Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bulls Head Pub - Old Whittington

The Bulls Head Pub in Old Whittington, Chesterfield is the hub for this village. Dawn and Micky run the pub as well as the 30 or so regulars that are in their from noon till lock up.

What I love about the bull as it's know locally, is the fact you can go for a quiet drink in the garden enjoying one of the feshly made food (Dawn's cobs are legendary) or get amongst the Karaoke or quiz night.
An absolute brilliant pub, Always got a band on, Carvery on Sundays, Pool and darts team, a bus stop outside and a cash machine just over the road!

Without doubt the most friendly pub in Chesterfield with the price of drinks and home made food so good it really does mean it could be your local too.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Crooked Spire

The Crooked Spire
The crooked spire can be seen for miles, and is without doubt the best known feature of Chesterfield. I love it, absolutely love it. The myth behind why the spire of the church is bent goes back to the devil being badly fitted for a pair of shoes by a blacksmith and lashed out at the church.

Anyone who know's someone from Chesterfield will know that locals don't buy into myth, and the real reason for the leaning spire is down to badly treated timber when it was built.

Saint Mary's and all Saint's Parish Church was built in the 1400's, and the spire actually stood straight for a number of years when the combination of badly treated timber, and equally bad cladding meant it started to twist.

228ft Tall leaning 9ft away from it's centre the 'Crooked Spire' should be as famous as the leaning tower of Pizza, Hopefully this blog will help it on its way.

More soon.