Memories of Buxton
Cavendish Grammar had their speech day there one year. Wells Dressing events were held there too. Tea dances. Satrurday night dances. During the war years and afterwards the Pavillion Gardens Concert Hall was tops for getting in the big bands. Dancing to the tune of the big bands what a wonderful memory. To name a few: Ivy Benson and her all girls band. Joe Loss. The Squadronaires. Oscar Rabin. Johnny Clay and his Clay Pigeons. Victor Sylvester, Geraldo, Carl Barriteau and then the biggest band of them all Ted Heath. Davidson for the old time dance enthusiasts. I might have missed some names or even got the spelling of their names wrong but those were the days for the dancing minded people and ...Read full memory
I'm trying to find people with memories or family stories of Punch and Judy performances in Buxton, Henry Bailey (a performer) or his family, Elizabeth Figg, or son Harry Russell. They lived in Bennett Sreet from the late 19th Century to the early 20th Century. Henry and Harry feature in what is believed to be the ...Read full memory
My father was the MD of the company who demolished the Hotel in the 60,s we lived in Buxton during that time.
The best thing about Peak Dale is that my nanny lives in Peak Dale. xxx