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Ian Hurst. Team say “Thank You” for all the thoughts and donations.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team wishes to say a sincere “Thank You” to all the individuals and groups who made a donation to the team in memory of our late Team President, Ian Hurst.

Our thanks also to Ian’s widow Zan and her family for so generously nominating the rescue team to benefit from the donations.  Their consideration for the needs of others at such a sad and difficult time was a really generous gesture.

The Buxton Mountain Rescue Team has so far received nearly £600 in memory of Ian and we can pledge that every penny of the gifts will go towards …

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High Peak Mayoral Charities Committee Donation.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is very pleased to report that the High Peak Mayoral Charities Committee has once again made a generous donation to the team’s funds.  The Mayoral Charity has supported the team for several years and each donation has really been appreciated.  Dontaions are the life blood of the rescue team and it could not operate without such generosity.

At a presentation event, held on Wednesday afternoon 10th May,  Buxton M.R.T. was just one of a large number of local charities to benefit from the year long appeal.  The …

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Bollington Brewery Three Peaks Race

Last Sunday, 7th May, the Bollington Brewery Three Peaks fell race ran once again.  Not to be confused with the National Three Peaks Challenge which takes in the highest point of the three home nations, this one is a little shorter and the hills a little smaller.  However, set over 5.7 miles of rough and steep terrain, runners face a 1,200 ft ascent traversing Kerridge Hill, White Nancy and Nab Hill, this is still a significant challenge especially if you want to beat this year’s winning time of 38 …

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Zack passes over but continues to raise money

Zack was a Springer Spaniel and the beloved pet of one of our team members.  He wasn’t a rescue dog, more of a rescued dog who just loved to be on mountains.  Sadly Zack was put to sleep on Sunday aged 12 due to kidney failure.

He was neglected for the first two years of his life and became scared of everything especially men.  When rescued it was socialising with the team members that gave him back his confidence and he went on to live a very fulfilled life climbing …

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Buxton May Day Spring Fair

The May Day street fair held all over Buxton on Bank Holiday Monday was a terrific success as the sun came from behind the clouds.

A grey and rather drizzly start to the day threatened to dampen enthusiasm but, just before lunchtime, the sun came out and so did the crowds.  The fair, now a regular annual event in Buxton on May Day, takes over the whole town with market stalls, street music, Morris-men and dancers performing from the top of the town and down the main street.  Nearly every …

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A quiz to bring colour into your spring!

So you think you know your way around Britain?
This quiz will put you to the test and raise money for the Rescue Team.
And there are prizes!
 

Its number twelve in an ongoing series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress, Gillian Halliday.   This one is all about colours and shades.  

No need to run to B & Q for a paint chart to answer these sixty questions but an the AA book or good map may be useful.  The answer to each riddle …

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New Team Vehicle Unveiled

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team this week unveiled the latest addition to its response vehicle fleet with delivery of a new Toyota Hilux 4 wheel drive.

The Hilux will become the team’s primary response vehicle and will attend nearly every call-out received.  It will replace the team’s current primary response Land Rover, which is now over ten years old, and will enable continued access to casualties via tracks and unmade roads as well as providing an all year, all weather capability on the roads.

The team thought long and hard about which …

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Team Members tie the knot

This was not your simple bowline, this was the full marriage hitch.

Good news at last for the team when members Tom Bradshaw and Charlie Arnold married on Saturday in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.  It was a beautiful spring day for the service which took place under the band-stand in the gardens.  Team member Josh Hall was Best Man so it was truly a team event.

Tom was already a team member when Charlie joined and romance soon blossomed.  Following the service there was a reception at Hathersage Memorial Hall which …

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The Funeral of Ian Hurst M.B.E, J.P.

The funeral of Ian Hurst M.B.E., J.P. took place at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 6th April at Christ’s Church, Burbage, Buxton.

It was a cold and blustery day but nearly one hundred fellow mountain rescuers from teams across the Peak District lined the churchyard to pay tribute to a man who was Buxton Team’s President and who had voluntarily served the community for over fifty years.

Ian was a stalwart member mountain rescue from the early 1960s, a Justice …

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Ian Hurst; Funeral Arrangements

The funeral of Ian Hurst will take place at Christ Church Burbage, 125 St John’s Rd, Buxton, SK17 9AA on Thursday, 6th April at 2.30 pm.  Following the service all friends are invited to join the family for light refreshment at Cavendish Golf Club, Watford Rd, Buxton. SK17 6XF.
 
The church is situated by the traffic-lights at the junction of St Johns Road, the A53 Leek Road and Buxton Old Road.  There is virtually no parking at the church and therefore those …

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