November 2022

Chesterfield’s railway stations: a short history

Chesterfield formerly had three railway stations in or adjacent to the town centre. But it didn’t end there, as a further seven were contained within what would now be Chesterfield borough. In this blog – a version of which first appeared in the Derbyshire Times – we take a brief look at these stations. Stations …

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Hasland and Chesterfield books nearly sold out

Both of our ‘Chesterfield Streets and Houses’ and ‘History of Hasland…’ books are likely to become out of print in the next few weeks. If you are thinking of buying a copy, we’d advise you to do so as soon as possible. We believe copies are still available at the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre (near …

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Storforth Lane Hasland – from brickworks to industrial estate

We’ve been looking at industries in the area around Storforth Lane, Hasland parish, in our last few blogs. We end this story with a look at how the modern Storforth Lane Trading Estate came about and its immediate predecessor – a brickworks. In 1898 Charles James Saunders (1853–1925), who had a brickworks on Brockwell Lane …

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