The 1940s market returns to Chesterfield this week – Destination Chesterfield


Through Josh Marais

The 1940s Chesterfield Market returns halfway through with plenty of performers for the whole family.

Taking place on Thursday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to enjoy music from the 1940s, entertainment, exhibitions and meet stand builders in period attire.

Councilor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield City Council Cabinet Member for Downtowns and the Visitor Economy, said: “We have worked really hard to put together a busy entertainment schedule and to ensure that the whole family can take advantage of it. This is one of our most popular downtown events and I hope a lot of people will come and support our local businesses and merchants.

Kalamazoo Dance Band will perform in New Square at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Etienne Rideaux et Stores entered the spirit of the 1940s and booked the Daisy Belles to sing in front of their shop at 10:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:45 pm.

Find all the event times below:

In the market square there will be an exhibit of classic cars, a vintage fire engine, and 1940s army and mining exhibits. An escape artist will also perform at 10:35 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Next to the Rykneld Square Tourist Information Center, a replica of the Spitfire will be on display throughout the day. Singer Jayne Darling will perform at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Johnny Victory, another singer, will also be in attendance at 10:45 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm.

The market square will host the flea market with singers Natasha Harper and Kyle Evans taking turns performing outside of Santander. The Mayor of Chesterfield Cllr, Glenys Falconer, will judge the costumes of the market merchants at 1 p.m. and then hand out the prizes at 3 p.m.

The Chesterfield Museum will also be open as usual from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where visitors can learn about the history of the city, including a last chance to visit the Put That Light Out exhibit, which ends on October 30.

The exhibit takes a look at life in Chesterfield during World War II, with exhibits and artifacts that will help visitors learn about rationing, home vacations, the Women’s Voluntary Service and the Home Guard. Entrance to the museum is free, but donations are welcome.
The 1940s Market is a free event that aims to bring more visitors and shoppers to the city center to support local businesses and market traders.

Numerous parking lots are available in Chesterfield during the event. You can find all the details of municipal and private car parks at:

Visitors are also encouraged to use public transportation to attend the event, available options include trains and buses.

Find out more about the event by visiting:

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