Newbold (Chesterfield) draft text now available

Newbold features in our latest draft text, uploaded to our Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust website. You can find this here.

Our two photographs are taken from the 1932 ‘Chesterfield Education. A record of four years of experiment and reconstruction’ book. This was published by a justifiably proud Chesterfield Corporation following reorganisation of the town’s schools.

Highfield Hall, then recently converted into an infant and junior school, taken around 1932.

Highfield Hall, then recently converted into an infant and junior school, features in the first photograph. The second shows a plaque which was originally fixed to the old Wheatsheaf inn on Newbold Road. When this old building was pulled down and replaced by the more recent Wheatsheaf the plaque was taken inside. Fortunately, it still survives, outside the recently built Cooperative store which has itself replaced the newer Wheatsheaf.

You can find out much more about Highfield Hall (from page 34) and other properties and estates in our draft text, but our education section is yet to come. We welcome comments by contacting us.

Draft text is very much work in progress. It’s written by our county editor, following research by him and our volunteer group. You can find out more about how our draft parish history text is structured here.

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