Community Heritage Project
Our current project is to tell the stories of the lives of local people and the events that have shaped our past. This will involve people of all ages and backgrounds and we hope to collect your memories and photos and bring the stories to life through this website, social media, exhibitions and more. Covid-19 permitting, we hope that these collections will become the focus for community celebration.
Please note: We are currently adding material from our archives to the Community Stories pages as well as comment boxes on some pages for you to add your own stories and recollections. This may cause some temporary breaks to links to other sites/pages which we hope to correct as soon as possible. In the meantime, please use the search box to find what you are looking for or contact us.
The Heritage Trail
The Heritage Trail guides, and this website, were originally developed as part of the WW1 Centenary project “Barrow Hill: A Community Remembers.”
The project was the work of local community group, the Friends of St Andrew’s (F.O.S.T.A.), and was sponsored by the Heritage Lottery: WW1 Then and Now fund, and by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The project involved finding out about the homes that local casualties lived in, the schools they attended and the places where they worked, played and worshipped. This website contains the results of much of that research.