Chesterfield then and now. Retro Knifesmithgate Chesterfield, June 1979.

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.

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
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
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Horns Bridge looks a bit different now - as do the models of cars on the roads!
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.
It was a sad day for many to see Chesterfield FC's historic Saltergate Football Ground being demolished.
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The site of the former football club is now home to the Spire Heights housing estate
The site of the former football club is now home to the Spire Heights housing estate
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