We will be here on Saturday 19th May.
It was good to just wander around Chesterfield the other Wednesday and see how popular the Wheel is mid-week . Chesterfield is still a market town , and all the roads seem to lead here eventually . If only on the way to the Library .
But , the heart of the town is here , and still attracts after centuries .
This upcoming talk at St Thomas’ by may well be of interest to Civic Society Members .
Carl Andrews is the founder of Soul Architects , who recently restored the tower at St Thomas’ . He will talk of his experiences and the challenges he has encountered over the years .
In the Suite at the St Thomas’ Centre at 7.30pm.
There will also be an update on our involvement in current and recent local issues such as The Shrubberies, Thornfield House and Hurst House.
Free to members, guests £2.
The doors open at 9.30am for tea, coffee and biscuits
Meeting 10am – 12.30pm.
The event is held in conjunction with ‘UK Parliament Week’ at the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr. John Bercow.
Society members and under 18s free.
NOTICE AND OFFICIAL AGENDA FOR
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT
THE ST. THOMAS CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2017
AT 7.30PM – TO BE FOLLOWED BY A TALK
ON “CHESTERFIELD STREETS AND HOUSES“-
BY PHILIP RIDEN
6. Close of formal business.
7. Open discussion forum – at Chairman’s discretion.
Friends of Spital Cemetery welcome you to share our 160th birthday in this beautiful Victorian Garden Cemetery.
At St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road, S41 0HQ
(doors open at 10.45am)
11.00 am opening ceremony performed by Toby Perkins
11.05 – 11.20 Qdos Community Choir performance
11.20 am – 5pm stalls advertising the work of local conservation, garden and history groups. Refreshments.
7:00 pm (doors open at 6.30) – 9pm Talk
Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery,
by Professor James Stevens Curl
In the cemetery we will be piloting new information boards.
1:00 pm Walk: General Tour of the Cemetery
3:00 pm Walk: Magnificent Cemetery Trees .
Professor Stevens Curl has established an international reputation for scholarship and thorough investigation in little known fields of which ‘The Garden Cemetery Movement’ is one. Expect to be entertained and informed.
Tickets (for talk only) are available from Liz Cook, Acting Chair FoSC. Please send a cheque to Friends of Spital Cemetery for £10 per ticket to 10 Alexandra Road East, Chesterfield S41 0HF . Please enclose a s.a.e
PARKING. Please note that there is no parking for Cemetery Day visitors in the cemetery grounds. There is free street parking in the immediate vicinity. Both the rail station and the centre of Chesterfield are only 10-15 minutes walk away. Regular bus services to Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Clay Cross pass the cemetery gates. (80,80A,48,82,83)
Funded by Foundation Derbyshire
You can download the illustrated flier here