Hasland is situated in a south-easterly direction approximately two miles from Chesterfield. Many locals still refer to it as a ‘village’ but over the years it has expanded greatly. There are a variety of shops in the centre and also Eastwood Park which was given to the Borough of Chesterfield by Alderman George A.Eastwood and was opened in 1913.
The Methodist Church (which all my family attended) was founded in 1831 in a cottage in Chapel Lane but in 1901 it moved to it’s present site on Hampton Street.
St.Paul’s Church was built in 1850 but prior to that date most of the inhabitants of Hasland would have been baptised, married and buried at St Mary & All Saints Church (The Crooked Spire) in Chesterfield.
The three schools in Hasland are Eyre Street School which is the infant school, Hasland Green School which is the junior school and Hasland Community School (formerly Hasland Hall School) which is the senior school.
There are five public houses in Hasland. The Devonshire Arms, the Shoulder of Mutton, the New Inn on Mansfield Road and the New Inn on Calow Lane which were all certainly trading in 1861. The Devonshire Arms is believed to have been an old coaching inn. The Telmere Lodge is a relatively recent building (early 20th century).
Hasland Workingmen’s Club was started above a joiner’s shop in Calow Lane and in 1901 moved to it’s present premises in Hampton Street.
The Hasland Loco Sheds at Park Hill were opened in 1875 and brought many people from all over the Country to live and work in the area. My father was one of these migrants leaving his family behind in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire to move into lodgings in North Wingfield. However the Sheds were closed in 1964 just before my father died.