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no. 43 May 2013 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton.


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Another four weeks have passed since the last S40 Local dropped through your door and how much have I packed into those four weeks? Answer: Quite a lot! We’ve been lucky enough to have a two week holiday in Lanzorote, somewhere, I have to admit, that has never appealed to me but it has been great to see that large orange ball in the sky we call the Sun. I was impressed with the pace of life there and a particular artist and architect, César Manrique, but more on that next month. Our 10% articles have been generating some feedback and it’s great to know that it’s having an effect - many people have told us how they are making small changes to the way they spend their money and the milkmen we talked about have both picked up new customers. We’ve been informed about places to buy our cheese, how could we overlook the Cheese Factor in town and our local farm shops? Thank you for putting us straight! In this month’s edition I’ve been to see Sonia Kolomijez, who manages Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, to understand how the major retail sector of town is performing. I recognise the need for a mix of businesses particularly in the centre and happily Chesterfield is doing well, some of this is down to the strong drive to support the town centre and keep it alive. We have a new take on the Brampton Mile which now involves cakes and cocktails where it was once just beer! Plus meet the cast of Peak Youth’s, Oliver production, enjoy a brief history of the Half Moon Inn, news of the Chatsworth Road Festival, a call to get involved with the Patient’s Representatives at Chatsworth Road Medical Centre, Derbyshire Open Arts weekend, two years of business at Curleys Products plus all the usual stuff. Having the holiday has meant an extra effort to pull this edition together so if you see me around, then I apologise for the bags under my eyes. Hopefully by the time you read this I’ll have had some sleep! Enjoy the Spring. Paul Chapman.

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The Brampton Mile

It’s not all about beer and blokes A fresh take on the Brampton Mile from Hannah Leaning.

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ven before I really knew where Chesterfield was, before I caught my first glimpse of the Crooked Spire, ‘Doing The Brampton Mile’ was a well-known weekend activity to me. At the time I lived 45 miles due South with a group of friends who would head off on the M1 on a Saturday morning, looking relatively normal and then return, deprived of sleep and dishevelled around 2pm on Sunday afternoon with tales of how The Brampton Mile had once again taken no prisoners and sorted the ‘men from the boys’. Several years, and three children, later I find myself living on the doorstep of this infamous mile of hostelries and married to the man who used to rally the troops together all those years ago. I am sure it will come as no surprise that since moving to Chesterfield, I have been in the position of ‘Brampton Mile Widow’ for the day, more times than I care to remember. But it was only when I walked into town following a coffee in Koo that I realised I was missing a trick. After all, what’s good for the boys is good for the girls and although I was not bothered about earning my Brampton Mile Stripes by sampling almost 20 different beers in as many pubs, I was very keen for a good excuse to get the girls together and do something that was a little bit different, and more importantly, was right on the doorstep. If you love coffee, cake, a great lunch, jewellery, handmade crafts, homewares and supporting your local independent traders, then spending Saturday on the Ladies Brampton Mile (LBM) could be just what you’re after. I was lucky enough to meet a fabulous group of ladies through our local NCT toddler group and we have all gathered to do The LBM on two occasions and it is now a firm fixture in our increasingly busy diaries. And yes, the boys get to be Brampton Mile Widowers and have a great ‘day off’ with our collective fourteen offspring.

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To get the ball rolling we had an early lunch in Koo, they sell a great range of super tasty dishes (the Koo Bistro chips are a must!) in a lovely relaxed atmosphere, if it’s sunny grab a table outside and enjoy watching the world go by or wrap up in one of their cosy blankets. After a glass or two of Pinot, we popped into Libby’s Next door, a homeware cavern of antique and contemporary treasures. Next is Moo Interiors over the road, the retail proof that size doesn’t matter! I love the unusual quirky items they have on offer, from felt buzzy bee kiddie’s slippers, to lamps, letters and hearts in all shapes and sizes, all displayed beautifully on French style one-off pieces of furniture.

Pictures: From left, down, across and up - Delicious Caesar salad at Koo Bistro; The Brampton Mile Ladies; Searching for treasures in Moo Moo; No LBM would be complete without a trip to visit Deirdre at Created Gallery; You can always find a perfect party gift at Pooky and getting the best angle of the Flowerhouse and it’s fabulous original artwork by Urban Canvas by laying on the pavement (the things I do for S40)! Over page: Down and across - We have no idea what was in it, but the cocktail at Maison Mes Amis was delicious; Helping pull a Brampton Brewery pint – well we had to have a few beers as well! and as the day turned into evening, we were, one would argue, a little worse for wear, as I am sure the karaoke chap at the Anchor would testify.

Nestled amongst this section of shops is Created Gallery which is exactly what it says on the tin, a gallery with wall to wall creative treasures, lots of them produced by local artists. From screen prints to glassware, to delicate textiles and exquisite pieces of jewellery, you can feel the passion and creativity that goes into making the goods on sale. If you are already working up a thirst, you can stop in at Nonsolovino, or the Real Beer Corner which is a superb place to sample beers from our local and regional independent brewers. If you’re still hankering for liquid refreshment, take a mini detour off Chatsworth Road and visit the Rose & Crown and The Britannia by turning left next to Tutu. Both pubs sell Brampton Brewery’s latest offerings, and have a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere. On this occasion our retail therapy radar was on full power, so with our purchases in hand and a giddy spring in our step, we headed down to the next section of shops. The part of the Ladies Brampton Mile where the road splits is a mini mecca of delightful finds, from the gorgeous children’s toys, teddies and treats at Pooky, and the kiddy bargains at Lilypad to the quirky homewares at Harleys and beautiful items over the road at Flowerhouse. I love this little section of Chatsworth Road so much, that I have Continued over.

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Brampton is an area to the west of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Originally a village separate from the town, it became absorbed into it over time due to urban sprawl. It is centred around Chatsworth Road, the main aertial road that connects the town with the Peak District and Manchester. The area was known for the ‘Brampton Mile.’ This was a stretch of pubs, approximately a mile long, where a night out would include one drink in each bar. There are now fewer pubs in the area and many of the buildings have been demolished to make way for new businesses and housing development. From Wikipedia.

opened a studio for my company Little Fish Events. It’s just above Pooky, so next time you need original stationery and party ware, make sure you come up and say hello! By this point in the proceedings, the ladies and I were in need of our afternoon staple… the cake, so we took a tour into Maison Mes Amis for a slice of coffee chocolate cheesecake and a cocktail which, as always, hit the spot! We never seem to catch Northern Tea Merchants before it closes, but if a refreshing cup of tchar is your thing, and you want to be wowed by a vast range of cakes then make sure you start the LBM in plenty of time! Happily satisfied with a sugary fix we continued along to the Tramway, another Brampton Brewery hostelry, where we remained for more than one drink to give our weary feet a chance to rest – why oh why do we wear heels on an occasion such as this? Another of life’s mysteries! If you’re blessed with a cloud free day, then there is a little sun trap at the rear of the Tramway, perfect for catching the last rays of afternoon sun. From here, all the way up to Westbars roundabout there’s a plethora of pubs to quench your thirst. I have to be honest in admitting that the ladies and I were a little wobbly by this point, but I clearly remember having an enormous amount of fun singing Abba anthems in the Anchor. It’s so easy to miss what’s on your doorstep, and organise a girl’s get together in a different town or city, but next time you want time to catch up with the ladies in your life and share a little shopping and a few drinks, I can highly recommend a stroll along Chatsworth Road, stopping wherever takes your fancy. I know for sure that this Autumn the six of us will be sampling the delights of the Ladies Brampton Mile once again!

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What’s On Saturday 27 April

Chesterfield Theatres: Hip Hop Juniors Class and Hip Hop Kids. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Saturday 27 April

Brampton Community Band Spring Ceilidh at Loundsley Green Community Centre 7:30pm. Tickets £7 including a Pea and Pie supper - available from Buttylicious on Loundsley Green or Created Gallery on Chatsworth Road. Phone 01246 872834, 07811 872834 or see our website www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com

Saturday 27 April

Chesterfield Theatres: Keep it Cash Chosen by 20th Century Fox as the voice of Johnny Cash at the launch of the film ‘Walk The Line’, the band will recreate, note perfect, the musical legacy of Johnny Cash, complete with his iconic baritone voice. Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sunday 28 April

Transition Chesterfield Wild Food Walk. Demonstrating the wide range of food that grows for free all around us, a fairly gentle walk taking about 2 hours, starting (at 10:30am) and finishing at Loundsley Green Community Centre. Numbers limited so booking essential, £2 per person - accompanied children (free) welcome. For details and to book, call: 01246 566598 or email: workshop@transitionchesterfield.org.uk

Sunday 28 April

Transition Chesterfield Wild Food Lunch. A light lunch of soup, bread and tapas style seasonal wild food, all growing in the immediate area - an opportunity to discover some of the flavours and tastes of the British spring, and to ask questions about the plants used. Loundsley Green Community Centre,12:30pm to 2pm. Numbers limited so booking essential, £5 per head. For details and to book, call: 01246 566598 or email: workshop@transitionchesterfield.org.uk

Monday 29 April

Brampton Living History Group: 'The River Derwent- Source to Mouth.' A talk by Norma Consterdine. Held in St. Thomas' Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.

Wednesday 1 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Film - Anna Karenina (12A). Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wednesday 1 May

Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Tudor Gardens - a talk by Maureen Taylor. United Reformed Church meeting room, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact: Peter Forrow (Chairman) 01246 568000 or Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059.

Thursday 2 May

Chesterfield Theatres: In Conversation - Chelsea Challenge - A 'Blooming' Lifeboat. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 2 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Me and Me Dad. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 2 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - From Twig to Bow. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Saturday 4 May

Brampton Food Market. Market starts at 10am and finish at 1.30pm. Call St Thomas’ Centre for details on 01246 279916.

Saturday 4 May

Pedal powered disco in the Winding Wheel, see http://www.chesterfieldfestival.co.uk/ saturday-4-may.aspx

Saturday 4 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Candy Girls. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sun 5 & Mon 6 May

The Chesterfield Art Club Exhibition at Ashover Parish Hall: Open 10am - 5.00pm daily. Free Admission. An exhibition of approximately 150 pictures from over 40 artists varying in subject matter, media, and style. Most work is for sale. The exhibition coincides with the Ashover May Day Celebrations.

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What’s On Sunday 5 May

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

Sunday 5 May

Brampton Manor: Live Music with Prefabs 50s & 60s. Call: 01246 277760. www.bramptonmanor.com

Monday 6 May Chesterfield Cricket: Mayor's Cup at Queen's Park - Twenty20 cricket starting at 11am with Chesterfield CC playing the Derbyshire Academy. Monday 6 May Cycle Campaign stall in the Winding Wheel as part of the May Day event, 10.30am to 4.00pm. Members of the Campaign traditionally cycle very slowly at the back of the town march, do come along and join us! Leave from the town hall at 11.00am. Monday 6 May Brampton Manor: Live Music from 2pm with Natterjacks & Take The Seven. Call: 01246 277760. www.brampton-manor.com Tuesday 7 May Chesterfield Theatres: Queen of the Dance. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk Wednesday 8 May

Dress Sale - Designer Clothes. Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Commences 7:30pm. Admission £3. For more information contact B Turner 01246 566109.

Wednesday 8 May

Chesterfield CC's annual Sporting Dinner at the Proact Stadium with Geoff Miller, Alec Stewart and Kevin Connelly - tickets at £39.50 from Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.

Wednesday 8 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Film - Les Miserables (12A). Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 9 May

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 an afternoon of tea, cake, 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.

Thursday 9 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Charley's Aunt. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 9 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Michael English. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 9 May

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild 7pm in the Winding Wheel. Speaker: John Robinson "350 Years of Robinson's in the Chesterfield Area". Contact the Secretary for details 01246 455110.

Friday 10 May

Chesterfield Theatres: T Rextasy - I Love to Boogie. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 11 May to Sun 19 May

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival: The Chesterfield Walking Festival runs from 11th to 19th May. Click here for further information and bookings. For information call the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.chesterfieldwalkingfestival.co.uk

Saturday 11 May

Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club event. Meet from 8.30am for a 9.00am start at Holmebrook Valley Park Cafe with a choice of 10, 35 and 50 mile rides. Free entry with route sheets provided. See www.chesterfieldspirecyclingclub.co.uk/events.html for more details.

Saturday 11 May

Ashgate Hospice: Spring Fair & Rainbow Ribbons. 11am to 2pm Ashgate Hospice. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

Saturday 11 May

Shopping & Fun Day. 1:30 to 4:30pm at Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield, S40 4QU. Free admission. Raffle, Tombola, Refreshments, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Phoenix Trader, Jewellery, Handmade Gifts & much more still to be confirmed. Money raised is being donated to the family of a boy called Ollie who sadly have been told nothing else can be done to save his life so they can all have fun days together creating some lasting fond memories. Raffle and cake - donations would be most welcome. Contact: Kerry 0781 324 7138.

Sunday 12 May Chesterfield Theatres: Being Tommy Cooper. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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What’s On Monday 13 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Jazz in the Bar - Sally Doherty. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Monday 13 May

On the track of Unstone’s Past Rail Lines – exploring the relict landscape of the old branch line. An illustrated talk by Jane Marson. 7:30pm at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton. Info: NEDIAS, 01246 234212.

Monday 13 May

Angry Man to Iron Man (My diabetes & Fitness Journey) Speaker: Bob Leatherday. Chesterfield Voluntary group - Diabetes UK. Meet 2nd Monday in the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 14 May

Chesterfield Theatres: 1984. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Tuesday 14 May

Wine Tasting Night at Maison Mes Amis. See advert for details. To book any of the events call Maison Mes Amis on 01246 768 789 or call in.

Tuesday 14 May

Chesterfield & District Civic Society: Update on Planning in Chesterfield. Mike Hayden is the Head of Regeneration Chesterfield Borough Council. For the last few years, Mike has provided the Society with an enlightening update of such developments as Waterside and the Northern Gateway. 7:30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold (behind the Nags Head Public House in Newbold). Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

Thursday 16 May

Hickman & Cassidy at Hollingwood Hub: Hickman and Cassidy are a transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain. They will be appearing at Hollingwood Hub beside the Chesterfield Canal at 7.30 p.m. All tickets cost £8. To book, ring 01246 477569 or book online at the Chesterfield Canal Trust website.

Thursday 16 May

Chesterfield Theatres: One Night of Queen. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 16 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Suddenly at Home. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 16 May

Chesterfield Jazz Club – Colin Yates Big Band. Admission £7.50 from www.chesterfieldjazz. com or £9 on the door, £5 for under 18s. Tickets also available from Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre. Doors open 7:45, Performance at 8:30pm. Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL.

Friday 17 May

Holymoorside & District History Society: Joseph Paxton - A talk by Lorraine Mayfield. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall, 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. Contact the Secretary on 01246 568101.

Saturday 18 May

Coffee morning Bible Mission Project Aid: 10am to 12 noon at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Cakes, books, bric-a-brac and plants on sale. www. chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk

Saturday 18 May

Coffee Morning in aid of Hope for Eastern Europe. Holymoorside Village Hall. 10:30am to 12 noon. For information contact B Turner on 01246 566109.

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What’s On Saturday 18 May

Concert by Celebration Choir: Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Commences 7:30pm. Admission £3. For information contact B Turner on 01246 566109.

Sunday 19 May Pentecost Worship4All cafe style service at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Led by Rev Andrew Checkley. The Worship Group will be singing before the service. Sunday 19 May Chesterfield Cricket: National 40 over cricket match between Yorkshire and the Unicorns at Queen's Park. Sunday 19 May Ashgate Hospice: Fancy Drag Race. 9:30am start in Chesterfield town centre. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org Sunday 19 May Robinson Bowls Club Open Day from 12 noon until 5 pm at Walton Dam. All are welcome and bowls can be provided, but please wear flat shoes. For more information please contact Alan Taylor, Tel: 01246 206061. Monday 20 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Diane Bradbury School of Dance - Born to Dance. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 22 May to The Gospel in Isaiah – a free 6 week course. 7.30 pm at the Christadelphian Hall, 19A Sheffield Wed 12 June Road, Chesterfield. www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Thursday 23 May

Ashgate Hospice: Sports Evening with guest speakers Mark Crossley and John Styles. 7pm at Proact Stadium. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

Thursday 23 May

Chesterfield Theatres: In Conversation - Just the Ticket. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 23 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Phoenix Dance. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Friday 24 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Puppetry of the Penis. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 25 to Mon 27 May

Derbyshire Open Arts: Local artists exhibit their works across locations on your doorstep and more widely across Derbyshire. See article in this edition and visit www.derbyshireopenarts. co.uk for more information.

Saturday 25 May

Ashgate Hospice: Caving - Journey to the Centre of the Earth. 9am to 3pm at Castleton, Derbyshire. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

Saturday 25 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Andy and Mick's Tick Tock Time Machine. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Saturday 25 May

Chesterfield Cats Protection: Spring Fair at Rose Hill United Reformed Church - near the Town Hall. Open 10.00 am to 2.30 pm - free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, games, cake stall, home made crafts, plant stall, CP merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946

Sunday 26 May Spring Bank Holiday Celebration for all the family at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road beginning at 10.45am. This all age service will be in preparation for the 2013 Procession of Witness (Whit Walks) which take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. Monday 27 May

Brampton Living History Group: 'The Work of A Magistrate.' A talk by John Vernon. Held in St. Thomas' Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.

Monday 27 May

The Brampton Procession of Witness (Whit Walks) including tableaux and floats leaves the junction of Old Road and Chatsworth Rd at 9.15am. All local residents are invited to come out and watch or join the Procession . The Brampton Procession then journeys to the Town Hall for a short Act of Worship at 9.45am before the main Procession begins there at 10.05am. All welcome either in Brampton or in town.

Monday 27 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Film - Skyfall (12A). Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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What’s On Saturday 1 June

Brampton Food Market. Market starts at 10am and finishes at 1.30pm. Call St Thomas’ Centre for details on 01246 279916.

Monday 3 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Oliver. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wednesday 5 June

Holymoorside Horticultural Society: The Vineyards of Renishaw - a talk by Kieron Atkinson. United Reformed Church meeting room, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact: Peter Forrow (Chairman) 01246 568000 or Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059.

Thursday 6 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Some Like it Hotter. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Monday 10 June

The Foot in Diabetes Speaker: Sue Hexter & Paula Schleifer, Podiatrists. Chesterfield Voluntary group - Diabetes UK. Meet 2nd Monday in the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm.

Monday 10 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Jazz in the Bar - Darkside of the Lounge. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Tuesday 11 June

Chesterfield & District Civic Society: The Tibshelf Oil strike of 1919. Learn about how the UK’s very first successful deep oil well was sunk at Tibshelf. Cliff Lea, who worked as a chemist in the oil industry for many years, will describe the background and explain why this all happened on our doorstep. 7.30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold (behind the Nags Head Public House in Newbold). Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

Tuesday 11 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Celebration of Neil Diamond. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wednesday 12 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Four Farces. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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What’s On Thursday 13 June

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. www.fair-play.co.uk

Thursday 13 June

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 an afternoon of tea, cake, 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.

Thursday 13 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Nevilles Island. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Saturday 15 June

The Staveley and District United Churches Choir will give a concert at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton at 7.30pm in aid of Derbyshire Young Carers . No admission charge but there will be a retiring collection for the charity.

Saturday 15 June

Craft Fair at St Thomas's Church Brampton. 10am to 3pm. Stalls include handmade items, jewellery, cards, shabby chic, vintage, children’s items, tombola etc. Free admission.

Sunday 16 June

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. An all age Fathers’ Day Service begins at 10.45am led by Chris Townsend.

Sunday 16 June

Campaign ride leaving from Tapton Lock at 1.00pm, out through Brimington and Inkersall along the Trans Pennine Trail returning along the canal path from Staveley. Refreshment stop at the Hollingwood Hub on the way back.

Sunday 16 June

Park Hall Gardens Open Garden: Walton Back Lane will be open to the public from 2.00 till 5.30 pm. Cream teas available. Proceeds to the National Gardens Scheme Charities and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Entrance £3.50, children free.

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Financial Update

Do you have the Will to protect your wealth from Inheritance Tax?

Some Inhertance Tax thoughts from Peter Boardman, Somersall Financial Management Ltd. The days are long gone when IHT could reasonably be regarded as a tax only for the very wealthy. Many of us still think that we are unlikely to be affected by it, but many of us would be wrong. The IHT threshold – officially known as the ‘nil rate band’ – currently stands at £325,000. Consider what your house is worth today. For many people, this alone is enough to exceed the threshold. Married couples and civil partners can pass assets to each other without paying IHT, while they are alive or on their death. A fairly recent change of rules also allows them to transfer any unused portion of their nil rate band when they die. So it’s now possible for the surviving spouse or partner to leave assets of up to £650,000 before IHT becomes payable. (It’s important to remember that the full nil rate band of £650,000 is not available to unmarried couples.)

Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to reduce any liability. A good place to start is with your Will. Everyone should consider having a Will and, just as important, one that is IHT-efficient. If you don’t, or if there are mistakes in the drafting, the laws of intestacy

may distribute your assets in ways that you never intended, or your estate may be taxed in ways that could otherwise have been avoided. It’s estimated that UK taxpayers waste £448m a year in IHT payments which could have legally been avoided by simple tax-planning measures when drawing up a Will (Source: Telegraph 28/4/12). If you own a business, your Will should cover your business assets unless you have made appropriate succession plans with your partners. And you should review it whenever your circumstances change – a subsequent marriage, for example, automatically invalidates a Will. Your Will is the place to take advantage of the new rules on charitable legacies, effective from the 6th April 2012. If you bequeath money to a charity, it will not be subject to IHT – that’s not new. But from now on, if you leave 10% or more of your taxable assets to charity, what remains attracts IHT at a reduced rate of 36%. In fact, the lower rate of 36% could apply even when less than 10% of your estate is left to charity if, for instance, the estate includes trust assets. The rules are complicated and therefore it’s important to take professional advice. There are other well-proven methods to reduce IHT, and one is making gifts during your lifetime. These reduce the size of your estate and therefore the size of any IHT bill. Some gifts depend on you surviving at least another

seven years before they officially move outside your estate. There are, however, some very useful exceptions to this rule which mean that the assets move outside your estate, and beyond the reach of IHT, immediately. Every tax year, for example, you can make gifts totalling £3,000. On top of that, each year you can make small gifts of up to £250 to any person and to as many people as you like. Investing that sum annually into a Junior ISA for a grandchild or godchild would accumulate into a muchappreciated sum by the time they turned 18. Potentially the most generous exemption for IHT purposes, however, is the one that allows you to make regular gifts as part of normal expenditure from your income. These payments must be part of a regular pattern and may not come out of your capital. You must also keep enough income to maintain your standard of living, so you are unable to make gifts out of your salary or pension if you then have to raid your capital to pay the bills. Gifts that qualify as normal expenditure out of income have no specified maximum, though they will be limited automatically by the size of your surplus income. While the exemption doesn’t have to be claimed during your lifetime, keeping records of any gifts will help your representatives to claim it retrospectively. Remember that IHT is a complex area and, without professional help, it can be very easy to get things wrong.

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Article

Peak Performance Introducing the Cast of Oliver

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eak Youth is the junior section of Peak Performance, a local theatre group who S40 introduced you to last year. Peak Youth formed about five years ago after a group of youngsters took part in the adult’s production of “The King and I”. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to continue performing and so formed the group, their first performance being Bugsy Malone. The group is now about 50 strong and ranges in age from 8 to 18, with children coming together from across Derbyshire, all having a passion for performance. In the up and coming production of “Oliver” all parts are taken by members of the youth group, not a single adult in the performance. The cast consists of Josh Holmes - Fagin, pictured top; Jess Wood Nancy; Sam Wood - Noah; Kai Jackson - Artful Dodger, pictured below centre; Oliver Favell - the nasty piece of work Bill Sykes and Charles Barlow - pictured bottom right from Wingerworth plays Oliver. Also pictured are Jacob blood - Mr Bumble corner, Melissa Shaw - Widow Corney, 2nd from top and Tom Asquith - Mr Brownlow, 3rd from top. Pamela Needham has been responsible for all choreography, the show is produced and directed by Mike Spriggs and is accompanied by a ten piece orchestra lead by John Morris. All this is set in Fagin’s den and London Bridge with the cast in fantastic colourful costumes. The group has been rehearsing since Christmas, combining rehearsals with some charity events to raise money for Romanian charities at St Thomas’ Brampton singing songs from Oliver and other musicals. Peak Youth practise weekly on Tuesdays at Whittington Moor Methodist Church from 6pm till 7:30pm and they are always looking for new members. If you or your children are interested in getting involved please call Mike Spriggs on 01246 233475. If you’d like to see some members of Peak Youth performing before their production of Oliver, you can see them in the Merry Widow, being performed at the Pomegranate by Peak Performance, the Senior group, at the end of May.

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The Half Moon Sets

A brief history of the Half Moon by John Hirst of Brampton Brewery The old Half Moon public house finally ended its existence last month when the building was demolished. Although not used as a pub for almost 45 years, the building had changed very little externally, finally being used as a hostel. For anyone not aware that this was a pub, it stood on Chatsworth Road between ‘Black Eyed Susan’ and the Council bungalows (almost opposite the Alma Inn). The pub would have originally come into existence sometime after 1830, when a new type of pub – the beer house – was introduced by the government to counteract heavy consumption of gin at the time. The idea was to draw drinkers

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away from the devastating effect gin was having on the population, these new pubs just sold beer (sometimes cider and wine) but did not serve spirits, that the old established inns and alehouses were allowed to sell. It is not known if the pub was originally called the Half Moon, but between 1869 and 1871 it was called the Full Moon. At this time the pub was leased to the Brampton Brewery Co., although it was later bought by William Stones brewery of Sheffield, who owned it until its closure in the late 1960s. The pub was rebuilt in 1906/7 and had further major alterations carried out in 1917. The beer house licence


it carried was finally upgraded to Full Licence status in March 1952. One landlord of the pub, Elijah Salt, was one of the best known ‘characters’ in Brampton. He took the licence in 1924 after a 13 year stint in the Griffin Inn, a little further down Chatsworth Road. During his time in the pub he built up a very well known catering business, running outside bars. He ran the beer tent for the first County Cricket match to be played in Chesterfield in 1913, a service he provided until his death. He also had bars at the Chesterfield Racecourse, Flagg races, and Ashover show. He died in December 1951, after 27 years as landlord of the pub, aged 79. He left a widow, Ellen, two sons and six daughters.

The photos show: the Pub in August 1929, the event being the wedding of one of his daughters; Elija Salt and finally the building in 1981.

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Vicar Lane The secret’s in the mix

S40 Local speaks to Sonia Kolomijez, Vicar Lane Shopping Centre Manager

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hen announcing the appointment of Mary Portas to conduct an independent review into the importance of our high streets the government stated, “The high street should be at the heart of every local community, bringing people together, providing essential services and creating jobs and investment, so it is vital that we do all that we can to ensure they thrive.” Over the past few editions, through 10% independent, we’ve been encouraging you to support local independent shops by spending £1 out of every £10 with them, rather than supermarkets and retail chain stores. The majority of S40 Local advertisers are small independent traders, many retail outlets being on Chatsworth Road and the immediate area. But at the end of Chatsworth Road we’ve got our town centre, and the retail mix needed to keep a town centre alive is perhaps different. A town centre needs chains to attract people who are looking to buy clothes, shoes, household and electrical goods etc... as well as a mix of independent shops - for people to seek out unique products they couldn’t buy elsewhere. The right mix prevents towns looking the same and creates a reason to travel to a new town, to enjoy a different shopping experience. This month I met Sonia Kolomijez, Centre Manager at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre and Amanda Thomas, Centre Administrator. Vicar Lane is the newer shopping area of town, where H&M, BHS, Superdrug etc are located. Vicar Lane was a multimillion pound investment for Chesterfield in 2000, and Sonia is responsible for the end to end operation of the site marketing the centre both to consumers and potential tenants, building maintenance, customer services, security, the list goes on. Sonia explained her background “My earlier roles involved the management of commercial and residential properties, many centred around projects and delivery. When the opportunity came up to move into Centre Management it seemed like an exciting and challenging area to work. Since then I’ve worked in various towns including, Aylesbury, Walsall, Barnsley, Bristol, France and more locally Sheffield, gaining awards for centre development along the way. I came to Chesterfield and Vicar Lane in 2005.” Page 34 • www.s40local.co.uk

In the late 1990s a tired area of Chesterfield was redeveloped and pedestrianised creating Vicar Lane. The areas demolished included a bus station, St James’ Hall and pubs such as the Commercial Hotel and Red Lion. The original plans were for an undercover enclosed centre but conservation orders for the area meant plans had to be adjusted. If you take a look above the shop fronts along Vicar Lane today the styles of the buildings are all different - styled to give the appearance of individual buildings and not a single development. Above street level the styling is noticeable, Costa and Wilkinsons appear to be part of the new development yet are not, demonstrating how well the centre integrates with its surroundings and preserves original features. “Vicar Lane opened in April 2000” explained Sonia, “this was a new venture for Chesterfield, Vicar Lane offered modern spacious retail units in a new contemporary environment. This was attractive to businesses that may not previously have had the confidence to move to Chesterfield.


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services provided by Vicar Lane works well, we have large, small and independent businesses in the units” explains Sonia.

Today people have the choice of ‘out of town’ retail with convenient free parking or internet shopping delivered to your door. So why do people still visit a town centre?

“Chesterfield has history, culture and many elements that make it unique. We need a way to capture all this and market it, create an experience for the visiting shopper or tourist” she adds.

Sonia believes “There are two key reasons - to shop and to meet with friends. Chesterfield’s centre is a vital hub for the surrounding suburbs and communities, it’s what defines the town” answered Sonia, “to attract people it needs to be fun, entertaining, pleasant and interesting. Shopping isn’t about filling the trolley to the brim and loading the car boot.” Our town centre seemed to go through a bad run earlier this year with a number of closures being announced all at the same time. What’s your view? “It did have a bad run, but the town is still doing well. Vicar Lane only has one empty 400sq foot unit and although HMV has closed, Morrison’s will be opening an M Local food store there soon having recently signed a lease. Chesterfield has a great offer but I do think we need to be more verbal about it and make sure Chesterfield is high on the list of priorities for businesses and retailers. There is room for more retail but we need to work cohesively towards an end goal or vision to make sure it doesn’t negatively impact on what we’ve already got. “Vicar Lane is playing a part in making our town an attractive proposition, the mix of stores and

Looking forward, what plans are there for the centre? “We work with the Tourist Information Centre and when the town holds events we put on street entertainment, street art etc. We are looking at how we can make more use of the performance area outside H&M and working with local schools on arts projects” said Sonia. Speaking to Sonia has given me a different perspective on the town and made me think again about the complex issue of where we shop and where to best spend our money to support Chesterfield as a whole. It was great to hear that Vicar Lane is doing well and to think about the role the high street chains have in making the centre a success. Complemented by the markets and the independent shops I came away thinking perhaps Chesterfield town centre is due a renaissance, it’s only by increasing the footfall and us visiting and shopping there that the place will remain vibrant and colourful. By supporting the town centre we give retail chains and investors the confidence they need to locate here which will further improve the quality of the retail offering in our town.

“Presenting a feeling of confidence in a town is important to investors and helps bring in business and consumers.”

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Chairman’s Newsletter Chatsworth Road Festival 2013

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Patient Representatives Update on a project running at Chatsworth Road medical centre By Ken Davis

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he patients of Chatsworth Road Medical Centre have set up a Patients’ Representatives Group whose aim is to promote the best interests of patients registered with the Medical Centre. It is called ‘Patients’ Representatives’’ The Group is open to all patients and the current volunteers are keen to tell other patients about their work. The volunteers are working on a number of projects to gather patients’ needs and suggestions and this should help improve the services of the Medical Centre. If you have a little time and are keen to see our Medical Centre develop the best services possible then please contact the group with your ideas and suggestions. The Group has written a description of its work which is: “The Representatives will strive to ensure that patients will receive the highest possible standards of care and treatment. To this end, the Group will act as a ‘critical friend’ of the Health Centre. It will consult patients and work with Doctors and Practice staff to help improve the range and quality of services and will complete projects based on the suggestions received from patients and care groups.”

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The Patient Representatives Group has been set up using the guidelines and recommendations set out by NAPP the National Association for Patient Participation. The group of patients is now working on projects and on other activities to make the Representatives a positive and constructive part of the Practice. Patients’ Representatives or Participation Groups are an important part of the new Health Service Primary Care System. Their role is to gather information about the overall needs and requirements of patients in the GP system and to help decide whether there can be improvements. All the work is channelled through a Locality Group and then on to the Regional Clinical Commissioning Group which is the organisation that decides on the strategic direction for general practice in North East Derbyshire. To be successful the Representatives Group should have as wide a cross section of patients as possible to help it understand the needs of all the patients. The current members are a mix with different backgrounds, ages and experience. There are people who were professionals within the NHS, people who have cared for relatives and others with experience in commerce and government.


One member is Anna Casper and Anna has written a paragraph about why she has joined the Group. “I am a Sixth Form Student at Brookfield Community School hoping to study Medicine at University. Simply put, I joined the PRG because I am interested in healthcare. I was eager to get involved and learn more about the relationship between patients and Doctors in my local community. Being a member of the PRG allowed me to find out about the working of the Practice and the different experiences and perspectives of others. As a young person wanting to be a Doctor I have been able to learn from other members of the PRG. It has been really useful as it has improved my knowledge about the changes that are taking place to the NHS as well as giving me a chance to get to know a wide range of other people who share an interest in healthcare.” Another member, Ian Gerrard was a senior manager in the Ambulance Service and can see benefits to patients and to the Practice if the Group is successful. Current projects are a Communications Project to make sure all patients know that the Group is working for their benefit and that they can contact us with their thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We are also working on how to reduce the time wasted when patients miss appointments and we will be doing surveys of patients that will help the practice understand how it is delivering its services. A future project could be to provide input on patients’ needs to help the doctors select from an increasing base of suppliers within and outside the NHS.

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We are learning the ropes and working together on these projects and there will be a formal general meeting soon open to all patients. The Group is taking its role seriously and is working enthusiastically to fulfil its role in the everchanging NHS. However to be successful we need as wide a profile of patients as possible on the Group. When we have a number of completed projects and we are up and running on all cylinders we’ll have a public meeting and an AGM. Please come along to the AGM to see what we do and consider joining the Representatives’ Group. You can join in now by using the contact details below and remember, you don’t have to commit loads of time but if you help the PRG so we get a good cross section of patient’s ideas then we will be able to decide on priorities for future projects. If you want to get involved either contact the Group through the Medical Centre’s Website at www.ourdocs. co.uk/ and go to the Patient Group Page or write to us at: secretary@prgourdocs.co.uk Or leave your details at the Medical Centre marked for the attention of the Patients’ Representatives Group Secretary and we will get in touch with you. Please mention S40 Local • Page 43


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2013 will be the eighth successive Derbyshire Open Arts event, offering countywide art over Spring Bank Holiday weekend – Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May. Last year, 275 artists and craftspeople welcomed over 17,000 visitors at 95 venues.

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o as we gear up for the 2013 event we’ve provided here a list of the 29 artists that are closest to home - and if you’re wanting to venture further afield to any of the 200+ other artists, or want to find out more you can pick up a free brochure from the tourist information centre or online at www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk.

Exhibiting in the S40 area; Susanne Haywood will be opening up her Patchwork Studio at 667 Chatsworth Road, where you can see her traditional patchwork quilts and modern art wall hangings and Holymoorside will play host to 16 artists. Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival chair Ann Grinbergs says: “We are delighted to facilitate this exciting event once again – Derbyshire Open Arts has been a part of our own Festival programme for the last five years. It is a privilege to be sharing in such a wide variety of local talent, we offer a warm welcome to the artists taking part - and look forward to seeing lots of visitors. Refreshments, including ploughman’s lunches, will be available throughout the weekend.” Exhibitions will be open 25, 26 and 27 May from 11am to 5pm daily in Holymoorside United Reformed Church Hall, Cotton Mill Hill, S42 7EJ and in the Village Hall, Holymoor Road, S42 7DX. Lesley Alexander, one of the artists exhibiting at Holymoorside Village Hall explained how she got involved and what it means to her “I first heard about Derbyshire Open Arts a few years after I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, having studied embroidery as a mature student. I felt frustrated when I realised that I didn’t know anyone in my local art community. In this annual event, many artists open their studios to visitors but I didn’t have my own work studio. I enquired about exhibiting with other artists and was very lucky to be put in touch with the organiser of the group that exhibits in Holymoorside Village Hall. I first participated in 2010 and found the experience exhilarating and rewarding. Meeting new artists fired my imagination and also led to other exhibiting opportunities. Derbyshire Open Arts gives members of the public a unique opportunity to discover local artists and purchase original pieces of art work. Many visitors are also budding artists themselves and the exhibitors are always ready to share their ideas and many offer workshops to the public.” Research by The Arts Council England demonstrates that the arts are important to people in England with art increasing people’s capacity for life, (helping them to “understand, interpret and adapt to the world around them”) enriching their experience (bringing “colour, beauty, passion and intensity to lives”) and providing a safe site in which to build skills, confidence and self-esteem. Other forms of endeavour do some of these things. Only art does all three. The Arts Council also talks about the role that The Arts contributes to the strength and cohesion of communities. It is seen to foster a sense of place, belonging and community identity and to stimulate pride in the local environment. So whatever your motivation and involvement in the Arts, if you’re either looking for an enjoyable and inspiring activity over the Bank Holiday weekend, or you’re on the lookout for new original pieces, there’s plenty going on in the local area, and further afield across Derbyshire for you to explore and discover.

Artists shown opposite: 104 -John Connolly, Bolsover; 96 - Julie Whitham, Dronfield; 119 - Sarah EA Parkin, Holymoorside; 91 - Lynne Wilkinson, Dronfield; 116 - Duncan Pass, Holymoorside. Page 44 • www.s40local.co.uk


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What artists can I see in this area? 90. Maureen Greenland. Cartledge Cottage, Cartledge Lane, Holmesfield, Dronfield S18 7SB. Colourful hand thrown bowls and vases 91. Lynne Wilkinson. Summerley Hall Studio/Gallery, Summerley Lower Road, Dronfield S18 4BB. Paintings of animals and flowers, expressive use of colour and tactile paint. 92. Alive and Stitching. The Art Room, Rear of Greenways, Wilkin Hill, Barlow, Dronfield S18 7TE. Contemporary Textile Art by 6 Artists: Exhibition continues until Sunday 2nd June 11am - 5pm 93-100. The Peel Centre, High Street, Dronfield S18 1PY 93. Andy Rodgers. Overground Art. 94. Gina Hodges. Photography and digital imaging, combined with other media. 95. Marion Anniss. Innovative textile art using contemporary techniques. 96. Julie Whitham. Papier machÊ sculpture and acrylics. 97. Sandi Williams [fusions]. Individual contemporary fused glass creations. 98. C J Exley - Curious Cat Creative. Leather work and acrylic paints. 99. Ally Rodgers - Little Lady Lovekins. Multi-media creativity. 100. Heather Arbon. Contemporary art textiles inspired by nature. 101. Sheila Gill. Elgar Studio, 144 St Johns Road, Newbold, Chesterfield S41 8PE Watercolour and oils applied in a loose manner. 102. Linzi Pattison. 213 Lockoford Lane, Tapton, Chesterfield S41 0TG Mixed media techniques in acrylic, watercolours and inks,felt making and silversmithing. 103. Susanne Haywood. The Patchwork Studio, 667 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 3PA. Traditional patchwork quilts and modern art wall hangings. 104. John Connolly. 16 Langwith Road, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6HQ. Acrylic and mixed media landscapes on paper and canvas. Page 46 • www.s40local.co.uk


105-115. Holymoorside Village Hall, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside, S42 7DX. 105. Jennie Merriman. Mark making and stitch on acrylic sheet. 106. Sarah Burgess. Landscapes of paper, silk and stitch. 107. Jim Simpson. Ceramics and painting. 108. Ellie Evans. Vintage textiles using contemporary techniques. 109. Ashoka Sen. Paintings and craftwork feature Eastern themes. 110. Lesley Alexander Textiles. Contemporary textiles. 111. Olinda Everett. Textured Surfaces in Clay, inspired by myths. 112. Elizabeth K Forrest. Lettering artist and papermaker. 113. Jerry Daniel. Photography inspired by minor landscape features. 114. Jill Askey. Textiles inspired by rock formations. 115. Trudy Roe. Artists books, etchings and monoprints. 116-120. United Reformed Church, Cotton Mill Hill, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S42 7EJ. 116. Duncan Pass. Paintings and prints about Derbyshire heritage. 117. Roger Allen. Landscape artist. 118. Marge Elliott aka Tweed Queen. Handmade bags and accessories. 119. Sarah E A Parkin. Watercolour landscapes 120. Lesley Nason Ceramics. Contemporary wall art, vessels and jewellery using porcelain clay. For more details see the free brochure available from local libraries and information centres or online at www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk

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Business News Brampton Brewery Latest Accolades

Pelican Cycles LOOK Summer’s here!

It seems we can’t print an edition of S40 without mentioning the latest Brampton Brewery award. The latest to add to their trophy collection is an award for Brampton Mild, which took bronze in its category at the recent SIBA National Beer Competition in Sheffield. John Hurst commented “We are all delighted at the Brewery to have received this national recognition”. (Photograph shows Chris receiving his award at the event from Neil Morrissey).

Now that British Summertime has officially arrived, Pelican Cycles will be re-commencing their summer evening road cycling rides on Wednesday evenings from 1 May 2013, departing from the shop at 6:15pm. As before, the distance covered will be approx 35-40miles at around 16-17mph average speed and returning to Chesterfield between 8:30pm-9pm, all welcome. Neil of Pelican Cycles is also pleased to announce the arrival of LOOK bikes into the store, adding to the quality brands of Scott, Ridley, Merckx & DeRosa already stocked. In what is a busy time for the store, the new Spring/Summer range of both ‘Santini’ and ‘Funkier’ cycle clothing, together with Lazer helmets, is now arriving in stock so be sure to pop in to freshen up your cycling wardrobe for the new season.

Maison Mes Amis Summer Season Marcella and the team at Maison Mes Amis have been busy preparing for a fine summer.

The Rose and Crown A spring in their step Also owned by Brampton Brewery, The Rose and Crown picked up an award this month, winning Chesterfield’s CAMRA’s Pub of the Season award for Spring. Congratulations!

Robin Outram Moorland Natural Therapy Centre Robin Outram (registered Osteopath) has been in touch to let us know that his business has changed name, he’s now trading as ‘Moorland Natural Therapy Centre’ and as well as osteopathy and massage they now offer hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing. Give them a call on 01246 768 140 to book an appointment.

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To the front of Maison are tables and chairs where you can enjoy the morning sun and the new courtyard to the rear opens for business on 16 May. The sketch gives an artists impression of the suntrap, a great place to sit and relax, and if the weather allows, maybe the place for a barbecue or two! A new afternoon tea menu is now available to order from midday until 4pm with a great selection of sandwiches, scones, fruits and great cake, you can even accompany it with a glass of champagne, ideal parties or special occasions! The Mes Amis Book Club restarts at Maison on the first Monday of the month, 7pm for 7:30, call for details on 01246 768789 to get involved and find out the latest title.


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Business News Polar Windows: Finalist Fitter Scott Higgs, 42, from South Yorkshire, who works for Polar Windows, has been chosen as a finalist in the National Fit Show 2013, held in Telford Birmingham 16 – 18 April.

Tchar: Authentic English Tea Room New to Chatsworth Road Tchar is a new vintage tea room, adjoining Libby’s Gift Shop on Chatsworth Road. Troy McNulty, who previously worked at the Flower House, now runs Tchar. Troy explains “Tchar is a vintage English tea room, where we pride ourselves on great homemade food, with a fantastic selection of homemade cakes, such as Rose cake, Fat Free Spicy Fruit & Apple cake and Blueberry Lime & Almond Drizzle cake to name but a few. Our sandwiches and Panini’s are all freshly prepared and our menu includes soups, quiches, pies and pasta, much of which is served on crockery you might have used at Grandma’s house.” “Our grazing board is proving really popular, an interesting selection of meats, cheese, olives, dips and vegetables all served on an acacia board, with bread for dipping. We’re also keen to make sure everyone is catered for and are developing a diary and gluten free range”, she adds.

The FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge is designed to seek out, recognise and reward the skills of those at the sharp end, the people without whom the window, door and conservatory business could not exist: The Fitters. After a rigorous 4 month selection process, which has seen Scott interviewed, receiving site inspection visits and undertaking online questionnaires, he has secured his place in the final - along with seven others, out of over 2,000 UK wide craftsmen.

Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, with last orders at 4.30pm, and Sun 10am-4pm, most of our menu is also available to take away. Troy provides a selection of activities for children, such as biscuit decorating, card making and colouring, whilst Mum and Dad enjoy a relaxing time. There are even complimentary facilities for your dog, with dog parking, a dog drink and a treat. Troy and her close-knit team look forward to welcoming you soon.

Competitors will perform two of three challenges to install windows, doors or conservatory roof with a compulsory third event pitting them against the challenges of rectifying a residential door problem. Scott has been entered for Doors and Conservatory catagories. Scott has worked for Polar Windows for just over three years and has been trained to NVQ level 3 through the company’s staged, compulsory training programme. Scott who’s been a joiner by trade for 20 years, takes great pride in his craftsmanship and attention to detail and will embrace the competition next week. The competition focuses on the Health and Safety aspect of the fit and the standard of craftsmanship rather than speed - skill is the key! Scott has entered two out of the three categories - doors and conservatories, the third category being windows. For any further details contact Polar Windows on 01246 277242.

Libby’s: Party Balloons At Libby’s they love to have a party so to make sure your celebration is beautifully decorated she can now provide party balloons. Give Libby’s a call on 01246 229999 to order your selection to suit all occasions be it big or small. Page 52 • www.s40local.co.uk

Created Gallery 5th Birthday Celebrations Created Gallery continues to celebrate their five year anniversary on Chatsworth Road with a series of exhibitions: Celebrating Creativity. Throughout 2013 the gallery will be showing exhibitions of work by makers who have developed close connections with Created. Running from 4 May until 1 June there will be an exhibition of work by Clare Gage. Clare will be showing exhibition work as well as family pieces never seen in public. The exhibition charts Clare’s development from family pottery classes at the Hunloke Centre to successful professional ceramicist.


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Business Article

Made in Chesterfield Curleys Products bespoke Wood and Iron

There’s a risk involved with stepping away from a secure job with a salary and taking the plunge to become self employed. Oliver Curley from Curleys Products did just that and last talked to S40 Local twelve months ago so I caught up with him to see how his business is doing and ask whether he’d recommend being self employed?

In a previous S40 Local I explained my recent background” says Oliver, “I have a mechanical engineering background and chose to become self employed shortly after my daughter was born. It was suddenly very important to be close to my home and family and not on a contract at the far end of the country.” Oliver’s local connections led to him setting up shop at the rear of the Britannia Inn making wooden garden furniture and ornaments. This was a good move as he secured early contracts with local pub chains to produce benches and seating. The Britannia’s bowling green proved to be an excellent showroom for his products and it wasn’t long before his range included hanging baskets, together with watering systems, wrought iron work, bespoke iron gates, planters (timber and iron) and a whole host of other items. I would have thought that this was a very seasonal business but with the introduction of the wrought iron range business has been brisk all winter with the manufacture and installation of bespoke gates, fencing planters and decorative ironwork for people. So is being your own boss a good thing?

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“It has it’s advantages but it’s not all plain sailing, you need to be motivated and focused. People in salaried roles often think it must be great, but it genuinely is hard work, you need to learn new skills and be able to cover every aspect of the business from meeting clients, making the products, overseeing delivery or installation, invoicing, payment collection and not forgetting that I have to make my own tea!” “Right now I’m busy building orders for spring and it’s proved very challenging, any timber treatment or paint has been taking four days to dry before it can be handled again due to the cold weather we’ve had. This makes work very difficult as all the space is taken up with drying materials.” Oliver showed me some of his recently produced items. Replacement iron gates, made to measure, “these items are practically maintenance free being fully galvanised”, he explained, “unlike some wooden items which really need to be stained each year”, railings for ponds and a whole stack of materials ready to be made into planters for the spring. Delivery takes place as far afield as Kent but he’s been very busy around Chesterfield with customers from S40 Local to whom he passes on his thanks, “I’ve made a bespoke scarf stand used for retail display at the Image and Colour Emporium” he comments. Was the move worth it then? “Definitely, I’ve made a living for myself, I’ve no regrets, recommendations are coming in thick and fast, I’m looking forward to the year ahead and I get to see my family more”. Sounds like I need to book him in for 2014!


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Garden Tips

May

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

Background picture courtesy of Iain McGregor

Although, due to low temperatures, most things in the garden may seem to be well behind their normal growing pattern, they will quickly recover once the weather improves. This may mean a lot for the gardener to do, but, if the sun shines, it’s no real hardship to be outdoors at this time of year. Here are some of the most important jobs that need to be done.

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If you have a tree or shrub (especially fruiting ones) that produces suckers, pull these off as low down as possible; cutting them will only encourage more.

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Thin out raspberry shoots and prune gooseberries. As always, the idea is to make an open framework with an even distribution of fruiting stems all getting a good supply of sunlight and air (often easier said than done).

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Sow French and runner beans, cucumbers, pumpkins and squashes. These are tender, so if they produce shoots and there’s the possibility of frost, cover them up.

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Sow cauliflower and purple sprouting broccoli for harvesting in winter; they like a long growing season. They are both hardy, so shouldn’t mind a bit of frost, although protecting the newest shoots is probably a good idea anyway.

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If you’ve already sown tomatoes and courgettes inside, they can now go outside (as above, protect them from possible frost). As upright (cordon) tomatoes grow, keep an eye open for any sideshoots that form in the angle between the main stem and branches and remove them.

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If you’re growing potatoes, earth them up by pulling surrounding soil up around the stems as they grow – this is to prevent tubers forming above ground and going green, which is poisonous.

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Support peas with pea sticks, and prepare supports for any other plants (e.g. runner beans) that need them.

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In terms of routine maintenance, lawns should now need regular mowing, and keep on top of the weeding. If you’ve been feeding the birds in the winter, don’t stop – the current thinking is that you should do it all year.

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Anything growing in pots, either indoors or outdoors, will need regular watering and feeding.

10. Keep sowing salad crops (radishes, spring onions, lettuce etc.) and herbs for regular harvesting.


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Community News Chesterfield Cricket Club Yorkshire Game

Chesterfield Cricket Club is proud to announce that they have secured a YB40 game featuring Yorkshire in Queen’s Park this year on Sunday 19 May. The YB40 match is the re-named CB40 national competition now that the Clydesdale Bank has handed over to the Yorkshire Bank. Yorkshire’s opponents will be the Unicorns who played Derbyshire during last year’s Festival. It will be the first time that a national competition game has taken place in Queen’s Park that doesn’t include Derbyshire. Yorkshire is also here in Chesterfield this year for the County Championship and T20 games against Derbyshire as part of the annual Chesterfield Festival in July. Toad Footwear retailers will sponsor the match while Brampton Brewery and Fredericks will have their award winning produce on sale at the ground. Tickets are £16 on the day or £12 if bought beforehand at the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre at Rykneld Square, call 01246 345777 or from Mike Taylor on 07790 777482 or at wingpc@aol.com. There is a full refund on advance ticket sales in the event that there is no play on the day.

Hollingwood Hub A wedding venue?

Are you looking for a wedding venue with a difference? The Chesterfield Canal Trust have recently been in touch to suggest a wedding breakfast at Nona’s at Hollingwood Hub with a cruise down the canal. The top photo shows a recent wedding at the Hub, the bride disembarking from the John Varley cruise boat having cruised down from Tapton Lock and the second photo shows the Hub by night. If you would like to find out more, please contact Hollingwood Hub, 22 Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield, S43 2PF or call 01246 477569.

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Maison Mes Amis Fundraising Dinner

Alexis S Diouf was born in Baback, a French speaking village in Senegal, West Africa with just 2,100 inhabitants. Alexis came to the UK in 1980 and made Chesterfield his family home although he continues to visit Baback to see his family and is active in helping with fundraising for the Friends Of Baback in Chesterfield (FOBC). On 23 May the FOBC will be holding a fundraising dinner at Maison Mes Amis, 19 Old Road, the proceeds of which will go to two schools and a dispensary in Baback. There will be a three course meal with entertainment at this great restaurant, tickets are £30 a head and there will be a raffle with excellent prizes on the night. If you’d like to attend and help raise funds you can call Maison Mes Amis on 01246 768789 or email to info@maison-mes amis.co.uk.

For more information on the dinner or the charity, please contact Alexis S Diouf on 0759 625 9858.

French Class

Are you interested in brushing up on your rusty French language skills? Chris Webb is gauging whether there would be sufficient interest to start an ‘Almost Beginners’ U3A French class meeting in Walton, time and dates are yet to be decided. Ideally, you should have some knowledge of French – even if only school level from some years ago. He plans to concentrate on essential/basic language needs with the aim of progressing to conversational French. Please contact Chris Webb on 01246 569895 or by email for more details and to express your interest - riversidecreek @btinternet.com


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don’t particularly have a fondness for guinea pigs. In fact I would go as far to say that I didn’t really ever think about them until very recently. You probably think that this is an odd subject to bring to any discussion. Apparently guinea pigs have several different methods of ‘squeaky’ communication but I do feel as though they need a voice; albeit for the purpose of this article anyway. I recently found myself at a farm park with my two children over the Easter holidays and this is when I was confronted with the ‘guinea pig perspective’. One of the attractions of the aforementioned farm park is the opportunity for our beloved little bundles of joy to ‘pet’ a guinea pig for a few minutes. The joy that this opportunity provides to the children is apparent by the bustling prior to the 11:30 petting slot afforded by the farm park. As I stood there at 11:25 with what can only be described as hundreds of other people and their eager yet impatient children, witnessing such queue defying tactics as trampling, elbowing and barging, I noticed the little faces of 30 guinea pigs peering from within the hay. Their expressions were not in any way a reflection of the excitement contained within the faces of the 5 year olds awaiting to get their little hands on them, it wasn’t even a welcoming encouragement for the upcoming affection that they would undoubtedly receive when the gates were flung open at half past eleven. No, this was outright fear. Three times a day, each and every day, these little sombre rodents await the delights of being ‘petted’ in a way that you and I could never imagine. 11:30 arrived. Not soon enough for the children but definitely too fast for the guinea pigs. They knew the time, I could see it in their twitching little faces. Already possessing rather large eyes for such a small creature, I swear that their eyes grew larger

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with the anticipation. I too joined in the bustling with everyone else (oh the guilt!), channelling my daughter in to a gap in the ‘petting zone’ where she sat eyeing up the possible black, white, beige or ginger contender. Having received her new found yet wiry best friend ‘Tina’, I am proud to say that she petted her very gently. However, that couldn’t be said for little Bradley (whoever that child belonged to). Bradley had other ideas for ‘Fluffy’, a rather nice fluffy (ironically) white guinea pig. Bradley discovered that little squeezes generated a series of little squeaks, almost like a pocket sized bagpipe, I’m not really sure that Fluffy minded though, he/she seemed relatively relaxed throughout Bradley’s rendition of something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. The discovery of the musical guinea pig however wasn’t all that Bradley would find out that day, his instrumental rendition was superceded by the discovery that hay can, in fact, fit up a guinea pig’s nose. Fluffy, at this point, had decided that Bradley’s intentions were not wholly honourable and decided to attempt escape. I have to give Fluffy credit for his/her SAS style escape and credit to Fluffy, he/she managed it, scampering off to join the rest of his/her petrified colleagues. Unfortunately though, the loss of Fluffy appeared to fuel a level of upset in Bradley which resulted in a high pitched whine which put Fluffy’s musical talents to shame. Bradley was immediately compensated with the arrival of a replacement named ‘Star’ (Fluffy was long gone!) and it was at this point that I realised that this was my cue for a quick exit and so decided to battle it out with the hoards in order to stroke a lamb. I don’t really have a point to make, I guess if I did then it would be that, no matter how bad things seem to get in life; you could always be a farm park guinea pig. Take care and as always, thanks for reading. Will Jackson www.wj79.wordpress.com


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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: centre@ storrsroadchurch.plus.com. 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 WardFoster on 01246 567250 or email alison.ward@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk. 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.co.uk Monday, The Jungle Day Play Centre: Parent and Toddler Session 0 to 5 year olds. £3.50. Every Monday, Wednesday Wednesday and Friday in The Jungle Playcentre includes activities delivered from a qualified nursery nurse. The Jungle and Friday Play Centre, Foxwood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 260011. Weekly Jog Derbyshire Groups @Brampton Manor: All welcome. Mon 6 to 7pm, Wed 9:30 to 10:30am and Thurs 5 to 5:45pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit www.brampton-manor.com Mon am Tots Café at St Thomas' Centre 10am to Midday. An informal get together for parents/carers. Call 01246 (Term Time) 279916 for info. Monday Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or www.visitchesterfield.info Monday pm Spanish for babies, toddlers and preschool children: Mondays in term time 1:30 to 2:30pm (Term time) at Walton Village Hall. Introduce your child to Spanish through lots of songs, games and fun. Cost £3.50. Call Lynne on 07986 771957 for further details. Monday Young at Heart (social afternoon) - all welcome. 1:30 to 3:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Monday William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir: Monday 3:30 to 4:30pm, our choir is made up of children, staff, parents and members of the wider community. Enthusiasm is all you need. An ability to sing is an advantage but not compulsory! Come along and join in. Contact Cindy Clark on 01246 234626. Monday 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 2cfdbb@googlemail.com Monday 1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the Brownie (Term Time) guider on 01246 272678 for further details. Monday Aurora Ladies' Choir. 7:15 to 9:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Monday Cock and Magpie Morris: 8 to 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 www. cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk 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 7:459:45pm. Instruments are available. Enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk 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: guidedogschesterfield@hotmail.co.uk or via Facebook - Guide Dogs Chesterfield). 3rd Monday RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15 to 9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks, refreshments, bird food Not Aug sales. All welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield Tuesday AM Chatters Coffee Shop at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road, Chesterfield S40 3DD. 10am to midday. 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 office@waltonchurch.org Tuesday and Cycling day rides with Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club: Meet at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Thursday 9:25am. Suitable for new and experienced cyclists: 30-60 mile routes. Call Dave Scrivener 01246 455525 or Steve Bright 07734506492 or just turn up. www.chesterfieldspirecyclingclub.co.uk Tuesday Spire Laughter Club: Takes place above Dent's 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 to 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. Tuesday Progressive Whist Drive: Holymoorside Community Centre. 2 to 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. Tuesday The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’: Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10am to1:30pm. Refreshments available. All welcome. Tuesday Tuesday Worship: St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am to 12:15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost is £2.00 per person). Tuesday Brownies. 6 to 7:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Tuesday Dog obedience training. 7:15 to 8:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details.

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Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers: 7:30 to 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 www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk 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 www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com 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 to 4:15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Brampton Manor: Every Tuesday Quiz Night from 8.30pm. General knowledge with cash prizes to be won plus play your cards right. Call: 01246 277760. www.brampton-manor.com Chesterfield Christadelphians: 6.30pm weekly Christian chat at Costa coffee, 16 Packers Row, Town Centre, Chesterfield Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30 to 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 freehandgroup@ btinternet.com or website www.freehandgroup.wordpress.com or call Dawn on 01246 569705. Come to Time Out on Tuesdays a new community group. Storrs Road Church Centre, 2 to 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 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360. Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7pm at the Town Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. Old Brampton Women's Institute. 2 to 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 - a lovely sharing time after the fun together. Contact Rosie on 01629 537692 or 07500814361. www. nederbyshiredownssyndromegroup.co.uk Qi Gong. 10 to 11:15am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. British History Class: Currently looking at Edward II's reign. 10:30am at Chesterfield Library. Contact Margaret Bargh for details on 01246 276800. Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11:10am to 12:20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Holymoorside Craft Group: 2 to 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. No meetings in June, July or August. Beavers Scouts. 4:15 to 6pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Messy Play at The Jungle Playcentre. 4:30 to 6:30pm. All children welcome under 12 years. Lots of messy, fun activities. Only £4.95 for 2 hours of fun. Evening Group Road Cycling. Meet every Wednesday 5:45pm onwards at Pelican Cycles, 1 Old Road, Brampton. Ride departs 6:15 to 6:30pm. Return around 8:45 to 9pm. Circa 35 miles. For more details contact Pelican Cycles on 01246 767078. Cub Sscouts. 6 to 7:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. 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. Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane - 7:15 to 9pm. We are a nonperforming choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or helend@uwclub.net Jesterfield Juggling Club. 7 to 9pm at Walton Village Centre. All abilities welcome to learn and share skills in all types of circus skills. £2 a week for adults and £1 for under 16s who are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. We meet, we juggle, we eat cake. Call 07766 468 499 or email lwfarrant@btinternet.com. Bible Class: 7:30 to 8:30pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Topics presented for study and discussion. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Scouts. 7:30 to 9:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details

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Brampton Best Knitters: Come and meet in the Rose and Crown for knitting, crochet, other handicrafts, combined with a warm welcome and good company. £1 subs (optional). 7.30pm, Rose and Crown, 104 Old Road, Brampton. Call Suzanne on 07900 814715 for more info. 1st Green Drinks: An opportunity for like-minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, Wednesday interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm and the location varies so please check at www.greendrinks. org/Derbyshire/Chesterfield. 3rd Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning: 10am-12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. Enjoy a slice of cake and tea/ Wednesday 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 www.fair-play.co.uk 3rd Chesterfield Fairtrade Group: 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with Wednesday events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308. 3rd Foljambe Women’s Institute 7.30 to 9.30.pm. St John’s Church Hall, Walton. Small, friendly group where Wednesday visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information ring Margaret on 01246 232134. 4th Walton Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Activities Wednesday include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much more!  New members and visitors welcome.  For details call Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Diana Fagg on 01246 566780. Last Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7 to 9pm on the last Wednesday of Wednesday each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Call: B Turner on 01246 566109. Last Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the Wednesday website www.brampton-manor.com Thursday Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield. info Thursday Fit and Fab Keep Fit Class Holymoorside: A gentle exercise class to music. 9:30am to 10:30am in United Reform Church Holymoorside. All welcome. Contact Tessa on 0786 658 5575. Thursday Yoga. 9:30 to 11am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Thursday Walking Back To Healthiness: Walking group meets at 10:30am at Holmebrook Valley Park, starting points may vary. To book please call Tina Hensey on 01246 345669. Thursday 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 canoejmc@gmail.com, visit the website www.ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk or call 01246 274021. Thursday Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome - join and play folk dance music. 7 to 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. For details visit www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, email: bcband@hotmail.co.uk or call: 01246 236805. Beginners session on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Thursday Muy Thai. Marticl arts training. 6 to 7:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Thursday Beginners/Novices Linedance Class: 7 to 8:30pm. £5 at St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. Call Kathryn 01246 569053. Thursday Table Tennis club - 7.30pm – 9.00pm - £1 charge at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. Thursday Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433. Thursday Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7:15 to 9:30pm. We put on four concerts & a choral day each year. Come & join us. Call Lynda at 01246 202694. Thursday 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. Thursday Ringcraft Dog classes. 7:30 to 10:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Thursday Holymoorside Choral Society: practice in Holymoorside from 7:30 to 9:30pm.  We sing a variety of music - new members, particularly gentlemen, always welcome. Contact Jane Alexander on 01246 566033. Thursday 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. Thursday Kettlercise Class: A group exercise class using light-weight Kettlebells at Back to Basics Gym, Brampton, 5:30 to 6:30pm every Thursday. Suitable for all fitness levels, costs £4 or book 6 classes for £20. Book www. kettlebellhealth.co.uk/class-locations or call Rachel on 07742 428216. Thursday Pub Quiz at The Crispin, Ashgate Road. 9pm. Every St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Thursday Badgers and Cadets (5 to 18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7:30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or email (Term Time) chesterfield@derbyshire.sja.org.uk. 1st Thursday Do you play an instrument? Would you like to play jazz with the Chesterfield Jazz Club house band? Come to Jam Session, at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, S40 1DL. £4 on the door for participants and spectators. 7:30 start. 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Last Thu Tramway Tavern: Jam Night. Last Thursday of the month - 9pm at the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Thursday & Pasta Night @ Koo: Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for £22. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on Friday request. Served 5 to 8pm, to book call 01246 205604. Friday Fit and Active. 9:30 to 10:15am at St Thomas' Church Centre, Brampton. Fitness class for adults of all fitness levels and age groups. £4 per class. Call Mick on 07852 979546 for details. Friday Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info Friday Parent & Toddler - all welcome! 9 to 11am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Friday The Jungle Day Nursery: Coffee Morning for parents / carers to talk and socialise - Every Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Jungle Day Nursery, Fox wood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 261642. Friday Découpage. 1 to 3pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Friday 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 to 9:45pm. Instruments available. Email: enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk or 01246 566691/568745. Fridays 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6 to 14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout (Term Time) Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. Friday Youth Club. 6 to 8pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Friday Knit and Natter: 6:30pm at the Image and Colour Emporium at 413a Chatsworth Road. Get together with like minded people for some knitting and a chat. Cost £3 includes coffee and a cake. Call Tracey on 07526 455410 for more information. Friday Brampton Manor: Every Friday Live music from 9pm see website for details. Call: 01246 277760. www. brampton-manor.com Friday (2nd The Chesterfield Art Club: Meet at Whitecotes School from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Activities alternate between and 4th) 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). Friday Badminton. 8:15 to 9:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Saturday Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30 to 11:30am. Fun training for Mornings 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 tim.sadler2@ntlworld.com Saturday Muy Thai for Adults. Martial Arts training.10 to 11am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Saturday Chesterfield Town Football Club's U7's Team 2013/14: Players boys or girls must be Under 7 on the 31st of Mornings August 2013. Call Tim Sadler 01246 277325 or tim.sadler2@ntlworld.com if interested. Saturday Muy Thai for Kids. Martial Arts training. 11am to Midday. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Saturday Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or ww.visitchesterfield.info Sunday Sunday School 9:30 to 10:30am at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 to Mornings 11 years Bible stories, crafts, music. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Sunday Football Training Club: Chesterfield Town Football Club run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys Mornings and girls aged under 6 years old. Stand Road Park at 10am. Call Tim on 01246 277325. Sunday Gospel Hour 6pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Refreshments and a time to chat after service. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Sunday Brampton Manor: Sunday Carvery 12-6pm & Live Music from 5pm. Call: 01246 277760. 1st Sunday Life Drawing and Painting Class with a model, 10:30 to 11:30am then Midday to 1:00pm, with Chris Bennett, artist, at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. Cost: £12 full price/£9 concs/£6 under 18/students. For info please contact: Sarah Bennett: 01629 733759 or email sarah@sarahbennettjazz.com Sunday (2nd Rainbow Whist: Holymoorside Community Centre. From 7 to 9pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month. & 4th) Anyone with the ability to play whist is welcome. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. Every 2nd Chesterfield and District Alpine Society meet every 2nd Sunday in the month, between September and May, Sunday in Holymoorside United Reformed Church at 3pm. Illustrated talks about plants and expeditions to find them. Friendly group. All welcome. Contact: 01246 569025 Every 3rd British Cycling Breeze Ride for women only: Loundsley Green Community Centre at 10:45am every third Sunday 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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Classifieds Mountain Bikes: £40 each Ladies and gents bikes. 26” alloy wheels. Call: 01246 203303 Coast ‘symphony’ maxi dress: Offers £75 (cost £160) Suitable for prom/evening/ bridesmaid occasions. Sapphire Blue with detachable spaghetti straps. Worn once immaculate as new condition. Telephone: 07780 596666 Chicco Baby Rocker: £10 Baby rocker seat in blue. Suitable from birth as fully reclines with removable padding for newborn. Call: Laura on 07515 176231 Graco Travel Cot: £30 Travel cot in navy blue with baby changing mat that clips to the top of the travel cot for ease of changing, great for grandparent’s house. Call: Laura on 07515 176231 Dog Crate: £25 Metal with removable metal base tray. 2 doors with double latches. Folds down for storage. 60cm (H) x 54cm (W) x 63cm (D). Good condition. Call: 07954 657915 (Walton) Parade Shoes: £15 Pair of cadet parade shoes. Black size 9. Good condition. £15 Call: 07954 657915 (Walton) Boy’s Bike: £15 20” wheels Universal Eruption. Call: 07954 657915 (Walton) Men’s bike: £25 26” wheels Universal Call: 07954 657915 (Walton) Pine Bunk Beds: £120 With mattresses - Single size can easily be set up as 2 singles Call: 07954 657915 (Walton)

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Mamas & Papas Crib and Stand: £80ono Also set of tab headed Millie & Boris curtains, plain, neutral colour. All very good condition. Call: 07748 645907 or 07901 550976 (Holymoorside)

Mongoose Mountain Bike: £75ono Blue child’s mongoose mountain bike 20” wheels, 7 gears, front suspension & alloy wheels, vgc child outgrown it. Call: 07789 225953 or 01246 463430 (Brampton)

Indoor Pet Cage Suitable For Rabbit/Guinea Pigs £40 Large size pet cage with carry handles and openings front & top. Suitable for medium size rabbit or 2 guinea pigs. Used three times as new in original box cost £65. Comes with accessories. Call: 01246 568454 (Somersall)

Roof Box: £40ono Halfords roof box with key. Good condition. Call: 0778 9225953 or 01246 463430 (Brampton)

BABY ITEMS: £Various Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix infant car seat, rear facing (0-13kg) group 0+ immaculate condition: £60. Tomy Premier Freestyle Baby Carrier, front and rear facing (3.5kg – 9kg) 0-12m, detachable baby harness, excellent condition boxed: £25. Philips Avent thermal bottle carrier, holds 2 x8oz bottles: £10. Mamas & Papas cot top changer, white, never been used still in original box: £10. Call: 01246 465485 (Walton) Various: £Various Two cd cabinets with roll tops teak sides floor standing: Both £16 or £7 each; Set of Victory at Sea videos: £Offers; Set of Frank Sinatra videos vgc: £10ono; 2 x Belkin screen protectors mirror finish one used once but both in packaging for iPad 2: £7 each; Belkin case for kindle touch in packaging as new slight mark on side never used: £7 Call: 01246 566701 after 6pm. Cycle Carrier: £35 Halfords 3 bike carrier, used twice so excellent condition. Full fitting instructions. Won’t fit current vehicle! Call: 01246 566286 (Somersall)

Electric Wonder Cooker: £40 Cooks, steams, roast, grills and fries. Never used. As seen on QVC at £100. Call: 01246 567 658 (Somersall). Youth’s Mountain Bike: £30 Crusader silver and blue, 18 gears, 24” wheel, dual suspension, very good condition. Call: 01246 569600 (Somersall) Large Super Scooter: £20 Magma blue scooter - suit boy or girl aged 5 to 8 years old. 11” wheel with pump up tyres. Cycle style front and rear brakes, built in stand, one of the best scooters on the market today.Call: 01246 569600 (Somersall) Solid Pine Farmhouse Table: £100 4ft x 32 inches. Good condition. Call: 01246 206091 (Ashgate) Various: £Various Carl Lewis Treadmill vgc: £40; Antique Bentwood Coat Stand 6’6” high: £110; 10 pairs jeans, size 12, 32 leg length (Levi’s, Ted Baker, G Star, Diesel etc) as new £5 per pair; Victorian Jug and Bowl Set with matching Dressing Table set vgc: £80 ono Call: 01246 551666 or 0777 2773157

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All aspects of joinery. A friendly reliable service.

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Any Gardening Work Undertaken • No job too small

Call Steve on 0789 187 3820 Or 01246 230493 (evenings) Page 76 • www.s40local.co.uk


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Call Tony on: t: 01246 207 046 m: 07890 657903

Vernon Road • Brampton • Chesterfield S40 1EL

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Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended Based in Holymoorside email: paulredfern12@btinternet.com

01246 569618 or 0773 436 2551

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Leannes Nails & Beauty

Mobile Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician. Acrylic nails, Manicures, Waxing etc. This Month’s Offers: Full Set Acrylic Nails £20 Half Leg Wax £10 Please contact me for a full price list

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Landscape Construction Specialists

All aspects of garden and landscaping work carried out including: • Patios • Turfing • Block Paving • Gravels • Fencing • Mowing • Hedge Cutting • Tree Services Call us now on:

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Steve Gentle Handyman Services Cabinets, shelving, flat packs, taps, pictures, lighting, tiling, small joinery and much more. No job too small. Reasonable prices • Top quality • Fully insured

01246 205006 07904 905617 (Wingerworth based)

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Mathematics

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Aerials & Satellites R&S Favell

We offer 50 year’s experience 7 days a week best quality materials Usually same day service Digital and technical problems solved Senior citizen discounts

Offers Bimbo 10% off when you mention S40 Local Blueflame Free boiler service subject to visual inspection and a 12 month service contract.

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Leanne’s Nails & Beauty Full set of acrylic nails £20 & half leg wax £10

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Call us for a Fast Free Quote Trailer and Towbar Specialists since 1997. Local High Quality Service. Find us at: Unit 60, M1 Commerce Park Markham Lane, Chesterfield S44 5HS Accessories Shop · Now doing number plates.

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SB Auto Repairs

Fully qualified mechanic with over 20 years experience Fully mobile service Local & independent All makes Servicing • Cam Belts Engine Repairs • Brakes Tyres • Exhausts

Shaun Boler 07778 750 922 Walton Chesterfield

Little Fish 10% off all invitations ordered in May with code S40. Moorland Natural Therapy 25% off your 1st appointment. Ovenclean £5 off oven cleans until end June 2013. Ovenfresh First clean from £25. Polar Windows 20% off conservatories. Pooky £10 off all rocking horses*, valid May 2013 on horses over £100. Full payment required on ordering. Prince Parties @ Model Mentor Free cake and pass the parcel with their advert. Sehati Special offer - an hour’s Reiki for £18. She Fashions 70% clearance on upper floor. Smart Valet 10% off for new business customers. Tchar 10% off afternoon tea or main meal with the voucher in their advert. NOTE: This page only provides the highlights. Where offers have terms and conditions these will be stated in the businesses’ adverts or can be discussed directly with the business making the offer. S40 Local accept no responsibility for errors in the listings. Please mention S40 Local • Page 81


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