Article by Martin Dawes, The Star, Thursday June 10th 2010
“Things got quite emotional as Spireites past and present said goodbye to their beloved Saltergate at the weekend. At the player of the year dinner on Saturday, in a giant marquee for 700 on the pitch, the drinks flowed freely.
The 200 suited Chesterfield fans climbed up on t he Kop for one last time and bellowed out footie songs such as the clun anthem’We’ll keep the Blue Flag Flying’. One said ‘They sang far better than they ever did at games’.
On the previous night there was another dinner for Saltergate legends, with former England and Chesterfield goalkeeper Gordon Banks among the guests. And on Sunday there was a family fun day.
Caterer Andrew Coghlan reckons he and his wife Janet must have walked 45 miles over the weekend between kitchen and tables. ‘The furthest table was 200 metres away’
That however, was nothing to what he is used to. ‘I used to run the largest banqueting hall in Germnay whicih could sit down 3,200 people when I worked for Hilton International’.
Chesterfield move to the B2net stadium shortly, just down the road from Coghlans Catering at Sheepbridge”Share and Enjoy: