Popular heritage tour company Discover Buxton is celebrating a new year of partnership and sponsorship with local company Tarmac. For the third year, Tarmac is sponsoring the production of the organisation’s fascinating monthly podcast which takes a step back in time to present a range of interesting and quirky subjects from the spa town’s history.
Discover Buxton, ranked by TripAdvisor as the number one tourist attraction in the town, is a tour company which showcases the history and architecture through walking tours, trips in a Victorian tram, and team-building events. Tarmac’s sponsorship covers the production of the podcast which is available through the organisation’s website and gives a 30-minute presentation of stories through time: subjects have included magic, the importance of the town for wounded Canadian soldiers in the First World War, and the restoration of locomotives.
The founder of Discover Buxton, Netta Christie said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another year of partnership with Tarmac. The podcast is an important and integral part of our work to keep the history of Buxton alive. This sponsorship enables us to research, produce and promote the podcast, not only to tourists visiting the town, but also to local people who want to find out more about their home town.”
Tarmac’s General Manager, Stone and Powders, Pete Butterworth added: “This site has played an integral role in the local history and economy for many years and so it’s important that we take an active interest in promoting Buxton’s heritage.
“We would encourage more people to listen to these podcasts – from the comfort of your desk or chair at home, you can be transported back in time to experience and understand Buxton’s remarkable history. It’s a pleasure to be involved with Discover Buxton for another year.”
To find out more about Discover Buxton or to try out their podcasts, go to www.discoverbuxton.co.uk and click on podcasts at the top of the page.
Photo caption: In the famous Buxton tram – Netta Christie of Discover Buxton (second left) celebrates the continued partnership with local employer Tarmac, and sponsorship of the Buxton historical podcast – pictured here with Pete Butterworth, Tarmac’s General Manager, Lime and Powders (left); and Sue Gregory and Linda Grooby of the Tarmac’s Community Committee (right).