Festival fun on well-known Chesterfield road

A celebration of living and working around one of Chesterfield’s best-known streets has begun.

The Chatsworth Road Festival – which started on Saturday and runs until Sunday – is wowing crowds with plenty of entertainment.

The event boasts a whole host of attractions including food markets, music and competitions.

A spokesman for the event said: “The festival celebrates living and working around Chatsworth Road. It was created to draw attention to the lively character of this popular neighbourhood: its schools and churches; its community spirit and groups and its large number of independent businesses.” Pictured left are Chilli expert Rich Potter, who grows his exotic produce just off Chatsworth Road. Pictured above right are Chesterfield Mayor Alexis Diouf, his wife Vickey-Anne and organiser Shirley Niblock enjoying some cake at the start of the festival. Pictured below right are Lisa Hopkinson and Katy Martin, of Transition Chesterfield, pressing apples.