Born and bred in Chesterfield, but I am ashamed of what it has become

I was born in Chesterfield and I have travelled to many places with my career as an opera singer, both in this country and abroad.

I came back to this town a few years ago to live and I am ashamed to see how it has become run down and shabby.

I used to be proud to tell people and colleagues about my home town with it’s famous Crooked Spire.

Let’s hope things improve and get better and we will be able to say Chesterfield is once again that lovely market town in Derbyshire.

John Tranter

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