Buxton, The Pavilion Gardens 1886

Buxton, The Pavilion Gardens 1886

Neg. 18659


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These women players are at a considerable disadvantage with their long, billowing dresses and broad-brimmed headgear. The Victorian tennis authorities had suggested that the ball should be allowed to bounce twice to give the ladies time to get about the court, but the idea was rejected. However, ladies were allowed to serve underarm – if they had made any attempt at over-arm serving they would have knocked off their hats. It was considered very bad form to volley or smash, and lobbing was unheard-of.

Memories of Buxton

Punch And Judy In Buxton

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

A memory of Buxton by Ali Quas Cohen


On Tuesday afternoon we could go with the class at school to listen to the orchestra playing there for the sum of one penny. I think the conductor was Maurice Miles.

A memory of Buxton by Sylvia Dukesell

My Baptism

I was baptised in this church in 1927.

A memory of Buxton by Sylvia Dukesell

My Maternal Grandfather Was A Waiter Here

I remember my mother telling me that my grandad used to work there, also my uncle.

A memory of Buxton by Sylvia Dukesell
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