Category Archives: What’s On

Chesterfield , and that Marketplace

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 . 

 

Chesterfield Market Place Wheel Busker

A Talk by Carl Andrews – Grant Aided Church Repair Projects

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 .

Soul Architects are conservation architect specialists who are committed to delivering quality projects

 

St Thomas’ Centre
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Elder Way Co-op Redevelopment – A talk by Adam Hearld

Wed 2 Nov   :   Elder Way Co-op Redevelopment

 A talk by Adam Hearld of Jomast Properties Ltd, the site developers

Jomast Properties Ltd – Website

 

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.

St Thomas’ Centre
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‘Parliament at Work’ – an insight into the reality of the life at Westminster .

UK PARLIAMENT WEEK EVENT

 ‘PARLIAMENT  AT WORK – a view from the inside’

Sat. 18 Nov. at the St. Thomas’  Centre,  Chatsworth Road, with contributions from the current local Members of Parliament Toby Perkins MP and  Lee Rowley MP, and former MPs Natascha Engel and Paul Holmes .

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.

Further Information on Parliament Week can be found here

Admission :

Society members and under 18s free.

Others £2.00.

St Thomas’ Centre
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Civic Society AGM Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Agenda

CHESTERFIELD & DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

 

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

AGENDA.

  1. To receive any apologies for absence.
  2. To receive and adopt, or not, after any necessary amendments, the Minutes of the previous AGM.
  3. To receive and adopt, or not, the Chairman’s Report (available at AGM).
  4. To receive and adopt, or not, the annual accounts of the Society (available at AGM).
  5. To elect Officers and Management Committee comprising: Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and Members of the Committee. All present incumbents are willing to continue in office.  They are :
Chairman,

Philip Riden

Secretary/Treasurer

Frank Gorman

Committee Members:

Daniel Botham

David Botham

Liz Cook

Janet Murphy

David Palmer

Hugh Quigley

Ian Thomason

6. Close of formal business.

7. Open discussion forum – at Chairman’s discretion.

Spital Cemetery is 160 Years Old

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
Chesterfield MP

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

Website: www.friendsofspitalcemetery.co.uk

Email: thefriendsofspitalcemetery@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofSpitalCemetery

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