A place of reflection– and rich in history

Spital Cemetery

Rosie Gilligan gets a lesson on Chesterfield’s rich history – thanks to a tour of Spital Cemetery.

ANYONE who was born or who has lived in Chesterfield for some time will be familiar with the following names: Robinson, Eyre, Shentall, Nadin, Swanwick and Eastwood. As the town grew rapidly from 1850 onwards, these are some of the townspeople who helped it prosper. They built factories, mills and shops, provided professional services and became involved in how Chester eld was run…