Relay heads on to Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD is getting set to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay on Friday.

More than 3,500 schoolchildren are expected to line the streets to watch the 20 Chesterfield torchbearers. A full entertainment programme is planned to warm the crowds from 11.45am near the Visitor Information Centre and in front of the Town Hall. The party continues with an Olympicnic at Queen’s Park.

The relay is expected to arrive into Chesterfield from Calow at Hady Hill from 12.46pm and will travel up to St Mary’s Gate, along Church Way and Knifesmithgate to Rose Hill, and down Clarence Road to West Bars.

It then continues along Chatsworth Road and heads up to the top of Walton Road where it turns along Matlock Road - and leaves for Matlock at 1.30pm.