DISCOVER the many ways in which Buxton has changed and developed over the last century in a new local history book.
Using a fascinating collection of photographs, Buxton Through Time illustrates the town’s many remarkable features - everything from the striking Grade I listed Crescent to the bustling Pavilion Gardens - and how they have adapted to the passage of time, from Buxton’s growth as an inland spa town and then a fashionable spa resort, to the present day.
Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the author Alan Roberts’ factual captions for every picture, and carefully-selected choice of images, the reader can achieve a reliable view of the local history.
A former Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Laboratory, Roberts has previously wrote three books on landscape history in the Buxton area: The Coal Mines of Buxton, Turnpike Roads around Buxton and Watermills on the Derbyshire Wye.
l Buxton Through Time by Alan Roberts, produced by Amberley Publishing, is out now, priced £14.99. ISBN: 978-1-4456-0817-4.