Milton’s Head pub

The Milton’s Head public house, 63 Spring Gardens, Buxton
around 1930

(Still there)

None of our interviewees seem to be regulars at the Milton’s Head pub, but they all know about the reputation it used to have!

The horse and carriage parked outside the Milton’s Head gives the impression that this image is much older than 1930. We must remember that car ownership in the UK did not boom until the 1950s so a more traditional form of transport was not an uncommon sight in this decade. It is unclear who the people sat atop the carriage are; bearing in mind Buxton’s status as a popular holiday destination and the fact that they appear to be well-dressed, it seems likely that they are tourists, perhaps stopping off at “the Miltons” for refreshments, as they still do today.

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