Introduction Hi All, Hope those parents amongst you are coping well with the summer holidays.
to the address opposite, it’s great to hear from so many of you.
The next edition is the Autumn edition ‐ September / October combined, this is to give us a I’ll start by congratulating Mark breather over the summer holidays, Cavendish for winning the green or it would be if I hadn’t agreed to jersey in the Tour De France, first help arrange the Chatsworth Road time it’s been won by a British rider. festival in October with Deidre from Due to Mark’s performance in the Created Gallery (see page 26 for tour you are lucky to get an S40 this more detail and how you can get month as I was glued to the TV each involved) and also because many of evening catching up on the day’s the people I need to contact are on events. holiday I think it’s good to give I’ve included an excerpt below from everyone a bit of time out! a lovely letter that I received this So that might explain why the month, keep your letters coming in What’s on Guide is a massive 4 pages
“Dear Paul I would like to write to you about page 20 in the S40 brochure. It is good to know my family have not been forgotten, JAMES HASLAM is my great grandfather, my grandmothers Dad, her name was Emily Haslam. It was good to see the statues have been cleaned. I was able to show my grandchildren the pictures in S40 and tell them that it was their great, great, great granddad. Thanks for the memories Margaret Shakespeare”
this month, or it might just be that you’re all really busy organising fantastic events! We’ve not one but two Community Centres to tell you about this edition, both with very different journeys in coming to being. One has been newly built after 35 years of fundraising and will be opening in September. The other has been saved from demolition. Both have equally important roles to play in the bringing together of people in their communities, St Thomas’ at Brampton and Loundsley Green Community Centre. This month’s cover owes it’s origin to a web‐site, dearphotograph.com. The idea is to find an old photograph that has fond memories, take it back to the spot it was originally taken and then take it again, “take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.” The results are great, it can show how much or little a place has changed or simply make an interesting reference that enables you to reflect for a while. I’ve included some local examples to get you thinking … see page 27 for more inspiration. We’d love to see your results. A busy month beckons. Ciao till next month. Paul Chapman.
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What’s On? 11 June to 3 September
Chesterfield Museum Exhibition: Elegance and Industry. An exhibition about Chesterfield during the 18th century. Chesterfield Museum Tel. 01246 345727
Monday 8 to Friday 12 Time Travellers Go: Cavaliers & Roundheads. Become an English Civil War soldier, 11 am‐5 pm at Bolsover August Castle nr Chesterfield Tel: 01246 822844. Wednesday 10 August ASHOVER SHOW: 9am till dusk. The 80th anniversary show, a traditional agricultural and horticultural country show with attractions and stands to entertain the whole family. To be held at Ashover Show Ground, Rectory Fields, Ashover. Signposted from the A632 at Kelstedge. Advance tickets will be on sale at Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777/8. Wednesday 10 August Geo‐caching ‐ Children's Event. Treasure hunting for the 21st century. With easy‐to‐use, hand‐held Global Positioning Systems navigate to different locations and open the cache or find the secret. This is a 3 mile gentle, easy going walk. 10am till 2pm at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield OS ref SK388 729 SatNav S41 7JB. Booking essential and equipment: hand‐held GPS, smart phone or the ability to map read by grid reference. Adults £3.00, Children £1.50, Under 5s FREE, Concessions £1.50. Family Ticket (2 Adults and 3 Children) £7.50. Contact: 01246 551035. Thursday 11 August
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 11 August
Chesterfield Farmers’ Market: 10 am‐2 pm on Central Pavement, Chesterfield Tel: TIC 01246 345777/8.
Saturday 13 August
Chesterfield Cat’s Protection: Summer Fair at Rose Hill United Reformed Church ‐ near the Town Hall. Open 10.00 am to 2.30 pm ‐ free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, games, cake stall, home made crafts, CP merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946.
Saturday 13 August
Strawberry Fayre: Wear something pink! Come along and enjoy a Strawberry Cream Tea and live music, get your nails done and browse the books/ cards /cake stalls, plus plenty of games and activities for the kids, face painting and craft. 2 to 4pm St John's church centre, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield. In aid of Breast Cancer Care.
Sunday 14 August
Chesterfield Cricket Festival: Derbyshire Falcons v Yorkshire Carnegie. A fixture as part of the Clydesdale Bank 40 Over League 2011. Starts at 13:45. Tickets: Adult £13, Junior £6, Car parking £4. Contact Mike Taylor on 01246 233807.
Wednesday 17 August Art Attack ‐ Children's Event. Have a go at making your own environmental art. 11am to 3pm at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield OS ref SK388 729 SatNav S41 7JB. Come wearing suitable footwear and clothing and don't forget to bring an adult. Contact: 08456 058 058 Wednesday 17 to Chesterfield Cricket. Derbyshire v Northamptonshire LV CC at Chesterfield Cricket Ground part of the LV Saturday 20 August County Championship 2011. Starting at 11am. Ticket prices: Adult £13, Junior £6, Car parking £4. Contact Mike Taylor on 01246 233807. Friday 19 August
Get Paddling and Climbing on Chesterfield Canal. Try your hands (and feet) on the climbing wall, then pick up a paddle and have‐a‐go at canoeing. Booking essential and sessions start at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield S41 7JB. Kids over 6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Adults £3.00, Children £1.50, Under 5s FREE, Adult Concessions £1.50. Family Ticket (2 Adults and 3 Children) £7.50. For details call 08 456 058 058.
Saturday 20 August Holymoorside Bowling Club: Open Day. 1pm to 4pm at Holymoorside Bowling Green, Holymoor Road. New members welcome, come and try a new experience of Crown Green Bowling. Tea & Biscuits, coaching and bowls provided, just turn up in flat soled shoes please. Contact Ernie on 01246 568 324. Saturday 20 August Meet a Sailor at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Discover what life was like in Nelson's Navy and meet a sailor from one of his ships. 10am to 4pm at The Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Contact: 01246 345727. Saturday 20 August MES AMIS: Jazz Night. Sarah Bennet and Curt Shaw, voice & guitar. Doors open at 7.30pm Music starts at 8.00pm. £22.50 including a Kir royale et une planche apperitif. To reserve a seat call in or ring 01246 557394. Saturday 20 to Holymoorside Well Dressing: Construction on Saturday so why not find out more about this ancient Wednesday 24 August Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. Once the subject for the well dressing design is selected the team meets to prepare the drawings. Dressed and complete from Sunday at the Well at Holymoorside opposite the Bull on Cotton Hill Road. Page 4 • www.s40local.co.uk
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What’s On? Sunday 21 August
Chesterfield Cricket Festival. A fixture as part of the Clydesdale Bank 40 Over League 2011. Derbyshire Falcons v Middlesex Panthers. Starting at 13:45. Ticket prices: Adult £13, Junior £6 and Car parking £4. Contact: Mike Taylor on 01246 233807.
Monday 22 August
Chesterfield Ghost Walk. Your guide is, Most Haunted's Richard Felix. The walk starts at the very haunted Rutland Hotel finishing at The Royal Oak in The Shambles with a candlelit supper, a location which was once a meeting place for the Knights Templar. Lasting approximately three hours, but for the weary walkers there are two stops in haunted hostelries where not all of the spirits come in bottles. £25.00 each. Bookings and Enquiries on 0800 277928 or ww.chesterfieldghostwalk.co.uk
Monday 22 August ‐ Holymoorside Scarecrow Trail: Scarecrow figures on view in and around Holymoorside as part of well‐ Monday 5 September dressing events. List available in village shop or on Fun Day in village hall. Wednesday 24 August Chesterfield Cricket: MCC (EM v NE) Regional at Chesterfield Cricket Ground. Free entry. Contact: Mike Taylor on 01246 233807. Wednesday 24 August Holymoorside and Walton Art and Craft Exhibition: PREVIEW EVENING. 7:30pm £1.50 including cheese and wine. St Peter's Church, Cotton Mill Hill, Holymoorside, Chesterfield (S42 7EJ). Contact Adrian Marsden‐Jones on 01246 566367 for an entry form. Thursday 25 August Holymoorside and Walton Art and Craft Exhibition. There will be a large range of art and craftwork from to Monday 29 August the local community, together with the Well Dressing and Scarecrow Walk in the village. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served each day. Thu 11am to 7pm, Fri/Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 2pm to 5pm and Mon 11am to 4pm. St Peter's Church, Cotton Mill Hill, Holymoorside, Chesterfield (S42 7EJ). Contact Adrian Marsden‐ Jones on 01246 566367. Friday 26 August to Monday 29 August
Holymoorside Arts and Flowers: Exhibitions open various times (mostly 12 noon ‐ 4pm) in Holymoorside URC and St. Peter's Church. Admission free. Charity donations welcome.
Friday 26 to Sunday MYCHOONE FESTIVAL: The 3rd mychoone music festival has a string of major label bands playing the main stage (Reef, Toploader, Bluetones, Republica, Dodgy, Cheeky Girls, Sam Beeton, Petebox, 28 August Beatbullyz, Chris Helme, Take The Seven), even more of the country's finest tribute bands playing in the trib tent (Take That, Beatles, Queen, Sterephonics, AC/DC, Guns 'n' Roses, Artic Monkeys), and an acoustic tent! 'Family Quiet Camping zone. Pets welcome. Visit www.mychoone.com for details and tickets. Friday 26 to Sunday Ashover Musicale @ Ashover Show Ground. Beer Tent with 25 local beers. Bands include: Making Tracks, Crossroads, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Achtung Baby, Northern Monkey, Idle Hands, Ayn't Skynryd, 28 August Helter Skelter, Are you Experienced? Tickets: The Chesterfield Arms, The Arkwright Arms and Chesterfield Tourist Information office. Fri £8, Sat or Sun £12, Weekend £25, Camping £10 per tent per night. Concessions, kids under 14 years FREE. Website www.ashovermusicale.com Friday 26 to Monday Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Flower Festival. Flowers povided by the various societies and clubs of the village. Between 12noon and 5pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday and Monday. Refreshments 29 August available. Saturday 27 August
Holymoorside Fun Day: 2 ‐ 5pm Village Hall and Recreation Ground. An afternoon of traditional family fun. Fairground rides and games, birds of prey, Hug‐a‐Pet, Martial Arts demonstration, exhibitions and stalls, rural crafts, ice creams, cream teas etc.
Sunday 28 August
Carved Up Display at Revolution House. Marvel at the intricate wood carving skills of members of Bolsover and Mansfield Woodcarvers Association. Contact The Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Tel: 01246 345727
Sunday 28 August
Chesterfield Farmers’ Market: 10 am‐2 pm on Central Pavement, Chesterfield Tel: TIC 01246 345777/8.
Monday 29 August
Chesterfield Market: August Bank Holiday Market and Table Top Sale. Chesterfield's famous outdoor market will be open for some extra special business, along with the town's major stores. There will be trips up the Tower of the 'Crooked Spire' to see Chesterfield from the top and live entertainment on the streets below! 9am to 4pm on Central Pavement, Chesterfield. Contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777/8.
Thursday 1 September Holmebrook Valley Park: Photo Rally / Orienteering. Suitable age 8‐14. 1pm to 3pm. Hunt down and photograph many park features on the ‘wish list’ as is possible within the allocated time, you'll need your own Digital Camera / Mobile Camera.) Free event starting from the Park’s Pavilion off Watermeadow Land, Newbold. Numbers are restricted on some events so please call 01246 230731 for more information and to secure a place. Page 6 • www.s40local.co.uk
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What’s On? Saturday 3 September
Chesterfield Cricket: A premier league match featuring Chesterfield 1st X1 v Alfreton. Free Entry. Contact: Mike Taylor on 01246 233807.
Saturday 3 September
Chesterfield Film Makers: Open‐Day. Walton Village Centre, Walton Back Lane, S42 6JU. 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Members of the club will be on hand to answer questions and will have cameras to demonstrate and explain. We welcome anyone interested. So drop in if you can, or contact Elin on 01246 277349 or visit our website www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com
Saturday 3 to Sunday Hady Miniature Steam Rally: Chesterfield and District Model Engineering Society present their twice annual display of miniature steam trains and traction engines. Trail rides for all ages, for which there is a 4 September small charge. Takes place between 10am and 5pm at St Peter and St Paul School, Hady Hill, Chesterfield (S41 0EE). For details contact Mike Rhodes on 01623 648676. Sunday 4 September Queens Park: Ireland Colliery Band. Relax and listen to the sound of brass bands playing in the Victorian band stand that that sits at the heart of the Queen's park. All concerts start at 2 pm and finish at 4 pm. Bring your own seating, picnic and appropriate clothing. Enquiries contact 01246 345092. Monday 5 to Friday 9 Chesterfield Well Dressing: Well dressing at the Crooked Spire's Church Porch from 10am to 4pm and also at a second venue (as yet to be confirmed but thought to be the Pavements Shopping Centre September between 9.30am and 4pm. Contact Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777/8. Wednesday 7 September
Holymoorside Horticultural Society: 'Hardy Planters Winter Survival Kit' ‐ a talk by Don Witton. United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact Peter Forrow on 01246 568000 for a schedule or turn up on the day to view.
Wednesday 7 September
Bats and Boats at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre: All aboard the John Varley, the Chesterfield Canal Trust trip boat, and we will turn into bat detectives. Armed with our trusty bat detectors we sail the canal hunting for these amazing creatures. Meet at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield. Start at 7.30pm, 8.15pm &9.00pm. Booking & pre‐payment essential. Contact: 08456 058 058.
Thursday 8 September Thursday 8 September
Chesterfield Farmers’ Market: 10 am‐2 pm on Central Pavement, Chesterfield Tel: TIC 01246 345777/8. 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 8 September Saturday 10 September
Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except August ‐ next meeting 8 September). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Transition Chesterfield Skill Share Workshop ‐ Bread Baking. 2pm to 5pm Brookside. Learn how to make real homemade bread – no bread machines here! We’ll make both yeast‐risen bread and soda bread. With Colin Harrison. £2 per person, for more information and booking email email@example.com or tel: 01246‐239289. Spaces limited.
Saturday 10 September
Chesterfield Day of Dance. Between 10:30am and 4pm. Many different dance forms come together in New Square, Chesterfield. Be amazed by the powerful rhythms, the energy and the colourful displays as each performance gives you a glimpse into their world of dance. Chesterfield Tel: TIC 01246 345777/8.
Saturday 10 September
Saturday Lunchtime Concert: Organ Recital at Chesterfield. The esteemed musician Geoffrey Gratton will perform a recital of organ music for your entertainment between 11:45 to 12:30. Held at Elder Yard Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1UR Contact the Chapel on 01246 559407.
Saturday 10 September
Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Autumn Show 2:30 to 4:30pm. 'Holymoorside Village Hall. Contact Peter Forrow on 01246 568000 for a schedule or turn up on the day to view.
Saturday 10 September to 31 December
Exhibition: The Three Rs @ Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring Chesterfield's schools past and present. Open 10am to 4pm closed Wed and Sun. Contact: Museum on 01246 345727.
Sunday 11 September Queens Park: Dronfield Band. Relax and listen to the sound of local brass bands playing in the Victorian band stand. Starts at 2 pm and finishes at 4 pm. Bring your own seating, picnic and appropriate clothing. Enquiries contact 01246 345092.
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What’s On? Monday 12 September NEDIAS 10th ANNIVERSARY YEAR. Dr Dudley Fowkes: Westhouses – Midland Railway Village. NEDIAS will be 10 years old this year, and we are particularly pleased to be able to welcome back Dr Dudley Fowkes who gave the very first lecture at our inaugural meeting in 2001. Venue: Friends’ Meeting House at 7:30pm. Contact Cliff Lea 01246 234 212 Mon 12 to Sunday 18 Wear a Wig Week: Fundraising Packs are available from Ashgate Hospice Fundraising Department tel. September 01246567250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 13 September
Chesterfield Civic Society. Dogs, rats, mice and all things nice. There will be talks by Chesterfield Borough Council's Mike Rawson (Pest Controller) and Michelle Hill (Dog Warden). 7.30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.
Tuesday 13 September
Holymoorside Film: "Iris" 2001 True Life Drama sublimely performed by Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent, and based on the life of Iris Murdock. Cert 15. Starts at 8.00pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk or call Ann 01246 567118
Friday 16 September Messy Church: Bright & Beautiful. Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Come along after school from 3.30 until 5.30 to join in with crafts, music, games, worship and food, for all the family. Book your place tel 01246‐274021 or email email@example.com Sunday 18 September Chesterfield Cricket: Chesterfield 1st X1 v Ockbrook & Borrowash at Chesterfield Cricket Ground. Free entry. Contact: Mike Taylor on 01246 233807. Sunday 18 September Queens Park: Sheffield Concert Band. Relax and listen to the sound of local brass bands playing in the Victorian band stand. Starts at 2 pm and finishes at 4 pm. Bring your own seating, picnic and appropriate clothing. Enquiries: 01246 345092. Mon 19 September
Coffee Morning: Ashgate Hospice 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 21 September
Go Batty @ Linacre Reservoirs. Bring a torch and come along and turn bat detective. We will be searching the Linacre woodlands for signs and sounds of these fascinating night flying creatures. Between 7:30pm and 9pm at Lower car park, by the totem pole, Linacre Reservoirs, Cutthorpe, off the B6050. Adults £3, Children £1.50, Under 5s FREE, Adult Concessions £1.50. Family Ticket (2 Adults and 3 Children) £7.50. Contact : 08456 058058.
Friday 23 September Ladies Lunch @ Casa Hotel. Tickets are £45 per head and available from Ashgate Hospice Fundraising Department tel. 01246567250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Friday 23 September September Holymoorside Film: " Tea with Mussolini" Nostalgic WW2 story of ex‐pats in Tuscany. Starring Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Cher. Delightful! Cert PG. Starts at 7.30pm. Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk or call Ann 01246 567118 Sat 24 September
The Opening of St.Thomas' New Parish Centre: Community fun day see advert on pg 11 for detail.
Saturday 24 September
MES AMIS: Jazz Night. Sarah Bennet and Curt Shaw, voice & guitar. Doors open at 7.30pm Music starts at 8.00pm. £22.50 including a Kir royale et une planche apperitif. To reserve a seat call in or ring 01246 557394.
Saturday 24 September
Chesterfield Green Fair. 40 stalls in the main market plus additional exhibitors near the spire, recycled art project on Vicar Lane and Papergirl ‐ public distribution art project with gallery. Big event not to be missed! Details on the website www.the‐buzz.org
Saturday 24 September
Fairplay Mad Hatters Family Walk: Linacre Reservoir. Lots of family fun with a choice of 2km (wheelchair accessible) or 4km route, quiz, hat decorating, picnic and a prize for the best hat. To sign up and get sponsor forms contact Francesca at Fairplay on 01246 203963 or email francesca.redmore@fair‐ play.co.uk
Sunday 25 September Queen’s Park: Thurcroft Welfare Band. Relax and listen to the sound of local brass bands playing in the Victorian band stand. Starts at 2 pm and finishes at 4 pm. Bring your own seating, picnic and appropriate clothing. Enquiries contact 01246 345092. Monday 26 September
Brampton Living History Group: Within sight of the Gibbet a talk by Ian Morgan. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50 including Refreshments. ALL WELCOME.
Friday 30 September The Brampton Community Band: Autumn Ceilidh at Club Chesterfield on Chester Street, from 7.30 to 11 pm. Music, dancing and buffet. Licensed bar. Tickets £8 (family ticket £24), from Created Gallery (420 Chatsworth Road), band members, or 07947 581138. Wednesday 12 to "10 Times Table" by Alan Ayeckbourn a presentation by the Chesterfield Playgoers society. Saturday 13 October Performances from Wed 12th Oct to Sat 13th October. Tickets from the Pomegranate Theatre box office on 01246 345 222. Page 10 • www.s40local.co.uk
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St Thomas’ Centre
e’ve had an update from the team at St Thomas Church about the build of the new Church Centre, it goes like this!
“Are We Nearly There Yet?
You may remember in the last edition we invited imaginative suggestions for our courtyard. As yet, a decision has not been made, but St Thomas’ would like to extend a huge thank you to all who participated.
So What Happens Next?
Members of St Thomas’ Church have been asking that question for over 35 You are invited to join us at our official opening event on Saturday 24 years, and finally the answer is YES! September from 12 midday to 4pm, We are nearly there... during which a short dedication St Thomas’ Centre, a purpose built service will be led by The Archbishop centre for use by the church and of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. community has been built… its name is up on the wall… the inside is Come along and look around the decorated… and its doors are nearly centre; enjoy a relaxing coffee; watch open! Not only will this facility be a children (big and small) have fun and welcome addition to the community games and visit stalls from both the of Brampton, but many of its eco church and community. features have been included as a We would love to see you.” contribution to protect and enhance the environment in which we live. Rev Matt Barnes. St Thomas’ Brampton.
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Regular Events Anytime
Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice, Come Dine at Mine is an exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. Please contact Alison Ward for more information on 01246 567250 or email@example.com
MondaysTerm Time 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade for boys and girls age 6 ‐ 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or firstname.lastname@example.org Every Monday
Cock and Magpie Morris 8.00pm ‐ 9.30pm @ A.C.C.A 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or www.cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk
Linedancing (Intermediates), 1pm ‐ 3pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details ‐ contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
NEW! ... BEGINNERS LINEDANCE Class. Starts 17th October 2011, 11am ‐12.15pm, Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
3rd Monday (Not August)
RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15pm to 9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks , refreshments, bird food sales. Non members welcome Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield
The Olive Branch 'Drop In' at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10a.m. to 1.30p.m. Refreshments available. All welcome.
Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers 7.30pm‐9.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or 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. Last Sunday of each month, Music quiz ‐ gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score.
Linedancing (Improvers), 3pm ‐ 4.15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
Alternate Tuesdays Bible Study Group meets 7 pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719. 2nd Tuesday of the 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 month 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360. 2nd Tuesday of the Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7:30pm usually in Meeting Room 1 at Chesterfields Market Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. month 3rd Tuesday of the Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers ‐ 7:30pm ‐ Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact month John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up. Every Wednesday Mes Amis ‐ Champagne Knitters 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Every Wednesday Brampton Ladies Club 7.15 for 7:45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333. Every Wednesday Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11.10am ‐ 12.20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Every Wednesday Holymoorside Craft Group: 2pm ‐ 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. New year starts 7th September 2011. An informal group we welcome new members at any time. Any crafting goes such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc just bring your current project. (No formal tuition). Contact: Cynthia on 01246 569103. Wednesdays term Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane ‐ 7.15 ‐ 9pm. We are a non‐performing choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on time 01246 237937 or email@example.com Page 14 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Regular Events 1st Wed of the month 2nd Wed of the month 3rd Wed of the month
3rd Wed of the month 4th Wed of the month
Last Wed of the month Every Thursday
Green Drinks: This is an opportunity for like‐minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm but the location varies each month so please check at www.greendrinks.org/Derbyshire/Chesterfield. NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers, usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2pm to 4pm. Just turn up or call Anne Hodson on 01246 275062. Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning. (Not August). 10am to 12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. 'Enjoy a slice of delicious cake and cup of tea/coffee for just £1.50, meet with friends and browse our second hand books for sale. For more information contact Francesca at Fairplay on 01246 203963 or look on our website www.fair‐play.co.uk Chesterfield Fairtrade Group 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308. Walton Women's Institute. 2‐4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Activities include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much, much more! New members and visitors assured of a warm welcome. For further details ring Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Debbie Waters on 01246 568946. Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7pm till 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details. Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join us and play lively folk dance music. 7pm ‐ 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details on www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 236805. NEW! ... BEGINNERS LINEDANCE Class. Starts 15th September 2011, 7pm ‐ 8.30pm, St Thomas' Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
Chesterfield Photographic Society. Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.
Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7.15 until 9.30. Putting on four concerts per year& a choral day. To join us contact Barbara on 07763 142 383.
Holymoorside Ladies Club. 7.45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just pay £2 at door. No meetings during school holidays. We meet again on Thursday, 8th September 2011. Phone Anne 01245 566789 for details. Every Thursday St John Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term (Term Time Only) time. Badgers and Cadets (5‐18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults, 18+ at 7.30pm. Contact is at 279132 or email email@example.com. 1st Thursday of the month 1st Thursday of the month
Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £2.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333. Embroiderers' Guild, Chesterfield Branch: 7.00pm‐9.00pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. (PLEASE NOTE: No meetings in August).
2nd Thursday of the Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except month August ‐ next meeting 8 September). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Last Thursday of the month
MES AMIS ‐ Book Club. 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call in for details and the title of our book. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Everyone welcome. Call Marcella on 01246 557394. Fridays Term Time 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6‐14 years olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. Saturday Mornings Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30am to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. Mini World Cup Competition held last Saturday of each month. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Contact Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or firstname.lastname@example.org Alternate Saturdays Art tuition: Unit 4 Brampton Courtyard S40 3RG. Telephone Georgia Peskett 07751 807 032.
1st Sunday of the Month
'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. Call free on 0808 108 2354.
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Friends of The Peak District
Over a hundred countryside campaigners called on the Peak District National Park Authority to get tough on off-roading at a rally in July. Mountain bikers, families with children, dog walkers, and countryside lovers of all ages joined Friends of the Peak District1 for its Take Back the Tracks protest at Stanage Pole. People walked from Redmires and Dennis Knoll and along Long Causeway beneath the iconic Stanage Edge. They came to show their solidarity against 4 x 4s and motor bikes carving up green lanes in the Peak District.
Anne Robinson, Chair of the Campaign for National Parks, sent a rallying cry to the Peak District National Park Authority. It is meeting to review its policy about off‐roading this Friday 15 July. “Get tough! Just managing the damage caused by off‐roading is not good enough ‐ we don’t want the damage in the first place! We want a pro‐active approach not a reactive one. Use all your powers from a total ban to limited access by permit. Stop off‐roading on all the routes that can’t sustain use by 4x4 and trail bikes, whether or not they are damaged. And you can start with Long Causeway and the Roych.”
We are battling to save the park for visitors as well as residents, future generations as well as those of us who are lucky enough to live in the Peak now. Signs are that the Authority is beginning to see sense. Congratulations on keeping up the good work.” Friends of the Peak District’s Take Back the Tracks rally focused on Long Causeway. This is just one of many sites in the Peak District that is being eroded by off‐roading. It is currently legal to drive on Long Causeway, so off‐roaders aren't breaking the law. However ‐ knowingly or not – they are causing damage to the track.
Friends of the Peak District wants to see the Peak District National Park Authority make it illegal to drive on Long Causeway, and other tracks in sensitive places. The Take Back the Tracks rally gave people who want to “You have my whole‐hearted protect the Peak District the support. Indeed, thanks to the opportunity to come together and desecration of Chertpit Lane, I doubt express their concerns, and to Ironically horse riders who had turned demand that the Peak District up to show their support had to turn if there is anybody from Great Longstone who is not totally behind National Park Authority takes back because Long Causeway is so you. However, we are not in the fight stronger action. badly damaged by off‐roading. The to take back the tracks just to keep event was filmed by TV and John Beatty (FOTPD). life tranquil in our own ‘back yards’. documentary film crews.
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Lord Roy Hattersley – former Friends of the Peak District President, and Great Longstone resident ‐ also sent a message of support.
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Image & Colour Emporium
e all know there are times when we put on an outfit and feel fantastic, and at other times, or even on the same day we might put on another outfit and just not feel right –you might say ‘like a pig in a wig’! Wouldn’t it be great to get up every morning and not have to sit or stand in front of your wardrobe wondering what on earth to wear, because everything in that wardrobe was just right for you!
emphasis is on you and not on making sales. Their new business is located behind the Elysium Hair Salon on Chatsworth Road. Here you can book an appointment and go along for a personal image and style consultation to focus on:
Colour Analysis – to give you an insight into the colours that ‘suit’ you – your skin tone, eye and hair colour to enhance your appearance. At the end of the sessions you’ll take away a Well, although the people at the new palette of fabrics that you can refer to image and colour emporium won’t be when you’re out on your own on your next shopping expedition. able to go with you on every shopping trip, they are able to Bodyshape workshops – to find out provide you with a toolkit and some the ideal silhouette for your body style advice to help you make the right clothing and make‐up decisions. proportions and shape ‐ learning how to camouflage your ‘liabilities and It’s not a new phenomenon, it’s been accentuate your assets to create the around for a while – in fact some of illusion of a perfectly proportioned the big department stores offered figure. similar services in the 80’s – however, Image, Style and Personality what Tracy Oldfield and Maggie Workshops – ideal for combining an Edwards can offer is an updated, insightful and useful experience with independent service – where the a fun girlie get together. Tracy explains “It’s really a long term investment in yourself. It can help improve your confidence and self esteem if you know you look good. Plus it can help reduce the amount you spend on fashion faux pas, so in actual fact you could even sell it to yourself as a way of saving money!” Tracy Oldfield is a local girl , having previously worked as a teacher for 23 years she decided to leave the profession to follow her passion for colour. Maggie her business associate has worked in image and colour in Australia and New Zealand and has over 25 years experience, so you’ll be in good hands with the Image and Colour Emporium. Go along and find out more at their Extravaganza Day on the 20th August where you can join them for advice and book consultations at reduced rates. Otherwise, why not give Tracy and Maggie a call and go and see them at the Emporium. Tracy OIdfield in the Image & Colour Emporium Page 20 •• www.s40local.co.uk www.s40local.co.uk Page
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Chesterfield’s Green Fair 24 September
A highlight of the event will be the ‘re‐yews‐ tree‐cycle’ , sculpture made from The two main sites in the town centre scrap. ‐ the markets area and grass area between the Tourist Information A tree will Centre and the crooked spire, will be be created from recycled waste and linked by a seven seater ‘conference scrap materials. bike’ supplied by CosyBike. Rides will Wirksworth artist Johnny White be free but you will be required to responded to a callout from pedal! Chesterfield Borough Council Arts Woodworking, solar panels, chickens, Development service to create a hands on workshops, entertainment ‘Sculpture from Scrap’ to promote including the vegetable cabaret ‐ will the fair and highlight the need for all be going on. recycling. hesterfield’s first Green Fair, brought to you by the organisers of the Inkerman Buzz and Chesterfield Borough Council comes to town on 24 September ‐ 10am to 4 pm.
More details 01246 520820, email info@the‐buzz.org or visit the website: www.the‐buzz.org
Johnny will visit the council’s waste recycling depot to forage for materials. He will start building the
Johnny White ‘s Work sculpture in St James Square, Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in the days leading up to the Green Fair. As part of this project, Johnny will be running workshops with young people, to involve them in making parts of the sculpture. For more information contact: Pamela Butler, Arts Development, Chesterfield Borough Council on 01246 345583.
is playing a big part in the fair, as well as the large sculpture being built on Vicar Lane out of recycled materials. A fantastic project called ‘The Papergirl Project’ is coming to Chesterfield from Berlin. Artists donate any works of art that can be rolled, and a group of women cyclists (Papergirls) ride around the town distributing the artwork for free ‐ this event will take place on 17 September ‐ so if you get hit by a roll of paper treasure it, it might be your lucky day ‐ it could be the next Van Gogh! One piece of art from each artist will then be on display at the Green Fair (24 September). Picture courtesy: Just / Just.Ekosystem.org Page 22 • www.s40local.co.uk
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think our area has experienced an increased sense of community along Chatsworth Road. With the opening of the St Thomas‘ Church Centre, developments by the Blue Deer Group (131 and the Hanger), the ground swell created by Destination Chesterfield and the success of local clubs and societies, such as the Champagne Knitters at Mes Amis, it feels like a good time to celebrate the continued success of our area given the economic problems the media constantly talks about. So, in October we’re planning to hold a 9 day festival to celebrate the success of Chatsworth Road. The festival will be a series of events and activities across the period, hosted by you and for you, the people who live and work on or around it. Putting the spotlight on all that’s great. The idea was sparked by an email from Di Pickover, suggested we should run a festival, so Deirdre Gage (Created Gallery) and myself (S40 Local) got talking. We plan to involve many of the community groups and businesses, schools and churches in the area. We hope to have some activity in the community spaces, Somersall Park for instance and very importantly we need you to get involved too! You could: organise a Festival event, a tour, a demonstration or an exhibition, become an active lead, engaging your network of local contacts or help out working with the organising committee to promote and support the event.
You could: organise a Festival event, a tour, a demonstration or an exhibition, become an active lead, engaging your network of local contacts or help out working with the organising committee to promote and support the event.
The festival will take place between Saturday 1 October and Sunday 9 October 2011 and is kind of in parallel with the up and coming opening of the St Thomas’ Church centre at the heart of our community. The next edition of S40 Local will be dedicated to the festival events, but to give you a flavour of the things that are already being planned, we’re organising a mini beer festival, concerts by local bands, sporting demonstrations, treasure hunts, photo competitions, exhibitions, open nights, cycle activities etc. I’d also like to see your old photographs of the area, but not just as they are, held up and retaken in the original location … as shown opposite. I’m hoping there will be some interest in this, wouldn’t it be great to get loads of pictures and have an exhibition of work during the festival showing our area past and present? If this is something you’d be happy supplying please dig out those old photographs and get snapping away. I will need the pictures digitally please so email them at: email@example.com. They’ll be so much more to tell you but you’ll just have to wait until the Autumn edition for the full list of events … I am, however, realistic so please accept that the festival will only prove to be a good as the effort we all put into it. I look forward to bumping into you at an event or two … especially the brewery tour!
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EnergyMyWay Tom McGovern
ith gas and electricity prices continuing to increase and the costs of oil for heating having risen by as much as 50% in only a few years, what can householders and businesses do to reduce their bills and get some extra financial benefit? We asked Tom McGovern of local renewable energies company EnergyMyWay for some advice. “Well, the first and easiest thing is to make sure your property is as well insulated as possible. Loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, double glazing and draught excluders all help reduce heat loss. After that, there are a number of options available. EnergyMyWay, unusually among renewable energy suppliers, specialises in a range of solutions. We offer expert, practical help and advice so people get the right product for their particular situation.
associations, industrial estates, community centres – are seeing the benefit of installing wind turbines. With new technologies being explored all the time, efficient, smaller size turbines are being developed especially for the domestic market. These will provide another choice for generating electricity and are expected to attract the Feed‐In Tariff. As things stand, you do need planning permission to erect a wind turbine, however, it’s expected that roof mounted and free standing small wind turbines may be put up without permission for detached properties, as long as they are not in conservation areas, further legislation is expected later this year.”
install and to store fuel, but can be a really cost‐effective means of producing heat, especially if you live in an area without mains gas. They work by burning wood pellets, chips or logs, fed into the boiler via a hopper, which can be operated manually or automatically. Because the wood is regarded as a sustainable renewable source, biomass boilers are considered “carbon neutral” to operate and should therefore attract very generous RHI payments through the government ‐backed scheme. We even know of cases where biomass boilers have been so efficient the financial incentives totally cover the cost of buying the necessary wood fuel!
Alternatively, you may consider ground source or air source heat pumps. Ground Source Heat Pumps “collect” the constant warmth found a short distance underground, concentrate the captured energy and “The government is committed to then use it to heat your property. You Many people are now opting to have introducing the Renewable Heat do need a large area of land or to have Solar PV Panels installed to generate Incentive (RHI). This will provide a borehole to install this kind of some of their own electricity and substantial financial returns over 20 technology. A cheaper option is to benefit from the Feed‐In Tariffs backed years for people installing renewable install an Air Source Heat Pump which by government legislation. This is energy products that create heat collects energy from the outside air great as it guarantees an income (tax‐ rather than electricity. The scheme is and can be great for providing steady free and index‐linked), for 25 years for due to come on‐stream fully in October background warmth in a well insulated your property. Your electricity bills go 2012 but interim payments are property. Basically the pump operates down, you get paid for producing available to early adopters having like a fridge in reverse. And in case electricity and of course you’re also installations done before then.” you’re wondering how that can helping the environment by using Wat kinds of products qualify for this possibly work in cold weather, our renewable energy.” heat pumps are tested at an air Renewable Heat Incentive? temperature of ‐25 degrees and they What other ways can you generate “One option is Solar Thermal still generate nearly twice as much “renewable” electricity? Collectors which are used to heat energy as they are consuming. At “Most people are familiar with wind water which is stored in your tank for more normal temperatures, the heat turbines, especially the large wind use later. They don’t take up as much pump will output more than three times the amount of energy than it space on the roof as solar PV panels farms around our countryside and consumes. Both these options do coastline, and of course building them and can be a real benefit, especially if can often prove controversial. Wind you use quite a lot of hot water during require electricity for them to work, but the savings on energy costs can be Turbines can be very efficient, are the daytime. substantial. And once again, choosing becoming increasingly popular and Another product that’s creating a lot also attract generous Feed‐In Tariffs. an environmentally friendly alternative of interest is the Biomass Boiler. and getting a cash incentive for Landowners, farmers, housing These do need quite a lot of space to Page 30 • www.s40local.co.uk
If your roof space isn’t suitable for solar PV panels or you don’t have room for a wind turbine? What else could you do?
installing a heat pump makes it well worth considering. With the cost of energy only set to go still higher, and the government being keen to promote micro‐generation through Feed‐ In Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentives, this is a really good time to consider renewable energies. EnergyMyWay is at your service and we’ll be happy to come and discuss the options with you and give you a free, no obligation survey at a time that suits you. Please call us on 01246 237744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.”
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Full Steam Ahead for NEDIAS Matt Kane
eorge Stephenson, Charles Paxton Markham and Richard Arkwright are all names that people associate with Derbyshire’s rich and varied industrial heritage.
Cliff Lea, Chairman of NEDIAS, spoke to S40 Local about the Society’s success and his hopes for its future.
And it’s their work, and that of many lesser known others, that has been the focus and inspiration behind NE Derbyshire’s Industrial Archaeology Society (or NEDIAS) for the past ten years.
“The area in and around Chesterfield and north‐east Derbyshire has an amazing industrial history such as coal and coking, iron and iron founding, paper, pottery, textiles, leather, glass, quarrying and chemicals.
Having been founded by industry enthusiast David Wilmot in September 2001 the Society has gone from strength to strength attracting over 60 people to its monthly meetings and publishing a quarterly newsletter as well as an annual journal of research articles.
“However the closures of these industries have come fast and furious so the need for people to research, record and to make available the results of their findings to others has been very much needed.
It also undertakes regular field trips and local archaeological exercises. Its latest piece of work involving the excavation of an old stone mill at Wingerworth has thrown up numerous interesting and unanswered questions about the site including the possibility that it could have been powered by steam at one point. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Society will be hosting a talk on 12 September about the Westhouses Midland Railway Village by Derbyshire academic Dr Dudley Fowkes who, incidentally, presented the very first NEDIAS talk ten years previously. Future NEDIAS events will focus on Brampton Pottery, Arkwright’s Cromford Mill and the Sheffield steel industry. Anyone is welcome to attend the Society’s events which usually take place at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month in the Friends’ Meeting House on Ashgate Road, although a joint event with the Chesterfield and District Civic Society is scheduled for Tuesday 11th Page 32 •• www.s40local.co.uk www.s40local.co.uk Page
October at Chesterfield Library’s Lecture Theatre.
“Right from the very start, NEDIAS produced a newsletter where members could publish their findings and five years ago we decided to do our own journal to cater for more in‐depth research and articles. “We also continue to hold regular monthly speakers’ meetings with a balanced programme of talks by local experts. “Our work has shown that many people within the area have a real thirst for their local history and in many cases an ache to reveal more about the histories of their families and early industrial activities.” Despite it burgeoning membership, the Society continues to be on the look‐out for new recruits. Further information and the 2011/12 programme is available on request from Cliff by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01246 234212. Copies of the NEDIAS newsletter and journal publications can be found on the shelves of Chesterfield Library.
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Brewing football talent
Brampton Brewery FC
Back Row L‐R :‐ Joe Sharp; Dan Nowak; Ant Brown; Matt Jepson; Ryan Armitage; Dane Wadsworth & Kieran Shaw. Middle Row L‐R :‐ Alex Hau; Nathan Fisher & Michael Chan. Front: Andy Brown.
good sign that a business is doing things well is when other people want to be associated with it, and you get requests for donations and sponsorship ‐ it’s simply not possible to support every request, but Daniel Nowak and Alex Hau's request to Brampton Brewery really stood out from the rest!
their own team.
Their aim for the new club is to become Charter Standard, a recognition of excellence for grassroots football. I had a brief chat with Dan and Alex at an event at the Brewery pub the Tramway Tavern where the strips and funding were handed over. Dan explained the amount of effort and paperwork Chris Radford from Brampton needed to set up an amateur football Brewery explained why “I opened a team. I’d assumed you got a load of request from two young guys looking mates together and went off to play. to set up a new football club, their Not so…Dan had a stack of forms and request was polite and they finished paperwork they’d had to complete, off saying any donation would be they’ve secured a pitch at Oaks Farm appreciated. Their plans for the club Lane, Calow and have a constitution in place to support the club. and the way the proposal was scripted were different – I was impressed and within a short space of The young players are all local, the furthest living as far away as Hasland. time Brampton Brewery FC was Experience varies ‐ some having born”. played in local leagues and others not since school ‐ they kick off in division Daniel Nowak previously played for 8 of the Chesterfield and District Chesterfield Town in the U18 league but was no longer able to play due to Sunday League the 1st week in his age, he didn’t want to give up so, September but are really keen to together with Alex decided to form progress. Page 34 •• www.s40local.co.uk www.s40local.co.uk Page
“I have a fetish for trophies, it’s about winning” joked Dan, “however it still needs to be fun ‐ it would be great to finish well though. It is possible to jump two leagues in one season, that would be great! I’d also like to mention the support Chris has given us, it’s great to have a local business putting their trust in us and I know we’ll do all we can to ensure we’re a worthwhile investment.” I wish Chris, Dan, Alex and the team all the best and hope the reality of competitive football doesn’t hinder their plans. We’ll be keeping in touch with Brampton Brewery FC throughout the season. Club Committee: Player / Manager: Dan Nowak Player / Ast Manager & Chair: Alex Hau; Vice Chair: Lesley Brentnall; Club Secretary: Anne Nowak Treasurer: Richard Nowak; Minutes Secretary: Kate Siddall & Club Photographer: Roger Bates.
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Brampton’s Best Matt Kane
any S40 readers will have supped a pint of Brampton’s finest at the Rose and Crown or The Tramway. But did you know that the original Brampton Brewery was once the cornerstone of the local community, responsible for employing over 50 people, owning 116 pubs and producing some 30,000 gallons of beer a week? Now its rise and fall has become the inspiration behind a new booklet produced by beer enthusiast John Hirst. It charts the Brewery’s history from small‐time start‐up in 1839 to thriving regional enterprise as it dodged the slings and arrows of high taxation, war rationing, brewery fires, successive ownership changes and various acts of Parliament which sought to limit its activity.
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Despite the Brewery’s take over in 1955, it was many years before the Brampton name was finally extinguished. Its buildings on the current Matalan site were demolished in 1984. The company was resurrected in 2007, albeit on a much smaller scale, on the Chatsworth Business Park, literally a stones’ throw away from the original site. Author and Brewery Director John spoke of the inspiration behind the project. “I’d always been into real ale and Chesterfield history and when we moved to Brampton I was always intrigued about the old brewery that was still standing.
take away with them after their visit?”
“Having done quite a bit of research, I The Story of the Original Brampton wrote Chesterfield Pubs in 1988 and Brewery Co Ltd is available, priced at that sold out within a few months. £2, from Chesterfield Museum, TIC, “This new booklet is an extension of Real Ale Corner and Brampton that work as we offer tours of the Brewery Pubs. new Brewery and I thought wouldn’t it be great if people had something to
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imon Redfern’s advert for guitar tuition featured in the very first edition of S40 Local and has made frequent appearances ever since. But it’s Simon’s up and coming band that recently came to my attention, when I found out they were appearing at the mychoones festival near Matlock, alongside old favourites such as Toploader, Dodgy, and the Cheeky Girls, and other emerging talents, like Simon’s band ‘take the seven’. I had a look on the Internet and had a listen to their stuff via their website – I was really impressed and invited Simon round to find out more about them so I could introduce them to those of you who might not have caught them at one of their local gigs!
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I had to start with the obvious question: who else is in the It’s hard for people to get an idea about your music without listening to it, but can you try and put it into band and where did the name ‘take the seven’ come words for our readers? from? “Take the seven have a real S40 line up , alongside Simon on lead guitar there’s Jamie Hall on rhythm guitar, singer Dan Molloy, Joe Kitson on bass guitar and Gareth Oldale playing drums.”
“I’d call it American, Pop, Rock! It’s got commercial appeal, we’re not heavy rock. I like to think we’re unique but if you were looking for a similar sound perhaps Nickleback, Alter Bridge – guitar based bands would be a good comparison.”
The name came whilst the lads were on holiday “we were playing crazy golf and apparently if you haven’t got the ball in the hole after 6 shots you’re encouraged to ‘take the seven’ or just get 7 points for that shot – we’ll we didn’t call the band ‘hole in one’ so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about our skill at the game!”
Never having been in a band, and not even progressing to an iPod yet, I was keen to find out, from someone who knows, how the music industry works, after all things have changed quite a lot since I was purchasing vinyl! “We started out doing covers at local pubs, but instead of sharing the profits we saved it all up and used it to pay for the professional recording of a three track EP at The Vault studios in Sheffield – it paid for sessions at the studio, a producer and to get the tracks mastered to make them good quality. This really helps when you’re trying to get your music noticed. The primary place for music now is online, so we uploaded the tracks onto MySpace – here you can upload up to six tracks, people can listen to them but aren’t able to download or buy them… we also made the tracks available to download from our website www.taketheseven.com. We pumped the demo out to everyone we could think of ‐ record labels, managers etc… for maximum coverage. At the end of the day, breaking into the big time is a lot about luck and getting your music heard by the right person at the right time. One of our tracks ‘through the crossfire’ was played on BBC Introducing which was a great result for us! But where we are really succeeding at the moment is closer to home, we’ve got a good fan base and are busy gigging – people hear us and spread the word, so we get invited to appear at other events and the word spreads further.” We regularly play Brampton Manor and we’ve been invited to appear at Chesterfest, Party in the Park at Queens Park and at the mychoones festival. Over the August bank holiday we’ve three gigs in three days, which is great! We’ve just recorded a new three track EP. This time we’ll be using facebook to spread the word, it’s kind of taken the place of MySpace, we’ve over 1,000 followers that we keep up to date with our gigs and releases, and they’ll be the first to find out about the new EP. It will soon be available to buy and download from iTunes and Amazon.” If you want to be the first to find out – set yourself up as a fan.” So where next? “Obviously our ambition is for the band to be successful, it’s not just a game. But as I’ve said a lot of it is down to luck, oh and hard work and determination, but we’ve all got a plan B.” Please mention S40 Local • Page 39
e’ve another new business coming to Chatsworth Road amid hard economic times, showing again that our area is bucking the trend across the country.
Kevin Howarth is a local chap; he lives in Walton and has lived in Chesterfield all his life. He’s just taken on the last unit at 131 Chatsworth Road, next door to Nonna’s, and will be opening his carpet and flooring business in early August. He decided the time is right and after 17 years working for others he’s going it alone. He commented “I believe customers are moving away from the large retail sheds, take a look around Chesterfield recently, what do you see? The large businesses are being hit hard, MFI gone, Allied Carpets gone, Curries and PC World merged, Focus gone. There’s simply not the level of trust and security with these guys anymore. People seem to be happier talking to small independents and times are changing with regard to pricing too. I’m finding I can be as competitive as the big boys, as suppliers are recognising the importance of the independents.” As well as carpets Kevin can provide laminates and vinyls, offers a fitting service using Flooring Industry Training Association installers, who hold Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards proving their skills and trade. He will uplift your old flooring and offer a range of quality products from well known brands. It’s great to see another business investing in the area particularly one where the owner is local, like Kevin. Buying from someone who literally lives up your street means your pound is more likely to stay in the area and not into the very deep pockets of corporate shareholders. Kevin’s final comment “If you’re looking for flooring please come down and talk to us, we’re about relationships and quality, I want to be the place you think of for your floor coverings. What’s more bring your copy of S40 Local and we’ll discount your order by 20% if you place your order before the end of August 2011.”
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Chesterfield - the destination! Summer 2011: Try something new
New Look Market Hall Interior
In terms of perception we’ve seen a couple of real wins. Firstly, a “Good food, specialist shopping and a committee of the European Regional great range of family events are on Development Fund recently chose to offer in Chesterfield and we would meet in Chesterfield, bringing people love you to join us” are the opening from far and wide into our town, as a lines of the ‘Summer 2011: Try result of Chesterfield securing their Something New’ marketing funding. promotion. It’s being targeted at 40,000 homes in South Sheffield and Secondly, Chesterfield has been nominated for a Regeneration and around Chesterfield by The Destination Chesterfield project. The Renewal Award ‐ for work done to 12 page brochure highlights what secure funding to move the town forward, through projects such as the Chesterfield has to offer, including shopping, events in the market, development of Casa Hotel and Chesterfield Football Stadium. These theatres or sporting destinations. successful projects have raised the Copies are available for tourists to profile of Chesterfield, increasing the pick up in the Tourist Information confidence of potential developers Office, in the library and online at and investors. www.chesterfield.co.uk/summer, if The plans in place for the next phase you want to see the attractions on offer. We’ll also keep you up to date of renewal and regeneration include: in the “What’s On” section. A £4 million investment in our Market The Destination Chesterfield project Hall over the next few years to continues to market and beef up the undertake major refurbishment and perception people have of our town, improve the crumbling building. £2.1 million of which was secured from to improve our future economic European and Lottery grants, the viability.
remainder coming from Chesterfield Borough Council (see the plan for the development below). The Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme ‐ which continues to seek investors for the £300 million needed to build the UK’s 50th largest regeneration project. The Northern Gateway, an opportunity to redevelop “the Donut” roundabout and extend Chesterfield’s town centre ‐ attracting new shops and improving retail in Chesterfield.
First impressions At a meeting of the Chesterfield Champions at the Fairplay centre on Alexander Road West, businesses had the opportunity to review progress on another ‘Gateway project‘ by Destination Chesterfield. This looks at the welcome and first impression people get when they arrive in our town. The aim is to provide consistent messages and images about the town in key locations such as the Tourist Information Centres, the Market areas or simply when you park your car. The next steps are for Destination Chesterfield to work with the Borough Council to deliver improvements over the coming months.
Chesvegas And finally, a number of the Champions are hosting CHESVEGAS ‐ a charity event to be held on 12 November at Casa Hotel in aid of the Chesterfield Special Baby Care Unit. So if you fancy a night in black tie or posh frock get yourself along ‐ see details opposite. I’ll continue to keep you abreast of Destination Chesterfield’s progress.
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A masterpiece for £50 Keith Arrowsmith
ocal Artist, Keith Arrowsmith, studied at Art College in his youth, but decided to take up a "proper" job in order to pay the rent. He kept up his artwork as a hobby, but after retiring, decided to try his hand at selling portraits, “I occasionally do landscapes, or a street scene or building, but I've always enjoyed doing people's portraits ‐ capturing a likeness, and older people especially have such interesting faces. These days I think people are too modest to ask for a portrait so I'm mostly asked to do their pets (or Grandchildren).” He found that he could provide a product at a quality and price pleasing to people. Using digital photography to capture the character and detail for an accurate portrait, Keith usually arranges a free photo session at the subject's home. "It's important to capture "that look" of the subject in the photo, and agree the choice with the customer ‐ that's what I feel makes the difference. Because it’s still my hobby, I take the pictures and deliver a painting free of charge, which means I get to enjoy the reaction to my work” Working with pets can lead to some funny situations... "A local lady phoned to ask for a portrait of her "pudding." She explained she had several photos of her old cat that might be suitable. On visiting, and carefully selecting one I could use, I sympathised "It’s a pity she's not with us". "Yes it is really…” came the reply ... but she usually comes in for her tea about five." I returned with my camera the next day to find Pudding sat in an armchair facing the TV. "She's very skittish and doesn’t like men so you'll only get one" explained the owner. I took three identical pictures of the immovable pet and the astonished owner agreed it made for a lovely portrait!" Keith guarantees a quality portrait, no charge if not delighted. Fee (including free optional photo session and delivery) is... £40 black and white £50 colour.
Call Keith on 01246 461506 or 07891 485797.
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Mr Miah, the manager of Walton Curry Nights would like to introduce himself and his team. Mr Miah has been working in the restaurant business for 25 years, most recently at the Deepa on Sheffield Road. Having recently sold this business he would like to extend a warm welcome to the people of Walton, and the surrounding area. He explained “we opened the doors of our new business just over 10 weeks ago to provide a new Indian food experience. Our food is sourced from quality suppliers and prepared for you by our excellent award winning chefs.” “Mr Ayed Ali previously from the Saffron Club restaurant on Glossop Road, Sheffield – awarded four times in a row at the London Curry Awards and Mr Abdul Karim Mohammed awarded five stars from the Sheffield Star for his cooking whilst at the Momtaz on Chesterfield Rd, Sheffield.” “We have all your favourite dishes, plus on Monday and Tuesdays a ‘chef of the night special’ – we offer a starter, main course, rice and naan all for £9.95. For the main choose from mild or hot and from meat, chicken, prawns, fish or veg. This offer is available for collection or if you order two meals or more you can have free delivery.” “Why don’t you come along and give our quality food at great value a try.” See advert on page 5 for details.
New Exhibition: ‘The Fabric of the Universe’ Anne Menary – Textile Artist In orbit at Created Gallery 3rd September – 2nd October A series of 9 Hand Stitched Textile pictures based on each planet in our Solar System. A digital talk ‘The Fabric of the Universe’ accompanies this series on Monday 26th September 7‐ 9pm at St Thomas Church Centre, Chatsworth Rd, where Anne will describe in further detail the inspiration and techniques behind the pieces in the Created Gallery exhibition along with her other
Tickets available from Created Gallery from 6th August.
NEW! Kinesio Taping @ Brampton Manor Kinesio taping is a dynamic rehabilitative taping method used by many physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers across the world. In production for 35 years, it was developed by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1973 to offer patients and athletes, treatment and rehabilitation following injury. Today, medical practitioners and high profile athletes around the world, such as Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, tennis player Serena Williams, and David Beckham, use Kinesio taping. “The tape is no gimmick or fashion statement,” David Lowes wrote in the May 2010, issue of Athletics Weekly. “In fact, the weird and wonderful patterns of Kinesio Taping® not only ensured the athletes with niggles reached the event, it meant they finished their respective events in good shape as well.” Our sports therapist Clare Glazebrook uses Kinesio Taping in her treatments where appropriate. For more information and for advice please call Clare on 01246 277760
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work on the Cosmic theme.
Streamline Swim School Children's Swimming Lessons Mon to Thu evenings Sat mornings Adult Only Swimming Lessons Mon Evenings & some Thu Evenings Ashgate Croft Children's School Holiday Courses Call for details & dates One to One Lessons for all abilities
Call Marie on 07773 158 925 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ashgate Croft School Brookfield Community School Chesterfield
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Ten things to do in the garden: August
August is traditionally holiday time so enlist friends to help you keep your plants watered this month. Ten things to do this month include: 1. Make sure that any new plants, hanging baskets and plants in containers have enough water . 2. Prune wisteria and pyracanthus. 3. Make sure your pond is kept topped up. 4. Buy yourself a water butt to harvest any rain water. 5. Harvest your veggie crop as it becomes ready. 6. Cut back any herbaceous plants that have started to die back. 7. Raise your mower cut height to help your lawn remain green. 8. Don't forget to feed and water your house plants. 9. Dead head bedding plants and repeat flowering perennials. 10. Lift and pot up strawberry runners. Thanks to Paul. Ashgate Garden Care.
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Business & Community
Howard Borrell and the West Ward councillors are launching a website to keep you up to date with news from the area. The intention is to provide you with headlines. Howard suggests "have a five minute look every week and you'll learn a few things you didn't know about what's going on around you" http://www.westwardcfield.co.uk/ Chesterfield Film Makers would like to encourage new members to join them. They are holding an open afternoon at Walton Village Centre from 2.30 to 4.30 on Saturday 3 September. Members of the club will be on hand to answer questions and will have cameras to demonstrate and explain. We welcome anyone interested. So drop in if you can, or contact Elin Smith on 01246 277349 or visit our website www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly. com
Minuteman Press: Jon Harris from Mintueman has been in touch to say “We now have a very high quality Wide Format Printer that is capable of: Producing large size posters such as A2, A1 and A0. Printing onto canvas ‐ ideal for displaying good quality photographs. We also have a Plan Copier which will copy large scale drawings and plans up to A0 size.”
Real Time Live is now in its 18th year and has become a key Bank Holiday fixture on Chesterfield's events calendar. For the second year in a row the event will be hosted by Brampton Manor on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August. Once again, this year's event promises to showcase a line up of some of the very best in local musical talent. Alongside the confirmed 10 band line up one other band has the fantastic opportunity to grab the final line up slot. If you think you have what it takes, simply check out Real Time's facebook page for details on how to enter. Brampton Manor is an ideal venue for enjoying the experience that is Real Time Live. The audience can also enjoy the famous Brampton Manor Hog Roast, BBQ and outdoor bars. Admission is on the gate and includes entry into a prize draw to win a variety of Brampton Manor prizes plus VIP Tickets for Real Time Live are up for grabs.
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LAPTOP & PC REPAIRS SPARE PARTS SUPPLIED
We are able to Diagnose & fix your Laptop & PC Problems A SONY SPECIALIST * Free Estimates Given * Help When You Need IT! Situated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. * No Fix No Fee * 9am to 9pm Mon to Sun EGYTEC 3 Raneld Mount Walton Chesterfield S40 3RE Phone: 01246 237465 Mobile: 07903224417 Website: www.egytec.co.uk Email: email@example.com
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Experience providing support and repairs for a wide range of IT Equipment. You can bring your laptop or PC to our office or we can collect fix and return it. If you are local to S40 we can arrange a home visit if preferred.
We have a selection of used Laptops available and we carry a large stock of spare parts. Give us a call or email us with your make, model and problem and we will give you a price.
“Youssef” Your Local IT Technician
Showroom 5, Bolsover Business Park S44 6BD
GRAND OPENING Making It For You Wedding Showroom Sunday 4th September 2011 10am‐4pm Complimentary Drink & Dress Modelling Many of our items are BESPOKE & EXCLUSIVE: Invitations • Chair Covers • Table Décor • Wedding Dresses • Veils Tiaras • Bridesmaid Dresses • Shoes • Handbags • Favours • Garters Car Ribbons • Cravats • Ties • Waistcoats • Jewellery Personalised Gifts • Cake Decor • Expert Advice • Friendly Service .
Call: 01246 297615
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Rooms for rent Loundsley Green Community Centre
“people need three places: 1) the home, 2) the office, and, 3) the community hangout or gathering place.” “The Great Good Place” Ray Oldenburg, sociologist.
We’ll save it!” was the response of one of the parents, when in August 2010 it was announced that the building where his son’s scout group met, was to be closed and likely demolished to be used for commercial or residential development. The “Church of the Ascension” building in the Loundsley Green estate on Cuttholme Road is the only facility open to the community between, Walton Back Lane, Dunston and Holme Hall. The building’s owners were a little cynical about the plans to save it. But within four weeks a group of local people had set up a new charity, the Loundsley Green Community Trust, established a steering group with a bank account and six months later had secured a 35 year lease on the building. The charity, with eight trustees will run and operate the building for the benefit of the community during this time.
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Simon Redding, one of the trustees and parent from the scout group explained “The trustees, who mostly work full time, have committed skills and dedication to make it work long term”. Getting the community involved and excited about the project is fundamental to making it a success, how did you achieve this? “We opened up the centre and asked people what they wanted to use the building for. 22 people attended the last meeting with ideas on using the building, we’re keen to get as many people along as possible ‐ they’re held on the first Monday of every month at the centre ‐ everyone’s welcome! People can also become members of the trust for just £2 a year, this allows them to vote in trustees every year and helps cover admin costs. “We need to make sure it’s occupied as often as possible to cover the costs and improve the facilities. “We’ve received some funding for minor works and we’re in the process
of applying for grants and funding for evening, so we can accommodate more major renovations that are proposals for one off bookings.” required in some areas. ” “At the moment we’ve got a number of events booked in ‐ including a So what’s available at the centre? Table Top Sale booked for “We have a main full sized sports hall September, a Halloween Disco in which can accommodate badminton October and Céilidh in November.” etc, there’s a large meeting room, a “Taking responsibility for this smaller meeting room for 10 to 15 people and we’ve a small consulting community resource, means we can provide people with a place to meet, room which seats two or three a place to socialise, a place to learn, people. We’re hoping this smaller to try out new things and a place room can be used for advice and that’s theirs.” support services and as an outreach office for local services.” “By bringing this resource back under community ownership and by “Alongside all this we have a fully encouraging participation in the equipped kitchen so you can bring your own catering.” activities a group of individuals have now taken on a role that's central to “We want the centre to be based on the development of the Loundsley traditional community activities but Green estate and their community.” we need to look at how we can expand the services by working with It amazes me what can be achieved the community.” To see what’s when a group of people with varying already going on, and whether there skills work together on something are activities that might interest you that’s important to them! go to their website www.lgct.org.uk To find out more about the facilities, use the contact details on the advert “We’re avoiding booking regular events on a Saturday afternoon and below.
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Stirling Moss. Spotted on Chatsworth Road?
ut you might have to search for him… He’s hidden away from the main road on the side of the Noble Motorsport building in the Chatsworth Business Park, opposite Brampton Brewery.
half an hour ahead of teammate Juan Manuel Fangio in second place.
Moss' navigator in the Mercedes‐ Benz 300 SLR #722 (indicating the time of the start) was journalist Denis Jenkinson. As navigator, Jenkinson Featured is one of Peter Dibble’s, supported Moss with pace notes in managing director of Noble the form of a Roller Map, which listed Motorsport’s, favourite images. The all the details of the long road trip ‐ new painting, by local artists Urban then an innovative technique. This Canvas, pays tribute to a classic scene assistance helped Moss compete by the renowned motoring artist against drivers who had a lot of local knowledge of the route. Jenkinson James Dugdale. later wrote extensively about the It depicts a scene from the Mille experience. Miglia, a 1000 mile open‐road endurance race that was held in Italy The image captured from that epic between 1927 and 1947, with 24 races event is here for all to see and it’s taking place either side of World War definitely worth taking a look. Whilst II. The Mercedes‐Benz 300 SLR is the you’re there why not introduce car famously driven by Stirling Moss, yourself to Peter at Noble, have a in the 1955 Mille Miglia which he won coffee with him and give him your service and MOT dates so they can in the record time of 10 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds, finishing almost get in touch when they’re due.
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James with Ric ky Hatton
roe Mon ndall h Re s wit Jame
commented “James took to boxing like it was in his nature; I encouraged him as I’m a coach but I’m not pushy, it’s James’ decision and he really enjoys it. When you train from such a young age you are just learning technique and improving fitness and James is just 13 years old but has strength, you might touch spar spent six years training to box. It all occasionally but until your 11 years old began when he was seven, he plays you can’t fight. It was apparent that football at Matlock and whilst playing James had a natural ability, his one day became stuck in the mud, footwork in the ring is excellent, he’s literally. It was at this point that he so much better than I was at his age.” turned to his Dad, Mark, who was a “I loved the training from the start” Thai boxer in his day, to help him build his strength so it didn’t happen said James. “It was a long stretch from seven to eleven before I got the again. chance to fight but my safety is so James enjoyed the training so much important to those around me. I that now he’s Derbyshire Novice wear a head guard, gum shield and a School Boys Champion under 34kg. groin guard, all fights are monitored Not bad for someone who took the and I really do feel I’m in safe hands. training up for fitness and to improve The most serious injury I’ve had I his strength. picked up playing football when I broke my toe.” James still plays football but it’s not is all Jimbo (James Reynolds to those who don’t know) weighs in at, yet he’s competing in the up to 34kg category so is quite clearly punching above his weight.
his main interest any longer, four times a week after school at SPIRE Boxing Academy and one night training with Matlock Town Juniors. Mark Reynolds, James Dad
So what was the first fight like? “I felt really proud, you feel on top of the world when you enter the ring. I went on to win it by the second round, they say your first win is your
James in action: Feb 2010.
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best. I think this is true. This was 2009 at an exhibition in Queens Park Leisure Centre.” So how’s training going at the moment? “I’m in my rest period now as the season has finished.” Mark explained that boxing is seasonal, it follows the school year as traditionally boxing was a school and university sport. Right now it’s being reintroduced to some schools but only for the fitness and technique training. This a great thing as youngsters do like to progress from the technique to sparring and eventually stepping into the ring.” Who inspires you to train as hard as you do? “Jason Booth from Nottingham, he’s the current holder of the British and Commonwealth super bantamweight championships and comes down to the gym offering support and encouragement to us. The coaches at the gym are great Robbie Sivyer, he’s an ex pro, I really look up to him, Dean Russell, Phil Mallender and of course my Dad, Mark Reynolds. The gym’s a great place, people are friendly and it’s always busy, on a good night you’ll find 25 people training both young and old, boxers and none boxers.” Mark added that the gym gets busy with boxing training for fitness, using the techniques but no need to fight, “we also have a women’s only training evening which is well attended.” James finished by explaining “My desire is to be a professional welter weight, I love winning a fight and have the passion for winning.” A busy young lad training, boxing, playing football and time to integrate your school work at Brookfield.
Spire Boxing Academy is not just about boxing, it’s about training and fitness. We offer: Boxing training session for just £3 an hour. 1 on 1 boxing/fitness sessions with head coach and former pro Robbie Sivyer - daily 6am to 4pm. All levels of fitness no problem, male and female, all ages. Whether its weight loss, fitness improvement or just learning to box we guarantee results. No obligation free first session, if its not the best training session you’ve ever done or its simply not for you, there’s no pressure to return. Only £10 per 1 hour session in fully equipped gym, pay as you train, no membership required. No membership fee. Based at Thompson Street, Whittington off the JE James roundabout past The Little Chef.
Find out more: www.spireboxing.co.uk Call Robbie on 07814 440516
So a challenge ahead, however, I can see that as James gains strength, weight and power he’ll be well positioned to achieve his goals, I wish him all the best. If you’re interested in training at Spire Boxing Academy you can contact Robbie on 07814 440516.
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Girl’s cricket takes off in a big way Steve Lawrence
uring the last two months an amazing success story has unfolded in the Brampton and Walton area of Chesterfield.
Joined by the only Y6 girl in the team, Ashleigh Keable, the team had great success with sixes being hit on a regular basis by Gabby Barton, Mia Everley and Jessica Briggs combined When the Chesterfield Area ran a with some accurate bowling by Junior School Girls Kwik Cricket Ashleigh, Sophie Tremble and Becky competition for the first time, Old Hall Moon and they exceeded hopes by School entered a team of players getting through to the county final. consisting of Y5s and hoped they The perennial champions, Dale School might just win a game. Instead they from Derby awaited. Old Hall put up a won the tournament! This meant they great fight but lost to the more went on to represent Chesterfield in experienced opposition, however the one day County finals, played in both teams qualified for the East the imposing surroundings of Midlands Regional Finals. Derbyshire Cricket’s professional ground in Derby, against ten other By now the girls were practising every areas. lunch time with their teacher and all the newcomers to the team had As mentioned, the team was young, joined the Barbarians, inspired by but to get an idea of how their success and love for this exciting inexperienced they were, Steve short form of cricket (played with Lawrence, the teacher who runs the plastic bats and balls). cricket clubs at the Brampton school, had just two weeks before the The Regional finals were played in Chesterfield competition asked Nottingham between schools from around the school to see if anyone Notts, Lincs, Leicestershire and was interested in making up the Derbyshire. Some nerve‐jangling close team. “We had a core of five girls finishes saw Old Hall come out on top who had been playing for some time of their group, thanks to more big at both the after‐school club and at hitting and a wonderfully tight final the Chesterfield Barbarians Club. But over by Ashleigh Keable ‐ giving no with eight needed for the team, I runs away and taking two wickets invited girls to try hitting a ball, including a brilliant one handed catch throwing and catching and devised a by Alice Tremble, the wicket keeper. test to see whether they would listen The final was against Dale School to advice about learning to bowl again! This time it was a closer finish properly,” explained Steve, “I was but the result was the same. amazed at the power of their hitting Although disappointed, they knew they had done fantastically well and and speed with which they picked all children, parents and teachers things up.”
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were very proud of their efforts, team surprisingly easily against a team from Wales. At the end of the match spirit and success. when it came to calling three Screams of excitement rang round cheers, captain Mia, found it school a couple of days later when difficult to pronounce their name they were told that they had been (and to be fair so did the teachers)! invited into the National Finals to be played at Derby this year. To give you Another comfortable win a sense of the achievement of these followed, but then a defeat ten girls from Brampton and Walton, against Oakley school from the facts from the official sponsor’s Hampshire meant Old Hall’s website “ASDA Kwik Cricket is the incredible journey was over. largest primary schools competition Oakley went on to the final and for any sport in the UK, involving over only lost by two runs to eventual 130,000 children from 12,000 primary winners, Vale School from schools”. There were now just 16 Sussex. schools left to play the one day So that was that, but of course tournament in Derby. What an experience for this bunch of ten year for nine of the squad of ten olds! In their group, were teams from there is always next year when they will be a year older and far more as far afield as South Wales, experienced! And there’s plenty more Birmingham and Hampshire. cricket to come this summer. The day was beautifully sunny and the Chesterfield Barbarians have been girls said they were nervous but really quick to notice this success and are looking forward to putting their skills now forming a girls Kwik Cricket team to the test. There was great support and have entered five of the girls for from parents yet again. In the group trials for Derbyshire Girls. The club is stage the team won the first match looking for opposition in the area and
have entered them for a tournament in South Yorkshire this month.
Pictures: Clockwise from above. Team Photo at Derby; Sophie; Hats off celebration; Gabby. Team photo back row, Mia Everley, Gabby Barton, Terri Howard, Ashleigh Keable, Steve Lawrence, Lottie Bryant. Bottom row: Jessica Briggs, Alice Tremble, Sophie Tremble, Rebecca Moon and Ellie Sherwin.
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Classifieds Bicycle Suit 10 Year Old Child. Townsend cycle, 5 gears and in good condition. A donation to Ashgate Hospice is all that’s required. Contact 01246 221400 (Brampton). Spalding Golf Clubs: £85ono. Includes bag and a full set of waterproofs. 4 x woods (1/3/5/7), 1 x wedge, 2 x putters, 6 x irons (3/4/5/6/7/8). Contact: 01246 557548 (Walton). Kitchen Chairs: £40. 6 Pine kitchen chairs. Contact: 01246 555631 (Walton) Dog Park/Play Pen: £30 6 panels each 61cm x 61cm. Recommended for puppies and small dogs. Can be used inside or outside (Ground pegs included). In good condition. Contact: 07595 325132 (Walton). Stone Bird Bath: £20 42cm high with the bath 34 x 37cm. Contact: 07595 325132 (Walton). 2 M&S Suitcases: £50 each 2 suitcases very closely matched, were previously £60 each, used only once. Excellent Condition. Contact: 07789386064 (Somersall). Collection of LPs: Offers Various artists Sinatra, Al Martino, Nat King Cole etc Very good condition. Must be sold as a whole. Offers please. Contact 01246 566701 after 6pm. Student Kitchen: £15 Kettle, Food Proccessor, Tefal Toaster. All boxed and in vgc £5 each. Contact: 01246 566701 after 6pm.
WANTED: Kids Toys Wanted good quality equipment and toys for a new childminder. If you have anything in good condition that may be suitable please give Louise a call on 01246 231933 (Walton). Liquidiser: £7 Very good condition. Contact: 01246 566701 after 6pm. Motorcycle Stand: £10 Rear stand for twin swing arm bike. Marcol branded. Contact: Paul on 01246 568519 (Brookside). Mountain King MTB Tyre: £10. Continental Mountain King folder 26 x 2.4” Used one ride, tyre too fat for rear stays so replaced with Race King. Contact: Paul on 01246 568518 (Brookside). Variety of 'Me to You' Bears : £1.99+ 3", 6" and 12" sized Me to You bears in excellent condition. Great for birthdays or to add to your collection. Contact (01246) 232169 (Ashgate). Telephone Seat: £25 Stag Minstrel telephone seat with green regency stripe pattern on seat. Contact: 01246 568911 (Holymoorside). Dining Table & Chairs:£25 Square glass top dining table and four chairs. Contact: 01246 568911 (Holymoorside). Wardrobe & Drawers: £40 Teak wardrobe with mirror on door, two drawer storage space and matching 3 drawer chest. Suitable for small bedroom. Contact: 01246 568911 (Holymoorside).
S40 Local: Classifieds Adverts for stuff under £100 are free, any item or ‘collection of items’ £100+ are £5, and larger adverts with a picture are price on application.
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A&H Paving Ltd
Call Tony on: t: 01246 207 046 m: 07890 657903
Block Paving Fencing Drainage Concrete Drop Kerbs Patios Tarmac DCC Registered All construction
Vernon Road • Brampton • Chesterfield S40 1EL
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CHESTERFIELD PLUMBING & HOME SERVICES “A Polite, Reliable Service” NO CALL OUT FEE NO VAT Bathrooms, showers & kitchen installations Leaks & repairs No job too small
LOCAL WALTON TRADESMAN FAST EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Tel: 01246 205 000 Mob: 07971 447 040 7 Redgrove Way - Walton - Chesterfield - S40 3JN
SUDOKU (It’s a harder one again) 2 4
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Last month’s solution:
9 9 4
Fill in the grid so every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through to 9, with no repetition.
Cleanright Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Free Deodorising (quick dry) Seven Day Service Furniture Removed & Replaced Family Business est. 1992
Contact Michael Cox
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DJN Home Services Joinery □ Locksmith Purpose made joinery, e.g.
Radiator covers Shelving Meter cupboards Under stair cupboards Garden Gates etc.
Supply, fitting or repair of locks and locking mechanisms for both UPVC and timber doors/windows.
Insured and all work guaranteed For a free quote, then please contact Dean.
Tel: 01246 567637 Mob: 07876 352041
Somersby Avenue, Walton
Utility Services Transport
Chatsworth Road Medical Centre Chesterfield Royal Hospital Holme Hall Medical Centre NHS Direct The Surgery @ Wheatbridge
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BT Fault Line Electricity Power Loss Gas Emergency Water – Severn Trent
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Train Times / Enquiries Traveline (Public Transport) Noble 7 till 7 Emergency Car Recovery
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Chesterfield Police Non Emergency Citizens Advice Bureaux Relate NSPCC Childline
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Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield Central Library Chesterfield Tourist Information Crimestoppers Divisional Community Police Contact Derbyshire County Council S40 Local
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Holiday Transfers Airports Ports Coastal Air Conditioned 1 to 6 Seater 01246 569 646 07801 059 721
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Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended 01246 569618 or 0773 436 2551 Based in Holymoorside
BIRDS FUNERAL SERVICES Established 1913 Father & daughter familyfamily-run business 24 hour service with Private Chapel of Rest PrePre-Paid Golden Charter Funeral Plans available Tel: 01246 566592 Mob: 07831 851 639 44 Loads Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S42 7EU
New boilers fitted Fire & boiler servicing Bathrooms & kitchens fitted Tiling Small building work undertaken
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