Places & Spaces With Buxton Civic Association Telling the story of Buxton

We enhance and sometimes lose the essence of a place. Places & Spaces is reflected in George Orwell's Novel 'Coming up for Air' Published June 1939. “But where was lower Binfield? Where was the town I used to know? It might have been anywhere. All I knew was that it was buried somewhere in the middle of all that sea of bricks.”

Navigating Places & Spaces – Area Overview

We are inviting our community to invest in their Places & Spaces, encouraging everyone to take time out to view, reflect and contribute towards the future of our town. Buxton is a fantastic place to live and work, we can all enjoy future success when we combine ideas and work together.


Combining New & Historic Housing

The arrival of the railway to Buxton in 1863 (with a special halt for the race course on Fairfield Common) led to a growth of population in Buxton and a major growth in the local limestone quarrying industry, each of which contributed to a sustained residential growth in Fairfield.

Dukes Drive

Images, Business, Leisure Activities…

We want to hear all about YOUR places and spaces.
The roads you walked along, the businesses you remember, the images that paint the picture of your past, present and looking towards your future in Buxton.

Follow the links above to see more images and stories, get in touch with BCA today!


Interested to find out more?

Why not Join Buxton Civic Association? Our members enjoy talks on the area, visits to places of interest and days out. Free parking at Poole's Cavern. Why not join as a family and enjoy BCA events?

Project Aims

The aim of this project is to Identify, protect and involve the community of Buxton in enjoying and protecting our Places & Spaces. BCA are inviting you to share your images and memories here!

  • email us:
  • Send a letter addressed to: Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park Places & Spaces Project Green Lane Buxton SK17 9DH
  • Or use the adjacent contact form