Buxton traders on tour

Buxton Chamber of Trade, tradesmans holiday outing to Vauxhall Motors in Luton, 1959. Photo contributed.
Buxton Chamber of Trade, tradesmans holiday outing to Vauxhall Motors in Luton, 1959. Photo contributed.

FOLLOWING the recent formation of a new traders’ association in Buxton, this week we take a step back to 1959 with the above picture, featuring members of the then Buxton Chamber of Trade.

The group photograph was taken during a shopkeeper’s holiday outing to Vauxhall Motors in Luton.

It was submitted to the Advertiser by recently retired Buxton barber David Fawkes.

He ‘inherited’ the photograph when he took over the Waldorf barber shop, on Market Street, in the late 1960s from Sid Wilson, who used to be a member of the Buxton Chamber of Trade.