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Chatsworth House is the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire. In the chapel the
personal Garter standards of the 10th, 11th, and 12th Dukes of Devonshire were
suspended from the roof, but they were too high for me to make out the details.
However, these three gentlemen have all been Chairmen of the Chesterfield Town
Football Club, which has languished in the Second and Third Divisions of the
Football League for most of the previous century. The flag of the club is
mounted on a floor stand in the Duke's private study. Using the description on a
card mounted on a card alongside the flag, one can say that the flag is 'claret
coloured, with a golden fringe around the three outer edges of the flag. The
centre of the flag contains the arms of the Town of Chesterfield embossed in
gold, and beneath these arms are the words "CHESTERFIELD TOWN F. C.,".' To be
more precise, the words CHESTERFIELD TOWN are in gold block lettering. Beneath
these words the letters F. C. are similarly written, with the F. written beneath
the letter 'I' in CHESTERFIELD, and the letter C. beneath the space between
CHESTERFIELD and TOWN. The flag there was made of heavy silk.
Ron Lahav, 11 June 2006
Interesting balance with the F.C. - I can only assume that the club was at
some point A.F.C. (which is a common abbreviation for *association* football
club), and when the A. was removed the letters weren't evened up.
James Dignan, 11 June 2006