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The heroic story of Harry Young, Chesterfield’s last fallen warrior in the Great War

Paul Allonby has very kindly sent us the results of his research on New Whittington’s Harry Young. We’ve published this on our Facebook page and placed it in our ‘History Resources’ section on this website, where you can download this sad story. You can also download it as a pdf from the bottom of this […]

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Dunston Hall history

Our colleagues over at the Chesterfield & District Civic Society have been looking at the history of Dunston Hall, as part of a planning application response. Part of the out-buildings, the subject of the application, comprise a number of cruck frames – a type of timber construction. The civic society concludes that: ‘the survival of […]

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Chesterfield Workhouse book publication and exhibition

It’s pleasing to see that local and family history publishing is still very much alive, so we welcome an exhibition on the Christ Church (Stonegravels) Workhouse and Pauper Grave Project from Monday 11 to Monday 18 July in Chesterfield Library, 11 am to 3 pm. (closed Sunday). This also marks the publication of a book […]

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Our June newsletter is now available

Our latest (June 2022) newsletter is a now available albeit little later than planned. It features an article on Chesterfield Men and the Military General Service Medal. Download the June 2022 newsletter from http://www.cadlhs.org.uk/latest-newsletters/