The Gala Ball, which was staged to help mark the club’s 150th anniversary, was held at Chatsworth House on Saturday evening.A champagne reception in the stunning Painted Hall at the iconic venue featured electric violinist Alexandra and the Derbyshire Male Voice Choir.
After a formal welcome from club patron the Duke of Devonshire, who spoke fondly of his family’s long association with the Spireites and his childhood memories of attending games at Saltergate, guests dined in the Carriage House restaurant.
Alexandra then performed a second set and there was further entertainment from a Rat Pack trio.
After dining in the Carriage House restaurant, guests heard an ode to the Spireites recited by lifelong supporter Phil Tooley before Alexandra delivered a second set and further entertainment was provided by a Rat Pack trio.
The club’s head of commercial & marketing, Richard Nichols, said: “The evening was a great success and I have received some excellent feedback from guests. It was an honour to meet the Duke of Devonshire and I would like to thank His Grace for delivering a memorable address.
“I would also like to thank the artists who helped to make it a special night and event sponsor G F Tomlinson for their valued support.”