Beauty and tragedy - Chesterfield's '˜forgotten' cemetery reveals town's amazing history

It is a place where the great and the good of Chesterfield lie next to smallpox victims and Irish navvies.

Sunday, 16th April 2017, 10:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:49 pm
Friends of Spital Cemetery from left, Lyn Pardo Roques, Liz Cook, Margaret Hersee and Janet Murphy, at the leper priest grave.

Where war heroes from two centuries of conflict are interred side by side with victims of tragedy and countless infant dead. Standing separate and often forgotten, Spital Cemetery shows the history of Chesterfield in all its richness and complexity.

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