Thursday Sep 21, 2023

Episode 4 -Exploring Buxton’s Crescent Heritage Experience and Pump Room with Kate Snelson

The Peak District Podcast: Unveiling Buxton's Heritage with Kate Snelson, Project Lead at the Heritage Trust

Episode Description:

Join us for an enlightening episode of The Peak District Podcast as we embark on a historical journey through Buxton's heritage with our distinguished guest, Kate Snelson. Hosted by Laura Muse, this episode uncovers the treasures of Buxton, including the iconic Crescent Heritage Experience and Pump Room. Kate, serving as our guide, shares her insights and passion for preserving the town's rich history.

Key Discussion Points:

Meet Kate Snelson: Laura Muse introduces Kate Snelson, a dedicated historian and Project Lead at the Heritage Trust. Kate provides background on her deep-rooted connection to Buxton's heritage and her role in preserving its historical gems.

The Crescent: Buxton's Architectural Jewel: Kate unveils the story of the Crescent, a Grade I listed building that stands as a testament to Buxton's grandeur. She discusses its architectural significance and its enduring role in the town's history.

The Spa Heritage Experience: Kate leads us through the Spa Heritage Experience within the Crescent, offering a glimpse into the past through meticulously recreated period rooms. Discover how this interactive exhibit allows visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in Buxton's spa culture.

The Pump Room and Buxton's Mineral Water: Delve into the history of the Pump Room, a historic gathering place for Buxton's elite during the spa era. Kate shares the fascinating beliefs associated with Buxton's mineral water and its role in health and society.

Preserving Buxton's Heritage: Kate sheds light on the challenges and successes in preserving Buxton's historical sites. Learn about the extensive restoration work that has breathed new life into these landmarks and how they are being safeguarded for future generations.

Tour Highlights:

Architectural Marvels: Explore the architectural splendor of the Crescent, renowned for its Georgian elegance and intricate details. Kate points out unique features that reflect the opulence of the era.

Step Back in Time: Join us on a virtual journey through the Spa Heritage Experience, where period rooms recreate the past in vivid detail.

Mineral Water Tasting: Experience a unique moment as we sample Buxton's famous mineral water, offering a taste of history from the Pump Room.

Hidden Stories: Uncover concealed corners of these historic sites that hold captivating tales from Buxton's bygone days.

Wrap-up: Join us on this enlightening episode as we delve into the heritage of Buxton with Kate Snelson, Project Lead at the Heritage Trust. Discover the architectural marvels, historical significance, and preservation efforts behind the Crescent Heritage Experience and Pump Room. This episode will leave you with a deep appreciation for Buxton's rich history and its role in the cultural tapestry of the Peak District.

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Laura x

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