Barlow 'Main' Well

August 11th - 18th 2004

 

Poverty and Plenty

 

 

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

Home Page

 

In 2004 the town of Chesterfield celebrated the 800th anniversary of its official foundation as a Borough, which began with the granting of a Charter by King John in 1204. This ancient charter also granted the Lord of the Manor the right to hold Tuesday and Saturday markets leading to its subsequent growth and national status as one of the major market towns of England.

The shield above the arch celebrated the 200th anniversary of the first full scale working railway steam locomotive built by British inventor Richard Trevithick, on 21st February 1804.