Members Event March

The story of the Fountain on the Market Place

After last month’s fascinating and revealing talk about the crescent restoration project, Adam Bench will be continuing the theme of historic Buxton, with a presentation on the history of the “Fountain” on the market. Build in 1840 and presented to the town by the Chatsworth estate, it was one of the first sources of clean fresh water for higher Buxton. Adam has conducted extensive research amongst the Chatsworth estate archives and the Derbyshire County Council pubic records office to trace the fascinating history of this grade II listed building. BCA and the Buxton Wells Dressing Festival committee are seeking to restore the fountain to its former glory and hope to announcing plans for its restoration soon.

The talk is at 7.30pm on 16th March at Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre