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Saltergate's End of an Era Gathering

7 May 2020

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As we prepare for the End of an Era video, launched on YouTube Premiere today at 1pm, we can take a look at the itinerary for the event held at the Pomegranate Theatre in the build-up to the final league match at Saltergate, against Bournemouth, which took place ten years ago today.

Saltergate’s End of an Era Gathering

11am, Saturday, May 8, 2010
Just four hours before Saltergate’s Final Hurrah
Chesterfield v AFC Bournemouth

First Half
The Final Countdown: Evocative images from Chesterfield’s home of 1871 – 2010 with Europe’s ‘Final Countdown’ the musical accompaniment

Introduction by host Phil Tooley

Saltergate’s Development and memorable moments featuring Club Historian Stuart Basson

Video featuring rare footage from the 1930s and 1940s

Memories from former players Albert ‘Des’ Collins and Keith Havenhand plus supporter Alan Inns, a regular since 1944

Keeping Up With The Joneses (Ffion & Ieuan Jones) perform ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone & ‘We are the Champions.’ Please join in, lyrics on Pages 6 & 7 of the programme

Half Time
Get your refreshments and also make sure you get your raffle tickets for the opportunity to deliver this afternoon’s match ball directly to the referee!

Second Half
Farewell: More images from The Rec to the sound of Blackheart’s ‘Farewell’

Memories from John Duncan, Kevin Randall, Ernie Moss & Sean O’Neill

Video featuring great moments from the 1980 – 1995, including Anglo- Scottish Cup action, Championship celebrations and Play-Off heaven

Memories from Bob Newton, Gareth Davies & Aaron Downes

Video looking at the 1996-97 FA Cup run, Promotion, the Great Escape and League Cup glory

Will you be delivering the Match Ball? Raffle results and a brief look to the future with b2net Stadium Banqueting & Conference manager Gary Cook

Keeping Up With The Joneses sing ‘We Can Build Our Dreams.’ Lyrics on Pages 6 & 7 the programme. Please sing-a-long!

Full Time 1pm
After this event, if you can, we’d love it if you could make your way to Rykneld Square, where the Tourist Information Office is on the other side of the Crooked Spire, to join the Final Parade to Saltergate, led by Holymoorside Brass Band, The Spirettes and the obligatory Big Banner! Starts 1.15pm.

Thanks to Phil Tooley for providing the itinerary.

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