Month: May 2021

Have you heard of Gallimore’s almanac?

Our 15 March 2021 post on Chesterfield wine and spirit merchant TP Wood’s series of almanacs, was quite popular. But did you know that there may be a much earlier local version, which we would love to see? Speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club in late 1924, local historian William Jacques mentions ‘Gallimore’s …

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Chesterfield’s old town hall revealed

Chesterfield’s present municipal hall is a very grand affair on Rosehill, opened in 1938. But Chesterfield also had another town hall in Chesterfield Market Place, designed by the famous York architect John Carr. Though demolished long ago, this blog looks at how you can see what we believe are a few remnants of this building, …

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Did the old Chesterfield Royal Hospital reuse Durrant Hall’s kitchens?

As a little aside to our posts on Durrant Hall a few months ago, there is some mystery over the comment in successive reports of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital management committee that ‘…the hall was demolished with the exception of the kitchens, which were utilised as part of the present [old Royal hospital] buildings.’ This …

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