Chesterfield 1940s Market
At the Chesterfield 1940s Market you can rummage through the stalls at one of the biggest flea markets in the country. Who knows, you might even find a hidden treasure or a priceless antique.
It’s the perfect opportunity to soak up the camaraderie and atmosphere of war-time and post-war Britain, see stall-holders in period dress and enjoy authentic live entertainment in the centre of town.
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.
Programme of activities and entertainment
Find out more about the event by visiting: www.visitchesterfield.info/40s