Month: March 2022

Dunston Hall’s history in the spotlight

Dunston Hall, Chesterfield, has been in the news lately, as it transforms into an events venue. In this blog we take a brief look at its history and highlight what could be an important discovery. We’ve extracted historical information on Dunston Hall prepared by our county editor, acting as chairman of the Chesterfield and District …

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Hasland’s place name

How did Hasland, Spital, Hady, Boythorpe, Grassmoor, Winsick, Birdholme and Corbriggs get their names? In this blog we’ll take a very brief look at place names associated with our forthcoming book on the former large and varied Chesterfield township of Hasland. Let’s start with Hasland itself. This name has its origins in ‘Haselont’ (mentioned in …

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Civic Society’s Plaque Marks Education Advances in Chesterfield

The former St Helena Girls’ High School and its architect GH Widdows is the subject of a short note we’ve compiled with the Chesterfield and District Civic Society. This blog contains details about how to access it. Chesterfield and District Civic Society have run a blue plaque scheme in their area for many years. The …

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Why Hasland for our newest book?

This blog looks at why we have chosen Hasland for our new book For some years our Chesterfield research group (and its predecessors) have been meeting at Chesterfield Library. Able to use the extensive resources of the local studies collection there, supplemented by work at the Derbyshire Record Office and The National Archives (Kew), their …

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