‘More of a palace than a place for bathing’

Many people, perhaps you as well, enjoy the luxurious experience of a day at the spa.  The practice of pampering oneself or treating others to a treatment or two is big business. 2020 saw the Buxton Crescent Health Spa and Hotel open to the public as a 5-star establishment offering luxury accommodation and spa treatments. … Continue reading ‘More of a palace than a place for bathing’

A Female Stone Manufacturer and her Derbyshire Connection

In the Georgian period, women could be business owners, but usually if they were widows who had inherited their husband’s business, or in stereotypical female environments. Yet, there are some examples of women pushing the boundaries that were expected of them. One of these women was Eleanor Coade, who owned an artificial stone factory in … Continue reading A Female Stone Manufacturer and her Derbyshire Connection