Celebrations in the Pump Room as the Crescent Trust is Launched!
A new era in the Crescent’s fascinating history was marked with the launch of the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Heritage Trust in a celebratory event in the Pump Room on Tuesday 20 June. Over 80 guests joined the Trust’s Patron the Duke of Devonshire and the Duchess, the Trust Chair James Berresford and Trustees on 20th June in the Grade 2 Victorian Pump Room which has recently been restored.
The Heritage Trust has been established to preserve the stunning Crescent buildings and to create an inspiring visitor experience in The Pump Room and a suite of rooms in The Crescent. As a charitable organisation The Trust will receive some funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund, High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council, but will not receive regular funding in the future, so will be launching a fundraising campaign to deliver it’s aims and to develop an exceptional asset for the town and area,
The Friends of Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa was also launched at the event in the Pump Room. The Friend’s support will help the Trust deliver their aims.
The Duke of Devonshire is Patron of the Trust. His ancestor the 5th Duke of Devonshire built the Crescent.
For further details on the Trust, Friends scheme, volunteering and events planned for 2017 please visit www.buxtoncrescent.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.