Amazing pictures reveal life at Buxton's Crescent, St Anne's Hotel and the Pump Room from yesteryear

With the opening of The Crescent hotel and spa fast approaching we have unearthed some retro pictures from our archive to show you the former life of Buxton’s iconic Grade I listing landmark.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 9:41 am
Images of the past at Buxton's Crescent
Images of the past at Buxton's Crescent

Whether you remember life in St Anne’s Hotel or the well women in the Pump Room take a glimpse into the past with these long forgotten pictures.

Buxton civic leaders including the mayor, clerk of the borough and the 9th Duke of Devonshire (centre) in the Crescent outside the Old Hall Hotel in the 1920s
Buxton Advertiser archive, 1930s, Buxton carnival parade past The Crescent in the 1930s
The famous 1959 incident which led to Turners memorial being removed from the Crescent. It was more than 30 years before it was restored to its original position.
Christmas Day at St Anne's Hotel in 1958
Staff at the rear of the St Ann's Hotel, Buxton, winter of 1959/60.
Staff at the rear of the St Ann's Hotel, Buxton, winter of 1959/60.
Staff at the rear of the St Ann's Hotel, Buxton, winter of 1959/60.
Maypole dancing in the Crescent as part of the well dressing celebrations in 1978
Princess Anne hears plans to turn part of the Crescent into a library in 1972
Sea Cadets parade being held in The Crescent in 1975
Buxton Chamber of Trades Crib outside The Crescent in 1966
The mayor speaking at a National Savings drive in The Crescent in May 1966
Removing the cast iron canopy from the Crescent side of Buxton's Thermal Baths - date unknown
Morris men dancing in the Crescent back in 1961
Staff at Marks & Spencer Buxton enjoyed their Christmas dinner and dance at St Ann's Hotel in the Crescent.
Visitors gathered to view St Ann's Well in the basement of the Pump Room