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Chesterfield 1940s Market

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.

Enjoy 40s music, entertainment and exhibits and meet the stall holders in fancy dress. Why not dress up as well – the more the merrier!

There will also be live music, 40s singers and other exhibits around the Market Place.

Timetable for Chesterfield 1940s Market

New Square (opposite the Portland Hotel)
Replica spitfire on display – 9am–4pm
Natasha Harper singer – 10.35am–10.55am, 12.20pm–12.40pm and 2pm–2.20pm

Market Place
Classic car, vintage fire engine and military vehicle display – 10am–4pm
Mining display 10am–4pm
George Formby impersonator – 10.15am–10.35am, 12noon–12.20pm and 1.30pm–1.50pm
Escape artist – 10.35am–11am, 1pm – 1.25pm amd 3pm–3.25pm
Sarah Eastwood – 11am–11.20am, 12.40pm–1pm and 2.30pm–2.50pm

Market Square
Flea Market – 9am–4pm
Judging of best dressed Market trader by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield – 1pm
Prize giving for best dressed Market Trader – 3pm
Steph’s Band (outside the Crown & Cushion pub) 11.20am–11.45am, 1pm–1.25pm and 3pm–3.25pm

Rykneld Square (outside the Visitor Information Centre) 
Kalamazoo dance band – 11am–11.45am, 1pm–1.45pm and 2.30pm–3.15pm

Vicar Lane  
Black and white movie characters – At intervals from 11am–4pm
The Andrews Sisters tribute – 11am–11.20am, 12pm–12.20pm, 1pm–1.20pm, 2pm–2.20pm and 3pm–3.20pm

This programme is subject to last minute changes

Vicar Lane Shopping Centre

From 11am – 4pm customers will be able to marvel at black and white movie characters who will be in Vicar Lane Shopping Centre to meet and greet customers as they shop. Plus there will be the chance to sing along to The Andrews Sisters tribute act at intervals throughout the day.

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.

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  • Market Place


  • 10.00am - 4.00pm


  • FREE to attend

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