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Hardwick Probus Club

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Every month, on the fourth Tuesday, at The Olde House pub on Loundlsey Green Road, the Hardwick Probus Club come together at 10 am. The ‘gentleman only clubs’ are based on a traditional Probus approach and are aimed at providing a friendship group and social occasion for retired businessmen, who might previously have had little time to meet people. The old membership criteria of being retired is less important, the emphasis being to meet like-minded people and enjoy fellowship. I recently met Paul Broadhead, Hardwick Probus Club Secretary, and George
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Chesterfield Triathlon Club

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and it’s not difficult to see why. As well as giving you three great sports in one, triathlons give you a fantastic workout and a huge, addictive, sense of achievement. Today the sport of triathlon is growing rapidly and Great Britain is the world leader with Non Stanford, Jodie Stimpson, Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee all in the top positions on the World Rankings List and the World championships – coupled with Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee’s Gold and Bronze medals
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Chesterfield Photographer Wins Top Prizes

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Chesterfield Photographic Society member Steve Williams has been awarded the Best In Exhibition prize at the 2014 NEMPF (North & East Midlands Photographic Federation) awards. Steve picked up the Henson Shield for his stunning shot of a Kingfisher emerging from the water with its prey. It was judged to be the best nature image and overall best image from over 2,000 entries. Steve had further success with a picture of a pair of Little Owls, winning a certificate of merit. Four Chesterfield Photographic Society members had nine entries accepted into
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Chesterfield Marathon

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman.   “I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.” John Hanc, running writer   On Sunday 14th September 2014 over 1,000 athletes and runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield and raising money for Kids ‘n’ Cancer UK in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon. The idea of covering these sorts of distances (the equivalent of Chesterfield to Glossop in a straight line!) might seem a bit daunting, but to many it’s one
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Can anyone run a marathon?

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Word by Lucy Shakespeare. In theory, yes they can! You just need support and to follow a training guide. To avoid injury and get your fitness levels up it is ideal to get yourself fit enough to run a 10k before starting your marathon training plan. Trainer Lucy Shakespeare from Brampton Manor, shares valuable advice from training her clients and her own personal experience of running marathons. Lucy’s Top Tips 1. It’s a marathon not a sprint: As a beginner runner it’s important to build up steadily. The best way to succeed is to
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Memories of a bygone Brampton

Words by Phillip Robinson. Edition 56 – August 2014 In March 1962, in Robinson and Sons Ltd company magazine, The Link, an article appeared featuring the building where Palfreyman’s Music and The Barbers now reside. Written by Philip Robinson and illustrated by Alec (Jock) Turner from the company, Jock has provided us with this piece to reproduce for you, to provide a new perspective for some, and a moment of reminiscence and nostalgia for others. The Bestwicks of Brampton. Castles are not the only buildings with historical associations, enshrining old memories. Shakespeare was born in a cottage, as were hundreds
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The Market Hall

A chat with Andy Bond from Chesterfield Borough Council Words by Paul Chapman Edition 57 – Autumn 2014 Chesterfield Market Hall reopened for business in October 2013 following its total refurbishment. I met up with Andy Bond, Chesterfield’s Town Centre Operations Manager, to see how things are working out. “We got off to a great start” says Andy. “The Market Hall won the National Association of British Market Authorities’ award for best small indoor market 2013.” Chesterfield’s market is one of very few remaining markets that sit in the heart of a town. It plays an important part in bringing
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Chesterfield Carnival 2014

Saturday 26 July is Chesterfield Carnival day, a free event for the community at Stand Road. It’s the brain-child of Maria Davison with a group of friends who wanted to raise funds for Ashgate Hospice following the sudden death of a colleague’s wife.  “She went from illness to passing away in a couple of months.  Friends asked if we could do anything in her memory.  We talked about a bench, but wanted to do something different.  We felt Chesterfield has a thriving community, but no annual community based event to celebrate it, so decided to create one and through the
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