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Natures Great Invaders – The Grey Squirrel

BBC Radio 4 are broadcasting a five part series on invasive foreign species.

"The grey squirrel is considered one of the worlds greatest natural invaders. It's been on UK shores for over a hundred years and it's two million strong population dwarfs that of our native red squirrel. It is maligned by many, but does the grey squirrel deserve its reputation as an unstoppable invader? Derek Mooney intends to find out."

Text from BBC Radio 4 Nature's Great Invaders

We have a link to the programme below.

Buxton Film – From the Central Midlands Archive

Buxton Film will be showing the film - From the Central Archive on Wednesday 21st September. The show will start at 7.30pm and will be held at Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre.

Event details:

Location: Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 21 Sep 2016 Start time: 7.30pm Duration: hours Notes: There will be a charge of £3 payable at the door

G MaClellan Talk

Our November members event is a talk from Gordon MacLellan and Joe Perry from Buxton Museum.

What’s happening at the museum? An update on the progress of the Collections in the Landscape project and a discussion about the Star Objects: what treasures will tell the story of the Peaks? With Joe Perry, assistant collections officer, and Gordon MacLellan, events coordinator"

Join us to listen to the discussion and find out more about the landscape.

Event details:

Location: Poole's Cavern Visitors Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 16 Nov 2016 Start time: 7:30pm Duration: 2 hours Notes:

Trevor Gilman Talk

Trevor Gilman's talk on Buxton's Vulnerable Buildings starts with the sudden evacuation of The Crescent 25 years ago. He then goes on to look at some of the significant buildings that have been lost, and the reasons for their loss.

Today, several buildings have an uncertain future, and Trevor discusses the reasons behind this uncertainty. On a more positive note he looks at some buildings that have adapted and survived.

Trevor Gilman in Pavilion Gardens

Event details:

Location: Poole's Cavern Visitors Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 15 Sep 2016 Start time: 7:30pm Duration: 2 hours Notes:

Steve Philips Talk

Our October Members Event is sightly different. Steve Philips of Discover Buxton will perform a 45 minute play.

In addition to the play there will also be an update on the expanding work of Discover Buxton.

Steve describes the evening;

"We ask people to imagine that they are in a restaurant in the Palace hotel on 10 October 1881, the eve of the opening of the Devonshire Dome. The audience 'listen in' to a conversation in the restaurant between Robert Rippon Duke and Edward Milner as the two old friends are reunited and have a catch up conversation."

Event details:

Location: Poole's Cavern Visitors Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 20 Oct 2016 Start time: 7:30pm Duration: 2 hours Notes:

Places and Spaces

The Goyt Valley Before Errwood Reservoir

Fernilee Reservoir Today.

The short film that you can view by clicking on the link below was made in 1932 during the building of the Fernilee Reservoir. The area of the Goyt valley that is now the Errwood Reservoir was not flooded until 1968.

The film can be seen on David Sterling's website - see link below. The website is packed full of information about the Goyt Valley and Errwood Hall.

Buxton Town Team – Talking Sign posts

Talking Signposts Daily from 1st July to 31st August

Helping visitors to find their way around the town

A Message from Buxton Town Team;

If you love your town and can spare a bit of time helping visitors find their way around it, then become Talking Signpost. We get very positive feedback from visitors, who love having a real person to talk to, and discovering parts of the town they would never have known about otherwise. This year we're running two shifts per day, from 10.30 - 12.30 and from 12.30 - 14.30, based around the Turner Memorial area. If you are interested in finding out more then click on the links below or email John ( for instructions on what the role entails.


Come on Dad, hurry up if you sit there much longer you will turn to stone!

Congratulations to Viv Russell who submitted the winning entry for our Summer Caption Competition.