WIN! Two pairs of tickets for the Spireites’ 150th gala ball at Chatsworth

Chesterfield will celebrate 150 years with a ball at Chatsworth House

Chesterfield will celebrate 150 years with a ball at Chatsworth House

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Chesterfield FC will celebrate 150 years of football in style next month at Chatsworth House and four lucky Derbyshire Times readers could be there.

The 22nd October black tie ball is nearing a sell out.

But we’ve teamed up with the Spireites to give away two pairs of £150 tickets.

Our four competition winners will enjoy transport from the Proact to Chatsworth, a champagne and canapé reception, entertainment from a classically trained electronic volinist and ‘Rat Pack’ singers and dinner in the Carriage House Restaurant.

The link between Chesterfield Football Club and Chatsworth House goes back many years.

The 11th Duke of Devonshire was club president for around half a century until his death in 2004.

And His Grace the Duke of Devonshire is a patron of the club, who famously welcomed the Spireites to train in his back garden in 2012.

A club spokesman said: “The gala ball is an opportunity to commemorate our long and storied history as a club and we’re delighted to be able to offer four supporters the chance to join the celebrations.”

The Derbyshire Times has been reporting on football in the town since 1864, with a 2nd January report referring to a game between ‘Chesterfield and Norton Football Clubs.’

But it is believed the Spireites were officially formed in 1866.

From 1871 to 2010 Town played their home matches at Saltergate, before a move to the 10,500 capacity Proact Stadium.

If you want to celebrate the 150 years of Chesterfield FC, just answer the following simple question to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets.

Q: Who is the club’s all-time record goalscorer?

Email your answer, along with your name, address and mobile phone number to sport@derbyshiretimes.co.uk with the subject header ‘Spireites 150.’

The closing date for entries is9am on Friday 30th September.

Two winners will be picked at random and will each receive a pair of tickets. The editor’s decision is final.

Normal Derbyshire Times competition rules apply. For competition conditions, see www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk