First Newsletter Collection Published


As a result of receiving copies of Newsletters originally sent out since the early 1990s, I was impressed by the amount of information and and research available and have decided to collate and publish selections for the benefit of new members.

This material can be short, little curios,  more in-depth articles and some personal reminiscences – all of which are both interesting and entertaining.

The first selection is now available for download by clicking here.

Printed copies will be available at monthly meetings.


April CADLHS meeting


The meeting will consist of a short presentation followed by
a question and answer session.
The cost is free to members,  £2.00 to non-members
– refreshments are provided.

Rose Hill United Reformed Church, (next to Town Hall) on Tuesday April 19th at 7.30pm. The entrance is at the rear and there is ample free parking around the Town Hall after 6.00pm.

March Society Meeting

Excellent meeting last night – and we were only one person short of full capacity for the room!

The presentation by Mike Kelley on the Cromford Canal was very good, very authoritative and well presented.

Thanks to the new committee members as they assumed their new roles and thanks to all the members and guests for such a good-natured evening.

Major Hotelier in Co-op Move


Premier Inn is to be the key occupier of Chesterfield’s former Co-op, the Derbyshire Times can exclusively reveal.

An 89-bedroom hotel and a Beefeater restaurant will open at the Elder Way site next year in a move set to create 60 jobs.

Many people were concerned that the landmark shop would be demolished and the building lost forever.

Read the full story in the Derbyshire times – Click Here

New Plans for Walton Works site

Plans for Walton Works site.
Picture courtesy of Ibbotson Architects

There are new plans for the Walton Works site off Chatsworth Road and the Derbyshire Times have an excellent article by Michael Broomhead to gather people’s opinions entitled “What do you think of the plans”.

The building has been vacant for many years and is becoming an eyesore as things deteriorate. But the planning application would change all that, as it proposes:

  • 382 homes and apartments
  • 2 retail units
  • A new pub
  • 245 parking places

Robinson PLC and Hathersage based developers Blue Deer Ltd have devised the plans and say “…the fresh plans would provide ‘much-needed’ housing for the area.”

Walton Works site
Photograph courtesy of the Derbyshire Times

There is currently a consultation process in progress via the council before the planning committee makes it’s decision.

Read the whole article here.