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August 11th - 18th 2004

 

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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 celebratated the 200th anniversary of the first full scale working railway steam locomotive built by British inventor Richard Trevithick, on 21 February 1804