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To be pleased to have won a weekend in Chesterfield?

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WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 21:41:23

Went to a barbecue earlier, a charity event rather than a private barbecue, iyswim.

Bought some raffle tickets for the cause - a hospice. Had wine, burgers, the usual. One of the blokes 'hosting' the charity evening announced the first prize as...
"A weekend in Chesterfield". My parents bought the tickets but left early as, knowing them, they would feel a 'do' like this is beneath them - more of a 'don't in their eyes than a do' iyswim. My DM probably didn't like the fact she wasn't the centre of attention! Anyway, enough of a 'snapshot' of my family, at least my D parents bought a load of tickets, and we won the weekend in Chesterfield!

wasonthelist Sat 20-Aug-16 21:54:34

YANBU I love Chesterfield, the Spire, the market, shops in the centre and so much to do in the area.

WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 21:56:27

Lovely - I didn't realise there was a Spire - am really looking forward to it!

MrHannahSnell Sat 20-Aug-16 21:59:15

If you're in a pub in Chesterfield and can see the church spire pointing straight up to heaven, it's time to stop drinking.

wasonthelist Sat 20-Aug-16 21:59:36

I didn't realise there was a Spire - Right, this is a wind up.

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Aug-16 21:59:39

V close to Chatsworth, Peak District and Sheffield (museums, galleries, restaurants etc). I wouldn't snuff at a w/e in Chesterfield, although it is less than an hour away.

YouCanButImNot Sat 20-Aug-16 22:00:02

Where are you staying? I live in chesterfield and I like it! Plus, we're only a short drive to chatsworth, Matlock, Bakewell and lots of other lovely places.

GinAndPhonics82 Sat 20-Aug-16 22:00:33

I live in Chesterfield too!! It's lovely here smile

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Aug-16 22:01:11

Chesterfield spire

Essexgirlupnorth Sat 20-Aug-16 22:02:26

I was be pleased too is a nice town my ex boyfriend lived there for a while.

BarbaraofSeville Sat 20-Aug-16 22:02:34

The spire is famous for being twisted. Second the chatsworth recommendation. Lovely grounds and afternoon tea.

A weekend in Chesterfield could be absolutely love.

I worked in Chesterfield until last year, really miss it even though I'm only down the road. Nice little town, a decent amount of independent shops. If you're lucky you'll be there for the foodie market on a Sunday. Which hotel are you staying in?

WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 22:03:59

Thanks for the Spire photo - actually - to address the comment of a PP - at the time the prize wasn't announced - the Spire aspect didn't click with me, but when it was mentioned in this thread - it does ring a bell!!

Boogers Sat 20-Aug-16 22:05:54

I grew up in Chesterfield! Definitely worth a trip up the Crooked Spire if it's open, and the market and Shambles are worth a look round. As a pp said, you're close to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth and they're stunning!

WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 22:06:27

EnglishGirl - haven't booked a hotel yet - actually - what it is - I might have been a bit misleading as that is exactly how the blokes who were hosting announced the prize - it's actually - free entry for 2 to a local theme park - which is actually close to Ilkeston. Dunno why they said Chesterfield.

We actually might stay in Nottingham and make it a footy/cricket?/theme park weekend!!

Don't go to the Crown & Cushion though, we used to get flashed by the clientele on an alarmingly regular basis! Are you going without Dc? Try the Brampton Mile.

WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 22:08:43

Incidentally I just LOVE the Peak District- Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth, Eyam (poignant - but worth a visit)

WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 22:09:40

Thanks - we'll try the Brampton Mile EnglishGirl

Boogers Sat 20-Aug-16 22:09:45

A local theme park close to Ilkeston?? American Adventure closed years ago! Which one do they mean?

What's the theme park? I'm drawing a blank! Nottinghams nice enough but nothing you won't have seen in any mid sized city, I'd actually rather stay in Chesterfield 😊

ShatnersBassoon Sat 20-Aug-16 22:11:00

What's the theme park?

I like Chesterfield, but would rather have a night in Nottingham if I got to choose.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 20-Aug-16 22:11:59

A few of us puzzled by the theme park in Ilkeston!

I thought American Adventure too! I used to love it there.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 20-Aug-16 22:13:09

It closed years ago didn't it? Check the date on your tickets grin

WoburnSands Sat 20-Aug-16 22:13:38

Just checked - it's one called 'Gullivers' Kingdom.'

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