BUXTON - PAVILLION GARDENS - 07/08/03
Tonight we travel to the ancient spa town of Buxton and go for a short walk around the Pavillion Gardens. Buxton is located east of Macclesfield and to the West of Chesterfield and Sheffield. The weather is warm and dry, but it is very dull and misty.
|The Pavillion Gardens are busy tonight, the 10th Gilbert & Sullivan International Festival is underway and tonight there was a performance of The Pirates of Penzance at the famous Buxton Opera House, designed and built in 1903 by Frank Matcham.|
|The Pavillion buildings made with glass and iron were built in 1871, there are often antique, craft and book fairs held here and there is a spa water swimming pool.|
|There has been a lot of development work carried out on the 23 acres of the Pavillion Gardens in recent times, work is still underway.|
|Romans originally settled here to take advantage of the spa water and minerals. Centre photo shows the Grove Hotel.|
|The photo on the left shows Buxton Crescent, built in the 18th century by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, it is opposite here where the Spring water is freely available at St Anne's Well.|
|At over 1000ft Buxton is thought to be the highest market town in England and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Derbyshire.|