Buxton has always had a well-known reputation for wintry weather, however, the photographs in the museum’s collection reveal a variety of activities available to residents and visitors in the town during the warmer months of the year too.
For example, this postcard dated 1908 depicts a busy boating lake in the Pavilion Gardens. Since the park opened in 1871, boating on the lake became a very popular summer activity in Buxton but sadly did not stand the test of time.
However, in 2019 the boating lake witnessed something of a revival and was reopened to the public.
Visitors to the park are now able to hire a rowing boat (or a pedalo!) and get out on the water once again, to carry on this tradition.