LOOKING BACK: What made the news 25, 50 and 100 years ago in Buxton and High Peak

Buxton Advertiser archive, Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival, July 1993
Buxton Advertiser archive, Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival, July 1993

Here's a look back at some of the stories which made the headlines 25, 50 and 100 years ago in the Buxton Advertiser & Herald.

25 YEARS AGO

Buxton Advertiser archive, Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival, July 1993

Buxton Advertiser archive, Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival, July 1993

Parish or town councils should be set up in Buxton and Glossop if local government is reorganised, says Derbyshire County Council leader Martin Doughty.

He said: “If local government is to be reorganised into unitary authorities of whatever size, it is essential that the local communities in the towns and villages are properly represented.”

• More pigeons may have to be killed as a knock-on effect of the Pavilion Gardens cull, animal-lovers have warned.

The removal of over 100 ducks last month has meant there is now much more food available for other birds.

Buxton Advertiser archive, Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival, July 1993

Buxton Advertiser archive, Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival, July 1993

Experts say this will lead to a boom in the pigeon population, forcing the council to drastically reduce the numbers.

50 YEARS AGO

Yes of no to the demolition of the Pavilion Gardens large hall? Buxton electors may shortly be allowed to answer that question for themselves.

For if the borough council adopts a committee recommendation, a referendum will be held - possibly late September or early October.

And its outcome could determine whether the hall stays put or is demolished.

• The Duchess of Kent - the first royal visitor to this area for over ten years - received a warm welcome from the crowds and the weather when she arrived on Friday for the inauguration of the £1.5m Errwood Reservoir.

A crowd of around 300 waited to greet her in the heart of the lovely Goyt Valley.

100 YEARS AGO

A Canadian soldier, writing in a Canadian paper, says: “There is a place called Buxton in England, where the Canadian discharge depot is.

“All kinds and classes of our boys pass through there, but there is no misbehaviour.

“People there have done everything possible; welcomed the boys to their homes; theatres less than half-price; and look on us as if we were on one level.”

• I wish the new management of Goddard’s Music Business in Spring Gardens every success.

Everything in the music line is to be stocked, and there is no doubt that such a business under present management will be an excellent concern.