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Chesterfield’s remarkable women celebrated in Janet Murphy’s book

Chesterfield’s Remarkable Women by Janet Murphy tells the stories of 50 women who have links with Chesterfield. It’s still available, priced at £8.50, all proceeds from sales will go to Ashgate HospiceCare. Published by Bannister Publications it is available from them either over the counter or online, or from Chesterfield Visitor Centre, Ashgate Hospicecare shop […]

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LiDAR links

For those of you wanting to know more about LiDAR images mentioned by Colin Merrony in his excellent talk ‘2000 years in the Hope Valley’ on Monday May 16th, here’s a few pointers on how to access available images. Firstly, take a look at https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html… which a zoomable interactive map. Colour images for the Chesterfield […]

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Our Chair’s musical interests

You may well know that David McPhie – our society chair – has wide-ranging interests including music. You might also know that he published a book ‘Sounds in the shadow of the Crooked Spire’ with Ian Lee in 2018. But in case you don’t know all this – a reminder that a few copies are […]

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We still need new members for our team

We Are still looking for new members for our team. Particularly a webmaster and general committee members. Can you help us? This post briefly explains more. Background Things looked pretty good for the society in February 2020 – more members had joined and more people were attending meetings. But the Covid pandemic and enforced change […]

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A short introduction to the Avenue Carbonisation and Chemical Plant

Our July 2022 meeting heard about how the Avenue Carbonisation and Chemical Plant, Wingerworth, was decontaminated in the 2000s. As a background this post looks at the the opening of the works in the 1950s, through to closure and decontamination. The works were officially inaugurated on 30 October 1956 with much celebration – photos in […]