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Spotlight on Tapton House’s early owner

One of our recent newsletters focusses on George Yeldham Ricketts (who was later known as George Yeldham Wilkinson) and his part in the history of the Tapton House estate. Think of Tapton House and most people are aware of George Stephenson and the Markham family but fewer know about Ricketts. Now, thanks to new research, […]

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Queen’s park newsletter focus

Our latest newsletter focuses on why it took so long to complete the Queens’s Park. We’re not going to reveal the story here as the answer and the early history of the park are only a click away! To download our November newsletter as a pdf click on the download button below. You can download […]

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We need a new secretary – can you help us?

Our secretary Christine Merrick has indicated that she wants to step down at our Annual General Meeting in February (but remain on our committee). Consequently, we need a new secretary. Could you help us fill this role? What’s the basic role? You’ll need to attend our committee meetings, which normally occur three times a year. […]

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Courthouse demolition -our history reflection

In this post we look at the history the former courthouse near the railway station, on Brimington Road and Malkin Street, which is currently (28 January 2024) being demolished. The building is to be replaced by a temporary car park until some form of firm proposals are developed for its replacement. Latterly part used by […]

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History

1974’s massive local government change

In this post we take a look at a largely and perhaps surprisingly unmarked event – the great changes to local government across England and Wales which occurred on 1 April 1974. We’ll focus particularly on the Chesterfield area. The pattern of local government Until April 1974 the pattern of local government in England had […]

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Latest Cestrefeld journal published

Our latest Cestrefeld Journal (number 9) has just been published. It contains the usual varied content (see front cover photo below) and it’s priced at £6 (£3 for members) for 38 pages. You can pick up a copy at our meetings or contact us on how to obtain a copy by post – secretary@cadlhs.org.uk.

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Events History

Latest newsletter available

Our latest (May 2024) newsletter is now available to download. It features articles on ‘R.P. Davidson’s Cheese Factor – the story of a local family business’ by Simon Davidson and ‘The Great Reform Acts’. Download from the button below or visits our newsletter page, from which you also download past copies.

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June meeting – a history of St Thomas, Brampton

Our Monday 17th June meeting focusses on the history of our actual venue – St. Thomas Church, Chatsworth Road. Beth Robson is a leading member of the congregation at St Thomas Church and has researched and published its history. She will be speaking to us in the church itself, about the building. The church is […]