Our next meetings

Tuesday 19 April (Note this is a Tuesday meeting)

Tapton Grove and some of the families who lived there, by Philip Cousins.

Tapton Grove, despite its name is actually in Brimington. We will trace the history of this Grade II* listed building, now a residential home, and look at some of the families who lived there. These include the Jebbs, Meynells, Mills, Shentalls and Shorts.

Monday May 16th2000 years in the Hope Valley, by Colin Merrony

Archaeological research around Castleton.

Monday June 20thRoods, Rods and Perches, Alan Foster FRICS, Senior Partner at W.T.Parker

Reminiscences of a Chesterfield auctioneer and estate agent.

All our meetings are currently being held at the St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 3AW
Starting at 7:30pm
Members free; visitors £3.

First posted 15 March 2022, revised 23 March 2022 and 25 March 2022

Out Now – A New Book from Janet Murphy

A remarkable new book by our Chair, Janet, and yet another example of her painstaking documenting of our town’s history over the years.

Chesterfield’s Remarkable Women by Janet Murphy tells the stories of 50 women with links with Chesterfield.

Published by Bannister Publications. Priced at £8.50, all proceeds from sales will go to Ashgate HospiceCare.

It is now available from Bannister Publications, either over the counter or online, Chesterfield Visitor Centre, Ashgate Hospicecare shop and Waterstones.


Streets and Houses

By Philip Riden, Chris Leteve and Richard Sheppard

A major new study of how the town centre has evolved, street by street and house by house. Come to the launching on 16 May 2019 and get this new 200-page, colour-illustrated hardback at the offer
price of £15.


Chesterfield evolved in the twelfth century from a village into a market town, as it remains today. Until the Industrial Revolution, the built-up area was confined to a compact grid of streets centred on a large market place. Today, these streets retain a variety of buildings dating from about 1500 to recent times. This new study looks at how the town centre has developed and at the history of each individual house within the area.


The book, published by the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust, runs to 212 pages (A4 format), with 16 maps and 12 pages of colour plates. It will be launched at a meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 16 May 2019 at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road. Come along and buy a copy for £15 (normal retail price £20).

Admission Free

St Thomas’ Centre

For location details and directions, please click on the picture.

The information leaflet about the book can be downloaded here.