This morning i was joined by research associates from the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. I had been contacted by Sandra who had planned a break from the laboratories up in the Peak District.
A day without hills and mountains? I was looking forward to the challenge!
With limited time available to us i planned a guided walk around Buxton. I explained the importance of the town in the Industrial revolution and how it has adapted since the late 18th century.
After meeting outside Buxton Opera House we headed through Pavilion gardens talking about the Peak District national Park. The accessibility to so many people, the pleasure of the countryside and how the town become an important feature in tourism.
We then walked to Solomon temple which has great view of the surrounding area. We spoke about the Duke of Devonshire, Buxton water and the limestone quarries. These are significant factors locally.
Once we had taken photographs i wanted to show everyone St Anne’s well so they could taste Buxton Water. Warm but fresh the spring is much approved by locals. Talk also focussed around the Buxton Cresent which i currently being restored using National lottery support.
After talking about the London-Midland railway line and the Grade two listed railway fan (all that remains of the original train station) we finished at the pavilion conservatory. Well maintained and in full bloom we spoke about the different types of flora which grow in the area and some which are invaders. A colourful end to an alternative day of guiding.
Thank you for a good day folks. I hope you enjoy Sheffield.