Buxton is full of the hidden stories of these who came to the take the waters. We’ll never know all of the reasons people came to the town – but a valuable few are recorded in letters and postcards passed down the generations.
This letter was donated to the museum in 2016 and was written by the donor’s grandfather whilst staying at an address nearby on Hardwick Square. It is undated, but we believe the references to spa treatments place it from around 1880 to 1920. It is a sincere and charming message and recalls a time when people came to sample the air and water of Buxton to improve their health and cure a variety of ailments.
Read on below for a transcription.