Chesterfield’s ‘War Mayor’ did so much in peacetime too

memorial gardens, chesterfield

He died on Christmas Day in 1936, but Chesterfield’s longest-serving Mayor,
Sir Ernest Shentall, had contributed so much to the Borough, as Scott Lomax reports.

MANY PEOPLE sit or stroll through the picturesque gardens that lie in front of Chesterfield’s Town Hall, especially when summer arrives. Most of those people, however, will know little or nothing of the man in whose memory they are dedicated: Sir Ernest Shentall, the longest-serving Mayor in the history of the Chesterfield Borough…