WATCH: Looking back at the opening of Chesterfield’s sports stadium in 1953

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There were major celebrations in Chesterfield in 1953 when the town celebrated the opening of its new sports stadium.

Running races, stunt riders on horseback and fireworks were the order of the day at the event, which attracted huge crowds of spectators.

The day’s events were captured by television crews and feature here in this footage from British Pathe.