Buxton through the ages

Buxton Through Time by Alan Roberts

Buxton Through Time by Alan Roberts

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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.

Buxton's former railway stations. Photo courtesy of D.D Brumhead and Picture in the Past.

Buxton's former railway stations. Photo courtesy of D.D Brumhead and Picture in the Past.

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.