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Brampton Brewery pick up more trophies At the recent SIBA Midlands Beer Competition, both Impy Dark & Brampton Mild won awards, Impy Dark took Gold in the Bottled Mild Ale Category and Bronze in the overall bottled Beer of the Competition. Brampton Mild was awarded Silver in both the bottled Strong Mild and Cask Strong Mild categories. Their 10th Anniversary Ale ‘Bramptxn’ is now available in The Rose & Crown and the Tramway Tavern, the launch night went very well with lots of positive feedback – it certainly has a kick at 10%! The Rose & Crown is also offering
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Community Calling

Help raise funds to Get Lilia Moving by attending the Masquerade Ball on 3rd Feb at the Proact. Help do your bit for the environment and Ashgate Hospice by letting them recycle your Christmas tree for minimum donation of £10. See details below for both.
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Frederick Thimble: Mouse Mansions 3rd Publication

We featured Arabella Stars* first book ‘Augustus the Chatsworth Mouse’ back in the December 2011 edition of S40 Local and then in June 2012 we helped Arabella lay out and print the second story, ‘Alfie the East End Mouse Saves the Muscle Mouse Championships’ and now I’m delighted to say that the 3rd story in this series, ‘Frederick Thimble of Thimble Hall’ is available to purchase from local bookshops and Peters Shoes, in Chesterfield’s Market Place. Frederick Thimble was launched in November and tells of Frederick’s adventures set in Thimble Hall, Youlgreave, the smallest detached house in the world according
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Rotary supports the Friends of Somersall Park

Members of the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield have made a donation to help Friends of Somersall Park provide a new children’s play space.                                   A cheque for £250 was presented to Esther Botham at the monthly satellite club meeting held at Brampton Manor on Wednesday 25 October 2017. More details about the project, and how to vote for additional Aviva Community Funding at www.friendsofsomersallpark.org.uk  
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Positive Action

Godfrey Holmes re-visits the roundabout that gave birth to a motoring charity. Words: Godfrey Holmes Picture: Derbyshire Times The A619 Chesterfield to Baslow Road has a dark history: the Pottery Cottage murders, people lost on the bleak East Moor – as well as several terrible crashes. And when, in the Spring of 1992, Police were called to an overturned lorry at the important roundabout that introduces you to the Chatsworth Estate and the Peak District, they thought that righting the lorry might be the end of the matter.  A blockage. An inconvenience. No real trouble. Then, to their horror, rescuers
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Gardening Tips for December

Many people put their plot to sleep for the winter. They clear out the vegetables that have finished in the autumn and leave it empty doing nothing until the spring. But it is still possible to leave some root crops in the ground removing them when needed for the table. These include beetroot, carrots, parsnips and turnips. Have you thought of covering your plot with a membrane? e.g. black plastic, weed control fabric or anything that removes light, perhaps even old carpet. This prevents weeds growing and much goodness leeching away out of the soil. It is a good time
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M’s Gallery & Accessories

A south coast breeze in Chesterfield’s historic Yards. If Fat Face, Boden, White Stuff sell your kind of clothing and you bemoan the lack of shopping opportunities in Chesterfield, M’s Accessories offer a similar style and you’re less likely to bump into someone in exactly the same outfit! Directly opposite is M’s Gallery set up and run by Emma Stevenson. Both businesses are located in The Yards on South Street, Chesterfield and proud to be totally independent. “We started 12 years ago selling contemporary fashion jewellery, mainly silverware, ideal gifts for friends and family” explains Emma, “I wanted to be
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Chesterfield Cricket Club

End of season round up Chesterfield Cricket Club closed their season last month in fourth place despite a disappointing away loss to Denby CC by just two runs. Chesterfield’s 1st XI missed out on second spot in the league when they started the afternoon at High Bank. But the loss by just two runs caused them to take fourth sport behind champions Sandiacre Town, Spondon took second and Eckington ended in third.     But the club has improved an unbelievable amount over the season, as along with new head coach Andrew Parkin-Coates, they rose from third bottom in 2016
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Garden Tips

If you have been organised enough to order bare-rooted trees or shrubs (local nurseries may have some, although the varieties will be limited), they should be delivered sometime this month. Plant them out as soon as possible – it is essential the roots don’t dry out, so if you have to keep them for a few days, wrap them in some old sacking or something similar, and (very important) keep them out of the wind. Prune established apple and pear trees; this can be done any time between leaf fall and buds bursting but early winter days are more likely
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I Blame The Fridge

A bumbling opinion. Change is a fact of life and Chatsworth Road is no exception, some old traditional businesses have disappeared recently and you know what I think is to blame. The fridge. Now bear with me on this. To see where this starts you need to go back to a time before there were white electric powered boxes in the kitchen to keep all our food conveniently fresh. It was the early 1900s when the first vapour compression refrigeration was invented, but it wasn’t until 1913 that the first domestic fridge was sold (according to Wikipedia). So what did
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