Category: Victoria Centre

  • The Victoria Centre Knifesmithgate

    Well known , both to Chesterfield residents and further afield as a characteristic image of Chesterfield , the Black and White frontage of Knifesmithgate is well worthy of preservation . Currently however , the upper floors are empty , and their future unknown. The  issue is that the building belongs to a London property management […]

  • The Sixties ‘Vic’ – an account by Eileen Marriot

    The Sixties ‘Vic’ – an account by Eileen Marriot

    Thank you Eileen for these memories of the ‘Vic’ as we all called the Victoria Ballroom . She captures the central part it played in our lives for those of us who grew up in the 1960s .  Just click on the link below the photo to read the full story . Please note […]

  • A Short History of The Victoria Centre

    The Victoria Centre, Knifesmithgate, and adjoining buildings History On October 27th 1911 an exhibition match was played between Ernest Rudge, the champion of South Yorkshire, and P.W. Hughes, a leading Yorkshire professional from Leeds, to mark the opening of a temperance billiard hall to the rear of 11 Knifesmithgate. Ernest Rudge was soon recognised as […]