See how much Chesterfield has changed with these great 'now and then' photos

Chesterfield's shops and streets have changed massively over the decades, here we look at the way the town has evolved in pictures.

Thursday, 15th August 2019, 1:16 pm
Chesterfield then and now. Retro Knifesmithgate Chesterfield, June 1979.

These retro pictures are from the Derbyshire Times archives. For more images of Chesterfield then and now, visit our retro section.

Demolition of the old Horns Railway Bridge, Chesterfield,in 1984. Once part of a railway viaduct which straddled Derby Road, here it is being removed to make way for the new by-pass
Horns Bridge looks a bit different now - as do the models of cars on the roads!

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It was a sad day for many to see Chesterfield FC's historic Saltergate Football Ground being demolished.
The site of the former football club is now home to the Spire Heights housing estate
Many of the shops on Chatsworth Road have changed
Although Ladbrokes is still there!
If, like Del Boy, you had a hankering for a Reliant Robin, Woodleigh's on Chatsworth Road, was THE place to go
Today, the building is home to one of Chesterfield's newest watering holes the G.A.S. bar.
Chesterfield's Knifesmithgate in 1979 shows the Queen's Head pub and, in the background, the Co-op Department Store
The road looks similar today - even down to lorries unloading - though the former pub is now home to the Odyssey restaurant and the old Co-op building is a Premier Inn.
The former fire station building on Sheffield Road
Today the station has been demolished with plans to build the Glass Yard development of shops and artisan food units on the site