20 photos showing how life used to be in Chesterfield and north Derbyshire

We've taken a look back through our archive at dug out some amazing shots including royal visits, celebrities dropping in and a shot of Chesterfield's Horn's Bridge roundabout looking VERY different than it does today!

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 3:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 8:43 am
Queen Elizabeth visits Derbyshire in March 1985.
Princess Diana during her visit to Chesterfield with Prince Charles....Nov 12th 1981.
The Ambulance Centre of Staveley Works, nr Chesterfield have just taken delivery of a newly converted Vauxhall Victor estate car.

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Their Majesties the King and Queen in Derbyshire at the opening of the Ladybower Reservoir. 1947
Bolsover colliery
Public transport in Chesterfield was a little different too.
Children at the Eagle Youth Club, Newbold ,Chesterfield.
Rent act protestors at Clay Cross, December 1972.
Princess Diana opens Riddings community centre.
Coalite and Chemical Products - Bolsover - August 1976.
The Queen opens Chesterfield Royal Hospital , March 1985.
Working on the Bronze Age Circle at Big Moor, near Baslow, Derbyshire, are members of the Hunter Archaeological Society.
The last day of Chesterfield Cattle Market - 6th May 1972.
A Ceremony of Church Clipping at St. Bartholomew's Church, Old Whittington.
Cheggars played pop and proved the tops when BBC's Superstore came to Chesterfield in January, 1985
Princess Anne chats to children on a visit to Tansley, Derbyshire in June 1978.
International Scout Ranboree at Chatsworth 31 July 1965.
St. George's Day Parade and march past Chesterfield Town Hall - 16th April 1978.
The presentation of the Pennant to the 2nd Hasland Brownies, Chesterfield, May 1976.
Horn's Bridge in Chesterfield looks very different today - far fewer cars on the road too!
The Queen at John Smedley Limited. May 1968.