Visitors flock to the ‘centre of industrial England’

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Chesterfield was host last month to archaeologists and historians from across the East Midlands and beyond for a packed conference entitled “Chesterfield – the Centre of Industrial England”.  Cliff Lea reports.

THE VISITORS from across the UK came to hear about the rich industrial heritage of the Brampton area, and about the industries, almost all of which are now  long gone but which played such an important part in the growth of the town and helped to make it a settlement of economic significance nationally…