Busy July for society’s blue plaques scheme

July will be a busy month for the society’s blue plaque scheme, with two new plaques to be unveiled alongside the fitting of one replacement.

The first plaque will be unveiled at Chesterfield Football Club – commemorating the origin of walking football. It’s very kindly sponsored by the club’s community trust.  

Two further plaques will commemorate the town’s railway history and both have been sponsored by East Midlands Railway Community Fund. There’s a replacement for in incorrect one on North Midland House, at the entrance to Chesterfield train station, on Malkin Street. A second is destined for the Portland Hotel.  Due to logistical reasons the North Midland House plaque (which still has the old plaque in place) won’t be the subject of a formal unveiling ceremony, but the Portland Hotel one will. This plaque commemorates the hotel and the now demolished Market Place Railway Station next door.  We are grateful to Wetherspoons and Spire Insurance Agency for permission to site the plaques.

We’ll be bringing you more information on the background behind the plaques as they are unveiled later this month.

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