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Objects of the Month 2015

Objects of the Month 2015

This was the first year that we began showcasing items from the collection as Objects of the Month and our very first item was a model of the Peacock Centre, one of the oldest buildings in Chesterfield dating back to the early 1500s.

Did you know that donkey rides were once available in Queen’s Park, Chesterfield? This photograph is proof! During World War II, there were restrictions on travel so holidays had to be taken at home. Donkey rides were part of the Holidays at Home scheme.

Another item that had never been on show marked the end of an era – the last cylinder ever made at Chesterfield Tube Company. Established in 1906 and known locally as ‘the tube works’, the last cylinder was made in 1994 before the company moved down the road to Sheffield.

Browse through the highlights of our Object of the Month items displayed in 2015 and remember that you can find other objects from our collection on the Museum Facebook page.

Last updated on 30 March 2023