1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Chesterfield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Queen's Head

As a very young child I lived in Chesterfield for about a year in the early 1960s. I must have been just 5 years old but remember quite a lot. I lived on Knifesmith Gate above The Queen's Head Pub/Restaurant. I just wonder if it still exists. It used to be a pretty big place, and I liked the huge flat where we lived. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Chesterfield by Fran C


I lived at no. 37 Saltergate, next door to us was Hawksworths plumbers, and the council yard was nearby, I used to watch the steam roller coming out of the yard. There was a cobblers, paper shop, food shop and Harry Fish was near the bottom of Saltergate near to the Shakespeare Inn. There was also a shop that sold ladies' ...Read full memory

A memory of Chesterfield by Rita Umney

My Christening

I was christend at the crooked spire church in 1955, my gran lived in Barrack Square at the time and my mum wasn't allowed to take me over the threshhold till I was christened as it was thought to be very bad luck at the time. The photo shows you how it looked back then and the clothes they used to wear in 1955, very interesting.