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Living in Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a market town in Derbyshire, in the United Kingdom. One of the most famous landmarks in the town is the distinctive ‘crooked’ spire of its 14th Century church, the Church of Saint Mary and All Saints. This distinctive feature gives rise to the name of the local football team – The Spireites, which in turn has given the town its nickname, “The Home of the Spireites.” Chesterfield has easy access to the Peak District – rated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” and it takes about 2 hours by train to get to London, the United Kingdom’s capital city. The town has a rich history, and is home to the famous alehouse, now known as ‘Revolution House’ where three local noblemen, the Earls of Devonshire and Danby, and Mr John D’Arcy met to plan the overthrow of King James II. The building has been converted in to a museum telling the full story of the Revolution.

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    Hi, I another event to attend too but hope to get along later All the best Rob

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Moving to Chesterfield

Chesterfield had a population of 103,800 in 2011, making it the largest town in Derbyshire. It was the second largest settlement in the county too, after the city of Derby. Chesterfield is considered an attractive prospect by many expatriates, due to its proximity to the countryside, as well as larger cities with good employment prospects. You can find out more about the important considerations you need to take in to account when moving to Chesterfield, or any other foreign city, in InterNations’ Expat Magazine. As a member of our platform, you will furthermore have the chance to use forums, discussion groups and private messages, to speak to other expats living in Chesterfield and around the world, who can provide advice about living in the UK.

Working in Chesterfield

The economy in Chesterfield has traditionally been heavily based on coal mining and manufacturing. These industries have been in decline since the 1980s, and although some major manufacturing plants (including Robinson's) still exist in the area, the town has become much more reliant on the service industry and financial sector. One of the largest employers in the area nowadays is the Royal Mail administration department, which employs hundreds of people and takes on seasonal workers. Chesterfield is home to one of the biggest open-air markets in the country, and retail/ the leisure industry are major sources of employment in central Chesterfield. So if you are an expat looking for work in Chesterfield, you might want to check out these industry sectors first.

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