Community Heritage Project
Our Community Heritage project aims to tell the stories of the lives of local people and the events that have shaped our past. The project has been sponsored by Derbyshire County Council Leadership Funds (Cllr B.Bingham) and the Arnold Clark Community Fund which have together enabled us to purchase office equipment and storage for a community archive.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have been adding material from our archives to this website, and posting images on the Barrow Hill Local History and Heritage group page, but hope that it will not be too long before we can once again meet up with residents, past and present, to share memories and images and to celebrate our community heritage.
Please note: Updates to the website 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 Project
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.
Some of the images on this website have been donated to the F.O.S.T.A. archive and accepted by us in good faith. We watermark photos posted on-line “Barrow Hill Heritage Trail” and keep a record of the donor. However, if you are the owner of the copyright in any of the material that has been reproduced on this website, and you believe that the material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us.