Visit Chesterfield’s Historic Churches and Chapels
19th August 2017 is the 160th anniversary of the consecration of the Anglican burial ground at Spital Cemetery. To mark the anniversary occasion the Friends of Spital Cemetery are holding a Cemetery Open Day with an exhibition at St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road. The event will be opened by Toby Perkins at 11am, followed by a performance by the Qdos Community Choir.
There will be stalls advertising the work of local conservation, garden and history groups (including CADLHS). There are also two cemetery walks. Admission free. At 7pm there will be a talk at the Mission Room by Professor Stevens Curl entitled Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery. Admission £10.
CADLHS 16 May
WINDING WHEEL 15-26 May
REVOLUTION HOUSE 27-29 May
CHESTERFIELD, FAMIY HISTORY, HERITAGE AND CRAFT FAIR 3 June
Stewardess, WWI nurse, survivor of the sinking of both the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic
A talk by Bob Massey
United Reformed Church, Rose Hill
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Admission £2 including refreshments
This summer Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with Chesterfield Parish Church will present an exhibition all about the Crooked Spire; the historic building and symbol of Chesterfield.
The Museum and Parish Church would really love to include stories from Chesterfield people in order to add a much more personal dimension to this exhibition.
We want your stories, memories and anecdotes about this beautiful building.
Has it played an important part in your life?
What does it symbolise to you?
Museum Collections Officer
Tel: 01246 345722
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People will have been saddened to hear of the death of 88 year-old Philip Johnson in January 2017. The business has been part of the Brampton scene since 1888, moving to its present site in 1898 when it became a general ironmongers. It had been owned by Philip Johnson since 1952. This appreciation appeared in Reflections Magazine in September 1996.
Over the years, Johnson’s has supplied the people of Brampton and beyond with the spades that dug for Victory, the oil that burned in the blackouts and during the coal and power strikes, the pots and pans, the baking trays and the tea trays that carried food to every table, the clothes lines, the pegs and the clothes post, and even the pen-knife in a young lad’s Christmas stocking – all and every sort of goods for all and every sort of customer.
This advertisement appeared in the catalogue for the Shopping Festival of 1914. Notice the advertisement for the Sunrise washing machine – ‘A woman’s work done by a child in a quarter the time’.