Buxton’s Rambler Plague

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Regrettably I have come to the conclusion that most ramblers (at least those around here in Buxton and its surrounds) ask for directions simply to make sport of inconveniencing the locals. It is but one method of irritation in an arsenal of many. Others include an obstinate refusal to observe public footpaths, and – encouraged by shows like BBC’s Springwatch which present … Continue reading Buxton’s Rambler Plague

Witches & Warlocks

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE In 2005, a device called the Mosquito was created to combat the supposed scourge of loitering youths, piercing their ears with a sound at a frequency only teenagers could detect. I’ve always thought it showed great promise, only that it was directed at the wrong group of people. I’m not convinced loitering youths were ever much of a problem, at least not … Continue reading Witches & Warlocks

Beautiful Buxton

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I am not fond of business meetings on Saturdays. I treasure the weekends – time to spend with the family. Nonetheless, a trip to Buxton did seem appealing. The elegant town that is Buxton has been welcoming visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs and superb setting three hundred metres above sea level since Roman times. Known then as Aquae Arnemetiae, or … Continue reading Beautiful Buxton