But some things never change with the passing of the decades….school photos, sports days and story-telling sessions are still going strong.
We’ve dug into the archives to chart life over 100 years ago in Chesterfield up to the 1970s, as seen through the eyes of its youngest residents.
Children on Saltergate, looking west from Holywell Cross, in 1910.
Photo: Chesterfield Library\Nadin
Sunday School demonstration on Clarence Road, Chesterfield.
Photo: CH Nadin/Chesterfield Library
Empire Day at Chesterfield Grammar School.where the pupils included Fred Mason wearing a bow tie at the front of the third line.
Photo: CH Nadin
Children at Brampton School smile sweetly for the camera.