The Barrow Hill Heritage Trail


Family stories and memories

With most of us having to “Stay at Home” during the Covid-19 restrictions, we are using our time to update the Barrow Hill Heritage Trail website and would like to dedicate a section to the families, young and old, past and present, of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood.

We would love to include your own personal family stories and memories as well as those that tell more about the community. This could be your life story or just a short memory. It could be about school or work, places or people, family events and celebrations, teams and groups – or anything else.

If you have a story to tell, and are happy to share it, please get in touch via the contact page on the trail website or e-mail  Together, we can discover more of our local history and, hopefully, it won’t be too long before we can meet up over tea and biscuits to share them.

Take a look at some of the memories on the website – they may inspire you to start to write your own.

Heritage Trail Guides

Trail Front Cover

The Heritage Trail guides, and this website, have been developed as part of the WW1 Centenary project “Barrow Hill: A Community Remembers.”

The project is the work of local community group, the Friends of St Andrew’s (F.O.S.T.A.), and has been 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.

Download a copy of the guide: Front and Back pages Inside pages