Early Days

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

Lawnmower maker


20. William Jessop, Engineers, Sheffield

Supplied charcoal dust


21. John Buss, Manchester

Supplied cutlery


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

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