Festival Walk: Buxton on the Home Front

Fri 12 - Thu 18 July 2019

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Buxton sent many men to the Front in the First World War — but even more came back. The town became a recuperation centre for Commonwealth servicemen who had been wounded, especially Canadians, who rested in the big old hotels such as The Empire, which was demolished between the wars. This walk will tell their story, including how one nurse at the hospital – Vera Brittain – used her experiences to write the best-selling Testament of Youth.