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Renishaw Charity Classic Car Show

Issue no. 55 – July 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. I really enjoyed watching Phillip Glenister hosting ‘The Love of Cars’ recently, a TV show in which six classic cars were restored back to their original state, helped by a small group of engineers before they were put up for auction the final show. Each year I aim to get along to the Renishaw Hall Charity Classic Car show and each year, either I forget or the weather is appalling.  This year however things were different, the sun was shining and it was a glorious day although the ground was
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Libby’s

Chocolate by Royal Appointment. Issue no. 55 – July 2014. Word by Paul Chapman. Libby’s at 479 Chatsworth Road, famed for eclectic unique gifts, cards, jewellery, scarves and antiques, is bringing something extra special to Chatsworth Road: A new and exclusive range of chocolates, hand-made by Barry Colenso, the master chocolatier who designed and crafted the chocolate leaves and flowers for the chocolate biscuit Royal Wedding cake of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Barry has an impressive CV: Head Patissier at the Savoy in London and commissions by the Royal Family including the Queen Mother’s 85th birthday cake, and
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Chatsworth Road Festival

4th to 12th October 2014. Issue no. 55 – July 2014. ‘Tempus Fugit’ or ‘Time Flies’ as my father-in-law says! As I write, planning for the 2014 Chatsworth Road Festival is well underway. There are only a few weeks left to send details of your event to the Chatsworth Road Festival Group so we can include it in the Festival Guide. So if you haven’t done so already please go to www.chatsworthroadfestival.wordpress.com, fill in a form and either email it to chatsworthroadfestival@gmail.com or drop it in to Created Gallery. The Festival, now into its fourth year, promises to be the
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8 MILES

The Recent History of the Chesterfield Canal. Issue no. 55 – July 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. 8 miles… is all that remains to be restored to link the land locked Chesterfield Canal back to the River Trent. “Chesterfield Canal opened in 1777 providing access to Chesterfield and Staveley works from the River Trent to the East enabling goods and fuels to be brought into the area,” explains Rod. “It featured ‘Norwood tunnel’ a 1.75 mile long straight tunnel, dug by hand, with a view from one end to the other. The tunnel was built to obscure the canal from
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The Manor

A warm welcome for all at The Manor at Brampton. Issue no. 54 – June 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. I met Craig Lynch, owner of Brampton Manor in March 2010, to talk about future plans for Brampton Manor. Craig bought the business in 2005, after it had been in receivership on two separate occasions – “I fancied a challenge and it seemed like a great opportunity, my background is in hotels and leisure and for me it felt like too good a chance to miss” he said. And Brampton Manor didn’t go unrewarded for its efforts, being voted Chesterfield’s
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Serving Chesterfield

Alexis Diouf takes over the Mayoral Chains. Issue no. 54 – June 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Each May Chesterfield’s outgoing Mayor hands over the responsibility for representing our town to the next in line, so as Cllr Paul Stone steps down and it’s an S40 man, Alexis Diouf that takes his place. Alexis has served Chesterfield as a councillor for 11 years and is constantly amazed by the positive things happening in our town. We caught up with Alexis to find out a bit more about the man behind the glad rags and gold chain. In 2000 Chesterfield took a
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Park Hall Open Gardens 2014

Issue no. 54 – June 2014. by Paul Chapman. We talk to Kim and Margaret Staniforth from Park Hall on Walton Back Lane prior to them holding the last of their Open Garden Days on 29 June. After ten years of opening up their garden to the public and raising money for charities, as part of the National Gardens Scheme, Kim and Margaret Staniforth will open Park Hall on Walton Back Lane for the last time on Sunday 29 June. If you’ve been up on previous events you’ll be familiar with, what is a fantastic, almost secret garden – the
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Food for thought, Chesterfield Foodbank

Issue no. 54 – June 2014. by Nicola Chapman It’s widely publicised that a growing number of people are finding it difficult to make ends meet with the rising cost of living, freezing of wages, benefit changes and the incidence of zero hour contracts taking their toll. Food banks are increasingly filling a need for short term support for many vulnerable people. The Chesterfield Food Bank was established in June last year, affiliated to the Trussel Trust, it provides an emergency supply of food to people and families, for three days, with a maximum of three visits in total. Ben
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Flower Festival and Organ Recital at the Crooked Spire, Chesterfield.

Issue no. 54 – June 2014. Words by Debbie Walters. Next year is the centenary of the Women’s Institute and as a lead-up to this milestone, there is a Baton Relay around the whole of the country – rather like the Olympic torch but smaller! The Baton will be arriving in Chesterfield on Thursday 19 June 2014 and all WIs have been encouraged to ‘do something’’ to mark the event. Rutland Group of WIs, which covers the Chesterfield area, has decided to hold a flower festival and organ recital in The Crooked Spire. The Mayor will be in attendance, along
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Chesterfield Golf Club

Issue no. 54 – June 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Light exercise, a couple of hours outdoors with plenty of fresh air and sunshine and a chance to unwind from day to day cares. A way to build social and business contacts or spend time outdoors with loved ones, spouses, siblings, friends or just enjoying a challenge. If this is what you’re looking for, then maybe golf could be the answer… For S40 Local readers, Chesterfield golf club offers a fantastic environment for playing, socialising and belonging. It’s a true ‘Members’ Golf Club’ run by the members for the members.
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