Content relating to, or inside, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
The year is 110 AD, Trajan is emperor of Rome, Britain is well within the grip of the Roman Empire. In the Peak District the Romans flock to the small town of Aquae Arnemetiae, now modern Buxton, for the healing quality of its natural springs. On the outskirts a small farmstead is thriving on the limestone scarp of Staden.
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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
The Wonders out in the landscape are linked to the Wonders of the Peak exhibits in Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. The Museum is a great place to start your trip to the Peak District.
Archivist Ian Gregory discovers another intriguing photograph from Derbyshire’s collection: While cataloguing images at Buxton Museum, I came across a photo of three men. There’s no date on it, but it seems like a late 19th or early 20th Century image. The trio are on a limestone plateau bare of trees, and are digging a […]
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