Commemorating WW1


Brampton Brewery

Remembrance Days Beers

Brampton Brewery are delighted to have been invited to produce two new beers this year in honour of Remembrance Day.
The first one of these Beers, ‘Lest We Forget’ a dark 4.2% Bitter, is available now and the second has been done in the style of a Belgian Dubbel Beer and has come in at a whopping 7.4% abv. Menin Gate will be available very soon in Cask and they will also be bottling it.
Both of our Remembrance Ales will be raising funds for The Poppy Appeal.

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Mick Richmond’s Tribute to WW1 Heroes


Local performer Mick Richmond has written a song in tribute to those heroes who gave their lives for us during the first world war. The song was a joint project with Mark Black from Real Time Live and you can hear and see his performance on Facebook as below, filmed at memorials in Hasland and Dronfield.
Mick performed in The Drumbeats during the 60’s, they later became the Bubbles. Mike suffers from inclusion-body myositis and the collaboration came about after Mick looked to Mark to teach him steel slide guitar after having problems playing guitar due to the condition.


Derbyshire’s New Bell Ringers Honour WW1 Fallen

Over 70 people in Derbyshire of all ages have been learning to ring tower bells this year ready to ring bells on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November, for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
They are some of the 2000 people who have joined the national #RingingRemembers campaign to honour the bell ringers who died in WW1.

The new bell ringers have joined teams of current ringers in Derbyshire, giving their local communities that iconic soundscape for Sundays, Christmas, weddings and special occasions.
New bell ringers soon become ‘hooked’ to their new activity, enjoying exhilarating new experiences, effective workouts, challenges and rewards and a fun social life.
New bell ringers are still being recruited. If you are interested, please sign up at before 11th November.
On the morning of 11th November, muffles will be used to make bells sound alternately loud then soft when they are rung in remembrance of those who gave their lives serving our country.
In the afternoon and evening the muffles will be removed and bells will ring out in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice: at 12:30pm for ‘Ringing Remembers’ and at 7:05pm for ‘Battle’s Over – Ringing Out for Peace’.
For more info: email
Facebook: Bell Ringing Derbyshire


Experience life on the
Western Front

Visitors to Chesterfield Museum this autumn can experience what life was like for soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War.

Part of the art gallery at the popular attraction, owned and run by Chesterfield Borough Council, will be transformed into a section of a trench like those on the Western Front in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1918.
The trench experience will run from Friday 12 October to Saturday 19 January and has been made possible thanks to £1,500 in funding from Museum Development East Midlands and Arts Council England.
Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “This autumn is a special moment in our history marking 100 years since the anniversary of the end of the First World War.
“We came up with the idea of The Trench Experience to give people an insight into what life in a trench would have been like.
“Sights and smells are included to give visitors a good idea of a soldier’s life during the conflict.
“The exhibition also has a local focus on Chesterfield soldiers and visitors will hear extracts from their letters.”
Chesterfield Museum is open each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.