Who can you spot in these Queen's Park pictures?
Who can you spot in these Queen's Park pictures?

15 happy memories of events at Chesterfield's Queen park in the noughties

From sunshine strolls to watching the cricket or playing on the playground or maybe even taking in an outdoor show over the years the Derbyshire Times photographers have taken lots of pictures of you enjoying Queen’s Park so take a look at this retro gallery and see who you can spot.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:08 am

The idea for the park was proposed in 1886 to open the following yer to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Queen's Park was officially opened to the public on 2 August 1893 with the first Chesterfield Floral and Horticultural Society Show being held in the park. A cricket pitch constructed in 1893-18944 was inaugurated in May 1894, while the associated pavilion was constructed in 1898. Late 19th century park facilities included a bandstand, boating lake, cycle track and gymnasium.

Following the First World War a tank was presented to the town and placed in the park in July 1919. A programme of renovations and improvements was undertaken in the early 1920s which included the construction of a new bandstand and the erection of a conservatory acquired from Chatsworth House.

During the Second World War the park was used by the local authority for events associated with the 'Holidays at Home' scheme, while in 1943 metal railings round the cricket pitch were removed for the war effort; the conservatory was converted to food production.

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