The team of Heritage Lottery funded project Collections in the Landscape have been blogging about their work for a few years now. Like the museum where they are based, the project focuses on the heritage of the surrounding Peak District, rather than just Buxton. However, they have thrown a spotlight on the town a few notable times recently; in case you missed any of them, here is a handy round up:
Back in June 2016, Assistant Collections Officer Joe Perry revealed The Oldest Building in Buxton.
In the following month, appropriately named Laura Waters shared some images from the museum collection of the curious local tradition of well dressing.
Flowing with the water theme, Visitor Services officer and Buxton resident Ben Jones was delighted with an old letter from the town’s spa heyday.
He also delved deep into the past to find 7 buildings in Buxton that no longer exist.
And, unless you’ve been stuck down Poole’s Cavern for the last few months, you can’t have failed to have heard about the museum’s latest acquisition. Just in case you did, here it is.