Month: September 2021

We’re finding out more about the Foljambes in Chesterfield

DD/FJ/9/1/1 – part of the Foljambe deposit at Nottinghamshire Archives – may not sound very exciting, but some of its contents are helping to fill in gaps in our understanding of the Chesterfield area under that formerly influential family. Our pictures here show some of the Foljambe tombs in Chesterfield Parish Church along with the …

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Another brush with The HMI – Shuttlewood school’s early 20th century challenges

Our blog of 14 August covered our use of His/Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) reports and school log-books in our VCH red books. We used Barlborough school’s 19th and early 20th century brush with the inspectors as an example. But problems weren’t only confined to Barlborough! When the local education authority took over Bolsover …

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A brief history of Chesterfield’s markets

In this post we take a very brief look at Chesterfield’s markets. The first reference to a market in Chesterfield is in 1165 and the present market place (known throughout the Middle Ages as the New Market) had been built by 1199. This is before the burgesses (inhabitants of the borough with full rights of …

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