We’ve delved into the archives to bring you these brilliant snaps that show the town, its people and the changing face of society down the decades.
We’ve gone all the way back to before WW1, with an amazing picture of Chesterfield Market Place packed with voters.
There’s also pictures of locals enjoy leisure as they forget about WW2, the MP’s who worked for the town down the years and the changing face of communications down the years.
And there’s plenty more besides to take you on a wonderful journey back into history.
You can enjoy plenty more retro galleries here.
1. The Barlow Pony Club
The Barlow pony Club, which has 120 members who frequently give riding displays at local shows and gymkhanas, are pictured taking part in their first summer camp under canvas at Offley Place, Old Brampton, Chesterfield. Photo: Hulton Archive
2. Chesterfield Schoolboys
Chesterfield Schoolboys are pictured in action during a defeat against Swansea Schoolboys on 14th May 1939 at the Vetch Field ground. Photo: Fox Photos
3. Party Conference
British Labour politician Tony Benn, MP for Chesterfield, enjoys a speech at the party conference in Bournemouth in October 1985. Photo: Keystone:f
4. Early photography
Chesterfield police photographer PC Sanders shows some film to his assistant Police Constable Wheatcroft pn 25th July 1935: Photo: R. Wesley:f