Chesterfield

15 things about Chesterfield that even most residents probably won't know

Whether you've grown up in Chesterfield, or just moved to the area, chances are there's some parts of the town's history you don't know.

So we've taken a look and found 15 things that people from the area probably don't know. 6 things almost everyone in Chesterfield will have done by the age of 40.

Only the weight of the lead on the famed steeple holds it in place on top of the bell tower.

1. The Crooked Spire isn't actually fastened on.

Only the weight of the lead on the famed steeple holds it in place on top of the bell tower.
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A staggering 50,000 walkers and 18,000 cyclists a year venture along the most popular section of Chesterfield Canal's towpath, from Tapton Lock to Staveley every year.

2. Chesterfield Canal

A staggering 50,000 walkers and 18,000 cyclists a year venture along the most popular section of Chesterfield Canal's towpath, from Tapton Lock to Staveley every year.
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Despite his accent, Lock, Stock movie hardman Jason Statham comes from Shirebrook. Oh and he competed at the Commonwealth Games as a diver!

3. Jason Statham

Despite his accent, Lock, Stock movie hardman Jason Statham comes from Shirebrook. Oh and he competed at the Commonwealth Games as a diver!
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So he devised special glass tubes to grow them in, which meant they would be perfectly straight. Stephenson had the tubes made out of glass for his garden at Tapton House. He spent the last 10 years of his life in Chesterfield.

4. Father of the railways, George Stephenson, wasn't fond of curly cucumbers

So he devised special glass tubes to grow them in, which meant they would be perfectly straight. Stephenson had the tubes made out of glass for his garden at Tapton House. He spent the last 10 years of his life in Chesterfield.
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