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The Shakespeare Inn, Spring Gardens, Buxton, c 1800?
Miss Frances Webb
About this image
In Buxton Spring Gardens there was a Shakespeare Hotel from 1711-1926. The site was eventually occupied by WoolworthÆs, now closed, whilst the stables at the rear of the hotel became the Shakespeare Garage.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.