Exhibition: A Walk Down Chatsworth Road
This exhibition focuses on the community history of Brampton, looking at personal stories as well as the social and industrial history of this well-loved area of Chesterfield, Chatsworth Road.
It will look at the Potteries with a display of Brampton ware including practical storage jars through to an iodine locket and a water filter.
The exhibition will also explore the history of Robinson’s, once the largest employer in Chesterfield with its own social club, organised days out to the coast, and an operatic society.
It will look at the history of the Brampton Mile which had more than 20 pubs along its length, although some including the Bold Rodney and the Square and Compass, have closed, whilst others have changed their name. The Red Lion is now the Crafty Dog and the New Inn is the Tramway Tavern. Call in at the Brampton Brewery, a microbrewery that grew out of the original Brewery and which still produces Brampton Best and Impy Dark.
The exhibition look at what people did for fun, including the Brampton Feast (a big fun fair) and will also remember some of the shops along the road such as Mr English’s old fashioned grocers shop, Scott and Haslams Butchers and ‘Tinny’ Johnson’s Ironmonger store.
Entry to the Museum is free, however donations to cover costs are welcomed.