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Dirty Fun at Ashover

“last year we had really good fun. The mud run is open to everybody, you don’t have to be super fit to do it. You can run or walk the course, the most important thing is that you have fun”. Do you want to have some Muddy fun? If so the third annual HARP 5 Kilometre Mud run is being held at High Ashes Rural Project on the 28 April 2019. The HARP (High Ashes Rural Project HARP) project was establish in 2014, with the aim of helping people with learning disabilities and unemployed people to gain confidence and learn
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Brews News

More brew’s, awards and changes as Brampton Brewery continue to go go from strength to strength. On the Friday of the week that included International Womens Day, Eve from Brampton Brewery was at Ashover Brewery alongside a boat load of other fabulous women brewers, including Lenton Lane Brewery, Neepsend Brew Co and Welbeck Abbey Brewery to take part in International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. The group have come together previously to do the same and have produced some fantastic brews. This year is no exception and the beer brewed was a delicious 4.7% abv Dandelion & Burdock Porter which will
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Spital Arts

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Spital Arts Spital Arts are a dedicated team of people who deliver a variety of events that focus on creativity, community spirit and above all friendship. I was lucky enough to be invited to one of their events, an evening of Flamenco performed by the very talented Alma Gitana. The show was set in St Leonards Mission Church, a beautiful old building dating back as far as the 1895, from the outside you would never know the vigour of life held from within its walls. From the moment I walked in I instantly felt at home.
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From The Catwalk

Wanting to look their best, students and parents from schools across Chesterfield were invited along to an evening that showcased everything they’d need for their much anticipated Prom nights. Local businesses were keen to get involved and kindly dedicated their time and expertise to help students with their decisions. Blanc Occasions, Ingmans gents wear and M&S Chesterfield offered an extensive array of dresses, suits, shirts, ties, dickie bows, shoes, handbags and underwear. Spencer’s Barbers and The Look were on board and created some wonderful hairstyles for our models to take part on the catwalk. The Therapy Lounge and Embellish kindly
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Andy Bell – S41 Local Hero

Words: Simon Paterson Images: Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club This month’s S41 Local Hero is a bit of a buddy of mine, so I was dead chuffed for him when he was nominated. Andy Bell isn’t just any old tennis coach, he is the ‘Derbyshire Disability Tennis Coach of the year’ and because of his hard work and dedication, Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club have won the Disability Tennis Programme of the year award. Andy has won this award before, in fact, he has won it for four years in a row and I for one feel this needs shouting about, very
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90 Years of Art. Chesterfield Art Club celebrates..

Words & Image: Chesterfield Art Club What would founder member of Chesterfield Art Club, John Wheat, have thought in 1929 had he known it would still be a thriving club 90 years later? 2019 sees the club celebrating exactly that. ‘the aims and objects of the club are to promote interest in painting and kindred Arts’ John was an accomplished artist and one of his works is hanging in the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, another is part of the permanent collection at the Dudley Art Gallery. Unfortunately John’s life was cut short at 31 as he developed
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Life on the road

  Words: Jennie Sim Images: Clear Vinyl This months story starts at the Post Office on Chatsworth Road, as usual I was met with amazing service and all round pleasantries in the form of local business owner Terry – what a legend. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Terry, he always makes you feel like you are the most important customer of the day. On this particular visit Terry drops into conversation that he has a new-found pastime – Roadie… His son Jonjo and pals James, Josh, Jack and Sam who I feel should be called Jam, just to
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Ancient Sites and Artefacts: Cup and Ring Stone, Loads Road, Holymoorside.

Words & Image: Colin Harrison Few people in Chesterfield probably realise that the area (mainly to the west) is liberally scattered with small but interesting works made by pre-historic people. Because of its position near the Peak District, where a large number of stone artefacts have survived for thousands of years, the town is a good starting point to visit many of these, most of which are within range of a moderately fit cyclist. The nearest, not far from Loads Road in Holymoorside, is a large stone into which have been carved cup and rings marks and other workings to
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Close at Heart S41 Local Hero: Joe Robinson

“At 16 I was working at Sports Division in Chesterfield, going out having fun with friends and probably causing havoc.” States Joe. “I would never have had the capability to start an amazing social action project with the involvement of over 1,400 locals.” But Joe Robinson from Bolsover School is doing just that! Joe has launched a campaign to show our local community where they can find a defibrillator, this started off as a local project covering Chesterfield quickly gaining momentum and support. in Just a few months the project now spans from Barnsley to Leicester and shows no signs
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