Issue no. 53 May 2014
Love Your Local Market
Time to reacquaint yourself with the towns Historic Market.
St Thomasâ€™ Church War Memorial A small and interesting fact you may have never noticed.
Sheffield Ski Village The campaign group looking to reinstate the Ski Village to its former glory as a centre for snowsport.
Holymoorside Horticultural Society Talking to the group about their place in the local community.
Your Business, Entertainment and Community Guide for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton.
Intro May already!
I’ve enjoyed spending time learning about a number of businesses this month,Toad Footwear and Autoworld, to name two, and they’ve shared their stories with me. They are very different in most ways but their shared values make them have a lot in common – they are local family businesses, both doing well and both loyal to Chesterfield. Then we have the Love Your Local Market week coming up and we are encouraged to visit and perhaps revisit, in some cases, our market traders on Chesterfield market. These three unrelated articles highlight the importance of supporting local independent businesses in preference to the large chain stores and supermarkets and are working proof of the benefits they provide to our local economy and job market. I know we can’t survive without the larger players, but by making a choice to spend a small amount of our cash with the independents, we can make a massive difference. Think back to our 10% independent idea... £1 in every £10 spent away from the nationals. As a reminder - if a weekly shopping bill is £100, that’s £10 to spend locally. If the 8,200 households we deliver to do that, then we will pump £82,000 a week into the local economy! And, I’m sure the guys on the market stalls or in the small shops really appreciate you making that spending choice. So what else have we this month? We’ve got a great cover painting, sent in by one of our readers. Fortuitously it arrived in the same month as the Love Your Market Week campaign is featured (it’s not just thrown together this stuff you know!) see page 28 for details. As mentioned, we’ve articles on Toad Footwear, Autoworld and the markets, as well as Elysium, Peak Performance, St Thomas’ War Memorial, Sheffield Ski Village, U3A and Derbyshire Open Arts. This item arrived just in time... A Duck Race! More details next month, but four races will take place of little rubber ducks along the length of the stream in Somersall Park, that feeds Walton Dam. Accompanied by a bar and BBQ, in aid of the Sick Children’s Trust. Save the date Sunday 22 June! Lastly, the Tour de France, passes close by in a few weeks and it feels to me like there are loads of people out on their bikes at the moment? Right, I’m off to join them - see you in June. Paul.
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It’s not the pound stores, pawn brokers and bookies that make a town centre desirable, it’s a good mix of cafes, independents and popular chain stores that give the town centre a personality, and pull in locals and visitors alike. Toad Footwear is one of our locally owned independent stores, on Stephenson’s Place just around the corner from the Crooked Spire and it’s doing well. I recently went to meet the team at Toad, I was expecting a young, vibrant team, and I got that and much more - a lesson about the problems faced by today’s small businesses and an insight into how this business has adapted, by adding an online business, to compete and stay ahead of the competition in this cut-throat market. Toad was originally established by brother and sister Drage and Fiona Thompson in 2003. Drage, a professional golfer, whose career was cut short by injury and his sister, who worked for VF Corporation, a USA clothing corporation with revenues of circa $9.5billion. “It was simply a ‘why don’t we do something together?’ discussion one day” explains Drage, “I think retail felt right for us. Our parents used to own Whites Furnishers until the 1960’s (a large Chesterfield furniture store) so we both had sales and service in our genes, you might say.” “We started Toad with the aim of offering something different, products that stood out from the crowd - brand and style being important, customer service and repeat business more so, products with a story that people can relate to” enthuses Drage. It wasn’t long before Fiona left to get married and started a family and Drage took over the business, which initially sold just women’s shoes. Drage’s fiancée, Laura, joined him at Toad eight years ago, “She put her career on hold to work full time for the business just over four years ago, after leaving university with a first class Law degree. Laura is the real driving force behind the business. She is involved with every aspect and her professionalism and attention to detail are why we are what we Page 6 www.s40local.co.uk
are. We work really well as a team and both have our own roles within the business, but it’s Laura’s eye for product that is the basis for success “ explains Drage. The business today employs seven local people and splits business 20/80 between the retail store and the online world. “It’s the internet side of the business that enables us to continue to offer the wide footwear range that we do in store” explains Drage. “A small independent store just wouldn’t get access to the range and brands we stock, the start up costs associated with the stock needed would be huge. For us it’s the strong online business and sales that gives us the buying power - the right brands are interested in us. The internet business has enabled us to secure the brands we want; our top brands include Ugg Australia, Converse, Vans, Melissa, Vivienne Westwood and many more - adding up to 1,400 lines which are available when you visit the store or online in various colours and sizes.” “We’ve grown and continued to grow through the recession” explains Laura. “Nine years ago we started offering ‘sales’ products through ebay and it was so successful that we added the full price products. We quickly realised we needed our own consumer website and set up toadfootwear.co.uk. We now also sell through Amazon as they approached us five years ago and together all three channels make up 80% of our business and we are continually looking to expand further.” “Growth can cause problems though” adds Drage. “With our inventory selling across the three online channels our IT systems were letting us down” he explained. “We didn’t have one single inventory, so we’d end up selling more products than we’d got in stock, as each online channel made sales. Mondays used to be a real headache as we often found sales had outstripped supply. We’ve invested in new systems and today things run much more smoothly.” “The online opportunities are very exciting and we now ship 25% of our online sales
worldwide, but Toad remains committed to the retail store and to Chesterfield. We reward in-store loyalty with a card that offers 10% back(*1) - the take up for this has been fantastic.” It is clear that for the guys at Toad it’s more than ‘just a job. The small team are extremely enthusiastic about what they do and their passion was evident even in the short time I spent there. Alicia is the store manager she graduated in 2013 and changed to full time immediately after working part time here for 4 years previous. Elliot and Laura Slater have both chosen careers here based on a love for the products and the excitement for growth. The part time dedicated team member Olivia balances work whilst studying for an English degree and running a successful fashion blog. “Each staff member is integral to the business and we couldn’t run it without them” adds Drage. I was really impressed, Toad’s an independent retail store that’s doing well, has stayed in Chesterfield and has seen business grow five fold through a recession. I hope Toad’s success story might inspire other people to start off down the small business road and bring further prosperity and interest to our town centre and high streets. *1Terms and conditions apply.
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What’s On Sat 19 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sat 19 April Sat 19 April Sun 20 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 20 Apr Wed 23 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri 25 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat 26 Apr
Easter Bunny Eggstravaganza: Canal cruises on the Chesterfield Canal. Symphony Concert by the European School Brussels 1 Orchestra at 7pm. Holy Trinity Church, 31 Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7PG. Bach, Haydn, Dvorak, Verdi, Boieldieu, Kabalevski et al. Entry free - Refreshments available. For details call 01246 235 604. Easter Gardens and Coffee Morning: The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. Join us between 11am & 12:30pm to decorate the church for Easter. This year you’re invited to join us & make an Easter garden. All ages welcome. Build Your Own Easter Bunny with Pooky. 288 Chatsworth Road. See advert on page 38 for details. Easter Sunday Service at Storrs Road Methodist Church 10.45am with Rev Jim Magee and including Holy Communion Easter Morning Breakfast and Communion: The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. 9:30pm Join in a lively Easter morning celebration at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. at 11am. We begin outside the church (nr Serpent Motors ) where we shall be giving out Easter eggs and Easter goodies. All are welcome to join the Easter Procession into the church for a service suitable for all the family and including craft activities. Easter Service: 5 to 6pm at Christadelphian Church, 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Refreshments after the service. Visit web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk The John Varley will run a Special St George’s Day cruise, with a meal at Hollingwood Hub. For detail and booking call 01246 477569. www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk Holymoorside Film: "Oh! What a Lovely War" WW1 Musical Drama with popular music and songs of the time. Directed by Richard Attenborough, it features a galaxy of major stars, entertaining whilst treating the subject with respect. Cert 12A Starts at 7:30pm. Holymoorside Village Hall. Tel: Ann/Carole 01246 567118/861997 www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk Derbyshire Fire Service: A talk at St John’s Church Centre. 2 to 4:30pm Rose & Crown: Music from Freeway Vintage Rock. For those of you that like listening to a bit of music with your ales. www.roseandcrownbrampton.co.uk Chesterfield Cricket Club Premier matches in Queen's Park: Lullington Park (Premier League). Loundsley Green Community Centre Barn Dance. Tickets for sale from Paul on 07753605272. Ticket = £7/ Unwaged = Ê £5/ Under 16s = £3. Ticket price includes chip butties during the interval. As usual you can bring your own drinks. Health and Health and Communities Chesterfield Cricket Club Premier matches in Queen's Park: East Bierley (National Cup 1) Brampton Living History Group: 'Sheffield Cathedral and its role in Sheffield's history.' A talk by Grace Tebbitt. Held in St. Lester Simpson, and Nigel Corbett Thomas' Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road at 7:30pm. Admission Charge £2.Mike All Bettison welcome. Lester Simpson, Mike Bettison and Nigel Corbett Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day: Hathersage Memorial Hall. See advert on page 15 for details. Ê Ê Standing in Line. Lester Simpson, Mike Bettison and Nigel Corbett. Ê
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Ê Introduction to Memoir Writing: 3 week course on Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30pm at StÊ Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth . Chesterfield Library Thursday 1st MayÊDCC Adult Rd. Learn how to write creatively about your life and explore ideas Doors looking at your7.30 memories with a qualified open 7pm for - Brampton Bar War told through song, poetry & images Standingstart In Line is a story ofBrewery the First World Education Teacher. £40. Details and booking: 01246 201687. Tickets £8/£5 concessionary from Chesterfield Library 01629533400Ê Scrimshaw, Lester’s great uncle,telwho died at Passendale. Originally commissioned byÊ ‘P Passendale’ it was premiered inChurch, Passendale Church, Belgium. The performance is ce Thu 1 May 7th Brampton Potteries Festival Launch Meeting: To be held at The Gospel Mission Congregational Old Rd. Lester’s songs though includes songs from the time. The narration includes poems of W beginning at 7.00pm. The meeting will decide this year’s theme and new ideas for thisSassoon year’s For details Seigfried and festival. Rudyard Kipling. The more performance is accompanied by a series of pro e-mail: email@example.com Ê . st www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries Fri 2 May Rock Against Racism The Chesterfield Labour Club, Saltergate. An evening of live music & poetry. Doors 8pm, £3 Entry. ‘What an incredibly moving, well performed tribute. Thank you so much!’ On Tour, North Yorkshire ‘It was absolutely excellent - very moving, brilliant music, excellent presentation.’ Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start Brampton Brewery B Fri 2 May Bring a £1 Day for Ashgate Hospice in association with Peak FM. Fundraisers will going to schools, Absolutely fantastic. Great & guys.Presenters Great performance.’ Highlights, North be Pennines ‘Absolutely fantastic. Great guys. Great performance.’ Highlights, North Pennines. £8/£5 concessionary from Chesterfield Library tel 016295 companies, pubs & more to collect £1’s to make a difference. Register support atTickets www.peakfm.net or call 01246 567250. Sat 3 May Holymoorside Bowling Club: Open Day promoting social and league bowling. Come along between 2 and 4:30pm and try Crown Green Bowling in friendly and pleasant surroundings. Bowls and coaching plus refreshments provided. Please Ê wear flat soled shoes. Further info call Ernie Barnes on 01246 568324. Ê Sat 3 May Chesterfield Cricket Club Premier matches in Queen's Park: Sandiacre Town (Premier League). www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries Sat 3 May Brampton Food Market: Market 10am to 1:30pm. St Thomas’ Centre for details on 01246 279916. Ê ‘What an incredibly moving, well performed tribute. Thank you so much!’ On Tour, North Yorks ‘It was absolutely - very moving, brilliant excellent presentation.’ Sun 4 May Jazz Brunch with Jazz2Funk. Smooth, Latin, West Coast Fusion and Cool Jazz. Tickets £10excellent which includes amusic, sausage or Absolutely fantastic. Great guys. Great performance.’ Highlights, North Pennines ‘Absolutely fantastic. Great guys. Greatunder performance.’ bacon cob (vegetarian sausage available), croissant, juice, tea, coffee and papers. 12 and under £5, 5sHighlights, free. North Pennines. Ê Ê Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, S40 1DL. Doors open 11:30am with music from midday to 2pm. Tickets from www. or Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre.about Albert Standing In Line is chesterfieldjazz.com a story of the First World War told through song, poetry & images Sun 4 MayLester’sHelen's Trustwho Chatsworth 10k and 3k Our annual run takes 4th May and we are pleased to announce solicitors, Scrimshaw, great uncle, died at Passendale. Originally commissioned byÊ place ‘Peaceon Concerts Mitchell, as main event sponsors. is now open.isThis yeararound we have introduced prizes for our top U16 3k Passendale’ it was Irwin premiered in Passendale Church, Belgium.Entry The performance centred Lester’s songs though includes songs from by theKick time.Off TheSports narration includes poems of Wilfred Owen, fundraisers (donated in Matlock). Visit www.helenstrust.org.uk
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Chesterfield Cricket Club Premier matches in Queen's Park: Derbyshire Academy (10) mayors Cup. Chesterfield And District Family History Society: Your obedient humble servant. Talk by Sue Mackay. Meetings 7:30pm at St. Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Littlemoor S41 8PQ. For details call 01246 274 535. Chesterfield U3A: Medical Detection Dogs Talk and Open Meeting at the Pomegranate Theatre at 2pm. Members and prospective members welcome. Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Gillian & Brian Fearn 'Understanding your Houseplants'. United Reformed Church meeting room, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact: Peter Forrow (Chairman) 01246 568000 or Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059. Colin Yates Big Band’s tribute to Count Basie brunch event. Tickets for this are £7.50 for adults, £3 for under 12s, under 5s free. The ticket price includes tea, coffee and papers. Brunch cobs will be on sale at £2.50 each. The bar will be open for those wishing to purchase drinks. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild: 7pm in the Market Hall (please note temporary change of venue). Speaker Joanne Brunt "Can we Afford the Doctor". For more details contact the Secretary 01246 455110. Tea Dance at The Fairplay Centre: Join us for tea, cake and music, 1-3pm, £3 entry fee. Car Parking at Mecca Bingo charges apply. For info www.fair-play.co.uk or call 01246 203963. Sponsored by Stephenson’s Coffee Shop. Singing for the Brain: St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2 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. Alzheimer's Society staff on hand for advice. For info call Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366 Holymoorside Ladies Club: Open night for ladies and gents. All welcome to hear the expert, Don Witton, talk about "Euphorbias and other Spring Flowering Perennials." Proceeds to Charity. Admission £2.50. Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:45 pm. Further information from Anne 01246 566789. North East Derbyshire Field Club: A walk along the Bluebell Loop on the restored Chesterfield Canal. About 2-3 miles starting and ending at car park opposite Mill pub Brimington. Meet at the Town Hall by 6.30 pm to share cars. Contact Beryl Malcolm 01246 268786. Chesterfield NSPCC Race Night: 7:15pm at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street. Tickets £7.50 to include Pie & Pea supper (bar available). All proceeds to the NSPCC. For tickets please phone: 07811 551408 / 01246 569482 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Coffee morning 10am to midday at Chesterfield Christadelphian Church, 19a Sheffield Road, supporting Meal-a-Day. Delicious cakes for sale, plants, books, gifts and bric-a-brac. Holymoorside Pre School fundraising coffee morning 10-12 in Holymoorside Village Hall. Cakes, glitter tattoos, candles, bath bombs, gift sets, Forever Fairies, pre-loved children's books and toys. Contact Tammy on 07736 049434. Christian Aid Week “Fear Less” There will be collectors with envelopes calling at houses in the Chatsworth Road area. Donations can also be made online, by text or by dropping into your local church centre such as St Thomas’. Diabetes UK. Clinical Commissioning Groups - An update on diabetes care. Speaker: From Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group. Held in the Education Centre at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital at 7:30pm. Admission Free. Hasland Theatre: On the Shore of the Wide World. A modern Stockport-based audio-visual feast by Simon Stephens. Tickets: £7.50 from the Theatre Box Office on 01246-272271. Martin Smith talk “The Lancashire Derbyshire & East Coast Railway”. A NEDIAS meeting, 7:30pm start at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Visitors welcome. More info from Cliff at 234212, www.nedias.co.uk. The DAVID WILMOT MEMORIAL LECTURE. S40 Local Copy Deadline (June Edition). Last chance to submit adverts, articles, what's on listings and classifieds for the June edition of S40 Local contact Paul@s40local.co.uk The Future: Where is Chesterfield going? An illustrated talk by Mike Hayden, Head of Regeneration at CBC. Eyre Chapel. 7:30pm. Chesterfield & District Civic Society: Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information. ‘Whit Walk’ Briefing Meeting. The Briefing Meeting for Chesterfield’s Whit Walk will be held at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd (nr Serpent Motors). Everyone welcome. Start time: 7.30pm Dick Pearce at Chesterfield Jazz Club, Club Chesterfield, 8.30pm (Doors open at 8.00pm) Admission: £7.50 online, £9 on door, £5 under 18s from www.chesterfieldjazz.com or Tourist Information Centre. My Driving Test by Jean Henshaw. A talk at St John’s Centre. 2 .00 pm -- 4.30 pm HOLYMOORSIDE HISTORY SOCIETY: Holymoorside Village Hall. 7:30pm. John Robinson: A TRIP OF A LIFETIME. £1.50 including refreshments. TEC Road to Rio: 7-a-side Football Tournament at Brookfield Community School from 2 to 5pm. Further details from tec. email@example.com or 07730561614
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Holymoorside Bowling Club Open Session. A repeat of last year’s successful sessions open for young people and parents to come and try Crown Green Bowling. Please come along between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Coaching and bowls provided plus refreshments - just wear flat soled shoes. For further info please contact John Pratt on 01246 569589 or Ernie Barnes on 01246 568324. Open Day at Chesterfield College. See advert on page 61 for details. All That Brass. Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band will be performing a fund raising concert at St Thomas' Church, Brampton. Starting at 7:30pm. The band has recently qualified for the National Finals Contest held at Cheltenham in September but now need to raise £6,000 to be able to attend. This concert is part of our fundraising efforts. Chesterfield Cricket Club Premier matches in Queen's Park: Dunstall (Premier League). North East Derbyshire Field Club: Visit to Erewash Museum, Ilkeston. Meet at 10:30am at Pennine Way car park to share cars. Bring a packed lunch. Contact Beryl Malcolm 01246 268786. Ireland Colliery Brass Band: All That Brass. Concert at St Thomas’ Church to raise funds for attendance at national competition. Tickets £5 from Graham Weighill on 0784 695 8778. Café Style Worship for All Service with Rev Andrew Checkley at Storrs Road Methodist Church, 10:45am. Worship Group to sing before the service; refreshments available afterwards. Robinson Bowls Club Open Day from 12 noon until 5 pm at Walton Dam, entrance on Walton Road, opposite Hillside Drive. All are welcome and bowls can be provided, but please wear flat shoes. For information contact Alan Taylor on 01246 206061. Fancy Drag Race in aid of Ashgate Hospice is back! You can register today for the 5k road race with a difference at www. ashgatehospice.org or by calling the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250. Barrow Hill by Anne Lucas. Venue Lower Schoolroom of Rose Hill United Reform Church (entrance at the rear) Start 7:30pm. Chesterfield and District Local History Society, contact Maeve Hawkins on 01246 270812. Brampton and Walton Townswomen 10am St Thomas' Suite, Chatsworth Road. Our speaker is Rosemary Beney talking about the History of wooden jigsaws - hand cut and modern day. We are a friendly group and make new members welcome. Come and visit before joining. For more details call either 01246 233179 or 01246 237363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Gig: Tom Hingley (ex Inspiral Carpets glory days singer). Plus support from local musicians John Tansley & Martyn Broadhurst. 7:30pm at Real Time Live on Marsden Street, Chesterfield. Tickets £7 adv / £9 door. All profits for the night will go to the British Heart Foundation. See advert on page 22 for details. Holymoorside Bowling Club Open Session. A repeat of last years successful sessions open for young people and parents to come and try Crown Green Bowling. Please come along between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Coaching and bowls provided plus refreshments - just wear flat soled shoes. For further info please contact John Pratt on 01246 569589 or Ernie Barnes on 01246 568324. Spring Bank Holiday All Age Worship will be held at 10:45am The Gospel Mission Congregational Church on Old Road. The Worship will be led by Mr. Chris Townsend and will be followed by refreshments.
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Brampton Living History Group: 'Derbyshire in the Civil War.' A talk by Brian Stone. Held in St. Thomas' Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road at 7:30pm. Admission Charge £2.00. ALL WELCOME. ‘Whit Walks’. The Brampton section of the Procession of Witness ( formerly known as The Whit Walks ) will gather at the junction of Old Rd & Chatsworth Rd to begin to walk down Chatsworth Rd. to town at 9:15am. The Procession will include decorated floats. Everyone welcome either to watch or to walk. This year’s themed colours for walkers are yellow & green. Chesterfield Cricket Club Premier matches in Queen's Park: Alfreton (Premier League). Holymoorside Bowling Club Open Session. A repeat of last year’s successful sessions open for young people and parents to come and try Crown Green Bowling. Please come along between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Coaching and bowls provided plus refreshments - just wear flat soled shoes. For further info please contact John Pratt on 01246 569589 or Ernie Barnes on 01246 568324. Summer Market at the Peak Edge Hotel at the Red Lion. See advert on page 13 for details. Chesterfield And District Family History Society: The history of Sheffield manor Lodge past & present. Talk by David Templeman. Meetings 7:30pm at St. Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Littlemoor S41 8PQ. For details call 01246 274 535. Chesterfield U3A Coffee Morning at The Saints Parish Centre, St Mary's Way, Chesterfield, (side entrance upstairs), 10:15 to 11:45am. Members and prospective members welcome. Holymoorside Horticultural Society: John Hawkins 'Plant Hunters' famous plant hunters & their influence now. United Reformed Church meeting room, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact: Peter Forrow (Chairman) 01246 568000 or Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059. Holymoorside Ladies Group are staging a short Fashion Show followed by a Designer Clearance Sale. Fantastic bargains! All welcome. Proceeds to Charity. Admission £4. Pay at Door or phone Anne 01246 566789 for more details. Brampton Food Market. Markets start at 10am and finish at 1pm. Call St Thomas’ Centre for details on 01246 279916. Whitsuntide Celebration. Local singer/song writer, John Pickering, will lead the Celebration of Whitsuntide at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd (nr Serpent Motors). This will be an occasion for all the family. Diabetes UK. The Services of a Community Pharmacy. Speaker Gerry Haydock, Superintendent Pharmacist, Peak Pharmacy. Held in the Education Centre at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital at 7:30pm. Admission Free. Why the Peak District National Park Matters to Chesterfield. An illustrated talk by John Scott. Eyre Chapel. 7:30pm. Chesterfield & District Civic Society: Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information. Walks on the Wild Side: 3 weeks on Tuesdays 6 to 8pm. Walk along 3 wildlife sites in Chesterfield learning about the flora and fauna with an expert outdoor education tutor. £20. Details and booking: 01246 201687. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild 7pm in the Market Hall (please note temporary change of venue) Speaker Simon Davidson “Cheese in the Market Hall and Hartington” For more details contact the Secretary 01246 455110. Tea Dance at The Fairplay Centre: Join us for tea, cake and music, 1 to 3pm, £3 entry fee. Car Parking at Mecca Bingo charges apply. For info www.fair-play.co.uk or call 01246 203963. Sponsored by Stephenson’s Coffee Shop. Singing for the Brain St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2 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. Alzheimer's Society staff on hand for advice. For info call Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366. Chesterfield Print Fair. 11am to 5pm. A print market, Live music and café open to all. The fair is a celebration of Illustration, Graphic design, Photography and Print making. FREE entry. Pilates Taster Session: 10 to11:30am at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Rd. Have a go at Pilates with a fully qualified Derbyshire County Council Tutor. £10. Details and booking: 01246 201687 The Loundsley Green Fun Day. 11am to 3pm. Fun for all the family with free entry; shows, stalls, activities etc. This year we have new features: a community cafe and a repair shop - bring your broken things and we'll help you to fix them, whatever they are! Creative Card Making: 10am to 1pm at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Rd. Derbyshire County Council Adult Education one day course in creating your own cards using a variety of skills and techniques. £30 (includes materials) Details and booking: 01246 201687. Flower Festival and Organ Recital at The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield as part of the National Baton Relay to celebrate the centenary of the WI. Enjoy beautiful flowers and music in wonderful surroundings. Join us from 11am - all welcome. Flower Festival at St Thomas' Church. Fri & Sat: 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. The Festival is being Organised by the Derbyshire branch of CEFAA who are celebrating 25 years. Approximately 20 Churches from around the county are involved depicting in flowers “Countries of the Commonwealth.” Call Margaret Taylor for details on 01246 569212. Summer Craft Fair St Thomas' Church and Centre, Chatsworth Road. 10am to 3pm. Free admission. Hand crafted gifts/ shabby chic/vintage/cakes/bags/children's gifts/cards/jewellery/tombola, cafe and much more. Cafe. For details call: Linda 07540 407 890 or email email@example.com Open Garden: Park Hall Gardens, Walton Back Lane, open to the public from 2 to 5:30pm under the National Gardens Scheme and Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice. Teas available.
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Autoworld Behind the scenes at Autoworld Words by Paul Chapman.
I’d always assumed Chesterfield’s Autoworld was one of a number of dealerships spread across Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the East Midlands - but apart from a recent new addition in Nottingham they are a Chesterfield based company, and locally owned to boot. I’m having a coffee with Judith Barcroft, Marketing and Communications Manager at Autoworld to find out a little more about another successful Chesterfield business. Autoworld is family owned, founded by David and Sue Priestnall, David being Chesterfield born and bred. After starting out in the motor trade David took premises in an old Cinema at Eckington in 1972, and when the lease expired 1981, moved to Whittington Moor. The original business, Autoswap, sold used cars from a single wooden building, where the Suzuki dealership resides today - at this time, prior to A61 dual carriageway, Brimington Road was the main road from Chesterfield to Sheffield. When an engineering workshop became available, David moved into this additional space and started with the first franchise; Skoda, followed shortly afterwards by a Suzuki dealership - growing to become Autoworld Motor Group with a turnover in excess of £75million. Sadly David passed away in April 2011, the funeral was held at the crooked spire the only place big enough to hold such a large crowd a fitting send off to a great entrepreneur. Susan together with both sons, Stephen and Simon, along with Tony Cordin are Directors of the Company.Tony celebrates 20 years at Autoworld in 2014. Family has always been important at Autoworld and today many of the staff have a number of generations working at the site. Tony’s daughter works in the business, Judith’s son is a salesman in Fiat, and many of the staff have relatives working in one of the many Franchises. This creates a sense of community, pride and loyalty within the business, with some core staff having worked there for over 20 years. Tony commented “along with our family members, we have some great staff working in our business with many years of Page 20 www.s40local.co.uk
experience. In November the business closed on a Sunday and we took all the staff along with their families on an action packed day to Alton Towers.”
Seat Leon Cupra the fastest production front wheel drive car at the Nurburgring, the imminent arrival of the gorgeous Alfa 4C through to the Suzuki Alto an introduction to running a car on the smallest of budgets costing just £5999 on the road.
As time progressed the site expanded and new franchises were added. Today the marques carried at Autoworld include Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Citroen, Fiat, Hyundai, Seat, Suzuki and Volvo, motorcycles available include Harley Davidson, Buell and Triumph plus Vanworld selling both new and used commercial vehicles.
I asked how things were with sales, “March sales totalled over 1,000 vehicles” answered Judith, “commercial sales are 30% up on this time last year. I always think this is a good indicator of the economy, sole traders don’t swap their van unless they can see a good future, so right now things look very positive.”
Most recently the state of the art Service Centre was added, behind which there are 22 service bays and six pre-delivery inspection (PDI) bays. Autoworld employs 240 people and approximately another 100 people indirectly associated with the business “the majority of whom live locally in Chesterfield” adds Judith.
The only Autoworld business outside Chesterfield is the Harley Davidson franchise in Nottingham, “this wasn’t a planned addition, we were approached by Harley Davidson who wanted us to take on this site” explains Judith. I walked around the site with Judith, taking a look at each of the showrooms. What struck me was the difference between the brands, it’s as if they’ve been purposely selected to provide a wide choice of brands and models, the trendy Fiat 500 tailorable in so many ways, the Volvo XC90 for towing the caravan, the
Autoworld pride themselves on their strong focus on customer service. “We are measured and marked by our customer feedback” explained Judith. “This feedback isn’t just important for helping us to improve, it sets the level of discounts suppliers offer us, which we pass through to customers. Car dealers have a stereotypical image, we work hard to change this and our feedback suggests we’re getting it right.” We chatted about Autoworld’s involvement in the community - they support vehicles for Ashgate Hospice, Kids n Cancer and Chesterfield Football Clubs, sponsor the Dronfield 10k and more recently became the sponsor of Matlock Town FC’s ground and the Autoworld Lounge, MD, Tony Cordin being a big supporter of local Charities and sporting clubs. In addition Autoworld are Derbyshire Trusted Traders and proud to be Chesterfield Champions.
“Alongside the corporate sponsorships we’re really proud of our staff who are always raising money for charities. The Three Towers Challenge; Blackpool, London and Paris raised £35,000 for Kids n Cancer, we’ve supported Brake, the Road Safety charity, and we run a Christmas Toy appeal where we donate to local good causes such as the Women’s Refuge and Chesterfield Royal. We had customers delivering items to donate, straight from Toysrus and brand new bikes from Halfords - this really was one of the best things we’ve done” adds Judith. So, after the whistle stop tour, returning to the office to collect my stuff I realised that yet again, I’d been pleasantly surprised by Autoworld. I’d met another successful local business, making a really positive contribution to Chesterfield through employment opportunities and charity involvement. All good stuff I thought. Please mention S40 Local Page 21
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Words by Paul Chapman. Photographs by Nicola Harris.
“If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you’re already dead!” Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator.
Gladiator is one of owner, Richard Clarke’s, favourite films but luckily for us Elysium is alive and well - in fact it’s five years old and has recently been refurbished. “I’ve been in the hairdressing trade for 25 years this year” explains Richard, “and this is my first venture on my own.” Situated on the corner of Chatsworth Road and Old Hall Road, the salon is busy, yet relaxing, “we like to think it’s a friendly place” says Richard, “we welcome people with a complimentary drink; hot drinks and beer or wine. The colour rooms upstairs are particularly laid back.” Elysium has a team of five and includes services for all, plus they have Looking Good Feeling Great beauticians upstairs, run by Sherrie Mason. Both businesses place a lot of importance on getting to know their clients, they aim to provide top quality service and want you to return to them, time and time again. Terri Fantom, who’s worked with Richard for the last eleven years, has recently started offering Colour.id from Wella. “It’s a new process for colouring hair without using foils and gives fantastic natural results. We’ve just coloured and styled Kay’s hair using the Wella products and the before and after pictures show tones that we could only have dreamed of before” explains Terri, “it’s so natural and is lovely to work with.” As an introduction to new customers Elysium are offering 10% off Wella Colour.id service and Looking Good Feeling Great is offering £5 off Cosmetic Facial Lifts. So, if you’ve never tried Elysium, now’s a great time to do it. Richard and the team will be ready with the kettle on, or the beer chilling...! Page 24 www.s40local.co.uk
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Calling Traders and Shoppers. Love Your Local Market 19 to 24 May 2014
Recently named the best UK small indoor market by the British Market Authorities, and with the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ week coming up, there’s never been a better time reacquaint yourself with Chesterfield market. If you’re thinking of starting up in retail or want to try a new outlet for your products from Monday 19 May to Saturday 24 May Chesterfield Borough Council are offering new traders a stall on Chesterfield Market from £10 per day on the Monday, Friday or Saturday. They will then qualify for a further four stalls at the reduced rate of £10 each*. Andy Bond from Chesterfield Borough Council’s Regeneration Team explained “it’s the third year the campaign has run. Last year we had 20 new stall holders come and give it and try, four of whom stayed on. One of those, James Parkin came to sell cake decorations and now regularly stands on a Friday, Danny Lowe, who prints and sells T Shirts still stands about once a month. For Sarah Romano it was more about testing out whether she had a product idea that worked. She brought her bespoke party wear and young fashion and stayed with the market for 10 months before moving on to sell through different outlets. The campaign is really about encouraging local entrepreneurs to experience the market environment, test a business model and either take on a regular stall or move elsewhere.” Starting any new business can be daunting, but the markets committee really want new people to succeed, so are on hand to offer help and advice on setting up the stall, which warehouses to visit, where to go for rails, pegs, bags etc… Experienced market traders such as Nick Ibbotson from Ibbotson’s Fruit and Veg, Brian Towndrow from Derbyshire Workwear and Paul Hind from Top Cards are also offering their help and support by welcoming and mentoring newcomers. But it’s not just about traders, it’s about encouraging everyone to experience market shopping, supporting the stalls and the traders, it’s an exciting lively place to shop, with the hustle, bustle and banter. And although we’ve not mentioned it for some time, it pumps money more directly into the local economy – supporting people who live and work in Chesterfield (10% independent!). The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield will open the event at 10.30am on Monday 19 May. There will be entertainment, competitions and prizes throughout the week including a chance to win an iPad. So whether you’re a budding market trader, a loyal market shopper or someone who hasn’t visited the market for a while, why not come along and celebrate what Chesterfield Market has to offer.
This month’s cover picture was by Spanish painter Jorge Núñez Segura. Jorge is an illustrator and painter whose work you may have seen on Ladybird books covering Rome, Crete, Greece and Egypt. Jorge came to do the painting of Chesterfield’s market square as he married Janet Webster, a Chesterfield girl he met when she was working in Barcelona for a film company.
Illustration kindly provided by Alec Turner. Page 28 www.s40local.co.uk
On Saturday 24 May there will be a children’s Market where children have the opportunity of a free stall to sell their unwanted toys, books and clothes and experience life as a market trader. There will also be children’s entertainment throughout the day. Please note stalls for Love Your Local Market Week do need to be pre booked. For further details on Love Your Local Market Week contact Chesterfield Markets Department on 01246 345999 or email email@example.com *Subject to terms and conditions.
LOVE YOUR LOCAL MARKET Monday 19, Friday 23 & Saturday 24 May • Official opening by the Mayor at 10.30am on Monday • Entertainment throughout the week • Try market trading for only £10 a stall (further 4 stalls for £10 each) • Competition to win an iPad • Childrens Market on Saturday - sell your unwanted toys, clothes & books (free stalls available).
Please continue to support your local market traders.
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Meet the cast of
The Wizard of Oz The latest production by Peak Youth Words and photos by Mike Spriggs
Peak Youth, under the direction of Mike Spriggs, have chosen to perform the Wizard of Oz at the Pomegranate Theatre during the first week of June. “The show contains many memorable songs, great characters and has something to suit all tastes” explains Mike. Following his acclaimed performance as Fagin in last year’s show, Josh Holmes takes the part of the Scarecrow with Kai Jackson playing the Tin Man and Sam Hall the cowardly Lion. The part of Dorothy, the show’s heroine, is taken by Darcy Thorpe whose delightful voice is shown to its best with her rendition of the highlight piece, ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’. Lewis McPhilbin plays the part of Lord Growlie and both he and Darcy are in Peak Performance’s production of South Pacific at the Pomegranate the previous week. Melissa Shaw plays the part of the Wicked Witch with Sam’s sister, Jess Hall taking the part of the Good Witch. With a cast of over 50 the show promises to be a spectacular production and contains three specialist ballet scenes choreographed by Kay Gilbert with her delightful Munchkins. A full Orchestra is under the direction of Ian Batley and with lavish costumes and stunning sets the show promises to be one to remember. Based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy is caught in the path of a tornado and somehow ends up in the Land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their wishes for a brain, heart and courage. Tickets priced £12 will be available from the theatre box office telephone 01346 345 222 from Monday 28th April.
Pictured top to bottom are Darcy Thorpe, Josh Holmes, Lewis McPhilbin, Melissa Shaw and Khai Jackson. Page 30 www.s40local.co.uk
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Words by Val Woollven Pictures by Graham Woollven I have always been interested in War Memorials. Some of them celebrate name, rank, regiment and honours, others just solemly name the dead. Most places have one memorial and many of the family names recorded there can be found on current gravestones. Places without War Memorials are called ‘Thankful Villages’. The War Memorial at St Thomas’ in Brampton is unusual. Featured on the top is a swastika, not an emblem that you would associate with a structure designed and built to honour the dead of the Great War. I was intrigued. The memorial was commemorated by the Duke of Devonshire in 1921. It was his first official visit since his return from Canada where he had been Governor General. Two hundred and thirteen service men sacrificed their lives in ‘the great cause of freedom, justice and truth’ reported the Derbyshire Times on September 24th.There was a large crowd numbering thousands including relatives of the dead soldiers. There was a procession led by Chief Constable Kilpatrick and the Borough Police together with The Old Comrades Band. Three sergeants and a corporal of the local Territorial Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters, with heads bowed and reversed arms, formed a guard round the base of the memorial. The Duke, who was a former Mayor of Chesterfield, wore his service uniform as Lord Lieutenant. He was accompanied by Colonel H Brooke Taylor of Bakewell. Did the swastika offend any of them at all? A swastika wouldn’t have offended anyone in 1921. It is an ancient Tantric symbol from the Sanskrit word ‘svastika’. Broken down, ‘sv’ means ‘good, auspicious’, ‘asti’ means ‘it is’ and ‘ka’ is a diminutive suffix. Put together, swastika means ‘it is good’. It is common practice for Hindus to paint swastikas on their doors during certain festivals. The swastika arms can turn in either direction as according to Hindus this gives balance to life. It became a popular good luck symbol in Western Culture and was first attested in the English language in 1871. Rudyard Kipling chose to have a swastika printed on the fly leaf of some of his books to signify his affinity with India. It was a well known good luck charm for early aviators. The National War Savings Committee used it on Savings Stamps during the Great War. There is a swastika on the John Ruskin memorial in Cumbria.
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The swastika was adopted by the Nazi Party in 1920 as a symbol of the Aryan Race but it wasn’t until 1932 that it was referred to as a Nazi emblem. It was chosen as a conveniently geometric and eye catching symbol. The Nazi use has corrupted its meaning and it is now regarded as a sign of hatred, yet the symbol will always have sacred and historical status in many cultures. After the second world war the Dean and Chapter refused to dig up the swastika patterned tiles on the floor of Hereford Cathedral for this very reason. So why put a swastika on a war memorial? A swastika cannot be regarded as a good luck symbol in this context. A book in the local studies section of Chesterfield Library lists the names of soldiers from the Sherwood Foresters who died in the Great War, compiled with information taken from the Official Casualty Lists. The book is 106 pages long and has approximately 100 names on every page. Surely this many deaths cannot be seen as auspicious or lucky, even in victory? There may be an explanation. I discovered that when Christians use the swastika in a ‘hooked’ version, it becomes the symbol of God’s victory over death. There are both left and right facing swastikas on the war memorial at the entrance to Balmoral castle, the St Thomas’ War Memorial is in good company.
Ed. On contact with the church we were told the question of the ‘‘swastika’ has proved debatable over many years. In December 1941, the then Rector of St Thomas’, the Revd. Hubert Sillitoe, wrote a letter in the Parish Magazine, stating “I am constantly asked why the German Swastika is on our War Memorial! It is not! I have referred to this a number of times in the pulpit. I now hope the ‘ocular demonstration’ of these illustrations will set the matter at rest” Mr Sillitoe describes the cross at the top of St Thomas’ War Memorial as a symbol of the ‘Nailed Cross’. He goes on to give further details about the traditions concerning the ‘nailed cross’ and states it is a Christian symbol which signifies victory through suffering . “The swastika and the nailed cross are both heraldic charges and have considerable, at first sight, similarity, but they are most emphatically NOT the same thing!”
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Slightly outside the S40 area, Sheffield Ski Village, ravaged by arsonists and closed for over a year – is now the focus of a committed project to bring it back to glory. We wanted to feature this for a number of reasons. Firstly, to have world-class snowsport facilities so close to Chesterfield would be extremely positive for people in the area, and secondly, when I saw this featured on Look North, the spokesperson was Victoria Crampton, personal trainer, who previously advertised with us, so I felt compelled to learn more. It was poignant to many in Sheffield, that whilst Team GB celebrated winning its first ever Olympic medal on the snow at Sochi, the former training home for many of the freestyle snowsport athletes lay in ruins. Freestyle stars such as James Woods, James Machon, and Katie Summerhayes of Team GB had invaluable access to the Sheffield Ski Village during their formative years. They progressed from the nursery slopes and with hard work, forged inside this supportive infrastructure, became Olympic athletes. This is why community group ‘Snowsport for Sheffield’ have started early discussions with a range of investors, designers and funding authorities to rebuild Sheffield Ski Village and inspire the next generation of skiers and snowboarders. Victoria Crampton, now Snowsport England Development Officer explained, “Snowsport Sheffield is a working group of professional individuals with a clear Page 38 www.s40local.co.uk
passion to see Sheffield reborn. The success of team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic games in Sochi has driven a phenomenal surge in interest to Snowsports and in particular the outdoor slopes here in the UK - an extremely positive and exciting time for the sport.” The group has ambitious plans to develop a new world class facility for snowsport activities, to firmly put Sheffield back on the map as a centre of snowsport excellence. The Ski Village, which has remained closed for over a year, has fallen victim to arson attacks. The owner of the 16.5 acre site has now applied for planning permission to build 70 houses on it. Snowsport believe that a site with such a strong sporting history should be re-invested in and brought back to life. The group of likeminded individuals are passionate about building upon the success and medals won at the Sochi Olympics and giving people from across the UK the opportunity to try winter sports for the first time. The key objectives are: 1. Re-establish Sheffield as the Snowsport Centre for the UK. 2. Create a platform for the next generation of Olympic hopefuls by encouraging talent and making snowsport accessible to all. 3. Establish the UK’s first multi-sport freestyle training facility. 4. Cement Sheffield’s place as the ‘City of Sport’ by
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Words by Elaine Kirk U3A stands for The University of the Third Age, but it isn’t a conventional university. Third Age refers to those who are retired or semi-retired. It is an organisation designed to give people in their third age the opportunity to meet socially as well as learn and share knowledge. You don’t need qualifications to join and no degree can be gained. Pam Smiley moved to Chesterfield from the South West to be closer to family and joined the writing and discussion groups of the U3A. She says, ‘It beats watching television! U3A groups are full of real characters with a wealth of living under their belt. They are all willing to share and pass on their skills. It’s much better than the Open University as it keeps the brain active in an atmosphere of camaraderie.’ To join the Chesterfield branch of the U3A, the annual subscription is £21 for a couple and £14 for one person. This enables you to attend open and social meetings (which take place regularly throughout the year) and choose from over 90 groups which are led by members of the branch. There are outdoor groups for those interested in walking, bird watching, nature and local history. Other groups meet locally or in member’s houses and include a wide range of subjects including wine appreciation, theatre trips, philosophy, history, languages, sports, crafts, and more. Some activities are open to all members, like trips to interesting venues or Christmas shopping together in a city centre. There are some overseas excursions including visits to Chesterfield’s twin town of Darmstadt and walking holidays abroad. Chesterfield is one of the older U3As in the UK and will be celebrating its 20th birthday in November 2014. It started with just 29 members and now has nearly 900, growing at the rate of nearly 100 a year. A local newsletter keeps the members up to date and the national newsletter
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This spring bank holiday sees the ninth Derbyshire Open Arts weekend, with over 200 artists exhibiting either in their own studio, or clustered in some wonderful public spaces, in idyllic rural settings or in our historical towns.
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In over 100 venues scattered throughout the county from Glossop to Long Eaton, Bolsover to Buxton, from 24th to 26th May, you will have the opportunity to interact with the artists, find out more about their work, have the opportunity to buy an original work of art, become inspired to learn a new craft or just to browse. To help you plan your weekend and find out more about the event and the artists taking part, please visit Derbyshire Open Arts website on www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk. You can download the brochure, as well as take a look at the work of the various artist members for 2014. In the S40 area this year, we have 22 artists, most clustering in two venues in Holymoorside including local talent: Denise Phelps and Ashoka Sen. Two other artists exhibiting are members of the DOArts committee: Olinda Everett, a ceramics artist, is event secretary and has exhibited in Holymoorside for several years. “The most important consideration in organising Holymoorside venues is to maintain a good atmosphere for artists and provide visitors with a welcome they will remember; our volunteers offer refreshments and a smile and the participating exhibitors enjoy the good humour and supportive atmosphere. Being able to meet the public and chat about my work is encouraging and inspirational.” Jennie Merriman has been working on the brochure since January and is now looking forward to exhibiting her new work in mixed media on acrylic sheet. “It is always a positive experience exhibiting at Holymoorside” says Jennie, “The local community are engaged with the local arts scene and are most interested in and supportive of the Derbyshire Open Arts event that happens every year in their village. The village hall is an open, light and airy space and can draw more than a thousand visitors over a bank holiday weekend. An excellent chance to network with other artists and local people”. Derbyshire Open Arts is a not-for-profit, volunteer led organisation, solely dependent on artists’ entry fees and advertising fees. The event is free to the visiting public and DOArts publish a free fully illustrated brochure. Appealing for new volunteers, Chair Anna Krystyna says: “Present Committee members offer help and support when requested and new opinions are heard and considered with respect. There is real comradeship among us.” The committee of Derbyshire Open Arts aim to support members throughout the year through the website and social media, making their presence accessible for consultation by the community. Organising and delivering the May Bank Holiday event remains their main focus. They strive to improve year on year the reach of the event, against the ever present need for more volunteers, to do more detailed work, bring new skills and a fresh outlook. At present, the available roles involve brochure distribution, marketing and publicity. DOArts volunteers need no previous committee experience, just enthusiasm and flexibility. If you’d like to find out more - visit their website www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk
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Flower Festival St Thomas’, Brampton
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The Derbyshire Church of England Flower Arrangers Association (CEFAA) is holding a flower festival at St Thomas’ Church from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June.
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You are invited to go along to the church to see the floral displays, for a £2 entry fee (children are free). The Festival theme is ‘Countries of the Commonwealth’. The Association in Derbyshire, which has 50 members, celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year. A short history: The Church of England Flower Arrangers Association [CEFAA] was founded in 1981 in Rainhill, Liverpool. The idea was first mooted after a Flower Festival at St. Ann’s Parish Church in Rainhill. Those taking part, having enjoyed the experience wanted to find a group they could join to improve their knowledge and skills of arranging Church flowers. They approached Church House in Westminster to enquire whether they knew of any such group. The reply was “No,why don’t you do something about it?” It was on Thursday 12 March 1981 that a meeting took place to found the Association. A committee of five was formed and applications made to the Diocesan Office for consent. Solicitors prepared a constitution and charity status whilst members of St. Ann’s Church raised £716 to cover legal fees and the cost of the dye for the badge we still wear today. We have a quarterly national newsletter and hold a flower demonstration after the AGM in April and in Autumn, a demonstration and workshop, plus a summer outing to a garden or place of interest in the county.
The event is by invitation only and Sarah has had some fantastic support from the following local businesses who she wishes to thank for donating their time, support and products that they will be selling on the day of the event, being, Libby’s, Forever Vintage, Delizia Market Deli, Revintaged Interiors and Morrisons. Also the following businesses have donated fabulous raffle prizes, J J’s Flowers, Meringue, Beauty by Amanda, Union Jack Fish Bar, Princes Sports Club, Fresh Ideas Florist, Mes Amis, and The Wingerworth. The event is taking place on Saturday 3rd May where Sarah hopes everyone will enjoy the delicious afternoon tea whilst raising funds for Ashgate Hospice.
Maison Mes Amis: Book Club The first Monday of the month (12 May) is the Book Club at Maison Mes Amis. Review this month’s title ‘The Book of Human Skin’ by Michelle Lovric. Then discuss your thoughts in a comfortable atmosphere with like minded people. 7pm onwards at Maison Mes Amis, Chatsworth Road. Call 01246 768789 for further details.
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Business News Sponsorship and Afternoon Tea with The Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon The Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon events will take place on Sunday 14th September 2014, bringing regional and national marketing opportunities, not to be missed! The Kids and Cancer team behind the marathon is seeking sponsors who will benefit from a whole host of press and PR opportunities and exposure, including national and local press, our website and social media channels, additional discounts on programme adverts, your business name on the tickets and access to the VIP hospitality area on the day. There are also opportunities to sponsor the Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon Carnival on the same day. If you’d like to find out more come and join other businesses and the Marathon team at a networking afternoon tea on Friday 2 May, from 2-4pm at the Casa Hotel, Chesterfield. Please email andrea@ chesterfieldmarathon.co.uk by Monday 28th April to book your place. They look forward to hearing from you.
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The Tinderbox at Heathscapes Woodsy Weddings and Pea sticks The Tinderbox at Heathscapes continues to expand its rustic range of wood products and was recently approached to supply log slices as place mats for a Woodsy Wedding in London and commissioned to provide a large oak slice as a rustic wedding cake stand for a professional cake maker from York.
Summer Market Peak Edge Hotel at the Red Lion The Peak Edge host their annual Summer Market on Sunday 1 June 11am – 4pm. Local suppliers including; Matlock Garden Centre, Naughty & Nice of Bakewell, Hartington Cheese Shop, Brock & Morten plus many more will be showcasing their products and produce for you to browse, try and buy.
Log slices for rustic weddings and summer parties are so versatile and add stunning texture to table decor. The Tinderbox is happy to supply anything wood related to add something Woodsy to any special occasion! The resident Peak Edge Chefs will also be holding cookery demonstrations throughout the day to inspire you. Admission is free and the award winning Red Lion Bistro will be serving good food all day, but we recommend you book. Contact us on 01246 566142 for further details.
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Horticultural Words by Paul Chapman
Holymoorside (HMS) Horticultural Society “It’s simply about enjoying growing plants” Peter Forrow, chairman explained. “Previously known as the Holymoorside Horticultural and Produce Society, we dropped the ‘produce’ tag some time ago, and now cover all aspects of growing”. Many members have allotments along Chander Hill Lane and there is an adjoining group which focuses on growing fruit and vegetables who meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall. If you visit the Harrogate Spring Flower show you’ll soon realise a daffodil is not just a daffodil, there can be vast differences, and for some it’s these intricacies that give them the real buzz. But Peter was keen to reassure me that although their society enjoys healthy competition “it’s a community club, not an elitist, secretive society of old”. With two national exhibitors in their midst, the club certainly has members you can learn from - Peter specialises in Gladioli and travels across the country exhibiting at shows. At the last Southport Flower Show out of 12 gladioli classes being judged, Peter won 10 of them. Another society member, Andy Hubbuck, specialises as an exhibitor of Sweet Peas and he encourages other top exhibitors to come to the village show. “We hold ten meetings a year, with presentations or practical sessions where we learn from experts and each other. The events are listed in the S40 Local ‘What’s on’ calendar if you’d like to find out more. These are followed by a social event - tea and coffee and a chance to chat.” “We hold three annual shows, we started with a Rose and Sweet Pea show in the summer” explains Peter, “added in the 70s was our Autumn Show and our Spring Show came along in ‘80s. “The shows give members the opportunity to show seasonal flowers, it’s about having fun not about just about winning. We put on the shows at the Village Hall, the entries are judged awards handed out to winners, and local people invited to come along and see what we’ve produced.” “We also run trips, last year we went to Harlow Carr at Harrogate, the Royal Horticultural Society Garden, which was a great day out. This year’s trip is to Cambridge Botanic Garden on Sunday 3rd August.” Page 54 www.s40local.co.uk
“Today we have 50 members of all abilities, and about 20 to 25 regularly attend the Wednesday night meetings” explains Peter. Children are not left out at Holymoorside, the Spring show has a section for children, with prizes for; arrangements of Spring flowers, a plate of three buns or a cake (HMS bake-off here we come) and for a decorated egg. “We encourage children to take part in the shows and would love to see more entries” adds Peter. Pick up a show schedule from the village store for more details. Over the past years many horticultural shows have closed their doors, Tupton, Tibshelf and Staveley for instance, whereas Holymoorside is surviving well. Peter explained “I joined when I moved to Holymoorside in 1972 and wanted to get a bit more involved in village life. My home is on sloping ground, I wanted to make the most of the available garden space and felt I needed to know more. The HMS Horticultural Society was just the right place to learn.” “I started attending meetings and am now chairman of today’s group, I was secretary for many years taking up that role in 1975. “For me, gardening is an obsession! It’s about escapism and a release from the stress of everyday living. Time spent producing plants is so rewarding, the final produce and the sense of fellowship gained through the group with other like-minded people is great.” “When you walk round HMS village there are many who clearly take pride in their gardens, it would be fantastic to see some of these talented people at our meetings.” And there are allotments available today. “In the late ‘70s obtaining allotments was very difficult, it really was a case of dead man’s shoes, having to wait for members to pass away before you could get a plot of your own. With today’s emphasis on home grown it can be rewarding, but it does, of course, take a lot of effort to keep an allotment in good condition” says Peter. So, if growing your own sounds appealing the Society is looking for new members. Why not come to the next meeting on May 7th in the URC School Room to see whether it’s something for you or to get involved please give Peter a call on 01246 568000 or email: peter. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Storrs Road Methodist Church and Centre, Brampton. Large and small halls for hire, with full kitchen facilities, for group meetings, courses and parties etc. Also full disabled access. Call 01246 566189 or email centre@ storrsroadchurch.plus.com 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 & friends. For info call Alison Ward-Foster on 01246 567250 or email alison. email@example.com. Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels: Rooms available for hire for educational, social,vocational activities and parties from £5/hour. Kitchen and full disabled access. Call on 01246 209433 or contact@ parishcentrestonegravels.co.uk Jog Derbyshire Groups @Brampton Manor: All welcome. Mon 6 to 7pm, Wed 9:30 to 10:30am & Thurs 5 to 5:45pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit www.brampton-manor.com Tots Café at St Thomas' Centre 10am to Midday. An informal get together for parents/carers. Call 01246 279916 for info. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or www.visitchesterfield.info Young at Heart (social afternoon) - all welcome. 1:30 to 3:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. William Rhodes Primary & Nursery School Community Choir: 3:30 to 4:30pm, choir made up of children, staff, parents & the wider community. Enthusiasm is all you need. An ability to sing an advantage but not compulsory! Call Cindy Clark on 01246 234626. 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade: Boys and girls age 6-18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Anchors (Y2 – Y3), Juniors (Y4 – Y6) 6:30pm. Company Section (Y7 – Y12) 7pm. Adult volunteers are always welcome. Call: 01246 274021 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the Brownie guider on 01246 272678 for further details. Aurora Ladies' Choir: 7:15 to 9:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. 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 Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: non-contesting band - plays a variety of concerts. All abilities - rehearsals Monday & Friday 7:45 to 9:45pm - United Reform Church, Holymoorside. Instruments available. Enquiries@holymoorsideband. co.uk or 01246 566691/568745 Maison Mes Amis: Book Club. The first Monday at Maison Mes Amis for their book club. Review the title of the month and then discuss in a comfortable atmosphere with like minded people. 7pm onwards. Call 01246 768789 for details and titles. Guide Dogs Chesterfield: Meet 7:30pm at The Rose and Crown, 104 Old Road S40 2QT. We welcome new volunteers. For further info contact Gabbie Pattison on 07525 248740 (email: email@example.com or via Facebook - Guide Dogs Chesterfield). RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15 to 9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks, refreshments, bird food sales. All welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield Badminton at Loundsley Green Tuesdays 1.30-3pm. For enquiries, contact Mrs Westwood on 01246 236831. Linedancing: (Easy Intermediates) 3pm - 4.15pm, Prince's Sports Club @ the Manor, Brampton. Ideal for returners. New dance every 3-4 weeks. Contact Kathryn, 01246 569053 Chatters Coffee Shop at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. 10am to midday. All welcome - toys available. No charge, but a small donation helps cover costs - any remainder to charity. Info call 01246 231002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesdays Pilates: 9:15am at St Marks Church, Brampton and 7:15pm at St Johns, Walton. www.villagehallpilates. co.uk email email@example.com or call: 0777 351 6334 Cycling day rides with Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club: Meet at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, 9:25am. Suitable for new and experienced cyclists: 30-60 mile routes. Call Dave Scrivener 01246 455525, Steve Bright 0773 450 6492 or just turn up. 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 Worship: St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11:30am to 12:15pm, followed by lunch in the Church Centre (£3.00 per person). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30 to 3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village Hall. 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TimeOut a friendly community group meets 2 to 4pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Come along for a chat and a cuppa, play a few games, bring a craft, help complete a jigsaw, surf the internet etc. For info call: 01246 274021. Linedancing: (Improvers): 3 to 4:15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50 Contact Tuesday Kathryn on 01246 569053. Pregnancy Yoga Class: Friends Meeting House Chesterfield 5:30 to 7pm. For further details please contact Pauline Tuesday Nunn on 0779 115 7672 or email: email@example.com 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. Tuesday Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers: 7:30 to 9:30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New Tuesday female dancers and wo/men musicians welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 207800 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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday last Sunday of each month, gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score. Chesterfield Theatres: Tuesday Night Dances: at the Winding Wheel. 7:30pm-10.30pm. £4.85. Tuesday Brampton Manor: Every Tuesday Quiz Night from 8.30pm. General knowledge with cash prizes to be won plus Play Tuesday Your Cards Right. Call: 01246 277760. www.brampton-manor.com Pelican Cycles autumn/winter cycle specific spinning class: Tuesday evenings at 8:15pm at Queen’s Park Leisure Tuesday Centre. Please call Pelican Cycles on 01246 767078 to reserve a place. Pilates: Class 6pm to 7pm at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. For more information please contact jane@ Tuesdays villagehallpilates.co.uk or visit the website www.villagehallpilates.co.uk (term Time) Alt. Tuesdays Freehand Writers Group: Meets at Brampton Manor. An informal group of people who all share an interest in writing. New members welcome. Details email firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.freehandgroup.wordpress. com or call Dawn on 01246 569705. Alt. Tuesdays Bible Class: at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. Brampton. 2 to 3pm. Chesterfield Town WI: 7pm in Chesterfield Studios, Rose Hill, S40 1LW. Fancy a giggle why not come and join us. 1st Tuesday New members always welcome. For more info www.chesterfieldtownwi.co.uk or Karen@straightcurvescrafts.co.uk 2nd Tuesday Holymoorside Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360. 2nd Tuesday Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7:30pm Market Hall, Meeting Room 1. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. 2nd Tuesday Old Brampton Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way S40 3NF. New members and visitors warmly welcomed. For more info ring Pat on 01246 2394431 or Jenny on 01246 557024. 3rd Tuesday Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers: 7:30pm at the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. Come join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Call John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up. Not AUGUST. 3rd Tuesday Thom's Blokes: 10am to noon. A meeting for men which includes talks, activities and regular outings to places of interest. All men welcome. St Thomas’ Church Centre. For info call David on 01246 231115 or 01246 853741. North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group: Arkwright Children's Centre, School Lane, Arkwright. 10am to noon. 4th Tuesday Not August. Families, carers & children meet together for activities. Holiday time outings and trips. Call Rosie 07500 814361 or 01629 537692. Linedancing: (Easy Intermediates) 11.10am - 12.20pm, Prince's Sports Club @ the Manor, Brampton. Ideal for Wednesday returners. New dance every 3-4 weeks.Contact Kathryn, 01246 569053 Qi Gong: 10 to 11:15am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Wednesday Woolly Wednesdays: 10am to noon & 6:30 to 8:30pm - regular social crafting event in the Market Hall. For every craft Wednesday that isn’t messy or noisy (as that gets in the way of talking & eating biscuits) Contact karen@straightcurvescrafts. co.uk or 07976 845 662. British History Class: 10:30am at Chesterfield Library. Contact Margaret Bargh for details on 01246 276800. Wednesday Line Dancing: (Easy Intermediates) 11:10am to 12:20pm Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50. Wednesday New dancers welcome - any age, shape or size! Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Image and Colour UFO: (Unfinished objects) group.1pm to 4pm, £3 per session, bring your knitting, stitching, Wednesday crochet or any other unfinished projects. Image & Colour Emporium, 413a Chatsworth Road. Call 07526 455410 for details. Holymoorside Craft Group: 2 to 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. Informal, welcoming group. Wednesday Any crafting such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc. Call: Cynthia on 01246 569103. No meeting Jun, Jul or Aug. Beaver Scouts: 4:15 to 6pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Wednesday Cub Scouts: 6 to 7:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Wednesday Brampton Ladies Club: 7:15pm for 7:45pm start at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday 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 non-performing Wednesday choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or helend@uwclub. (Term Time) net Jesterfield Juggling Club: 7 to 9pm at Walton Village Centre. All abilities - learn and share skills in all types of circus Wednesday skills. £2/week adults & £1/under 16s - welcome if accompanied by an adult. 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday
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Brampton Best Knitters: Come and meet 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 information. Pilates Class: 9:15 to 10:15am at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. For more information please contact jane@ villagehallpilates.co.uk or visit the website www.villagehallpilates.co.uk Green Drinks: An opportunity for like-minded people to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm and the location varies so please check at www.greendrinks.org/Derbyshire/Chesterfield. Chesterfield Fairtrade Group: 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308. Foljambe Women’s Institute: 7:30 to 9:30pm. St John’s Church Hall, Walton. Small, friendly group where visitors and new members are most welcome. For more info ring Margaret on 01246 232134. email@example.com Brampton and Walton Townswomen: 10am to midday at St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road. A friendly group who welcome new members. Feel free to come and visit. For more details call 01246 233179 or 01246 237363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Walton Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane. Activities include: Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much more! New members and visitors welcome. For details call Sheila 01246 567661 or Diana 01246 566780. Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7 to 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Call: B Turner on 01246 566109. Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor: For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton-manor.com Linedancing: (Novice/Improvers) 7pm - 8.30pm, St Thomas’ Parish Centre, Brampton. New dancers welcome. New dance every 3-4 weeks. Contact Kathryn, 01246 569053 Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or www.visitchesterfield.info Pilates: 9:15am at Holmebrook Valley Family Centre. www.villagehallpilates.co.uk email email@example.com or call: 0777 351 6334 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. Yoga. Mixed ability classes. Morning session 9:30 to 11am - £6 per session. Evening session 7:30 to 9pm £33 for a 6 week block. Loundsley Green Community Centre. Call Rachel Armstrong on 07792 978880 for details or rachel@ stretcharmstrongyoga.co.uk Central Methodist Toddler Group: Saltergate. 10 to 11:30am (term time). In the town centre this group is ideal for a break from shopping for you & your baby/toddler. £1.50 for 1 adult & 1 child; 50p per extra child. Drinks & biscuits included. 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. Muy Thai: Martial arts training. 6 to 7:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre. For info 07910 858267. Ichthus Canoe Club Chesterfield: (ICCC) meet 6pm (Outdoor Spring, Summer & early Autumn) or 8pm (pool sessions late Autumn & Winter). For further info and the latest Club programme email firstname.lastname@example.org, www. ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk or call 01246 274021. Chesterfield Caledonian Badminton Club: at St Andrews United Reformed Church Hall, Newbold Road. 7 to 9pm. New adult members welcome, male and female. Contact Tony Gandy on 01246 569225. Line Dancing: (Beginners/novices) 7 to 8:30pm at St Thomas' Parish Centre. £5. New dancers welcome - any age, shape or size! Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Peak Edge Hotel at the Red Lion: Live Entertainment from 8pm. Start the weekend early with a meal in the bistro or a drink at the bar to the accompaniment of relaxed live entertainment. Call 01246 566142 for more details. Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome - join and play folk dance music. 7.30 to 9.30 pm at Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road. For details, visit www.bramptoncommunityband.org.uk, email: email@example.com or call: 01246 236805. Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433. Chesterfield Recorded Music Society: Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels. 7:15pm. We listen to and discuss mainly classical music and occasionally jazz and music from shows. Meetings Sept to June. Info from John Strange on 01246 416558. Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir: Practise 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. Holymoorside Choral Society: practise 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. Holymoorside Ladies Club: 7:45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just £2.50. No meetings during school holidays. Call Anne 01246 566789. Pilates Classes: 6pm-7pm at The School Room, Old Brampton and 7.45pm - 8.45pm at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www. villagehallpilates.co.uk St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Badgers and Cadets (5 to 18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7:30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or email email@example.com. 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.7:30pm. www.chesterfieldjazz.com or call Wendy on 07764 587258 for info. Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for activities followed by a light lunch. 10:30am to 1:30pm. £3.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333.
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Embroiderers' Guild Chesterfield Branch: 7-9pm at The Saints Parish Centre, St. Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TJ. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild: Meet on 2nd Thursday of the month (except August). 7pm at the Winding 2nd Wheel, Chesterfield. For further information contact the Secretary on 01246 455110. Thursday Alzheimers Society: Singing for the Brain: 2 to 4pm at St John's Church, Walton, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield S42 2nd 7LT. For info call 01246 223366. Thursday Chesterfield Farmer's Market: Every second Thursday. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information 2nd Centre on 01246 345774 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info Thursday The North East Derbyshire Field Club: Winter meetings - Sure Start Centre, Holme Hall Primary School, S40 4RL at 2nd 7:30pm. Summer meetings - walks & outings. Details call: 01246 268786. Thursday 3rd Thursday Third Thursday Friendship Group: from 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome, invite a friend or a neighbour. Held at St John's Church, Walton every 3rd Thursday. For more details contact the Church Office 01246 566205. 3rd Thursday Chesterfield Jazz Club: Regular Jazz Night, Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. For details and tickets for gigs call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at www.chesterfieldjazz.com. Tramway Tavern: Jam Night. Last Thursday - 9pm at the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Last Thu Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or www.visitchesterfield.info Friday Parent & Toddler: All welcome! 9 to 11am. Loundsley Green Community Centre. For details 07910 858267. Friday Zumba Gold Class: at St Thomas’ Church Centre Chatsworth Road. Easy to follow, low impact moves for active older Friday adults & those after a low intensity work out. 10 to 10:45am. £3.50 per class. Call Mike on 07852 979546. Yoga for People Living with Cancer: Friends Meeting House Chesterfield 11:00am to12:30pm. For further details Friday please contact Pauline Nunn on 0779 115 7672 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Découpage: 1 to 3pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Friday Knitting Group: Meetings in Cutthorpe Village Hall between 1 and 3pm. £1 per session, knitting, crochet, cross-stitch Friday etc, come and have a cup of tea and a natter! Call Barbara Stringer on 01246 620314 or 07980 510591. Sportivate Badminton Chesterfield: Brookfield Community School Sports Hall. 9 - 15 year olds. Develop in an Friday encouraging & supportive environment. Badminton England coaches. £4/week. Detail call Robin Harris 07811 214565 or Pam Rickerby 07584 624525. Table Tennis Club: The Gospel Mission Congregational Church Old Rd. Brampton. 7:30 - 9pm. £1 incl refreshments. Friday Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: non-contesting band - plays a variety of concerts. All abilities - rehearsals Monday & Friday Friday 7:45 to 9:45pm - United Reform Church, Holymoorside. Instruments available. Enquiries@holymoorsideband. co.uk or 01246 566691/568745 Fridays (Term 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6 to 14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. Time) Youth Club: 6 to 8pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Friday Knit and Natter: 6:30pm at the Image & Colour Emporium at 413a Chatsworth Road. Like-minded people meet for Friday some knitting and a chat. Cost £3 includes coffee and a cake. Call Tracey on 07526 455410 for more information. Brampton Manor: Friday Live Music from 9pm see website for detail. Call: 01246 277760. brampton-manor.com Friday Alzheimer’s Society: Carers Support Group. 10am to midday. The Pavillion, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield S40 2ND. For 2nd Friday info call 01246 223366. The Chesterfield Art Club: Meet at Whitecotes School from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Worknights, Demonstration & Critiques. Friday (2nd Visitors welcome at £3/session. For further information contact Terry 01246 416565. (Not Aug or Dec). and 4th) Badminton: 8:15 to 9:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Friday Alzheimer’s Society: Memory Café. 10am to midday. The Saints Parish Centre, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TJ. 4th Friday No December Café. For info call 01246 223366. Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold. 9:30/11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls. Saturday All abilities. 5 to 15 years. FA qualified coaches, 1st aiders, drinks/snacks. £2 Call Tim on 01246 277325 or Mornings email@example.com Muy Thai for Adults/Kids: Martial Arts training for adults 10 to 11am followed by kids 11am to midday. Located in Saturday Bolsover call 07910 858267 for details. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or ww.visitchesterfield.info Saturday 1st Saturday Saturday Night Live: St John's Walton. A safe place to chill out with your friends for 11-18 year olds 7 to 10pm, ends at 8:30pm under 14s. Different themes. Regular activities & the Chill-out-zone! Everyone welcome. St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. Carolare Community Choir, Sundays at Loundsley Green 6:30 to 8:30pm. Enquiries Hellen_Booth@hotmail.com Sunday Sunday School: 9:30 to 10:30am at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 to 11 Sunday years Bible stories, crafts, music. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Mornings Church Services: 9 am Service of Holy Communion and 10:45 am Worship Service for All Ages. Refreshments after Sunday both services. All welcome. St John's Church Walton, Walton Back Lane. Gospel Hour: 6pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Refreshments and a time to chat Sunday after service. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Brampton Manor: Sunday Carvery 12-6pm & Live Music from 5pm. Call: 01246 277760. Sunday Sew Social 5:30 to 8pm in the Market Hall. A social crafting event with space for you to spread out and sew with me Sunday on hand for when you get stuck or need encouragement. Call firstname.lastname@example.org or 07976 845 662. (Term time) The Way at Walton Evangelical Church: 3 to 4pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. Join us for tea & 1st Sunday biscuits followed by a talk & activities such as craft, drama and singing. Carers welcome. Call: 0808 1082354. Southside Jazz Band: The Rose & Crown between 4pm and 6pm. 1st Sunday Sunday (2nd Rainbow Whist: Holymoorside Community Centre. From 7 to 9pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month. Anyone with the ability to play whist is welcome. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. & 4th) British Cycling Breeze Ride: For women only: Loundsley Green Community Centre at 10:45am. 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