Early Days: Spending Some Money
The first phase of The Club involved establishing a course and providing services for members
Going through the receipts from 1889 – 1900 paints a picture of local business in Buxton.
The Club appears to have made every effort to “buy local”. My particular favourite is number 18.
I would be happy to hear from anyone who remembers these businesses, with a view to sharing memories of the suppliers and their role.
1. George Slater, Grocer and Corn Merchant,
Model Bakery, Fairfield
2. W. Lowe, Fairfield
I am meeting John Moore 18 Feb to acquire more information on Bill Lowe. The Club has a golf club he made; his stamp is on the head. He was one of the founders of The Club.
Did he make golf balls and clubs at home?
3. Hargreaves and Son, 14, Spring Gardens.
Still going strong!
4. J.R.Brunt, Painter, Paperhanger, Sign Writer and Decorator,
42, High Street, Buxton
With workshops on Church Street.
5. James Lomas, Shoeing and General Smith, Fairfield
6. J. Newsome, Plumber, Glazier Decorative painter and Paperhanger
Baths and Water-Closets fitted to the Most Approved Principles.
7. Barker and Company, Wine and Spirit Merchants
8, Spring Gardens and The Bridge Cellars, Fairfield Road.
There is a large wad of invoices from this company……
8. The Buxton Advertiser and List of Visitors / The High Peak News,
Market Place, Buxton
9. Richard Ash, Coachbuilder,
Hogshaw Works, Buxton
Invoices for machinery to maintain the greens.
10. Henry Rains, Coal Merchant,
Griff Villa, Compton Road
Also at: 4, Midland Coal Yard, Buxton
11. William Shawe, General Furnishing Ironmonger,
4, Marketplace, Buxton
Also promoting washing and manging machines on the invoice.
12. W.T.Stott, House Furnisher and General Draper
35 and 55, Spring Gardens, Buxton
Mattresses re-made and re-carded on the premises.
13. J. Bootherstone, Plumber, Glazier and Water Fitter
17, South Street, Buxton
Specialises in incandescent gas lights.
14. J.E.Lambert, Ironmongers
75, Spring Gardens, Buxton
15. J. and J. Webster, Engineers and Machinists
Bridge Street, Buxton
16. The Devonshire Library, Branch office of the Buxton Advertiser,
3 and 4, Devonshire Colonnade National Telephone number: 27
This was in The Crescent. Maybe they will be returning soon?
17. E. Glauert, Goldsmith, Jeweller and Watch Manufacturer
4, The Grove, Buxton
Carry out the Usual Repairs; Clocks Wound Weekly under contract.
18. Miss Dawson, Tobacconist and Cigar Dealer,
9, The Quadrant, Buxton
Importer of Havana, Mexican and Manilla Cigars.
Then a few from further afield…..
19. Thomas Green, Engineers, Leeds
20. William Jessop, Engineers, Sheffield
Supplied charcoal dust
21. John Buss, Manchester
22. The Chorley Cotton Spinning Company,
Supplied 30 bags
23. H. Pattisson, Streatham, London
Supplied “Bogey” hole and flag staff.
Jon White 11/02/16