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Alpaca Factory Update

First up, an apology to Joe Witham. Last edition, we included an article about local band, Alpaca Factory, which included a number of his images. These should have been credited to Joe Witham, who's responsible for publicity, photos and social media, we also missed Rosie Nider's credit for production - apologies guys.

Since the last editon, the band have been busy, and are due to play at the Musicians Against Homelessness gig, as mentioned above, supporting the Rooves.

Current single, 'Breathalysed' at

'Devils Wears Prada' will also be available once we've gone to print.

The band are in the studio preparing for gigs in September.

See What's On pages details.


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Chesterfield Swimmers at The British & National Championships

Three swimmers from Chesterfield Swimming Club have qualified for this year’s British Summer Championships in Glasgow, and four others have qualified for the Swim England National Summer meet at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

Amber Downham, Chloe Stennett and Jack Blair have reached the British Championships by achieving challenging qualifying times to race against some of the best of Britain's swimmers.

Elizabeth Murray, Elise Collins, Laura Broadbent an Sophie Barker have all qualified for the Nationals, where they hope to end the 2019 season on a high.

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Summer Canal Trip boats

The Chesterfield Canal Trust are opening up access to their Trip Boats over the summer holidays. If you'd like to take a cruise down the canal and find out more about their good work, please take a trip on the John Varley. Walk-up cruises will be running from Tapton Lock on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the holidays. Details and times from

Walking Festival

Check out details of the Canal Walking Festival taking place between 14 and 22 September.

Hollingwood Hub Bazaar

A bazaar is going to be held at the Hollingwood Hub Shop during the month of August on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

If you have any unwanted items – including unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac, household/garden items, jigsaws, books - especially canal related - please bring them to Hollingwood Hub during July. Donations of all descriptions will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Trust.


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