Popular 1940s market set to return in Chesterfield
Residents and visitors to Chesterfield can enjoy themselves during half term as the annual 1940s market returns for 2021.
Taking place on Thursday 28 October between 10am and 4pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.
Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The 1940s Market is one of the most popular events in our calendar and I’m delighted that we’ve managed to bring it back this year.
“I hope lots of people will come along and support our local businesses and traders, there will be lots to see and it will be fun for all ages.”
Kalamazoo dance band will make their return to Chesterfield and will be performing throughout the day in New Square.
A replica Spitfire will be on display outside the Visitor Information Centre and visitors can learn more about the role of these planes in World War Two.
There will also be a display of vintage vehicles including cars, military vehicles, and a classic fire engine.
The weekly flea market will take place in the market place with traders in 1940s costume. There will be a competition for the best dressed trader and visitors are encouraged to get into the 40s spirit by dressing in period costumes.
Chesterfield Museum will also be open as usual from 10am to 4pm where visitors can learn more about the town’s history, including a final chance to visit the Put That Light Out exhibition, which finishes on 30 October.
The exhibition looks at life in Chesterfield during World War Two, featuring displays and objects that will help visitors learn more about rationing, holidays at home, the Women’s Voluntary Service and the Home Guard. Entry to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
More activities and entertainers are still being confirmed, find out more about the event by visiting: www.visitchesterfield.info/40s
The 1940s Market is a free event that aims to bring more visitors and shoppers to the town centre to support local businesses and market traders.