Chesterfield’s Whit Walks are still going strong 169 years on

Chesterfield Whit Walk 2018. Picture: Chris Etchells
Chesterfield Whit Walk 2018. Picture: Chris Etchells

Churches in Chesterfield will parade through town on bank holiday Monday as they uphold a tradition which has disappeared elsewhere in the country.

The annual Whit Walks have been part of the borough’s heritage for 169 years attracting thousands of participants and onlookers down the decades.