Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

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This is the beautiful Crescent in Buxton. I photographed it on the one bright day that we had in our TE Get-together, last year.

The Natural Baths evolved over many centuries and occupy the site of the Roman Baths situated over the main mineral water spring. The current building was constructed in 1853 to the design of Henry Curry but was altered in the 1920s.

Curry built the Pump Room for the 7th Duke of Devonshire in 1894. It was last used to “take the waters” in the 1970s.

In 2003, High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council appointed Trevor Osborne Property Group and CP Holdings to carry out an ambitious multi-million pound project to transform the Georgian building into a thermal spa and five-star hotel. Planning permission was granted in 2006 but the project has been plagued by legal and funding problems.

The good news is, the future of the long-awaited development looks secure at last, after the final piece of funding needed was agreed.

The Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed to provide £2 million for the project as part of an investment package to boost economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The building was surrounded by fencing, when we were there, which, in some ways was fortuitous, as it forced me into a crop that I might not, otherwise have considered but really like.

Have a great day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7626 W: 326 N: 17581] (69533)
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