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The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton.

no. 39 December 2012

Outtro Goodbye 2012.


e’re nearing the end of 2012 and hurtling towards another Christmas reflecting on the year - we’ve seen the UK successfully pull off an impressive Golden Jubilee celebration, our first Tour de France winner and a fantastic Olympics - a fairly slow start that culminated in a mountain of gold medals - and importantly for us - the torch came, not only to Chesterfield, but up Chatsworth Road and we had an afternoon of carnival like fun! As usual the British weather kept us on our toes, summer was a wash out with a myriad of strange weather events confusing many of us... I’m definitely going to make a note next year to make the most of the sun in March and April and not wait until ‘the summer’! This year I’ve been inspired by quite a few people - Bradley Wiggins, Queen Victoria Pendleton, Martin Ashton, our athletes, but also by Felix Baumgartner and his skydive that broke the sound barrier, Morgan Wade - a Red Bull Full Circle rider, The Community Players Present

Hansel & Gretel Thursday 24 January 2013 to Saturday 2 February 2013 (Excludes 27 & 28 Jan) Performances begin 7:30pm weeknights 7pm Saturday nights (Matinee 2pm) Tickets £6.50 Includes programme & refreshments

Freerunner - Jason Paul. Amazing people who excel at what they do and bring a smile to my face. What has also inspired me is the year we’ve had locally. Chatsworth Road has seen a lot of change and much of it still ongoing, at the sharp end new businesses move in and others move to larger premises, some move their base from other parts of town but what is clear is that businesses want to be here. It pleases me to see that the majority are still small independent guys who might well live next door to us, the large corporations still in the minority. There are also plans for change at the Walton Works site, could be big but the jury’s still out on whether it will reach the next phase. It’s easy to find good news, and easy to find bad but economically the media focuses on the bad, perhaps a bit more focus on the good stuff might give us all a bit more inspiration personally... and in business to get on with it! So I bring you the latest news - from the mouths of the business owners, we announce the competition winner from the festival picture quiz - with the answers, if you found the quiz a little tricky I’m sorry. The Christmas quiz is much easier - finding the hidden Santa’s, beautifully illustrated thanks to Chesterfield’s Art Mavo, who illustrates the Augustus and Alfie books. If you can find them all and send in the entry, you could be in with a chance of winning. And lastly - can you answer this one that I was asked by my daughter “who delivered the presents before Santa was born?” Happy Christmas and here’s to 2013.

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t’s Christmas Competition time again and we’ve got a fantastic prize - £100 voucher to spend on an evening meal at the new Maison Mes Amis, together with four cocktails and a bottle of house wine - generously donated by Marcella Kirk at Maison Mes Amis, Kevin Haworth at Ideal Carpets and myself from S40 Local. This year Art Mavo has drawn me some fantastic illustrations of Alfie Mouse dressed as Santa. Art Mavo also illustrates the Augustus and Alfie Mouse books written by local author Arabella Star*. So, I’ve hidden TEN Alfie Santas (excludes the one on the cover and this page) in this edition - in adverts, articles etc. All you have to do is find them all, complete the entry form below with the page numbers and send them in. Entries must be received by 4 January 2013 and the prize redeemed by end March 2013. This a great opportunity to experience Maison Mes Amis by night and sample the menu first-hand. I must pass on my thanks to Kevin and Marcella for supporting the competition. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Entry Form Spot 10 Santas for a chance to win a meal at Maison Mes Amis.

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Name: Phone or email: First out of the hat and entries must arrive by Friday 4 January 2013. Please email entries to or post to S40 Local, 34 Westbrook Drive, Chesterfield S40 3PQ. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Voucher must be spent in one sitting and cannot be split. Voucher must be redeemed by 31 March 2013. Voucher has no cash value.

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What’s On Various - See Text Saturday 24 November Saturday 24 November

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Advent Study/Discussion Group. 2:30pm on Monday 26 November and 3, 10 and 17 December at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Led by Rev Diane Hare. For further information please contact 01246 274481. Ginger Beer making (Walton): Learn how to make the real thing, not the poor substitute normally sold in shops. Transition Chesterfield event. Details at or by emailing: Charity Christmas Market at St John’s Church Centre, Walton Back Lane. 11am to 3 pm. Locally made jewellery, homemade cakes and produce, cards, crafts and 'nearly new' stalls (books, china, bric a brac etc) and activities for the children. Enjoy our homemade refreshments and a friendly chat. Santa will be there! Raising funds for the Smiles Foundation. Contact Lindsay: 01246 234696. Christmas Bazaar at Holymoorside United Reformed Church 2pm to 4pm. Stalls with gifts, Christmas decorations, tombola and refreshments available. For more information phone 01246 569025. Christmas Fayre 2.00 to 4.00 pm.  Santa arrives around 2.45 pm, Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Stonegravels Christmas Fayre  2pm to 4 pm – including our Magical Christmas Grotto - Santa arrives at 2 pm. For details call 01246 209433. Wesley Guild at Storrs Road Methodist Church. 7.30pm The speaker will be Steven Woodward talking about The Smiles Foundation. Everyone welcome to come along. Brampton Living History Group: 'Tba' A talk by Mr Blood. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME. Chatsworth Road: Late Night Christmas Shopping. 6pm to late. A selection of businesses will be open for a Festive evening of shopping - including Lilypad, Pooky, Meringue Bakery, Harley’s Interiors, Harley’s Hairdressing, Scenic Flooring, Nora Eve Bridal Boutique, Pelican Cycles and Oliholpho. DALEDIVA @ St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield. Parkinson's UK Chesterfield Branch are pleased to present DALEDIVA. 7:30pm Tickets cost £8.00 (including refreshments) available from Anne Thompson, tephone 01246 566448. Gingerbread House Making at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre 6.30-8.00pm. Hands on session constructing and decorating a traditional Gingerbread House for Christmas. Led by John Roberts member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain. Minimum age 8 years. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cost £7.50 per house to include ready cut and cooked gingerbread shapes, sweets & chocolates to decorate along with covered base. Places limited so must be booked. Tel. 01246 206760. Fairplay Winter Wonderland: Cancelled. Event now on 8th December only, see below for details. Brampton Christmas Market: 10am - 2pm at St Thomas' Church and Centre.  Local foods and crafts with a Christmas theme.  Free entry. Stonegravels Craft Day 2pm to 4 pm – fun day for children – experience craft making.  Includes Santa’s Magical Christmas Grotto. For details call 01246 209433. Songs from the Musicals: A concert given by Peak Performance at 7.30 pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Tickets cost £5 to include refreshments. Available on the door or by contacting 01246 232169. Carols, Brass and Mince Pies at 7.30 pm. Join us for a carol concert with Phoenix Concert Band - all your favourite Christmas carols and a free mince pie!  Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland Road, S41 0AY.  Contact - Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www. 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 and singing. Carers welcome. For further details call free on 0808 1082354.

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What’s On Sunday 2 December

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Thursday 6 December Thursday 6 December

Coffee and Christingles: Come along at 2pm for a cup of coffee, Christmas cake and help make Christingles for the service that follows, or just sit back and relax. The Christingle service (in aid of The Children's Society) starts 3:30pm. Experience the wonderful glow of christingle candles as we raise money to help children in danger and in need this Christmas. Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Chesterfield Christmas Market and Switch-On, Rykneld Square, next to the Crooked Spire Church at 4:45pm.  Entertainment starts with Christmas karaoke classics, walk about characters throughout the day around the Market and the Pantonic All Stars Steel Band performing outside Next on Burlington Street. A Christmas Market which will run from 9 am to 4 pm. A Santa’s Grotto to visit at Chesterfield Midlands Co-op.  Peak FM stage show from 3 pm, including performances from Pretty Girl Rock and AJ Lego House. There will be guest appearances from Charlie Dimmock and the pantomime characters from the Pomegranate Theatre. For more info call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra (Winding Wheel) 7.30pm. Russian themed concert - Rachmaninov's magnificent 2nd Symphony, a beautiful set of Russian Folk songs by Liadov, and excerpts from Tchaikovsky's ever popular ballets, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Tickets: adults £10, concessions £8. Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit Dance Taster Session: 4, 11 and 18 December. Yogalates (Winding Wheel) 5.30pm. A choreographic fusion of yoga and pilates to music. To cultivate strength, stamina, flexibility and grace.  Tickets: £3.00, concs £2. Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www.chesterfieldvenues. Carols, Brass and Mince Pies 7.30pm. Join us for a carol concert with Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band - your favourite Christmas carols and a free mince pie!  St Augustines, St Augustine’s Road, S40 2EP.  For more info call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield. info Chesterfield & District Family History Society: Christmas Party. Meet at 7:30pm at St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield. Non members welcome, small charge to cover refreshments. For details call Marion Yeldham on 01246 274535. Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Christmas Party. 8pm at the United Reformed Church Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. For details contact Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059. Chesterfield Late Night Shopping: 6,13 and 17 to 22 December. Most major stores open.  General closing time 7 pm, but some shops open longer (check individual stores).  Free parking from 4pm on all the late nights.  Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www.  Carols in the afternoon 2:30pm at Gospel Mission , Old Road, Brampton. A relaxed hour of singing favourite carols followed by refreshments. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Carols, Brass and Mince Pies 7.30 pm Join us for a carol concert with Bakewell Silver Band. All your favourite Christmas carols and a free mince pie!  The Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, S43 3JQ.  Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit 


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What’s On From 7 December

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Thursday 13 December

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Jack and the Beanstalk (Pomegranate Theatre) 7, 8, 14,15,16 December 18 to 24 December inclusive 26 to 31 December inclusive 2 to 6 January 2013 inclusive. Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit  Messy Christmas Party at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre, after school 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Everyone welcome, children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential for catering, please email: or telephone 01246-270012 Christmas Tree Festival St Thomas’ Church. Stonegravels Craft Day 2pm to 4pm – fun day for children – experience craft making. Includes Santa’s Magical Christmas Grotto. For detail call 01246 209433. Messy Church. 3:30 - 5:30pm at St Thomas' Centre.  Fun activities for children aged 0-11 and their parents/carers, free entry and includes a meal. Call: 01246 279916. Westfield Christmas Fair: 2 - 4pm, Westfield Infants School, Vincent Crescent, Chesterfield S40 2NW. All the usual festive activities, home made cakes and buns, tombola, raffle, books etc. Santa will be visiting and has his own grotto. Everyone welcome, come and enjoy the festivities and take a look at the new classrooms that opened in September. Christmas Market hosted by Holymoorside Choral Society at 10.30 a.m. in Holymoorside Village Hall. Carols, mince pies, coffee, mulled wine, stalls and much more. Come along and get in the Christmas spirit. Entry 50p. Fairplay Winter Wonderland, 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Market, Carol Singers, family fun etc! For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. Christmas Charity Concert (Winding Wheel) 7pm, Tideswell Male Voice Choir and Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band share a unique programme of seasonal music. Joining them on stage the angelic voices of local primary school choirs.  Tickets: Adults £12.50, family ticket £35 (2 adults + 2 children under 16). Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www.  Carols, Brass and Mince Pies 7.30pm Join us for a carol concert with Holymoorside Brass Band. All your favourite Christmas carols and a free mince pie!  Ticket from Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre or Brimington Community Centre.  Concert held at Brimington Community Centre, Heywood Street, S43 1DB.  Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit  Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: '“CHRISTMAS SOCIAL”. 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 available after the meeting. Contact: Alan Kirk on 01246 233539 Cinderalla on Ice (Winding Wheel) Wednesday - 7.30 pm, Thursday - 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm Friday - 7.30 pm, Saturday - 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm and Sunday - 1 pm & 4 pm.  For more info call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit  Chesterfield Festive Markets - open extra days in the run up to Christmas.  Markets daily from 1324 December. Don't forget that Thursday is Flea Market day and Farmers' Markets on Thursday 13 December.  Make Chesterfield Market the place to shop for those last minute Christmas presents! For more info call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit  Old Road Tree Lighting. Old Road’s Christmas Tree for 2012 will be lit at 7.30pm at Serpent Motors. There will be carols accompanied by The Ashover Band, Father Christmas will have gifts for the children and coffee and mince pies will be served afterwards in The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. 1pm to 3pm £3. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. 7:00pm in the Winding Wheel. Christmas Party and speaker Rev Trevor Page "Christmas Surprise". Contact the Secretary on 01246 455110 for further details. Singing for the Brain: St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy our Christmas celebration. An afternoon of tea and biscuits, carols and song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.

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What’s On Thursday 13 December

Friday 14 December Sat 15 and Sun 16 December Saturday 15 December Sunday 16 December

Sunday 16 December Sunday 16 December Monday 17 December

Chesterfield Farmers' Market 10am to 4pm. Buy local produce on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Farmers' Markets are held on Central Pavement adjacent to Market Place and you can often find locally brewed ales, handmade jewellery, fresh Italian pasta sauces, locally grown fruit and vegetables, homemade bread and cakes and handmade cards and crafts.  For info contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit  WOW (Worship on Weekdays) 'Are we Nearly There Yet?' celebrate Christmas with a cafe style evening of contemporary worship. Come along and join the Worship Group. Coffee served from 7.30pm worship starts at 7.45 at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Christmas Tree Festival. Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Opening times - 15th - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 16th - 11 a.m. to 3.30p.m. We will hold a Christingle/Carol service at 4 p.m. on the 16th organised by Churches Together in Holymoorside. Holymoorside Choral Society present their Charity Christmas Concert at St. Thomas' Church, Brampton at 7.30 pm with special guests Harlequin Brass.Tickets are £8 for adults, £2 for under 12’s, available from Claire on 01246 274296. Refreshments will be served. The Gospel Mission, Old Road Brampton, celebrates its 106th Anniversary with a special act of worship in the presence of The Mayor and Mayoress. The act of worship begins at 2.30pm and is followed by a buffet tea, entertainment and the lighting of the church Christmas Tree. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Carol Service – 5:00 to 6:00pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Mulled wine and mince pies served after the service. Visit web site Lights of Love: The Lights of Love switch on ceremony will take place in the Ashgate Hospice grounds from 6pm, to dedicate your Light of Love this year please visit the Ashgate Hospice website www. or call the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250. The Revolution House Carol Service. 6:30 to 7:30pm. High Street, Old Whittington, S41 9JZ. Contact Chesterfield Museum Service on 01246 345727.

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It’s business as usual during the Market Hall refurbishment. Many stalls remain on New Square whilst others have relocated to new pitches in the Town Centre. General Market - Mon, Fri, Sat, 10am - 4pm Flea Market - Thurs, 10am - 4pm Farmers’ Market - 2nd Thurs, 10am - 4pm Please continue to support your local market traders. Please mention S40 Local • Page 15

What’s On Friday 21 December

Thursday 20 December

Thursday 20 December

Sunday 23 December Sunday 23 December Monday 24 December Tuesday 25 December Tuesday 25 December Wednesday 26 December Saturday 29 December Sunday 30 December Monday 31 December Sunday 6 January Sunday 6 January

Tuesday 9 January Monday 14 January 2012 Thursday 10 January 2013 Friday 18 January 2013 Friday 27 January Saturday 2 February

A Wassail Evening of carols, mulled wine and mince pies with Holymoorside Choral Society at Holymoorside Village Hall at 7.30pm. Inclusive tickets are £7 for adults, £2 for under 12’s, available from Claire on 01246 274296. Spotlight Comedy Club Christmas Special (Winding Wheel) 8pm. Host Anthony J Brown introduces three comedians - Justin Moorhouse - TV credits include Phoenix Nights, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.  Marcel Lucont a veteran of three critically acclaimed solo Edinburgh Festival shows and Harriet Dyer, a mesmerising and unique performer with oddball onstage antics and hilariously skewed views on the trivia of the everyday.  Tickets in advance: £11, on the door £13, students £6.  Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit  Chesterfield Jazz Club: Christmas Jazz Spectacular. All-star all-Christmas jazz event with 9 piece band, featuring Sarah Ellen Hughes (Sector 7), Graham Clark (Gong) and Andy Derrick (Fat Chops Big Band). Fancy dress optional, prize for best costume. Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. Tickets available call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at Carols by candlelight with Holymoorside Brass band. 6pm at St Thomas' Church.  Not to be missed! Call: 01246 279916. Carols by Candlelight 6:30pm at The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton . The service is held by candlelight and includes a mixture of traditional carols and a dramatic re-telling of the birth of Christ. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Christmas Eve: Christingle all age service. 3:30pm at St Thomas' Church. Call: 01246 279916. Merry Christmas! Christmas Morning Worship 10:45am at The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. You are invited to bring an unopened present and to share the unique joy of celebrating Jesus’ birth on Christmas morning. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Boxing Day Northern Soul Music (Winding Wheel) 8pm. A feast of Northern Soul and Motown.  Tickets in advance £5, on the door £6.  For info call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www. Christmas Family Service 10.45am at The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. New Year's Eve Twelfth Night Celebration 2.30pm at The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. The afternoon will include a service for Twelfth Night during which the Christmas decorations are removed. This will be followed by afternoon tea, games and quizzes. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Viennese New Year Concert (Winding Wheel) 3pm. Sheffield Symphony orchestra performs light music gems and Viennese Classics, soprano Elizabeth Karani sings with the orchestra.  Tickets: Auditorium £13, Circle £15.  Call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777/8 or visit www.chesterfieldvenues. Chesterfield and District Family History Society: Research Evening. Meet 7:30pm at St Hugh’s Roman Catholic Church, Littlemoor S41 8QP. Contact 01246 274535. A Walk through Markham’s Broad Oak Works. An illustrated talk by Peter Hawkins. 7:30pm at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton. Info: NEDIAS, 01246 234212 Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. 7pm at the Winding Wheel. Speaker Peter Ward "The National Parks of England and Wales". Contact the Secretary on 01246 455110 for further details. Holymoorside & District History Society: Lady Arabell Stuart "The Queen who never was" - A talk by David Templeman. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall, 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. Contact the Secretary on 01246 568101. Faith and Light Service 3:00pm at The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Call Tina on 01246 557719 for details. Brampton Food Market: The first market of 2013 from 10am to 1:30pm at St Thomas' Centre. Call: 01246 279916.

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FESTIVAL ... and Answers.

Competition Winner

Question 4 Police Station.

Question 7 Gulab Indian Restaurant.

Please accept my apologies for this but we did have a handful of entries and although she didn’t get all the answers Kate Gillibrand came top of the entries with 8 out of the 9 picture questions correct. Answers to these are shown, all other answers were listed in the Autumn edition.

Question 11 Dansies.

I do know some people (mentioning no names Joanne) who went to great lengths to try and find all the answers! So a huge thanks to those who entered for getting involved and for all the local businesses for donating the prizes.

Question 17 Cows and Milk.

Pictures: Courtesy of and Brampton Living History Group


n the Autumn edition of S40 Local we ran a quiz that tested your general knowledge of Brampton’s past. It has since been pointed out to me that the quiz was a little testing! On reflection I agree, I even recall a conversation with my wife where we discussed putting multiple choice answers, unfortunately I forgot about this and it went off to the printers!

If you fancy another competition, why not have a go at this month’s Christmas competition, I guarantee it’s much easier and can be done from the comfort of your sofa.

Question 19 1931.

The £600 prize pot included:

Question 23 Goytside.

• Specially commissioned jewellery by Susan of Zulekha.

Question 25 Matalan.

• A Tea Pot to paint at T Potts, Chatsworth Road.

• A complete garden design worth £300 by Richard Cocker of Restyle Landscapes.

• A Spa Ritual Treatment at Brampton Manor. • A foot massage and foot treatment by Sharon Brennan.

Question 27 1922.

• A voucher to use at Phoenix Cards donated by Kerry Noble. • A massage to reduce stress and restore inner piece by Sheila Howard at Sehati.

Question 30 Invented the Paddi Pad, Robinsons 1st disposable nappy.



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Avondale Surgery Kate Chiltern, practice Director updates on the progress at the old Manor School site.


can’t travel along Saltergate / Ashgate Road without noticing the changes happening where Manor School once stood. Kate Chiltern, Director & Partner at Avondale Surgery, who will be moving into the new building, has been heavily involved in the project, so I went along to meet her.

Kate explained, “Avondale Surgery has 11,000 patients spread across Chesterfield. It’s tucked away on Avondale Road near the old football ground - parking and disabled access are poor, with consultation rooms upstairs - it’s a property that simply wasn’t designed for the job and it was time for a change. We’ve been involved in a four year search for a new site for the practice and acquired the Manor School site in November 2009. Our intention was to refurbish the building and move into a new home that better met our needs, unfortunately it soon became apparent that refurbishment would not be a viable option as we could never achieve the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) standards associated with a building destined for healthcare use. “After much deliberation and thought we were left with no option other than to demolish the old Manor School and rebuild a landmark iconic building that would put back the interest into the skyline of Chesterfield.”

“People have memories of the site, but we found the strongest memories were not of the school but of the swimming pool, on seeing the reality of what now existed these memories were quickly shattered.”

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I was interested to know how this had gone down locally as I recall plans and efforts made to save the building. “It’s not been easy” admitted Kate, “people have memories of the site, but we found the strongest memory was not of the school but of the swimming pool located in the basement, and people who learned to swim there. As part of the patient involvement process we took a group into the building and to inspect the pool area - complete with their wellies and torches, and they were shocked by the level of decay in the building. Whilst empty it had been heavily vandalised, pipework stolen and water was flowing through the building; it sounded like there was a stream running through the place. The memories people had were shattered by the reality of what now existed.” The building was demolished by Christmas last year and Peak Pharmacy will own the new building. They have worked with Manchesterbased architect, Andy Avery and local constructors, Wildgoose Construction, who are leading the project and are looking to use local businesses and trades as a priority, everything is on schedule for completion by October 2013. “The new development will be a community facility, we will be able to look after people from the cradle to the grave” says Kate. “We will have a cafe; Little Acorns Day Nursery will have a purpose built new area; and the charity Embracing Life (introduced in the July edition of S40 Local) will be taking space on the lower floor offering a holistic approach to healthcare helping patients who are suffering symptoms of long term conditions.”


“All health related services will be under one roof, we will be able to offer services that people presently have to travel out of town for and we will continue to have access to three community matrons to focus on end of life care and keeping people in their homes and out of hospital where possible.” “We will also have meeting rooms for local health related groups and simple things like a decent staff room. All of this in an iconic building that fits the street scene perfectly, is on a direct bus route, has 70 parking spaces and is designed specifically for the job.” Kate is really keen to work with local residents so if you want to see the plans or have any ideas or concerns, she would love to hear from you, Kate can be contacted on 01246 232946. Within the new facility they hope to display old items and memorabilia with an association to Manor School. If you have anything that could be included, Kate would like you to get in touch, “we want the new space to celebrate the past links with the community as we move into a new era and build new links with the community. And the reception area will feature key architectural elements including the bell that was on the top of the old building “when we removed the memorial stone we found a 100 year old Scottish newspaper placed in a box behind the stone, a memento from one of the original builders, so we’ll be including that in the display” says Kate. I’ll be taking an interest in seeing the building rise from the ground and will be keeping an eye on the skyline as I drive by.

Did you know? Chesterfield is unique, many of the GP boundaries cross each other. This often means patients don’t need to change GPs if they move within Chesterfield. This builds loyalty to a Doctor and gives us a continuity of patient care that you simply wouldn’t receive in the majority of other areas. Chesterfield Surgeries also work very closely together to make the best use of resources, supporting each other and co-ordinating services effectively for the benefit of patient care.

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elcome to part two of our 2013 gift guide. Christmas is looming and as always we’re on hand to help you find great Christmas gifts locally. Shown here is a selection from the businesses on your doorstep, so avoid Meadowhall and spend your pound closer to home!

Toad Footwear

Toad has a great selection of gifts for the festive period, whether it be stocking fillers such as Hunter welly socks or luxury sheepskin boots from Ugg Australia. For trainer fans Toad offers unique styles from Vans, Nike, Converse and much more.

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Anyone suffering from car blemishes? How about a local mobile repair from Ashgate based Steve Knight on 07810 332272.

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New GoPro Hero3, a wearable and mountable camera that’s 25% thinner and lighter than the previous HD Hero2. Prices from £199.99 for the camera, accessories from £14.99.

Mouse Mansion

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Read about Augustus’s adventures at Chatsworth House and his cousin Alfie’s life in the London East End. By local author Arabella Star* and available in local stores and Waterstones.


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Packed with interesting and delightful things, you’ll find something here to please everyone. Scented candles, perfume hearts from Autour du Farfum and the ‘fun section’. Just a small selection of what’s on offer.

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iDeas Pelican Cycles

Cateye Nano Shot-Plus & Nano Shot ultrabright rechargeable cycle lights will make a great gift & keep you riding throughout the darker months. Nano Shot £59.99 - Nano Shot-Plus £99.99. A great selection of GPS Cycle & Running computers from Garmin & Bryton in stock incl Bryton Rider 40, Garmin Edge 500 & the Garmin Forerunner 310XT pictured. Available from Pelican Cycles, 1 Old Road, Brampton S40 2RE tel 01246 767078.

Chrysalis Photography The perfect gift for a family member or new parent.

A portrait session with Chrysalis Photography. Vouchers available from £20.


If you’re after something a little bit different then POOKY is the place for you. Suggestions this month include the Le Grand Chariot at £60 and the fantastic Animal Chairs & Table from £30. As well as this and much more they have a range of stocking fillers from just 50p.

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Maison Well you won’t be surprised to know that I jumped at the chance for a sneaky peak of the project, when I was invited to meet Mes Amis’ Marcella Kirk and the team at, what is now, Maison Mes Amis. My first thoughts were how bright and airy the place was, and it was still being painted! The Prince of Wales was a typical 70s pub, dark wood panelling, heavily patterned carpet, bench seats, in the 70s and 80s it was the place to go for food. It’s hard to recognise the old place, the opening between the two rooms has been enlarged, new windows and doors, new entrance, new floor - this isn’t just a lick of paint, it’s a full refurbishment. The environment looks promising, so what will Marcella be offering? “I wanted to create a version of home” says Marcella, “Mes Amis was styled around a lounge, dining room and kitchen, Maison Mes Amis will be just the same, but with the addition of a bar in the lounge and an outside courtyard off the dining room. The kitchen is in two sections, behind the scenes is a typical industrial area together with an open rustic area, more like your kitchen at home, where you’ll be able to see food being prepared.” “It’s roughly two and a half years since Mes Amis opened at 479 Chatsworth Road and over that time the business has simply outgrown the space. At Maison Mes Amis you can be sure of the same great food and service but on a larger scale with new facilities.” Maison Mes Amis will be serving food all day, and a full evening menu from Wednesday through to Saturday. The bar will be open for cocktails, fine wine and a selection of continental beers. “The new layout means we can also cater for private parties” added Marcella, “it’s something we did occasionally at 479 but, we’d have to close to other people or host the event out of hours, so we’ll be able to do this more easily now, and in the spring we’ll have the rear courtyard available so we’re looking for our first wedding breakfast.” Maison Mes Amis has also taken on a new chef, Craig Skinner, to join James Gaunt in the new kitchen. Page 26 •

James, from Walton, trained at Buxton College and Sheffield Hallam, has worked in Aitche’s in Bakewell, Renatos, as well as further afield, was head chef at The Pump in Barlow, The Trout in Barlow, The Rutland and Royal Oak before moving to Mes Amis a couple of years ago. Craig is also local, he studied at Chesterfield College and Sheffield and has worked at the Wellington Hotel in New Whittington and Renatos during his college years and at the age of 19 started at Rowleys in Baslow where he’s worked for over six years, most recently as head chef. In moving to Maison Mes Amis he’s looking forward to the challenge of French cuisine. The chefs are excited about the future and are keen to make Maison Mes Amis the destination for food and drink lovers. “It’s definitely not just about the evening menu” emphasises Marcella “we’re still the same team, serving the same great coffee or tea, scones and cakes all day - and our signature Croque Monsieur’s. But we now have a bar and will be open into the evening for evening meals - a grown up Mes Amis.” We open up in full on Saturday 1 December during the day and for evening meals - but on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November Maison Mes Amis will be open for daytime food and the bar will be open in the evening. The changes taking place at Maison Mes Amis demonstrate that Chatsworth Road is still attracting and retaining new and interesting ventures. I wish the team all the best with the move and I look forward to visiting for a Sunday morning breakfast!

Pictured: Marcella Kirk together with Chefs, James Gaunt and Craig Skinner.

aybe you’ve heard a rumour about what’s going on at the old Prince of Wales pub?

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Design, digital, marketing and print services - all under one roof.

Through S40 Local I work with design agencies and businesses, many of them provide me with artwork for adverts. Minuteman, is one of these, run by Jon Harris - but providing me with artwork is not all they do.


hil, Jenny and Jon Harris took Minuteman Press over in October 2010 and, as with many small businesses, it wasn’t really part of a grand plan - it simply evolved as the family took advantage of opportunities that arose. Jon qualified in design at Loughborough University and from University went to work in the fitness industry in Sales & Marketing, over time this developed into design related activities. Jon left the fitness world and worked self employed for a few years, working on graphic design, websites, window graphics and signage for a variety of business including Donnington Park, JCB and many other local companies. As with many sole traders the travelling and hours started to take their toll and it was time for a change to improve the work-life balance. Jon was interviewed by Steve (the previous owner of Minuteman Press, Chesterfield) and started the next day! Jon concentrated on design and production and Steve, Sales and Marketing. “The technologies were different to what I’d used before” says Jon, “but I enjoyed the learning process and getting into digital print”.

“After a couple of years I actually left Minuteman Press to travel the world, visiting Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and America, but I heard on the grapevine that Steve was considering selling up. My parents, Phil and Jenny, have many years experience in accountancy and business planning and we discussed the possibility of us taking the business over and pushing it forward as a family business. They were excited by the ideas I had, so excited in fact that, with no experience of print, they decided to branch out from their longterm careers in the world of finance to become partners in the business” Not before they’d travelled to New Zealand, the Artic, Antarctic, Peru and the Galapagos islands... a family trait perhaps? You’ll find Minuteman Press in the Chatsworth Business Park at 272 Chatsworth Road, neighbouring Brampton Brewery, Noble Motorsport and EXLEN computers. Phil and Jenny take care of the business and finances, whilst Jon concentrates on design, with their other team member Kelly Bond. Kelly stood in for Jon while he was travelling and was kept on as an additional graphic designer. She is a familiar face around Chesterfield, performing in The Shambles Band. It’s been a busy couple of years, made evident by their need for a new apprentice, Kayleigh Buss, appointed through the Centre for Business Development. Minuteman Press offers a complete design service, business stationary and marketing material and have access to in-house digital printers. They have a large format printer and a plan copier suitable for engineering drawing and architects plans and large posters etc, print finishing kit and can offer mail-merge, leaflet print and delivery and many more print based services. As they are part of a franchise group they also have access to other print and finishing services available from other offices such as point of sale and promotional products. If you are in need of print services why not give the team at Minuteman Press a call where they’d be more that happy to assist.

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Minuteman recently ran a competition as part of the Chatsworth Road Festival working with Old Hall Junior School, the winning entries are shown below and feature images that sum up what the festival is all about, being part of a busy and vibrant community.

Minuteman Fact! Jon Harris took to gymnastics at the age of five and became a qualified gymnast, competing until he left to become a member of a display team which has worked across Europe in Holland, Portugal, Gran Canaria, Itally, Austria and Germany. Jon is a member of the Amber Valley Gymnastics Club and now acts as a coach within the club.

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Harleys Hair relocating to a Harleys near you. Harleys is a Brampton family business through and through and with 18 years trading under their belt and three evolving businesses in the area, they’ve always something interesting going on, and now is no exception... the wallpapered window on Chatsworth Road gives it away.


he people behind Harleys are Az and Nick Ward, both hairdressers who started in business at 9 Holywell Street, next to the Winding Wheel in 1995. It was Nick’s passion for design which lead to them opening Harleys Interiors - starting out in the reception area of the Salon before opening on Beetwell Street in 2003. Harleys Interiors concentrated on inspirational design, stocking the latest in homewares, furniture, soft furnishings and gifts for the home. Location, location, location - Beetwell Street was a little off the beaten track, Az and Nick recognised that although

the business was sound, they needed more visibility. It was three years before they found the right spot at 276/278 Chatsworth Road, this was so successful that within three years Harleys Interiors had moved again to larger premises, 20 yards up the road at 280/282 Chatsworth Road where they are today. Nick and Az set up a second Harleys Salon on Sheffield Road on Whittington Moor in 2009 and after three successful years “Harleys 2” is relocating to, what they describe as, the ‘growing independent business area of Chatsworth Road’. The Salon will be located alongside Harleys Interiors at 280 Chatsworth Road - whilst the Interiors business has been reorganised across the two floors in the adjoining space.

my daughter Sofia manages Harleys Interiors, Amjad, my nephew works in sales at the Interiors business, Charlotte my sister-in-law provided interior design and works at the shop and my late motherin-law Jackie Gwinnell started up the Interiors business - so it’s a real family affair.” The salon brings a prestigious list of accolades, a 5 star award in the Good Salon Guide and was a finalist in the Great Lengths Hair Awards 2012. Not to be outdone, Harleys Interiors won the Derbyshire Times Business Award for Retailer of the Year 2011. We’re looking forward to bringing our present customers over to the new shop, but for people who haven’t tried us before we’re excited to be bringing Great Lengths Hair

“I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser.” Joan Crawford “Our family is Brampton born and bred so bringing the salon into Brampton is really exciting, it’s almost as though we’re bringing it home” explained Az. “Ollie my brother-in-law works at the salon in town, Jesse my nephew is the receptionist,

Extensions to Chatsworth Road - these products are kind to your hair and scalp, almost undetectable by sight or touch, are comfortable and long lasting, can be styled and treated as if it was your own hair. We’ll also be stocking Inoa Hair Colour, Illumina Hair Colour, X-tenso Moisturist Straightening treatments - and to reassure you that you’ll be in good hands, Harleys are one of only 150 Master Colour expert salons in the UK. Any last comment from Az? “Alongside our range of products we’ll also be introducing beauty services so you can be sure of a fantastic service for your hair, body and home all under one roof “ she assured me.

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New Business

Signature Nails & Beauty New to Chatsworth Road is Signature Nails and Beauty. Beverley Cooper is the owner, having taken on the premises behind the Barrel pub, previously occupied by Kiwi.

I started out in beauty about five years ago” says Beverley, “ my career until that point had been in banking and solicitors. It wasn’t until someone asked me where I got my nails done that I realised I was in the wrong job!” At this point Beverley left the solicitors and started a mobile nail technician business before taking a position in Walton at Studio One. “I was happy there but have always felt that I wanted my

own space” explains Beverley, “at the new premises I can create a relaxing atmosphere and provide a pleasurable treatment experience starting when a client first steps through my door. I have a head to toe collection of services under one roof and the ladies working with me all offer complimentary treatments.”

Head massage and Lava Shell amongst other treatments. Diane offers reflexology and other therapies, whilst Sandra is supplying a range of discounted cosmetics from MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Kiehl’s, Lancome and Smashbox etc, which will be available off the shelf at Signature.

Signature Nails and Beauty is based at 255c Chatsworth Road (the old Kiwi premises) next to the Barrel pub, and they have treatment areas for nails, beauty, massage, spray tan, vertical sunbed, reflexology, and a range of other services and products.

Beverley offers Shellac nails, Dermalogica products and SiennaX spray tanning - and has a promotion running on the Autumn/Winter spray range - matched to the season and giving the perfect tan for Christmas.

On her team Beverley has Abi Clarke, Diane Henson and Sandra Kerry. Abi has worked as a beautician for six years in Sheffield and offers Indian

Signature Nails and Beauty are open six days a week, offering late nights by appointment. Beverley is looking forward to a busy approach to Christmas.


Nails & Beauty Proud to announce the move to new premises on Chatsworth Road ( formerly Kiwi Holistics ) Now taking bookings for Christmas & the New Year Appointments available 6 days a week

Nails Manicure Pedicure Shellac Nail Art Dermalogica Skin Care Facials Waxing Eye Enhancement Vertical Tanning Spray Tan Reflexology Indian Head & Swedish Body Massage 255c Chatsworth Road. Chesterfield. S40 2BL T: 01246 200083 M: 07875 726030 Page 36 •

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Because fun is not just for the kids!


ost people think of fitness as something that younger people do – taking place in the gym, or on the sports field. The fact is, it’s important to exercise all your life. Zumba® Fitness is a great way to keep fit without the boredom that most people feel in the gym, and there is a Zumba Fitness class for just about every taste from the high intensity chase-every-calorie classes which tend to be run by fitness instructors, to the more dancey, varied and less frenetic classes often preferred by instructors with a dance background. The Zumba® Fitness classes run by Jen and Andie at Zumba® Chesterfield fall between these two extremes, as the ladies have a dance background but also fitness qualifications. As they have both taught belly dance and line dance to absolute beginners at Center Parcs for several years they know that ‘two left feet’ is no bar to having fun in class. Zumba® Fitness is not a dance class, it’s a fitness class, but many people say that it doesn’t feel like exercising. Imagine a party where someone shows you how to do fun dance routines, provides the music, makes sure what you do is safe and suitable for your age and level of fitness. That’s the Zumba® Fitness Party. But what if you feel that even a class which is carefully structured to be safe for most people feels too much for you? That’s where Zumba® Gold comes in. To maintain fitness throughout our lives into retirement, experts recommend moderate aerobic exercise for 30 minutes, 5 times a week OR 20mins, 3 times a week plus strength training exercises 2 days a week PLUS balance exercises PLUS flexibility / stretching at least two days a week. Does that sound like a lot? It doesn’t need to feel like hard work, in fact it can be fun! If you attend Zumba® classes twice a week, and perhaps have a walk at the weekends, maybe a bit of yoga, you have done all the recommended exercise plus you get to meet up with like minded people, have a chat, and have FUN! The benefits? Most people lose weight or inches when they begin Zumba. You can expect to feel more flexible, stronger, more able to cope with the things life throws at you. People with arthritis have reported less pain. Your balance will improve. You will probably get a flatter tummy and although we can’t promise to completely banish ‘bingo wings’ they will certainly improve. Jen is convinced that she is fitter at 54 than she was in her 40s and she is certainly much lighter! And last, but by no means least, there are the benefits to emotional health. Exercise has been proven in clinical studies to be just as effective as anti depressants in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. You don’t have to be depressed to see the benefit of regular exercise on mood. At Zumba® classes we try to cheer everyone up and remind the participants that it’s not just kids who can have fun!

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VAN GOGH Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey, Look out on a summer day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills – sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills In colours on the snowy linen land. Now I understand what you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity, How you tried to set them free. They did not listen, they did not know howPerhaps they’ll listen now.


hese are the opening words to Don McClean’s song about Vincent van Gogh – you may do the same as I have in the past and dismiss this song as being overly sentimental but take a moment for yourself and listen to it again, perhaps while looking at images of Van Gogh’s paintings, and maybe, just for a moment, a chink of light might shine through the darkness of our souls and a flickering memory of what it means to be part of humankind will illuminate and melt away the harsh defences we have had to erect to enable us to cope with our ‘modern lives’. Perhaps also we will see briefly what it could have been to see through the artist’s eyes - all of the torment, suffering and sadness of the world – and also the great joy and glorious beauty of life on this marvellous planet. We may look out on the world with different eyes. We may want to continue looking at things this way and resolve to take the time to gaze into a starry night, or a glorious sunset and allow the beauty of it to penetrate our busy modern lives – we may determine to become more considerate and loving with others – we may value our children and partners and friends more – we may become more courteous and caring toward each other when we are driving or shopping – care more about the needs of the elderly, sick and disadvantaged. This renewed appreciation of beauty may become so universal that we will reject the brutal aggressive practices of materialism and self-interest – we could spend more time caring for our environment and nature and enjoy the vast diversity of plant and animal life. ‘Now I understand what you tried to say to Page 44 •

me’. Could it be that developing this sensibility toward life and being confronted with the terrible reality of things how they actually are, might set up a dichotomy inside ourselves – a conflicting personality disorder – it could drive us mad or suicidal – we may want to spend more time caring for others or enjoying the beauty around us – but how will we make a living? but we may ask - even if I become a more caring and understanding person there will be others who will take advantage and try to put one over on me – and then where will I be? and what about my family? I’d have every sort of crook and shyster doing me over and what about Vincent van Gogh? He shot himself didn’t he? And died in poverty – I mean I think his paintings are incredible, they’re worth millions now aren’t they? And he died penniless – perhaps he should have wised up a bit – some artists now make lots of money, although I would prefer a Van Gogh painting to some of this modern stuff. Art deals with the dichotomy between the ideal and the reality much the same as religion does - which makes the artist appear almost like a preacher, no-one epitomizes this more than Vincent van Gogh who was to suffer the tragic consequence of this inner mental conflict. Perhaps one of the main functions of art is to remind us of the disparity between the way things should be and the way things actually are and this may explain why the artist has to become extreme in order for us to take the time to contemplate what it is that is truly important. ‘Now I think I know what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity, how you tried to set them free – they would not listen, they’re not listening still – perhaps they never will!’

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1927 ... AND ALL THAT!

Godfrey Holmes discovers the Chesterfield Regional Planning Scheme from 1927... and presents an insight into the key areas of the document 85 years later. We have the opportunity to take a peak into some of the issues facing the people who lived and worked in Chesterfield, the councils plans to shape our environment... you’ll see how times may have changed, but how much stays the same. Wilfred Edmunds Ltd., until recently published The Derbyshire Times, and was responsible for producing a solidly bound report by Professor S.D. Ashtead of the University of London, boasting delicate fold-up maps, interleaved tables, black-andwhite photos, even etchings and engravings and the detailed vision for a Chesterfield, that knew nothing of a looming World War II. The Author’s Note explains how the Regional Planning Scheme is divided into three parts: 1. A General Survey of “the colliery and ancillary industries...a future outlook dependent upon economic and scientific tendencies....questions relating ( too) to housing, recreation, and other interests....” 2. Locations and transport, healthy surroundings, accessibility to work; 3. A Mining Report from R.F.Percy of Nottingham. The Mayor of Chesterfield, Ald. W. Edmunds, Ald. W. Rhodes, Ald. Ernest Shentall and no less than 19 Councillors from the Borough and surrounding Urbanand Rural-District Councils sat on the Regional Town Planning Committee that commissioned the plan that was intended to incorporate and indeed surpass the existing plans. Council Structure and Public Transport: In 1927 - Clay Cross, Bolsover, Dronfield and Brampton were Urban District Councils Page 48 •

(UDCs); whilst Norton, Clowne, and outerChesterfield were Rural District Councils (RDCs). The introductory railway map is definitely pre-Beeching (referring to Richard Beeching’s 1960s reports into the restructuring and development of Britain’s railways). “Motor omnibuses” owned by both Chesterfield Corporation and private companies served “colliers unable to obtain houses in close proximity to mines.” Employment: Dr. Rudolf Lessing talked about carbonization, slack deposits, and coal by-products. But Chesterfield in 1927 was also to prosper through the engineering at Markham & Co. Ltd., Plowright Brothers of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield Tube Co. Ltd, and Bryan Donkin Co. Ltd. “Reference should also be made to the cardboard works of Robinson and Sons Ltd., who employ 2,000 workers and James Pearson Ltd. at Brampton, and the Barker Pottery.” Roads: A 37% increase in road traffic, between 1922 and 1925, was measured at Clay Cross, on the Chesterfield to Derby Road; and a massive 100% increase at Dronfield on the road from Chesterfield to Sheffield. A seven-day traffic census at these two main road sites yielded a 6,111 and a 10,776 motor vehicle total respectively, motor lorries comprising 10% of traffic at Clay Cross, 17% at Dronfield. Worth noting: a daily average of 110 buses passed through Clay Cross and Dronfield and that was half the number of motorbikes heading to or from Chesterfield. With amazing prescience the Report asks: “Would it not be advisable to build an entirely new North and South road to afford more direct communication between Sheffield, Rotherham, London and the South?” Praise is heaped on what would later be numbered the A619: “Chesterfield to Baslow via Brookside: comparatively steep, a practically new road, replacing as it does the old road through Old Brampton: exceedingly good. Although it rises to 1,000 feet at East Moor, its general line has been well-chosen...”

A case is made for a brand new Rother Valley Road – and direct connections between Cutthorpe and Ashgate, also Tapton and Hasland. And ahead of time a Loundsley Green Bye-Pass is proposed: one that continues down Somersall Lane, in a curve all the way to Birdholme! Then there is a tart reference to Canals: “It is hardly necessary to mention that the one [Rother Valley] canal has, through neglect and subsidence, become beyond recovery and in view of the increasing importance of roads, there is not the slightest chance of canals in this area in the future.” Housing: the report acknowledges the existence of new motor-car suburbs; but still argues for a Green Belt round Chesterfield for the purpose of recreation and growing vegetables. “Since the War [1914-18], extraordinary energy has been expended building houses for colliers.” Chesterfield Borough is cited as building 1,183 houses between 1919 and 1926, Chesterfield Rural District Council: 888 houses, Brampton and Walton Urban District Council: nil! Privately-built housing units in the same period numbered 675, 1,773 and 27 respectively. Arguments are made for and against housing colliers and other workers near their places of employment. Recreation: Where coal seams are exhausted, the report wants housing where mines used to be active – subject only to risk of subsidence and due provision of parks, children’s playgrounds and gardens. People must be allowed to enjoy themselves on a Saturday afternoon! And schools should have proper playing fields.

Agriculture: On agriculture, it is estimated that the typical Chesterfield farm is an 80-acre family concern. Good arable land is still to be found [in 1927] at Wingerworth and West of Clay Cross. To the West of Chesterfield there are more dairy herds with Eastern farms better at growing corn and cattle-feed. Nottingham soil is richer. A case is made for more pigs and more glasshouses. Tourism: Chatsworth and Haddon should start welcoming visitors as Bolsover Castle did (does)! The charming stone cottages of Eckington, Barlborough, Heath, Baslow and Ashover should not be smothered by new estates. “More opportunities – and reservations - may be afforded for picnicking and rambling... in the neighbourhood of Beeley Moor, Brampton Moor....and publicly acquired private land.” Air Travel: “It is doubtful whether any aerodrome will be required within the region,” but if one is built, it should be sited behind Bateman’s Farm, Tupton – or on the Brimington Plateau! “The time has not yet arrived when in England, it is essential for every municipality to own a golf course.” If poor-quality land can be drained, why not provide more sports grounds? And so this monumental document ends, without conclusion – or direct allocation of timescale and responsibility you can see elements that are recognisable, perhaps even visionary. A report based on what they knew at the time - and with no idea about the turmoil soon to be inflicted by the Second World War.

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t’s that time of year again, only a matter of weeks until Christmas, when the office parties and social gatherings start to get going. The gourmet food and fine wine set to flow (well, depending on how kind your boss is!) now is the perfect time to H.I.T the training to ensure that the most indulgent time of the year doesn’t set you back months on your goals and targets! High Intensity Training (HIT) may sound horrible but it’s fast and effective at burning fat and increasing fitness. The core objective is when training, give it your all, as a friend of mine says ‘go hard or go home’. Don’t be scared though, with the right exercises and guidance this type of training is safe, effective and fun! The table on the right shows a quick 5 minute programme, progressing to a 15 minute taster program for you to follow over the next three weeks that can be done in

the park, the gym or if you feel a bit self-conscious in the comfort of your own home! Guidelines: Before starting a new exercise regime always ask the professionals for advice to make sure it is suitable for you. Pick an (A) exercise and perform for 30 seconds, then a (B) exercise and again perform for 30 seconds, followed by another (A) exercise etc. - but each time make sure you really go for it! Week one perform all 10 exercises and do this 3 times per week.

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Business News Chatsworth Road: Late Night Christmas Shopping.

Thursday 29 November 6pm to late. A selection of businesses will be open for a Festive evening of shopping - including Lilypad, Pooky, Meringue Bakery, Harley’s Interiors, Harley’s Hairdressing, Scenic Flooring, Nora Eve Bridal Boutique, Pelican Cycles and Oliholpho.

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Chesterfield Markets: Business as usual!

Business as usual is the message which is ringing out across Chesterfield Market. The exciting multimillion pound redevelopment of Chesterfield Market Hall is finally underway and to accommodate this, temporary changes have had to be made to the layout of the outdoor market in New Square. New Square Arena has been taken over by the temporary Market Hall structure which

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consultation for a suggested donation of £40 to Ashgate Hospice. With the cold weather fast approaching now is the time to start thinking about alterations to your home next year. During winter you can get your designs sorted, planning and building regulations submitted and approved so that when spring arrives your builders can get building with no delays.

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will house many of the original Market Hall traders until the refurbishment is complete. During this time, the varied events programme which usually takes place on the arena will now take place in Rykneld Square and this will include the Christmas Lights Switch On on 2nd December 2012.

with traders to find alternative pitches close to their existing ones in New Square. This has not always been possible and some market traders have moved to alternative pitches on Main Square, Packers Row and outside the Post Office and HSBC whilst the refurbishments are carried out.

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Councillor John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We appreciate this is a substantial upheaval for our traders but it is necessary whilst the building work is carried out on the Market Hall. We’re more than happy with the temporary Market Hall structure and its prominence in the town centre will hopefully continue to attract shoppers during the refurbishment period and traders will continue to thrive.” For any further details please contact the Markets Office on 01246 345999 or markets@

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Business News JAVA Coffee Company In Chesterfield and offering internet & WiFi


teve, Jane and Peter have been running the Java Cafe in Stephenson Place for a whole year now. Re-named The Java Coffee Company last year, it is one of Chesterfield’s independent, family run businesses. Java offers a good range of light snacks, Italian blend coffee (supplied by Ardens of Clay Cross) & a choice of teas. If you haven’t discovered it yet, it is situated in Stephenson Place, opposite The Rutland. Newly introduced to the menu: Paninis, baked potatoes with various fillings (all prepared freshly) and home- made soups - usually 3 or 4 to choose from! Several cafétier coffees now available - blends from Taylors of Harrogate, offering tempting flavours and a variety of strengths. Since October, Java has been opening on Sunday mornings from 10am until 1pm - serving leisurely breakfasts (cooked or continental), giving you the chance to relax and catch up with your Sunday paper. Why not come in for a break while Sunday shopping?


This is a local tradition that just makes me smile!

Every year it happens. The fir tree, just off the path, between Somersall Park and Walton Dam is adorned with decorations. During the Christmas holidays last year I went along and took a few pictures and was amazed at the number of decorations - and even more so at the number that looked as though they’d been knitted or made just for the occasion. Enjoy getting involved this year or just have a smile as you pass, as the 2012 decorations take their place. Happy Christmas. Page 56 •

We’ve extended the seated accommodation upstairs, making it a useful venue for a small meeting or somewhere to meet friends for coffee. Owner Jane has been a teacher of French and Spanish for many years and whilst now full time in the Cafe, is offering one-to-one or group language tuition in the relaxing Cafe environment, if you would like to gain some French or Spanish skills for your next holiday. Java Sunday Supplements are occasional afternoons of entertainment, mostly musical with tea, cakes and sandwiches. The next Supplement on Sunday 20 January, 3-5pm, features local classical guitarist Bart Pickford playing a programme of mainly Spanish music. This will be accompanied with Spanish themed food and drinks to get you dreaming of sunshine and holidays in the middle of a Derbyshire winter! With winter now upon us, come to Java for a hot chocolate and a warm welcome! The Cafe is open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 1pm Sunday and will be open 9am to 3pm on Christmas Eve, but closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. To reserve a table, book French or Spanish lessons or for the Sunday Supplement, please contact 274455. On page 85 you’ll find a discount voucher on coffee or tea for your next visit.

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Community News Fairplay ‘Christmas Wonderland’ As well as hosting many Christmas parties and a Ball for its members, this Christmas local Children’s Charity Fairplay is hosting a ‘Christmas Wonderland’ for members of the public to attend. The event, to be held on Saturday December 8th from 4:30 to 7:30pm, will give those attending the opportunity to browse a wide range of interesting and original gift stalls as well as to visit Santa outside in his wonderful new grotto on the Fairplay garden. Food will be served as well as Christmas drinks and to get us all in the festive spirit there will

S40 Girls In National Final Under blue skies Chesterfield Barbarians under 11 girls travelled to Weoley Hill Cricket Club in Birmingham for the national Club cricket finals of the Lady Taverners u11s competition. The Barbarians girls, representing Derbyshire, played teams from all over England and Wales. Playing some outstanding cricket throughout the day, after a thrilling last ball win over the competition winners, Walmsey CC, the girls finished third. This was a great achievement for the girls - making it to the national finals in their first season. The team pictured at the Final: Alice, Imogen, Sneha, Rebecca, Mia, Sophe, Bess, Ellie, Abbey and Coach Alan Slack. Thanks to Alan for the update. This piece should have appeared in August so sorry for the delay! Page 58 •

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be carol singers! Everyone is welcome. Fairplay, Alexandra Road West, Chesterfield S40 1NP. No parking at the centre. Please use free car parks nearby. For more information or if you would like to have a stall please contact Fairplay on 01246 203963.

“Two years ago we held our first Christmas Tree Festival. It proved to be so popular that we have decided to produce another one. This will be our final event in a year long series of events celebrating our 150th anniversary. Village organisations will be taking part in the Festival which is being held over the weekend of the 15th and 16th December. Opening times are 11 a.m. to 4pm on the 15th and 11 am to 3.30 pm on the 16th. “We shall then hold a Christingle/Carol service at 4pm on the 16th. This has been organised by Churches Together in Holymoorside and will take place in the United Reformed Church. Everyone is invited to this event.” Gaynor Nunn. Church Secretary.

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Protect Our ASH Our Ash trees are at risk. The media is warning us to take precautions to help prevent the spread of Chalara. Philip from Heathscapes has provided us with the following advice. Ash is one of the most common trees in the country and a key part of many skylines or woodlands. There are estimated to be 80 million Ash trees across Britain. The Ash tree is rooted in British tradition and folklore being used to predict the weather, carried by school children on Ash Wednesday, the basis of the Yule log and the highly prized Ash sap given to newborns to protect their health.

Be Vigilant! Inspect ash trees frequently; especially those that have been planted in the past five years. Also check other garden plants such as the privet, forsythia and lilac for any unusual symptoms as it may be possible these plants are harbouring the fungus.

Check! - for information on Chalara, including videos on how to identify the disease and a pictorial checklist of signs and symptoms. A picture of an infected leaf is shown below.

What is Chalara? ‘Ash die-back’ has wiped out 60-90% of trees in some areas of Europe, so if 90% of UK trees disappear what will the skyline look like? With confirmed cases of Chalara fraxinea in neighbouring counties of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire it is now very important to report any sightings at once, to protect and safeguard our Derbyshire Ash trees. The fungal disease causes leaf discoloration and loss, crown dieback and may lead to eventual tree death. Infected ash leaves, walker’s boots, dogs, the autumn breeze and leaf-kicking children are all potential carriers of the fungal spores. Simply rinsing your footwear, the dog and the children would be a great help in preventing the spread of this disease and indeed other tree diseases.

Wash! “Just like you wash your hands when you prepare food, it would be good practice for people to wash their boots rather than stick them in a muddy plastic bag and wear them again in another woodland” says Dr. Weber of the Forestry Commission.

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Report! If you think you have spotted the disease, report it to: Chalara helpline: 08459 33 55 77 (open 8am – 6pm every day) Email:

Get the App! The free AshTag app for IOS and Android devices allows users to submit photos and locations of sightings to a team who will refer them on to the Forestry Commission, which is leading efforts to stop the disease’s spread with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Thanks to Philip of Heathscapes for the update.

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10 things to do in the garden By Colin Harrison of Transition Chesterfield


orry to say it, but by the time this edition has been delivered most of the leaves that were on the trees will be in either decomposing nicely or have been blown in neat little piles and then stuffed into the green bins... or to become compost preferably ready for next years borders.

What this also means is that winter is just around the corner. Whilst the number of activities in the garden reduce, it’s not time to hang up your gloves quite just yet. 1.

If you have a pond with fish in it, make sure it never freezes over completely (but don’t break ice by hitting it, which can damage the fish); a rubber ball can be floated in it to make a nice hole.


Winter is the best time to dig heavy ground, incorporating manure or compost. If you have a decent sized area, don’t try to do it all at once - you’ve got a good couple of months to finish it all.


Pruning fruit trees and bushes. The general rule is hard fruit (apples, pears etc.) should be pruned in winter, but stone fruit (cherries, plums and so forth) should be done in spring; soft fruit varies. Hard prune buddleia to keep them under control.


Take cuttings of deciduous trees, shrubs and currant bushes (you can use some of the prunings). If you’ve not tried it before, why not give it a go? It costs hardly anything (a little compost), and it’s very satisfying. Even the most experienced of gardeners won’t get all their cuttings to root, so don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work the first few times.


If it snows enough to weigh down branches, gently shake it off; if they snap under the weight tidy up the break point.


Get a lawnmower service booked, check and clean tools, maintain garden furniture.


Keep everywhere clear of debris, which can harbour diseases and harmful organisms.


Plan for next year; check seed catalogues and prepare a wish-list. Be realistic about what you can do, as failing to meet a cherished plan may discourage further attempts.


Winter is a good time to plant or move roses.


Mist indoor plants to stop them drying out in the central heating; keep watering to a minimum.


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Potato Day Transition Chesterfield will be holding their annual Potato Day on 26 January, probably in The Pavements. We will be selling about 40 varieties of potato (we’re still waiting to hear from our suppliers about the availability of some), plus onions, shallots and garlic, all at very competitive prices. You can pre-order, which saves money, using the order form which can be downloaded from our website (www., or pick up an order form from the St Thomas’ Centre, behind the church. You could combine that with a visit to their Food and Craft Fair on 1 December. If you’re going to grow potatoes, start collecting egg boxes to chit the tubers in.

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Christmas? Surely not... I’m still waiting for summer!

Ho ho ho! It’s Christmas again huh? Didn’t that just creep right up?! Just when you thought you’d seen the last of it, it returns, almost with more gusto than last year!


can barely believe that it’s been a year since it was here last time… oh hold on, it hasn’t has it? It only ended 9 months ago… I forget that Christmas is a 3 month event, creeping up after the hauntings of Halloween and protruding well into January and snapping at the heels of spring; Christmas is nothing more than an annoying relative who’s well and truly overstayed their welcome and just won’t go home. Bah humbug (even though I like sprouts)!

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Obviously for some people, like the ones who put up flashing reindeers on their homes in October, Christmas is a very exciting time and couldn’t come soon enough (and stay even longer). I am genuinely happy for these people, I really am. ‘Happy Christmas and have a lovely time!’ In fact, give my regards to the Chief Executive of the electricity company you purchase your power from; I presume you must at least be on first name terms if not verging on being offered their villa in the Maldives. For a minority, the natural scrooges of the community, like me, I could quite happily emigrate for Christmas and return at some point in February to welcome in the spring. But we are in a recession and times are hard… so I fully intend to wedge myself into the middle of the festive celebrations and have a good time… (ha ha, I even nearly convinced myself then!)… So far, my preparations have not got off to a great start either, to be perfectly honest. Yet again, for what must be the 33rd year in a row, I have failed to accrue gifts throughout the year. This is something I always endeavour to do as part of my New Year’s resolution and miserably fail at year after year. My intention is to stockpile gifts throughout the year (usually in sales) to prevent me from having to tolerate the impatient hoards in the weeks run up prior to Christmas Day.

The people who shop within this last available week are in a league of their own when it comes to panic buying rammel. They seem adaptable and happy to forage through piles and piles of ‘stuff’ in the shops convincing themselves that anything will do because desperate times call for desperate measures and time is running out. They have stuff left to buy, no time left to buy it and their minds have been lost somewhere in the songs they shop to. It’s got to be something and it doesn’t matter what it is; ‘Uncle Fred has always fancied one of these bath soak kits’ and ‘these Minnie Mouse hat and gloves will be ideal for little Nigel’. It’s the pressure I reckon. That and the perpetual repeats of horrendous jingly and chimey music! It makes people go a bit nuts, especially after months and months of exposure to it. It starts to get worse in early December when the main question of ‘have you bought all of your presents yet?’ becomes the leading line in all conversations. You always get one person who has done all of their Christmas shopping before the middle of November and who revels in telling everyone who asks! I often wonder if they’re even telling the truth. I can safely say that I am not one of those people; I’m a last minute shopper and a begrudging one at that! So, whatever your take is on Christmas, do ensure you either remain miserable at all times or enjoy the festivities to your heart’s content! And for the love of God, Mum, I’ve been dropping hints for 3 years and my toes are cold… can I please have some socks? Thank you for reading. If you would like to read any more of my complete and utter nonsense, please feel free to check out my online blog: Take care, Will.

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Storrs Road Methodist Church and Centre, Brampton (side entrance on Upper Moor Street). Large and small halls for hire, with full kitchen facilities, for group meetings, courses and parties, etc. Also full disabled access. The centre has recently been fully refurbished. For info call 01246 566189 or contact: 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 Anytime 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 contact@parishcentrestonegravels. Monday, The Jungle Day Play Centre: Parent and Toddler Session 0 to 5 year olds. £3.50. Every Monday, Wednesday and Wednesday, Friday in The Jungle Playcentre includes activities delivered from a qualified nursery Friday nurse. The Jungle Play Centre, Fox wood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 260011. Weekly 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 Mon am Tots Café at St Thomas' Centre 10am to Midday. An informal get together for parents/carers. Call (Term Time) 01246 279916 for info. Monday Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. Monday William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir: Every Monday 3:30pm-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 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade: Boys and girls age 6-18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every (Term Time) Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or Mondays 1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the (Term Time) Brownie guider on 01246 272678 for further details. Monday Linedancing (Intermediates): This class finishes for Christmas on 10th December, restarting on 7th January subject to Hasland Village Hall Redevelopment work. 1-2:45pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland.  Further details - contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Monday Cock and Magpie Morris: 8-9:30pm @ 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 Monday Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: non-contesting brass band that plays a variety of concerts. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7:45-9:45pm. 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 RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15pm-9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks, refreshments, Not Aug bird food sales. All welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit chesterfield Tuesday AM Chatters Coffee Shop at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road, Chesterfield S40 3DD. Every Tuesday 10am-12noon. All welcome - toys available for young children to play with. We don't charge, but a small donation will help cover costs and any remainder will go to a charitable organisation. For details call 01246 231002 or email Tuesday and Cycling day rides with Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club: Meet at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Thursday Boythorpe Road, 9:25am. Suitable for new and experienced cyclists: 30-60 mile routes. Call Dave Scrivener 01246 455525 or Steve Bright 07734506492 or turn up. www.chesterfieldspirecyclingclub. Tuesday Spire Laughter Club: Takes place above Dents Chemists at the Nenna Kind Cancer Drop In Centre at 2pm. A yoga therapy with laughter at its centre so why not come and laugh with us whilst improving your health and happiness. It's like yoga but you're not tied in knots! Call Karen for details on 01246 862790. Tuesday 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.

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Ever thought of model railways as a hobby? The long established Wingfield Railway Group is looking for new members to join a small group of friendly and enthusiastic people who are keen to pass on skills which have been developed over many years. Two large '00' scale layouts are currently installed in our Chesterfield clubroom but members also have their own layouts in other popular scales. Joining the Group would enable you to have a great time engaged in a hobby which has thousands of followers throughout the world. If you are interested and are over 18 years of age please contact Darrell Clark on 01246234788 or email

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Regular Events Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Every Tuesday Alternate Tuesdays Alt Tuesdays 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 2nd Tuesday 2nd Tuesday 2nd Tuesday 3rd Tuesday 3rd Tuesday

Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday


Progressive Whist Drive: Holymoorside Community Centre. 2-4pm. £2 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 10am-1:30pm. Refreshments available. All welcome. Tuesday Worship: St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am-12:15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost is £2.00 per person). Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers: 7:30-9:30pm 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 visit 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): 3-4:15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton.  Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. No classes 18th, 25th December, 1st January. Quiz Night @Brampton Manor: Contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor. com Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30pm-3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village Hall. Anyone welcome, £2 per family, call in and ask for Becky or call 07701 066801. (Term time only). Freehand Writers Group: Meets alternate Tuesday eve at Brampton Manor. We are an informal group of people who all share an interest in writing. New members welcome. For details email or website or call Dawn on 01246 569705. Bible Study Group: 7pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719. Come to Time Out on Tuesdays a new community group. Storrs Road Church Centre, 2-4pm. Have a chat over a cuppa, make new friends. Join in with table games - Scrabble, cards, dominoes, table tennis etc to play for fun or bring a craft - just come and enjoy yourself. All ages welcome, £2 per session incl refreshments. Holymoorside Women's Institute: 2-4pm 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. Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7pm at the Town Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. Old Brampton Women's Institute. 2-4pm at The School Room, Old Brampton Church, Old Brampton. New members and visitors warmly welcomed. For more information ring Pat on 01246 2394431 or Jenny on 12046 557024. Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers: 7:30pm at the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall, S42 7DX. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up. No meeting in AUGUST. North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group. Alice's View Children's Centre, North Wingfield from 10am to Midday (Not August or December). Come and join in the fun! Lunch for a small charge after the sessions and is a lovely sharing time after the fun together. Contact Rosie on 01629 537692 or 07500814361. Brampton Social & Activities Group: 10am-12:30pm. 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. Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11:10am-12:20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, NonMembers £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. No classes 19th, 26th December, 2nd January. Holymoorside Craft Group: 2-4pm 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. Messy play at The Jungle Playcentre - 4.30 - 6.30pm. All children welcome under 12 years. Lots of messy, fun activities. Only £4.95 for 2 hours of fun.

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Regular Events Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesdays (Term Time) 1st Wednesday 3rd Wednesday

3rd Wednesday 4th Wednesday Last Wednesday Last Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday

Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Every Thursday (Term Time)

Evening Group Road Cycling. Meet every Wednesday 5:45pm onwards at Pelican Cycles, 1 Old Road, Brampton. Ride departs circa 6:15-6:30pm. Return around 8:45pm/9pm. Circa 35 miles. For more details contact Pelican Cycles on 01246767078. Brampton Ladies Club: 7:15pm for 7:45pm start at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333. Bible Class: 7:30-8:30pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Topics presented for study and discussion. Visit our web site 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 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 Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning: (Not August) 10am-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 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. 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. Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7-9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details. Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info 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. Ichthus Canoe Club Chesterfield (ICCC) meet every Thursday at 6pm (Outdoor during Spring, Summer and early Autumn) or 8pm (pool sessions late Autumn and Winter). For further information and the latest Club programme please email, visit the website www.ichthuscanoeclub. or call 01246 274021. Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome - join and play folk dance music. 7-9pm at Old Hall Junior School. For details visit, email: bcband@hotmail. or call: 01246 236805. Beginners session on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Beginners/Novices Linedance Class: 7-8:30m. £5 St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. Call Kathryn 01246 569053. No classes 20, 27 December, 3 January. Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433. Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7:15-9:30pm. We put on four concerts & a choral day each year. Come & join us. Call Lynda at 01246 202694. Chesterfield Recorded Music Society: Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield. 7:15pm start. We listen to and discuss mainly classical music and occasionally jazz and music from shows. Meetings September to June. More information from John Strange on 01246 416558. Holymoorside Choral Society: practice in Holymoorside from 7:30-9:30pm.  We sing a variety of music - new members, particularly gentlemen, always welcome. Contact Jane Alexander on 01246 566033. Holymoorside Ladies Club: 7:45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just £2 on the door. No meetings during school holidays. Call Anne 01245 566789. 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 or call Rachel on 07742 428216. St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Badgers and Cadets (5 to 18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7:30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or email

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Regular Events 1st Thursday 1st Thursday 2nd Thursday 2nd Thursday 3rd Thursday Last Thursday Thursday & Friday Friday

Friday Friday Friday

Fridays (Term Time) Friday (2nd and 4th) Saturday Mornings Saturday Mornings Saturday Sunday Mornings Sunday Mornings Sunday 1st Sunday

Sunday (2nd & 4th) Every 2nd Sunday Every 3rd Sunday

RENDEZVOUS GROUP: St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12:45-3:30pm. £3.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333 Embroiderers' Guild Chesterfield Branch: 7-9pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228 (NOT AUGUST). 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. Chesterfield Farmer's Market: Every second Thursday. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345774 or visit Chesterfield Jazz Club: Regular Jazz Night, Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. For details and tickets for gigs call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at www. Tramway Tavern: Jam Night. Last Thursday of the month only - 9pm at the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Pasta Night @ Koo: Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for £22. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on request. Served 5-8pm, to book call 01246 205604. Little Chatterboxes Toddler Group, 9.30am at St Thomas' Church Centre. Group run by a Speech and Language Therapist, lots of fun activities to help your child become a happy confident communicator. All children welcome aged 18months to 3years. Contact Claire for more info: 07909047937,, Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. The Jungle Day Nursery: Coffee Morning for parents/ carers to talk and socialise - Every Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm. In The Jungle Day Nursery, Fox wood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 261642. Holymoorside Band Rehearsals - a 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 7:45-9:45pm. Instruments available. Email: or 01246 566691/ 568745. 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6 to 14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. The Chesterfield Art Club: Meet at Whitecotes School from 7:30-9:30pm. 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). Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30-11:30am. 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. Call Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or Chesterfield Town Football Club's Girls Section. Training is every Saturday Morning at Highfield Park, Newbold S41 7DF at 10am. Girls should be of Primary School age. Call Tim Sadler 01246 277325 or tim. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. Sunday School 9:30-10:30am at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 to 11 years Bible stories, crafts, music. Visit our web site Football Training Club: Chesterfield Town Football Club run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys and girls aged under 6 years old. Stand Road Park at 10am. Call Tim on 01246 277325. Gospel Hour 6pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Refreshments and a time to chat after service. Visit our web site Two hour life drawing and painting class with a model, 10.30-11.30am then 12.00-1.00pm, with Chris Bennett, artist, at The Whitworth centre, Darley Dale. Cost: £12 full price /£9.00 concs/£6.00 under 18/ students. For info please contact: Sarah Bennett: 01629 733759 or email sarah@sarahbennettjazz. com Rainbow Whist: Holymoorside Community Centre. Starts at 7-9pm. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month. Anyone with the ability to play whist is welcome. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. Chesterfield and District Alpine Society meet every 2nd Sunday in the month, between September and May in Holymoorside United Reformed Church at 3pm. Illustrated talks about plants and expeditions to find them. Friendly group. All welcome. Contact: 01246 569025 British Cycling Breeze ride for women only: Loundsley Green Community Centre at 10:45am every third Sunday. Cycle off road to the Holmebrook Valley Park cafe and back. Bikes and helmets available for those who need them. No need to book. Contact Michelle on 0772 588 5151.

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Yamaha Keyboard: £70 YPT 210 - includes stand and adaptor - fully boxed in original packaging with full instructions - as good as new - cost new £115 - accept £65. Call: 01246 297911 (Walton). Electronic Drumkit: £70 Yamaha DD-65 Electronic Drumkit. Boxed with all original packing. Includes power adaptor and drumsticks. As new condition retails for £180. Call: 01246 297911 (Walton). Roland AMP: £95 Roland Cube 30 BASS AMP. 30 watt 10” wide range 2 way speaker. Boxed and in excellent condition. Call: 01246 568476 Eleca starter BASS GUITAR. Black and White. VGC £25 01246 568476 Boys Puffa Jacket: £20 Boys French Connection Padded Jacket. Age 14. Unworn/excellent condition. Call: 01246 568476 Baby Gear: £Various John Lewis Baby Sheepskin Fleece Rug. Used twice. Approx 52cm x 87cm. £15. NScessity Travel Centre. Sleep zone- play tent- sun shelter. Barely used ( one holiday). £30. Babyono Mobile Babyfood Warmer. Unused. Thermal bag and Bottle Warmer. £5. Call: 07999 832 218 (Lorna) Ashgate. Die Cast Model Cars: £Various Die cast model cars (not corgi) 5 of all Cadburys van, Roses lorry, Mini eggs van etc £5 for all 5. Call: 01246 566701 after 6pm. White Shower Chair: £10 Freestanding chair for shower. Call: 01246 272429

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Wooden Crib: £55 Mamas and Papas wooden swinging crib, with bedding (fitted sheets, bumper and coverlet). Moses Basket: £15 Bruin Ziggy Zebra moses basket and stand.

BMX Mongoose Mischief: £110 Grey/white. Very good condition. 360deg rotating bars. Stunt axle nuts. Cost £220 new. Would make great Xmas present! Call 07812737592 (Upper Newbold).

Moses Basket: £10 Large white moses basket with rocking stand. Swinging Chair: £30 Mamas and Papas starlight swinging chair - full working order (no toy bar). Phil & Teds Cocoon: £30 Phil and Teds Red and black cocoon. All above call 07967 591 471 Somersall Leather Tub Chair: £45 Ivory faux leather tub chair, absolutely as new. Call 0787 2927534 or 01246 769308 (Ashgate). Can deliver in Chesterfield. Video Tripod: £15 Miranda pro-video tripod features pan and tilt video head, geared centre column braced leg support, quick release platform as new boxed. Ideal for camera and camcorder. Call: 01246 566701 (after 6pm). New Look Coat: £5 New Look coat, tan colour with fur trim hood fur lined size 10 very warm. Call: 01246 566701 after 6pm. Video /camera bag: £10ono. Still with label attached black make Unomatt brand new. Call: 01246566701 after 6pm. Books: £Various Encyclopedia World War Two brand new £3. Second World War 11 brand new £3 The Second World War 11V. Scorched earth brand new £3. Gary Rhodes at the table brand new £5. 18 paperbacks various authors Stephen King, Belinda Jones etc good cond £9. Call: 01246566701 after 6pm Kids Climbing Shoes: £10ono Simond, Vuarde Vulca Jr (from Decathlon). Hardly worn blue. Size 10.5 (too small for child with size 10 feet). Call Paul: 01246 568519

Ballet Kit (Various Items): £10 for all Suitable for Kickers Ballet School. 2 pairs tap shoes - size 8 and 9. Soft pink ballet pumps - size 10. 2 x blue ballet dresses. 2 x pink wrap around cardigans. 1 pair blue ballet leggings. Age 3/4. Call Paul: 01246 568519 Britax Car Seat: £25ono Model: Adventure ECER44/04 15-36kg. Grannies car seat so light use. As new. Call 01246 231163 (Walton) Men’s Designer Clothing: £50 each A selection of men’s suits and jackets in wool, leather and viscose. Size large, all excellent quality. Can deliver locally. Items from £50 each. Call 01246 823963 (Bolsover) Harrods Bath Robe £20 Cream towelling robe size L/XL Was duplicated gift. Call 01246 238918 (Walton) Digital Recording Studio: £85 BOSS MICRO BR Digital Recording Studio. The world’s smallest Pro Studio - unused gift. Call 01246 238471 Sylvanian Windmill: £50 Xmas Present? Sylvanian Windmill, only used a few times, immaculate condition. Retail price £74.99. Comes with Meerkat and Bunny families which retailed at £15.99 each. All for £50.00. Call Nicky on 07429 682 977.

Adverts for stuff under £200 are free, any item or ‘collection of items’ £200+ are £5, and larger adverts with a picture are price on application. email: or call: 01246 568 519

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