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St Anne's Well interior, The Crescent. The mineral springs at Buxton were first used by the Romans, who built a settlement on a hill above the town. They were very popular during the Elizabethan period, but were made fashionable in the 18th and 19th centuries by the 5th, 6th and 7th Dukes of Devonshire. The public can sample the thermal water from St Ann's Well, which is decorated at Well Dressing time. The back of this postcard has a message to a Miss A K Porter C/O The Ice Factory, Peterborough, which mentions the procedures for 'taking the waters' at the well:- 'This is where we come daily to drink the waters. The well is down the steps and the water is handed over the rail to each one. Wind very high today(!). Am feeling much better. Hope you are well. I.M.F'