A full house in the Leengate Legends Lounge on Saturday night welcomed heroes of Chesterfield's Division Four championship seasons of 1969/70 and 1984/85.Many of the players had attended the Torquay United match and were introduced to the crowd at half-time but supporters were able to get up close and listen to stories they recounted, like when Kevin Randall refused to bet £30 - a week's wages back then - in a 100-yard race outside the Red Lion in Brimington against British table tennis champion Dennis Neale. They settled on a £1 bet, Kevin won and to this day sees it as £29 lost!
Organised by Legends Lounge member Denise James, it was Paul Kellett who brought together all the players including long-distance travellers Brian Scrimgeour from Scotland, John Matthews from Devon and Brian Ferguson, who now lives in Turkey. Phil Tooley hosted the event.
Profits from the night will be split equally between the newly formed CFC Former Players' Association and the Memorial Garden Appeal fund.
Pictured on the pitch at half-time in the Torquay match, from left to right: Brian Scrimgeour, John Matthews, Brian Ferguson, Les Hunter, John Duncan, Jim Brown, Gerry Clarke, Martin Wright, Albert Holmes, Peter Bishop, Roy Hickton, Tom Fenoughty and Dave Pugh.