Photos show Chesterfield town centre as Freedom Day arrives

It may have been a milestone on the roadmap out of lockdown, but there was no stampede to bars and shops when ‘Freedom Day’ arrived in Chesterfield.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 10:48 am
The high street was busy

Monday marked the much-heralded lifting of lockdown restrictions and we sent our photographer out to capture how the town was responding.

Many people were still wearing masks inside shops and the scorching sunshine may also have seen people staying at home to keep cool.

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Casey Lawther being served at the bar by Tom Owen at the Pig and Pump.
It was a scroching day to lift restrictions
The market looked glorious in the sunshine
Lockdown freedom day in Chesterfield.
There was brisk business at the ice cream van!
Primark removed barriers for people to queue outside under social distancing, once restrictions were eased
The town centre looked stunning with its floral displays, but there was no stampede to the shops
Some shoppers were out though, enjoying the summer sun
Shoppers enjoyed refreshment in the shade