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A time to reflect.

A time to look forward. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Another 12 months and 10 editions under the S40 Local belt and we’re suddenly celebrating our fifth birthday! Each April I think; how shall I celebrate this year? What shall I do? What shall I do with the cover? One thing about being totally independent is there is no one to say what you can and can’t do, so after a quick ideas share including a photograph of me – quickly dismissed… we opted for the illustration of Chatsworth Road as a number ‘5’, Hannah
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65 Chatsworth Road

Julie Drury: Live, Laugh and Love. Chloe McGill: The Barber Shop. Issue no. 52 – April 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Julie Drury has found a new home where she can combine her hairdressing and photography businesses under one roof. And that roof is above The Barber Shop, Chloe McGill’s (picture left) new business, at the far end of Chatsworth Road (no. 65), near the Care 100 and Majestic Wine development. Julie is very excited to have new premises, “it’s wonderful” she exclaims, “at last I have intimate, personal spaces, like the Green Room, pictured opposite. I’m in a space
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Straight Curves

Exhibition: 3rd March onwards. Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Karen Rodgers. “I only began sewing in 2010, completing basic sewing courses and then going on to more advanced techniques such as appliqué and free-machine embroidery. I had always believed that I couldn’t sew, mainly thanks to being told this by my textile tutor at secondary school! I soon discovered a love for free-machine embroidery (described by Kirsty Allsopp as ‘the crack cocaine of the crafting world!’ and I have to agree!). Free-machine embroidery is basically drawing with your sewing machine – either freehand or by sewing over
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Pooky Active

The one-stop children’s shop. Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Things don’t stand still for long on Chatsworth Road and someone who’s never accused of this is Victoria Holmes from Pooky Active. “I like to think of Pooky Active as a one-stop children’s shop” explains Victoria, “a place where you can buy clothing, footwear, toys, gifts, accessories, personalised gifts from local independent makers and even take advantage of a children’s hairdressing service.” In the main shop you’ll find the toys, clothing and footwear. The toys are typically traditional, mainly wooden and include everything from pocket money
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Linacre

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Val Woollven. Many S40 residents will have enjoyed walks round the three reservoirs at Linacre. Thanks to the management of Severn Trent Water, the £1 parking fee gives two hours access to the reservoirs with well maintained paths and duckboards, information posts, glimpses of wildlife and beautiful view points. In the recent wet and windy weather, the reservoirs have been a refuge for those who crave fresh air and can stretch their legs in sheltered woodlands and on relatively mud free paths. An information board by the middle reservoir tells you that
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Java Coffee Company. Local, Friendly, Quality.

Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. It’s all happening at Java’s! New Cuppanatter Club Meet new friends for the price of a cuppa (natter free – cake optional) at Java from 10am on the second Wednesday of every month. Java Sunday Supplement Our Sunday afternoon concerts are proving very popular, Judy Dunlop delighted us in January with her own brand of folk singing. Two treats in store for you in the spring season: 30 March – Rosie Brown, a highly acclaimed Jazz singer from Sheffield will be singing sunny Brazilian bossa nova and sultry sunny jazz
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30 Years Imperial Windows

Celebrates Three Decades in Chesterfield. Issue no. 51 – March 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Imperial Windows, founded, owned and managed by Garry Hodgson, is celebrating 30 years of their personal, friendly and successful business. Garry lives in Somersall with his wife and daughter, who owns JJ Florists, above the Imperial Windows showroom, at 3 Old Road – the junction with Chatsworth Road. Over the past three decades the name Imperial Windows has become synonymous with quality, professionalism and personal service. Garry prides himself on providing an excellent, customer-orientated service supplying windows, doors, conservatories, soffits and fascias. Garry is joiner
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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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