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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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