Twist November issue 2019

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Christmas in

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Warning of asbestos dangers

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Letters tell of wartime escape

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Cover: Stars of this year’s Chesterfield Panto,

Lee Latchford-Evans and Andrea Valls

Welcome to our

November issue

C

HESTERFIELD folk are always happy to support a good

cause and the Mayor’s Appeal has benefitted from their

generosity for many years.

This fund traditionally aids local charities and other deserving

groups. Two local good causes are celebrating receiving funds

raised by the Mayor’s Appeal in the past year.

During the mayoralty of Coun Stuart Brittain and his wife and

Mayoress, Anne Brittain, £16,857.13 was raised through a series of

events.

The money has been shared equally between their chosen

charities, Ashgate Hospicecare and Citizens’ Advice Chesterfield.

Coun Brittain said he was thrilled to be able to present these two

worthy causes with cheques for £8,428.56 each.

W

E hope you enjoy reading November’s edition of Twist,

especially our guide to some of the attractions on offer

in and around the town in the run-up to Christmas. Deborah

Wain has interviewed the stars of this year’s Pomegranate

Theatre pantomime. You can read what they have to say on

page 28.

Also, we have an opportunity for one lucky reader to win a pair of

tickets for a night out with a difference - to see the The Red Hot

Chilli Pipers, the outrageously entertaining bagpipe band. See

page 33.

Elsewhere, we report on a new book which recalls one of

Chesterfield’s blackest moments, the Pottery Cottage murders of

more than four decades ago. Read about it on page 24.

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Widow warns of

asbestos cancer

The widow of a joiner who died from asbestosrelated

cancer tells Twist’s Deborah Wain about

the tragedy, ahead of a local conference to raise

awareness of the dangers of the deadly dust

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HEN Lyn Wood met her husband of 44 years, Paul, they

were both working on the Isle of Man.

Lyn had a job as a hotel barmaid while joiner Paul worked on a

construction project. One of his jobs was working with liquid

asbestos. It was sprayed, set and drilled. Paul was left to sweep up

the dust created and handed a pint of milk to wash down what was

left.

Working with asbestos was something Paul did throughout the

1960s, 70s, and 80s, without any protection, and, explained Lyn, he

had no idea of its dangers.

Paul retired from joinery, aged 65, and he and Lyn went on to make

the most of their time; spending a happy few years together, touring

Europe in their motorhome.

Looking back, Lyn had noticed that Paul had begun to get

breathless and tired walking the couple’s dog, Woody, in the area

around their final home together in Harthill. However, it wasn’t until

Paul was recovering from knee replacement surgery, in 2015, that he

developed a pain in his side and was eventually diagnosed with

mesothelioma affecting the lining of his lungs.

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos dust. There is no

cure and prognosis is brutally short.

Lyn and Paul had no idea that Paul’s work was linked to his illness

until they were contacted by the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team

(DAST) through the Northern General Hospital, where Paul was a

patient.

Lyn said: “Joiners were one of the professions high on the list of

being affected. Paul was completely shocked to discover this – it

changed him overnight.”

Sadly Paul, who had two children and three grandchildren with Lyn,

passed away in Rotherham Hospice that October, aged 69, only two

months after diagnosis.

Paul and Lyn had been planning to move to a bungalow in Unstone

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Lyn, from Unstone: ‘Joiners were one of the

professions high on the list of being affected’

Lyn with Paul

before his illness

before his death. Lyn decided to go ahead with the move and now

feels at home here.

DAST subsequently helped Lyn successfully claim Government

compensation for Paul’s death.

She said: “It has allowed me not to have to worry financially but it

doesn’t make up for not having Paul here with us.”

Lyn described Paul, who hailed from Newcastle and had a passion

for motorbikes, as a “popular guy” with a great sense of humour.

Asbestos - widely used for its durability, fire-proofing and cost -

was finally banned in 1999, but since then 40,000 men and women

have died of mesothelioma in the UK alone. The country has the

highest incidence of asbestos-related deaths in the world.

Chesterfield-based DAST and Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos

Support Group (SARAG) help over 500 victims of asbestos-related

diseases every year, assisting with benefits, and compensation.

Joanne Gordon, from DAST, said: “The groups witness every day

the devastating impact on families of a disease that should not

be happening. The effects of exposure to the deadly dust –

asbestos, has been known for over a century, yet was not

banned until 1999.

“From the 1900s until the ban in 1999, 6.1 million tonnes of

asbestos had been imported into the UK, leaving a deadly

legacy for working people.

“Many people believe that, because asbestos was banned, it is

no longer a danger. However, much of the six million tonnes of

asbestos used in the country remains in place.

“Research undertaken by the Asbestos in Schools (AiS)

Group, in 2015, established that 85 per cent of schools

contained asbestos. Asbestos also remains in public buildings,

social housing and our homes.”

Lyn is keen to support DAST’s efforts to raise awareness of

the number of deaths due to asbestos-related cancer and the

danger it still poses.

“Asbestos is still being harvested in South Africa and used in

the US. Unfortunately, while ever there is money to be made,

human life is nothing in comparison to profits,” she said.

Paul’s name was among those of victims projected on to

Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire Church at a celebration of life

event earlier this year.

DAST and SARAG are now coming together for a conference

to celebrate 20 years since the ban. Lyn will be among

volunteers running the conference,

The event aims to provide awareness, information and advice about

the legacy of asbestos and consider what can be done to help

prevent future ill health.

Delegates will also watch the film ‘Breathless’ which sees

filmmaker, Daniel Lambo, set off on a quest to find the truth about

the deadly asbestos industry following the deaths of his father and

many others from his village. His search takes him to the largest

asbestos waste dump in India.

The conference takes place on Friday, 25th October, from 9.30am-

3pm, at the Showroom Cinema, in Paternoster Row, Sheffield.

Anyone can attend and entry is free to Trade Union members and the

general public, with a cost of £20 for professionals.

It is sponsored by the Trade Union movement and legal firms on

the groups’ panel.

To book a place or for more information contact DAST on 01246

380415 or mail@asbestossupport.co.uk


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glass to Food &

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HAVE to kick off this month by congratulating everybody

involved in the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards 2019.

I look forward to these sell-out awards every year as it

involves a room full of people invested not only in their

industry, but in its success in our town.

The black-tie event, held at the historic Winding Wheel this year,

brings the celebration into the heart of the town where darker

evenings are soon to be illuminated by the stunning Christmas

lights which are to be switched on on 17th November.

There are few things that bring people together quite like

Christmas. It’s all too easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and

put things like family time to one side, but Christmas is a great

reason to make time especially around a dinner table.

Chesterfield has a plethora of places to eat and drink that

we have never had before. Real ale pubs, gastro pubs, cafes,

bars, restaurants, hotels, Italian, Indian, Greek, Japanese,

Chinese, French… you name it - Chesterfield’s food and drink

scene has it.

Variety, as they say, is the spice of life and as the town grows, we

are able to offer more job roles and career opportunities to young

people. Nowhere is this more evident than in our manufacturing

and engineering sector.

Once again, we’ll be raising awareness of the breadth of jobs and

roles in this sector with the annual Made in Chesterfield campaign

in November.

The programme brings together schools and businesses in the

sector in order to open young people’s eyes to the opportunities in

the local area – something increasing in importance with increased

local developments, investment and, of course, Brexit.

There’s lots going on in the area, festive and otherwise. Let’s fully

embrace the community and Christmas spirit and come together to

talk up the town.

There are fantastic things happening around us that can be easy

to dismiss in our day-to-day lives. Let’s all take a moment to

appreciate them as 2019 draws to a close.


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Sacred choruses

CHESTERFIELD Philharmonic Choir

invite audiences to join them for a

concert of sacred choruses entitled ‘The

Heavens are Telling’.

The concert, including music by Bach,

Brahms, Handel, Parry and Mozart, will be

held on 9th November, at 2.30pm, at

Central Methodist Church, in Saltergate.

Steven Roberts will be conducting, with Liz

Heath on the piano.

Ticket prices are adults, £14, senior

citizens, £12, and full-time students and

unemployed, £5, while children aged 16

and under are free.

Tickets are available by email via

ticketoffice@chestphilchoir.org.uk , from

choir members and TIC, Chesterfield, on

01246 345777.

Messiah date

A LOCAL choir’s project to promote good

mental health brings Handel’s ‘Messiah’

to St Thomas Church, Chesterfield, on

Saturday 23rd November, at 7.30pm.

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society

are continuing their ‘Five Ways to

Wellbeing’ programme with the seasonal

favourite featuring the Cooperative

Chamber Orchestra and professional

soloists.

The choir have been promoting ‘Five

Ways to Wellbeing’ through music and

performance during 2019, showcasing how

simple, everyday things can improve mood

– such as connecting through a shared

interest, learning new skills and being

mindful.

Tickets are available via chesterfield

choir.com

Anyone interested in joining the choir,

can find out more by coming going along

to a rehearsal, which take place every

Friday at 7.30pm at Chesterfield

Studios.

Hedgerow help

WILDLIFE charity People’s Trust for

Endangered Species is launching a new

survey encouraging local people to healthcheck

hedgerows.

The charity points out that hedgerows

that criss-cross our countryside are not

only an iconic sight, but a vital habitat and

corridor for many native species.

One study counted 2,070 different

species in just one 85m stretch of hedge

However, hedgerows are becoming

increasingly fragmented, posing a threat to

wildlife.

The national survey offers instant

feedback about the health of each hedge,

as well as tailored advice on what type of

management will ensure it thrives. The

results also provide conservationists with

vital data.

The Great British Hedgerow Survey is

aimed at landowners, farmers, wildlife

groups and anyone interested in healthy

hedgerows. Visit hedgerowsurvey.ptes.org

Recognition for

Chesterfield group

A

TINNITUS support group helping

sufferers in Chesterfield and North

Derbyshire has become one of the first in

the country to be awarded a Gold

Standard by the British Tinnitus

Association.

Volunteer Audrey Carlin, who has run the

group for 33 years, has also become a BTA

vice-president in recognition of her work

with the tinnitus community.

Tinnitus is defined as the experience of

sounds with no external source, most

commonly ringing or buzzing, but

sometimes experienced as whooshing,

clicking or even music.

Around one in eight adults experience

tinnitus. Many people aren't troubled by

sounds they hear, but for around 10%, the

condition has a significant impact on their

Volunteer Audrey Carlin

quality of life, often linked to stress, anxiety or sometimes depression.

Audrey said she is “honoured and privileged” to take on the new role.

She commented: “Having experienced tinnitus and successfully managed it for the past

35 years and having run a support group for 33 years, I embrace the BTA's positive

approach towards ‘a world where no-one suffers with tinnitus' and I will continue to

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Audrey's insight and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop and expand

our services to the tinnitus community."

The tinnitus support group, led by Audrey, her daughter Joanne Gordon, and a team of

volunteers, enables local people with tinnitus to meet others with the condition, share

useful tips on coping methods and find out what help is available.

Joanne said: "We applied for the Gold Standard as it is a great way to show new

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Deaths of ex-Mayor and Mayoress

T

HE deaths have been reported of two former Chesterfield

dignitaries.

Former Chesterfield Mayor, Ald Donald Arthur Wain MBE, known

as Arthur, has died. He was first elected as a Labour councillor for

St Leonard’s ward in 1963 and served until 1969 and again from

1972 to 1999. He was Chesterfield Mayor in 1982/83.

During his 33 years as a councillor, he served on many

committees including as chair of the borough’s planning and

transport committee and was the first chair of Tapton Park

Innovation Centre.

Alderman Wain was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday

honours list in 1994 for services to Local Government and became

an honorary alderman of the borough in 2004.

A road - Wain Avenue in St Leonard’s ward - was named after him

in recognition of the work he did in the area.

Former Chesterfield Mayoress Pat Bannister has also died. She

served as Mayoress to her father, William Gorman, in 1977/78. Mr

Gorman was a Labour councillor who represented Dunston Ward

until 1987.

Former Mayor

Arthur Wain

Mrs Bannister’s time as mayoress included the visit to the borough of The Queen and Duke

of Edinburgh as part of their tour of the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

She leaves three sons, Neil, Martin and Sam.

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UMMER feels long gone now doesn’t it? The days have

become shorter and shorter and even the idea of it

being light out in the evenings seems incredulous.

I’ve just bought a new raincoat to cope with the daily deluge of

rain that now seems inevitable and those icy winds have crept

behind us, seemingly with the sole intent to blow us off our feet

right at the moment we least expect.

It’s not all bad though of course. I may be in the minority here

but personally I prefer the cold to the hot and clammy days.

Summers are sometimes insufferably warm so when it’s

cold I always feel better when I think back to those hot,

unpleasant summer days. I can be glad that I’m not so

uncomfortable.

I’ve recently started my A Levels and I’m studying English

literature which I like a lot - and I’m not just saying that because

I know my teacher will read this.

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introduced to that by John Keats’ ‘Ode to Autumn’. It’s all about

Keats’ love for autumn and it’s made me appreciate the season a

little bit more.

Autumn is a time for things to slow down slightly before the

hectic festive rush and the oncoming New Year. And I can

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I

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Letters tell of WWI

Wartime dramas from more than

a century ago have been

brought to life

in the pages of

discovered

correspondence.

Deborah Wain reports

L

ETTERS have revealed the

story of a young Chesterfield

woman caught up in ferocious

fighting in France during the early

weeks of World War I.

Alberta Smedley was a civilian in

Aisne when war broke out in 1914.

Her home was in a near direct line

under the Fort of Conde – a

strategically important landmark lost to

the Germans at the end of 1914 and

then recaptured by French and British

troops.

Alberta describes how she and her

parents, Albert and Agnes, survived an

11-day bombardment before “our own

soldier boys” arrived, only for one young

Pages from Alberta Smedley’s 1914 letters

Sheffield soldier she had struck up a

friendship with to be fatally wounded.

than water. They were delighted and officers and men were

Eventually, the family were forced to abandon their property.

soon in the dining room and kitchen, about a hundred of them.”

Photocopies of the two letters, written to Alberta’s cousin, Minnie, in Among the men was a young soldier called Jack Dawson,

September and December 1914, were shared with the publishers of from Walkley, in Sheffield, whose playful banter appears to

Twist magazine by Sheffield couple Keith and Maureen Thompson. have charmed Alberta.

Although the Fort of Conde was considered obsolete at the start of “He said when he left us ‘Well Dolly, tata, till tomorrow

World War I, its command of strategic ground made it a coveted morning. I shall come back for you then and we will go back to

objective throughout the war, changing hands several times.

England together’.”

Writing in November 1914, Alberta recounted that it had been

The family went on to put the thickly-wooded property “at the

captured in September by the Germans who began to shell around disposal” of the British forces so they could reach the allimportant

bridge without being seen.

them for 11 days. The French were unable to do very much in

response, but then English soldiers arrived.

Alberta described how the next day she asked after Dawson,

Alberta wrote: “At first we thought they were the Germans from the only to discover he had been killed by ten bullets to the head.

distance, their dress being so much alike, but as they neared the The young man was apparently buried in the grounds of the

bridge which spans the river we heard the patter of the Maxim gun and Smedleys’ home.

we saw them fly across the plain for their lives.”

“For several days afterwards, we did nothing but talk about it.

After the shelling stopped, Alberta and her father went outside. Needless to say, young Dawson’s grave will be our own private

“Oh Minnie what joys, we recognised our own soldiers,” Alberta property and I assure you it will be well tended,” wrote Alberta.

wrote. “At first they thought we were French, but when I spoke to them Over the next few days, Alberta was kept busy making soup

in English and told them we were English they were delighted. They and tea for troops who were camped out and she and her dad

asked me for some good drinking water, for after their mad rush they had a lucky escape when Germans arrived and rumbled they

were in need of refreshment. “

were English and assisting the enemy.

Alberta continued: “I asked them if a cup of tea would not taste better The pair were saved when the Germans were fired at and

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escape

turned on their heels. Alberta described it as a day “I shall long

remember.”

Following the drama, Alberta was sent for by the British at their

headquarters in Serches and was put to work translating.

She described sitting up with an elderly French woman who was

being cared for by the Red Cross after a piece of shell led to her

having to have her wrist and hand cut off.

During her time in Serches, Alberta – a keen singer before the

war – was invited to entertain the troops. One of the songs was

‘The Song that Reached my Heart’.

Alberta was joined by the men as she sang the lines, ‘The

memories of that night of bliss will never from me part. She sang a

song of home sweet home, the song that reached my heart’.

She recalled: “It was lovely and yet it hurt for we had no longer

any home and all the soldiers knew it. They told me that I had

sent their thoughts back home, too.”

The Smedleys eventually fled their home, leaving with only the

few belongings they could carry and they later discovered the

property had been ransacked by the Germans.

The prospect of Christmas seemed ‘dismal’ as fighting continued

to rage on around them as Alberta and her parents moved from

place to place, however Alberta said they remained ”thankful” to

have had their lives saved.

It was Alberta’s plan to get her parents back to England and to

join the Red Cross herself.

The Fort of Conde was recaptured by the Germans and used as

a hospital until it was returned to France without opposition in the

Chemin des Dames offensive in April 1917.

Keith and Maureen would love to know if any readers know more

about Alberta, Minnie or the tragic soldier referred to.

A woman brought the letters into Maureen’s workplace around 30

years ago and Maureen asked for permission to photocopy them

as Keith is interested in military history.

Centenary

Keith filed them away and forgot about them. He found them by

chance and, with interest in the period revived due to the

centenary of the 1914-18 conflict, contacted us.

Census and other records reveal that Alberta was born in

Hillsborough in 1893 and was living with her parents in Sanforth

Street, Chesterfield, in 1901.

It appears she returned to England during or after the war and

married a George Buckle, in Manchester, before settling in Surrey

and going on to have two sons and a daughter. Alberta died in 1957.

The Thompsons have copies of other letters written to Minnie in

1916 by a Winnie Rixon, who lived in New South Wales, Australia.

Her letters give a fascinating insight into the experience of the

First World War from the perspective of those living in Australia.

She broke the news to Minnie that her sweetheart, Stan, had been

killed in action.

She wrote: “I had word on Boxing Day that my sweetheart was

killed in action on the 29th October. His mate wrote and told me

and I can tell you I got a shock.

“He was an officer in the 1st Anzac Headquarters and I felt sure

he was safe, just so long as he stopped there. But he had to go

forward and he and five more were killed by a shell.

“He had been on active service for nearly two years and was

always longing to come home. Nothing seems the same since,

somehow, but it is war and I expect we have to go on as much the

same as we can But it is a big disappointment you can be sure.

“He is buried at the cemetery at Ypres and some day I am

hoping to get a trip over to England and then perhaps I will be

able to go over and see it.”

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Alan’s book recalls

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Dronfield’s Alan Hurndall was a young reporter

working for ‘The Star’ in Sheffield in 1977.

Wednesday, January 12th, was a normal day with

stories about pit closures, steel redundancies,

court cases – and a grim warning that a blizzard

was speeding in on the city. He tells Twist that

suddenly, all hell broke loose in the newsroom

W

ORD came in that a dangerous prisoner on his way to court

in Chesterfield had attacked two warders with a knife,

dumped them and the driver in a layby, and hijacked the vehicle.

It had been found crashed on an icy track high up on Eastmoor,

near Chatsworth. The fugitive, dressed only in a thin suit, had made

off in a blizzard across the snowy moors.

I was one of the team that rushed the story together to make the

paper’s Late Night Final edition that night. Living in Dronfield, my

wife remembers me phoning to warn her to lock the doors.

What nobody could possibly have imagined was that this would be

the prelude to perhaps the most horrific crime in the 150-year

history of Derbyshire Police

Force.

The convict, William

Thomas Hughes, shivering,

and on the brink of collapse,

invaded Pottery Cottage on

Baslow Road, and over the

course of the next three

days killed four members of

a family.

It ended in a dramatic

late-night shoot-out after a

high-speed police chase

across the Peaks. It was

the first time Derbyshire

Police had used firearms

operationally.

It reads more like the plot

of a crime novel. But it was

real. And it happened on our

doorstep.

My career took me into TV

production, writing and book

editing. Publishers were

crying out for stories to feed

the public appetite for true

crime. So I decided to

comprehensively research

the facts of that dreadful

episode.

Not just the lifestory of

Billy Hughes, and how

society spawned such a

Allison, also a journalist

psychopath, but a forensic account of every hour inside that cottage

and its tragic aftermath.

It is a dark chronicle of psychological warfare; missed chances to

escape; how Hughes kept them hanging on hope that he would soon

be leaving them in peace.

I applied to Derbyshire Police for access to their records and

despite being criticised for their bungling search operation, they were

incredibly helpful.

A senior officer knocked on my door in Lea Road, Dronfield, carrying

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Alan at the time the story

broke, pictured with wife

a box. He emptied the

contents onto my

kitchen table and

basically asked, “what

do you want?”

The remains of a

bullet rolled onto the

floor.

“What’s that?” I

asked.

“That’s what they

took out of Billy Hughes’

brain,” he replied.

For a writer, that box was a treasure trove - confidential reports,

witness statements, official documents, including a 26-page

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After the tragedy, Mrs Moran

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in France to be near her sister. I

spent days traipsing through

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someone who might still be in

touch with her.

Eventually I found a couple who

were friends and they kindly

Alan: ‘It reads more like

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But it was real. And it

happened on our doorstep’

agreed to forward a letter from

me requesting an interview.

Several weeks later, I received

a polite email from her niece

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The chapters sat on my computer for years. Then, earlier this year,

more than 40 years on, I heard that she has lifted her objection to

the story being told.

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C

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the historic Chesterfield Boys’

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To mark the occasion, alumni of the old

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Lucy, a second year A-level psychology,

history and philosophy student, was

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Lucy said: “It is really nice to have our

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with this prize.”

Frank Gorman, trustee of the Old Cestrefeldians Trust, said: “It is

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furthers her education. I am delighted that academic study has

returned to the building and it is getting a new lease of life.

Frank Gorman, a trustee with the Old Cestrefeldians Trust,

presents the £200 prize to student Lucy Herbert

“It is a great thrill to come back and see how the upper-floor is now

in use as modern classrooms.”

The sixth form hub in the building, now known as West Studios on

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What’s On

Steps into Christmas

L

EE Latchford-Evans is best known as a member of

pop group Steps, which is still going strong after

more than 20 years and selling 21 million records

worldwide.

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starred in the West End and feature films and become a

seasoned pantomime performer.

In fact ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ will be his tenth panto and

he has already played the title role twice before, once with

Chesterfield’s producers Paul Holman Associates.

Lee recalls the impression pantomime first had on him

while growing up in Ellesmere Port, and wants to create the

same joyful experience for young audience members this

year.

“My family didn’t have a car and so we didn’t go to many big

shows but I remember being taken to see ‘Hansel and

Gretel’ with our next-door neighbour. I sat at the top of the

theatre and I remember being slightly wowed by what was

going on.

“We want the children who come to see this show to have a

similar experience, we want to dazzle them, but there’s

plenty for adults to enjoy too.

“It is such a good family day out and a bit of escapism at a

time when we’re not living in the best of worlds.”

Lee enjoys the fun of performing panto, and the way it

evolves over the course of the run, pointing out that even

mistakes can become part of the show.

However, he acknowledges the demands of it physically

and vocally, given actors will be doing two or three

performances a day.

“It’s a fun job but it’s a hard job. If you’ve got four or five

songs a show and are performing three times a day, you’ve

got to take it seriously and be careful. You’re also away from

loved one for six weeks of your life.”

Celebrate

After this year’s final Christmas Eve show, Lee will drive

home to London to celebrate with his family and then return

to Chesterfield early on Boxing Day.

Steps notched up a huge number of hits after forming in

1997 including ‘Deeper Shade of Blue’, ‘Tragedy’, and ‘Better

the Devil You Know’.

After a decade apart pursuing individual projects, Steps re-formed

in 2011 with a fly-on-the wall documentary ‘Steps Reunion’. The

overwhelming popularity with which Steps’ return was received

sparked a second TV series, Steps on the Road, a sell-out arena tour

and a No 1 album.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2017, Steps released their

fifth studio album, ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’ which, again, topped the

charts and had a sell-out arena tour, ‘Party on the Dancefloor’,

leading to their outdoor ‘Summer of Steps Tour’ in 2018. The band

has a sixth studio album in the pipeline.

So can audiences expect to hear some Steps hits? Lee promises a

medley of numbers before the curtain falls.

“There are quite few to choose from! It will be really nice to have

all of the cast involved and have a bit of a party at the end of the

show,” he added.

While Lee has performed in panto many times, Andrea Valls, is

making her debut in the traditional genre, playing Princess Jess.

Andrea is the star of CBeebies’ BAFTA-nominated family comedy

show ‘Waffle the Wonder Dog’, playing another Jess, the mum. The

show, now in its third series, is broadcast in 30 countries worldwide.

The programme features talking wonder dog Waffle, voiced by aptlynamed

Rufus Hound.

Away from ‘Waffle’, Andrea, who trained at East 15 Acting School,

has starred in Jack & Dean of All Trades alongside Jessica Hynes,

Valentine’s Night for Sky Arts and is currently writing and developing

a digital sketch series.

Essex-raised Andrea is half Spanish and didn’t experience

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The Pomegranate Theatre’s

pantomime is one of the highlights

of Christmas, creating magical

memories for local families.

This year’s show is ‘Jack and

the Beanstalk’, and its stars are

full of beans about their roles.

Deborah Wain reports

Paul Eastwood as Simon, Simon Howe as Dame Trott, Lee Latchford-

Evans who plays Jack and Andrea Valls as Princess Jess

pantomime growing up but her dad has, in recent years, treated the

family to tickets for shows at Christmas. Andrea was especially

enchanted by a pantomime at the London Palladium.

Describing herself as being “obsessed with Christmas”, Andrea

wants to make the most of appearing in a seasonal favourite.

She said: “As this is my first panto, and a bit of a milestone, I think

this is going to be the one I remember.

“Pantomime is such a great British tradition, taking people back to

an age when families went out and saw shows together. I’m so glad,

we haven’t lost it.”

Like Lee, Andrea, is preparing for the rigours of intense

performance.

“I have no idea what to expect but I think my main tip to myself is

to enjoy it but get enough rest, eat well and exercise to make sure I

am always on form. I’m excited to be singing too.”

While Andrea will be instantly recognisable to children, and parents

from her TV role, she jokes that kids will be “wanting to see the

dog!”.

“I’m half expecting someone to shout out, ‘Where’s Waffle,” she

commented.

Producers promise another spectacular production with pop songs,

dance routines, laugh-out-loud comedy and breathtaking special

effects along with all the well-loved pantomime traditions and plenty

of chances to join in the fun.

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ runs at Pomegranate Theatre from Friday,

6th December, to Sunday, 5th January. Tickets can be booked online

at www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or via the Box Office on 01246

345222.


Classic thriller

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UTUMN is traditionally a great time to visit the theatre and The

Pomegranate in Chesterfield has a number of exciting

productions in store.

One of these is N.J. Crisp’s classic thriller ‘Dangerous Obsession’

- direct from the Nottingham Theatre Royal Classic Thriller season.

On a sunny afternoon, Sally Driscoll waters the plants in the

conservatory of her luxurious home. It's a peaceful scene until

John Barrett unexpectedly appears - and he’s not selling double

glazing. What did happen in Torquay? Will Sally and husband Mark

ever feel safe in their own home again?

Dangerously obsessed, Barrett strips away the conflicting secrets

of the Driscoll’s apparently perfect lives until nothing is left in this

compulsive psycho-thriller by a master of the genre.

Norman James Crisp, known as a writer only by his initials and

surname, N. J. Crisp, was a prolific British television writer,

dramatist and novelist. In the 60s, after writing some single

dramas, he moved to writing for serials and turned out scripts for

many BBC series including ‘Compact’, ‘R3’, ‘Dixon of Dock Green’,

‘Dr Finlay's Casebook’, ‘Colditz’ and ‘Secret Army’.

Crisp's 1987 psychological thriller ‘Dangerous Obsession’ was

filmed in 1999 as ‘Darkness Falls’ and starred Ray Winstone, Tim

Dutton and Sherilyn Fenn.

Dangerous Obsession takes to The Pomegranate stage from

November 5th-9th.

A slice of drama

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I

N ‘Toast’, food writer and journalist Nigel Slater’s memoirs

are brought vividly to life, bringing food into the theatre.

What’s Toast about?

Nigel explained: “Toast is the story of a little boy who feels

abandoned because his mother dies when he’s very young and his

father falls in love with another woman.

“The boy’s life suddenly changes with the arrival of a woman

who’s completely different from his mother.

“It’s about learning to make your own way and gaining the

strength to do something surprising at that young age, make big

decisions about your life.”

So why did Nigel write his memoirs?

“I wasn’t the driving force. I was asked to write an article about

the food of my childhood. When I started writing, I realised that

everything I was tasting brought back a lot of memories.

“Every food item was associated very clearly with a particular

part of my life or vignette from my childhood.

“When playwright Henry Filloux-Bennett asked about adapting it

for the theatre, I said ‘No.’ I just didn’t see how it would work on

stage. But when he sent part of the script, I was completely blown

away. I could feel the emotions; I could almost reach out and

touch the people. I thought: ‘This is going to work, let’s have a go’.

“There’s magic to the show when food appears. My stepmother

will open a cupboard and there will be a wonderful cake or some

pastries waiting. It’s like little doors keep opening and food keeps

appearing. The food is almost a cast member in its own right!”

Nigel advised it might be worth taking along a Kleenex or two as

well, because there have been quite a few tears.

You can enjoy a slice of ‘Toast’ at The Pomegranate from 25th-

30th November.

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Christmas in Chesterfield

There’s no reason to travel far for your giftbuying

and festive entertainment this winter.

Chesterfield town centre has plenty to offer

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HRISTMAS is coming... and it’s coming to

Chesterfield in style this year, with a plethora of

independent retailers, restaurants, bars, cafes and

events to get you and all your family in the festive mood.

Festive events in the town centre kick off on Saturday,

16th November, with the start of the much-loved Christmas

Tree Festival at the famous Crooked Spire church.

Last year, there were more than 100 Christmas trees,

decorated by local community groups, charities and

retailers, on display in all their festive glory.

This year there will be even more stunning Christmas trees

on display for the two-week festival which ends on Sunday,

1st December. Admission is free but donations to the church

are always gratefully accepted.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Chesterfield, however,

without the annual lights switch-on.

On Sunday, 17th November, presenters from Peak FM will Trees will be on display in the Crooked Spire from November 16th

be joined by the stars of this year’s pantomime at the

Special cruises, running every Saturday and Sunday from 23rd

Pomegranate Theatre, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, as well as the

November to 22nd December, and on Monday 23rd December from

Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, plus Santa and Peter Rabbit,

Tapton Lock.

to do the grand lights switch-on at 4.45pm.

Make the most of your visit to Santa’s grotto to check out

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with

Chesterfield’s shops, stores and market stalls. With new stores

entertainment starting at 12 noon in the Market Place which will be

opening regularly, Chesterfield is guaranteed to have a perfect

full of stalls, games and rides.

Christmas gift for all your friends and family including the foodies!

And when Santa completes the Christmas lights switch-on, he’ll

Whatever your taste, Chesterfield has something to suit you. Save

be taking up residence in his grotto in Chesterfield Market Hall until

the petrol, miles and stress and shop, eat and drink local this

Christmas Eve.

Christmas.

Santa will also be enjoying trips on the John Varley boat on

To keep up-to-date with events happening in Chesterfield this

Chesterfield Canal. And you can enjoy a trip with him on Santa

Christmas, visit chesterfield.co.uk/christmas

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CHRISTMAS IN

CHESTERFIELD

WIN

amazing prizes in our

Christmas competition

Christmas Lights Switch On and Market

17th November

Festival of Christmas Trees

16th November – 1st December

Santa’s Grotto at the Market Hall

Various dates

Artisan Market

24th November and 22nd December

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

6th December – 5th January

Santa Special Canal Cruises

Various dates


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On track for exciting future

O

VER the last two years,

the fabulous Railway

Roundhouse, just over the

hill from Dronfield at

Barrow Hill, has been

working on a Lotteryfunded

project.

For many years, since being

saved from demolition, the

historic Roundhouse building

has been a special place for

railway enthusiasts. Now,

with help from the Heritage

Lottery Fund, it is a great

place for families too.

The steelwork in the engine

shed has had several coats of

paint, the brickwork has been

repointed and visitors have

been catered for with a new

café and museum displays.

After many years’ service as

an industrial railway shed,

Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra perform at Barrow Hill Roundhouse

the Roundhouse is now

looking forward to a new future as a family attraction.

Other performers who have appeared on stage here have

Throughout the last two years, the Roundhouse has been open at included Jools Holland (twice) and Rick Wakeman.

weekends as usual, but has also held a series of special events for Next year, the Roundhouse will celebrate its 150th anniversary

families: Science Days, Easter, Hallowe’en and Christmas events and the famous and ever-popular Rail Ale beer festival will be 20

with craft activities and demonstrations for children which have years old too. The beer celebration will be on track, as usual, in

been great fun. Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra has also held a May and look out for family events during the year with a big

concert in the shed.

anniversary event happening in August.

Win tickets for piping hot show!

T

HERE has never been anything quite like The Red

Hot Chilli Pipers. The past 15 years has seen them

become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet.

These bagpipes come with attitude, drums with a Scottish

accent and a show that carries its own health warning. To

date, band has performed live to over a million people, with

sell-out gigs and tours in USA, China, Australia, Germany,

Switzerland and Australia.

Now they are coming to Chesterfield and you and a friend

could be there for free if you are the winner of this easy-toenter

reader competition.

The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights

with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish

music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call

“Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique

experience.

They have never been more in demand for their infectious

style of feel good music which appeals right across the age range to

people all over the world. They have collected together an

impressive group of musicians, dancers and singers from Scotland

and further afield, many holding world championship titles and all

seriously good players with impressive credentials and qualifications.

In 2014, The Chilli Pipers released a live DVD and CD, ‘Live at the

Lake’ which featured an explosive evening of entertainment with

tracks including ‘Gimme All Your Lovin', ‘Thunderstruck’, ‘Everybody

Dance Now’, ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

and ‘We Will Rock You’.

This year, the Pipers and Tom Walker released a new version of his

massive hit ‘Leave a Light On’ in aid of Nordoff Robins, the music

therapy charity. It went straight into the iTunes top five.

And just four months ago, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers released a

new studio album, ‘Fresh Air’ featuring a mix of brand-new songs

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

and carefully selected covers.

You may remember them as winners of the BBC TV prime time

talent show ‘When Will I be Famous?’ hosted by Graham Norton.

They are to appear at The Winding Wheel venue in Chesterfield on

Friday, 22nd November, and tickets are now available from the

Chesterfield Theatres box office.

To stand a chance of being the winner of a pair of tickets

for the show, simply study our question below and send your

answer, together with your contact information, to: competition@

heronpublications.co.uk, to arrive no later than Friday, November

18th. The prize will go to the sender of the first correct entry drawn

after this date.

Question: For how many years have the

Red Hot Chilli Pipers been performing?

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