Fantastic pictures show how Chesterfield has changed over the years

Chesterfield has changed massively over the decades, here we look at the way the town has evolved in pictures.

Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 4:51 pm
1970's chesterfield

The brilliant retro pictures were supplied by Alan Taylor, Pauline Barker and Derbyshire Times archives. For more images of Chesterfield then and now, visit our retro section.

The much-missed Queen's Park Hotel on Markham Road Picture supplied by Pauline Barker
The site is now home to the Ravenside Retail Park

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Brampton Brewery, Chesterfield
Today the area looks very different
The Crooked Spire hasn't changed much, but the traffic has!
St Mary's Gate as it appears today
Chesterfield Queens Park hotel built 1913 Markham Rd on the corner with Park Rd. Picture supplied by Alan Taylor.
Outlets for pizza and mobile phones have replaced the former live music venue
This shot, taken in the 1970s, shows Chesterfield market hall before the road was diverted and New Square created
The view looking towards the market hall today is very different
Taken from the archives of old Derbyshire Times, the A.G.D. building was opened in November 1963
Royal Mail's Future Walk building is now located at the site
Who remembers shopping at Pepperdays in the 1970s?
The building, at the junction of Central Pavement and Packers Row, now houses Spire Mobiles