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Derbyshire Open Arts 2014

Issue no. 53 – May 2014 Words by Paul Chapman This spring bank holiday sees the ninth Derbyshire Open Arts weekend, with over 200 artists exhibiting either in their own studio, or clustered in some wonderful public spaces, in idyllic rural settings or in our historical towns. In over 100 venues scattered throughout the county from Glossop to Long Eaton, Bolsover to Buxton, from 24th to 26th May, you will have the opportunity to interact with the artists, find out more about their work, have the opportunity to buy an original work of art, become inspired to learn a new
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Calling Traders and Shoppers.

Issue no. 53 – May 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. This month’s cover picture was by Spanish painter Jorge Núñez Segura. Jorge is an illustrator and painter whose work you may have seen on Ladybird books covering Rome, Crete, Greece and Egypt. Jorge came to do the painting of Chesterfield’s market square as he married Janet Webster, a Chesterfield girl he met when she was working in Barcelona for a film company. Recently named the best UK small indoor market by the British Market Authorities, and with the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ week coming up, there’s never been a
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Behind the scenes at Autoworld

Issue no. 53 – May 2014. by Paul Chapman I’d always assumed Chesterfield’s Autoworld was one of a number of dealerships spread across Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the East Midlands – but apart from a recent new addition in Nottingham they are a Chesterfield based company, and locally owned to boot. I’m having a coffee with Judith Barcroft, Marketing and Communications Manager at Autoworld to find out a little more about another successful Chesterfield business. Autoworld is family owned, founded by David and Sue Priestnall, David being Chesterfield born and bred. After starting out in the motor trade David took premises
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The Parish Council

Holymoorside & Walton. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. by Paul Chapman. I confess that local government organisation might not be of huge interest to many people, perhaps because the different levels of administration and varying responsibilities are a bit of a mystery. So I was pleased to be invited by the chairman and clerk to Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council to discover how a local parish council fits into the structure. We met in Holymoorside Village Hall, a charming traditional rural community building set at the heart of the village and surrounded by well-kept grounds, including children’s play area
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Swimming In Stationery

@Little Fish Events. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. by Paul Chapman. Little Fish Events is Hannah Leaning’s independent business selling event stationery and styling and planing weddings. Typical of many small enterprises Hannah has built up a business based on a great idea, good demand for the product and a lot of hard work. Little Fish runs from a small office above Moo Fashions on Chatsworth Road and also displays her work next door, in the Gallery at Pooky. From the studio in Chesterfield they hand make personalised party invites, party bags and tags and fingerprint kits alongside a vast range of wedding stationery
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In the beginning

A brief history of CAMRA. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. By Jane lefley. In the beginning there were four founding fathers, all from the Manchester/Liverpool area, who went on a pub crawl one night and were so disappointed in the beer quality they decided action was required, and subsequently formed the Campaign for the Revitalisation of Ale. Whilst they had gained 1000 members by 1973, things really took off when ‘revitalisation’ was dropped and the term ‘real ale’ was put forward (it is said that a man called Peter Linley from Clowne came up with the name) and entered
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HELP!

Brampton Rovers AFC FC. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. By Paul Chapman Brampton Rovers AFC Football Club, established in 1966, is one of the biggest amateur clubs in Derbyshire and part of the “Grassroots Partnership” with Chesterfield FC. The Club is a non-profit facility run by volunteers based on the old Newbold School playing fields, opposite the Olde House pub. This active club has over 20 teams – from under 7’s all the way through to adults. Jon Anderson, Committee member responsible for funding explained “we have 250 players across the team spectrum, who currently play in a number
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Chesterfield Retail Awards 2014

Issue no. 52 – April 2014. Words by Paul Chapman Destination Chesterfield are launching our town’s first retail awards and are encouraging you to nominate your favourite Chesterfield Borough retailers in 15 categories. Nominations are open between 1 and 30 April, with a chance to win a £50 hamper from The Pavements Shopping Centre for everyone who submits a nomination at www.chesterfield.co.uk/retailawards or collect a form from retailers throughout town. A panel of judges will shortlist three from each category in mid-May and the winner will be announced at the awards in Chesterfield Market Assembly Rooms on 18 June. We
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125 Years of Chesterfield Club Cycling

Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. “Nobody seems to remember what happened about 1880 but it appears that the old penny-farthing lads packed up the game, not seeing much future in a velo with equal-sized wheels” excerpt taken from ’50 Years of Cycling in Chesterfield. The Rover ‘safety bicycle’ of 1885, designed by John Kemp Starley, was one of the most popular diamond framed, chain driven bicycles. It became the template model from which evolved the recognizable modern machine. It soon drove the old ‘ordinary cycle’, better known as the ‘penny farthing’
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Brampton Childhood Memories

Issue no. 52 – April 2014. Words by John Lilley. Following our recent article on Wasp Nest Brick Company John Lilley from the Brampton Living History Group has provided memories of the Inkerman Pool that was sited next to the brick works. As well as playing on the Recreation Ground, we also used to explore and play in another totally different environment, also nearby. On the other side of Old Hall Road, opposite Barker Lane, was a semi-derelict brick works with adjacent overgrown tip and quarry. The brick works were known as Wasp Nest Brick Works. It was fun clambering
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