Investment in the town saw the Post Office open its Accounts – General Department at Chetwynd House and the launch of the first purpose-built bingo hall in the country.
Firefighters saved the iconic Crooked Spire from ruin when an electrical fault caused a blaze and £30,000 worth of damage.
And star names such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Englebert Humperdinck played shows in Chesterfield.
1. On parade
Marching display band Chesterfield Carnival Toppers are pictured in 1967. Originally known as the Newbold Carnival Band and formed 14 years before this photo was taken, the group disbanded in 1982.
Photo: ©Sheffield Newspapers Ltd
2. Shopping trip
Can you spot a familiar face in this photo of Chesterfield town centre in 1966?
3. New clothes
This photo of mums and children shopping at the Co-op store on Elder Way was taken during the Sixties.
4. BIg attraction
The Flying Scot at Chesterfield railway station in 1968.