Month: December 2021

Elder Way in a not-too-distant Christmas past

Here’s a photograph to brighten up your Christmas and new year (particularly if you’re sat at home and don’t have to trudge through snow!).  It’s of a snow covered Elder Way in the 1980s. At this time the two Chesterfield and District Co-operative Society buildings either side of Elder Way were linked by the bridge …

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Full Circle? A short history of the Stephenson Memorial Hall, Chesterfield

Chesterfield’s museum and Pomegranate theatre are set for a major revamp following the award of a substantial grant to upgrade the facility. In this blog we briefly review the history of the building – still known as the Stephenson Memorial Hall. As part of the Chesterfield and District Civic Society’s submission to the planning application …

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Derbyshire Musters of 1638-9 published

Our sister organisation – the Derbyshire Record Society – has now fully published the Derbyshire Musters of 1638-9. All are fully indexed by person and place and prefaced by a detailed introduction. For case of handling, the introduction and indexes form one volume (part 1) and the texts another (part 2). The musters were edited …

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How did Staveley develop?

Our VCH county editor has recently written a very brief overview of how Staveley initially developed. There’s never really been a serious account of Staveley’s history. At VCH we’d like to put this right. Indeed, we started work on this town but had to concentrate our resources elsewhere. A planning application been submitted to convert …

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