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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Pete Lawton: “The English Longbow” – Monday 11 September 2017, 7.30

 

We’re going a little further back in time than usual for our first indoor meeting of the new season – and it promises to be a fascinating evening.

Behind every battle in history was a highly supportive industry. They not only produced the arms and armour for use in the field, they followed the army working behind the battlefront, replacing weapons, building and repairing armour, replacing shafts and blades. They included blacksmiths, sheet metalworkers, sawyers, leatherworkers, and many other trades. Not least they produced the latest weapons, of which the English longbow was a devastating example. See the equipment, hear the history, think again about the massive industry that was behind every army in history – sometimes numbering more than the number of fighters.

St. Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
Visitors welcome, £2 on the door, more details on our website

‘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.

Transformations : Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery

Talk. Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery, 
by Professor James Stevens Curl
On Saturday 19th August, Friends of Spital Cemetery will be celebrating 160 years since Chesterfield built its first public cemetery at Spital, a garden cemetery and the second in Derbyshire. In the evening our guest speaker Professor James Steven Curl has come over from Dublin to be with us. Professor Curl has established an international reputation for scholarship and thorough investigation in little known fields of which ‘The Garden Cemetery Movement’ is one. This lecture will put the cemetery at Spital in context as part of a significant movement that transformed towns and cities in the course of the nineteenth century. 
At St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road, S41 0HQ
7:00 – 9pm Talk
Doors open at 6.30
Tickets £10 incl glass of wine will be available on the door
For further information about the events of the day please contact Liz Cook, Acting Chair of Friends of Spital Cemetery.