Every Friday. Call the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit


Holymoorside Band Rehearsals - a non-contesting brass band that play a variety of concerts throughout the year. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Instruments available. or 01246 566691/ 568745

Fridays Term Time

3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6-14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409.

Friday (2nd and 4th)

The Chesterfield Art Club: Meet at Whitecotes School from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Activities alternate between Worknights, Demonstration, and Critiques. Visitors are welcome at £3 per session. The membership list is currently open. For further information contact Terry 01246 416565. (Not August or December).

Saturday Mornings

Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30am to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Contact Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or


Chesterfield Market: Call the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.

Sunday Mornings

Football Training Club: Chesterfield Town Football Club run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys and girls aged under 6 years old. At Stand Road Park at 10.00am. Call Tim on 01246 277325.

Sunday (2nd & 4th)

Rainbow Whist: Holymoorside Community Centre. Starts at 7:00pm till 9:00pm. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month. Anyone with the ability to play whist is welcome. For details contact Don on 01246 568204.

Every 3rd Sunday

British Cycling Breeze ride for women only: Loundsley Green Community Centre at 10.45 every third Sunday. Cycle off road to the Holmebrook Valley Park cafe and back. Bikes and helmets available for those that need them. No need to book. Contact Michelle on 0772 588 5151.

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What Goes Around ... The Parish Magazine - Brampton St. Thomas Last month Cllr Keith Morgan dropped off a copy of Brampton St. Thomas Parish Magazine dated July 1931, which he’d found when sorting out his loft.


t seems what I’ve been doing is not unique and has been around for at least 80 years.

The 1931 edition of the Parish magazine is celebrating the Centenary of the Brampton St Thomas’ Church and featured

on the magazine cover a copy of the title page from the service paper of the Jubilee in 1881 (50 years previously). I was really interested to see what the 1931 magazine contained and even more surprised by the similarities with S40 Local. The first few pages detail a calendar for July 1931 together with the weekly services and clubs taking place in the church ... could these be the What’s On and Regular Events sections? In the 1931 edition there’s activities to engage people across the community

– Girls Bible Classes, Mother Meetings, Men’s Society, Lads Brigade, Girls and Children’s clubs, and the one that I’d love to more about, the St Thomas’ Coal and Clothing Club – sounds a little like something we might find Transition Chesterfield advertising today. There’s a letter from the Rector, Hubert J. Sillitoe, it sounds as though he provides a monthly contribution - in this edition he writes “If at times I have to wonder what to write about, this month I have obviously just two things to emphasise”, and goes on to remind people about the Garden Party at Somersall Hall and to raise awareness of the Centenary of St. Thomas’ Opening... I feel a real empathy with the rector on this point, pondering each month what to share with you in the introduction! This is followed by a few pages dedicated to news from the church committees and outings, takings at the collections and dates of Baptisms, Weddings and Burials. Within our community we embrace a wide variety of religious institutions, community groups, activities, sports teams and charity events - S40 Local widens its focus to comment on interesting activities across the community – but with a similar purpose of informing and involving. The Parish magazine features a major article – ‘Notes Towards A Brampton St. Thomas’ Parish History’ piecing together information regarding the construction and subsequent changes to the church. I learned from this article that the foundation stone was laid by William Spencer the 6th Duke of Devonshire on 2 February 1830, the church opened its doors for the first

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24 Victoria Street, Joseph Nicholls, Tobacconist and Confectioner, at 370 and 405 Chatsworth Road, J. M. Ward, Jewellers at Burlington Street, Bowkers Coal Merchants at West Bars, T. Haslam, Grocer at 40 Chatsworth Road, H. Backhouse, Painter and Decorator at 12, Cross Street, J. A. Ellis, Motor and Cycle agent at 47 Chatsworth Road, J. Weighell, Fruiterer and Fish Merchant at Cross Street West and lastly Scott & Haslam, Butchers at Chatsworth Road and Market Place - Local advertising in an early form in the Parish News. I have to admit to being amazed by the layout and similarities between S40 Local and the Parish magazine, if I had known they were so close I’d have known where to look for my inspiration when starting out. I presume the production process today is easier and less laborious, and I noted that we’re much more creative with our business names. services 19 months later on 27 July 1831. Other notable events include the addition of the Chancel between 1888 and 1891, and the unveiling of the War Memorial in the Churchyard by the Duke of Devonshire inscribed with the names of the 210 Brampton men who gave their lives in the King’s service during the war. In terms of layout the magazine includes a number of historic photographs from the church, including some of past choir members – giving readers the opportunity to spot people they know, and adding interest to the magazine. Within the historical article there’s the inclusion of a Derbyshire Times article from

1888 – which includes an account of a church Bazaar held in the Market Hall Assembly Rooms Chesterfield raising funds for the Chancel, Organ Chamber and Vestry for the church. On reading this “The Stalls, eight in number, were arranged round the room and had been very prettily decorated” - I couldn’t help but make comparisons with the Brampton Food Market.

And lastly as Cllr Morgan points out the St Thomas’ Parish Magazine “Ploughshare”, named from the bible reference “turn swords into ploughshares” still continues strong today with six editions a year bringing people up to date with events and articles of interest.

The last pages of the magazine contained a number of adverts – presumably to cover the printing and associated costs – you can choose from the services of L. Crapper, Gentlemens Outfitters at 409 Chatsworth Road, C. J. Baker, Taxi Service at Please mention S40 Local • Page 25

Pelican Cycles is one of the latest new businesses to Chatsworth Road.


t strengthens the cycling scene to the West of Chesterfield and helps cement our links to the Peak District. Neil Armitage, the owner at Pelican Cycles, took time out to tell me how the business came about. Fitness fanatic and active member of Matlock Cycling Club; Neil’s passion is cycling - and he see’s Pelican as being run by a cyclist for cyclists! He’s dreamt of opening his own cycle shop to offer a very personable and approachable service for some time, and once he got talking to fellow cyclists in the area it appeared many people agreed, so he swiftly ordered the coffee machine for the Pelican Cycles coffee bar! Neil explained “We want Pelican Cycles to be a relaxed place to hang

out whilst shopping. People interested in cycling can pop in for an espresso before heading out to the Peaks for their ride or just come in for a coffee and chat about their requirements. “The name Pelican came about during my Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride that I did to raise money for Ashgate Hospice, eventually raising £16,000. Each day myself and the other riders would joke about forming a Pelican, rather than the famous term for groups of cycle riders, namely Peloton. When I eventually decided to form the business, I thought back to that trip and it seemed a fitting and fun name to use. Some customers have already asked if the name originates from being near the Pelican crossing on Chatsworth Road... so it works on more than one level!” Currently stocking specialist Road, TT, Tri and MTB bikes from Scott, Eddy Merckx, Ridley and De Rosa, Neil is really proud of the quality

brands in store. It’s not all about high performance and fitness though, they are stocking Electric bikes by Freego which are proving very popular, offering the ability to get from A to B on your bike with a little help from a rechargeable electric motor. Also in store is a great range of clothing, helmets, footwear and accessories from brands such as Santini, Sidi, Lake, Altura and Met. Neil and his wife Kate decided it was really important to have a specific women’s section available too as Kate has, in the past, found it difficult to locate good quality cycling clothing for women. Upstairs there is a clothing area together with comfortable changing room facilities. Already thinking of plans to extend the offering, Pelican will soon be selling a small quality range of running shoes and triathlon specific clothing. Alongside this they have a fully qualified workshop to take care of your bike and wheels too. Neil would love you to call in to discuss your requirements, if they haven’t got what you need they have an extensive range available and most items can be sourced within 24 hours, and at competitive prices. Pelican Cycles hopes to see you soon for an espresso and a chat!

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Spring into action and get a head start on the summer beach body!

The lighter mornings and evenings bring a rejuvenated desire to get back into a fitness regime and work towards your beach body in time for the summer holidays! Whatever your goal, just being more ‘active’ will make a huge difference to achieving your targets. You don’t need to be hitting the gym seven times a week for two hours at a time to get into shape, all you need to do is follow these four very simple rules!

1: Make your general lifestyle more active! Change the way you look at exercise. We will look at full-on exercise further on but for now I’m talking about moving your body more throughout the day. By being more active in general you will ignite the body’s metabolism and you could burn around 500 kcals extra per day, add this up over a week and that’s 1 pound of weight lost by not even sweating!


• Use the stairs instead of the lift or escalator. • Walk short journeys instead of driving them. • Walk to see colleagues in the office to ask them a question instead of calling them. • Ride your bike to work. • Simply standing instead of sitting will help!

2: Look at your diet

Simply write down what you eat for a week and look back on what you’ve eaten. Look for signs of where you’re going wrong.


• Always eat breakfast! • Never miss meals. • Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. • You are what you eat. Choose lean organic meats that have roamed free and are not full of chemicals and pesticides. • Avoid foods you know are bad, we all have a good idea of what they are. • Take a multi vitamin and omega-3 supplement to fill the gaps in your diet, visit SRW Fitness supplement shop – and take the free lifestyle analysis questionnaire.

3: Exercise Aim to exercise at least three times per week where you actually sweat, raise your pulse and even ache the next day! (Get guidance from a professional before embarking on a new fitness regime).


• A minimum of 30 mins per day at least three times per week. • Look to mix cardiovascular exercise with weight training. DON’T be scared of weights you will burn fat for up to 2 hours after training so weight loss will happen! • Find something you enjoy doing and stick to it, aerobics classes, Zumba, boot camps or hire a personal trainer? • Be consistent, set yourself a target and ensure you stick to it. It will be well worth it in the end.

4: Rest!

Everyone forgets this one, rest is so important for recovery from exercise, work and life in general. When we are stressed or fatigued our body releases chemicals that affect weight loss success rates. You also become more susceptible to illness as your immune system will be weakened.


• Plan rest days in between exercise sessions. • Try to get at least 7/8 hours sleep per night. • Don’t drink alcohol to relax, this gives you extra empty calories you don’t need and maybe a headache! • Try to switch off and relax, make sure you have a little ‘me time’.

Follow these four simple rules and you will be well on your way to a better, healthier lifestyle and as a great perk you will have a fantastic healthy looking body to confidently show off on the beach! For more help on reaching your goal contact SRW Fitness see details below.

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Local venues for Derbyshire Open Arts


or the seventh year in succession, artists across the county of Derbyshire will have the chance to showcase their work to visitors and holidaymakers. And 2012 has special significance because the Derbyshire Open Arts event will run alongside the four days of the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend – from Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June. The number of participating artists and crafts people has grown every year since 2006. Many still open up their own homes and studios, but more and more are choosing to exhibit in groups, in larger venues. Wherever the location, the event still offers free entry, and an opportunity for visitors to see and buy paintings, sculptures, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, woodwork and metalwork made by local artists. Derbyshire Open Arts continues to evolve. This year, Chairperson Natasha Astara spearheaded the development of ‘Open Spaces’. “There are many artists who might previously have thought that joining Derbyshire Open Art wasn’t appropriate for their work, perhaps because it involves public art, performance or audience participation,” she explains. “This year we’ve invited these artists to join us, and some of them are now doing just that.” This year, ten artists, including Natasha, will be exhibiting and performing in locations 101 across the county: Derby Cathedral; Bakewell Parish Church; Hartington Hall; Willersley Castle, Arkwright’s Mill and Cromford Mill in Cromford; the Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath; and at Monsall Head Viaduct. Whatever the venue, details of exhibiting artists and their location are available on the website, including information about how to obtain a copy of the free brochure: www. Brochures will also be available in all tourist centres and libraries, and from participating artists.

Notes on the pictures as shown opposite: 45. Diana Syder, a painter showing at Calver Village Hall, a venue for 6 artists. 62. Sheila Gill, a watercolour artist in Newbold. 63. Three Musk-ART-eers, at Bond’s framing Service, Newbold, 3 artists. 101. Liz Linell, one of 4 artists in Queen’s Park Conservatory. 113. Valda Sampson, one of 5 artists in the URC Church hall, Holymoorside 119. John Connolly a painter showing in Bolsover. Page 32 •

Brochure no. 44-49 Calver Village Hall venue for 6 artists 51. Ray Gridley, ceramics, in Baslow. 52. Norman Tomlinson, watercolours in Baslow. 53. Lynne Wilkinson, painter near Apperknowle. 54-59. Peel centre, Dronfield. Venue for 6 artists. 60. Maureen Greenland, potter, in Holmesfield. 61. Alive & Stitching. Studio/Gallery, venue for 6 textile artists, Barlow 62. Sheila Gill, watercolour and oils, Newbold. 63. The Three Musk-ARTeers , Newbold 100. Brampton Courtyard artists, a venue for 4 artists. 101-104. Queen’s Park conservatory, 4 artists. 105-111. Holymoorside Village Hall, 7 artists. 112-116. United Reformed Church, Holymoorside, 5 artists. 117. Emily Garces, painter, Wingerworth 118. Judith Brunt, printmaker, Bolsover 119. John Connolly, painter, Bolsover See the brochure for more information about the artists and opening times.






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Des Holmes

WHY PICASSO? Brampton Artist Des Holmes takes a look at Picasso and why he was so influential in the world of art.

It is not enough to know an artist’s works. One must also know when he did them, why, how, in what circumstances... I attempt to leave as complete a documentation as possible for posterity.” – Picasso So much writing about art is critical and therefore judgemental, having been invited to write these articles I will attempt to restrain my own personal tastes and preferences. Although we are all entitled to personal choice, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the food we eat, the way we decorate our homes etc. it is not my place to question why (although you can’t help but wonder sometimes!). I will try to follow the advice quoted above by Picasso, because I believe instead of comparing an artist’s work to a pre-conceived idea of what art should be, that by asking those questions it will help to eliminate personal choice and lead to understanding. Picasso, of course, gave that advice about his own work and it’s an ideal place for me to start. For years I had the usual reaction to Picasso - my children could do better than that – it’s too simplistic - he puts noses on the side of faces - in fact I didn’t like his ‘stuff ‘ at all, or so I thought, and yet I found myself returning again and again to his work. I found it baffling, especially when some of his paintings and drawings were obviously of such a high technical ability - if he can do that, I asked, then why on earth does he paint those other things? So I began to try to

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understand what he was doing and to ask the questions - why? when? where? and how? More than any other artist, Picasso left us a record of his life and work, and what a record it is - more than eighty years of a life immersed in art, eighty years of what must be the most interesting in the whole of art history - a time of great change and upheaval, unprecedented not only in art but in mankind’s history. You only need look at those late paintings, when Picasso was over eighty years old, to see what kind of energy he had. The Christian Zervos catalogue covers 34 volumes and yet does not contain everything he did! Henri Mattisse said of him that ‘he didn’t want that bandit around here - he sees everything’ other artists would lock their doors if they heard he was going to visit because they knew he would utilise their discoveries and techniques in his own work. Not only could artists alive during Picasso’s life not escape his ‘all seeing eye’ , he studied those long dead - from the cave painters at Lascaux, the muralists at Pompeii, artists of Egypt, Greece, Africa, and a list reading like a who’s who of artists - El Greco, Velasquez, Delacroix, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and numerous others. Picasso would study and take ideas and techniques incorporating them into his work. So to try to understand Picasso you must also try to understand what those other artists were doing and why, as Picasso himself tried to do. In addition to this were the influences from his personal life his wives, lovers, children, friends, poets, writers, potters, theatre designers, film producers, pet dogs and goats, pigeons, houses, Mediterranean sea and beaches, TV programmes and the countless other things which took up his daily life. He stated that he wasn’t

trying to create a masterpiece, ‘Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art, all of them are researches - I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research’ he said of his work, and much like a scientist he examined art - taking it apart and putting it back together again, looking at it from all angles - through a microscope, a telescope, twisting it, turning it, changing it - to comprehend all of its parts - to try to understand. So, to look at one of his paintings individually is to look at it out of context - although each one has its own story. I realised you have to try to learn what particular problem he was examining at that time, and that requires looking at the influences and other things he was doing at that period - in relation to his personal life and world events. To understand counterpoint and harmony in music you must study Bach, to understand the structure of painting - Picasso must be one of the principle sources. Little wonder then that he has had a profound influence not only upon me but on many other artists. As for me - asking those questions about Picasso although I didn’t realize it at the time, was a door to not only trying to understand him and his work, but also in trying to understand all those artists who went before and many who have come along since. It’s enabled me to better understand their work and my own - to ask why and how a painting works or doesn’t, how certain techniques can best be used, how to compose a painting - this is of course an ongoing process which I hope will make me a better artist or at least one with more understanding. Picture opposite: ‘Mere et enfant avec fleur’ by Des Holmes in the style of Picasso.

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And Quiet Flows

The Hipper

By Godfrey Holmes

Following our recent article about the River Hipper, Godfrey Holmes contributes insightful comment on our little river.


uccessive Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire have provided Chesterfield with several amenities... including the River Hipper, in olden days, known variously as the Hypere, Hyper, Ibber or Hyps. This tributary of Chesterfield and Rotherham’s main river; the Rother, rises on Beeley Moor – more specifically on the wet and barren Hipper Sick. So when hundreds of ramblers

each year cross the normally placid Umberley Brook (opposite The Robin Hood), they are in fact looking at the orange bed of a water supply that gave Holymoorside its dam, bleaching, cotton and dye-works; Walton its Robinsons’ complex; Lower Brampton its Cannon Mill and Griffin Foundry; Lordsmill its bellows, grinders, tanners, and Hipper Corn Mill (demolished in 1997) – and the Roman Fort of Chesterfield reason for its existence. So, why is it orange? And why more orange in Cat Hole, above Holymoorside, than in other stretches? It’s orange because The Hipper (literally: “river by which the osiers grow”) passes through land rich with iron,

lead, ganister and fire clay. The osiers making good wicker baskets and chairs. It’s hard to believe now that Holymoorside and Loads alone once supported 5 or 6 water-mills, and that Cat Hole’s now deserted pumping station (CCWW : Chesterfield Corporation Water Works) preceded the Severn-Trent Water Authority. Before the River Hipper joins the Rother at Bishop’s Mill (this House of Correction fell victim to bubonic plague) close to Chesterfield’s Midland Railway Station - it penetrates the modern Chesterfield Borough via Brookside, Somersall Farm, New Brampton, Morrisons (Safeway had to build a proper

Views of the Hipper rarely seen, showing the River Hipper as it slips beneath Boythrope Road. This considerable expanse of water is hidden beneath our tyres. These excellent shots of the Hipper were taken after the recent snow storms by Hipper champion, Iain McGregor above and TheVicarDrains (see flickr photostream) below.

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Pictures: The floods along Chatsworth Road in 1922. Top two pictures courtesy of Chesterfield Local Studies Library and, and bottom two courtesy of R Shemwell and www.

culvert for it), Goyt Side and Boythorpe. The three big floods caused by a heavily swollen River Hipper all happened - just - within living memory: August Bank Holiday Monday, 1922, 1932, and Monday 25 June 2007 – and the Hipper’s overflow in October 2000 provided a menacing reminder. The 1922 contemporary accounts tell of 4 inches of rain in just 12 hours, people marooned in the upstairs of their submerged houses, collapsed garden walls, shops along Chatsworth Road closed prematurely, looms under 3 feet of water, 800 Robinson’s Angels sent home early – and The New Inn witnessing its beer barrels floating down the street! June 2007 saw Hipper Street West and surrounding houses so badly flooded and punished for it - that recovery will take at least a decade. That was also a ‘day of reckoning’ for the prestigious Ravenside Retail Park (Curry’s etc) whose development should arguably never have been permitted on a known flood plain (adjacent to Hipper Street South). And finally - an interesting factoid about The Hipper part of it was used to define the Southern boundary of Chesterfield when it was granted Borough status. Hastily built slum housing crammed between Low pavement, Vicar Lane and the river was attractively called ‘the Dog Kennels’. As a direct result a ‘Ragged School’ - to meet the enormous needs of surrounding children. Please mention S40 Local • Page 41

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ophie Allen originally from Chesterfield, set up Former Glory in Manchester with help from the Princes Trust in late 2009. Her thinking was to create business by taking inspiration from the recession, the growing interest in vintage and need to revamp what you already have. Sophie combined that with her skills gained through an Interior Design degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and seven years experience of working as a design consultant within interior design and furniture retail, with experience on a broad range of projects from small scale domestic to large scale commercial interior design. ‘I have always had a huge passion for retro and vintage furniture and furnishings and grew up loving the Thursday flea markets in Chesterfield. I’d collected many bits over the years and it seemed like a natural progression for me to want to repair, repaint, reupholster and give old items a new lease of life.’ After a number of years building upon her skills and experience, Sophie’s hunger to follow her own professional goals and passions grew. Fortunately (in hindsight), redundancy from her 9 – 5 interior design job in 2009, gave Sophie the impetus and opportunity to put her knowledge and natural creative flair to good use. This is when she began restoring and

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creating new furniture in her own home using vibrant colour with a modern twist. ‘Being able to add colour and gorgeous fabrics to old and tired pieces of furniture was the aim for me. It was after my redundancy and seeing the huge trends in vintage, craft and upcycling that it spurred me on to set up in business and share what I love.’ Primarily Sophie works with business owners and other interior designers to create bespoke lampshades for bars, restaurants and retail however Sophie also creates bespoke pieces for individual’s homes. Sophie designed the lampshades for an Elvis Jesus pop-up shop in the Trafford Centre and has also been collaborating with wallpaper designer, Sharon Jane to create bespoke shades for the refurbishment of a bar in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. ‘The biggest shades I’ve made were a massive 70cm diameter for a restaurant in Bolton. I used the tartan upholstery fabric on the inside and a cream fabric on the outside. They were hung over seating booths covered in the same fabric, it was important they looked great on the inside, so we made that the feature.’ Former Glory have worked with clients, interior designers, events companies and wedding planners to source vintage props. ‘It’s often the case that planners have added items into a scheme then have little time to find that very specific piece. We’ve had all sorts of requests; a vintage bike to tribal accessories. Vintage is huge at the moment so you’ll find demand everywhere.’ I am inspired by vintage fabrics and trim, bold pattern in

wallpaper and fabric and am massively drawn to bright bold colour. I love finding a piece of fabric and coming up with colours and patterns to work with it. I make lampshades that combine and layer fabrics and pattern, for shops in and around Manchester and more recently Harley’s Interiors, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. The shades on display can be quite specific, so if anyone likes what they see in a shop but would like a different colour palette or style they should get in touch. I have a stack of fabrics, trims and ideas!’ Whether working on a project for a business, individual, or helping a co-designer to source props, Former Glory always try to find a workable solution for their client’s specific requirements. For example,

it may be that a client needs a piece of vintage furniture to fit into a particular space, a bespoke shade to fit a lamp stand or a long narrow shade for a hallway ceiling shade. ‘I can come up with the size and dimensions of lampshade that would suit the specific need. I can recover existing cylindrical and conical shades, I have lots of fabrics to choose from or a client may have a fabric that they would like me to use. For example, I recovered some huge lampshades in black silk for an interior designer, it turned out her client was Katie Price!’ ‘My clients know they can trust me to come up with something that will work within their scheme. I have a background in design and a good eye for colour. I love coming up with

the finishing touches that really tie everything in.’ ‘I’d really love to get my hands on a couple of the commercial interiors in Chesterfield town centre.’ Recently Sophie has relocated back to Chesterfield working from a studio in her home. If you would like Former Glory’s bespoke personal service for an item in your home or business you can email sophie@formerglorydesign. or call 07973 367802. You can see a selection of lampshades in Harley’s Interiors, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield.

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A Year In

The L ife “It’s just so busy” says Rebecca.


nother month passes and I’m sitting with Rebecca at the Flowerhouse having a coffee. I’ve no notes written and Rebecca says “so what are we discussing today?” So we set off with no brief. Conversation soon turns to how busy it is running your own business, stock to buy, flowers to arrange, shop to keep open six days a week, often eating into the seventh day to prepare for the week ahead, in addition to the demands of having a family and a home to run.

Flowerhouse isn’t just flowers either, with the coffee shop Rebecca has lots of different plates spinning... literally! Sounds busy, so there must be high points to it all? “There are, you wouldn’t do it otherwise - I like to offer a great service, I like seeing customers returning to us time and time again, it feels good when people recommend you ... and it makes a living. Flowers are still the bread and butter of the Flowerhouse, the Hudsons Florist sign is on the wall outside and we’re busy with weddings, funeral flowers and events” says Rebecca. What do you need to run an independent business? “A really strong work ethic. If I was afraid of hard work I wouldn’t be able to do it, there are many unseen hours that go into a business. You’ve just outlined some of the work that needs to be done but there’s also the flowers to purchase,

products to prepare for the craft activities we do, planning for the next event and then of course all the behind the scenes work like finances and endless paperwork”. “One thing that is more time consuming than I ever imagined is maintaining a really good supplier relationship. It’s all about finding the right people for your business. More recently I’m finding people through recommendations and most of them, I’m really pleased to say, are local. Building the relationship is so important and once you have it right, it’s great. I like to use smaller independent suppliers because they understand what it’s like to be a small business.” “I’ve got some great local suppliers, we’re getting sweet peas from Walton, honey from the outskirts of Sheffield, eggs from round the corner. There are little cottage industries all around us.”

How is the food side of things going? “Our food offering has been evolving since we first opened here. I wasn’t totally convinced we had it quite right initially but as time has passed I’ve developed and changed our menu and we now have something that works for us and most importantly, our customers like it. Our cakes are home made, everything is made fresh to order, our coffee is good and I’m proud of what we have on offer”. So are there any low points to being your own boss? “The food side can be quite demanding, there’s a lot to learn quickly and rules and regulations you must adhere to, but it’s a small part of what makes a good service - and as long as you have your own in-house procedures in place and ensure both yourself and your team are properly informed, it’s not too onerous.”

One thing that I always notice is how visibly busy the shop is. There is always plenty of stuff to see and a steady flow of people in and out, are you happy with things? “I am, I’m very happy, we have a great creative side here and, having a young family myself, it’s extremely important to me that all the family feel welcome. We have lots to keep kids occupied, we have biscuit decorating, all sorts of creative packs, it’s not just four crayons and a colouring book, although we do have these if it keeps the kids happy. We want people to know that this is a relaxed place to bring your family, you can get a drink, keep them busy and perhaps give them one of our tasty new milkshakes. We are happy to tailor our food for them too”. “I’ve been here over a year now and have learnt some of the things that work and some that don’t. We have a range of groups and meetings that

take place, we’re soon to hold some ‘dabble days’ where the kids can come down and try the craft sessions. We have the ‘iluv’ groups, where people bring down their ipads and iphones and we share good and bad apps and try to learn from each other. They’re run by someone who knows their stuff so there is something for any ipad or iphone user. In addition we have a Spanish group that gets together on Mondays and our Book Club too, you’ll need to call for details on this as titles are changing at present.” A busy time indeed it appears. I can relate to the hours and work that goes into the Flowerhouse (and any other small business), as I sit typing this up, the house is quiet, it’s the small hours of the morning and I have the weekend booked out to get this edition completed. So, hats off to the small independent business owner.

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Curleys Products A true local entrepreneur.

Oliver Curley of Curleys Products has moved away from his background in mechanical engineering, which involved a lot of time away from home and travel.


liver decided it was time to be nearer home ... heavily influenced by the arrival of Darcey-Alexandra, his daughter in October last year. Oliver is good friends with John Wray from the Britannia Inn and has been working with John helping to deliver the improvements to the pub and bowling green. As part of this work John and Oliver built all the benches

you see outside the Britannia. Many people commented on these benches and it wasn’t long before they were being made to order for customers. Oliver has added hanging baskets (with watering systems), wrought iron work, bespoke iron gates, planters (timber and iron) and a whole host of other items to his product list and business is brisk. He has secured contracts with local pub chains and his bespoke service is in high demand. “Curleys Products are made in the units at the rear of the Britannia, all our products use pressure treated graded timber to ensure life for five years, many more if looked after correctly. They are also substantial, using 7” x 2” timber and not the Page 50 •

thinner more flexible stuff you typically see from the mass produced items in DIY stores. All products can be tailor-made for any situation, if you have a smaller patio no problem, if it’s on a slope the products can be made to fit so there is a level top, we can even make large benches to seat many people... take a look at the one behind the Britannia” explains Oliver. If you take a look at the bowling green (sponsored by Curleys Products) at the Britannia you’ll see Oliver’s products, planters, trellises, benches and bespoke seats surrounding the green, there is also a stock of benches ready and waiting to be delivered and installed. Oliver oversees all installations personally to ensure everything is spot on. Curleys Products products will soon be available from Rebecca at the Flowerhouse on Old Road or you can try them out at the Britannia.

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“Moved to tears” A chat with Robert Isherwood of Inspire Hi-Fi


ne of S40 Local’s readers read this and called me. Robert Isherwood is the owner of Inspire Hi-Fi based at Staveley, who supply, manufacture and upgrade turntables and supply a host of other Hi-Fi equipment. He briefly explained to me what they did and invited me over. Robert, an ex manager at Royal Mail Manchester, has had a healthy interest in music all his life, their was a gap in Roberts listening to his 2500 strong LP collection whist his children grew up, but he returned to his music 16 years later. Reaching a point at work where he needed change, he took stock and developed a business plan centred around his passion for music. Three and a half years later the success of this plan has been proved to be Robert’s understanding of the vinyl market, he explained

“Vinyl sales against CD are 50/50 at present and people are revisiting their record collections, the result is often a little disappointing as kit may be of a good quality but simply not up to today’s razor sharp reproduction we expect. This is where we come in, there are a number of classic high end turntables out there that are still fully functional and are an excellent base on which to upgrade. Our role is to provide the vinyl listener with a new more up to date experience”.

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The resurgence of vinyl it seems has stemmed from the internet. Ebay has become a great place to search out classic albums or those you’ve never got round to buying. Artists are still pressing vinyl, Robert has Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Fleet Foxes and Adele all to hand to demo, and many of the classics are being repressed e.g. the Beatles and Pink Floyd ... we sat and listened to a recent release of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, me sitting there remembering staying up

Being able to reach a customer base through the internet has meant they are able to supply direct, “through our upgrades and the products we manufacture and source we’re able to provide high end audiophile equipment at a fraction of the cost of retail outlets”, explained Robert.

The business has come on significantly since start up and Inspire Hi-Fi have just moved to larger premises. Next they’re looking for a few new employees to assemble the kit and keep up with a demand which comes from across the globe. As well as upgrades Inspire Hi-Fi also manufacture their own turntables on site using local suppliers for the electronics, metal, acrylics and plastics engineering.

The demo room’s systems contained some very impressive looking equipment, there’s something about the way a turntable rotates visibly.

The Demonstration Room at Inspire Hi-Fi

Stoked last month featured my love for my old turntable.

You don’t get this with digital, and as I said last month, sound is analogue and a turntable stays true to the source.

“our role is to provide the vinyl listener with a new more up to date experience”. It’s not all about old school Robert pointed out “we embrace modern technologies, offering high end streaming systems to store all your CDs and vinyl so you can stream them to other systems around the house if you wish to do so”. So who are Robert’s customers? “they’re a mix of three types, those who have never been away from vinyl, those who return after listening to the media telling them that the quality and experience can’t be beaten

and lastly those looking for a special system. “Our customers aren’t all old either, at recent shows we have been approached constantly by the youngsters. “The ipod generation, having music pumped into their ears, have more recently started wearing larger head phones. They’re thinking about sound quality and this leads them to the depth of experience and quality of vinyl.” I was like a kid in a sweet shop, we sat in the demo room and listened to various tracks - “Gold” by Spandau Ballet, delivered in a way I’d never experienced before, you can hear the placement and depth in the playback so clearly. I know the multispeaker surround sound systems of today do this but

coming from just two speakers it was fantastic. Dire Straights “Telegraph Road” equally brilliant. Robert is happy to book demos with people looking to purchase or upgrade equipment and prices for turntables start from as low as £200, with their own brands starting from £650. I was extremely impressed with Inspire Hi-Fi and remember a time when I sat and listened to music, not for background but for something to do. Robert’s last comments were about a gentleman who’d purchased an upgrade package on a Linn Sondex LP12 and called Robert a few days later to say “he and his wife were sitting listening back to their classical vinyl and had been moved to tears”.

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Come and be part of the action! Society Chairman Penny Fairs gives you her take on Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan You’ll all have heard about The Pirates of the Caribbean, but what about the Pirates of Penzance?


nd many of you will have seen Ronnie O’Sullivan, but what about Gilbert and Sullivan? And how many of you have wondered what it would be like to sing and perform on stage in a lively musical, backed by a fantastic orchestra?

“Unfortunately we can’t guarantee you Johnny Depp... but we can promise great singing, a lot of fun... ” Well, you could be part of the action if you joined us at Chesterfield G and S Society for our production of “The Pirates of Penzance”. Just to fill you in, Gilbert and Sullivan were the forerunners of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and they wrote some great musicals, one of the liveliest, funniest and most

popular being “The Pirates of Penzance”. We’re presenting this at The Pomegranate in October and we’d love to have you on board either as a pirate, policeman or one of a bevy of beautiful maidens. So a bit of background information. We were formed primarily to promote the works of Gilbert and Sullivan but over the years we’ve expanded our repertoire and now sing a wide range of music at concerts in the local area each year. Recently we’ve performed classical choral music and folk songs alongside selections from “Les Miserables”, “Jesus Christ Superstar” and a medley by John Lennon and Paul McCartney so there’s a real mixture. And we learned recently that our stage production in 2011, “The Mikado”, another G and S favourite, is in line for an award as best musical at a NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) event to be held in May. We’ve decided to stage “Pirates” in 2012 for several reasons – there’s a lot of comedy and fun, lots of

movement and dancing and some great music and really good singing, so it gives us the opportunity to show how well we can do all those things. And because the story of “Pirates” revolves around Frederic, a young guy born on 29 February, it’s also an apt choice of show for this leap year. Leading the production team are our experienced Musical Director, Andrew Marples who’ll be in charge of all things musical, our dynamic director and S40 girl, Jo Howland, who has herself played and sung leading lady roles in many shows in the district, our talented young choreographer, Roseanna Sanderson - she’s been involved recently in productions of West Side Story and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and our brilliant accompanist, Chris Flint, who can play anything from Elgar to Elton John. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee you Johnny Depp or Ronnie but we can promise great singing, a lot of fun and a real team spirit. And we’re really looking forward to you being part of the action! So if you’re of secondary school age and above and you’d like to be part of ‘Pirates’ either front or backstage, talk to our friendly Membership Secretary, Val - another S40 girl and she’ll be able to answer any questions and give you more details on 01246 277669. Or turn up to one of our rehearsals at the Operatic Society Rooms, Abercrombie Street. Chesterfield on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm. Rehearsals for ‘Pirates’ start on 1 May and we want you to have a great time with us. But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourself.

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Love Candy Cakes of Old Hall Road are now open Wednesday to Saturday between 12pm and 4pm with their new boutique bakery. Cupcakes, Cookies, Whoopie pies and Cake pops will all be on the menu. If you pay a visit between the 9th and 12th May ensure you mention S40 Local as Candy is offering a fabulous 20% off all purchases from the bakery. Please quote S40 Local - this offer does not include Wedding or Celebration cakes.

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Dragons Fold Restaurant From 27 April the Dragons Fold restaurant in Old Brampton have a new menu, featuring new season rhubarb which forms not only part of the sweet menu but as a starter, cooked in a sparkling wine and served with scallops, also asparagus is featured accompanied by goats cheese parfait. The main courses include new season lamb, dover sole and goosenargh chicken as well as duck breast and steaks. They also now carry gluten free bread and crackers.

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• Safe to install using cold applied adhesives and eco friendly materials • 20 year membrane warranty - every installation gets a 20 year membrane warranty from us, embossed with our company seal, ensuring authenticity of a genuine Firestone EPDM membrane. • Insurance backed warranty available. • Low cost The installed price is equivalent to that of a quality felt roof and significantly lower than other “newer” systems • Eco Friendly - the conclusion of a report by ACTAC (the Association of Community Technical Aid Centres Ltd) stated EPDM its ‘low environmental impact in comparison to other membranes, high durability and reusability’. The Greenpeace publication “Building The Future” names EPDM as the environmentally friendly choice for roofing membranes. If you’d like to find out more please contact Polar Windows on 01246 277242.

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Chatsworth Road Festival Road Dear Folks of Chatsworth l 2012 Chatsworth Road Festiva er tob Oc 6th -14th

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The World On Our Do

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Past Lives Connecting People with Midlands Heritage Film Archive

Ann Grinbergs (Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival Chair)

Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival will be tying together film related activities in their screening of ‘PAST LIVES’ on Friday 25 May.


AST LIVES is a film based on home movies collected, conserved and set to a live music score. The 70 minute homage to past movie makers was created by bass player Dave Sturt in collaboration with visual artist Anthony Hatton and fellow musician Theo Travis (flute/ sax). At the screening in May the film will be accompanied by the live soundtrack played by Dave and Theo - joined by members of SinfoniaVIVA, Deirdre Benscik (cello) and Clare Bhabra (violin). The performance takes us on a journey through the 1930s to 1970s capturing aspects of rural life including village carnivals, fancy dress pageants and idyllic childhood scenes in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. The musical score elevates the film to a thought-provoking and poetic level. And you too could star in a future production. The

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footage has been collated by MACE - the Media Archive for Central England. MACE exists to preserve this treasure of the East and West Midlands and they’re appealing for your old home movies. Kay Ogilvie from MACE explains “As time goes by more gems held on film and video are being thrown away because people don’t recognise their historical importance. “Moving images are a part of our heritage. They tell a rich story, reflecting cultural shifts and changes in fashions, sport, entertainment and public opinion throughout the past 100 years.” Located at the University of Lincoln, MACE is part of a UK

network of archives. They’re collecting and preserving home movies, capturing the rich culture of the Heart of England and making these images available by providing affordable access to the community through their Full Circle project. If you have home movie archive to preserve and share, please contact Kay Ogilvie on email: or Full-Circle The screening of ‘PAST LIVES’ accompanied by live music can be seen at Holymoorside Village Hall on Friday 25 May from 8.00pm – 9.30pm. An exciting music workshop at 6.30pm precedes the film - it’s suitable for all ages and abilities - please ask for details. Film tickets are £7 and available by calling 01246 567118 / 861997 or visit

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Community News Live & Local


he Walton and West Community Forum has been working hard recently to bring live music to our area. They have been working in partnership with ‘Live and Local’, which is supported by the Arts Council, Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council. Local councillor Howard Borrell explained “We’re really pleased to be bringing good value, top quality entertainment into the area; it’s great for local people to not need to drive or use a taxi but instead to be able to walk to see a great show literally on their doorstep; hopefully more events will follow!” The first show has been booked for May 26 when the ‘Old Dance School’ an exciting folk septet, will be playing at the new St Thomas’ Centre on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. This vibrant and innovative folk group has been championed by Radio 2s Bob Harris and there’s general acclaim for their innovative and exciting style. Brampton Brewery will be providing a licensed bar available on the night.

Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions) and are available from the Created Gallery, 420 Chatsworth Road or direct from Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 or Howard Borrell on 01246 221400. Don’t miss out on a great night’s entertainment.

Franjoy Dairy


f you’ve been down to the Brampton Food Fair at St. Thomas’ Church Centre you’ll have been part of the hustle and bustle that goes to making these events such a success. One business, Franjoy Dairy, at the most recent event was selling cheese... but were you aware that this is the only Derbyshire cheese being made today? Taking milk from dairies in Duffield and Tissington these cheeses are the first to call themselves Derbyhsire cheeses since the Hartington Creamery closed its doors in May 2009. Joyce Wagner started making cheese when she was just 12. She would help her mother at first. Cheese making was a very traditional

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business and this process has been passed down by her mother. Derby cheese is still made in the same way. The Derby cheese, called The Hazelwood, is aged three to four months before being sold and the Cheddar aged from eight to 18 months. The cheese is very light and creamy with a buttery taste that leads to a nice intensity at the end. Joyce moved to Hazelwood three years ago, thus the name and the cheese is now on sale and has been selling out within an hour of the doors opening at St. Thomas’ Food Fair. Joyce and her husband Brian also sell their cheese at farmers’ markets in Belper, Wirksworth, Bakewell, Chesterfield and Kimberley. Why not try and seek some out and see what you think to the Derbyshire cheeses?

Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre WOW – we’ve finally done it! User groups of the Church Centre and members of the Church are thrilled with the attractive results of the Centre Refurbishment Project which was completed at the end of February. We now have totally refurbished kitchen and toilets together with renewed flooring,improved storage facilities and a new colour scheme to welcome visitors. The exterior cladding has been renewed and double glazing installed which has allowed more light into the hall. These improvements have greatly enhanced the building. Having started plans in 2008, the project has been achieved with funding from various Methodist Church Funds, Biffa Award and Viridor Credits (via the Derbyshire Environmental Trust), the Midlands Co-op Community Dividend, AllChurches Trust, Grassroots Fund, Derbyshire County Council Community Leadership Scheme, Walton and West Community Forum and local fundraising. If anyone in the community is looking for a venue for a regular meeting or individual event we invite them to call or telephone 01246 566189 to arrange to view our facilities. Watch Out! Over the next few months we are planning some community events – our first one is a Jubilee Pampered Chef Evening on the 1st June (see What’s On).

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10 things to do in the garden Spring is now upon us and the trees and shrubs in your garden will hopefully be growing leaps and bounds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Mow your lawn on a regular basis. Keep hoeing your flower beds and veggie plot to keep weeds under control. Lift and divide daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs. Start thinking about giving your conifers and other evergreen hedges their first cut. Check for nesting birds before you start. Plant out summer bedding plants after Whit Sunday or when the risk of frost has gone. Prune Ribes and Berberis after they have flowered. Clean your patio and garden furniture in preparation for the first BBQ of the year, (hopefully) Coppice or pollard Eucalyptus trees to keep them under control. Earth up early potatoes. Ensure any newly planted shrubs do not run out of water. Thanks to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care.

The Pottery Flat @ J.M.J. Pottery

Friends or family coming to stay and you don't have enough room? Why not book them in at The Pottery Flat at 138 Chatsworth Road? The self contained apartment is a Graded 3* Self Catering Holiday Let by Visit England ( The Flat comfortably sleeps 5 (plus a cot if necessary). Parking area, easy access for visiting Chesterfield and just a short drive to the beautiful Peak District. Tel: 01246 555461 138 Chatsworth Road • Brampton S40 2AR Peak District and Derbyshire Tourist Board Member Page 70 •

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Singing the Blues By Matt Kane By the time you read this Chesterfield FC may well have been relegated back to the fourth tier of the English Football League.


ut for one day in March they were League Cup champions.

As a Nottingham Forest fan I don’t get many opportunities to take a trip down Wembley Way. So when my ‘adopted team’ secured a place in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, I couldn’t resist a day out with the Blues. Armed with my market-stall bought blue-andwhite scarf I joined thousands of others on the Sunday morning as we wandered the B2Net car park desperately trying to locate our coach amongst 49 others. Thankfully it wasn’t long before we were off on a fairly trouble-free journey down the M1 and, approximately threeand-a-half hours later, the first glimpses of the famous Wembley arch came into view. The Stadium is at pains to stress on its website that it is a ‘public transport destination’ and for good reason. Its coach and car park is accessed via a narrow road in the middle of an industrial estate and isn’t particularly vehicle friendly. Perhaps we didn’t fully appreciate our driver’s plea for everybody to return to the coach as soon as possible after the game but we did later on. Yet at 11.30am that didn’t matter. We’d made it, the sun was shining and we had a good couple of hours to soak up the pre-game atmosphere.

There’s also the Bobby Moore statue and the Stadium Shop which has a fantastic array of retro football shirts if you’re into that sort of thing. I didn’t buy any food or drink so can’t comment on the catering but unsurprisingly everybody said it was expensive, £6.50 seemed to be the going rate for a hot dog and £4 for a pint. I guess it depends how hungry or thirsty you are as to whether you’ll pay it. At around 1.15pm I joined the growing queue to get in where I’m pretty sure I overheard one Blues fan say that, whilst he thought Wembley was alright, it wasn’t a patch on the old Saltergate Ground. I hope he was joking. For what the place lacks in open air urinals and terracing, it certainly makes up for it with … well, everything really. Escalators take supporters up to a concourse full of bars, restaurants and shops with sound-proof glass doors providing the gateway to the inside of the Stadium. We were sitting directly behind the goal, about half-way up, in the east end of the Stadium, with an excellent view of the swathes of Town fans sitting in the lower tier. Chesterfield’s opponents in the Final were Swindon Town whose boss, the outspoken and controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio had been his outspoken and controversial best before the game. But take nothing away from Swindon. If they were a fourth tier team they’d brought Premier League support, about 30,000 of them surrounded the other end of the Stadium. And they seemed to want to play football in the first half. Chesterfield had a goal disallowed for offside but other than that seemed content to ride their luck in the hope that their talismanic striker Jack Lester – a former Forest player - might get on the end of a long ball or flick-on.

And there was a fair bit to do in and around the place.

When he came off injured with five minutes of the first half left, one did wonder where Chesterfield’s goals might come from.

A walk down Wembley Way into the town and back up again is a must although the pubs and restaurants are generally rammed to capacity up to a few hours before kick-off.

But the answer to that question came shortly after the break as Swindon scored an own goal to put the Spireites ahead.

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Chesterfield had a gilt-edged chance to make it

2-0 half way through the second half but Lester’s replacement Craig Westcarr - another former Forest player - put it wide when it seemed easier to score. Much biting-of-nails and looking-at-watches followed but when Westcarr was put through again in the final minute he made no mistake, sending the Chesterfield fans into raptures. By the time the trophy was paraded round, most of the Swindon fans had made a swift exit. Wise move perhaps, since it took us almost two hours to get out of the gridlocked coach park. But that didn’t matter nor does the fact that, if the Blues are relegated this season, their likely replacements will be - you’ve guessed it Swindon Town. They may have the happier fans come the end of the season but for one day in March the town of Chesterfield was national news for all the right reasons.

Armed with nothing more than a camera phone a few shots to show the icon that is Wembley. Opposite; Bobby Moore’s statue, This page, the famous Wembley arch and the army of blues fans to my right and left.

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Keep calm…

Don’t panic

… and stock up on petrol! Will Jackson’s Blog

I hate queuing; in fact I would go so far as to say I despise having to queue.


f course, I am not completely unreasonable (all of the time) and I do understand that sometimes queuing is an inevitable part of any shopping experience but despite this; I still hate it, with a passion. Supermarkets for example; these are perfect establishments for assuming the customer is happy to wait prior to handing over their hard earned cash. Post Offices are also infuriating ‘cashier number 4 please’ and of course fast food joints who seem to have perfected the art of looking highly efficient yet failing to reduce any queues, even when very quiet. However, my absolute worst queuing scenario has to be at petrol stations. For some bizarre reason the procedure is as follows, person (a) fills up their vehicle and then leaves their vehicle parked next to the pump to go into the shop and pay for their fuel. Person (b) who is only waiting to get to the pump which is now obscured by the vehicle owned by person (a) is forced to wait while person (a) is paying for their petrol whilst undertaking a ’mini-shop’, picking up bread, milk, newspaper, ice cream, etc. I don’t know about you, but whenever I am person (b), person (a) is always indecently slow and I am forced to sit and watch them slowly return to their car before I can get to the pump. I hate being person (b) the most. I really do. So add to this scenario (if you will), some random advice suggesting that people stock up on petrol because of a possible strike. In addition, do all this just before an Easter bank holiday weekend which has the promise of some record breaking temperatures. There is no doubt that person (a) and (b) will be joined by person (c), (d), (e)… (x), (y) and I can bet you my last pound that it is me who ends up being person (z). As you well know, the first week in April saw such an event; the country somehow descended into complete chaos over petrol. Queuing escalated to ‘panic station’ levels and reports on the news stated that people were not only taking to the forecourts with jerry cans but some people were filling up jam jars and old paint tins

too! Old jam jars and paint tins, can you believe it?! Mind you, if you have ever tried to administer only £10 worth of petrol into a vehicle, it does take an element of skill, it really does (I always go a few pence over) so any of these folk filling up jam jars get my vote for sure. These people must have been filling up their jam jars with such skilled precision to make any decent surgeon or bomb disposal expert proud. The strike threat isn’t even over yet so I suspect people are still stockpiling petrol ‘just in case’ and where do you think all of this panic-bought, stock-piled fuel is now? Sheds; that’s where! Can you imagine how explosive some of these people’s sheds are at the moment? There must be millions of litres of petrol, in millions of unsafe vessels, in millions of garden sheds; all it would take for a mini apocalypse would be for some young teenager to sneak around the back of a garden shed stocked to the rafters with unleaded fuel for a crafty smoke and BA-BOOM! And to cap it all, besides further petrol strikes and the threat of exploding sheds, apparently stamps are significantly increasing in price too! Although to pre-empt the chance of any smart thinking letter writer who was intending to rush out and stock up on hundreds of stamps at their existing price, it has been announced that supply is to be restricted to Post Offices; hearing that even I feel the urge to rush out and buy a load. Post Office queues get ready, ‘cashier number 735 please’! So, if you aren’t intending to drive anywhere or write to anyone and you don’t make a habit of smoking behind sheds, you probably have nothing to worry about, unless of course you like a warm pasty from your local shop… but that’s a whole different story! Note to self; I must buy some shares in a shed manufacturer. Thank you for reading and if you would like to read any more of my nonsense, please check out my online blog Take care, Will Jackson

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Classifieds Ladies Mountain bike £40 26” alloy wheels, full working order. Call 01246 203303 Trailer 6’ x 4’5” £95 Drop tailgate, new boarding, good tyres, with cover. Call 01246 20330 Weimaraner Picture: £15 Ltd edition framed picture 24” x 31”. Weimaraner Ornaments: £10 Two china ornaments £10 for both One Best of Breed on stand with certificate. Both bitches. Wedgewood Ornaments: £45 Wild Strawberry design ornaments £45 the lot. About 20 different items. Collectors Thimbles: £10 China, about 20, complete with display dome. Wicker Basket: £5 Ideal for sewing or picnics 2 compartments with lids and 3 open sections for bottles etc.

Ladies Clothing: £Various Brand new green flowered cotton dress. Size 18 length 42”. £20 Nearly new M&S Black Blazer. Wool/ polyester. Size 20. £20 New yellow Damimac. Large size. £20 Brand new mustard suede shoes. Soft sole Size 6. £20 Brand new polyester/viscose trousers. Grey/orange/ navy check. Size 20 length 28”. £20 All above Call: 01246 233932 (Walton)

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Maxi Cosi Car Seat: £15 Cabriofix baby car seat rear facing from birth £15 Call: 07999 338 572 (Brampton) Hamax Childs Bike Seat: £40 Hamax Sleepy - reclining child bike seat age approx 1-5 years VGC £40 Call: 07999 338 572 (Brampton) Karrimor Girls Walking Boots: £7 Karrimor Girls walking boots grey & pink - VGC sizes 9 and 11 £7 per pair Call: 07999 338 572 (Brampton) Hornsea Pottery Bronte: £Various 2 x 20cm. Storage jars £15 each. 1 x 11cm. Preserve jar £7. 1 x 8.5cm. Preserve jar £3. All perfect with lids. Call: 01246 206760 (Brampton) Three Piece Suite: £500 Bespoke smooth rich brown leather suite with studded detail. Back and base cushions are reversible being leather on one side and a claret colored material on the other. Settee is 2.5 seater, with easy chair and a fireside chair. Excellent condition. Call: 01246 201285 (Walton)

For all above call: 01246 540221 Evenings/weekends (Walton)

Formica Worktop: £80 B&Q travertine beige worktop in original packing. 3 lengths each 3.6m x 600mm. Call: 01246 211833 (Walton)

Porcelanosa Tiles: £80 Porcelanosa machine cut beige tiles suitable for kitchen or bathroom. 13 tiles each 13” x 39” covering over 4 square metres in original boxes. Call: 01246 211833 (Walton)

Men’s Dinner Jacket: £50 Men’s formal dinner jacket in cream by Varteks size 42” chest.  Only worn once. Excellent quality and condition   Cost £129 when new now just £50. Call: 01246 568911 Rocking Chair: £30 1970’s  Bentwood Cane Rocking Chair.  Excellent condition £30. Call: 01246 568911 Men’s Formal Trousers: £25 1 pair of formal black trousers. 38” waist 31” leg. Worn once excellent condition. Call: 01246 568911 Garmin Sat-Nav: £39 UK & Europe, cost £130, accept £39. Call: 01246 271923 (Ashgate)

WANTED: Set of Golf Clubs Up to £300 for a good condition set of complete right handed clubs. Cash waiting for the right set. Call Viv on 0754 009 5379 Shower Screen: £60 Manhattan shower screen - as new. Call 01246 271923 (Ashgate) Pineapple Dance Wear: £15 Two girls tops in black with motifs (one unused) and one full length trousers in grey. Sizes for age 11 - 13. Could split into 3 items.  Call 07812 773971 Brampton Basketball Trainers: £8 White, Fila, men’s size 9, hardly used. Call 07812 773971 Brampton Leather Armchair: £40 ono Tan brown - Very good condition. Solid Oak Bookcase: £75 ono 1930’s bureau bookcase. Good condition. Dark Wood Bedhead: £15 ono Double bedhead Stag solid dark wood. Good condition. Heatline Radiator: £25 ono Brand new boxed unopened with fixings - 600mm x 500mm All above call: 01246 202440 Ashgate Common Bricks: £50 ono Approx 250 ‘common pressed bricks’, new but look old. Varied colours, reds oranges and blues. 8.5” x 4” Call: 07795 036143 Fire Guard: £15 17”wide, 32” high, 47” long. Call: 01246 568546 Holymoorside Bidet: £15 Heritage white bidet, rope effect rim. Call: 01246 568546 Holymoorside Jacques Croquet Set: £150 Summer “fun” in the garden! In original box, 4 hardwood mallets, with hoops and 5 balls. Call: 01246 557961 (Brampton)

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